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Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 295

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  

Giving deserving posts more exposure is what Second Chance Saturday is all about.  Be sure to tag me in the comment section of any post and watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday.  

The Big Feature Board Is On the Fritz again so I'm including some of those that are scheduled for being Featured but hadn't shown up at the time of putting this post together.

Have Patience In Yourself 
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

An Opportunity To Showcase Your Expertise Four Times a Year
By: Denise Lones 
"Every three months, you have an opportunity to wow homeowners and past clients." 

Do Some 
By: Tim L. Ramey 
"Being positive some of the time is MUCH BETTER than being positive none of the time." 

Friday Fun... What Popped Into Your Mind?
By: Kathy Streib 
"I'll share mine..."

Setting the Stage By Checking Your Voice Message
By: Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
"Impressions matter greatly, as we all know. Ensuring that first point of contact is engaging can make the difference between a new working relationship or encouraging the caller to move on to someone else.

The Great Resignation 
By: Debe Maxwell, CRS 
"I found it interesting to see how various industry resignations changed throughout the past two years in this video based on the JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) reports. Pay careful attention to the trending in the industries with regards to their 'great resignation position.'" 

Power Of An Email Turns To a Buying Adventure
By: Hannah Williams 

"The moral of this story is don't forget to keep in contact with past clients."

Zoom Call 4.25.23 Keith Jones, CPA, Tax Tips For REALTORS
By Ed Silva 
"Questions were asked and answered and all that attended learned something that will help in keeping their records properly and will help with any tax issues down the road." 

Double Feature:
Biden's Conventional Loan Price Changes 
By: John Meussner 
"Changes to pricing for conventional loans are in the news as the proposed changes are set to take place in May."

Outside Feature:
Three Things Parents Should Encourage Their Teens and Twenty-Somethings To Do 
Published on: The Lighter Side of Real Estate  
"Years ago it was common for children to move out and get a place of their own right after they turned 18, or maybe around 22 if they went to college. But times (and costs) have certainly changed over the years, making it difficult for young adults to move out and get a place of their own. 

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

May 2nd - Conventional Loan Pricing Changes
John Meussner 

May 9th - Topic TBA
William Piotrowski  

May 16th -
ADU's: Factory tour, delivery, and installation (Part 1)
John Arendsen

May 23rd  - ADU's: Factory tour, delivery, and installation (Part 2)
John Arendsen

May 30th - Knowing When (and If) To Retire From Real Estate
Carol Williams

June 6th - TBA

June 13th - TBA

June 20th - TBA

June 27th - Maximizing Credit Card Bonuses For Real Estate
Jim Paulson 


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Carol Williams

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- 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... clearly it was a good week... I read virtually everyone of your suggested posts. Happy weekend.

Apr 29, 2023 04:32 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. My track record this week is definitely not bad but not as good as Nina Hollander, Broker. Thanks! Enjoy your day. 

Apr 29, 2023 05:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Carol, for your recommendations.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Apr 29, 2023 05:13 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A lot of interesting reads and one I recognize very well. Thanks for the recognition and your efforts.

Apr 29, 2023 05:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol,

Once again you have selected some wonderful posts to share for your Second Chance Saturday series! I have read most of them but see one I did not so off to read and comment.

Apr 29, 2023 05:44 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for your weekly post! I missed a few and am all caught up. And the outside post definitely has good tips for helping children become adults who are out on their own!

And we have a lot of good zoom calls coming up!

Apr 29, 2023 05:57 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 delightful weekend.

Apr 29, 2023 06:54 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Apr 29, 2023 06:55 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Looks like another great collection to catch up on this week. Thank you for always doing this Carol Williams Happy Weekend! 😎

Apr 29, 2023 07:08 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for sharing your second time around blogs with us.  Hope you are doing good.


Apr 29, 2023 07:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks, as always, for some great reading, Carol. I saw a couple which is typical for me - I'll be reading the ones I missed this weekend, hopefully.

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Apr 29, 2023 11:46 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol glad you highlighted John Meussner's blog.  Hopefully members will read it before this Tuesday's ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting and attend the meeting.

Apr 29, 2023 11:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thank you for including my post this week!!! And believe it or not, I did find  one that I'd missed!!!

Apr 29, 2023 05:54 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Happy Saturday, Carol,

I always like to check to see what I may have missed.  Thank you!

Apr 29, 2023 06:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday afternoon, Carol. I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

We have rainy weather in Maryland.

Apr 30, 2023 11:46 AM
Hannah Williams

Rainy and stormy in Philly too! Roy Kelley 

Apr 30, 2023 12:09 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Roy Kelley and Hannah Williams 
It was hot hot hot in Palm Springs this weekend. I barely survived my game of golf.

May 01, 2023 07:12 AM
Roy Kelley

We have a beautiful Monday morning in Maryland. I just returned from a neighborhood walk.

May 01, 2023 08:40 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Carol Williams  I have been really busy (thankfully) I really appreciate the Feature Thank you so much! Enjoy your week!

Apr 30, 2023 12:08 PM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri 314-775-2050 - Des Peres, MO

Carol Williams ,

What a great idea!  Thank you for sharing!


Apr 30, 2023 02:52 PM