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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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2010 

Anxiety is an unbelievable waste of human energy. Some folks believe that the NUMBER 1 cause of cancer is . . . ANXIETY. I believe we all worry too much. We wonder about "Coulda dones" and "shoulda dones" and whys and wherefores . . . Aw heck! toss one smidgeon of doubt in the minds of today's Ho...
03/24/2010
I know that having your home on the market is NOT easy. That pesky REALTOR came in and rearranged your whole house and "decluttered" to the degree that every time you reach for something . . . It isn't there. There can be LOOONG stretches of time with no showings, and then on the first day in WEE...
03/22/2010
The listing has been on the market for longer than we care to acknowledge. We've tried EVERYTHING. Reduced below market . . . Didn't help much because the WHOLE market was enough overpriced that the Buyers didn't notice. Repainted all the strong colors with warm and inviting neutral tones. Consis...
03/21/2010
So . . . Have you read Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tale, The Emperor's New Clothes? Wiki's page @ here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor's_New_Clothes If not . . . Follow that link where you'll find the text. It's a great little story about the Power and sometimes foolishness of Leader...
03/19/2010
Each morning I wake to an email from "The Universe" generated from www.tut.com These messages are uncanny in their timeliness . . . and are a great way to start every day. Yesterday's message was: "Those who achieve great things, defeat long odds, and become legends, Barry, didn't have anything y...
03/16/2010
When I was serving in the Army, I attended a LOT of training, and ALL we seemed to do was PRACTICE, PRACTICE PRACTICE and pray that we would never have to perform (in battle). The ante was high in the Army because if we didn't learn it well . . . and/or were not well practiced, we would likely bo...
03/15/2010
  This Month in Real Estate March 2010 ............................................................................................................................................... Commentary As the market continues to show shoots of recovery, ...
03/15/2010
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Gary Keller's 1.5 minute cartoon says most of it . . . My words below paraphrase a few more "Kellerisms" sprinkled with my own seasoning. Get this . . . and anxiety, resentment, depression, disappointment all wane . . . and as my wife has uncovered in her research . . . your overall HEALTH will ...
03/14/2010
Don't fear the Short Sale - "BE the ball!" Short Sale properties have gotten a bad name even though they have been prevalent in virtually every real estate market in America. The Buyers love'm when they are able to swoop in and grab one in decent condition at a below market price. The real truth ...
03/14/2010
Everyone needs a coach, mentor or role model. Just ask any successful person, and most will tell you they had a goal . . . then sought out someone who they perceived to have already "Arrived" in that field of endeavor . . . and took action by following that person and/or hiring them as a mentor o...
03/10/2010
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