Buying Advice

What to Expect When Buying a Home in Oahu, Hawaii

Buying a Home?

So you’re thinking of Buying a Home and you don’t know where to start? Hi my name is Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life. Purchasing a home is most likely going to be one of the largest investments in your life. You need an experienced professional agent to walk you through each phase to ensure your best interests are protected. I’ve been in the industry for 4 years and I’ve assisted hundreds of buyers over the years.

Home Buying Process

Here’s how we help you, first we will make sure you are pre-approved to purchase a home. You’ll know things like what types of loans you can qualify for and what the full payment will be including the interest, taxes, and insurance. Once we know you’re pre-approved, we’ll go house hunting and make sure your fully aware about neighborhoods, schools, and anything that could be problematic with the area or home that could affect the value later.


Then we help you negotiate an offer in a way that is beneficial for you and the seller. Once the offer is accepted, we will open up escrow, give the title company your initial deposit (earnest money deposit) and we start scheduling inspections and the appraisal. We are diligent about making sure we don’t miss any contractual deadlines so that we keep your deposit safe and you won’t be at risk of losing it.


It’s essential after the inspections to know what is customary to or not to ask for from the seller. We will be in constant communication with all of the parties in the transaction to ensure that your best interest is covered and that we can close and close on time.

There are so many more parts to the transaction I could be here for a few hours telling you, so better yet, give me a call and I will become your trusted adviser, walking you through step by step and ensuring you make the right decisions all the way until we give you the keys to your new home and friends thereafter. And don’t forget, the seller pays my fees, so it doesn’t cost you anything to utilize my services. But I can guarantee you it will cost you if you don’t have proper representation from an experienced professional who is on your team. Give me a call 808-439-1077 or email and let’s see how we can get you into your new homeI look forward to hearing from you and assisting in your home search.

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