Seattle-Bellevue Home Buyer & Seller Seminars – 2015 Schedule

March 25th, 2015 by Claire

walaw-home-buyer-seminarsWaLaw Realty has historically conducted four to six free home buying & selling workshops per year.  These classes typically run in the evening from 6 pm to 8 pm at our office in Lower Queen Anne and we’re considering a lunch time class.

We provide pizza, beer and soda and give buyers and sellers an opportunity to hear from an experienced real estate attorney and broker on topics like these:

  • State of the local real estate market (it’s not all bidding wars even if that’s what it feels like)
  • Top 10 Things Home Buyers should Know to protect themselves
  • Advice for Home Sellers to sell their home quickly, for the best price, and avoid future liability.

We plan to host at least a few classes in 2015 and would like to know if folks would be interested in a lunch time class from noon to 2 pm?  Folks will be welcome to drop in and stay for as long as they like and then pop out.

Let us know by email (marc@walawrealty.com) or in the comments if the lunch hour is a good option for you or if you prefer the usual evening class.

WaLaw Realty passes $4 Million in commission rebates to clients

February 13th, 2015 by Claire

Yeah, that’s right. Four million dollars, back in YOUR pockets! Do you like those year end lists? Here are a few more WaLaw facts from 2014:

We’ve rebated this recent million (from $3M in 5/2014 to $4M in 2/2015) in a record 9 months!

Our total average rebate is also up: $16,075 up from $14,482 in 2014.

37% of our clients came from referrals, or were previous clients of WaLaw.

2014 largest buyers rebate: $34,355. Find out more about our buyers services and see them all here.

2014 largest seller savings: $27,600. Find out more about our selling services and see recent closings here.

WaLaw Realty quoted in Seattle Times article on Real Estate commission upstarts

November 13th, 2014 by Claire

Click the article below for the link!

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WaLaw’s Best of Seattle Halloween

October 24th, 2014 by Marc

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Halloween WalawBats

 

For some of us, Halloween sets off each year’s extended holiday extravaganza. It is the beginning of the season that makes being a home owner and part of a community amazing fun. While Thanksgiving and Christmas each have their own virtues, Seattle neighborhoods know how to keep Halloween in the running for the season’s top spot. Here is WaLaw’s list of Seattle’s “don’t miss” Halloween activities to help you kick this festive time of year off right:

  1. Ghost Someone!

When: Anytime
Where: Anywhere

This is a great way to boost Halloween spirit in your neighborhood. You just need a few bags of candy and 30 minutes. Just sneak up to a neighbor’s house (ninja outfit optional), drop the candy with a copy of a paper ghost and instructions on how the recipient is to carry on the game, knock on the door and run. Find the instructions and everything you need at the link above.

  1. Join the Halloween Pub Crawl

When: October 25th
Where: Downtown

A free event with costumes, games and booze! Enough said.

  1. Run Scared

When: October 26th
Where: Seward Park

Perhaps not for those who attend the pub crawl the night before, this 5K run, 4K walk with a free kids dash benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. You can run in your costume and get a free beanie or trucker hat to boot.

  1. Scale Capitol Hill for Hilloween

When: October 25th, 12-7 p.m.
Where: Capitol Hill- Cal Anderson Park & Broadway

This event has it all – musical performances, costume parade, carnival games and a magic show, trick-or-treating and it’s free!

  1. Trick-or-Treat Like a Pro on Halloween Night:

These are a few local favorites that provide endless candy and fun.

  •  University Village 2632 N.E. University Village St. Seattle, Wa 98105 When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
  •  Admiral District California Ave. S.W. & S.W. Admiral Seattle, Wa 98116 When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
  •  Magnolia Village W. McGraw St. Seattle, Wa 98199 When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Upper Queen Anne Ave. From McGraw St. to Galer St. Seattle, Wa 98199 When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
  1. Buy a Creepy Manor

If you don’t own a home just yet, let us help you buy this one.

Halloween Pic

 

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Interested in WaLaw Realty?

August 26th, 2014 by Claire

While the first step to getting information about us is often in a phone call, there’s plenty of information on our website too!

I know there’s a lot of good info here, but navigating a website can be overwhelming. Here are some suggestions to help you get started with basic information, who we are, and client testimonials:

WaLaw Realty FAQ

How it works for Buyers & Recent buyer rebates 

How it works for Sellers & Recent seller savings

Testimonials

and don’t forget

How much?

And if you still have questions or are ready to get started, give us a call!

206-357-4224

 

 

FREE Home Buying & Selling workshop

July 29th, 2014 by Claire

Once again, WaLaw Realty is offering a free workshop on Thursday, August 21st to anyone interested in learning more about the process of buying or selling a home here in Washington.  The class will run from 6pm to 8pm here at our office in Lower Queen Anne.  We’ll provide pizza and beverages (beer and soda) plus a lot of great insight – all at no cost to you!

Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or an old pro, you’ll surely learn something new at this class.  Real estate attorney and managing broker of WaLaw Realty, Marc Holmes, will discuss the current state of the market including the impacts of low inventory of houses for sale, how to best handle multiple offer situations, as well as common and no-so-common pitfalls of buying and selling a home.  Audience feedback and participation is encouraged so we can tailor the talk to address the interests of the folks who attend.

Marc will also answer any questions about WaLaw’s flat fee business model that combines the services of a real estate agent with the skills of an attorney, all at a cost that is a whole lot less than what you would pay a typical agent.

Click Here to Register Today for our next Free Home Buying & Selling Class

Registration is appreciated but not required.  We’ll be setting up the other classes as time rolls on, and we’ll make sure to blog about each one when they’re open for registration.  We look forward to seeing you!

Happy Belated Birthday to Us – Saving Buyers & Sellers Beaucoup $$ Since 2009

March 31st, 2014 by Marc Holmes

WaLaw Jersey (1280x720)So we’re very excited to be sponsoring our first sports team – Teeball in Magnolia – and it’s not too surprising that my 5 year old son picked this number for his jersey.  I took this photo a few days ago and have looked at umpteen times since but only now did it dawn on me that we’re 5 too!  WaLaw Realty was officially formed in February 2009.  Perhaps I overlooked it because I’ve always considered our start date to be when we rolled out the website which was late that summer.

In any case this seems like as good a time as any to reflect on the past 5 years.

–          $134,858,159 in total sales volume

–          $2,860,535 in buyer rebates and seller commission savings

–          Average buyer purchase price – $688,619

–          Average seller sales price – $568,657

–          Average buyer rebate – $14,038

–          Average seller savings – $12,239

–          Most expensive buyer purchase – $3,100,000 with a rebate of $65,844

–          Most expensive listing sold – $1,700,000 with a commission savings of $34,245

–          Least expensive buyer purchase – $168,000

–          Least expensive listing sold – $115,737

And we did all of this with a fraction of the staff and overhead of traditional brokerage companies.  Boo yah!!

I am incredibly lucky to have an incredible staff and the best clients in the world.  I can’t wait to see what the next five years brings!

NEW DATE – Free Home Buying & Selling Seminar in Seattle – Perfect for People Trying to Figure Out This Crazy Real Estate Market

February 19th, 2014 by Claire

Once again, WaLaw Realty is offering a free workshop on Thursday, March 27th (previously March 20th) to anyone interested in learning more about the process of buying or selling a home here in Washington.  The class will run from 6pm to 8pm here at our office in Lower Queen Anne.  We’ll provide pizza and beverages (beer and soda) plus a lot of great insight – all at no cost to you!

Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or an old pro, you’ll surely learn something new at this class.  Real estate attorney and managing broker of WaLaw Realty, Marc Holmes, will discuss the current state of the market including the impacts of low inventory of houses for sale, how to best handle multiple offer situations, as well as common and no-so-common pitfalls of buying and selling a home.  Audience feedback and participation is encouraged so we can tailor the talk to address the interests of the folks who attend.

Marc will also answer any questions about WaLaw’s flat fee business model that combines the services of a real estate agent with the skills of an attorney, all at a cost that is a whole lot less than what you would pay a typical agent.

Click Here to Register Today for our next Free Home Buying & Selling Class

Registration is appreciated but not required.  We’ll be setting up the other classes as time rolls on, and we’ll make sure to blog about each one when they’re open for registration.  We look forward to seeing you!

Happy New Year!

January 2nd, 2014 by Claire

WaLaw Realty rebates a total of $913,804 in actual dollars back to clients in 2013.

WaLaw Realty’s Craftsman Home Listing Featured in the Seattle PI’s Real Estate Profile

April 3rd, 2013 by Claire

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

Want to know more about how WaLaw Realty can help you save money on a house purchase in the Seattle and Eastside region? Check out our services for home buyers and home sellers!

Seattle Craftsman home for sale