Articles in the Autumn 2003 Category

Integrating Your Website Into a Marketing Plan
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Posted in Autumn 2003, Society Columns on September 2003
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A web site is a unique marketing tool because it is permanent and global. From the moment you purchase a domain name, it is yours, and yours forever. No matter how many times you change your office address and phone number, your domain name will always be the same. Customers will always find you at […]

Nurturing the Creative Process
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Posted in Autumn 2003, Feature Articles on September 2003
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“Creativity”… a word that has been used in symbolizing one of the great philosophical freedoms we possess. As Society of Exchange Counselor members, we have the unfettered ability to explore and propose new and different aspects of our business and Society life with counterparts in a non-threatening atmosphere. As a result, we profess the highest […]

The Ultimate S.E.C. Exchange
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Posted in Autumn 2003, Feature Articles on September 2003
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Editor’s Note: Sarah Hoban, a Chicago-based free-lance writer, wrote this article for the magazine “Success Strategies.” Reprinted with permission. Numbers drive all commercial real estate transactions. So consider these: 22 properties, 10 states, seven brokers, six principals, eight title companies and closing agents, three lenders, 12 attorneys — and one day. Jim Brondino, S.E.C., CCIM, […]

Diamonds in Your Own Backyard
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Posted in Autumn 2003, Feature Articles on September 2003
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Do you search the nation and the world for your next “opportunity?” Do you surf the net for investment properties, attend marketing meetings, or visit new markets looking for investment or development challenges to take on? Sure, we all do those things occasionally…some of us more than others. But, methinks we sometimes lose sight of […]

What Do I Tell Him? (The Answer)
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Posted in Autumn 2003, Feature Articles on September 2003
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In the last issue, we related a recent phone inquiry that went something like this: “My client has just told me that I should stop looking for a $2,000,000 replacement property for him because his CPA is now recommending that he purchase a tenant-in-common interest in an offering for a large apartment complex. The CPA […]

The Final Objective
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Posted in Autumn 2003, S.E.C. President's Message on September 2003
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What is your final objective in life? Not sure? Well, here is a little something to think about. As a member or friend of the Society, you have worked your entire career to become “your own best client.” You have achieved your long-term goal of personal freedom and financial independence. You now have an income […]

Inside this Issue – Autumn 2003
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Posted in Autumn 2003, Inside this Issue on September 2003
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Welcome to the Autumn 2003 issue of the S.E.C. Real Estate Observer. Autumn is a time of transition…where summer gives way to fall in preparation for winter. It’s the natural cycle of life and reflects the ever-changing reality of the world we live in. The Observer also transitions this year. Virgil Opfer, the 2003 editor […]