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Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 290

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  

Don't Keep It a Secret
By: Ludwig
"As I see it"

My Winners, Losers, and Future Marketing
By: Grant Schneider
"Lesson learned--  I must build the relationship because that is the nature of my business.  It is not transactional."   

March Challenge Entry One - It is In the Lock, Change the Key
By: Wayne Martin 
"Unfortunately this is a true story with many details left out to protect the parties." 

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
By: Ray Henson 
"I learned an important lesson that day." 

Ask An Ambassador: Dead Wood Falls Down 
By: Liz and Bill Spear      
"Our blog can be like the woods.  Just like the woods have different kinds of trees, our blog can have a variety of different types of posts, some meant to stick around and thrive, others akin to dead wood that will sooner or later fall and stop being effective at attracting attention." 

Tech Snippets: Show the Desktop
Craig Daniels 
Tech Snippets.  Do you know this one?..."      

How To Maximize Performance As a Real Estate Agent  
By: Realtyna Inc    
"The more skilled and experienced your agents become, the better the traffic for your business." 

Increase Sales In 2023 and Beyond 
By: Leanne Smith 
"With the end of the first quarter quickly coming to an end, are you starting to think of how to increase sales for the next three quarters in 2023?" 

Help! My Tongue Is On Fire!
By: Bob "RealMan" Timm 
"Have you found that no matter what the profession when people work together in a group someone in the group has a tongue on fire... and it is not from eating peppers."      

Double Feature:
The Feature Page has been down this week.

Outside Feature:
The FCC is cracking down on scammy robotexts. What that means for you.

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

March 21st - Group Discussion
All Members in Attendance

March 28th - Stories of a Mobile Notary
Bob "RealMan" Timm 

April 4th - Working With Hoarders
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO 

April 11th - Feng Shui
Monica Hess 

April 18th - Facebook Community Pages
Tammy Lankford


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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!


Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Well I see I missed a few posts this week! Thank you for your selections....I'm off to read and comment.

Mar 18, 2023 05:08 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Dorie,
Thanks for starting your day with us! Hope yu have some fun planned.

Mar 18, 2023 08:15 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Whoo hoo! We have a lot of interesting talks coming up!

As for the outside article, I'm glad to hear we might get less spam - I just hope they don't block "real" calls!

Enjoy your weekend!

Mar 18, 2023 05:12 AM
Carol Williams

Hey Kat Palmiotti 
It's nice to see the calendar filling up again. I hope you have some Montana fun planned for the weekend.

Mar 18, 2023 08:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. Great choices once again. Thank you for including my post. Now for my score today. My success or failure is normally dependent upon whether I commented on Lou Ludwig's post. Today I did not and as a result it was a WIPEOUT. So it took some time on your post this morning to read them all. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Mar 18, 2023 05:35 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Wayne Martin 
Thanks for checking on this week's selections. Have a great weekend.

Mar 18, 2023 08:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... four for me this week (not including Lou's and Grant's posts, which I've previously read). It was a busy week, so I'll take it.

Mar 18, 2023 05:36 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Nina Hollander, Broker 
I hope your weekend includes some fun!

Mar 18, 2023 08:18 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 a GOOD LUCK to your favorite College Basketball Team in MARCH MADNESS!

Mar 18, 2023 06:19 AM
Carol Williams

Have a great weekend, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
My Zag men won last night so it's on to Sunday with TCU.

Mar 18, 2023 08:19 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Thanks for including us!

Fyi, fortunately the Feature filter still works on the blog page.  I assume sooner or later the development team will fix the issue and we'll see all the "old" new features make it to the front page.

Mar 18, 2023 06:26 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Liz and Bill Spear 
As you can tell, I went in and pulled out the Feature posts (that didn't get Featured).  Hoping it will be fixed soon.

Mar 18, 2023 08:20 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some fine selections this week and I was fortunate to catch a few early. Thanks for your efforts.

Mar 18, 2023 08:07 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Ed Silva 
I hope you have a great weekend.

Mar 18, 2023 08:21 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol, I missed all of Thursday and Friday in the Rain with my Grandkids in from Ohio so thank you for the list.


Mar 18, 2023 08:54 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Will Hamm 
You're welcome. I know you always enjoy time with the grands.

Mar 19, 2023 06:11 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

There's been some pretty good reading recently and your list is a good example. I saw most of these which is unusual.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Mar 18, 2023 10:46 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Yes, there has been. It's too bad the Feature page isn't working. Thanks for stopping in to check out this week's selections.

Mar 19, 2023 06:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol,

Happy Saturday!  I did get to read a couple of these blogs, but there are a few more I want to check out. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:00 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 
I hope you enjoyed the selections from last week. Thanks for stopping in to check then out.

Mar 19, 2023 06:13 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol you always seem to find some gems that I missed.

Mar 18, 2023 12:50 PM
Carol Williams

Hi George Souto 
I hope you enjoyed reading those you missed the first time around. Have a great day.

Mar 19, 2023 06:14 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.

Mar 18, 2023 04:38 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
Thanks, as always for checking in on the week's SCS selections. I hope you're having a great weekend.

Mar 19, 2023 06:14 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Mar 18, 2023 04:38 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Myrl Jeffcoat 
It's always fun to be Featured in the OFG.

Mar 19, 2023 06:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- once again, thank you for doing this each week. I continue to find posts that I've not read. 

Mar 18, 2023 05:41 PM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Kathy Streib 
That works both ways, doesn't it. I need to head over to your Sunday post and see what I missed during the week. 😊

Mar 19, 2023 06:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have an outstanding week.

Mar 19, 2023 11:22 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Roy Kelley 
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's selections.

Mar 19, 2023 05:26 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Wow I just read Kathy Streib Sunday post and missed all her choices and it looks like I am 2 for 2 this week.  Time to get back on the saddle and start reading posts to catch up.  Thanks Miss Carol Williams !

Mar 19, 2023 12:01 PM
Carol Williams

The Shenanigans are over. Back in the saddle, Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

Mar 19, 2023 05:27 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Well, I'm a bit behind in my reading - but, what is new, right?! 

As always, we appreciate you sharing these finds with us each week, Carol. You're the best!

Mar 26, 2023 12:05 PM