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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 

WOW Folks! Hasn't THIS been an interesting day? No Bail-out for Wall Street . . . and lots of interesting debate and contention . . . enough to make yer head spin. Kinda makes me want to put on my blinders and stick my fingers in my ears to protect my feeble mind from all of that NOISE. So . . . ...
09/29/2008
I not sure why it's bothering me these days. Perhaps it's a sentimental, nostalgic, and foolhardy hallucination, but I have been noticing a scarcity of chivalry in our world relative to what I grew up knowing to be THE way. My Mother was not into being being called "Maam" . . . yet she always com...
09/27/2008
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Here I sit having just begun my morning ritual which always includes preparing the first cup of coffee FIRST - then a quick check of the news feeds . . . and a bit of physical movement (light exercise) . . . all the while pondering what I might write in the daily blog. Some days, thoughts don't f...
09/25/2008
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I had 3 different calls yesterday from clients of 3 of our associates. Each of the clients was initially complimentary of the service they had received thus far . . . and each one made sure I knew that they LIKE our agent. These folks all seemed to be nice and rational people. All 3 of them were ...
09/24/2008
If you've read many (any) of my blog posts, you're likely aware that I am a big Seth Godin Reader. I get his daily blog via email, and his insights hit the nail on the head for me virtually 100% of the time. This guy just makes sense. His thinking is directly in alignment with mine . . . as is Ga...
09/22/2008
All these years, we have been selling houses and enjoying flourishing markets . . . When folks talked about "Creative Financing", they usually were finagling "difficult" to finance Buyers into loans that turned out to be (in many cases) more curses than blessings . . . Many of those creative loan...
09/22/2008
A few days ago, I heard in the Power Hour (Keller Williams daily video feed) some talk about the importance of taking care of your SELF . . . That is . . . Take breaks when you need them to re-charge your energy and attitude - to refresh. This also means taking days off and vacations when you nee...
09/20/2008
For years, I have advocated my clients use of professional movers when it comes time to move into the new house. There are many reasons including the obvious truth that letting the pros do it will free the client up to tend to the more significant details at such a stressful time. Movers can also...
09/19/2008
For years, I have advocated my clients use of professional movers when it comes time to move into the new house. There are many reasons including the obvious truth that letting the pros do it will free the client up to tend to the more significant details at such a stressful time. Movers can also...
09/19/2008
This week, my training focus has been all about optimizing Lead generation. What this looks like in our market center is that every single opportunity I have had to roam the halls I have wandered aroundand randomly engaged poor unsuspecting associates in dialog . . . mostly role playing with them...
09/18/2008
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