“Under all is the land.”

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Those words come from the preamble to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors.  The rest of the document reads rather dry.  But that first sentence always gets me.  The very first time I read it it seemed to wash over me like a benediction.

Under all is the land.

On a patriotism scale I think I’d rank pretty high.  I cry when I vote (this somewhat embarassing tendency has been mitigated by the vote-by-mail system in my county). What used to get me was the mix of people…different colors, different languages, different clothes, different customs, but we were all Americans. And we were all gathering at the local polling place to cast a vote for the leader or proposition or whatever of our choice.  I may disagree with any one of the people, but we were all tied together in the running of this country.  Picturing those same people sitting at their breakfast bar filling out their ballot doesn’t affect me in quite the same way.

Under all is the land

And every time I read that I choke up.  The houses we build, the crops we eat, the highways we drive, all rise on this land. Everything we do, all the errands we run, the children we raise, the love we fall into, it all happens on this land. 

Under all is the land

It is the law of supply and demand at its most basic.  This is all there is.  We’re not getting any more.  The supply is finite, the demand is infinite.

Under all is the land

Does that not make you cry??

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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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