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Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 276

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!  

Live - Learn - Hope 
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."    

The Quintessential Luxury: Health and Wellness
By: Ron and Alexandra Seigel  
"When I researched my new role as caregiver, I noticed that up-to-date advice for men caregivers was sparse and not readily accessible. With 20 million caregiving men in the USA alone this represented an uncontested and underserved market niche." 

LinkedIn For the Real Estate Professional
By: brian traichel 
"I have found LinkedIn to be an incredible but still highly underutilized for professional sales."

True Grit Is the "ONE" Skill Most Successful People Share 
By: Aura Alex 
"For decades, I have worked in real estate and related industries, and seen individuals come and go. In my personal and entrepreneurial practice, one element separates the successful from the unsuccessful—grit.

Real Estate Media Trends You Should Follow in 2023
By: Realtyna Inc  
"The media landscape is constantly changing, and it can take time to keep up with the latest trends. However, following the industry trends is vital to stay on top of your game."    

Afraid of Buying Today? Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry
By: Ritu Desai 703-625-4949 
"There's always going to be a million reasons why not to buy a home - whether the rates are too high, too much competition, prices are on the roof, the dog eating the offer letter earlier this morning, and so much more."

5 Ways To Grant Yourself Grace In Real Estate
By:  Scott Schulte 
"A little self-reflection may be done to determine the most effective ways to apply the gift of grace to your daily life and real estate career."

Today Is the Perfect Day
By: Ralph Williams 
"Today is the perfect day to get even with someone who has helped you." 

Maybe Smart is No Longer Smart
By: Leanne Smith 
"Maybe, now is the time to consider the SMART common goal-setting criteria is no longer smart, and maybe an upgrade is required."  

Five Rules For Writing Real Estate Headlines To Beat Your Goals
By: R. Michael Brown 
"When so many are trying to make viral posts or become Web or YouTube stars with content marketing, the fundamentals of headline writing have been lost in the rush to be (in)famous." 

Video Tutorial: Understanding Cash To Close When Buying a Home 
By: Jason E. Gordon 
" We all win when the Consumer makes informed decisions, which is only possible when we all understand Cash To Close when buying a home."   

Double Feature:
Master LinkedIn with Brian Traichel
By: Rocky Dickerson 
Despite the recaps written on the weekly Zoom meetings, if you aren't attending you are missing out on a lot of amazing information being provided.  Join us EVERY Tuesday at 11:00 Pacific Time.  Here is the link to join.

Outside Feature:
Family, Friends and Food Are the Stars of Christmas
Published at: Statista.com    
"Four-fifths of U.S. respondents between the ages of 18 and 89 said they were looking forward to the Christmas season." 

Not Everyone Is Looking Forward to Christmas
Published at: Statista.com
"According to the research, Christmas means pure stress for around 16 percent of the people surveyed in the United States."   

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. 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

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Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless."

- Carol Williams

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

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... read four of your selections this week. And although I missed a number of them, I still managed to read many other posts throughout the week.

Dec 10, 2022 06:31 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Nina Hollander, Broker 
Thanks, as always, for checking in on this week's SCS selections.
Have a great weekend, enjoying the holiday lights, decorations, and music.

Dec 10, 2022 06:35 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

So appreciate the feature, will check out those postings I failed to read.  Good morning as well. Happy Saturday.

Dec 10, 2022 06:38 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Leanne Smith 
Happy Saturday!

Dec 10, 2022 06:43 AM
Leanne Smith

Thank you and I hope you are enjoying your holiday vacation.  If you wish to stop by on your way back in early January, the guest room is still open at the K Bar L Ranch

Dec 10, 2022 06:46 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Leanne Smith ❤️
If I stop by, it would probably be on my way back home sometime in February.  I'll be heading to Palm Desert from Yuma on Jan 1st, then straight to Phoenix on January 17th.

Dec 10, 2022 07:06 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol,

Can't wait to get started on today's selections!  Thank you.

Dec 10, 2022 07:05 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
I hope you enjoy this week's selections. Happy Saturday!

Dec 10, 2022 07:51 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

As Always - your posts on Saturday are well worth reading and enjoying!  Thanks as always 

Dec 10, 2022 07:36 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Lise Howe 
I appreciate you stopping by to check out this week's SCS selections.

Dec 10, 2022 07:52 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol, I need to go back and catch some of these later today.  Off to deliver cookies now.

Dec 10, 2022 08:12 AM
Carol Williams

We'll be here whenever you have the time, Will Hamm 
Have a great weekend.

Dec 10, 2022 01:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have a lovely weekend.

Dec 10, 2022 09:03 AM
Carol Williams

You're very welcome, Roy Kelley .
I hope you and Dolores are having a nice weekend.

Dec 10, 2022 01:50 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Carol.

Thank you for including my post on your SCS. As always, I like the way you excerpt part of the subject content to present to readers. 

While I sometimes choose not to comment for personal reasons, I'm never disappointed in your recommendation. 

P.S. Please check your email when you have a moment. 

Dec 10, 2022 09:10 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you Aura Alex 
I did get your email and have responded. 😊

Dec 10, 2022 01:51 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Thank you for a top-notch reading list. I missed all of these so the weekend will be busy catching up on reading, along with decorating.

Hope you are enjoying your travels.


Dec 10, 2022 11:15 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Thanks for checking in on this week's edition of SCS. Yes, I am having a nice time on my vacation. It's freezing at home with a foot of new snow. I'm enjoying lots of sun and golf. 😎

Dec 11, 2022 05:06 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Another week of finding a few overlooked Gems to give them their second chance.  Thaks for your efforts

Dec 10, 2022 11:49 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Ed Silva 
Thanks for taking time to preview this week's SCS selections. I hope you're enjoying the holiday season.

Dec 11, 2022 05:07 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol ActiveRain is chock-full of excellent blogs and you do a great job of pointing out some of the every week.

Dec 10, 2022 12:19 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, George Souto 
I hope you enjoyed this week's SCS selections. There IS a lot of good stuff for sure. Have a great weekend, enjoying the holiday spirit.

Dec 11, 2022 05:09 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thank you for doing this even while on the road!!!! Much appreciated. 

Dec 10, 2022 04:13 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kathy Streib 
I always look forward to your Sunday post, which is where I'm headed next.

Dec 11, 2022 05:10 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.

Dec 10, 2022 06:35 PM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Myrl Jeffcoat 
I always appreciate you stopping in to check on the week's selections. Have a wonderful weekend, enjoying the holidays lights, music, and decorations.

Dec 11, 2022 05:11 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Dec 10, 2022 06:35 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carol Williams - I couldn't make the Zoom class with brian traichel but I did have a problem with LinkedIN and I contacted him. He was kind enough to call back; however, I was shopping in the store. I need to schedule time with him. From our short conversation, Brian is a gem and a great asset to ActiveRain. I can't wait to zoom with him!

Dec 11, 2022 08:12 AM
Carol Williams

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 
He is extremely knowledgeable and you'll have a great Zoom with him.

Dec 11, 2022 08:49 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Another wonderful line up of interesting posts, Carol. Missed last week's zoom meeting, will take a look see at Brian's post as well!

Dec 11, 2022 09:11 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Wanda.
Brian's presentation was terrific! If you need any help with LindedIn, he's THE man to contact.

Dec 12, 2022 05:07 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Thank you very much Carol! Happy to see that also brian traichel made it too!

Dec 11, 2022 12:20 PM
Carol Williams

Yes, Rocky Dickerson 
Brian was excellent. I have had an LI account for many years but never really did anything with it. He inspired me to want to.

Dec 12, 2022 05:08 AM
R. Michael Brown
R. Michael Brown LLC Digital Marketing & Public Relations - Lake Placid, FL
Communication that increases sales!

Thank you so much Carol Williams for including my article on writing headlines in your Second Chance! We all need one, or two, don't we? 

Dec 11, 2022 03:33 PM
Carol Williams

Hi R. Michael Brown 
With so much information coming at us every day, headlines are critical to deciding what to read, aren't they?

Dec 12, 2022 05:11 AM
R. Michael Brown
R. Michael Brown LLC Digital Marketing & Public Relations - Lake Placid, FL
Communication that increases sales!

Yes, thanks again!

Dec 12, 2022 09:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you once again for sharing the thoughts and opinions that for some reason never made prime time. You are my inspiration Carol Williams 

Dec 12, 2022 06:26 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 
Awww... thank you for the kind words. You are my inspiration every day with your daily quotes.  Keep 'em coming. 😊

Dec 13, 2022 06:52 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Morning Carol, hope you are enjoying some time in Yuma, and the warmer weather!

Dec 14, 2022 10:35 AM