Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 273

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  

Be sure to check out the updated and jam-packed Zoom schedule line-up at the bottom of this post. Put them on your calendar now. You don't want to miss any of them!  

Use Your Time Creatively 
By: Lou Ludwig 
"As I see it..."

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Oh My 
By: Dick Betts 
"I am pretty sure I taught the first state Social Media CE class back about 2007 or 2008 and for a few years it was a very popular session."   

Lessons Learned From the Campaign Trail 
By: Dr. Paula McDonald 
"Running for public office is an adventure that is not for the faint at heart. As with anything, however, there are many lessons we can learn from even the most difficult experiences. The campaign trail has been wrought with many interesting lessons."

Thors Dag - Not All Directions Nor All Roads Are Equal 
"Yes, not all directions are equal and again reaffirms to practice within one's geographic area of specialty."

How Not To Receive Honest Feedback 
By: Marte Cliff 
"Do you ask your clients for feedback?"

Pizza and Sales Tax: Part 1 
"This did not sit well with the auditor" 

The Ultimate Guide To CEMA Loan And Its Pros and Cons
By: Compare Closing LLC 
"What is a CEMA Loan? 

November Challenge III: The Inspiration For the Boston Marathon Was Profound 
By: Aura Alex 
"But somewhere along the way—and I'm not quite sure when—the process transformed into one so invigorating that I no longer wanted to get through my training; I anticipated it!"  

The FTX Scandal
By: Brandon Jordan 
"What has come to light to me is watching the reporters who should have questioned this company all along start to ask the questions that should have been asked about using customers funds to make trades and these 3 questions..."  

Double Feature:
November 2022 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge

By: Debe Maxwell, CRS 
"It’s that time of the year to hone in on those things for which we are ever-so-grateful!

Outside Feature:
Happy Thanksgiving / Your Guide To A Disaster-Free Gathering 
Published at: Extra Mile / The

Don't miss these upcoming Zoom meetings.  
11:00 a.m.    Pacific
12:00 p.m.    Mountain
  1:00 p.m.    Central
  2:00 p.m.    Eastern time 

Nov. 22nd - Lifestyle Facebook Pages
Kat Palmiotti

Nov. 29th - Improving Your Digital Footprint
Craig Daniels 

Dec. 6th - Mastering LinkedIn For Your Real Estate Business
Ryan Traichel 

Dec. 13th - TBD

Dec. 20th - The State of the Market. Tips For Selling Homes In This Market
Ben Kinney 

Dec. 27th - The Real Truth About Biased Appraisals
Mary Thompson

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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 (23)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Thanks for to be included in your Second Chance Saturday feature. Fortunately I only missed a few of those you recommended.

Nov 19, 2022 04:59 AM
Carol Williams

Happy Saturday, Leanne Smith 
It's rare that I can't find a post from worthy to share. 😊

Nov 19, 2022 05:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... four for me this week and they were all very worthy of a Second Chance!

Nov 19, 2022 05:05 AM
Carol Williams

Happy Saturday, Nina Hollander, Broker 
I hope you enjoy reading those you missed. Thanks, as always, for checking in on the week's SCS selections.

Nov 19, 2022 05:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for posting your recommendations.

Have a lovely weekend.

Nov 19, 2022 05:10 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
I hope you and Dolores enjoy your weekend, as well.

Nov 19, 2022 05:49 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Carol - I missed most of these this week,  Where was I?  glad I read them here.

Nov 19, 2022 05:18 AM
Carol Williams

We're always here for you, Grant Schneider !
Have a great weekend.

Nov 19, 2022 05:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carol - this week's outside feature title intrigues me.  Will it be serious in its approach or take a humorous route?  I look forward to taking a look and discovering.  

Nov 19, 2022 05:24 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Michael Jacobs 
The title intrigued me, so I thought it might stir your curiosity as well.

Nov 19, 2022 05:43 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Enjoyed the post, thank you.  Have a wonderful weekend and get out your stretchy pants for the food to be consumed next week. Bill

Nov 19, 2022 05:58 AM
Carol Williams

I always wear stretchy pants, Bill Salvatore - East Valley . I don't want to miss an opportunity for good food any time of the year. LOL

Nov 19, 2022 06:04 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, goodness, sure can tell I am on vacation, haven't read one of these, and now off to go for a walk in the nature preserve with  my friends, so probably won't happen either.

Nov 19, 2022 06:15 AM
Carol Williams

Joan Cox 
I'm going to spend December in Yuma at the Westwind RV Resort. A gal I met in Kansas City on my trip last year is there so we're meeting up for some golf. Then heading up to Palm Springs for a couple of weeks. Then over to Phoenix for a couple of weeks or so. Not sure after that. It depends on how my SIL is doing while I'm away.

Nov 20, 2022 07:06 AM
Joan Cox

Carol Williams that sounds like fun, and glad you can golf again.

Nov 20, 2022 07:09 AM
Joan Cox

Carol Williams where you going for your winter sojourn?

Nov 20, 2022 06:43 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Joan Cox 
I hope you enjoyed your vacation!  It's always nice to get away. I'm packing up for my winter sojourn south to some warmer climates.

Nov 20, 2022 06:40 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Great list of posts to read as always! I've been on vacation to but trying to catch up...with EVERYTHING!

Nov 19, 2022 06:39 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I hope you enjoyed your vacation. Thanks, as always, for checking in on the week's SCS selections.

Nov 20, 2022 06:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for sharing this blog with us here in the Rain, Make it a great Saturday!  Leaving for Steamboat for the week.

Nov 19, 2022 07:52 AM
Carol Williams

Hey Will Hamm 
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving week with your family! I'm sure there will be lots of good food. 😊

Nov 20, 2022 06:43 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Specializing in Multifamily Projects Nationwide

Thank you, Miss Carol, for including my post. I think that's the last one for the Challenge. I have run out of "writing juices" for this month. Imagine that? But I am glad to see other November Challenge posts are still going strong! Thanks to you!



Nov 19, 2022 08:16 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning Aura Alex 
I know what you mean about running out of writing juice. I've kind of been that way for a while now. I can't miss out on the Challenge posts this month, though. Not expressing gratitude for my many blessings would sacrilegious. 

Nov 20, 2022 06:45 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always look forward to your Second Chance Saturday list, Carol.  I hope you are having a pleasant weekend.

Nov 19, 2022 10:37 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you, as always for checking in on the week's SCS selections, Myrl Jeffcoat . I always appreciate seeing you here.

Nov 20, 2022 06:46 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Nov 19, 2022 10:38 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you so much, Myrl Jeffcoat .

Nov 20, 2022 06:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

What a wonderful selection of posts...and I missed them all this week!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Nov 19, 2022 01:16 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Jeff Dowler, CRS 
I hope you enjoy this week's SCS selections! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week.

Nov 20, 2022 06:47 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Well you got me this week.  I think I've read one, maybe two!  Lots of great choices as usual Carol! Working on just starting taking out Christmas decors so we'll see how the weekend goes.  A mess around here!!


Featured in BananaTude!


Nov 19, 2022 02:09 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 Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 
It's a fun time at the Banana house, with all the beautiful decorations. I probably won't even put out my nutcrackers this year because I'm leaving Friday.

Nov 20, 2022 06:49 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

But you can bring a few along with you, right Carol!  And you're welcome to enjoy all of our holiday cheer!

Nov 20, 2022 08:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I believe you’ve done wonders for peoples blogin and writing careers here on your blog post Carol 🙂

Nov 20, 2022 07:11 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 
Thank you for the kind words, Paul. I do hope I have helped in some small way.

Happy Thanksgiving week!

Nov 21, 2022 03:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Carol.

Have an outstanding Thanksgiving week.

Nov 21, 2022 08:10 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Boy, have I got some readin' to do, Carol! Thank you, as always, for a delightful list of posts!

See you tomorrow!

Nov 21, 2022 09:07 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Have only read one so far, Carol. The FTX post is a wake up call - hope people will begin to pay attention to what is happening in the world around them!

Nov 22, 2022 07:57 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, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and may your day be blessed with joy and happiness.  🍷🍗

Nov 24, 2022 07:19 AM