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Home Selling in Honolulu : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Dec 8, 2012
Rodney Drummer answered:
If your agent is a Trulia member your property should be automatically uploaded to Trulia's page.
Speak with you agent about it.

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Tue Nov 5, 2013
Frank Diaz answered:
Give me a ring to discuss this.

Frank Diaz
East Oahu Realty
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
David M Nash answered:
I have a whole video series that helps sellers know what to do prior to selling a home.

Here is one in particular that answers your questions.

David Nash
TheOahuAgents Team Leader
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Fri Dec 16, 2011
Angie Simpson answered:

Not sure I know what tax credit you are referring to. The federal first time homebuyer tax credit expired last year. So if that is what you mean, the answer is no.

Angie Simpson
Coldwell Banker
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Keith Sorem answered:
First, I am very sorry about your situation. To veterans in the business of real estate "Cash Buyers" always send up red flags...just as you have found.

1. The only person who can advise you should be a real estate professional, preferably an attorney, who has reviewed all the documents.

2. Because you started this on your own, without professional representation, you should know that you may have to pay for the advice.

As a note for future transactions, Realtors are worth their compensation, otherwise we would not have been in business as long as we have.

Good luck to you.

Note: Good advice is not cheap, and cheap advice is rarely good.

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Wed Jul 28, 2010
David M Nash answered:
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there, very good question - generally a listing agreement will provide protection for commission for a period of time after the listing expires for transactions involving buyers introduced during the listing period. Check your listing docs for details.

Jeanne Feenick
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
Mack McCoy answered:

However, if you do want to put the deal together, it is customary to have the purchase price increased by the amount of the commission, and having the seller pay the commission out of the proceeds of the sale. ... more
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Thu Jan 14, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
First of all you need to live in the home you purchased for 3 years. Check with an accountant to be sure, but I believe that if you receive the credit and move before the 3 years, you get credit for the time you lived there and pay back the difference. ... more
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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Frank Diaz answered:
Hi Rosemary,

It all comes down to price. Properties that are priced well are selling fast and are even getting multiple offers. If a property is worth $700,000, for example, and you want to wait for $725,000, then you will have to wait longer (or possibly never get that amount). On the other hand, if it is priced well and exposed to the market well (properly advertised and promoted), then you will get a lot of showings and hopefully good offers. A home very close to my office was listed two weeks ago. It was priced well, and received 13 showings and 5 offers in the first week. There are qualified buyers out there. There are many factors that go into pricing and marketing it.

For professionals in Honolulu (City of, not County), see

I would be happy to break down the sales specifically in your areas. You typically want to look at homes in the same area, same age, same square footage and home size.

Frank Diaz, MBA (RA), e-PRO
East Oahu Realty
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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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Tue Dec 1, 2009
David M Nash answered:
Prices have not gone down much and we are seeing them hold steady in the most desirable areas. Because there is soooo little extra inventory, the prices have stayed put or in some neighborhoods are actually starting to go back up. (Palolo in particular)
If you are in the over $1.5M market please give me a call because there are some incredible bargains on homes people have to sell right now! The key is not in finding the right neighborhood, but in finding the home that someone really wants to sell NOW.

I have a short sale in Kahala on my You tube site, contact me and I can send you the direct link.
David Nash
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Tue Jul 21, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
WOW most lenders won't approve a loan if over appraised value EVEN IF the buyer makes up the difference.

Mortgage broker who is working loan should assist in conference call between all parties resolve issues due to sales offer can contract dates.

Difficult state more not involved with process and etc. I would have concerns on behalf of all parties

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Mon May 14, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Costa Rica has some interesting laws for owning property, especially when it comes to foreign ownership. Our recommendation is to be sure you have a clear understanding of their laws related to property rights. ... more
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Mon Jun 29, 2015
Frank Diaz answered:
If you don't want to do a dual agency, then don't. You can encounter a lot of problems with dual agency if you're not careful.If you haven't signed anything with the first agent, then you are not obligated to use that person, but you should consider that carefully. You at least owe that person an explanation as to what you plan to do. If the 2nd Realtor has an interested client, you are still a long way to getting a completed transaction. The right thing to do is tell the 2nd agent that you were considering another agent, so the 2nd one is not involved in an ethical or legal conflict.

As to the 3% (to guide us through paperwork) - that is not a good description of the transaction. First of all agents sometimes work for years with a client to find them the right home. How much is 100 hours of your time worth? Secondly, it is not just paperwork. It takes years of experience to write the offer correctly, then take it through closing. As times have gotten harder, you need an agent more, not less. I don't agree that an attorney "can probably do a better job" than a good Realtor. They know contracts, but they don't work with buyers and sellers every day in the field. You may need to talk to an attorney about this situation though.

If the 2nd agent ends up in a dual agency situation, they can negotiate the commission with you. They should have done it when they brought a buyer. If not, you (and the agent) are in a gray zone.
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Cori Meyers answered:
Since your question is very general, I'll give you a qucik snapshot of what I could tell via our MLS. Current list prices start at $519000 and go up from there ,up to $2,000,000. 3 bedrooms, high floor units and penthouses command the highest prices. Solds over the last 6 months have been from $493000 to 899000. The sale for $899000 was a 2 bedroom 3 bath on the 35th floor. This is a luxury condo on Kapiloani Blvd. downtown Honolulu. ... more
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