Second Chance Saturday: Week 331

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.

Life Is Complex... You Have To Find Your Own Way
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

NAR's Interim CEO Sets The Record Straight On Commissions
By: Stephen Fells 
( It's a 2-minute video)

The Forever Home: The Benefits of Aging In Place
By: Joyce Marsh 
"In essence, the benefits of aging in place extend far beyond the convenience of staying at home; they encompass emotional, social, financial, and health-related advantages, creating a holistic approach to aging gracefully."

1929 Kalispell Ordinances: Prohibiting Disorderly Houses
By: Kat Palmiotti 
"Section 642, Disorderly Houses. No person shall be an inmate of, or shall keep or maintain within the limits of this city a disorderly house or place, or permit or suffer..." 

A Soft Touch Gets Positive Results
By: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
"Gone are the days of generic, scripted prose, designed to entice the consumer when buying or selling property. It always sounded rehearsed and the worse thing in business, is to feel you're being sold!"

My Golf Journey To Date
By: Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
"I won't say I'm addicted to golf, but I do know that I start to twitch, and my hands shake if I am away from it too long., as is the case for me this early in February. My wife says she has accepted her position as second love, and when we plan vacations will ask me if I have allowed for golf." 

Gain Clarity and Increase Sale By Answering This Question
By: Leanne Smith 
Often when I ask other real estate agents this question “Your standard of practice is?” I receive a quizzical look to blank response.  Then the next question by the asked real estate agent is...

Double Feature
February Challenge / Dream Boards: What's On Your Wish List
By: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! (Co-host: Kathy Streib)
"This will be a fun activity to explore, you might just uncover some hidden desires and aspirations awaiting discovery!"

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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

February 13th - Open Discussion

February 20th - Charlie Dresen 
More on YouTube Video Production

February 27th - Tom Hurley 
Inspection Overview

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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 (Publishing date varies)


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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

Active: Golf & Travel Blogger
"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."

Happy March !

Comments (23)

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

People love getting a second chance and it's neat to see how happy it made Joyce Marsh to be included!

Feb 10, 2024 05:00 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Brian England 
Indeed, Brian. I hope it encourages her to keep blogging.

Feb 10, 2024 06:44 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. While the last few weeks I was making progress I am back to my normal near wipeout result. Thanks to Ed Silva a complete wipeout was avoided. See you next week if not before here in the Rain.

Feb 10, 2024 05:24 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Wayne Martin 
Nothing wrong with a wipe-out, as long as you find them on Saturday. That's what SCS is all about... a second chance for more exposure. 😊

Feb 10, 2024 06:45 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for including my ordinance post! I appreciate you!

Feb 10, 2024 06:06 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
You always write interesting stuff, AND I hope it gives others ideas for blogging about their location. Have a wonderful Montana weekend. Do you still have snow?

Feb 10, 2024 06:46 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Yes Carol Williams but not too much. It was melting a lot and then the last few days we had a dusting or two. It's definitely still white!

Feb 10, 2024 07:38 AM
Carol Williams

Are there any snow removal ordinances, Kat Palmiotti ? 😂

Feb 10, 2024 07:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol Williams ,

Great line up of posts to read. I can say I read most of them but still see one I haven't so off to read and comment. Thank you for your selections each week!

Feb 10, 2024 06:49 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I always appreciate you checking in on Second Chance Saturday and that you actually go to the posts.  Have a great weekend.

Feb 10, 2024 07:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Carol and thank you for the list on this nice Saturday, wait what am I saying it is white outside this morning.


Feb 10, 2024 07:43 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Will Hamm 
I guess winter isn't quite finished in Denver, eh?

Feb 10, 2024 08:22 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 for featuring the client-centric post of giving back, Carol and for giving more eyes to February's ActiveRain Challenge. Much appreciated and hope you're golfing a round today!

Feb 10, 2024 08:55 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome on both counts, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
I hope there is lots of participation in this month's Challenge. I was pleased that Canva basics were much easier to learn than I expected. I want to work on it more so I can be a bit  more creative.

Feb 10, 2024 10:39 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Now how did I know you'd include Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 golf post!!  Of course you did!  I would have as well! Lots of great pics.....thanks!  Have fun golfing this weekend!

Feb 10, 2024 10:13 AM
Carol Williams

You just know me too well, Anna "Banana" Kruchten 
I'm not sure I have any surprises left for you to discover.

Feb 10, 2024 10:41 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

So appreciate the feature, thank you so much Carol Williams 

Feb 10, 2024 10:40 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Leanne Smith 
You always have posts worth sharing, and we thank you for that. 
I hope you and Ken enjoy the weekend.

Feb 10, 2024 10:44 AM
Leanne Smith

We are as meeting family from Gilbert around lunchtime and then dinner to celebrate 33 years of marriage. 

Feb 10, 2024 10:45 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

Was able to read a few of them this week Carol, and try never to miss one of Lou Ludwlg's reblogs!

Feb 10, 2024 10:52 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 
Thanks for checking in on last week's selections. I hope you enjoyed reading those you missed the first time around.
Have a great week.

Feb 12, 2024 06:41 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Having only read 1, I know what this weekend will bring, besides some errands and getting out to enjoy the sunshine.

Thanks for taking time to assemble an excellent reading list.


Feb 10, 2024 11:01 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
I hope you enjoyed your weekend, after all the rain. We're finally warming up over here in Yuma this week. It's a big week for golf for me, so I'm happy about that.

Feb 12, 2024 06:42 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol thank you for interrupting your vacation and golf game, to provide us with these excellent second chance blogs!!!

Feb 10, 2024 01:01 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, George Souto 
I can't be playing ALL the time, so I enjoy doing something productive when I get a break.  Have a great week!

Feb 12, 2024 06:43 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello  Carol Williams  great list as always you are the best 

Feb 10, 2024 01:28 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, sista Hannah Williams 
I hope you have a great week. It's golf, golf, and more golf for me. Let's hope the old back holds up. 😊

Feb 12, 2024 06:43 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 wonderful weekend.

Feb 10, 2024 03:28 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
Thanks, as always, for checking in on the week's SCS selections. I hope you have a great week coming up.

Feb 12, 2024 06:44 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Feb 10, 2024 03:29 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks so much, Myrl Jeffcoat 

Feb 12, 2024 06:44 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thank you for continuing to feature Lou's posts. I still miss him. 

Feb 10, 2024 05:12 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Kathy Streib 
Lou's posts are all so timeless, I always pick one from exactly 10 years ago. I still have plenty left to work with.

Feb 12, 2024 06:45 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  loved your selections and some I read others I did not and I am with Kathy Streib  about our friend Lou who is dearly missed by me, Endre

Feb 10, 2024 10:18 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 
Lou's posts will never go out of style will they?

Feb 12, 2024 06:46 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
There’s a lot of pretty exciting content for me to get into here! Thanks, Carol!!
Feb 10, 2024 11:27 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Laura Cerrano 
Thanks for checking in on last week's selections. I hope you enjoy them.

Feb 12, 2024 06:46 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Feb 11, 2024 11:53 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
I hope you and Dolores have some good reading lined up for the week.

Feb 12, 2024 06:47 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Good information. Glad you gave these a 2nd Chance

Feb 12, 2024 10:01 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Ginger Harper 
Come back next Saturday for a new lineup. 

Feb 12, 2024 11:19 AM
Matthew O'Hare
Osterville, MA

I once saw an interview with a successful actor talk about how he got to where he was.  He talked about very talented actors that never made it.  He talked about one common denominator that almost every successful actor had on their side that made their success possible.  That thing was luck.  They all were at the right place at the right time (or born to the right family) but more importantly it was luck.

Feb 14, 2024 06:40 AM
Carol Williams

I agree to a point, Matthew O'Hare 
Being in the right place at the right time involves some "luck", but you also have to make that luck by being proactive wherever you are. No one ever got lucky sitting at home waiting for luck to knock on the door. I have been lucky in my life because I've taken advantage of opportunities  where I was at the time. If I'd been somewhere else, maybe I would have had luck there too. I suspect so.

Like Bruce Springsteen said: "When it comes to luck, make your own."

Thank you for stopping by to check out my blog post and making a thought-provoking comment. I do appreciate it.

Feb 14, 2024 10:26 AM