Thanks for chiming in. I appreciate your providing this example, but I do have a concern.
45 Πάλιν ὁμοία ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν ἀνθρώπῳ ἐμπόρῳ ζητοῦντι καλοὺς μαργαρίτας · 46 εὑρὼν δὲ ἕνα πολύτιμον μαργαρίτην ἀπελθὼν πέπρακεν
πάντα ὅσα εἶχεν καὶ ἠγόρασεν αὐτόν.
45 “Again the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 Now when he found one expensive pearl, he went out and sold off all that he had and bought it.”
There is a 2 minute response, not edited, that I'll check later
I'll try an expanded translation/paraphrase
1. having located a pearl of great value
2. he left (to sell all his stuff)
3. (he sold [his possessions]) [I put (he sold) in brackets to show that this is not the focal point the author wants to draw our attention to]; in fact, it is assumed based on what follows]
4. and now in possession of the proceeds from all he sold [this is the focal point of a Perfect verb]
i.e., all of his property and personal possessions that he was holding on to,
5. he [now in possession of cold, hard cash) bought the pearl
Again, this is my view of the Perfect Tense. The phrase "he sold" is not the focal point of πέπρακεν. He can't buy the pearl until he is in possession of the moola.
I reserve the right to be correct with any of the above.