Ready to sell your house fast in Hawaii? Before hiring an agent, be sure you know what’s expected of you both physically and financially. In today’s post, we’ll help you understand how homeowners in Hawaii are saving money when selling their house (or condo/townhouse/land)!
Selling a house is often more expensive and time-consuming than you may think – ask anyone who’s done it. After you consider the costs, time invested, and uncertainty, you may be dealing with more than you initially expected. In today’s post, we will provide more information about selling your home on your own (“for sale by owner” or “FSBO”) and how you could benefit by skipping the MLS when selling a house in Hawaii.
Selling To A Direct Buyer
Selling your house to a direct buyer *like us* will most likely save you time and money on the entire selling process. Many people don’t even consider the option because they’re not aware of it – they know one and only one way to sell a house: use an agent. If they are aware of it, then maybe they think they won’t get a fair price or that there’s some sort of catch (there isn’t).
When you sell your house directly to Oahu Home Buyers, you’ll receive a clear offer that is straightforward and transparent. You won’t have to wait for a qualified buyer or worry about any hidden fees. Our process makes selling your house in Hawaii simple no matter what your situation.
The Benefits of Avoiding The MLS
A direct sale to Oahu Home Buyers offers some obvious benefits when selling your house in Hawaii. Working with our team can save you time and money not to mention the stress and frustrations many home sellers often face. Our process is quick and easy and could benefit you in a number of ways:
Commissions can be a big expense, especially in a place like Hawaii which has one of the priciest real estate markets in America. For example, if you sell your house for $700,000, you could be paying about $42,000 in commissions. That’s not including any of the other costs sellers face when selling their Hawaii house in the traditional way.
No Closing Costs
With that same $750,000 sale, your closing costs will run somewhere between $3,000 and $9,000. These costs cover things like prorated taxes, transfer fees, recording costs, and title insurance — all standard parts of any traditional sale.
When you work with Oahu Home Buyers, we pay for your standard closing costs out of our own pocket. We’ll take care of everything, leaving you without any added expenses – it’s our job to keep it simple. We want you to know upfront what you’re going to walk away with.
Repairs can cost a fortune. Spending money fixing up your house before selling can not only break your bank, but it can also take up your time without any guarantee of a return. Many homeowners spend money on repairs before listing only to find their potential buyers try to negotiate to have even MORE work done to the property before a sale is finalized. After the inspections are completed, many homebuyers will ask for problems with the house to be taken care of before the purchase is completed.
Selling your house in Hawaii to Oahu Home Buyers will allow you to sell as-is, without any repairs to worry about. We don’t want you to pick up a hammer, fix an outlet or replace any broken glass – we’ll buy the house in its current as-is condition, termite damage and all.
No Cleaning or Staging
In addition to avoiding repairs, you’ll be able to avoid the cleaning as well. When you list your house with a realtor, you will need to keep it clean and ready for showings 24/7. This can be time-consuming, especially if you’re still living in the house (or have kids – good luck!).
In addition to keeping it clean, many home sellers will choose to pack away their personal items and hire a professional home stager to make the house as appealing as possible. This process can attract more buyers, but it isn’t always cheap and it means lots of your stuff might be in storage.
When you sell your house to Oahu Home Buyers, you won’t have to clean up or worry about any items you want to leave behind. You won’t have to clean (put down the broom), pay for staging, or deal with property showings which can be inconvenient and intrusive (no nosy open houses for the public). Leave whatever you want – we’ll take care of all of your unwanted items. All you have to do is take what you want with you and get ready to collect your check at closing.
No Marketing Costs
If you still choose to list your house with a real estate agent in Hawaii, keep in mind that they’ll likely have different marketing options available. Some will go above and beyond with their marketing, others will leave a lot to be desired. Some homeowners will pay for premium listings, eye-catching signs, and online marketing campaigns like Facebook ads. Things like professional photography, drone footage (getting more common), and virtual tours (also becoming common) can all boost your property’s visibility….. but at an added cost. If you decide to pony up for these items, you could still find yourself still without a buyer months down the road.
The benefits of a direct sale go beyond just the financial perks. When you work with our team at Oahu Home Buyers, you will get the stress relief and peace of mind you’ve been looking for. You’ll know that your house is sold without you having to spend another dime. It’s all part of the plan to keep it simple for you, the homeowner.