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Second Chance Saturday: Week 338

Education & Training with Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.

Second Chance Saturday is all about giving deserving posts more exposure. 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 The Vision For Your Future Comes Together
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Leveraging CRM: The Key To Real Estate Success
By: Greg Brown, Sales Rep Toronto, Durham region 
"In the dynamic world of real estate, success is often measured not just by transactions closed, but by relationships cultivated." 

Inspecting My Blood Pressure
By: Alan May 
"While perusing one of those online Realtor groups today I came across a conversation about home inspections." 

Will The NAR Settlement Force Zillow To Change It's Business Model
By: Kukun's VP of Analytics Franklin Carroll 
"The real estate industry is abuzz with the reverberations of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) settlement, prompting a need for strategic reevaluation, particularly for online home listings giant, Zillow."  

The Miracle Morning -- One Of My Fave Books
By: Michael Elliott 
"While I will refrain from getting into a deep review, the premise of the book is if you wake up every day and do the following, you will be happier, more focused, healthier, and more successful."

Get Out Of My House - Diddly Squat

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
"Squatting is real, despite some cynics, who assume it is fake news." 

First-Time ActiveRain Blogger Feature Of The Week:  
Finding Your Ideal Home: Exploring Park City's Diverse Neighborhoods
By: Darrick Olsen | Marilyn Trabaccone 
"Welcome to our blog post where we will take you on a journey through the various neighborhoods of Park City, helping you find the perfect place to call home."

Double Feature:
Zooming In: The Heartbeat Of ActiveRain Community
By: Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
"Attending our weekly Zoom meetings on Active Rain has become a cornerstone of my schedule over the past four years. While there are occasional conflicts, prioritizing these meetings is akin to how we schedule around important client engagements." 

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Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings.  
11:00 a.m.    Pacific time (Arizona same as Pacific now)!
12:00 p.m.    Mountain time
  1:00 p.m.    Central time
  2:00 p.m.    Eastern time

April 2nd -  Uncovering the Truth Behind NAR's Settlement: What the Media Got Wrong
Group Discussion

April 9th - Patricia Kennedy 
Down the Mushroom Rabbit Hole

April 16th - John DL Arendsen 
Cruising the World - Coming to you live from the sea

April 23rd - Dick Betts 
Who's Moving To The Villages / Golf Courses of The Villages 

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 !


Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Life has been busy lately but still managed to avoid a wipeout. So, a good week. Enjoy your day.

Mar 30, 2024 04:37 AM
Carol Williams

Happy Easter weekend, Wayne Martin.

Mar 30, 2024 07:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you as always for your weekly posts!!  I appreciate you!

Mar 30, 2024 05:50 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
I hope you and Anthony have a great Easter weekend.

Mar 30, 2024 07:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you!

Mar 30, 2024 07:14 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thanks Carol, for sharing, make it a wonderful Easter Holiday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Mar 30, 2024 06:00 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend, as well.

Mar 30, 2024 07:12 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The whole squatting thing in the post from Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! is quite insane.  It seems a lot of things that don't make much sense at all have come to fruition during the current administrations watch.

Mar 30, 2024 06:07 AM
Carol Williams

The squatting thing is insane, Brian England 
As you say, there is a lot of insanity going on in this country. It's really quite embarrassing for our country.

Mar 30, 2024 07:14 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Carol Williams  thank you for including me on the list, you are awesome!   Enjoy the weekend.

Mar 30, 2024 06:45 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Michael Elliott 
Have a wonderful weekend.

Mar 30, 2024 07:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding weekend. We have sunny weather for the golfers in our area.

Mar 30, 2024 08:08 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 adding my post to your weekly series, Carol. Squatting is becoming more prevalent as people are empowered because the laws in most states favor the criminal not the property owner.

There are squatter's who took over a house two doors down from Lebron James and they party all night long. He is not happy about that happening in his upscale neighborhood! 

Mar 30, 2024 08:54 AM
Carol Williams

It's sad and embarrassing what is happening in this country, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  The rest of the world must think we've gone mad.

Mar 30, 2024 09:22 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol  and glad to see you Saturday list that you share with us for 2nd time around blogs.  Happy Easter.


Mar 30, 2024 09:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. It's a rainy one here!!

Thanks for the reading list, the majority of which I missed this past week. There is some great reading ahead.


Mar 30, 2024 10:38 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams Your choices are astonishing as always some I have read others I am going to read now - Happy Easter 

Mar 30, 2024 11:30 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol really good selections, and I hope I can change my appointment so I can attend Tuesday's ActiveRain ZOOM Meeting.

Mar 30, 2024 01:40 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Carol,

What great selections and since I've just return and off AR I have plenty of posts I need to read!

Mar 30, 2024 03:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thanks for putting this together each week!!! I do see a few I 've missed. 

Mar 30, 2024 07:11 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hi Carol, just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy Easter, clearly I have a few more to read that I missed:)Endre

Mar 30, 2024 09:54 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

My attendance has been sporadic, but I am trying to recover. Some good picks and I did manage to find one on my own. Thanks for your efforts.

Apr 01, 2024 07:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Carol... just checking in on what you've been suggesting lately. Since I'm not here most days, I've obviously missed all of these posts!

Apr 02, 2024 04:35 AM
Carol Williams

It's always good to see you, Nina Hollander, Broker. Thanks for checking in on this week's selections.

Apr 02, 2024 05:51 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Wow!  What a great choice for Second Chance Saturday! This one is must reading for anyone who ever thought that not attending a home inspection might be a good idea.

Apr 06, 2024 06:18 AM