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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 23
Inviting conversationIn your daily interactions, how many of the words you speak are inviting conversation? Monologue or Dialogue? Do you tend to talk TO – AT – or WITH most other people? Do you find yourself conversing differently with different people? For those people you talk TO or AT, why no...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 47
Well – That digital experiment was entertainingIf you’re still playing the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) game, STOP! The odds are VERY slim that you’ll be discovered as a result of the time, energy, and money you’re squandering. Consider Seth Godin’s post this morning: The Google tax Here are ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 12
Let us do something exceptional today!How might the world improve over time if more people were to make these 6 words the first words spoken each day? This has nothing to do with achieving goals or winning whatever game we’re playing. It’s all about being the best version of yourself and pledging...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 15
DO NOT RELY ON ZILLOW ZESTIMATE! Even your PETS know not to trust the reliability of the internet. So . . . Why would you even fathom trusting the internet to determine the “Market Value” of your house? Through the years, internet information has misguided MANY house buyers and sellers resulting ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 10
How much time, energy, and money has denial cost you in 2019? I know you know what this is. It’s that thing you know you should be doing but aren’t. This might be something you’re telling other people you are doing, but you aren’t. Or maybe it’s that thing you just can’t seem to find the time to ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 22
I begin this post with a short story The Drowning Man A fellow was stuck on his rooftop in a flood. He was praying to God for help. Soon a man in a rowboat came by and the fellow shouted to the man on the roof, “Jump in, I can save you.” The stranded fellow shouted back, “No, it’s OK, I’m praying...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 5
Everyone has standards . . . What are yours? Is your business Niche oriented? Perhaps you’ve chosen a particular subdivision, zip code, type of residence (House/Condo), or school zone, or theme (Waterfront or Golf or equestrian), Style (Mid-Century – Victorian – Contemporary) . . . or maybe you m...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 5
Why the pouty face? Who stole your sunny disposition? Has it rained on your parade? I have good news for you . . . As soon as you give yourself permission to move past this, it’ll be over. Your life work craves your sunny disposition . . . and so do we 🙂 Chin UP! Published by Barry Owen Strategis...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 21
Every query you pose on Facebook will yield multiple “Expert Responses.” Yep! Pretty much everyone on Facebook is an expert who is eager to bestow upon questioners great wisdom from the trenches . . . or impart compelling opinions about what “conversation starters” should do given the described c...
I think it’s safe to say that all of us have a desire for gaining more “traction” in our careers. “Traction” includes having a steady flow over time of the “RIGHT” Clients/Customers for your business? Every business owner faces this challenge each and every day. Where’s that delicate balance of p...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 8
Of course, the herd MUST be heading the right direction, right? Maybe not! What happens when the lead cow starts heading towards a 1000′ cliff? Well . . . odds are good (without question) that most, if not all, of the herd will follow and perish. There’s an inherent tendency for folks to trust th...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 5
Everyone is a squirrel looking for a nut. or . . . a Hammer looking for a nail. For a sales-human, the pursuit is for that “Convertable Lead” who, with proper and diligent cultivation (follow-up), will ultimately become a “Customer” by agreeing to an appointment and become a CLIENT through earnin...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Yesterday, I was exposed to a most amazing “workspace for makers and artists” My friend Roger Conner randomly sent me a text last week. He and I have not connected in a while, and I always enjoy spinning ideas with him, so I accepted his invitation without having any inkling of the purpose of the...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
You’re going to encounter just the person I’m looking for! I know this may be eerie and even a tad uncomfortable for you. After all, how could I possibly predict this happening with any possibility of accuracy? I understand your skepticism, but please indulge me for a moment. You, too, possess th...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 9
Even from otherwise seemingly pleasant and even-keeled people, there’s seldom a shortage of naysayers. Much of my life is driven by “ideation”. New and interesting (to me) ideas flow through my overly active brain throughout every waking moment and likely also the unawake moments. My way is to un...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 5
Who’s to blame? We seem to be in a world of judgement and casting blame. Every day, we encounter circumstances failing to happen according to our well-intentioned plans. Critics salivate at the first whiff of disarray, and they POUNCE! Who will take responsibility for this train wreck? I believe ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
and there’s always a but . . . These days, it’s easy to brag on Nashville. For sure, there are myriad impressive things we hear daily about Nashville’s propulsion to the top. There are just as many things we don’t hear about Nashville’s race to the bottom. Our newly elected John Cooper seems to h...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
I am a certifiable invitaholic! Every day, I invite folks to engage . . . with me and others. My why boils down to indefatigable curiosity. This is a life-long pursuit to learn and experience things that are new to me. Each of us has a circle of family, friends, work associates, acquaintances AKA...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
The 1 Star Review Reality CheckThis morning, I posted this message on Facebook: “Thinking about taking my F150 to a West Nashville Mechanic for service and repairs rather than driving to Franklin dealership . . . any recommendations? I was considering Terry’s but am a little concerned about some ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Yesterday, I facilitated a meeting with the theme “All Things Digital” This meeting is the bi-monthly rendition called “Small Broker Roundtable” at Greater Nashville REALTORS. The mission is to provide a safe place for Principal Brokers/Owners with 50 or fewer Affiliate agent members to gather, c...

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