Will you be my friend if I give you $20,000?

My friend is an agent, should I use them? Buying or selling a home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu, are your thinking you will have to use your friend? Some will enlist the help of a friend or relative who happens to work in real estate, but experts caution...

Earnest Money Refund

When does a buyer get an earnest money refund? In most real estate transactions that don’t close in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu, 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...

Inspection Contingency

The Inspection contingency An inspection contingency in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu 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...

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...

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 Rebate Available 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 Rebate Available by Owner without the assistance of a real estate agent. Sell your home yourself and save thousands. Below are some simple strategies that can...