Home Seller Seminar – Buying or Selling a Home in a Crazy Sellers’ Market

February 29th, 2016 by Claire

WaLaw Realty is offering a Home Seller Seminar on Thursday, March 24th at 6 pm to anyone interested in learning how to successfully buy or sell a home in Seattle’s crazy seller’s market.  The class will run from 6pm to 8pm at our office in Lower Queen Anne.  We’ll provide pizza and beer.  Tickets are $5 per couple and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Housing Justice ProjectPlease RSVP on our Event Brite page.

Whether you’re a first timer or an old pro, you’ll learn something new at this class.  Real estate attorneys and licensed brokers, Marc Holmes and Kim Holmes, will discuss:

  • Current state of the Seattle/Eastside market
  • Tools and resources for marketing a home whether FSBO or through the MLS
  • Correctly pricing the home (what FSBO sellers most frequently get wrong)
  • Dealing with potential buyers and agents
  • Seller disclosure requirements and protecting your interests (whether a buying or selling)
  • The offer negotiation process
  • The title and escrow and the closing process

Audience feedback and participation is encouraged so we can tailor the talk to the interests of the folks who attend.

Marc and Kim 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 Home Seller Seminar.  We look forward to seeing you!

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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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…

Next Free Homebuyer Seminar July 20 – with Pizza and Beer!

July 7th, 2011 by Marc

2012 UPDATE: Our next series of home buyer seminars starts February 15th. Click here for info.

Our final Free Homebuying Seminar (sellers welcome too!) will happen July 20, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the WaLaw office, 2033 Sixth Ave., Ste. 990.  We’re kicking it up a notch or two this time – we’ll have pizza and beer!  We’ll still talk about the state of the current market, financing options (with Tom Goldsmith of Cobalt Mortgage), and how you can save lots of money in the transaction while protecting your legal interests.  But this time, instead of soda and cookies we’ll have some delicious NW microbrew on hand and fantastic pizzas from Serious Pie.  This is a great chance to meet Marc and Craig in a very informal setting.  Both buyers and sellers will learn lots of great information about the WaLaw model and the services we provide.  And did I mention the pizza and beer?  :-)

If you are planning to buy or sell your home this spring, you know that the real estate market has changed considerably. What’s an “REO”? What’s a “short sale”? How do foreclosures affect market values? Know your options!

Is This a Seminar for First Time Home Buyers? Who Should Attend?
The seminar is for anyone interested in learning more about buying or selling a home in today’s market including first time home buyers, repeat buyers, and sellers.

What: Workshop for Home Buyers and Home Sellers
Where: WaLaw Realty Offices, Downtown Seattle
Click here to RSVP and get directions to the Home Buying Seminar .
When: Wednesday, July 20th, 2011, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost: FREE

As usual, RSVPs are appreciated but not required.  We hope to see you!

Free Homebuyer Seminar Tonight! Bellevue 6:30p

July 6th, 2011 by Marc

Market conditions, saving money, finance options – lots of good information!   Come join us at the North Belleve Community Center, 4063 148th Ave NE at 6:30 pm.  RSVPs appreciated but certainly not required!  We’d love to see you.

Next Free Homebuyer Seminar: July 6 in Bellevue

June 27th, 2011 by Marc

2012 UPDATE: Our next series of home buyer seminars starts Wednesday, February 15th. Click here for info.

WaLaw continues its series of free homebuyer seminars this summer on July 6, when we’ll be, like the Jeffersons, moving on up to the Eastside. We’ll be at the North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (RSVPs appreciated but not required). We’ll be discussing the current state of the market and how you can save thousands of dollars in transaction costs. We’ll also be sharing our insight, as attorneys, on common pitfalls for home buyers — and sellers too! While its a “homebuyer” seminar, sellers will also gain valuable information.

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Home Buyer Seminar Tonight in West Seattle!

June 20th, 2011 by Marc

This class is finished. Join us for our next Home Buyer Seminar in Bellevue, WA, on July 6th.

Join us in tonight for our next home buying seminar.  We’ll be at the Southwest Seattle Library, 9010 35th Avenue Seattle, 6:00 – 7:45 p.m. RSVPs appreciated but not required.

Are you planning to buy or sell your home this spring? The real estate market has changed considerably and it’s more confusing than ever. What’s an “REO”? What’s a “short sale”? How do foreclosures affect market values?   (more…)

Free Home Buyer Seminars! Learn About the Housing Market, the Home Buying Process, and Financing Options

April 27th, 2011 by Marc

2012 UPDATE: Our next series of home buyer workshops starts Wednesday, February 15th. Click here for info.

Are you planning to buy or sell your home this spring? The real estate market has changed considerably. There are significant opportunities, and there are risks. Know your options! We have answers to questions like: What’s an “REO”? What’s a “short sale”? How do foreclosures affect market values?

We’ve scheduled a series of home buyer seminars around the Seattle and Bellevue area. We are co-hosting these events with Cobalt Mortgage. We’ll have complimentary refreshments, and we’ll discuss market conditions, mortgages, and paying real estate agent commissions versus paying a flat fee.

Is This a Seminar for First Time Home Buyers? Who Should Attend?

The seminar is for anyone interested in learning more about buying or selling a home in today’s market including first time home buyers, repeat buyers, and sellers.

Next Class:  July 20th Downtown at the WaLaw Realty Offices

2033 Sixth Ave., Ste. 990, Seattle, WA 98121
Click here to RSVP and get directions to the Downtown Seattle Home Buyer Seminar.
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The Future of the Seattle Housing Market: As Gray and Dreary as a Late March Day

March 30th, 2011 by Marc

I’d love to think otherwise — indeed my business benefits from market activity, just like the business of every other real estate broker.  But my wishes are irrelevant — its the data that tells the story.  And right now, that story is looking like a real tear-jerker.  (more…)

Seattle Housing Market Bottom? Not Here Yet…

February 14th, 2011 by Marc

When the “paper of record” says so, it must be true: “Seattle is down about 31 percent from its mid-2007 peak and . . . still has as much as 10 percent to fall.” The article also calls out the Seattle Times for its rank boosterism– er, I mean inaccurate news reporting, back in September of 2006. And rightfully so (the true beauty of the internet — the public record is exceptionally accessible): According to the Seattle Times in 2006 based on its own analysis, “If history is any indication, King County may escape [the housing bust].” Local economists Matthew Gardner (Matt, was that really the best head shot you had on hand?) and Dirk Conway chimed in as well in favor of the “no declines here!” position. Ah, 2006, when there was no shortage of optimism…. (more…)