Articles in the Spring 2011 Category

Inside this Issue – Spring 2011
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Posted in Inside this Issue, Spring 2011 on April 2011
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Welcome to the April 2011 Issue of the S.E.C. Observer.

The Golden Anniversary – 1961-2011
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2011 on April 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?

What Happened to My Banker?
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2011 on April 2011
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Most of us in the commercial real estate business today know that we have some major banking issues to deal with. We have all heard the following regularly…

“If”…Would You Even Consider It?
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2011 on April 2011
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Just two letters, but “If” is one of the biggest words in the English language. “If” allows one to presuppose a situation in the future, try it on for size, so to speak, and see how it feels. Combined with the words, “would you even consider it?” the word “If” can let you “try on” a future situation. You are only being asked “if you would even consider” committing to a future action. It is very easy to answer yes to such a question, since you are not committing to anything except to “consider” doing something in the future.

The Epic Quest for Financial Survival
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Spring 2011 on April 2011
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Throughout human history, people have always liked a good story. Our admiration of a person’s achievement in overcoming great adversity often makes a good story great. A tale with the greatest adversity is often viewed as an epic.

S.E.C. Education Foundation Update
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Spring 2011 on April 2011
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The Education Foundation’s new Board is in place, up and running, with renewed enthusiasm for the opportunities 2011 offers to deliver S.E.C.-based education and roll out new fund raising events for the Farley Fund.

S.E.C. Marketing Conference – May 2011
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Spring 2011 on April 2011
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The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held at the Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center, 10250 East Costilla Avenue, Denver, CO.

Creative Real Estate Formulas – May 2011
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Spring 2011 on April 2011
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The S.E.C. Education Foundation is pleased to announce that Charles E. Sutherland, S.E.C., will present Creative Real Estate Formulas, on May 15, 2011, in Denver, Colorado.

Richard J. Janson: Biography
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Spring 2011 on April 2011
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Richard was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 31, 1937. Both of his parents emigrated from Germany to the U.S. before and during the First World War.

Getting Cash Fees in Exchanging
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Posted in Spring 2011, The S.E.C. History Files on April 2011
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Cash is not a forgotten word in exchanging. It is not a bad or dirty word. Like many courses of events, exchanging sort of took root in Oregon about 1960 – and while slow to grow and prosper, by the turn of the decade it had become something entirely different.