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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



Ah YES! A much anticipated vacation to my favorite place in the world – Megunticook Lake near Camden Maine. This lake is nothing short of magical with the ever intriguing Loons making their odd noises and diving for long swims under water, a family of Bald Eagles, myriad song birds, and such tran...
The morning was quiet and peaceful. Sounds of animals beginning to stir and birds singing. While giving the plants on the deck their daily watering in preparation for yet another 100 Degree day in Owen Hollow, I noticed the most beautiful flowers bloomed during the night. Hummingbirds were visiti...
The first day of vacation often makes many people wonder if it’s worth it. After all, most folks pack about a week’s worth of work into the last day in the office before the 1st first day of vacation and THEN go home to tighten up the house, pack suitcases, confirm travel plans . . . which invari...
The thunderstorm that rolled over my house last night was spectacular. Both dogs fled from their normal sleeping places in the Living Room seeking comfort from their humans. The thunder THUNDERED and the lightning created a bedazzling light show. God pulled off a production of epic proportions. W...
When are you MOST effective? You know those moments when everything seems to be clicking perfectly in this magical flow that leads to the most tremendous results? It’s times like these when we say: “Time flies when  you’re having fun!” because, in a seeming blink of an eye, stuff happens that WOW...
Words from a few (VERY) wealthy humans: Unless you HAVE to sell your house in order to buy another, DON’T! As long as the banks are willing to lend you the money, keep on buying houses. For all those houses you’ve bought and don’t occupy, hire a great Property Manager and know that whatever the m...
Some might say: “Rules are made to be broken.” I’m sitting in Laguardia Airport where I arrived a couple of hours prior to my flight and have been fascinated by a behavioral Analysis research project. Yep! I’ve been “people watching” now for 2 hours and have some very interesting observations. Ev...
When a restaurant or store posts “Under New Management” on their sign . . . Is that a good thing? what’s it communicating to us? Is it necessary? Why not just carry on with business? Certainly, the new owner/Manager will make changes, hopefully for the better. Most customers won’t know and won’t ...
Worrying is like rocking in a rocking chair . . . It gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere. We all have plenty of reasons to worry. Most of these reasons center around the unknown. We set our own expectations as to how things “should” go based on our understanding of whatever pr...
I know a few people who need to hear this song. You might be one of them. I hope you dance . . . Lyrics From I hope you never lose your sense of wonderYou get your fill to eat but always keep that hungerMay you never take one single breath for grantedGod forbid love ever leave you...

Barry Owen

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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