All prospective homebuyers and sellers have the same goal: to successfully complete a real estate transaction with the best negotiator on their side.
There are many ways to find a home in Hawaii – through the MLS, newspapers, craigslist, brokerages, networking, even individual agent sites – but the only way to ensure that your financial and legal interests are fully represented is by retaining a knowledgeable real estate agent who represents only one side of the transaction - YOURS!
When you call the phone number on a listing, you are calling the agent for the other side. The selling agent’s financial responsibility is to their client, not you. Additionally, if the agent enters dual agency - representing both buyer and seller - agents are legally compelled to withhold any information that may give either side an advantage or better deal. For example, if the agent knew the seller was willing to drop the price by twenty five thousand dollars, they could not pass that information on to you. The reverse is also true; the agent cannot disclose that the buyer is willing to pay more for the home! Either way, the agent would still collect commission from both sides.
The good news is that you can level the playing field. Instead of calling the seller’s agent, use a trusted agent and ensure they only represent your side – this one act will help give you the upper hand when you are buying or selling. That is where the agent selection software used on this site works for you.
An agent is selected for you based on your criteria. You can trust that you are being represented by someone screened to fit your individual needs. The agents used by Best Of Hawaii Real Estate have not paid to be included; they don’t buy your information nor are they charged a subscription fee. Each agent is carefully screened to ensure they are correctly licensed and specialties are certified (i.e. e-pro), they work with a reputable brokerage and they belong to the National Association of Realtors (NAR); because only real estate licensees who are members of the NAR are properly called REALTORS®.
REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. When you use the agent selected for you, rest assured that your best interest is their first commitment to you, leaving you to concentrate on which house fits your needs!
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