The Mission Is A 'GO'

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

I was contacted a few weeks ago by lady to discuss the possible listing of her parent's home.  
We arranged a meeting time and I met the daughter and parents at the home.  I had done my needful homework since I prefer to be as prepared as possible for a potential listing and then let the conversation lead the way. Trust is a fragile gift that must be handled with the utmost care - and I always want to do what is best for my seller so each potential listing appointment requires a careful listening ear and attention to what is openly said and perhaps some extra digging to better understand the unspoken concerns
During our meeting I only pulled a few papers from my briefcase since it was clear that they were not ready to make a decision.  I listened - and enjoyed the privilege of getting to know them and hearing about the memories the home holds and the reasons why they were considering a move.  As I was gathering my things to prepare to leave, the mom leaned over with tears in her eyes and said "Thank you for coming today. I love you."  I was speechless.  Later when I spoke with the daughter, she shared that her mom was so scared prior to the meeting.  She was concerned that a Realtor would be 'pushy' and 'expect' them to sign papers immediately.  I told her, I would rather leave a home with the precious foundation of trust in place then with a signed piece of paper. 
A few weeks have passed and I have spoken with them several times to get an update on their situation.  
This morning I received a message from the daughter that simply said:
"The mission is a go!"  

A reminder that patience mixed well with trust always makes a good recipe...

#MariaSapio
#CarlislePA
#HomeForSale

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Home Selling
Location:
Pennsylvania Cumberland County Carlisle

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
103,255
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

You turned her worst nightmares into a dream by simply being patient and listening to them. Of course she loves you.

Oct 27, 2016 04:28 AM #4
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Sheila Anderson - I am not  understanding your concern to 'beware'?  

Oct 27, 2016 05:30 AM #5
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Rebecca Lewis - Certainly selling a home that is jam-packed with memories is an emotional, and often very difficult decision... I am honored for the opportunity to represent this home and all it means to them.  Thank you - 

Oct 27, 2016 05:33 AM #6
Rainmaker
5,164,190
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Congratulations Maria on handling things with great sensitivity and savvy.  Bravo for the go-ahead.  A

Oct 27, 2016 05:40 AM #7
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - What a great Thursday (or any day) to receive a message that says "The Mission Is A GO...!!"  
Thank you - 

Oct 27, 2016 06:39 AM #8
Rainmaker
536,982
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Much much better than "Houston we have a Problem!" although I know you handle those calls just as well.  Maybe not with the same smile.    Kudos on the coming listing.  Mark

Oct 27, 2016 09:17 AM #9
Rainmaker
1,481,914
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Congrats on the listings Maria Sapio !  I can't imagine someone not listing with you.  Our customers are smart enough to know the difference of how important trust fits into the equation.

Oct 27, 2016 09:38 AM #10
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Yes Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint - we all receive those 'Houston We Have A Problem" phone calls too... I admit, I prefer "The Mission Is A GO" phone calls!!

Oct 27, 2016 09:53 AM #11
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Sheri Sperry - MCNE - Thank you for your vote of confidence - I've been working the past 10 hours on doc prep - always trying to keep it as simple as possible for a seller ...

Oct 27, 2016 09:54 AM #12
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Karen Hellier Good Morning and thank you for your gracious words.  Learning to embrace 'Patience' is a choice I must make each day ... 

Oct 27, 2016 08:31 PM #14
Ambassador
3,986,094
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not a pushy agent either. They either are ready or they are not but I stick to them like glue.

Oct 28, 2016 01:42 AM #15
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Debbie Reynolds - Stcking to someone like 'glue' conveys caring, patience and respect.  Those are beautiful qualities to posess...

Oct 28, 2016 03:58 AM #16
Rainmaker
6,152,077
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Maria, for sharing this story. Home owners are in very good hands when they select you as their listing agent.

Oct 28, 2016 05:06 AM #17
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Roy Kelley - Thank you, it is always an honor to be chosen by a home seller to represent their home! 
Cheers to a splendid weekend - lovely weather ahead for photo-walking!

Oct 28, 2016 05:13 AM #18
Rainmaker
3,651,850
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Mission GO!!! GO!!!  GO!!! I love the mission is a go, can you tell.  Good for you Maria Sapio, Proud of YOU!

 

Oct 28, 2016 07:19 AM #19
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Will Hamm for your exuberance - !!
I appreciate the excitement and enthusiasm ... !!

Oct 28, 2016 07:40 AM #20
Rainmaker
4,799,006
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.  I like the daughter's way of saying "the mission is a go".  

Oct 30, 2016 10:32 PM #21
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Gabe Sanders - Indeed - and a mission it is!!  

Oct 30, 2016 11:57 PM #22
Rainmaker
1,945,193
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Maria - it's clear that you sell from the heart, doing what's best for each and every client and hoped-to-be-client. Your tale warms my heart.

Nov 03, 2016 02:14 AM #23
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Lottie Kendall - It is a privilege that I do not take lightly...
Thank you for your kind words.

Nov 03, 2016 03:19 AM #24
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?