Selling Your Home

Selling your home involves many steps, and I can help you every step of the way. From consultation to pricing and marketing to escrow, I'll take care of all the details so you can sell your home at a price that makes you feel good. I offer a high level of expertise, tailored to fit the characteristics of our unique Hawaii market and your property. As an experienced agent, I have many established relationships, as well as access to numerous resources that you'll benefit from directly.

As your agent, I will assist you in all stages of the process, from the marketing of your home and purchase offer through closing. I'll help coordinate advertising, open houses, professional inspections, generate progress reports and contract negotiations. I'll handle coordination of showings, escrow monitoring, and closing and recordation.

Let's begin with an overview of the selling process:

Step 1: Initial Consultation

At our first meeting, I'll gain an understanding of the objectives you want to achieve in the sale of your home. We'll analyze your property for its special features and differentiators, and I'll listen to your expectations of me, as your representing agent.

Step 2: Determining Market Value

Next, we'll determine market value by evaluating recently sold homes, current homes for sale, as well as homes that have failed to sell. Through this website, you can research the market and see recent activity to make comparisons. The buyer ultimately sets the actual price for your home by shopping, comparing, and selecting the best value.

Step 3: Designing and Implementing a Marketing Plan

The next step is to establish your marketing objectives so your home sells for the highest value in the shortest possible time. Our aim is to attract qualified buyers through a variety of channels. To do this, I'll utilize the full resources of the Kelly Mitchell Group at Prudential Locations so you'll gain maximum exposure for your home.

The implementation of your marketing plan will include taking professional photos, listing your home on Hawaii and mainland real estate and social media websites, and may also include creating a brochure for your property, advertising in Honolulu newspaper, Sunday open houses, developing an internal corporate promotion through our agent system, and mailing open house invitations.

Step 4: Preparing Your Home for Sale

Together, we'll make the best possible impression with potential home buyers. This can be accomplished by keeping the property clean and presentable during showings. Some helpful suggestions for showings may include: cleaning up clutter, trimming overgrown landscapes, removing dying plants, replacing worn carpet or peeling paint, and cleaning smudges or marks on the interior walls.

Step 5: Reviewing Offer and Negotiating with Buyer's Agent

I will review all offers with you, and will negotiate the agreement until the transaction is complete.

Step 6: Monitoring the Escrow Process

Once the sale goes into escrow, I'll give you regular updates and inform you of any documents/inspections you may need to provide. I'll also notify you when the final paperwork needs to be signed to complete the escrow process.

Step 7: After-Sale Follow Up

Lastly, we'll have a final meeting to make sure all settlement transactions have been fulfilled.

My goal is to make sure you feel completely satisfied with your home sale. Let's get started! Simply contact me and you'll be one step closer to selling your home.

For a free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home email me now. This report can help you evaluate what your home may be worth today.

The following articles are great places to start if you're looking for information about the Hawaii real estate sales process and how you can get more for your home when you decide to sell.

The Basics of Marketing Your Home How to Set a List Price for Your Home
Get Your House Ready to Show Buyers Why Use a Realtor when Selling a Home