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. 

We Saved $5,000 and SOLD in 2 Weeks!!!

Dear Friends,


Just a quick note to let you know how we could help someone you refer to us.


Recently, our clients referred their parents Henry and Jamie to us.  Henry was working in Yarrow and wanted to move closer to work. They asked me to view their home, for some tips to showcase their home...including what to do with the deck that was around the hot tub area that needed a lot of T.L.C.


Would it be worth their while to replace the deck and would they get their money back if they did?


After viewing their home, reviewing what other homes in the area were selling for, as well as researching reports by Realtors and appraisers whether investing $5,000 into a deck for the purpose of selling was a wise investment. The decision was made to do some painting and get rid of the deck all together.


As Henry and Jamie were doing the finishing touches to help showcase their home…and getting rid of the evidence of the hot tub we started up our marketing system.


By the first week we had 3 showings, and an offer that I negotiated to within 1% of the asking price.


Nobody missed the deck and Henry and Jamie just saved $5,000.


“We wanted to thank the Siebert Team for the advice and support...our home is sold! Amazing! Thanks to your marketing strategies the sale was completed beyond our expectations.”


Sincerely, your Real Estate Consultants for life


Larry and Marlene Siebert


P.S. Should you know anyone wanting to make a move and needs some coaching on how to make their property more saleable, ask for our report, “Renovations that Pay and How To Avoid The Ones That Don’t.”


We can also set up a “Seller’s Consultation,” not only giving you an accurate evaluation, but share with you some tips of what to do and what not to do to prepare your house for sale, answer questions you have, and leave you with a net sheet of all the various costs. Call Larry for your free seller consultation at 604-859-2341.