Finding Your Home Taking Too Long?

The Right Agent Can Find You Your Home

Seasoned home buyers and first time home buyers have something in common: It may take a while to find your home.

In fact it could take months. According to the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, a report compiled by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), the average home buyer spends twelve weeks or almost three months in their home search and considered at least ten homes. In Hawaii, that time is often much longer due to the pent up housing demand and lack of properties in the the median price point upward of $700,000, - especially on Oahu.

While that may seem like a short length of time to some, most home buyers are anxious to move the process along. Working with a seasoned, local real estate agent can help you to do just that.

The benefits of using your locally experienced neighborhood agent as a resource are multiple, as outlined below.

  • A local agent knows the community and neighborhoods that may meet your priorities.
  • A local agent has MLS access, but often has access to preview properties that are not yet listed.
  • A local agent has already toured area homes and can save you time by suggesting the ones that best suits your search.
  • A local agent canvasses community homes and may know of homeowners who are considering selling their home and need a reason... and that's you.
  • A local agent understands economic considerations, market outlook AND pricing trends.
  • A local agent has a wealth of community resources and contacts.
  • A local agent is easy to find and review online, making it easy to ask others about how quickly they found their home and how hard their agent worked to get it.
  • A local agent is easy to meet so you can get your questions answered.

Experience can be expensive, and not all Honolulu agents are created equal. Seasoned experts have trade secrets and strategies to get your offer accepted in a multiple offer situation. It's important to have confidence in your agents integrity, industry relationships, knowledge base, financing resources, and have access to key professionals that can make or break your deal. 

Click here to read other tips suggested by the Federal Trade Commission on how to select a real estate professional to represent you and your home needs and then call us.  Our team of local agents can find you new your home.


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Phone: 808-595-8478
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