Land Covered with Land
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Posted in The S.E.C. History Files, Winter 2009 on January 2009
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Many educators are saying things like, “Twenty to twenty-five years from now, over 90 percent of the jobs will be ones that have not yet been created.” It has also been said, “They are not making any more land.” There seems to be an exception to this last comment, however.

Forecasts and Opinions
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Posted in Feature Articles, Winter 2008 on January 2008
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In my opinion, the problem is that there is no logic in our economy – nothing to hang any facts on. I feel this to be the main problem. […]

Return for Effort Expended
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Posted in Fall 2007, The S.E.C. History Files on September 2007
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the June 1973 issue of the R.E. News Observer. Commissions and fees collected by real estate practitioners represent the return for efforts expended in their business. Since in this jet-age no one can successfully hide in one part of the country and do a large volume of business […]

Taxes
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Posted in Summer 2006, The S.E.C. History Files on July 2006
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the April 1972 Issue of the Real Estate Observer. WHAT ABOUT TAXES? The famous case of Judge Learned Hand on the subject of Federal Taxes set forth in the decision that “Taxes are a forced extraction, not a voluntary contribution.” The judge further went on to say that […]

We Can’t Be Professional by Legislation Alone
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Posted in San Francisco 2005, The S.E.C. History Files on December 2005
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the February 1972 issue of The Real Estate News Observer. As the years go by more and more states are attempting through legislation to “professionalize” the real estate industry. As many practitioners now realize the real estate industry has grown like a weed in the economic garden. It […]

In Counseling – What Silence Can Do
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Posted in Autumn 2005, The S.E.C. History Files on September 2005
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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the September, 1972 issue of the Real Estate News Observer. If a real estate counselor knows what silence can do to people, there is a very good technique that he should use. Silence causes people to become frustrated, nervous, irritable, self conscious, and almost forces one to talk. […]

The Seven C’s
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Posted in Autumn 2004, The S.E.C. History Files on September 2004
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Editor’s Note: This article was initially published in the Real Estate News Observer in 1974. It was the second part of a two part article by Dick Reno explaining the format, rather than formula, of the 7 C’s of modern real estate exchanging and counseling. Enjoy! 4. Concentrate The next step now would be the […]

The Seven C’s
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Posted in Summer 2004, The S.E.C. History Files on July 2004
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Editor’s Note: This article was initially published in the Real Estate News Observer in 194. It was the first in a series of articles by Dick Reno explaining the format, rather than formula, of the 7 C’s of modern real estate exchanging and counseling. We think this information is timeless and we’ll be publishing the […]

Price, Value, Worth…to Whom?
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Posted in Autumn 2003, The S.E.C. History Files on September 2003
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In many “problem solving” meetings conducted by real estate brokers and salesmen, a property will be presented and inevitably someone will say, “What’s it worth?” Insofar as the writer is concerned, this is a meaningless question. Price, value and worth have to be connected to a person. The same property will have a different value […]

Our Way of Life
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Posted in Summer 2002, The S.E.C. History Files on July 2002
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What is the object of counseling? It should be apparent what a real estate counselor should determine in counseling with a prospective client and/or a client. However, sadly, there are too many brokers and consultants rather than counselors and by this we simply mean that too many practitioners in the real estate industry talk too […]