For Stacy Blair Young, the real estate business is about one thing: people. Yes, she has over 30 years of real estate experience and a prestigious alphabet soup of certifications “CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist). But those, like the computers and advertising and contracts, are simply tools that help her focus on the immediate individual needs of her clients.
“Relationships and information are two key elements in any real estate transaction. I enjoy creating those relationships, hopefully lifetime relationships. I want to make a difference in the quality of people’s lives,” she says. “Whether they’re selling or buying, they need to know about today’s market conditions and what to expect. They need a good listener, the right strategy, expert negotiating skills and someone in whom they can place their trust with one of the biggest investment of their lives. It’s exciting to work closely with clients, to figure out our approach, and then to make it happen.”
Making it happen is a hallmark of Stacy’s service, and the reason her business is comprised entirely of repeat and referral clients. She gets referrals not only from her past clients, but also, she explains, “I get a lot of referrals from other agents. I’m one of the agents that other agents feel really good about referring their clients to.”
Originally from Westport, Connecticut, Stacy is a graduate of the University of the Pacific and also studied at the University of Vienna, Austria, and the Vienna Conservatory of Music. A Westside resident since the early 1960s, she started her real estate career as an administrative assistant right out of college, quickly working her way up to operations manager overseeing 13 offices and then Sr. Vice President of Marketing, and gaining valuable experience along the way. By the time she decided to get her license, she knew “the whole picture ” and had seen, first hand, all kinds of markets. Since then she has gone on to receive myriad accolades within the real estate industry and enduring loyalty and praise from her clients.
If Stacy’s professional expertise sounds good, you should hear her voice! Since the 1970s, Stacy has been a soloist with local symphonies and musical groups, performing both sacred and secular repertoire. She continues to sing with local groups and give recitals. Giving back to her community is also an important component of Stacy’s life. She makes a donation from every sale to a charity of her client’s choice.
“If you’re going to stand up there and open your mouth, you have to be able to hit the right notes,” Stacy says. “It’s the same with real estate. It’s about listening carefully, finding the melody, harmonizing “and having fun!”