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One of the best, not in Hawaii, but probably the whole USA * Provides data we like to see * User friendly and the most informative * Access to all the information * Packed with so much information which typically is hidden by other Realtors * It's better than perfect * Referring your Website to many * Our broker is very good, but didn't uncover what we bought, we did through your site * Every-time I use OahuRE.com I shake my head and smile * Insanely great * Best Realtor Website on the Internet * I like everything about it * Knowledge is power - Hundreds More - Video Demonstration
Extremely Popular Website
The chart below shows the number of times OahuRE was searched for on Bing in the last 3 months vs. six of the largest agencies on the island.
Typing "Oahu" into Google shows you the most popular options people are looking for on Oahu, and other than Craigslist, which is a Top 10 website in the United States, OahuRE is up there. Video Demonstration
Most Engaging Website
The data below is from Alexa.com as of January 2014. This data shows that visitors stay on our site longer and browse more pages than on competitor's websites. We believe this is because we show information you can't get on other websites.
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What The Press Says About Us
A guilty pleasure. At your fingertips are reams of data on the real estate market. Even if you’re not actively looking to buy or sell a house, a visit to the real estate Web site OahuRE.com is an informative and fascinating experience.
Pacific Business News
OahuRE fined for giving out information that Realtors want to keep for themselves. The MLS was created as a place for Realtors to come together to do business, said Rochelle Gregson, the board's CEO. "It's important that Realtors keep ownership," she said. "What Bryn has done takes it away from individual Realtors."
MLS Listings Go Public. OahuRE offers consumers unfettered access to MLS
All Status Options Shown
On other websites you might notice homes you are interested in disappear. This is because they do not show you all status options. For example, Zillow and Trulia do not show Pending and Withdrawn status options. If a home goes into one of those status options, it simply disappears from their site. We show you all status options so nothing disappears.
Save $10,000 Or More
You can save a lot of money by using our spreadsheet like Comparables View to analyze the comparables. Appraisers, Realtors, and the City & County of Honolulu use our comparable view to help determine home values. Video Demonstration
To properly negotiate, you must know the sales history. Our sold listings go back to 1993. You will really understand the history of a neighborhood, specific property, or building using this data. You also need the complete history with nothing missing to make a good decision. We show Pending, Expired, Withdrawn, and Canceled listings to give you the complete history. Video Demonstration
Large Photo Instant View
With just one click you can switch to our Large Photo Instant View. No page reload needed. Video Demonstration
Small Photo Instant View
This view maximizes the properties you can see on one page and automatically adjusts to your screen size. It is also just one click away with no page reload.
Full Screen Google Maps
Our Google Maps View full screen and takes up the entire browser window. We do not use a scaled down version in a small box on our site. Critical features such as Street View, Satellite View, and scroll wheel zoom are all available. Video Demonstration
Instant Search Results
Instant Results are not about saving you a few seconds waiting for search results. It is about being able to do 10 searches in 60 seconds to really drill down and get the best comparables for the properties that interest you. It means you don't have to wait for a page to load, or jump back and forth between the search form and the results page. Video Demonstration
We instantly run over 25 searches of comparables for every listing. No need to try to do all those searches yourself. Just review the results and click the link that works best for your needs. Once you see the results you can easily tweak them to make them even more accurate. Don't pay too much for a home because you don't have easy access to comparables. Video Demonstration
See Complete Property Deeds including Exhibit A
Exhibit A of the Property Deed shows you all types of information on the property that you won't find any where else. When you really want to dig deep into a property we can provide a copy of the Deed for you.
Six Google Maps Views
We show six Google Maps Views on one page, so you really get a good idea of where the property is, without having to click to Google Maps. That being said, the full screen Google Maps view is just one click away. Video Demonstration
The 1st map shows the outline of the Neighborhood, an OahuRE exclusive.
The 2nd map shows the outline of all Neighborhoods in that Region, another OahuRE exclusive view.
The 3rd map shows the outline of the lot.
The 4th map shows an overview of where on the Island the property is located at.
The 5th map gives you a Satellite view.
The 6th map gives you a view and link to the tax details for all the properties that surround your subject property.
Search by School District
If you have kids, school districts could be critical to where you want to purchase a home. We allow easy searching by school district. We also have a one click search option for the top 20 Elementary Schools. Video Demonstration
Pinpoint the location you are interested in on the map, or enter any address on the island, then choose how far around that address to search. For example, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, or more. You can also use our location search drop down to choose popular locations to search around including all military bases, hospitals, or popular beaches. You can then view your search results in any one of our popular views listed above.
Learn How Experienced An Agent Is
Search by agent name to see the sales history and current listings for any agent on Oahu. No need to ask an agent how experienced they are. We will show you what they have sold in the last 10 years. You can also filter the search by neighborhood, price range, or anything else, to see if they are experienced in your desired area. Video Demonstration
10+ Years Back Instant Search
When viewing any listing, with just one click, you can see a 10 year history of a that listing's Neighborhood, Street, or Building. We filter the results so the listings shown are close to the listing you are currently evaluating. This is a great way to understand the history, as you can see if prices have increased or decreased.
Tax Info, Plat & Parcel Map, Sketch
When viewing any listing, with just one click, you can view the complete Tax Information from the City and County of Honolulu's Website. This includes a Plat Map in PDF Format, a GIS Parcel Map, and a Building Sketch. It also allows you to verify the Square Footage and Assessed Value, along with a list of any Permits that were filed, and Past Sales Information, even if it was not sold on the MLS before.
Assessed Value History
We also give you one click access to the complete Assessed History going back over 10 years. This is for both assessed land and building values and includes the Building Exemption.
We also give you one click access to public safety information provided by the Department of Emergency Management for every listing.
We show all permits and you can click on any permit record to see all the details for that permit.
Past Sales History from Tax Records
We show over 30 years of past sales history including sales that were not done through the MLS.
Advanced Neighborhood Search
Use the % sign after the neighborhood as a wild card. For example, Makakilo% finds all neighborhoods that begin with the word Makakilo. Use a - after a neighborhood to exclude it. For example, when viewing the Metro Region if you put Kapalama- in the neighborhood field, that neighborhood would be excluded. Video Demonstration
Recently Viewed Listings
We track what you have viewed and will show you the last 400 listings you viewed sorted by most recently viewed at the top. This comes in handy when you want to look back at a property but you can't remember where it was or what search criteria you used to find it. Simply click on recently viewed and you will easily find it. The recently viewed can be filtered by other criteria such as price range, status, bedrooms, etc. Video Demonstration
When you work with OahuRE.com you are working with agents that have a lot of experience. Experience is critical for preventing problems, maximizing your chance of getting the home of your dreams, and for selling homes fast for top dollar. The chart below shows the total average sales per agent for 2012 from the Honolulu MLS. As you can see, OahuRE.com offers far more experience per agent.
Escrow Date Calculator
Understanding important escrow deadlines is critical, and our Escrow Data Calculator is an easy way to see all dates. It defaults automatically to the date you access the calendar, and then all deadlines are set for a standard time period. 95% of the time that works, and for the time frames you change, it is easy to update it and see the new deadline.
You can easily bookmark the Escrow Date Calculator so you can come back to it at any time to see what is due, update it, or share it. When you go into escrow with us we automatically send you a link with your accurate Escrow Date Calculator filled out.
Every deadline is linked to our Knowledge Base so you can easily get more information about that specific deadline so you understand it thoroughly.
Compare Oahu Realtors
You can now compare sales for any two Oahu Realtors side-by-side. This is a great way to find out how experienced an agent is. We show you their last 6 years of sales, including how many sales they did each year, along with the total dollar volume. This is separated by sales representing sellers, and sales representing buyers.
We also provide the neighborhoods they sold in, so you know where they have experience. A breakdown of their sales by price range is also shown, so you know their experience in your price range. Video Demonstration
Counter & Multiple Offer Calculator
One of the biggest challenges buyer's face is getting their offer accepted, especially if there are multiple offers or you receive a counter offer. This calculator will help you see how much you will pay per day to increase your offer.
Many people think in terms of the total dollar amount of the increase, but assuming you are getting a loan the change to your payment can be nominal. For example at 4.5% interest rate increasing your offer by $5,000 adds less than $1 dollar per day to your loan payment. It is critical to have this information easily available to help in your decision making process. Video Demonstration
Mortgage Savings Calculator
Our Mortgage Savings Calculator is unique in that it gives you the total interest paid, and how much interest you can save if you pay extra money each month. We also show you interest saved for 5 years, 10 years, etc., because we know not everyone will stay in their home for 30 years.
While most buyers diligently negotiate the purchase price, they forget that a much larger expense is the interest paid on your loan. For example, a property that lists at $500,000 ends up costing an additional $329,627 over the course of a 30 year loan with a 4.5% interest rate.
While you might be able to cut $5,000 off the price of the property during negotiations, you have a much bigger opportunity to save money by reducing your total interest paid. Putting an extra $100 per month would save you $35,400.
All Oahu Beach Access Points
One of the privileges of living on Oahu is being able to go into the Ocean and to the Beach year round. Knowing all the Beach and Ocean Access points are important, because you want to know what options are close to where you will live.
We show all access points including a link for Street View, Directions, and Satellite View. We also list what amenities that access point has such as Restrooms, Shore Type, Lifeguard, etc. Video Demonstration
Real Estate Knowledge Base
Our Knowledge Base is the most in depth source of information on the Purchase Contract you will find. We cover all 96 paragraphs of the Purchase Contract, so if you have a question on any paragraph you can easily get answers.
In addition, we answer the most common question you might have when buying and selling Real Estate on Oahu. Video Demonstration
We list all the New Projects we hear about and link you to the New Project's Website for more information. We give a brief description of each New Project so you have an idea if it is right for you before you visit their website. Video Demonstration
Honolulu Board of Realtors Stats
Want to know how the Oahu Real Estate Market is doing? The Honolulu Board of Realtors puts out two very detailed statistical reports monthly, both a monthly overview and a local market update. The day the report comes out it is added to OahuRE.com for downloading. A sample of the first page is shown below.