Talk to most people about real estate and, more to the point, real estate agents … and you’ll get a lot of eye rolls and exasperated sighs. It’s true; real estate agents are generally placed somewhere between lawyers and used car salesmen in the hierarchy of scorned professions.
I am not “that guy.”
I’m Stacie Wells, and I look at real estate through a different lens.
An avid photographer, I tend to view the world — and real estate — differently than most. For me, it is about helping and listening to people. When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s not just a transaction; it’s a process that’s fraught with emotion and, sometimes, you don’t just need someone to show you houses, but someone who listens and who understands you. You need someone who knows the ropes, who knows the ins and outs of contracts, and who will hold your hand through every step of the process.
I do my best to be that guy.
In business, just as in life, I try to find the beauty that others might, in their haste, overlook. Just as I swoon at the patina on an antique doorknob or at the elegance and grace of an azalea in springtime, so, too, do I find beauty in the stories of my customers.
Whether you’re ready to buy your very first home or whether you’re helping your parents sell the house in which you grew up, your stories are uniquely yours and you deserve someone who will listen and who will be your advocate.
I want to be that guy.
I’m an oddball; I admit it. In real estate terms, I suppose you could call me a “unicorn.” I don’t wear suits — I like broken-in jeans and comfy sweaters. I prefer drinking Kombucha to coffee (it’s true — I’ll take that over a PSL any day of the week).
I’d rather walk through the neighborhoods in which I live and work, snapping pictures of fallen leaves or a peony in peak bloom than spend my time in my car. I don’t have a “glamour shot” — you’re more likely to see me trodding about in a pair of knit socks (which I knit myself!) In short? I’m quirky.
I like being that guy.
Real estate doesn’t have to be cold and transactional. I think it can — and should — be warm, friendly, and fun. (I use Oxford commas, too — how’s that for unconventional?) I want my clients to walk away from their experience saying, “That was GREAT” instead of “thank God that’s over.” I want everyone I work with to feel respected, to feel heard, to feel understood, and to feel like they’ve gotten the best representation in Augusta.
And if that’s odd, I’m OK with it.
I want to be that guy … and I want to work with you.