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The number of sold homes in Oahu continues to rise this year and this might be the best time to list your home for sale.

 


The number of homes sold continues to rise

If you watch the trends in the Oahu home market yearly, you'll know that things heats up this time of the year, and 2018 is no exception. This trend is expected to continue in the second half of the year. The data in June 2018 shows that the number of new listings and closed sales on Oahu has increased significantly compared to earlier in the year.  


 

There were 514 new single family homes listed in June compared to 377 in February of this year. As for closed sales in June, there were 365 single family homes closed compared to 217 in February.  There were 547 condos closed

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What are homebuyers looking for in a home? Here are three things that you can do to prepare your home that will net you more money.

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Today we want to talk to you about how to maximize the sale of your home. There are things you need to do to your home that will cost you less money and stress if you start early. Even when the market is hot, buyers will still balk at dirty, cluttered homes with a lot of personal items strewn about.

Here’s what you need to do:

"It’s tough for buyers to imagine themselves living in your home with a lot of personal items strewn around."

1. Clean, clean, clean, and clean

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We just wanted to send out a quick message thanking ALL of you who came out and supported our team on Keller Williams RED Day. RED stands for “Renew, Energize, and Donate” and our group certainly accomplished all three of those tasks.

Each year on the second Thursday of May, we celebrate RED Day as a part of our legacy worth leaving. Making a difference in the lives of others and bettering the communities that we serve lies at the heart of the Keller Williams culture. It embodies the generous spirit and commitment we have to “giving back" to the cities and towns they live and work in.

We had over 100 agents

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Even in a market like Hawaii, homes fail to sell every day. Here’s the main reason why.

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Why don’t homes sell in Hawaii? The No. 1 reason is price. Here’s a common misconception that people have. They think if a Realtor has exceptional marketing, the home will sell no matter what price they list it at.

We know from experience that's not true. There’s a difference between price and value. The most important value is the value that the buyer places on the home. There are other values, including the appraised value and the tax value, but the only thing that really matters is what the buyer is willing to pay for

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Today, we thank the latest recipient of the prestigious Above and Beyond Award: Chris Arakawa.

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News in general can be just plain negative and stress you out, so today we want you to help us spread the good news about our last recipient of the Above and Beyond Award: Chris Arakawa.

Chris is a lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. He was recognized for spending hundreds of hours at events honoring WWII Japanese-American individuals or organizations. Whether arranging for a veteran’s burial, visiting a veteran alone in a care facility, or speaking to students who are touring the Veteran’s Clubhouse, Chris

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How are things in the Oahu real estate market? We have a few year-over-year statistics to share with you today.

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What’s going on with the Oahu real estate market?

We’ll go over some year-over-year statistics from the first quarter of every year from 2012 to 2017. Past activity is not foolproof in telling us where the market is headed, but it can help us make an educated guess.

The number of properties listed in the first quarter has gone up by 30% from 2012 to 2017. The average number of active listings went up 20% from 2012 to 2017.

"Rising interest rates erode the amount of money buyers can qualify for,

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Our guest today is the Owner of the Breaks R4 Kids mobile Hiphop Battle School, and an active member of the Hawaii Hiphop community for the past 15 years. He’s here today to talk to us about their upcoming Mini Hiphop event at Kamakana Alii and a full-blown Open Styles Hiphop battle at the Boys and Girls club in Ewa beach.
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Reserve Your Pie

 

 

Today we want to talk to you about free pumpkin pie.

In appreciation of our clients, we’re giving away pumpkin pies. Call us by Monday, November 20th to reserve your pie. It will be ready for pick-up the following day, Tuesday the 21st, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

"In appreciation of our clients, we’re giving away pumpkin pies."

When you pick up your pie, you’ll also be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card. We’ll have pupus and drinks, so you should stop by and hang out with us!

Remember, being in a bad real estate transaction could leave you feeling like you got pie all

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Staging Tips to Engage the Senses and More

 

Today we want to go over three things you can do to get your home ready for sale, which are: declutter, depersonalize, and “de-clean.”

Let’s start with decluttering. As a rule of thumb, the best way to declutter your home is by removing one third of the content from every room. In the kitchen, clear off counter spaces and remove magnets and other items from the front of the refrigerator.

Next, it’s time to depersonalize. Doing this will allow potential buyers to imagine themselves in your home. Belongings that are near and dear to your heart, like a bobblehead

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