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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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2012 

  Shane Company is a jewelry company that advertises a LOT in our area . . . In fact, their ads run so frequently my daughters have their schpiel completely memorized and can say it in unison: “Now YOU have a friend in the Diamond Business” When I wanted to buy my wife a ring this year, I discove...
07/31/2012
  Whatever it is . . . Whatever may be happening . . . Whoever is “in the house” . . . Whenever it starts . . . It ALL begins with Attitude. Adopt and Maintain an attitude of potential, growth, success, warmth, possibilities . . . and things go better (even in the worst of scenarios) Take an atti...
07/29/2012
  Good morning! Here we are in the electronic age . . . It’s easy to find ourselves feeling out of control as everything continues to swirl at a faster and faster pace. Most Businesses seem to be having a tough time keeping up while at the same time serving their customers at a level that pleases...
07/22/2012
  Most people who are under-served don’t offer candid and constructive feedback. They just quietly disappear . . .  and they tell everyone they know their Horror Story about their customer or client “service” experience with the business that under-served. If the story is bad enough, those people...
07/21/2012
  Real Estate Sales Professionals, Mortgage Lenders, Home Buyers, and Home Sellers frequently rely on a good measure of creativity when constructing a deal that works for all parties. The collective goal is to find a deal that is agreeable to both Buyer and Seller AND is Legal and Financeable. Fr...
07/20/2012
  Listing agents dance on a fine line when working with Home Sellers to prepare their house for the market . . . and then coordinating a marketing strategy that builds Buyer Excitement and anticipation. We all know that there is such a thing as not enough preparation. If the staging, condition, s...
07/19/2012
  Nashville’s Brian Copeland posed a wonderful provocative question on our Local REALTOR forum . . . It was a benign query about “biggest landmines sellers/buyers should be aware of” with respect to “lease to own” transactions. Once I overcame the pit in my gut knee-jerk reaction to seeing the ph...
07/16/2012
  There are a lot of people who are a LOT smarter (more informed) than I with respect to the state of the National and Global Economy, and some are speaking (very persuasively) of imminent DOOM & GLOOM. “THE SKY IS FALLING . . . THE SKY IS FALLING . . . THE SKY IS FALLING!” Yes! I’m aware of the ...
07/15/2012
  “Back in the day” when things were a LOT more stable in the economy and money was flowing with ease, Lenders had more difficulty differentiating themselves other than promoting the lowest rate. Their marketing for “LOW RATES” created that kind of market. Home buyers looking for a mortgage had e...
07/14/2012
A house with a LOT of Heart in the Heart of Nashville JULY 12, 2012 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) 4705 Nevada – Heart of Sylvan Park - $369,900 If you’re a fan of urban living: Walkable Neighborhood -Being near parks - Trendy restaurants (and dives) - easy interstate access - within minute...
07/12/2012
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