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Second Chance Saturday: Week 332

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.  

When It Comes Right Down To It - It's Up To You
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."  

YOU WILL Get Suckered By An AI-Enabled DeepFake
By Robert Siciliano 
"It is said, “There’s a sucker born every minute”. I’m pretty sure there’s approximately 250-ish people born every minute. And by my calculations, every single one of them are suckers. Me, and you included." 

5 Essential Tips For Realtors To Deduct Auto Expenses And Audit-Proof Your Tax Return 
By: Randy Tudor, EA, CTRC 
"Let's face it, realtors, we know you spend more time in your cars than a teenager does on TikTok." 

Monday's Motivation 
By: Doug Dawes 
" It's important to note it does not guarantee happiness, but rather, pursuit of such. Happiness is a choice." 

Lights, Camera, Property 
By: Greg Brown, Sales Rep Toronto, Durham region 
"Unveiling the Best Real Estate Quotes from the Silver Screen" 

Real Estate Fun: Why Proof Reading Signage Is Impotent
By: Stephen Fells 
"Sorry for the inconvenience".  

First-Time ActiveRain Blogger Feature Of The Week:
Ever Wonder About A PreApproval When Purchasing a Home 
By Nancy Moore 
Nancy is a new member of  ActiveRain. Let's visit her blog, give her a hearty welcome, and encourage her to keep blogging.

Double Feature:
AR Love 3.0
By: Debe Maxwell, CRS 
"Our Tuesday Zoom call wasn't just a success; it was a testament to the vibrant, dedicated spirit of our wonderful community."

Outside Feature:
Housing Statistics For Beginners
Published on: Birmingham Appraisal Blog
"As someone knee-deep in residential real estate appraisal, I’ve got a nugget of wisdom to share: housing statistics are your not-so-secret weapon for leveling up in the real estate hustle." 

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 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 (21)

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

Thanks for sharing, make it a great Saturday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Feb 17, 2024 04:38 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I hope you enjoy reading this week's selections.

Feb 17, 2024 05:03 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I think I have only read the post from Debe Maxwell, CRS and I am not familiar with the others you have given a second chance to in this post.

Feb 17, 2024 04:44 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Brian England 
I hope you enjoy reading the selections you missed during the week. Have a great weekend.

Feb 17, 2024 05:04 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Once again I am beck to my old ways, total wipeout. And to add to my misery in trying to comment I got a simple message "try again later"! Like Nina Hollander, Broker, perhaps it is time to do so and comply with the request. Enjoy your day. 

Feb 17, 2024 05:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Wayne Martin good morning, Wayne... I'm not sure I'll ever be trying again later! :)

Feb 17, 2024 05:33 AM
Wayne Martin

Some decisions are well made. May be time for me to join you Nina Hollander, Broker. It may be time for me to take a break as I have been greeted with "try agin later" this morning. Who am I to disagree?

Feb 17, 2024 05:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you always for your weekly post - I missed several this week but am now all caught up!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Feb 17, 2024 05:49 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
And, Thank YOU for always checking in on the week's selections.
I hope you and Anthony have some fun plans for the weekend.

Feb 17, 2024 05:52 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Carol Williams - he's at an all day Search & Rescue training event in the mountains, and I'm going to be in my workshop.... tonight is the neighborhood Christmas Tree Burning party. Can't wait!

Feb 17, 2024 07:30 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol Williams ,

What a great selection this week and love the addition of the First time Blogger Feature of the week! Great idea..well done! 

Feb 17, 2024 05:51 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I hope we can encourage some new members to become more engaged with blogging and the community in general.

Feb 17, 2024 05:53 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Thanks for the list!  I'd read a couple, but I don't get out and about as much as I used to so my percentages aren't good!

Feb 17, 2024 06:35 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Liz and Bill Spear 
Thanks for checking in on last week's selections. I know you do a lot so thanks for that!!!

Feb 18, 2024 05:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for sharing your Saturday list with us this morning.  Glad your golf game is good.


Feb 17, 2024 07:21 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Will Hamm 
I participated in the Yuma Country Club Women's Invitational the last 3 days. My partner and I won low net in our division. I'm just happy to be out playing. To play well enough to place is a bonus!

Feb 18, 2024 05:42 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nice selection of posts this week and I'm really happy to see the spotlight feature for a Newbie.

Feb 17, 2024 07:34 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
Yep, as you know, we're going to make a push to educate newbies on the value of ActiveRain.

Feb 18, 2024 05:43 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

You have featured another great group of posts for us to enjoy.  Thank you!

Feb 17, 2024 07:50 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Ray Henson 
I hope you've been out winning all of your Pickleball matches. Is that what they call them in Pickleball?

Feb 18, 2024 05:44 AM
Ray Henson

If you play in a tournament, the match would be a series of three games to eleven in the winner's bracket.  In the loser's bracket (or to be politically correct, the opportunity bracket), it is one game to 15.  Otherwise, we just call it a pickleball game.  Each game is generally to 11.  Some tournaments are changing to rally scoring, which rewards a point to the server or the receiver.  Those games are to 21. 

I have been quite successful lately, but still have lost my share of games.  The competition is stiff and getting better every day.

Feb 21, 2024 06:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol keep up the good selection of blogs, and hope you are enjoying your vacation.

Feb 17, 2024 08:14 AM
Carol Williams

Hi George Souto 
I am certainly keeping busy. I think I've played golf every day this month except one. I plan Tuesday to be a rest day from golf. That is ladies billiards and AR Zoom day.

Feb 18, 2024 05:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Feb 17, 2024 08:27 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
It's been a great weekend so far. More golf today and tomorrow.

Feb 18, 2024 05:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Thanks for a top-notch reading list, many of which I missed. I'm looking forward to reading Nancy's post in particular.

Have a good weekend of golfing!


Feb 17, 2024 10:04 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
I'm sure she would appreciate that!

Feb 18, 2024 05:46 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Carol good to see a new bloggers first post!  I look forward to buzzing over there next and welcoming Nancy Moore!

Feb 17, 2024 10:25 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you Anna "Banana" Kruchten 
I hope she's getting a hearty welcome.

Feb 18, 2024 05:47 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams Your selections are always great 

Feb 17, 2024 01:06 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, sista Hannah Williams 
It's been a challenge spending time on AR with all the other activities I've been doing  while here in Yuma.

Feb 18, 2024 05:48 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thank you for your Saturday series!!!  And thank you for highlighting one of new members. 

Feb 17, 2024 04:37 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kathy Streib 
I hope she is getting a hearty welcome from us.

Feb 18, 2024 05:48 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thanks for the Second Chance Saturday list of posts some may not have read. Honestly, Carol, I am guilty of that. Will try to get to them tomorrow, have a wonderful evening!

Feb 17, 2024 06:47 PM
Carol Williams

Hey Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
We're all busy, even us retired folks. They're always here when you have the time.

Feb 18, 2024 05:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, thank you so much for featuring our 3.0 post, Carol. What a great line-up of posts for the week and I applaud you for featuring Nancy's new post. I'm off to read it now. 

Feb 18, 2024 07:52 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS 
You're welcome. I hope we get some momentum going!

Feb 18, 2024 10:59 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Me too, Carol Williams!

Feb 18, 2024 01:04 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your "Second Chance Saturday" list, Carol.  I hope you had an enjoyable holiday weekend.

Feb 20, 2024 03:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Feb 20, 2024 03:53 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Good morning Carol, you have put together a great list this week.  I always look forward to reading your selections for the week. Have a great day !

Feb 20, 2024 06:35 AM