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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



EVERYONE wants it done NOW! Yep! They’re clamoring for your attention and DEMANDING that you deal with their issue IMMEDIATELY! The “To-Do” list continues to grow and grow and grow until suddenly it becomes larger than life . . . As if someone handed plopped an elephant on your plate and told you...
This is less about the NEW and SHINY thing you’re contemplating buying and more about: The proof being in the pudding! It’s that extra, well sculpted pat of Honey Butter served with the Rolls and that colorful drizzle of Raspberry Syrup on the fudge brownie. It’s the follow through of a Golfer’s ...
Is it OK to beg forgiveness instead of asking permission? Some folks believe rules are made to be broken . . . or at least stretched. The most creative “stretchers” can game the system without repercussion until some smart “whistle blower” notices and spoils the brew . . . at which point, they be...
When I’m not selling houses, coaching REALTORS, or building Pareto Realty, I can often be found on a soccer field with one of my daughters. We play a LOT of soccer, and I serve as Team Manager (and assistant coach) on a travel soccer team. The funny thing about soccer (and life) is that even when...
It’s time for a “Visioning Exercise!” Clear your brain of whatever chaos is happening in there and think about a time when you felt you were exceptionally served. Perhaps a server in a restaurant made your dining experience pleasant . . . your auto-mechanic not only fixed your car but also washed...
“Raplex” = RAPID and COMPLEX blended! That’s our environment, and for most folks it means a feeling of Chaos. Not many people love feeling out of control most of the time. Who’s in charge of your daily destiny? You? or everyone else? How many years have you set new goals only to end up having the...
For many, it’s easy to fall into the abyss of feeling powerless! We all have moments of doubt, anger, frustration . . . and a burning desire for “things to be different.” We might stew in our wonderment as to how we have gotten ourselves into this uncomfortable spot coupled by a fear of “facing t...
Don’t expect others to yield right of way because of your failure to know the rules If you’re driving 55 MPH in a school zone, it’s not likely a police officer or judge will let you off the hook because you say you didn’t understand the rules (Law). Equal burden is on ALL Drivers of ALL vehicles ...
Here in Music City, we see LOTS of tourists. We love them all and always invite them back (Bless their Hearts). Many of them look like they’re straight off the ranch wearing BIG hats and fancy boots (with spurs). I hazard a guess that (at best) one out of every 100 of those hats are on the head o...
Underpromise and Overdeliver . . . ALWAYS! Don’t ever create and promise a deadline without CERTAINTY that you can hit it with ease. It’s not worth it to promise it’ll be CLOSED in 21 days if it doesn’t because the parties to the agreement will be ecstatic at the beginning and will walk away disg...

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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