New Perspective

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Published on January 5, 2007 / Last updated on January 5, 2007

I took a new agent picture today.  I took the last one in January of 2004, and I remember being so excited and so thrilled and so nervous, too!  It was day one of my new career as a realtor, and who knew what would happen?

Now, over 3 years later, I can hardly remember anything else about starting out, except that I disliked it so intensely that now I am glad I’ll never have to be a brand new realtor again!  Even if I move to another city someday, I’ll still never have that first four months without a sale.  I’ll never be so anxious to prove myself that I will risk life and limb to make it to a showing after almost passing out after a blood donation (why didn’t I simply call and reschedule, I wonder now).  I’ll not walk into the photgraphy studio and think, “This is what realtors can do because they don’t HAVE to be anywhere at a certain time (oh, yes we do!).  I’ll never secretly pray that new clients won’t ask me how many houses I’ve sold (until the first 10 were under my belt, I dreaded that question, and of course, it wasn’t ever asked!). 

So, in taking a look back at the last 30+ months and 30+ sales, I am so pleased to be able to report, I do know now so much more than I did then.  Thank Heaven!

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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