Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 248

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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 

Are Successful People Lucky?
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Moving To Tennessee For Dummies - Compare Your State
By: LEONORA PRINCE CCIM 
Compare: "Where you currently are now, to life in Tennessee."
Note: I really like the premise of this post including the good and the not-so-good.

Stamp Increase To Go Into Effect July 10th 
By: Joan Cox 
"Stamp rates are increasing .02 from .58 to .60, but if you print stamps from Stamps.com, check to see what your discount will be."  

Friday's Food For Thought - Finding a Mentor 
By: Aura Alex 
"There are a thousand other pitfalls you can blindly stumble into, and you won't learn about any of them in school."  

Home Warranty Scam Alert
By:
June Piper-Brandon 
"Homeowners, be careful.  It's not just car warranties now, it's also home warranties.  Always check with your Realtor or your lender to be sure the letter is legitimate."

Is Spray & Pray Your Marketing Plan?
By: Leanne Smith 
"TAKE ACTION by working ON your small business to determine your average client value and then determine what marketing actions are delivering what results.  Increase the effective actions and decrease those that do not deliver a positive return on your investment." 

Real Estate Tips For Beginners
By: Realtyna Inc 
" In this article, we will discuss a few tips on how new real estate agents can build a successful brand."  


Double Feature: 
Your Personal GPS 
By: Grant Schneider

"A great leader shares the vision and the values along with the goals and objectives. The leader holds the team accountable for results. But the team knows that in deciding on the right action they must always Do the Right Thing.”   

Outside Feature:    
Here's How Much a New Home Cost the Year You Were Born
Published at: GoBankingRates.com
"Median sales prices for each year were sourced from Census.gov, and prices were adjusted for inflation in 2017 dollars using the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ consumer price index inflation calculator to provide a more accurate comparison."
Note: This article only goes back to 1963 but still very interesting.


Don't miss this upcoming Zoom meeting   
May 31st - Group Discussion (20-minute segments)
* How are you dealing with the inventory shortage? - Practicing agents
* What are the lending challenges with rising interest rates? - Lenders
* What is your biggest challenge in retirement? - Retired members

June 7th - The American Dream
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI 

June 14th - Open

June 21st -  Topic TBA
Jim Paulson 


June 28th - Why I live in Utah & Wisconsin (Eileen Burns, Moderator)
With Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! & Bob Crane 


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Here is the ongoing link to each Zoom meeting
11:00 a.m.    Pacific (Remember Arizona is the same as Pacific time now)
12:00 p.m.    Mountain
  1:00 p.m.    Central
  2:00 p.m.    Eastern

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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)

#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 (42)

Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

I want to add that Big Mac cost 55 cents in 1972 when I first arrived in the US! What a treat! 😋

Thank you for including my post on your SSC post. 

May 28, 2022 10:37 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol,

Looks like another great lineup of second chance blogs!  Happy Saturday!

May 28, 2022 12:58 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol another well round blog choices for this week.  Great job!!!

May 28, 2022 01:20 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday!

Thanks for the reading list - I'm looking forward to catching up on those posts I missed.

Jeff

May 28, 2022 01:52 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I missed the post yesterday but had to come back to see which posts you had featured this week.  I hope that you are having a fun weekend, my friend!

May 29, 2022 06:00 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 Anna,
I thought the prices were interesting.  I'm glad I bought my first house when I did (1973)!  It was my 21st birthday present to myself. 😊

May 29, 2022 11:19 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 Aura Alex 
I do love a Big Mac but I only have one about every 5 years. It's a days worth of calories in one meal. LOL

May 29, 2022 11:19 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 Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's selections. I hope you and Rick are having a wonderful weekend.

May 29, 2022 11:21 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

Thanks, George Souto 
I hope you're having a great weekend.

 

May 29, 2022 11:21 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 Jeff Dowler, CRS 
It's been a nice weekend so far. Hope you're having a great one too.

May 29, 2022 11:22 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

Thanks for checking in Brian England 
My weekend has been good so far. Hope yours is too!

May 29, 2022 11:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Carol.

Have a very special Memorial Day and an outstanding week.

May 30, 2022 05:02 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

Thank you, Roy Kelley 
I will be honoring our Fallen heroes with friends today.  I hope you and Delores are well.

May 30, 2022 08:06 AM
Roy Kelley

We have a beautiful, but warm, day in Maryland for the Memorial Day activities. 

May 30, 2022 08:22 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Thanks for sharing these Carol, there are a few I missed and I am going back to them now! Especially the one about the stamps!  Have a great day!

May 31, 2022 08:25 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carol, good thing you and Kathy shared my post, still getting comments from agents saying thanks, and they will get over and get some before the price hike.

May 31, 2022 10:01 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Love Lou's post, Carol. For the longest time, I thought successful people were lucky and in the right place at the right time. Not necessarily, confident, motivated people create their own successes and luck becomes an opportunity just waiting to happen!

May 31, 2022 06:52 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Interesting I remember when we came to the US in 1967 homes in CT were going for $4,000 to $6,000 range and in all fairness gas per gallon was about .25 cents and I remember my father panicking in the early 1970's as he read an MIT article that home prices will be skyrocketing.... BTW he bought his home for $41,500... won't tell you the interest rates:)) they were double digits... I am having flashbacks...Endre

May 31, 2022 10:58 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Love seeing different prices from the past to present.  Amazing!  Some of it seems to be almost unbelievable.

Jun 01, 2022 06:41 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I loved reading about the home prices - and seeing the tidbits from history. Hard to believe some of those things happened so long ago.

Jun 01, 2022 09:59 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I am working on my presentation for our June 21 Zoom meeting.  I was originally thinking of doing an overview of NAR's new "Bias Override" class dealing with Fair Housing. Then, I started wondering if it might be better to spend a few minutes on each of the NAR designation/certification courses in general.  Which would you prefer?

Jun 02, 2022 02:52 PM