Home Selling Tips – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii!

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Market Your Home for Sale Like A Pro on the Big Island!

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Oceanfront lanai over sunsetAnyone preparing their home for sale can get hyper-focused on all the little details before it’s ready to be put on the market. However, once the property is listed, this invokes another complicated layer of public persona, communications (staying out of Judge Judy’s fiery grips), negotiations, showings, security, open houses….to name just a few. Now, we’re not even talking about once you actually have an accepted contract – navigating the timelines, escrow, inspections…etc.

While our current real estate market trends on the Big Island of Hawaii show that inventory is at an all-time low, we have seen that Buyers are still looking for value and in most cases will not overpay. So shoring up your property with a beautiful online/offline presence is the key and studying current home selling activity here in Kona is key!

It’s all about the Eye-Candy

Most buyers do their preliminary searches online, current stats reflect about 90%- so this will be their first impression of your Property. Here are a couple of tips:

Online: Great Photography!

  • Hire a Pro!
  • Get a Virtual Tour

Offline: Staging & Curbside Appeal

  • Hire a professional stager;
  • Ask your friends & neighbors to come over and act as if they are interested buyers

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There are some really good professional photography services here in Kona, Hawaii that provide images, virtual tours, online setup, your own personal website, social shares, flyer creation and QR codes. These services range from $160-$500+ on the average, but well worth it!

Also, LUVA Real Estate are professionals at home staging.

Create an Online Social Life

Just posting your home online might not be enough to attract buyers. However, if you give it a persona on Facebook or tweet about its beautifully refinished hardwood floors, you’ll reach more potential buyers and establish an emotional connection before they ever set foot inside.

Be Flexible

If the market isn’t cooperating with your current strategy, then be prepared to change it. This could mean dropping the price, hosting impromptu open houses or even taking the property off the market for a couple of months. Be sure to stay abreast of local selling trends by speaking with real estate agents and tracking area comparable.

Zen Statue at staircaseSpread It thru Word Of Mouth

Enlist the help of all your friends and family to help spread the word. Put flyers out front and pass them around to all of your neighbors — they might want their friends to move in down the street. Also, let local real estate agents know your house is available.

If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market and would like some friendly home selling tips and absolutely no pressure insight, LUVA Real Estate would love to assist you in anyway.

LUVA Real Estate is uniquely positioned to assist you with:

  • Hiring a professional photographer in Hawaii;
  • Home staging;
  • We can provide a current market analysis which will show Kailua-Kona, Hawaii real estate market activity. It will help narrow a price range as well.

So, if you’re looking for that perfect luxury vacation rental or real estate for sale in Hawaii, LUVA Real Estate would love the opportunity to earn your trust. Give us a call directly at 808-769-5111808-769-5111 or email us at [email protected] to chat about your next vacation, corporate retreat or tropical adventure. We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kailua-Kona and service the areas of Keauhou, Napoopoo Village, Kailua-Kona, Kukio, Mauna Kea & Hualalai Resorts and Waikoloa. We also have private villas for rent on the Island of Maui and Oahu and other international destinations.

Perhaps you’re looking to buy a luxury home, condo or a “peace” of land in the Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Kukio, Hualalai, Waikoloa area…we’re here for you. Along with general real estate, we specialize in high-end resort sales and private home management. Our agents are dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced.”

As always, we appreciate your comments, feedback and just thinking out loud! Call us at 1-855-769-5111 or email [email protected] more information. Thank you!