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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

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2011 

Posted on February 28, 2011 by Barry Owen Good RAINY and THUNDERY Monday morning to you! What's this about me trying to cheat? Well, I confess that I found this cool way to write a blog post and schedule it to be published later, so I wrote a post on Saturday and test-fired to myself to be delive...
02/28/2011
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Posted on February 26, 2011 by Barry Owen My friend and Open Space Technology colleague Alan Stewart posted the "diagram" (below) along with the comment: "The ‘You are here' diagram is a wonderful tool for getting things into perspective." This is a diagram I might print on a business card and ke...
02/26/2011
Posted on February 25, 2011 by Barry Owen Have you joined'm all? ‘Cause you're not "cool" if you're not "on" Twitter and Facebook and Linkedin and Foursquare and myriad other Social Media destinations on-line. right? I think the "coolness" factor disintegrates quickly if you fail to actually USE ...
02/25/2011
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Posted on February 23, 2011 by Barry Owen Isn't it cool when you find a gizmo that can automate just about any process? What a great feeling to be able to hit the "Autopilot Button" and then sit back and relax without having to deal with the tedium, Right? Airplanes reach their destinations faste...
02/23/2011
Posted on February 22, 2011 by Barry Owen  A friend is looking for a new job. He had a GREAT interview this past week that resulted in an intensive follow-up interview . . . ending with the HR guy telling him some verification needs to happen and "We'll get back to you in about a week." Fr...
02/21/2011
Posted on February 21, 2011 by Barry Owen Good Morning! Last week I hosted a meeting of Principal Real Estate Brokers (Head honchos of local firms). As far as I know, this kind of meeting has never happened before because Brokers typically have just stayed in their camps and have not sought out o...
02/20/2011
Posted on February 20, 2011 by Barry Owen As a REALTOR, there's nothing I'd like better than to take full credit for the quick and smooth closing of a newly listed for sale house. I know better . . . After all, my primary function in the real estate transaction is to drive the process including a...
02/19/2011
Posted on February 19, 2011 by Barry Owen When you fly, you probably don't pay a lot of attention to the safety briefings . . . If you were to really listen, there's some very sound advice that applies across the board personally and professionally. It goes something along the lines of "If the ai...
02/19/2011
Posted on February 16, 2011 by Barry Owen You are hereby INVITED to the first annual Nashville Real Estate Consortium and Trade Show May 5, 2011 8:30 AM - 5ish PM (Party Following) Houston Station - 434 Houston Street 37203 What's the Purpose? We believe that the Real estate Industry is (and alwa...
02/16/2011
Posted on February 14, 2011 by Barry Owen How's that for an eclectic title? Ah well . . . It IS Valentines Day, my favorite time of the year because Deb I married the day before Valentines Day (12 years ago) so we get to celebrate writ LARGE. Generally, this means for us an escape from it all for...
02/14/2011
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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