realtor carlisle: What to Expect Throughout the Real Estate Transaction Process By: Maria Sapio, REALTOR® Carlisle, PA. - 04/02/19 07:12 PM
The timeframe between when a homeowner decides to sell their home and when the home becomes an active listing is referred to as the 'pre-listing phase.'  
The pre-listing phase should be thought of as similar to laying a solid foundation on a new home. The entire structure of the home depends on the strength of the foundation.  Likewise, when making the decision to sell your home, I highly recommend aligning yourself with a REALTOR® who will oversee this important foundational aspect of the listing process with the utmost care.  When I work with a client during the pre-listing phase, we discuss the plan that is … (28 comments)

realtor carlisle: Marketing Mindfulness By: Maria Sapio - 07/13/18 09:49 AM
I recently received an email from a distant acquaintance.  I had not heard from this person in many years and as I opened the email, my thoughts wandered back to some long-ago-memories that brought a smile to my face.  My smile and my sweet thoughts were abruptly interrupted when the email lacked any personal care and was simply a cold solicitation for my business.  
Have you ever encountered a similar experience?
I felt like this person had put together a list of people that they had ever known and blasted out a marketing email with the hopes of gaining some customers.  
I understand that … (39 comments)

realtor carlisle: Onward & Upward - By: Maria Sapio Realtor® Carlisle, PA. - 06/02/18 09:07 AM

To the clients that have worked with me, they have all become familiar with the phrase:
Onward & Upward
Stagnation leads to deterioration and as Miley Cyrus sang so well in her song 'The Climb' -
"There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb
Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It's all about
It's all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith"
Perspective sets the course - and it's within our power to determine our mindset.
For me, and my … (12 comments)

realtor carlisle: 2017 ActiveRain Real Estate Photography Contest - Carlisle, PA - 10/19/17 07:55 AM
Thank you Dick Greenberg for inviting us to participate in the 2017 ActiveRain Photography Contest.  
We have all heard the expression that "A picture is worth a thousand words."
Photos speak to us.  They tell a story.  They convey a message.  
As I walked through my photo gallery - discreetly housed within my smart phone, I began to re-live a multitude of memories.
The one thing that photos don't always express is what's happening behind the scenes.  That specific information is only held in the secret chambers of ones heart.  
The day this photo was taken, I was in the midst of facing challenges that … (40 comments)

realtor carlisle: Closing an Email with an 'Openness'...Carlisle, PA. - 10/09/17 08:05 AM
I can imagine that some of you may have read the title of this blog and rolled your eyes, wondered if it was a typo, or perhaps glanced at your email inbox and felt overwhelmed my the 199 new emails that require your attention.
Think about the 'closing' words you email to clients or other business relationships.  Of course it is important to keep the interaction professional yet non-robotic.  Emails can lack emotion.  Yet, there is a tenderness that hangs in the balance between utmost professionalism and sincerity and it's in that 'space' where we have the opportunity to extend graciousness.
Have you … (91 comments)

realtor carlisle: SOLD! 103 Sycamore Drive Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 - 04/29/17 07:18 AM
Sold!  103 Sycamore Drive Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065
Deciding to sell the family home after 45 years of memories is a bittersweet decision. I am so honored that you asked me to be your listing agent to guide you through this process.
Congratulations on the sale, and cheers to many more family memories in your new home!
"Thank you for making this journey in our life go so smoothly" - Seller


realtor carlisle: “Let’s Get Real” - No Fooling Around About It! - 04/21/17 09:27 AM
Thank you Kathleen Daniels for offering the April Challenge inviting us to 'the dark side' where we must each explore the "one peeve in your business that drives you bat-bonkers."
This peeve literally came out to bite me this week.  I was showing four properties to my buyer/clients on Monday.  The schedule was tight and the homes were in four different towns.  However, I am very respectful of showing appointments and understand that usually a homeowner needs to leave the home on purpose to accommodate a showing so I am careful to plan ahead and schedule accordingly.  However sometimes circumstances cannot be avoided.  After … (28 comments)

realtor carlisle: Kings Gap Estates - Carlisle, PA - 01/29/17 04:16 PM
Nestled away on the south side of Carlisle in Dickinson Township is the magnificent subdivision known as Kings Gap Estates.  
-The exclusive builder in the community has been Hoffman Custom Contracting, Inc. and each home's construction has been overseen by its owner, Tim Hoffman.  
-The homes all sit upon 1+ acre lots and each home is beautiful and unique.
-The homes are within the Carlisle Area School District (North Dickinson Elementary School, Lamberton Middle School and Carlisle High School).
-The subdivision earned its prestigious name since it sits beside the entryway to Kings Gap, a 2531 acre forest on the South Mountain … (3 comments)

realtor carlisle: 30 Day Real Estate Market Report For Carlisle, PA - 1/27/2017 - 01/28/17 08:19 AM
Carlisle is nestled within picturesque Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Carlisle, PA has small town charm, yet offers the diversity of multiple local businesses, a variety of restaurants, as well as the year round magnificent mountain views, numerous parks, fishing areas, and walking/hiking trails.  
Some Area Attractions Include:
The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
U.S. Army War College 
Dickinson College 
Kings Gap Environmental Center
Cumberland County Historical Society
Carlisle Area School District Includes:
Bellaire Elementary School
Crestview Elementary School
Hamilton Elementary School
LeTort Elementary School
Mooreland Elementary School
Mount Holly Springs Elementary School
North Dickinson Elementary School
Lamberton Middle School
Wilson Middle School
Carlisle High School

30 Day Market Report For Carlisle, PA - As of January 27, 2017
(Within Carlisle Area School District)
122 Active Listings
25   Sold Homes
56   Pending … (7 comments)

realtor carlisle: Hidden Gem Local Attraction - Carlisle, PA. - 01/27/17 04:02 AM
I have been a resident of Carlisle, PA since 2000 so when I think about the local attractions, there are so many that come to mind including: Dickinson College and Library, The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center at Carlisle Barracks, The Carlisle Historical Society, Kings Gap Environmental Center, and of course, let's not forget Massey's Frozen Custard serving the most delicious frozen custard since 1949.  
Yet the attraction I have chosen to reflect upon may not be found by searching the lists of Things-To-Do in Carlisle. As a matter of fact, the attraction is probably one of the best kept … (12 comments)

realtor carlisle: Carlisle Borough - Carlisle, PA - 01/26/17 08:33 AM

The Borough of Carlisle, PA is a community offering a wide array of opportunities for all.
Interested in learning more about the rich history of this area?
Intrigued by the fascinating architecture?
Curious about the abundance of artistic talent?
Wishing to enjoy a walk surrounded by vibrant wildflowers or the tranquility of relaxing on one of the many park benches to watch the frolic of the ducks?
Meandering through the downtown streets, are you captivated by the quaint shops or did you catch the aroma of fresh baked goods or see the grandeur of the freshly picked veggies at the farmer's market on the square?
Perhaps … (13 comments)

realtor carlisle: U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center At Carlisle Barracks Carlisle, PA. - 01/24/17 08:38 AM

The United States Army Heritage & Education Center at Carlisle Barracks
Address: 950 Soldiers Drive Carlisle, PA 17013
The Center offers numerous events and programs that are Free and Open to the Public.  
Such As:
-Historical Demonstrations/Reenactments
Upcoming February Events Include:
- Thursday, February 2, 2017
Speaking Through Skulls: Objects of Death and Their Meanings in the Continental Army
Dr. Wayne E. Lee - Dowd Distinguished Professor of History, Chair of the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense, University of North Carolina.
Being held in the Multipurpose Room.  Building opens at 6:30 p.m. - the talk begins at 7:15 p.m., and the question period concludes around 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, … (10 comments)

realtor carlisle: Cold Feet Syndrome - Carlisle, PA - 08/21/16 08:42 AM
Buyer finds the home of their dreams...
Offer is made...
Offer is accepted...
And suddenly, 'COLD FEET SYNDROME' sets in...
The questions start to swirl in the buyer's head:
Am I making the right decision?
Can I afford this?
What if...??
The most experienced and seasoned buyer agents report that 'Cold Feet Syndrome' is common.
This is a CRUCIAL TIME...
The buyer agent is faced with asking their buyer significant and needful questions as well as helping them decipher between fear and fact...
The truth is that Cold Feet Syndrome can cause one to make a devastating decision that they may regret...
Ultimately the buyer agent must be there to sort through the fog … (68 comments)

realtor carlisle: Maria Sapio, Realtor in Carlisle, PA... - 06/26/16 06:24 AM
Some of the greatest gifts in life include the opportunity to be fully present in the moment and to share a mutual trust with another. 
Being a Realtor is a career that demands time, energy, and a 'no quit' attitude. Yet, to stand apart from the crowd, it also requires heart and soul.  Resolving to sell or buy a home is a very personal decision.  It is a time for a seller or buyer that is often seasoned with vulnerability and mingled with anticipation.
For me, it is an incredible gift to be invited into the journey, to be given a front row seat, to listen … (27 comments)

Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. (Keller Williams of Central PA)

Maria Sapio

Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Carlisle, PA

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Keller Williams of Central PA

Address: 801 Belvedere Street, Suite 100, Carlisle, PA, 17013

Mobile: 717-226-6857

Office: 717-761-4300

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