Buying vs. Selling, its an emotional thing

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Which I know I’ve said ad infinitum.  I know we’re supposed to ‘list to last’, and I truly do like listing homes.  I like the challenge of finding nice ways to tell people to clean their house and replace the Miami-Vice light fixtures. I like the negotiating process.  I think it’s because I’ve always liked knowing more than the other guy, having the inside scoop. I like knowing my client has something someone else wants (the house!).

But I really like representing buyers, too.  I love getting to know them.  I love it when they ask questions about ice and snow and I get to tell them we hardly have any.  I love it when they start talking about where their furniture is going to go. I love it when I take them to the house I KNEW would be the right one.  I also love it when they surprise me and decide to buy the house I wouldn’t buy in a million years. 

Yes, it’s exhausting, but so worthwhile when they find the right home for them.  The buy-side is more emotional, I think.  When people are selling, they’ve already mentally moved out, and it becomes more of a numbers game.  It’s more often about the bottom-line and less often about the heart.  When you walk ino the right house and you’ve already moved IN, then costs be damned.  It makes me think of a lyric from a song in Brigadoon…”Why, it’s almost like being in love”.


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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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