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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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2014 

Tiguan I saw a Volkswagon Tiguan in traffic this morning and wondered what “Tiguan” meant, so I asked Daughter Jessica to Google it for me. Here’s what she found “The name Tiguan, pronounced TEE-gwan, is a portmanteau of the German words Tiger (“tiger”) and Leguan (“iguana”)[5]“ The tag line roun...
02/28/2014
“Commitment Issues” complicate. Folks who are not willing to commit are considered to be “Wishy Washy” – Flakey – Unreliable – Unpredictable . . . Unwilling to take responsibility. In fact, it might be said that without a measure of commitment, you stand for . . . NOTHING! Facebook’s a fun place ...
02/26/2014
What does the Fibonacci Sequence have to do with your success in Lead Generation? The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, … The next number is found by adding up the two numbers before it. The 2 is found by adding the two numbers before it (1+1) Similarly...
02/25/2014
Every time I have the good fortune of offering a house for sale, I give the owner a homework assignment. I ask them to tell me EVERYTHING: Why did THEY buy THAT house years ago? What features do they like/enjoy the MOST about the house? What improvements have they made to the house since buying i...
02/24/2014
Monday Morning Coffee – Weeding the Garden Posted on February 24, 2014 by Barry Owen — No Comments ↓ If you want a good crop of vegetables from your garden, Weeding is necessary. Wouldn’t it be great if gardening was as easy as turning the soil of a swatch in your back yard, sowing a variety of s...
02/24/2014
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Is it the adrenaline RUSH? Do you get a pathological cheap thrill from reeling out of control? Speed and Busyness often create a mess and seldom yield reliable goal achievement. Are you PROUD of your lack of discipline? Why label yourself as one of those people who CAN’T . . . ? So often, I encou...
02/20/2014
YELP! A few nights ago towards the tail end of a LONG drive across Kansas not having seen an exit for several miles, our family was HUNGRY! When we saw the bright red neon sign “City Limits” at the end of the figurative tunnel, all 4 of us celebrated and salivated as we each conjured up visions o...
02/15/2014
Leads are our Gold! Without’m the closing don’t happen, and we don’t get paid.So . . . The trick of our trade is to develop a reliable way to generate a steady flow of leads so we can enjoy a REGULAR flow of income with monthly CLOSINGS. One thing I’ve learned through the years is that when I hav...
02/13/2014
TOD can be crippling. It can paralyze any and all of your efforts to generate more leads. TOD will cause you to serve only ONE client (and neglect the rest) Advanced cases of TOD will result in REALTOR “Burn-Out” TOD is a Motivation KILLER. “Transaction Obsession Disorder” occurs when a REALTOR e...
02/12/2014
Good Monday Morning! The past few weeks have been chock full of surprises on many levels for many people. Markets are shifting, Technology is morphing, EVERYTHING seems to be CHANGING – Always! Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply make a plan and actually stick to THAT plan from conception to...
02/09/2014
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