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Second Chance Saturday: Week 342

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.

Let's Welcome This Week's First Time Bloggers:
Rebecca Bingham 
Elyon DeClan
Ellerbrake Group powered by KW Pinnacle 
Trent Butler
Wayne Jennings 
Eric Alan (First post since 2012)
Byron Erard (in training)

Education Will Set You Free
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Why Are Rural Builders So Hard To Find?
By: Sean Harron 
"I just got a spam call from Angie's list trying to enlist me to take on projects in the rural areas I service."

The Future of Real Estate: Some Education Guesses
By: Kukun's VP of Analytics Franklin Carroll 
"Predicting the exact future of the real estate industry is challenging due to the dynamic nature of economic, technological, and societal factors. That said, it is possible to make some educated guesses." 

Glen Echo Carousel Reopens This Weekend
By: Lise Howe  
"When you are thinking about relocating to Washington DC, you might immediately think of the National Mall with the Air and Space Museum, the Washington Monument and the Hope Diamond in the Natural History Museum.  Those are all important tourist sites in our nation's capital - but where do the locals go on the weekends."

Who You Gonna Call?
By: Leanne Smith
"With 5 decades of sales experience and now an additional seven (7) years as a licensed professional real estate agent, I still don’t have the magic answer to answer that question of "Who You Gonna Call?"  What I do know there are some questions that may help in this critical decision making process:"

Just A Spoonful Of Sugar Helps The Medicine Go Down
By: Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 
"Oh, maybe you're one of those agents who doesn't bother with buyer broker agreements? How quaint. I guess you enjoy the thrill of the unknown and the excitement of surprise demands from clients. But hey, who needs clear expectations and mutual respect anyway?"

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April 30th - Brad Andersohn 
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Also, be sure not to miss these ActiveRain weekly series:

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(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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- Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
Coaching, goal setting, and marketing consultant

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

Thanks for sharing, make it a great Second Chance Saturday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Apr 27, 2024 05:29 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
Back at ya.

Apr 27, 2024 06:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning and thank you for your Second Chance Saturday. I didn't miss any!! :-)

Apr 27, 2024 05:35 AM
Carol Williams

Good job, Kat Palmiotti 
Have a fabulous Montana weekend!

Apr 27, 2024 06:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol. Three for me this week... considering that I'm not "really here," I think I did pretty well. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Apr 27, 2024 05:36 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in Nina Hollander, Broker 
Always appreciate your support of SCS.
Have a great weekend.

Apr 27, 2024 06:43 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have been lucky enough to attend the last two zoom meetings, but I won't be able to attend next week, haha.

Apr 27, 2024 06:20 AM
Carol Williams

Hey Brian England 
I missed this week with Dick Betts, which totally bummed me out because golf is my favorite subject.

Apr 27, 2024 06:44 AM
Brian England

Well, then you will be pleased to know that it wasn't about golf Carol Williams, haha.

Apr 27, 2024 06:56 AM
Carol Williams

Oh, good. Thanks, Brian England. Was it about the heat and humidity and bugs and alligators?  LOL

Apr 27, 2024 06:59 AM
Brian England

It was about "who" is moving to the Villages Carol Williams, he is a very good presenter!

Apr 27, 2024 07:19 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Can't say it was a wipeout week but I came close only to be saved by the bell with the post of Thomas J. Nelson. Enjoy your day.

Apr 27, 2024 06:21 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Wayne Martin 
Thanks for checking in, as always, on SCS. I appreciate the loyalty.
Have a marvelous weekend.

Apr 27, 2024 06:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations. Have an outstanding weekend.

We have a rainy day for the golfers in our area.

Apr 27, 2024 06:43 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
I always appreciate you stopping by to check out the week's selections.

Apr 27, 2024 06:59 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Thank you for the feature.  Very much appreciated. And a sunny good morning to you from NW AZ.

Apr 27, 2024 07:28 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Leanne Smith 
Have a wonderful Arizona weekend!

Apr 27, 2024 07:41 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and always look for your Saturday blog to see who made it.  Hope you are doing great.


Apr 27, 2024 09:37 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in on this week's selections, Will Hamm. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Apr 28, 2024 07:19 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

Oh wow, thank you for the second chance feature Miss Carol!

Apr 27, 2024 10:38 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 
I think the Buyer Broker agreements are particularly difficult for newer agents. The new ruling should change all that.

Apr 28, 2024 07:20 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol missed you on the Zoom call last Tuesday, hopefully you will be able to make it this week.

Apr 27, 2024 12:02 PM
Carol Williams

I missed you all, too, George Souto 
I was driving to the airport to pick up a visitor, and not in a place to Zoom in. I am truly sorry I missed it. I plan to be at the meeting this coming Tuesday.

Apr 28, 2024 07:22 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another nice job with the selections this week. A couple of which I saw.  Your efforts are always appreciated.

Apr 27, 2024 12:19 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking out last week's selections, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
I hope you enjoyed reading those you missed.

Apr 28, 2024 07:22 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Well with the crazy busy week you've had you sure found time to pack in some fantastic pics for this weeks post! We can always count on you Miss Carol!

Featured in BananaTude


Apr 27, 2024 01:51 PM
Carol Williams

Hey Anna "Banana" Kruchten 
I thought you'd be surprised when you saw this week's post. 😊

Apr 28, 2024 07:41 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fantastic selection of posts for your Second Chance Saturday post, Carol!

Apr 27, 2024 03:30 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
Thanks for stopping by to check out last week's selections. I hope you and your honey are having a fantastic Utah weekend.

Apr 28, 2024 07:42 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

We are getting ready for my brother, Brian's arrival and the Spring Silobration next Saturday! Hope you're enjoying your Sunday as well, Carol.

Apr 28, 2024 07:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- hope you've recovered from your food poisoning. And thank you for doing this each week. 

Apr 27, 2024 04:37 PM
Carol Williams

Yes, Kathy Streib, I'm feeling much better... thanks!

Apr 28, 2024 07:42 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol I am amazed that you have ben doing this now for 342 weeks, just incredible, I missed the news that you had food poisoning.... how did that happen? Endre

Apr 27, 2024 06:43 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 
I had a friend in town showing him the sights around the area. I think I got the food poisoning from some meatballs I ate. Thank goodness I only ate 2 instead of all 5! I might be dead if I'd eaten them all. 😐

Apr 28, 2024 07:43 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 pleasant weekend.

Apr 27, 2024 07:38 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Myrl Jeffcoat 
Actually, I am recovering from food poisoning so it's hasn't been my favorite weekend ever. I'm much better now, though. Thanks for checking in on this week's SCS selections.

Apr 28, 2024 07:45 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Apr 27, 2024 07:38 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks so much, Myrl Jeffcoat 
I always love being a Featured Old Fart. 😊

Apr 28, 2024 07:45 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Thanks for all of your recommendations this week. Looks like there are some really good ones!

Apr 28, 2024 06:29 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Joyce Marsh 
I hope you enjoy the selections.

Apr 29, 2024 08:32 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carol Williams - wishing you a happy Spring! May you fill up your bucket list with things you enjoy this season with planning for other seasons too. 

May 01, 2024 10:43 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

I'm really late on this - have been pretty laid up with a terrible cold and nasty cough (now day 9) and can only handle a small amount of being up and about, and on the computer a few minutes here and there.

Thanks for the reading - I missed a lot last week!


May 02, 2024 06:18 PM