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How Much is Your Home Worth?

While automated comparative market analysis (CMA) reports are a good starting place, in my experience, they do not take every factor of a property into account. No formula can accurately calculate details such as the view, location, interior design, custom details or landscaping.

Details including a Koi Pond Entry, add value to a home. (MLS #614895)

A Custom Approach

As a result, I find that taking a customized approach to each of my listings is best for achieving great results. Along with taking the property’s CMA into account, I spend time at the property, compare recent sales and active listings in the area, and make sure to factor in key features that increase a home’s value.

The many resort-like amenities and waterfalls on this unique cliff-side estate add value and support a higher asking price. (MLS # 613831)

Location and Amenities

Pools, elevators, solar arrays, water features, and additional special amenities all contribute to determining a fair price for your home. Location also plays a huge role in this. For example, is it oceanfront or perfectly perched on a hillside, is it located in a private club community, is it situated for a spectacular view, is it blissfully remote or conveniently located to all local attractions and community services? The answers have a big impact on the appropriate asking price.

An indoor equestrian arena is the main key feature of this Kohala Estate. (MLS #609426)

What’s Your Home Worth?

Are you curious about what price you may get for your Hawaii home or property? Our Hawaii Life website ( has a fantastic tool that will put you in touch with an experienced agent to determine an accurate value for your home, a number that no automated tool can come up with.

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Pete Arnold

March 25, 2018

Great Blog Carrie.
I totally agree and have been saying much of the same to both buyers and sellers on the points you make. Mahalo. I will share with my Clients.

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