Second Second Chance Saturday: Week 299

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

Giving deserving posts more exposure is what Second Chance Saturday is all about.  If you see a deserving post, 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 Dreams Precede Your Goals 
By: Lou Ludwig
"As I see it..."

Monday's Motivational Moments
By: Marte Cliff 
“When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return."   

Are You a 5% or 95% Real Estate Agent?
By: Leanne Smith 
"However, to imply those who aren’t in the 5% of agents creating 95% of the transactions and wealth are not worthy of being real estate agents is in my humble opinion the height of arrogance." 

Important Things You Should Know About Land Surveys
By: Bob Elliot 
"In order to accurately determine the property line, a land surveyor will need to conduct a thorough survey that considers all available evidence, including property records, physical markers, and other relevant factors." 

#1 Reason You Are Losing Real Estate Leads And What You Need To Compete
By: Realtyna Inc 
"Agents who excel in their markets are the ones who not only generate leads but also know what it takes to convert real estate leads into clients."  

4 Proven Ways To Build Client Loyalty, No Matter the Market
By: Darryl Davis, CSP 
"Imagine a world where real estate agents go beyond mere transactions, striving to build genuine connections and earn unwavering client loyalty."  

Take Care of Those Who Take Care of You
By: Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV 
"Friends, if you're in business, don't forget the people who helped you along the way." 

Double Feature:
The First Impression That Can Tank Your Offer
By: Candice A. Donofrio 
"It's just not a serious buyer." 

Outside Feature:
Best Places to Retire in the U.S. 2023/2024  
Published at: U.S. News & World Report
"To identify the best places to retire, U.S. News analyzed data for the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. to assess how well they meet Americans' retirement needs and expectations. Top criteria include the happiness of local residents, housing affordability, tax rates and health care quality." 

The Most Affordable Places To Retire
Published at U.S. News & World Report 
"Here are the best places to retire on a budget

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- Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
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Comments (23)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Carol good Blog selections.  I have read a few already, very good information to share with us here. Have a wonderful weekend.  Bill 

May 27, 2023 05:31 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Bill.
Thanks for making Second Chance Saturday a part of your day! Have a great weekend.

May 27, 2023 08:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Three for me today, Carol. It's been an insanely busy week with three closings just before a holiday weekend... so that was my first priority.

May 27, 2023 06:18 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Nina Hollander, Broker 
Closing before blog posts? Tell me it isn't so!  😂
Congratulations on 3 more closings.

May 27, 2023 08:06 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams thanks, Carol. It was an insane week... I felt like I was herding cats all week.

May 27, 2023 08:08 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Thank you for the feature and I am glad for this Saturday second chance because sometimes I miss some very good postings.

May 27, 2023 06:50 AM
Carol Williams

Good morning, Leanne Smith 
Happy Saturday. Thanks for making Second Chance Saturday part of your day!

May 27, 2023 08:07 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Thank you mamacita! I don't always get to everything! 

May 27, 2023 07:54 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

You're welcome, Candice A. Donofrio 
Always fun to read your posts. Thanks for checking in this week.

May 27, 2023 08:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Have a very special holiday weekend.

May 27, 2023 08:39 AM
Carol Williams

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

May 27, 2023 11:04 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carol and thank you for sharing these second time around hit blogs with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great Holiday weekend.


May 27, 2023 08:53 AM
Carol Williams

You're very welcome, Will Hamm 
Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's selections. It is a special weekend to honor our fallen heroes.

May 27, 2023 11:05 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Thanks for including my musings this week. 

May 27, 2023 09:07 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV 
Thanks for your post. Every success story requires a team.

May 27, 2023 11:06 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks for the inclusion, Carol - and thanks for today's reading list!

May 27, 2023 10:32 AM
Carol Williams

You're welcome Marte Cliff 
I thinking bringing joy to other is the best kind of joy!

May 27, 2023 11:07 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Carol:

It's hard to believe that another week has passed us by! There is some great reading here, some of which I haven't yet read - that's on today's to do list.

Enjoy your weekend!


May 27, 2023 12:27 PM
Carol Williams

Right, Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Here we are at Saturday again! I hope you're enjoying your weekend too. God bless our fallen heroes.

May 27, 2023 07:50 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you as always for your Saturday post! I had missed several!

May 27, 2023 12:30 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kat Palmiotti 
I always appreciate you stopping by to check out the weeks selections.

May 27, 2023 07:50 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Some interesting titles - once again Carol!  I'm sure you're enjoying your girls weekend!!

May 27, 2023 02:03 PM
Carol Williams

Indeed we are, Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker 

May 27, 2023 07:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carol- Thank you once again for doing this each week. I did find one I missed!!!

May 27, 2023 05:38 PM
Carol Williams

You're welcome, Kathy Streib 
I'm anxious to see what you share tomorrow on your post.

May 27, 2023 07:51 PM
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 holiday weekend.

May 27, 2023 07:07 PM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Myrl Jeffcoat 
I always appreciate you stopping by to check out the week's selections.

May 27, 2023 07:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 27, 2023 07:08 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks so much Myrl Jeffcoat 
What could be better than being a Featured Old Fart?

May 27, 2023 07:52 PM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Thanks for posting these.  I right clicked to read the ones about retiring . . . some day . . . 

May 27, 2023 08:55 PM
Carol Williams

Will you be at my Zoom presentation on Tuesday, Jim Paulson ?

May 27, 2023 08:59 PM
Jim Paulson

Carol Williams that is my intent, yes.

May 29, 2023 08:31 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol I am looking forward to your presentation at our ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting this Tuesday.

May 27, 2023 10:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  always enjoy your selections post when I see I did not comment or noticed any of them it tells me I have bee busy with Real Estate... so appreciate your selections, Endre

May 27, 2023 10:57 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Some great posts here.   Thank you for sharing!  

May 29, 2023 05:01 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Thanks for sharing with us today. Good post.

Jun 01, 2023 08:44 AM