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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 May 12, 2011 by Barry Owen Prospective Home Buyers sometimes get very excited about buying a home . . . they imagine a price point and begin their search. This is FUN because when a Buyer shows up at any Open House or calls from a "For Sale" sign, she gets LOTS of attention. Real Estate...
05/12/2011
Posted on May 12, 2011 by Barry Owen Seth Godin asks: "Who is making you uncomfortable?" TUT . . . A Note from The Universe told me this morning: "Think of the one area of life that brings you the most discomfort, Barry, and that's where you're ripe for growth." The point is clear, and Seth Godin...
05/12/2011
Posted on May 9, 2011 by Barry Owen Last night on "The Apprentice", Star and Meatloaf were in the final phase of survival. One of them would fired by "The Donald", and they were both determined to win. Meatloaf's approach appeared to be one of engaging Star in dialog/debate to argue his point . ....
05/09/2011
Posted on May 9, 2011 by Barry Owen Good Monday Morning! This past weekend has the dubious distinction of being the marker for "first cicada sightings" all over Nashville . . . the BIG swarm is yet to come, but we know that it's soon and will last @ 5 weeks. We're THRILLED (Rolls Eyes). I've been...
05/09/2011
Posted on May 6, 2011 by Barry Owen The first annual Nashville Real Estate Consortium happened yesterday May 5, 2011 at 5th & Main. We woke up to a cool, crisp morning here in Nashville . . . PERFECT weather for an event in a non-air-conditioned space with less than optimal break-out spaces. Most...
05/07/2011
Posted on May 7, 2011 by Barry Owen "Experts" are considered to be quintessentially knowledgable, highly specialized people on whom the rest of us mere mortals rely for their sage advice and wisdom when faced with an unexplainable anomaly relating to their area of expertise.  Experts tend to find...
05/07/2011
Posted on May 4, 2011 by Barry Owen The most successful and profitable businesses are specialists at what they do. Others who are more generalist and aim to please more people often tend to use price to attract new customers, and thereby have lower margins and must have higher volumes of customer...
05/04/2011
Posted on May 3, 2011 by Barry Owen Odds are good that you don't have the foggiest notion as to how powerful your sphere of influence is . . . REALLY! Because . . . I am a firm believer that every person (non-hermit) on the planet has 150-250 good, solid relationships . . . and another 700-900 ca...
05/03/2011
Posted on May 2, 2011 by Barry Owen Good Morning! The coffee is hot and strong this morning Why Volunteer? When the Leader of the group asks: "I need 3 volunteers to go over there and help Jimmy!", most folks "run for the hills" with a whole litany of tactics. Some avoid direct eye contact with t...
05/02/2011
Posted on May 1, 2011 by Barry Owen When negotiating a real estate deal (or ANY deal), most professionals insist on offers and counter-offers being "In Writing". "In Writing" means the parties actually have to SIGN the document attesting to their understanding and agreement of the terms. When you...
05/01/2011
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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