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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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“Think of facebook as a virtual cocktail party.” Brian Copeland said this some years ago, and it stuck in my mind as a fantastic guideline for social media etiquette. How would you behave at a cocktail party . . . not a fraternity party or a New Years Eve party or a bachelor party . . . a COCKTAI...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Why is this often a surprise? Shouldn’t “Keeping their word” be a given? It should just happen without any need for nudging or badgering from the promisee. They said they would do it, so we should be able to relax with the certainty that they’ll follow through on their promise. Sadly, many people...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Here we are in the swirl of a strong Seller’s market . . . and YOU want a great deal on the PERFECT house? The hard reality is that your choices are vastly different in this market than the market in which you last purchased a house. The Selection of available houses in your price range is likely...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Was it an “Opt in” or an “Opt out” opportunity? Did you choose your station? In the Army, most soldiers are VERY strategic when it comes to volunteering. Those who volunteer tend to enjoy their work more, and they rise in rank faster. Those who rarely (or never) volunteer generally get volunteere...
By Rhonda Burgess Howse, - Smyrna, LaVergne, & Murfreesboro Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
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I know we Realtors always say that the market sets the sales price and buyers determine the actual value of the property.  But at some point, does it even make sense if some buyers are willing to sign over their first born and a pint of blood just to get a house?  A friend of mine, who is a forme...
By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
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Nashville million dollar homes for sale and July 2015 market report - 60 Nashville million dollar homes sold during the month of June 2015 compared to 45 during the same period last year, an increase of 33%. The average sales price of homes in this price range was $1,394,946 the list price to sal...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I wrote the letter this morning to our fantastic team at Pareto Realty. The past few weeks have been particularly challenging for many real estate sales professionals this year, and I had a wistful moment . . . a moment of appreciation for everyone in our profession who selflessly serves day in a...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The automatic coffee machine ranks right up there with sliced bread as a revolutionary concept. After all, it’s automatic and thereby saves us the hassle of getting out of bed to brew our morning coffee. Instead we wake up to the smell of our morning nector. The automatic drip is also a revolutio...
By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
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Homes for sale in Nashville and July 2015 Market Update - sales of single family homes in Nashville increased 15.4% in June compared to the same month last year, and the median price increased 8% to $240,000. The current inventory or homes for sale in Nashville is down 13% to 9179 active listings...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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There's an uncanny aura that surrounds a house at that moment when a Buyer becomes interested.This is a mystical happening that we REALTORS witness time and time again. We do everything we can to warn our Home Buying Clients (and comfort our Home Selling clients when showings don't appear to be y...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Most everything of significance looks pretty messy just before it SOARS. We never know what’s going to emerge . . . and when. Lot’s of folks quit just at the fractional moment prior to an imminent LAUNCH from the abyss to the stratosphere . . . and they’ll never know that they bailed out too soon...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Eenie Meeny Miney Mo Catch a Tiger by his toe. Because Independence Day July 4 falls on a Saturday this year, the weekend is quintessentially poised to be a 3 or 4 day weekend for many folks. Some will have planned to stretch their summer vacay by tacking this fat weekend on the front or back of ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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A REALTOR is a Real Estate Sales Professional who subscribes to a high level of ethical standards. PERIOD! Other things REALTORS aren’t: Home Inspector, CPA, Appraiser, Mold Specialist, Tree Trimmer, Radon Specialist, Structural Engineer, Bug Expert, Mortgage Loan expert, Surveyor, Architect, bui...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Pretty much EVERY time I’m considering buying something . . . The Salesperson tells me that If I buy NOW, I’ll get “premium pricing” – or “There’s going to be a price increase on Tuesday” – or “at the rate these things are selling, we’re going to be out of them by the end of the day,” so you’d be...
By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
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Nashville luxury homes for sale and June 2015 market report - 51 Nashville luxury homes sold during the month of May 2015, compared to 37 during May of 2014, an increase of 38%. The average sales price of Nashville luxury homes was $1,504,917, and the average size of homes sold was 5880 square fe...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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McDonalds first became famous for FREE and CLEAN rest rooms. Well . . . and their new-fangled French Fry Process. A large percentage of the income for large Auto dealerships isn’t from car sales . . . It’s from the Service department. The most successful REALTOR is the one who has a solution for ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Real estate isn’t always all about the money. For some folks on the outside looking in, this frenetically paced, rapidly appreciating market may appear to be something akin to “The BIG GRAB!” Sure! Sometimes it can feel cold and calculating as Buyers swarm on the cute, newly listed house gnashing...
By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
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Green Hills Homes in Nashville Tn 37215 market report for May 2015 35 Green Hills homes sold in June compared to 43 last year The average price of Green Hills TN homes sold in April was $739,765 The average size of homes sold in Green Hills was 3476 square feet The average days on market of homes...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Work isn’t work! Your customers ask you how you got so lucky as to have the job you have? Funny thing . . . This job probably has nothing to do with your college major (or minor). You probably didn’t get the job because you were looking for THAT job . . . You just somehow fell into it . . . and w...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Tardiness creates missed opportunities! If we don’t show up on time (or early), it might be over before we get there. “The early bird gets the worm” poignantly hammers this point home. When we’re late, we’re subject to a series of: If onlys couldas shouldas mightas When it comes to people and thi...

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