Buying a home in Hawaii can seem like a great accomplishment paired with the apprehension that comes with investing so much into something so huge. The investment itself is well worth the expense as Hawaii real estate almost always appreciates in value and helps you gain a built in savings account as in equity for yourself.
One of the key points most buyers don’t consider is the importance of a buyer’s agent to handle the entire Oahu real estate transaction. Buying a home with an Oahu Realtor® means we offer the same great benefits that any Oahu Realtor would offer paired with the knowledge and experience that knowing all of Oahu real estate can provide.
Why Use a Buyer Agent
Many buyers think they can simply call the number on the real estate listing sign and talk to the listing about buying the Hawaii property. While this is true what most buyers don’t take into consideration is the priority that they fall into when dealing with a listing agent. Remember, the listing agent’s first client is always the seller. They are dedicated to upholding the seller’s needs first and finding a buyer for that seller is really their goal. This is not to say that most listing agent won’t also try and meet their buyer’s needs but their first priority is not to their buyers but the seller of that particular property.
Many buyers, once they realize this, can fall victim to shady negotiations and unfair pricing. By having a dedicated buyer’s agent up front, all this confusion can be avoided. Having a buyer’s agent that just deals with your needs and transaction ensure your needs will be put first above any particular seller. When you enlist the help of our Oahu buyer’s agent and real estate professionals we negotiate on your terms and keep your finances confidential.
Many buyers don’t enlist the help of a Oahu real estate buyers agent because they feel it will cost too much. Many buyers think if they don’t pay up front, the cost will just be included in the mortgage payment but this is not the case. Buyer’s agents get paid as part of the commission on listing the home.
This is not to say that buyer’s agents have a hidden agenda of selling one home over another. Our goal is to sell the property that you want, not the home we want you to buy.
Our goals are your goals and we will receive half the commission on any home you decide to purchase. It doesn’t matter to our Oahu Realtors which home you choose, as long as it’s the right home for your price and needs.
Know this upfront alleviates most of the concerns buyers have about buying a home one particular agent needs to sell or that it will cost them more money to use a buyer’s agent. There is really no reason not to use a buyer’s agent.
I want to Buy a Home in Hawaii – Where Do I Start?
Many buyers are not sure where or how to begin the process. Our Steps to Buyingoutlines everything a buyer would need to facilitate a transaction as smoothly as possible. One of the first steps to buying Hawaii properties is to be pre-qualified or pre-approved. Both are a little different but doing this step ahead of time ensures a more easy transition from seller to buyer or renter to buyer.
The Home Buying Process is a simple and easy way to walk you through the home buying checklist so that you are well informed of each step as it happens. Being informed, qualified and able to buy can really make the process more smooth and easy throughout the entire transaction. Contact us today to find out how to start this home buying process and get informed on all Oahu Real Estate.