Washington State Residential Purchase & Sale Agreements
Every year, many individuals from all across Washington state seek to buy and sell family, retirement, vacation, or investment properties. Depending on the situation, many of these transactions are often very complex and difficult to navigate for people without legal counsel.
Hiring a real estate agent is one option, but he or she does not necessarily have a thorough understanding of the laws relating to real property, proper training to comprehend the legalese often found in real estate documents--not to mention a realtor will typically charge a high commission to help with a transaction even if the buyer and seller have already agreed on a price.
For individuals who are doing a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) or for people who are selling to someone they know or gifting the home to family it is far more efficient to work with a lawyer.
We also work closely with realtors in situations where anything is a little out of the ordinary, where the property value is high or where either party would just like a little more reassurance that they are doing everything properly.
Whether you're looking to buy or sell real property, hiring an attorney to guide you through the process, whether or not you work with a realtor, is a wise financial move to protect your interests. In a typical residential home sale, if both the buyer and seller are represented by an agent, the combined cost of using those agents is 6% of the sales price of the home, while this is reasonable when the home requires marketing and the buyer's agent shows many properties and writes up multiple offers it is certainly not a reasonable fee to pay when the buyer and seller have already come to an agreement on the price.
Buying a home in Washington state
We represent buyers and help negotiate the purchase and sale agreement that forms the basis of your purchase. Having assisted hundreds of buyers we know what to look out for and how to help you successfully close on the home of your dreams.
Whether you are using a realtor or buying a home from someone you know, or perhaps someone you just met, we are here to help. We draft all of the documents necessary to make an offer, help you determine the best contingencies to include and are with you every step of the way until you close on your home.
In most instances we can provide this service for a flat fee of $950 dollars, far less than paying a realtor to represent you if you already have a particular home in mind. Our fee is the same regardless of when we get involved so it is best to contact us sooner rather than later once you are ready to buy a home.
With more than a decade of legal experience, Moultray & McMahon have the knowledge and skill set that has helped countless clients achieve their best possible outcome.
Selling a Home in Washington State
We have represented hundreds of sellers and helped them negotiate a purchase and sale agreement with a buyer. From start to finish we are here for you when you are ready to sell your home. In many cases we help an owner sell to their tenants, children or family friends. In other cases we assist when a realtor is involved to provide the added assurance of having an attorney review everything and look out for your best interests.
In most cases we are able to represent a seller for a flat fee of $950 dollars. While we do not help you locate a buyer like a realtor does, we are here for you every step of the way and will help you with all aspects of the transaction. Contact us as soon as you are ready to put your home on the market so we can discuss how best to ensure you receive the right offer and ensure that you are ready to sign the papers once you have the right buyer. Once you reach mutual acceptance with a buyer we will guide you through the selling process all the way to closing.