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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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No matter how dialed in our systems and processes are, we’re still fluid. This is not a choice because everything is always moving. We’ve gotta let go of rigidity and accept the value of being light on our feet – Flexible – nimble – adaptable – adoptable – and less attached to preconceived outcom...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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WORTH: the value of something measured by . . . its qualities or by the esteem in which it is held – a literary heritage of great worth –  moral or personal value MERIT, EXCELLENCE What is YOUR worth? What is your worth to others? What is the worth of others to you? Is considering the meaning of...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I think I am right in having the premise . . .that most of us REALTORS do what we do, in large part, to protect vulnerable home Buyers and Sellers from harm as a result of accidentally stumbling into a real estate transaction without representation. Nothing curdles my blood more than hearing stor...
Seth Godin published this post today: Too big to care “As brands get bigger (and bigger might be as small as an organization with just two people in it), policies kick in. Policies and budgets and bureaucracy. The brand has become too big to care. I mean, it might be big enough to pretend to car...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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In April of this year . . . I and 2 of my team members participated in the NINJASelling installation at Greater Nashville REALTORS. This was 4 VERY full, motivational days of intense learning. For years, I’ve been aware of the NINJA selling program, and I haven’t signed up because I’ve been pract...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Here we are in the sandbox in preschool. We’re learning from each other how to negotiate. I’m shoveling some sand, and accidentally toss a load on my friend Sally’s head. Of course, Sally is initially surprised . . . Time freezes . . . She’s processing what just happened, and there are so many th...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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How long has it been since you had a Maintenance week? Do you know what that is? We know that we must properly maintain our automobiles, home air conditioning systems, our teeth, and pretty much everything we own. If we fail to maintain our “tools” that make our lives easier, they will ultimately...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Thor didn’t want to take his medicine this morning! All of the other dogs LOVE the Bravecto Chews they all get every 3 months, but not Thor! Bravecto is an awesome Tick and Flea medicine that makes the dogs toxic to those pests . . . A necessity if you’re gonne be a cannine in #OwenHollow because...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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We learn by asking: “Why?” We learned this as children beginning as soon as we had the capacity to communicate. For the first several years of our lives, we questioned darn near everything. As we “matured”, our curiosity waned, and our questioning of: “Why?” started happening less. Why? Was it th...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Consistent and persistent contact pays huge dividends IF the messages are relevant and deliver value. My ActiveRain Blog page Lifetime Stats: 2564 Blog Posts – 3,311,821 Views – 450 Followers WOW! That’s a LOT of “content”, and it didn’t get there over night. I add a post (almost) every working d...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The invitation popped into my in-box, and the topic piqued my curiosity. I checked my calendar and confirmed that the day and time was doable, and I registered to attend. At that moment of my choosing to register, the topic resonated with me. As the event neared, I received a reminder email and w...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Your parents set clearly defined boundaries, and you immediately began “testing” those boundaries. At first, your parents might not have noticed your sly rule breaking, and when they did notice, their reaction potentially set a precedent that would stay with you for your entire life. If they laug...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I’ve been conducting an experiment. “The logic of the experimental method is that it is a controlled environment which enables the scientist to measure precisely the effects of independent variables on dependent variables, thus establishing cause and effect relationships. This in turn enables the...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Is there an end to your rope? What’s your tolerance? I’d venture to say that we ALL have an end to our rope. Sadly, some people choose to continually length their rope rather than reaching the end. When your rope has no end . . . there are no boundaries. Ah yes! If you’re feeling defeated and dow...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The internet MONSTERS killed SOI for us little fish! Yep! Google pretty much feeds only the content that makes them money. Using keywords and tags are not likely to earn first page returns on any generic term imaginable.. Is “Free” internet traffic a thing of the past for REALTORS (and most other...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Doesn’t it feel great to be served well? I think I’m accurate saying that all people appreciate when they feel “cared for”! In truth, we crave this. We thrive on human to human interaction. Seth Godin offers a great example in his blog post this morning. The $50,000 an hour gate agent I had an aw...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Creativity and Spirit don’t know time. Just because it’s “scheduled” doesn’t mean it’ll magically manifest exactly at the appointed time. This is a hard pill swallow in this high tech “gimme NOW” environment in which we are swimming. Whenever it starts will be the right time. If you’re impatient ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I host MANY events large and small. Some might consider me to be a “serial inviter”. An idea pops into my head, or I notice an emerging issue or opportunity, or I see potential in gathering together a specific group of people, or I get the feeling that: If these people who don’t yet know each oth...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Engaging with real people is the ticket to homing more families For years, I have been coaching the “Vital Few” agents of Pareto Realty to build a niche business with 80% of “marketing” by leveraging relationships. Every day is about connecting with real people OFFLINE!These are your “SOI – Spher...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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You might want what you need . . . or need what you want. Sometimes, what you need isn’t what you want. Similarly, what you want isn’t what you need. How do we reconcile this? Today, I was cleaning up my Google Drive, and I stumbled across this quote that I needed to hear today. Interestingly, I ...

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