Southern Financial Bloviator

Real Estate Agent - Realty Executives Assoc
Richard Barbee offers his persona views on all things financial.



I am so happy that I finally made the transition from taking property pictures to hiring a person that actually knows what they are doing.  I recently listed a magnificant commercial property that was an art gallery and a chiropractor's office. The photographer used a Nikon digital, knew all the ...
I have learned a few things in my 40 years.  One of the most basic lessons I have picked up is "Keep Moving". Keep Moving Physically - It burns calories, it raises the heart rate, it helps you meet people and make connections, it gets things done. Keep Moving Mentally - Keep learning, asking ques...
It would seem that no matter how much effort, money, and time I put into the e-world, there is always more to do, more to learn, and smarter competition. It feels like a treadmill which I cannot dismount and cannot reach the speed or inclinde buttons. Maybe I need better web help.  I have spent l...
Here are a few of the sites and scenes around Knoxville, TN. I sell real estate in this wonderful city!! Come visit us sometime. Richard Barbee, Broker, Realty Executives Associates 865-388-1621
I am a political junkie.  The back of my business cards have quotes from John Adams, Milton Friedman, Thomas Jefferson and more.  I value the role of free enterprise and private ownership of land and property. Here are some quotes: "A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with a...
"That woman speaks eight languages and can't say no in any of them" - Dorothy Parker "Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own" - Johann Von Goethe "In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied eve...
"The success combination in business is:  1. Do what you do better AND 2. Do more of what you do"  -  David Joseph Schwartz "No nation was ever ruined by trade"  -  Benjamin Franklin "Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision"  -  Peter Drucker "Failure is si...
I had the privilege of listing a 10,000 sq ft, 3-story building today.  It was built in 1870 by the FreeMasons.  What a fantastic piece of work! The current owners had purchase the building a few years and restored a large portion of the building.  Four thousand square feet were used as an art ga...
I have been very blessed to meet a lot of great people during my work in real estate.  Clients, customers, fellow agent, finance professionals, builders, and more.  Real estate got me out of my introverted shell and revealed a world of fun and productivity to me. I am thankful for being a Realtor...

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