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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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2009 

My friend Michael Bungay Stanier sent me a VERY cool and thought provoking video . . .  Check it out! Smile & Move Reminded me of a near-perfect restaurant experience I had in a Chili's restaurant in Bristol, VA (where I least expected it) Everyone there was smiling . . . even the employees. the ...
07/30/2009
I didn't check email for a week . . . No internet access whatsoever - for a WEEK . . . I wasn't anywhere NEAR a fax machine for a week . . . No twittering . . . No facebook . . . No Linkedin . . . I did not even write a blog post . . . for TWO weeks. The good news is that I am still alive and kic...
07/30/2009
Whose fault is it that the closing cannot happen as planned? Who cares? It really shouldn't matter whose fault it is . . . What should matter is how you'll get the thing to the closing table. If you wanna hold on to woulda's, coulda's, and shoulda's after the closing, that's your prerogative. But...
07/30/2009
When Deb and I started using her new "Tom-Tom" GPS, we both thought we'd died and gone to heaven. How wonderful (and easy) it is to punch in an address and be able to choose the voice that guides us to our destination without us having to even THINK. Just think . . . No more arguments over the be...
07/15/2009
When's the last time you worked a deal with an agent who was COMPLETELY unreachable? He brought you an offer on your listing, and the negotiation happened . . . and throughout the conversations, this "co-op" agent says MANY times how busy he is and that he can hardly keep up. You think to yoursel...
07/15/2009
The Headline on the Keller Williams Realty Green Hills FLAGSHIP Newsletter for the month of July will say: Rossi Speaks at the FLAGSHIP's annual retreat at The Inn at Evins Mill The famed edutainer brings the perspective of living in your NOW into focus and offers invaluable tips for working with...
07/13/2009
The only faster accountability method I know of is . . . "THE look"! You know that "look", don't you? It's the one your Mother could give you when you were misbehaving . . . It would send bone-chilling shivers throughout your body INSTANTLY. "That look" would freeze time for what seemed like an e...
07/09/2009
Every day, I try my best to do one less thing and get the same or better results. Call me "LAZY", but the truth is that one of my goals in life is to work less and play more . . . Yet I have financial goals and am fully aware that there's gotta be a steady, smooth, flow of income in sufficient qu...
07/09/2009
A teenager is just beginning to learn to drive a car. His Mom picks the largest parking lot in the city to practice. In that parking lot, there is ONE, solitary Light post. When they arrive at the lot, Mom points out the light post and tells the nervous teen that he can drive anywhere in the lot,...
07/07/2009
Yesterday I did something I have not done in 10 years . . . and have only done it 4 times in my entire life . . . I went GOLFING. Yep! One of my friends Buck called last week and asked if I would go. He knew I wasn't a "golfer" but said that would be OK because he and the other 2 players were "ru...
07/06/2009
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