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April 5, 2024

Digital Compliance for Washington State Brokers: A Comprehensive Guide

In the digital age, real estate brokers in Washington State face  unique challenges and opportunities. The shift from traditional  methods to online platforms for marketing and communication requires a  nuanced understanding of compliance within the digital landscape,
particularly concerning real estate license laws.

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April 26, 2023

The Power of Personal Branding for Real Estate Professionals

In today's competitive real estate market, standing out from the crowd is crucial to success. One of the most effective ways to differentiate yourself is through personal branding. By crafting a unique and recognizable brand identity, real estate professionals can distinguish themselves and connect with clients on a personal level. This blog post will guide you through the process of creating a powerful personal brand to elevate your career.

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April 26, 2023

Demystifying Prepayment Penalties: What You Need to Know Before Paying Off Your Loan Early

Paying off a loan early can be an attractive option for borrowers seeking to save on interest payments, especially in an era of digital transactions and instant payments. However, many borrowers may not be aware of prepayment penalties that can be imposed by lenders if a loan is paid off earlier than the agreed-upon term. This blog post aims to demystify prepayment penalties and provide essential information that every borrower needs to know before considering an early loan payoff.

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April 18, 2023

Low Appraisal

Lenders require appraisals to value the collateral that is being pledged for the loan. If that appraisal comes in below the price the buyer agreed to pay, what happens?

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April 18, 2023

Escalation Clauses

Escalation clauses are critial to help clients get into properties in multiple offer situations. Understanding how they work is also important to correctly evaluate which offer is superior when you represent a seller as a listing broker.

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April 24, 2023

Scope of a Broker License

Brokers are limited in their allowed actions when representing clients and should use caution to only operate within their area of expertise. This video provides a summary of what this means to managing brokers and brokers in Washington state as well as the legal background.

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April 18, 2023

Disclosure Requirements

It's important brokers notify all parties when you are acting as a principal in a transaction. That means when acting as a buyer, seller, landlord or leasee.  

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April 18, 2023

Estates in Land - Full Series

This short series provides the background necessary to get a full understanding of all the different types of estates in land. Estates in land is one of the most difficult topics for brokers when taking their license exam for the first time. We start with an overview including a chart to help understand the hierarchy of estates in land and get them organized in our heads. After addressing the overall picture, we dive into each of the subcategories, providing examples for each type of estate and getting a grasp on all the important vocabulary.

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April 18, 2023

Events Preceeding the Fair Housing Act of 1968

Contextualizing the 1968 Fair Housing Act is important to understand the need for the landmark legislation

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April 18, 2023

Understanding Washington State Boundary Fencing Laws

Don't get fenced in: Understanding Washington State's boundary fencing laws can save you from a legal nightmare! This blog post explains everything you need to know about reimbursement, erection, hog fencing, and how to avoid spiteful fence disputes with your neighbors.

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March 15, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Real Estate License in Washington State

Discover how to become a licensed real estate agent in Washington State with our ultimate guide. From qualifications to step-by-step instructions, we've got you covered on your journey to a successful real estate career.

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May 18, 2022

Types of Loans

An introduction to many available loan types

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January 24, 2017

Titles and Licenses in Washington State

There are two types of licenses in Washington state, Broker and Managing Broker. This video provides a brief overview of the two licenses and the different jobs you can do with each.

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August 7, 2016

Brokers Exam Informational Interview

In this interview with Don Sr, our lead instructor he outlines important details about the Washington state brokers exam.

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February 3, 2018

Subordination Clause

In a mortgage contract there is a subordination clause which details how if the property is sold to satisfy debts, who gets paid back first.

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August 7, 2016

Life Estates

Life estates are when rights to a property are transferred for the lifetime of one or more persons. There are a number of vocabulary terms that are important to remember and this video covers the basics of the vocabulary and understanding of life estates.

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August 7, 2016

Loan Qualification Letters

In order to determine if a borrower has the financial ability to afford a home, a mortgage lender will issue a loan qualification letter. There are two types of letters a mortgage lender will give to the buyer, and they are not created equal.

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