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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Pareto Realty - TN #251071
Tips and commentary For Home Buyers & Sellers and REALTORS with primary focus on LIVE - Work - Play - Life Rhythm - Life Performance Oriented thinking for regular folks


2008 If you're anything like my children, the first thing you did when you opened this post was hit the link and read the story. If you read the story - The WHOLE story - you know why I invited you to go there . . . There are SO many lessons for all of us in t...
When the real estate market went weird, appraisers were among the first to be thrown under the bus. The valid question from lots of folks was: "How could values go up so fast?" When home values soared (in most areas) exponentially faster than incomes, affordability of housing became an issue . . ...
Here's what's not changing . . . A disproportionately small number of people/organizations are responsible for a majority of the production. Pareto theorized that 20% of the people (The Vital Few) yielded 80% of the production while 80% of the people (The Trivial Many) yield only 20% of the produ...
If you're buying a house that's more than 30 years old, here's some fodder to chew on . . . The Seller says it's on Sewer . . . on the MLS sheet, marketing brochures, and the disclosures. You hire a professional home inspector who does a very thorough inspection. He finds some issues which you ad...
The January 2009 issue of "REALTOR" magazine is literally PACKED with great stuff. I mean PACKED! Up-dates on changes in the Code of Ethics . . . Lots of good National Level Real Estate related thinking and commentary. and a few pages from Gary Keller's new book "SHIFT" to help agent with strateg...
    Beware the wolves in sheep's clothing. And if YOU are one . . . your cover's blown . . . We can smell you from a mile away . . . Last year, we bought one of those fancy Nikon Cameras. Deb is a great photographer,and our Cannon "SureShot" was literally duct taped together. An ad in The Nationa...
The funeral was yesterday. Donald died 2 days before Christmas surrounded by his family . . . after a long fight with cancer. Shortly after I first met him 5 years ago, I learned that he had cancer and had actually been able to "keep it quiet" for quite a while. He had been given his "final notic...
Well . . . The party is over at our house - at least until New Year's Eve. Santa came and went - Left behind a veritable mountain of new toys and gizmos . . . which resulted in a level of mayhem we have not witnessed in our house since - well - since last Christmas! Our girls awakened the whole h...
2 days til Christmas . . . We're all very excited in our house. We wish YOU a "Very Merry!" In just a little over a week, you'll be looking 2009 square in the eye . . . There it looms . . . a brand new, shiny year without even a scratch. This new year offers a "larger than life" image for most pe...
How's everyone doing out there? 2 days til Christmas, and there's lots going on. In our house, the tree is up and the pile of presents grows larger every minute (it seems) . . . Preparations are under way for our visitors coming in from out of town . . . as we "play" with those who have already a...

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Stream of consciousness commentary on the real estate industry from the perspective of a Principal Real Estate Broker and Founder of Pareto REalty, LLC in Middlle Tennessee - Also a Career Development Coach with vast Organizational Development/Transformation training and experience - in the industry since 1993