Ask Cari: What’s one thing you wish all sellers knew?

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An #AskCari Question: What’s one thing you wish all sellers knew?

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Transcript of Cari’s answer

The one thing I wish all sellers knew and understood is that buying a house is an emotional experience. Somebody walks into the house and they are either all in or not at all interested from pretty much the moment they cross the threshold, get a little bit further in. And either as they go in the house more and more good, happy feelings flood through them or more and more “This is not it” goes through them.

I recently had a seller ask me — somebody had come to look at their house and it didn’t have the extra bedroom they needed. And he said, “I wish somebody wouldn’t look at the house when they already know that it doesn’t have what they need.”

And I said, “No, we always want everyone to look at the house, even if they think it’s not gonna have what they need, what they need. Because they’re gonna walk in and fall in love and realize that this thing that they think they need, they don’t need after all. And they buy the house.”

So it’s a very emotional thing, which is why we stage and why we want it to look pristine and perfect, and we present it as we present it…because we wanna get people’s emotions.

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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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