Seattle Residential Real Estate Attorney

Seattle residential real estate attorney Lee Brettin has over 30 years’ combined experience in real estate brokerage and as a Washington State lawyer. We represent clients with residential real estate matters including:

  • Drafting and review of real estate purchase and sale agreements using NWMLS or custom forms.
  • Representing buyers and sellers and of homes and residential real estate investment properties though closing.
  • We work with consumers and brokers when need be to resolve earnest money, escrow and other transactional disputes.
  • Construction defect claims typical of home remodel jobs.
  • We represent property owners in boundary line disputes, quiet title actions and adverse possession;
  • We negotiate, draft, and revise easements, subdivisions and lot line eliminations;
  • Foreclosure prevention and mediation services.
  • Short Sales;
  • Loan Modifications.
  • Landlord-Tenant leasing and relationships, as well as unlawful detainer actions.

With over 30 years of “hands-on” professional real estate experience and 20 years of real estate law, Lee Brettin is available for simple to complex transactions and dispute resolution. We offer a flat fee arrangement to draft or review most residential real estate transaction documents. When you are spending hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars, to buy or sell a home, why would you not get a legal opinion on the paperwork?  Seems simple enough, yet the vast majority of buyers and sellers don’t bother, simply relying on the opinion of their real estate agent.  Yet in most cases your real estate agent is not licensed to practice law. And the NWMLS Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement recommend that buyers and sellers alike obtain a legal opinion before signing the agreement.  We offer you a quick and cost-efficient one hour consultation to review your agreement with you so you are sure that the agreement covers everything that is of concern with you.  Do yourself and your real estate agent a favor and call today before you sign on the dotted line.