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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



When something seems too good to be true, it’s time to investigate. Often, these “too good to be true opportunities” turn out to be all hat no cattle. I don’t take pleasure in being the party pooper who doesn’t immediately CELEBRATE these apparent windfalls, but it’s in my DNA – I’m wary of happe...
We humans like to think we are worthy. We live our lives toiling to bring value to other people and myriad “enterprises” worthy – having or showing the qualities or abilities that merit recognition in a specified way enterprise – a project undertaken or to be undertaken, especially one that is im...
How Many Decisions Do We Make Each Day? In this Psychology Today article, Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. says: “In fact, some sources suggest that the average person makes an eye-popping 35,000 choices per day. Assuming that most people spend around seven hours per day sleeping and thus blissfully choice-f...
integrity 1: firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : INCORRUPTIBILITY 2: an unimpaired condition : SOUNDNESS3: the quality or state of being complete or undivided : COMPLETENESS (Merriam-Webster) Lack of integrity negates trust! Yep! Only you know your own, personal “sta...
It’s exhausting to live the life of someone you are not! Yet, many of us do this for the purpose of “furthering a career” or “keeping up with the Joneses” or to “belong” to a group hoping to gain fame and fortune by osmosis. Guess what? I believe you already have everything you need to be famous ...
We Realtors rely on each other to successfully sell and close home sales. Our “jobs” are multifaceted, and I sometimes think that some Agents and Principal Brokers lose proper perspective – They develop amnesia – lose sight of the forest for the trees. We confuse the difference of winning battles...
@ 3:30 this morning . . .The dogs and I heard a tree breaking in the woods above the house, but there was no “THUD” of tree hitting the ground – A little unsettling. This is one of those “waiting for the other shoe drop” scenarios . . . and a feeling that we all are experiencing day in and day ou...
What’s your track record for efficiency when you tackle a project? How much thought and preparation do you invest, so as to be able to maximize your resources of Time, Energy, Money, and materials? Do you “Re-create the wheel” with every “Do-It-Yourself” adventure? How many times do you have to r...
As we tumble through life . . .we make myriad decisions every minute of every day. Will it be THIS or THAT or neither? It sounds like a good idea, but is now the right time for this? If I/we decide to do it, what are the potential repercussions (positive, neutral, or negative) Are the “right peop...

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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