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Second Chance Saturday: Week 343

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.

First, Let's Welcome This Week's First Time Bloggers:
Marjorie Ann Watson

Melanie Bocock
Evie Johns

Stuart Sheinfeld 

Never Compromise A Principle
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..." 

Why EVERYONE Is Resistant To Engaging In Security Practices
By: Robert Siciliano 
"It’s everyone. (It’s you too. Just read.) Security goes against our core beliefs. Security is not natural, it’s not normal, it means that we don’t trust others."

Elevating the Precision Of BPOs: A Technical Guide
By: Kukun's VP of Analytics Franklin Carroll 
"For realtors looking to refine their BPO skills, focusing on the nuances of choosing comparables, making adjustments, and leveraging advanced tools can significantly enhance accuracy."

This Week... Being In The Present
By: Kathy Streib 
"What I learned from them was the power of being in the present. It seems so simple and perhaps it is for some people."

What Could Possibly Go Wrong
By: Patricia Kennedy 
"Back in the day, a wise old broker told me, "Pat, if this was easy, they wouldn't pay you so much for doing it!"  

Real Estate Hashtags 2024 Guide
By: Realtyna Inc 
"...staying on top of the most effective real estate hashtags requires diligent research and savvy." 

Sometimes the Sun Shines At Night
By: Alan May 
"A recent question asked how you spend your day, and my answer was..."  

Make Hay While The Sun Shines Doesn't Mean Burn The Midnight Oil
By: Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets 
"So, embrace the opportunities that come your way, but also embrace the discipline of nurturing a sustainable and fulfilling career."   

Double Feature:
ActiveRain May Challenge... Why Choose YOU?
Co-Hosted by: Kathy Streib and Debe Maxwell, CRS 
"Someone recently told me their bank might add a lender/agent to the staff. “After all, anyone can do what an agent does?” 

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May 7th - Group Discussion
Squatters & Other Unique Real Estate Situations

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."

Whatever You're Doing, Make It Fun!


Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that you highlighted some first-time bloggers!  I am now following Marjorie Ann Watson, Melanie Bocock, Evie Johns, and Stuart Sheinfeld.  I will keep an eye out for future posts of thiers and I hope that they will be active in the Rain!

May 04, 2024 04:20 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Brian England 
Yes, let's give those First Time Bloggers some AR Love. 😊

May 04, 2024 11:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... read four of your suggestions this past week. Somehow missed Robert Siciliano's post... so off to read. Happy Saturday to you.

May 04, 2024 05:04 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker 
Robert's post came in yesterday afternoon so if you're a morning AR reader you would have missed it.

May 04, 2024 11:20 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. What can I say? Caught some and read some this morning. Pressing the "like" button on Alan May's post kicked me off the site but I was able to press the "like" button for your post. The Chihuahua is wandering around and not staying put. Enjoy your day.

May 04, 2024 05:19 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Wayne Martin 
I was having the same issue of getting constantly kicked onto the log in page. It seems to be ok now.

May 04, 2024 11:21 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

A wonderful selection of Second Chances, Thanks for sharing, make it a great Saturday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 04, 2024 05:47 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections. Have a wonderful Arizona weekend.

May 04, 2024 11:21 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Love you selections and like you are including first time bloggers! Off to read a post I missed! Thank you for your series each Saturday.

May 04, 2024 06:16 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I hope you enjoyed this week's selections. I always appreciate you checking in.

May 04, 2024 11:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Carol and thank you as always for your Saturday second chance  blog to share with us.  Make it a great day!


May 04, 2024 06:39 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Will Hamm 
I hope you have some fun plans this weekend.

May 04, 2024 11:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations. Have an outstanding weekend. We have a very rainy Saturday for the golfers in our area.

May 04, 2024 08:13 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
I hope you enjoyed reading this week's selections.  It's rainy here too. No golf for me this weekend.

May 04, 2024 11:23 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams: Many of these I read, and quite a few I missed. Good work! Thank you !

May 04, 2024 11:06 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Hannah Williams 
I hope you enjoy reading those you missed during the week. What fun plans do you have for the weekend?

May 04, 2024 11:24 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams  It is chilly in Philly this weekend. I am going to watch a mini-series on peacock  The Tattooist of Auschwitz I have the book  and do some cooking 

May 04, 2024 12:10 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post as always! I did miss a few but am now caught up.

May 04, 2024 12:49 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I did manage to read a few of your suggestions and appreciate your weekly efforts for us.

May 04, 2024 01:15 PM
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.

May 04, 2024 02:05 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 04, 2024 02:06 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you for a terrific reading list today, Carol. I am behind in my reading due to being sick so have a bit of catch-up.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


May 04, 2024 04:30 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol you come up with good choices each and every week.  👍

May 04, 2024 04:50 PM
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

Whoa! Big thanks for another Second Chance Saturday! Always a thrill to see my posts get more "airtime". They're all about making a difference and lifting others up.

May 04, 2024 05:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- another mega thank you for doing this each week. And, I appreciate your highlighting my post. 

May 04, 2024 06:10 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  clearly I have a lot of reading to catch up on, Endre

May 04, 2024 09:16 PM
Melanie Bocock
M Bee Creative - Naples, FL
Marketing creative in Naples, FL

Thanks for the welcome Carol.

May 05, 2024 07:48 AM