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Sell Your North Hawaii Property Faster & For More Money

The Challenges of Selling Your North Hawaii Property

When it comes time to place your North Hawaii home, condo or vacant land on the market, you will have many decisions to make. It has often been said that selling a home is one of life's more challenging events, especially if you begin to think about the many wonderful memories that are attached to your current home. Holding on to your memories is important as you focus on each step of the home selling process.  Then you can concentrate on looking forward to the excitement of moving to your new home where many new treasured experiences will take place. You can count on us to help make the transition to your new North and South Kohala home so much easier.

 

Let Us Be Your North & South Kohala Real Estate Resource

To make your North & South Kohala home selling real estate transaction as smooth as possible, you'll need the services of a North Hawaii expert real estate team, who is different from typical real estate groups. You deserve a team who will utilize every successful marketing resource available to help you sell your North and South Kohala home for top dollar and sell it quickly. Consider this section as your exclusive North and South Kohala home selling resource.

 

Your North & South Kohala Home Selling Tools and Resources

Your North & South Kohala Neighborhood Sold Report

This website is provided to North & South Kohala home sellers to help deliver useful tools and resources so you'll be a smarter home seller. It makes no difference if you're selling your first home or your fifth, it's always a good idea to brush up on the finer points of the real estate transaction process.

Why not use the North & South Kohala Neighborhood Sold Report as a tool to familiarize yourself with homes recently sold in your area? Having a knowledge of what other homes have sold for is important and this is just the tool to help.  Be sure to contact us now to receive this valuable information regarding the sales of other homes in your neighborhood!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Sell Your Property For the Most Money In the Shortest Possible Time

Your imagination is the most powerful tool you have to improve the value of your property – and it’s free.  Here’s how:  Step out of your own shoes and step into your potential buyer’s shoes.  Then take a good, realistic look at your house and property, and consider:  Is it appealing?  Can you imagine yourself living there comfortably?  Or do you imagine yourself putting in a lot of work to make the house and property acceptable?

 

Most buyers are interested in three things about a property they’re considering


•   Visual appeal (landscaping, spaciousness, cleanliness, color, lack of clutter)
•   Maintenance (everything in working order, nothing to repair or paint)
•   Location (views, how close are the neighbors, busyness of the neighborhood)

If a potential buyer can’t form a good mental picture of living in your house – no sale!  With this in mind, you’ll want to give your property a good, hard look from the outside in.  You want to create a fabulous first impression so everyone will want to come inside.

What to Look For On the Outside:
•    Roof and gutters:  When buyers look at your house from their car, about 30 percent of what they see is your roof.  Be certain it’s in good repair.
•    Landscaping:  A well-manicured yard and a smooth, even driveway reassure potential buyers that you care about your property.  A yard free of mud and weeds suggests a good sprinkler system and low maintenance.
•    Paint and siding:  Neutral colors and a clean appearance are important.  Consider repainting or power-washing both your house and roof.
•    Porch or covered patio:  Make sure it’s clean and uncluttered.
•    Fence:  Fencing should be in good repair.



What to Look For On the Inside:
•    Kitchen:  Regardless of your kitchen size, you can make it feel spacious:  Remove appliances and gadgets from your counter tops and store them.  Repair broken or cracked counters.
•    Bathrooms:  Replace faucets, medicine cabinet, and towel racks if necessary; be certain the bathrooms are spotless and fresh-smelling.
•    Master Bedroom:  Spaciousness and décor are important.  Remove and store nonessential furniture.
•    Flooring:  An investment in new carpeting almost always increases the perceived value of a home.  Select a neutral color of medium-grade carpeting and padding.  Replace cracked and broken tiles.
•    Wall covering:  A fresh coat of paint can do wonders.  Always use neutral or soft, warm colors.  Avoid wallpaper.
•    Personal touches:  Eclectic personal touches may distract potential buyers.

Deciding What to Do First...
The most important thing to think about first is this:  Fix what you can see!  Cosmetic changes, regardless of the cost, will make a world of difference when it comes time to sell.  Whatever you saw when you put on your potential buyer’s shoes, that’s what you do first, from the outside in.


Keep in mind that you want the best return on your investment.  When you make cosmetic changes, you maximize popular appeal.  People will see what looks great, and they’ll picture themselves living there.  Conversely if your home looks untended, people will imagine how much work they have to do – again, no sale!
The cost of such a project might frighten you; however, think about the cost of not doing it.  If it costs $2,000 to repair your roof and gutters and you balk at the price, think again.  The same roof repair will probably decrease your asking price by $4,000 when a buyer begins to negotiate.  Ask your Realtor for guidance.


For more on preparing for sale, give me a call -- Forrest Arnold R(B) 808-987-2365

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