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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



Her Father is an attorney. The house was absoutely BEAUTIFUL, and the young couple were certain that this was a dream. They had looked and looked and looked for the perfect house, and VOILA! The price was even very appealing . . . Their agent worked with them to put together a fair offer. Then th...
Rhythm is cool. Without rhythm, there wouldn't be music . . . or we'd call it "cacophony" I love hearing music LIVE because I can FEEL the rhythm. The "base-line" for rhythm in music is usually set by the beating of a drum, or tapping of a foot, or picking of a bass guitar . . . It's seldom heard...
Have you heard about the Craigslist scammers preying on renters? They post adds on Craigslist for rental homes and Condos. The problem is that the properties they are advertising might be YOUR listing . . . and when folks inquire, they may be sent a VERY official looking link to an on-line lease ...
We've all got the same 24 hours every day, right? Why is it that some people just seem to get SO much more done in THEIR 24 hours than others? These same people also seem to have plenty of time left over for friends and family on nights and weekends. Are they just smarter? Tricksters? Magicians w...
Every morning in our office we start the day with what we call "SPRINTS Lead Generation Warm-ups" PROMPTLY at 8:30. These 30 minute sessions always begin with a short (1-3 minute) daily "Power Hour Video" from Keller Williams Realty's MAPS Coaching Division. Dianna Kokoszka (Vice President of MAP...
Do WHAT? Do Whatever it takes! But sometimes it's so difficult to stay motivated to keep on doing. What then? Climb inside your head and rediscover your WHY, and what to do will suddenly find relevance! Frank started knocking on doors this past Friday. He knocks an average of 75 doors every time ...
There's a breed of Home Buyers and Sellers out there that I'm beginning to see more of. These folks actually go out "shopping for a REALTOR" . . . They WANT representation but either don't currently know a REALTOR (Moving into town) or are not comfortable working with the REALTORS they know ("I h...
Do YOU always make time for learning? I believe you do HAVE the time . . . The time is there . . . What matters is where Learning is in your priorities. When's the last time you really shook things up? How often do you wake up feeling less than enthusiastic about the day? Same ole same ole . . . ...
Yesterday, I wrote a post that seems to have struck a (SEVERAL) nerves. Scroll down to the next post to read it or click this link Title? Why is it so easy for some Real Estate Clients to ask for commission reductions? Lucky me . . . It was "featured" resulting in over 2000 views and 90+ comments...
In what other Professional industry do the clients feel so brazenly justified asking their "representatives" to provide superior levels of service at a reduced rate? I think it's because they (often) can. After all, you never know til you ask, right? Truth is, a commission reduction doesn't make ...

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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