Inside this Issue – Spring 2008

Welcome to the spring issue of the S.E.C. Observer! Spring is a time for new beginnings, and we are pleased to present an exciting new format for you to explore. In this issue, 2008 S.E.C. President, Steve Eustis debates whether “uncertainty” is a bad thing, since there is so much of it right now; Bill Broadbent clarifies the advantages for buyer and sellers and how “stepped payments” can make carryback paper safer; Bob Giniecki provides the “key for results” when pricing real estate; and Hunter Quistgard explains why today may be the “day of the zircon.”

Next, Bill Stonaker, S.E.C. Education Foundation President, offers opportunities for S.E.C. members, candidates, and guests to bring education and meeting moderators to their region. Bob Giniecki, S.E.C., CCIM, is “In the Spotlight” this issue, and his biography is an entertaining and interesting story of how a young man from Schenectady, New York, started out in the retail business and eventually found his way to commercial real estate.

In addition, Cliff Weaver’s article from the “History Files” presents a new way to look at land that is just as pertinent today; and Jim Misko’s article encourages you to be prepared if you (or your client) need to obtain a “loan away from home.”

Enjoy this issue, and as always, we welcome your comments, suggestions, and articles to be considered for publication. Please contact the S.E.C. office via email:

Jackie Hellingson
S.E.C. Observer Editor

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