Articles in the Summer 2002 Category

Timber and Stone
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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Look up, look down, and look under as you assess the value of land. We are blessed with Valuable Hardwood and Softwood timber on many of parcels of land that get overlooked. The same is true of Bluestone, Gravel, Coal, Fieldstone, and many others. As owners, buyers and brokers of land, we need to value […]

More Than One Way to Change Zoning
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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Tricia and I live in Southlake, Texas, the world’s best example of NIMBY, BANANA and all those other acronyms for “we are here and you can’t come in”. The average household income in Southlake is over $285,000 and the city is mostly large lot (minimum ½ acre) residential zoning with many 1 acre and larger […]

Zekendorfing
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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Splitting Up the Bundle of Rights Bill Zeckendorf became famous in the 50s as the Trump of his time in NY. One of his ways to finance his syndicated purchases was to finance each part of the property separately (leased land, building, leasehold, sandwich lease, air rights, etc.). When I was on my first honeymoon […]

Chronicles of a Counselor
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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My first Client Applicant A residential agent referred a couple to me, and an evening appointment was arranged. It was too soon after my first Chatham class to have acquired a high backed chair, but the tape recorder was in place and I was very nervous. After handshakes and a few brief remarks I began […]

A Rewarding Game Plan
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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The astute, successful businessperson has a game plan. It continues to be an amazing fact that so many individuals expect positive results without designing a program or strategy for success. Success in our side of the real estate business focuses on three basic components: Marketing Education Networking First, marketing sessions. Marketing sessions are a unique […]

Best Practices
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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Art Ramseur, S.E.C., who left Coldwell Banker to form his own office recently reached out for ideas and experiences on building a good team for his new venture. Art says that he already joint ventures many of his clients and projects with Jack Harper, Debbie Biegler and Caroline Du, but he would like to hear […]

Such a Deal
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Posted in Society Columns, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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“WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY ARE US.” In the last article I discussed the Business Broker, and the challenges in working with them. This time we will discuss in detail the problem of the BUYER BEING “QUALIFIED” BY THE BROKER. In most real estate practices, brokers probably try to qualify the buyers whenever […]

Timeless Wisdom
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Posted in Feature Articles, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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An Evening with Coach John Wooden He has been referred to as the “Greatest Coach in any sport, “The Wizard of Westwood” by the media (a term he does not like), but his friends and former players just call him “Coach”. I enjoyed the experience of a lifetime recently when I was invited to visit […]

The Society: Poetry in Motion
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Posted in Feature Articles, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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Service, Experience and Counsel were the basic creed when founded some forty years ago, and from that humble beginning, a family as well, began to grow. That family has now gone on to two generations, and is heading for the third, as children follow parents in both profession and beliefs… hearkening to the words, as […]

The Power of Information
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Posted in Feature Articles, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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The Power of the Package Do you really want to complete a transaction? Then you need to come to the meeting prepared to do business. That means having information in sufficient detail about your property and your client that will attract a taker for the property. SEC Counselor, Steve Eustis, recently illustrated an excellent example […]