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Powerfully optimistic

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I recently moved from one real estate brokerage to another. I have a lot of friends at the brokerage where I left, and only one at the new place. Change isn’t something I tackle with ease, and when I was discussing making the move with my real estate coach, he asked me to tell him the six words I associated with making this move. I came up with focused, freedom, brave, directed, powerful and strong.

Then, knowing that I process best through writing, he asked me to do a blog post, once each week, for six weeks, on a different word from my list. Now, the fifth in the series – powerful.

I’ve never been pessimistic, so that’s not a concern for me. And I’ve always been optimistic, so, obviously, it’s easy for me. That said, as I’ve stated before, making this move because I believed there was a better option for me, made me feel in control. I had the power to make a change for the better. That’s heady stuff when you realize it!

I’m discovering, with all the words I’m using for this series, that they’re all rather nuanced and have multiple definitions. Power is certainly one of those words! For me, in this sense, it’s power over ME that I’m tapping in to. I am powerful enough to determine my course. I am the rudder.

Six weeks ago today was my last day at the old brokerage. I still sometimes feel the power, though. I’ll reflect on what I’m building, and the optimism I’m displaying in doing so, and it feels wonderful!

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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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