Prepare To Sell
Enhance Curb Appeal
You’ll attract more interest and receive a higher oﬀer if you keep the landscape pristine. I also recommend, if applicable, adding creative touches to your yard, such as colorful annuals. This will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.
When the time comes for the potential buyer of your home to perform the home inspection, my goal is to minimize what the inspector reports. Knowledge is potential power. That is why I personally pay for a home inspection prior to listing your home so we can be aware of any problems and consider addressing them. This is a great way to eliminate or minimize one of the biggest hurdles in the home selling process.
Reduce Clutter and Staging
To increase the likelihood of obtaining maximum value of the home you are selling, it is best to eliminate all clutter. Also, remove any furniture or personal items that will likely distract potential buyers.
To help you obtain your real estate goals, when applicable, I will pay to have your home professionally staged. Having a professionally staged home often reduces the amount of time on market, and/or increases the selling price.
Below are several reasons why it is important to have a clutter free and furnished home when selling it.
A seller’s disclosure statement is a written statement prepared by the seller that discloses all “material facts” pertaining to the Hawaii home being oﬀered for sale. Under Hawaii law, no owner can sell residential real estate in Hawaii without completing the seller disclosure statement. Once completed, the statement is valid for 6 months but the home owner must update the disclosure statement if any new issues come to light. Hawaii law holds the homeowner responsible in disclosing all “material facts” that:
A “material fact” means any fact, defect, or condition, past or present, that would be expected to measurably aﬀect the value to a reasonable person of the residential real property being oﬀered for sale.
A seller disclosure statement is not required for the following sales of a Hawaii home when: