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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



Are you ready to upgrade your office systems? Maybe not, but read this anyway because it’s got some tips that might help you in your purchase of – well – most anything. When you buy a drill, you’re not really buying the drill . . . You’re investing in the benefits (the holes) that tool will provi...
Let’s celebrate ALL home buyers SUNDAY May 31, 2015! Why? Because: THEY fund the transaction THEY were the ones who had to make ridiculous offers on multiple properties before finally winning a bid on a house for which they are certain they overpaid. THEY were the ones who persevered through home...
Kroger Pharmacy Green Hills  showed me their corporate side last night. @ 8:45 PM, we realized that we needed an important prescription refill before 8AM this morning (Leaving on a trip). We did what most people would do . . . Called the Pharmacy to ask them to prepare the prescription so we cou...
Call them before they call you! EVERY TIME! Yep! Reduce the number of times YOUR phone rings every day simply by being proactive with your calls to follow up or advise or nudge or or just touch base to remind them you’re still alive, and you love them. Make this a game and keep score . . . Every ...
Are YOU working today? Have you gone to the grocery store (or ANY store)? I wanted to cook up a batch of ribs today. I forgot to buy them yesterday, and I usually get them from COSTCO, so I checked their website to see they would be open. They’re not! I was disappointed . . . but not in COSTCO . ...
What’s the RUSH? Just because the market is HOT and FAST doesn’t mean that every closing has to be FAST. Wouldn’t it make better sense for Sellers (Because it’s a Sellers’ Market) to negotiate a longer closing to give them the time they might need to have a reasonably non-frantic move? Many Home ...
It’s been said that Karl Dean will be a hard act to follow. I agree but not necessarily for all the same reasons as some others. For sure, Mayor Dean accomplished a LOT during his tenure as Mayor, and he’s leaving a LOT of messes for the next Mayor to clean up. As much as some folks may want to g...
You’ve gotta price it right! There IS, in fact, such a thing as an over-priced house for sale in a low/zero inventory market. Over-priced listings look the same in all market conditions . . . they linger and get stale. Of course if it doesn’t sell as fast as others, there’s plenty of blame we can...
It’s all connected! Everything is always moving! The Butterfly Effect “In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear systemcan result in large differences in a later state. The name of the ...
Buying or selling a house should be a HAPPY experience! Most of us REALTORS wish nothing but HAPPINESS and peace for our clients, yet we’re seeing more anguish and heartbreak than ever in this market, and we want everyone to CHILL! Richard Courtney is a local Nashville legendary wordsmith about t...

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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