The power to’s life changing




Recently I was at a quarterly meeting in San Diego to connect with my business coach Joe Stumpf at “By Referral Only”  Real Estate Marketing University.

Joe asked: “Imagine what life could look like—if you removed/delegated even 1 or 2 of your current irritations & tolerations”. “Imagine what life could look like if you focused more on the “amazing” & ”your happy place”. “If you put the work into these changes—the pay off will be for a life time”. So lets “Imagine together…”

Imagine a couple of your work irritations and tolerations gone. What are the things that could be removed or delegated? One of our clients recently imagined not having to cut the lawn, shovel the snow covered driveway, and clean up after a winter storm...ever again. So they bought a townhouse! (one of my tolerations is the accounting end of our business. Fortunate for me, Marlene enjoys numbers and she took that over—and with that time I am able to work on bettering our team’s plans, systems and campaigns—” “In my happy place”)


Health, fitness & energy - Imagine 1 or 2 of your irritations / tolerations gone. (For me (Larry) - my “Happy place” is following a morning and afternoon daily ritual. By not guarding daily rituals—my toleration is low energy) For a friend of ours—their “happy place” is to imagine a regular work-out routine with a work-out partner or trainer.


Imagine family & relationships - What to do some people tolerate in relationships? Manipulation. Being driven by guilt, other’s 

expectations or always saying “yes” - but for the wrong reasons. (Marlene and I guard our hearts - when it comes to manipulation - we want our home to be our kids’, grandkids’ & friends favourite place to come to - This is our “happy 




Joe asked us to “imagine our finances, our wisdom, growth & mental capacity and our spiritual life”. What would happen if we removed or delegated just 1 or 2 of our irritations and tolerations and spent more time in the “amazing” & “our happy place”




“Put the work into these changes - and the pay off will be for a life time…”




Encouraged or Discouraged? 



Have you ever noticed that when you focus on what is not working in your life, that you feel discouraged? 


When things don’t quite work out the way that I had expected them to or hoped that they would, my negative self talk can easily wreck my peace of mind. I have also found that when I focus on what is working in my life I get this feeling of encouragement. 


As an example:: I (Larry) was told by my doctor this past Spring that I was pre-diabetic. “ARE YOU KIDDING? I’m 6 ‘1” and 155 could that be? I thought diabetes was a weight thing for larger or inactive people?!” 


“No, Larry,” my doctor went on to say, “you have been blessed with it geneti- cally. It’s in your DNA. Your Dad has it.”  So ok, here we go. No pasta, no potatoes, no bread and certainly no dessert.  Even minimal fruit. My inner self talk was screaming, “POOR ME!” and this continued at every dinner over the course of the next week or so. (You need  to know that I LOVE  bread, potatoes and spaghetti.) This was not good news to me...AT ALL. 


I have a few people in my life that encouraged me to go for it and make the change. I have made the decision to eat clean and exercise more and over  the past 6 months I can’t deny that I feel healthier and I’ve even gained some muscle and have lost an inch around my waist. Feeling fit and trim! 


Here is the nugget. We all hit bumps on the road, don’t we? We can have blue days (or really bad hair days), but encouragement can help bring us out of these valleys and dips. We just don’t have to live there. 


So...who are your ‘go to’ people who continuously speak encouragement into your life? Be an encourager and you will be encouraged right back. Try it out for yourself. The gift of encouragement.  We all have it. 

Happily Ever After - Starts Here...

Dear Friends,


Just a quick note to let you know how we could help you or someone you care about that you would like to introduce to us.


Recently our client Harry introduced us to his friend (I will call her Marilyn).  Marilyn and her 4 yr old son were living in a 1 bdrm, 1 bathrm 800 sq. ft. townhome in Abbotsford and were bursting at the seams!


Since the Spring market was in full swing– and townhome activity & prices were great – Marilyn asked us to help her sell her property so she could upgrade into something a little more spacious.


We helped Marilyn prepare her home for ShowTime with our “Room by Room Review” & “Home Assessment Test”. Decisions were made on price and which Marketing Model to use (we use 2 Marketing Models to sell homes in today’s market). Marilyn chose our “Coming Soon / Auction Effect” in hopes of getting the best offer possible.


Did it pay off? OOOHH Yea!! Within the week we had 8 offers to choose from (with 2 offers from our team that Brad wrote).  Marilyn got great dates and a super selling price! SOLD!!


Then it was time for Marlene to go shopping with Marilyn. We programmed our Market Watch Computers for Marilyn’s price range / style of home / and locations (Abbotsford & Chilliwack) and within two weeks Marlene found the perfect home with 3 bedrms, 3 bathrms and a gourmet kitchen.


Marilyn and her son are super excited to move into a brand new home – with its own yard and plenty of elbow room….Happily Ever After – Starts Here!



Your friends in the business,


The Siebert Team

Re/Max Little Oak Realty



PS: Who do you know that is bursting at the seams. Maybe its time to Fast Track housing goals and take advantage of this current market – just like Marilyn did.  Call the Siebert Team for a FREE Buyer or Seller’s Consultation 604-859-2341