What is the Escrow Officer?

An escrow officer is typically employed by the title company that you are working with and they walk you through the closing process. They are responsible for oversee the escrow process as a neutral party. They ensure that they transaction is executed properly and legally and perform title searches, prepare paperwork and witness document signings.

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What is the MLS?

A multiple listing service (MLS) is an online listing service that compiles all properties that are listed with a realtor.  Brokers utilize the MLS to find homes in a certain price range or area. Washington utilizes the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS).

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What is a contingency clause?

A contingency clause is  a condition or action that must be met for a contract to become binding. When both the buyer and the seller agrees to the terms and signs a contract, then the contingency will become part of the binding sales contract.

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Why Should I Use a Broker to Buy a House?

A broker is more than just a sales person looking to close a deal. When you work with a broker, they will work on your behalf to help guide you when buying a house. They can provide you with the most up-to-date market information and help you find listings that you might not find on [...]

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What is a One-Time Show Listing?

This type of listing is when the homeowner signs an agreement with the broker. In this agreement, the homeowner provides the broker with commission for selling the property. However, it also states that the homeowner can’t negotiate directly with the buyer at a later time to avoid paying commission to the broker. This type of [...]

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