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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.


Marketing Know-How

MLS, other REALTORS® and other marketing mediums.


Tackling the Paperwork

Purchase Contract, Disclosure Statement, addendums, and more.



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


Industry Connections

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



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


After Closing Support

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


Net 25% More

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


89% Sellers / 88% Buyers

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


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.


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

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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