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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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It happens to all of us once in a while. This morning – 3AM . . . one of my dogs decided that it was time for a walk. I obliged her because she is raising 10 puppies that she birthed 4 weeks ago. I was irritated, but we did what we had to do, and I went back to bed knowing the 5:00 wake-up alarm ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The text said: “STRONG Thuderstorms at 6:15 PM” 6:15 rolled past with beautiful, starry skies. The forecasters said there would be 1-3″ of snow during the morning commute, so schools closed and many people did not go to work. A few (and ONLY a few) snowflakes fell. Why do we make plans based on t...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Within 5 hours of listing your house, you have 17 offers to consider. Your first thought: “Did we price it high enough – should we have listed at a higher price? After all, the highest of the 17 offers is 15% OVER our listing price. Some of these offers include very passionately written “love let...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Even the top professionals occasionally goof while performing. It would be unfair for us to expect perfection always, yet many of us do. We (the critical audience) watch every movement and sound and pitch, and we analyze. Did she do that on purpose, or was it a goof? The best performers never mis...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Today, I have stepped WAY beyond my comfort zone. I shot my first Facebook Live segment.Here it is: For a LONG time, I have been intending to do video because I know that it’s definitely THE most effective medium for getting a message “out there” most efficiently. After all, the audience gets mor...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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My colleague Brian Copeland literally changed my life (for the better) when he offered this perspective: (I paraphrase) “Social Media is nothing but a party. Frame in your habits and behaviors while using it as if you are at a cocktail party. What would you talk about with the people you know or ...

By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
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Forest Hills Homes for sale and Market Report for April 2017 - 15 Forest Hill homes sold in the first quarter of 2017 at a median price of $840,000, an increase of 11.5% over the same period in 2016. Forest Hills gets overlooked by most people. due to the small amount of available properties but ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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We all know the imminence of bad Karma. When some folks do others wrong, we quip: “No worries! Karma’s gonna get’m” This is eminently true in the world of real estate. In any given real estate transaction, there are in the neighborhood of 42 people who participate from start to finish. THAT’s a L...

By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
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Nashville Real estate for sale and April market report - Home sales increased 7.4% in March of 2017 compared to the same month last year, and median home prices increased 11.6% during the same time period. The expectation based on current trends is that the prices will continue to rise for the re...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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“When you are in a relentless pursuit to exceed Customer expectations, all possibilities should intrigue you” I stumbled upon this magnificent nugget embedded in: The Brand Mindset: Five Essential Strategies for Building Brand Advantage Throughout Your Company by Duane Knapp “They” say: “Curiosit...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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How long will you allow yourself to be in a funk before you do something about it? The faster you tend to it, the happier you (and everyone around you) will be. Can’t we all agree that moping around in a funk is paramount to being one of the most egregious wastes of human energy imaginable? In fa...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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A cake without icing is just a cake. It might be tasty but dry, and there’s not much special about the way it looks. If there weren’t any cakes with icing available, folks in the mood to buy cake would buy it. In the open marketplace, your non-iced cake business would likely fail if a smart and i...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The dogs learn the boundaries. Yep! For most dogs, the invisible fence shows up, and the dog gets a physical “nudge” (shock) any time she crosses a boundary. Dogs are smart, and they make a mental note not to cross that boundary again. Once they know all the boundaries, we humans could turn the f...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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AKA FOCUS! That upon which you focus expands. Focusing thwarts distraction. So you’re overworked and overwhelmed and tired and frazzled to the edge of insanity? Well . . . QUIT doing the same things expecting different results! We all already KNOW this to our core, and we all need periodic remind...
Do you fight’m, join’m, or . . . When we encounter someone playing in our sandbox who seems to be violating every rule (written or traditional) in the book, how do deal with it. Of course, we’re uncomfortable with their blatant disregard for the way we do things around here – We might even be off...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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REALTORS make their living helping families and investors buy and sell “real property.” On the surface, most people think that REALTORS are “Sales people” who manage the process of finding the right house for a buyer . . . or the right buyer for the house . . . and then coordinate all of the deta...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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This love story begins with Apollo! We brought Apollo into our lives Christmas of 2009. His temperament and love of all people is legendary. We’ve said that if he were any more mellow, POOF – He’d just fade away. We didn’t even know Apollo could bark until we had had him for 3 weeks . . . 1 WOOF ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The internet has changed my note-taking habits. Well, in truth, it’s changed MANY of my habits – some good and some not so good but that’s a story for another time. Nowadays we can “google” just about anything we want and receive the instant gratification of plethora information. This has helped ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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MANY people truly think that setting goals is an exercise in futility. Well – I can only agree with them. If you don’t believe setting goals is worthwhile, you’re right . . . for YOU! What if you were to shift your perspective and entertain this notion of believing in Santa Clause (setting goals)...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The Buyer has made an offer, and we’re all excited about working out the details. The negotiation commences, and we Real Estate Sales Professionals do our best to advise and advocate for the best interests of our respective clients. Things might not go per the plan. Of course, we ALL want the neg...

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