Second Chance Saturday: Week 315

Education & Training with Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.

Giving deserving posts more exposure is what Second Chance Saturday is all about.  If you see a deserving post, be sure to tag me in the comment section of any post and watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday.   

How You Cope With It
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."       

When and How to Report a Cyber Attack Attempt 
By: Robert Siciliano 
"Should you report a cyber attack attempt? Even a small, seemingly insignificant one? The answer is almost always yes." 

Ways To Utilize AI In Real Estate
By: Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 
"There have been a lot of dialog in the Rain about AI so i thought it would be useful to discuss purposeful applications of AI in our businesses! The power of artificial intelligence (AI) is undeniable, and its impact on small businesses and the global economy is immense."

You Don't Win Every One - But That Doesn't Mean You Lost 
By: Lise Howe 
"This was from a client who had many concerns about environmental contamination and ultimately decided against buying in the DC area." 

Life's Cyclic Nature 
By: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
"After attending the Utah Association of Realtors Convention this week in St. George, Utah, a motivational speaker left me thinking about relevant use of time." 

What Causes House Sales To Fall Through?   
By: Bill Gassett 
"Collaboration among these professionals is essential to address potential pitfalls promptly and ensure a successful home sale. Their expertise reduces the likelihood of financing issues, property complications, and other factors commonly leading to sales falling through."  

The Power of Networking 
By: E. Steve Banis, Jr. 
"In the real estate industry, networking is essential for success. It's how you meet new clients, find new leads, and build relationships with other professionals who can help you grow your business"       

ChatGPT and Real Estate Agents: A Game-Changer For the Industry
By: Dennis Neal 
" Let's delve into how this AI marvel is poised to transform the real estate landscape."  

Double Feature:
Ask An Ambassador: Blogging Is Risky Business   
By: Liz and Bill Spear 
"Even if you don't have any comments on a post, you're being watched, just check your stats if you need proof." 

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September 19th - Dominating Your Neighborhood
Dorie Dillard

September 26th - AI: How To Use It AND How Not To Use It!
Paddy Deighan

October 3rd - Divorce, Realtors®, and Attorneys
Lise Howe


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Carol Williams

"Information is FREE.
Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless."

- Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
Coaching, goal setting, and marketing consultant

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... two for me this week. Of course, it's a better score than last week so I guess I shouldn't complain! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Sep 16, 2023 05:15 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Nina Hollander, Broker 
I'm always surprised you can read as much as you do, considering how busy ou are. Are you a speed reader by chance?

Sep 16, 2023 08:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams hi Carol... I'm not a speed reader in that sense of the word, but I am a fast reader.

Sep 16, 2023 08:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Saturday post! I hope you have an amazing weekend!

Sep 16, 2023 05:19 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Kat Palmiotti 
I just got back from a short road trip to Oregon to visit family and friends. I have a few days before company comes in and a busy month ahead. I hope you and Anthony have a fun Montana weekend.

Sep 16, 2023 08:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Thank you for your series every Saturday! I see a missed a few so off to read and comment.

Sep 16, 2023 05:23 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
Thank you for starting your day with us. 😊

Sep 16, 2023 08:29 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. I caught more this week the first time around than I usually do. As for the ones I missed, good reading. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Sep 16, 2023 05:29 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Wayne Martin 
Thanks for starting your weekend checking in on this week's selections.  Have a great day!

Sep 16, 2023 08:29 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for your Saturday list of second chances to share with us.  Hope you golf game is great.


Sep 16, 2023 08:17 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Will Hamm 
My game has been erratic lately but I played decent yesterday in a team competition.

Sep 16, 2023 08:30 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your Second Chance Saturday list, Carol.  I hope you are having a pleasant weekend.

Sep 16, 2023 01:55 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Myrl Jeffcoat 
Thanks for stopping by, as always, to check out this week's selections.

Sep 17, 2023 05:57 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Carol, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 16, 2023 01:55 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Thank you once more for doing this each week. No one has time to read every single post here. Thank  you!!!

Sep 16, 2023 02:06 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Kathy Streib 
It's time for me to pop over and see what you Featured this week. 🙂

Sep 17, 2023 05:57 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol both you and Kathy Streib do an excellent job of coming up with blogs well worth reading week after week.

Sep 16, 2023 02:15 PM
Carol Williams

Thank you, George Souto 
I appreciate you taking the time to check in on this week's selections. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Sep 17, 2023 05:58 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another fine selection of titles well worth a second look. Thanks for your efforts.

Sep 16, 2023 07:22 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 
I hope you enjoy reading those you missed during the week.

Sep 17, 2023 05:58 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you, Carol for this excellent reading. Have a great weekend.

Sep 16, 2023 07:28 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Dr. Paula McDonald 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections.

Sep 17, 2023 05:59 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  nice to see that some of the posts you featured I read, there are a few more to read:)Endre

Sep 16, 2023 10:26 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Endre Barath, Jr. 
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's selections. I hope you enjoy reading those you missed during the week.

Sep 17, 2023 05:59 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - I didn't see any of these that you have posted.  I am off to get some reading done! Lots of interesting topics.

Sep 17, 2023 09:09 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
I hope you enjoyed those you missed during the week.

Sep 17, 2023 10:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for sharing your recommendations.

Have an outstanding week.

Sep 17, 2023 10:40 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
Enjoy your day.

Sep 17, 2023 10:45 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

 Carol Williams As always you have a wonderful selection of topics to read 

Sep 17, 2023 12:43 PM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Hannah Williams 
I hope you are doing well.

Sep 18, 2023 05:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

It was an off week as far as reading was concerned . I hope to check out the ones I missed if I can before the weekend ends.

Hope you have had a great weekend!


Sep 17, 2023 01:53 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
You know these posts are always here whenever you have the time!

Sep 18, 2023 05:55 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Well it's late Sunday afternoon but I made it to your weekly post!  Quite the lineup of posts and I hope to have more time to read this coming week.  Thanks for continuing to do this every week!  You are very appreciated by all of us! 

Have fun with your friends coming to town and getting ready for cruising!

Sep 17, 2023 03:41 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Anna "Banana" Kruchten 
I hope the water issue is completed and cleaned up today!

Sep 18, 2023 05:56 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Carol Williams see the post I wrote about the leaks yesterday!  And no, it's still not completed.  They're supposed to be back soon to hook the landscape system back up and fill in all the trenches.  But......we are more prepared to be without water for a few hours or so today.  So that's the good news!

Sep 18, 2023 10:07 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I find it fascinating how so many of these blogs should have been featured and you, through your post give them a second life, thank you 😃

Sep 17, 2023 11:12 PM
Carol Williams

It's just one woman's opinion, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  I'm glad to bring a little more exposure to them.

Sep 18, 2023 05:57 AM