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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



Your level of anxiety determines your car’s MPG! Seriously! When you’re agitated and overwhelmed and anxious and have more to do than time to do it, your gas mileage will be LOW. On better days when things are going well, and you’re feeling the FLOW and getting stuff done, and marveling at how ev...
Nashville’s real estate market is HOT, and home builders know it.   Most of my blog topics emerge from questions raised by my own Vital Few Pareto Realty agents and by Clients, Brokers and Agents in our market. This is something I LOVE about the Nashville real estate sales community, we openly di...
It ain’t as easy as the generally uninformed public thinks it should be to buy a house or condominium in Nashville, TN. The news will tell ya the market here is GREAT, and the statistics will show marked increases in volume of sales and robust appreciation over recent prior years. Does this mean ...
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I failed to post “Monday Morning Coffee” for a few months. Life came at me FAST, and I was the veritable Hamster on the wheel of raplexity. Yep! It seemed the faster I went, the behinder I got . . . I was “too busy” for too long, and I wondered how to get off that...
When a student asks LOTS of question, the teacher knows that student is engaged. The teacher also knows the student cares about doing the right things and doing things right. This teacher also learns through the student’s questions. A particularly inquisitive student may challenge the teacher and...
Makin’ me wait! I received word yesterday that I have been accepted into the next EO Catalyst course. Led by Michael Burcham “Nashville’s thought leader in entrepreneurship”, this course is akin to an MBA for Entrepreneurs and has a great track record for being a Catalyst for participants to take...
The Car Salesman takes your offer to the “Manager” . . .   and returns with a counter offer scribbled on a napkin.   My inclination is to erase the front man and let me negotiate directly with the Manager.   They won’t change their way and allow this, though, because in their way, no one has to t...
Every employer is  (or should be) always “Hiring.” After all, every employer is (or should be) on the lookout for great talent to join her team – ALWAYS. Sure! The folks who work here now are great people who get the job done, but what happens when one of them leaves (Gets hired away by a competi...
Yesterday was my birthday! This year, I decided that I would clear the day and commit to no appointments or obligations even though it was a Monday and there are myriad things that “could/should/need to be done. Yep! I unapologetically played hookie from EVERYTHING . . . and when I woke up this m...
Everyone wants IMMEDIATE feedback ALL the time! When calling companies for "support", I am increasingly being asked by the automated phone tree attendant prior to being connected to a customer Service Representative  if I would be willing to take a short survey at the conclusion of my call? I’ve ...

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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