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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



Every Buyer of a house should have the house inspected so as to know of it’s current condition. This inspection is important because most Home Inspectors are very good at finding “Latent Deficiencies” . . . Things the untrained eye cannot see. Home ownership is much less fun and more expensive fo...
When you want to know why something happened, who do you call? Of course, you would call “the leading authority” in that area of expertise, right? That’s what the media does. When news BREAKS, they scramble to learn the details and to find the leading authority who can help them decipher (make se...
You – Me – Us What – Where – When Father – Son – Holy Spirit People – Systems – Tools Location – Location – Location Whenever you’re making a plan, start with no fewer nor more than 3 critical components. If you’ve got 2 and can’t think of the 3rd . . . keep thinking . . . Step away and come back...
Are you a “Secret Agent?” Seriously! How many people do you remind on a regular basis that you are a Real Estate Sales Person? “Secret Agents” tend not to be all that successful in sales . . . Are you consistently working with the “right” people . . . The people who live in (or want to live in) t...
   The Google Doodle is a fun animation in celebration of the Fall Equinox of 2016. For me, this initiates one of my favorite seasons of the year here in Middle Tennessee. The Oppressive Summer heat and Humidity gives way to cooler, crisper air, and the colors have begun showing up. This started ...
Is this URGENT matter IMPORTANT? As we all spin through our own versions of living, we face LOTS of urgency. EVERYONE seems to want EVERYTHING . . . NOW!!!!! What one person thinks is extremely urgent may not be all that important to other people. We must know the difference AND have the gumption...
Armchair Quarterbacks Back seat drivers Know-it-alls These are the banes of existence for professionals. One of shortest conversations you will ever have is that time you let your enthusiasm get the best of you, and you decide to offer your son’s football or soccer coach some advice on how to run...
Well! To be honest, ALL real estate markets are like a box of chocolates. Just ask any REALTOR! At any given moment, someone is moving the cheese. Just when you think: “I’ve got this!” something happens to send everyone involved into a mortifying tail-spin. Some REALTORS might tell you this is on...
Today is daughter Allison’s 15th Birthday. Since birth, everyone who has been lucky enough to spend time with Allison knows her as one of the most caring people on the planet. Even her “toddlers” teacher was consistently amazed at her nurturing Spirit and her Motherly instinct when someone else w...
Sunday, I decided to QUIT . . . a Bad Habit! Yep! Just cold turkey! I’ve known that habit was a bad one for a long time, but I always wrote it off as a “guilty pleasure” which gave me all the excuse I needed to continue to do it. Additional validation of my transgression was the simple fact that ...

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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