Inside this Issue – Summer 2013

Welcome to the summer 2013 issue of the S.E.C. Observer. In this issue, Gary Vandenberg, 2013 President of the Society, outlines why you should “buy now.”

Robert W. Steele, S.E.C., shares his memories of Jackie Robinson. Stephen R. England, S.E.C. revisits why young entrepreneurs are so important to our economy and why we must encourage them. Leo Goseland, S.E.C., provides us with an update on the S.E.C. Education Foundation. Congratulations are in order for Alex Ruggieri, S.E.C., CCIM, who was recently named as an advisor to the NAR Commercial Membership Presidential Advisory Group.

James T. Wilson, S.E.C, CCIM, is featured “In the Spotlight” of this issue and you will discover what life experiences led to his eventual career in creative real estate practice and teaching.

In the History Files, Richard Reno, S.E.C., reminds brokers to help their clients, but also themselves, and Fred Lewis, advises brokers to work for fees rather than commissions.

Enjoy this issue. As always, we welcome your comments, suggestions, and submissions of 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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