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Second Chance Saturday: Week 341

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 Wisdom of Learning From Others
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."  

5 Vital Reasons Why You Need A Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home
By: Thomas J. Nelson   
"In today's digital online world, it doesn't matter who finds your home, you or your agent, that is not what you have primarily hired your agent to do." 

Never Ask "Is This Property Still Available" Again
"Why Is Zillow Not 100% Accurate?"

Discover The Untold Wisdom Of Wolves - A Powerful Lesson From The Wild
By: Aura Alex 
"Dense darkness sliced in half by the chilly light of the moon..." 

Know Your Pet Even Before You Get Your Pet
By: Bob "RealMan" Timm 
"Not knowing the needs of your new pet is why our animal shelters are overflowing and good animals are being euthanized." 

Driveway Paving Scams
By: Roy Kelley 
"The individual is from out of state or has an unmarked truck. Roaming scammers often drive unmarked trucks or have out-of-state license plates."     

Don't Be Stupid   
By: Patricia Kennedy 
"Big Brother is very likely to be watching!"  

Why Even The Best Managers Have Expiration Dates
By: Michael Elliott 
"Here is why:"  

Things About Texas You Might Not Know
By: Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
(We all should consider writing a post like this about our state)

Let's Welcome This Week's First Time Bloggers:
David Liberatore
Sean Harron
Tanzania Daniel
Abby Riordan 

Double Feature:
How Will I Pay My Buyer Agent? I've Barely Enough For My Down Payment
By: Nick Vandekar
"There are many options to cover the buyer agent's fee, discover some in this post and what you should be looking for in an agent representing you." 

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

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

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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."

Whatever You're Doing, Make It Fun!


Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Thank you so much for the mention, I am honored!   Have a great weekend!

Apr 20, 2024 02:43 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Michael Elliott.  This is how I feel about the General Manager at our golf course. 

Apr 20, 2024 07:16 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

Apr 20, 2024 03:58 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Bill Salvatore - East Valley
I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend.

Apr 20, 2024 07:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... as I'm not here in the Rain all that much, I'm very proud of myself that I'd actually managed to catch four of your suggestions this past week. Happy weekend!

Apr 20, 2024 04:42 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Nina Hollander, Broker 
You're apparently very efficient with what time you do spend on AR.
Happy Saturday!

Apr 20, 2024 07:17 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like seeing that you gave a second chance to a post from a gentleman that I had lunch with a few days ago, haha.

Apr 20, 2024 05:42 AM
Carol Williams

I enjoyed seeing your smiling faces at the same table, Brian England 
Have a great weekend!

Apr 20, 2024 07:18 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. We thought a lot alike this week as I caught many the first time around. Reading Lou's post brings back memories of those who have moved on that I used to follow. Thanks! Enjoy your day. 

Apr 20, 2024 05:49 AM
Carol Williams

Good job, Wayne Martin 
We've lost a lot of good ones, haven't we? They're gone but not forgotten.

Apr 20, 2024 07:19 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Saturday post! I hope your weekend is amazing.

Apr 20, 2024 06:41 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!

Apr 20, 2024 07:19 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 the mention in your selections this week! I'm honored and appreciate the mention. I have read all the others except one so am off to read and comment.

Apr 20, 2024 06:44 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I think we should all write a similar post about our state. We could probably write an entire post about each point.

Apr 20, 2024 07:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations. And, thanks for including one of my posts.

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

Apr 20, 2024 07:08 AM
Carol Williams

You're very welcome, Roy Kelley 
We are having sunny weather here but it's a bit chilly.  I have golf plans for next week but none this weekend. Does chef Dolores still play?

Apr 20, 2024 07:21 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

😂I figured I must have been featured when all of a sudden a 10 day old post was getting some new comments. Thank you so much Carol Williams - much appreciated.

Apr 20, 2024 07:53 AM
Carol Williams

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 
I'm glad to hear your post got some more traffic. That IS the purpose of Second Chance Saturday. Mission Accomplished.😊

Apr 21, 2024 09:08 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Happy Saturday...and thanks for some excellent reading. There are several that I missed.


Apr 20, 2024 09:13 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Jeff Dowler, CRS 
I hope you're having a great weekend.

Apr 21, 2024 09:09 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

sista Carol Williams  too many really good posts this week missed most of them but rectified it - Happy Saturday 

Apr 20, 2024 10:47 AM
Carol Williams

Hey Hannah Williams 
There was a lot of good stuff to choose from this week. I haven't been to see what Kathy has Featured yet today.

Apr 21, 2024 09:09 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A nice cross section of titles and nice to see the recognition of the first-time bloggers as well.

Apr 20, 2024 12:19 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
I hope you enjoyed this week's selections.

Apr 21, 2024 09:11 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol I read a few of your choices, but need to read a couple of others that caught my attention.

Apr 20, 2024 12:19 PM
Carol Williams

Hi George Souto 
I hope you enjoy reading those you missed during the week!

Apr 21, 2024 09:11 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Thank you, Carol, for including my post. As always, I appreciate your unwavering support in my writing. 

Apr 20, 2024 12:48 PM
Carol Williams

You're very welcome, Aura Alex 
I hope all is going well in your world. We need to catch up soon. My life has been a bit busy since returning home.

Apr 21, 2024 09:12 AM
Aura Alex

Carol Williams 

Yes, we need to catch up. I'll email you a bit later today.

Apr 21, 2024 10:46 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 great weekend.

Apr 20, 2024 02:22 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, as always, for stopping by to check out the week's SCS selections, Myrl Jeffcoat 

Apr 21, 2024 09:12 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Apr 20, 2024 02:27 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks so much, Myrl Jeffcoat 

Apr 21, 2024 09:12 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thank you once again, for sharing these posts that deserve a second chance. Sounds like a good name for a weekly post!! LOL

Apr 20, 2024 02:48 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kathy Streib 
I need to get over and see what you uncovered during the week.

Apr 21, 2024 09:13 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  great selections some I follow others I do not but that is for another reason, Endre

Apr 20, 2024 10:37 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in on this week's selections, Endre Barath, Jr.. Somedays maybe you can explain the "other reasons" to me over a glass of wine. 😊

Apr 21, 2024 09:13 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Just played catch up with these postings. Thank you, all were well worth the read.

Apr 21, 2024 05:53 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for taking the time to read the featured posts, Leanne Smith. I know the authors all appreciated the extra exposure.

Apr 21, 2024 09:14 AM