Thinking about selling a property you own in Hawaii? Learn about the best and worst times to sell your house in our latest post!
As you can likely imagine, there are good times and bad times to publicly list your house for sale in Hawaii. If possible, avoid listing during times when it is less likely you will find a buyer quickly (goes without saying). You will also want to avoid listing it when circumstances require you to actually sell your house, not just test the market. Below, we offer some tips on when listing your house in Hawaii may not necessarily be the best choice.
The Worst Times To Sell Your House In Hawaii
When you’re facing foreclosure in Hawaii (or anywhere else), listing your property on the MLS can be a real roll of the dice. Of course, the timeline works against you as every day your property doesn’t sell is one day closer to losing your house to the bank or HOA. The painful problem is that when you list your house, there’s no guaranteed sales date. It could take 30 days…. or 300. How much time do you have to hope someone throws you a lifeline? Maybe not as much as you think….. or need. What if your auction date comes up and your house still hasn’t sold? Not good….
However, when you choose to sell your house directly to Oahu Home Buyers, you won’t have to wait day after day or month after month because we’re the buyer. We’ll work with you on the closing date you need so that you can put the legal stress behind you once and for all.
For Another Investment Opportunity
Listing your Hawaii house when another opportunity is on the table isn’t always the best idea. By the time everything has been taken care of, you may have missed your chance; after all, not every investment has a big window of opportunity. If you are an investor, you may be stuck with your 2nd best option which could be a far less lucrative investment than your first choice. Is it worth holding onto your house wondering when that window will close?
If The House Needs TLC
Historically, houses that need TLC don’t sell as well as houses that are move-in ready. Not everybody is looking for a fixer-upper; most people don’t want the persistent headaches of interviewing, hiring and managing contractors. Most home shoppers want to hire a moving van, change the utilities into their name and nothing else. They don’t want to spend time and money on the house itself after making such a large purchase.
Investors and professional home buyers like us are usually a better option for houses that need work because it’s what we do… professionally. By selling your house directly, privately and away from the Hawaii MLS, you’ll be able to find people who will have a specific interest in your type of property. Plus, with a direct sale, you won’t have to worry about commissions, showings, or wondering if/when the house will sell.
When You Have Tenants
If you want to list your house with tenants in Hawaii, try to wait until your lease is up. If this isn’t an option, let the tenants know about what is happening, but don’t expect them to be too receptive. When you are trying to show a house, the tenant will need to make sure it’s clean and make themselves scarce.
This can be a lot to ask from your tenant. Many people who list their house with tenants will offer incentives or even help them relocate to another place in exchange for their cooperation. For many home sellers, they find that selling directly eliminates all of the frustrations tenants can cause when trying to sell your house or investment property in Hawaii.
You Have To Move Quickly
Life can come at you pretty fast. There are a number of reasons why someone may need to sell their house rather quickly. Maybe you picked up a new job beyond Hawaii, maybe you are moving to the mainland for school or perhaps you have family elsewhere that you have to care for. No matter the reason for wanting to sell your Hawaii house fast, a direct sale to Oahu Home Buyers will offer you a guaranteed closing date while a traditional listing will not. For many home sellers, that certainty of a sale is a great relief.
If you need to sell your house fast, selling without an agent or the MLS may give you the peace of mind you need. No matter your reason for selling, you can always count on Oahu Home Buyers to make you a professional, no-obligation “as is” offer.
In any one of the situations listed above, a direct sale will allow you to sell your house quickly, “as is”, without any hassle or costs. If you have a house you need to sell fast in Hawaii, consider selling it directly to Oahu Home Buyers in order to save yourself time, money and frustration. We aim to keep it simple and are here to help.