Alternative Brokerage Spotlight: WaLaw Realty

Full disclosure: WaLaw Realty is a Seattle Bubble advertiser Read the series intro: Alternative Brokerages Flourishing Around Seattle Next in our in-depth series on alternative brokerages around Seattle is flat fee lawyer-brokerage WaLaw Realty. My wife and I used WaLaw to buy our home in 2011. WaLaw co-founder Marc Holmes helped us throughout pretty much […]

Alternative Brokerages Flourishing Around Seattle

Full disclosure: The Tim was employed by Redfin, and is currently a shareholder. WaLaw Realty and Quill Realty are current advertisers on Seattle Bubble. For some reason, the Seattle area has become home to the cutting edge of real estate. On the technology front, we’re home to Redfin, Estately, Zillow, ActiveRain (a division of Trulia), […]

Reader Question: Can I Negotiate a Commission Discount?

Full disclosure: The Tim was employed by Redfin (is just a shareholder as of October 2013) and WaLaw Realty and Quill Realty are Seattle Bubble advertisers. A reader wrote in with the following question about real estate agent commissions: In the near future my wife and I are going to need to sell our respective […]

Real Estate Agents: Advocates, or Deadweight?

Rain City Guide, once a strong source of interesting locally-relevant real estate discussions, has been a lot less locally-focused since the housing bubble began to deflate, but lately things have been heating up a bit over there with some firely discussions about the value (or lack thereof) provided by real estate agents. Way back in […]