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STARlight # 5 ** MICHELE CONNORS ** Spotlight's on This ECo-All-Star for Her Article

Here's a chance to get to know each other better and to look into articles that offer practical remedies from which we all can benefit.  This feature shines the light on useful value-added factors real estate professionals can add to their toolbox when involved in eco-friendly transactions.

A timely follow-up to the Green is Red Hot Contest, it brings into focus the contribution of one of our AR members in terms of green awareness and how that relates to your real estate practice today and into the future. We hope  that it  will brighten our (already bright) AR community. 

 Today, the STAR light's on.....MICHELE CONNORS
for her article on Green Awareness

 

That's her husband, Jeff who is currently with The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill headed into his 7th season with the Tarheels.

 

 

ABOUT MICHELE:

 I am part American Indian and part French so I have a stubbornness to my personality           (they   say!)

I am an only child and married an only child..so our two kids have NO aunts or uncles!

 

I fell into my Real Estate career in 1995 while building a home..  I wanted to work but needed flexibility to not miss anything my children were involved in. Quickly I learned R.E. was the perfect career for busy moms if you learn how to balance the two and manage time. 

I am competitive in Real Estate but in my personal life I am more of the cheerleader encouraging others to be their best. I see the good in people and want them to see it as well. I enjoy being in my own skin. I love my life as a mother -wife and Realtor. I am also a daughter, granddaughter, foster mother , friend and child of God.

My Pet Peeve in Life ? I think adults play unfair in life- it really shows up in every profession.

I see way too much jealousy , greed and envy rear its ugly head in this world and find it really upsetting that one cant just be happy for the other when they do well or achieve something. Success is earned..we need to learn respect for others and appreciation for their accomplishments. Tearing them down to feel better about yourself is a cheap shot and well, others will think less of you for allowing jealousy to lead your actions. Next time you have something to say about someone- make it something positive or don't say it at all. Eventually you will find it isn't necessary to belittle others, let them worry about themselves, you worry about yourself. Respect yourself, respect others.

Favorite home- One with a view. I now live on a lake that borders the Newport River . I can see the Beaufort Bridge, NC port and all the wildlife you can imaging- Ibis, Geese, Egrets, Baby ducks, deer, Jumping mullet ,sea gulls, cardinals...

Food: Well I am one of the GRITS (girls raised in the south) and have a hearty appetitive! Love southern cooking- especially if Grandma is cooking. Prefer a good medium rare grilled steak and potato over a petite dish of anything "gourmet!" 

TV: anything is fine...nothing really out there I can rave about.

Favorite movies would be ones that are tearjerkers- Radio, I am Sam, Color Purple, The Notebook (Nick Sparks is my favorite author and a local )

Vacations : Any vacation with my family is a great one! We've been able to travel a lot. We prefer the warm spots and I would say our trip to St Thomas was pretty special.

Hobbies: I enjoy watching the sunrise- sunsets, always have....hundreds of pictures. So spiritual to me. I love quiet..I think it is the only child in me. I love taking photos of my kids, my two dogs Brutus and Meatball. Yatzee is my favorite game, and cards...family nites. I try to have family nite weekly just to gather together and do something interactive...Does tanning count as a hobby ? I love the sun- and have to have it-it is my happy pill!

Michele's Article: Coming out of the Closet- I Am Not As Green as I Should Be

It's an  Eco-wise Article at the Eco-All-Stars (We now have 99 Members)

Congratulations, MICHELE You're an ECO-STAR!
janeAnne, Moderator...AKA Green-o-Lina

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Comments

So happy you are here, Michele. And I love the photos you are contributing to the North Carolina Localism project!
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Michele is the best!! I can't wait to meet her this fall at a football game!

Posted by Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC (Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive) over 11 years ago

Michele & janeAnne, this is a great way to get to know each other.  I am so enjoying your every blog.  Thanks for doing it janeAnne and Michele thanks for bringing us into your life!  Nice insight!

kk

Posted by Kristal Kraft, Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022 (The Berkshire Group Realtors) over 11 years ago

Michele, reading your intro, I get the feelin' that we have just enough in common that we'd get along just fine!  (I'm not American Indian and French - but I married one and gave birth to two and can attest to the stubborn attribute, by the way.)

 

Posted by Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense (Bradfield Properties) over 11 years ago

Green-o-Lina- Thank you,thank you, thank you!

Leigh- I am gonna give you the big tour! Are you going to the spring game ?


KK- I will never make it to your level of intelligent blogging you are one of my blog heroes! Glad you can know me a little better...I am just a girl that is happiest with sand between her toes..come see me some time, you would love the coast of NC. Great biking !

Tricia- I know I may have stereotyped BUT I am every bit my parents child! (of course !)

 

Hope I didnt seem to go off on a rant about adult behavior! It is a definite peeve but, hey life is too short to be Ms. Negative right!   Isnt my husband a cutie!

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 11 years ago

Leigh, Kristal, Tricia...Look in the mail for a YOU'RE IT! from me...;-)... 

Michele...You bring a smile to my life. Thank you.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

janeAnne- Just a thank you spotlighting my life! Heres something for you!
This mornigs sunrise was spectacular-no wind so the water was still.

 

    Good morning sunrise...

 

  Be still my Heart..

 

  Awaken my friend, you are beautiful as you are !

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 11 years ago

OH my goodness...You have such a talent for showing what is Beautiful. Michele! Thank you..

With photos like these...if you are posting such gorgeous items to Localism.com..It's bound to be attractive to our audience and representative of the best real estate professionals have to offer!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Beauty is everywhere. It is important to take the time to "see" it. Even more important to appreciate and share it!

Posted by Anonymous over 11 years ago
That was me above, forgot to sign in!!!
Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 11 years ago
Those are great pictures
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Thanks Randy- in person it touches your soul. If you ever need a boost, email me and I;ll send you the daily shot....I'll be like your eco friendly therapist!  

........ hey- that is a great tag- I may have to post something !

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 11 years ago
You have inspired me to take more pictures of nature.  I take mostly houses and miss the surroundings.  I live in Hawaii.  I sometimes just take fro granted how beautiful this place is.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Jane anne, uplifting blog! With Michele as your subject, is was bound to be optimistic and sincere. Thank you both! ;>)
Posted by Sue Argue, NH Home Stager (Staged First Impressions) over 11 years ago

Beautiful, beautiful photos!  Guess I'll have to get up at sunrise tomorrow, hmm?  I especially love the second one. 

All that and a great photographer, too!

Posted by Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense (Bradfield Properties) over 11 years ago
Michele...Possibly you could start a photo corner of the AR...It might inspire those who are posting photos at Localism.com to create an atmosphere unlike that found at other portals sought by clients when searching for properties in various citeis...towns...rural areas...What do ya' think?
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
It is great to get to know each other.  I really liked the photos -- spring is in the air!
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 11 years ago

Randy...Happy you picked up on the attractive nature of nature.

After seeing Michele's "graphics", it just seems to make sense to add "nature" to our photos for Localism.com...Love to see a home in its best light..a meadow/acreage with the sun slanted across the wildflowers...a barn on a property with horses standing nearby......What do you think?

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Sue...Thanks. Life-affirming is a "good-thing"... 

Sometimes I wonder if real estate professionals realize how empowering their position is and can be.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Tricia...I want to see that photo at dawn. Loved the one of your flooded stream...and would really like to see an update on that!

Hey! Y'all have inspired me. Possibly I'll ask for a photo when the next STARlight..is it #8?...arrives? ;-)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Eloise...A phrase you wrote in your comment (above) struck me..."capture the spirit ..." I got to thinking that this very element is what speaks to the heart...and the heart is what many, many times calls to our clients in their decision-making processes. 

Yep..that does it...I am going to work on capturing the spiritin my listing photos...and on Localism.com.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Joan...There is something about belonging in a neighborhood...even if it is a nonlocal one...that anchors the mind and heart in an authentic communication. I agree with you..it is great to get to know one another.
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
janeAnne- Sorry to have missed the conversation. I absolutely will participate with a Localism themed landscape group. I think people are drawn to areas because of the beauty they see. I also think we should add photos of local life..fishermen coming off their shrimp boats, artists in their studios, surfers on the waves, picnics under the hundred yr old oaks.....I think my job is to sell the town not the home. They'll find the home they want , it is the lifestyle I try to capture for them.
Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 11 years ago

Hi Michele,

Congratulations on your Starlight! Love your photos.. You are so blessed to have that beautiful water view!

Please Please...Send me you daily photo! I never get to see the sunrise like that.. Awesome!

I am so with you and jA on the Localism! The postings there of some of our NC people are not adding anything to th e beauty of our state!

 Did you say Surfer in the Waves??? Your wish is my command!

 ((((( Hugs))))))

Ginger

 Ps. What a beautiful couple you make!

 

 

 

 

Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) over 11 years ago

Thanks Ginger- You and Roger are quite a couple as well! We really should meet up- you are so close to me! I promise if I head to Wilm. for anything- you will get a call from me, ok!?

 I'll share a secret w/ ya- I am hoping to learn to surf this early summer. I have a friend that is over 40 and a long board competetor and travels internationally to compete. She promises she wont kill me! Long or short board, I just want to get on. I surfed in High School ( well I stood up and rode a few feet - it was more about being out there with the boys at that time. ) I just gotta get this body to remember. (like riding a bike right ??)

Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 11 years ago
I read janeAnne's BLOG every week because I always find something interesting and informative here. This week I met some amazing realtors and staging experts. I really like your interview and I really like your photos. You are the kind of realtor that I would refer my friends to, just like janeAnne.
Posted by John Thomas over 11 years ago

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