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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 

When you’re feeling “Out-Performed,” where’s your Escape Hatch? Who’s there to bail you out when you find yourself under water, overwhelmed, and rendered relatively befuddled and useless? I know I Know . . . You can SEE what you want to accomplish . . . Your Vision is CLEAR, but you have a proble...
05/28/2014
Today we Honor those who have served in the Armed forces to GUARANTEE our Freedom and way of life. This day is a day of remembrance and appreciation. The most poignant way I can possibly imagine for ANYONE to gain a real-life view of the immensity of what we are talking about when honoring those ...
05/26/2014
FULL PRICE! ALL CASH! NO LOAN CONTINGENCY! NOT CONTINGENT UPON SATISFACTORY APPRAISAL! AS-IS TO CLOSE WITHIN 15 DAYS!  These days, an offer with terms as above is music to most REALTORS ears. After all, it addresses pretty much ALL of the issues that could possibly arise between binding agreement...
05/26/2014
I want to present my offer to YOU! I know this would be a huge inconvenience for you because you ARE such a BUSY agent, and your time is so very precious and guarded. I would have called you directly, but it seems that you don’t share your personal cell number with anyone, so the only number to c...
05/21/2014
Back in the day, most REALTORS LOVED relocation companies because lots of companies used them to relocate lots of employees (mostly executives). I knew several agents whose entire businesses were working with incoming and outgoing referrals exclusively with Relocation companies. This was their li...
05/17/2014
Patience > Hype…. My friend and client Nick is a GENIUS! We were talking about today’s Real Estate market here in Middle Tennessee. We burst into 2014 with record numbers of sales, and many areas of town have been “Blessed” with rapidly increasing prices. With the inventory being all but gone, th...
05/14/2014
Businesses WIN on the “Fundamentals” My friend Joe Calloway is a brilliant Author and Speaker who has helped MANY organizations improve themselves. What I like most about Joe’s work (Message) is all that it’s not . . . a complex algorithm . . . or a bunch of hype . . . or even rocket science. Joe...
05/13/2014
It’s easy to find an expert to tell you what you WANT to hear. Pretty much every day, someone asks me if this strong real estate is going to continue to gain strength? There are plenty of experts out there who are singing some pretty draconian predictions. After all, we’ve seen this before, right...
05/12/2014
Happy Mother’s Day   Mother’s Day is tomorrow, and i wish ALL Mothers all the best as we celebrate you tomorrow. I sit here thinking of the many ways I appreciate my Mother . . . and my wife Debbie as the Mother of our children. I am awestruck! I think back and can remember so many memories of my...
05/10/2014
What is the value of an RSVP? First a definition: “RSVP is a request for a response from the invited person or people. It is an initialism derived from the French phrase répondez s’il vous plaît, meaning “please respond.” So . . . You’ve invited a group of people, and you are asking them to “RSVP...
05/09/2014
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