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What do Tri-Cities, WA real estate and Anytown, USA radio have in common?

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Apparently, when someone applies for a Program Director position at a radio station, they need to include a line or two about their ‘radio philosophy’.  My brother and his ex-wife have been in radio for years.  On his climb up the corporate ladder, my brother developed his radio philosophy – “If it isn’t/wasn’t a hit, don’t play it”.  His wife-at-the-time had the following philosophy – “We must educate the people.  We must bring them Toad the Wet Sprocket“.

I received a call the other day.  A couple is interviewing agents to be their representative, as buyers.  That’s awesome!  Very savvy.  I have an interview with these people later this month and I’ve been prepping myself since the call ended…

  • What will I say?
  • Why should they choose me and not someone else? 
  • What’s my real estate philosophy?

Who knew I was going to have to take a page out of my brother’s book and figure out a philosophy for real estate?

So, I figured it out…it combines both my brother’s and ex-sister-in-law’s ideas.  If it doesn’t work, don’t do it and if they don’t know something, tell them.  I’m not going to pretend to be someone I’m not.  I’ll be a failure at that.  I was just thinking today how much I wish I were the kind of person who listens more than talks and who, when they speak, everyone pays attention to because they never speak!  But I’ll never be that person, so I won’t try.

As for the second part, people don’t need an agent to find them a house anymore.  The Internet can fill that role nicely if it’s used that way.  What I can provide is information of a different kind…how to negotiate, what to look for, best bets for re-sale, the builder’s and other agent’s reputation in our marketplace.

Phew.  Glad I worked that out.  I’ll let you know if I get the job.

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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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