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 & Team—Help Us Sell Our Mom’s Home

Dear Friends,


Just a quick note to let you know how we might help you or someone you feel comfortable introducing to us.


Recently, we were introduced to Nick and his wife, Mandy, as well as Nick’s brother, Jordan, by Mandy’s grandfather, Ron Bergmann.


Nick & Jordan were needing some help selling their mom’s home and asked us to have a look at it.  We reviewed the market, how to showcase the property, and gave them 3 prices to choose from (depending on the speed of sale wanted).


As far as Nick & Jordan were concerned, they wanted it sold “the sooner the better” and chose a price that would get them the most money within a 60 day sale period.


After measuring the home, taking almost 100 photos and putting the sign up, we geared up our 94 Step Marketing System and we were underway!


With today’s technology, 93% of buyers search for their next home online, so this next step is crucial.  We chose the very best pictures that would showoff the property, emailed all the Realtors and then uploaded our listing package to the MLS, and all the websites we use for marketing.


Knowing the buyer’s and Realtor’s interest in any new listing peaks after the first few weeks on the market, I was really working toward a sale in under 3 weeks, and guess what?  11 days after listing the home, we negotiated a full price offer for Nick & Jordan.  It can’t get much better than that!


Congratulations Nick & Jordan, and thanks again Ron for introducing Nick, Mandy & Jordan to us.  We are so happy to have been able to help them sell their mom’s home and provide a World Class Real Estate Experience.


Your friends in the business,


Larry & Marlene

Re/Max Little Oak Realty



PS—Who is the next person you know that would like to sell before the end of summer just like Nick & Jordan wanted to?  Here is what you do:

1) Pick up your phone

2) Dial our number 604-859-2341

3) Introduce us to the people you care about and how we could best help them