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Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 288

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  

Your Toughest Competition
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Engage Your Employee Teams Through Accountability & Results 
By: Grant Schneider
"Many businesses have workers that don’t come to the office.  But you can create a culture of accountability."  

ActiveRain Inspires Member Book  
By: Brad Andersohn 
"When I first started on Active Rain, I had just watched "The Secret" with my wife, sons, and co-workers.  I had decided to start trying to implement the concepts, and begin visualizing my first book." 

An Art World Mystery That Started In Hubbard Woods Winnetka, IL 
By: Margaret Goss 
"Until its painter is positively identified, the painting remains unseen in a vault in Illinois." 

Pebble Creek, Who Would Live In the Desert 
By: Ray Henson 
"A number of years ago, Mary Margaret and I were driving through the deserts of Arizona and we wondered aloud, "Who would ever live in this hot, dry state where even the rivers run dry?"   In an ironic twist of fate, you will never guess where we live now?" 

One-of-a-Kind Content Is A Real Estate Game Changer
By: Theresa Hus 
"How often have you felt something is off in your business and you need a groundbreaking invention to revitalize your career?"  

Training vs Development a Critical Difference 
By: Leanne Smith 
"So as we as real estate agents earn those continued education units, possibly we should reflect about how to apply those tidbits of knowledge. Brokers may also wish to consider adding a monthly development day for their agents." 

Is a Pre-Listing Home Inspection Worth Doing
By: Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 
"If the buyer is likely to be doing a home inspection why would a seller also incur the cost of doing their own home inspection before listing their home for sale?"  

The ABC's of Downsizing: Helping Clients Navigate the Process
By: Steve Penner 
"We know that downsizing can be stressful for homeowners, especially if they have a lot of personal belongings that they need to get rid of."   

Double Feature:
March To A Solution / ActiveRain March 2023 Challenge
Hosted by: Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP and Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Double Feature:
The Winter Wave of Tech Layoffs Continues  
Published on: Statista.com 

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

March 7th - Targeted Local Lead Generation
Brad Andersohn 


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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."

Happy March !


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

Managed to read three of your suggestions this past week, Carol... and I enjoyed them Happy weekend to you.

Mar 04, 2023 05:16 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Nina Hollander, Broker 
Thanks for stopping by, as always, to check out the week's selections. I hope you enjoy reading those you missed. I hope your weekend includes some fun.

Mar 04, 2023 07:18 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. When I start off not having commented on a post by Lou Ludwig, I know I might be in trouble. Thanks to Margaret Goss, I avoid another wipeout this week. It is what it is but some good reading noe the less. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Mar 04, 2023 05:24 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Wayne Martin 
You're here now, so that's what counts. 😊

I hope you enjoyed those you missed the first time around.

Mar 04, 2023 07:19 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your Saturday post! I did miss a few!

Mar 04, 2023 05:30 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Kat Palmiotti 
You're very welcome. And, thank you for swinging by, as always, to check out the selections for the week. I always appreciate your recommendations too!

Mar 04, 2023 07:20 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information.  Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and here's to a relaxing Saturday. Bill

Mar 04, 2023 05:33 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you for stopping by to check in on this week's selections, Bill Salvatore - East Valley . Have a wonderful weekend.

Mar 04, 2023 07:21 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Thank you for the grat list of posts! I see I missed a few so am off to read and comment!

Mar 04, 2023 06:46 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I hope you enjoy those you missed. I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend with your favorite people.

Mar 04, 2023 07:21 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, thanks for sharing these posts, and read most of them.   Hope you are having fun.

Mar 04, 2023 07:07 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Joan Cox 
I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend. Thanks for checking in on the SCS selections.

Mar 04, 2023 07:22 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams - Thanks for another great line up.  I didn't see any of these last week. 

Mar 04, 2023 08:13 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
I hope you enjoy this week's selections. Have a great weekend.

Mar 04, 2023 08:47 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Buenas Dias Carol! Me gusta tu lista de publicaciones! Y ya he leído varias de ellas.

Disfruta tu día! 😎
Mar 04, 2023 09:06 AM
Carol Williams
Buenos dias, Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Feliz Sabado. Gracias por revisar las selcctiones de esta semana.
Espero que tengas algunos planes divertidos para el dia.




Mar 04, 2023 09:47 AM
Carol Williams

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

No. Aún no hay planes divertidos para el día. ¡Disfrutar!
Mar 04, 2023 09:53 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Que?  No suena como tu!

Mar 04, 2023 09:56 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

De hecho lo hago!  Y tu?

Mar 04, 2023 09:49 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for your list to share with us here in the Rain.  I need to go back and catch some.

Mar 04, 2023 10:05 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Will Hamm 
Thanks for checking in on this week's selections. I know the authors appreciate it.

Mar 04, 2023 10:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for sharing your list of suggested blog posts.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Mar 04, 2023 10:30 AM
Carol Williams

You are very welcome, Roy Kelley 
I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Mar 05, 2023 06:40 AM
Roy Kelley

We have a sunny day in Maryland and will be at home while Dolores continues to recover from her hip replacement.

Mar 05, 2023 06:46 AM
Steve Penner
Royal LePage Dynamic RE / Pro Ledger Bookkeeping Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR® / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

Thanks so much for the feature of my post! 

Mar 04, 2023 10:48 AM
Carol Williams

You're very welcome, Steve Penner 

Mar 05, 2023 06:40 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol another week with good choices.  I am looking forward to hearing the rest of
Brad's presentation for our Weekly ActiveRain ZOOM Meeting.

Mar 04, 2023 12:45 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, George Souto 
Brad's presentation was fun and informative. I'm sure the next one will be too.

Mar 05, 2023 06:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- Thank you again for giving these posts more exposure. And, it goes without saying that I love that you're including old posts from Lou Ludwig and Grand Schneider. 

Mar 04, 2023 05:28 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Kathy Streib 
It's sad to lose members but it's a small way to keep them alive in spirit.

Mar 05, 2023 06:42 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 great weekend.

Mar 04, 2023 08:27 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
Thanks, as always, for checking in on the week's selections.
I hope the weather isn't causing any problems where you live.

Mar 05, 2023 06:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Mar 04, 2023 08:27 PM
Carol Williams

Thank you so much, Myrl Jeffcoat 

Mar 05, 2023 06:43 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I sure appreciate you including my blog this week.  Thank you! ! !

Mar 05, 2023 03:37 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Ray Henson 
Life in the desert has a lot to offer, doesn't it?

Mar 06, 2023 10:49 AM
Ray Henson

It sure seems to, Carol Williams, and I am learning more each day.  Remind me how much it has to offer in August, please.  😉

Mar 07, 2023 09:53 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I did get to read at least half of these this week Carol. Always good to play catch-up when I've missed some!

Mar 06, 2023 10:10 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's selections, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Mar 06, 2023 10:51 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday afternoon, Carol. Your comments on my posts are always appreciated.

Mar 06, 2023 11:34 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Carol Williams. It's nice to get a second chance, and I know these are all worthy posts to check out. I will bookmark this post and come back later to read them. Thanks.

Mar 06, 2023 12:22 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

I am behind just getting to your post, and I see I have some catching up to do which is no surprise! Thanks for the inspiration this week. 


Mar 06, 2023 07:57 PM