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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



NOW is possibly the BEST time EVER to list a house for sale! Richard Courtney recently published his monthly column, and it was good validation for my own take on what’s happening in our market. What’s YOUR recent experience?   Are things cooling?   If so, for how long?   What’s next?   What’s yo...
“They” say it can’t be done! Taming a true Entrepreneur is an impossibility. Michael Gerber tackled this issue head on with his E Myth Books, and myriad coaches, trainers, consultants, and business gurus have been noodling on it for as long as these free Spirited and completely irresponsible geni...
Doing EVERYTHING out of LOVE! Heard in “Adult Religious Education” this Sunday during a very lively presentation about the History of a handful of Saints: “The Little Way – Doing Everything out of LOVE!” The rest of the presentation was very entertaining but paled in impact as I pondered the tru...
Preparing a house for the market is an art form. The delicate balance is finding that look and feel of beauty and usefulness of the space all the while leaving enough to the imagination of the prospective Buyer that intrigue and excitement ensue. If there’s too much “DONE,” the Buyer may have dif...
Putting the cart before the horse never seemed to work very well on the farm. Once the horses are out of the barn, closing the doors is pointless. After the cat’s out of the bag, there’s NO WAY you’ll get’m back in there. When the contract is binding, it says what it says . . . It’s too late to r...
Guess what?   Halloween is next week . . . Yep! Followed closely by Thanksgiving, then Christmas . . . THEN the NEW YEAR 2014!   One of your New Year Resolutions is likely to be in some way “Performance Oriented” . . . Perhaps a better routine or work flow?   Maybe you simply want to sell more ho...
One of the most exasperating phases of a real estate transaction is often the Home Inspection and resolution. Here’s how this saga goes . . . The owner of the house has a significant life change that necessitates selling the house. This change could be for wonderful or not so wonderful reasons, b...
Yes . . . there IS a psychology of water and bugs and Electricity and plants and just about anything you can see, smell, feel, hear, taste . . . When we want to know how something works or why it behaves as it behaves because it’s not working as WE would like, we might do best to consider the psy...
“There’s no such thing as an Atheist in a Foxhole!” When I was in any ” Theater of Operations” in the Army, this is a saying I heard virtually every time I and my fellow soldiers were facing dangerous circumstances. If nothing else, it was justification (as if it were necessary) for prayer . . . ...
There’s something that happens every year about this time.   As Halloween approaches, I think it’s a wake-up call for many Real Estate Sales Professionals that the end of the year is near.   This causes a series of thoughts . . . as they reflect on their year-to-date performance and begin to wond...

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