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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



Everyone knows that having the right tools makes a world of difference when tackling any project. At a minimum, not having (or having and not knowing how to use) said “right tools” contributes significantly to the frustration level of getting this thing DONE! Worst case? DEATH! Of course, there a...
I’m going to do my best not to make this post the flurry of clichés it has such great potential to become. Regardless of what you might think, the reality is that you ARE the one who is solely responsible for your experiences while here with us on planet Earth. Yep! It’s on you! Every day, you ge...
Membership in the local, state, and national REALTOR Associations is one of every REALTOR’s highest annual fees. At the end of every year, all REALTORS must pay more than $500 (and rising) to be a member of this organization. Many REALTORS begrudge this payment under the heading of WIIFM (What’s ...
Did that title hit you in the gut? Did you feel any remorse or chagrin because of all of those times you have NOT answered your phone on the first ring? What about all of those times you didn’t answer your phone at all . . . or sent the call immediately to voice mail. SHAME ON YOU! Right? Seth Go...
It’s all about unpredictability, but ya gotta love’m! Why love them? Because they’re so adorable, and they really do try so very hard. Without them, life would be so banal. Everything is moving along as usual . . . and then things get quiet . . . VERY quiet! That’s when we know something’s awry. ...
There’s a distinct difference between moving away from something or someone VS moving TOWARDS something or someone. Is your goal to do or undo? Are you creating or destructing? How’s your energy when you’re in the mode of moving away? Is it wildly different than your energy as you move forward? W...
I remember getting my first set of walkie talkies. That was SO cool. I could give one to a friend, and we could roam the neighborhood talking to each other. It added a whole new dimension to our play. Every summer, I spent the mornings at the swimming club and the afternoons playing outside with ...
Buying a house is likely the largest financial transaction of most people’s lives. The stakes are high and the complexity of arranging financing, finding the right house in the right location at the right price that’s available when you want or need to move is nothing short of mind boggling. We R...
Within a nano second of completing any purchase, an email will arrive with a request for you to “complete a short survey regarding your recent experience”. This request is showing up before you have even had the time to consider your opinion of the service you just received (or failed to receive)...
Don’t say “Yes” until you’re sure it’s not “No” You probably think I’m crazy, but before you judge me, read the rest of this short story. I’m “Throwing a party” next week. Well, it’s not really a party . . . It’s a Mastermind Meeting for a group of relatively “high profile” people gathering to di...

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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