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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



We are ALL “in sales”! Of course, there will be people who disagree because – well – perhaps they consider themselves to be “above” the status of “sales person”. They prefer other, more prestigious titles like “Professional” or “Esquire” or “Doctor” or “Artist” . . . Regardless of title and/or qu...
This is the philosophical “less is more” Try saying fewer words to communicate more effectively. Have you noticed that, when you struggle against the challenge of the day, things actually get WORSE? When something isn’t coming together as you think it should, practice letting go of the things you...
Do you remember the days . . . of home Buyers and Sellers coming to agreement and, together with Lenders and Realtors, coordinate a smooth transaction with minimal “outside interference’? This is not say that everything was hunky-dory (Utopian) absent any conflict, but most of the complications w...
Forbearance – Important Information – What IS it?There’s a LOT of misinformation about forbearance circulating through the internet, media, word of mouth, and even lenders who either are ignorant or uncaring. If you are in a position of needing forbearance – You’re unable to pay your mortgage or ...
We are all at a fork in our path! As Yogi Bera so astutely said: “When you come to a fork in the road – Take it!“ This is the first choice . . . the choice to continue FORWARD. Of course, there are 2 other options: STOP right HERE and freeze with analysis paralysis (FEAR), or go back from whence ...
Joining the flock seems to be safe in unusual environs. There’s a tendency to relegate individuality to blending into the midst of the mass of sheeple . . . hoping not to be noticed and singled out. Dare you to be different than the others? What if you’re WRONG? What will other people think? What...
Every day, the world opens a tad bigger for all of us . . . as we venture beyond the confines of our abodes. It seems that every conversation reveals more freedom, and there’s more “pep in the steps” for those who’ve just had their first post-quarantine restaurant dine in experience (I had mine l...
Putting a Band-aid on a Compound FractureThe lead story in The New York Times “Friday Briefing” REALLY got my attention this morning. There is NOTHING partisan about this . . . It seems North American Leadership has failed us. Both political parties have mis-executed egregiously when it comes to ...
I tuned in to the “Blaze” presentation yesterday . . . and was very impressed by a young lady (Emily Peckham) who graduated from college in 2018 – Got her real estate license – joined Keller Williams – Then proceeded to close 32 transactions in 2019 and is on track to close 62 in 2020 . . . I thi...
The secret sauce for maintaining esprit de corps . . . boils down to “Art of War Fundamentals” Consider the following tenets I learned in US Army Engineer Officer training. Mass – A synchronized, coordinated effort brings to bear a formidable force that enables smaller forces to overwhelm seeming...

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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