Articles in the The S.E.C. History Files Category

What the Society Means to Me
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Posted in Fall 2020, The S.E.C. History Files on September 2020
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Editor’s Note:  Ron Moser, was an S.E.C. member for many years. He wrote this article in 2016 to memorialize his connection to the Society.  Sadly, Ron passed away on June 20, 2020, and this seems like a good time to revisit his story. I attended seminars presented by James Misko and Wally Walker in my […]

Three Couples in England
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Posted in Fall 2020, The S.E.C. History Files on September 2020
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An adventure of a lifetime. Follow three couples as they travel by narrowboat through the Avon River Ring and hike the entire Thames River Path.

Questions & Answers
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Posted in Summer 2020, The S.E.C. History Files on July 2020
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the March 1975 issue of the R.E. News Observer. 1. Question: Many people have called you the father of modern real estate exchanging. When did you really see a need for this field to become a specialty? Answer: It was in the latter part of the 1940s that […]

Estate Building
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Posted in Spring 2020, The S.E.C. History Files on March 2020
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the May 1974 issue of the R.E. News Observer “I am not the kind of person who can save money to build an estate.” The author is unknown but often quoted. It is a fact that it takes money or assets to get started in Estate Build­ing. Many […]

Persistence
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Posted in The S.E.C. History Files, Winter 2019-2020 on December 2019
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the June 1974 issue of the Real Estate News Observer. There is an element in man’s makeup that seems to be formed early in his adult life. It is per-sistence. It can be learned. It can be improved upon. It can be acquired by someone who is mo-tivated […]

The History of National Real Estate Exchange Organizations
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Posted in Summer 2019, The S.E.C. History Files on July 2019
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In the late 1950s, Richard R. Reno of San Diego, California, suggested to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that some type of exchange group be set up under the umbrella of NAR. The existing International Traders Club didn’t have much structure or function. A committee was formed to study the idea, and Richard Reno […]

If I Only Had One Listing
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Posted in Spring 2019, The S.E.C. History Files on February 2019
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Editor’s Note:  This article first appeared in the October 1975 issue of the Real Estate News Observer. I would make sure it was a win­ner: If I had only one listing, I certainly would not have any ex­cuse for not having all the home­work, research and data pertain­ing to the listing and the area where […]

Land and its Uses
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Posted in Spring 2019, The S.E.C. History Files on February 2019
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Editor’s Note:  This article first appeared in the August 1972 issue of the Real Estate News Observer. There are, of course, many uses for land, and of land, and all competent exchange counselors know that there are several formulas to be applied in handling land unencumbered or “free and clear.” It has been found, during […]

Estate Building
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Posted in Fall 2018, The S.E.C. History Files on August 2018
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the May 1974 issue of the R.E. News Observer. “I am not the kind of person who can save money to build an estate.” The author is unknown, but often quoted. It is a fact that it takes money or assets to get started in Estate Build­ing. Many […]

Presenting a Package
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Posted in Fall 2018, The S.E.C. History Files on August 2018
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(Think Big or Small …… but Think!) Editor’s Note:  This article first appeared in the August 1977 issue of the Real Estate News Observer. The package (information about a property) must be very clear and state exactly what the package represents. If a combination package or pitch isn’t clear, very few people will take the […]