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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 

“She was a rich Broker” are the words of the Kidnapper of Beverly Carter when a reporter asked him why he picked her? How that translates to what transpired is yet to be known. Sadly, Beverly’s body was found early this morning in a shallow grave. This is an unconscionable tragedy. The only real...
09/29/2014
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It doesn’t matter where you live or what you do as a profession, there’s danger. We REALTORS often take this for granted and occasionally hear of surreal tragedies “in the line of duty.” The FIRST order of business following news of such an egregious criminal act is to circle our wagons and raise...
09/29/2014
So often, what we are seeking is there just beyond our field of vision. As I work with Home Buyers, we always begin with the Clients’ “Ultimate Scenario!” There’s nothing complex about this part of the process. I ask a few simple questions: If everything were possible and money were not an obstac...
09/29/2014
Don’t EVER let anyone make you believe you are wasting your time pursuing your passion! Prove them WRONG! and if it doesn’t pan out, just call it “Tuition” . . . NEVER “Wasted” This advice especially rings true when the naysayer is a Work Associate/Colleague. The curmudgeon will always shoot down...
09/25/2014
The radio is old and stale . . .  People who listen to the radio are old and stale . . .  Too much talking and commercials on the radio . . .  I want to listen to what I want to listen to WHEN I want to listen to it . . .  Yep! Even as I receive a couple of calls every week from the ad Sales Depa...
09/23/2014
Do you sometimes wish there were 2 of you? Somehow, it seems that technology is working against efficiency. There’s more to do, and the “normal” expectation is “Immediate Gratification.” Go ahead and admit it . . . When you text someone a question, your expectation is an immediate response withou...
09/22/2014
Without question, there’s HIGH importance to properly “shui-shing” a house for sale. Yes – Fix what you know is broken. Scrape, caulk, and paint all of the places you know are cracking/peeling. De-clutter the place. Stow away all of the trinkets and personal items. Remove potentially offensive ar...
09/21/2014
“You’re not just hurting yourself . . . the WHOLE team suffers!” Coach Marmolejo spoke these wise and timeless words at 1/2 time in today’s Soccer game. Many of our players were sluggish and di not have their heads in the game, so he asked a few questions: Who had a sleep-over last night? Did eve...
09/20/2014
Was it a drill . . .  or the holes? A hammer or driven nails? A sofa or a big box for the kids to build a fort? A house or a way of life? The right “tools” make the job MUCH easier. Herein lies a distinct difference between the quintessential Professional (Expert) and the casual hacking “Jack-of-...
09/19/2014
Zillow Termination of RealTracs Public Data Feed Represents a Change for BETTER When Real Estate Agents throughout Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and Northern Alabama checked their email this morning, we saw a press release from Stuart White CEO ofRealtracs Solutions our Multiple Listing Se...
09/18/2014
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