Pairing real estate and legal services

2 lawyers double as brokers at Seattle firm

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In the brave new world of real estate, many potential homebuyers and sellers are armed to the teeth with gigabytes of research before they even meet a real estate agent. And they may also be toting a formidable list of questions that could challenge the most experienced agents.

When those questions wander into legal territory, there are lines that real estate professionals cannot and should not cross.

While some real estate professionals may attempt to stretch beyond the limits of their licenses to serve clients instead of referring their clients to real estate attorneys, Seattle-based brokerage WaLaw Realty, run by two lawyers, is quite at home in pairing legal expertise with brokerage services.