Second Chance Saturday: Week 211

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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. 

Be a Dream Catcher 
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

10 Unusual Business Cards
By: Stephen Fells 
"The question is, with the following, very creative, business cards could you trash them easily?" 

7 Best Real Estate WordPress Plugins With Free Demos  
By: Realtyna Inc 
"If you’re a Realtor or a developer, you’ll want to learn about the most effective ways to design functional real estate WordPress websites that showcase your listings in all their entirety." 

Getting the Most From ActiveRain - No Drive-Bys 
By Rocky Dickerson 
"After all, I don’t ever want to send a referral to someone who tries to get by with the bare minimum. I want to send a referral to someone who cares. Someone who goes the extra mile."    

8 Cyber Security Tips You Can Start Today To Keep Yourself Safe  
By: Robert Siciliano 
"Thankfully, it is much easier than you probably think to keep your info safe."  

Don't Lose Sight of Your Quality of Life 
By: Denise Lones 
"As our inventory-lean markets move faster and faster, I want to encourage all of you to think about your quality of life BEFORE you reach a stage where you are burned-out." 

Cry For Help From a Blog Post Reader 
By: Chris Ann Cleland 
"Who you hire to sell your home matters.  The time to find an extremely qualified, local agent is not when the stuff hits the fan in your real estate deal."  

Blast From the Past:  
Referrals Gone a Muck! Where Has Loyalty Gone?
By: Kristal Kraft 
"Doing so shows you earned the referral because you actually did some research instead of throwing out a net and letting your inexperienced client fend for themselves." 

Kristal is one of my favorite ActiveRain members from the past. She wrote a lot of amazing stuff here. This one on the art and etiquette of referring is one of those evergreen subjects that bears repeating. 

Double Feature:
Tuesday 6.22 Zoom Call on the ActiveRain Updates 
By: Ed Silva 
"
Another way to be heard is to attend one of these monthly calls chaired by Ben Kinney and make your request known to the audience for all to support.

Outside Feature:
The 5 Biggest Challenges Real Estate Agents Face (And How To Fix them)
Published at: BecomeALocalLeader.com
"The real estate industry is reeling on all sides. Environmental change, shifting political climates, volatile markets, rising mortgage rates, and evolving technology trends are just some of the challenges Real Estate agents are facing everywhere."


Don't miss the upcoming Zoom meetings 

June 29th - Lori Ballen  (SEO For Real Estate) 

July 6th - Sham Reddy  (The Art of Referrals)

July 13th - RealtyNa - Tait (WordPress)


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   

#SecondChanceSaturday

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- Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
Coaching, goal setting, and marketing consultant

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Comments (44)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

 

Thanks for a great list of reading on this beautiful Saturday. I may have to read some then head out to enjoy the weather. Enjoy your weekend!

 

Jeff

Jun 26, 2021 12:12 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - Another good line-up of blogs to check out. Happy Saturday!

Jun 26, 2021 12:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carol- I am so happy that you continue to do this each week because I find posts that I missed!!!!

Jun 26, 2021 12:26 PM
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 Rocky Dickerson 
You're welcome! Interaction within the community is the key to building meaningful relationships.

Jun 26, 2021 12:52 PM
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 Will Hamm 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections.  Hope your slipped disc is better.

Jun 26, 2021 01:00 PM
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

Thank you, Ginger Harper .
Share away!

Jun 26, 2021 01:01 PM
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 .  Have a great weekend.

Jun 26, 2021 01:02 PM
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, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 
Sadly, I'm going to miss next week's presentation.  Tuesday is turning into a day with many conflicts.  Have a great weekend.

Jun 26, 2021 01:03 PM
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 Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 
Yes, Kristal is missed but it's fun to follow her photography on Facebook.

Jun 26, 2021 01:09 PM
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 Alexandra,
Thanks, as always, for checking in on this week's selections!  Hope your weekend involves a fun visit to the Farmer's Market. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Jun 26, 2021 01:15 PM
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, Grant Schneider 
Always lots of good stuff to share... and I always appreciate recommendations from other members.

Jun 26, 2021 01:17 PM
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

Good job, Ed Silva !
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections. Have a great weekend.

Jun 26, 2021 01:18 PM
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 Jeff Dowler, CRS 
We're having a heat wave here so I'm glad to hear you will be able to enjoy some lovely summer weather.

Jun 26, 2021 01:21 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Yes I read about that - be careful!!


Jeff

Jun 26, 2021 02:31 PM
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 Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's selections.  I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend.

Jun 26, 2021 01:23 PM
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 Kathy Streib 
I'm traveling this coming week so there probably won't be an issue next Saturday.   Stay safe from the heat this weekend.

Jun 26, 2021 01:25 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol good choices again this week.  I particularly liked the one on 10 Unusual Business Cards, because I have collected a few of them over the years.

Jun 26, 2021 02:33 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Carol,  Thanks for giving these great blogs a second light.  Reminding us to check them out.

Jun 26, 2021 06:13 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carol.

Well young lady I beat my last weeks 0 with 1 for this week.  It's going to be a great Sunday

Jun 27, 2021 12:04 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great list of posts, as always Carol! Read and commented on all.  Outside link was great, too!  

Jun 30, 2021 01:04 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Carol Williams ,

I'm late to the party but I'm going to try and catch up and read some post. Our market has been so crazy I barely have time to log on!

Jun 30, 2021 03:38 PM