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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Meet Our Only Recommend Vendor For Cleaning Your Home


Looking to buy or sell a home in Hawaii? Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call us at (808) 799-9596 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.  
 

Make Your Home Shine

People ask us all the time what cleaning service we recommend, and our answer is Spott's Cleaning Service. Today we have the general manager from Spott's, and his name is Marcello.

Spott's Cleaning service takes a lot of pride in catering to all of a client's needs. They listen to your needs to provide a personal service that will leave you satisfied. Spott's is a one-stop cleaning service providing both residential and commercial clients with detailed cleaning services, carpet shampooing, window cleaning, floor care, pressure washing, strip & waxing and much more.

Spott's recently took care of one of our clients from the Lally Team.
The house was a mess and needed to be cleaned and organized, and by listening to what the client needed, Spott's team got her house cleaned, organized, and ready for sale.

Professionally cleaned homes show better
, and homes that show better always get offers faster and closer to asking price, as well as multiple offers that will allow your home to sell for more money.

When in Escrow, a professional cleaning avoids the subjective argument between the buyer and seller on if the home is clean or not.

Spott's is the only cleaning company that we recommend to you.
This is also the only company that I use to clean my properties and also my own home.

For more information on Spott's, visit their website (www.spottshawaii.com) or give them a call at (808) 383-5843.

Also remember to tune in to our radio show every Saturday at 11 a.m. on AM 830 KHVH on Oahu or at noon on Thursdays on 1110 AM KAHO on Maui.


As always, if you need any assistance with real estate in Hawaii, feel free to give us a call at (808) 799-9596 or visit us at www.TeamLally.com

Monday, March 31, 2014

You're Invited to the Grand Opening Party for our New Office!



Looking to buy or sell a home in Hawaii? Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call us at (808) 799-9596 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.  
 

Click here to RSVP for the Grand Opening Party Now!


We're cordially inviting you to the grand opening of our new office. All of our friends, 'frenemies', and family are invited to enjoy this event.
If you're reading this message over the shoulder of your coworker (yeah, you know who you are), you're also invited! We want to extend this invitation to anyone and everyone.

We will be giving away some awesome door prizes, providing entertainment, as well as free drinks (but make sure you have a designated driver...). Balloon artist Arthur Stout will be there, so if you've been dreaming of owning a light saber or pirate ship (in balloon form), this will be your chance.

Our new office is located across the street from the Kapa Ľau Police Station, (so we have to behave) and around the corner from the Aloha Federal Credit Union in the James Campbell building across from the Kapolei Regional Park.

There is plenty of street parking, and underground parking is always free. Students from the Kapolei culinary class will also be providing the food, so you will definitely not want to miss out on this event.

Check out the link below to RSVP, because we're hoping to see you there.
http://www.teamlally.com/Grand-Opening

If you need any assistance with real estate in Hawaii, feel free to give us a call at (808) 799-9596, otherwise, we'll see you at the party!

Also, don't forget to catch our radio show, the Team Lally Real Estate Show - Home of the Guaranteed SOLD Program or We’ll Buy It - every Saturday at 11AM - 12PM on KHVH 830 and KIKI 990. Also be sure to tune into our Maui radio show on Thursday from 12-1 on KAOI 1110AM.

If you are interested in learning more about buying or selling real estate in the Honolulu area we have a free book available online. To receive your free book please visit http://www.teamlally.com/book

To get your free book all about Honolulu Real Estate written by Adrienne and Attilio click here!

 

To get your free book all about Maui Real Estate written by Adrienne and Attilio click here!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Low Ball Offer Gets Buyer Kicked to the Curb



Looking to buy or sell a home in Hawaii? Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call us at (808) 799-9596 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.  

Everyone wants a good deal on a home, but making an offer that is too low can get you axed by a potential seller. There are times when you can leverage your position and ask for a low price, but you need to know when you are able to do this.
  1. For starters, figure out what type of property you're working with. Is it a short sale? A bank loan? A distressed property? (A distressed property is when the seller is behind on their mortgage payments)
  2. Next, find out what the competition looks like. If the property is hot and receiving multiple offers, your lowball offer will immediately be thrown off the table and you will be forgotten about. It's important to stand out to the seller, but not by offering a low price. If you want to go lower with an offer, make sure you have a valid reason for doing so.
  3. Do your Research: Scour the area and figure out what similar homes sold for. Also, look at current listings to find what active listings are going for on the market. Appraisers look at these types of numbers to determine value, and you have access to these same resources as they do. (Our buyer agents at Team Lally are experts with this and can be very helpful with this step)
  4. Include a Pre-Approval Letter: This will signify to the seller that you will be able to pay for the home, and that you are very serious about purchasing it. Most sellers will not even let you in the front door if you are not pre-approved or do not have proof of funds.
Hopefully this information was helpful to you, but if you have any further questions or are looking to buy or sell in Hawaii, then please contact us. You can reach us at (808) 799-9596 or visit our website: www.TeamLally.com

Also, don't forget to catch our radio show, the Team Lally Real Estate Show - Home of the Guaranteed SOLD Program or We’ll Buy It - every Saturday at 11AM - 12PM on KHVH 830 and KIKI 990. If you are interested in learning more about buying or selling real estate in the Honolulu area we have a free book available online. To receive your free book please visit http://www.teamlally.com/book

To get your free book all about Honolulu Real Estate written by Adrienne and Attilio click here!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Avoid a Crazy Hoarder Tenant with a Professional Property Manager



Looking to buy or sell a home in Hawaii? Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call us at (808) 799-9596 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.  

A lot of people assume that they can buy a property and rent it out with no problem. This, however, is not the case. Just like you need a real estate professional to buy or sell a home, you need a professional to manage your property.

Introducing Duke Kimhan, our Preferred Property Manager

There are a plethora of reasons why you should use Duke Kimhan of Keller Williams Realty, but here are just a few:
  • He will find the right tenant for you by screening all of the candidates. This will include a credit check and a follow up where he contacts all of a tenant's references.
  • He will use his experience to gauge a great tenant from a more troublesome one.
  • His expertise in managing properties effectively helps to preserve the value of your property.
Duke also has an insane guarantee: He promises to rent your property for an agreed amount within 30 days of your decision or he will pay your rent!

Let us repeat that one more time: Duke promises to rent your property for an agreed amount within 30 days of your decision or he will pay your rent!

For more information, visit his website: KellerWilliamsHonoluluPropertyManagement.com or call the rental hotline at 808-445-9223

If you are looking for a property manager, here are some other things that you'll want to see:

  1. The property must be cleaned prior to a move in: This is a fairly basic requirement, but also one that is often not totally taken care of. Having a new tenant complain of a dirty residence is a terrible way for them to become acquainted with a property.
  2. Make a move-in checklist with the tenant: This checklist will expose any damaged or defective parts of a residence when a tenant moves in. This checklist should also be completed a few days after moving in. Then, when they move out, a tenant can be held liable for any damages that occurred during their stay.
  3. Be very responsive to repair requests: Once again, you do not want to anger your tenant. Your property manager should do everything necessary to cater to your tenants' needs, because they are your livelihood. Also, an angry tenant is less likely to pay rent on time, so avoid that unnecessary problem.
Hopefully this information has been helpful to you. If you would like any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at (808) 799-9596 or visit www.TeamLally.com

Also, don't forget to catch our radio show, the Team Lally Real Estate Show - Home of the Guaranteed SOLD Program or We’ll Buy It - every Saturday at 11AM - 12PM on KHVH 830 and KIKI 990. If you are interested in learning more about buying or selling real estate in the Honolulu area we have a free book available online. To receive your free book please visit http://www.teamlally.com/book

To get your free book all about Honolulu Real Estate written by Adrienne and Attilio click here!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

3 Secrets to Sell Your Home Faster & For More Money



Looking to buy or sell a home in Hawaii? Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call us at (808) 799-9596 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

If you follow these three easy home-prepping tips, you can sell your home faster and for more money!
  1. Professional Cleaning: No prospective buyer will even consider a dirty home, would you? If you spend the cash to clean, it will pay dividends when you reach your final sale. This step is a sure-fire way to get buyers interested, but don't forget about the outside. Curb appeal is just as important as a thorough cleaning!
  2. Declutter: To go along with cleaning, you must remove any unnecessary appliances from your home. You're moving out anyway, so why not rid your home of those cluttered items beforehand? Renting a storage unit can cost you, but making your home look clean and inviting is essential to creating competition with buyers.
  3. Depersonalize: You want prospective buyers to be able to imagine themselves inhabiting this space, so erase any traces of yourself from the property. It's supposed to be their prospective home, not yours! You need not make your home a total blank slate, but be sure that it's inviting and not just boring. This could include repainting or even installing different ceiling fans or windows.
For a sterling example, check out this beautiful property located on 91-1029 Kaikane St! For a virtual tour of this property click here!

Also, don't forget to catch our radio show, the Team Lally Real Estate Show - Home of the Guaranteed SOLD Program or We’ll Buy It - every Saturday at 11AM - 12PM on KHVH 830 and KIKI 990. If you are interested in learning more about buying or selling real estate in the Honolulu area we have a free book available online. To receive your free book please visit http://www.teamlally.com/book

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Meet Our Newest Member of Team Lally!



Click here to find out what your home is worth or to search all area homes for sale.

Welcome back! In our last video we couldn't thank you enough for all of your support and referrals over the past year. You helped us take our business to the next level and we are so thankful.

We are so busy actually, that we hired another team member. Her name is Nikki Roberts and she is our new buyer's agent.

When we look for a new team member, it's more than just looking at a resume for us. We are proud of the effort we put into making sure we have the right people on our team. We met Nikki through Attilio's wife and she knew Nikki would be a perfect match.

Nikki was a stay at home mom who was extremely active in the PTA and her children's sports. We can't wait for you to meet her and let her help you find the home of your dreams.

If you're thinking about buying, selling or just have some questions, give us a call!

To show our appreciation for all your support and referrals we wanted to share the winner of our iPad Mini drawing. If you picked up your Thanksgiving pie, gave us a referral or bought and sold with us, you were entered into our drawing.

And the winner is . . . Paul K. Congratulations!

Remember to listen to the Team Lally Real Estate Show - Home of the Guaranteed SOLD Program or We’ll Buy It - every Saturday at 11AM - 12PM on KHVH 830 and KIKI 990.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It's a Happy Surprise Christmas!



It’s hardly believable that we are at the cusp of yet another year – and it’s almost 2014! With a fantastic year behind us, we look ahead toward a great future in the coming months. I can’t tell you how much of a pleasure it has been serving our community members with the expert advice, one-on-one care and guidance with real estate endeavors in our communities.

Here’s a warm, resounding “Thank you!” to all our current and past clients. We believe you are more than just clients; you’re our friends and neighbors. We cherish that special relationship we have with each and every one of you.

Whether you have engaged in the purchase of a new home, sold a property or just needed advice and counsel on your real estate transactions – we have enjoyed being a part of the journey with you.

With Team Lally, you will never find the mass-market approach to doing things. Instead, we manage each client, each transaction and each task with the utmost attention, skill and concentration necessary to get the job done and get it done optimally.

Our premium quality comes from our expert team, support staff, administration group and extensive network of vendors and partners in the community. Here’s a shout out to them too!

Once again, thank you for trusting us with one of the most important aspects of your life and we wish you a warm, wonderful holiday season – with many happy times to come in the New Year and beyond!