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Second Chance Saturday: Week 333

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.  

Getting Better One Day At A Time
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..." 

An ActiveRain Meet-Up In Florida
By: Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
"Dick is very well known in the community as we saw several people looking his way with whispered awes, and even a pause from our waitress as she recognized a local celebrity.  There was even an incident of a car driving over a curb as they got distracted by him."  

Monday Motivational... Presidential Thoughts
By: Kathy Streib 
Our country has had 46 men who served as President of the United States. Quick…can you name all 46???"  

Unveiling the Truth: Foreclosure Crisis Reality Check
By: Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL 
"In a world where sensational headlines and clickbait videos often dictate the narrative, it's crucial to separate fact from fiction, especially regarding the housing market." 

Life Is An Adventure. Don't Fight It. You Might Be Surprised
By: Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Thirty-four years ago, I started an adventure."  

RPR Mobile(TM) - CMA
By: Stephen Fells 
"You don’t need to be at your desktop computer to create a CMA!"   

Open AI's New Generative Video Model Called Sora
By: Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 
"OpenAI has built a striking new generative video model called Sora that can take a short text description and turn it into a detailed, high-definition film clip up to a minute long."   

First-Time ActiveRain Blogger Feature Of The Week:  
Austin, TX: The Best Real Estate Photographer Companies
By: Seth Mayfield 
"In the vibrant city of Austin, where every corner holds a unique charm and every neighborhood tells a different story, the demand for top-tier real estate photography services is on the rise."  

Double Double Feature:
There's Still Time!!!
By: Kathy Streib 
"Count us lucky because 2024 is a Leap Year which means we have one extra day in February!!!"  

Getting Started On ActiveRain
By: Kat Palmiotti 
"This is a "what now?" for those of you who just joined ActiveRain, and can also be a refresher for those who have been here awhile." 

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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 27th - Tom Hurley 
Inspection Overview

March 5th - TBD

March 12th - John Henry, Florida Architect
Mediterranean Diet Hacks

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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 (14)

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

I am anxious to read the post about Carol Williams getting fitted for clubs at Ping and I know that won't need a second chance, it will be featured in the Rain, haha.

Feb 24, 2024 04:49 AM
Carol Williams

You're so funny, Brian England 
Who would want to read about me being fitted for clubs? 😂

I appreciate the referral to your friend, James. He was very nice, but I probably won't have him do it. If I get fitted, I want to go somewhere that represents several brands, so I can be sure I'm getting the right set for the current state of my game. It's changed a lot from my younger days. 

Feb 24, 2024 05:00 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. As my time this past week in the Rain has been curtailed, yet not a complete break, it does not surprise me that I had near a total wipeout. Enjoy your day.

Feb 24, 2024 04:53 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Wayne Martin 
You're her now, so that's what counts. 😊 I hope you enjoy those you missed during the week.

Feb 24, 2024 05:01 AM
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 24, 2024 05:30 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for stopping by, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I hope you enjoy reading those you missed duiring the week.

Feb 24, 2024 05:51 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol Williams ,

Thank you for once again a good selection of posts to read! Off to do some reading and commenting on ones I missed!

Feb 24, 2024 05:48 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
Thanks, as always, for checking in on the week's selections.

Feb 26, 2024 10:45 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post, and the addition of First Time Blogger - I think that's a great addition!

Feb 24, 2024 05:50 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Kat Palmiotti 
I hope we get enough first time blogs to keep it going each week.

Feb 26, 2024 10:47 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

So many interesting titles and a surprise one as well. The attention to the new members is a great momentum boost as well.

Feb 24, 2024 06:27 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
I hope it helps encourage new members.

Feb 26, 2024 10:48 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Once again you've been a busy reader finding all these interesting posts Carol!  Great job!  Hope you're having a lovely weekend and enjoying the spring weather.  It's gorgeous outside!

Feb 24, 2024 09:43 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Anna "Banana" Kruchten 
I did have a lovely weekend. Golf on Saturday was fun and productive. I golfed my worst game of the season this morning. Oh well, I golfed well when there was money involved. 🤣

Feb 26, 2024 10:50 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Too funny Carol! 🤣

Feb 26, 2024 12:22 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Thanks for the reading list. I'm looking forward to reading all those that I missed, and checking out Seth Mayfield's post.


Feb 24, 2024 10:58 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Thanks, as always, for checking in on the week-ends selections. I hope our first time blog feature encourages them.

Feb 26, 2024 10:51 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol good to see you have been able to keep up with your reading and continue to make great choices in blogs.

Feb 24, 2024 01:10 PM
Carol Williams

Hi George Souto 
I've been able to keep up with my reading AND golf. Life is good. 😊

Feb 26, 2024 10:52 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  great selection and some I have read others who I do not follow need to check out, Endre

Feb 24, 2024 03:49 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 
I hope you enjoyed last week's selections.

Feb 26, 2024 10:52 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 an enjoyable weekend.

Feb 24, 2024 07:02 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Myrl Jeffcoat 
I always appreciate you checking out the week's selections. I hope you had a great weekend.

Feb 26, 2024 10:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Feb 24, 2024 07:02 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Myrl Jeffcoat 
I always appreciate being featured in the OFC.

Feb 26, 2024 10:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for sharing your recommendations.

Have an outstanding week.

Feb 26, 2024 06:48 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
I have a fun and productive week planned.

Feb 26, 2024 10:53 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Thanks for your recommendations this week. It’s always nice to read the second chance Saturday blog.

Feb 27, 2024 09:32 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in on last week's selections, Joyce Marsh.

Feb 27, 2024 06:18 PM