We listed this beautiful craftsman home just last week, and found it featured in the Seattle PI’s real estate profile of Central District homes for sale. Look at it there, right on the front page! And good news, as of this very second it’s still available! http://bit.ly/10xwGPE
March 6th, 2013 by Claire
Times are good at WaLaw Realty, which means we’ve got lots of new business and we’re searching for exceptional people to help us better serve our clients.
We are building something entirely new in the real estate industry and the response we’ve received so far has been fantastic. Now we’re ready to go to the next level and we need people who will embrace our vision and who have great enthusiasm, a willingness to work very hard, and a “No-is-not-an-option” attitude. WaLaw seeks a highly motivated, client focused attorney to help it grow. The attorney will primarily provide legal and brokerage services to transactional clients. The legal services include contract drafting and negotiating, reviewing title reports, working with title, escrow and mortgage companies, reviewing closing documents. Brokerage services include occasionally showing homes and formulating market value opinions based on comparable sales. There will be opportunity for additional real estate related matters such as drafting and reviewing easements, covenants, tenancy in common agreements, etc.
- Position requires a JD, Washington bar license in good standing, and Washington real estate broker’s license (or eligibility to obtain a broker’s license).
- Past experience in residential real estate, title, escrow, and/or mortgage lending strongly preferred.
- We don’t do any selling but we routinely deal with sales people so sales experience is a major plus.
- The skills required to be successful include strong negotiation and advising skills, ability to execute quick and effective decisions, superior problem solving skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Must have reliable car and insurance.
To apply for the position please forward resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Info@WaLawRealty.com, We’re extremely busy so no calls please.
January 2nd, 2013 by WaLaw Realty
[The following is NOT legal advice. For legal advice and counsel, you must consult an attorney or in this instance some other tax professional, and not a blog.]
Later today — if he has not done so already — President Obama will sign legislation avoiding the “fiscal cliff” for at least another month or two. (Insert rolled eyes here — is it really in the nation’s best interests to repeatedly address our financial issues on a temporary and piecemeal basis?) This legislation includes fantastic news for sellers here in the State of Washington: The principal residence exemption to cancellation of debt income has been extended until the end of 2013 (see Section 202 of the act, link above).
November 15th, 2012 by Claire
Congratulations to all of our clients who sold or bought a home last month using WaLaw Realty, totaling over $63,000 in rebates! Typically, the market tends to slow down in the fall, when the rain settles in and the kids get back to school – but 2012 is proving to be an unpredictable year. And once again we are busier than ever, and showing no signs of slowing down.
Check out our closings and rebates below, and for more information on the buyers side of the home purchase process, we just posted a great article (and info graphic!) here.
October 9th, 2012 by Claire
Last month we posted all about our buyers and sellers savings – summer edition. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like September was summer edition part II! Our clients saved a grand total of over $90,000 in September, that’s a lesson in back to school savings. Thinking of buying soon? Craig outlines the need for buyer representation in his latest blog post, “What is a buyers agent? Does a buyer need a buyer’s agent?” or this one on how our real estate agent commission rebate works.
For even more reasons, check out our closings and rebates below! Read the rest of this entry »
October 9th, 2012 by WaLaw Realty
When getting ready to buy a home, people frequently wonder whether they need a buyer’s agent. If they found the house themselves – which is common these days – then what value do they get from a real estate agent? The truth is you don’t need an agent to find your next home. However, only a naive buyer would try to navigate the home-buying process all the way through closing without the assistance of a professional. The goal is to find a qualified professional who can provide the right assistance, for the right price. Read the rest of this entry »
September 14th, 2012 by WaLaw Realty
The latest “qualitative easing,” or QE3, has the Federal Reserve Bank purchasing a large amount of mortgage-backed securities every month. The news, on its face, doesn’t seem too sinister. As reported by the NYTimes:
“The Fed pledged to buy mortgage-backed securities at a pace of about $40 billion a month for an indefinite period of time. The effort is expected to increase prices and demand for those securities and push down mortgage rates, already near record lows. That might encourage more families to refinance their mortgages and others to purchase a home, with ripple effects through the real estate industry and the rest of the economy.
September 14th, 2012 by WaLaw Realty
Here at WaLaw, our No. 1 question from potential buyer clients is, “How does your rebate work?” Or, as one potential client recently put it, “If we want to use you as our buyer’s agent, are you able to swoop in and collect that 3% fee? Is the listing agency left out in the cold?” While we love the image of WaLaw “swooping in” – It’s a bird. It’s a plane! It’s WaLaw!!” – the process isn’t quite that dramatic. But we are able to capture the 3% commission and rebate it to our client without causing any problems whatsoever. Here’s how:
We Work Within the Existing Real Estate Broker Commission System
The following illustrates the WaLaw rebate where the buyer (the woman) purchased a home for $500,00 and the seller (the man) offered the typical 3% commission to the buyer’s agent: