5 Situations in Which Hiring a Hawaii Real Estate Agent Doesn’t Make Sense

5 Situations in Which Hiring a Hawaii Real Estate Agent Doesn't Make Sense

Traditional MLS listings aren’t always the best method to sell your home in Hawaii. There are a few different situations in which homeowners may find listing their home for sale independently or with a real estate agent doesn’t exactly solve the underlying problem or match up with their goals for selling in the first place.

Read on as we explore five situations where hiring a Hawaii real estate agent doesn’t make sense.

You Want to Keep the Commissions

Most homeowners would prefer to keep the real estate commissions for themselves, so here’s a situation in which hiring a Hawaii real estate agent may not make sense. Unfortunately, these homeowners usually find themselves rather overwhelmed in trying to sell it as a FSBO (‘for sale by owner’). This can lead to an inefficient sales and marketing process, delays in selling, and the property looking stale on the open market.

On the other hand, a direct sale to Oahu Home Buyers means no commissions or traditional closing costs – we take care of everything. 

You Want to Save Time

Perhaps you just got a new job and you have to relocate before the sale of your home, leaving you holding two properties — and mortgages — and a double load of monthly utility, tax, and insurance bills. These costs can really add up month after month. If you’re in a hurry to sell your home, this is a situation in which hiring a Hawaii real estate agent may not make the most sense. Oahu Home Buyers can guarantee your closing date, with the ability to close in a matter in a couple of weeks and the flexibility to delay closing until the perfect date for you; Oahu Home Buyers makes the process easy.

You Want to Avoid Showings

Here’s another situation in which hiring a Hawaii real estate agent doesn’t make sense – privacy. Whether you prefer not to have strangers walking through your front door or your concerns are based on your family’s health (Covid), trust us — you’re not alone; many homeowners delay putting their home on the market to put off the discomfort of the showing process. Oahu Home Buyers is a direct buyer, which means you skip the entire showing process. No last-minute showing appointments just because someone wants to have a look.

One more note on this — if you’re hesitant about showings because of the condition of your home, don’t worry. We’ve bought true hoarder homes where you needed hiking boots to get from one wall to the other — not kidding. We’ll treat everyone with kindness and compassion – we’ve seen everything and there’s no judging at all. Let us help.

You Want to Save Money

From professional home inspectors and appraisers to photographers and stagers, many sellers prefer not to pay for all of the professional fees that often accompany the listing process with a real estate agent. In that case, maybe hiring a Hawaii real estate agent doesn’t make sense (unless they can get the job done on a slim budget). However, when homeowners try to handle the staging, photography, and listing on their own, the difference in the quality of their marketing is blatant. A good agent can make a significant difference – if you have the funds to do it right.

You Want to Sell As-Is

Maybe you don’t want to live through the challenges of a full home remodel (hello, sawdust). Or maybe you simply can’t physically do the work or afford all the repairs. In these situations, hiring a Hawaii real estate agent may not make sense. Many buyers can’t look past outdated fixtures, peeling paint, warped floorboards, hairline cracks in the CMU, or other visible damage that requires repair. Buyers in the traditional Hawaii market seek out homes more in ready-to-move-in condition. Homes that are more than just ‘dated’ — I’m talking about real doozies — often just attract super lower offers from the regular retail buyer pool because those buyers don’t have the means or vision to see what a home could truly become. When properties don’t present well at first glance, buyers typically simply scroll right past the listing. 

Oahu Home Buyers buys homes as-is for cash, meaning your worries about making repairs or passing inspections are over. You don’t even need to pick up a broom. The full-service team at Oahu Home Buyers can clean up anything you want to leave behind, from an overgrown lawn to boxes of belongings you don’t want to take with you or furniture you’ve outgrown, helping make your moving process as effortless as possible.

It’s clear to see Oahu Home Buyers is the answer for these and many more situations in which hiring a Hawaii real estate agent doesn’t make sense. 

Listing your home for sale is time-consuming and expensive; why not ask us about any concerns and find out how a direct sale to Oahu Home Buyers could be the answer to your problems, with no obligation. Contact Oahu Home Buyers at (808) 333-3677 today to learn more!