Trend or Sheeples?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071


shee·​ple | \ ˈshē-pəl  \

informal: people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced


 1a: a prevailing tendency or inclination : DRIFTcurrent trends in education b: a general movement : SWING the trend toward suburban living c: a current style or preference : VOGUEnew fashion trends d: a line of development : APPROACH new trends in cancer research 2: the general movement over time of a statistically detectable change also: a statistical curve reflecting such a change3: a line of general direction or movement the trend of the coast turned toward the west

Suddenly – I am noticing a predominance of WHITE new (and old) houses here in Nashville.

I’m not a fan . . . Won’t all these houses be a pain to keep clean?

Stark uniformity . . .

Makes me want to buy a lot in the middle of one of these developments and paint it . . . PURPLE with a Mint Green metal roof.

Am I wrong?

Do this many people really LOVE white houses?

With near zero differentiation, how will visitors find YOUR house?

Is this a trend . . . or FOBD (Fear of Being Different)?

If I have a house any color other than white, will people judge me?

Will the Home Owner Association blacklist my family?

Who was the originator of this House whiteness, and how did this person convince the population of white house owners to buy in on this as being a great idea?

Peer pressure neuters individuality.

Ah well . . . These are just my musings.

Here’s the funny part . . . My home is #OwenHollow – an Utopian “Holler” in Whites Creek, TN. My house is a modest farm house with a classic Red Barn.

My house is . . . wait for it . . . WHITE, so I know a thing or 2 about white houses – It’s a bad idea because unless I pressure wash frequently, it quickly becomes grungy brown/green

I think the white houses is really a conspiracy of the paint manufacturers – Can you imagine how much money they’re saving by not having the expense of their employees time consumed by mixing different colors.



Dare to be different.

Unshackle yourself and let your hair down.

There now . . . I said it!

Posted byBarry OwenAugust 6, 2020Posted inUncategorizedEditTrend or Sheeples?

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good mornig Barry. I need to keep this comment short especially about people who can be defined as "sheeple"! Enjoy your day!

Aug 06, 2020 07:37 AM #1
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You have hit on a topic close to mind this morning, Barry.  Only it isn't white houses that I'm applying it to.  It's Zoom and video meetings with everyone using bookshelves as their background!  Come on folks, let's be original!

Aug 06, 2020 12:27 PM #2
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