Meet Your Flat Fee Listing Broker
You can hire one of Washington State’s most experienced professional Listings Agents here. Here’s a brief introduction to Chuck Marunde.
Real Estate Law and Brokerage
Chuck has been in real estate for over four decades. He started in real estate at the age of 21 in Alaska, and went to law school to specialize in real estate. He opened his own real estate closing practice after law school (Gonzaga Law in Spokane), ran an escrow office, and practiced law as a JAG in the USAF before returning to Washington State to open up his own law practice. Chuck specialized in real estate transactions, real estate contracts, resolving disputes, real estate litigation, and representing clients buying and selling their homes. After 20 years of law practice, Chuck came full circle to owning and operating his own real estate brokerage.
Over a dozen years ago, Chuck started his “Virtual Brokerage” using the latest technologies and the most advanced Internet tools to reach buyers all over the U.S., although he’s also had clients from Europe. His business model left behind the old worn out sales gimmicks of traditional bricks and mortar brokerages. It took over 10 years, but Chuck built the largest online comprehensive content-rich resources for buyers planning to move to the Sequim, Washington area. No one had ever done this before with over 2,000 online articles written specifically to answer all the questions buyers had been asking for two decades about Sequim and buying homes in Sequim, with hundreds of videos produced for buyers, and with a dozen real estate books in paperback and Kindle and Audible versions.
Chuck is definitely an over-achiever, but his passion has been to bring more to buyers than any other individual broker in the county and in the country, and he has delivered. He built his entire business model around this goal, not around creating a brokerage based on volume and money. The clients are at the center of Chuck’s Universe in everything he does in his business. Past clients will tell you that is obvious after working with Chuck.
Internet Marketing and SEO Expert
In the process of creating all these free online resources for buyers, Chuck became a guru of Internet marketing, which also means he became an expert in SEO, search engine optimization. But unlike many Realtors who buy advertising, Chuck is a content creator himself. One of the unique characteristics about Chuck is that he is not only a content creator of articles, books, videos, photos, drone videos, and marketing and sales material, he is also an Internet marketing expert who knows how to use SEO to reach buyers all over the country.
This unique combination of education, skills, and experience, along with his passion to serve his clients with the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and loyalty, made Chuck highly sought after by discerning buyers who know the importance of finding and interviewing the best buyer’s agent they can find. People from around the country reach out to Chuck 7 days a week.
Chuck’s business model and the resources he published online for buyers became so popular, he became the #1 selling buyer’s agent of homes above $200,000 by volume for 7 consecutive years, beating out all other brokers in the county, including entire “teams” of Realtors. Chuck had no agents working under him, and he had no assistant helping him. The point is that Chuck’s system and know-how really work better than the traditional bricks and mortar brokerage. Because this is quite a claim, here is the proof if you would like to view it: Sequim’s No. 1 Buyer’s Agent.
Education and Experience
Chuck’s education and experience, and his commitment to honesty, integrity, loyalty, and professionalism definitely put Chuck in the 99th percentile of highly qualified Buyer’s Agents across the United States. While Realtors talk about the meaning of a contract clause based on what they learned at a seminar, as a lawyer Chuck drafted 1,000’s of real estate contracts, addendums, easement agreements, well agreements, CC&Rs, and road maintenance agreements long before there were boilerplate MLS agreements used by Realtors today. He knows how to read and interpret documents like CC&Rs. Most Realtors do not.
While Realtors today talk about what the lawyers say, Chuck had a career dealing with just about every kind of real estate issue that comes up in real estate. While most Realtors may guess when drafting special contract language, or how to create and edit language so it is unambiguous, Chuck doesn’t have to guess. He knows. Most consumers don’t know that ambiguities in transaction are one of the primary causes of disputes and litigation. Helping clients keep their transactions clean and keeping them out of trouble is one of Chuck’s specialties.
The vast majority of Realtors enter the profession without any education or experience in sales, marketing, Internet technologies, real estate, contracts, due diligence issues, and negotiating, so they must learn on the cuff as Realtors. Unfortunately, few broker/owners do any serious training or mentoring on any of these subjects, if they know themselves. Remember real estate sales is all about sales, and sales people are by and large not inclined to spend time and money on education and class room training when they could be closing deals and making commissions. This is not speculation as Chuck has been in the profession for four decades and has worked with hundreds of agents over the years, so he knows.
On the other hand, Chuck has spent a lifetime in education and never ending training, not to mention a lifetime of hands-on experience in real estate. Chuck has degrees in Economics, was a Certified Teacher, and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence specializing in real estate. Then add a total of 40 years of experience in real estate practice.
Chuck’s Track Record in Real Estate Articles, Books, and Videos
Chuck published over 2,200 articles on real estate for buyers, as well as hundreds of professional videos for buyers. Chuck’s 12 real estate books include these on Amazon:
Chuck Marunde’s Real Estate Books on Amazon
You can learn more about Chuck and watch an introductory video of him at: Video of Chuck Marunde
If you would like to hire Chuck Marunde as your Flat Fee Listing Broker, please complete the Application to Hire Chuck as your Flat Fee Listing Broker.