Deciding on the agent you want to sell your home is the most important decision you will make. Not all agents possess the same skills (such as use of technology), market knowledge, and not all are Realtors.
Your Real Estate Agent's primary job is to represent your interests above all others, including their own. A good agent will guide you through the entire selling process, answering your questions and assisting you in hiring the right experts during the transaction. A good agent will work behind the scenes ensuring a stress-free and smooth transaction for both you and the buyer.
Every real estate transaction is unique, requiring careful handling of the sales process. A good agent should offer you their honest advice in order to represent your best interests, even if it means they may not receive a commission. Hawaii Sands Realty takes this fiduciary responsibility seriously, not only because its the law, but because we want our clients to be completely satisfied with our level of service and professionalism.
We start the home selling process by conducting a thorough review of the current market together with an analysis of your home's features in order to determine the most accurate market value. Although we will recommend a price and marketing strategy, ultimately you, our client, will make the pricing and marketing decisions.
Next, we will take the time to answer your questions and explain the entire process of selling a home in Hawaii. We will thoroughly review all contracts with you, paying close attention to the important deadlines and decisions you will make during the transaction. To reduce confusion and ensure that you are always updated, we leverage the latest transaction management technology so you are kept informed at each step of the process.
Achieving the highest possible price for your property with the least amount of marketing time requires advanced planning that involves:
Your agent should immediately present and review all purchase offers to you and explain your options such as acceptance, rejection, or countering the offers. Your agent should use this opportunity to negotiate the best terms and conditions for you, advocating for and putting your interests first. This is the part of a transaction where a skilled and experienced negotiator is most valuable to you.
You should expect your agent to:
Your real estate agent should deliver professional and objective advice throughout the transaction, however all decisions will be yours alone.
After you have accepted an offer, your real estate agent's primary responsibility is to supervise all the transaction details by:
Once your property has conveyed to the buyer, your Agent will receive a call from the title company advising them of recordation. Normally you will have already provided the title company with your bank wiring instructions and will receive your proceeds electronically, however if you prefer to receive a check then one will be mailed out to you. Your agent will then arrange to meet the buyer's agent and deliver the keys.