hawaii real estate agents: Things To Do and See on Maui - Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm - 04/03/18 09:42 AM

There are tons of things to do in Maui, but if you are in need of an extra relaxing day make sure you visit the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm. In Maui, we refer to the areas of Kula as "up country".  The highest parts being called "upper Kula" and those areas of Kula closer to the bottom of the mountain as "lower Kula". 
One of the many attractions in Kula is the beautiful lavender farm.  At the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm you will find over 50,000 plants and almost 50 different types of lavender. After exploring the 14 acre grounds either on … (4 comments)

hawaii real estate agents: Golfing in Maui - Top Things to Do in Maui - 03/20/18 09:29 AM
For the Golf Pro or lover of the sport, Maui is a fabulous destination. There are so many great greens in Maui, that golfing in Maui is one of the top things to do on the island. There are 14 different golf courses on Maui, perfect for ultimate relaxation. Three courses you will definitely need to add to your list are, Kapalua’s Plantation Course, Wailea Golf Club and Ka’anapali Golf Course.
Kapalua’s Plantation Course
One course that you’ll want to check out is Kapalua’s Plantation Course. This course has a restaurant and golf shop, so this is the perfect one to start with … (1 comments)

hawaii real estate agents: Things To Do and See on Maui - The Bailey House Museum - 03/13/18 07:58 PM
Things To Do and See on Maui - The Bailey House Museum
With rich and artistic historical landmarks around Maui, there are plenty of alluring art treasures and history found within these landmarks.
The Bailey House Museum is a landmark that has been providing guests with 184 years of education on the heritage and history of Maui, since opening its doors in 1833. The museum collects, studies, preserves and interprets the cultural roots and history of the island for guests. Guests will be able to view building and outdoor display houses, photographs, artifacts and much more from previous generations who've lived … (3 comments)

hawaii real estate agents: What I look for when choosing a referral recipient agent....... - 03/09/18 08:13 AM
What I look for when choosing a referral recipient agent.......
 
I am now entering my 13th year as an agent, and more recently, a broker.  I am a broker / owner of two separate brokerages in two separate states:  Hawaii and California.
 
Suffice it to say, I not only receive, but give quite a few referrals to agents in different areas across the U.S.
 
Just thought I'd share both my process and criteria for what I feel is the best agent/broker to choose when handing out referral business.  Because, you are basically putting your client's trust, which is hard-earned, into the hands of another … (7 comments)

hawaii real estate agents: Things To Do and See in Maui: Maui Ocean Center - 03/09/18 06:38 AM
Maui is known for it's beautiful beaches and parks, but did you know there are plenty of things to do on rainy days as well? One of the best rainy day attractions is the Maui Ocean Center. Since it opened in 1998, the Maui Ocean Center has been both entertaining and educating visitors. The aquarium boasts one of the largest collections of live Pacific corals in the world as well as a 750,000 gallon Open Ocean exhibit with a walk through tunnel where guests can get a unique view of sharks, fish, sting rays, and sea turtles. Maui Ocean Center is also home … (4 comments)

hawaii real estate agents: Monday Morning Quote to "Get 'Ya Goin'"! - 08/28/17 11:25 AM
Monday Morning Quote to "Get 'Ya Goin'"!
 
"My father could have been a great comedian but he did not believe that was possible for him and so he made a conservative choice. Instead he got a safe job as an accountant and  when I was 12 years old. He got let go from that safe job and our family had to do whatever we could do to survive.  I learned many great lessons form my father.  Not the least of which was that: You can’t fail at what you don’t want.  So you might as well take a chance on doing what … (4 comments)

hawaii real estate agents: Back in LA for business Trip - 05/04/17 11:13 AM
Back in LA for business Trip
 
So I'm Back in Los Angeles to take care of some business and have lunch with several clients and business associates.
I had the wonderful Los Angeles freeway system to welcome me back.  I know it so well.  Yuk!!
This was MID DAY about 11am that I was driving.
101 freeway packed headed towards downtown, so I diverted to the 5 fwy.
Packed!
Trapped like a rat!! LOL
When are they going to start making flying cars?
Oh, well.  At least I can re-route myself to one of my favorite restaurants.
With this traffic, it looks like I'll be about 50 pounds heavier by … (2 comments)

hawaii real estate agents: One of my biggest pet peeves............ - 04/30/17 11:48 AM
One of my biggest pet peeves............
 
Probably my biggest pet peeve when it comes to other agents is non-communication.
How many times have you sent an offer, or emailed the agent with a request for showing, or asked a quick question, etc., and the agent never gets back to you?
 
I mean, isn't your job to get that property sold?  Are you not doing a huge disservice to your seller by not keeping the dialogue going with everyone interested in purchasing it?
 
There are some agents in our area that really annoy me.  I'm certain their lack of communication stems from their desire to try and … (5 comments)

hawaii real estate agents: Reviewing Multiple Offers: Never Assume Anything....... - 04/29/17 09:48 AM
Reviewing Multiple Offers:  Never Assume Anything.......
 
I read quite a bit of material on the strategy of presenting offers in a multiple offer situation.  Yes, that is a science in itself depending on all the variables that exist in that particular potential sale situation.
But from a listing agent's standpoint who has seen a ca-zillion offers cross my desk, is it really as simple as giving cash the heaviest weight?
Not necessarily so in all cases.  Let's analyze.
What are some of the typical scenarios in a multiple offer situation?  For the sake of analyzing, let's use a scenario in which there are many offers. … (7 comments)

hawaii real estate agents: Do you want top dollar for your property? Then LOSE the crapola! - 01/16/14 12:25 AM
Do you want top dollar for your property? Then LOSE the crapola!
I am not a crapola snob.  Really.  Everyone has their crapola.  Everyone has their little treasures that they not only feel very proud of, but have a high personal worth to them, such as:
1. Your first tooth you lost encased in a glass frame, nerve endings and all
2. The genuine, simulated gold-plated and plastic trophy of your underwater basket weaving league championships
3. Little Molly's first rocking chair, with the tooth marks from where the dog attempted to eat it.
4. Great grandma's serving platter, with remnants of the last … (15 comments)

 
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