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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty - RS-64070
One of my short sale listings should be a done deal, everyone happy and on their way.  But of course things don't work that way.....I have a cash buyer lined up at a fair price, lender is getting over 80% of their original loan and it should be already closed.  But their is a major hold up with a...
Sometimes I believe its best to take a look at yourself and your business from another angle and point of I did and decided that I needed to make a change/upgrade.  It is still a work in process but I did get the ball rolling and am very happy about that!  With the help of the GREAT pe...
Just cracked the top 25 in Honolulu!!  Next is the top 50 in Hawaii....   If anyone is looking for a good agent in Hawaii please consider me.  I will give your clients the same excellent service that I give to all my clients.  Buying, selling or investing I would be happy to assist.  Referrals ar...
We just had a price reduction on the beautiful single story home in Mililani Mauka.  The home has been repainted inside and out, new laminate florring in the kitchecn and baths, custom trellace work outside with a beautifully landscaped yard.   This home is just waiting for the right buyer to mov...
So I received an offer on one of my short sale listings about a month ago.  Put the package together, sent it to the lender and play the waiting game.......Everytime I call (customer service only because they won't give out the negotiators number) they tell me to send this information or that doc...
So I have a buyer that is looking for a home to purchase in the neighborhood of Ocean Pointe in Ewa Beach Hawaii.  We have looked at a good number of homes, but haven't quite seen that perfect home.  Well if any of you on the world wide web has an interest in selling your home, I have a buyer for...
So I had a contract signed, great price for my seller and a quick close....Great Job right?  Not really!!!  This was in January and a couple days after opening escrow a water heater leaked (property was vacant) on the 2 units directly below my sellers.  Now what to do?  File an insurance claim, s...
I just read the newspaper (yes I still read an actual newpaper) this morning and on the front page of the Money section was a picture of a property that was recently sold in California....for $100Mil to a Russian Billionare. Hawaii has some great luxury estates for sale as well and I would be hap...
This post will officially put me over 20,000 points!   Through ActiveRain I have got some great advice on technology things, yard signs, been able to post new listings and met some great people.  Thank you ActiveRain for giving us in the real estate industry this great tool.  
So what is a proper price reduction? I normally advise my clients to price it well from the get go, but there are some sellers who want to list their properties a little higher just to test the market which is totally understandable.  Now after that if their is no activity and no offers (especial...

Chris M.T. Bodden

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Chris M.T. Bodden's perspective on the local real estate market in Hawaii. I am committed to serving my clients needs in all aspects of real estate, & being their 'go to guy' when it comes to real estate. I specialize in residential real estate on Oahu/HI, covering everything from luxury properties to short sales & foreclosures. With the high number of foreclosures & short sales in todays market, I have adapted to keep the upper hand & make sure that my clients get the best service possible. In addition I also work extensively with people in the military who are relocating to or from Hawaii. First time home buyers are another major area of my expertise. I used to be a Loan Officer this is a huge asset to my clients because I can help point them in the right direction & make sure that they are getting the best deal possible. I have yet to have a client who has not been satisfied with my service. Buying or Selling real estate I can help you. More information at