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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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OMG! Most people detest the friction of CHANGE! After all, “if it ain’t broke, why fix it?” Just as we’re getting used to the way things work around here, some crazy renegade rocks the boat with a great new idea to “Streamline” and work more efficiently . . . or the software update changes the lo...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Savvy REALTORS know how to answer loose questions from Potential Buyers and their agents. We all know that saying: “Loose lips sink ships”, Right? So . . . The best negotiating tactic on the planet is to ask all the right loose questions, because some agents will tell all because they LOVE to tal...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I’ll bet $1,000,000 you have a pile. Whether it be closed files waiting to be audited and stored . . . or your seemingless infinite pile (list) of “Things to do” . . . or that stack of bills that seems to self propagate . . . the pile of dirty dishes in the sink . . . that pesky (and smelly) pile...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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“It’s OK not to come” Almost everything I do begins with an invitation. I could reasonably argue that pretty much anything ANYONE does begins with an invitation. After all, you’re reading this blog post because I invited you by publishing it publicly. Invitations are often misunderstood. Sure! Th...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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This weekend was the 35th Anniversary for the class of ’81. Montgomery Bell Academy is my alma mater, and this is the first of the 7 reunions I have attended – Yes, that’s right . . . I and most of my classmates chose not to attend most of the other 5 year celebrations even though many of us live...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I sent this text to my friend Buck: I need someone to help me move some furniture next weekend. Will you be in town? His reply was: “theoretically looks good” To which I replied: “Most everything in my world is theoretical these days so that’s good enough for me :-)” After all, the Zombie Apocaly...
Some folks say they hire YOU regardless of your company affiliation. I say this is (Mostly) true. The Brand IS important! In fact, carrying the banner of a well respected brand WILL improve your ability to find new prospects and convert them into loyal clients because there’s an element of trust ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Everything below “works” for ANYONE in ANY profession. I’ve been asked to be the guest speaker at this month’s meeting of The Nashville Area REALTOR YPN at the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS  next week. When they asked me what I would talk about, I answered with a question: “What do th...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The TAR Purchase and Sale Agreement is 10 pages LOOOONG! THAT’s a LOT of words and terms and blanks and dashes and time deadlines and STUFF. Some folks believe 10 pages is too many pages and that we should trim it down to 2 or 3 pages like the good old days when a handshake really meant something...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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We REALTORS hear LOTS of folks utter: “I’m going to make an offer!” Followed by . . . CRICKETS! NOTHING! NADA! Not even a peep! I think this is a viral ailment that mysteriously takes control of the person’s brain just long enough for her to utter those words and then shifts to an onslaught of se...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Odds are good, YOU are one of those folks who have fallen into this trap. The trap is . . . Believing everything you see on the internet. ESPECIALLY when it comes to local real estate related information. If you’re in a hurry and just want to get to the IMPORTANT stuff in this post, just follow t...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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sheeple PRONUNCIATION: (SHEE-puhl)      MEANING: noun: People who unquestioningly accept what’s said by a political leader, marketer, etc. ETYMOLOGY: A blend of sheep + people. Earliest documented use: 1945.   USAGE: “The general public — the mass of sheeple — want to cling to two core beliefs.”P...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Without pressure, what happens? Not much . . . So much of what gets done is a result of Pressure. Good things and bad things happen under pressure. We can use this to our advantage. We can also allow pressure to crush us . . . or neutralize us. Appropriate pressure keeps things moving, and we get...
By Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor
(The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Nashville and Brentwood Market Reports Quarter 1, 2016And... they're here!The lady who usually posts the market reports is on maternity leave, so I decided (due to time constraints) to only publish my market reports once quarterly. Here are the links:12th South Market Report Quarter 1, 2016Brentw...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Regardless of your age and life experiences, I’m certain that a trip down memory lane with you would be nothing short of fascinating. These trips are much more rich and juicy when we bring a friend or 2 with us as we reminisce. Even better . . . A friend who’s traveled with you for a while Like a...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Spring has sprung . . . There’s no denying it. In the world of real estate sales, Spring comes with great anticipation of a surge of activity. Ah yes! Many home owners decided to sell their house months ago but chose not to list until Spring because the conventional wisdom is that Spring is the b...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I’m an old fart who “gets” a lot of things about social media but never really understood the importance of emoticons until Easter Brunch with the family last week. This morning, Debbie suggested I write a blog post addressing my Epiphany about emoticons that came after a series of eye-openers. I...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The best of the best REALTORS gathered for some serious think-tanking and sharing While there were ample pranks, most of the local “Top Shelf REALTORS” as well many other SUPERSTAR REALTORS from all over North America were gathering at Rocketown in Downtown Nashville for the 7th annual REBarCampN...
By Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
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Nashville luxury homes for sale and first quarter 2016 market report - 162 Nashville luxury homes sold during the first quarter of 2016, compared to 155 during the same period in 2015, just a slight increase of 4.5%. The average price of luxury homes sold during the first quarter of 2016 was $1,1...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Can you create Culture? The probable answer is: “Yes!” We humans have been creating culture since we figured out that we have useful opposable thumbs. When we are talking about organizations, is culture created or does it evolve? So . . . When we speak of culture, are we being prescriptive or des...

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