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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

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2014 

My daughter Allison was sitting in seat #1, and it was time to draw straws to find who she would draw as a partner on the next class project. There was one student she did NOT want to be her partner (Let’s call him “Bob”). She was to be the FIRST student to draw which means that she had the least...
01/09/2014
I look at LOTS of houses because that’s part of what I do for a living. Whether it’s previewing for a Buyer . . . and/or showing to Buyer clients . . . or to stay on top of the market, I always look at each house with a very discerning eye. No-one appreciates a house that shows well more than I. ...
01/08/2014
Seth Godin leads a recent blog post with: “Sometimes, we’re so eager to have an opinion that we skip the step of working to understand.“ The title of the post? The hard work of understanding He does a good job of ‘splainin’ just how bad some of us are at effectively communicating. 20 years ago, I...
01/06/2014
Email, Facebook, twitter, text and other social media are great conduits for information. Sometimes, we can have meaningful conversations with our fingers poking the screen of our smartphones, but they’re less fulfilling than “the real thing.” We can be playful and flirtatious . . . Tell stories ...
01/05/2014
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Not because you didn’t get it done . . . Because you told me you could do it and stood by your word until the last minute at which point you matter-of-factly said that it couldn’t be done . . . and left everyone involved hanging in a void. Home Sellers had moved out of the house – Buyers had vaca...
01/01/2014
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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