I’m starting something new: I will be highlighting other local businesses that are “doing it right.” I’d love to promise you that I’ll do this in a predetermined time frame (ex: every week), but in full disclosure, I can’t. What I will say that I aim to do this consistently, although during busier times in my shooting schedule, the frequency may wain. My hope is that you will discover some amazing new places in the area and find things that you need more easily! If you know of a business that you think I should highlight in the future, feel free to email me about it!
With today being International Women’s Day, I can’t image a more amazing woman to introduce you to! My friend Stephanie Stuchlik is a local real estate agent with Keller Williams (see our whole interview here). She approaches just about everything she does in life with the goal of building real relationships. A realtor with this mindset instead of focusing merely on the transaction is (in my experience and opinion) fairly unusual, not to mention someone in “normal” life living so authentically!
When asked who she is or what she does, the answer is straight forward: She’s a realtor that helps clients buy or sell homes with competence and care, becoming their realtor for life. However, the way that plays out is much more interesting and fun!
Stephanie’s desire to build relationships with those she comes in contact with stems from her strong Christian faith – her life goals are simple: to love God and to love people. When broken down to these simple (simple to say, not do!) steps, the way she operates in not only life, but specifically in her business becomes clear.
Stephanie is always ready to talk with you, even if you’re not ready to buy or sell a home yet! If you’re thinking of selling in the next several years, she’ll be honest about what things you should consider doing in preparation to sell – including telling you what’s going to be worth the time and monetary investment to help in the sale of your home and what’s not.
Her desire to build a lasting relationship is apparent in the way she talks with and responds to you. She honestly values your opinions and feelings, and listens when you talk, helping you where she can. When you have a need, she’ll refer you to someone she knows is competent at doing their job and someone she can trust to treat her friends well.
Whether it’s before or after she’s sold your home (or sold one to you), she wants to be in your life. One fun way she does this is opening her own home for a party each fall for past clients – a time to simply hang out and do life together. Or, she’ll have fun games hosted on her social media (be sure to follow her on Facebook) from time to time.
She lives out this lifestyle of loving people at her own home too. She and her husband Petr have adopted a practice started by Kristen Schell (there’s a book) that they heard about from a friend living on the south shore of MA. They have painted a picnic table turquoise and placed it in their front yard as a way of inviting their neighbors and friends to live life together. As a result, they have started building a strong community within their neighborhood.
One neighbor, when seeing them sit out at the table will send her kids over to color with Steph (who has a degree in Fine Art); or as other neighbors walk past while out with their dog, they’ll linger for a bit to catch up on life. Sometimes when she sits at the table she’ll have it all to herself, but often, it’s shared with her community as they live out life together.
Someone that lives life so authentically in all areas is someone that I know I want to be on my team when I need a realtor. And I’m sure she’s the perfect person to help you buy or sell your home too – she’s easy to get ahold of either by phone (508-380-5795) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org and you can know you’re in good hands, because you’ll be with a friend.