Business gets a LOT easier when . . .


I’ve heard a LOT of frustration out there with pesky little details like uncertainty of the process and/or rules . . . Unpredictability of the flow of transactions through the lending process . . . Lack of communication throughout the process ostensibly because there’s nothing to report.

Crazy times . . .

When things like this occur, the WORST thing a professional can do is hide. Sticking the head in the sand doesn’t make the problem go away or mend itself.

So . . .

How about considering the unfathomable solution of INCREASING the level of contact with MORE people such that creative solutions have the potential for emerging?

The worst thing that could happen is that you make some new friends and acquaintances.

There’s something I know about REALTORS and Lenders (and most other professionals) . . . If you put them in a room together without much of an agenda, they’ll quickly find themselves in deep conversations with others in the room . . . thereby creating their own mutual agendas and relationships will build and problems will be solved.

We are all “subjects” in this great “social experiment” known as the “human experience”, and what I know from my little sliver of experience is that we are innately social animals . . . we are more gregarious . . . we crave camaraderie . . . we love being a part of something meaningful . . . We’d rather be “IN” than “OUT”!


Because it is during those times we are “IN” the mix when we seem to get the most out of our life experience as we learn vicariously through others.

Most weeks, Pareto Realty coordinates “Lunch & Learn” events – mostly on Wednesdays – We invite vendors (Lenders, Home Inspectors, Restaurants, Local Businesses) to come to “Educate and Feed” the folks who show up.

We typically have 7 (or more) real estate firms represented at each of these events as well as an interesting mix of other folks including other vendors. the vendor doing the “Educating and feeding” presents . . . and then opens the floor for any discussion that percolates from the presentation.

EVERYONE wins as new relationships form.

THAT’s the kinda stuff that’s going to lead this country out of this mess . . . not additional regulations or rules or laws.

Let’s just keep on looking for opportunities to gather together and learn from each other, eh?

I’m just sayin’




About Barry Owen

Residential Real Estate Principal Broker and Founder of Pareto Realty, LLC. Creating the quintessential real estate firm with emphasis on "Live, Work, & Play" balance . . . and a true Performance Oriented environment for Real Estate Professionals. Serving the Real estate needs of Home Buyers and Sellers in Middle Tennessee.
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