Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 250

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"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  

I'm on another road trip so not sure about the fate of Second Chance Saturday for the next few weeks. Let me just say, my intentions are honorable so far and we'll see how that all works out.

This trip is taking me to Boise, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix, then on over to California (if I can afford the gas prices), up through western Oregon, and back home in central Washington. I will be home about mid-July. 😊

Wisdom Doesn't Come From a TextBook 
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Prepare NOW For Hurricane Season and Other Unexpected Events
By: Kathy Streib 
"Even if you live in a state where hurricanes aren’t the norm, it never hurts to be prepared for natural or other disasters." 

Real Estate 101 5/30/2022 (Quotes To Motivate You)
By: Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 
"Develop a passion for learning.  If you do..."

Pondering A Potion
By: Michael Jacobs 
"While I am not sure she found what she wanted, I hope she was glad for the effort."

Listing Photos Should Depict Houses, Not Chattel
By: Jeff Stevens 
"I noticed it simply because the main listing photo was not a shot of a house or a plat, but of a plastic Adirondack chair in the yard."

How To Rock Rising Mortgage Rates
By: Rob Spinosa 
"No doubt about it, since 2022 got underway, mortgage rates have been on a stairway higher and that makes it harder for our buyers to qualify for a mortgage..."

Customer Loyalty is Everything 
By: Leanne Smith 
"If you believe that a satisfied client will generate you new business, then think again."

Don't miss this upcoming Zoom meeting   

June 14th - Group Q&A Session (Moderator Debe Maxwell, CRS)
1) Recession, Bubble, or Correction? Why do you think so?
2) How is inflation affecting your business and how are you dealing with it?

June 21st -  NAR Educational Opportunities
Jim Paulson 

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

July 5th - Not yet revealed (It's a surprise)
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  and a Mystery Guest
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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)


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- Carol Williams

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

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"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."

Comments (25)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post, and have a great trip!

Jun 11, 2022 05:07 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Great choices this week. It was a busy one for me and I like your collection to catch up on what I missed.

Jun 11, 2022 05:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... read four of your six suggestions, so did pretty well if I say so myself! Enjoy your trip... it you don't get around to posting Second Chance Saturday while away, we'll miss it but will have something to look forward to when you return.

Jun 11, 2022 05:20 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. It is a reverse day. I missed the Lou Ludwig post from some years ago so not a fast start. That said I caught most of the rest this past week. Go figure! Enjoy your day.

Jun 11, 2022 05:22 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

When will you be in Phoenix?  I hope that I will get to see you this time.  Is there a meetup planned that I am not aware of?

Jun 11, 2022 05:26 AM
Carol Williams

I texted you. 😊

Jun 11, 2022 08:36 AM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Thanks for another great round of posts!

Jun 11, 2022 06:28 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

First thank you for the inclusion and second good to know that I have read most of these featured Second Chance Saturday postings.  There are a couple I am going to read right now.  Thank you again.

Jun 11, 2022 07:03 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Good Morning Carol - I am certain you're enjoying your road trip thus far!  And look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!  Might be a little too hot for golf but maybe....

Great selections once again!

Jun 11, 2022 08:39 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for your list (I need to write better blogs to make your list).  Drive safe on your trip and hope gas prices go down.


Jun 11, 2022 10:05 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Carol.

I wish we could meet on your way home to Wenatchee. I will be in and out throughout July, starting after the 4th. Busy month for me too.

I hope you enjoy your trip away. And stay safe! 

Jun 11, 2022 11:24 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Aura Alex 
I don't know what my return schedule is yet. I'm remaining flexible at this point. Maybe we can keep in touch and see if we can work something out. If not, we'll figure something out for later. 😊

Jun 12, 2022 07:28 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol even though this trip is shorter than your cross country trip, it will probably cost you more in gas.  🤣

Jun 11, 2022 11:42 AM
Rob Spinosa
US Bank - Larkspur, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator, Marin County

Thank you, Carol Williams!  Have a great, summer weekend!

Jun 11, 2022 12:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Carol-be safe and have fun!!!!! Thank you very much for including my post!!!!!

Jun 11, 2022 01:31 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Just getting to this now - had a busy day yesterday with a new listing and wasn't online much.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Jun 12, 2022 08:55 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You have done a nice job with some interesting titles ths week.  Now to do some reading

Jun 12, 2022 01:45 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams sista great choices as usual this week - Thank you 😍

Jun 12, 2022 03:25 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Am glad you are enjoying your travels Carol, looking forward to our meet-up tomorrow!

Jun 12, 2022 05:25 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your "Second Chance Saturday" list, Carol.  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

Jun 12, 2022 06:36 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jun 12, 2022 06:36 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sounds like a fun road trip ahead, Carol. Hope you can make it to California - can't help the gas...I have no influence. Would love to see you if we can make it work!


Jun 12, 2022 08:50 PM