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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



Yet we still benefit from making plans. You know what it looks like and where it is and who the people are who will help get “there.” With great anticipation and excitement about building this thing, you scratch a rough rendering of it on a restaurant napkin. You start talking to other people in ...
In the past 24 hours, I’ve witnessed the whole gambit of dedication. There are 2 meanings of “Dedication” 1. The quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose. 2. the action of dedicating a church or other building.   I saw a whole lot of BOTH yesterday . . .   Oh yeah . . . and th...
Are you accidentally where you are now? Are you here because you have dreamed of being here for as long as you can remember and you cannot imagine being anywhere else? Why? or Why not? Many folks “sacrifice” their reason for being because of their “circumstances.” Life came at you FAST, and you w...
We’re “problem solvers.” If things go wonky, it’s on us . . . no one else. Some want to cast blame on others, but the real truth is that this is what we signed up for. When things go swimmingly well, we celebrate and might even brag a little but not for too long because there are SO many other fi...
The barrier to entry in the Real Estate Sales Professional licensing is very low. Any non-felon can get a License to sell real estate in most states in less than a month at amazingly low cost. Some states have better educational requirements than others, but few (if any) properly equip the “new p...
Your English Grammar teacher is one of your facebook friends, and her eyes are rolling. Oh my! I’ve seen some hilarious typographical errors this week . . . all due to inattention to detail because I know these folks are smarter than their postings indicate. Sadly . . . in our relatively new 140 ...
Buying and/or selling a house is, in and of itself, a transaction that can generate HUGE anxiety if not properly orchestrated. The goal of most REALTORS is to deliver for their clients a smooth process from first meeting to the Closing table. After all when things go awry, we REALTORS invariably ...
Everything was rolling along swimmingly until suddenly it was not. Yep! It was all rainbows and buttercups and love and tenderness, but something happened. Everyone involved knew there was a problem, but we were all too busy to deal with it. Maybe if we leave it alone . . . if we ignore it . . . ...
We REALTORS deal with LOTS of drama every day. When people are buying or selling a house, there’s always more going on in their lives than buying or selling a house . Of course, there’s that bit about this likely being the largest financial transaction of their lives. Even more poignant is the re...
Just because everyone around you says it’s a good idea, doesn’t mean it is . . . They might be telling you what they think you want to hear. How many “Get RICH Quickly” schemes in which you have invested gobs of time, energy, and money have fallen flat? Those things “work” for a very small percen...

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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