I have had the pleasure of taking Barb’s classes at out Board office. I am a 23+ year veteran of this profession and I learn a great deal every time! I waited very patiently (not!) for her book to come out and it was worth the wait! This book.......should be under every Realtor’s arm and in every Manager’s office. If every Realtor conducted their business based on this book and the LPM.........the committees that deal with infractions at the Board level, Provincial level and complaints to the Council would be absolutely bored because they would have very few complaints to deal with. I cannot recommend this book enough! I have already started working Barb over to produce a companion book that deals with Listings! Buy this book.......it could save your career.....................
I have had the pleasure of taking Barb’s classes at out Board office. I am a 23+ year veteran of this profession and I learn a great deal every time! I waited very patiently (not!) for her book to come out and it was worth the wait! This book.......should be under every Realtor’s arm and in every Manager’s office. If every Realtor conducted their business based on this book and the LPM.........the committees that deal with infractions at the Board level, Provincial level and complaints to the Council would be absolutely bored because they would have very few complaints to deal with. I cannot recommend this book enough! I have already started working Barb over to produce a companion book that deals with Listings! Buy this book.......it could save your areer.....................
Hi Barb, I bought your new book 'Stay Out of Real Estate Jail' and it's become my professional Bible. Thank you so much! Everyone, this is worth every penny and then some. You won't regret purchasing it.
Hi Barb; This book has got to be the most comprehensive one ever written with regards to writing an enforceable Contract of Purchase & Sale that protects our clients! I particularly enjoy having the documents available in word. It makes things so much quicker and simpler. This book is going to improve our industry immensely! Regards,
Hi Barb, It was very nice seeing you again after such a long while at the “Get out of the real estate jail” course last Thursday. Thank you so much for your teaching. Seriously, this is one of those very few courses that I could ever stay awake during the entire class. Love it! Thank you for the concern of the online "lifeline to Real Estate" issue. Good job! Please stay in touch, and hope to see soon again. Have a great weekend!
-Isabella H. Tse, Realtor
Barbara, You are amazing! So much good energy you have. Always so nice to hear you teaching new words in your magical amazing way! I enjoy it a lot. And I am sure all other smart agents too :) Wishing you many more years of wonderful teaching and managing :)
Dear Barbara, Thank you for giving us a fulfilling course yesterday. Good to pick up some tips for unknown mistakes I have made.
Thank you Barbara, I love your spirit to spread real estate knowledge. I have attended your session writing a enforceable contract and reading your news letter sent by email. Thanks again Warm regards
Barbara---great to meet you. While I have been hating these courses over the years I came to understand that in order to maintain my license I had to attend them. So---what a pleasant surprise your course was. It was interesting, people listened, not many frivolous questions, straight to the point, funny and serious at the same time. And-----lots of good information—even to The “Dean” of Real Estate. Really enjoyed it—keep up the great work.
Thank you Barbara I found that there is never a dull moment in your class, a s always. Thank you Have a great summer
-Darshan S Mann
Barbara This is why you are a champ, the lost art of thank you cards...I meant it...I really appreciated your energy and spirit Big hugs to you
You’re so awesome Barbara!!!! Thank you for all your consideration and care for us. The quote below refers to people like you that do thoughtful things. Thank you Best Regards "An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching." Mahatma Gandhi"
Hi Barb, I love your course, while it is true, most of us take the courses for points, but truly ,I always come out enjoying each and everyone of them. It is never too late to learn something new. Your experience is a wealth of knowledge. Thank you very much. Another one of the "seasoned " realtor in your course. Warmly,
Hi Barbara, Many thanks for you e-mail! I've really enjoyed your classes. They were jam-packed with knowledge, but you always made it more interesting!
Hi Barbara, I already bought your book and am looking forward to go through it as you always are such a dedicated professional and I don't doubt the content in your book will reflect your great skills, expertise, knowledge and wisdom within a framework of excellent teaching abilities as you have shown during your teaching sessions at the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. Thanks for producing such a treasure as I am sure it will be a valuable source for realtors. Wishing you success as always!
Great instructor, communicator, peer and muse Overall a valuable asset (and a general pain in my Ass et LOL) I would encourage all Real Estate Professionals to participate in her training sessions whether freshly minted or Seasoned vets.
I have been a student in Barb's classes on several times over the years and found she is able to communicate very effectively. She also gives great examples of case study in various aspects of real estate contracts.
When I started a second time around career in real estate, Barbara was a teacher to me. She was a real stickler for the necessity of ensuring all possible conditions were included in any contracts we engaged in. She always wanted to be certain that all parties would be protected. I am happy to see she has incorporated all this knowledge into her book "Stay Out of Real Estate Jail". Barbara knows her stuff.
Dear Barbara, Just a quick “Thank you” for your email column It is great to have them and want to say I appreciate the extra work you have done for some of us. Have a great summer! Best,
Hello Barbara, Thanks for your emails. The information on oil tanks has been very helpful. Much Appreciated! Kind regards,
Dear Barbara Bell-Olsen, Thanks - is such a small word to thank you for sharing such accurate knowledge. You are just genius! Truly
Thank you Barbara for the all the info it is very helpful and appreciated. Thanks got keeping us on course. Kind Regards,
Hi Barbara, Wow! You inspire. A model of an engaged continuous learner, generous "sharer" - and one with enviable energy! I enjoyed your class and learned more than one thing. Thanks.
Thanks, Barb! I really enjoyed Multiple Offers last week. Thanks for being so awesome at what you do and for caring about how well I do! I appreciate you and I learned a lot! Take care! I hope your back is feeling better J
Thanks Barbara for keeping everyone alive and wake with your humour, everyone enjoyed your class.
-Gurcharan (Gur) Dhillon
Dear Barbara, It was a pleasure to meet you. When I took the course, I talked to my colleagues. They said," Are you nuts? Why did you take this course in such a market? I am glad that I took it. I learnt a lot, and encouraged me to do more research regarding the questions jumped into my mind. I appreciate you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. I wish you the best of health, wealth, and happiness in 2013. Regards,
Hello Barbara, A short note to say thank you with high respect. I appreciate your hard working and keeping promise to us. Best regards,
Dear Barbara, It was an absolute pleasure meeting you today, I wanted to Thank You for a great learning experience! Looking forward to your class next week. Hope your back heals VERY soon. Best Regards,
Love to hear from you. It is never enough. I personally welcome this pouring knowledge of yours. I just feel bad that you are doing all of this for us and FOR NOTHING. You are the best. God bless you, he is the only one who can repay what you are doing for us. Thanks a million. Best Regards,
Thanks so much! I really enjoyed taking your class yesterday and can't believe how many useful tips you gave...I will definitely be making changes to the way my offers look!
Hi Barbara, Thank you for this wonderful information and what a terrific course you taught us. I really enjoyed it, it was very informative and I really like the hand out you made for us. Most importantly how you try to protect us so we don’t go to real estate jail. We will be touch, have a terrific weekend. Thanks,
Hi Barbara, How are you? I have taken your class for the "Mulitple offer" yesterday and you are very knowledgeable and taught us a lot of things, thanks very much. Please kindly advise when you are going to hold the "Writing Enforceable Conracts" classes as I would like to attend? Yours faithfully,
Hello Barb, You previously have not heard from me by email but I have taken several of your courses in the past and really appreciate the updates. I just wanted to say “Thank you”!
Hello Barbara, Thank you for hosting a great class today on Multiple offers. I truly enjoyed it and I learned a lot. I just finished writing up an offer this evening that included some new "tweaking" to my terms and conditions. Thank you for teaching this course, it is very valuable to the association and the members... even if at times they do not realize this as much as they should. Thank you,
Many thanks for the info and your course was totally informative and “entertaining”! I really appreciated the additional information which you inserted into the take-away materials as well. All the best,
Barb You are great as an instructor and mentor. Practical and to the point. I thought I was there for the credit but I was wrong. I was there and I learnt. You asked at lunch break when to resume class. I said one p m. I should have said we shouldn’t have wasted time on lunch at all. Have a great Victoria Day long weekend. Thanks again.
Barbara, I was one of the ones that admitted I was there for the points..deadline looming! However, I did pick up a few great things and you were both entertaining and very knowledgeable in what matters relevant to the course! I appreciate the time, effort, knowledge, honesty and wisdom you shared! Always good to know none of us are expected to be perfect!! Best regards,
"Stay out of Real Estate Jail is a MUST read for all real estate agents, both new and experienced. It is full of incredible ideas and samples of clauses, phrases, subjects and items that one would put in their contracts. It is organized and well written - it is a wealth of information for everyone. This is a must read for everyone! The website that has been created www.barbarabellolsen.com is unbelievable and time saving for all Real Estate Agents. It is only $299.00 for hundreds of pages in editable formats and easy to follow. It is worth every cent. There are even step by step checklists to follow for every part of a real estate transaction. You can't go wrong. What to say when presenting an offer and how to do it. It is amazing. Combined with the book this is fantastic for all real estate agents everywhere! I wish I had this kind of detailed information years ago and I will be implementing all the information. There is even sample thank you letters/emails and a fantastic set up for The Ultimate Buyers Presentation Manual, all the clauses needed for every type of contract and forms for everything. You won't believe it! Just read the book and check out the website. Barb has created a winner for all of us professional real estate agents. Thank you Barb."
"Congratulations, Barb! I'm excited and look forward to having a copy of your book available to my agents. I highly recommend the classes that you teach as your manuals are in my top of my drawer for quick and reliable reference! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and keeping us REALTORS® out of real estate jail."
"Congratulations, Barb! Barbara Bell-Olsen is an icon among successful Realtors; her course is not only presented with wit, insight and humour, it is truly not-so-be-missed! For those just beginning their real estate career, this is where you get the lessons that will make you a professional! Those Realtors of experience and professionalism know that Barb's wisdom and advice in her book or in her course are much better than learning these lessons the hard way! Keep you out of Real Estate Jail, indeed!"
"Congratulations Barb! You work very hard at this and deserve all the kudos. I look to the time when i can be as accomplished in real estate as you are. You and Stewart [Stewart Henderson Managing Broker, Macdonald Realty] are rare birds of a feather and true hearts in a business that can very difficult. You care and it shows. Thanks for all your time and effort."
"I'm very happy for you and excited for the future users of your great product. I have no doubt that you've kept many realtors out of harms way over the years with your courses and now with an online version the next wave of realtors have a tool that will work the way they (and geeky tech guys like me) want to work. Hope you sell a bunch!"
"CONGRATULATIONS!!! All your hard work and endless hours are coming to fruition. OK, so we’ve bought your book (3 copies), bought your online user version and are ready for our business to skyrocket and our career & bank account to explode!. Thanks Barbara and a huge "CONGRATULATIONS" again. We’ll be watching for your book signing tour. "Just in case you become famous" - woman, there's no doubt that you'll be famous (or infamous - both have benefits)!!! Your book and the online user version are "priceless tools for Professional Realtors". We'll gladly make our office and other Realtors aware of the forms and the book. The greater the number of Realtors that become aware of and use your information the higher the level of Professionalism the Industry is elevated to. It's a "Win Win" for both the Real Estate Profession and the Buyers & Sellers. When you sign our books, will we need cash or MasterCard? Remember, "famous' people charge for their autographs. "Infamous" people charge even more!!!!..The more Realtors that use the forms & materials the better the Profession will be. We're excited for you & saving our money to pay for your autograph. Cheers
-Ken & Jane Ambrose