Get to Know Adam Morrow
BACKGROUNDAdam Morrow has been an attorney for 15 years and a real estate broker for a significant portion of that time. Adam's real estate practice focuses on representing home buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions. Adam has successfully represented buyers and sellers in short sales, traditional buyer/seller transactions, foreclosures, and bankruptcy court sales. SOUND COUNSEL REALTYSound Counsel Realty's business model is an original and innovative approach to the real estate industry combining a law firm and real estate brokerage into one entity. Sound Counsel provides all the services of a real estate brokerage (listing homes on the MLS, professional photography, high definition websites, designer signage, finding and viewing properties, generating offer) with all the services of a real estate attorney. REFUNDS PROVIDED TO BUYER CLIENTSSound Counsel Realty also refunds a significant part of it's commission to our buyer clients. The refund can save a buyer thousands of dollars he/she would have to pay out of pocket at closing to buy a house.SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS FOR TRADITIONAL HOMEOWNERSSound Counsel Realty charges homeowners 2% commissions instead of the 3% industry standard. On a $500,000 home, sellers save $5,000.
AREAS OF PRACTICE SHORT SALES AND FORECLOSURESAs a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Adam is dedicated to helping find solutions for homeowners facing foreclosure. Working with homeowners in distress is not only rewarding, Adam views it as a necessary and important obligation in today's housing market. As an attorney, he has a distinct advantage over real estate agents who are not authorized to provide legal advice. Working with banks, sellers, and other agents on behalf of distressed homeowners is a complex matter with a variety of significant legal issues. For those facing the prospect of losing their home, it is a critical advantage to have someone who is both an attorney and an agent on your side. Adam has also successfully represented dozens of buyers who have purchase short sale properties. He knows the pitfalls involved in these transactions and ways to avoid potential issues. TRADITIONAL RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTIONS REPRESENTING BUYERS AND SELLERS Closed 24 transactions in each of the last two years. One of the highest in the area. Contributor to Seattle Times regarding Real Estate Transactions. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2009534040_avoiddisasters26.html CREDENTIALS Admitted to the Washington State Bar 1997; Education; Washington State University,B.A.,1989,Political Sciences ; University of Wales,Swansea,United Kingdom,1990,International Relations; Seattle University School of Law,Juris Doctor,1997;Member of King County,Kitsap County and Washington State Bar Associations; Real Estate Broker and Owner of Sound Counsel,PLLC,d.b.a.,Sound Counsel Realty; Member of Northwest Multiple Listing Service; American Trial Lawyers Association; Admitted to practice law in all Washington State Superior Courts,Appellate Courts,Supreme Court,and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington; 40 hours a year,5 consecutive years of Pro Bono services with a successful resolution in every case; Professional Fire Fighter 2009 - 2011; Board Member of Bainbridge Island Youth Services; Past volunteer West Sound Wildlife Shelter; National Basketball Team of Wales,1990; Proud husband and father. AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS 1. Washington Law and Politics rated top 2% of all Washington lawyers under 40 by professional colleagues; 2. Pro Bono award by Washington State Bar Association; 3. Scholarship to University of Wales - International Relations; 4. Starting member of University of Wales National Basketball Team; 5. Successfully handled landmark case involving Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) published on front page of Seattle Times http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/yourcourtstheirsecrets/2003311951_virginiamason19m.html ; 6. Professional Firefighter/EMT; Washington State Fire Training Academy (WSFTA) - Only fire fighter to receive the Chief's personal coin in the 27 year history of the Academy; 7. WSFTA - 1st Due Engine Award; 8. WSFTA - Bulldog Award; 9. WSFTA - Chief's coin; 10. Only fire fighter in the history of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department to receive the "1st Due Engine Award", "Bull Dog Award", and Fire Chief's coin from the WSFTA; 11. First career fire figher at Bainbridge Island Fire Department to receive the Bainbridge Island Fire Chief's coin; 12. Received "Most Inspirational Award" as a volunteer fire fighter.
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