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Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 275

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!  

Set Your Standards High
By: Loyu Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Updated: Remember That You Work For Me 
By: Ed Silva 
"I knew I was working for you when..."  

4 Ways To Use a Real Estate Blog To Establish Authority
By: Paul Eastwood 
"Content creation has always been at the heart of real estate marketing and advertising, no matter which way you look at it."  

How To Rock the 2023 Conforming Loan Limits 
By: Rob Spinosa 
"Note that FHA and VA loan limits fall outside of this change, so if you need to know the specific loan maximums for any program, in any area, just get in touch!" 

The Power of Positivity 
By: June Piper-Brandon 
"Positive thinking is your birthright.

Should I Declare Bankruptcy
By: Khasg Saghafi
"When tough financial times come, tough questions have to be asked."

Double Feature:
 December 2022 Challenge: A Guide For Blogging Success
By Jeff Dowler, CRS (co-hosted with Brian England 
"Who better to ask for blogging guidance and advice than passionate ActiveRain Members who know so much and share so willingly?! And who have been successful with their blogging?   

Outside Feature:
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?  
Published at: Statista.com
I thought this was an interesting chart   😊

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 

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

Dec. 13th - Use Social Media To Grow Your Connections
Dick Betts

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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Carol Williams

"Information is FREE.
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."

Whatever You're Doing, Make It Fun!


Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I should be able to attend the upcoming zoom meeting.  I am not familiar with the speaker at all but I look forward to learning.

Dec 03, 2022 05:00 AM
Carol Williams

Me too, Brian. I'm in Yuma now but hope I can attend the upcoming Zoom meetings. I was sorry to miss last Tuesday with Craig.

Dec 03, 2022 07:25 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Again, some interesting titles. Thanks also for the recognition and as always, your efforts

Dec 03, 2022 05:13 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Ed Silva 
Have a wonderful weekend.

Dec 03, 2022 07:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

A great list of posts that I will read and comment on later. I'm off to watch my granddaughter play basketball!

Dec 03, 2022 05:18 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
We'll be here whenever you get back from cheering BB on during her basketball game.

Dec 03, 2022 07:27 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net


Thank you for sharing the information. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill

Dec 03, 2022 05:54 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I've been retired for 11 years now so I won't be selling any more houses. But I will have a wonderful day, as you suggested.  I hope you have a great weekend too.

Dec 03, 2022 07:27 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post (as always) - that was an interesting chart about what kids want to grow up to be - Vlog wasn't even a thing when we were growing up!

Dec 03, 2022 06:08 AM
Carol Williams

I thought that was interesting too, Kat Palmiotti 

Dec 03, 2022 07:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

PS - I think the speaker for next week is Brian Traichel - I just went online to see who he was since the name wasn't familiar to me and there's a Brian that is a LinkedIn Expert and Sales Trainer.

Dec 03, 2022 06:11 AM
Carol Williams

Oh, maybe it's Brian. I just took it off our Google Doc of speakers. I'll do some research on that. Thanks, Kat Palmiotti 

Dec 03, 2022 07:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Haha, Carol Williams - you're welcome!

Dec 03, 2022 08:49 AM
Carol Williams

You were right (of course), Kat Palmiotti . I have corrected that. Thanks foir being my detective. 😊

Dec 03, 2022 08:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Have a lovely weekend.

Dec 03, 2022 07:18 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
Enjoy your weekend.

Dec 03, 2022 07:30 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol, I will have to catch up on these on Monday last company  is gone.


Dec 03, 2022 07:51 AM
Carol Williams

Have a great weekend, Will Hamm 

Dec 03, 2022 09:26 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol this was a good week for me.  I was about 50/50 on your choice of blogs.  ☺️

Dec 03, 2022 09:30 AM
Carol Williams

You did well,, George. 

Have a great weekend!

Dec 03, 2022 11:33 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

OH my "What do I want to be when I grow up"....I must check that out!!  Lots of great pics Carol.  Enjoy your Day in Yuma!!

Dec 03, 2022 09:52 AM
Carol Williams

It's raining here. What's that all about?  Is it raining there, Anna?

Dec 03, 2022 11:34 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Hope you are having a great trip and are now getting settled in your rental. Enjoy your weekend!

I'm looking forward to reading the posts I missed.


Dec 03, 2022 10:08 AM
Carol Williams

Yes, pretty well settled, Jeff. 😎

Dec 03, 2022 11:35 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Carol - thanks again for listing this great blogs.  I am reading the ones I missed now.

Dec 03, 2022 10:21 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for checking in, Grant. Enjoy your weekend.  

Dec 03, 2022 11:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Just one for me today, Carol. Oh well... trust you are enjoying your trip.

Dec 03, 2022 12:21 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker 
I had a nice trip down. You may have seen my update on Facebook. It's actually raining in Yuma today, so my friend and I went out for breakfast and had our nails done.  Life is good.

Dec 03, 2022 02:06 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams sounds like a lovely way to spend a rainy day to me, Carol!

Dec 04, 2022 04:43 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thank you again, for doing this. I see one I missed and it's from someone I follow. 

Dec 03, 2022 01:22 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Kathy Streib 
I am looking forward to seeing your roundup tomorrow.  😊

Dec 03, 2022 02:12 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.

Dec 03, 2022 11:48 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
It was a rainy day in Yuma yesterday so my friend and I went out to breakfast and had our nails done. It was a good day!

Dec 04, 2022 08:12 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Dec 03, 2022 11:48 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks so much, Myrl Jeffcoat !

Dec 04, 2022 08:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - A good lineup for today!  I did see Ed Silva's post but can catch all the rest.  Have a great time in Tucson.

Dec 04, 2022 07:29 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
Thanks for checking in on last week's SCS selections. Have a great weekend.

Dec 04, 2022 08:12 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fantastic blog list, Carol, hope you're enjoying your AZ stay. Looking forward to listening to future speakers on what is relevant in the market right now!

Dec 04, 2022 10:38 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
It's been relatively cool so far but way warmer than at home, so that's good. Having a good time and meeting lots of new people.

Dec 05, 2022 06:50 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, I've definitely got some catching up to do, Carol! Thank you for the highlights.

And, thank you & Kat Palmiotti so much for helping figure out our speaker on Tuesday. Now I'm wondering if we need to reach out to confirm him?

Dec 04, 2022 06:39 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS 
I hope someone did confirm Brian's presentation with him. I plan to attend.

Dec 06, 2022 06:36 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am always surprised at the good stuff that really deserves a second chance Carol. Thank you! 🎅

Dec 05, 2022 03:54 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 
I was glad I could catch some good stuff to Feature in spite of being on the road 3 days last week. 😊

Dec 06, 2022 06:37 AM