Second Chance Saturday: Week 216

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. 

Go For It With Gusto 
By: @Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..." 

Three 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?" 

Complicated Grief 
By: Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO 
"People often think this is depression but complicated grief and depression are not the same thing."

How To Publish An Article On Your Real Estate Website 
By: Realtyna Inc 
"Good SEO strategy is very important in real estate." 

Why Should You Hire A Coach?
By: Cheri Alguire 
"To help you better understand why you should hire a coach, this blog post shares some tips on the benefits of hiring a life coach and how you can achieve your goals." 

Monday Musings & Inspiration: Relections On Perspective
By: Ron and Alexandra Seigel 
"Your ability to shift your point of view and see things their way may just be one of the most important skills to develop when dealing with clients in real estate or any service business." 

Double Feature:   
I'm In No Rush
By: John Meussner 
"Our industry as a collective needs to stop accommodating these abusive customers (and agents)."

Outside Feature:
4 Steps To Reset Your Goals For the Second Half of the Year 
Published at: GoalsOn
"While January might seem like it was just yesterday, the reality is that the half-year mark has passed, and we’re closer to the end of the year than the beginning."  

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Don't miss this upcoming Zoom meeting 

August 10 - Jim Paulson (Eviction Moratoriums, Forbearance and Foreclosures Across the U.S.)

August 17th - Bob Crane (Forestry Myths) 

August 24th - Ben Kinney (Update on AR)

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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 (24)

Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that you continue to keep the legacy of Lou Ludwig alive in the Rain each and every Saturday.

Aug 07, 2021 06:02 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for including us in the mix of your Second Chance Saturday posts.  I have read some of these, and will check out the rest.  Wishing you a wonderful Saturday.  A

Aug 07, 2021 06:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... did much better with this week's list than in the past couple of weeks and there are a couple I'm off to read now as you've piqued my curiosity.

Aug 07, 2021 06:46 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for sharing your suggestions.

Have a lovely weekend.

Aug 07, 2021 07:49 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Carol! Thank you once again for compiling this list of the best blogs from the week.

Aug 07, 2021 08:15 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Carol, I actually read some of your second chance picks this week.  Holy Crow. 

Thank you for all that you do for this community.

Do you happen to know IF Ben will actually be on the Zoom call on the 24th or will it be the Dev Team again representing Ben?  Thank you. 

Aug 07, 2021 08:35 AM
Carol Williams

I will see if I can find out, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

Aug 08, 2021 09:41 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you always for these great Saturday reads. Love them!

Aug 07, 2021 08:39 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Again Carol - once again you hit it out of the park this week!  Hope you're having a great time with your brother and at the reunion!

Aug 07, 2021 10:00 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Thanks for sharing some great reading - I missed all of these!


Aug 07, 2021 10:34 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Carol - these are excellent choices and I am reading those I missed.

Aug 07, 2021 11:05 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- needed this!  Still have family in and trying to catch some AR time. 

Aug 07, 2021 12:31 PM
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 weekend!

Aug 07, 2021 02:29 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!  


Aug 07, 2021 02:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol I read John Meussner blog when he posted it, and it was very worthy of a second feature.

Aug 07, 2021 03:37 PM
John Meussner

Thanks George Souto I appreciate that, and thank you Carol Williams for including me : )

Aug 08, 2021 11:42 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some good titles again this week and I did get a few of them before your post.  Thanks for your efforts

Aug 07, 2021 05:21 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol,  i need to go back and catch up on alot of these.  Hope your golf game is good this summer.


Aug 08, 2021 08:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You always bring out the best in what ActiveRain has to offer my friend. Thank you for sharing Carol Williams 👍👍👍

Aug 08, 2021 09:12 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol Williams,

Trying to play catch up and of course went right to your Second Chance Saturday Series to see the posts you featured. As always good ones! Off to do some reading and commenting.

Aug 11, 2021 06:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Carol.

Keep cool, stay safe and have a great day.

Aug 13, 2021 07:07 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You always tend to find some golden nuggets that I've missed, Carol! I'm playing catch-up and need to read a few of these. 


Thanks for all you do! BTW, I'm sure you noticed, we have no speakers planned after Ben!!  I need to put that out to those who help recruit speakers, don't I?

Aug 16, 2021 07:27 AM