Sow Generously ...

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

I live in Central PA surrounded by the beauty of farmlands.  During this season, the landscape looks like a painting with vibrant hues of a flourishing, bountiful harvest. Farm stands are erected and fresh picked vegetables and fruits are enjoyed by all.  Yet, I confess that it is so easy to forget about the outrageous number of hours a farmer toiled so I could enjoy the benefits of such labor.

I often think about this analogy as I am busy planting my own seeds within the farmland of my business.  Days may come and go and although the seed has been carefully placed within the soil, watered, and nurtured, the soil may not immediately spring forth a sprout.  What faith it takes for the farmer to wait. Yet the methods of farming are tried and true - sow generously and the harvest shall be abundant!

Be encouraged...

Choosing to be a Realtor is in essence choosing to be a farmer. It often includes waking before dawn and cultivating dry land while holding on tightly to a dream, a vision, and a goal.  

Today I am preparing the paperwork for a new listing - 
I continue to press on - labor diligently - and keep my eye on the fields... Onward and Upward - Sowing Generously ...!!


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  1. Gabe Sanders 10/14/2016 04:55 PM
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Pennsylvania Cumberland County Carlisle

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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Maria, I love the post. You have a great positive attitude. Good luck.

Oct 03, 2016 08:47 PM #17
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Gita Bantwal - Thank you for stopping by this morning to pause, read, and offer your thoughts.  Hope your day is great!

Oct 03, 2016 08:57 PM #18
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thanks Maria - I am so glad that you have found your way to activerain - you have a lot to share! 

Oct 03, 2016 09:11 PM #19
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Lise Howe - There's a 'little kid' inside each of us - and what child doesn't enjoy jumping in puddles in the RAIN...??  It is my privilege to be here -

Oct 03, 2016 09:13 PM #20
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Maria.  Your analogy of our business as compared to farming is really very appropriate.

Oct 03, 2016 09:38 PM #21
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Gabe Sanders - Thank you for stopping by - I always appreciate your thoughts...

 

Oct 03, 2016 09:46 PM #22
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Home sellers will be in very good hands when they select you as their listing agent. Good luck with your new listing.

Oct 03, 2016 10:03 PM #23
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Roy Kelley - I appreciate your kind words ...

Oct 03, 2016 10:35 PM #24
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I love the analogy, Maria and use it myself in my farming classes for new agents!  You're right - it is what we do!  Plant away!

Oct 04, 2016 12:49 AM #25
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

At the end of every hard day I need a great glass of wine (red only please) and some music. I think maybe the issue in America in general is that hard work and effort are no longer rewarded..

Oct 04, 2016 01:52 AM #26
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Debe Maxwell - and I'm sure you tell your new agents that you scatter more seed than you'll actually be able to harvest ... 

 

Oct 04, 2016 02:52 AM #27
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I like the way you think Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 airRErealty.com 

Oct 04, 2016 02:54 AM #28
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Love the message Maria Sapio, we are all farmers. Hard work does pay off..onward and upward you go!

Oct 05, 2016 07:02 AM #29
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Beth Atalay I appreciate your comment -
Cheers to Onward and Upward ...!!

Oct 05, 2016 07:08 AM #30
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Karen Hellier for your visit - and for reading my posts ...

Oct 05, 2016 12:32 PM #32
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi Maria, happy Sunday to you.  I was born and raised a city girl in Green bay, Wisconsin but, I married a farmer and lived 11 years a life of a farmer. Your analogy struck home with me. Honestly, Maria, though I loved the life of a farmer, I prefer the life of a Realtor. One thing easier on the farm, I believe, is when you sowed or planted the crop,  in most cases, it more easily came to fruition:) 

Oct 09, 2016 04:48 AM #33
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Jane Chaulklin-Schott for sharing a bit about your life experiences...A farmer's life is  hard life for sure but I'm sure there is a certain sense of satisfaction when you see your crops growing before your eyes ...!!

Oct 09, 2016 05:26 AM #34
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

We work and work and off to work we go so that we can harvest the benefits of our dedicated and consistent tilling of the soil.

Oct 11, 2016 04:57 AM #35
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Lisa Von Domek
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Great post Maria Sapio I am so happy I found it From Gabe Sanders reblog.

Oct 14, 2016 12:19 PM #36
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Maria,

Read this as a reblog from Gabe Sanders and it is so true.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 14, 2016 10:10 PM #37
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