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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



  AUGUST 31, 2011 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) We’ve learned some lessons in our house thanks to Google+ You know those “Terms of Service Agreements” you agree to every time you join a website? Have you EVER read them? Well, I haven’t either . . . One of our daughters wanted to join Googl...
  AUGUST 30, 2011 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) What would life be like without the internet? If the big World Connector were to shut down today, what then? How would you (or could you) communicate with all of your “friends” and family? Would commerce come to a screeching HALT? How is your...
  AUGUST 29, 2011 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) The news this morning carried an undertone of disappointment in the ferocity of Irene . . . and criticism of the media coverage and “Over-Reaction” of public officials. Poor Irene, was ONLY able to do BILLIONS of dollars of damage in most eve...
  AUGUST 26, 2011 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) Is “it” EVER done? Isn’t one of the secrets to living a full and productive life a clear understanding that the JOURNEY matters more than the destination? Enjoy the ride! Ride the wave of Transformation! What keeps us engaged and motivated in...
  AUGUST 25, 2011 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) I call this a “Zero-Basis” market. In this squirrelly economy, house values can be tricky to nail down. We all know what the Sellers THINK their houses are worth because we can clearly see how the “For Sale” houses are priced . . . Are any of...
  AUGUST 24, 2011 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) The East coast (and our Nation’s capital) shook yesterday. Like the earth was a dog shaking water off after a swim. There are some “wise” people who predict that 2012 is the year that everything ends as we know it today, and any time a large ...
August 23, 2011 By Barry Owen Leave a Comment Do most of us have it WRONG? What things, people, events, circumstances do any of us REALLY have CONTROL over? Arguably, the only person on the planet I can control is myself (Same goes for you )! We can take responsibility for this control (of self) ...
  AUGUST 22, 2011 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) Good morning! Perhaps a better question might be: “Why invest in ANYTHING?” I believe that as long as an investor begins in the right place and keeps appropriate perspective, investing is still a useful pursuit. AAACK! My “U” is misbehaving o...
  AUGUST 21, 2011 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) “Big Brother is watching!and HE decides what you are seeing!How does he decide WHAT you see? He bases it on what he sees you looking at and with whom you associate.He builds algorithms that construct a “Virtual You”He defines you based on his...
AUGUST 18, 2011 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) AHEM! Some folks might remember the "Nashville Real Estate Consortium" we hosted May 5 of this year? ummmmmm . . .  We're doing it again (by popular demand), but this time we're inviting the whole business community (instead of only REALTORS) a...

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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