The Art of the Positive
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, San Francisco 2005 on December 2005
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the December, 1973 issue of The Real Estate News Observer. Over a period of time and after attending 100 plus exchange meetings, each commercial and investment broker develops his or her own technique of operation. These may vary depending on each person’s portfolio of clients and/or properties, but […]

Creativity – Can it Be Learned?
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Posted in Autumn 2005, Feature Articles on September 2005
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The following is from memory of part of a class I taught 20 plus years ago. There were two pioneers in the development of creative thinking as a science (or an art). One was a Dr. Parnes, and the other was Dr. Osborne. Many of their students also wrote reports which were available. Both of […]

The S.E.C. Observer: A Proud History
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Posted in Society Columns, Spring 2005 on March 2005
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As one of the founders of the original “Reno News Observer” (more affectionate known in its day as “The RENO”) I am both proud and pleased that the RENO has been re-born and is alive again today as The S.E.C. Real Estate Observer. The magazine was born in a time when many of us were […]

Bob Steele: An Observer Interview
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Posted in Feature Articles, Spring 2005 on March 2005
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Observer: So Bob, tell us about what’s happening in your life these days Steele: Well, I’ll be cocooned in Carmel for the foreseeable future but wishing everyone success in their endeavors. Observer: C’mon, we all know better than that. What are you really up to these days. Steele: Well, I have two things keeping my […]

Teach to Learn
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Posted in The S.E.C. History Files, Winter 2004 on January 2004
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It seems that the modern Commercial and Investment Real Estate broker is on an endless educational cycle. Many of the states are upgrading their brokerage educational requirements and in some states there is a program whereby each licensee must accumulate a certain number of educational hours each and every year in order to retain his […]

The Pro Bono Formula
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Posted in Feature Articles, Winter 2003 on January 2003
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The first time I used the Pro Bono (“for the good”) Formula was for the mother and father of a client. It was many years ago, but it set the stage for several things for me in the future and it is still working today. Most lawyers from time to time provide their professional services […]

Bob Steele, S.E.C. – A Biography
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Posted in Autumn 2002, In the Spotlight on September 2002
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Mr. Robert Steele was born in Carthage, Missouri in 1927. He now resides in Borrego Springs, California. Family: Bob’s parents were William C. Steele and Birdie M. Steele. He was blessed with three children; Robin Ann is in Medical Research, Kerry is a Certified Public Accountant and Craig is a Mortgage Banker. Interests: Played pro […]

The Performance Mortgage: A Wonderful Tool
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Posted in Autumn 2002, Feature Articles on September 2002
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The popularity and usage of the Performance Mortgage is rapidly making inroads into the fabric of American real estate. We are becoming blessed with innovative lenders designing a variety of lending instruments that make modern real estate loans really work for our citizenry. It was just a short while back when they designed the reverse […]

Back to the Future
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Posted in Feature Articles, Summer 2002 on July 2002
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Average House Price in USA hits $3,000,000! This headline is an actual quote from a New York Times article dated 4/1/2017. The SEC Long Long Long Range Planning Committee back in 2002 was right. This august body projected that the average house and condo price in the USA would hit $3,000,000 to $5,000,000 in 15 […]

You Can’t Solve the Problem at the Level of the Problem
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Posted in Feature Articles on May 2002
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There are two approaches to brokerage as I know it. Dick Reno’s way is problem solving. The other is using numbers. Both ways are right but a broker needs to know the difference as the solutions are different. No one way is the only right way, but many of us think it is. None of […]