Second Chance Saturday: Week 204

Education & Training with Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.

"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."
-Carol Williams   

Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore. I'm always open to member suggestions on posts that should be Featured but somehow got missed. 

Giving deserving posts more exposure is what Second Chance Saturday is all about.  As you read blog posts during the week, be sure to TAG ME in the comment section of any post you wish to nominate as Feature-worthy.  Then watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday.   

Raising the Bar of Expectations
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Does Anyone Else Use Tik Tok?
By: David John Medendorp 

"So I have been on social Medea for a long time but just did my first TIk Tok update on the real estate market today."

Kindness - Is It a Lost Art?
By: Vickie Teel 
"In all of this madness and chaos there is really one thing you can control and that is how you treat each other."

Agent's Guide To Real Estate Facebook Marketing 
By: Emma Swier 
"It's not all about paid ads (although they are certainly a very good option); you can use the other publication options to maximize the reach of your posts and your business." 

3 Brilliant Ways To Utilize LinkedIn For Your Real Estate Career
By: The Core Training, Inc 
"Do you know how to utilize LinkedIn for your Real Estate career?"  

The Usage of Every Social Media Platform - Real Estate Edition 
By: Realtyna Inc 
"In this blog, we are going to outline some of the main social media platforms and how these platforms can be used by real estate agents and professionals."

The Little Things That Have the Biggest Impact 
By Denise Lones 
"When I first starting my real estate career, many years ago, a very smart mentor/trainer of mine used to tell me ALL THE TIME that it was the little things that would determine my level of success in real estate."

Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings

May 5th - Craig Grant  (Google - Running Your Business In the Cloud)

May 11th - Denise Lones  (Finding Sellers - Ideas for attracting listings in an inventory-challenged market)

May 18th - Hugh Thomas Lorch - (Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Making Sales On LinkedIn)

Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting
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Be sure not to miss these ActiveRain weekly series:

Kathy Streib's Posts Just For You - This Week at ActiveRain.
  (Published every Sunday) 

Bill Spears Ask An Ambassador (Published every Tuesday)

Debb Janes' YouTube Thursdays   


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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."

Comments (27)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh, and hope you have a fabulous weekend. D

May 01, 2021 06:30 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carol - not only do circumstances, other situations and a certain degree of serendipity prompt a visit by the feature fairy, sometimes those factors make finding posts a bit difficult so your weekly SCS Second Chance Saturday post sheds some additional attention to posts one might miss.  Especially as the blog roll rapidly rolls along.  

May 01, 2021 06:32 AM
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...


You're a featured sharp cookie @The Art of Marketing YOU... cookie image will be uploaded if/when AR fixes their chronically dysfunctional system !


May 01, 2021 06:50 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your first post catches my eye and I sure wish the bar for expectations would be raised.  It seems to me that the bar is always being lowered for expectations and that is not how it should be.  On another note, did you watch any of the PGA Professionals Championship?  My friend Marty was in the top 20 most of the tournament but had a disastrous 4th round back-nine and missed qualifying for the PGA Championship by one stroke, ugh.

May 01, 2021 07:19 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Thank you for always presenting some great post for us to read in your Second Chance Saturday series..I'm off to do some reading and commenting.

May 01, 2021 07:21 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and another great Second Chance day to share with us on Derby Day.  Make it a great day!


May 01, 2021 07:35 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Wow Carol you managed to pull together your 204th Saturday post even while traveling for a few days or so.  Impressive!  Lots of great pics as ususal!  Thanks!

May 01, 2021 10:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great assortment of posts you shared with us today.  Thank you for doing this, and I learned that you are in the road.  Happy trails.  A

May 01, 2021 11:41 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Carol Williams thank you once again for giving us a list of the weekly best posts

May 01, 2021 12:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol another week of discovery some gems.  You do a great job at this.

May 01, 2021 04:46 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A big list of I didn't reads this week.  Thanks for the post

May 01, 2021 07:43 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carol.

No surprise here, not a one.  I've really got to get out more, but time isn't on my side.

May 02, 2021 12:03 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Carol, I'm going to check some of these out hoping I'll learn something new. Have a great Sunday!

May 02, 2021 05:13 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi everyone. Thanks for your comments. I have read them all and appreciate you stopping by to check out this week's selections.  I'm traveling and not able to reply to each one as I wish I could!  


Enjoy your upcoming g week!

May 02, 2021 08:07 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hi Sista Carol 

Lots of great posts here -how lucky are you to get a Feature by Marti  Just Love him 

May 02, 2021 08:18 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

This is a very appreciated weekly service.

May 02, 2021 10:09 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Well I behind in my reading, and just now gettin gto your post! I have a bit of reading to do, I see. Thanks for a terrific list.


May 02, 2021 08:06 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Carol! First of all, PLEASE enjoy your travels - and golfing! We KNOW you read our comments and please don't feel obligated to respond. 

Secondly, I'm in total agreement with Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD (LOVE being able to tag!!) - love the theme and know that social media IS important! I recently read a post from someone who felt that it wasn't - and they try to help real estate agents with marketing! I thought, in this day and time, if I didn't see a social media presence from someone who was vying for my business, I would NOT hire them! Some people need to just get over themselves! LOL

May 02, 2021 08:21 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

And, THANK YOU for your wonderul reading list too, Carol! 

May 02, 2021 08:21 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Thanks for the tag. ;) Debe Maxwell, CRS 

May 03, 2021 09:59 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol yes it is nice to see your posts not wanted to diminish your hard work but I am doing the Happy Dance to be able to tag anyone like Debe Maxwell, CRS   or Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker  for no reason:))Endre

May 04, 2021 10:05 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Thanks Carol for the great selection this week.

May 05, 2021 06:44 AM

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