Nashville, TN Real Estate News

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
The cost of Drama within any relationship and organization is immeasurable. Everyone deals with it differently. Most avoid it and scurry off to “safer places”. Some try to kill it with harsh confrontation resulting in acceleration of exacerbation. Sometimes, it’s for good and valid reason . . . A response to a toxic force in the mix. At a minimum, the direct repercussion is a decline in productivity. Even worse is the presence of the most destructive relationship sentiment . . . resentment. No Leader enjoys dealing with this quagmire that could turn Happy Happy to misery in a New York minute. My observation is that the emergence of Drama is almost always a surprise until we start connecting the dots. We can look back into the not too distant past and see discontent brewing . . . and the...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
I cannot BELIEVE I am writing this post. My livelihood depends on Home Buyers and Sellers hiring me or one of the Vital Few Real Estate sales professionals of Pareto Realty. Every minute of every day, we work tirelessly to be the best REALTORS we can be. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and dedication to learning as much as we can, so we can deliver nothing but the best service to our loyal clients. After all, we are “commissioned” to serve and protect our Principals (Home Buyers and Sellers). Indefatigably, we study the Local, Regional, and National trends in the economy as they relate to the health of the housing industry . . . from housing starts (New construction), to new products, to the myriad and always morphing mortgage lending guidelines and products. Day in and day out, we ...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
“They” have super-human powers. Yep! “they” can brainwash just about anybody into believing that doing this thing is dangerous, foolish, and a HUGE waste of time, energy, and money. Of course, “they” have tried EVERYTHING and NONE of it worked for “them”, so how could it possibly work for us? “They” cast doubt and squash optimistic enthusiasm. Don’t listen! Test EVERYTHING your mind can conjure just in case it doesn’t work for “them” but DOES work for you. “They” want you to stay stay small and safe. Don’t allow “them” to define your success (or lack thereof) based on “their” limited beliefs. Everyone’s a critic, and “they” all mean well (Bless their hearts). Now that we’ve cleared the air of all of the DANGER that lurks within “their expert Opinions”, let’s pose a different set of ques...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Isn’t it mind blowing how HUGE everything is? There are SO many people . . . and each one is unique. Other than food, shelter, love, and safety, we all have many similar needs and wants. We want to belong – to be a part of a community – and to be a contributor. We strive to be worthy . . . to make a difference for those we serve. So who do we serve? Are we serving the (right) people who need us most? How can we help those who need what we have to offer find us? This is the challenge for “Authentic marketing.” It’s more simple than you might think. Begin with clarity of passion/purpose. Who are you, and what’s your cause? How closely aligned with your passion (who you are) is the service or product you are providing? How are you communicating your promise to the people who are craving to...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Imagine a world in which the CEO prioritizes people over profits. How could this be? After all, CEO’s of Corporations are responsible for financial RESULTS. Why would any Board of directors allow the CEO to go rogue by valuing people over profits? This behavior is risky, irresponsible, and even sloppy. It’s also a WINNER! Consider this TED Talk of Chobani Yogurt Founder and CEO. “It’s time to admit that the playbook that’s guided businesses and CEOs in the last 40 years is broken,” Hamdi Ulukaya He’s right! The playbook that’s guided businesses and CEOs in the last 40 years is no longer relevant . . . This also applies to many other business “norms”. The Real Estate Sales Industry is in transition with respect to compensation models. The current model has been the way it is for as long ...
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By Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
In this video, I outline one of the most important reasons to use a real estate agent and it's about relationships.  Not only is the relationship you have with your agent important, the relationships that you agent has with other agents in the market can make all the difference in the world.  And for sellers, you should want a real estate agent who is committed to you and protecting your interests and not just about making as much commission as possible. 
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
Dependable Homebuyers is looking to purchase homes that are distressed in the Nashville area. They give homeowners the option to sell their home regardless of the condition or need for costly repairs. Excessive repair is often something that keeps many homeowners from placing their home on the market. When using a traditional real estate agent, the owner of the property is expected to make the necessary investment in order to get the home in top shape in order to get the top value for it.When Dependable Homebuyers approaches a property, they look past the curb appeal. They are not concerned if the grass is overgrown or the landscape is lacking. They are fully prepared to make a reasonable offer in order to get the customer the top value for their home. The experts of the company know ho...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
This reason is also true for any Home Buyer who is Frustrated with the process. Buying or selling a house is a HUGE endeavor. It’s an important and complex process that requires the participation of a wide diversity of people (as many as 40+ People in a single transaction), prominent potential for conflict, and strong desire of all parties to have a smooth path to resolution (the closing). Every transaction has it’s own personality because everyone involved is human and inherently imperfect and subject to “outside interference” in the form of personal matters, other ongoing business, and the ever present possibility of “Murphy” showing up. For things to go smoothly, the FIRST thing is for each and every person involved in the process to show up and be present. This means that we must al...
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By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
Homes for Sale in Green Hills 37215 - May 2019 market update Green Hills homes for sale 63 homes sold during the month of April in Green Hills The median price of Green Hills homes sold was $713,500 compared to $650,000 for the same period last year, an increase of 9.8% The median size of homes sold was 3121 square feet The median days on market of homes sold was 17 days the list price to sales price ratio was 98.5% 172 Green Hills homes are currently listed in the Nashville MLS as available for purchase the absorption rate of Green Hills homes based on April sales and current inventory is 3 months A lot of new construction home building is happening in Green Hills right now, and almost all of it involves displacing old homes with 2 or more new homes that are much larger and more expens...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
The #OwenHollow Spring Cookout happened on Saturday May 18, 2019 . . .or did it? There was no “no picture taking” rule in effect. I was the host, and my only “Directives” were Directions to the Hollow (Because GPS won’t take you there), the price of admission was simply: “Bring Goodwill, yourself, and anyone you want to be there.” If you’re compelled to bring anything to share, feel free to bring a side, Beverages, or something sweet. All the right people showed up with all the right stuff. I provided my “famous fall-off-the-bone babyback ribs” and cornbread pancakes, Grilled Burgers, Brats, Chicken, Cole slaw and a variety of beverages. Most of these folks had not ever met each other, so everyone was a stranger when they arrived . . . and family when they left. Family, friends, REALTOR...
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
Nashville based company Dependable Homebuyers has recently added to their available services. They are now looking to purchase multi-family homes in the area. With multi-family properties, they can be on a small scale such as duplexes to a much larger scale of properties to include hundreds. The company is ready to make reasonable offers on properties of any size. Many times, property owners find themselves in a tough situation with tenants who are behind on rent. These types of circumstances can be quite costly for property owners and stressful in dealing with an eviction process. Dependable Homebuyers is willing to make offers on homes even in these types of circumstances.When an owner attempts to sell their property on their own, it can prove to be a very stressful situation. To get ...
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This morning, Bob sent me an email with a link to an article in the Nashville Business Journal. They had asked 17 Architect Firms: “What is a unique architectural feature of your office and what do you hope it conveys to your clients?” Bob’s message: “The article below featuring architects talking about their own work space made me think about our Pareto space and, also, about how the physical workplace environment figures in — or doesn’t — to the topic of your book." We moved into our current space in October of 2018. The prior space was far from ideal – 5 “private offices”, a small kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a small lobby with enough space for no more than 10 people for training meetings. in a total of @ 1500 Square Feet – very cramped – humid (a creek ran under it) and dungy. When I re...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
When we’re feeling down-trodden and out of sorts, we often find rejuvenating energy from the most unexpected sources. Of course we’re surprised because we are not expecting help. We are proud and strong and even “invincible” . . . so we weather the storm and do our best to keep our chins up and muddle through. We all have these “seasons” in our lives. We don’t want to “trouble” anyone else with our problems. After all, we got ourselves into this mess, so it’s up to us to get ourselves out of it, right? This is where “random acts of kindness” come from. A friend senses that something is awry and lends a hand. Even if it’s just a small gesture – a minor inconvenience, it’s a HUGE gift to the recipient. It might even be a veritable life-saver. Turtles understand! Sometimes, it’s worse than...
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Clearly, the digital world has damaged many peoples’ ability to engage in useful dialog. This morning, I came to the conclusion that 80% of the comments in any given thread are not “dialog” . . . they are a collage of ego driven monologues. (on my 3rd reading of this comment, I almost deleted it under the heading of “cynical” – Jaded, and then realized it is totally appropriate). My observation of several Facebook Groups and a couple of email list-serves, confirms this suspicion. It’s truly a rarity that the comments of the thread directly address the question posed. This is not due to lack of intelligence because IMHO (in my humble opinion), the members of these on-line communities are brilliant experts and quintessential professionals. If it’s so true that these folks are “Grande Mast...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
We all have more than our fair shares of invitations to meetings.Some meetings are more “relevant and important” than others. Before committing to attend, most folks want to know WIIFM (What’s in it for me?). At a minimum, We want to know the topic/theme . . . even better if we can know who else is coming. I’m a serial “inviter” . . . Maybe I think too much, but I frequently think of current issues and opportunities and feel compelled to start conversations about them with people who care . . . so I issue invitations to anyone and everyone within sight. I know that whoever comes will be the right people because they care enough to show up. It occurred to me that not everyone is choosing to show up for the same reasons . . . It may not be all about the topic . . . It could be: You are co...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Did you ever have one of those days that, out of the blue, there’s this recurring theme that shows up all around you? This morning , I woke up thinking about “When things aren’t happening according to the plan”, so I talked about that in my Barrysdrivetime.com (Embedded below). When I got to the office, I had a great workout and launched into my Monday morning Routine which includes a very intense “Plan & Calendar” session . . . This weekly 30 planning session is essential . . . important and even CRITICAL to set myself and my business up for a successful day/week/month/year/life . . . Unh-huh . . . Thinking about non-attachment while orchestrating a “high level planning session” with myself developing a plan that’s almost certainly not going to happen as expected Who am I fooling, eh? ...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Coming from curiosity is a gift to everyone. When we’re wearing our business hat, how often do we go beyond the initial dialog? Is it always an exchange of information or a negotiation, or can it also include some level of warmer connection? The most effective conversations begin with some form of FORD – (Family, Occupation, Recreation, Dreams) . . . so why don’t we do this more often in the business interaction? When there’s even a smidgen of familiarity, pretty much everything goes more smoothly, and we all serve our clients better. I’ve found this to be most useful on the front end of every conversation, and it doesn’t have to be weird. “Oh hey Joe! How are you? . . . I saw your Facebook post about your daughter’s graduation. Is she heading off to college in the Fall?” . . . and then...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Having been a card carrying prolific reader of books for many decades, I’ve decided to impose a moratorium on reading for “a while.” How long is “a while”? Well . . . I’m currently overwhelmed by the sheer volume of new knowledge that rushes into my field of perception. “They” say that upon which you focus expands, and “they” weren’t kidding. Since I committed a month ago to write my first book, my reticular activator spooled up quickly. I’m finding myself making great connections with lots of other authors who vary from just starting to write to a few folks who have published several books. Isn’t this wonderful? Here are all of these people showing up out of the thin blue air with amazing generosity to render useful advice. With much gratitude, I have connected with a handful of folks ...
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
How do you “make a living” . . . AKA earn money to pay for your needs and wants? Do you have a JOB . . . or is it a Career? If it’s a job, is this job a short term gig or a professional pursuit? Are you enthusiastic about “going to work”, and do you feel fulfilled or empty at the end of each day? Whatever it is, does it feed your soul? Yesterday, I saw a facebook post that simply asked: What do you do for a living? Without much thought at all, I typed: “I Help people (Organizations) self organize to find resolution to important and complex issues.” That surprised even me because, for all these years, I’ve never had this level of clarity about “what I do to make a living.” Arguably, I am entering my 5th “career” in my 40 years as a working man. Restaurant Manager – US Army Combat Enginee...
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