From Attached to Depersonalized - Maria Sapio, Realtor® Carlisle, PA.

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568




Today I spoke with a client that is preparing her home for listing.  The home was custom built and each detail was carefully selected with the utmost care.  This is more than just a compilation of stone and wood, this is a special place that she has called home for a very long time.  

As I have walked beside her during this pre-listing stage, I have been honored to be invited into the memories that shall forever be held in her heart. 

We have discussed the depersonalization phase with gentleness and the utmost tenderness.  I have encouraged her to take the needful time to lovingly remove the family photos and awards from the walls.  I have recommended that she embrace the process of reminiscing about the wonderful events and celebrations that are beautifully displayed in each precious photo.  

She was expecting this to be a "hard season" - yet she just called to tell me that she has been pleasantly surprised at how much she has actually enjoyed this process.  She said that she had become so accustomed to seeing the photos on the wall that she rarely paused to really look at them.  

Now that the very personal items have been boxed, she is feeling a sense of excitement about transferring these special treasured photos to her new home.  She is also wondering what new photo memories may be added to these walls by the new buyers.  

She is welcoming this next chapter with expectancy.

Home lives within our heart - and is carried with us wherever we are!

Photo by Olu Eletu on Unsplash

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  2. Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate 10/21/2018 03:57 PM
Topic:
Home Selling
Location:
Pennsylvania Cumberland County Carlisle
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Rainmaker
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I am a very blunt guy. I explain it to them and let them know I am here to do a job and get them the most $$$$. 

May 31, 2018 08:22 AM #15
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Patricia Feager for your heartfelt comment on my post.

May 31, 2018 09:48 AM #16
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Brian England - I appreciate your comment today.

May 31, 2018 09:49 AM #17
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Everyone likes to hear that they'll get the most $$$ possible!

May 31, 2018 09:51 AM #18
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, it is not easy to go through the depersonalization phase. 

May 31, 2018 04:29 PM #19
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

What a wonderful way to help a seller depersonalize a home and prepare for a move.

May 31, 2018 07:09 PM #20
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Jun 02, 2018 08:21 AM #21
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Evelina Tsigelnitskaya - We all need each other in life - so it is a privilege to walk beside my sellers during this season.

Jun 02, 2018 08:51 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Sybil Campbell - I do appreciate you taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Jun 02, 2018 08:52 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Roy Kelley - Thank you.  It is certainly a privilege that I carry with care!

Jun 02, 2018 08:52 AM #24
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Maria - it is certainly a process that you approached with care and empathy.  Glad to head it had a great outcome.

Jun 03, 2018 05:17 AM #25
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Framing putting personal things "crefullky packed" for their new home is so much warmer than ..."take down the..."  good job ! 

Sep 02, 2018 03:24 AM #26
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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 morning Maria Sapio,

How did I miss this post and why was it not featured? The AR Gods had to have been taking a nap! I loved your approach and the desired results were accomplished through thoughtfully chosen words. So well done on so many levels.

Sep 02, 2018 06:13 AM #27
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Dorie Dillard - Your thoughtful comment and continued encouraging words are so appreciated.  Thank you! 

Sep 02, 2018 08:23 AM #28
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Maria

I think that depersonalizing a home can be very emotionally taxing for many sellers, even when they don’t think it will be. You handled this situation with your client in a sensitive and heartfelt manner that allowed her to take the needed time but more importantly to appreciate the memories. I have a client coming on the market soon and I know this will be very similar for her.

Jeff

Oct 20, 2018 08:14 PM #29
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Jeff Dowler, CRS - Good Morning an thank you for your comment.  I wish you and your seller a peaceful transition throughout the process...

Oct 21, 2018 03:03 AM #30
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

This is a touching story that makes sense for the seller and really all of us who HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF STUFFED INTO OUR HOUSES!!  oh yes, that's me.  Can't get rid of old blueprints, guitars everywhere, my parent's stuff in the garage, boxes everywhere.  Thanks for the wake-up call!  See, you never know how a blog will affect someone!

Oct 21, 2018 08:23 AM #31
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

John Henry - Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share with me how my blog post has impacted you.  I am so humbled by your comment...your gracious words are so inspirational and encouraging to me. 
See, you never know how a blog 'comment' will affect someone!
With my utmost thanks, Maria 

Oct 21, 2018 10:27 AM #32
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I loved your story! You so adroitly handled what could have been a very difficult experience. Your client was going through a life-changing experience. You helped her to reflect on the good memories and look forward to creating new ones.

Oct 21, 2018 03:59 PM #33
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

You kindly guided a home owner through an activity that can be difficult. Great job! Reviewing items one by one can take time and be emotional; knowing items will find a place in a new home can make the packing process easier.

Oct 22, 2018 02:51 AM #34
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