Be honest. As a real estate professional, a home that “needs work” makes your skin crawl and drops a pit in your stomach. These kinds of homes are a drag on your time and effort. They tend to frustrate the homebuyers you’re working with for so many reasons. Instead of showing this housing stock, you’d rather show new construction or homes that have been well cared for by the previous owners.
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The Oahu real estate market is, without question, one of the most unique and desirable markets in the United States. In no other U.S. market do you have the confluence of a year-round tropical climate, an international client base, substantial military spending to support the local economy, and an extremely limited supply of land that can be developed.
These factors not only put Hawaiian properties in high demand, but they cause our real estate market to behave unlike any other market in the continental U.S. Recently, we have seen a number of lead indicators – including inventory levels, buyer demand, and homes being bid up over their listing price – which lead me to believe that our market is poised to experience noticeable price increases in the near future.
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Real estate agents who keep abreast with technological advances are ecstatic about Google’s head-mounted computer, Google Glass. If you follow any technology blogs, it’s nearly impossible to miss the buzz – and heated debate – surrounding Google Glass and what ramifications this innovation in computing will have in our day-to-day lives.
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Everything must be taken into consideration when preparing your home to be sold. From curb appeal to clean windows, nothing can be left to chance. The last thing on a home seller’s mind is probably the lighting in their master bedroom. But this too, combined with other factors, can quickly make or break a buyer’s interest.
People can quickly become accustomed to a room that does not have adequate lighting, but the potential homebuyer will notice this during a showing, especially if that showing is in the evening when you cannot rely on natural light.
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We’ve all read about men and their man caves – the couches, the beer, the sports. But what about those of us without a Y chromosome? Don’t we deserve a place to call our own, where we can get away from the stresses of life and truly enjoy ourselves? We bear children, are emotional beings, and most importantly, need our personal space. So, why not create a room devoted to yourself for those times when you just need to escape?
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If you live in California, Texas, Arizona or Florida and are planning to put your home on the market, there is a whole group of potential buyers to consider: Canadians! Yes, your friendly northern neighbors (sometimes referred to as “snowbirds”) are looking for second homes south of the border. If you are selling a property that has it all, then you do not want to ignore these buyers.
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When you’re trying to sell a house, there are few things more discouraging than seeing it sit in on the market, unable to attract any interest or offers – it’s like waiting by the phone for someone who never calls.
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Although the recent housing bubble and subsequent burst may have jaded some, the vast majority of homeowners and investors (and the real estate agents who sold them those houses) believe that house values appreciate over the long haul. What you’re about to discover may surprise you.
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