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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



Shame on you! Bite me twice . . . Shame on me! If you’re in the customer service business (which pretty much ALL of us are), one sure-fire way to prove you’re not irreplaceable is to bite a customer. Most people are smart enough to patronize only businesses at which there’s no biting. Of course, ...
Most of my learnings about Leadership come from my study of Military Leaders. I learned experientially (and in the class room) throughout my 12 years as a US Army National Guard Combat Engineer officer. I’d venture to say that Army training is as much about developing Leaders at EVERY level as it...
Every so often, I pinch myself to be sure that I’m not dreaming. “WACKY” is about as good a word as I can conjure to describe the mayhem that we REALTORS are witnessing day in and day out. For sure, we’ve gotta stay SHARP and light on our feet. Our “counseling skills” are more critical than ever ...
Most everyone I see asks me:“How’s the real estate market?” I almost always respond: “Depends!” I think there’s a universal opinion that the market is AWESOME because that’s what the mainstream media will have you believe. Some of this is actually perpetuated by the local REALTOR associations whi...
Technology is not always our friend. I submitted an offer for a Buyer client Sunday night @ 6 PM! Because our real estate market is FAST, I put a Noon Monday deadline for seller’s response. the Listing agent asked to extend that deadline to 6 PM because he was having difficulty getting the offer ...
Why is it so difficult for some folks to confirm receipt? A simple “got it” text would do (hops off soap box) If I ever go postal, this will be the reason I posted this on a REALTOR Facebook forum and immediately got LOTS of “Confirmation of receipt” (50+ “Likes” and several comments). It seems I...
We are in a “ZERO Inventory Market” in many areas of Middle Tennessee. Many folks might think that we REALTORS are LOVING this FAST moving market . . . While we DO love what we do, we’d prefer @ 3-5 months of inventory because that would present a more “Balanced” experience. As things are now, Bu...
How close to edge will you dare dance to win? As a professional, are you willing to enter this vast wasteland of murkiness and uncertainty known as “Escalation Clause” while advising Home buyers and Sellers? “Purchase price: $1,000 above the highest competitive offer up to a maximum of $358,000 M...
Do you shop at Walmart expecting Nordstrom‘s Service and quality? While you’re there, do you belly-ache the whole time and tell everyone you see how HORRIBLE Walmart is? So, let me get this right . . . You want to pay Walmart’s Low Prices and enjoy Nordstrom Level Customer pampering, right? Your ...
What’s “Normal” to you? If you had a magic wand . . . What would your “New Normal” be? Here’s your wand . . . Your Freedom of choice! Passion (Following your Heart) bounded by responsibility (Taking appropriate action)! Expecting to be Surprised! Welcoming change Understanding that everything is ...

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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