Whether you pay your agent $3,500 or $35,000, the MLS treats your listing the same, and buyer's agents treat your listing the same because they do not even know what commission arrangement you have with us. The commission paid to the seller's agent is not something published in the MLS, so it is not available to other Realtors.
You get the same marketing exposure, the same text limit for your description, the same 25 photo limit, the same photo size limit, and most importantly, the same distribution to thousands of other websites, including Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, Realtor.com, etc.
So paying more commission does not mean your marketing or your chance of selling is better.
We offer everything possible to maximize your marketing, such as:
These exclusive marketing advantages are not something the MLS offers to Realtors and not something you would receive with a full commission agent.
We developed an array of tech tools to help you sell including the the Home Value Video, Showing Feedback System, Seller's Highlights, Photo Treatment, Custom Website, Escrow Timeline Imported into your Calendar, Photo Sorter, Photo Commenter, Seller's Closing Cost Calculator, and Escrow Task Templates.
The $3,500 commission you pay us comes out of your proceeds at closing, so if you do not close, you pay us nothing.
If you are selling for $1,000,000, you will pay a full commission agent $25,000, so you save $21,500 with OahuRE.
If you are selling for $500,000, you will pay a full commission agent $12,500, so you save $9,000 with OahuRE.
Many sellers use our $3,500 option as it is the lowest commission you can pay for complete representation.
Please be sure to review our collection of testimonials from satisfied sellers.
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When is the $3,500 Fee Due? (At closing)
The difference between our $3,500 flat fee service and full service is a Realtor does not go out to your property to meet you in person.
This is not FSBO (For Sale by Owner). We are representing you, and your home is listed on the MLS. You are getting better support and marketing than full commission agents offer.
By eliminating the occasional face-to-face meeting with a full commission Realtor, we can save you $10,000 to $20,000 or more in commission.
To make the process of selling your home efficient, we do everything online and use email extensively for communication and signing.
Note that at any time with no prior notice, you can withdraw the listing, and you have no obligation to us. We do not require a 30 to 60-day notice to withdraw the listing as many full commission agents ask for.
As we represent you, the buyer's agent will send the offers directly to us.
We will review the offers and send them to you along with our comments.
We will negotiate the terms and price of the offer with the buyer's agent and write up a counteroffer for you.
Once in escrow, the OahuRE Client Care Team will help you every step of the way.
We ensure everything is done right, and all disclosures are made to minimize your liability after the sale closes.
To process a lot of escrows, we use templates with over 45 steps to ensure nothing is missed.
Throughout the escrow process, you will get emails helping you with each step, so you understand it better.
Many emails will link you to our extensive help section on OahuRE.com to give you all the details about the contingency you are working on.
As the number 1 team for transactions over the last ten years, we understand the Purchase Contract better and can handle situations during the escrow process. Our Purchase Contract knowledge prevents you from falling out of escrow and minimizes your risk of problems coming up after the sale closes.
We will have you fill out a complete disclosure form. As our attorney says, you only get sued for what you do not disclose.
Even though we do not meet face-to-face, we feel our support throughout the escrow process is unrivaled.
Selected Quotes from the Testimonials
"With a touch of a button you were always there open for service"
"Even on holidays and weekends you guys were on top of replies!"
"We've now bought and sold 2 houses, and you were my favorite realtor so far (and we never even met!)."
"The killer is you reply fast. Really good communication"
"We have used your expertise and superb quality service before and you still outrank any other real estate service nationwide."
"That was very professional how I could get response for each question for everything."
"You always respond so quickly, unlike others I've worked with in the past."
"Overall the service is good; better than we have experienced with high priced brokers."
"I can see why you are #1 in sales."
"I have told many friends about you and hope that they will call when they are ready to sell."
"Our condo sold for the exact price you anticipated."
"you fill a need in Hawaii"
"It seems as though you all work 24/7"
"We liked the quick responses to our emails even during the late evening hours."
"I personally believe that flat-fee brokerage services are the way of the future and OahuRE is top-notch."
"We really liked how you have the webpages that explain each step in the process, very helpful for quick knowledge, pointing out things to look for, concerns, etc."
"Personally, we didn't feel the need to meet with an agent in person & actually preferred not to. We loved handling everything via email."
We had a great experience with your company. We are beyond satisfied.
Your flat fee service proved to me that online sources and technology can solely be dependent on this type of communication.
Actually, I think a flat fee service such as yours is a perfect fit for any individual that won't mind meeting people & taking control of the sale, independently.
I really enjoyed it! I will definitely will use your service again & have already spoken to a few people about how your service works.
Bryn and the entire team at OahuRE were outstanding from start to finish.
They answered our questions in a timely fashion and provided advice when needed.
Timelines and required steps were very clear.
In fact, in using OahuRE's online resources, we generally felt more informed than if we had used a traditional (and much more expensive) realtor. '
Thank you for the congratulations and for you and your teams guidance, advice and support thru the whole process.
I highly recommend you and your team to anyone who needs real estate services.
What I liked the most about your service is that you and/or a member of your team was always there.
We wish you the best and if you were licensed in any other states, like California or Florida we would use your services again.
Thank you very much for everything! The whole process was exactly how we wanted.
Everything was straight down to business, efficient and with no wasted time.
Personally, we didn't feel the need to meet with an agent in person and actually preferred not to. We loved handling everything via email.
We loved being able to stage our own house, take our own photos and use a lock box for ongoing access during each step of the way for access to the property.
The whole setup allowed us to feel like we were sort of selling the place on our own but with an expert team right by our side the entire time.
The price for this service was excellent and a major reason we chose your service in the first place, but it's how we would want to do our real estate transactions in the future.
When we had questions, you guys were quick to answer everything. The whole team was on point.
We really liked how you have the webpages that explain each step in the process, very helpful for quick knowledge, pointing out things to look for, concerns, etc.
We couldn't be happier and we've already recommended you for others looking into selling their homes. Thank you again!
Thank you so much for your help. You and your team did an amazing job.
All your references were top notch professionals. It was a pleasant experience overall and exceeded expectations.
Being able to continue and finish this process overseas was crucial to our move.
I will admit, when my wife brought up your company and the price for your services I was skeptical.
However, after the level of service you and your team has provided I can honestly say I am so glad we went with you and would have regretted going anywhere else.
We appreciate everything you and your team has done for us. We are forever grateful. Thank you again.
Apologize for the late response but thank you and the client care team for getting our townhome sold!
It was a great experience working with you and the team!
Things we liked included quick and efficient email communication therefore there was no need to waste time talking on the phone or in person, the low flat fee makes a big difference specially in Hawaii's expensive real estate market, and we liked your website with good information to help us through the process.
We would definitely recommend your office to friends/family!.
You & your team basically held my hand every step of the way through the entire process. I was impressed. Thank you!
Thank you so much. I feel so fortunate to have had such a smooth sales transaction.
I especially appreciate your final â€œplayâ€ regarding the 1.2 inch encroachment to keep the last phase in motion! ðŸ˜‰
I have already been advertising your flat fee sales option.
Even the notary at escrow commented when she was going through each line what a great deal that was from my realtor!
Weâ€™re so satisfied with the results! Mahalo.
It was like I had a virtual realtor & with a touch of the button you were always there open for service. Easy breezy & honestly much quicker than any realtor that has represented us in the past.
Thanks to you and your TEAM! We appreciated the quick responses and open communication.
Your FAQ site was very helpful and made our first home sale a success.
If I had to suggest one thing about your services, I'd have to say that you should point out the highlights of what you do for your flat fee service.
Much Mahalos for all that you and your team did to insist us with this life changing experience for both families.
We extend our deepest Aloha to all involved.
The communication thus far has been greatly appreciated.
The team acted professionally and we thank you.
Congratulations and Cheers!
Aloha Bryn and the team, thank for all your help and support. I do not know of any other company that is so well organized!
You answered to all issues right away despite of the time of the day.
The timeline you follow is just perfect and you connect with all people involved.
I liked that you and your team were responsive and informative at every step, explaining in detail all the questions that a first time seller like me had.
I do hope to do business with you again in the future and will be recommending your services to others!
(I have already been recommending your site for browsing for years :)
My family and I could not be happier with the level of service you provided from the beginning to the end of our real estate transaction.
In particular, we were most impressed with the timeliness of your communication, which was simply exceptional!
Also, your recommendation on a photographer was spot on!
Thank you so much for your assistance in making the sale happen on time and so smoothly!
You all were great. You were very knowledgeable about the process and there every step of the way.
Most important, you were immediately accessible
Aloha Bryn/Client Care Team:
I'm very glad to have selected your agency to represent us in this sale.
We couldn't be happier, not just because of the final purchase price we achieved by because of the story behind it.
That is unbeknownst to us, members of our family and extended family knew the buyer's family, from school to work to play. Come to find out that the buyers also know a family who live 4 units down from them as well as other families in the surrounding neighborhood.
It all worked out as it was meant to be. I met her today and they are very happy and so are we.
We appreciate the quick response to our emails and for keeping us abreast of the entire process.
Mahalo Nui Loa
Thank you for all your help and guidance.
Special thanks to Crestalyn….appreciate your responsiveness in all hours of the day! Your service was #1.
Thank you for this email and for helping me sell this property.
Please extend my thanks to your whole OahuRe Team and everything about this transaction was very positive.
I really appreciate you feedback early on in helping me list the property and review the offers and evaluate them for ability to close the transaction.
You and your team also answered all my questions promptly which is another aspect I really appreciated.
Everybody was professional, I'm sure you know buying/selling any property can be stressful so I appreciate your teams willingness to provide answers to simple questions and to help clarify things were "still on track".
Constant updates and verification really help me. Everything about selling with your team was positive.
I appreciated the emails when the showings were and feedback, it gave me an idea that people were looking at the property and when that started to fall off. So I liked that aspect.
The best part was your team (and you) answering my questions and helping review/validate the paperwork and how I should phrase things.
And the recommendations for things like photographers, surveyor, etc.
When I am ready to sell other properties I will definitely reach out to you and your team again.
Your flat fee service was simple, affordable & well communicated. All the best to your growing company & we hope to do business with you again soon & send referrals your way.
Thank you and Client Care for your experienced hands in making this happen.
The timing and experience really could not have been better.
I was a bit wistful during May after accepting the offer, as I had invested a lot of sweat equity in the home and my 6 and 4 yo kids spent most of their early lives there. Nevertheless, the conventional wisdom is to not get too attached to real estate, so I'm trying to keep that in mind.
I believe the most helpful aspect was the regular and responsive communication. I always was informed as to what was to occur next and why.
I would have appreciated more consideration from the buyers and buyers' agent, but that has nothing to do with us. Thank you again for making this happen in such a helpful way.
Mahalo for your excellent service.
I was always kept informed on what was happening and my questions were answered rapidly.
Thank you for taking the stress out of selling my property.
We would like to thank you very much for your services in selling our house.
The professionalism you and your team were exemplary, by keeping us in the loop every step of the way and so flawless.
We would be advocates to anyone needing a real estate company to buy or selling a home in Hawaii.
Thank you again or all you did and helping us selling our home.
Thank you so very much for all your help and guidance.
We have used your expertise and superb quality service before and you still outrank any other real estate service nationwide.
We tell friends and family to use your service for any real estate needs.
The best among many quality services you provide are having all the tools, options, and on time service in one place.
We put the condo up for sale during the holidays and your team responded on time, every time despite the pandemic and holidays.
Having all the tools and options for buyers/sellers on your site is the best, invaluable.
Excellent experience all around, excellent responses from OahuRE. Recommended for those familiar with the processes. Mahalo for everything.
Thank you so much for all your help in getting our home sold.
The communication between us and the Team was great.
We would definitely would recommend your service to family and friends in the future. Much mahalo!
Thank you so much Bryn and all of your Client Care team. I'm really happy that I used your service.
I'm so happy that I finally sold my condo. It took a long time and it wasn't easy (none of which was your fault). I wish I was selling a house instead.
I really like your $3,500 service.
I liked showing my condo because I could answer any questions about the condo and show its best features.
I also liked doing my own negotiations.
Your website and emails really helped out and guided me through the entire process.
I can see where this $3,500 service wouldn't work well for everyone but it worked very well for me.
Thanks again and I may use your service again in the future. Have a great weekend! From a happy customer.
Thank you Bryn and all of your staff! What I like most is definitely the cost of business.
Secondly, I appreciate the patience displayed during all our inquiries and questions throughout the process.
As far as improvements are concerned I personally don't have any, I think you guys went above and beyond.
Thanks again, we really appreciate all your help.
We loved the fact that your team is very responsive and helpful late into the evening, that was a really great for us.
Questions we had were handled promptly and straight to the point.
We truly appreciate your services, top knotch no doubt!
I dont believe for services rendered, that any improvements are needed. I believe you went above and beyond.
Keep doing what you are doing.
Aloha Bryn and Team,
We were very happy with the service you all provided. Clearly the cost was a big benefit, but it was also what we got for our money.
The team was the responsive, professional and they kept us on track.
As for improvements, we know every organization has ways they can improve, but if your team needs any improvement, it wasnâ€™t obvious to us.
Thank you so much for all your support!!!
Our experience with you and your team was awesome! What we liked best was how informative and easy you all made it for us.
Every question we had was always answered in a timely manner!!
Thank you for helping us sell our home!
I loved how we were able to conduct everything virtually.
You were all amazing. Your staff was always quickly responsive and helpful and deserve a huge mahalo.
Thank you to you and your team for the very quick and painless sale of our house!
The thing we liked most about OahuRE was the advice and responses we got anytime we had questions.
We were so pleased with the level of service we received and would highly recommend OahuRE for their quick, reliable and extremely affordable service!!
Thanks Bryn to you and your amazing team!
Aloha Bryn and the rest of the OahuRe Team.
Selling my fatherâ€™s property was a first time experience for me. Thanks to all of you for helping me navigate this process.
You were there to guide me along, either through emails or appropriate articles in your help section.
Answers to my questions were always available in a timely manner.
I would definitely recommend your services to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate.
We had a great experience working with Bryn and his team.
From the beginning we received great advice regarding professional photos & tips to sell our home.
Every correspondence was always answered promptly. If I ever need to sell a home I will not hesitate to reach out to Bryn & his team of professionals.
On the behalf of myself and my wife we are very thankful for your help & service and wish you & your team success & good health in the years to come.
Bryn and team.. thanks a million for the amazing service you guys provided. I liked everything about your service.
Well organized... saved some bucks... I have more properties to sell. will talk to you guys soon.
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.
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.
Thank you very much! We were thoroughly impressed with the services you guys provided! Even on holidays and weekends you guys were on top of replies! The best part about the services was the price, we were really happy to be able to save money after all the costs on selling a home.
I loved how responsive everyone was. Even when I felt like a major pain, y'all never made me feel like an inconvenience. I really don't know how you could improve. We've now bought and sold 2 houses, and you were my favorite realtor so far (and we never even met!).
We are elated! Thank you so much for all your help and guidance during this process. We loved working with your team and have already recommended you to others. We liked the flat rate fee and the quick responses you always gave us.
We like your low commissions. We would not be able to turn a profit without your companyâ€™s services and guidance. We have learned a great deal on our first sale and we will be differently be using OahuRE on our next flip.
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 must improve anything because for us, it was a smooth transition overall to closing.
First, a big thank-you to you and all the great folks over at Client Care. With the whole pandemic starting around the time I put my property on the market, I didn't have high hopes that I would be able to sell my condo, much less get anywhere near my asking price. But you and Client Care did a fantastic job.
I'd say the thing you did well was communication. Emails were answered promptly and I always had my concerns addressed properly and knowledgeably.
Thank you Bryn and your whole team! Literally couldn't have done it without you! Def was a little scary and but it worked out splendidly. Many thanks.
Yes, this was a great experience for us. You are offering the future of selling houses. Are you able to do houses in Kauai?
We are fans of Oahure. Thank you for offering this service to us.... Let's keep in touch...
Thank you Bryn, and thank you to the Team. Really relieved that the sale went through. I am not sure about improvements.
You and the Team have been helpful, professional in all your communications, and very patient. So we thank you and wish you the best.
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.
Thank you to you and your team for helping us sell the property.
We especially appreciated your patience and quick responses to our many questions.
We wish you and your team all the best, and will be recommending you to friends and family.
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 very much for your assistance in the sale of our home.
We appreciate your prompt service and attention to details. Your style of real estate service just fit for us.
Your knowledge about real estate transaction and systemic approach are real asset to our successful.
A big Mahalo for everyone who assisted us. We will recommend your service to my families and friends.
Thank you so much for your help and services. I really liked your flat fee, quick email responses and you are all very easy to work with. No complaints. Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Weekend.
First, the program we used was $3,500, saving quite a bit here allows us to have more room for negotiations.
Second, the 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 on time no matter how late in the evenings, hopefully it's balanced for the staff:).
Third, the webpage has a buyer's and seller's point of view for each step. That helped also.
Bryn and team, Aloha! First, I would like to say thank you so much for your service and advice!
I had a great experience with you! Here is some of my feedback.
I really loved the prompt response from you all. Also, all the extra advice you have provided to me.
As a first-time seller, it helped me a lot.
Also, $3,500 flat fee. I really liked it too.
For these reasons, I would definitely choose your team again next time.
Thanks very much! I am very glad I chose OahuRE with the $3500 flat fee option.
It exactly met my needs, and your team was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
Everything was handled in a timely, professional manner.
I canâ€™t thank you all enough. With sincere appreciation,
Thank you so much. I apologize for the late response, it's been a 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.
Hi Bryn and OahuRE Team, Thank you so much! I really appreciate all the support.
I like the quick response the most. That was very professional how I could get response for each question for everything. It was so timely and accurate advice.
I really don't think there is anything to improve. I was so satisfied as is.
Thank you so much again!
Thank you for your support! I made a great choice in choosing OahuRE.
The $3500 flat fee option is what I really loved about this process. Your team made it so easy.
I acted like the realtor and the terms I negotiated with the buyer's agent was exactly what I was looking for.
I felt that you guys were seriously looking out for my best interest. Warm and fuzzies all around.
It's not for everyone but I had fun showing off my place.
Bryn, Mahalo for such Professional Service. Your crew were excellent in their correspondence. Let them know how much they were appreciated.
You were exactly what I was looking for. You will be highly recommended by me and I will steer all my acquaintances in your direction.
Mahalo Bryn and team. Thanks for sticking through this one, had a few bumps in the road.
I really love working with your team, you always respond so quickly, unlike others I've worked with in the past.
I want to thank you very, very much for the sale of our house.
Since this is our first time to sell, we never thought it going to be this easy. Everyone in your team are awesome.
We cannot thank you enough for the very beautiful experience we had from start to finish.
We would like to commend Jinny for her assistance in the process. She is always ready whenever we have questions.
I just wish more people could know about your very awesome service!
The thought of buying a and selling for most people is scary but if they will work with a team like you, it is totally painless.
And the best part of course is they will save a lot of money, they just need to do their part.
If we are to sell a house again, we will always do it with you. That is for sure!!
I am so grateful for everything your team did for me.
It was a long journey, but everything was as promised, and more.
I can see why you are #1 in sales.
This is surely the way to do real estate if you are a rookie like me and have the time to do all that must be done.
You are providing a most valuable resource for Hawaii homeowners who need to relocate.
What I liked most was your quick response to questions or issues with sound advice. You always had cheerful, accurate responses, even when I thought I must really be a nuisance. Thanks for your tolerance.
It was our pleasure! We liked everything you guys did all of the support and your responsiveness was excellent.
We can't think of any thing you could have done better. We appreciated all your help. Thank you.
Thanks Bryn, for the great job you and your team did in smoothly and successfully leading me from start to finish through the process of closing on the home.
I was very impressed with how communicative and responsive everyone was with addressing my questions and concerns along the way.
If I happen to need other such services in the future I will certainly go to OahuRE. Much appreciated.
Now that we are at the end of the process, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You and your staff have been simply outstanding. I have told many friends about you and hope that they will call when they are ready to sell. Again, thanks!
Our first video/conversation with you about selling our condo and the flat fee option. You excelled at educating us on the process and the market.
Our condo sold for the exact price you anticipated.
You and your team continued to educate us by sending informational content as needed for each step of the process.
Thank you so much for helping us through this.
The absolute best thing about your service is your price! We saved so much money.
This service is PERFECT for people who already have a little bit of experience selling their own real estate or people who arenâ€™t afraid of doing some research themselves.
I really do think you fill a need in Hawaii though, so thank you!!!
The way your team breaks down everything into simple understandable terms was excellent.
You and your team were easily reachable and quick to respond.
Aloha Bryn, Thanks to you and your team it went really well. We look forward to working with you all again.
We LOVED the flat fee service. It saved us a ton of money and because we know the selling/buying process it was a breeze.
Very happy with you and your team. Thanks for making the transaction go smoothly.
What I liked was the near instant email response from someone on your team. I've had to wait days and follow up with other realtors.
Your information emails describing the process were also informative even though this was my 12th real estate transaction.
And of course, your website metrics are the best.
Thanks all for working with me. Guess I'm speechless.
Thanks for the time and work put in to get this closed. Much appreciated.
Mahalo! That was the easiest real estate transaction I have experienced.
What I particularly liked: cost of the service and the speed of your staff.
Thank you and all your staff for facilitating the successful sale!
I have never sold a property in the manner of services used for this contract. I really appreciated you reaching out to call me, answer my questions, and make me feel at ease in using your company.
Everyone has been really helpful and responsive.
I especially like the flat rate option utilized. How can you go wrong with such great services for a flat rate of $3,500 (which I split with the buyer)?!
I really do not have any suggestions or improvement. I will definitely use your company again, if I have my own buyer, etc., when my husband and I sell our Mililani property in the next 2-3 years.
Thank you all for your time & guidance through the process of selling my very first home. I was definitely overwhelmed at the beginning but you & you team helped put my mind at ease.
I truly appreciated the around the clock help. It seems as though you all work 24/7. This was a major positive, as I was able to get a response almost immediately after having a question.
I also liked that you had emails which helped explain or gave insight to what was going on with certain sections of the contract. This allowed for an overview and better understanding of what was expected.
I am not really sure about an area of improvement. Honestly have been trying to think of something to help you better your practice, however, I can't come up with anything at this time.
Honestly I wish I could have your team with me for my next purchase on the East Coast.
I am definitely glad I went had you all there through this process. You all made this process much easier than I ever imagined it could be.
Thanks again for all your help and support.
I wanted to take a minute to thank you all for the help and hard work to get our place sold.
I'm glad that everything worked out at the end of the day.
You were all really kind to guide us through the process and take the time to answer our constant questions and concerns.
I hope we are able to to do this again in the future for a new purchase next time. Thanks again.
We thought your services were great!
We liked the quick responses to our emails even during the late evening hours.
We were surprised to receive your client care and your emails after regular work hours!
Responses by Client Care was very helpful and answered our questions thoroughly.
Our experience with you and your staff was more than satisfactory and we would recommend your services to anyone!
We will be contacting you in the near future as we intend to use your services again to sell our other property!
Thanks for your great service. This really worked well for me.
Sure enough, without hardly any effort I had people inquiring about buying my condo.
I was able to use your comparable tools to determine a good price. I liked being able to compare prices of previous sales.
I liked being guided step by step through the process.
I liked being able to sign documents online. Thanks again.
Mahalo Nui Loa for guy our business, we will definately recommend you to our friends. Awesome service.
I am so grateful to you and Oahu RE Client Care for helping with me with the sale of my home.
I found all of you to be extremely helpful and responsive to my questions.
Everything worked out very well in the end despite the extended closing date which made me a little nervous.
I do not have any feedback except that working with you was a pleasure!
All the best to you and your team and thank you so much for helping me through the home selling process.
We definitely liked the flat-fee, especially since we believe we had time and resource to help sell our own home.
We also liked that your entire team were responsive and anticipatory to the market and our need.
We know that we sometimes asked redundant questions to things your already sent to us but your team was patient and understanding.
I personally believe that flat-fee brokerage services are the way of the future and OahuRE is top-notch.
1- This was our first experience in purchasing/selling a property without the assistance of a traditional real estate broker. As such, we weren't quite sure what to expect. After doing some initial research on OahuRE, we felt comfortable enough to proceed with taking advantage of your services.
2- Greatly facilitating this property transfer experience was the very good working relationship we had with the seller!
3- Bryn, you and your staff have been very helpful every step of the way. We especially appreciate the quick responsiveness to any/all of our queries.
4- The use of Docusign was new to us. We found it to be quite efficient, and easy to use.
5- Speed of correspondence with you and staff was consistently quick and efficient.
6- Responses to our queries were easy to understand.
Bryn- Thanks !!! We loved everything about your service! Made it Easy Peasy.
Feedback: Our executive summary is "great work; that bare-bones flat-rate option was perfect for us, thank you for offering it!"
If or when we need an agent again, OahuRE will be our top choice!
Our experience with you and your staff has been great. We appreciated your follow-through including timely responses and document support. OahuRE performed as advertised.
Thank you for a great experience. The flat rate fee was right for me. I appreciated the responsiveness and clear communications.
I also did take the time to read the relevant links to information you sent at appropriate times. Thank you for the education.
What we liked most was how responsive your entire team was.
The way you have your process set up, someone is always available, knowledgeable and helpful.
Nothing to improve on. Keep up the great work. Weâ€™ve always been a fan of your website and now, understand even better how much the team behind the site does. Mahalo nui loa.
You and your team were just great. I don't know how you kept up. Do you ever sleep and I am only 1 client.
I have owned and sold about 10 homes and your service on the listing and with buyers was very good. I can't imagine using anyone else.
What an incredible value. Thanks again for handling this so well.
It's time for a national roll out. You could raise your fixed price significantly and still be cheaper than others. I am sure you are viewed as a threat.
What I liked most about the service was that email response time was very prompt and professional.
The OahuRE website and helpful links shares a lot of detailed information which helps me understand the process or answer any questions I may have.
The whole process was simple. There's always room for improvement but there wasn't one thing that I wasn't satisfied with.
Nothing to improve for this transaction everything went better than expected.
I look forward doing more business with you folks in the future. I really appreciate it.
Excellent care and support. Very pleased to have been able to use OahuRE to buy and sell our Windward home.
Thank you to the whole team.
The service was very prompt and the the quick links provided were very informative.
Your team works well together and should be proud of the service they are providing.
I would definitely recommend your services to others.
You and your team were very prompt getting back to us whenever we had questions and you kept us up to date on deadlines, requirements and next steps.
Being able to sign most documents electronically was a huge plus.
Your LOW flat fee saved us thousands of dollars while still providing top-notch service.
The whole process could not have gone any smoother.
Being on the mainland, we were unsure if the flat fee option would be suitable for us, but it was a great experience and we're very happy we chose the flat fee option.
I like how your website explains the purchase contract and answers FAQ about each step in the selling process. You really have thought of everything.
It's a no brainer!
Thank you so much for working with us to sell our home.
The resources and help you provided was outstanding.
We not only were blessed by your service but we learned so much from walking through the process with you.
Thank you again.
Thanks for all your help. Besides you taking the time to talk one on one, the best part is your flat rate service.
I do like the open communication and pretty fast response times. Obviously the pricing. I feel you could charge more at a flat fee and still do well. Maybe add a few extra perks. Think of it as a tier approach. Your staff and you acted very professional consistently. A real pleasure to work with and I know I was not an easy client.
Hooray!!! Thank you & your team very much. Everything went super smoothly w/out delays.
We really like you & your team's prompt & professional services along with good & clear instructions (also following up) so the process does go without issues.
Thank you and your team so much! What we liked best? Everyone was quick to respond back to emails and the whole closing went smoothly.
1. Knowledge, Open communication & response time & listing service options!
2. Hard to improve on perfection!
Thank you Bryn and the OahuRE Team. Overall the service is good; better than we have experienced with high priced brokers.
Of course we are hands on real estate types so the service is a fit for us.
We would definitely use OahuRE again, although we anticipate our new home will be our last! Thanks again and take care.
The cost is very reasonable considering how expensive the amount of the realtorâ€™s commission.
I learned a lot & it was not hard to do, as I felt overwhelmed at first. Would do it again!
Actually not much to improve. Iâ€™m old school & thought I need to see you or your staff in person to do the sale, but itâ€™s not necessary!
It was really quick, once inspections & signing done! You & your staff do a good job.
I guess we the sellers or buyers get anxious during the process but I was able to work it thru w/all of your assistance. Thank you!
Overall I would say the most significant part of the experience as a selling party was the savings on the commission.
However, I also appreciated the availability and timeliness of responses via email.
It was nice to have people available even during non-normal business hours.
If I were to sell another property, I would consider using your services again.
The value of your services are definitely worth the $3500.
Photos are an essential part of your listing. Buyers look at photos first. If they don't like what they see, they will move on to another listing.
For photos, you can use our recommended photographer for the discounted price of $175, paid directly to him.
He has photographed over 10,000 homes for over 1,000 Realtors. There is no photographer on Oahu with more experience.
We do require professional photos because we have seen non-professional photos do not work well in selling a property.
The top image shows what an unprofessional overexposed window looks like, vs. the bottom photo shows how the professional photo captures the view and greenery outside the window.
The professional photographer uses a wide-angle lens that gets the widest angle possible without distorting the view. Rooms look larger with a professional photo and look a lot smaller without one. He also uses a powerful flash that brightens up the room and makes everything look bright, even when the sun is coming in the window.
The photos below were taken from an iPhone and the professional equipment standing in the same place. This helps you see the difference in the view and lighting. You can easily see how rooms look larger and brighter with professional photos.
Buyerâ€™s agents love working with us because they know the OahuRE Client Care Team responds fast to questions.
They also understand we do a lot of transactions, so we know how to close transactions without falling out of escrow. Buyerâ€™s agents only get paid when they close, so not falling out of escrow is critical for them.
They also understand we know the Purchase Contract well, so we always stay within the terms of the contract. There are no surprises when working with the experienced OahuRE Team.
One exclusive advantage we offer is if we find a buyer without a buyer's agent, we will represent both sides for $3,500.
Because we are representing the buyer, this gives the buyer the confidence that they will get their questions answered and get the support they need. They are comfortable making an offer because they know they have full representation from us.
This option allows you an opportunity to eliminate the 2.5% commission paid to the buyer's agent.
Many buyers contact us directly from Zillow and other websites. They purposely do not want to use a Realtor, as they know they might get a better deal without one. When that happens, we put them in touch with you to set up the showing, and many times they will make an offer, and you can save the buyer's agent commission.
Also, many sellers have found buyers with no agent through word of mouth and Open Houses.
The chart below shows your total commission saved with no buyer's agent.
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Calculate Total Commission Saved with No Buyer's Agent
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It is important to note that we only charge you the $3,500 Flat Fee even though our work and liability are doubled because we are representing the buyer too.
If you put a commission in the MLS for the buyer's agent, for example, 2.5% or 3%, you are forced to pay that amount when you receive an offer.
There is an MLS rule that everything on your offer is negotiable other than the buyer's agent commission. Even if your offer is low, you can't ask to lower the buyer's agent commission. You can always pay more, but you can't pay less.
This rule is ridiculous! You should be able to negotiate the buyer's agent commission, just like you can negotiate every other term in your offer. So we offer the option to pay no buyer's agent commission.
Then in the Realtor comments, we will let Realtors know they should submit their commission request with their offer. This way, Realtors will still be comfortable showing your listing.
When they submit their client's offer, they will request a commission, and you can then negotiate a fair commission amount because you did not promise to pay anything.
If you get a good offer and they agree to a reasonable commission, you can take it, but you are never forced to accept an offer, and you are no longer forced to pay a buyer's agent commission. If the offer is low and you feel you will take it as long as there is no buyer's agent commission, you can do that too.
This exclusive feature is optional. With OahuRE, you can decide if you want to offer 2%, 2.5%, or nothing. Offering no commission allows you to negotiate the buyer's agent commission.
Should you decide you want to pay a fixed non-negotiable buyer's agent commission we recommend either 2% or 2.5%.
The first chart shows the buyer's agent commission paid on Active listings. Here you can see the most popular option is a 2.5% commission to the buyer's agent.
The second chart below shows the percentage of listings that sold for a specific buyer's agent commission level.
Both charts are from MLS data going back 1 year.
We also have live data that shows you the actual numbers.
One of the first and most important steps to selling your home is deciding on what price to sell at.
Bryn Kaufman, the Principal Broker & Creator of OahuRE.com, will help you determine the best selling price by providing you with our exclusive Home Value Video.
He goes over the comparables for your property in detail as if he was sitting there with you.
He provides a link to the comparables used in the video, so you can explore them and look at the photos to get an even better idea of what to sell for.
The video is crystal clear as if you were on our website, so it is very easy to see the comparables discussed in the video.
The price you list is up to you, but this video gives you an idea of where we think you need to be priced to sell.
We offer our exclusive Showing Feedback System designed to maximize the chances of getting valuable feedback from your showings.
This feedback is critical as it could mean the difference between selling and not selling, especially if you notice a pattern in the feedback.
One exclusive feature of this system is seeing all the homes the agent sold representing a buyer.
This information allows you to see the agent's experience and how many buyers they are working with that are buying.
We follow up with the buyer's agent using text messages. We found text messages are more likely to get a reply than emails. We ask if they feel you are priced right and if they have any other comments.
If they won't reply to the text messages we send, then Bryn Kaufman, Broker at OahuRE.com, personally emails a follow-up request to them.
This is a secure system as it will only email and send text messages to Realtors listed in the MLS.
The feedback you get is confidential and only can be viewed by you and OahuRE.
This security feature allows you to use a lockbox as full-service Realtors do, and you can be confident your lockbox code does not get into the wrong hands.
Our Showing Feedback System will automatically text and email you each time there is a showing request, so you are on top of who is requesting a showing and for when.
Another exclusive feature of our Showing Feedback System is you get the email address and cell phone of every Realtor who books a showing.
This is helpful in case you need to reschedule the showing for a more convenient time or you want to ask some questions after the showing.
There are only two ways to do Real Estate showings. One is with a lockbox, and the other is in person. This is true for both full commission options and our Flat Fee option. If you prefer the 2nd option, see below for our exclusive in-person showing option.
The video below shows how easy it is for Realtors to use our Showing Feedback System.
Experience is critical to ensure you do not fall out of escrow and to reduce your liability after the sale. No one wants to hear from an upset buyer's attorney after the sale has closed, and from our experience, we have learned to do everything possible to prevent any issues after your property is sold.
We are the #1 Listing Team on Oahu. This quantity of real-life experience allows us to adjust our procedures to prevent problems and see red flags immediately to eliminate them before they become an issue.
Below are 1,600+ homes we have sold shown on Google Maps.
We offer you a three-person Client Care Team that works late into the evening helping our clients. Most Realtors have one assistant.
Using our Three-Person Client Care Team, we cover more hours and are available seven days a week. One assistant can't work the same hours as three assistants, and they probably do not work seven days a week too.
Our Client Care Team is fast in responding to emails and works late.
They have processed over 1,000 transactions, so our team has more experience than most Realtors on Oahu.
Here are some summary quotes from our testimonials that would not be possible without our Client Care Team.
"You & your team basically held my hand every step of the way through the entire process. I was impressed. Thank you!"
"I enjoyed working with your employees and sense their expertise, friendliness, and helpfulness."
"Even on holidays and weekends you guys were on top of replies!"
"I loved how responsive everyone was."
"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."
"Second, the OahuRE Team replies fast, try to give their professional advice whenever possible."
"You guys always get right back to us when we have a question."
"I really love working with your team, you always respond so quickly, unlike others I've worked with in the past."
"What I liked was the near instant email response from someone on your team. I've had to wait days and follow up with other realtors."
"I truly appreciated the around the clock help. It seems as though you all work 24/7. This was a major positive, as I was able to get a response almost immediately after having a question."
"We were surprised to receive your client care and your emails after regular work hours!"
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 screenshot 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 the 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, McDonald's, 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 hosts 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!
The National Association of Realtors has researched and concluded that homes that have superior photos sell for more.
Also, VHT Studios conducted a study and found homes with professional photos sold 32% faster.
OahuRE uses a professional photographer that has photographed over 10,000 homes for over 1,000 Realtors. Then he takes these High-Resolution Photos and put them through an Exclusive Photo Treatment process to make them look even better.
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.
The enhanced photos bring out true colors even better. The sky becomes bluer, the grass greener, flowers brighter, cabinets richer looking, flooring better looking, etc. The samples below show the enhanced photos on the top and the not enhanced photo below it.
The exclusive Custom Website shows an unlimited number of high-resolution photos that have gone through the exclusive OahuRE.com Photo Treatment. This website is linked to over 1,100 websites that download data from the MLS.
The National Association of Realtors also found that only 1% of buyers find their homes 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.
Using our exclusive Escrow Timeline tool, we generate a timeline of all the critical contingencies. Then we send you a link to this calendar and a file you can import into any calendar. This way, you have all the escrow deadlines inside your favorite calendar app, including Google Calendar, Outlook, etc.
Using our app, you can check off tasks when completed, so you know exactly what is done and what is left to do in the escrow process.
Also, every task has a link to our help section, which explains that task in an easy-to-understand way.
Below is a screen clip from our Escrow Timeline showing the first eight tasks in a typical escrow.
We will provide a PDF document with 350 tips that will help you get your home in top condition. You can review it and decide what makes sense for you to do.
It is a great checklist to use to help maximize your selling price and minimize the time it takes to sell.
You also have the exclusive showing option of being there in person for each showing.
No one knows more about the home and neighborhood than you, so buyers will appreciate you walking them through the home and pointing out the features and talking about the neighborhood.
Showing the home yourself is optional. If you prefer doing less work you can do like Realtors do and use a lockbox as mentioned above.
Open Houses are optional. Serious buyers will always book an appointment to see a property that interests them, so we feel you do not lose any buyers if you decide not to do an Open House.
If you do want to do Open Houses, our flat-rate program has two exclusive advantages.
The first one is no one knows more about your home and your neighborhood than you do. You can convey the advantages of your home and neighborhood to prospective buyers much better than a full commission agent who does not live in your home or neighborhood.
The second exclusive advantage of doing your own Open House is it becomes a great way to find a buyer who is not represented by a buyer's agent, allowing you the opportunity to save the 2.5% buyer's agent commission.
You can hold an unlimited number of both Broker Open Houses and Public Open Houses.
We will publish your Open House on the MLS just like a full commission agent does, so you will get the exposure you need to get people to your Open House. All websites will list your Open House, so buyers will have no problem finding you as they all look online to plan their Open House visits.
We can generate two different Open House flyers in PDF format for you, so you can print them to give out at your Open House.
You can buy Open House signs starting at $3 at Home Depot or any hardware store.
Photos are so important to selling fast for more money; you want to make sure your best ones are viewed first. We will order your photos and then send you a link to the OahuRE Photo Sorter. Inside the OahuRE Photo Sorter, you can easily drag and drop your photos into any order your desire. Once you are done, we will use that same order for the 25 photos we upload to the MLS.
Use this calculator to get an idea of your total closing costs.
It includes a break out of the different fees you will pay.
It also helps you see how much money you can save working with OahuRE.
Simply enter the amount you want to sell for and the property type, and the calculator does the rest.
Many photos can benefit from a text description of what the buyer is looking at.
Using the Exclusive Photo Commenter, you can add text comments to any photo.
We will put your comments on your photos, and your photos will be going out to over 1,100 websites and show in high resolution on your Exclusive OahuRE Custom Website.
Comments are a fantastic way to call attention to what was upgraded or what nice features your home has.
They are also a great way to tell buyers what they are looking at. For example, what room that view is from or what bedroom or bathroom they are viewing in that photo.
Here are some high-resolution sample photos with comments to give you a feel for how comments on photos can help sell your home.
You also have the exclusive option of using a For Sale by Owner yard sign.
Having your phone number on a For Sale by Owner sign allows you the opportunity to find a buyer without an agent and save the 2.5% buyer's agent commission.
We do many transactions where the seller finds buyers without an agent and only pays a $3,500 commission.
You can view sample signs on the Home Depot website.
We do not use an OahuRE.com sign for the $3,500 selling option, so the For Sale by Owner is one option.
Some sellers prefer not to use a sign as it raises a lot of questions from the neighbors, and that is OK too.
Once the buyers contact you directly, you can explain that we can represent both the seller and the buyer. They are comfortable with this as they now have a top agent representing them, and you will save the buyer's agent commission.
Yard signs are great advertisements for the listing agent, but they do not help sell a home, and they do have some issues for sellers.
Not having a yard sign eliminates inquiries from nosy neighbors. It prevents people from stopping and knocking, bothering either the seller or tenants.
It prevents people from snooping around, wondering if the home is vacant or occupied as they know it is for sale.
Serious buyers find homes they like on the internet, not by a yard sign.
Realtors will continue to push yard signs because they are great marketing for Realtors, showing the neighborhood that they have this listing, but they don't have any advantages for sellers, and we don't use them.
Once we have the signed listing agreement and the photos, we can go live on the MLS within three days.
We use the standard Hawaii listing agreement that all agents use, and the only difference is we show a commission of $3,500 instead of 2.5% to 3%.
You can withdraw your listing at any time. There is no contract locking you in for a specific length of time.
There is no cost from us unless you close.
To get started email firstname.lastname@example.org the names of the owners and the property address.
If you have not done so already, please also request a Home Value Video so we can give you a suggested price range to sell at.
The OahuRE Client Care Team will also send you a draft of the Listing Agreement. We use the same listing agreement as a full commission agent, and the only difference is we charge you only $3,500. They will also send you our getting started emails.