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In this episode we are joined by former florist turned Realtor, Stacey Lane. Stacey has years of experience dealing with people’s emotions and life transitions in floristry and now real estate. She has studied design elements, trends, horticulture and marketing and she is merging her strengths from those areas to positively impact her real estate career. Using flowers and plants in a home or office creates an atmosphere of warmth, reduces stress, increases creativity and relieves anxiety. There’s an emotional connection to flowers and plants that evoke fond memories. Stacey lives in the beautiful Pacific NW between Seattle and Portland. The view out of her office window is of the Columbia River. She feels grounded and inspired living there. She lives with her husband of 10 years who is her partner in everything. She has 4 biological children and 2 bonus daughters, all of them grown up now.

We loved having this chat with Stacey and diving into all of the benefits of using plants in our real estate businesses. We talk about using plants for curb appeal, gifting to clients, staging indoors and so much more. We hope after this chat you’ll feel inspired and ready to add more plant life into your real estate life.

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Unknown Speaker
Hi, Alyssa Katie. Hi, Stacey.

Unknown Speaker
Hi, girls.

Katy
It is episode 227. And today we’re going to talk all about plants. One of my favorite thing to talk about Stacey, what I want you to do is tell us who you are, why we’re talking to you about this little bit of your background would be great. So so share

Unknown Speaker
it all. All right,

Speaker 1
plant lady. So I am also a plant lady. So I have a background, I had a floral shop for five years and a small town and then expanded to doing other floral events. I’ve worked on a farm that grew flowers. And I’ve done events and lots of weddings, funerals, I’ve been at the transition in people’s lives, right? So whether it was a gain or a loss, whether it was home, coming dance, or just just because flowers, you find yourself touching people in emotional ways. And I find that real estate does the same thing. So at first, when I got my license, I thought, well, I don’t understand how these two things are gonna meld together. But the longer I’m in it, the more I realized there are a lot of similarities. Whether it’s marketing yourself, because you really are putting yourself out there. Or just being at those touch points in people’s progression to buying house or selling a house.

Katy
Yeah. Okay. So you are a realtor. When did you get your license?

Speaker 1
I got my license two and a half years ago. So but I was still working full time I was the director of our chamber of commerce here. So I was doing that for for a couple years. So my first year in real estate, it was just sort of getting to know the industry a little bit and of course connecting with our community to so. Yeah, but I still do floral I’ve been doing. As the holidays come up, people want to do more decorating in their home using floral. So I have a couple wreath workshops coming up, one at a competitive real estate group that called me and said, Can we do this with our agents as a connecting point with them? Absolutely. We’ve done pumpkin succulents. Have you seen those? Yeah, done a couple of those and give those ways gifts. And so my hands are still all in it. Never. It never goes away.

Alissa
So what made you want to get your real estate license?

Speaker 1
That’s a great question. I’m still asking myself. Right.

Unknown Speaker
Why would I do that?

Speaker 1
So actually, it’s a been a family business. My brother’s an agent. My mom was in construction. My dad was an architect builder. So I really grew up around it. So I knew that it was going to be an eventualities. So here we are, the time came and it was time to get off standing on my feet for 10 or 12 hours doing events and it’s floral is beautiful. It is a lot of physical work, and you just sort of get to a point where you need to change it up a little bit so people see the end result a lot like real estate, you see the end result of sold, right but you don’t see all the sweat, blood tears, so many tears of getting there. Hey

Alissa
friends, go to hustle humbly podcast.com/track. And you can get your own copy of Katie’s overview, as well as a list of things that you could be tracking. So go to hustle humbly podcast.com/track Enjoy the episode. Hi, y’all. Welcome to hustle humbly. It’s Alisa and Katie and we are two top producing realtors in the Baton Rouge market.

Katy
We work for two different companies where we should be competitors. But we have chosen community over competition. The goal of our podcasts is to encourage you to find your own way in business to stop comparing yourself and start embracing your strengths. I come from a long line. A florist strangely enough, even Jays has like his grandmother was a florist. My grandmother was a florist on my dad’s side and my mom’s grandmother was a florist. So on both sides, I feel like I have floral background. I did not know it’s in your blood. It’s in my blood. And it’s so strange because I just grew up in a place where people knew like my parents, obviously my grandparents they all knew the names to all the plants. They were all gardeners you know, my dad had this huge garden whenever I was like three years old, apparently that was like 200 tomato plants, like just his own garden was like out of control. So I’ve just always grown up near people who love horticulture who were into it who were either like as a profession or just as something that they love. And so it’s not weird to me to know the names of plants like I walked by and I know what it is and I’d like to love and appreciate plans and you and I started talking about this because I sent one email to the list about being a realtor plant lady and sometimes I will hashtag my posts that because I feel like I am a realtor plant lady and I am not a green thumb by any stretch. I’m not like everything I grow. It’s gonna be beautiful and wonderful, but I love it. And I appreciate it so much. So I’m really excited to have you here to kind of talk to us about how do how can you be a realtor plant lady like, what does that even mean? Like, they just makes sense, it makes sense to apply it to your business. And Alyssa said, I don’t know if I need to be here for this one. Like, I

Alissa
don’t have anything to offer. And I’m like, that’s not true because I have taken plants as gifts from her clients or from like listing, and they all had names. And until teller would happen to all the plants with all the names, I was just given plants for different occasions, and I would just name them after whoever gave them to me. So I had like, the plant from my grandfather’s funeral. That was John and he sat with Lori’s the, like the plants had names based on where they came from. And they were really like, I don’t have a green thumb either. And it was just a lot of pressure to keep them all thriving. And I kept them under my back patio, and I moved them all. So that we could powerwash and my dog Dante ate all of them. Like to droid them, drag them around the yard, I didn’t find a single one. And it was a very sad day, but I felt a little bit relieved. The 10 year journey is over. You’re off

Speaker 1
the hook. Now. You’re not responsible anymore for keeping these these things alive. And yeah. I love that you named them after? Yeah, yeah. I love that. You named them after the people. That is brilliant. I love that so much. Because who needs a Latin name? Like only if you’re talking to another horticulture nerd? Does that make any sense at all?

Katy
Yeah, they all have names. Okay. So tell us, you kind of resist being a realtor plant lady, you’re like, I’ll just be your realtor. Plant lady. But But now you’re embracing it. So in what ways are you embracing it do you find in your current real estate business. So

Speaker 1
that’s a great conversation piece. So we just went to do a couple of open houses. And my broker suggested that they put some flowers out front, and it made such a huge impact of walking up to their house to see fresh, potted moms, you know, for the season. So just in court, encouraging our clients to utilize plants and flowers, even if they don’t like them, they only have to keep them alive for a short period of time. Right. So that’s definitely a way to incorporate it. And just using that marketing skills and the people skills that I learned doing floral. And I find that when you say give somebody a plant, or if you’re not a plant, person cut flowers are perfect, because you only have to keep that in water for a week. And then it can go away, and you’re guilt free. So you don’t have to be you can name it if you want, but you don’t have to keep them alive. And I think when you give somebody that gifts, it feels very heartfelt. As opposed, there’s no calories to it. Right? We have to worry about feds, right? Are they? Is it gluten free? Is it you know? Are they on a sugar free diet? We don’t have to worry about any of that stuff. You just have to maybe know what their taste is? Would they rather have a plant or a flower? So I think by getting to know your clients a little bit by sitting down and saying, you know, what do you like, if you know that they’re a plant person? Now you can have that conversation with them when they go to stage their home? Or make it look really great. And photos or for that open house or showings. Okay, how do we utilize instead of instead of having them spread all over the house? Let’s Let’s gather them together and make a presentation or highlight this part of your home. And so I think there’s a lot of ways we can put those two things together.

Katy
Why don’t you go ahead? Okay, what are some of the specific ways like if you were doing an open house, or if you were getting your house ready using scrimmaging, what are some specific kind of instances in which you could apply using a plant for that? Right?

Speaker 1
So if we’re talking about, say, house plants, so creating a focal point, if you have like, maybe have a beautiful kitchen window or a bay window, and rather than just having a few things in that bay window, or things that don’t really belong, stays your plants there. To draw the eye when somebody comes in, that’s where they’re gonna go is where those plants are. We’re just that way naturally as humans, we’re going to look for things that ground us. There’s a lot of conversation about grounding and earthing and all those things. We do it without even thinking about it. So there’s a portion of the home that needs maybe needs to be I won’t say masked, but maybe he needs to. Maybe there’s not Got a way to improve it because that’s where the radiator is or plumbing thing, and you’re not gonna be able to tear that off or down or whatever. But if you can stage some plants or flowers around the area to kind of Dry your eyes to a different thing, a different part of it, then you can maybe hide the, you know, where the dog scratch the wall or whatever

Alissa
thing Well, I always love when I’m going for the pre photo appointment. And they have some plants that we can use. And sometimes we’ll move them around just to be best for the photo. But yeah, photo that has a live plant. And then whether it’s green or a flower, like it just makes the whole room sort of pop.

Speaker 1
Yeah, it gives it a warmth and a dimension and a depth that you cuz sometimes real estate photos can look a little flat. But when you can add an element, especially if you can change the height of them, maybe some things are on a pedestal, some things are, you know, you put them on a cake plate or put them in some fun containers, they don’t have to be in nursery pots, they could be popped into a soup train or, you know, a bucket of some sort or something that reflects the architecture of the home. And now you’ve created a focal point as something interesting to look at that reflects the feel of the house too. I think that’s important, you have to know that you have to match it with the architecture and the feel if you have a contemporary home, you probably don’t want a big blooming something you want something very simple. And I know you’d like to use simple leaves the three in a in a jar, whatever, that looks great. And a contemporary home with clean mid century modern lines. But it would it would be gone. If you put that in a home that was maybe built in the early 2000s and have that Tuscany feel to it. Then you want something kind of opulent and big and you know, muted colors. Yeah, that

Katy
makes sense to me. So I had a client this particular time comes to my mind. They their house was redone. They were like it’s all been redone. But it was redone in the early 2000s. So the house itself was built, let’s say in the 80s. But it was redone. Like it was repainted. It was redone. Like but it was redone on this 20 years ago. That’s not reason anymore. Now we just need to do it again. So it had you know tan walls and that whole body which didn’t even really wasn’t in keeping with the original construction either. So they went in and painted like a nice clean, alabaster. Yeah. And my friend Sherwin Williams Alabaster, and especially my daughter and me walked in the front door, and it’s so clean and beautiful. And they took down all their extra art and that that the one big piece and sweet, sweet fellas, they’re always trying to help, they went to the grocery store and they got some flowers. They were flowers. I did, because to me, they were flowers from the grocery store. And they put them on the dining room table. And it was like the moms that when they put them into the DI water, they turn all the colors and I oh no, nothing and my other pain points baby’s breath. Okay, so it was baby’s breath. And these fake colored moms. And I looked at this room that they had done all this work to do the staging and redo right and I’m like, it looks beautiful. And like this has to go. And I just was like I’m on a break, I pulled it and I put that you know my leaves because I want my leaves there looks like a completely like when you’re trying to update a space like that I can’t have 1980s Babies breath and fake color moms, but that I noticed and then you put the leaves and all of a sudden it’s like I can see this house in 2020. You know, Joe Fresh, it really makes a big, it’s not just that you have to have plants or flowers. I do think you have to have the right plants or flowers for that space

Speaker 1
you do. And first of all, nobody should ever be buying died flowers for any reason whatsoever. If there’s no, there’s nothing inspiring about that. And I really, I’m really a proponent of make friends with your local florist and tell them what you’re looking for and let them design something for you even take photos of your room and show them okay, this is my space. This is what we’re trying to do. I need something low and you know, something that’s gonna blend in but create some warmth or I need something that’s going to be bright and bring focal point to this all white kitchen and let them help you figure that out. And a good florist will help you do that. Yeah. DIY isn’t always a good thing.

Katy
What I think is nice too about the leaves as opposed to getting cut flowers. They last so much longer in the water setup. I have a client who’s still living here or even in a vacant house. I’ve done this. It doesn’t need any maintenance. You don’t even really need to change the water. It’s not like it’s gonna get moldy and gross and all the petals are gonna fall off next week. There’s I’ve had, like philodendron leaves. I’m not exaggerating. I lived six to eight weeks in a base of water Like, I went and picked them up, and they were still green. So I’ll tell my like, I’ve had single fellow clients who they’re like, no plans on what to do like, this isn’t water, don’t touch it, just leave it, it’s going to be fine. If it turns yellow, or brown, throw it away, and we’re fine. But it’s funny that that stuff lasts so long. And it’s so easy to do, like I planted that plant in my yard, because I knew I was gonna cut it. So that’s where I get my cuttings from the plant and for your listing for my listings. That’s right. So as an agent, you can also plant some of these things in your yard. So you have cuttings to provide to your client.

Unknown Speaker
I need to do that.

Katy
I have one client who still calls me it’s like, Hey, do you have any leaves right now? Like she wants she’s having a party. I’m like, Sure, I’ll bring them over. Like no problem. This

Speaker 1
is how I walk through people’s yards. I’m like, ooh, look what they’ve got. I’m gonna fill let’s grab some of that Coleus or whatever.

Katy
Why not? Okay, talk to me a little bit about curb appeal is such like a, you know, that’s that go to thing that people say when they think about getting your house ready. Let’s talk about curb appeal. Can you talk about landscaping, though? And what we need to look at? And what are some things you can do to really affect your curb appeal as far as plants go?

Speaker 1
Sure. Well, obviously having a clean yard is a big thing. Right? Put some new we call it bark dust here. I know it’s different terms in different parts of the country. That what do you guys call it?

Alissa
I love that just mulch

Unknown Speaker
or like, yeah, mulch. Yeah, pine bark, but

Unknown Speaker
I’ve never Yeah, bark, couple bags

Speaker 1
of that can make a huge difference on what your yard looks like. Our brokerage is we require people to get a new welcome mat. Like take that old ratty, Malcolm welcome mat off your porch, throw it away, because it’s gross. And get something fresh and clean and nice. Because that’s going to create when you create those environments that curb appeal, it tells a potential seller that you’ve taken care of that house, I mean, a potential buyer that you’ve taken care of the house that you care about how things have been done, and they it calms them down, I think make sure you know make sure any of the trees or shrubs are trimmed nicely, you don’t have like dead hanging branches off or something. Get some seasonal potted plants, you can even if it’s the right time of year, and depending on where you live, you can get a hanging basket, dig a hole and put it in your yard. And suddenly you have this really impressive looking piece of landscaping rather than hanging it. And if you have hanging baskets that don’t look 100% Please remove those there’s you’re not doing anybody any favors looking at a half dead hanging basket. Just yeah, low maintenance, because you have a lot going on if you’re trying to sell your house. So don’t get something that’s going to require just a lot of upkeep. And you can even stage nursery pots, if you go to your nursery and you buy things in the sea gallon pots, you just drop those into into a radio, you don’t have to plant it, you can just drop it into an inexpensive nursery pot, or even wrap it in like cute burlap with something that’s you know, getting withstand the weather a little bit and create a welcoming viewpoint to your home, but mostly clean up your yard. Yeah,

Katy
I feel like less is more with landscape as a lot of space because the seller hasn’t thought about how overgrown these things are. They just are like they are to them, you know, they don’t pay much attention else. And you’re like, Well, I can’t see the window or I can’t see the door. We can’t even see the features of the house. These people aren’t here to buy your landscape. I mean, they are buying your landscaping, but they need to see the actual house. And I think that they get afraid that they’re going to have to add and I will say one of my favorites. Now I’m gonna call it barked us for a lot of my favorite tips. It’s like sometimes you just remove and stuff and like leave it playing with your bark dust. That’s all you need. Or you put three little springs with a little grasses or something like it doesn’t have to be the more plants that are in there. If they’re not agreeing with them, the more overwhelmed I think a seller can get. I mean, a buyer can get to where they’re like I don’t I don’t think I can handle this house. I don’t want to weed this flower bed or I can’t take care of all these different interesting plants. Like that’s overwhelming to me as a buyer. So I think less is more is a good outdoor landscape to and like this is what my old stager used to say. She’s like, if the plants are dead or like, maybe they’re gonna come back in a year or two or whatever. Like if they don’t look, it’s just like it’s just like the EPA sorority party. It doesn’t matter if you’re gonna look good later. We’re not letting you in unless you look good today. Like the plants that are happy to have to go. They gotta

Speaker 1
go. They’re just yeah, they’re just a plant and we do put emotions on our plants and flowers but it they are all replaceable all of them. So yeah, that I learned that that was probably week one as a florist. because I wanted to resurrect everything, you know, and my kids tease me that I could grow stick in a bucket, which is kind of true. My daughter admits that she can kill a fake plant. So you know, why pressure her to grow something she’s not gonna be happy with, but just, you know, maybe even just some boulders and, and bark dusts, it doesn’t have to be a plant. But I would say if you’re gonna put fresh plants in, freshen up a flower bed or something, make sure that they, again, go with the architecture of your house so that they reflect that. So they look like they belong there. And don’t, don’t put them in as little independent soldiers, like group them in groups, they’re gonna look much better in a group of three, rather than three plants, you know, a foot apart. So, especially if they’re just an annual

Katy
your rules of decorating inside like you went, like groups of three when you decorate, whatever, on your tabletop. Okay, right, right. While we’re on the emotional heart of plants, can you talk about what are the options for sellers who are attached to their plants, and they’re trying to sell their home,

Speaker 1
then they’re done that the last house that we sold, lived in Portland, and I worked so hard on the garden, and I inherited a beautiful yard from Gardner. So you know, I felt very attached to it. And then we moved and I had probably 15 rose bushes in the front, and took so much care of those roses. And I asked the buyers, if you don’t want those, let me know i’ll come dig them up and take them out. And they said, Okay, well, of course they didn’t. And two years later, when I drove by, they were all gone. So number one, don’t ever drive by your old house, if you’re attached to the landscaping, because it’ll break your heart, it will just don’t do it. And so take some pictures of the landscaping that you like so that you can recreate it in your next place. take cuttings, if that’s something you’re comfortable with, or at least find out what plants they are seeing go the nursery and replace them. And and if you need to ask if you can make it part of your contract to dig that up and take them with you. If it’s something really, you know, it came from your grandmother’s garden, she’s gone now. You need to take that with you. In

Alissa
my husband’s first house, like he bought it before I knew him. But his mom came and just put like rose bushes in the front because there was nothing. And every now and then she would come like trim or fertilize them. But I mean, I don’t even know if he knew she was doing that. And, um, and then like we met and got married, and we lived there. And we’ve been out of that house for probably 10 years now. And I drove by it the other day, and the whole house looks terrible, except those rose bushes. Oh, they’re just survive. They’re thriving in this. And I was like that is so Folly is fun. That was fun, because

Speaker 1
those are kind of high maintenance plants. We live in an area where I planted some lilacs, we built a house and they were just really small. And so now it’s been 20 years, right? So my friend and I went to the lilac festivals, all beautiful lilacs, and I said, oh, let’s drive by my old house and see if they’re blooming. They must be huge by now. So nobody was home. So we pulled in the driveway and we’re walking around. I’m checking out the landscaping that I did. And here comes the homeowner who doesn’t know me from anybody. And I’m over there snooping in the landscaping. And I introduced myself and I said I put in the landscaping which probably cursed me because it was there was a lot I went it was a lot. And I said I just wanted to come check and see if these lilacs were blooming and how they’re doing and she was the what? And I said this hedge of lilacs over here and she goes, I don’t even know what that is. And I wanted to say get out. Get out. You don’t

Unknown Speaker
deserve to be here. Were they still there?

Speaker 1
Yeah, they were still there. They were blooming, they look beautiful. But you know, you did kind of take ownership. So it’s, you kind of do if you’re a landscape nerd. You sort of take ownership, but it’s okay to recreate it in your next place. Or Okay, another funny story. We moved from kind of a farm ish sort of house to a house with nice gardens but in the farmhouse. We had goats and chickens. So I had awesome compost. Awesome. I feed my husband bag up the compost and take it

Unknown Speaker
with why.

Speaker 1
He’s like, I’m not bagging up. I go, Yeah, we’re taking this with us. We’re taking like,

Katy
Romaine with health. She was like, I’ll take this. I’m

Speaker 1
taking that I’m gonna need it for the next garden. For sure.

Katy
I gave a gift to one of my clients. It was a vytex and it was about, I don’t know two feet tall. I got it at the nursery and like maybe a three gallon pot. I don’t know if it was $25 at best, right. Six years later, this plant she put in her yard that I gave her at closing I knew she liked plants so it was appropriate for her. I didn’t always give plants but it was right for her. Yeah, it was like eight feet tall. It was moving 70 a picture like it’s only been like six years, like five or six years. It just made me feel like she and I had this connection that was rolling in her yard that every time she looked at it, she like she thought to send me a picture of it. She was like, Wow,

Speaker 1
isn’t that the ultimate marketing technique is somebody looks in the yard and goes, Oh, remember when I got that? And you know what, she did do a good job for me. And I have a friend who’s going to sell their house, I should give her a call.

Katy
Yeah. So I want you to talk to us about gifting where can we use plants in our gifting in our business?

Speaker 1
I think everybody that touches a transaction is deserving of something. So whether it’s a little, I mean, succulents are pretty much a no care plant. They’re very popular right now. Again, non caloric, and we don’t have to worry about it being gluten free or whatever. But I think escrow officers, a lender, the person on the other side of that transaction, for sure, the other agent on the other side of that if they did a good job with you, and you feel, I think even sending something to the person that bought the house that your seller sold, if that’s appropriate. And you can do that long distance you don’t, it doesn’t have to be in your own town, you can call a florist. And if you don’t mind, I’d like to kind of go through that process of how to find a reputable florist in a town that you’re not familiar with, because there is an art to it kind of like finding a good realtor. Yeah,

Unknown Speaker
yeah.

Speaker 1
Yeah. So if you type in, say you want to sell say, say you want to send flowers to somebody in Portland, Oregon, from Louisiana, you know, you probably don’t know anybody don’t Flowers in Portland. So you go into your search, and you type in flowers, Portland, Oregon, and the first, probably eight to 10 listings that are going to come up are going to be wire service ads, if it has the little box that says add on it, scroll right by those, because you don’t want to deal with the wire service people. These are people that are taking if it sounds like a call center, when you call a florist, hang up the phone, and keep going down your list. When you get to the part where there’s a map. And with tags and pins in it of that’s where you want to go. So then you start making the phone calls. And you say do you serve this zip code? Do you serve the city can you deliver to this area and they say yes or no. And then just let them say I want designers choice. They may have a website that has flowers on it, but they may not have all of those in stock that day. And if you say designer’s choice, and kind of what you’re looking for, like I need something low and small to go on a desk, or I need something big and audacious to impress somebody, or I need a plant. They’re going to get the freshest of whatever’s in their shop, and say use whatever since season and leave it up to the designer. And try not to micromanage that unless there’s something really special you want to put in there. And you can even think outside the box and say, Can you send a hanging fuchsia basket or, you know, a blooming gardenia or something that’s, you know, that your receivers gonna really like. And then I would also ask them to handwrite a note from you, rather than type it out. It’s much more personal to have a handwritten card. Ask them for a picture. If they do that a lot of florists will send you a picture of what they’re sending out the door to your client. So you know, and then and then go back and thank the florist for, you know, helping you get that message across. But when you send flowers or plants or something really fantastic to somebody who’s working in an office and it shows up at their desk. Now. Now they’ve got the attention of everybody in their office. Ooh, who sent you that? How did you get that? What did you do for that person? They started a whole conversation about your job. And what a great job you did for somebody and how much they appreciated it.

Unknown Speaker
That’s very smart. Send the flowers to the work. Yeah,

Speaker 1
send flowers to work. Yep, that’s a florist gets your Valentine’s Day. Send it to work because now you look like wow, I want to work with them if they’re sending them flowers and chocolates or whatever. There’s usually little add ons at a floral shop. Do you have a little gem or a little gift or a little chocolate but they guarantee they have something they can add on to that if you wanted. That’s interesting. And the other idea I had if you’re working with a local florist in your town, which I think is a really good idea. You can create your own little branding whether you buy little inexpensive pots at the dollar store and you put your sticker with your logo on it or a pic with your logo on it and you take them into the fold florist and say, can you use this container or add this pick? Now you’ve got marketing going with your floral or plant.

Alissa
Oh, great idea. I

Katy
didn’t even know that you could bring in your own container to your florist. Absolutely.

Alissa
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Alissa
My clients was a nurse, and left to to be to open a flower shop. Oh, and I didn’t fully understand what went into that when she was first telling me about it. And when I went to her house that we were getting ready to live, I saw that the kitchen looked like she had been doing some flower arrangements and clipping than the windowsills and things like that. But she was like you knew that? Did you? Did I tell you I was doing this? And I’m like no. And I don’t know, I guess maybe it was like a side hobby thing. And she’s like, oh, we’ll come look out here. And she had a whole shop in her backyard. And you walk in and it was just like, flowers and, and all of her stuff. And she likes to get everything local. And she’s really firm believer and you know, using sustainable products and love it was like that. And so she has since just totally exploded in our market. And the sororities used her bid day and she’s doing these huge projects. And I have just loved watching her and I have learned so much about what goes into it and how you think just like people think oh, real estate stuff fun and easy. You just look at pretty houses all day. Oh, being the floor is just so fun. And you just look at pretty flowers all day. And it’s like, just these assume that she goes through and like keeping the flowers thriving for the big day. And oh, yeah. You order them from like, your real products. Maybe they run out or it was a bad year, there was a drought, you know, but much about it. It’s so interesting.

Unknown Speaker
What is your business comb?

Unknown Speaker
forage,

Katy
okay, I thought and she likes like a weekly delivery service. She

Unknown Speaker
does

Speaker 1
nice. So one of the things that I got very involved with, especially when I worked on the tulip farm was promoting locally grown flowers, because 85% of our roses specifically but all flowers come from South America. And we don’t realize that they’re probably a month old by the time they hit your flower shop. Whereas if you can buy something that’s grown in your area, it’s it’s going to adapt better, especially a plant. It’s going to adapt better to your atmosphere, but you’re supporting local growers. That’s a really important thing, too. There’s a whole movement called Slow flowers. And it’s all about sourcing sourcing in your area of what’s available.

Alissa
And that’s hard.

Speaker 1
It is you may not have all the selection that you want, you know, you may not have, you know, pink roses available, but maybe you’ve got pink dahlias that are going to be around or so find your local growers also.

Unknown Speaker
Okay, that’s a good tip.

Katy
We always feel like partnering with a local business is a good idea for your business because usually those relationships end up reciprocal. I mean, I’ve never seen another local realtor sending out branded flowerpots straight from the floor from straight from the local florists.

Unknown Speaker
Yeah. No,

Katy
never. I also have seen people do like pop by with plants. Like if you were going to do like a large scale something like that. Do you? Is it still, I guess, affordable to use a florist to help you with that. Would you recommend like that’s still the route you would go? Well,

Speaker 1
I would probably go to a nurse Three instead of Yeah, and hit whatever. Again, seasonal so right now you could get, you know, foreign moms or or even just gourds and pumpkins, whatever and put them in a cute container that’s affordable. I did one in the springtime where I bought, you know, six packs of pansies and transplanted them and inexpensive little containers. And I’m pretty creative with my containers I actually I took the berry containers, you know, the like cardboard berry pot and things that get your strawberries in, and then we’re still pretty clean. So then I ModPodge them and waterproof them and they became really cute little containers. Anyway. So think, think outside the box for containers, especially if you’re trying to keep it affordable. But yeah, so I did little pot buys. I put a postcard in there because I was new, and just wanted people to know that I was, you know, transitioning from being the the director at the chamber to going into real estate and just said, you know, let me help you grow or thanks for helping me bloom. I did a lot of thank yous for people that I’d worked with at the Chamber, like people at the bank and businesses around and so yeah, I would say not just your florist, but your local nurseries are a good resource for you, too. So we have a new nursery out here. And they partnered with one of our Realtors for our Halloween event. And we have an abandoned saloon that really is rough on the front. So they went to the nursery and said, you know, here’s a chunk of change, will you go decorate it for us for Halloween, because we’re gonna put our booth there. So they put up corn stalks, and pumpkins and bows, and it looks amazing. And it was a great collaboration between the real estate office and our our new nursery in town. Yeah, good collaboration on that one.

Katy
Okay, I want you to talk to me a little bit about how what’s happening outside impacts a neighborhood or a market or like the value of properties? Because you had some interesting points when we talk to the email that I was like, Oh, wow, I never know, you really gave much thought to it. But like, what are some outdoor landscaping as features that change property value, like in an area?

Speaker 1
Right, so obviously, what your neighbor’s yard looks like can impact what your yard looks like, right? So if there’s a way that you could kindly go talk to your neighbor and say, Hey, we’re gonna put our house on the market, you know, can you help us kind of, I’ll even pay for having a landscaper come in and just clean up your yard for if you don’t have time. Or, you know, sometimes people just don’t, can’t get to it for whatever reason. So definitely what the neighborhood looks like, can make a difference on how your house looks, because people don’t always want to move next to the guy who’s not weeding, and now it’s all in your yard, right or pests or disease or whatever. So I think that’s going to be sort of a critical conversation to have with your neighbors. But you know, having community gardens available, maybe you’re buying a townhouse that doesn’t have a big plot of land, but there’s a community garden around the corner that you can use as a raised bed and raise your tomatoes for fresh produce or a garden club that you can become a part of to expand your exposure to plants and flowers. Parks always, always make a neighborhood look better. A Wildcat Park, for sure. Yeah. And even just just kind of the overall feel of the entire region. You know, there are some old neighborhoods with big old trees that create these beautiful canopies as you drive down the street, right. So all of those things is that where you live?

Katy
No. That’s what the trees she she’s a tree person. Yeah. She’s it is actually part of her. Like brand her personal brand is is with the tree.

Unknown Speaker
Nice. Yeah.

Speaker 1
Yeah, I think you create whole whole environments by using a birch tree is going to feel a lot different than a blooming magnolia tree or Yeah. The answer that question enough, Katie?

Alissa
Yeah, that was perfect. You know, the book when you give a mouse a cookie it needs? Yeah, on and on and on. Oh, yeah. So in my backyard, I have like an acre and a half and then just go straight back it but in the very middle of it was this huge pecan tree that was old and had been there a long time. They the previous the builder of the house had put like, railroad beings around it and made like a flower bed around it and it was really pretty But we’ve been there for about seven years now. And it got hit by lightning. And it just went live, the tree did not make it. And so I had to remove the tree. And I thought, it looks like there’s now just this empty. I mean, there’s flowers and a blueberry bush in the landscaping square. But this is not there anymore. So I was just going to put a tree back where a tree was. And then the guy was like, well, you really want to put the tree over here in the right corner, and you want to plant in two or three. So your back right corner would have these three trees. I’m like, but then I have to I still have this flower bed, like in the middle of my yard that doesn’t have anything. And I ended up doing nothing. I did nothing because I was like, just overwhelmed. I was overwhelmed. And I would pick the perfect tree. And everyone was like, well, you would do a live vote because you love the live oaks. And I’m like, but you’re

Speaker 2
like, I won’t be alive to live. Oh, right.

Alissa
Because I have to be 200 years old to appreciate it. So right. It’s a long life. My barren yard just has a flower thing right in the middle of it. No reason no trees at all. And I’m supposed to be they were like, You really need to do something in like November, December. That’s the best time to plant the trees while everything is dormant.

Unknown Speaker
Right?

Alissa
Maybe this episode will like inspire me to go. But I’m like, I don’t know. A tree

Speaker 1
really is because he got to look at it. Do you want a blooming tree? Do you want a production tree? So a fruit tree or a nut tree or something that you can eat from? Do you want a shade tree that’s gonna stay green year round? Do you see a lot of things to kind of break down?

Alissa
And I feel like I gave them what I liked. Like I said, I wanted something you know, Evergreen ish. I didn’t want it to be tough because Michael country in the winter, it looked terrible. Every year I thought it had died because it just looked terrible. And so I knew I wanted something that at least had some sort of foliage even in the winter, and something a little branch aid and they send me these options. And I’m like, Yeah, this just isn’t speaking to me at all. And then I’m like, Katie, I love the tree in your front yard. And you’re like, Oh, it’s a L? Yeah, it’s

Katy
a Drake owl or Chinese owl? Either way. Oh,

Speaker 1
yeah. They get great colors in the fall, right? Yeah.

Katy
But it’ll be fair in the winter. I mean, it’s not going to key for us all year long. But it’s beautiful. And the reason why I love that tree so much, because I want to build this house. So those trees are only now nine years old. They’re huge now, and when I bought them they were small tree. But that particular style of tree to me is pretty at every age. So it still is kind of like a drapey little canopy. When they were small. They’re pretty and when they were big, they’re pretty whereas like a live oak. If you get a new baby Live Oak, it looks ridiculous, like a stick in the ground for like, a good decades, right? decades. So right? You kind of have to pick based on like, how long are you going to be in a house? Do you like? Are you going to be there for 50 years?

Speaker 1
I don’t know. And How deep are the roots? Can it be because you know, there are trees that you don’t want near, say septic lines or plumbing things?

Unknown Speaker
Like emote add and so we had to look at that.

Speaker 1
Yes, a lot of things to consider when you’re putting in trees for sure. Reminds

Katy
me of one of my favorite quotes, which is the Chinese proverb when is the best time to plant a tree? And they were like five years ago and they’re like, when is the second best time to plant a tree today right now? Yeah, like so.

Speaker 1
Um, there’s a I have a client that’s buying a beautiful farmhouse and she’s got the weeping cherries. I don’t know if you have those where you guys live, but they’re beautiful in the spring. So they’re not real tall trees. And I think a previous previous seller had planted them for a wedding in like April. So it gets these beautiful, like almost tissue paper, fluffy pink flowers on them. And they just drape and they’re just so they’re so pretty. But they’re only pretty in April and May and then they’re done. But it was funny because the wife said these like pretty when they’re draped all the way longer but my husband’s always clipping them off because he can’t mow around them. So it was kind of funny the different opinions about how to grow the tree but yeah, right.

Alissa
And I always feel bad when a professional gives me their opinion and I disagree. I’m like, I actually don’t like that. And I understand that this tree does this but I just like it better. I just liked

Katy
it. I mean, right? Okay, let’s talk about maybe some other options for you and your tree spot. Stacey share with us some strategies that we can employ to incorporate plants as part of the properties like environmental sustainability. So like, what are some things that we can do in our own yard for that

Unknown Speaker
purpose? Yeah,

Speaker 1
that was a really intriguing question. Well, number one, I think when and this goes back to your tree situation also, is to look at what are the microclimates in your yard? What kind of architecture do you have in your home? Because some trees and plants look really goofy. If you’ve got an old maybe a, you know, old established yard and you put some funky monkey puzzle tree. I don’t know if you guys know what that looks like. It’s very, it’s very linear superlinear and everything else around it is, is fluffy. Yeah, it’s gonna look really out of sorts. I know I wrote notes on that question, because I know you’re gonna ask me, So

Katy
tell us what a rain garden is. And then we’ll know more carry on.

Speaker 1
A rain garden is a place where you can funnel runoff. And so you could create like a creek bed using river rock, do a little bridge over the top or someplace so that you’re controlling, obviously, we have a lot of water issues around here. And the farm that I was just talking about did this he built a pond. And so all the runoff goes into his pond and then turns into a creek through the through the landscaping now it looks really, really nice. So it’s a controlled way to handle torrential downpours rather than having it just spread all over your yard and moving all that bark dust you just put down and out your driveway instead of being right. So yeah, yeah. So by using channels, a lot you can use, you know, buried gutters, or or concrete block to kind of guide water where you want it to go can help with erosion problems or landscaping shifts. You know, so it’s not moving rock, like white walker, or bark dust throughout your whole yard. And, and creating and putting plants in that like to be wet. Yeah, don’t. Yeah, don’t put something in the way I love it. Yeah, I did that. And then I planted Irish and spent a Scottish moss in with the because it really likes to be wet. And I also planted a it’s a curly. i Oh, darn it, I can’t remember what the name of it is. But it’s a really cool, twisted, curly, kind of Fern looking thing that loves wet. So it’s important to know, I think the first year you live in a house, don’t plant anything. Just see what grows and see what naturally happens there if it’s real moist and wet. Okay, so now I know that’s where all the ferns and the hydrangeas and the things that like the water are going to go. And I’ve got an area over here that’s a lot more dry, because it gets all that sun on that side. I’m not going to put my futures over there because they’re never going to last. So it’s important to kind of understand how the sun revolves around your yard, where the microclimates are, how the water runs through your yard. You know? We’re so I live between Portland and Seattle, but halfway to the beach. So we tease that moss is our national or is our state flower because it’s everywhere. Yeah. And and water is is our biggest issue out here. So but I’m on the Columbia River. I mean, the view out my window is amazing. And yeah, it’s an amazing place to live. And this fall has been particularly gorgeous with our trees because sometimes we get a cold snap and then all the leaves fall off and we don’t really get to fall but this year has been more temperate. Leaves are just beautiful. Do you all

Unknown Speaker
have issues with health as floodings?

Unknown Speaker
Yeah, here’s

Speaker 1
what happens when we do a home inspection guarantee these two things. It doesn’t matter even how old your house is. There’s going to be water under the house and the vapor barrier needs to be replaced. Almost always. There’s something going on in the attic somewhere. There’s moisture in the attic from whatever those two things guaranteed are going to show up. Always on an inspection. Yeah, we have to have so you don’t want to have landscaping next to your house. You don’t want it to you don’t want it to draw water close to your foundation. You don’t want the roots to go underneath your foundation. You don’t want

Unknown Speaker
yeah,

Katy
the roots from their crape myrtle went into their sewer lines. Christ really they were like 20 year old brain marbles. They were this big their trunks are big and that Yeah. Wow. And they were right next to the house like Right. That’s the other problem when things are little and people plant them in their foot. I remember like, Oh, it’s so little, I’ll put it one foot away from the house. And then all of a sudden, it’s enormous. You’re having to like chop it down, because there’s no other way. Yeah, read what the plants tell you to do. It says, Well how big the span is, and like how far away it should be planted from another plant. And I know it looks weird when it’s little bit when it gets full grown, then it looks to be Yeah, now

Speaker 1
you don’t have branches hanging over your gutters or your roof and you got to get up there and get them out of the way. And I got like a half a tree because you had to cut it not looks even weirder. So it is important when you’re landscaping to figure out someday this is gonna look like this.

Katy
And that way, I think landscaping is a lot like real estate, you’re like I’m working, I’m cultivating you know, Brian Buffini would use all of those planting metaphors about sowing seeds. And you know, it takes time and not all the seeds bloom, but you have to sell a lot of feeds, right? I love this grow, right? But, but landscape and real estate, they have a lot in common, which is a patient and you have to like keep following your process and doing the right thing, right, like keep watering it and keep like, you know, going through the whole, like, pretty, pretty close correlation there. Yeah,

Speaker 1
I used to work on a bulb farm. And so it would, it was tulips, and it would, they would be gorgeous in the spring. And people would come and say I’m going to buy my bulbs now. And well, they’re not ready to fall, they have to go through a particular process in order to bloom and I feel like real estate is I feel like life is very much that way. So in order for a tulip to bloom, first of all everything needs is in the bulb. So it doesn’t need a lot of outside influence. But what it does need is stress, it needs to be cold. And it needs to be in the dark for at least two months. It has to be at freezing temperatures. So like where you guys live, you’d have to put them in the refrigerator for two months before you plant them. And then you plant them in the fall. And then you don’t see them until spring. Right? And then you kind of forget where you put them. And then all of a sudden March comes and you see these little leaves popping up. You’re like, Oh my goodness. That’s why I put these tulips in here. Yeah, real estate’s very much like that you plant. And then you wait. I did call that he did call me a few months ago and talk about I guess he’s ready now. Yeah. What does New Orleans

Alissa
do at City Park? The tulips? Do they have like a festival? Yeah. And as far as you can see tulips everywhere. 1000s of tulips in New Orleans. How they do the botanical garden.

Katy
It is? Yeah, yeah. Oh, I love a botanical garden. That’s one of my favorite things to do. Absolutely. We went to the zoo in Naples, Florida and the zoo was on the site of a previous Botanical Garden. You’ve never seen a more beautiful zoo in your

Speaker 1
life. Like the animals. I want to see all the plants plant

Katy
they were just so amazing. And I think that when you go outside, especially if you’re working indoors a lot and you go outside and appreciate and just look and take a walk and smell the flatline just be out in the fresh air and look at the plants you really do feel better. I mean, is this what they are talking about when they think Stacy like Yeah,

Speaker 1
yeah, there’s actually a whole there’s a whole study of horticulture psychology, and are some of our hospitals around here actually use it as the therapy for people to go out and touch and smell? Because it’s not just sight. It’s also what they smell like, like, I don’t know if you can see some of it. Okay, so I don’t know. Okay, so I went outside. I don’t have a lot blooming right now. But I have stock, which is one of my very favorite flowers because it smells so good. And alyssum. And it’s, it’s the fragrance that kind of makes my brain come work better. She says stumbling over her words. But you know, flowers and plants and things. They encourage our creativity, they reduce anxiety, they calm us down, they can help us deal with some emotion. They they ground, there really is a grounding to it.

Katy
We shouldn’t be giving plants to all of our sellers. We shouldn’t be they need. Like really? Yeah,

Speaker 1
for sure. Yeah, well, and even even a new buyer. So they’re in a house and now they’re surrounded by cardboard boxes that are all one color. And they can’t find their toothbrush or their favorite coffee mug. And then eventually they’re gonna get it all in packs, but not right now. But now he’s got a bright, sunny flower arrangement. Oh, somebody cared. And there’s something bright to look at besides the U haul boxes that are everywhere in my house right now. And if I have to look at another roll of tape packing tape. Yeah, no lose it. So yeah, just having something else to remind you that there’s life outside of this move can be really helpful.

Katy
Yeah, I love that. This was great. I do have pretty gross restore flowers. I meant to set up like a bunch of flowers here. Hardware on look with a

Speaker 1
bed. Oh, yeah, very nice are nice and open those last forever. Those are ASTRO Mareas.

Katy
Yes. So pretty last spring brought them to me. She said these will lie on my desk.

Speaker 3
Do they make you feel different? I mean, how does that change your mentality,

Katy
you cannot look at a flower and not feel happier. Like you just I don’t know if that’s even possible. And I will tell you, the best gift that Jay ever gave me for Christmas was flowers for a year, he committed to giving me flowers one prior year. And sometimes they were my grocery store. And sometimes they were you know, nice, but like, for a whole

Speaker 4
year. Wow, that is a beautiful gift.

Katy
For me. It was such it was like the best thing like you can never you can never talk this out. Unless you give me another year of flowers. Like there’s nothing you can do. So

Speaker 1
my favorite. So I like to do classes too. I love I love consumer education in any way, shape, or form actually taught us to teach childbirth classes. Before I was a florist. So I’m all about education. And I’ve taught art classes and whatever. But one of my favorite things to do on Valentine’s Day is to get the boyfriends and the husbands involved. And I’ll just bring buckets of loose flowers and show them how to make an arrangement. And then they take those flowers home and go not only did I get you flowers for Valentine’s Day, but I made my own little hands. Yeah, that’s a that’s a double win. You can’t lose on that one.

Katy
Yeah. Okay, Stacy, do you have any parting words? Anything we didn’t get to that you really want to say about the topic?

Speaker 1
Well, we talked about ordering flowers, which was that’s a big thing for me. Let’s see, I think we talked to quite a bit about the landscape. And I appreciate that. And let’s see. Yeah, I know I sat last night while my husband set up this whole sound system over here.

Katy
Notes of any guests we have ever had. These were great. They were great. I was like, wow, we can write a book with these notes. I know

Speaker 3
we’ve got podcasts for days, right? I would say just, you

Speaker 1
know, don’t be afraid to use plants and flowers in your staging. And as you’re getting ready for photos and stuff, I do want to tell two little things. So we did two open houses last weekend. And one of them was this beautiful cabin on the river. But everything was green, because we’re in the Pacific Northwest. So it was green Ivy around green trees with a green grass and the green, everything was green. Even the house was green. So you really didn’t see anything. But they had put pumpkins and bright yellow mums down the path to the house. So really brighten things up because everything was under this canopy of the fir trees, whatever. So I love that it it made everything pop. And then you saw it just kind of excited your senses. And then the other house was is amazing. On the inside. She had beautiful plants beautiful. If you’re gonna put plants and make sure they’re healthy, don’t be putting dead stuff in there. I don’t know if she bought new or she was just a really good plant grower. But they were. They were inspiring. But they filled their front porch with big moms and little moms different sizes, pumpkins, because the outside their house is very, was very plain. But the inside is amazing. But when you walked up the porch and you saw those plants, it set this mood of excitement for the season, anticipation of what you’re going to walk through when you get to the door. And it was somebody that that I think it just shows that you care. I think it just brings people a feeling of security to go into a house where somebody cared enough, I would say, but don’t let the flowers or plants take over the space. I always telling my sellers people don’t want to buy your stuff. They want to see your house, they want to buy your house. So you get one thing on each wall. And that’s it and all the clutter goes away. So don’t have flowers as a distraction, have it reflect the environment. So it just creates his happy feel. And even put small things like in the bathrooms or whatever Create, Create continuity within the rooms and work with your local nursery and florist. They love to help you with this stuff. Yeah, yeah, find somebody you work well with and create a partnership and then support their business. They’ll support yours for sure. There’s all kinds of garden clubs and

Unknown Speaker
things that you can collaborate with

Speaker 1
with your florist. You know whether it’s community events, invite them to come to your brokerage and Do a class on all this stuff they would love to, I’m sure they would love to. We have a

Katy
company or I guess she’s a florist through the plant shop, but she does get classes where you can come in and you know, make the pumpkin with the succulents or whatever. Right. I thought that would be such a great like client event, like get your best refers and be like, we’re gonna go over the plant place and make, you know, a little thing for the holiday. Like for your tablescape for Thanksgiving or whatever. Yeah,

Speaker 3
absolutely. Yeah, that’s a great idea.

Unknown Speaker
Okay, Stacy,

Unknown Speaker
this was a delight. It was so lovely. It was

Katy
just gonna run out and buy plants and a tree and just be like a tree. Good.

Unknown Speaker
I want to hear what you put in there.

Unknown Speaker
I know. We can’t wait.

Speaker 1
Go to your nursery. I’m yeah, go to your nursery and talk to the nursery and say, here’s, here’s how much light it gets. Here’s what it’s got around it right now. You know, he’s so big. I think I want it to get in this is how long I want to be looking at it.

Speaker 2
Just look at it. I love that.

Speaker 1
I don’t want to be looking at it in 200 years. I don’t want to you know,

Unknown Speaker
right

Speaker 1
needs to be now wish now. Right? Right. next five years. My gosh.

Speaker 2
All right, Stacey, hit us with your toast Did you comprehend.

Speaker 1
Of course I came. There’s only Well, there’s a lot of people that make this job better. But the person I’m going to toast is my managing broker, my bestie my mentor, Catherine chromed at all so she was there before she was my managing broker to celebrate when I got my when I passed the test finally and took me out for dinner and we celebrated and she’s been a cheerleader and she keeps me between the lines. You know, I can’t do that can’t do this. And she there’s so much of that in this industry. Yeah, and she she’s always answers her phone and she never makes me feel silly for asking kind of some ridiculous questions. I should probably know the answer to but

Speaker 2
that’s wonderful. Tell me her name. What’s her first name?

Unknown Speaker
Her name is Katrin Crum. Que Atia and it’s in your notes. Yeah.

Katy
Patrick, we’re so glad she’s just guided you along and been so supportive. That’s a good broker.

Speaker 3
Oh, that’s that’s what you want. Yeah. We’re a small brokerage.

Speaker 2
Yeah. Was that the clock’s chiming a snap out now? I

Unknown Speaker
know. It’s perfect.

Katy
I love this was awesome. Thank you for talking plants oil. I liked hearing it you enjoyed it

Alissa
this is a great December episode this

Katy
is a happy just began about plants talking about we want to be happy and joyful for the holidays. And then we can give gifts plants are great. Yes. Like those last minute, you’re like running out someone’s like, just get some of those good Christmassy time like Christmas cactus. Yeah. Yeah, bring it. I

Unknown Speaker
mean a race. We’re

Speaker 1
going to be doing a couple wreath making classes where people get their hands in it and make their own and let it reflect their style. And that’s going to be super fun. So yeah, and if you have not to plug but, you know, if you have a grocery store nearby that sells cute little things ready to go. Yep, pick those up. I mean, they’re a little blooming hyacinth or an amaryllis or, you know, there’s

Katy
always had them and they’re so cute and yeah. All right. Yeah. All right. Well, thank you, Stacey. We, girls, thank you for being here. Just if you will leave your computer on until it says it’s done processing. It’s okay. closes down. But you when you come back to it, it’ll start again. So if you just leave it on for a little bit, it’ll it’ll finish right now. You know, you know what? Yeah,

Speaker 1
it’s a thing. Yeah. You guys, this has been so much fun. I can’t believe that you were like, yeah, well want to have you on.

Unknown Speaker
I’ve been telling everybody you gotta

Katy
listen. Great. Yeah. We we really do schedule our guests and our top topics based on what we want to talk about that and what we think our listeners want to hear and we get all kinds of guests that were that want to talk about their book are like no, no, not like you but like who don’t have a necessarily have a connection you pitched because you got the email or I’m talking about being a realtor, plant lady. You’re like, I am a realtor play at Lake

Unknown Speaker
connect.

Katy
So we appreciate you being here. And we like having our listeners be our guests because I think that makes it a little bit more like a deeper relationship for everyone who’s listening. Not just us, but I think oh yeah, it’s more approachable that way. We don’t just want somebody who just wrote a book about plants. I’m sure we could have found that. Yeah,

Unknown Speaker
right. Yeah, I

Unknown Speaker
haven’t done that yet.

Speaker 2
No, but you should all these notes. Nobody knows. You should write a book about blast.

Unknown Speaker
Yeah, plants and real estate. Let’s

Alissa
grow together. That yeah,

Unknown Speaker
there you go. Okay, go get over

Unknown Speaker
any marketing. I’m

Unknown Speaker
all over corny marketing.

Katy
I love it. Okay, thank you Stacy. Oh wait, we thank you. Hello. Almost forgot. Oh, now I’m gonna wait because see your feed isn’t great so I don’t it’s going to be just a soso photo

Speaker 5
because maybe you won’t tell them what you think.

Katy
Alright well smile Stacy we’ll see if it works or not. Okay. I think it’s just because it’ll do for now you send us your love we have thought oh wait, let’s see now. Oh wait yeah, she wasn’t clear in and out. It’s like an internet thing it’s not it’s not a youth thing.

Unknown Speaker
Let me move this. Okay,

Katy
I’m gonna wait till you’re clear and I’m like smile.

Speaker 4
Just stay Nayeli okay,

Speaker 2
I love it. Oh Lindsay

Unknown Speaker
at work okay you guys have said that to me.

Unknown Speaker
We will send it to you. Thank you.

Speaker 3
Thank you guys. Yeah, anytime anytime I talk plants or flowers

Unknown Speaker
love it. Okay, bye.

Unknown Speaker
Later. Okay, so bye.

Alissa
Thank you so much for tuning in to the hustle humbly podcast.

Katy
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Two Realtors fostering community over competition through light-hearted conversations.

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