Second Chance Saturday: Week 319

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.

The Difference Between Success and Happiness
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Are You A  Hard Target For Cyberciminals? You Must Be.
By: Robert Sciciliano
"Cyber criminals hate a hard target. In the language of security, a "hard target" is someone difficult to hack, while a "soft target" is someone who is especially vulnerable."

Should Corporate Homeownership Be Legal?
By: Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL 
"The struggle is intensifying between personal home ownership and institutional real estate investment." 

Beyond Valuations: The Expanding Role of BPOs in Real Estate
By: Frank Worrell 
"BPOs are more than just a tool for valuation; they are a versatile asset in the real estate toolkit. As the industry continues to grow and change, the importance of BPOs only increases, bolstered by new legislation that recognizes the indispensable value of the human element." 

Let Them Eat Cake
By: Dana Hollish Hill 
"I'm expanding upon an ActiveRain post I wrote in 2015 where I listed 20 things I learned tending bar."  

The World Series and Real Estate 
By: Dr. Paula McDonald 
"Those of us here in North Texas are celebrating a BIG win as the Texas Rangers took home the World Series Pennant. It was an exciting series and the fans are going nuts! In Texas, we always tend to do things in a big way!

What This New Zillow Acquisition Means For You 
By: Daniel Ramsey 
"More big news for the real estate industry, as Zillow acquires FollowUp Boss for $500+ million." 

A Cautionary Tale About Appraisals In This Market
By: Lise Howe 
"One would think that in this market of steadily increasing prices, a seller would not have to worry about getting their home to appraise after it went under contract.  Think again."

Meet America's Most Unique Real Estate Agents, A-I Style 
By: Toby Barnett 
"With AI and AI images being so popular and trendy these days, I thought wouldn't it be fun to see what AI thinks real estate agents look like from each of the 50 States."

Wordless Wednesday... Down the Rabbit Hole I Went 
By: Kathy Streib 
"Whether you read or listen to the news, you can’t escape the talk of AI…Artificial Intelligence. I have William Piotrowski to thank for the time I’ve spent going down the proverbial rabbit hole."

Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings.  
11:00 a.m.    Pacific time
12:00 p.m.    Mountain time
  1:00 p.m.    Central time
  2:00 p.m.    Eastern time 

November 14 - NAR
Roundtable Discussion

November 21 - Demonstration on how to use AI
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 

November 28 - When You Can't Avoid a Scammer - Can You Recognize One?
Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by: Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 


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Also, be sure not to miss these ActiveRain weekly series:

Kathy Streib's Posts Just For You
(Published every Sunday) 

Bill Spears Ask An Ambassador (Published every Tuesday)

Hannah Williams Steals & Deals (Published on Friday)

Have an amazing weekend!

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Comments (18)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Another great selection of posts to read and comment on. Thank you for your Second Chance Saturday Series...I see I missed a few! 

Nov 11, 2023 04:44 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
Have a wonderful weekend.

Nov 11, 2023 08:18 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

I loved reading Kathy's "Down the rabbit hole" Blog this week.  Great choices again this Saturday. Bill 

Nov 11, 2023 05:10 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I have been down that rabbit hole too. 😂

Nov 11, 2023 08:18 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. What can I say, no wipeout today! That said still missed quite a few but better than normal. Thanks agin. Enjoy your day.

Nov 11, 2023 05:36 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Wayne Martin 
Have a great weekend.

Nov 11, 2023 08:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... as always, an excellent list of posts... and I managed to have read four of your recommendations.

Nov 11, 2023 06:05 AM
Carol Williams

Happy Saturday, Nina Hollander, Broker 
Thanks for checking in, as always!

Nov 11, 2023 08:19 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Another great lineup of posts Carol Williams 

I am super excited about the Zoom presentation on Nov 21 with Paddy.  

Nov 11, 2023 07:11 AM
Carol Williams

Me too, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

Nov 11, 2023 08:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations. Have a great day and an outstanding weekend. 

We have a sunny day for the Veterans Day activities in Maryland and DC.

Nov 11, 2023 10:07 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
We had some rain here for our Veterans Day parade but I'm sure it was nothing compared to what they've been through in life. 

I hope you and Dolores have a wonderful day.

Nov 12, 2023 08:08 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

I'm looking forward to reading the posts that I missed. Thanks for the list.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Nov 11, 2023 12:17 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
I do hope you enjoy this week's selections. Have a great day.

Nov 12, 2023 08:08 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- Thank you for doing this each week. I can see by your choices that great minds think alike!  And many thanks for selecting my post!!!

Nov 11, 2023 05:25 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Kathy Streib 
I'm usually surprised that you find posts I missed. It's hard to keep up, so it's good we both do a round-up. 😊

Nov 12, 2023 08:10 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.

Nov 11, 2023 05:34 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in, as always, Myrl Jeffcoat .

Nov 12, 2023 08:10 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Nov 11, 2023 05:35 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

As always Carol Williams  you are so good with the ones that did not get the attention they deserved, now with that said hard to believe you have been doing this for 319 weeks, Endre

Nov 11, 2023 10:44 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 
It even boggles my mind I've been doing it that long. And I know Kathy has been doing her round up longer than I have been doing mine.

Nov 12, 2023 08:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for  your Saturday post - as always, I missed a few!

Enjoy your weekend!

Nov 12, 2023 02:41 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
I hope you're having another great Montana weekend.

Nov 12, 2023 08:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Carol Williams - we aren't in MT this weekend! Looking forward to getting back. :-)

Nov 13, 2023 03:01 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I missed it yesterday but also read a few before you posted. Thanks for your efforts.

Nov 12, 2023 09:21 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's selections.

Nov 12, 2023 10:24 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello Carol Williams  I always look forward to your posts I have been so busy it is good to read your selections 

Nov 12, 2023 01:58 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you for including my post, Carol. I have been remiss in reading anything this weekend. Thank you.

Nov 12, 2023 05:54 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - I can see quite a few features I want to check out!  Thank you. 

Nov 13, 2023 08:08 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I just finished reading your suggested blog posts And I must say you've done it again Carol 🙂

Nov 16, 2023 07:41 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Carol.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Nov 17, 2023 10:15 AM