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Force Majeure and your Purchase and Sales Contract

Many real estate contracts address “acts of God” type issues by including a “force majeure clause.” A force majeure clause excuses the parties from the contract due to extraordinary circumstances outside of their control. NWMLS Form 22FM defines a “Force Majeure Event” as “an occurrence that is beyond the…Read More

University of Washington 2019 Awards Luncheon

College of Built Environments It’s powerful to witness the support from the Real Estate industry investing in those pursuing deeper knowledge in our business. I’m blessed to have been among the recipients at the 2019 College of Built Environments Scholarship & Awards Event at the University of…Read More

SweatWorking at the Urban Land Institutes (ULI) Fall Meeting

The ULI conference offered plenty of organized opportunities to network with other industry professionals, but one of the best was the SweatWorking event. SweatWorking is business networking while exercising (breaking a sweat). This event came in the form of a 6:30 am 3-mile run around the National Mall. It…Read More

8 things every seller should consider before listing their vacant land

There is a repetitive phrase used in many vacant land listings that states “buyer to verify’.  Upon reading this the Buyer always wonders if this is because the Seller really doesn’t know about their land or whether they might be trying to hide something?  This highlights that land sales…Read More

Helping buyers understand and successfully purchase vacant land

Purchasing land is inherently more challenging than buying an improved property with a home on it.  With an existing home, the broker is working with the client to obtain a good home and a fair value.  The designation of a “good home” relies a lot on the home inspector…Read More

Tops Sales Award x 3

I have been privileged to be the recipient ofboth the Top Sales and Top Listing Broker in my office for three consecutive years.  These awards resulted from extensive hours of dedicated work on behalf of my clients and the support of a top-notch team who worked along my…Read More

Public Private Partnership: Adopt a Park

In a unique joint endeavor, the Maple Valley Rotary Club worked collaboratively with King County to transform a largely overgrown area near the Cedar River. Together, this private and public partnership resulted in the creation of a park that the entire community enjoys.   After years of planning, the…Read More

A Precedent in Okanogan County

In March 2008, I helped a client complete the first Development Agreement in Okanogan County.   The development agreement was a voluntary contract between Okanogan County and Okanogan View Estates LLC, detailing the obligations of both parties and specifying the standards and conditions that would govern development of the property.  The development agreement provided assurances…Read More

The Owner’s Advocate

The opposition against Jeff McCann and McKinley LLC’s (“McCann”) endeavor to short plat a property near Ravensdale WA, King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review, (“County“), denied their short plat application. The King County Superior Court stated McCann met the burden to establish that the county’s land use decision…Read More

No skeletons in the closet

The power of the pen! (Or, “The pen is mightier than the sword”.) We’ve heard these clichés before—there is power in the pen and there are benefits of good note taking!  Jotting down key points during meetings keeps us alert, engages our minds, emphasizes and organizes information for us…Read More

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What our clients have to say

“Jeff is tenacious. This (land) deal was small in the overall scale of the purchase/sale of houses… And to add insult to injury – the County threw some wrenches to make it more difficult. 80/20 rule applies HERE — Jeff McCann is the 20% that does 80% of the deals! Jeff is a Realtor that will   step up, show grit and get it done NO EXCUSES. Jeff is the TOP 1% hardest working and most knowledgeable Realtor in the business. I want him on my team every time. I recommend him to everybody, anytime, for any thing!”

Mike Z.

Seller

Maple Valley