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 too, 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.
Calculate Total Commission Saved with No Buyer's Agent
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.
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 through.
As the number 1 team for transactions over the last 10 years, we understand the Purchase Contract better and can handle situations that come up during the escrow process. This 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.
The MLS Does Not Care How Much Commission a Realtor Gets
What we mean is whether you pay your agent $3,500 or $35,000, the MLS treats your listing the same.
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 does not mean your marketing or your chance of selling is better.
We offer everything possible to maximize your marketing, such as our Exclusive Photo Treatment, Exclusive Seller Highlights, Exclusive Showing Feedback System, Exclusive Custom Website, Exclusive Photo Commenter, Exclusive Photo Sorter, and Exclusive Home Value Video.
We know these things are exclusive because we developed this technology ourselves.
These exclusive marketing advantages are not something the MLS offers to Realtors, and not something you would receive with a full commission agent.
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.
You & your team basically held my hand every step of the way through the entire process. I was impressed. Thank you!
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.
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.
I say this because at first I was unsure of what you do & don't do as part of your flat fee service. Example, when i first excepted your terms I didn't know that your company would be with me every step of the way until closing. I was impressed as we went along with the process.
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.
Excellent experience all around, excellent responses from OahuRE. Recommended for those familiar with the processes. Mahalo for everything.
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!!
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.
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 company’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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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 e-mails even during the late evening hours.
We were surprised to receive your client care and your e-mails 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!
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.
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.
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!
The top image shows what an unprofessional overexposed window looks like vs. the bottom image shows how the professional image 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.
Buyer’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. Buyer’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.
What to Pay the Buyer's Agent
We recommend paying the buyer's agent 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.
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 nor 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.
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.
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.
Exclusive Custom For Sale Sign
We offer an optional exclusive For Sale Sign that can have your phone number instead of ours. This helps you find a buyer with no agent, thereby saving the buyer's agent commission. Buyers are more likely to call because they like talking to the seller but might not want to talk to a Realtor.
In addition, if you want we can use your best home photo on the sign. Maybe you have a nice kitchen or landscaped backyard or pool, and that feature is not apparent when driving by and looking at your home from the front. Putting that special photo of your home on the sign will attract more attention and highlight that desirable aspect of your property.
The cost of the sign is $75 and it can be shipped directly to you home. This is a coroplast sign that is lightweight, easy to set up, durable, and weather-resistant.
The example below uses our default photo and your phone number. We can replace this photo with the best photo from your home if desired.
The example below shows how we can take the best photo from your home and put it on your sign.
The example below shows the sign frame and size of the sign. The actual size is 24" tall by 36" wide. Note that this sign is a lot larger than the standard 18" x 24" that most Realtors use for yard signs so even though the support post is small the sign itself will stand out.
The steps below show how easy it is to assemble and use this sign.
If you want a more heavy-duty sign for $150 we have an aluminum sign in a metal frame as shown below. This sign is the standard 18" x 24" that most Realtors use. It can be picked up at the sign shop on King Street. If you want a generic sign with our phone number the price is the same but we can refund you $75 when you return the sign.
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.
We offer you a five-person Client Care Team that works late into the evening helping our clients. Most Realtors have one assistant.
By using our five-person Client Care Team, we cover more hours and are available 7 days a week. One assistant can't work the same hours as five assistants, and they probably do not work 7 days a week too.
Our Client Care Team is fast to respond to emails and works late.
They have processed hundreds of transactions over the last 8 years so our team leaders have 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 e-mails after regular work hours!"
Experience is critical to make sure 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 the sale closes.
Below are 1,000+ homes we have sold shown on Google Maps.
Exclusive Photo Treatment to Make Photo Colors Brighter and More Lifelike
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 8,000 homes for over 500 Realtors. Then we take these High-Resolution Photos and put them through the Exclusive 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.
Our 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 our enhanced photos on the top and the professional photographer's photo not enhanced below it.
Exclusive Custom Website Showing Off Super High-Resolution Photos
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 from 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.
Exclusive Photo Sorter to Put the Best Photos First
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.
Exclusive Seller's Highlights Allowing Unlimited Space and Formatting Options for Text to Promote Your Property
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?
Once we have the signed listing agreement and the photos we can go live on the MLS within 3 days.
We use the standard Hawaii listing agreement that all agents use, 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, the only difference is we charge you only $3,500. They will also send you our getting started emails.