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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
RECENT BLOG POSTS
We Realtors rely on each other to successfully sell and close home sales. Our “jobs” are multifaceted, and I sometimes think that some Agents and Principal Brokers lose proper perspective – They develop amnesia – lose sight of the forest for the trees. We confuse the difference of winning battles...
07/20/2020
@ 3:30 this morning . . .The dogs and I heard a tree breaking in the woods above the house, but there was no “THUD” of tree hitting the ground – A little unsettling. This is one of those “waiting for the other shoe drop” scenarios . . . and a feeling that we all are experiencing day in and day ou...
07/14/2020
What’s your track record for efficiency when you tackle a project? How much thought and preparation do you invest, so as to be able to maximize your resources of Time, Energy, Money, and materials? Do you “Re-create the wheel” with every “Do-It-Yourself” adventure? How many times do you have to r...
07/09/2020
As we tumble through life . . .we make myriad decisions every minute of every day. Will it be THIS or THAT or neither? It sounds like a good idea, but is now the right time for this? If I/we decide to do it, what are the potential repercussions (positive, neutral, or negative) Are the “right peop...
07/08/2020
Today, I am especially proud of my Home Town Nashville, TN Truthfully, I was expecting mayhem following the Scheduled “Teen Peaceful Protest” to begin @ June 4, 2020 @ 4 PM at the Bicentennial Capital Mall and to serpentine through the city with an 8:40 moment of silence at the National Museum of...
06/05/2020
Realtors inherently crave human to human connection. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, I knew that isolation (quarantine) would be excruciating for our team of active Real Estate Sales Professionals. I wondered what I could do to take the edge off during this time of quiet solitude. After some c...
06/02/2020
Let’s resolve to turn a page starting TODAY . . .  the first day of a freshly minted month (June).This month has SO much potential in terms of creating new opportunities  from the myriad possibilities all around us.Accept all that has been happening the past several months and think about how we ...
06/01/2020
We are ALL “in sales”! Of course, there will be people who disagree because – well – perhaps they consider themselves to be “above” the status of “sales person”. They prefer other, more prestigious titles like “Professional” or “Esquire” or “Doctor” or “Artist” . . . Regardless of title and/or qu...
05/28/2020
This is the philosophical “less is more” Try saying fewer words to communicate more effectively. Have you noticed that, when you struggle against the challenge of the day, things actually get WORSE? When something isn’t coming together as you think it should, practice letting go of the things you...
05/27/2020
Do you remember the days . . . of home Buyers and Sellers coming to agreement and, together with Lenders and Realtors, coordinate a smooth transaction with minimal “outside interference’? This is not say that everything was hunky-dory (Utopian) absent any conflict, but most of the complications w...
05/22/2020
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Stream of consciousness commentary on the real estate industry from the perspective of a Principal Real Estate Broker and Founder of Pareto REalty, LLC in Middlle Tennessee - Also a Career Development Coach with vast Organizational Development/Transformation training and experience - in the industry since 1993