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Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 298

Education & Training with Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.

-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.   

Your Every Choice Has An Impact

By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Special Relationships Made Via Real Estate Last Forever
By: Barbara Todaro 
"Special relationships made via real estate transactions are long lasting." 
(I haven't heard any news regarding Barbara for a while. I hope she is doing ok.)

How To Get a Utility Pole Added or Moved. The Dirty Details 
By: Cameron Bagherpour 
"Let me say this up front: Getting a utility pole placed or moved can take six months or longer.

Use AI To Surpass Real Estate Lead Generation & Conversion Goals 
By: Realty Net Media - Real Estate Web Design 
"As a real estate professional, incorporating AI into your workflow can provide a significant edge in a highly competitive market. Failing to utilize AI-powered features in your real estate website system may hinder your ability to compete effectively." 

Real Estate Leadership: How Conflict Affects Productivity
By: Darryl Davis, CSP 
"As leaders in the real estate industry, you’ve got a big job managing team members, especially when it comes to coaching them through times of conflict."

Can I Ask a Favor 
By: Tammy Lankford, 
"In a week my parents will be married 59 years." 

Got Professionalism Part 19 Just Be There
By: Leanne Smith 
"How often in sales do we engage with people and our minds wander much like traveling an open road?"

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 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 - Tech Smorgasbord 
Craig Daniels  

June 13th - TBA

June 20th - TBA

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

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Be sure not to miss these ActiveRain weekly series:

Kathy Streib's Posts Just For You - This Week at ActiveRain.
  (Published every Sunday) 

Bill Spears Ask An Ambassador (Published every Tuesday)


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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

Active: Golf & Travel Blogger
"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."

Whatever You're Doing, Make It Fun!


Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. I learn a lot with your Saturday series. And, as usual I need to bring my reading glasses as I missed most of them the first time around. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

May 20, 2023 05:04 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Wayne Martin 
I hope you found your reading glasses and enjoyed this week's selections.

May 20, 2023 09:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... sad to say, but only one for me today! And I was just thinking about Barbara Todaro the other day and that we've not had any news about her in quite a while.

May 20, 2023 05:12 AM
Carol Williams

Yes, Nina Hollander, Broker , I do hope she is doing ok.

May 20, 2023 09:11 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. 

Bill Salvatore with Arizona Elite Properties 

May 20, 2023 06:06 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Bill Salvatore - East Valley 
I hope you have some fun plans this weekend.

May 20, 2023 09:11 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I see you caught some pretty interesting posts this week Carol!  The Utility Pole post is very interesting to me - who knew!  And of course it's fun to celebrate Tammy Lankford, parent's 59th wedding anniversary in Can I Ask a Favor?   Lots of great selections!  Enjoy your weekend :)

May 20, 2023 08:14 AM
Carol Williams

Yes, that power pole post was quite interesting. I hope Tammy's parents have enjoy all the cards headed their way.

May 20, 2023 09:12 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Carol Williams ,

As always Thank You for your Saturday Second Chance Series. Can't believe your on week 298 Of posting. I have my Anniversary card sent out to Tammy Lankford, parents. I havent' heard anything about Barbara Todaro either so hoping someone in the know can chime in.

May 20, 2023 08:41 AM
Tammy Lankford,

Thanks!  and I know right 298 weeks is .... a lot of weeks.

May 20, 2023 08:55 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX 
I got my card in the mail to Tammy's parents this morning. I hope they love all the cards and letters they receive!

May 20, 2023 09:13 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Thanks Carol, I appreciate the extra exposure.  I have a blog to write, but right now I'm just very still in my feels about it, so it will remain in my mind until I'm not.

May 20, 2023 08:43 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Tammy Lankford, 
I hope your parents have a very special day together and enjoy all the cards headed their way. ❤️

May 20, 2023 09:14 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

Lots of good reading here, and most of it I missed, except for Tammy's post - my card went out in the mail yesterday. I hope her parents have a very full mailbox of well wishes on their special day!


May 20, 2023 11:02 AM
Carol Williams

Hi Jeff,
I hope Tammy's folks are overwhelmed with well-wishes!

May 21, 2023 09:40 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol good choices again, and I am looking forward to your ActiveRain ZOOM presentation in a couple of weeks.

May 20, 2023 11:37 AM
Carol Williams

Hi George,
I hope to make it interesting. Retirement is pretty much an individual journey.

May 21, 2023 09:41 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Carol Williams, as always, you've selected great posts to share. Thank you for all you do!

May 20, 2023 11:51 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Beth Atalay 

May 21, 2023 09:41 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you as always for your Saturday post and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

May 20, 2023 01:04 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
I hope you're enjoying some Montana sunshine this weekend. Have any fires started in your area yet? We had a thunderstorm on Friday night that started a few here.

May 21, 2023 09:42 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about the fires near you Carol Williams - we have had a lot of smoke the last few days from Alberta fires, but we don't have any here at the moment. Luckily.

May 21, 2023 12:26 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Maryland golfers are enjoying the spring weather today. 80 degrees as I post this comment at 4:07 p.m.

May 20, 2023 01:08 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Roy Kelley 
I played 3 times last week, all in competition. My body needs a rest now! LOL  I hope you and Dolores are enjoying a peaceful weekend.

May 21, 2023 09:43 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- thank you again for highlighting these posts. And, I do see one or two I missed. 

May 20, 2023 05:27 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kathy Streib  Thanks for checking in on this week's selections.

May 21, 2023 09:43 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 interesting posts. Thanks for your efforts.

May 20, 2023 06:28 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Ed Silva 
Have you been out golfing a lot this Spring. I had 2 tournaments this week. My body needs a rest now. LOL

May 21, 2023 09:44 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.

May 20, 2023 07:43 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Myrl Jeffcoat 
It's been a low key weekend after a week of golf tournaments, heat, and lots of company.

May 21, 2023 09:45 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 20, 2023 07:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol I am not always on your Saturday selections, but when I stop in I am thrilled to see some of the ones the AR star passed them over...Endre

May 20, 2023 09:27 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's selections. I hope you're having a great weekend.

May 21, 2023 09:45 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thanks for your list since I and missing the next 7 days being in Ohio.

May 21, 2023 07:01 AM
Carol Williams

Enjoy your trip to Ohio, Will Hamm. I'm assuming to visit the grand-kids?

May 21, 2023 09:46 AM