Selling your home shouldn’t be a stressful ordeal. Making the smart move of choosing a REALTOR® is your first step in ensuring that your investment in your home pays off. My services and experience allow you to focus on your move while I manage your home sale from our initial consultation to the closing of the transaction, and beyond. I pride myself on repeat business and hope you’ll come to understand why.
As Your Agent, I Will:
- Complete a comparative market analysis that will compare your home’s value to that of your neighbors.
- Compile a comprehensive plan detailing all the efforts I will employ to sell your home.
- Present your home to as many qualified buyers as possible getting your home maximum exposure.
- Provide recommendations to help you stage your home and generate curb appeal to ensure you get the highest price.
- Assist with obtaining offers and help you in negotiating the best deal as smoothly as possible.
- Help you find your next home and answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.
Recent Home Sales
What are homes selling for on your street? Feel free to contact me to find out what neighborhood homes are selling for, free of charge, or to receive a more detailed analysis of the value of your home.
Getting the Highest Price for Your Home
Curb appeal is key and could make a difference whether people stop and take a second look, or drive right by. Here are a few tips to increase the curb appeal of your home. Staging your home is important. Many buyers will stay in your home longer if it’s staged appropriately. I have compiled some ideas to present your home in the most effective manner.
Closing Costs to Expect:
- Escrow and Title fees depend on the sales price of the home and may include settlement charges, title search, title insurance, notary fees, and mailing fees
- Broker’s commission is a percentage of the sales price to be paid from the proceeds of the sale.
- Government fees can include state conveyance tax and recording fees. Credit to the buyer of unpaid real estate taxes for the prior or current year is variable and depends on when you close and when your taxes are due.
- Termite inspections fees are negotiated, but traditionally paid for by the seller. If the termite inspector recommends treatment, the seller is responsible for paying the cost of the recommended treatment.
- Survey costs are negotiated, but traditionally paid for by the seller. If the survey reveals any encroachments, the seller may be obligated to remove the encroachments or pay for an encroachment agreement.
- Miscellaneous fees can accrue from negotiations to correct problems noticed during the home inspection or from negotiations to credit buyers for their closing costs. Other miscellaneous fees are fees to prepare the conveyance document (deed) and the cost of ordering homeowner or condominium association documents, cleaning costs, and pet treatment costs.
- FIRPTA (Federal Tax Withholding)/HARPTA (Hawaii Tax Withholding) may be withheld from your sales proceeds if you are a foreign seller (FIRPTA) or a non-resident of the State of Hawaii (HARPTA).
- Federal and State Capital Gains Tax may be owed if you are realizing a gain on the sale of your property. Please consult with your tax adviser to see what your tax obligations may be and for additional tax advice.