The Life of A Realtor... By: Maria Sapio, Carlisle, PA Realtor

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

The Life of A Realtor...


It's downing 2-3 cups of coffee before a full day of showing homes and then realizing 15 minutes into the first showing appointment that your bladder is going to explode.


It's trying to carry on an important phone conversation while simultaneously listening to the GPS directions during a thunderstorm and noticing that you're surrounded by cornfields with no civilization in sight and your gas gauge is on Empty 


It's opening the front door to that home that was priced unbelievably low and being knocked out by the stench of god-knows-what. 


It's wearing those cute new heels and wondering if by the end of the day, they'll need to amputate your feet.


It's walking into a potential listing appointment and the homeowner's dog is so excited to see you, that he jumps up, rips a huge slit down the front of your dress and modesty is tossed to the wind.


It's trudging through muddy ground and thorn bushes with a smile to locate the property boundaries.


It's trying to remain calm when the key requires Sumo wrestler strength to unlock.


It's a text at 3 a.m. when you jump out of bed and realize that a client is just so excited, they wanted to share their exuberance with you.

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AND, the life of a Realtor is So Much More...


It's receiving a phone call from a frightened and excited first time home buyer and then walking beside them every step of the way, and handing them the SOLD sign to take a photo on settlement day. 


It's remembering to pack gluten-free-snacks and water bottles for your client that has a gluten allergy because you care. 


It’s compassion. Understanding that a client isn’t selling a house, they’re selling a place where a multitude of memories were built.


It's hearing the overwhelming joy in your client’s voice when they get the 'cleared to close.'

It's being asked for my decorating opinion. 


It's earning trust and being welcomed into my client's hopes and dreams.


It's when your client wants you to be the first person that knows she is pregnant. 


It’s receiving a handwritten thank you card that brings tears to my eyes.


It's getting the phone call that so-and-so said I HAD to call YOU to be my Realtor. 


It's handing someone the keys to their new home and seeing the tears of joy stream down their face.


It's being tagged in the photos on Facebook of your client's first Christmas tree in their new home. 

It's not a's a Passion. 


It's being invited into the journey and watching dreams come true...!! 




Re-Blogged 4 times:

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  1. Nina Rogoff 08/30/2018 05:16 PM
  2. Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate 08/30/2018 05:43 PM
  3. Roy Kelley 11/10/2018 01:00 AM
  4. Barbara Todaro 11/10/2018 02:37 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Yes Grant Schneider - The positive does always outweigh everything when you love what you do!

Sep 05, 2018 11:54 AM #16
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Maria Sapio I just read this on a reblog from Roy Kelley.... this is just a fantastic post and it's right on target.... funny and tear-jerking...

Nov 10, 2018 02:36 AM #17
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Maria.

I read where Barbara Todaro had re-blogged this one.  Great post, Carol Williams here you go another one for next Saturday.

Nov 10, 2018 03:36 AM #18
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

What a wonderful post! And I love your "I only sell houses on days that end with "Y"" graphic!

Nov 10, 2018 04:03 AM #19
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Not sure where I was on August 30th Maria although thanks to Barbara Todaro's reblog I was able to read an excellent post. Well Done! 

Nov 10, 2018 04:37 AM #20
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Maria Sapio - What a wonderful post.  There are some posts we speed through and then there is this post that we read every line and remember how it might have affected us in a similar way.  If you are not a REALTOR® you might not think that any of those could be true....but we know better don't we!

You are so is so much more. 5 Stars!

Nov 10, 2018 05:43 AM #21
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Maria. This is soooooooo good and right on the mark. I smiled as I read it.

Nov 10, 2018 06:20 AM #22
Robert Caston
Home Junction Inc. - San Diego, CA
Real estate market data & tools - Home Junction

Great post Maria. I know people don't realize what an agent really has to go through on a daily basis.

Nov 10, 2018 07:26 AM #23
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Really good post Maria (except the part about the heels...just never an issue for me). I laugh when I interview a new agent who talks about the money they are going to make and their perception of what the job entails.

Nov 10, 2018 08:37 AM #24
Stephen Turner
Burkentine Realty Group (Burkentien Builders) - York, PA

Great list. I continue to claim this job is perfect for Manic Depressives as we do experience some of the lowest of lows, yet there are some high points that totally make it worth it all. (as a fellow central PA Realtor, Congrats on being Featured!)


Nov 10, 2018 08:48 AM #25
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Maria - a good read and one that relates to so many of us in this industry.  Excellent job.

Nov 10, 2018 09:41 AM #26
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm not an agent, but I work with many and have seen most of this happen more than once. Great read!

Nov 10, 2018 01:30 PM #27
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Great list of things you do Maria.  I can empathize with the first point very well.  ha.

Nov 10, 2018 03:01 PM #28
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Maria Sapio very true, another perfect example about the life of a hard working Realtor. Have a great weekend.

Nov 10, 2018 03:19 PM #29
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

I could tell right away you were writing from personal experience - a little bit of everything! What a great career.

Nov 10, 2018 04:58 PM #30
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Okay now read it again and hear Dolly Parton singing your words to her song nine to five! Even though Realtors work much more than 9-5 

Great Post! 

Nov 11, 2018 12:18 AM #31
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
Golf Community Real Estate Specialist

Morning Maria, what a great entertaining post. While I can't relate to the cute high heels part I'm with you the rest of the way!

Nov 11, 2018 04:45 AM #32
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Barbara Todaro - Each day is an adventure and it is always a privilege to be invited into this chapter of a client's life!

Nov 13, 2018 05:47 AM #33
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

James Dray - Thank you for stopping by and for your vote to nominate this into an upcoming second chance Saturday post.

Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM #34
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Kat Palmiotti - Thank you so much for stopping by and I'm glad you like the fun caricature too...!!

Nov 13, 2018 05:52 AM #35
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