You Don't Know What You Don't Know - Maria Sapio Realtor® Carlisle, PA.

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

So true..................


Original content by Maria Sapio RS334568

I recently had a meeting with a successful professional that practices in an area of expertise that I know little about.  

I thoroughly enjoyed the privilege of getting to know this person better, to gain a stronger understanding of their particular field of work. 

I was honored to listen and learn. 

As they shared, I was further intrigued and very quickly realized that had I prepared questions to bring to the discussion rather than my listening ears, I would have missed the opportunity to hear the insight that was shared.

The key takeaway for me was (and is) that sometimes we simply 'don't know what we don't know' and listening to learn is quite different than hearing to reply.

When we listen to learn, we put ego aside and our sole commitment is to better understand.  

When we hear to reply, we are listening with half an ear while simultaneously thinking through our response.  

The pursuit of understanding far exceeds head knowledge.  It is the entryway to peeling apart the layers of the how, what, and why and drilling down to the core.

It is a gift to listen and learn - because sometimes, quite frankly, we just 'don't know what we don't know.'  

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Maria Sapio

Berkshire Hathaway/Homesale Realty

801 Belvedere Street, Suite 100

Carlisle, PA 17013

License #RS334568

Cell: (717) 226-6857

Office: (717) 245-2100
Referrals Are Always Greatly Appreciated



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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I really love the way Maria Sapio writes Gabe. Thank you for the reblog.

Jun 11, 2018 11:02 PM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope others will read it too 

Jun 12, 2018 04:06 AM #2
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Gabe Sanders,

What a great post of Maria Sapio's to re-blog! I missed it so off to read and comment!

Jun 12, 2018 04:36 AM #3
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gabe, great choice for a reblog, and Maria did a great job.  This is so true! 

Jun 12, 2018 05:27 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Putting ego aside and knowing what is "above the pay grade" os your expertise is a difficult task for some people.

Jun 12, 2018 06:05 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thank you very much, Gabe, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Jun 12, 2018 06:17 AM #6
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Thank you ever so much Gabe Sanders for re-blogging my post... I am most appreciative!

Jun 12, 2018 10:23 AM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

A very enjoyable post, Gabe. Thanks for sharing it again.

Jun 12, 2018 07:21 PM #8
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