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Home Selling in Honolulu : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Oct 27, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not edit listing ads, have your agent edit the listing on Trulia, they can do it from their account
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Tue May 24, 2016
Lorant Simon asked:
I'm advertising on Zillow already like for sale by owner, I would like to try
Trulia also
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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Alex Mason answered:
Hello, as other people said is very important to get an agent that you can work with and feel comfortable with. I suggest you interview three different agents and asked them what they can do for you. Some people are concerned only with the commission that they play so they look for the cheapest commission. This is not always the best idea cheapest commission might end up with the agent doing nothing apart from putting the listing on the multiple listing service. I really wish it was as easy as that but unfortunately it isn't a good agent will do a lot more to market your property. At Coldwell Banker they have brokers in charge that are management and are not in direct competition with the agents and help us with strategies to sell your home. I wish you every success in selling your home and moving on with your life. ... more
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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Alex Mason answered:
You are very lucky that this is a sellers market. If you price your house correctly you will probably get multiple offers and sell quickly. It's all about your motivation and the reasons you have for selling your property. I would be more than happy to do some research and present a listing presentation so you can place your home in the market. This way we can meet your goals. ... more
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
Pat Kapowich answered:
In Silicon Valley, we have a form that can accompany an offer to purchase that lists the compensation for the buyer's agent. However, you don't have to do anything. You are the "boss." Traditionally, should a buyer's agent bring a ready, willing and able buyer to a For-Sale-By-Owner, he or she is usually compensated by the seller. Regardless of who pays whom; you still need someone to look over the transaction on your behalf.

In California, over 90% of residential real estate claims are files against the big bad sellers by buyers with "real or imagined" problems. So, make sure the buyers and agent(s) involved feel you treated everyone with the utmost honestly and respect. Otherwise, months or years later, a brokerage fee will look and feel like 'chump change."

Award Winning Real Estate Agent Pat Kapowich

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Wed Nov 26, 2014
Tom Presler answered:
Hey Noe,

I had a similar issue with one of my listings. I deleted the original listing and added it back again. That seemed to work. Otherwise, the Trulia customer service folks should be able to help you. Good Luck! ... more
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Mike Gallagher answered:

My name is Mike Gallagher and I own and operate Mike Gallagher Real Estate, Inc. in Kailua. I suggest you check out my website at and learn how to find an agent.

I have also worked with Cindy Siok who has answered you as well and I can tell you, I have worked with her in the past and she is a great person and fabulous Agent.

Mike Gallagher
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Kristi Takushi Tanaka answered:
You've done all this work and you are correct. The upgrades will bring a little more in. Jeremy is this your first purchase? Whst are your future plans? I ne honest with you in this market you should be in the positive. Rentals are a whole ball game. I like to speak with you after all the work youve done, you deserve for someone to be honest, and help put you in a positive situation, not just breaking even in this market. As an investor. Let me give you all ypur options and you make the cortect decision for tou. Aloha, Kristi Tanaka Broker in charge. 808-478-4981. Look forward to speaking with you. ... more
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
Elaine Van de Zande answered:
Check our website: Comps already available on each property.....very user-friendly, even the Realtors and lenders use it!
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Mike Gallagher answered:

My name is Mike Gallagher and I am member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors Ethics Complaints Reveiw Commitee.

All answers to your question thus far are good ones. Please take their advice into consideration before continuing.

You do not want to get involved in something without fully exploring the consequences or looking at the unintended consequences which might follow.

Good Luck

Mike Gallagher, Broker in Charge, Abe Lee Realty
Ethics Complaints Review Commitee Member, Honolulu Board of Realtors
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Sat Dec 8, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Hi Uemurajo;
I'm here!
But I haven't been in Hawaii since 1972!
Has it changed at all?
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Mon May 14, 2012
Costaricapropertyforsale answered:
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Mike Gallagher answered:
Aloha Kumuhau:

My name is Mike Gallagher.
The previous postings in reply to your question are all valid but you need to provide the building name and your unit number in order to come up with a price range for your Asking Price. A High and a Low.

You also need to be aware of current market conditions so I suggest you read my Monthly Real Estate Reports at

If you need further help you can contact me at or by phone 808-384-9015.

I wish you much Aloha and Merry Christmas!

Mike G.
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
Big Rock Investments answered:
You can get all your questions answered, including some secret tricks, in our information-packed report "7 Ways to Increase Your Home Value" at the following site:

We have partners in San Francisco as well as our base here in Honolulu. Best wishes!

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Fri Dec 16, 2011
Jeri Parker answered:
Have your son talk to his mortgage broker, the person he is getting his mortgage through. First time home buyers do have some incentives available to them in today's real estate market but there are deadlines and some restrictions and guidelines. His mortgage broker can explain all of the options. Who he buys from should not have an effect, but it utimately depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Your tax consultant can advise you on the benefits of home ownership vs. renting. There are definite tax advantages to owning rather than renting. I hope this helps.... ... more
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
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Wed Jul 28, 2010
Don Persons answered:

Though this is better left to your CPA or accountant, in general you will have to pay capital gain taxes on the amount of gain you show or profit from the sale of the home.

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Wed Jul 28, 2010
Oahureo Hulahomes by Realty Executives Oahu answered:
Jim - I would be glad to do an CMA at no cost to you glad to . Provide me with the address of the building and the floor your on with stack # . Let me help if I can .

Aloha Kakou , Robert Huber RA SFR ... more
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Jana Lujan answered:
Aloha Rosemary, I am new to trulia and am not sure what your question was??? Please let me know. Mahalo, Jana.
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