Our Home Investments Reviews
Almost everyone knows several local real estate agents but selling your Hawaii house to a direct cash buyer like Our Home Investments may be a new concept for most. See how we’ve helped other local property owners sell with confidence, for a fair price, on your own schedule without traditional real estate hassles and fees.
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Here’s one testimonial a client made for Our Home Investments:
Sometimes selling a home is the best decision, but it’s not always an easy one to make, especially if precious and poignant memories are associated with that home. Denise Canon and her husband, Milling, found themselves in a similar situation when they decided to sell the Kailua home in which they had first raised their family, then rented for several years. After reading about Our Home Investments, Denise connected to the company before meeting anyone on the team.
“I’m a The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reader and saw their stories,” she said. “I was really moved by them and really liked the make-up of the company. I felt comfortable that they would be in charge of the home we raised our kids in.”
Matt, one of Denise and Milling’s three children, had recently gotten his real estate license. He not only reached out to get the process started with Our Home Investments but also helped facilitate the sales agreement with the company.
The Our Home Investments team came out to tour the property and meet the family. This initial consultation includes an evaluation of the property, during which Our Home Investments determines what sort of repairs or updates need to be made before the home is placed on the market.
“We take a look at the condition of the property, including the roof, siding, windows and doors — essentially a full exterior evaluation,” said Indar Lange, manager, Our Home Investments. “We then examine the interior, including the condition of the walls, floors, and paint. We look for any upgrades, updates or repairs that need to be done, then we calculate an estimate.”
Because the Kailua house had been a rental property for several years, the property had undergone some deterioration, which added another layer of anxiety to the sales process. Instead of shouldering the burden of repairs and updates, the Canons received much needed peace of mind in knowing that Our Home Investments would take care of the work.
“It’s been an easy process and informative,” Denise said. “They’re going to make the house beautiful like when we raised our family in it. I can’t wait to see what it becomes. The transformation will be amazing.”
Our Home Investments doesn’t just minimize seller stress by assuming responsibility for any repairs or updates that need to be made in and around the home. They also move quickly, releasing sellers from the burden of drawn-out closing periods and other unnecessary delays. Closings are typically completed in a month (sometimes faster), helping sellers start their next chapters faster.
This unconventional approach to home buying and selling – including the ease and speed of the process – continues to be a big hit with both buyers and sellers, prompting Indar to expand the Our Home Investments team.
Ruby Katapang, office admin, joined the team last January and loves the company’s family atmosphere.
“We get down to business, but we also have a great time,” she said. “I’m glad I get to be part of something that’s growing.”
Johnny Moralez, sales acquisition, has been with Our Home Investments since April, and continues to make an immediate and memorable impact on the company’s clients.
“When I met Johhny, I told my son that I thought he was a great person,” Denise said.
Despite the flurry of growth, Indar and his team have maintained a laser focus on delivering an exceptional client experience – and that includes working closely with each client to understand their challenges and concerns, then doing what they can to alleviate them.
“People want to know their homes are cared for like they did or wanted to,” Indar said. “It’s about helping people, doing something we love and making a difference.”
That client-focused experience doesn’t end when the closing is complete. Because so many homeowners feel varying degrees of nostalgia about the homes they’ve just sold. Johnny said the team does what they can to accommodate requests for mementos before the repair and renovation work begins.
“People ask to take wallpaper, lights, flooring,” he said. “One client waned to take a piece of the porch because it had her children’s handprints in it.”
Denise had her own request: the front door knocker. The Our Home Investments team’s response? No problem.
“It’s nice to work with people with hearts and souls who care about my home,” Denise said. “We had talked to other companies before Our Home Investments, but they were all transactional. They don’t have the emotion and heart of Our Home Investments.”
Once the home is updated and listed for sale, Denise hopes the process will encourage others to follow a similar path.
“The updated home will be a breath of fresh air for the neighborhood,” she said. “I hope it will inspire someone else to do something similar. This process was so easy – just a few steps, seamless, informative and respectful. Some people probably feel overwhelmed by selling their home, but these guys knocked it out of the park.”
“A cash offer goes faster, with less risk for the seller … A cash offer is a stronger offer … Cash sales have lower costs.”