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Second Chance Saturday: Week 345

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:
Ali Khan   
The Boyd & Berend Group   

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Master Yourself And Release Your True Power  
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

27% Of All Buyers Surveyed Report Purchasing A Multi-Generaltional Home... 
By: Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates 
"As we see more multi-generational living between family and friends, NAR notes that the top reasons remain caretaking of older and younger family members."

3 Patterns For Expired Listings In My Region
By: Michael Elliott 
"This post is based only on my observations, and  what I have discovered." 

Thoughtful Thursdays - Behavior 
By: Kathy Streib 
"My Advisor gave me advice that has stayed with me…"  

Safeguarding Your Home Investment...
By: Laura Sellers 
"Don’t wait until the unexpected strikes."

My Aritificial Intelligence And Business Strategy Cert
By: Brandon Jordan 
"This was a good course for anyone thats looking to start using AI tools and wanting to know what exactly AI is and whereit might be headed."  

Enhancing Productivity With Your CRM: Essential Tips And Strategies 
By: Kukun's VP of Analytics Franklin Carroll 
"Lastly, regularly review the usage and effectiveness of your CRM. Seek feedback from users, analyze CRM metrics, and adjust your strategies and tools as needed. Continuous optimization ensures that the CRM evolves with your business needs and market conditions." 

Don't Tell My Nosy Neighbor
By: Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 
"The question is not: 'Do you want a for-sale sign?' The question is: "Where would you like the sign located?"   

Technology Helping Or Hurting Us?
By: Paddy Deighan
I fondly remember my dad struggling with new office technology"

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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 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

Active: Golf & Travel Blogger
"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."

Whatever You're Doing, Make It Fun!


Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. We must have been drinking at different bars together this week. I caught most the first time around. Very unusual. See you nest week if not before. Enjoy your day.

May 18, 2024 03:45 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Wayne Martin 
It's a big bar. I was probably at the other end from you. 😂
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections.

May 18, 2024 07:16 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Great list and I like you added some new bloggers! I see I missed some posts so off to read and comment!

May 18, 2024 06:06 AM
Carol Williams

Happy Saturday, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
Thanks, as always for starting your weekend by checking in on SCS.
Have a great weekend.

May 18, 2024 07:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... just two for me today. Meantime, wishing you a wonderful weekend.

May 18, 2024 07:16 AM
Carol Williams

Thank, Nina Hollander, Broker 
My daughter-in-law, stepdaughter, and I are having a girl's weekend, so it has all the makings to be fun!

May 18, 2024 07:20 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I will check out the new bloggers and see if they have anything worthwhile to offer and I hope that they will get active in the Rain!

May 18, 2024 07:21 AM
Carol Williams

I hope so too, Brian England 
Have a great weekend.

May 18, 2024 07:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding weekend.

May 18, 2024 08:36 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
I hope you enjoy reading this week's selections.

May 18, 2024 08:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carol, thanks for doing this week after week, and again, probably didn't read many.

May 18, 2024 09:23 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Joan Cox 
I hope you enjoyed reading this week's selections.

May 19, 2024 06:40 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You selected some good blogs this week and I know as I read a few of them, Thanks for your efforts.

May 18, 2024 09:51 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 
And, thanks for checking in on this week's selections.

May 19, 2024 06:41 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams,  wonderful blog choices, as always - Have a great weekend!

May 18, 2024 10:05 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Hannah Williams 
I hope you're doing some fun things this weekend.

May 19, 2024 06:41 AM
Brandon Jordan
ERA American Real Estate - Crestview, FL

Thank you Carol Williams for the  #SecondChanceSaturday  


you did help some AR members find the post.

May 18, 2024 10:24 AM
Carol Williams

That's great to hear, Brandon Jordan 
There is so much info out there on AI, it's hard to know what the average agent or business person of any kind should spend their time learning to use.

May 19, 2024 06:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for sharing some of these great blogs with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!


May 18, 2024 11:08 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Will Hamm 
I hope you are having a great weekend.

May 19, 2024 06:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Saturday post! I appreciate you! (As always)

May 18, 2024 12:40 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Kat Palmiotti 
Thanks, as always, for checking i on the SCS selections of the week.

May 19, 2024 06:43 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Thank you for taking the time to assemble this list. I look forward to reading what I missed.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend including some golf!


May 18, 2024 02:30 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
No golf this weekend, but I'm in a tournament Monday and Tuesday, so I'm saving myself. 😊

May 19, 2024 06:44 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.

May 18, 2024 03:09 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
I always appreciate you checking in on the SCS selections for the week. Are you having any fun weekend excursions?

May 19, 2024 06:45 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 18, 2024 03:10 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks so much, Myrl Jeffcoat 

May 19, 2024 06:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- another great wrap up for the week!  Thank you for continuing to do this and thank you for including my post. 

May 18, 2024 04:53 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol this Tuesday's ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting should be an excellent update on NAR.

May 18, 2024 04:58 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 few more posts to read, I always appreciate your effort and selections, Endre

May 18, 2024 08:44 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Another list deserving of a second look, Carol. Well done!

May 19, 2024 12:52 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

So many great pics Carol. I look forward to having the time to read them or at least some of them.  Hope you gals are having a great time at the golf tournament!

May 21, 2024 12:28 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for such a great list Carol!  Read and commented on all of them;  they are well worth it.  

May 21, 2024 09:46 PM