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Selling To An Oahu House Buyer vs. Listing With A Real Estate Agent

Even in a seller’s market like , it’s smart to look at your options and see what will actually help you best reach your goals with the sale of your house. While you may be able to get a higher “top line” sales price listing with a local Oahu agent, that doesn’t always boil down to more money in your pocket or less headache. Dive into the details below to compare your options. 

Q: Will you be buying my Oahu house or listing it on the MLS?

A:  Great question. We’re not agents, and we don’t list houses. We are professional home buyers: We buy houses in Hawaii that meet our purchasing criteria. From there we may repair the house and resell it to another homeowner or keep it as a rental ourselves.

Q:  How are you different from a real estate agent?

A: Real estate agents list properties and hope that someone will buy them. The agent shows the properties to prospective buyers if there are any (the average time to sell a property in many markets right now is 6-12 months) and then take a percentage of the sale price if they find a buyer. Oftentimes, the agent’s commission is 3-6% of the sale price of your house (so if it’s a $100,000 house, you’ll pay between $3,000 – $6,000 in commissions to an agent). Agents provide a great service for those that can wait 6-12 months to sell and who don’t mind giving up some of that sale price to pay for the commissions. But that’s where we’re different: We’re not agents, we’re home buyers. Our company actually buys houses. We don’t list houses. Since we’re actually the one buying the house from you, and we pay with all cash… we can make a decision to buy your house within a couple of days (sometimes the same day). Again, we make our living by taking the risk to buy the house with our own cash, repair the house, and market it ourselves to find a buyer (which is the hard part in this market).

Selling w/ An Agent SOLD To House Buyers Hawaii
Commissions / Fees: 6% on average is paid by you, the seller NONE
Who Pays Closing Costs?: 2% on average is paid by you, the seller NONE – We pay all costs
Inspection & Financing Contingency*: Yes, up to 15% of sales fall through NONE
Appraisal Needed: Yes, the sale is often subject to appraisal NONE – We make cash offers
Average Days Until Sold: +/- 91 Days IMMEDIATE CASH OFFER
Number of Showings: It Depends 1 (Just Us)
Closing Date: 30-60 +/- days after accepting buyers offer The Date Of YOUR CHOICE
Who Pays For Repairs?: Negotiated During Inspection Period NONE – We pay for all repairs

Work The Numbers And See Which Way Helps You Get There…

When you really work the numbers you start to see the real benefits that each way of selling your house in Hawaii offers.

Yes, here at House Buyers Hawaii we won’t be able to offer you full retail value for your house… but we also offer other benefits that the traditional house sale route can’t offer.

Like…

From offer to close and cash in your hand in as little as 7 days

You can get rid of the headache of that property fast and avoid paying any more utility payments, tax payments, insurance payments, mortgage payments, you get the drill. If you list your house and wait 90+ days to close… you have to figure in all of the costs of holding that property during the time you have that property listed and are waiting for the property to close.

Don’t worry about fixing anything up or cleaning your house again and again for buyer after buyer

We don’t care how dirty your house is (we’ve seen worse!) or how many repairs are needed (a complete fixer? great! we love projects)... we’d like to make an offer on your house. This saves you time and money that you can keep in your pocket.

Don’t worry about paying those pesky closing fees (we’ve got you covered)

Because we are a full-service professional Oahu, Hawaii home buyer, we make it easy for you. We pay for all of the closing costs. What we offer you is what you get (of course minus any mortgage payoff or other encumbrances on the property). Pretty refreshing eh?

So when you add up the time you could save by working with House Buyers Hawaii, the no-hassle experience, and the money you’ll save on commissions, fees, and holding costs while you wait to sell the traditional route… for many area homeowners selling to a professional house buyer is the best viable option.

Is it for you?

See for yourself and get a fair all-cash offer on your house in Honolulu, Waipahu, Waianae and surrounding areas today.

Just fill out the short form below or give us a call at (808) 393-1303 and let’s chat! Our process is simple and you can close on the date of your choice. You have nothing to lose by getting an offer (no obligations – no pressure). But you could potentially lose thousands of dollars or months of your time by not testing us out and requesting your FREE house offer below. 

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*An inspection contingency lets the buyer have time to do an inspection and back out of the sale or negotiate a new price if there are repairs that need to be done. If you can’t come to an agreement with the buyer, the buyer has the right to back out of the sale. Similar, a financing contingency gives the buyer the wiggle room to back out of the purchase if they can’t obtain a loan or if the home doesn’t appraise for the value that the bank needs to close the loan.

Here at House Buyers Hawaii, we don’t use bank financing so you don’t have to worry about our ability to close on a deal.