Hawaii Real Estate News

Hawaii real estate news and information from Big Rock Investments

Basics of Real Estate Marketing – Part 2

Amazing Diamond Head View

In the previous post, I went over some basics of marketing for real estate professionals. Whether you're a realtor, broker or investors, marketing is the key to keeping your business open and not shuttered down. Remember -- if you're not marketing, you're not in business!Let's recap -- direct mail gives you access to thousands of potential leads. Homeowners, sellers, potential buyers, private … [Read more...]

Basics of Real Estate Marketing – Part 1

Google Related Searches for Real Estate

As a coach with the top-rated FortuneBuilders Mastery program, I often tell my students that 90% of their business is MARKETING. In fact, I go as far as to tell them that if they're not marketing, THEY'RE NOT IN BUSINESS. I firmly believe this to be true.So many new real estate investors worry so much about their website, getting the perfect business card, and making sure they understand … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Avoid Being a Victim

Big Rock Investments - Hawaii real estate investors

Real estate is a funny industry - it can be incredibly rewarding one day and catastrophic the next. Some people have made outright fortunes by investing in real estate wisely. Others have lost their shirts. Some have found the home of their dreams while others have ended up with a money pit.Shelter is one of the basic necessities of life and, consequently, an entire industry has grown up … [Read more...]

Case Study – Foreclosure Rescue in Kaneohe

Beautiful Kaneohe HI Home for Sale!

This week we finished another project in Kaneohe, Hawaii where we rescued a homeowner from foreclosure. This single family home acquisition was particularly rewarding because we built such a strong rapport and friendship with the seller. It was a true joy from the first meeting last spring through a few days ago when we confirmed that the seller got a big check and was able to put the entire … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Use Google for Real Estate Searches

Google Related Searches for Real Estate

It seems like technology is running our lives these days. How many couples do you see at restaurants or Starbucks not conversing with each other, but each on their cellphone instead? How many kids are pacified at dinner tables with their iPads? Too many, in my opinion! However, not all tech is bad - it's certainly enabled us to achieve more in life, from medicine to transportation … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Good Real Estate Agent

Luxury condo Honolulu - Nauru Tower 3001 - dining kitchen

With all the glamour and buzz around the Hawaii real estate industry these days, it's no wonder that more people are getting their real estate license. With one of the most expensive markets in the country, many eyes are on our island home. For home buyers and home sellers, having more agents to choose from can either increase competition for your services or lower the standard of the profession … [Read more...]

Hurricane Protection in Hawaii

National Weather Service - Honolulu

It's 3:20pm on this Aloha Friday in Honolulu. What was supposed to be a damaging Hurricane Iselle has come and (mostly) gone with less than the damage forecast. That's not to say there haven't been signs of the storm throughout the islands. The Big Island has been drenched on both sides of the volcanos and trees have fallen across all islands. One even fell outside our window, taking down the … [Read more...]

Oahu Real Estate Market News

Big Rock Investments - Hawaii real estate investors

Remember the ups and downs that used to characterize the local real estate market not too long ago? Well, those climbs and dips appear headed to distant memory, because the Oahu real estate market continues to rise without any signs of slowing down (albeit to the concern of some).Earlier this month (July 2014), the Honolulu Board of Realtors stated that the median single family house price for … [Read more...]

The Power of Real Estate Mastery

FortuneBuilders Mastery Rehab Bootcamp Tour

If it seems like it's been a while since the last real estate post, then you're correct and I apologize. Most of June was spent with family in Japan while the past week has been here in San Diego; in the meantime, the blog somewhat fell by the wayside but is hopefully now right back on track.One of the key forces behind anyone who becomes a truly successful real estate investor is the … [Read more...]

Renovating to Sell Your House

Pearl City Townhouse for Sale

If you're renovating to sell your house, then you may wish to take care of some renovations first. Of course, you always have the option to sell your house as is, without doing any work at all if your budget doesn't allow, but if you have the time and money then taking care of these matters will likely help you sell for more money.Paint Touch-UpsOf course a full paint job will be better, … [Read more...]