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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



What would you do if the internet crashed 5 minutes from now? I’m not talking about about a website being down . . . or your modem going bad . . . or the power going out . . . I’m talking about a complete crash of the internet. Your smart phone wouldn’t be so smart anymore – the flip-phone hold-o...
We are all too familiar with Murphy's Law!Some would say there's no way to avoid it because Murphy is watching our every move and monitoring our plans and goals and conspiring to throw a cog in your wheel when you least expect it.If anything can go wrong, it willTo some degree, this law is the ba...
The best REALTORS love this truth that there’s no such thing as a bad real estate market. With every season comes a different market. Just as parents who love all of their children equally and refuse to pick favorites, we REALTORS love all markets. Regardless of the economic conditions, the weath...
Well . . . I don’t have a great excuse for failing to publish your Monday Morning Coffee on – well – Monday morning! Perhaps we can blame it on the great “Nashville Snowmageddon” that hit us last Friday. THAT was fun, wasn’t it? How did you fare being snowed in for 2 or 3 days? Most folks love th...
How often do you accept less than you deserve? When you receive poor service and marginal tasting food in a restaurant, I’m betting you think twice before going there to dine again? Why? Because you deserve to have great service and great food, and you CAN have it elsewhere if that restaurant is ...
What’s your handicap? Is it a crutch for you? Can you tell people that’s the reason you couldn’t do this or that? I’m being serious here, and NO – I am NOT poking fun at people with handicaps. What I AM doing is making the point that the detrimental effects of most handicaps are often self-impose...
Time Blocking might be your salve. So . . . How many hats do you wear? Spouse Parent Friend Sales Professional Business Builder How do you find enough time in the day to get it all done? Most people DON”T! Instead they live a life of fighting brush fires . . . Knock one fire down (but not extingu...
Most professionals pride themselves in the QUALITY of their service. While it’s easy to claim to deliver the BEST service to their customers and clients, beauty is, in fact, in the eye of the beholder . . . and everything IS relative to the service of the competition. Because so many folks claim ...
Do you consider yourself to be one of the “mass of men?” Most people seek safety through anonymity. Somehow, we were schooled as children not to stand out. When the teacher was looking for volunteers, only a few of us would raise hands while everyone else avoids eye contact with the teacher and t...
JayJay hasn’t seen anything quite like this in his whole life.  Do you like his snow boots? Snowy weather was forecast all week, and we Nashvillians were skeptical because the weather folks often get it wrong . . . because there’s this imaginary “Freeze Line” that runs East-West through the middl...

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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