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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



They’re both like boxes of chocolate. When you go for a check-up, you never know what you’re gonna get. The “tab” could be anywhere between $50 and $2,000 depending on what they find. Of course, it’s all “negotiable” . . . Which cavity do you not want to be filled? We can get it running for less ...
When channels of communication are OPEN, amazing things can happen. Yesterday, our REALTOR community was shaken by a couple of unscrupulous characters who engaged several female REALTORS with a barrage of text messages. The messages were unsolicited and appeared to be attempts to lure these women...
Are you getting the FULL benefit of everything you do? Do you think “DEEP” or “WIDE”? WIDE thinking is shallow – It’s a single email or direct mail BLAST to a large number of people accompanied by a prayer that the message will resonate with a few of them thereby leading to new business. DEEP thi...
When it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many businesses that are “Peripheral” to the real estate sales industry want a piece of our action.   After all, we real estate sales professionals handle the largest transactions of most peoples’ lives, and while doing so build deep relationshi...
2 great BIG ROCKS Posted on November 9, 2014 by Barry Owen — No Comments ↓ How focused are you? Are you focused on the right things – The things that REALLY matter? Do you occasionally stop what you’re doing and ask yourself: “What am I DOING with my life?” Feeling fulfilled? I’m tricking you int...
Those 3 words + 1 Contraction are THE most HORRIFYING words any House Buyer or Seller could hear. Both Buyer and Seller are facing the prospect of having to change ALL of their carefully laid plans for moving, switching utilities, time off from work, coordination of kids, delivery of furniture . ...
  Is it by design that Veterans Day is November 11 – 2 weeks before Thanksgiving? This is a time to give thanks to ALL Veterans and those currently serving and protecting our Freedom. Without the commitment of these veterans for the past near 240 years, we would not be able to celebrate the harve...
Insanity is doing the same things and expecting different results, right? If Tennessee Real Estate Commission (TREC) changes the rules and continues to fail to enforce the Rules . . . They’ll be practicing Insanity. Yesterday, I attended the TREC “RuleMaking Hearing” to hear the comments of my pe...
When you’re “in the market” for – well – ANYTHING, your first question is likely: “How?” I’ve heard the product is cool, but I have MANY questions. How does this work? How is this better than that? How do I buy it? What peripheral purchases lurk in the shadows? Do you have a PROCESS to help get f...
It lacks Intimacy! If you insist on keeping it ON, at least have it tell the truth: “Thank you for your email! I know you invested your valuable Time, energy, and attention to crafting your message to me and are hopeful that I will read it immediately and respond soon, but the truth is I’m too bu...

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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