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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
Every query you pose on Facebook will yield multiple “Expert Responses.” Yep! Pretty much everyone on Facebook is an expert who is eager to bestow upon questioners great wisdom from the trenches . . . or impart compelling opinions about what “conversation starters” should do given the described c...
I think it’s safe to say that all of us have a desire for gaining more “traction” in our careers. “Traction” includes having a steady flow over time of the “RIGHT” Clients/Customers for your business? Every business owner faces this challenge each and every day. Where’s that delicate balance of p...
Of course, the herd MUST be heading the right direction, right? Maybe not! What happens when the lead cow starts heading towards a 1000′ cliff? Well . . . odds are good (without question) that most, if not all, of the herd will follow and perish. There’s an inherent tendency for folks to trust th...
Everyone is a squirrel looking for a nut. or . . . a Hammer looking for a nail. For a sales-human, the pursuit is for that “Convertable Lead” who, with proper and diligent cultivation (follow-up), will ultimately become a “Customer” by agreeing to an appointment and become a CLIENT through earnin...
Yesterday, I was exposed to a most amazing “workspace for makers and artists” My friend Roger Conner randomly sent me a text last week. He and I have not connected in a while, and I always enjoy spinning ideas with him, so I accepted his invitation without having any inkling of the purpose of the...
You’re going to encounter just the person I’m looking for! I know this may be eerie and even a tad uncomfortable for you. After all, how could I possibly predict this happening with any possibility of accuracy? I understand your skepticism, but please indulge me for a moment. You, too, possess th...
Each week, I do “check-ins” on Mondays 10-11 with the Pareto Realty team . . .These check-ins are very helpful getting a good start for the week. This isn’t just about accountability . . . It’s a way to check our pulses and shift gears (mindset) into a productive mode of operation. Intentionally ...
Even from otherwise seemingly pleasant and even-keeled people, there’s seldom a shortage of naysayers. Much of my life is driven by “ideation”. New and interesting (to me) ideas flow through my overly active brain throughout every waking moment and likely also the unawake moments. My way is to un...
Who’s to blame? We seem to be in a world of judgement and casting blame. Every day, we encounter circumstances failing to happen according to our well-intentioned plans. Critics salivate at the first whiff of disarray, and they POUNCE! Who will take responsibility for this train wreck? I believe ...
and there’s always a but . . . These days, it’s easy to brag on Nashville. For sure, there are myriad impressive things we hear daily about Nashville’s propulsion to the top. There are just as many things we don’t hear about Nashville’s race to the bottom. Our newly elected John Cooper seems to h...


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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