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!

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.


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!

Home Buying Due Diligence: Online Property Research Tools for City and County Property Records

October 3rd, 2011 by Marc Holmes

Search City and County Records Before Buying a Home

Home Buying Due Diligence - Online Property Search

The King County Parcel Viewer is one of many Online Property Research Tools for City and County Property Records accessible online.

So you’ve found a property that you’re interested in buying or maybe you’ve already got it under contract and you’re looking for all the information you can find to help you understand what kind of house or condo purchase you’re dealing with. There are numerous online home buying tools you can use to conduct due diligence. Here are some I use all the time. (more…)

Property Search Tools: Top 5 Online Home Buying Tools

October 1st, 2011 by Marc Holmes

Online Home Buyer Search Tool from Redfin

Redfin has a Well Respected MLS Search Tool. Create Different Searches and Receive Email Alerts for Each One.

Today there are literally hundreds of websites and online search tools you can use to buy or sell a home. At WaLaw Realty, we charge a low flat fee so our clients save the commission usually paid to a real estate agent. Here are our recommendations for tools you can use to find the home that’s right for you. Give us a call if you need more tips!

If you’re like many of our buyer clients you may be thoroughly frustrated with the lack of quality inventory out there right now.  Our clients are scrubbing the MLS daily but just can’t find what they’re searching for.  (more…)