In today’s market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.
This past year I had the opportunity to work with luxury home buyers from Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. They look at homes a little differently than your average buyer. Luxury home buyers have different concerns today than they did a few years ago. Having just sold the two highest priced Diamond Head […]
Check out Hawaii Life’s new home value tool for your free evaluation In my experience, automated comparative market analysis (CMA) systems are oversimplified and cannot take every factor of a particular property into account. No formula can accurately calculate details like the property’s views, proximity to prime surf spots, interior design, finish details, landscaping, etc. […]
REALTORS® are routinely asked by sellers why their homes haven’t sold. After two and a half decades in this business, I’ve learned that there is a buyer for every property. Sadly, the traditional seller’s goal of selling for the highest price in the least amount of time can be sometimes be an elusive concept.
It’s that time again! It’s time to remind sellers that, especially in Hawaii, property does, in fact, sell during the holidays! Conventional wisdom would dictate that the holiday season would be the worst time to sell. In Hawaii, however, this has not historically been true. While home sales in the rest of the nation lag […]
We might take it for granted at times, but while elsewhere in the world the temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling, we may only consider a light jacket when stepping outside in the later evening. Living so close to the equator, we might miss out on the changing colors that the fall season brings, and […]
With the Oahu real estate market being so hot, it’s a great time to sell. If you are thinking about selling and want to get your home into escrow right away, knowing some pre-selling tips would be very useful. Here are some tips that are very helpful for making your home look spic and span, […]
Are you upset when you receive a low offer? When an aggressive low-ball offer comes through, often the first reaction is for you to feel insulted. Don’t. Low offers are commonplace. It comes with the territory. A low-ball offer doesn’t necessarily mean the buyers aren’t serious. Buyers have a way of moving up in price […]
Much like real estate, the spotlight during every fall football game is squarely on the guy smack dab in the thick of the activity. The “quarterback” is, by every account, the person who will ultimately be credited with engineering the victory. Certainly, it’s under his watchful eye that goals will be reached and dreams realized. […]
If you’re reading this blog, you are likely waiting for your orders to Hawaii (hopefully your next duty station), or you recently PCS’d here and are beginning to shop for a home. You are among the confident, wise ones that have done your research and learned that Hawaii can be a great place to invest […]