Sell for a $2,500 Flat Fee or sell for 2% * 20% Buyer's Rebate
The topics below will help you compare Soldier to Soldier to OahuRE
How much commission do you pay?
With OahuRE you pay $2,500 to us. If you do not close you pay us nothing. With Soldier to Soldier you pay $5,000.
How likely is my home to sell with you?
As of 11/9/2018 OahuRE has 89% of our Single-Family listings under $5,000,000 in escrow compared to only 25% for Soldier to Soldier.
The percentage for all listings from all Brokers on Oahu is 46% in escrow.
Locations is 62%, Coldwell Banker is 39%, and Elite Pacific Properties is 21%.
We believe our exclusive marketing advantages are the reason you are so much more likely to sell your property with OahuRE.
Exclusive save the buyer's agent commission too!
With OahuRE if you find a buyer from friends, family, open house, word of mouth, etc. you can save the 2.5% buyer's agent commission and have us represent both sides. This would be a $25,000 savings on a $1,000,000 sale. Soldier to Soldier does not mention they will do this.
Exclusive OahuRE Client Care Team
One important factor to look at when choosing a Realtor to sell your property is the size and experience of the team that will be helping you. At OahuRE our Client Care Team includes Mannie, Cathy, Abby, Ellen, and Rose. By being the only flat fee team with 5 assistants we get things done faster and nothing slips through the cracks. Our team has processed over 1,000 transactions so they are very experienced.
Exclusive Custom Website with High-Resolution Photos
No other agent on the island offers the high-resolution photos that we offer.
These photos are 4 times larger than the photos on the MLS. There is no limit to the number of photos you can show, and we do not require the viewer to click to see each photo.
This website is linked to from over 1,000 websites that download the MLS information. High-resolution photos allow buyers to feel like they are in the home.
From looking at Soldier to Soldier's listings we see they have no link to a custom website and no other photos other than what the MLS allows.
Large clear photos are one of the most important things you can do to drive demand which helps you sell fast for more money.
Exclusive OahuRE Photo Treatment
We are the only one who offers the OahuRE Photo Treatment. We make your photos colors richer or more lifelike. After the OahuRE Photo Treatment the grass is greener, the sky is bluer, cabinets and floors are richer and less faded.
Exclusive OahuRE Photo Commenter
Many photos can benefit from a text description about what the buyer is looking at.
Using the Exclusive OahuRE 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 1,000 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.
Soldier to Soldier does not offer to put text on photos.
Exclusive OahuRE Photo Sorter
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 Highlights on custom website and on OahuRE.com
The Seller Highlights allows unlimited space for a text description of all the advantages of your home and neighborhood. Not only is it unlimited, but we can format it with headlines and paragraph breaks to make it easy to read. This is something the MLS does not allow. No other agents offer this exclusive feature.
Exclusive transaction updates linked to our online Purchase Contract help section.
Most of our transaction updates include a link to our extensive online Purchase Contract help section. This gives you a lot more information on each step of the escrow process as you go through the escrow. While all agents will make sure each step is completed, we are the only one that provides such an extensive help section with links each time we update you on what is happening with your escrow.
Comparing Open House Options.
Soldier to Soldier lists Open Houses as a service that is included, however, looking at their listings we see there are very few Open Houses. Out of 23 active listings on 11/9/2018 there is only 1 open house this weekend. This raises the question of how many Open Houses they can do for their clients.
With OahuRE you do your own Open House which offers several advantages.
The first advantage is if you find a buyer that is not represented by a Realtor at your Open House, then you save the 2.5% buyer's agent commission. One a $1,000,000 sale this saves you $25,000.
The second advantage is no one knows more about the house and the neighborhood than you. You know a lot more than a Realtor, so you can convey all the advantages to buyers that only you know about.
The third advantage is you can do as many Broker and Public Open Houses as you desire. There is no need to count on your Realtor to do them only to find out you only get 1 Open House.
We provide you with Open House flyers, and you can buy an Open House sign for a few dollars at any hardware store.
We list your Open House in the MLS, so it goes out to all 1,000+ websites and the newspaper picks it up too.
What Soldier to Soldier and OahuRE and all other Realtors have in common.
We all list your property on the MLS, Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com.
We go a step further because our photos are all enhanced, and we upload high-resolution photos to Zillow and Trulia as the default ones from the MLS are distorted on Zillow and Trulia.
We all use the standard Hawaii Listing Agreement.
We all review the offers and provide tips on counter offers and help you negotiate a better deal.
We all manage the escrow process from start to finish.