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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 in Hawaii, Maui and Oahu once the seller accepts the buyer’s offer to purchase real estate. The earnest money deposit is...

Prequalified vs. Preapproved

Prequalified Buyers vs. Preapproved Buyers A buyer in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu that has been preapproved for a loan is preferable to a buyer who has only been prequalified. Here’s why. Prequalified for a loan The prequalification process is fast, easy and usually free. Buyers do not send financial...

IT ONLY TAKES ONE…

When Your Homes Selling Price is too High, Beware! Meeting with Agents to sell your home So you’ve decided to sell your home and have a idea of what you think it is worth. Being a sensible and sensible home seller, you schedule appointments with three local listing agents who’ve been...

What we Do For You

SO, WHAT EXACTLY DOES A REALTOR DO FOR YOU IN HAWAII, MAUI OR OAHU? Past president of the National Association of REALTORS, testified before the House Financial Services Committee on Housing to blunt government complaints about industry pricing. As part of her testimony, she submitted a list of 184...

Home Inspection and Contingencies

Home Inspection and Contingencies in Hawaii, Maui and Oahu Coordinate buyer’s professional home inspection with seller. Review home inspector’s report. Enter completion into transaction management tracking software program. Explain seller’s responsibilities with respect to loan limits and interpret any clauses in the contract. Ensure seller’s compliance with Home Inspection...

Tracking The FSBO Loan Process

Tracking The FSBO Loan Process in Hawaii, Maui and Oahu Confirm and verify of deposit and buyer’s employment have been returned. Follow loan processing through to the underwriter. Add lender and other vendors to transaction management program so agents, buyer and seller can track progress of sale. Contact lender...

Things to consider about a FSBO

What Tasks Are Involved in For Sale By Owner? Closer you look, the more little tasks are revealed as crucial in preparing, marketing, and successfully selling as a FSBO.

Prepare your home to sell

FSBO Tip: Prepare your home to sell in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu By using some simple FSBO tips and techniques, you can sell your home For Sale by Owner without the assistance of a real estate agent. Sell your home yourself and save thousands. Below are some simple strategies that can...

Real Estate Glossary

Abandonment – The voluntary relinquishment of an interest, claim, privilege or possession of property. Abatement – A period of time when a renter takes possession of real property prior to or outside the time period of the primary term of the lease, also referred to as free rent or...