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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



Sometimes the Universe forces us to stop and smell the roses. or In this case, admire the precursor to a change in the weather . . . Like THIS: Yeah! I was walking the dogs after a particularly busy last day of the month and happened to look up. Lo and behold, there was the most magnificent swirl...
The REALTOR Awards of Excellence Gala happened Saturday night. The Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS (GNAR) can throw the BEST of the BEST for their membership, and last night measured up quite well. The venue was the OMNI Hotel, and the food was beyond anything you might expect at such a...
If you’re double-booking yourself frequently, you’re potentially killing your business. THIS can be fixed (if you’re willing)! Of course as with all bad habits, you must first acknowledge that you have a problem. Let’s think this through! Here’s what happens when you double-book yourself: You pla...
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where’s the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked? Patty and Paul are pondering putting their palace on the public market. Panic has set in becaus...
Let’s say you meet yourself at the grocery store and make your usual “pitch” to make sure that yourself knows you are a REALTOR. This time, you hit the JACKPOT because yourself just happens to be thinking about buying a house soon but hasn’t committed to working with a REALTOR. Of course, you per...
What’s your visceral response to the word “BUDGET”? For most folks, it evokes a primal flinch with the face contorting as it might immediately upon biting into a lemon. Yeah! “Budget” has a bad rap because it represents the tedium of keeping track of what’s coming in, what’s going out, and calcul...
Time marches on . . . It never stands still. We Humans invented time because we were so “evolved” that we thought we should manage it, control it, and use it wisely. We value time, and we hate it (sometimes) especially when we “run out of it.” How irritating is it when some unthinking neanderthal...
In this vast world of virtual offices, it’s conceivable that a REALTOR could transact LOTS of business without ever setting foot in the office. Getting eyeball-to-eyeball with the Principal Broker could be a rarity. Is this a good thing? Well – I guess it can be good . . . until something goes wo...
Happy Presidents Day! I hope you are finding a way to have the day off with your family. I finally broke down and walked the dogs in the rain – resigned to the probability that it won’t stop raining any time soon, but the forecast is for SPRING weather for the next several days. Pretty much every...
What motivates you? I’ve been watching Basketball coaches all season and have witnessed  some AMAZING styles of coaching. One coach sat on the bench the entire game and only left her seat for time outs and 1/4 0r 1/2 time breaks. It was as if there were a button in her butt – Like pulling the pin...

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