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Top 9 Reasons to Use a REALTOR®

Buying a home is a major financial and emotional undertaking. When you work with a REALTOR® they have a duty (fidicuiary responsibility) to look out for your best interests. Also, a REALTOR® is more than a real estate agent, they adhere to a strict Code of Ethics. The Code is designed to ensure that you are represented ethically and fairly. Here are a few more reasons to use a REALTOR®:

Unemotional Negotiation

Can be objective and use experience to help you seal the deal.

1

Marketing Know-How

MLS, other REALTORS® and other marketing mediums.

2

Tackling the Paperwork

Purchase Contract, Disclosure Statement, addendums, and more.

3

Pricing

Look at comparable properties and market trends to determine your ideal price.

4

Industry Connections

Lenders, appraisers, home inspectors, home staging services, and more.

5

Security

Looking out for your best interests and monitoring your property during Open Houses.

6

After Closing Support

Your REALTOR® is a source of information for those questions you may have missed.

7

Net 25% More

Compared to a For-Sale-by-Owner (On Average).

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89% Sellers / 88% Buyers

Would use their REALTOR® again or recommend them to a friend.

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Find Your REALTOR®

Whether you are interested in buying, selling or leasing
your property, a REALTOR® can help.

Find your REALTOR®, and get started on making your dreams
come true.

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Search for Your Dream Property

When you are ready to take the step to purchase your property, your REALTOR® lives and breathes real estate and can share their expertise to help you make an informed decision on a property.  REALTORS® can also pull up detailed information on a home or knows about other properties not yet listed. Or, if you prefer not to search for properties online , you can work with a REALTOR® based on your needs and budget.

The following are the Multiple Listing Services in Hawai‘i to help you begin your search:

Hawai‘i Information Services HICentral.com Paragon
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Having an Issue with a REALTOR®?

If you have an issue with a REALTOR®, your first step should be to contact the REALTORS® company and try to resolve the issue with the Principal Broker.

Another valuable reason to use a REALTOR® is if you are unable to resolve the issue, the REALTOR® organization has a Professional Standards (mediation or arbitration) process in place to help resolve your issue.

First, determine which Local Board the REALTOR® is a member of. Then, contact the Local Board and ask for its Professional Standard Department to begin the process.

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