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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 12
Some people don’t like to be surprised. That’s a tough spot they put themselves in, because odds are good that surprises are gonna happen whether we like them or not. Being attached to preconceived outcomes is tantamount to setting yourself up for disappointment and maybe even FAILURE! You might ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 5
After years of having my hair cut at one of the franchise Hair cutting places, I decided to give a REAL Barber Shop a try. The truth is that I have been going to that particular place out of habit . . . There was NO other reason. As I look back through the years, I realize that I started going th...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Are you certain it’s over? After all, this quagmire could be a test of the Universe . . . just to see if you’re really committed to succeeding. I get it! Those times when everything seems to going South are the times we must forge through with all the intestinal fortitude we can muster or NOT! A ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
This morning, I started my commute earlier than usual,and traffic was clear sailing. At 6:15 AM, there are FAR fewer cars on the road than at 7:00. It was nice not to be stuck in traffic jams, As I entered Briley Parkway (A Highway with 55 MPH speed limit), the hair on the back of my neck stood u...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 20
An inordinate number of new career starts FAIL within the 1st year. Why? This question was posed yesterday in a Facbook Group of Broker/Owners of Independent real estate firms across the country. As you might imagine, there were MANY passionate answers ranging from “Lack of enthusiasm” to “Treati...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
This blog post could easily become a rant, but Imma not gonna let it be. No matter who you are wherever you are doing whatever you’re doing, you have opinions about all this STUFF going on in the world. My facebook feed is chock full of rants and turmoil over all of these HUGE issues over which w...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 9
Not everyone wants to be rich and famous! In fact, most of those who want fame and fortune won’t get “there”. This is a “Chicken or egg” scenario: Which is it? Do you achieve fame and fortune because that was your goal (to be rich & famous)? OR . . . Do you achieve fame and fortune because you’re...

By Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
Comments 2
Moving to Nashville? Join the Growing CrowdThinking about moving to Nashville? If so, you will be joining about 100 other people a day who have been moving to Nashville for the past 2+ years.  Nashville is exploding.  Nashville is one of the new "It" cities in America.Nashville is home to the hot...

By Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist
(Southern Living Realty Partners)
Comments 6
Nashville Area CodesI received a call today that I thought was from out of the area.  The area code was 629.  I had heard that as the 615 area code was running out of numbers a new area code had been introduced. I had never really paid any attention nor received a call from anyone with a 629 area...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 24
Doing the same thing and expecting different results creates perfect conditions for a classic case of insanity. This is the time of year when many of us are reviewing our performance in 2018. This time last year, what were your goals for 2018? How did you arrive at those goals? Were those goals w...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
As much as we all would like to think that we know it all . . . You know – We’re the quintessential professionals who have a staid commitment to staying abreast of all of the quirks and trends of our industry. We attend myriad classes and seminars and webinars and read books and network with our ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
When I joined the ranks of Real Estate Sales Professionals, there was very little sales training available. The year was 1993 – no internet yet. Our MLS listings were published bi weekly – Yes – HUGE Telephone book (remember those?) sized books. My first Broker assigned me to a desk with a phone ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 17
Good morning Jeff Bezos! (Hey to everyone who serves customers/clients . . . Don't get so big that you recieve a letter like this) It’s been a while since we’ve talked – Well, you and I have never met, but you did have a conversation with my Father who will never forget. I know that many years ha...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 11
Many REALTORS go into hibernation when the weather gets frightful. If the weather doesn’t happen to be frightful, there’re are many other perfectly sound reasons to take your foot off the gas . . . to decrease the intensity of our business during the Holiday season and beyond. Why not have your c...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
If a REALTOR were to specialize in working with 1st Time home Buyers, who are their most likely Clients? The answer to this might surprise you as much as it has me. There are 2 distinctly different generations who make up this population of 1st time home buyers. How could this be? After all . . ....

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
The “neutering” of the fiduciary Real Estate Sales Professional under the cover of CYA is becoming a problematic trend. Over the past several months, I have heard of many things being taught in Pre-licensing and Continuing education classes that seem to be a trend of taking REALTORS out of the tr...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
When you are posting on Facebook, you are doing so as a Public Figure. This is also true for all other forms of Media including your blogsite, your “remarks” in your MLS Listing and other marketing. It is true that, when you err, people notice . . . and they judge. Some folks notice improper use ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 11
Hasn’t it always been better to get information “straight from the horse’s mouth”? (straight) from the horse’s mouth “From the original or most reliable source.”   “I’d rather get my information 2nd or 3rd hand” said nobody.   Anything other than straight from the source is, by definition, “unrel...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
If you’re just now realizing that 2018 ends in 2 months, and you’re not poised to hit your goals . . . You are likely “too late” to do anything about it. Just as when you are late for a meeting, you cannot plea that it was the fault of “traffic.” Guess what? Everyone who made it to that meeting o...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
“Working with a REALTOR” may not mean that you have REALTOR Representation. Yep! You’ve decided to buy a house. You’ve been told that it would behoove you to work with a REALTOR because the process of buying a house is very complex. You: know a REALTOR – or have been referred by a family member, ...

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