Investor Corner2019-06-27T18:23:12+00:00

Real Estate Investing

Heaton Dainard is here to guide you on how to invest in real estate and the best places to invest in real estate in Washington State. Our team of experts can guide you on how to invest in real estate and what to look for when buying an investment property.

Investor Educaton

We’re focused on providing real estate investing education. We can teach you how to invest in real estate, what to look for in an investment property, and assist in helping you achieve your real estate investing goals.

Education & Resources


Our free webinars cover a variety of real estate investing topics. Join James Dainard as he goes over topics such as the construction process in real estate investing and building long term wealth through investment property.


Acquisition Services

Our team of Acquisition Brokers works hard to source the best real estate investing deals in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

Listing Services

Our Listing Brokers work with you to ensure your investment property sells on the terms most beneficial to you.

Buy & Hold Investments

Our Multi-Family experts will assist you in finding buy and hold property in the best places to invest in Washington State.

Meet Our Investment Team

Our team of investment property experts have guided hundreds of clients through the real estate investing process. Each of our team members is highly specialized in how to invest in real estate and finding investment properties.

John Whitney
John WhitneyManaging Broker
John is an integral member of the team providing profitable investment opportunities to Heaton Dainard investors.
Vlad Tselnik
Vlad TselnikAcquisitions Broker
Vlad specializes in strategizing and implementing plans to ensure the highest and best use of a real estate investment.
Jennifer Haffner
Jennifer HaffnerMulti-Family Acquisitions
Jennifer is a multi-family acquisitions broker who works with her clients to find the perfect real estate investment opportunity for them.

Heaton Dainard Real Estate

Wondering if Real Estate is a Good Investment?

At Heaton Dainard, we want you to become a great real estate investor. That is why we offer a free class on how to invest in real estate. In our Investor 101 class, Co-Founders James Dainard and Will Heaton, cover real, real estate investing deals that they have worked on in the past, how to get started in real estate investing, and the best places to invest in real estate in the Puget Sound Region. You’ll also get to ask them questions on what type of investment property is right for you and how to invest in real estate. Sign up for a free Investor 101 class today!

Learn From Our Experts

Our Premium Services

When you work with Heaton Dainard, you gain access to a wealth of real estate investing resources. Our goal is to help you become a great real estate investor and we are dedicated to helping you achieve that goal.

  • Team of trained specialists

  • Superior design consultation services

  • Dedicated Concierge Broker to assist in getting you started

  • Area specialists for King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties

  • Access to free educational services

  • Experienced team of Listing Brokers who have sold 1000+ homes

  • Access to Heaton Dainard exclusive design and spec sheets

  • Superior marketing services

Interested in Investing?

We’re here to help! View our most frequently asked questions about real estate investing!

Complete FAQ
What is Title Insurance Good for?2019-05-17T00:00:20+00:00

Title insurance protects the lender and buyer from any losses that are incurred as a result of disputes over the title of the property.

What is the Escrow Officer?2019-05-17T00:00:01+00:00

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.

What is the MLS?2019-06-24T22:22:17+00:00

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).

What does Debt-to-Income Ratio Mean?2019-05-16T23:59:12+00:00

This is the percentage of a person’s monthly earnings used to pay off all debt obligations.

What is a contingency clause?2019-05-16T23:58:39+00:00

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.

What is a Real Estate Broker?2019-05-16T23:58:13+00:00

A broker is a real estate agent who is licensed by the state and has taken courses to become a broker.

What are Closing Costs?2019-06-25T00:06:25+00:00

Closing costs are the fees paid at the closing of a real estate transaction by buyers and sellers in transferring ownership of a property.

Why Should I Use a Broker to Buy a House?2019-05-16T23:54:33+00:00

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 your own. Additionally, they can help you negotiate a deal with your best interests in mind when you put in an offer on a home.

What is the Difference Between Being Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved for a Loan?2019-05-16T23:54:09+00:00

When you are pre-qualified for a loan it means that you could potentially get a loan for the amount stated for you. This assumes that all of the information that you provided to the lender is correct. When you are pre-approved, this means that you have had an extensive financial background check, which will include looking at credit history, tax returns, and employment verification. This is when the lender is willing to give you a loan, which is almost approved. Most sellers prefer that buyers are pre-approved as they know there will not be problems with the purchase of the home.

What is a One-Time Show Listing?2019-05-16T23:53:27+00:00

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 listing is commonly used by brokers showing FSBO (for sale by owner).

Can a Home Depreciate in Value?2019-05-16T23:52:57+00:00

In general, it is not very common for real property to depreciate in value. This is what makes real estate a great investment. When you are looking for a home, make sure you consider things such as location and community as it can affect the future value of the home.