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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



Will EGO win? Some particular savvy Real estate Sales Professionals are so good at generating leads for their business that the yield of their marketing outperforms their ability to serve. These “Mega-Lead-Generators” have some choices: Serve only the leads they choose to serve and abandon the re...
Good Monday Morn to ya! If you’re anything like me, this is going one very unfocused, scattered, non-productive week, but that’s OK because I think we’ve ALL got a LOT for which we can be thankful. I’m guessing if you’re reading this post, you probably have a roof over your head, food in your ref...
I'm not real sure what Active Rain points mean. Do they have value? I do know that some folks really "game this system" to accumulate lots of points which I'm guessing help them rank better in their local areas . . . perhaps there are other benefits unbeknownst to me. Whatever the case . . . I'm ...
May the force be with you! She doesn’t know that her advice about preparing this house for the market resonated so deeply . . . or does she? You see? When I listed this house for sale, I thought THIS one would be a FAST sale. The Sellers and I had considered what we thought to be EVERY possible “...
My trusty smartphone croaked on Saturday. I went through all of the emotional levels – grief, denial, anger, rage, resignation, despondency, and unrealistic hope that it would just come back to life if I fiddled with the battery and power cord enough. Alas! NO! DEAD! So . . . Monday morning, I de...
Top of the morning to ya! Looks like we here in Tennessee dodged another bullet with respect to the weather over the weekend. Thankfully, the real power of that storm to the North of us didn’t dip below the Kentucky border, so we skated through with not much more than high winds and a couple hour...
When you boil all of the fat out of the Process of Buying or Selling a house, you’re left with 4 primary components. Search Analysis Negotiation Completion The client (Home Buyer or Seller) has the responsibility of making ALL of the decisions based on personal wants and needs and tolerance of ri...
Where’s the responsibility to perform? The Buyers and sellers reach Legal Binding agreement in the form of a fully executed Purchase and Sale Agreement. Throughout that multi-page document are myriad rules and responsibilities for each of the parties to the contract (The Buyers and the Sellers). ...
If you were to charge by the hour for your services, how much would you charge? Let’s put this into perspective. If your income goal is $75,000 Gross per year . . . and you work an average of 40 hours/week 48 weeks (A generous 4 weeks “off”) – that’s 1,920 Hours in a year  . . . divide 75,000 by ...
HUG A VETERAN TODAY! As a Veteran, Veterans Day brings a rush of memories from my own days of service and myriad thoughts about all of the brave Soldiers who have EVER served in the Armed forces of the United States of America. Of course in times of war, there are many other people who served in ...

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