Real Estate

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Dials, Miles and Smiles

According to the NWMLS, Brokers added the largest monthly number of new listings during July since May 2019, but pent-up demand from buyers meant inventory remained low.  An unprecedented eight counties in the NWMLS report had less than one month’s supply of homes and condos for sale at the end…Read More

Interview with UW Real Estate Club board members about 2020 plans.

The Real Estate Club at the University of Washington provides opportunities for networking, career development, and property tours for students who have an interest in real estate.  Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the real estate industry, the membership is comprised of students from the: College of Built Environments, Foster School…Read More

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Was it the original World’s toughest race?

Today’s unprecedented times require us all to reflect, innovate and collaborate. The hardships on us vary, but the desire to navigate the challenges successfully is something we all share.  The confidence I have in my ability to succeed grows out of past experiences that include my participation in the…Read More

UW’s Gregg Colburn discusses “from congregate shelters to hotel rooms” during the COVID crisis.

Beginning in March 2020, King County took the unprecedented step of moving over 800 people out of congregate shelters and placing them in hotel and motel rooms. Early anecdotal evidence suggests that this “unplanned experiment” has produced very positive results that offers hope, not only for public health, but…Read More

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

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

Feasibility study nightmare

During the final days of my client’s feasibility period to purchase a property, they requested that I go to Seller’s office to review some additional documents.   It seems that the Seller had located some additional material that had not previously been disclosed.  I was asked to run down…Read More

What our clients have to say

“Jeff did a great job in dealing with two offers on my house that were not simple. Each had complications that caused delays and he handled them with total competence. He patiently looked into all possible solutions and came up with the acceptable way to complete the sale. Thanks, Jeff”

Olivia L.

Waterfront Home Sale

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