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Second Chance Saturday: Week 324

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 that didn't get Featured, be sure to tag me in the comment section of any post and watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday. 

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I've included mostly posts that were entered into this month's Acts of Kindness Challenge. I think ALL of the entries have introduced us to some charities and ideas we may not have known about or thought of. It's been a fun challenge to follow.  Thank you, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, and Dr. Paula McDonald, for co-hosting the challenge. Be sure to check out the rest of the entries. They're all very inspiring.

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The Christmas Heart
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Christmas Card List Poem 
Shared By: Roy Kelley 
Written By: George A. Gladden
"I have a list of folks I know..."

Are You Truly Present

By: Leanne Smith 
"What this means is you are engaged in active listening because..."

Helping Family Members
By: Roy Kelley 
"Dolores and I have experienced a difficult year as she has continued issues relating to her hip replacement recovery and I have been through many therapy sessions for my balance issues." 

50+ Years of Acts of Kindness Helping Save Children
By: Nina Hollander, Broker 
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.” -Rabindranath Tagore

21 Kids Will Be Biking After Christmas
By: Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp 
"How do I know this you may ask?"

Simple Act of Kindness
By: Elyse Berman, PA 
"It was the right thing to do."

Double Feature:  It's not too late to enter!
Acts of Kindness / Sharing Love and Joy This Holiday Season
By: Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

No Zoom Meeting this coming week
Have an amazing Christmas weekend!

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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)



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Carol Williams

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- Carol Williams

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

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Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend.

Happy Festivus day!


Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties.

Dec 23, 2023 03:27 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Dec 23, 2023 01:38 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post! I did miss a few.

Enjoy your Christmas weekend/holiday!

Dec 23, 2023 04:57 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Kat Palmiotti 
I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday weekend as well!

Dec 23, 2023 01:39 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. As Kat Palmiotti often says in comments to my trivia questions "Whoo Hoo"! Caught more than I did not this week. A real breakthrough for me. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Dec 23, 2023 05:22 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Whoo hoo!

Dec 23, 2023 06:01 AM
Carol Williams

I second what  Kat Palmiotti said!
Merry Christmas, Wayne Martin 

Dec 23, 2023 01:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... I don't believe I've ever said this before... I actually read 100% of your suggestions this week! Of course, I wrote one of them... and thank you so very much for including my post on your list this week.

thank you

Dec 23, 2023 06:15 AM
Carol Williams

That's my Christmas gift to you, Nina Hollander, Broker.  🎁
Merry Christmas to you and Chris.

Dec 23, 2023 01:40 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams thank you, Carol! Happy Christmas to you, as well.

Dec 24, 2023 07:30 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Saturday Carol and thank you for your list of second time around with us here in the Rain.  Hope Santa is good to you


Dec 23, 2023 09:22 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Will Hamm 
How can he not be? I've been such a good girl this year. 😁

Dec 23, 2023 01:41 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Thanks for the list! One of these days I may be able to say I read everything on your list during the week...but, alas, it's not this week.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Dec 23, 2023 10:35 AM
Carol Williams

We all need a goal, Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Keep trying. In the meantime, have an amazing Christmas. 🎄

Dec 23, 2023 01:41 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol good to see you are finding time to do your Second Chance Saturday blogs while on vacation.

Dec 23, 2023 11:53 AM
Carol Williams

I do miss occasionally but as long as I'm not actually on the road, I can usually get it done. The highway patrol frowns upon me using my laptop while driving. 😂

Have a wonder Christmas, George Souto 

Dec 23, 2023 01:42 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - Another nice selection to read.   Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2023 04:25 PM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas Day!

Dec 25, 2023 12:50 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams  : Wonderful choices this week. I have been under the weather and way behind in everything 

Dec 23, 2023 06:38 PM
Carol Williams

Gosh Hannah Williams 
I hope you are feeling better and able to enjoy Christmas!

Dec 25, 2023 12:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Carol- I am thoroughly enjoying reading the posts for this month's challenge!!! You've included some excellent ones!

Dec 23, 2023 06:40 PM
Carol Williams

Yes, Kathy Streib. There is lots of good stuff from the Kindness Challenge.

Dec 25, 2023 12:51 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you for always providing us with a selection of posts to read. I've read most of them but see one I didn't read! Off to read and comment!

Dec 24, 2023 07:19 AM
Carol Williams

Merry Christmas, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day with family.

Dec 25, 2023 12:52 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Your work is never done and another fine selection of posts to highlight. Thank you for your efforts.

Dec 24, 2023 09:24 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks you, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
I appreciate you stopping by to check out this week's selections.
I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas Day!

Dec 25, 2023 12:52 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What a great selection of posts!  I just finished reading and commenting on all of them.  Give Anna a hug from me!  Hope to see you soon;)

Dec 26, 2023 02:48 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Haope you had a memorable Christmas Day, Carol and hope you enjoy your visit with Anna. There's no slowing you down and am glad, here's to a spectacular 2024!.

Dec 27, 2023 11:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for including two of my posts in your selection.

Dec 29, 2023 09:49 AM