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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



Seth Godin again - "The Difference Between Hiring and Recruiting" Good stuff! Now . . . Read it VERY carefully and imagine that it's talking about how you find new clients.     Are you "Hiring" (Marketing) for new clients? or Are you "Recruiting" (Prospecting) for new clients?     Are you buildin...
Seth Godin turned me on to Kevin Kelly's blog post entitled "1,000 True Fans" . . . . . . which aligns quite well with a line of thought that I have derived from my study of the Millionaire Real Estate Agent Model along with a smattering of Quantum Leap, 80/20, Paying attention to what matters an...
If The Zac Brown Band ever comes to play in your town, don't miss that show! Even if you're not a big fan of country music, you'll get a LOT more than twangy sob stories. You'll get just what Zac promises on the front end and then delivers throughout the night . . . Your money's worth! My BFF Buc...
I'm finding some kind of twisted and sick humor as I read and listen to the expert economists waxing poetic about what's going to happen in 2010. Of course, EVERYONE is looking/grasping for a positive spin, and there are just as many positive approaches as negative . . . I could effectively argue...
Woke up this morning @ 5  . . . Brewed a pot of coffee . . . walked outside to load my grill with charcoal and lit a great big fire . . . Back inside to bust the 9 racks of ribs I'll be slow cooking for the rest of day out of their plastic prisons . . . Laid'm out on racks and seasoned them caref...
A common theme for me is leadership and my belief that we are ALL leaders. There's no escaping . . . Whoever you are and whatever your station in life is, you ARE a born leader. The sooner you quit struggling against it and avoiding the taking of responsibility (owning) of your God given position...
Sure, you might be able to buy "stuff" cheaper at a mega-super-store with international reach, but how's that compare to buying at the locally owned and operated establishment? Perhaps you're buying the same stuff . . . How's the shopping experience? Any time I travel, I go to the local restauran...
Nashville – Green Hills – Condominium – $127,500 Great Renovation #in We believe this is a truly rare opportunity. Green Hills is a premier location with world class shopping, entertainment, and restaurants. This Condominium Development – Four Seasons – rest atop the hill over-looking Green Hills...
Yesterday, Our kids celebrated the fact that there will be no more homework til next year . . . and tomorrow marks the last day of school for this year. I think there are people of all ages celebrating the END of 2009. When I ask what they are moving TOWARDS in 2010, I often get a pretty vague an...
You know what happens when you assume something, Right? Assume = Making an ass out of u and me. Expectations are enigmatic. When we expect things, we often close our minds to other possibilities that might exist. Yet without some level of expectation, what's the standard? Does ANYTHING go? Both o...

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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