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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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2008 

This week, I launched several new training and coaching initiatives in our office. I have been working on developing some of these ideas for quite a while, and the others - well - they simply emerged from the mayhem that had ensued from all of the "pot stirring". (A list of the new initiatives is...
02/28/2008
One really cool thing about being a human is that we are all different. Of course, there are those super-intelligent folks amongst us who have a lot of time on their hands to THINK about various and complicated thoughts. Of those thoughts, Personality Profiling has been of great interest in the c...
02/27/2008
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Today, I met with a guy who is a "self-defense/awareness" expert. His credentials would impress any Army Green Beret . . . certainly a Master in his field. We were meeting because he had asked to have the opportunity to speak with me about helping him develop a program tailored to REALTORS specif...
02/27/2008
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"When obstacles arise, change direction and steps to reach the goal - Don't change the goal or the decision to get there." If there ever was a mantra that makes sense for all of us, this is it. As long as your goal is in alignment with who you are and what you believe - and you are following your...
02/27/2008
The Buyer decided to terminate the contract based on the findings of the inspection after @ 6 days of exhaustive inspections. The 6 days were full of inspections and re-inspections, and there was much communication between the Listing Agent and the Selling Agent about what was happening. The Sell...
02/26/2008
What do you do with yourself when you've gotten yourself all gussied up for an appointment . . . An appointment for which you have scheduled yourself 2+ hours. You drive across town at the appointed time only to discover that it isn't going to happen.What d'ya do?I guess you have many choices:You...
02/25/2008
Ever had one of those Buyers who spends an hour telling you EXACTLY what they want/need - and where . . . and you dig and sift through all of the available listings (which isn't so easy these days because there are MANY choices with the high inventory) . . . and you show them what feels like 100 ...
02/24/2008
The philosophy in our office is that the staff exists to serve our "clients" - The REALTORS who are associated with our firm. It is paramount that we know what the expectations are of us and to "keep it real" so that we are delivering ample support to ALL associates equally.This can be a delicate...
02/24/2008
Seems like much of what I continue to hear as I listen to (and read the works of) great thinkers from all times is that one of our largest challenges as humans is figuring out who we are and how we fit into the great puzzle of humanity . . . and then to fulfill our life MISSION by living authenti...
02/23/2008
Today was fraught with misguided deals and clients. I have noticed a pattern of "3's"Have you ever heard the theory that things happen in 3's? I've heard that my whole life and have no idea where it came from - Let me know if you know????The 3's I dealt with today were "Broker issues" . . . 3 maj...
02/22/2008
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