Ask the REALTOR: Can you help me buy a home in Vancouver, WA?

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Ask the REALTOR® is a regular video series in which I answer your most commonly-asked real estate questions, with a new Q&A posting every week. If YOU have a real estate question for me, drop me a note here.

This week’s question: Cari, I’m thinking about moving to Vancouver, Washington. Can you help me find a home there? Here’s the answer in this brief video, and don’t miss the transcript below.

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Hi, this is Cari McGee with Keller Williams Realty. Welcome to this episode of “Ask the Realtor.” Every week, I answer questions from buyers and sellers, and pretty much everyone in between, regarding real estate.

This week’s question comes to us from a friend of mine who doesn’t want anyone to know she’s thinking about moving. So, we’re going to call her “Anna.” Anna asks,

“Cari, I’m thinking about moving to Vancouver, Washington. Can you help me find a home there?”

Well, the answer is yes and no. Yes, I can. I am legally authorized to sell real estate anywhere in the State of Washington. From Anacortes to Zillah, I can go ahead and get you taken care of. However, it’s not advisable that I do so, and this is why: Every town, community, neighborhood, street even, has different factors that make it more or less desirable, and things that factor into negotiations for a property when you’re either buying or selling in any given area. And I don’t live anywhere but the Tri-Cities. I know all of those things about Tri-Cities neighborhoods, and streets, and communities, and towns. I know all of the ins and outs, so that I can effectively negotiate for my clients on their behalf.

However, I don’t know those things in Spokane, or Wenatchee, or Seattle, or anywhere else but here. And therefore, I would be doing a disservice to anyone to go ahead and try and help them buy or sell a property in any other community other than this one.

But the good news is, for Anna and for anyone else — excuse me, “Anna” and anyone else — is that I know people all across the state, and in fact the country, that can help, that can go ahead and be the professional that you need to buy or sell a home in any state, in any community in the country, because I’ve got those connections. I’ve forged those relationships, and I can refer you to one of those agents to help you out, and it will be just as if I were there helping.

So, I hope that answers your question, “Anna.” And if you have any questions for me regarding real estate, by all means give me a shout via a phone call, a text, or an email. Thanks so much for watching. See you next week.

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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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