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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



Nothing can compromise a negotiating strategy more than the stench of desperation. Here in the Nashville real estate market (and likely many other markets), the shortage of houses available for purchase coupled with a plethora of rabid Buyers creates a veritable pall of desperation which provides...
Too often, we design our own demise! Surely, you can instantly think of that intersection through  which you pass daily and dread every time you approach it because you know that it was engineered to fail pretty much 24/7. Alas, you can think of several ways to fix the broken design, but you’re n...
The Nashville Real Market is HOT! It’s SO hot that the inventory of available houses is abysmally LOW to the chagrin and frustration of Local REALTORS and house buyer wannabes. Click for Virtual Tour One by-product of this “HOTness” is the emergence of Builder and Developer Strategies to offer mo...
Are you READY? My first career was that of an Engineer Officer in the US Army. Everything we did was all about our “State of Readiness.” Day in and day out, we practiced incessantly on even the smallest of tasks. We assembled – disassembled – Cleaned – Reassembled virtually every piece of equipme...
Quit struggling!    All too often, our personal need to be “right” stands in the way of moving forward. In fact, it might even incapacitate our ability to move at all. Even worse, it could sabotage our entire effort and kill our chances of success thereby doing all of us harm. Don’t fall into som...
Are you BUSY? If you’re an ambitious person with a goal, you probably ARE VERY BUSY! Come to think of it . . . even if you’re NOT an ambitious person (although I don’t think you’d be taking the time to read this blog post, if you weren’t a “striver”), I’m betting you’re ALWAYSBUSY. Where’s “BUSY”...
How much do you know about Mortgage Loans? If you’re a Home Buyer, you’re probably aware of the importance of securing a LOW interest rate and might be somewhat aware of the need for cash for closing costs, but how much do you REALLY know? The internet makes you think it’s EASY to get a loan on-l...
Buying a house is no small task. Most folks begin with an urge to move and start poking around on the internet. They might attend a few Open Houses . . . drive through a bunch of neighborhoods . . . and will likely end up talking to family, friends, and work associates about the intrepid adventur...
when in Rome do as the Romans do Real estate is a LOCAL business. Each locale has it’s own way of doing things. If y’ain’t from around, you probly shouldn’t be tryin’ to do biz here unless you know how to act. The Real Estate Law is Federal and State regulated, so any licensed real estate agent i...
The Herd is safe. Once we’re in it, we can be anonymous. We can be homogeneous and nondescript. There’s minimal pressure to perform or take risks. The safety is in the numbers. Leadership isn’t necessary. Once we’re in the Herd, we don’t need to worry about – well – ANYTHING! We’ll just go where ...

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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