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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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2013 

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  BUY! Talk to any savvy Real Estate Investor, and you’ll hear that the REAL money is in the BUY part . . . The more BUYing you do, the more money you’ll make in the long run. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION – WHERE you BUY matters. Get the good dirt FIRST, because “they’re not making more buildable d...
01/31/2013
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  the best Leaders are great surfers on the “Wave of Transformational Energy” As if it’s not challenging enough simply to maintain balance on this massive wave, the real treachery shows up in the form of a looming Break Wall of FEAR. How is the Leader to get on the other side of this wall?   Over...
01/30/2013
  Who IS “anyone” anyway? Why won’t “anyone” take responsibility for what happened? Doesn’t “anyone” care? How could “anyone” be SO irresponsible and disrespectful as to leave this MESS for US to clean? We see this a LOT in real estate transactions. Something goes awry and NO one will fess up as ...
01/29/2013
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  “Cut to the chase” is a phrase that most of us know . . . and appreciate. When used, it tends to save us a lot of unnecessarily expended time, energy, and money. It was coined by early film makers who knew that the most thrilling part of the film was indubitably the CHASE . . . and so films got...
01/28/2013
  There’s just us and God! I heard that in church this morning and can’t get it out of my mind. We are all here on this planet, glorious in our individual uniqueness. We’ve all got all the potential we are willing to claim. We all have what it takes to turn that potential into something great. No...
01/27/2013
  Today, our Basketball Coach (Famous Marmolejo) had a work related conflict and couldn’t be present for our 1st game. He asked me if I could coach the game. My first thought was sheer panic because I really had not paid close attention to his plays and strategies during the practices and had a h...
01/26/2013
  When you’re selling a house or a piece of land, and it’s in a neighborhood in which there have been virtually ZERO sales in the past year or there have been sales that are NOTHING like the one you’re selling . . . How do you determine the price? Some folks might think that we REALTORS are sages...
01/25/2013
  It’s not that I don’t want to tell you what you want to hear . . . because I do. the real problem is that sometimes that would make me a liar. My personal standard has always been (and always will be) to tell the truth. It doesn’t do either of us any good whatsoever if I paint a rosy picture ab...
01/24/2013
  Seth Godin wrote a great, provocative, little book and created a cool website to go with it (because that’s how he rolls) . . . Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?)  His book is about Public Schools . . . How they came to be . . . The gap they filled for industrialists . . . and why that ...
01/23/2013
  Most of us have a LOT of information in our heads. I know people who have virtually every factoid you could imagine about college Football. Someone might say they are “Knowledgeable,” and they might be right. Information is that stuff you memorized in school and regurgitated on the test. To be ...
01/22/2013
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