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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
You’re Invited: Optimizing YourSelfOur Theme:Living your unique purpose Let’s make lemonade with these lemons . . . Re-creating (y)our SELF on purpose as we practice quarantine The covid-19 virus has imposed upon us a sabbatical.What if we were to use this “opportunity” to work on our SELF?How ca...
As the quarantine continues, what are you doing with yourself? Have you put any thought into what things will be like when the shackles of confinement are released by the sounding of: “ALL CLEAR” (or “clear enough”)? Will the world as you have known it for all these years be changed? Have you con...
Call it whatever you want . . . Lead Generating Connecting Wellness Check-in Follow up Good will ambassador In times like this, hearing “I was just thinking about you” can LITERALLY be a life-saver. Perhaps you’re thinking about what you “should” say. My response to this is: “as little as possibl...
The Lead Did Not Follow UpIf you are “in sales” and you have an expectation of immediate gratification follow initial contact with a lead, I recommend you find a different career. But then . . . Here’s the crux of the problem . . . It’s arguable that ALL of us are “in sales” We are “selling ourse...
 Well . . . Seems COVID-19 is hitting the reset button for most of the world. What’s most eerie about this for me is the deafening absence of any signs of CHAOS. We’re all in our “Safe Places” . . . taking shelter from an enigmatically pesky little virus fabled to have been unleashed by a vendor ...
Posted byBarry Owen March 27, 2020 Leave a commenton What the world needs now EditWhat the world needs now Two amazing performances to lift your Spirit during uncertain times. More of this and less of that other stuff, and we WILL prevail! With Love, b
Making Lemonade with these LemonsFor the past few weeks, I’ve been VERY busy talking Realtors “off the ledge” as the reality of the COVID19 “LOCKDOWN” sets in.  The world is NOT going to end! This WILL pass! NOW is the best time EVER to crank up the volume in terms of reaching out to your family,...
What is “Affordable Housing” to you? Is it houses priced under $150,000 – or $300,000 – or $500,000 – or anything under $1,000,000? Is there a commonly accepted definition of “Affordable Housing”? What if we were to switch the words to be “Housing Affordability”? I found this “stab” at a definiti...
A Time for Coming Together  SO much has happened in the past 6 days, and I am in deep appreciation of the generous people of Nashville. An AMAZING amount of “recovery” has been accomplished in a crazy short time. We know this is only the beginning of healing, and we are keeping our ears open for ...
Welcome to March! Below is a message I sent to my SOI - A weekly email every Monday morning   Yesterday, I declared it to be SPRING in Owen hollow. Yep! I hung the Hummingbird Feeder and spent the weekend tidying up the many fallen limbs and sticks. This is a very serious and intentional process ...

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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