Articles in the Winter 2007 Category

Inside this Issue: Winter 2008
By
Posted in Inside this Issue, Winter 2007 on January 2008
Stats: 1,734 views and Comments Off on Inside this Issue: Winter 2008

Welcome to the winter issue of the S.E.C. Observer! In his last article as S.E.C. President, Bill Stonaker recaps the past year and looks to the future; Richard Reno’s “Forecasts and Opinions from 1975 are eerily similar to current forecasts; Wes Dingler continues his “Lessons from the Greatest Generation” in Part II; Hunter Quistgard provides excellent advice regarding “Exchange Counseling” as only Hunter can; and Steve England, 2007 Ed Foundation President takes great pleasure in formally announcing the first seven “Legends of the S.E.C.” winners.

What Is the Question?
By
Posted in The S.E.C. History Files, Winter 2007 on January 2007
Stats: 1,513 views and Comments Off on What Is the Question?

(Author Unknown) Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the September 1976 issue of the Real Estate Observer. It was a “Fan Editorial” and the author was not disclosed. If you know who wrote this editorial, please email the S.E.C. Office sec@secounselors.com and we will publish the name in our next issue. The best problem […]

It All Begins with a Taker
By
Posted in The S.E.C. History Files, Winter 2007 on January 2007
Stats: 6,421 views and Comments Off on It All Begins with a Taker

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the December 1972 issue of the Real Estate Observer. The sale of a listing doesn’t begin until a prospect says, “Yes, I’d like to own that property.” The buyer is a “taker.” Now, the broker must put together a transaction with which both parties can live. This […]

Harry Kennerk, S.E.C.
By
Posted in In the Spotlight, Winter 2007 on January 2007
Stats: 4,063 views and Comments Off on Harry Kennerk, S.E.C.

An S.E.C. Biography Harry Kennerk was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He grew up in Fort Wayne and attended Ballermine College in Louisville, Kentucky where he majored in history and philosophy. Harry was born into an Irish-Catholic Family, and was the second of eight children. His mother was always a fun-loving person who related well […]

S.E.C. March National Marketing Conference
By
Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2007 on January 2007
Stats: 1,559 views and Comments Off on S.E.C. March National Marketing Conference

March 25-28, 2007 Salt Lake City, Utah The Society of Exchange Counselors will hold their National Marketing Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 25-28, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101. Please visit www.hiltons.com to learn more about the […]

Historic Restoration for Profit
By
Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2007 on January 2007
Stats: 1,443 views and Comments Off on Historic Restoration for Profit

Sunday, January 21, 2007 Donovan D. Rypkema Donovan D. Rypkema is principal of PlaceEconomics, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development-consulting firm. The firm specializes in services to public and non-profit sector clients who are dealing with downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic structures. Rypkema has worked with communities […]

S.E.C. January National Marketing Conference
By
Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2007 on January 2007
Stats: 1,418 views and Comments Off on S.E.C. January National Marketing Conference

S.E.C. National Marketing Conference January 21-24, 2007 San Antonio, Texas The Society of Exchange Counselors will hold their National Marketing Conference in San Antonio, Texas, January 21-24, 2007. Our last meeting in San Antonio was held in March of 2003 and we are looking forward to another successful and productive meeting in January. The meeting […]

First American Exchange Company
By
Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2007 on January 2007
Stats: 1,628 views and Comments Off on First American Exchange Company

A service from the Society’s 2007 Corporate Sponsor by Nichole DeSantis, Exchange Counsel When interest rates rise and the real estate market starts turning “softer,” you may ask yourself the question “Do I want to continue owning real estate, or should I sell and consider other investment alternatives?” There are many wise investment alternatives, but […]

The Vision, The Society, The Future
By
Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Winter 2007 on January 2007
Stats: 1,998 views and Comments Off on The Vision, The Society, The Future

Introduction: During our meeting in November in Ontario Bill Broadbent gave us a terrific talk regarding the vision and the future of the S.E.C. Education Foundation. I asked Bill to give me a synopsis, and he has done so. It says much more, with much more credibility, than anything that I could write for the […]

Backside Benefits
By
Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Winter 2007 on January 2007
Stats: 1,692 views and Comments Off on Backside Benefits

* Car dealer “take any trade, running or not” * Lot dealer “property in foreclosure can be used as down payment” * “No down payment” house buyer comes into the brokerage to see if the TV ads for “No Down” classes are really possible. R.E. salesman Cliff Weaver says, “Not often, but what is possible […]