Barry Owen's Blog

Follow me
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



  How often do you take yourself on a retreat? When’s the last time you carved out a bit of time (Couple hours or days) during which you were accountable ONLY to yourself with no outside noise or distractions whatsoever? This does not require checking yourself into a monastery for ultimate isolat...
  2 Saturdays ago was “Small Business Saturday.” Last Friday was “Black Friday.” Today is “CyberMonday.” For sure, it’s the spending season. With the economy the way it is . . . and the political maelstrom of the Presidential Election, we are all inundated with NEWS and myriad experts telling wha...
  I’m not a big fan of gift cards. Not to say I’m not appreciative when I receive one. I think the advent of the gift card happened as people got more and more materialistic, and the giver just doesn’t have a clue what the receiver really wants. so . . . we give a gift card, so the receiver of th...
  Did you trample anyone yesterday? Were you trampled? What’d you buy? Did the marketers win? Did you buy stuff you didn’t originally intend to buy? Did you spend more money than you should have? Were the “GREAT DEALS” you got REALLY GREAT DEALS? Was the experience FUN? I’m not much of a shopper....
Good Monday Morning!   It’s Thanksgiving week, and I intend to spend the ENTIRE week thinking of all of the People and things and happenings of the year for whom and which I am thankful. Thanksgiving is that traditional celebration of the fruits of the Fall Harvest . . . The final big shin-dig be...
  There are a lot of people and organizations who have spent the past 4+ in varying degrees of denial . . . “Yes!”They acknowledge “The Economy DID tank in a large way, but if we just cinch the belt a bit and duck our heads and continue to plod along, this too shall pass and we’ll get to the othe...
  “Everything she touches turns to GOLD!” “He’s SO lucky!” “Without even breaking a sweat . . . INSTANT SUCCESS!” “Golden Boy” “I hate her – EVERYTHING she does is just PERFECT!” “That guy just knows EVERYBODY and can get ANYTHING he wants just by picking up the phone and making a call.” So . . ....
  In The business of Real Estate Sales, the creation of now and future business is often known as “Lead Generation.” I don’t think it’s any different for any other business on the planet. We have an entrepreneurial idea Start a Business to offer a service or product Build systems over time to imp...
  60 Seconds in a minute 360 Seconds in an Hour 86,400 Seconds in a day 604,800 Seconds in a Week 2,419,200 Seconds in a Month 31,556,926 Seconds in a Year (For those who are checking my math, The “year” figure doesn’t mesh exactly – It’s the “actual”) What in this world are you DOING with all of...

Barry Owen

local_phone(615) 502-2080
smartphone(615) 568-2123
Contact The Author
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