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You Can Be The Feature Fairy

 

If you’ve been on AR for more than a year or two, you realize how many people go into making this platform so special. Everyone who regularly blogs has a special way of giving to the community.

 

One of these members  has gone a step further. Remember when daily someone would ask how to you get a gold star.

There used to be so many posts and questions asking how to get featured.

 

Those types of comments are infrequent now that Carol Williams has brought

Second Chance Saturday

to our weekly reading.

 If you have a post that you think is feature worthy or you have read a post that deserves a gold star... You can send Carol a note, a text, an email, a phone call or just tag her in a comment.

Suggest a blog post.. It could be one of yours or any one that you like. It could be a really old one or a brand new one.

 

 Second chance Saturday

What types of posts to recommend?

 

Have you written an article that you are proud of?

Have you read an article that you think everyone should read?

Have you gotten a new idea that could change the way you do business?

Have you been inspired by someone?

Have you just read about how a member did something to make our industry better?

Have you just read a feel good story?

Have you read something that just makes you proud?

 

 Maybe there are really good posts with very few comments. Or maybe it was written at an ‘off" time and was missed by the feature fairy. Here's your chance. Send Carol a message with a suggestion to feature a post in Second Chance Saturdays.

And while you are doing that...say thank you to Carol for doing this each and every week.

 

 

Margaret Rome

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Comment balloon 67 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • December 13 2017 05:01PM

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wow Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  you have just turned on a light bulb in my head You are so smart  . I knew there was a reason I liked you so much

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 2 years ago

 

Can't wait to see what light that bulb is shining on Hannah Williams 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

Margaret,

I loved it when Carol Williams suggested this idea, and so glad that you are giving it additional exposure.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 2 years ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel There are so many that give so much of themselves on this platform including you!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

Thank you for the phone call this morning Margaret. I enjoyed our chat.  And, thank you for the additional exposure for Second Chance Saturday.  I know there is a lot of great stuff out there each week that doesn't get Featured.  So, that's where Second Chance Saturday comes in.  Let's give our AR peeps some additional exposure and Google juice!  Thanks again! 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) over 2 years ago

Margaret - Carol Williams is awesome with her second chance saturday post.  Thank you Carl!

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 2 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  I am not sure that everyone knows that they can contact Carol Williams  and let her know . This is a wonderful post full of sparkle think it is BLUE 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 2 years ago

It is always nice to be thought of when you get a feature or mentioned weekly by Carol or kathy.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 2 years ago

Joe Pryor It is always nice to be thought of by others!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

I have never done this, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland , but should take the time to recognize these great blogs. Thanks for the poke in the ribs. 

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) over 2 years ago

Actually I have not see as many gold stars as of late. 

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 2 years ago

The times in ActiveRain are a changin'! But thankfully we still have many good people here and posting. Thanks for sharing this info!

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 2 years ago

So many post to read and so many get missed Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .  These second chance opportunities make it easier to stay on top of the Rain!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 2 years ago

Lisa Von Domek Don't forget to thank Carol Williams for making them easier.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

 

Oh, No Carol Williams Now there's not a chance of being featured on SCS since this post was featured!!!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

Carol Williams  She who makes the rules can also break them.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

It’s nice that I can be a feature fairy if I can’t be Santa Claus herself. It’s one way to make a happy holiday!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 2 years ago

She who makes the rules can really break them indeed! That was a good point! Carol Williams

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 2 years ago

 

Very cute comment Laura Cerrano Who says you can't be Santa CLaus?

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

I think Carol Williams Second Chance Saturday is a great way to catch those non-featured gems. She does a great job with this! And you did a great job highlighting the ability to be a feature fairy!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 2 years ago

Thanks so much, Margaret, for taking the time to remind us of how to help Carol locate those Second Chance features.  And to recoginze the work she does week and week!

Posted by Betsy N. Robinson - Serving the Sandhills, NC, CNS (Everything Pines Partners, LLC.) over 2 years ago

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore MarylandCarol Williams'  "Second Chance" group is a brilliant idea. It's always nice to be recognized but sometimes, all the great posts get buried.  

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 2 years ago

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland,

Glad to see your post featured..I always look for Carol Williams Second Chance Saturday series..I've found some great posts I missed.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 2 years ago

Because of your post Margaret, I just wrote a 2 part post about my best friend, I don't understand how to get it to Carol, maybe I can email her.

Posted by Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man (HomeSmart) over 2 years ago

There are so many great posts living in the dark recesses of the AR library cellar. I wished too instead of just picking a few from the newest feed that lost and forgotten posts were picked up by the AR staff, not one of us recycling. Amber Diamond Group another spot that anyone can save to that wrote it, knew it was worthwhile and needed attention.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 2 years ago

Margaret, thank for sharing great information!  I didn't realize there was a Second Chance area.  

Posted by Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living) over 2 years ago

I love that Carol Williams does this every week. I've made several recommendations to her.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 2 years ago

Great information, Margaret.  I am so thankful for the members that serve to keep me in the loop.  There are so many great posts that would be missed if it weren't for the members that take the time to review.  I will certainly add a stop to view Carol Williams' Second Chance Saturday blog.

Posted by Chris Lima, Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you. (Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise) over 2 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is a good woman...

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 2 years ago

Margaret, what a great way to share Carol's weekly post. I always appreciate the highlights people choose in their various posts, it helps us keep up with all of the ones we might have missed. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 2 years ago

Nice post and I love all the people who post weekly things as I often miss something even when it is featured sometimes. Also helps me to discover a new writer on the platform who i might not see otherwise.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 2 years ago

I always wanted sparkly wings. Now I have a way to get them! Thank you for the reminder on SCS!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 2 years ago

I have to honestly say I would not be the Realtor I am today had it not been for what I have learned here on Activerain.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) over 2 years ago

Mike Frazier That's a powerful statement. Have you considered writing a blog with that title?

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

Carol's 2nd chance series helps further posts that deserve more exposure, glad you mentioned that Margaret! Nice feature too.

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 2 years ago

There is not as many features as there once was, and I do love Carol's blog and also fee a great honor to be on Kathy's unday blog. Have a good night Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 2 years ago

Margaret

Being featured is a nice gift. Suggesting a feature for Carol to use is another gift.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 2 years ago

Jeff Dowler And nice comments are yet another gift!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

Margaret I miss the days when we had an active community with a great community manager and then we went to the "feature button" sadly all those went to the way side, I believe it is a loosing battle, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 2 years ago

Margaret great shout out for Carol Williams and the great job she does every week of finding great features to highlight!  I'm so excited as I get to meet her in person this weekend. She and her sister-in-law will be coming to our annual holiday party - fun!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 2 years ago

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB I cannot wait to read about your meeting with Carol Williams this weekend. I know it will be wonderful!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

I also enjoy Carols' Second Chances. I've been featured there, as well as made suggestions when I see a particularly well-written post that missed the gold star. It takes a lot of dedication to put a series together. Thank you for helping to promote it.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Thanks Margaret. Great advice. Be well!

Posted by Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA. (Paratex) over 2 years ago

Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS  Good to see you and know that you are promoting Carol Williams SCS

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

Second chances are always nice. Take a few moments to read a few posts and really enjoy the down time to get to know each other. 

Posted by Laura Filip, What can we do for you today? (Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life ) over 2 years ago

Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | 903-271-4978 Always good to see you.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - great advice for all of us here! Thanks for sharing! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 2 years ago

Lise Howe and thank you for taking time to  comment. 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

I adore Carol Williams and love the gift that she gives this community each week too, Margaret! It's not easy, either - she reminds us each week, searches through thousands of posts and is on 'high alert' for tags from the rest of the community when we've read something fantastic! THEN, she writes the post and I'm sure over 1/2 of the ones that she has in mind get featured so, it's back to the drawing board...yep, she's amazing, that's for sure! A true giver here in the Rain!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 2 years ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, Debe Maxwell, CRS . You've made my day!  I'm retired now so my job is to figure out ways to help others in whatever ways I can.  Thank again for your support!

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) over 2 years ago

Great re-blog now I now how Carol Williams gets these...I wondered how she got these! I hope you have a great day!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert about 2 years ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Carol Williams, like you, is a true giver in the rain!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 2 years ago

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert No more wondering...go suggest a post for SCS.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 2 years ago

Good morning Margaret. Carol does a great job with this and makes a lot of us feel good too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

First chance...second chance...any chance at a feature is a good one !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland,

So glad your post was featured in Carol Williams Second Chance Saturday series as I missed it! I always head over Saturday mornings to check her series out. I so appreciate her taking the time to do this as I know its a lot of work and we all appreciate it. I also head over Sunday mornings to catch Kathy Streib's "Ah-Ha" moments for the week. Both excellent series.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 1 year ago

Sheila Anderson Carol does a wonderful job and is such a pleasure to have on AR!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson Good comment. Any chance is a good one. Hope you are both doing well.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR We all appreciate both Carol Williams and Kathy Streib 

They do so much for all of us!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

Margaret, I do miss the suggestion opportunity. Carol is an excellent resource for great content that might have been missed.

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) over 1 year ago

Mike Cooper Glad we have Carol Williams for the SCS.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

I like to be up on things so that I can be a ferry to many like a boat but also like a fairy with wings and all. :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 1 year ago

And there’s also so much interlaced ideas with how we do things. I kind of like the idea of mingling ideas.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 1 year ago

Hi Margaret

This is a terrific reminder for all to remember what Carol does each week!

A choosing posts to reblog is another great way we can help bring attention to well done posts that deserve to be shared!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 1 year ago

Yes Margaret, it takes a lot of time to go through hundreds of blogs to see what is worth showcasing and what to leave alone.  Thanks for the hard work!

Posted by John Henry, Florida Architect, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) over 1 year ago

Glad the feature fairy didn't miss this one, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ..... congratulations, Margaret...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 1 year ago

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