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Second Chance Saturday: Week 344

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:
Edward Bautista
Bernard Dickerson-Quinn
Tess Marquez 

Raul Morales
Ellen Wilson
Kelly DiRisio

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The World Is A Mirror
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

And So It Goes...
By: Michael Jacobs  
"Oh, the complexity about the simplicity of it all!"

The Scariest Thing In Real Estate... For Me
By: Mona Gersky 
"So, here's the thing. Unlike beautiful scenery, artwork, sculptures and tasty looking food photos which are pretty much ageless, I'm about to embark on the scariest thing in real estate, for me anyway."

NAR's 2024 Sustainability Summit
By: Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ 
"I'm super excited to be a panelist in an education session, so watch for my participation!"

Do You Ever Track Over Priced Turkeys Just For Fun?
By: Michael Elliott 
"I know, my fellow agents are rolling their eyes at me, because this is a waste of time.  But it became a game."  

Buyers Beward Not All Websites Are Up To Date
By: Charles Stallions 
"Buyers may think that all real estate websites display the same listings." 

Why Choose Us For Your Long Island Real Estate Journey?
By: Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 
"You've heard it before...We're the best, we have more experience, we can get your home sold fast, we are the top agents, we know market trends...blah, blah, blah!"

Important Tips And Facts On Flipping Houses 101
By: Kukun's VP of Analytics Franklin Carroll 
"House flipping looks easy — just buy a house, make a few cosmetic changes, and sell the property at a good profit."  

Thankful Thursdays... For Our Zoom Gang
By: Kathy Streib 
"Not everyone makes it each week…you know…work and family come first! But these wonderful members represent what ActiveRain is about…community and support."

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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

May 14th - William Piotrowski  
Real Talk With Our Illinois Mortgage Broker

May 21st - Lynnea Miller 
The Latest Juicy Stuff From NAR

May 28th - Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Nerdin Gardens 2024: It's Not A Tuber!

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)

Patricia Kennedy's Last Week's Favorites On ActiveRain

Hannah Williams Steals & Deals

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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

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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Thank you, Carol, for including mine in your selection. I was able to read several of your recommendations this week! 

May 11, 2024 05:31 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 
I enjoyed reading your entry and how you two differentiate yourselves from the pack.

May 11, 2024 07:21 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Have I turned the corner? This week I caught more than I missed. A novel situation. Hope it continues. Enjoy your day.

May 11, 2024 05:37 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Wayne Martin 
If you've turned a corner, I do hope I have lead you down a dark alley. 😂

May 11, 2024 07:22 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like that you are highlighting the newbies, I gave Edward Bautista a follow and will see what he has to offer!

May 11, 2024 05:39 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Brian England 
I'm sure he appreciates the follow.

May 11, 2024 07:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Great selection of post in Your Series. I like Brian England appreciate you including some newbies!

May 11, 2024 06:13 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I've been doing that for a few weeks. I hope it gets their attention enough to participate a bit more.

May 11, 2024 07:23 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... didn't have to spend too much time catching up on reading this morning, as I'd already seen and read five of your suggestion. Happy weekend to you.

May 11, 2024 07:02 AM
Carol Williams

Nice job, Nina Hollander, Broker 
You could probably do SCS if I ever need a replacement. 😊

May 11, 2024 07:23 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams well, if you ever need a stand-in, you know how to find me!

May 11, 2024 07:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Carol and glad you included Kathy in your list, she writes great blogs.


May 11, 2024 07:53 AM
Carol Williams

Yes, she does Will Hamm 
And, she does so every day!

May 11, 2024 09:39 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding weekend.

May 11, 2024 10:14 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
I hope you and Dolores are having a nice weekend.

May 12, 2024 07:17 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Love your selections Sista Carol Williams as always Happy Moms Day  - Get some Golf in 

May 11, 2024 12:25 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Hannah Williams 
I hope you're having a great weekend. Golf for me will be tomorrow and Tuesday. 😊

May 12, 2024 07:18 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Saturday post, and have a great weekend!

May 11, 2024 01:39 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
Thanks for stopping by, as always, to check out the weeks selections.

May 12, 2024 07:18 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol missed you on the ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting on Tuesday.  Hope you can be at the next one.

May 11, 2024 02:45 PM
Carol Williams

Hi George Souto 
Sadly, I will miss this Tuesday too. We have an out of town team golf event. I should be able to make the next two, though.

May 12, 2024 07:19 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well always enjoy your selections and as usually I have read some and others not.... wishing you a relaxing Mother's Day weekend, Endre

May 11, 2024 03:16 PM
Carol Williams

Thank you for stopping by to check out the selections from last week, Endre Barath, Jr. 

I hope you're having a great weekend.

May 12, 2024 07:20 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thank you for another second Chance Saturday!!! I found two that I missed!!!! And thank you for including one of my posts. 

May 11, 2024 05:08 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kathy Streib 
Thank YOU for providing us with a daily dose of food for thought! 😊

May 12, 2024 07:20 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We seem to have appreciated the same posts this past week, as I read almost all that you featured.

May 11, 2024 06:19 PM
Carol Williams

Good job, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
It's like we're hanging out in the same neighborhood. 😊

May 12, 2024 07:22 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’m just about caught up with a lot of the stuff, but there’s so much more than that. I can check out. Thanks for  posts the second chance posts. You are appreciated! :)

May 11, 2024 10:45 PM
Carol Williams

I hope you enjoyed this week's selections, Laura Cerrano 
Have a wonderful day!

May 12, 2024 07:22 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Thanks for the selection, Carol. And for posting the new bloggers, too.

May 12, 2024 02:48 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Well I have a bit of reading to do as I only saw a couple of these during the week. Looks like some good ones, as always!

Enjoy what's left of your weekend!


May 12, 2024 03:08 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for including my post!  I so appreciate all of the effort you put into researching and sharing posts.   I've read and commented on all of them.  And will reach out to the new members.  Hurray! 

May 12, 2024 05:04 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Wow Carol once again you managed to find some very interesting posts.  Such a wide variety too. Awesome!

May 13, 2024 11:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hi Carol, didn't see most of these, as I am not on every day now.

May 14, 2024 11:31 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Caught a few of these, Carol, thanks for the list! Hard to believe it's Thursday already...I might be in a time warp at full speed ahead. LOL

May 16, 2024 09:17 AM