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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
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This reason is also true for any Home Buyer who is Frustrated with the process. Buying or selling a house is a HUGE endeavor. It’s an important and complex process that requires the participation of a wide diversity of people (as many as 40+ People in a single transaction), prominent potential fo...
05/23/2019
The #OwenHollow Spring Cookout happened on Saturday May 18, 2019 . . .or did it? There was no “no picture taking” rule in effect. I was the host, and my only “Directives” were Directions to the Hollow (Because GPS won’t take you there), the price of admission was simply: “Bring Goodwill, yourself...
05/21/2019
This morning, Bob sent me an email with a link to an article in the Nashville Business Journal. They had asked 17 Architect Firms: “What is a unique architectural feature of your office and what do you hope it conveys to your clients?” Bob’s message: “The article below featuring architects talkin...
05/20/2019
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When we’re feeling down-trodden and out of sorts, we often find rejuvenating energy from the most unexpected sources. Of course we’re surprised because we are not expecting help. We are proud and strong and even “invincible” . . . so we weather the storm and do our best to keep our chins up and m...
05/17/2019
Clearly, the digital world has damaged many peoples’ ability to engage in useful dialog. This morning, I came to the conclusion that 80% of the comments in any given thread are not “dialog” . . . they are a collage of ego driven monologues. (on my 3rd reading of this comment, I almost deleted it ...
05/16/2019
We all have more than our fair shares of invitations to meetings.Some meetings are more “relevant and important” than others. Before committing to attend, most folks want to know WIIFM (What’s in it for me?). At a minimum, We want to know the topic/theme . . . even better if we can know who else ...
05/15/2019
Collaborate – Change – Create – Cause – Commiserate – Camaraderie – Champion – Compensation – Care – Core – Closure – Complete – Compete – Contact – Cacophony – Calm – Can – candor – capable – Cantankerous – Capitulate – Capricious – Captivating – career – carefree – careful – carry – cash – cata...
05/14/2019
Did you ever have one of those days that, out of the blue, there’s this recurring theme that shows up all around you? This morning , I woke up thinking about “When things aren’t happening according to the plan”, so I talked about that in my Barrysdrivetime.com (Embedded below). When I got to the ...
05/13/2019
Coming from curiosity is a gift to everyone. When we’re wearing our business hat, how often do we go beyond the initial dialog? Is it always an exchange of information or a negotiation, or can it also include some level of warmer connection? The most effective conversations begin with some form o...
05/10/2019
Having been a card carrying prolific reader of books for many decades, I’ve decided to impose a moratorium on reading for “a while.” How long is “a while”? Well . . . I’m currently overwhelmed by the sheer volume of new knowledge that rushes into my field of perception. “They” say that upon which...
05/09/2019
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