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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



I'm not certain whether the swine flu is a frightening germal invasion of our country or not much more than a nuisance. I listen to NPR (Public Radio) often for my news and heard a most humorous interview with a "Pandemic Expert" who proceeded to say (in a 5 minute monologue) that he really did n...
John Tuccillo is the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Chief Economist. When he blogs, many people listen because NAR is a Powerful entity with respect to the National Economy. Certainly, it behooves the NAR to put a positive spin on any story they can push to the media and the job of the Ch...
Yesterday was the day many of us had been waiting for . . . NAR had offered a webinar about the $8,000 Tax Credit and I had preregistered for the event and gone to great effort to get everything perfect in our training room knowing that several folks would be coming. I launched the computer and t...
OK! So you're in the market for a house . . . WHY? What got ya going? Is it because your current home is too something? Too BIG? Too small? Interested in moving to another location to get closer to Church? or get into a better school zone for the kids? Or do you just want a change in environment?...
Tell me how good you are at "managing time". Does time listen to you when you tell it what to do? How will you discipline time when it doesn't behave? It slips away when you're least expecting . . .Next thing ya know, it's over. Every day has 24 hours. How are you using YOUR 24 hours? There's thi...
  I hate short sales! I know "Hate" is a strong word, but it accurately assesses my feelings :-) Why do I hate short sales? Because banks are being stupid and are making it VERY difficult to do one successfully. The cost of Foreclosing on a property is INSANELY high for these banks, and I KNOW th...
Balance is an illusion . . . Even the most rock-solid icon of balance on the planet is in perpetual motion. That's just reality! (Physics - All matter is in a state of constant motion) and it applies to all things. Emotions Physical Matter Time That apparently "Midas touch" Ultra-successful Profe...
  Each Month, I receive market statistics from the 2 Associations of REALTORS in my primary Service areas. I also do some statistical analysis of my own each month so as to see a more "micro" picture of what's happening with respect to home sales in Middle Tennessee. I make these reports availabl...
I believe that in every real estate market in the country, there are "Zero Basis" segments sitting in doldrums of activity. These are the areas where there have been virtually ZERO sales in the past 6 months (or year) . . . and which are in some way unique relative to the area surrounding them - ...
Prepare Practice Perform Review The rule: Know your 20%! Life is simpler than we make it out to be. Do we just take pleasure in complexity? Is that why we tend to add layers unnecessarily in most tasks? Heck! All we really have to do is show up, be authentic (Follow heart), be fully present in ea...

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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