Knowledge is Power – or Is It?
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Posted in Fall 2006, S.E.C. Education Foundation on September 2006
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We have heard it ringing in our ears ever since we were old enough to attend school — knowledge is power. One of the great challenges for us is to learn to efficiently leverage that knowledge. I prefer to take the concept even one step further. Power is created by the successful application of knowledge, […]

How About Those Broker Owned Presentations?
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Posted in Fall 2006, Feature Articles on September 2006
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There is no getting around it. Generally broker-owned presentations are tough to moderate and listen to at best. Let’s examine the reasons for this so that broker-owned presenters are allowed to be the best they can possibly be. One of the basic principles of real estate counseling is to be objective. Whether the client realizes […]

Think Inside the Box
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Summer 2006 on July 2006
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How many times has it been said, “think outside the box?” How can one think outside the box, if they do not know and understand what is inside the box? The workings inside the box, knowing what and how the elements inside the box operate, are the foundation for thinking outside the box! Artists, architects, […]

The EDF and an MRI
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Spring 2006 on May 2006
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The Education Foundation (EDF) of the Society of Exchange Counselors has been in existence for over three years. In that time, the Foundation has made valiant attempts to fulfill its Mission Statement: “The Mission of the S.E.C. Education Foundation is to encourage, sponsor and promote education programs in creative real estate.” The Foundation has met […]

A Gift
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Posted in S.E.C. Education Foundation, Winter 2006 on February 2006
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We have just past through the rush of gift giving and receiving. It was fun, hectic, frenetic and pleasurable. But for the most part, it is a fleeting experience. Now, how would you like to give a gift that was inexpensive and would be greatly appreciated? A gift that might change a life and could […]

What is in Our Name? (Part III)
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, San Francisco 2005 on December 2005
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This is the last in the series of WHAT’S IN A NAME? More specifically, WHAT IS IN OUR NAME- Society of Exchange Counselors. This article focuses on the last word in our name, COUNSELOR. In the first article, I presented an overview of the topic. In the second article, I focused on the word SOCIETY. […]

What’s in OUR Name? (Part II)
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Posted in Autumn 2005, S.E.C. President's Message on September 2005
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In the previous two articles, I first posed the questions: What is in a Name?, followed by, What is in Our Name? The second article spent time examining the word Society as part of our name. This article will focus on the second word in our name- Exchange. When we think of the word exchange […]

What’s in OUR Name?
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Spring 2005 on March 2005
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In the last edition of the Observer, I posed the question: WHAT’S IN A NAME? I wrote my impressions of what a name can mean and what possible implications are in a name. Now, let’s examine what is in OUR name. Therefore, my next questions is: WHAT IS IN OUR NAME, THE SOCIETY OF EXCHANGE […]

What’s in a Name?
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Posted in S.E.C. President's Message, Winter 2005 on January 2005
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Recently I attended a memorial service celebrating the life of an administrator and long time friend at the university that I attended. He was very instrumental in my gaining entrance into the University of Redlands. The chapel was full with as many as 500 guests. Family members, friends and colleagues; one after another each extolled […]

An Interview with Jim Brondino
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Posted in In the Spotlight, Summer 2004 on July 2004
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