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Second Chance Saturday: Week 334

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.  

Change Comes In Being Proactive
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Tell Your Story Using Stills, Video Editing, and AI
By: John Henry, Florida Architect 
"A few months ago a dear friend found letters from her father to her mother in boxes left in storage for years." 

1930 Kalispell Ordinances: Annual Salaries
By: Kat Palmiotti 
"So I wondered how this might relate to today's salaries. I did some online research and from various sources found some of the current salary ranges. I also calculated the percent increase in the last almost 100 years. Here is the result:"  

Dreams Continue To Change and Evolve
By: Leanne Smith 
"What I know to be true after all these years on this year,  when one is much closer to the end of life’s path, dreams continue change and evolve." 

Motivational Monday... Start or Finish Line 
By: Kathy Streib 
"A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a young friend. We were playing catch-up over the phone. She expressed regret about something she wished she had done." 

Real Estate Email Ideas: Be Different
By: Realtyna Inc 
"Using a cute nickname as your email worked back in college, but ‘PartyAnimal123@aol.com’ isn’t going to instill confidence in potential clients. You need an email address that says you’re a serious real estate professional." 

No Reply 
By: Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844 
"Later that day, I saw a little boy who told me that he sees dead people and that they don't know that they are dead." 

First-Time ActiveRain Blogger Feature Of The Week:  
5 Tips For An Energy Efficient Home (and a 6th Option)
By: Jed Billings 
"As we ease into the Spring season, it's time to do quick check up on the energy efficiency of your home." 

Double Feature:
March 2024 Challenge: ActiveRain Zoom Call Challenge
Co-hosted by: Kat Palmiotti and Eileen Burns 954.483.3912 
"Did you know ActiveRain has a Zoom call every Tuesday at 2pm EST, 11am PST, 12pm MST and we’ve been doing it every week for the last four years?"  

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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

March 5th - Roundtable Discussion: ActiveRain 3.0
Hosted by: Debe Maxwell, CRS 

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


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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 !


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

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


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Mar 02, 2024 04:38 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I hope you have some fun plans this weekend.

Mar 02, 2024 05:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Must say, this week was a complete wipeout. Missed them all. the first time around. Have not had a total wipe in weeks. Enjoy your day.

Mar 02, 2024 05:20 AM
Carol Williams

We're always here for you when you have the time to catch-up, Wayne Martin.  I hope you enjoy this week's selections.

Mar 02, 2024 05:41 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I missed several, so thank you again for your weekly post. AND for including mine!

Mar 02, 2024 05:45 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
Thanks, as always, for stopping in to check out the selections for this week. Have a great weekend.

Mar 02, 2024 06:10 AM
Kat Palmiotti

You too!

Mar 02, 2024 06:46 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

So appreciate the feature. I will check out these other postings I may have missed this week.

Mar 02, 2024 07:44 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Leanne Smith 
Thank you for checking out this week's selections. I so related to your post.

Have a wonderful day.

Mar 03, 2024 05:07 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and great second chance list to share with us this Saturday.  Hope you are hitting them long and straight.


Mar 02, 2024 08:26 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Will Hamm 
I'm not hitting them as long as I used to but most of them are going straight. 😂  I hope you're having a great weekend.

Mar 03, 2024 05:08 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Thanks for putting me on your esteemed list!!!

Mar 02, 2024 09:09 AM
Carol Williams

My pleasure, John Henry, Florida Architect 
Your post touched my heart. What an amazing gift to the family! You are a rock star.

Mar 03, 2024 05:08 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Another fantastic list of posts, Carol. Thanks for giving them a second chance to get more exposure!

Mar 02, 2024 09:38 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
I hope you and Mike are continuing to have a fun weekend. Looking forward to hearing from you about a possible visit.

Mar 03, 2024 05:09 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Hope to see you soon!

Mar 06, 2024 12:56 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

It’s always nice to open your post on Saturday to see if there are any surprises that I may have missed. Usually there are a few. Regardless it is always a very enjoyable and a welcoming post that I look forward to.

Mar 02, 2024 10:08 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in on last week's selections Joyce Marsh. I hope you enjoying reading the ones you missed.  I hope you enjoy your day.

Mar 03, 2024 05:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have an outstanding weekend. We have a rainy day  in Maryland...not a good day for the golfers.

Mar 02, 2024 10:28 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
I hope you and chef Dolores are enjoying your weekend.

Mar 03, 2024 05:10 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol great choices again, and I hope you are getting to continue to play lots of golf on your vacation.

Mar 02, 2024 11:31 AM
Carol Williams

Hi George Souto 
It's been a great winter of golf for me here in Yuma.  I hope your golf season starts up soon. I'm sure you're anxious to get out again.

Mar 03, 2024 05:11 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.

Mar 02, 2024 12:03 PM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Myrl Jeffcoat. Are you on any new adventures this weekend?

Mar 03, 2024 05:12 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Mar 02, 2024 12:03 PM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Myrl Jeffcoat. It's always fun to be Featured in the OFC. 😊

Mar 03, 2024 05:13 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You picked some interesting titles to read this week and again the Newbie post. Thanks for your efforts.

Mar 02, 2024 12:15 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
I hope we can encourage the newbies to keep at it.

Mar 03, 2024 05:13 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- Many thanks for highlighting my post!!!  And thank you for putting this together each week. 

Mar 02, 2024 01:35 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kathy Streib 
It's never too late to start on something we truly desire.

Mar 03, 2024 05:15 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Once again I see some catch-up reading in my future.

Thanks for doing this every week for 6+ years!


Mar 02, 2024 01:48 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Thank YOU for being a faithful reader of this series!  I hope you are having a nice weekend. I haven't been following the news. Are you getting drenched again?

Mar 03, 2024 05:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Carol Williams 

No, we had some rain yesterday and overnight, but northern CA and the mountains are getting blasted with a significant blizzard.


Mar 03, 2024 09:54 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Thanks again, Kathy! I have plenty of material to read this week for darn sure

Mar 02, 2024 11:14 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Laura Cerrano.
We're always here when you have the time to catch up.

Mar 03, 2024 05:16 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Lots of interesting posts once again Carol.  Hope you had a great time in LV!

Mar 03, 2024 03:34 PM
Carol Williams

Hey Anna "Banana" Kruchten 
I checked in to my hotel this afternoon. I'm looking forward to seeing Debe & Ray, Brian, Rocky, and Jim for dinner and drinks tomorrow.

Mar 03, 2024 03:53 PM
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

Carol, Read some, and Missed some, but always try to catch your weekly post to see what was missed!

Mar 06, 2024 11:48 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  clearly I missed a lot of post you selected, now with that said I will have to do some catching up, Endre

Mar 09, 2024 09:51 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carol, I did read Kat's post on salarys way back then, and wow, they sure have increased over the years.

Mar 14, 2024 05:23 PM