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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



Both Time and Money are valuable! Both Time and Money are available. Both Time and money are scarce although the more philosophical amongst us might argue that time is infinite. This human experience we share is often defined by how we “manage” ourselves with respect to time and money. The cliche...
In our never ending quest to reduce ALL of our activities to the lowest common denominator, I present to you: Please See Attached! Which can, of course, be further reduced/simplified to: ATTACHED! (For whatever reason, the most simplified version must ALWAYS BE IN ALL CAPS.) Using these 3 (or 1) ...
Squirrels are: Always on the move! On purpose – Diligent! Great Climbers! Always vigilant! Know their limitations! Cute! Distractive     Always thinking ahead! A couple of days ago, I felt a shift in the atmosphere . . . as if Fall is conspiring to make an early move in this year. I then noticed ...
and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” You pull off a miracle, and no one is around to witness it, did it happen? YES it happened! The proof is in the results. The question, then, is: “Who will get the credit?” Does that matter? Why did you do it? Did you do it because you wante...
Determining a house’s value is more Art than Science. In uniform, stable, and Healthy markets in which the houses are “cookie cutter” and plentiful, valuation leans towards the science end of the spectrum until some upstart artistic dude shows up and fails to stay between the lines. Why not stret...
This I know to be true – Miracles DO happen in real estate. Just when we think the deal is DEAD . . . Like a phoenix rising, new life shows up and the darned thing CLOSES. Of course, it doesn’t always happen this way because many deals fail these days for myriad reasons: Inspections gone wonky Ap...
The Early Bird gets the worm. I flew Southwest Airlines with my daughter for a quick, impromptu trip to Visit my Father in Maine last week. When scheduling the trip, I was first interested in finding the lowest fare and rental car cost. I also wanted to have an EASY, no hassle itinerary without h...
Most Organizations (and people) have standards. When folks talk about “Raising the Bar,” they’re acknowledging that they have just increased their standards. “We used to do things this way, and then we found and adopted a better way which has become a part of our new and improved STANDARD.” These...
Whether your answer is “Yes” or “No” it shows. How dialed in is your process? How consistent is your communication? How confident are you? Are you responsive or reactive when things go wonky? What do you say when your customer doesn’t ask the questions you expect? Who’s in charge – You or your Cu...
When my computer starts acting wonky, I know it’s probably just overwhelmed. After all . . . Day in and day out, the poor little thing hums along as I demand a CRAZY amount of work from it. I open and close multiple programs and windows as I work, and I also know that there are programs updates a...

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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