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Second Chance Saturday: Week 340

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. 

The Mind Is Everything
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Whiskey's Wisdom: By the Bison
By: Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 
"Unlike cattle, bison exhibit a peculiar behavior when confronted with a snowstorm; they pivot into its icy embrace..."  

Sellers: Make Sure Your Listing Agent Understands Your Property
By: Michael Elliott 
"I have no idea."  "I really don't know." 

Connect and Inspire: You Will Never Find a Person Without a Story
By: Aura Alex 
"In the soul of each successful property deal lies a story that extends beyond the mere exchange of keys and legal papers." 

Contract Bias In Appraisals
By: Kukun's VP of Analytics Franklin Carroll 
"Over the years, I have argued that appraisers should not have to analyse the sales contract." 

4 Reasons Home Insurance Rates Have Climbed
By: Sam Thomas 
" While insurance costs can vary depending on several factors, there are four prominent reasons contributing to the climb in home insurance rates across the nation." 

Double Feature:
Surf Safely: Armoring Your Digital Life On Public WiFi Waves
By: Robert Siciliano 
"Keep in mind, anyone, and everyone, both good and bad have access to these software programs."

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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 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 

April 30th - Brad Andersohn 
What Woke You Up Today?

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

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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."

Whatever You're Doing, Make It Fun!


Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

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

Apr 13, 2024 04:59 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
Thank you for starting your weekend with us!

Apr 13, 2024 06:29 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Happy Saturday Carol,

Thanks again for your recommendations this week. Always appreciated!

Apr 13, 2024 05:03 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Joyce Marsh 
Thanks for starting your weekend by checking in on Second Chance Saturday.

Apr 13, 2024 06:30 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great selections for your Second Saturday post. Thanks for sharing, make it a great Saturday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Apr 13, 2024 05:21 AM
Carol Williams

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

Apr 13, 2024 06:30 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am hoping to be able to pop into the zoom meeting this week for a short bit, hopefully with a nice surprise for everyone as well, haha.

Apr 13, 2024 05:30 AM
Carol Williams

That would be great, Brian England 
We always love seeing you!

Apr 13, 2024 06:31 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Carol Williams   thanks for the mention !!!  Have a great weekend, and I will "see" you on Tuesday!

Apr 13, 2024 05:31 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Michael Elliott 
Laziness and incompetence on the part of agents is a pet peeve of mine.

Apr 13, 2024 06:31 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Another great selection of posts this Saturday morning. I've read most but not all so off to read and comment.

Apr 13, 2024 05:56 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Thanks for starting your weekend by checking out this week's SCS selections.

Apr 13, 2024 06:32 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. What a week it was! I caught many of these the first time around. Simply amazing. Typically we are not on the same page so I just say wipeout. Enjoy your day.

Apr 13, 2024 06:10 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Wayne Martin 
I'll work harder next week to bring you some surprises. 😂

Apr 13, 2024 06:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good Saturday morning... just stopped by to wish you a wonderful weekend. Nice selection of posts... I might go back and check some of them out later.

Apr 13, 2024 06:18 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Nina Hollander, Broker 
Have a great weekend.

Apr 13, 2024 06:35 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Wow, thank you for the FEATURE again this week Carol Williams - Whiskey was very proud to be in your Second Chance Saturday (and always great to see Lou there)! Did you realize you picked a post of his almost 10 years to the day later? 😊

Apr 13, 2024 07:27 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 
If you haven't noticed, ALL of my Lou Ludwig Features are from exactly 10 years from publication date. It's a testament to the evergreen quality of his content.

Apr 13, 2024 08:25 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and a great list to share with us on the Sunny Saturday here in the Denver.  Hope you are settling in to your home again.

Apr 13, 2024 08:22 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Will Hamm for checking in on this week's SCS selections.
Have a great weekend!

Apr 13, 2024 08:25 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another week of interesting titles and some were so good that I caught them early. Thanks for your efforts.

Apr 13, 2024 09:38 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol good selection of blogs, I need to go read a couple of them.

Apr 13, 2024 10:36 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Thank you, my friend Carol, for including my post. I hope the sun is shining where you are. 

The Zoom subject on April 30th sounds interesting. I might make my first appearance that day. 

Apr 13, 2024 10:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have an outstanding weekend.

We have a sunny day for the golfers in our area. 60 degrees as I post this comment.

Apr 13, 2024 11:14 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- I found 2 I somehow overlooked so thank you for doing this. Watching the Masters???

Apr 13, 2024 03:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for the Saturday reading list, Carol. Off to read what I missed.

Have a great weekend...any golf?


Apr 13, 2024 03:44 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams: Great posts, as always. I have read a few. Thank you for adding my Steals and deals back into the roll 

Apr 15, 2024 10:09 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 good week.

Apr 15, 2024 07:37 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Apr 15, 2024 07:39 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Did not know you did that.  Thank you for the recommendations.  I will check them out for sure.  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Apr 17, 2024 08:07 AM