Frequently Asked Questions
Are There Any Up-Front Fees or Hidden Charges?
NO! You pay only if we sell your home, at the close of escrow. If we don't sell your home, you owe NOTHING!
Are You a “Discount” Broker?
No. We provide full traditional real estate services at some of the most reasonable, fair, and competitive fees in town without sacrificing quality or service.
Does Aloha Maui Real Estate Show My Home To Buyers?
YES! We have licensed agents available every day ready to show your home to interested buyers.
Do Other Agents Show My Home?
YES! We cooperate with all real estate professionals. Agents from other offices frequently show and sell Aloha Maui Real Estate listings.
Do You Work With Buyers?
YES! Our agents provide full service for buyers as well as sellers. In addition to our own fine selection of homes, we can also assist buyer in viewing homes for sale through the MLS and new homes offered by local builders.
Aloha Maui Real Estate also has special incentives for buyers who chose us to represent them in a search for their home. See the Buy a Home link for buyer programs.
How Do I Know What My Home Is Worth?
We help you! We prepare a free comprehensive Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).
A CMA will assist YOU in determining the correct price for your home and takes into consideration similar homes currently for sale as well as a review of recent home sales in your area for the past year
If you would like a free CMA, please call or email us today at 808.242.8889 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are Aloha Maui Real Estate agents licensed?
Yes, all Aloha Maui Real Estate agents are licensed, members of their local MLS boards, and members of the National Association of Realtors.
If another agent brings in the buyer while I am under the flat fee program, do I have to give them a coop if they write a contact?
Technically if your property is not listed in the MLS the answer is no. In reality, an agent from a real estate firm other than Aloha Maui Real Estate who wants to show your home will generally contact us first to find out if you are willing to offer a coop.
All commissions are negotiable and we will work with you to work out an agreement between you and the other agent that will define just how much they will earn as their commission.
If your home IS listed in the MLS, then you are legally bound to pay the real estate professional that procures a buyer for your property the amount of coop defined in the MLS.
Am I locked into a 6-month listing contract with Aloha Maui Real Estate?
This is negotiable and depends upon the agreement you make with your Aloha Maui Real Estate Agent.
What are open houses? Are they necessary?
An Open House is a marketing tool used by realtors to expose your home to potential buyers. As to wheter or not an open house is necessary, the answer is yes. Just like “location, location, location” is important, so is “exposure, exposure, exposure. The more people that see your home the more you increase the odds of finding buyers.
What is MLS?
MLS® (Multiple Listing Service) is a comprehensive computerized database of homes for sale. This database is used by Realtors to market and promote their own listings as well as to search for homes for buyers that they represent. A large portion of real estate transactions are a result of direct MLS exposure.
By listing your property in the MLS, it will be exposed to local and national realtors who would otherwise not have known your home was for sale.
Do I have to list my home in the MLS and thereby offer a coop commission?
No. That is totally up to you and often dependent upon your marketplace. If homes in your area are moving fast, then you will probably want to at least start without the MLS so you have an opportunity to maximize your equity and realize the maximum savings of commissions. However, if you are in an area taking 45 or more days to sell the average home, then you will probably want to list your home in the MLS to increase your exposure. As they say, time is money and exposure is critical.
What is REALTOR.com?
Realtor.com it is the official Internet site for the National Association of Realtors and is a site that buyers can search for home nationwide. Realtor.com's 1.4 million home listings are provided by participating Realtor Multiple Listing Services which is one of the advantages of listing your home on the MLS, your home will then be copied to the Realtor.com web site and will be accessible to individuals and Realtors via the Internet. This includes color pictures, tours and all pertinent information (price, location, square footage, contact information, etc.)
Can I start out trying to sell my home on the flat fee program with Aloha Maui Real Estate Exclusive Listing first, then add the MLS later?
Yes. Several of our clients have done just this.
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