A Touch of Color!

I've been tweaking a few areas in my home lately, and I'm obsessed with removable wallpaper. I know, I always tell you that you need to stick with neutral colors and that your home will sell for more money if buyers can see themselves living there and I will continue to stand by that proven fact. I'm not selling my home though and I LOVE COLOR! This accent wall is just enough.

Wallpaper you ask? Yes, I have memories of scraping off old wallpaper used in the past, chipping my fingernails, inhaling all the yuck that comes with it, and swearing that I would never hang wallpaper again but this is different. This is removable, easy, and can add a simple change that brings JOY. The hardest part is matching the pattern. It is pretty forgiving if you need to pull it up a few times to get it right. Wallpaper is trending again. What do you think?



A Long Goodbye...




My Mama, Sandra Dye (aka Sandra Dee), peacefully died on 2-2-22. Most of you met her during the past 6 + years I cared for her. You met at client appreciation events, at our home, when she rode shotgun on appointments or gave out pop by gifts with me. Toward the last few years, she came with a warning because I never knew what she would say or, more accurately, what the Alzheimer's version of her would say. She shared stories with colorful details and lots of enthusiasm. The stories were magical and partly true except for what was made up or embellished. You never blinked in supporting me or embracing her. Thank you!

The last two years have been brutal watching the constant change and adapting minute by minute. It was a huge learning curve and many dark days. However, the consistency of going to work gave me energy and purpose with more control than what was going on at home.

During this time, my business continued to grow, and you continued to send me referrals. Thank You! 2021 was my best year in business to date and my most challenging personal year ever. Actually, the low inventory has made work ten times harder too. I'm in awe at your continued support of me and my business, but it's much more than that. Many of you have become close friends and chosen family. (By the way, this is not a requirement for future clients) How amazing is that? You pitched in and offered to sit with Mama, bring meals, run errands, called to check-in, texted, sent cards of encouragement, brainstormed with me on her care needs, and provided her a source of endless cookies (her favorite). I'm honored by your level of compassion! Thank you to the Buyers who met me on appointments at 6 AM so I could be home when Mama was awake during her last days. Thank you to the clients that waited until I could get her to sleep to discuss the multiple offers on your home and negotiations late into the evening. Your patience was a gift and helped me more than you will ever know.  

Mama was at peace and so full of gratitude and love for me. Her last words were, I love you. She was bedridden and could barely talk in her last days. Some of you witnessed her love for music, so I wanted to share that the day before she died, the music therapist (Heartland Hospice) brought her guitar and started singing Amazing Grace over her. Mom had not been responding for over 4 hours. She opened her eyes and raised her hands. I thought she would praise God, but in true form, she started mimicking air guitar and sang every verse. I cried like a water faucet was turned on. It was a beautiful glimpse of PURE JOY! She rested, and a few songs later, she gave us shoulder action and sang All Shook Up by Elvis. That was the last spurt of the spunky personality shared on earth, and I know she danced right into heaven. I'm blessed to feel her presence with me daily, even though the loss is enormous.  

Thank you for being a part of our life! Thank you for letting me serve you and your Real Estate referrals! Thank you for serving me with so much more! I hope you will enjoy eating a warm cookie in Mama's honor! 
 
💗 Stacie

 

Checking in + Care Act Info

I hope this message finds you doing well! If you have specific Real Estate needs, please contact me directly at (919)475-9460. We are fortunate that our market will hold up strong during this time.
Please watch this video
I feel a strong need to reach out to you and have been making calls daily. We are all facing new challenges and I wanted to offer some hope and clarify some misconceptions about the Cares Act. Please don't feel ashamed if you need assistance at this time. The information is difficult to go through. This link will provide some highlights of valuable knowledge and needs that people are facing. Please share it with others.
If you are not able to pay your mortgage or rent due to circumstances of unemployment from COVID 19, contact them directly to discuss your needs and be sure you understand what your mortgage vendor is offering. I genuinely believe that you need to be proactive in your efforts. Forbearance is not forgiveness. If you don't understand the options, contact your accountant or legal advisor. Call me if you need a referral for those services.
Your Friend in Real Estate
~Stacie Dye

Not Cancelled ... Postponed




Pictures from my walk yesterday afternoon.

This week has been hard for many of us, including me. I've felt overwhelmed by reading the cancellations of events, classes, work, social gatherings, travel, business closings, weddings, graduations, and the list goes on. We've been doing our part in social distancing and self-isolation while being concerned for family and friends that are at high risk. Concerned for people that I care deeply for that are in the medical field and that are our front line defenders. Everyone is consumed with current data, death rates, newly confirmed cases, testing, politics, media, and toilet paper.  

As I started to reflect on the disappointments that we're all experiencing, I was reminded that Joy isn't canceled, neither is Hope. I also shifted my perspective from canceled to postponed. That feels SO much better! This is our season for now, and the sooner we all participate in the recommended guidelines, the quicker we will get to a new normal. 

I've been working on my mindset more diligently than ever because I can only control my efforts and attitude. My attitude took a dark hit this week and I experienced several days of negativity before getting back on track. So I thought others may benefit from tools I've used to mind shift. 

Our church had a series titled Anxious for Nothing recently and will be diving deeper into that in the next weeks with online services. I'm looking forward to it and encourage you to listen no matter what your beliefs are. I church hopped for years before joining newhope church. Dr. Benji Kelley, Senior Pastor has a gift to share God's word that grabs your attention makes you want to learn and discuss it more. All with a good sense of humor. 

Mel Robbins, talk show host and author of many books including The 5 Second Rule is hosting a Facebook live check-in Group called Stay Connected with Mel Robbins at noon daily with raw honesty and wonderful tips. I was fortunate to see her live at an event in the past. 

Are you concerned about the health of our economy or the real estate market? I'm a huge fan of Brian Buffini Podcast and have been utilizing his systems and coaching for years. This is an awesome podcast with Dr. Laurence Yun. I suggest subscribing because he provides a wealth of knowledge on a weekly basis with an Irish accent, great humor, and a passionate spirit. 

Please do your part in social distancing. You can still experience Joy and Hope! We're in this together! Call and check on folks, offer to help physically, financially, or emotionally if you can. I believe that we will come out stronger and more united than ever. Look for the Joy! Since we have been slowed down, I find it more often. I don't think that is a coincidence. Please join us on our Your Connection Realty Facebook page and share your joy and helpful tips to encourage a positive mindset. 

These are some pictures of the Joy I found in nature yesterday. 

~ Stacie Dye (919)475-9460 






Leap Year 2020




Home values have made GREAT Leaps! Contact us to discuss the value of your "Pad" in today's market. It is a great time to sell and I will be glad to prepare a Market Analysis on your home. If you plan on staying it may be a great time to refinance and I have a list of wonderful Mortgage Brokers ready to assist you. 

Stacie Dye | Your Connection Realty | 919-475-9460


Parade of Homes!



The Parade of Homes is happening today! Have fun on a FREE Self Guided Tour! If you have any interest or questions about the homes, contact us for guidance. For more details take a look at the Triangle Parade of Homes link. 

How are you growing?



School is starting back, and many thoughts recently struck me. I was an average student in school, I didn't want to be there and rarely enjoyed it. I stayed under the radar and drifted through the process. I excelled in college because that was on my terms and interest. When I decided to go into Real Estate, I was surprised by the amount of class time it took to be able to take the licensing test. The surprises continued when I had an NC Real Estate Licence and didn't know how to help consumers sell or buy real estate. The class and licensing were based on rules, laws, guidelines which are needed skills but NOT enough. There is so much more to the process. I was fortunate to have some great mentors along the way, and now that support and challenge me to grow.  I also developed a passion for learning that helps keep me fired up!

During the year, I attend my required continuing education requirements plus more. I just returned from one of my favorite events, the Buffini and Company Mastermind. This event fuels my soul, and I highly recommend it! The focus is on Relationships, Business, Finances, Spirituality, and Health. I always have written goals in each area, and it's great to be surrounded by other like-minded people of all ages, from multiple businesses, different levels of achievements and income that share a hunger for growth.

With a lot of praying and faith that the best is yet to come, I have found people, books, blogs, podcast, classes, and life experiences that have gratefully impacted my life. Some life lessons have been heartbreaking, and others have been mind-opening. As a Christian, I understand that timing is not in my hands and that there are no coincidences. I read a devotional, pray, journal, limit my access to the news, fill my head with positive information, have accountability partners that I talk with every Monday at 8:00 AM, and a business coach call twice a month. I have goals that scare me and that I don't know how I will achieve them. I also know that you're either growing or dying, and I choose growth! What are you doing to grow?

~Stacie





Favorite Good Stuff: The Brian Buffini Show, Darren Daily12 Week YearYou Version Bible appDr. Fung IDM Program