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If certain parts of this website and ramblings you read confuse you, it is actually part of a master plan to write a book. Some keep their writings private. I have chosen to place them on all on the Internet. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone not far from where I live. I feel like a mad scientist type inventor, like Edison, Marconi and others who have an idea that can benefit mankind, yet people do not appreciate the world significance of it all.
Sometimes we grow but at a certain point you reach a certain level of incompetence. So pardon the ramblings. A lot of the work we do is so important for the betterment of the world I do not want it to be lost.
To keep this service simple:
FOR EVERYONE: To search go to www.iciworld.com and click on SEARCH
FOR THE PUBLIC: To add a listing for the public simply go to www.iciworld.com click on FOR THE PUBLIC.
FOR MEMBERS: To add a listing for members simply go to www.iciworld.com click on LOG IN on the right, and ADD HAVE/WANT on the left.
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The following is an extensive narrative detailing some of the thinking that has gone on to develop this service.
ICIWorld started as the first real estate information service on the Internet in 1994. Concept and design by a real estate broker. (that is why you can see it can use a great graphic organizer and design person to this day)
With the power of thinking of:
- Napolean Hill, what the mind of man can conceive and believe it will achieve and everyone providing leadership from Dale Carnegie, and every single coach, trainer who helps motivate and guide people to success, every teacher who took the time one on one to help from grade school to university and beyond;
- the concept of communicating information world wide from Bill Gates in his book @the speed of thought;
- the education of the CCIM Institute and the concept of networking real estate Haves and Wants which in many cases are not placed on real estate board services;
- the benefits of leadership training through charitable events of the Hamilton Jaycees Junior Chamber of Commerce and opportunities to be President and Chairman to run large and small events and work with teams of great people;
- the support of family in more ways than anyone will ever know, mother, father, sister and loved ones.
- the enthusiasm and support services of every single person supplying every single product and service for the people of the world from Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and thousands of services we take today for granted and those of us who still marvel at all the inventions. And all those who contributed to the Internet itself and the betterment throughout the years to this day and going forward;
- my friends and acquaintances that I play basketball and kept me invigorated and groaned at my missed shots and feeble attempts to do good from time to time.
- and my real estate business family of among the hardest working people on the planet, real estate salespeople who work, think, and act 24 hours per day, how can we just have the opportunity to help people buy the largest single investment in their lives that means so much to them.
- and to those who I have turned off because of my weak methods of coming back at them over and over again trying to get them to see the light;
- and to the public we serve.
The inspiration to keep going from all the salespeople who provided testimonials of the transactions conducted all over the planet, the positive comments and encouragement from utterly wonderful human beings.
The benefits from our real estate organizations doing all the statistics showing how real estate trades benefit local and world economies with one trade responsible for untold products and services in every trade in real estate and this contributes to powering a nation with jobs and prosperity.
Are we doing something worthwhile? You bet!
And it all started in CCIM networking meetings of presenting Haves and Wants.
Haves are the real estate properties for sale and for lease as well as business opportunities.
Haves include real estate board listings advertised by broker members and very importantly exclusive have and want real estate opportunities.
The problem was, I simply could not keep track of all the permutations and combinations, the specifics of the Haves and Wants, a way to mark down phone numbers, names, and yet searchable at a moments notice, and then the significance doing it just for myself and the excitement of the advantage of having connections for any potential trade in real estate before anyone else as a competitive advantage and making a lot of money, or designing services for the next 20 years and people ignored and criticized both destructively and to those constructively I thank. Sometimes the closest professional people you know and certain loved ones can be the most negative of all. But this service always had the power of positive thinking, the members who had the positive thinking and great great attitudes to deal with failure and make every failure a simple learning experience and another step going forward.
It is not easy when you can have loved ones taken from you in car accidents at early ages, and you think about the suffering of people around the world and the horrors and atrocities that humans inflict on each worse than animals yet the beauty and fun of life shines through in many wonderful ways and with new beginnings.
Making a living is the bottom line, going after your goals is a way of life and to have that opportunity I am thankful. Many have not had the chance.
There are so many good people on this earth who quietly go about their life. I am amazed and inspired by them. Contributions to charitable functions happen every day where people want to help. The money being made by real estate salespeople when they have enough to feed their families and prosper, they too contribute to charitable causes and foundations. In that sense the connections that we help our industry with, the wealth created both for salespeople who help the public create wealth for themselves by owning real estate, we like to think that facilitating trades in real estate that we too have contributed in an integral way. Without a connection there may have not been this trade at this time.
People today are missing opportunities and they do not even know it. They say you do not know what you do not know. I took a whole summer off and went fishing every day in my boat with my dog. For three months we caught fish every day, admired them and put them back in the lake. But you never new exactly when. You did not know which lure would work and where they were. It was a lot of trial and error. Marketing is a lot like fishing. You never know where your next deal is going to come from. An open house, a call off an ad or sign. Or a question to someone who gives a favourable response. Or a friend who expresses and interest. You develop your own business strategy but a key is service, honesty and integrity. People can sense if you are not honest or put their best interests forward.
When you search in a price range, should you now look at every single home in that price range that you would possible consider living in otherwise their could be a better deal down the road and you are missing out? I see Millenials missing out because in their haste to do everything in 2 seconds they miss out if something does not match up to their standards. So exclusive information is being missed, how to work exclusive information, because of they do not like the design it is not with it. But their are many others who see the benefit of quietly and methodically going about prospecting, networking, and building relationships with people that is the strength of growing a real estate business.
75% of the information on ICIWorld is of an exclusive nature unique on ICIWorld.
Wants are what people are looking to buy or lease.
It is the acquisition criteria of buyers, tenants looking for space and tenant mandates.
We are excited to help and show real estate professionals how to unlock their potential as a real estate salesperson by networking information not just listings.
I think there can be ten times more opportunities in real estate for every single real estate salesperson to make money as a result.
And in 2014 I see it more than ever. There are more FSBO’s than ever and all this information can be worked through the hands of a licensed real estate professional in a very effective way and as an industry as a whole. ICIWorld can do it with their input.
75% of the information, of the 30,000 ads on ICIWorld are of this type exclusive not on real estate boards.
This confidential treatment of information in a competent manner is compatible with all services in the industry. Working information can increase revenues for individual salespeople and companies as whole when they know how to work information in a competent and professional manner.
Many movie star type properties are sold in a confidential manner this way. We will share how this is done with you. Ask for a demo anytime.
Invite us to do a seminar for your real estate conference, convention, real estate board, office.
One simply puts a listing agreement in place before showing the property or divulging the address to someone.
The advantage is that one piece of information can trigger a call from a qualified prospect. There is a lot of money being made by members of ICIWorld doing this now. You will be able to work information that can not be worked on a real estate board. This can increase your contacts to show property dramatically and increase your revenue.
For ICIWorld members, it is a major competitive advantage for them.
It is free to search this information for everyone, the public, buyers, sellers, developers, Pension Funds, Reits, and all who are interested in buying, selling and leasing of real estate. And if you see the stats they are searching ICIWorld!
ICI stands for industrial, commercial and investment.
The service also includes residential real estate, business opportunities, land, farms, recreational, senior lifestyle, properties, all types, all price ranges and more for everywhere on the planet earth.
Potential buyers and sellers are only a click away when your information is placed.
We recommend updating information every 30-60 days and in no event letting your information go longer than 90 days without updating.
There are default settings of 90 days for listings to be displayed in many of the ICIWorld search tools such as for mobile device applications.
The new Internet revolution that is ongoing now is the mobilization of the industry. There are now more mobile devices on the planet earth than there are humans. People use mobile devices five times more than a computer.
ICIWorld is positioned with working Apps that deliver information world wide on these Apps within just a few seconds.
This is global marketing exposure for everyone who has access to the Internet and who uses it.
See ICIWorld Statistics.
Of course along with global marketing exposure there is an investment. We say investment because it is Our Pledge that every single member of ICIWorld generate leads to do business or you call us. See Our Pledge.
At less than 1/10th of 1 cent per line per day it and with results such as you see in testimonials you can easily make the case it is the best bang for the buck you can make in real estate.
We call it an investment because it is just a matter of time before you generate a lead that makes you money. The smallest referral or commission you make pays for a lifetime of this service. And everyone should be generating business every 90 days!
This is the Internet!!! There are billions of people on it every day!
We invite opportunities to run this service for major companies and organizations. In our opinion it can generate some of the highest revenues because one can network information on big and small real estate opportunities.
It is the reach of ICIWorld with a 24/7 global database that is accessible world wide within just a few seconds of clicking on a search.
It has been designed for speed. Once a person knows about ICIWorld and/or is a member, one simply goes to iciworld.com and clicks on Search. You can find a list of buyers or sellers within seconds.
To add a listing one simply goes to iciworld.com and clicks on Log In and clicks on Add a listing.
IT IS SIMPLE AND FAST.
Information appears instantly on over 18,000 places on the Internet, on over 1,000 other brokers websites (they are also promoting their websites and thus the information on ICIWorld), EMail List Servers deliver tens of thousands of emails of these new listings daily to subscribers, searches take place from mobile devices world wide, and much more.
We not only promote members listings in many ways in addition to the Internet but also at attendance at industry trade shows and events. In one sense your information is made available to people at all these shows by simply placing you information on ICIWorld. This triggers leads for members and provides a great service for their prospects and clients.
Everything we do is to help real estate brokers and salespeople make connections to do business on behalf of their prospects and clients.
This is resulting in among the most deals being done, not started on a real estate board. This is good news for real estate salespeople because when you think about it, shouldn’t ICIWorld also be adopted by real estate boards?
And everything we do on ICIWorld can be tailored for members of any board, company, franchise or real estate association.
Licensed real estate brokers and salespeople are the best people in the industry to hear about people who want to buy and sell. They are best positioned to collect and display this information industry wide.
One advantage of ICIWorld is the way to network and work exclusive information as well as exposure for real estate board listings.
All real estate salespeople should have a vested interest in ICIWorld for the unlocking of their potential to network information as well as real estate board listings.
Database 1 is information placed by real estate brokers and salespeople. The public can read the new listings with contact information, ie: names and phone numbers. People can pick up the phone and call the broker, discuss the opportunity, make an appointment and conduct business from there.
Database 2 is free for the public to advertise. However only the member brokers of ICIWorld have full access to the contact information. If a person is interested in any information in Database 2, they must contact a member of the service.
The concept started from a problem we saw in CCIM marketing sessions where brokers would stand up and talk about a property a client of theirs who said they would like to sell a shopping centre for $4,000,000. Others talked about that they had a buyer who was looking for industrial building as an investment. Over $200,000,000 of properties would be talked about and presented in packages over a one or two day period and exclusive opportunities where you had to contact the broker for more information.
On exclusive opportunities, there was no package, just opportunities talked about. One would contact the broker and make arrangements to show it, once there was an agreement, and putting a listing agreement in place first.
Then our monthly meetings at TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) also provided a forum to talk about the opportunities one had. One would develop a good business relationship with another when interested and business was being conducted.
At these meetings I would feverishly write down to track all the Haves and Wants but simply could not keep up. Then in my everyday business I the marketplace I was talking with a lawyer one day who indicated he had clients to buy a shopping center. I could not remember who presented the shopping center in a previous marketing session that I had attended. That was a potential $50,000 commission to show that property if only I could remember. These were not signed listing opportunities. These were professional brokers, CCIM’s talking about the opportunities to buy and sell on behalf of the prospects and clients they were dealing with.
The ICIWorld information service was further reinforced after reading a book by Bill Gates in the 1990’s, called
We all know how quickly a property can be sold when placed on a real estate board system which makes this available on the Internet.
The power of the Internet and special software was once only in the hands of Fortune 1,000 companies. But now it is in our hands.
To place a listing on the Internet through a real estate board requires a signed listing and consent of the owner in writing. This is still the best if you can get it.
However some people who have a property for sale, will tell real estate brokers “bring me a buyer and I will pay you a commission, but I do not want to sign a listing at this time.”
If you could just find a buyer or seller for that property, you could put an agreement in place first and show it and proceed from there to sell it.
Now with an information service when you do not divulge the address or identify a property, that opportunity can be placed on the Internet with the same power as the Fortune 1,000 companies.
It can reach thousands of people and that one ad can generate a call to you, then you set a showing, cover yourself with a listing agreement, show the property, get an offer, etc. and do a deal. All this starting without a signed listing agreement, that led to a signed listing agreement and a showing.
I have been a real estate broker since 1974 and with all my colleagues in the business have developed an information service where exclusive information gets networked along with advertising real estate board listings.
See the testimonials of the deals being done that were not started on a real estate board.
Very exciting indeed.
From what we see in our unique position in the marketplace, is five to ten times that amount of business that a salesperson can have the opportunity to work on. For a company or real estate association, this can increase sales.
Networking information on the Internet is a power.
It is using the Power of the Internet to communicate to find that other person who may already be interested but just does not know about your opportunity because it is not on a real estate board.
In the book written by Bill Gates, he talks about a thought, something that a person can think. Here is an example of a thought. Before a listing is signed, many real estate professionals know the property is coming for sale. We have made that a key work on ICIWorld. A real estate thought. Something a person can think.
Networking exclusive information that can not be placed on a real estate board can make one a lot of money.
It is important to understand that when advertising a property with an address or identifying a property, one must have a the consent of the owner in writing. However if you do not identify a property, or do not give an address, then one can network that kind of information. By saying a property is coming for sale in a city and with a price does not identify the property.
Networking opportunities in real estate without divulging the address or identifying the property has been going on ever since I remember starting in real estate in 1972 and before my time.
It has and continues to this day to be a common every day thing in commercial real estate.
And it is not reserved for properties just coming for sale, but for every for sale by owner or any property owner who says “I want to sell my property and I will pay you a commission, but I don’t want to sign a listing at this time.”
Yes every member also advertises their real estate board listings and for many this is the ultimate in marketing on the Internet. Using ICIWorld as a tool for listing because of the world wide exposure.
It is very exciting to see the connections being made, deals being done, business being conducted.
There are many reasons why people do not want their property advertised on a real estate board. This is another topic to be shared with you later. But one example is a restaurant owner who does not want to let people know his business is for sale for instance. With the advent of the Internet many want to try to sell the property themselves. Some do not want to tie up their property. Yet general surveys we do indicate that 75% to 90% of these properties sell through a licensed real estate broker. This is a tremendous opportunity to network information.
The word exclusive can have many connotations in real estate and is loosely used to describe any situation where one may or may not have a listing in place. It is incumbent upon the real estate salesperson who is expecting to get paid to ask if there is an agreement in place first before showing the property.
If you can place a property on a real estate board, you should do it for the exposure on the Internet. This gives you an opportunity to make money in your service to the public.
There are over 2 billion people using the Internet.
There are now more mobile devices on the planet earth than there are humans on the planet earth.
ICIWorld develops and provides services how it can best help licensed real estate salespeople benefit from the Internet providing great and exceptional services to the public on behalf of members.
ICIWorld is a global real estate Have and Want information service started in 1994.
We now invite groups such as real estate associations, boards, real estate groups interested in providing real estate Have and Want information services for their members and/or to the public.
Haves are the real estate properties, commercial and residential, industrial and office, land, farms, recreational properties and more and businesses for sale and for lease. Literally every kind of real estate and everywhere on the planet earth.
Wants are what buyers are looking for, everywhere on the planet.
It is a real estate broker centric service with a nominal yearly investment.
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See services FOR THE PUBLIC.
Started in 1994 as a Commercial Investment Bulletin Board System, it was an answer to keep track of a problem of recording Haves and Wants presented during CCIM marketing sessions where millions of dollars of buying and selling opportunities are networked. If you miss a contact you can easily miss doing a deal. And if you did not capture the information you can easily miss doing a deal and not realize it. And also you could know about a substantial investment property, but if no one else knew about it, you essentially became a secret agent because only you knew it was for sale. Without a buyer there was no business to be done.
It is a requirement of most licensing bodies that if a real estate broker is going to advertise a property he/she must have the consent of the owner in writing. But if you simply say you have a $1m property available in a city, that does no identify specific property and that is what we call real estate information. One can post these kinds of opportunities on ICIWorld being careful to not disclose the address.
This becomes a tremendous asset and benefit to the public. Now exclusive information can be collected by real estate salespeople in an industry and displayed in a professional and competent manner.
Before showing or identifying a property it is advised that the real estate salesperson put a listing agreement in place first before showing a property or divulging exactly where it is.
ICIWorld does not delete old listings but does provide 2 ways to search only the latest listings. An age field and a Date with Calendar field. Old listings are used for networking purposes, identifying people with whom you may be able to do business with. A recent search for someone looking for a contaminated property did not yield any results. But searching history a few people were found and because they dealt in that kind of product, they were able to develop a business relationship and investigate other opportunities. These other deals that got done would not have happened unless we left the old information there to be searched.
- There are now 30,000 plus Have and Want ads in two databases.
- The readership is 50,000+ from people in 100+ countries.
- 20,000+ emails deliver Have and Want information daily to the public.
- There are 50-150 new listings daily
- You can read over 50 pages of testimonials of members and the public doing business.
The broker members of the service also have the choice to allow or not allow their listings to appear on other brokers websites. The thinking is “what is better to have your listing on 1,000 other brokers websites instantly or on just one?”
These listings can appear on all members websites in the form of Widgets. It becomes absolutely inevitable that every single member connect to do business, trigger calls from their website. If not, it could be because a member has little or no traffic to their website. We have programs such as How To Promote Your Website for all members monthly.
We assist brokers and salespeople world wide in the comfort of their own home or business office no matter where in the world they are located. We use go to meeting software and can handle up to 1,000 attendees.
The benefit to the public is that more business opportunities come out of the woodwork so to speak in the form of exclusive information. This provides real estate professional to connect on exclusive information something not done on a global scale before.
We invite all registered real estate brokers and salespeople to learn how to work real estate Have and Want information on a regular basis, take responsibility for their information to up date their information every 30-60 days, to help this service grow to serve them.
Consider us as a personal information and marketing assistant to you personally.
See our Blog page and connect with us. (on the right for all items.) Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, RSS Feed, ICIWorld Commercial and Residential Weekly Newspaper. Share items at the top of the Blog page.
Interested in a seminar for your real estate office or association. See comments of attendees. The new Internet revolution is now the mobile revolution. Learn how you can be plugged in. Technology that can be added to your website that triggers leads for the next customer that sees it.
Interested in a Webinar for your real estate office – world wide. Squeeze this into a lunch hour and listen. Now is the time while these cutting edge services are developing. You can see it from the comfort of your home or office computer. Within a few minutes you will marvel at what is happening and see how easy it is to implement. No obligation to join. You will be able to see how to connect and do business.
Signup for monthly Newsletter – a good reminder to check the latest newest listings for your area in Database 1 and Database 2.
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Add the ICIWorld Mobilized App and Apps to your mobile device. It is information at your fingertips.
We are inspired by the members doing business. Testimonials And so should you.
Information can be sliced and diced in so many ways to suit you.
This is all cutting edge technology and appreciate your input to help serve the industry.
The industry is changing by the minute and it is a challenge.
But when you take advantage it can really benefit you.
There is a learning curve for everyone including us.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.
Gary Nusca, CCIM, AMP
Member of CREA, OREA as a Broker since 1974
The Market ICIWorld Commercial and Residential Real Estate Network
(Started in 1994 as CIBBS Commercial Investment Bulletin Board System)
Membership Chairman of the Central Canada CCIM Chapter
It is education, technology and networking
You do not have to be a CCIM to join the chapter.