Get to know Lisa Edwards
Licensed Salesperson in the STATE of HAWAII
***Before you list your property with me.....please be aware that the market is extremely slow....and realistically pricing your property to actually SELL should be considered. Base your listing price on similar property SALES PRICES, NOT listing prices. Allow your listing agreement to be at least 1 year....last, but not least, be patient....********Out-of-State sellers need to be aware of the 5% (of sales price) HARTA TAX.!!!!!!!!!
What I do for you as YOUR Listing Agent
I.E. Where my commission goes !
Visiting your lot(s). May take me 1 hour or so. Taking photos of your lot, downloading them unto my computer and then downloading them in Hawaii Information Service- Approximately 2-3 hours. Paying for Hawaii Information Service (over $700 per year) Purchasing (approximately $18 to $34 per sign-per lot) traveling to Hilo to pick it up (90 mile round trip) Making frame /post for sign and placing it on your property(ies)-I put one sign on each lot even if the lots are side by side. Buyers must know where and how many lots are for sale.-2 -3 hours. Signs aren't always easy to install in lava rock and where there are no trees. "Digging a hole" doesn't work. In lava you must move rock and pile rock. Measuring the lot before putting up the sign-3o minutes. Writing up Listing Agreements/researching Property Info- 1 ½ hours Cost for faxing/paper/ink. Long Distance calls to my clients-both buyers and sellers. Negotiating contracts both for Listing Agreements and Offers from other Realtors and/or Buyers - 1 to 3 hours per lot/per agreement or offer Doing a thorough Comparative Market Analysis for my sellers to give them ideas on what the market is like. ½ hour Advertising/preparation/placement-I design and produce(print) flyers and distribute them throughout the communities. About 1 hour per lot I have certain areas where I concentrate my services (Ka'u) and I produce/pay for and distribute "just listed" postcards to alert neighbors that your lots is for sale. About $.50 per card. Plus my time to design the card,order them and pick them up. Communicating with clients is my main priority. With many of my clients on the "Mainland"-communication usually involves, mailing, long distance calls, and email/internet . about 5 hours per transaction Once a sales contract is received and accepted, escrow opens and I am in weekly, if not daily, contact with the escrow officers and the buyers agent. I am constantly negotiating on my seller's behalf. I am in contact with my sellers explaining the escrow process and answering questions. Approximately as little as 3 hours per transaction(rarely)all the way up to 24 or more hours per transaction. Normally, if all goes as planned, it takes about 12 hours per transaction.... Follow up work-about 5 hours per transaction. Contacting staking crew, taking down sign, updating MLS, etc. MY FINAL HOURS per normal land transaction...around 35-40 HOURS PER Listing
NOW---What you need to know about my COMMISSION!
•· I have to split (usually 50/50) with the agent who brought in the buyer!
•· THEN- now that I only have half of the commission rate-I have to split THAT with my broker .
•· So my outcome is not as much as you may think!
Now you know why it is important to me to really ask kindly that my commission NOT be lowered/negotiated..... I work really hard FOR YOU, even when the market is slow. What I, as a real estate salesperson would like to receive per lot is 10% on vacant land commission and 6% commission for home or condo. (please be aware that my commission may vary for owners having to pay Harpta tax)
Mahalo for choosing me as your Salesperson.
I look forward to serving you.
Lisa Edwards (S)
What I do for you as your BUYER'S AGENT
Arranging and Visiting your perspective home purchases. Depending on how many homes/land listings you may want to visit. May take us hours and/or days to complete Explaining in detail the facts about each home/land we visit. Traveling to the specific sites. Contacting each seller's agent of each home/land you are interested in. May take hours or days to complete. Doing a thorough Comparative Market Analysis for my Buyers to give them ideas on what the market is like. 1-2 hours Writing up Purchase Agreements/researching Property Info- 3 ½ hours Cost for faxing/paper/ink/travel and long distance calls ($50 Document fee-returned only at successful completion of escrow) Long Distance calls to my clients-both buyers and sellers. Negotiating contracts both for Listing Agreements and Offers from other Realtors and/or Buyers - 1 to 3 hours per lot/per agreement or offer Communicating with clients is my main priority. With many of my clients on the "Mainland"-communication usually involves, mailing, long distance calls, and email/internet . about 5 hours per transaction and about 12 to 20 hours per home purchase Once a sales contract is received and accepted, escrow opens and I am in weekly, if not daily, contact with the escrow officers and the seller's agent. I am constantly negotiating on my buyer's behalf. I am in contact with my buyer's explaining the escrow process and answering questions. Approximately as little as 3 hours per transaction(rarely)all the way up to 24 or more hours per transaction. Normally, if all goes as planned, it takes about 12 hours per transaction.... Follow up work-about 5 hours per transaction. Contacting staking crew, taking down sign, updating MLS, etc. Paying for Hawaii Information Service (over $700 per year) Now you know why it is important to me to really ask kindly that you return all phone calls and emails promptly....... I work really hard FOR YOU, even when the market is slow. Please understand that my time is valuable and I require a $50 document service fee to be refunded only at the close of escrow. This is to hopefully avoid "nervous buyers" and or "tire-kickers" from wasting my valuable time by writing up offers for buyers who have no intention of following thru .Mahalo for choosing me as your Salesperson.
Are You A Serious Buyer??
This Information is important for me as a Realtor so I may better assist you.
•· Have you interviewed or visited a loan officer/mortgage broker?
•· If you have not, do you (currently) have all the cash needed to make a purchase?
•· Do you have a "Pre-Qualification" letter from your loan officer?
•· Are you prepared to move swiftly thru the purchase contract?
•· Are you prepared to make a down-payment?
•· If you are selling your current residence, do you have it on the market?
•· Are you willing to sign a Buyers Agreement with me? A Buyers Agreement means that I will be the ONLY Realtor working on YOUR behalf. I will be working deligently for YOU. At the same time, your present purchase will guarantee that I will be paid for my time i.e. the commission. Any commission due to any purchase you make within our "Buyers Agreement' contract date will be awarded me.
•· Are you ready right now to find the property of your dreams??????
•· LET'S GO!!
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