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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
RECENT BLOG POSTS
“I’ll find out if I like it when I get there . . . ” This morning, I was “inspired” to talk about the “Business Decision” to move to a different Firm. My observation of REALTORS and Mortgage Loan Originators hopping from firm to firm mystifies me, and it occurs to me that pretty much everything I...
09/19/2018
Every day is a great opportunity to step up our game.   Maybe it’s time for some new (better) habits?   I often hear the question: “What can I do NOW to improve my business?”   Interestingly, it always boils down to a mantra of the same 2 habits and 1 project which I’ve been “preaching” for years...
09/18/2018
Today is Pareto Realty’s Birthday! Yep – Our firm license “posted” September 14, 2010. Our baby is growing up. 8 Years old 23 Vital Few REALTORS STRONG! Broker the $million Gross Annual revenue mark in 2017 . . . will hit $1.5M in 2018. Our brand is getting noticed more and more every day . . . S...
09/14/2018
I had a profound revelation at last night’s soccer game. Playing the game isn’t ALL about winning. If we make it ALL about winning, there must be a loser. Most folks make a big about this “Competition” as if it’s the end-all/be-all for all things in life. So . . . If you don’t WIN, you’re a FAILU...
09/13/2018
Ah! The perils of uncertainty! When you buckle into that airplane seat for your flight across the country, you’re literally staking your life on the pilot’s ability and confidence to safely make the journey . . . and more importantly . . . be able to trouble-shoot any complications that might ari...
09/12/2018
Indeed, I could make a great argument that ALL Real Property buyers are investors. Whether it be House(s), Condo Unit(s), Multi-unit Property(ies), Raw land, Commercial Property . . . All of these purchases are “Investments.” From  investment noun  in·vest·ment  \ in-ˈves(t)-mənt \ : the outlay o...
09/11/2018
Most folks aren’t very worried about Cyber Crime . . . This is worrisome two-fold! First, I’m worried about what these criminals might do that could TOTALLY wreak havoc on our personal and professional lives. Second, I’m worried that you’re not worried because when you are vulnerable, everyone wi...
09/10/2018
Threatening lawsuit is NOT the path of least resistance to conflict resolution. In fact, the threat of lawsuit will almost certainly result in immediate cessation of anything akin to useful dialog. Spirited debate is healthy (I think of watching puppies as they figure out their hierarchy of domin...
09/07/2018
Please define for me what you mean in terms of “a good time to buy or sell”. What’s your goal? Are you trying to “Time the Market”? . . . That is – Hit that exact sweet spot at which you can sell your house at the TOP dollar ever and forever and buy your next house with the LOWEST price and BEST ...
09/06/2018
Odds are very low that many “Bosses” will print this list of 20 questions . . .and immediately schedule “sit-downs” with all of their employees. Most bosses wouldn’t DARE ask most of these questions because they don’t want to know the answers . . . Truth hurts when it’s “off-script” and not what ...
09/05/2018
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