Today we’d like to introduce you to Stacy Pulliam.
Hi Stacy, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Well, I’d like to begin by filling in a bit about my historical origins. I’m a native of Lynchburg, Virginia. My dad was military, so we traveled quite a bit. After spending three years in Augsburg, Germany, my dad was reassigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia. I was seventeen when we arrived in Georgia, just getting ready to enter my final year of high school. After graduation from Evans High School in 1996, I enrolled at Augusta Tech in the cosmetology program. I found myself expecting my first child at the age of 18 and married by the age of 20. Although my first marriage didn’t work out, I married a second time to an amazing man, and we share eight wonderful children. Being a wife and mom are two of my greatest accomplishments, and I passionately strive to fulfill these two roles in absolute excellence. I desire to be a Proverbs 31 Woman in every aspect.
My early career days included mostly customer service positions. At the age of 25, I ended my corporate life, so to speak, successfully transitioning to the Beauty Industry. I became extremely successful rather quickly, and in 2010 launched my first Company, DyeVerCity SAGH Inc, a full service multi-textural salon/ retail space. After 10 years of running a salon that was a staple in my community, I transitioned to Real Estate. Talk about fearful, concerned, and every word in between, that was me. Being an entrepreneur is primarily made up of taking risks. But to leave a business with a thriving clientele in effort to embark on new territory, that act was totally a leap of faith. What was the worst that could happen? Before I knew it, I had taken that dive into new territory, and sink or swim, I was definitely about to find out what I was made of. Well, that pretty much sums up my entire life. Someone has to dive in, so why not me?
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I have experienced being a single mom at 20; divorcee after 15 years of marriage; single mom of 4; every utility in my house having been turned off; and not remarrying until I was 38 years old. So, my journey certainly has not been obstacle free, nor has it been smooth. But, I’m still here! Life can throw you some curveballs. And while some of the curve balls that were hurled at me, if I am honest, my decisions had set them in motion, yet, there were others that as I really was trying to just live honorably and to do what was right, life just happened. So what do you do when life just happens and there you are thrown into the thick of it all… You Fight! And sometimes taking what many would dare to label as crazy risks, you hold your breath and you plunge forward knowing that you can’t stay where you are! Yes, taking risks often is a viable part of the fight for survival. Speaking for myself, sometimes I really didn’t know which way to turn, and it was during those times that my faith in God’s plan carried me.
Who knew that opening one of the first natural hair salons in Augusta, Georgia during a time when many were still getting relaxers would really take off and prove to be profitable. So here I am after a 10 year successful run in the natural hair industry and having been featured in major
publications and digital platforms (Buzzfeed being one of them) to one day waking up feeling that there was another calling on my life. It is amazing how in retrospect as I look back, I was being prepped for my next assignment the entire time. Real Estate was introduced to me when I was 21, but I wasn’t ready to receive it. I still had life lessons that I needed to master so that I could be properly equipped for my next mission.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I absolutely love being a Realtor. I love everything about it: negotiating for my clients; educating people on market trends; networking; teaching others how to obtain generational wealth through Real Estate; and all of the nuances in between.
I plan on making a positive impact in the Real Estate industry, breaking down barriers for minority individuals in the industry. I am passionate about and dedicated to creating and enforcing positive change for individuals in underserved communities.
At this point in my career, I am most proud of going after a city contract with Augusta Housing and Development Authority, and my partner, Stephanie Clarke, and I landing it. The relationships and networks I am fostering have allowed me to walk through so many God ordained doors.
In the past two years of being a licensed Realtor, I have expanded my portfolio from Residential to Commercial transactions, Development, and Real Estate Consulting. I currently sit on several boards: Board of Zoning Appeals (for the city of Augusta); Arts Council; and Augusta African American Historical Society. I am a member of two leadership groups: The Talented Tenth and Augusta’s Agenda.
I was recently chosen to be on The Agent Advisory Council and was named the Communications Director for Black eXp Network 3.0, with eXp Realty, where we are 60k agents strong and growing by the day.
Being able to be the absolute BEST for every client I service is an absolute must for me. I am sincerely humbled in knowing that my clients had thousands of agents from whom they could have chosen, and I was their choice. Again, what a humbling experience. So with that in mind, I challenge myself to offer the very best experience possible to my clients, and staying abreast of market trends and changes in the real estate industry enables me to meet those goals. I want my name to be synonymous with excellence.
Are there any apps, books, podcasts, blogs or other resources you think our readers should check out?
My favorite apps are Calendl; Trello; Folio; and Google Calendar. The Bible is my life guide. I am a huge fan of author Valorie Burton. Her books Successful Women Think Differently and It’s About Time have been life changing for me.
I follow amazing Real Estate agents that are trailblazers. I tend to gravitate towards people that successfully teach others how to create multiple streams of income.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: stacyapulliam.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stacypulliamproperties/
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- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJijFo537dIqS7__vStW67Q