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As a real estate attorney my rule for my clients was, “Avoid litigation at all costs.” I share why on this brief video.
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I’ve had so many clients who made the mistake of doing their own Quit Claim Deed on their real estate. They owned a vacant piece of property, and thought they would save attorney’s fees and accomplish their own estate planning by avoiding probate with a Quit Claim Deed signing the property to their two boys. They signed it and recorded it. Three years later, I get a call from this kind gentleman who is now wanting to sell the lot, because their plans have changed. He is told by someone now that he cannot have his minor children sign a deed back to himself. He asked me what he could do to sell his property. I explained that it wasn’t his property any more, at least not since he deeded it to this children. His children could not legally sign it back to him without a court appointed guardian, so he would have to hire an attorney to do a guardianship. That could easily cost several thousand dollars before the dust settles. That’s one example of how not to use Quit Claim Deeds.
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I am an experienced real estate buyer, but I am not from the Sequim area. I am somewhat flexible, realistic, but also particular. So the question was, “how do you choose the RIGHT real estate agent?”
I made my appointment with Chuck on a Sunday morning in March, 2013. He showed me 5 houses. Every house he showed me was within my parameters! I was amazed: a real estate who listened, did his research, and didn't waste my time showing me houses I would never buy! I made an offer a few days later. That was the easy part…
Buying a house is always a stressful time in life. Advice to Buyers: choose an agent who is competent, communicates well, and has exceptional follow-up and follow-through! You will spend a lot of time with your agent during the process. Choose someone likable. Go with your gut. I got to know Chuck during the process, and he's a great guy!
You need an agent who is competent to handle and help you negotiate the issues that come up during disclosure, home inspection, appraisal, etc. Chuck's competence is superb! I got truly professional, sound, straightforward advice.
Chuck's communication skills are exceptional: phone, email, fax. He has a wonderful ability to stay "on-point" with what is actually important and doesn't lead you astray on issues that aren't so important.
Chuck's turn-around time on questions, issue resolution, etc. was virtually always within 24 hours. He follows-up, follows-through. He does what he says he will do timely. This relieves a lot of Buyer stress!
Having a difficult time finding the right agent? Simplify your life! Choose Chuck Marunde. I did. [Name withheld by request]
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