Get Ready, Arms Extended - Jump, then Swim - Carlisle, PA.

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

Deciding to sell your home is like jumping into a pool...
It can't be done 'half-way'...
But to take the plunge, there's only one way to do it:
Get Ready, Arms Extended - Jump, then Swim...

Get Ready (For Showings):
You already know to clean every nook and cranny and you've been told that the counter tops must be cleared and shined.
But in addition to sprucing up your home to look its best, are you ready...to accommodate showings?  Don't even think about setting showings from 10-12 on Friday and Saturday only.  Buyers want to see your home when they're ready to come - and a buyer that can't see the home, won't buy...it's that simple.  


Arms Extended (Be Flexible):

An offer has been received and it's time to sit down and discuss it with your Realtor.  Be willing to negotiate.  Keep the ultimate goal in mind: A ready, willing, and able buyer wants to buy your home and you want to sell.  So what can be done to bring you and the buyer together to a mutual agreement?


Jump, then Swim (Keep up with Maintenance):

Once you've jumped into the pool, don't forget to keep swimming.  Once the offer has been accepted, keep up with all needful maintenance until closing day.  If something breaks, be sure to notify your agent as soon as possible.  It is still your responsibility to fix it, or replace it, and it is best to be as forthcoming as possible.  Your agent can notify the buyer agent if necessary to keep the buyer informed.  A buyer does not like surprises on final 'walk-through' day.

Are you ready to take the plunge...??

Thinking about selling your home in the Carlisle, PA area?
Are you looking for a Realtor that can guide you through the process?
My name is Maria Sapio, and I am a full time licensed Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway, HomeSale Realty in Carlisle, PA.  
I look forward to hearing from you.
(717) 226-6857 / Msapio@homesale.com



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Topic:
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Maria,

 Good blog and I like the parell you have to be ready to sell when you list! Have a good week!

Feb 27, 2017 12:33 PM #21
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Debbie Reynolds - Yes, packing is always a good distraction ... !!  Thank you for sharing your thoughts ...

Feb 27, 2017 01:03 PM #22
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert - I appreciate you stopping by - and I hope you have a great week - !!

Feb 27, 2017 01:04 PM #23
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Lou Ludwig
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Maria

Your insight is right on point . . . . selling a home is a process.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 27, 2017 07:14 PM #24
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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.  I like the analogy.  And, the Realtor should be the lifeguard keeping them from drowning.

Feb 28, 2017 04:40 AM #25
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Good Morning Lou Ludwig - Thank you for your thoughts - I appreciate it !

Feb 28, 2017 04:53 AM #26
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Good Morning Gabe Sanders - I like your addition of the lifeguard analogy...!!

Feb 28, 2017 05:28 AM #27
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Lisa Von Domek
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Maria Sapio fun post and analogy - well done!

Feb 28, 2017 05:02 PM #28
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Lisa Von Domek for stooping by to read my post and share your thoughts -

Feb 28, 2017 06:12 PM #29
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a great analogy Maria! Beautifully written!

Mar 01, 2017 10:15 AM #30
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Sharon Tara for your kind words...

Mar 01, 2017 11:00 AM #31
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John Meussner
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Love the analogy here, and the note to remind folks that the contract is not the finish line.  So important to keep things perfect until closing day.

Mar 01, 2017 03:33 PM #32
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
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Maria- this is an excellent analogy, as others have pointed out.  

Mar 01, 2017 05:34 PM #33
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

John Meussner - I so appreciate your continued encouragement in the RAIN  :)

Mar 01, 2017 06:07 PM #34
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Thank you Kathy Streib - I do thoroughly enjoy writing - and I'm always honored when someone takes the time to read my words ...

Mar 01, 2017 06:08 PM #35
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Grant Schneider
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Good Morning Maria - very nice comparison to learning to swim.  Great way to have clients visualize the process.

Mar 02, 2017 08:38 AM #36
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Great analogy, and really makes me want to get out there and just do it!

Mar 10, 2017 07:13 AM #37
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Maria Sapio ,

I just caught this on a re-blog from Will Hamm . For the life of me I can't understand why it isn't featured! Great post and wonderful analogy!

Mar 22, 2017 07:01 PM #38
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Dorie Dillard - thank you for your very gracious comment...have a lovely day !!

Mar 23, 2017 03:56 AM #39
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Maria. This analogy is just wonderful. I like your choices and this could and should be a handout.

Mar 23, 2017 06:39 AM #40
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