REALTOR® Information Why Use a REALTOR®?

Why use a REALTOR®?

Whether you're buying or selling a home, your REALTOR® can help make your real estate transaction a successful one. They are with you every step of the way throughout the transaction from start to finish.

When BUYING a home, a REALTOR®:

When SELLING a home, a REALTOR®:

Has the most information in one place about what is on the market,including homes listed by other REALTORS®. You won't waste time looking at unsuitable homes.

Helps you determine how much home you can afford, how you can acquire the down payment and what financing options may be open to you.

Can help you find the home best suited to your needs- size, style, features, location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping, etc.

Can supply information on real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities.

Can suggest simple changes that could make a prospective home more suitable for you and improve its utility and value.

Has no emotional ties to a home, can be objective about it and can point out its advantages and disadvantages.

Acts as an agent between you and the seller to present offers and counter-offers until an agreement is reached.

Is bound by a Code of Ethics and pledges to protect and promote the interest of the buyer by providing honest treatment for all parties involved in the transaction.

Is bound by a Code of Ethics and pledges to protect and promote the interests of the seller by providing honest treatment for all parties involved in the transaction.

Is knowledgeable of the market and gives you the quickest exposure to the maximum number of buyers.

Qualifies prospects as to their affordable price range and housing needs.

Knows current real estate values and can help you set a realistic, competitive price. This skilled professional knows how to merchandise your home effectively.

Is familiar with the local home-loan market and can help you determine whether seller-assisted financing may expedite your sale.

Can figure the net proceeds from your sale, taking into account your outstanding loan balance, closing costs and possible owner financing.

Can tap an even larger market through referrals and marketing techniques.

Frees you from the problems associated with showing your home. The REALTOR® handles phone inquiries, appointments, showings and negotiations of the contract.

Maintains objectivity in presenting offers and counter-offers.

Can familiarize you with the closing procedures by explaining them all in advance.

Shouldn't you be using a REALTOR®?

Contact Info

  • Honolulu Board of REALTORS
  • 1136 12th Avenue, Suite 200
  • Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
  • Ph: (808) 732-3000
  • Fax: (808) 732-8732
  • Email:

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Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Note: Honolulu Board of REALTORS® receives inquiries seeking professional advice; however the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® staff is not qualified, nor licensed, by the state of Hawaii to properly address real estate or legal issues. For questions concerning these issues, consult with either the Hawaii Real Estate Commission, your Principal Broker, or an Attorney.