What I Love About Being A Realtor...Carlisle, PA.

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

Passion cannot be faked.  One can wear a mask or pretend, but after a while the truth has a way of seeping through the crevices and coming forth in all its glory.  

It usually doesn't take more than a few moments to determine if someone truly enjoys what they're doing or is simply performing a task for a paycheck.

 

I will never forget the day I stopped at Salvation Army to make a clothing donation. The woman that accepted the bag was in the process of sorting a pile of clothes. She paused to look me in the eye.  Her eyes looked tired and then I further noticed that one of her arms was paralyzed and she was sorting with only one arm. Her face had a gentle tenderness and her smile could brighten the most dismal day.  Perhaps out of habit I inquired, "How are you today?" Her response was intentional, and her words struck a chord deep within me that I can still feel until today..."Better than Great."  

Each life is like a pebble that is tossed into the river and none of us know the profound ripple effects of a word spoken, a hug extended, or a simple gesture.  

I am a Realtor because I truly believe that what I do makes a difference in the lives of the clients I serve.  I love knowing that Karli and Kyle were able to put up a Christmas tree this past December in their very first home and that Bill continues to enjoy weekend excursions to his dream cabin.  It's exciting to know that Darle is busy preparing to live closer to her daughter and the new buyers are thrilled to create new memories in their new home.   Whether I have listed a home for sale, or worked with buyers to find their dream home, it is humbling to see the ripple effects of my work.

Take a drive and turn down any residential street and I assure you that each house has a story to be told.  A story of challenges, and perhaps even sprinkled with perseverance, commitment, tears, hope and joy.  Those are the ingredients that turn a mere house into a home and that's why being a Realtor is a privilege that is -  "Better than Great"...!!

Are you considering a move to the lovely Carlisle, PA. area?
Are you thinking of selling your Carlisle area home?
I have lived in Carlisle since 2000.  I love this town and would be honored to help you with your specific real estate needs.
Maria Sapio  (717) 226-6857  msapio@homesale.com








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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Will Hamm - Hoping you are 'Better than Great Today ...!!  Cheers to a fantastic Thursday evening - 

Feb 02, 2017 03:19 PM #9
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Thank you for your sweet and generous encouragement in the Rain - !!

Feb 02, 2017 06:09 PM #10
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Lou Ludwig
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Maria

Sounds like you love being a Realtor . . . . Great post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 02, 2017 07:37 PM #11
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you for your frequent visits to my posts Lou Ludwig - it is greatly appreciated!

Feb 03, 2017 03:49 AM #12
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
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That is awesome!  I can tell that you are a very caring person and I am certain that your clients appreciate that more than someone that is acting like they have a passion.

Feb 03, 2017 05:55 AM #13
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
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I love real estate. I learn something new every day! I often go to sleep thinking about deals I could do! That being said, I am not sure it is true that you cant fake passion...I was married once.

Feb 03, 2017 06:40 AM #14
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you, Maria, for sharing your experience and your passion for the real estate business.

Have a better than great day and a wonderful weekend.

Feb 03, 2017 07:06 AM #15
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Brian England - Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.  Have a great weekend- !!

Feb 03, 2017 11:54 AM #16
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Roy Kelley - Hope your weekend is 'Better than Great' Too... !!  Thank you for stopping by to read my post.  I do appreciate it!

Feb 03, 2017 11:57 AM #17
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Michael J. Perry
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I always tell people to follow their passion because it will be easy to give it your all !!!

Feb 03, 2017 12:08 PM #18
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

That is great advice to share with others Michael J. Perry.  Thank you - 

Feb 03, 2017 12:26 PM #19
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Hannah Williams
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Maria Sapio  What a wonderful story .I enjoyed reading it . I would not hesitate to refer clients to you as I know you would treat them like family .

Feb 03, 2017 06:06 PM #20
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Lou Ludwig
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Maria

Congratulations on earning the feature.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 03, 2017 08:09 PM #21
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Maria, It is such a great feeling to help people achieve their real estate goals.  Whether it's helping a couple find their retirement home or a young couple buying their first home, it makes the long hours worthwhile.

Feb 04, 2017 06:09 AM #22
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Maria Sapio ,

Lovely post and I definitely see it shinning brightly as a gold star. I feel the passion in your writing..being of service to others is a wonderful feeling to know you make a difference.

Feb 04, 2017 06:42 AM #23
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Well said Maria and knowing you are doing good work. Sometimes I feel like I am in social work...oh yeah I am in a way.

Feb 04, 2017 07:14 AM #24
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Well, this certainly is a WOW post, Maria Sapio!  I absolutely love your passion, your writing and your genuine, caring personality.  I can't WAIT to have a buyer moving to Carlisle, PA - I know you'll treat them like gold!

Feb 04, 2017 11:47 AM #25
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Kasey & John Boles
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I love that answer, "better than great" it's a wonderful perspective on life that I know I don't always have.   I used to have a boss that always answered the question "how are you" with "better than I deserve." -Kasey

Feb 05, 2017 04:14 PM #26
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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Ahh Maria, there is no doubt in my mind that those who come in contact with you are better for it.  Whether personally or professionally.  Keep up the smiles.  Mark

Feb 06, 2017 01:23 AM #27
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Maria- you are what makes it Better than Great.  Your sincerity and enthusiasm for what you do come through in your words!!

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