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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 

  When’s the last time you had a client question your VALUE? YOU know the level of service you provide, and YOU are absolutely convinced that what you do for your clients is over-the-top EXCELLENCE relative to the service your competitors provide. The enigma is getting this word out so MORE peopl...
08/30/2012
  “Abraham Maslow said in 1966, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” Law of the Instrument (WIKI) Do you know anyone whose style is all HAMMER? Does this person get more done because of her advanced hammering abilities? When ...
08/29/2012
  Michael Bungay Stanier wrote: “The point of this exercise was to gain clarity around what is important to you in your life to focus on your Great Work.” in his post this morning entitled: One Billion Heartbeats Such an interesting concept . . . That we were all born with about a Billion Heartbe...
08/28/2012
  Cramming doesn’t work! We’ve all tried in most every aspect of our lives. Like: Starvation diet to lose that extra 10 pounds of Winter weight Pulling an “All-Nighter” for the College exam – trying to “learn” a semester’s worth of notes in 6 hours of coffee slamming panic Shutting down “Normal O...
08/27/2012
Out of town participants are WELCOME!     If you are excited about all that’s happening in Middle Tennessee (Nashville, Brentwood – Davidson and surrounding Counties), THIS conference is tailor-made with YOU in mind. The location is where we believe Community Movers and Shakers SHOULD be coming t...
08/26/2012
Monday Morning Coffee – Shifting Right Along AUGUST 26, 2012 BY BARRY OWEN LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) Good morning! It seems every day brings another nuance in the Economy. A little bit like the weather in Nashville . . . If you don’t like what’s happening outside, just wait a couple of days – It’ll ...
08/26/2012
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  Last week, I posted a story about Tiger (our Rabbit) who was (so it seemed) on his death bed. My post last week was mostly about the bedside manner of the Vet as he prepared us for the worst . . . inferring that it might be best to “Put him down.” We opted for “Plan B.” The vet hydrated Tiger w...
08/25/2012
Below is the email I sent today to the 650 Local REALTORS who have been in my “Mega-Agent Group” in my database the past several years. I have emailed this group 2 times every week like clockwork whether they wanted it or not . . . but always had the legal “Opt Out” I like this way better  Happy...
08/24/2012
  There’s enough uncertainty in the Global, National, Regional, State, and Local economic pictures that many prospective home buyers and sellers enter the process with much trepidation . . . They dip a toe in . . . then wade in a bit . . . checking the temperature and keeping the shore close just...
08/24/2012
  We all work both sides of this issue. We don’t like to receive “SPAM” (indiscriminately sent, Unsolicited, bulk Emails) yet most of us do this to other people . . . Whether it be by sending “new Listing” or “Open House” or any other sales pitch banter . . . It’s ALL SPAM. The recipients didn’t ...
08/22/2012
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