October Home Sales & Closings

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.

WaLaw Sellers

Modern elegance on Queen Anne
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Seattle Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Savings – It Still Feels Like Summer Edition!

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! (more…)

What Is a Buyer’s Agent? Does a Home Buyer Need a Buyer’s Agent in Washington State?

October 9th, 2012 by Marc

WaLaw Realty Combines the Best Features of a Real Estate Agent with a Lawyer's Expertise

WaLaw Realty Combines the Services of a Real Estate Agent with a Lawyer’s Expertise and Duty to the Client

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. (more…)

The WaLaw Real Estate Agent Commission Rebate: How it Works, How You Save Money

September 14th, 2012 by Marc

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:

How WaLaw's Buyer Agent Commission Rebate Works

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WaLaw + Redfin = $18,470 in Home Buyer Savings for Consumers

August 13th, 2012 by Marc

What savings look like

We’re pretty big fans of Redfin here at WaLaw.  They’re helping to change the way the real estate industry operates, for the better.  One of their big advantages is, like WaLaw, a fee lower than what is charged by a typical agent.  So when a Redfin seller sells to a WaLaw buyer, everyone saves a lot of money.  How much money?
On this transaction, total consumer savings (what our client saved, plus what the Redfin client saved) is $18,450.  (more…)

Two Huge Closings Push WaLaw Rebates Over $1.3 Million

June 22nd, 2012 by Claire

West Seattle Home Buyers Saved $17,121 with a WaLaw Buyer's Commission Rebate

West Seattle Home Buyers Saved $17,121 with a WaLaw Buyer’s Commission Rebate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our clients who just closed on their BEAUTIFUL West Seattle home today. They saved $17,121 with WaLaw Realty, and have pushed our rebate total to over $1.3 million dollars. (more…)

A Cheerful Closing and Nice Rebate for Duval, WA, Home Buyers

June 13th, 2012 by Claire


Duval, WA, Home Buyers Save $5,341 with the WaLaw Buyer's Agent Commission Rebate
One of our recent WaLaw buyers just closed on their home in Duvall, and saved $5,341! After a considerable home search, they found a special home that accommodated 100% of their wish list, and more! We just love it when things work out. Congratulations and enjoy!

The Economist view on traditional agents: “the realtor rip-off”

June 13th, 2012 by Claire

Why IS it so expensive to buy or sell a house in America?  We agree, people of The Economist.

If you’re in a particularly feisty mood, take a scroll through some of the comments…

WaLaw Buyer’s Agent Commission Rebate: 81% More than Redfin Rebate on $500,000 Home

April 2nd, 2012 by Claire

It’s official, WaLaw Realty is 81% better than Redfin.

Did anyone else notice that Redfin has recently brought a new pricing structure to Seattle?

They now rebate between 15% to 50%, with more expensive homes getting a larger percentage.  What that means to you: On a $500k house with a 3% commission, the rebate is $5,364, compared to our $9,739.  Our rebate is 81% larger than theirs.  

It seems like Redfin is making it even easier for you to make the smart choice by using WaLaw Realty.

 

A RECORD REBATE for our WaLaw home buyer – $65,884

March 16th, 2012 by Claire

Did you catch that? I said sixty.five.thousand.dollars.

Using WaLaw Realty for a flat rate real estate transaction, our home buyers were thrilled with the rebate they received at closing and amazed at their savings using our services. Yes, It really works!

Now they can move into this amazing Seattle home!

Seattle home buyers were thrilled with the rebate they received