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Second Chance Saturday: Week 327

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. 

With all the glitchiness on AR this week, I wasn't sure I was going to get a list out this week. Here's what I came up with:

The Imagination Of A Child
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Naked New Year 
By: Dr. Paula McDonald 
"Have you ever thought about the fact that with the advent of a new year, it is a time of lots of nakedness?" 

The Numbers Are In, Real Estate Is Not Easy Part One
By: Leanne Smith 
" NAR just revealed that 49% of the real estate agents within four surveyed area sold one or no homes in 2023."  
Part Two
Part Three  

Advice From An 86-Year-Old Swedish Ladies For All Of Us
By: Lise Howe 
"I just finished The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly by Margareta Magnusson.  This is the same woman who wrote The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning." 

Insurance Carriers Refuse To CYA 
By: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
"Another thing, forget about feeling secure because of a long standing relationship you've had with your insurance agent. It could be 5 years or 30 years, they will drop you as quick as a slinky model wearing 6-inch stiletto's with weak ankles, slamming down on a runway platform."

The "Why" And How I Became A 31 Year Real Estate Professional
By: Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker 
"Because we had a terrible agent "helping" us look for a home in Colorado Springs. She was lost most of the time...and when we did find the home we were supposed to be at...NONE...I mean NONE of them met the parameters we had set for her.

Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings.  
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January 16th - John Meussner
(Business Planning & State of the Market)

January 23rd - TBA

January 30th - TBA

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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 
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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, what do you know, I have already read all of the posts that you have given a second chance this week, haha.

Jan 13, 2024 04:25 AM
Carol Williams

Hey Brian England 
It was a challenge even getting on AR this week. I'm amazed I even got a list out!  Good for you!

Jan 13, 2024 06:18 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Unlike the well read Brain England, I missed many. Thanks for your series giving me a second chance. Enjoy your day.

Jan 13, 2024 05:12 AM
Carol Williams

Happy reading, Wayne Martin 

Jan 13, 2024 06:18 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and here's a GOOD LUCK to your favorite Football Team!

Jan 13, 2024 05:12 AM
Carol Williams

My team is out, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I'm going to have to come up with a new favorite.

Jan 13, 2024 06:19 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Wow, our stars were almost perfectly aligned this week as I read and commented on almost all the posts you picked. Eerie

Jan 13, 2024 05:55 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
I was worried I wouldn't even be able to get a list out this week due to all the AR gremlins.  Happy Saturday.

Jan 13, 2024 06:20 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

it looks like I missed one and will remedy that right now. Thank you for always selecting some exceptional post for us to read and comment on.

Jan 13, 2024 06:30 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
Have a wonderful weekend.

Jan 13, 2024 07:44 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I missed a few of these posts! Thank you so much for your list, and enjoy your weekend!

Jan 13, 2024 06:35 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Kat Palmiotti 
I wasn't sure I was going to get a list out this weekend with all the gremlins crawling around AR this week. Are you frozen in there?

Jan 13, 2024 07:44 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Yes Carol Williams , the temperature has gone UP to -29º!!

Jan 13, 2024 08:00 AM
Carol Williams

Hey Kat Palmiotti 
Have you put your summer blouses away yet? You might need to pull them back out. 🤣

Jan 13, 2024 08:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti


Jan 13, 2024 09:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Jan 13, 2024 07:36 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
I hope you enjoy this week's selections.
Have a wonderful weekend with Dolores.

Jan 13, 2024 07:45 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Miss Carol Williams I feel your pain - it is real.  I applaud you for getting this post together and posted.  The site performance has been less than desirable.  

Jan 13, 2024 08:28 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 
"Less than desirable"? That's a very tactful way of putting it. 😂

Jan 13, 2024 08:32 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

I do have "tactful" within me Miss Carol Williams 

I am focusing on using it more 🤣🤣

Jan 13, 2024 09:29 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Ok I'm going off track here but do mean to be 'tackful' 🤣🤣  Just kidding!

Like your choices and I as well had a chance to read a couple of them this week. Happy I got right on today and hopefully this comment will 'take'!

Jan 13, 2024 09:46 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

THANK YOU Carol for featuring my post in your weekly series! The quote is one that came to mind when watching young women trying their best to stay vertical in ridiculous stiletto's as they precariously travel down a runway!

Jan 13, 2024 10:00 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol I did not read most of your selections this week so I have some reading to do.

Jan 13, 2024 11:49 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

It must have been a challenge to get this done this past week! Thank you.

And my amount of reading was way off so I've a bit of catch-up to try and do this weekend.


Jan 13, 2024 12:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- I found one that I meant to read but didn't so thank you for highlighting it. 

Jan 13, 2024 06:17 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you, Carol, for always being so diligent to do this for us. Also, I am honored for the inclusion

Jan 14, 2024 02:06 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Great post as always Carol Williams  love that new picture 

Jan 16, 2024 12:08 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Carol. I hope all is going well for you this week.

We have another cold day in Maryland. Dolores deferred her plan to shop at Costco today. We expect more snow on Friday.

Jan 18, 2024 08:54 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Thank you for the feature, very much appreciated.

Jan 19, 2024 06:15 AM