Second Chance Saturday: Week 207

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.

Lift the Shadow of Doubt
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..." 

Thankful Thursday - Second Chances 
By: Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
"I believe things happen for a reason and good will come out of even unfortunate scenarios."

The Signs to Look For When Looking At a Possible Phishing Attack
By: Robert Siciliano 
"Here are some signs that you might be the potential victim of a phishing attack."

4 Budget Tips For You When Buying a Home
By: Pat Champion 
"The key to home ownership means sticking to a budget, knowing what you can afford and managing extra costs wisely." 

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Real Estate Blog 
By: Kevin Vitali 
"There are a few things I know today, that I wish I knew years ago when I started a real estate blog." 

Always Darkest Before the Dawn 
By: Steve Schultz 
"Like so many people, I was brought up to believe that a “good life” means getting a “good education” so one can get a “good job,” and then make lots of money." 

The Catalogo Home - Sears and Roebuck Modern Homes 
By: Kevin Vitali 
"As I did some research on a prevalent older house design in my city, the American Four Square, I also stumbled across the fact it was one of Sear's most popular house designs in their mail-order catalog." 

It Wasn't Just a House For Sale, It Was Their Home 
By: Kathy Streib 
"Home Staging wasn’t a profession I chose me."

What Is a Memory 
By: Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 
"Can you remember things that happened before you were born?" 

Double Feature:
Consistent Real Estate Follow-up - A Must For Success 
By: Marte Cliff 
"What does consistent real estate follow up mean?"

Outside Feature:
25 Genius Quotes That Permanently Changed the Way I Look at Life
I can’t recall what worried me the most then. So, I did the second best option — I researched what worries most teenagers"

Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings

June 1st - Robert Siciliano  - Cyber Security

June 8th - Larry Story - Land Acquisitions

June 15th - TBA 

June 22nd - Ben Kinney  (Update on ActiveRain Upgrade)

June 29th - Lori Ballen  (Digital Marketing)

Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting
Arizona... You are the same as Pacific time until Nov. 7th
11:00 a.m.    Pacific
12:00 p.m.    Mountain
  1:00 p.m.    Central
  2:00 p.m.    Eastern time 

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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 (44)

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 Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 
You're very welcome and thank you for stopping by to check out the selections each week.  As I recall, you're going to be immersed in an online course this weekend.  Enjoy!

May 29, 2021 08:19 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That is absolutely correct Carol Williams 

I got started on the course yesterday.  I will manage to sprinkle some fun into the weekend as well ... getting together with friends to play Mexican Train.  What a Hoot! 

May 29, 2021 08:24 AM
Carol Williams

Mexican Train? I'm going to have to look that up! 

May 29, 2021 09:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for sharing your selection of recommended blogs.

May 29, 2021 08:51 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

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
Thank YOU for stopping by to check out this week's selections. Have a wonderful weekend.

May 29, 2021 09:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol Williams ,

I'm honored to have my post listed in your  Second Chance Saturday Series! I'm off to read and comment some posts I missed.

May 29, 2021 09:16 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Once again you have outdone yourself with this great selection of posts.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  A

May 29, 2021 10:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You have chosen some fantastic posts once again Carol Williams. Have a wonderful weekend!

May 29, 2021 10:20 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Good Saturday Carol Williams rainy and chilly here in Philly read half of these but will read the rest now, Just came back from lunch with the girls 

May 29, 2021 11:42 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I always look forward to your "Second Chance Saturday" list, Carol.  I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend.

May 29, 2021 01:31 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

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

May 29, 2021 01:31 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - I have been on a hiatus so this is a good way to catch up.  Thank you! Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.

May 29, 2021 03:06 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol I did better this week, I read about 33% of the blogs you selected.  Lets see if I can get 50% next week.

May 29, 2021 03:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- it looks like we have some of the same and you've shared some that I need to read!!!! Thank you!

May 29, 2021 06:10 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Carol,  Once again, thanks for sharing this great post.  I like to go back and read any of these that I may have missed.

May 29, 2021 08:05 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you Carol Williams for the recap of all the good on ActiveRain last week. I hope you plan to stay in touch on your east coast road swing my friend 😎

May 29, 2021 08:35 PM
Kevin Vitali
EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates - Middleton, MA
Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers

Wow thank you for including two of my blog posts Carol Williams 

May 30, 2021 05:10 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post! As always, I found some new posts to read!

May 30, 2021 05:12 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Thanks for the reading list - I actually read most of these...which is unusual!

Looks like you are coming up on the 4-year anniversary of this SCS Post.


May 30, 2021 11:17 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Another great list, Carol and THANK YOU! Thanks for all you do for our members - you are AMAZING! I'm off to do a little catching up on my reading this morning.

May 31, 2021 08:38 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

Thank you for this list and your efforts.

Jun 01, 2021 10:41 PM