Just say the magic words…

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no, not abra cadabra.  Or even wingardium leviosa.  It’s actually “I’ve got a house to sell in Seattle…”

When writing a sale of buyer’s property contingent offer on a house (someone wants to buy a house but they need to sell one first), there are certain circumstances that definitely make the offer look more attractive.  Of course, you want the house being sold to be priced right, and hopefully it’s in a good neighborhood and is in good condition, and if it’s not, the price needs to reflect that.  You want to make sure the listing agent for the contingent home has a good track record of selling houses in a short time frame.  And, if it’s outside of your market area, you want to make sure that the market where the house is being sold is a good market.  That’s where the magic phrase comes into it.

If a client says they have a house to sell in Detroit, or certain areas of California, or any area which was hot hot hot just 6 months ago, but is not not not now, your heart can  sink.  The offer from the contingent buyer just doesn’t look as attractive if that contingent house is going to take a long time to sell. 

We get a lot of Seattle buyers over here, and thankfully, the market there is still nice and fast.  It’s not put-up-the-sign-now-take-it-down-it’s-sold fast, but it moves at a pretty fair clip.  So, “I’ve got a house to sell in Seattle…” is still the magic phrase.  For now.

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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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