Bryn Kaufman

Principal Broker and Creator of OahuRE.com

Is A Flat Fee Buyer’s Agent Commission Coming Soon?

Have you ever heard of a Flat Fee Buyer’s Agent Commission? Maybe soon you will. There are at least 3 big class-action lawsuits against Realtors claiming the fixed 2.5% buyer’s agent commission should not be paid for by the seller but instead the buyer should pay their own agent. Their argument is this would allow …

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Condos Outpace Single-Family Homes in Sales, New Listings

Closed sales activity for single-family homes lags behind the condo market, with single-family properties marking just a 9.8% increase in sales compared to 47.7% jump for condos in November. The median prices for single-family homes and condos tied the previously set record prices at $1,050,000 and $500,000, respectively. Though single-family homes continue to move into …

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Local Market Update October 2021

The local market update shows 3 areas having a 50% price increase from last year. Windward Coast takes the top honors with a 70% increase. A few places have dropped in price. For all the details please see our stats page at https://www.oahure.com/OahuRealEstateStatsIntro.php

O‘ahu’s Housing Market Holds Steady Ahead of Holiday Season Lull.

Median prices of single-family homes stand at $1 million, condos at $500K.Closed sales rose year-over-year with single-family homes ticking up modestly 10.4% and condo properties surging higher to 27.3%.The median sales price for a single-family home fell slightly from the August 2021 record of $1,050,000 to $1,000,000, while the median condo price tied the August …

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Legal B&B in Kailua, Seller Is Not Paying Buyer’s Agent Commission

This seller is saving $60,000 by not paying a buyer’s agent commission, so we can book a showing directly with the seller or buyers can pay their agent a commission as one of the lawsuits against the National Association of Realtors is suggesting. The vacation rental crackdown in Kailua got rid of most of the …

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