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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



The Book of the month for our book club is "The Fred Factor." I have had this book on my shelf for quite a while - bought it just prior to the holidays and am only now finding the space to read it. As with all books I read, I am reading this one because it has been recommended by more than one pe...
Yesterday, I wrote a long post and lost it when I hit the "Publish" button . . . It simply vaporized.YIKES!When I re-wrote the post, I decided to see how I could save the material before publishing because I really want to keep things simple and create my posts in the ActiveRain space rather than...
If you're looking for a business booster, there're probably not many opportunities better than the variety of gatherings in your community of PEOPLE. ANY community gathering offers HUGE potential for collecting leads and beginning/building relationships that will ultimately lead to business for y...
WOW! I just learned a lesson . . . Wrote a blog . . . Best blog I've ever written . . . Didn't save the material before publishing . . . Hit the "Post Blog Entry" button . . . and the it disappeared never to be recovered - OUCH!Anyhow, so now I will write a shorter, sweeter version :-)January 18,...
Do you REALLY know who YOU are?Have you taken time to actually sit and think about who you are?How does "Who you believe you are" compare with "Who others think you are?"Are you living YOUR life/dreams . . . or someone else's?Are you hanging out with people like you?Are you happy?Is life for you ...
For 6 years, we have been cultivating a training program for our market center.the largest challenge has ALWAYS been getting the commitment of other associates in the office to teach classes. This has been a constant "Push me-Pull you" scenario - It seems that when people "plug-in" they end up be...
One unfortunate reality of life is that we each will face catastrophic moments as we navigate our lives with our families and friends. The death or extended illness of a parent or sibling, a teen-age child running amok and "hanging with the wrong group of people" and getting into substance abuse ...
So, I remember visiting my younger sister Liz a few years ago in Columbus, Ohio. She had just  moved there with her husband who was entering an internship and was amidst the initial shock of his 48 hour shifts while she cared for their first child at home. She was also in the middle of a Masters ...
Every Sunday, My family goes to church together at the Catholic Cathedral. I was raised Episcopalian - My wife is Catholic - The 2 are enough alike that I feel just as comfortable - not much difference in the liturgy - and so we have our Sunday ritual that begins with taking the girls to Sunday S...
Susan from Raleigh (I have friends in Raliegh) commented on my last post and awakened a sleeping post in my head . . . She said: "Barry, I just do not like the fact that there are not so enough choices. Choices make the price and rate do a balance and check."Darn tootin' . . . You MUST have choic...

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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