Articles in the Fall 2015 Category

Inside this Issue – Fall 2015
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Posted in Fall 2015, Inside this Issue on October 2015
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Welcome to the fall 2015 issue of the S.E.C. Observer. In this issue, John Brennan, S.E.C., CCIM, the 2015 president of the Society, shares his philosophy that “mentors matter.” Stephen D. Barker, S.E.C., CCIM, advises you what to do with “Bullet Hole” property. William E. Stonaker, S.E.C., CCIM, describes what is necessary to “go vertical” […]

Mentors Matter
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Posted in Fall 2015, S.E.C. President's Message on October 2015
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Have you ever taken time to reflect upon your life and career in order to determine why you are where you are now in your life? Clearly, one’s circumstances in life are in most part due to the decisions and actions that are made throughout our lifetimes. The quality of those decisions and actions can make or break you.

Techniques for Disposing of “Bullet Hole Land”
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Posted in Fall 2015, Feature Articles on October 2015
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As I travel around I can’t help notice the abundance of unsaleable land parcels scattered around the landscape of America. As we all have experienced, not all land parcels are located on Main Street USA. There are many land parcels inclusive of…

The Entitlement Process
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Posted in Fall 2015, Feature Articles on October 2015
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What do I have to have to go vertical? What if I am acquiring a property that the seller says is “ready to go?” Some developers only perform horizontal development—nothing higher than a fire plug. Examples of this are land developers for residential subdivisions and large commercial tracts.

The Manly Thing to Do
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Posted in Fall 2015, Society Columns on October 2015
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Because the Society is about relationships, I want to share a life lesson with my Society friends. As Society members, we pride ourselves as being “family” and have developed close bonds with each other.

The Benefits of Becoming a Member of the Society
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Posted in Fall 2015, Society Columns on October 2015
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There is an old saying, “You get out of something what you put into it.” This usually means that if you put a lot into something, you will get a lot back, or if you put a little in, you can expect little back. But sometimes you can put a lot of effort into a poorly thought-out project and get nothing back.

Steele Strategies
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Posted in Fall 2015, Formulas and Strategies on October 2015
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This is one of the benefits of group brainstorming. Every time someone suggests an idea the other members of the group treat the thought like the forced relationship technique and this often gives birth to another new idea.

Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Income Property
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Posted in Fall 2015, Formulas and Strategies on October 2015
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Improve the curb appeal of your income property and get better tenants, higher occupancy, and higher rents. There aren’t too many ways to find easy money in real estate, but we should use all the tools at our disposal. One of the easiest ways to increase the NOI of an income property is to improve its curb appeal. Here are six areas you may want to consider.

S.E.C. Education Foundation News
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Posted in Fall 2015, S.E.C. Education Foundation on October 2015
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It has been my pleasure to be the S.E.C. Education Foundation president during the past year. We have been committed to bringing professional teachers, high-quality courses, and skilled moderators to interested real estate associates throughout the country.

S.E.C. National Marketing Session November
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Posted in Fall 2015, Society News Briefs on October 2015
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The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held at the: Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 South Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Call (423) 756-3400 to make your reservation, or you may register online.