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. 

Moving to Chilliwack

The Secret to Selling Your Abbotsford House for More

Than $55,000 Over the Asking Price in Only 6 Days!

Here’s a True Story & It Could Be Yours...


Dear Friends,


Just a quick note to let you know how we could help you or

anyone you introduce to us.


Recently our clients Lloyd & Heidi introduced us to their friends Ralph & Esther. Ralph and Esther wanted to downsize (sell their Abbotsford home) and buy a home in Chilliwack.


The first step was to offer ideas on how to prepare their home for ShowTime with our Room by Room Review & Home

Assessment Test. Ralph & Esther then used our list of ideas - of how to show off the best features of the home, what rooms to de clutter, and things to do (and not do) - to help them net the very most $ possible.


Our team prepared a Market Evaluation & decisions were made on which Marketing Model to use (our sellers have a choice of 2

Marketing Models that are successful in today's current

Abbotsford Real Estate Market).


Ralph & Esther chose the Siebert Team’s “Coming Soon /

Auction Effect” in hopes of getting the best offer possible.

Nervous Excitement - here we come!!


Did it pay off? Ooh Yea! Our marketing systems produced 20 showings in 6 days and 5 offers to choose from. We negotiated a Cash Offer / No Subjects and a Super Selling Price - more than $55,000 over the asking price.


As a bonus, we just helped Ralph & Esther purchase a newer house in Chilliwack and we were able to match the dates of their sale with their purchase. That was easy!!



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 wanting to downsize? It may be the perfect time to Fast Track housing goals and take advantage of this current market - just like Ralph & Esther did. Call the Siebert Team for a FREE Buyer or Seller Consultation



Not intended to solicit already listed properties