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Selling Your Home Pineapple Group Hawaii Real Estate

The Guide to Selling Your Hawai'i Home

We invite you to join a long list of buyers who have successfully navigated their home purchases by utilizing our highly skilled team of trusted advisors. We have helped 100’s of people in the area buy their new home and are confident that this will be a wonderful journey that will end in success for you as well!

Here we have compiled some helpful and essential information; all geared toward your goal of a successful purchase:

Why List With the Pineapple Group

Our goal is to deliver white glove client concierge services that are provided by no one else on island. Meeting and exceeding expectations is what we do best!

Strategy

Home tours are importantant. We will use this to discuss recommended actions on preparing your home for the market. We will also review a pricing strategy using a comparative market analysis (CMA). Utilizing a combination of tools and market factors, we will collectively decide on the best price to list your home for the greatest return.

Exposure

As proud members of the Honolulu Board of Realtors (HBR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and we are permitted to list your property on our local Multiple Listing Service (HiCentral MLS) which is the main tool Realtors use to find properties for their clients. Additionally, your home will appear on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and other real estate aggregator websites.

Market

Our in-house marketing team will create eye-catching marketing materials that will maximize your home’s exposure in a variety of formats. These include being featured on social media, print materials, direct mail, e-mail blasts, and a multitude of other effective, on-going online marketing campaigns. Expect insight reports from your agent to see your home's progress.

Photography

Our agents will work closely with our Creative Director and their team to design a cohesive look that will showcase your home at its greatest potential. These images, and sometimes video, are the first impression you will make on potential buyers; therefore, stylized, high-quality images will give you a professional look and competitive edge.

Seller's Timeline

When we find your perfect home, we will write an offer. Once it’s proofread and signed, we will present it to the seller. If the seller accepts and signs it, we are officially in escrow.

By law, you are required to disclose everything you know about the property that could potentially impact its value. You’ll have a long questionnaire to fill out where you should write as much as possible.

We’ve hit the market, done an open house or two, and scheduled several private showings. Now we finally have our first offer!
At this point, we may have some back-and-forth with the buyer.

Most buyers will hire a home inspector, a generalist who evaluates the safety and function of the home’s components. These typically range in cost from about $350 to about $800, and the buyer owes payment.

In Hawai’i, the inspection period provides buyers with a get-out-of-jail-free card. If buyers want to cancel for any reason during this time, they can do so and get a full refund of earnest money deposits.

Submission of lender pre-approal and verification of buyer funds. Earnest money deposit submitted to escrow. This typically ranges from $1,000 to $40,000, scaling with the purchase price.

If the property is in a homeowners association (HOA), then the seller will deliver the associated governing documents to the buyer for the buyer’s review.

If the buyer is using a loan to purchase the home, the bank will hire an appraiser on the buyer’s behalf (and expense) to inspect the property and determine its value.

If the property is a single family home or land, normally the seller will pay for a survey to be completed. The survey will show the boundaries of the property and will highlight any encroachments.

In the first few days of the escrow period, the buyer will select a termite inspector who will investigate the home and produce a report showing any termite infestation that may be present.

About 5 days or so after CLA, the lender will provide another letter giving final loan approval. Around the same time, the buyers should move the remainder of their down payment.

The buyer will do one last walk-through to make sure the property is in its expected condition. The lender and escrow will prepare a large pile of documents for the buyer to sign.

Most transactions in Hawaii take about 45 days to complete, but there is a lot of variation. In Hawai’i, escrow submits the deed — which transfers the property from seller to buyer — and other documents to Hawaii’s Bureau of Conveyances (BOC)

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Homes Sold on Oahu Anually
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In Annual Sales

We are a top-producing team on Oahu for total sales volume and number of transactions. We get our clients the best price, every time – guaranteed. Over the last 6 months, we have averaged 106.2% above the sales price for our listings.

Simply put, when we list a home, on average, it sells for 6.2% over the asking price. For perspective, the industry average over the same period of time was 101.17%.

THE PINEAPPLE GROUP IS GETTING OVER 5% MORE FOR SELLERS THAN THE REST OF THE INDUSTRY

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