Sell for 2% or $2,500.
Includes many exclusive marketing advantages.
Buy with a 20% rebate. Receive unparalleled experience.
We charge only $2,500 yet provide many exclusive marketing advantages that you do not get even when paying full commission to other Realtors. You will save around $27,500 when selling a home worth $1 million. The $2,500 is paid at closing, so if you do not sell your home you do not pay us anything.
Our 2% full service option is for those that want to sell the traditional way. Our agent will visit your home and meet with you in person.
They will discuss the right price to offer, potential upgrades or repairs you can do, and discusses the best comparables with you.
They will pay for professional photos, provide a for sale sign, and do a Broker's Open House and Public Open Houses.
In summary, everything a full commission agent does we do for you for 2%, plus you get our exclusive marketing advantages.
The main difference with our $2,500 option is an agent does not come to your home.
You can hold as many Broker's and Public Open Houses as desired. This gives you a chance to meet buyers who are not represented by Realtors to save on the 2.5% buyer's agent commission. Also, you know the most about your home and neighborhood having lived there, so you can give buyers all the bestselling points.
You can use your photos for free or professional photos are an option for around $200. We will put you in touch with our professional photographer. He has photographed over 5,000 homes and has 10 years of experience.
You still get all the exclusive OahuRE marketing advantages, and we still handle reviewing the offers with you and managing the escrow process. Everything is done virtually. Questions are answered via email. Documents are signed online. You still have the knowledge of our team representing you to keep you out of trouble.
Please read on to understand more about the exclusive marketing advantages we offer.
Exclusive OahuRE Photo Treatment
The National Association of Realtors has researched and concluded that homes that have superior photos sell for more.
OahuRE uses a professional photographer that has photographed over 5,000 homes. Then we take these Super High-Resolution Photos and put them through the exclusive OahuRE Photo Treatment.
No other agents on Oahu post photos that are the same size, resolution, and quality.
As proven in the National Association of Realtors study, this will help you sell for more.
See our video below for details.
If a buyer contacts you and is not represented by a Realtor, you do not have to pay the buyer's agent commission. We can represent both sides for $2,500. We see buyers contact our sellers during their Open House, or through word of mouth from friends and family.
Your listing service was great! We had ten showings and two offers in eight days. Thanks for talking through the assisted option with me and helping to remove the intimidation and anxiety around it.
I knew my apt would sell fast but didn't realize it would go that fast. I enjoyed working with your employees and sense their expertise, friendliness, and helpfulness. It was a wonderful experience.
Excellent experience all around, excellent responses from OahuRE. Recommended for those familiar with the processes. Mahalo for everything. [received 2 offers within 6 days]
1. the overall experience was great. We really appreciated how quick you and the team were at answering any questions and having a link to videos or information for us to go over.
2. I don't really feel that you have to improve anything because for us, it was a pretty smooth transition overall to closing.
We were glad that we closed and sold sooner than expected. We would genuinely like to thank you and the team at OahuRE for all the help and services that you have provided to us and our family.
Everything had gone smooth and we are very satisfied with everything. Thank you also to Abegail, who had also kept us updated with all the emails. Mahalo Nui
Thanks for the great job you all performed, I don't think you could have done it better! We will be happy to work with you again someday. Thanks again, Aloha
What I liked most is that I did not have to pay 6% commission of the transaction and that you were continually in touch with me about what was going on.
Thank you so much. I apologize for the late response, it's been a pretty crazy time with moving to the east coast.
We are thrilled with your service. What we liked the most was the full service you provided at the price you charged us.
We appreciated yours and Mannie's timely responses and attentiveness to our questions and concerns.
I honestly don't have anything to say about improvements. Thank again so much!
"Thanks so much for your help. It has been a whole year process and we couldn't do it without the help from you, Mannie and your team.
I really enjoying working with your team as they are very responsive to our questions and concerns.
You guys always get right back to us when we have a question. Thanks again for all your help."
First, the program we use is $2500, saving quite a bit here allows us to have more room for negotiations.
Second, Oahure Team replies fast, try to give their professional advice whenever possible.
The killer is you reply fast. Really good communication.
Also, things are done every day in time no matter how late in the evenings, hopefully it's balanced for the staffs:).
Third, the webpage has a buyer's and seller's point of view for each step. That helped also.
The exclusive OahuRE Custom Website shows an unlimited number of super high-resolution photos that have gone through the OahuRE.com Photo Treatment. This website is linked to from over 1,100 websites.
The National Association of Realtors also found that only 1% of buyers find their home via print and newspaper ads. Most buyers find their home online or through their Realtor, who also is online, so we focus on online marketing where 99% of the buyers are.
Please see the photo examples from our listing below. The first photo is a specific section from a photo in the MLS. This 2nd photo is the same exact section from the OahuRE Custom Website. As you can see our high-resolution photos are much more impressive and detailed than the MLS photos.
See sample video below. The video normally lasts around 1 minute and is a great way to highlight the best features of your property.
If you have video from a walk through you did or a drone we can add your video footage to this video too.
For example, you might want to do a video of the view from the front or back, or video of some of the nicest features of your home. Simply send us those videos in MP4 format and we can incorporate them into our exclusive video.
Now that it has been proven that homes that have superior photos sell for more, don't allow blurry photos on the biggest Real Estate Website in the country cost you money when selling.
The standard MLS photos that Realtors use are blurry on Zillow.
We make sure to upload photos at the maximum size Zillow allows, so your home looks better.
Zillow has over 160 million visitors monthly, so you can't afford to have blurry photos on Zillow.
No matter how good your original photos are Zillow blows them up which makes them blurry.
Sample Blurry Photo on Zillow
Sample Clear Photo on Zillow
Our enhanced photos bring out the true colors even better. The sky becomes bluer, grass greener, flowers brighter, cabinets richer looking, flooring better looking, etc. The samples below show our enhanced photos on the top and the professional photographer's photo not enhanced below it.
This section allows you to tell buyers about the best features of your property with no MLS restrictions on the number of words. A sample Seller Highlight's screen shot is below.
1. Have you done any upgrades?
Yes, we have remodeled the entire home.
To include, every bedroom, all the bathrooms, the kitchen, the garage, belt driven garage opener, keypad entry for the garage, solar water heater, floors, light fixtures, window blinds, installed ventilation fans in all the bathrooms, built in bookcase into the wall, even a water feature in the backyard.
2. What things do you like most about this home and living here?
Home: Everything. Recessed lighting in kitchen. The marble bathroom. The guest bathroom.
The yard. When you are in the yard it's like a private getaway.
Photovoltaic allows us to run the AC while keeping the electric bill low.
Plenty of parking, the driveway can hold another 3-4 cars in addition to the 2 cars parked in the garage.
Easy access to shopping, i.e. Walmart (24 Hours) Times Supermarket, Safeway, new mall opening and only 10 minutes away, Waikele Shopping Center. Close to Hickam AFB/Pearl Harbor (even with traffic only takes 30 minutes) 10 minutes from Schofield Barracks.
Walking path, dog friendly, the community park has basketball courts, tennis courts, kiddie playground and a big field to run around in.
3. What factors influenced your decision to move here?
The size of the yard. Commute time to work is relatively short compared to other areas. Shopping nearby.
4. How is traffic in and around the neighborhood?
We haven't experienced any traffic in and around the neighborhood.
5. How is your commute to work?
Depending on when you leave 30-35 minutes max. Even when I leave work during rush hour 230pm-1830pm takes only 30-35 minutes from my job to my garage at home.
6. What do you like best about your neighborhood?
Safe! HPD Officer lives next door. Friendly neighbors.
Pride in ownership for all those that live around me.
Pet friendly. Just down the street from Queens Hospital. Plenty of shopping nearby.
Close to North Shore. Takes me 20 minutes to reach Haleiwa.
7. What are your favorite nearby restaurants and places to shop?
Waikele is minutes away and features the only outlet center on the island of Oahu.
Plenty of name brand shops at discounted prices. Walmart and Times Supermarket is 2 minutes from the house. Walmart comes in handy as it's open 24 hours.
Thai Village and Aunty Pasto's are good nearby restaurants, there is also a Subway, Wendy's, McDonalds, Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Chinese Restaurant and many more in Kunia. Buffalo Wild Wings, Safeway Supermarket a few minutes down the road in Ewa. Pho & Company, Thai Lao, Costco, Home Depot to name a few in Kapolei.
8. Are there any events in your neighborhood that a new buyer would like to know about?
The community center host Taekwondo and Zumba Classes. Events can be found on their website.
9. Are there any other attractive features about this home or neighborhood that we have not covered?
Awesome place to live!
We will provide a PDF document with 350 staging tips. You can review it and decide what makes sense for you to do.
It is a great list to use to help maximize your selling price and minimize the time it takes to sell.
This system makes sure everything is completed on time. A timeline is provided that is also updated throughout the escrow. Our Client Care Team personally sends you the critical information you should know prior to important contingencies.
Our Client Care Team will also send you timeline updates showing you what tasks have been completed and what tasks are left to do. They will add their comments on the tasking coming up, so you know exactly what is happening.
Part of the screen from our Transaction Management System is shown below.
Exclusive Home Value Video
Coming up with the right selling price is one of the most important factors in selling your home.
If you price too high no amount of marketing will sell your home.
If you price too low, you might sell for less and you could have made more money.
To come up with the right price you need to analyze the comparables.
We provide you with an exclusive Home Value Video to give you our take on the comparables.
There is no charge nor obligation when requesting this video.
You can learn more about it from the video below.
We use Showing Time to automatically book showings with verified Realtors only. Showing Time automatically gathers feedback from each showing and sends it to you. Through Showing Time you will get an email and optional text message each time a showing is booked. You have the option to automatically approve all showings or manually approve each one. You can be present for all showings or use a lock box; the choice is yours. We can also blackout dates and times so showings can't be booked when you are having friends or family over.
The image below is from showing time showing how you will get comments from the buyer's agent.
Experience counts to prevent or handle difficult situations, and we have been the #1 team on Oahu for transactions over the last 10 years.
If you are considering using someone else, please use our agent sales tool to understand their experience. You can view our experience from this link, then open a new browser tab and compare it to anyone else you are considering using.
Exclusive Custom Yard Signs
We also offer the exclusive option of putting your name and phone number on the sign if you like so you can find a buyer with no agent and save on the buyer's agent commission.
We can also use our phone number if you prefer that we handle the inquiries.
Another exclusive option is to include 1 or 2 of your best photos on the sign. This shows of the best part of your home to potential buyers who see the sign. Should you decide on this option please let us know prior to taking photos as the photo size needs to be at least 4,200 pixels wide to look good when printed on the sign.
You can pick up your sign at B&J signs in Waipahu or we can ship it to you directly which takes about 1 week.
The sign is ordered once the listing agreement is signed.
Please see some of our sample Yard Signs below.
We handle your sale from start to finish, including reviewing offers, helping with counter offers, and managing the escrow process.
Everything a 6% listing agent offers we do, other than coming out to your property.
We use the same standard Hawaii Purchase Contract and MLS forms as all other listings.
You can do unlimited Broker and Public Open Houses and we will get them all into the MLS, so everyone knows about them.
We can provide an Open House flyer and a sign-up sheet.
If you meet a buyer who is not using an agent at your Open House, you do not have to pay the buyer's agent commission.
We can provide professional flyer in PDF format you can print for your Open House.
We announce your listing to all active agents on Oahu.
We provide comparables to help you choose the right selling price.
We are confident in our services, so we allow you to cancel at any time.
Selling a home fast for a good price is all about supply and demand. You have no control over the supply, so to get the best price and sell fast, we need to look at the demand. There are certain things a seller can do to boost demand. The first and most important is exposing the home to a lot of buyers. The MLS does this for sellers, so you must be listed on the MLS.
Assuming you are on the MLS, the next most important thing driving demand is your price. This is easily proved, as homes that are priced too high never sell, no matter how much they are exposed, and homes that are priced low sell right away, many times with multiple offers. The fact that price helps with the demand could favor selling using our $2,500 program. For example, if you were thinking of pricing at $1,000,000 with a Realtor but decide to price it lower by using our $2,500 program, the lower price will help drive more demand, yet you would make more because of the reduced commissions.
The next thing that drives demand is great photos. If you have no photos or lousy photos, you might be eliminating some of your buyers. If you can't get great photos on your own, then it is worth doing what Realtors do, and hire a professional photographer. OahuRE.com specializes in showing huge hi-res professional photos for all our listings, which helps drive demand.
Once you have the above going well, the home needs to show well. There are hundreds of great articles on the Internet about removing clutter, landscaping, painting, removing odors, and other things you can do to make sure your home shows well.
How much should I pay a buyer's agent?
We recommend paying the buyer's agent 2% to 2.5%.
The standard seems to be 2.5%, but with the high price of homes here 2% is still a lot of commission. Some of the large agencies on Oahu might make the buyer come up with the difference if you offer less than their required commission.
Keep in mind if a buyer comes to your Open House and is not represented by an agent you do not pay a buyer's agent commission.
We will not take a listing where you are not paying the buyer's agent at least a 2% commission. It would be a disservice to you because you will save 2% on the commission but most likely reduce your price more than that to find a buyer.
Will all websites show my home?
Yes, all websites, over 1,100 in all, will have your home listed. This gives you the maximum exposure that you can only get when listed on the MLS. Your listing will be on all the big Real Estate portals such as Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com, plus thousands of smaller websites.
Can I do Open Houses?
Yes, you can do as many Open Houses as you like.
We will advertise the Open House in the MLS, which will also be picked up by the StarAdvertiser and over 1,000 websites.
The Open House is optional, serious buyers will book a showing if you decide not to do an open house.
There are a couple advantages to doing your own Open House. The first one is no one knows the property, neighborhood, or building better than you. You can convey all the best things about living there to potential buyers.
The second advantage is you can meet buyers that are not yet represented by a Realtor and if they want to buy your property we can represent both sides and you do not have to pay the 2.5% buyer's agent commission.
You can buy an Open House sign from Home Depot or Lowes as needed.
What about a lockbox?
A lockbox is a great idea. This way you do not have to be there every time to open your home. We only give the lockbox code to Realtors approved with Showing Time, so you can be confident when putting a lockbox on your door.
Here are some links to lockboxes that work well.
All other hardware stores normally carry lockboxes too.
What about showings?
We use Showing Time to automatically book showings with verified Realtors only. Showing Time automatically gathers feedback from each showing and sends it to you. Through Showing Time you will get an email and optional text message each time a showing is booked. You have the option to automatically approve all showings or manually approve each one. You can be present for all showings or use a lock box, the choice is yours. We can also blackout dates and times so showings can't be booked when you are having friends or family over.
What about comparables?
You can use OahuRE.com to get the best comparables. If you like, we can send you a Home Value Video going over what we think is the right selling price range for your home and provide you with the best comparables.
How much space do I have to let buyers know about my home?
The MLS allows 400 characters, but we allow unlimited characters using our Seller's Highlights section. You will automatically be asked questions for the Seller's Highlight section when we put your home in the MLS.
Can I easily cancel?
Yes, you can cancel at any time and we will withdraw your listing right away. As your home was not sold there would be no charges from us.
Will you announce my listing to other agents?
Yes, we will have escrow send out an email to almost all agents on Oahu, so they are aware of your new listing.
Will you help me choose the right asking price?
Yes, using our Home Value Video, we will provide comparables for you and a price range that we suggest you sell at. You can then decide what price to ask.
How much additional time does this take?
There is very little if any additional time needed. You still review the same listing agreement and MLS entry form, you still review offers, and the time you spend signing documents in escrow is the same. Should you decide to hold your own Open Houses, that would add additional time, but the rest of the procedures are very similar.
What about liability?
You will be working with one of the most experienced teams on Oahu, and we will make sure you do everything right to minimize your and our liability issues.
The number one thing you can do to protect yourself from liability issues is disclose everything. We use the same standard disclosure form as you would get with a full commission agent. You need to fill out these forms no matter what type of listing you choose, it is not something the agent can do for you. If you completely disclose everything, you should not have any additional liability issues.
In addition to our experience, the same escrow company that handles sales at the full commission will be handling the transfer of the title and provide title insurance so there are no additional liabilities from escrow.