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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



The BIG news of this week centers around something Donald Trump said. The Democrats just fell for Trump’s Russian email-hack bait I’ve seen many commentaries replete with analysis, judgement and pontification about the inappropriateness of this “crazy” man who wants to be the next President of th...
Welcome to our raplex digital environment. Every day, every one of us unknowingly offers unscrupulous operators myriad opportunities to take advantage of our digital security shortfalls. Not a day goes by when we don’t hear of another “Hack” or “Leak” or “Security Breach” or “System Crash” . . . ...
With proper maintenance, things work better and longer. This is a Willys Jeep Military M38.  When I enlisted in the Army in 1981, these were the primary mode of transportation along with larger “Deuce and a halfs” and “5 tons” most of which had been manufactured at the tail end of WWII (Early 195...
This is Elsa! As the story goes, we have a GoldenDoodle by the name of Apollo. He is quite a regal creature and happens to still have ALL of his capabilities intact (including the ability to become a Daddy).   We found Apollo from a breeder who was willing to sell him to us without neutering @ 6 ...
Every morning, I wake up VERY early, make a pot of coffee, settle into my comfy chair with my computer on my lap desk, and I think and write and plan for the day.   Almost always, one thought rises above the others in terms of NOW significance whether it be personal or professional, and I have th...
I had somewhat of a revelation today and sat down at my computer to share and decided NOT to post it because . . . (This blog post is a repurposed Facebook post I published today)    Before I started typing, I took a glance at my facebook feed and was appalled at what I saw. So many good people w...
“I’m responsible for what I say . . . not what you understand.” I’ve seen this quote floating through the social media channels and was conflicted as to how I felt about it. At first glance, it makes sense. Of course, we all try to speak clearly and choose our words carefully such that others und...
They say: “The squeeky wheel gets the oil” Often, this is true. I wonder, though, how often we’re putting that oil (effort) into projects that aren’t all that important while the more important stuff sits idle? Just because it’s squeeky, must we drop what we’re doing and call all hands on deck . ...
I knew EXACTLY what I wanted, and I wanted someone to help me find it and buy it. I really didn’t care WHO would sell me this truck, but I did want whoever it would be to know all about Ford F-150 trucks AND to know where and how to find it. IMHO, I was the PERFECT customer because I had already ...
Isn’t it irritating to go to your favorite restaurant for your favorite food only to hear the server tell you they just ran out of those? WHAT? You’re out French Onion soup? When I was in the restaurant business, we had a chalk board on the food line with “86” on the top . . . When the kitchen ra...

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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