Articles in the S.E.C. President’s Message Category
Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2013 on Spring 2013
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These are the reasons the Society has succeeded for over 50 years as the premiere real estate exchange organization in the country. Benefit #1: The Society of Exchange Counselors has a distinctive culture. The definition of culture is, “the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends on the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.”
Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2012 on Winter 2012
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Some of you may have grown up singing a little song, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” That song makes me think of the Society. We are going through a tempestuous economic and political storm. For investors, these are scary times. Out on the ocean of the world economy, the night is dark, the waves are big, and there is real danger all around. The Society is like a beacon with a strong light that can show the way to a safe haven, shelter from the storm. We Counselors are ships upon the water ready to bring passengers in to safety.
Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Summer 2012 on Summer 2012
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As I sat in my study over the holiday, I pondered what significant similarities there are between the above titled events’/entities’ birth, history, and existence today.
Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2012 on Spring 2012
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A very good question that, for the last few years, has been asked and answered in varying terms and from “knowledgeable” sources, most of which are deemed “reliable.”
Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2011 on Winter 2011
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It is probably fair to say that the first human commerce involved two primitive human beings arranging to trade one vital necessity for another (food for clothing, perhaps?). These early humans had no concept about currencies, banks, a federal reserve, or the idea of flat money. Had the original cave man asked his neighbor to accept a piece of paper for that night’s dinner and all the paper said was that the receiving party would receive some value in the future, the neighbor would have probably considered clubbing this charlatan to death.
Posted in Fall 2011, S.E.C. President's Message on Autumn 2011
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The Society of Exchange Counselors is primarily an organization that exists to allow our members and guests the opportunity to gather and make “transactions.” We are unlike many organizations that serve primarily as education and networking vehicles. It is certainly true that the society offers tremendous networking opportunities, and that spending several days together five or six times a year working deals leads to the creation of a great network of brokers from across the country and Canada.
Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Summer 2011 on Summer 2011
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These are interesting times, indeed. We, as a country, arguably have suffered the worst recession since the great depression of 1929. Times are tough, as many of the banks and financial institutions in our country have been bailed out, and to top it all off, the United States came dangerously close to a default on our sovereign debt.
Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2011 on Spring 2011
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The Society of Exchange Counselors is celebrating 50 years of existence, and that is an incredible milestone. What enables an organization to continue to not only exist, but to thrive for 50 years? I believe that it is a result of having a clearly defined vision of who and what you are and maintaining your core values. This leads to the question: what are The Society of Exchange Counselors core values and vision?
Posted in December 2010, S.E.C. President's Message on Winter 2010
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While watching the election returns last week, I was reminded of a quote of Ronald Reagan’s: “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” This election was indeed a statement by the people. Through the 20+ national elections I have witnessed, there has never been such a swing of passions from one election to the next – 2008 vs. 2010. Change just for change’s sake is not always what we are looking for.
Posted in Fall 2010, S.E.C. President's Message on Summer 2010
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Traditional thinking is about “what is” — Creative thinking is about “what can be.” The news headline recently said “Double Dip Recession Possible.” The media enjoys seeing the “glass half empty” and it’s not the first time we’ve heard “the sky is falling.” In fact, it has happened numerous times in the past.