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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



“He kept Fighting the good fight for 94 years” “He fostered Comfort in all who knew him.” “He instilled Hope in the hearts and minds of his family and friends.” “Everywhere he went, he established strong relationships.” All above are quotes from the Memorial service this noon. He was a contagious...
Do you have a safe place where you can vent? Who do you call when you don’t know what to do? When you’re faced with a scenario you’ve never seen before in a transaction, how do you find the person who has “been there” before you and can offer some wisdom? We REALTORS in Nashville have such a plac...
What you do NOW will define your success in 2015! I know that may sound ominous . . . and I know that you are tired from all of the hard work you’ve done THIS year and would like to take a break . . . and I know that you are excited about the veritable gauntlet of celebrations we all enter in a f...
What does “GOOD Deal” mean to you? This is the question I fire back when a prospective client asks me if there are any “GOOD Deals” out there. It’s a far safer reply than the response that first comes to mind (which might be misinterpreted as a flippant dismissal): Of course! There are LOTS of “G...
When things aren’t going well in a Real Estate deal, it’s almost always due to a failure to communicate! Actually . . . this is descriptive of just about any human endeavor that’s being difficult.   Of course, we want to find the culprit. “They” are being IDIOTS and messing everything up. or are ...
  Darius Rucker was at Koka Booth Amphitheater on Sunday, and my “Family” (Buck, Win, and Betsy) all had the good fortune of getting up close and personal with him. I’ve never been much aware of famous musicians, so I honestly didn’t appreciate the significance of the photos they posted on facebo...
Good morning! Last week, I was in an “after action review” conversation with my friend and co-conspirator of the Pareto Realty sponsorship of the 2014 Live on the Green Music Festival William Cochran (owns and operates The Inn @ Evins Mill). As we were wrapping up, William mentioned that he enjoy...
That’s an impressive collection of dead animal heads hanging in your den. Did you kill them all yourself? WOW! You must be quite the marksman. They look so REAL. Your taxidermist is a true artist . . . they all look so real that it seems their eyes track me as I walk across the room. Now! You wan...
Since buying our house 4 years ago, Debbie and I have been in the mood to create the perfect “Back Yard Bliss” This “Bliss” is all about enjoying entertaining in our back yard in relative privacy. Most rational folks would first ask us why it’s taken FOUR years to move from being “in the mood” to...
Isn’t it a shame when a company forgets who brung’m up to the top? Is it the money that distracts them from their core values? Is it that, as they grow, they dilute their culture to the extent that it becomes “plain vanilla” inert? Do they REALLY stop caring (as much), or do they just get too BUS...

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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