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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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2018 

I asked 2 simple questions, and the response was an excruciatingly long sales pitch monologue. I had already decided to do business with this company (and probably still will), but the “Customer Service Representative” very nearly talked me out of it. I endured 28 minutes and 59 seconds during wh...
01/31/2018
The title of this blog post is most definitely NOT me speaking. The words: “I don’t need to go to any classes because I know what I’m doing” came from the mouth of a Real Estate Sales person who had just committed several “infractions” while negotiating a transaction. Misuse of forms and misinter...
01/30/2018
Snow in Punxsutawney weather forecast for Groundhog Day 2018 Almost certainly, that furry little beast Punxsutawney will NOT see his shadow this Friday unless there’s a miraculous parting of the predicted clouds at EXACTLY the right moment.   Yep! Odds are strong that he will prophesy 6 more week...
01/29/2018
Disclaimer: I acknowledge that we don’t have crystal balls. Challenge: Consider the notion that you may be selling yourself short relative to your vision of your future. Realty: Most people don’t think big enough – deep enough – bold enough. Truth: That upon which you focus . . . EXPANDS. In you...
01/26/2018
AOE = Area of Expertise I had to learn this invaluable lesson again for the past 18 hours. Managing internet domains and building websites is something I know very little about. So . . . Why would I decide to log in to my GoDaddy account to redirect a few URLS on my own? Yep! In the matter of abo...
01/25/2018
In every conceivable market condition, there are people who thrive. The “Real” answer to the question: “How’s the market?” should be: “It’s what I choose it to be.” If you think it’s slowing . . . it is . . . even as other sales Professionals are ROCKING lots of sales. If you think it’s a CRAZY b...
01/24/2018
How do you deal with it all? Day in and day out, we all journey along with myriad surprises along the way. Some of these surprises are fun – some are excruciatingly frustrating – some are exuberantly off the charts MARVELOUS – some are sad – some are HAPPY . . . and None are expected. HERE’S THE ...
01/23/2018
Plant seeds for trees under which you’ll not enjoy their shade? Let’s get real! What are your goals (If you have any defined)? Do you have a retirement plan? Are you a “Vision Board” person . . . Have you a board always visible at home or in your office that is a constant reminder of your goals a...
01/22/2018
The internet has effectively neutered our attention to the details when signing a legally binding contract. When you install an APP or register on a website to do, well, just about anything on the internet, you’ll have to check the box indicating that you understand and agree to the terms and con...
01/10/2018
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Volume of Sales generates revenue. Revenue IS income . . . It’s all of that money that comes into your bank account as a result of your business activities (Marketing, Servicing, Selling). Many folks believe that the name of the game of success is “making a LOT of money.” The only pitfall of that...
01/09/2018
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