Articles in the Spring 2008 Category

Uncertainty
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2008 on April 2008
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What an honor it is to serve the Society of Exchange Counselors as president for 2008. Founded almost fifty years ago, the organization is still thriving, growing, and creatively marketing real estate in all fifty states, Canada, and other places in the world. Our founders would be pleased that the vision they had did not die but flourished into the leading real estate marketing organization in the country. When I look back on all the individuals who have served and led this organization, I am humbled to be asked to serve […]

How “Stepped Payments” Can Make Carryback Paper Safer
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2008 on April 2008
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I had negotiated a price of $295,000 on 4+ acres of unimproved commercial land in southern California. The buyers were willing to pay $52,000 cash down and wanted the sellers to carry the $243,000 balance on a note secured by a first deed of trust with payments of $2,478.49 or more per month including 8.5% interest with the entire balance due and payable in ten years from close of escrow […]

Pricing Real Estate: The Key for Results
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2008 on April 2008
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In regard to the pricing of real estate, many of us have heard the saying, “I’ll pay your price if you accept my terms.” Although in some situations, that statement may be true, and special terms may allow for the structuring of a successful transaction, it is equally important when preparing to market a property to have the property realistically valued […]

Now May be the Day of the Zircon
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Spring 2008 on April 2008
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Diamond merchants have promoted diamonds as the greatest gift to show true love. Many great “love of life” relationships have been cemented with Zircons without anyone knowing the difference. A few might wonder where a guy with such short supply could find the where-with-all to produce a 1 1/2 carat stone […]

The S.E.C. Education Foundation
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Spring 2008 on April 2008
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“The mission of the S.E.C. Education Foundation is to establish a fund to encourage and financially support education programs related to real estate, particularly in the area of creative transactions and professionally structured equity marketing techniques.” – What does this mean? […]

Minneapolis S.E.C. Marketing Session
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Spring 2008 on April 2008
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The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 18-21, 2008 […]

Investment Property Analysis & Creative Transaction Formulas
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Spring 2008 on April 2008
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On Sunday, May 18, 2008, Robert Giniecki, S.E.C., CCIM, will present Investment Property Analysis & Creative Transaction Formulas in Minneapolis, Minnesota […]

Robert R. Giniecki, S.E.C., CCIM: Biography
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Spring 2008 on April 2008
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Bob Giniecki is a man of many interests and talents with a strong background in retail marketing. Bob was born in Schenectady, New York […]

Land, Land, Land
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Posted in Spring 2008, The S.E.C. History Files on April 2008
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“Land, land, land! I’m sick of land,” claim more and more brokers. What the industry is seeing is an overabundance of and packages or land vehicles offered to the market place […]

Loans Away from Home
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Posted in Spring 2008, The S.E.C. History Files on April 2008
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When you or your client tackles properties out of an area where you are known it generally requires some sort of capital – and if possible you will probably want to borrow it […]