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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



Eenie Meeny Miney Mo Catch a Tiger by his toe. Because Independence Day July 4 falls on a Saturday this year, the weekend is quintessentially poised to be a 3 or 4 day weekend for many folks. Some will have planned to stretch their summer vacay by tacking this fat weekend on the front or back of ...
A REALTOR is a Real Estate Sales Professional who subscribes to a high level of ethical standards. PERIOD! Other things REALTORS aren’t: Home Inspector, CPA, Appraiser, Mold Specialist, Tree Trimmer, Radon Specialist, Structural Engineer, Bug Expert, Mortgage Loan expert, Surveyor, Architect, bui...
Pretty much EVERY time I’m considering buying something . . . The Salesperson tells me that If I buy NOW, I’ll get “premium pricing” – or “There’s going to be a price increase on Tuesday” – or “at the rate these things are selling, we’re going to be out of them by the end of the day,” so you’d be...
McDonalds first became famous for FREE and CLEAN rest rooms. Well . . . and their new-fangled French Fry Process. A large percentage of the income for large Auto dealerships isn’t from car sales . . . It’s from the Service department. The most successful REALTOR is the one who has a solution for ...
Real estate isn’t always all about the money. For some folks on the outside looking in, this frenetically paced, rapidly appreciating market may appear to be something akin to “The BIG GRAB!” Sure! Sometimes it can feel cold and calculating as Buyers swarm on the cute, newly listed house gnashing...
Work isn’t work! Your customers ask you how you got so lucky as to have the job you have? Funny thing . . . This job probably has nothing to do with your college major (or minor). You probably didn’t get the job because you were looking for THAT job . . . You just somehow fell into it . . . and w...
Tardiness creates missed opportunities! If we don’t show up on time (or early), it might be over before we get there. “The early bird gets the worm” poignantly hammers this point home. When we’re late, we’re subject to a series of: If onlys couldas shouldas mightas When it comes to people and thi...
During rush hour, highway mishaps can destroy any possibility of getting “there” on time. There’s no predictability. One fender bender can create a 3 mile parking lot ON BOTH SIDES of the highway as virtually every driver rubbernecks to see the gore and wreckage while they snack on their late aft...
Timothy was swimming to the other bank We were paddling our canoes towards the end of a fabulous 11.5 mile trek down the Harpeth River just West of Nashville. Debbie was first to see the turtle, and we watched him as he noticed us and immediately picked up his pace to no avail. I swung the canoe ...
Uh-Oh! In the beginning, it’s love! The Buyer LOVES the house, and the Seller LOVES that the Buyer LOVES the house. The Buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent engage in the dance of converting all of this love into a Contractually Binding Agreement. Excitement is high, and the market is moving FAST...

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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