From Nightmares To Dreams...Carlisle, PA

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty RS334568
People are always asking me, "So, how do you like Real Estate?"
The truth is, I love the notion of helping people through the process of buying and/or selling a home. I also understand that for some clients the process is seasoned with a variety of emotions ranging from pure enthusiasm to sheer terror and I'm the one they contact to purge whatever my client is feeling in that moment.
 
Most of my day on Christmas Eve 2016 I spent playing ping-pong. Actually, I was the ping-pong ball and I bounced back and forth with all involved parties to finalize an offer. It was stressful for many and I had to remain as calm and cool as a ping-pong ball and keep everyone well informed while desperately keeping my cool. Yes, I'm human and at 11:30PM I was tired and my brain was fried but I knew that the players were still holding their paddles so the game wasn't over. I am thankful to report that at 11:43PM Christmas Eve everyone was finally in agreement.

Buyers and sellers rarely get everything they demand in a transaction. Real Estate is about negotiating and coming to a mutual consent with give-and-take. When negotiations are in full force, buyers and sellers can get wrapped up in the game and lose direction. It is during this emotional frenzy that the buyer and seller must have an agent that can listen and help re-focus the negotiations back to the matters of significance.
 
So, how do I like Real Estate? I know that what I do matters. There are few things that compare to seeing a client holding the SOLD sign with tears streaming down their face, or a client saying, "I trust you more than anyone I know" or being the first phone call when a client wants to share the exciting news that she's pregnant.

Being a Realtor can be likened unto standing in the midst of what may sometimes feel like a nightmare and shining a light of encouragement as we watch dreams emerge...!!


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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
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Kat Palmiotti - Thank you for stopping by - and yes, a happy client at the end makes it worth it all - !!  Hoping you're having a great day - !!

Dec 30, 2016 07:07 AM #62
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Maria Sapio
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Sham Reddy Thank you for stopping by to read my blog post and I am glad that my words have resonated with you ... Hope you have a great day - !!

Dec 30, 2016 07:08 AM #63
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Richie Alan Naggar
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When one has "heart" in the game....Its no longer work but purpose too

Dec 30, 2016 08:41 AM #64
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M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
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Congratulations on the featured post Maria - it is so well deserved!   You write from the heart and you're clearly willing to work as hard as it takes to accomplish your clients' goals and earn their trust, night or day, workday or holiday.     Isn't it amazing what a difference we can make in people's lives?   Congratulations also on keeping your cool in the heat of the game, until 11:43 PM - that's amazing stamina, whether you were in your PJs or not!

I hope you, buyer, seller, and the other agent have a smooth transaction from here on out - you all deserve it!

P.S.   After reading  all the comments, I scrolled back up to hit the "follow" button because I love your style.   I had to smile because I already AM following you .

Dec 30, 2016 08:46 AM #65
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Congratulations on your featured article. We are looking forward to the next one.

Dec 30, 2016 11:29 AM #66
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Maria Sapio
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Richie Alan Naggar 
"When one has "heart" in the game....Its no longer work but purpose too"
Thank you - love those words ...

Dec 30, 2016 11:35 AM #67
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M.C. Dwyer Thank you for your kind hearted words of encouragement... I am thankful for the gracious audience in the Rain - 

Dec 30, 2016 11:37 AM #68
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Maria Sapio
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Thank you Harry F. D'Elia - What a humbling surprise to receive a notification that a post has been 'featured'... 

Dec 30, 2016 11:38 AM #69
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I saw you on the AR homepage - congrats!  Nice end-of-year retrospective as well, Maria.  We're neighbors! 

Dec 30, 2016 02:05 PM #70
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Jeff R. Geoghan - Hello there neighbor - and I'm so glad that you saw my post on the homepage and decided to stop by...  Best wishes...!!

Dec 30, 2016 03:11 PM #71
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Praful Thakkar
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Maria Sapio - trust is the foundation of our business!

When I hear the same words from my clients 'I trust you and your judgment more than anything else!' it matters a lot - and I forget about all the nightmares I have gone through to reach at that point.

Dec 30, 2016 03:38 PM #72
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Maria Sapio
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Thank you Praful Thakkar - yes, what we do matters - !!  The challenges we face and obstacles we jump through help make dreams come true - !!

Dec 30, 2016 05:07 PM #73
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Hi, Maria!  I included this post in today's edition of Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain.  And Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2017 07:35 AM #74
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Maria Sapio
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Thank you Patricia Kennedy - What a great message to receive as I welcome 2017... I so appreciate you including my post!!

Jan 01, 2017 08:14 AM #75
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Maria 

Congratulates on earning  feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 01, 2017 07:55 PM #76
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Maria Sapio
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Thank you Lou Ludwig 
Wishing you an outstanding 2017 - !!
With Appreciation...

Jan 02, 2017 08:35 AM #77
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
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Good evening Maria Sapio ,

I've been unplugged for 10 glorious days while on a southern Caribbean cruise with my family. Reality has set in so I've checked into AR and went straight to Patricia Kennedy post on her favorites for the week. Congratulations on a well deserved gold star..wishing you a fantastic 2017! What we do matters and it's wonderful to feel the impact of our service!

Jan 02, 2017 03:23 PM #78
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Fred Griffin
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     Hi, Maria.

       Your heart is in your work.  You are in for a most enjoyable and rewarding career.

Jan 02, 2017 07:33 PM #79
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Maria Sapio
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Welcome back Dorie Dillard -thank you for your kind words - and wishing you a great new year filled with more spectacular, memorable moments... 

Jan 03, 2017 04:36 AM #80
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Thank you Fred Griffin - I appreciate your gracious comment.  Wishing you a terrific new year filled with special moments - !!

Jan 03, 2017 04:39 AM #81
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