1: Design a Marketing Plan
a marketing plan to create awareness of your home in the local
marketplace. You may accomplish this by advertising in local
print publications like newspapers and magazines, posting the
home online on different relevant sites or directories and
have open houses. Century 21 Homefinders of Hawaii offers the
CENTURY 21® Customized Marketing System to create a personalized
selling program for customized for you. This proven marketing
system was designed to maximize the sales price in the shortest
2: Determine the Price
one of the most important aspects in the selling process is
setting the listing price. A seller wants to avoid under pricing
the value of his home while still attracting a healthy volume
of prospective buyers. One suggestion is to review the listing
prices of recently sold homes in Oahu. As owner of Century
21 Homefinders of Hawaii and local specialist I can assist
you by providing you with a free comparative market analysis
of your home by using the latest information on local market
time to get your home ready for the spotlight. Start with a
good cleaning, then eliminate any clutter, add a fresh coat
of paint and tidy up the yard. Talk to me, your Century 21
Homefinders of Hawaii professional, about other tips that can
help boost a home's curb appeal and impress potential buyers
once they're in the door. One way to make a home more attractive
is to purchase a Home Protection Plan. This insurance protects
you, the seller, from paying repair or replacement costs of
major items during the listing period. It also protects the
buyer during their first year of homeownership.
make sure you are aware of all the federal, state, and local
disclosure laws. This information can be obtained by the specific
local and federal government agencies or from Century 21 Homefinders
4: Protecting Yourself
some cases, a home sale can also be an invitation for danger.
Here are some things you can do to make the process safer.
for pre-approval letters
up and hide collectibles and valuables
- Remember "For
Sale" signs bring in buyers. Do not allow your children
to open doors to strangers.
you have pets, make sure they are controlled
any dangerous items
to me about additional safety tips to help protect you and
5: Making the Deal
A buyer has
made an offer - now it is time to negotiate. Rely on me as
a local estate professional to guide you through this process.
I will help you arrive at an acceptable price, terms and conditions.
Once you have accepted an offer, help keep the deal together
by meeting deadlines and criteria, including home inspections,
appropriate buyer visits, scheduled deposits and other steps.
In fact, during this period there may be a renegotiation of
the accepted offer price depending on the outcomes of these
visits. As the closing nears, you may also need to perform
repairs or do additional work to the house as agreed upon in
your contract. In addition, you will need to have the house "broom
clean" prior to the closing so that the buyer can complete
a final walk through. When you finally arrive at the closing
table, come prepared with the appropriate certificates and
approvals as required by your town, county and state. Ask the
appropriate agency or get a list of what you need from Century
21 Homefinders of Hawaii. Once the money has exchanged hands
and all the papers signed it's time to hand over the keys and
concentrate on your next big project - getting YOUR new home
I Can Help
As a professional
REALTOR and owner of Century 21 Homefinders of Hawaii I will
work to market your home to the widest audience possible. Your
site will be listed, not only on my site, but the Century 21
Homefinders of Hawaii brokerage site and the national Century
21 site as well. Increased exposure translates into
more buyers and faster closings.
I also want
you to be well prepared to sell your home, so contact
me today so I can put together a custom marketing plan
for your home. Learn the tricks of the trade to help
your home bring in top dollar and sell fast. As your
personal real estate professional I will:
myself to making the process of selling your home as easy
and as successful as possible.
you, your needs and be honest and forthright.
your best interests in the highest regard throughout the
and respect your time, being as efficient and effective
your needs and respond quickly.
my base of experience, knowledge, tools and the most up-to-date
to best serve you.
regular progress reports throughout the process and discuss
with you comments received about your property.
each step of the process and act as a guide to help you make
the most informed decisions.
recommendations to enhance the marketability of your property.
a written Competitive Market Analysis and local market information
help you set the right listing price to sell your home and
get the value you deserve.
various financing alternatives and assist you in determining
those which best enhance the sale-ability of your home.
present and agree upon a Customized Marketing Plan that will
detail specific promotional efforts to help best market your
the internationally recognized CENTURY 21 yard sign on your
with your permission and subject to local ordinances.
worldwide exposure for your property on the Internet, including
posting your property on Century21.com, a site which receives
millions of visitors each month.*
local real estate procedures and regulations.
your property to pre-qualified buyers.
the CENTURY 21 System of thousands of offices to expose your
property to potential buyers referred to my office.
the vast and powerful resources of the CENTURY 21 System
to get you
the results you deserve, including leveraging a Network of
6,500 offices and 104,000 agents worldwide.
to you all written offers, assist with negotiations, and
estimate of your net sales proceeds, so you understand all
to any acceptance.
acceptance of an offer to you, pre-settlement (escrow) activities
throughout the closing process will be monitored as permitted
by law or local practice.
you in finding your next home, or offer to refer you to another
in another location.