Hawaii Real Estate Team

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Hawaii Real Estate Team

Sell your home for 1% to 3%, Buy a home and get 50% of our commission!

Hawaii Real Estate Blog

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Hawaii Real Estate Practices

Closing Costs / Payment Splits For residential transactions, buyer and seller split the escrow fees equally. The cost of the owner’s title insurance policy is split, with the seller paying 60% and the buyer 40% and the buyer paying for extended or Eagle coverage. The buyer is responsible for payment of the lender’s policy premium....

Pricing your home to sell – Science or Art?

Is it a science, or art, pricing your property to sell? Do you want to just list it, or sell it? The price  to sell is a direct function of marketing. A strategic market price will complement our marketing campaign and position your home effectively in the marketplace. Let’s look at few ways that psychology can...

Earnest Money

What is Earnest Money and How Much Should You Require? Also known as a good faith deposit, Earnest money is a deposit paid into escrow by the buyer once the seller accepts the buyer’s offer to purchase real estate. The Earnest money deposit is typically 1 to 3% of the purchase price and is...

AVOID THE TOP TEN LARGEST SELLING MISTAKES!

Are you serious about selling your home? Read about these common mistakes that home sellers make before you sign anything: 1) PRICING TOO HIGH – It’s no secret that price is everything & overpricing discourages buyers than any other single factor. When you overprice, you put your home in competition with homes that may be newer,...

What is a Condominium Property Regime (CPR)

What is a Condominium Property Regime Condominium Property Regime (“CPR”) refers to the specific form of ownership and governing process created when real property becomes a condominium. The process of creating a condominium is often referred to as “CPRing” property. A CPR stands for Condominium Property Regime. One way to explain it is that...

Do photos sell your Home?

Yes, and No…. Pictures alone won’t sell a home… Good and attractive photos are instrumental to the success of selling your house because it is basically equivalent to the curb appeal of the property. More than 90% of buyers pay more attention to articles and advertisements with photos than without. When buyers are searching for...

Tips to Accurately Price Your Home

Tips to Accurately Price Your Home Coming up with the right sale price for your home can seem overwhelming. However, with good sense and the help of online home value tools, it’s easy to set a price that will both entice potential buyers and give you the return you are looking for. Consider the following to be sure your pricing...

Earnest Money Refund

When does a buyer get an earnest money refund? In most real estate transactions that don’t close, the seller does not get to keep earnest money refund; most accepted offers become completed sales, and the earnest money becomes part of the purchase price. However when real estate transactions fall apart, more often than not the earnest...

Inspection Contingency

The Inspection contingency An inspection contingency is a standard contingency for any buyer who is purchasing a home. It gives the buyer the right to cancel escrow without penalty if the buyer discovers aspects of the home not to his or her liking during the contingency period. A list of typical real estate inspections...

Appraisal Contingency

Appraisal Contingency An appraisal contingency is a standard contingency in an offer to purchase real estate for any buyer who needs to obtain a loan to a purchase a home. It gives the buyer the right to cancel escrow without penalty if the bank appraiser determines the price of the home to be worth less...