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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



  Normally, I’m the king of planning and organization. After all, most of the speaking and teaching I do centers around “Life Rhythm” and FOCUS on the things that MATTER. Doing this requires a fair amount of work on prioritization throughout the day . . . knowing that as the day progresses, more ...
  Paying attention to your Market Environment can make you or break you. We all know that successful business people pay close attention to their numbers. We all look for trends in our sales. We analyze our marketing efforts and “source” our new business as accurately as possible. We want to be s...
  Zig died last night. WOW! We are ALL lucky that Zig spent our entire lives serving US. He lived to serve others. Just look around you, and you’ll see references to Zig’s work EVERYWHERE. He showed us that it’s possible to reach “greatness” and maintain humility . . . no need for addictions or l...
  There’s a buyer out there for EVERYTHING . . . Even the weird stuff! Just a few weeks back, most civilized humans wouldn’t even THINK of buying a Twinkie . . . After all, Twinkies barely qualify as “food” and have virtually ZERO nutritional value. Now there are folks out there “investing” in Tw...
WOO-HOO! I just broke the 400,000 points barrier here at Active Rain :-) What does this mean? Ummm . . . I don't think there's a tangible prize, and to be honest, I've never really paid attention to the points. I've seen some folks go from zero to a gazillion points in the matter of a few months ...
  I know lots of people who pride themselves on their multi-tasking abilities. Don’t judge me, but . . . I hear more of this bragging from women than Men. and . . . I DO believe that most women are better at multi-tasking than most men. Women just seem to be more “wired” to tackle multiple tasks ...
  That pendulum is ALWAYS swinging. swings one way, and the sun is shining . . . all is well! swings back the other direction . . . cloudy weather. In the real estate market, that pendulum took a WIDE swing for a relatively long period of stormy weather for Home Sellers . . . During this period H...
  WAIT! WHAT? Who is this person who dictates the “Bad time to be selling a house” and defines the “Good Time?” Who is this “know-it-all” person who is SO enlightened as to your personal situation, your house’s value, the state of the local real estate market, the future economic environment (whi...
As we (along with 10,000 of our closest friends) were walking to the start of the annual Boulevard Bolt – a 5 mile Thanksgiving Morning Run, we approached the parking lot and were following the herd of people streaming along. Few, if any, of the people were paying any attention whatsoever where ...
  Today, I am full of gratitude for the work I am able to do every day. Every day that I find a new client is a great day . . . as these clients quickly become friends! The past several weeks have been particularly rich with new relationships showing up, and it is very clear to me that with more ...

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