Selling Your Home? Help Your Buyer, Help Yourself

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When we sold our last house back in 2012, my husband wrote a letter for the new buyer, detailing all the things you needed to know about living in that house. He wrote about when trash pick-up happened and which mailbox number belonged to the house. He shared the names and contact info for our favorite carpet cleaners, house cleaners, landscapers, etc.

Fast forward to now.

I just helped clients buy a house earlier this month and they’ve been asking me questions they want me to ask the listing agent…who then asked her sellers for the info.

I’m glad to do that for them, of course, but how much easier and more convenient for everyone involved would it have been if the sellers wrote and left a note behind with all the info about the house?

If you’re prepping your home to list soon, keep a notepad in the kitchen and jot notes for yourself in the last month of living there about things it would be helpful to know when someone moves in after you’ve left. Then, a day or two before you close, write or type a note for the new owners to read and refer back to.

Moving is super stressful, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Having that information handy will not only help the new owners settle in, but also make sure you’re not being nagged for information when you’re trying to get yourself settled in your new home. Help the buyer, help yourself! It’s a win-win for everyone involved.

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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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