A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to my current and past clients. This surely is the time of year to reflect upon all we have accomplished. As I think of those I've helped transition into a new home - as well as those I've helped move on by selling their home... I sincerely hope you know how much I enjoyed the opportunity to work with you as you gather together to celebrate the season with the people who mean the most to you.


If you know me, you know our aging citizens are near and dear to my heart. I have been a sponsor at Golden Connections Community Center (formerly known as the Red Lion Senior Center) for several years now.

December 3rd is GivingTuesday... and I am actively focusing my support on helping Golden Connections. Did you know that on Giving Tuesday, EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE IS MATCHED - DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR?!?

This one day only... $5 becomes $10 - and it's easy to give. As an added incentive, I will also match you $ for $... up to $400 when you donate to Golden Connections. For more details, see the ad in the photo - or better yet, give me a call.

PLEASE login to:  www.give65.org  on 12/3/19 and give a donation. 

Wouldn't you love to cuddle up with one of these cuties?
Check out these perfect pups from Spring House Farm!

Still looking for a perfect place to build your custom home? Give me a call to look at a lovely corner lot. Bring your plans, your dreams and your builder! All public utilities are readily available. Great location for the Baltimore or Harrisburg commuter.

This 2 beds 3 baths home just sold in RED LION, PA. I am so thrilled to have helped my clients! If you are considering selling please contact me to learn how much YOUR home is worth.

Call me at (717) 205-6924 or e-mail me at ruffing.melissa@gmail.com

Presented by Melissa Ruffing
of RE/MAX Patriots
Have you heard that the real estate market slows... or even STOPS in December? Well, here's a few reasons that just might change the way you think about listing your home for sale over the holidays!

  • Chances are that people who are looking to buy a home during the holidays are SERIOUS about finding their new residence.

  • Typically there are fewer homes for buyers to look at during the holiday season, so that means you will have less competition for the attention of those buyers.

  • The holidays tend to bring out the best in a home. Your home will show beautifully when decorated well.

  • Many potential home buyers have less demanding work schedules during the holiday season - with time off to look at homes. This is also a great time to sell to someone in the process of relocating with only a short time to find their next home before the new year.

Don't worry - if you decide to list your home during the holidays, you can still limit home showings to when you are available. In addition, even if you sell during prime holiday time, you can usually negotiate a longer closing period and not have to worry about moving until after the new year.
Do you know Terri Howard?
THANKS to everyone who stopped by to see me at the 2019 Women's Show. A very special CONGRATULATIONS to Terri Howard of Glen Rock who was the lucky winner of my gift card drawing. Unfortunately, I still have not heard from Terri... so if I don't by December 1st.. I am going to draw another winner! Stay tuned to see how this plays out.

Just a quick reminder that I always have free tickets for the show. If you are interested in attending next year, give me a call mid September 2020. I'm happy to pop a few tickets in the mail and send them your way!
"She’s a hard working realtor. She helped me sweep clean and mop up my house. Contacted a man for me to get rid of some junk. She even bought me pizza and
Coca-Cola. I was also working doing the things she recommend.  We became friends. She sold my home in a little over two weeks."

Review by Russell Frew