For Sale By Owner – Learn from a real estate attorney how to Buy or Sell it Yourself

March 8th, 2017 by Claire

The Holmes Law Group and WaLaw Realty are offering a workshop on Wednesday, March 29th to anyone interested in buying or selling a home For Sale By Owner and cutting out the commissions.

Pizza, beer, and a lot of great insight whether you’re a first timer or old pro – all for just $5.  Real estate attorney and managing broker Marc Holmes has helped several hundred clients buy and sell homes on and off market. He will discuss:

  • The myth of “Full Service”and the superstar “Neighborhood” agent (every neighborhood has one and they’re usually not that super)
  • Pros and cons of FSBO versus listing in the MLS 
  • Tools and resources for marketing a home FSBO 
  • For buyers, how to find homes For Sale By Owner
  • Correctly pricing the home (probably the thing sellers most frequently get wrong)
  • Dealing with potential buyers and the agents that call
  • Seller disclosure requirements and protecting your interests (whether buying or selling)
  • The offer negotiation process
  • The title and escrow process

6pm to 8pm here at our office in Lower Queen Anne.  Audience feedback and participation is encouraged so we can tailor the talk to address the interests of the folks who attend.

RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you!

For Sale By Owner Seminar & Workshop – Learn from a real estate attorney how to buy or sell a home without paying 6% in commissions

July 10th, 2015 by Claire

WaLaw Realty is offering a free workshop on Thursday, August 13th at 6 pm to anyone interested in buying or selling a home For Sale By Owner and cutting out the 6% commission traditionally paid to real estate agents.  The class will run from 6pm to 8pm here at our office in Lower Queen Anne.  We’ll provide pizza and beer plus a lot of great insight – all at no cost to you!

Whether you’re a first timer 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:

  • Tools and resources for marketing a home FSBO (and how buyers can find off market deals)
  • Correctly pricing the home (probably the thing sellers most frequently get wrong)
  • Dealing with potential buyers and the agents that call
  • Seller disclosure requirements and protecting your interests (whether a buying or selling)
  • The offer negotiation process
  • The title and escrow process

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 For Sale By Owner Class.  We look forward to seeing you!

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.

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!

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!

First Time Home Buying Seminar in Seattle – Learn from the Experts!

February 4th, 2013 by Marc

WaLaw Realty continues its series of free Home Buyer Classes for the Seattle and Eastside area on February 28.  Our topic?

This could be you – attend our free First Time Home Buyer class to find out how!

What Every First Time Home Buyer Should Know

We’ll talk about tools available to help you in your initial home buying search, what to do when you find “the one,” how to make sure it really IS “the one,” and how to save a bunch of money in the process.

As always, we’ll have lots to say about what first-time buyers need to know when buying a home, but the goal is to make sure all of your questions are answered.  So bring your questions!  Plus, we’ll have pizza and beverages (beer and soda) so we can focus on the topic at hand without being distracted by hunger or thirst.

Last year’s turnout for this First Time Buyer seminar was really great. If you think you might attend, please RSVP so we can make sure we have enough food and drink on hand.  But last-minute walk-ins are welcome too!  We hope to see you.

Free Home Buying Seminars in Seattle – Perfect for First Time Homebuyers

January 2nd, 2013 by Marc

Interested in Buying a Beautiful Craftsman in Wallingford? Learn How to Buy It for Less

Once again, WaLaw Realty is offering a series of free home buying workshops to anyone interested in learning more about the home buying process here in Washington or WaLaw Realty.  These classes 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 these free home buying classes.  If nothing else, you’ll learn about the WaLaw 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.

Are you a seller?  Don’t worry, you’ll still get lots of valuable information, and of course we’ll answer your questions too.  So whether you’re a buyer or a seller you’ll find any of these free seminars to be full of helpful and useful information about the home buying and selling process.

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Next Free Homebuying Seminar is June 20: Financing, Where to Get It, What Happens if It Fails

May 20th, 2012 by Marc

WaLaw Realty continues to conclude its 2012 series of Free Homebuyer Classes on June 20.  The final topic:

First Time Home Buyer Financing: Where to Get It, What Happens if It Fails

We’ll be discussing the various options concerning financing, how to find a lender who meets your needs, and how the contract can protect you if your financing fails.  As always, though, the real focus will be on the questions asked by the attendees, so even if you’re a seller you’ll be glad you came.  Our number one goal is to insure that all questions are answered.  Oh, and that everyone gets a beverage and a slice of pizza, too…

Otherwise, reserve your seat now for the June 20 class.

We hope to see you!

Last Two Homebuyer Classes Focused on First Time Buyers

April 13th, 2012 by Marc

Home Buying Seminars Popular with First Time Home Buyers

Based on the incredible response to our “First Time Home Buyer” class — and the less-than-incredible response to our other two classes — we’ve decided to tailor the last two classes for first time homebuyers.  So if you’re a first time homebuyer, come learn about the process, how to protect yourself, and how you can save a bunch of money.  Register now for our next class on May 16.  We hope to see you!

They say all press is good press, especially when it IS good press!

March 28th, 2012 by Claire

The Seattle PI recently published this press release on the success of WaLaw Realty, and our clients!

Would you believe that since this was published, we have now exceeded projections by 250%? It seems like the word is spreading about how WaLaw Realty offers a unique and valuable service, all while saving you money.

If you want to know what all the buzz is about, come visit us at our next FREE home buyer (and seller) class on April 18th.  Our last class sold out, so be sure to register early.

In the meantime, we will keep working hard to do what we do best by providing excellent real estate service and trusted legal advice, and why not top it off with a lot of money back in our clients pockets?!