Allow me to introduce myself. I am James Robert Deal, Washington Attorney, WSBA #8103 and Washington real estate broker #39666.
Call me at 425-774-6611 or 888-999-2022. Email me at James@JamesDeal.com.
I am a real estate attorney who chooses to work as a real estate broker. Selling real estate is the practice of law, and so it is appropriate that an attorney sell real estate.
I am associated with KW Everett, NWMLS # 7433, 1000 Everett Mall Way, Suite 201, Everett WA 98208. Phone: 425.212-2007.
Since 1980 I have been putting together real estate deals, closing escrows, facilitating tax-deferred exchanges, doing mortgage modifications. I am a Certified Foreclosure Specialist, which means I have studied foreclosures and foreclosure prevention, mortgage modification, and short sales. I am also a licensed but inactive mortgage loan officer, NMLS # 64871
However, representing buyers and sellers as their real estate broker is my primary focus. It is frankly more fun than working as a lawyer and billing by the hour. Selling real estate gets me out of the office. I learn more about the geography of our area. I help buyers and sellers in ways that most real estate brokers cannot.
When I work as a real estate broker for buyer or seller, I do not charge extra for legal advice and legal drafting. I provide legal review from beginning to end for no extra charge other than my real estate commission.
Selling real estate and modifying mortgages pays the bills. But writing and recording music “give me reason to live”. I have posted rough, first-draft recordings of four of my songs. Visit. www.WhatToServeAGoddess.com/Music-By-Jimmie-Deal.
And I speak out against stupid policies.
I am a committed opponent of the stupid policy of polluting our drinking water with fluoride. I am the president and web master for Fluoride Class Action, which works to develop strategies to end water fluoridation.
I have run for office, and I blog about Washington political issues.
I have authored a book about the link between what we eat and the environment. Visit Amazon to buy it. I have been a committed vegan vegetarian since 1981. I am also a musician and composer.
When I am not earning a living I am busy planting and digging in my garden, inventing recipes, writing songs, and work on my web sites and books.
I work with my dear wife Emelyn who is my only employee.
I went to the University of Washington for law school. I wanted to go into environmental law. But I couldn’t break into Seattle’s very tightly knit environmental law club. I worked in Consumer Protection law. I was a member of SCAN, Seattle Consumer Action Network, now Washington Consumer Action Network. I mostly represented people who bought used cars and got ripped off. To make a decent living I got into real estate law.
Before that I was a school counselor. I quit after one year. Teachers don’t’ get the respect they deserve. Actually, I had already taken the Law School Aptitude Test, the L-SAT, before I started work as a counselor. It was while I was working on my M.Ed. in Psych that I took a legal seminar regarding student rights. That’s what first got me interested in law.
Before I was a school counselor, I was a seminarian. I was interested in the history and philosophy of religions and comparative religion. I made use of that background in writing my book, What To Serve A Goddess When She Comes For Dinner. Click here to read excerpts. Click here to buy a copy. It is a book of love and food. It is a speculation, a contemplation, a hypothesis, a meditation, a prayer about how to civilize this crazy world of ours.
In 2018 I became president of the Coalition Against Smart Meters and 5G. I am glad finally to be doing environmental law after all these years. There is no pay, but there is great satisfaction.
I am also a transit activist. See my Comprehensive Transportation blog at http://www.comprehensive-transportation.blogspot.com.
In telling you all about myself, I am making this point: We are real people here. I do my pro bono work. When you send me business, you help me improve our lives generally.
And we will treat you well and see that you get good service for a reasonable fee.
James Robert Deal, Broker and Attorney
Broker with KW Everett
WSBA # 8103, DOL # 39666