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

To Lead or to Follow?
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Posted in Summer 2021, The S.E.C. History Files on July 2021
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To Lead or to Follow? The Choice Is Ours! Yvonne Nasch, CCIM, S.E.C. Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the 1979 issue of the CCIM newsletter. Think and choose wisely, for we are the masters of our fate. So, what will it be? If, out of comfort, we choose to follow, we may […]

Developing the Developer
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Posted in Spring 2021, The S.E.C. History Files on February 2021
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the July 1975 issue of the Real Estate News Observer. Recently I was a moderator at a marketing session attended by some 75 well-above-average real estate professionals. One broker was presenting an excellent pack­age, part of which was some land ready for development. I asked the 75 brokers, […]

Analysis of a Smile
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Posted in The S.E.C. History Files, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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Editor’s Note:  This article first appeared in the April 1975 issue of the Real Estate News Observer A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive it, without making poorer those who give one. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or […]

Real Estate—The Road to Financial Independence
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Posted in The S.E.C. History Files, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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RENO Educational Foundation Editorial Staff Favorite Real Estate Quotes Editor’s Note:  These quotes were originally published in the Real Estate News Observer in 1975. Theodore Roosevelt:  “Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is […]

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 […]