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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



Odds are decent that you need it. No! I’m not saying that this is a “want” . . . It’s a NEED! If you’re not getting enough sleep (8 hours) out of every 24 hours, your mind and body fatigue and your “condition” is that of a person who is Legally drunk. My friend Joe Calloway Author and speaker who...
Some people are famous for how “Hard Working” they are. Some hardly seem to work at all and are famous for their work. Some like to please everyone while others are content with serving more intimate, niche minded folks. It’s an easy leap of cognition to imagine that the real differentiation is t...
It could be the most sensible solution is to do  - Nothing! “IG” is Insulated glass – sometimes AKA “thermopane” or “thermal” These are 2 or 3 pane windows with air sandwiched between the panes. Sometimes, the air is just air . . . or it could be an insulating gas like argon. The windows are seal...
or half empty? That might be one of the most widely know cliches. Some people are “Half Full People” . . . The others are “Half Empty People” They don’t understand each other. those Half Full people are unrealistically optimistic, and why are those half empty people so pessimistic? After all, sho...
Call before the appointed time and beg forgiveness. We all occasionally lose track of time and/or appointments. It happens, and no-one will judge us . . . Unless . . . we fail to communicate. Don’t leave folks hanging in the lurch. In that call, apology comes first followed by an offer to resched...
Every time I take my car to the shop, I feel out of control. A visit for a simple oil change could turn into much more – Rotate tires – New Brake Pads – “Scheduled Maintenance” etc – and the costs pile on. A few weeks after my last oil change, my car started “Knocking” when I started it. I wonder...
When you really want to communicate something important, say it with meaning. You can’t do this by text message, email, voice mail, snap chat, direct message, or smoke signals. When “In person” isn’t possible, voice to voice is way better than any of the above. Electronic communication is mono-di...
This is a “Useless Box”       What I love about this is there no trickery or deceit . . . That box really IS useless for anything other than idle amusement. I think just about everyone would tire of flicking the button after a few hundred tries. These days. there’s no shortage of new gizmos to en...
Good Monday Morning! The siren call of a “Once in a lifetime opportunity” may lure even the most frugal folks into spontaneous purchases they later regret. Marketers are masters of presenting these “opportunities” in the right places at the right times. Everything from the packaging of the produc...
Be kind to yourself! This is the voice of experiencing several hundred families moving with some wisdom for those who just completed their closing with sore signing hand and head spinning. Step 10 is about all of the things that happen in this next chapter of your journey. The matter-of-fact of t...

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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