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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
Where’s the passion? What does your company stand for? When the founder(s) of your company created this company. what was the vision? Does everyone in the company know and understand this vision? Are there “guiding principles” that keep us all on track? “Armed” with knowing your company’s foundin...
If you are lead generating for NOW sales, you’re likely in deep tapioca. In fact, you might be better off using those marketing dollars in lottery ticket purchases. Don’t get confused with the idea that leads = income. Leads are Leads. Leads are people who have made it known to the world (by clic...
Because I am committed to telling the truth, I must inform you NOW that there are, most certainly, some things wrong with this house. Please don’t be alarmed! I know you love this house and think that it is PERFECT in EVERY way. THIS house outshines ALL of those other houses you have viewed. It’s...
Decide to be kind! This is the most fundamental principle necessary for effective (useful) communication. This is sometimes very difficult when the other party to the encounter is seemingly irrational and obviously hailing from a different perspective (Planet, universe, or reality) than yours. Ou...
Everyone LOVES to talk about what the Real Estate Market is doing. Most REALTORS will report that the very first question asked them by folks is: “How’s the market?” Odds are good that we REALTORS will offer analysis that will not jive/mesh well with what we all hear in the news. It’s not that we...
In the Army, something I heard every single day: “Hurry up and wait.” Yep! That was a world in which we soldiers always had to be moving moving moving with purpose . . . until we got to where we were going at which point, invariably, we would then have to wait until “they” were ready to serve us....
Don’t you love getting a great deal? Do you love the thrill of getting that great deal so much that you’ll buy just about anything for the bragging rights? Whether you need it or not? Now that you’ve bought it, will you use it? Wait! Do you really need it? Do you need it NOW? When you walked into...
I’m sorry, but this is what it is, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Yep! Don’t hyperventilate! Don’t go into a tirade about how you don’t have time for this . . . It won’t help. In fact, your tirade might have the opposite effect. Those folks who can fix your problem may work a little slo...
Everyone knows that having the right tools makes a world of difference when tackling any project. At a minimum, not having (or having and not knowing how to use) said “right tools” contributes significantly to the frustration level of getting this thing DONE! Worst case? DEATH! Of course, there a...
I’m going to do my best not to make this post the flurry of clichés it has such great potential to become. Regardless of what you might think, the reality is that you ARE the one who is solely responsible for your experiences while here with us on planet Earth. Yep! It’s on you! Every day, you ge...

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