Working With A REALTOR® Gives You The Edge
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people will ever make. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without an attorney? Considering the large financial investment in a home sale or purchase, it would be unwise to consider a deal in real estate without the assistance of a REALTOR®.
What is a REALTOR®?
All real estate licensees are not the same. To earn the title of REALTOR® on Oahu, a person must be licensed to list and sell real estate and be a member of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® (HBR). As an HBR member, REALTORS® have access to enhanced technology, more listing possibilities, continuing education, and a broader range of advice from industry experts.
The distinctive REALTOR® “R” ensures you are working with a member of an association of REALTORS® committed to protecting your best interests. That’s because REALTORS® adhere to a strict Code of Ethics to ensure you are represented fairly. An independent survey reports that 89 percent of sellers and 88 percent of buyers would use their REALTOR® again or recommend them to a friend.
WHY USE A REALTOR®?
Whether buying, selling, or renting a home, a REALTOR® can help save you time and will work to make your real estate transaction a successful one. They support you every step of the way, from the start of your search and often beyond the transaction.
Every homebuyer and seller is unique and so is each transaction. REALTORS® will identify all factors that may affect your transaction. They provide you with a selection of homes that match your needs in the neighborhood that’s right for you. REALTORS® help establish your price range and provide financial information from comparable property values, property taxes, utilities, to other costs associated with homeownership. They can assist you with paperwork, preparing to apply for a mortgage, and connect you with lenders, appraisers, and home inspectors. REALTORS® can even help manage your investment properties.
When selling your home, a REALTOR® understands the market and can give you the widest exposure to the most qualified buyers. A REALTOR® knows current real estate values and will help you set a realistic, competitive price that can net you an average of 25 percent more than selling on your own. There are a multitude of tasks that your REALTOR® can manage for you, including marketing your home effectively, qualifying prospective buyers, handling inquiries, showing your home, and negotiating terms of the sale.
FIND YOUR REALTOR® AT HICENTRAL.COM
Visit HiCentral.com to connect with an expert REALTOR® for peace of mind and to help take you from property search to home sweet home. Consumers can also search properties for sale and for rent, open house listings, current mortgage rates, housing market statistics, and Oahu property tax data.