Second Chance Saturday: Week 350

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.

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Let's Welcome This Week's First Time Bloggers:

Melisa Hatfield  
Kristy Macko
Francine Marsolek
Paul Cooper
Brian Wilder
Jes Coles

You Have The Power To Make The Difference
By Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."  

By: Doug Dawes 
"There's an old saying "A man who represents himself has a fool for a client." 

Things I Don't Do
By: Michael Elliott 
"I don't...

You Can't Carry Title In A Bucket
By: Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 
"There are many ways to hold title to real property.  Each form has its own advantages and disadvantages." 

How To Train A Team Member For Success
By: Daniel Ramsey 
"Since 2008, I've hired and launched over 9,000 virtual team members for 6,000 customers, giving us extensive experience with hiring and managing them."

Blog 18 of 30 - Blow Wind Blow... The Drone Still Flies
By: Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker 
"Stay between the ditches...and fly low and slow."   

What You Can Do To Protect Your Home When You Go On Vacation
By: Kathy Streib 
"Now is a good time to review what we can do to help ensure that our homes are safe and everything is in place for our return."

Rising Insurance Costs Hitting Condos Hard
By: Lise Howe 
"The increase in insurance premiums is a major factor behind rising condo association fees. Condo dues rose 20% between 2022 and 2024, according to an analysis of 1,800 associations in 44 states by real-estate tech company Rexera."

Why Would You Buy A Land Locked Plot O Land?
By: Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker 
"Buying a landlocked plot of land, which is a property without direct access to a public road or thoroughfare, might seem unappealing at first. However, there are several reasons why someone might choose to purchase such a plot."

Wright's Tower That Never Was
By: Alan May 
"In 1956 Frank Lloyd Wright first announced (by holding a press conference) that he intended to build a new tower called The Illinois planned to be 528 stories tall and a mile high."

Double Feature:
Ask An Ambassador: ActiveRain's Cheap Seats
By: Liz and Bill Spear 
"ActiveRain has its own version of the cheap seats:  a Rainer membership." 

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Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings.  
11:00 a.m.    Pacific time (Arizona same as Pacific now)!
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  1:00 p.m.    Central time
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June 25th - Paddy Deighan
AI, based on previous sessions

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!


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

Thanks so much for the inclusion, Carol!  I missed many of these, they sound interesting, I will check them out.  Have a great weekend!

Jun 22, 2024 01:46 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Michael Elliott 
There is a long list of things agents should NOT do and you listed the main ones.

Jun 22, 2024 06:38 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning! Apparently I missed quite a few and I am off to read them now. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jun 22, 2024 05:31 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Kat Palmiotti 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections, as always. I hope you and Anthony have a fun Montana weekend planned.

Jun 22, 2024 06:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Great selections and see I have read most of them but missed a few. Thank you for including some new members!

Jun 22, 2024 05:34 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
Are there some fun things on the agenda with the grands this weekend?

Jun 22, 2024 06:39 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Thank you for your fabulous list, Carol! I'm off to read the ones I missed.

Happy Saturday! ⛳

Jun 22, 2024 06:03 AM
Carol Williams

Happy Saturday, Debe Maxwell, CRS 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections!

Jun 22, 2024 06:40 AM
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

Didn't get to read many on your list Carol, but a few have definitely caught my eyes and I will try and get to them!

Jun 22, 2024 06:27 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 
I know the bloggers will appreciate you stopping by to read their posts.

Jun 22, 2024 06:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding weekend. We have a sunny and very hot day for the golfers in Maryland.

Jun 22, 2024 06:32 AM
Roy Kelley

Dolores had to stop her golfing after enjoying the ladies activities for many years.

Jun 22, 2024 06:47 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
Does chef Dolores still golf? We had the perfect day for our ladies league day on Thursday. It's a beautiful time of year here.

Jun 22, 2024 06:42 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like that you list the newbies and I will check some of them out, but most don't seem to have much to offer, haha.

Jun 22, 2024 06:35 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Brian England 
I don't think they know how. We're trying to encourage and mentor them, but they don't seem to engage. We'll keep trying.

Jun 22, 2024 06:42 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

What a great list of posts this week, Carol. I've enjoyed catching up with these contributors.

Jun 22, 2024 07:46 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in on this week's selections, Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty. I hope you enjoy them.

Have a great weekend.

Jun 22, 2024 08:23 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol I did OK this week, but still have a couple that caught my attention to read.

Jun 22, 2024 09:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for your list today, I have seen most of them but need to go back on one.  

Jun 22, 2024 09:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, perhaps with some golf?

This is a great selection and I read several of them but will try to read the ones I missed over the weekend!


Jun 22, 2024 12:11 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Carol... managed to have read four of your suggestions. You had a great list this week.

Jun 22, 2024 01:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- I missed a few of these so will have to head there later. Many thanks for including my post!!!

Jun 22, 2024 01:40 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

Another bevy of posts to catch up on, Carol. Will take a look at the ones I missed, if times allows, am meeting My Honey in the Silo again tonight! 🥂

Jun 22, 2024 06:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Looks like I need to read a few more that I missed, Endre

Jun 22, 2024 09:04 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Lots of catchy titles Carol......I've got some catching up to do!  Thanks for all your hard work every week in putting this together.

Jun 23, 2024 03:38 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Just catching up on the weekend work. It was busy around here and I played my first round of golf in CT with no issues except for the score.

Jun 24, 2024 04:10 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your Second Chance Saturday list, Carol.  I hope you have a great week.

Jun 24, 2024 07:44 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jun 24, 2024 07:44 PM