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? Selling a home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu? The price to sell is a direct function of marketing. A strategic market price will complement our marketing campaign and position...

Hawaii Real Estate Practices

Real Estate Practices in Hawaii, Maui and Oahu 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...

Tips to Accurately Price Your Home

Tips to Accurately Price Your Home in Hawaii Coming up with the right sale price for your home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu 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...

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...

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...
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