Articles in the Spring 2004 Category

Exciting Software Innovation
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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The Society of Exchange Counselors throughout its history has been on the cutting edge of innovation in marketing properties. Most often we have been known by our members’ innovations in equity marketing and creating formulas to solve complicated real estate problems. However, two of our members also lead the industry with some practical software for […]

A Journey of the Mind: Books on the Counselor’s Nightstand
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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As members of the Society of Exchange Counselors, creativity is at the forefront of our daily thinking. But, how does creative thinking begin and subsequently become nourished over time? I see that process as a “Journey of the Mind” which begins and ends with the things we read and experience every day. As our experiences […]

What Was That…?
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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We have probably all experienced being in a marketing session and finding our minds wander during a presentation. We may have been thinking of another transaction, meeting with other attendees at the break, wondering about our families, where we are having dinner, world events etc. And then it happened! A simple word or phrase from […]

Single Agency and Buyer Representation: A Perspective
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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A booklet entitled, “Who Is My Client?” published by the National Association of Realtors in November 1986 says on page 10: “Dual Agency is a totally inappropriate agency relationship for real estate brokers to create as a matter of general business practice. Undisclosed dual agency is a clear breach of a broker’s fiduciary duty to […]

The Facts on Anti-Fax Laws
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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A group of Colorado lawyers and enterprising debt collectors are filing hundreds of lawsuits alleging violation of federal anti-fax laws. Companies sending advertisements by fax are the prime targets of these lawsuits. Have you noticed that you do not get as many unsolicited faxes these days? Well, that is because a federal law is now […]

A Journey of the Heart
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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Editor’s Note: Many S.E.C. members have commitments that take them into their communities – volunteering their time and/or money to support their church, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood schools. Chuck and Marilyn Sutherland have a deep commitment to saving children’s lives and empowering poor women and their families to end their own hunger. Marilyn Sutherland has […]

Self-directed CRT’s
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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Why establish a Charitable Remainder Trust There is no pat answer to why people establish their own charitable remainder trust (CRT) or trusts. Reasons vary with each person’s individual situation. Often there is a combination of reasons. The following are the most common reasons that people choose to establish a self-directed charitable remainder trust: ELIMINATE […]

Who’s Minding the Store…?
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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Managing Real Estate for Success Here is a question for you: What really is the importance of good and effective management in real estate ownership? Pretty easy question, huh? Well, let’s see if I can add just a little different perspective to your thinking. And since I have held a CPM designation for 29 years, […]

Counseling the Broker
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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Asking Questions…Seeking Solutions “Counseling the Broker” is a key to an Estate Builder’s success in the acquisition of property and in seeking creative, alternative solutions. Acting as a principal and working closely with other Brokers will expose you to more property opportunities in the long run. Help them make money and they will help you […]

Baby Steps: Problem Solving Through Counseling
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2004 on May 2004
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One of my favorite movies “What About Bob,” starred Bill Murray as a mentally challenged patient of a Dr. Marvin, Psychiatrist, played by Richard Dreyfus. The movie spun a hilarious tale around Bob’s dependence and need to follow his psychiatrist on his vacation. At this time, Dr. Marvin was getting national exposure from his book […]