Second Chance Saturday: Week 351

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:
Nelson Huggins  
Justin Brave  
Lionel Pinkhard  
Patricia Koczara  
Stephanie LeFew  

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Surround Yourself With Positive People   
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."  

You Know What To Do And Not To Do - Trust Your Gut   
By: Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ 
"Last week, I had the privilege of firing myself."

Marathon Showing Days
By: Dr. Paula McDonald 
"My personal record (PR) for showings is 21 homes."

Preapproval Letter Silliness
By: Michael Elliott 
"I refused to show her my listing until I had something in writing. She wasn't happy." 

Hey, Hey, What's That Sound? 
By: Monica Hill 
"Once again, I’ve turned over a rock, metaphorically, that shows how people can be so quick to rush to judgment about things." 

AI Boring Descriptions! Spare Us! Please Write Descriptions Yourself.
By: Barbara S. Duncan 
"I tried again and failed." 

Beware Of Land Contract Scams 
By: Sam Miller 
"For those who don't qualify for a traditional mortgage, many look to alternative ways to secure a home." 

Providing A Service For Your Customers
By: Kathy Streib 
"We are not the only ones who offer our services. But we can be the company that offers the kind of service everyone wants." 

And Now You're A Former Client
By: Candice A. Donofrio 
"I won't 'discuss this further'. You will simply be fired."

Double Feature:
An ARMS Update: There are Limits
By: ActiveRain Member Support
"ActiveRain encourages participation and the building of relationships between members.  The point system is the carrot at the end of the stick to encourage participation, but there are limits."

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Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings.   If you're not attending these weekly sessions, you're missing out on one of the best benefits of ActiveRain membership!
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


July 2nd - Paddy Deighan
AI Continued

July 9th - Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ 

July 16 - Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 
AI Continued

July 23rd - Brad Andersohn
The Magic of RPR

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

Thank you for including me among these other very very good blogs.  I am honored.  Have a great weekend!

Jun 29, 2024 02:23 AM
Carol Williams

You're very welcome, Michael Elliott 
Enjoy your weekend.

Jun 29, 2024 07:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

A great list of post selections to read and see I missed one this week! Thank you for including the new AR bloggers...I'll check them out!

Jun 29, 2024 05:22 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I keep hoping we can get more engagement with them.

Jun 29, 2024 07:10 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Wow, did better than expected touring the Rain this past week. Thanks for still having a few I missed. Usually I am a wipeout. Enjoy your day.

Jun 29, 2024 05:38 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Wayne Martin 
I hope you have a pleasant weekend planned.

Jun 29, 2024 07:11 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The throwback from Lou Ludwig is so true, life is much better if we surround ourselves with positive people.

Jun 29, 2024 05:44 AM
Carol Williams

It absolutely is, Brian England 
Who wants to hang out around negativity. No me.

Jun 29, 2024 07:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you as always for your Saturday post! I missed a few but am now all caught up.

Have a great weekend!

Jun 29, 2024 05:46 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
Thanks for starting your weekend with us!

Jun 29, 2024 07:12 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Thanks for including me! 🤩

Jun 29, 2024 06:07 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Candice A. Donofrio 

Jun 29, 2024 07:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol. Great selections this week.... I can say that because I read almost all of them when they were first posted.

Jun 29, 2024 06:53 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Nina Hollander, Broker 
Thanks, as always, for checking in on the week's selections.
Have a great weekend.

Jun 29, 2024 07:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

We have a sunny morning for the golfers in our area. 80 degrees at 11 a.m.

Jun 29, 2024 08:05 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
We've been having perfect weather for golfing here. Does Chef Dolores still play?

Jun 29, 2024 08:28 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol good decision to include the AR support staff update.  Good to know they are keeping an eye on things.

Jun 29, 2024 09:19 AM
Carol Williams

Hi George Souto 
Yes, having Support chime in when they see concerns raised is good.

Jun 30, 2024 08:03 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

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


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 29, 2024 09:38 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I hope you're enjoying your weekend as well.

Jun 30, 2024 08:04 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for your Saturday blog on second chances.  Make it a great day!


Jun 29, 2024 09:46 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Will Hamm 
Thank you for checking in on last week's selections.

I hope you're having a nice weekend.

Jun 30, 2024 08:04 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Wonderful diversity in this week's selections. I look forward to reading the ones I missed during the week.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!


Jun 29, 2024 10:25 AM
Carol Williams

Happy Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by to check out last week's selections, Jeff Dowler, CRS.

Jun 30, 2024 08:05 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, hope you are enjoying your summer and golfing lots.   Another week, did not see many posts.

Jun 29, 2024 02:26 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Joan Cox 
The weather is perfect for golf now. Will be going out in the morning.

I hope you're having a nice weekend.

Jun 30, 2024 08:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thank you for your Saturday post!!! And thank you for including my post!!!  So...go play some golf. 

Jun 29, 2024 05:56 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kathy Streib 
I need to pop over and see what you came up with for the week.
Happy Sunday!

Jun 30, 2024 08:07 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’m up to mines because I love all the content, but I’m a little bit behind so I have some catching up to do, but I’m excited nevertheless and I enjoy everything

Jun 29, 2024 11:33 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Laura Cerrano 
Thanks for checking in on last week's SCS selections.
I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Jun 30, 2024 08:08 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for including my post in your featured list of posts!  Appreciate you!

Jun 30, 2024 09:48 AM
Carol Williams

You're very welcome, Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ.
It's a good reminder!

Jun 30, 2024 12:44 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hey Miss Carol you're rocking it out once again this week!  A couple of titles caught my eye and I'll be off to check them out.  Some I've read and must say they absolutely deserve another look in your post!  Have  a great week!

Jun 30, 2024 11:52 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Anna "Banana" Kruchten 
Golf tomorrow. Shirley set up a 6:50 tee time. That is a.m.!  Ugh.

Jun 30, 2024 12:45 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

My week went off the tracks, so I am doing a lot of catching up. Thanks for your efforts.

Jun 30, 2024 01:13 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your "Second Chance Saturday" list, Carol.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Jun 30, 2024 07:28 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jun 30, 2024 07:28 PM