With the flaming hot seller’s market we’re experiencing in 2021, there’s never been a better time to sell your home, especially in Hawaii. In July, single-family homes spent an average of just 26 days on the market in the Big Island, which is down significantly from the 78 days spent on the market in 2020. The most activity last month was with homes in the $2 million to $2.4 million range. So, if you’re looking to list your home, you won’t want to wait any longer!
To maximize revenue on your home for sale in Hawaii, you must prepare your home to impress eager buyers. Ask me how I can assist in any of these steps to ensure selling your property goes smoothly.
Stage to Impress
If your property requires staging, you truly can’t overestimate the importance of this step. Renee works with highly experienced professional stagers that will make your investment, primary, or vacation home present a powerful first impression to potential buyers.
Some crucial elements of staging your Hawaii real estate include:
- De-personalizing your home by removing family photos, niche artwork, and unique décor items.
- De-cluttering the home which may include renting a storage space to house some of your belongings.
- Deep-cleaning by steaming the carpets, cleaning the grout between tiles, cleaning appliances inside and out, washing the windows, and more.
- Increasing the brightness by ensuring none of the windows are blocked and adding additional lighting if necessary.
- Arranging furniture so every room is easy to navigate and no room is too congested.
The goal of staging to sell is to remove any trace of your ownership and make your Hawai’i home appeal to the intended interested buyer quickly. Present a clean, open, and fresh canvas that’s ready for the new owner to transform into their personal tastes.
Amp Up the Curb Appeal
We all know Hawaii is gorgeous! Make sure the exterior of your home showcases that “WOW” factor so buyers’ excitement can climb even higher. The way you prepare the home’s exterior and present can make or break a first impression for motivated buyers. Get a fresh coat of paint (something neutral) and do some pressure washing for the roof, driveway, entry, and walkways.
Don’t neglect the landscaping! If you manage your own yard, now is the time to manicure your palm and coconut trees and your flowers. Make your ocean view the best it can be by trimming your trees to enhance this valuable asset. The lawn should be mowed and clean of any clutter.
Get an Appraisal
Depending on the property’s uniqueness at the Brokers expense, Renee will request her clients to have the property in Hawaii appraised prior to listing by a local professional appraiser. Not only does this help validate valuation in a strong seller’s market, but it will also help sellers understand their position and strategize when offers start coming in. Ultimately, it helps them know what offer they should accept.
Get a Pre-Inspection
Another key step provided is getting your home market-ready with a pre-home inspection. This will give you an exact picture of the state of your home rather than the general idea you may already have. It will tell you all those little things you may need to fix and reveal any major issues that could create an obstacle when selling. Getting a pre-inspection is especially valuable if you’ve owned the home for many years.
You can’t put a price on the peace of mind you’ll gain from a pre-inspection. When listing your home to sell Buyers will appreciate the extra leg work your Broker takes on to assist and prepare your home or condo that’s been pre-inspected. This brings added value and will be extra attractive to buyers.
Sell Your Hawaii Real Estate with Renee H. Kraft REALTOR BROKER
Whether you’ve started prepping your home for the market or you’ve only just begun to think about selling, you’re going to need the right broker at your side to sell your Big Island home quickly and at top dollar. Born and raised in these islands Renee has over 25 years of experience with Hawaii real estate, Renee delivers results.
Showcase what makes your home unique and let Renee tailor the approach to fit your needs. To get started, contact Renee today at 808-345-2108 or via email at [email protected] or request your home valuation report at www.SearchHawaiiPropertty.com/homevaluation.
Renee H. Kraft Luxury Top performing Hawaii State Broker born and raised on the island of Oahu named one of Hawaii State’s very best Realtors. She brings exceptional service to her clientele. Licensed professional Realtor in Hawaii Real Estate since 1992. She has the experience and tenacity to market effectively, negotiate, and focus with attention to detail every step of the way. Educated 7th – 12th grades at the La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls and the University of Hawaii Manoa campus with a B.A. in Psychology. She strives to continually keep up on the Hawaii economic forecasts and daily market activity. Technology driven Renee understands the importance of keeping her clientele in the loop on current market availablility and knowing the market inventory is 100% key to get her clients what they want. Extraordinary exceptional homes, estates, condominiums, and vacant land are her specialty. Integrity and honesty are just a fraction of what Renee shares with her clients and a very strong work ethic. Putting the client’s needs first utilizing the range of experience and knowledge, combined with a a huge amount of Aloha gives her great satisfaction that she can help her clients make sound and profitable real estate investments. Member Rotary Club of Kona -Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) -Sellers Representation Specialist (SRS) -Graduate Realtors Instutute (GRI) -Resort and Second Home Property Specialist RSPS).