We sold our house using Zillow's "Make Me Move" feature, which means we didn't have an agent. Craig answered questions and reviewed documents thoroughly and efficiently, and he was great at communication. We recommend him very highly and would use him again.
I consulted Craig about an issue with buying a house. There was a contentious situation involving a suspected fake competing offer, which was used to escalate the final price for me. Craig was very helpful and quickly identified the key points of the situation, which gave me enough arguments to successfully get out of the buy/sell contract. I didn't have to hire him in the end, but I would in a heartbeat. I was impressed with his knowledge, honest attitude and sincere desire to help. He'll be the first lawyer I'll go to if I need legal help with real estate.
Posted by a client
Craig has a true understanding of real estate legal practice in our region. He pays close attention to his client's needs and concerns during what can be a difficult and stressful process. We highly recommend him based on our family's experience.
Posted by Barry
I would absolutely recommend Craig to anyone seeking legal assistance in real estate.
An outstanding attorney and broker, Craig knows the ins and outs of every law and agency dealing with residential and commercial properties in the Seattle area. He is best known for his contribution to raincityguide, a famous public resource of real estate information in the Northwest. We have learnt a great amount from the articles he wrote over the years. When we ran into a sticky situation where Sellers refused to return our earnest money, we knew if Craig could not rescue us, no one else could. To give a bit of background on how sticky the thing was: we waived most contingencies, put down significant amount of earnest money, my own brokers and buyer agent ran out of means ... We had interviewed a number of lawyers before we chose him to represent us. But Craig was the only one who immediately spotted key facts to our favor in the contract. In the following days, he carefully studied property records, contracts and laws. He was incredibly smart and had an uncanny attention and memory for even the smallest detail. Craig successfully mapped a solid strategy with supporting facts that were overlooked by both sides. It was that very strategy that delivered a powerful punch and enabled us to win our earnest money back in just days hiring him. After months of ordeal, we could finally breathe easier. We thank him for his legal wizardry.
Last but not the least, I really have to say how much faith I have restored in human nature when I see talented law professionals, such as Craig, honestly spending their time working on your case without nonsense billing. I have dealt with many lawyers in different practices in the past. One thing I leanrt, in a hard way, is that hourly rate on contract doesn't mean much. It is how much time the lawyers bill you vs. the REAL time they spent on your case. Often times, you looked at the chargeable time billed by the lawyers and compare with the service you received, and wonder " Really? that much??". When we compared the work Craig did for us, and the amount of hours he billed, it shows not only reasonableness, but honesty and true professionalism. We thank Craig for being a legal wizard with a true heart for his clients!
Posted by Nasir
I as a potential property buyer ran into an issue of rightful return of my Earnest Money from the seller not signing the release form. The seller's agent gave me the runarounds and didn't return my calls on time and delayed the process. At the same time my real-estate agent bailed out on me and didn't want to help with this issue leaving me high and dry and on my own to deal with.
After looking around and doing some research, I found Craig Blackmon through some sites. He seemed to have good approach and precise knowledge on these issues. I hired him immediately and within a week he was able to resolve the issue in a quick and response manner saving me the time and hassle. He engaged all involved parties including seller, broker and the escrow company all at once that resulted in full refund of my earnest money.
Craig proved to be one of those lawyers who actually look after their client's interest. He even advised me on ways to save money in legal fees and gave me the exact details and the costs involved item by item including some possible caveats and scenarios. At the end of the day the issue got resolved as he predicted while saving me lots of time, money and grief that it could have caused me. His dealings were super professional and to the point with no-nonsense information and advise.
Craig is an honest and professional lawyer looking after your interests. Anyone who runs into these unfortunate matters should hire Craig without a doubt. You will be happy you did. I can't thank him enough for all his help in a timely fashion. I more than highly recommend his services!
Thank you Craig :)
Posted by Pat and Janet
We could not enter anything but five stars in every rating column for this attorney. Craig treated us as if we were gold star clients on retainer, not just clients on a flat fee. Every phone call and email was answered promptly,and provided suggestions for solutions.
The time Craig put into our case was well in excess of the flat fee payment he received. We cannot say enough about the character and professionalism of this attorney.
Posted by Chris
Craig Blackmon was a pleasure to work with because he was knowledgable, personable, a great listener and provided the results I was looking for. Great communication skills in keeping me updated. Always available to answer a question or point me in the right direction. Very responsive to phone calls and emails. I would not hesitate to have Craig represent me again if needed.
Posted by a Land Use & Zoning client
Craig handled our legal matter confidently and professionally, and navigated the technical issues of our case expertly. We are very happy that we found Craig to represent us.