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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



Seth Godin got my attention in a blog post he wrote a few days ago. He opened with: “If I could suggest just one thing you could do that would transform how 2014 goes for you, it would be this:” Pick three There’s something about 2014 that I think has “Exceptional Potential” . . . Seriously! I’m ...
Are you ready now to lay 2013 to rest? In the practice of the average Real Estate Sales Professional, the term "Find our Way" rings true in most everything we do . . . and I would suspect this is also true for virtually every profession. We find our way through generating enough leads to fuel our...
Tis two Mornings before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse.The stockings are hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children are nestled all snug in their beds,While visions of sugar-plums dance in their hea...
We all know people we consider to have great TALENT! These folks are “Natural Born” phenomena and seem to perform amazing feats effortlessly. I believe EVERYONE has talent . . . yet many fail to optimize this talent as John Maxwell so eloquently describes in this introduction for his book “Talent...
EVERY business is in the business of serving customers. Some do it better than others. Some lose focus on the wants and needs of the customer and shift all of their energy towards profitability. On the other end of the spectrum are the ones who are so wrapped up in serving customers, they shave t...
I'm proud of you! The "Normal Real Estate Market Doldrums" period of time 'tween Thanksgiving and after the New Year is different this year. We are BUSY talking to and meeting with Home Owners and Prospective Buyers who are contemplating a move and are starting the process NOW. These folks are sm...
The effects of Growth and Development Present a double-edged sword. Both of our daughters are growing like weeds. They eat a LOT . . . Sleep a LOT . . . and can be very moody as their bodies adjust to the fast growth they experience in their pre and early teens. We also hear about aches and pains...
Yep! This one is for all of those folks out there who are dreading the next 2-3 weeks with all of the potential for DRAMA the Holiday Season holds. Christmas shopping School functions (Sports, Musical Performances, Exams) Kids getting out of school (and being HOME 24/7) Relatives showing up (and ...
Are you a LIAR? I’d hazard a bet that anyone who says they NEVER lie is a liar. Of course, they probably call it something else in order to make it excusable . . . “Embellishing” “Poetic License” “White Lie” (these are Oh-So-Innocent) “A Little Fib” “Stretching the truth” (How is THAT not a lie?)...
REALLY? My friend Joe Calloway (“performance coach and advisor who helps great companies get even better,” Business Author and Speaker) wrote a post a couple of days ago that continues to swirl in my head. Check it out here: A dangerous assumption you may be making. The wisdom Joe imparts is mult...

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