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Second Chance Saturday: Week 328

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.

The Choice To Be A Leader In Your Field Or Be A Follower
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..." 

More Stories - Less Marketing
By: R. Michael Brown 
"Stories play a pivotal role in fostering authenticity and trust in a brand. Unlike traditional marketing messages that can feel scripted and detached, stories provide real-life experiences and testimonials."

Elevating Your Real Estate Game - Mastering Social Media Challenges
By: Debe Maxwell, CRS 
"That Was Then. This Is Now"

Don't Leave Them Wondering
By: Kathy Streib 
"Don’t leave your sellers and buyers wondering what will happen next. "

Tuesday Thoughts Going The Extra Mile With A Smile
By: Leanne Smith 
"Often we hear this statement about individuals who go the extra mile. In real estate, what does that really mean?"  

The Scope of Our Control
By: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
"While attending a real estate retreat, agents were given 5 minutes to create a list of 25 things outside the scope of our control, then make another list of things we can control. Mine was completed fairly quick but was absolutely kittywampus!" 

Double Feature:
January 2024 Challenge: AI - Love It Or Hate It
Hosted by: Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 and Carol Williams
There is still time to enter this month's Challenge.

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

January 23rd - Roundtable - Let's Talk NAR

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

Great posts to re-share. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and here's a GOOD LUCK to your remaining favorite Football Team, should be four great games! Bill

Jan 20, 2024 05:08 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I have no preferred teams left in the playoffs, but I'm sort of hoping the Lions can finally get to the Super Bowl and win it. They've waited a long time!

Jan 20, 2024 05:21 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some interesting titles in the post today. I did read a couple of them and now for a few more. Thanks for your efforts.

Jan 20, 2024 05:12 AM
Carol Williams

Have a great weekend, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
Thanks for stopping by to check on this week's selections.

Jan 20, 2024 05:22 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Great choices even though somehow I missed most of them the first time around. Thanks to Leanne Smith I avoided a wipeout and that for me is progress! See you next week if not before. Enjoy your day.

Jan 20, 2024 05:33 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Wayne Martin 
Thanks for checking in, as always, on the selections for the week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Jan 20, 2024 06:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Second Chance Saturday (328 weeks = 6.3 YEARS of Carol's posts). Amazing.

Enjoy your day!

Jan 20, 2024 05:49 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Kat Palmiotti 
I'd spent all that time learning another language, I could probably be quite fluent by now! This was more fun, though. 🤣

Jan 20, 2024 06:13 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Did read a few of them this week Carol, and anytime someone reblogs Lou Ludwig, it's a never-miss moment.

Jan 20, 2024 06:37 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400,
I hope you enjoyed reading those you missed during the week. Have a great weekend.

Jan 21, 2024 05:49 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol the presenter and title is now up for this Tuesday's ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting.

Jan 20, 2024 08:26 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, George.
I updated it now.

Jan 20, 2024 01:06 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams, great choices for this week. I must say I only missed a few 

Jan 20, 2024 08:58 AM
Carol Williams

Hey Hannah Williams 
I hope you're doing well and enjoying the weekend.

Jan 21, 2024 05:49 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you, Carol. You are dedicated as you bring this to us each week.

Jan 20, 2024 09:30 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Dr. Paula McDonald 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections. I hope you enjoyed reading those you missed during the week. 

Jan 21, 2024 05:50 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
¡Gran selección de publicaciones! ¡6,3 años es mucho más de lo que necesitas para aprender español!
Jan 20, 2024 09:35 AM
Carol Williams
Hi Anna "Banana" Kruchten 
Verdadero. Quizás necesito reevaluar cómo uso mi tiempo. 😂


Jan 21, 2024 05:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Jan 20, 2024 09:59 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
I trust you and Dolores are staying safe and warm during this crazy winter.

Jan 21, 2024 05:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Thanks for an excellent list of reading this week. But then every week is. I missed almost all of these so I'll have some fun catching up on this rainy day in Carlsbad,

Hope all is well in Yuma!


Jan 20, 2024 02:05 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
It's raining over here too. I hope it stops before my tee time at 10:30. 😊

Thanks for checking in, as always, on the week's SCS selections.

Jan 21, 2024 05:58 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- Thank you for doing this each week and for finding posts that I've missed. And I am honored to be included this week. 

Jan 20, 2024 02:46 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kathy Streib 
I need to pop over and check out your weekly post as soon as I catch up on these comments. Happy Sunday!

Jan 21, 2024 05:58 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Love your posts, clearly I missed a few again, so with that said more reading for me:)Endre

Jan 20, 2024 10:14 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 
I'm glad you enjoy the SCS series. I hope you're having a great weekend. Has it been raining over there? I'm in Yuma, AZ and it's been raining here during the night. I'm hoping it stops before tee time today.

Jan 21, 2024 06:00 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have read the posts that you featured this week, so I guess I am doing a good job of keeping up with you, haha.

Jan 21, 2024 03:26 AM
Carol Williams

Good job, Brian England
I hope you're having a great weekend.

Jan 21, 2024 06:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and back from Fla. so back in the Rain now again.  I need to go back and catch some of these.

Jan 21, 2024 06:55 AM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Thanks for sharing another great round of posts Carol!

Jan 21, 2024 07:32 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 adding my post to your weekly series. That exercise is eye opening for some who think they can control everything!

Jan 21, 2024 10:45 AM