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. 

Larry & Marlene...Help! We Need to Sell 2 & Buy 1!

Dear friends…just a quick note to let you know how we might be able to help someone you introduce to us.


Recently our clients Tim & Sylvia and their mom Esther, decided that it was time to look for a new home that would give Esther a nice bright upscale basement suite with lots of windows and room enough for Tim, Sylvia and their 3 kids.


With that in mind Marlene started to show Tim, Sylvia & Esther homes that matched their criteria, and sure enough… they found a beautiful 2 storey home in Sandy Hill under construction that was roughed in for a suite. This home had almost every item in their “wants & needs” list plus a fantastic, incredible view. But now what?


We spent hours on Tim & Sylvia’s “Pin Point Market Evaluation” giving them 3 different prices to choose from. Tim & Sylvia chose a price that worked with the timing they wanted - and our team started the process. 

Through our “94 Step Marketing Campaign”, we negotiated a full price offer within a week of being for sale…and immediately Marlene wrote an offer on the home that they had found a week earlier.

Now it was time for us to start marketing Esther’s place, yet it was mid Dec and she was leaving the province to be with family during the Christmas season.  Did she want it for sale when she was away?

After reviewing our “Pin Point Market Evaluation” Esther selected one of the 3 “price vs. timing” options - pre-signed the paperwork and she left for her trip. It was from Ontario we got the phone call to “go ahead & make it happen”… and that’s what we did. Our marketing campaign kicked in and within days we had 2 buyers who fell in love with the property… and I was able to negotiate a great price for Esther's home (over the asking price).

What a way to start the new year!  Congratulations!!

Your Friends in the Business, 

Larry & Marlene Siebert


PS. Who is the next person you know that is thinking about combining households? Give us a call and introduce them to us! Marlene and I would love to serve them with the same “World Class Experience” Tim, Sylvia and Esther received. (Esther…thanks for introducing your neighbor to us…we just found a buyer for their place also!!)