The Realty Company, Ltd. 1042 Fort Street Mall Suite 300 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. Sales Line: 808.566.6551. Property Management Line: 808.550.8827


Hawaii’s Unique Real Estate Market

Hawaii’s real estate market is unique to any other real estate market in the world.  Hawaii’s tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and multi-ethnic population attract people from around the world, yet Honolulu is consistently ranked as one of the most expensive cities to live in. Residents consider housing to be one of their top priorities as home ownership is a major investment in Hawaii.  Finding a home can be an overwhelming endeavor without proper guidance.

What We Can Do For You

We have existing working relationships with various lenders, architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors, appraisers, and title and escrow companies to better assist you with all your real estate needs.

Thinking About Selling?

Always know your competition when selling your home. A detailed market analysis prepared by us will show the current listing inventory and recent competitive transactions within your neighborhood. A properly prepared market analysis will give you a competitive edge. We can also make recommendations on repairs and upgrades to maximize your sales price. Always keep in mind, “Everything is negotiable.” The following is a list of “TYPICAL” SELLER CLOSING COSTS:

  • 60% of the premium for standard coverage title insurance
  • Cost of drafting conveyance documents and bills of sale
  • Cost of obtaining Seller’s consents
  • Seller’s notary fees
  • Conveyance tax
  • 50% of escrow fees
  • Cost of required staking or survey
  • FHA or VA discount points, and other applicable charges
  • Recording fees to clear Seller’s title
  • FIRPTA & HARPTA (for non-resident sellers)

An “Exclusive Right to Sell Listing Agreement” will need to be signed, giving us the legal right to market and sell your home for a fee (a sales commission). Our residential sales commission is six (6%) percent of the sales price, paid through escrow at recordation. If we do not sell your property at a price acceptable  to you, no commissions will be charged.

Legal Requirements of Selling

  • Seller’s Real Property  Disclosure Statement
  • Standard Oceanfront Property Addendum
  • Lead Based Paint Disclosure
  • Leasehold Property Disclosure

Before You Buy…

CALL THE REALTY COMPANY, LTD.!  Buyers often believe not having an agent will save them money. Keep in mind, the listing broker is hired by the seller, FOR THE SELLER. Having us represent you won’t cost anything.  Our commissions are paid by the seller. The following are “TYPICAL” BUYER CLOSING COSTS:

  • 40% of the premium for standard coverage title      insurance and additional costs relating to the issuance of extended coverage policy
  • Cost of drafting an agreement of sale or mortgage and note
  • Cost of obtaining Buyer’s consent
  • Buyer’s notary fees
  • All recording fees except documents to clear Seller’s title
  • 50% of escrow fees
  • Condominium ownership transfer fee
  • FHA or VA discount points, and any mortgage fees

When purchasing a home, our market knowledge will help you negotiate a good market price for the property.

The Realty Company, Ltd. Provides:

  • Buyer Representation
  • Seller Representation
  • Property Market Analysis
  • Property Management
  • Pre-Foreclosure Sales
  • Bank Owned Properties (REOs)
  • Real Estate Consultation
  • Investment Property Management

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