About the Founder and the Vision
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That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life.”
– Jaycee Creed
It was my father who encouraged me to get into the Jaycees, Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was Past President of the Canadian Club, Past President Sertoma Club, (Service to Mankind) 50 year usher at Christ the King Cathedral, on committees for the Handicapped, kids, and many more. Jaycees are dedicated to leadership training of youg men and women through community projects. With the help of Jaycee Senators such as Tosh Namba and other Jaycee members, I chaired the committee for the 125th Celebration of the City of Hamiltons Birthday with a family festival that drew 75,000+ people to confederation park. Planes flying overhead, tug of war over top a mud pit, egg throwing contest, and much more. Subsequently I became the President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and learned how to work with a group of people that can accomplish much more than one person.
Here is a link to what my mother believed in. Advent of the Stars.
Both my parents supported me in my belief to help grow this service to serve the world. Much like Realtors have signed listings on MLS to serve the public, now they can have ILS both unsigned listings and exclusive yet real estate opportunities and interntions to buy and sell. Every trade in real estate contributes the the well being of a nation and prosperity for all. And having Realtors involved every step of the way protects the public.
In my opinion every real estate board and association in the world should also offer this exclusive type listing service alongside MLS. They are very different and should be kept separate.
The ICIWorld service is dedicated to the real estate industry for real estate professionals, specifically, real estate brokers and salespeople, to empower them with Internet tools and concepts to serve the public in helping them to achieve their goals and objectives.
Our vision is for this to be the world’s real estate brokers information network serving the public.
Gary Nusca, CCIM
- What is a CCIM? (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
- Real estate broker since 1974 and in real estate since 1972.
- Specializing in helping real estate professionals use the powers of the Internet to help their prospects and clients since 1994.
- Past President of the Hamilton Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees). The above Creed best expresses what we believe in. It is a great learning organization and is all about leadership training through community involvement.
- Past Chairman of the Hamilton Happening, a city wide 125th anniversary celebration attended by over 75,000 people.
- Past Chairman of the 1999 CCIM International Commercial Real Estate Conference Toronto Westin Harbour Castle
- Past President of the Central Canada CCIM Chapter
- Membership Chairman Central Canada CCIM Chapter
- We invite you to join the chapter. See the past meetings.
- Past Manager of real estate office Packham Real Estate
- Past Broker/Owner of a real estate franchise Realty World
- Attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute for Civil Technology
- Laurentian University for Engineering
- First on the Internet for real estate in 1994 as an information service www.iciworld.com registered.
- Seminar presenter at hundreds of real estate offices, associations, real estate boards Mastering the Power of the Internet. See Seminars.
- Webinar presenter over the Internet Harnessing The Powers of the Internet for Licensed Real Estate Brokers and Salespeople REGISTER
- Available as a speaker for seminars world wide live in person or by way of Webinar.
- Plays senior men’s basketball.
- Former Baseball Coach Burlington Optimist Minor Baseball Association
- Hockey Coach
- Coaching baseball several years at Camp Olympia
- Spends time weekly with parents.
Teamwork is the key to making it all work.
Our service started with networking information, Haves and Wants, an interactive database on the Internet. As our clients’ needs and wants grew, we grew with them. Now providing this database for our members websites, and more.
Gary Nusca, CCIM Born 1946, Active in real estate since 1972, As a salesperson, broker, manager, owner, buyer and seller of real estate. Creator of The Market ICI World Commercial and Residential Real Estate Network
There is a new Internet Revolution going on. It is the mobilization of the industry.
There are now more mobile devices on the planet earth than there are humans.
We enjoy bringing the mobile services of the Internet to serve the real estate industry.
You will see how Widgets, Websites, and now being deployed to provide instant access to information for the public. They call you to see a property and bingo you make another sale and another happy customer.
I am honored and privileged to have served real estate professionals all these years and appreciate the opportunity they have given me to serve them.
I invite industry professionals to learn about working information not just listings and presenting all these extra opportunities that can not be placed on a real estate board, to make them available through ICIWorld.
With exclusive information when advertised, unlike a real estate board service, you have to put a listing agreement in place first before showing the property or divulging the address. But a response on one, can be as fast for example with one broker reporting placing an industrial building on ICIWorld that was not listed, getting a call on it, making arrangements to show it including putting a listing agreement in place first and then selling it. He told me, Gary it took all of 2 hours including offer presentation and he made $50,000.
Can you do it. Absolutely. Are members doing it? Absolutely. In fact of the 30,000+ listings today on ICIWorld, 75% of them are exclusive, not on real estate boards, exclusive to ICIWorld.
You will come to learn we are building this service with a view to having it be adopted by real estate boards, major real estate companies. It can easily be tailored to suit the people they serve.
All members advertise their real estate board listings AND all members can work open and exclusive information that makes them money and helps their clients and prospects.
VISION: ICIWorld is built as a center in the world for everyone in the world to network real estate Have and Want Information not just traditional listings, compatible with organized real estate, real estate offices, the public, licensing bodies, real estate boards and associations.
After selling residential real estate, new homes, land, resales, commercial for fifteen years I got into the CCIM program in the 1980’s.
I personally recommend every single real estate salesperson in the world take at the very least the CCIM course called CI 101. It will take the mystery out of commercial real estate and help you add value to every person you help to buy and sell real estate.
I participated in networking events of 50-200 salespeople where up to 200 million dollars of real estate would be presented over a one and two day period.
Problem and Solution – How It All Started
I experienced a problem trying to remember Haves and Wants of other professionals in the business. If you forgot one connection, you could easily miss potentially doing a deal.
Today you don’t have to remember, they are listed by members in searchable databases. 75% of the information not available on real estate boards.
For instance, in meetings of our CCIM Chapter and other real estate groups, they would conduct Have and Want networking sessions. Attendees would fill in Have and Wants sheets and that was great. However there were other sessions where brokers and salespeople would stand up and provide a brief Have or Want verbally. I would be writing down feverishly, trying to record these and it was impossible to keep up.
I particularly remember one broker said that he had a shopping center but because I could not write things down fast enough could not record it. Two weeks later when talking with a lawyer he mentioned he had a buying group for plazas. I could not remember who it was who had the plaza! That was a potential $50,000 commission!!!
I started to see all the potential in the industry of individual salespeople who heard about something for sale or lease, or about a buyer, yet all these opportunities were essentially dead in the water because unless you could connect them with a possible buyer or seller that information was worthless. But if you could connect the dots that information became gold and very profitable.
It was as if agents knew about these opportunities but were secret agents because there was no forum, no exchange unless you could get a written listing in order to put in on a real estate board.
We never had an intention to copy a real estate board listing service. Why should we. It already existed and was doing a great job.
Rather we desired to fill the gap in the marketplace for real estate information that is not placed on real estate boards, yet can make the salesperson a lot of money while helping their prospects and clients achieve their goals.
It is necessary however for real estate professionals to take the leadership and place their information and work it properly. It is these people who have become the inspiration for us to continue to grow the service on behalf of the industry.
See the testimonials of all the deals being started that were not on real estate boards.
This is exciting because today this is happening more than ever with the advent of the Internet where people are trying to do things themselves. But now they have a problem.
The real estate industry through ICIWorld can now engage all these people and bring all this loose nit, hodge podge collection of information spread all across the Internet and place it in one major place to be followed up on.
ICIWorld connects the dots. It helps everyone with information network to connect with others with information and the information and this service makes it possible to this day. Simple concept to this day.
The real competition is the stock market where people with a net worth of over $250,000 to $1M and more invest yet it is real estate that has helped created more than 90% of the millionaires in the world.
Today some say up to 90% of apartment buildings, 90% of shopping centers, and land and businesses and much more, are not on real estate boards. Today there are residential and commercial for sale by owners who all want to try to market properties themselves such as using the Internet.
ICIWorld was built to solve this problem for every single agent who has valuable potential information. The computers built today are delivering this information on among the fastest servers in the world.
In 1992 we called it CIBBS, commercial investment bulletin board system, a BBS service that allowed salespeople to call in buy phone and access an online bulletin board system. But it was slow, cumbersome, needed training, and not well understood. However one set of 13 shopping centers in California were sold, land in Peru was sold and other local properties.
With the coming of the Internet we got on in 1994 and were the first. In those days Alta Vista was the big search engine there was no Google. Search commercial real estate and there were 14 companies . . . that was it on the Internet. Today there are 500,000,000 yes five hundred million results and in our area ICIWorld is on the first or second page which means traffic for members. But since then over 18,000 pages have been created with links to information on ICIWorld which means more traffic for members listings.
We have fun teaching salespeople how to place real estate Haves and Wants on the service and marvel at the connections to opportunities they present and the deals being done from the showings these connections have helped to identify.
Real estate salespeople are the best positioned people in the industry to identify, collect, add and display real estate Have and Want information in a competent, professional manner. This has many benefits such as protecting the public from scams and frauds because salespeople are licensed and trained to watch out for these things.
The gap in the marketplace as we see it is the exclusive information that can not and is not being worked in any other forum on a broker centric service that serves the public. Yet it is this information that is the gold on the Internet because one lead can benefit people so much.
We continue developing this service with a goal of providing it for all licensed real estate salespeople in the world to serve the public, either through providing services directly to the industry, contracting exclusive services to be a service provider for their real estate board or some other such idea that works. So your suggestions are welcome.
Bill Gates identified something for me in his book “@ the Speed of Thought.” It is the ability to network information that can make you money. In commercial and residential real estate, one piece of information can make one a lot of money. It can trigger a showing that leads to a deal.
Real success in real estate is still about the business of developing good business relationships. The Have and Want listings help you identify people with whom you may be able to do business with.
The wonderful news for the industry is that it is easier than ever to network and work real estate Have and Want information through the marketplace and trigger interest, calls, that lead to doing business.
A recent world wide National On Line Convention theme was “the technology is here, it is up to the brokers and the marketplace to learn how to use it.”
ICIWorld has 30 minute training program to guide you to placing real estate Haves and Wants that reach the world instantly.
Today in 2014 we are more excited than ever.
One reason is the Internet mobile revolution. There are now more mobile devices on the planet earth than there are humans on the planet. This means that virtually everyone in the world has access one way or another through their mobile devices as well as computers to the real estate information that you may have as an opportunity for them, if it is made available for them. ICIWorld provides the platform for you to display your information world wide.
This is valuable information up to date daily with 50-150 new listings, new opportunities for everyone to connect to do business.
We invite you to simply include this as one of your information Internet tools in your “information tool box” that has helped thousands benefit.
In one respect it is like classified ads of a newspaper but to a world audience in real estate time, triggering leads, driving traffic to your website and more.
With our extensive experience on the Internet helping salespeople do business we provide Our Pledge. That every single member does business or call us. There are over 5 billion people using the Internet and more people can find and search information on ICIWorld on the Internet than ever.
We look forward to hearing your testimonial soon.
Do not hesitate to contact us anytime.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.
Sincerely Gary Nusca, CCIM