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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



What conceivable relevance could the Ides of March have to the Real Estate Industry and the US Economy? Let’s begin with a brief History lesson from WIKI “The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martii or Idus Martiae) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several r...
We’re in a rather unforgiving Mortgage Loan Approval environment. During this fragile period of time between when the House Buyer and Seller reach agreement (Bind a Contract) and the closing, inattention to detail and/or silly mistakes can provide the gust of wind that razes the house of cards (k...
The secret to getting an amazing amount of work done in a very short period of time is to plan a vacation. Yep! Most anyone who plans to leave on a vacation on Tuesday has the ability to do about 7 days worth of work on Monday, and they’ll brag about their “Super-productivity.” In a tight footbal...
If you noticed . . . This means you were paying attention. In our world of innumerable distractions, noticing is a waning attribute. The Pareto Principle applies . . . Take a look at any given gaggle of humans, and you’ll notice that 80% of them will have their heads cocked at a 45 degree angle a...
The “Holiday Season” launches full-tilt this Friday. Halloween night marks the official “productivity slide” for many of us as we anticipate Thanksgiving and Christmas and the New Year celebration. This is akin to Business Hibernation of many REALTORS who literally “Turn Off” their business until...
Most people who aren’t getting what they want are failing to ask for it. Yep! They’re creating their own misfortune simply by not having the chutzpah to raise the question. This leads to a career of “If only”s and “I shoulda”s and “I coulda”s. Regret and resentment set in for justification of des...
Impersonating a REALTOR? Wait! WHAT? Yep! It’s true . . . There are unscrupulous folks out there who would impersonate a REALTOR without having a License. Of course, that would be easy enough, right? After all . . . When’s the last time a prospect or client asked to see your “Badge?” Here in Tenn...
It’s amazing how a smell affects a House shopper. Here are a few comments I’ve heard from Buyer clients upon catching the first whiff while opening the front door. “SMOKER!” (and does a 180 back to the car without setting foot in the house) “I think there’s a dead body in here. Let’s move on.” “H...
Scarcity is a driver of demand but scarcity is not the ONLY driver of demand. If it were, people would “settle” for whatever is “Getable NOW?” rather than taking the time and energy to find something better. This is true in most everything. This week, I have seen a series of mutually exclusive bl...
What small thing might YOU do today that could reshape your environment of the Future?     It’s simply mind-boggling to witness the effects/consequences of even the seemingly smallest thoughts, words, deeds, and accomplishments. These folks reintroduced Wolves to Yellowstone and could not possibl...

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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