Articles in the Winter 2020-2021 Category

Inside this Issue – Winter 2021
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Posted in Inside this Issue, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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Welcome to the Winter 2021 issue of the S.E.C. Observer. In this issue, Joe Crowley, S.E.C., 2021 President of the Society, provides you with some history of the organization and its fraternal nature. Alex Ruggieri, S.E.C., is interviewed and explains why global business starts with the right mindset. Jason Mittman, S.E.C., illustrates why S.E.C. mentorship […]

President’s Message
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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Welcome to the Society of Exchange Counselors Joe Crowley, S.E.C. 2021 President A Little History In November, 1961, nineteen Realtors met with the common goal of forming a national organization composed of individuals who were committed to practicing creative real estate and counseling. This was the first meeting of the Society of Exchange Counselors and […]

Global Business starts with the Right Mindset
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Posted in Feature Articles, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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An upfront investment in yourself can bring dividends down the road. Alex Ruggieri is a believer, which he says is the first step in taking your business to the next level.

S.E.C. Mentorship
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Posted in Society Columns, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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Here is a very likely conversation that could have happened to me this year: Me: I may need to understand the bankruptcy process. Attorney: OK, let’s talk. Me: I closed on land using debt without it being fully entitled to develop . . . About two years ago, I came close to purchasing a large […]

How to Strategize Important Meetings
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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One of my most memorable master’s degree classes was instructed by a retired corporate executive. He taught his students to plan meetings so they turn out successfully for your leadership goals and to avoid unanticipated detours. I have used these skills throughout my real estate career. We all have important meetings that sometimes do not […]

Reading and Thinking
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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Warren Buffet once said: “I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in business. I read and think. So, I do more reading and thinking, and make fewer impulse decisions than most people in business.” Oh, how I wish those words and […]

S.E.C. Education Foundation News
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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Steve Fithian, S.E.C. 2021 S.E.C. Education Foundation President The S.E.C. Education Foundation has had a challenging year with the limitations of in-person instruction due to the COVID situation. We are pleased to announce that Gary Vandenberg, S.E.C., CCIM, ALC, will present “Exchange Magic,” in Austin, Texas, on January 17, 2021. This course qualifies as a […]

January Marketing Conference
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session Austin, Texas January 17–20, 2021 The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held at: The Renaissance Austin 9721 Arboretum Blvd. Austin, TX 78759 Call (512) 343-2626 to make your reservation. Make your hotel reservations early, as we have a limited number of rooms available. Visit Renaissance Austin for hotel […]

Exchange Magic
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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Exchange Magic Gary Vandenberg, S.E.C., ALC, CCIM Austin, Texas Sunday, January 17, 2021 The S.E.C. Education Foundation and the Society of Exchange Counselors are pleased to announce that Gary Vandenberg, S.E.C., ALC, CCIM, will present Exchange Magic from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on January 17, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Some of the highlights and […]

Greenville Marketing Conference
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Posted in Society News Briefs, Winter 2020-2021 on December 2020
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S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session Greenville, South Carolina March 21–24, 2021 The S.E.C. National Invitational Marketing Session will be held at: Hyatt Regency Greenville 220 N. Main Street Greenville, SC 29601 Call (864) 235-1234 to make your reservation. Make your hotel reservations early, as we have a limited number of rooms available. The cutoff date […]