Buyer’s Broker – 10 Reasons You Need a Maui Real Estate Buyer’s Broker
When you begin your hunt for a home on Maui, it’s a good idea to have a Buyers Broker on your side. Someone you can work with and trust as a buyer representative to guide you through the process. Many second home buyers are not familiar with the neighborhoods and Maui real estate. You will benefit by hiring a local Maui agent who knows the island and the market here. A buyer representative will add value to the transaction as a counselor, communicator, analyst and advocate, providing the knowledge and skill to interpret information and coordinate the process.
A buyer’s representative, also known as a buyer’s agent or buyer’s broker can save you time and money by helping you focus on properties that fit your criteria. When the right home is found, the buyer representative will know how to package and present your offer so you get the house you want on the best possible terms. Don’t be fooled by a common myth that some buyers believe they will get a better deal if they work directly with the listing agent. Always keep in mind the listing agent represents the seller and has a fiduciary responsibility to the seller to sell the property at the best terms and highest price possible.
In most circumstances the buyer’s agent does not cost the buyer, as the seller’s agent shares in their compensation. So after considering this, why not hire your own buyer’s representative and have some one on YOUR side?
How do I determine if my Maui agent will make a good buyer’s agent?
Agency disclosure: an agent should disclose “how” they can represent you and give you a choice.
A good agent should listen to your needs and respect them.
A good agent will ask questions, get to know you , your lifestyle and help evaluate those needs to locate the best property for you.
A good agent will familiarize you with the Maui market, Maui neighborhoods, prices, locations, and conditions so you will feel confident that you are doing the right thing when it comes time to purchase.
What will a Maui buyers agent do for me?
A buyer’s agent can show you homes that are currently on the market, homes for sale by owner, new construction homes offered by builders and homes that may not be on the market yet.
A buyer’s agent will provide market data to help you establish an offering price.
A buyer’s agent can help you structure your offer, not by price alone, but by other factors, terms and conditions
A buyer’s agent will negotiate on your behalf.
A buyer’s representative will structure strategy to create a winning scenario. (It may not by about price, it could be getting the house when you are competing with other bidders!)
Much happens between writing an offer and closing, a buyer’s agent will attend to the details in a timely manner. Making sure the transaction GETS to closing.
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I would highly recommend Scott and Dave. They represented us for our home purchase on Maui in 2014. Scott and Dave were very professional and knowledgeable of the real estate market in HI. They are honest and very focused on our home requirements. It was smooth sailing throughout the escrow even though there were a few common problems. We live in another state and we would confidently recommend Dave and Scott and will engage this team again for any future Maui purchases.
We have bought and sold several properties through Scott Innes over the last several years. Scott is a detail oriented professional who knows the real estate business and local market inside and out. He listens well to the needs of his clients and responds thoughtfully and timely, working well beyond normal expectations. Scott has a wonderful people pleasing personality. He keeps his clients well informed, and he exhibits a strong sense business ethics and honesty that make it a pleasure to wor…
Scott was very helpful in selling our condo. Not only did he send E-mails with the current listings on a regular basis (but not so often as to be irritating) so that I could “gauge the market” myself, but he also suggested and met with contractors to get the repairs done that were necessary before we put the condo up for sale, as we live in Alaska, not Maui. He continued to market the property in several different venues, negotiated with the buyers effectively and closed the deal without a lo…
Joe Kubelka is very hard-working and honest, has excellent communication skills, and is very proficient at networking. If I had a question for which he did not have an answer, he searched out the info and got back to me immediately. He carefully listened to what I was looking for in a property, and searched until he found it. Joe never pressured me to buy, and even advised that I might not be happy with some of the properties I looked at, based on the info I had given him. He even helped me wit…
Amazing advocates for selling or buying a home in Maui. I have used Dave Rooks and Scott Innes during both the purchase and sale of my home in Maui. They are an amazing team! Very supportive in both processes of buying and selling. I would recommend them with out hesitation, they are both locals that know their stuff! Aloha
Joe was extremely helpful during the entire process. As a first time home buyer i had a lot of questions and Joe was very quick to answer them. He was available anytime i had questions and returned my calls promptly. I would highly recommend Joe for your real estate needs. I look forward to working with him in the future!
Scott is a wonderful professional realtor. We enjoyed the expertise, knowledge and kindness he showed us during our travel to Maui looking for a vacation home. He knows the island well. He was able to find us a home that meets all our needs and welcomes us to Maui each visit. Thank you Scott !!!