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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



Resolute Determination WILL Every morning @ 6AM, I take our dogs “Walkabout” through the neighborhood. JJ (AKA “ratdog”) has developed this pesky habit of stopping every 20-30 paces . . . Like a mule, he locks his front legs and leans back with all his might. Weighing in at a mere 12 pounds, he’s...
Make every moment better than before. When I was swimming competitively, my coach always emphasized that we should each swim every race to achieve our “Personal Best.” The rationale was . . . As long as our race time were always our personal best, we would always be a WINNER regardless of our pla...
REALLY FREE? Each Summer, Lightning 100 Nashville’s Independent Radio gives our city the best gift EVER! SIX nights of FREE music downtown for whoever shows up. This is no small endeavor, yet they’ve managed to make every year better than before. Live on the Green has taken on a life of its own a...
Today was the day for REBarCamp Nashville a “technology Conference” organized each year by famed REALTOR Brian Copeland with Village real Estate Services. Thanks to Brian and his many connections throughout the country, the Nashville REBarCamp is considered to be one of the (if not THE) best in t...
It’s a veritable PERFECT STORM! If you are looking for a house to buy anywhere in Middle Tennessee, odds are decent that you are frustrated and disappointed with the meager selection. Don’t blame your REALTOR . . . It’s not OUR fault (this time). We are doing EVERYTHING in our power to bring more...
Did you mean it? I clearly remember you saying that you would do whatever was necessary to “make things right.” After all, you ARE a “good person” . . . “of your word,” Right? A person of integrity . . . and you’ve changed your mind? Why? What changed? When it came time to do the “right thing” yo...
Even in the worst of circumstances, there are some people who are able to find happiness. Strong Spirits find humor and entertainment everywhere all the time. These folks are a rare (and very important) breed because they often serve as the buoy for others. While “everyone else” spirals into the ...
CLOSED? Saturday night, Debbie and I realized we had not bought wine for our Easter dinner so while she went into the grocery for a few items, I walked over to our local spirits store. As I was walking across the parking lot, I saw one of the guys locking the front door . . . Luckily, he saw me a...
So . . . You’re trying to decide whether you should do it. As far as you know, no one else is doing it. It’s not been proven to be successful. In fact, it seems a little “Far Out” from the norm. It’s intriguing! What if it DOES work? How would THAT change things for you? Would it be a “Game Chang...
I just started using Evernote because I felt the need for a tool that could help me : Remember Everything  I knew, when I saw the logo, that I had found the right app . . . After all, EVERYONE knows that elephants Remember Everything. What I didn’t know was the impact using Evernote would have on...

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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