kaneohe homes for sale: Kaneohe Christmas Lighting Ceremony less; however, Homes For Sale - 12/17/12 09:11 AM
 
With 2012, and due to city finacial cutbacks, there was no Kaneohe Christmas Lighting Ceremonyless; however, Homes For Sale activity has increased year to date.
Due to budget restrictions, we did not have the entertainment, celebration and gala that preceeded last year.  The Christmas lights are up by the Kaneohe Police Station, with sparkle and glow.  Hopefully, next year, the City will celebrate with renewed vigor November 30, 2013, the scheduled date of the Kaneohe Bay Christmas Parade.  
Usually, the Parade is at 9-11AM and then a 6PM Lighting Event with free entertainment and food booths.  I got stuck in … (0 comments)

kaneohe homes for sale: Plan your next Christmas Honolulu Marathon and Oahu Real Estate - 12/14/12 10:28 AM
Put this on your Calendar, Plan your next Christmas Honolulu Marathon and Oahu Real Estate.  What's your favorite brand of shoe for running?  for walking?  Do you have a favorite?  I do not, although I favor NEW BALANCE.
This year, 2012 was a record setter in two ways.  Real Estate sales activity and prices in most neighborhoods continue to climb and the 40th Honolulu Marathon had 31,000+ participants with over 24,000 completing the 26.2 mile race course.  You have to train for this one!  There were several thousand limping and crying with injuries.  Some didn't even practice!  
Although next years sign-up … (1 comments)

kaneohe homes for sale: E-Signatures Hawaii Adobe Echo Sign Challenge - 10/26/12 08:12 PM
If you have been an agent in the business for any length of time, you probably have a similar story.    
With this challenge, I waited til the last minute, and then it dawned on me!  
I did have something to say!
About 2 years ago, our office started subscribing to electronic signatures.  Our MLS has "RELAY" offered to members for free.  To me, the user interface was not friendly.  Adobe Echo sign has a good offering and has the competition beat.  
SLOW AS MOLASSES: 9 months ago, an owner said she wanted to sell and was going … (5 comments)

kaneohe homes for sale: Post Cards Compared Direct Mail Lead Generation PART 3 of 3 - 08/30/12 08:41 AM
As a continuation, this is the last of 3 Parts.  There may be one or two that was missed, if you think they are competitive,then comment about your favorite.  Subscribe if you want to get any updates.  The below shows Cost Per Hundred and most of the pricing is if you order at least 1000.  The list is not in alphabetical order.  If you missed it, see PART 1 and PART 2. (will Open as a NEW Window.) 
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$25/64http://postcardservices.com/content/pricing.asp
 Just Listed, Sold templates 13pt Gloss Color both sides for 1000.
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$65http://www.postcardsplus.com/default3.asp
for 100, including first class mailing service.  They … (4 comments)

kaneohe homes for sale: Using Bruce Hicks Best Homes Hawaii as your buyer agent - 08/07/12 09:15 AM
When Using Bruce Hicks Best Homes Hawaii as your buyer agent, there are as much as 120 things I do for you.  Services For Home Buyers
1. Explain the benefits of a Buyers Broker/Agent.
2. Determine the approximate price range for which the buyer will qualify. This is called pre-qualifying, and includes an in-depth inventory of the buyer's resources, and a discussion about credit.
3. Describe how lenders and loan brokers work.
4. Explain the benefits and drawbacks of various standard kinds of financing.
5. Explain loan charges and their relationship the cost and rate of the loan.
6. Provide ideas … (5 comments)

kaneohe homes for sale: Market Activity November Statistics for Kaneohe Homes November 2011 - 01/09/12 12:48 AM
 
Market Activity November Statistics for Kaneohe Homes November 2011 This is for OAHU tax zones 1-4-4 to 1-4-7
·      For a description of the zones see blog on Oahu Tax Maps Make Plans for a Honolulu Home 2012 Oahu
** The below does not include, for sale by owner sales and any new home sales (data obtained from Honolulu Board of Realtors MLS)

Summary of Facts and Potential Trend Analysis * For November there were 117 houses for sale in Kaneohe * Average market value for single family homes is $660,000 which is down from the same month last year … (1 comments)

kaneohe homes for sale: 5 Secret Ways to Make More Money from Selling in Honolulu Kaneohe Oahu! - 12/17/11 05:32 AM
5 SECRET WAYS TO MAKE MORE MONEY FROM SELLINGin Honolulu Kaneohe Oahu!
1.  WILL THE CURBSIDE GLOW?Starting out with the front of the house.  It's a given to manicure the exterior, yard, lawn, shrubs, but to also freshen or even PAINT the entry doors, then wash all the windows in the house, inside and out.  While you are at it, clean the window sills and the bottom of the window jambs, and wash the blinds.
2.  ANY SMELLS?Thoroughly air out the home.  Because you are used to it, you may not notice weird odors in your home that may be blatantly … (1 comments)

 
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