Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 229

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   

Four Essentials of Persuasion   
By: Lou Ludwig 
"As I see it..." 

Realtor Tips For Preparing Your Cary-Raleigh Home For Sale #1 
By: Carla Freund 
"Homebuyers often want turn key homes. Life is crazy and they don't want to have a lot of deferred maintenance or cleaning before they move in."

5 Ways to Make Your Rental Property More Appealing
By: David Jackson, MBA 
"First impressions matter, and with so many effortless ways to improve your property’s curb appeal, there is no reason not to have a welcoming rental." 

The Incredible Power of Mind: Concentration 
By: Aura Alex 
"The truth is that we all have unlimited potential within us.  And success is possible for everyone."

5 Real Estate Vocabulary Shifts For Higher Perceived Value 
By: Diane Hartley 
"Your potential clients are flooded with marketing campaigns left and right, whether by email, PPC ads, or simply in their Google search results."

Web Server Optimization Guide For Real Estate Agents
By: Realtyna Inc
"A well-optimized website helps you rank higher on search engines and attract more quality leads." 

Double Feature:
Zoom Call: Panel Discussion on Regional Living
"The weekly Zoom call had a different slant this week, as it was a panel presentation chaired by Eileen Burns.  The panel members were well known ActiveRain members, Jeff Dowler, Kat Palmiotti, and Dorie Dillard."

Don't miss these upcoming Zoom meetings 

January 11, 2022 - Lorrie Semler
(Estate Sales and Online Auctions - What Every REALTOR Should Know) 

January 18, 2022 - Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

January 25 -  Craig Daniels 
(ActiveRain Strategies)

February 1, 2022 - Thom Abbott 
(YouTube and Real Estate = $)

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Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting
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   

Hannah Williams - Philadelphia Steals and Deals (Published each Friday)


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Comments (27)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carol - while I "miss" the weekly ActiveRain Zoom meeting each week, Ed Silva does an excellent job "filling in" the details of them for those of us who are not in attendance.   He deserves the extra attention in this post.  

Jan 08, 2022 06:17 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi there, Carol. I also really appreciate the recap from Ed Silva.  The posts today intrigue me too. I'll be reading them.  Hope you're enjoying your cozy home while the snow flies. 

Jan 08, 2022 06:47 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Loved the Zoom call, it was fun and educational  Carol Williams Have missed your other picks have some reading to catch up on After I clean the snow off my car .Thank you for including my Philadelphia Steals and Deals :-)

Jan 08, 2022 07:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Carol.

Thank you very much for sharing your recommendations.

Have an outstanding weekend. 

Jan 08, 2022 08:08 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol Williams ,

A good list of a variety of posts to read and comment on. Looking forward to Tuesday's Zoom presentation!

Jan 08, 2022 08:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... didn't read hardly any of your suggestions this week. The one on real estate vocabulary I read sometime ago on another platform... so maybe I'll take credit for that one. 😉

Jan 08, 2022 08:33 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Happy Saturday Carol!  Hope all is going well up there and your staying warm and cozy.  Another great collection of posts - thanks!!

Jan 08, 2022 10:42 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Carol. Thank you for your second chance series. I look forward to joining the Zoom call (my first one) on January 25th, Craig Daniels. Can't wait! 

Jan 08, 2022 12:45 PM
Craig Daniels

that's awesome Aura, look forward to having you join us!

Jan 08, 2022 01:20 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am late to your post, out early this morning, then a two hour meeting, did some rose pruning and can finally sit and read posts.  Happy. Saturday and thank you for the list. A

Jan 08, 2022 02:09 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello there Carol! Thank you once again for compiling such a great list

Jan 08, 2022 02:41 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol thank you for always providing a list of the speaker for the upcoming Weekly ActiveRain ZOOM Meetings.

Jan 08, 2022 02:53 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Thanks for another great reading list - I missed all of these. Hoping to get some reading done this evening or certainly tomorrow.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


Jan 08, 2022 05:00 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hey, I'm feeling pretty good - I actually got some read this week! I loved Aura Alex's post - and can't wait to catch up on the others you selected, Carol. Thank you for putting this together for us each week - and for sharing our ZOOM call schedule too.

BTW, Aura, would love to have you join us this week & next too! 

Jan 08, 2022 05:51 PM
Aura Alex

Hi, Debe Maxwell, CRS; thank you so much for your comments on my post and invite me to the zoom call. I won't make it on Tuesday, the 18th, but I will be there on the 25th. I am looking forward to meeting you and others.

Jan 08, 2022 06:36 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You have a couple of posts that pique my interest.  A little late getting to Sat but it's been hectic in so many ways.  Thanks also for the recognition.

My Zoom recap is getting to be an animal and I fear the week I can't make the call

Jan 09, 2022 06:17 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for your Saturday list to share with us.   Sorry did not catch it yesterday!

Jan 09, 2022 09:57 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It is interesting to see I have 5 more comments to write after a little reading of course. Happy Sunday and go SeaHawks 🙂 

Jan 09, 2022 12:24 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jan 09, 2022 05:01 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jan 09, 2022 05:01 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You are always so good bout giving posts more reads, Carol. Have a fantastic week!

Jan 10, 2022 08:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

I actually read most of these which is rare. Thanks for those posts I have yet to read - perhaps this weekend.

Enjoy your weekend!


Jan 14, 2022 10:31 AM