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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



This does appear to be real . . . Although, there may some lag time as the lenders work the kinks out. I would be interested in hearing from any FHA lenders out there who can (in plain English) let us all know exactly HOW this happens?? Here's the link to The National Association of REALTORS pres...
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When there are too many choices/options, most of us freeze into inaction. Have you ever been to a new restaurant where as you were seated, the host handed you a 6 page menu with SO many options you just can't decide? In such restaurants, my first thought is: "How can they do ALL of these things W...
Drives my kids crazy . . . This circular thinking that sometimes rolls off my tongue spontaneously usually stops them in their tracks as they think it through . . . but they're onto me now and don't miss a beat. I think that's part of my job as "Father". When we are traveling, and they ask the qu...
In our day to day lives, we have a never ending parade of moments of truth . . . or should I say "Opportunities for moments of truth"? Dealing in real truth can be risky. What if the other people present don't want to HEAR the truth? What if the truth is going to be painful (Truth hurts sometimes...
Ask a REALTOR the secret to success in Real Estate Sales/consulting, and you'll hear stuff like: Hard work Focus on Continuing Education Hiring a Coach Keeping up with the market inventory studying the news so as to be the local expert being with a great firm Having cultivated a great sphere of i...
It just occurred to me that most of the human population doesn't know (or remember) what a "Groove" is . . . Remember "Vinyl"? Those plastic discs (some big/some small) that when you put them on a turn-table and rested the arm of the turntable on the edge of the disc, the sound of music would sho...
It's pretty easy these days to declare yourself and your business to be the "BEST"! Even the "Best Of" editions of the local newspaper are often "influenced" by the candidates' personal campaigns (Popularity Contest). It's been this way since grade school. We live in an "American Idol" society in...
Chris McGlaughlin writes a great blog . . . Check out his latest entry - It's a fantastic summary  of what's happening in the world of short sales: Chris has a "no BS" approach to everything and writes one of my favorite blogs (I get it v...
Could it really be? Several months ago, I hopped oin my soap box and began ranting about the need for a uniform process for short sales. Ridiculous to me was the truth that banks were making this thing SO much more difficult, laborious, and LOOOOONG, than it needed to be . . . yet they trend to l...

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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