maui real estate agents: Postpartum Short Sale Syndrome: What is it? - 04/17/18 11:22 AM
Postpartum Short Sale Syndrome:  What is it?
 
I've processed and/or facilitated over 85 short sales in my career.  Not only my own short sale listings, but I've been hired to facilitate short sales for other brokers as well.
Most clients that I work with are very appreciative of my efforts to get them out of the property, without expense, and relieve them of the debt and mortgage lien.  The majority of them are grateful that everyone's efforts to avoid the alternative, which is foreclosure and a possible pursuance of deficiency by the bank, is appreciated.
On a rare occasion, I came across what I am … (4 comments)

maui 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)

maui 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)

maui 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)

maui 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)

maui 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)

maui real estate agents: Things To Do and See on Maui: Upper Waikani Falls - 03/07/18 09:44 PM
Upper Waikani Falls is a trio of large waterfalls set amid rocks and lush vegetation with a popular local swimming hole, making the falls a popular stop on the Road to Hana.
This waterfall is easily visible from the road, and many people will stop at the small viewpoint above the falls. However, getting down to it is also quite easy and worth the trip. The trickiest part is finding parking!
Upper Waikani Falls is usually referred to as "Three Bears", because it consists of three separate but parallel falls of differing lengths. Make sure to visit Upper Waikani Falls to see … (2 comments)

maui real estate agents: JUST SOLD! - VERY rare live/work Maui townhome - $670,000 - 10/09/17 09:11 AM
JUST SOLD! - VERY rare live/work Maui townhome - $670,000
 
1367 S. Kihei Rd. #3-105/205, Kihei, HI 96753
Kai Ani Village
VERY rare live-work / residential-commercial property on Maui!
$670,000
Contemporary Kai Ani Village townhome features the only live work configuration in Maui with dual zoning for your business office and metropolitan living. Soaring ceilings in the living room with ample light make this home one of the most desirable. Energy efficient features like low e dual pane windows that are extra thick to reduce noise, split system ac's throughout with insulation are just a few of the features included. Kitchen with Whirlpool appliances, granite countertops … (2 comments)

maui 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)

maui real estate agents: Virtual Staging using Adobe Fireworks - 05/30/17 09:47 PM
Virtual Staging using Adobe Fireworks
 
I have ventured into some virtual staging these days.  Mostly out of necessity.  
It's either the case where it is a completely vacant property, OR my staging accessories and furniture will not be available until after the photoshoot.
In either case, I've learn to virtually stage both interior and exterior shots so that the photos showing on the MLS give the best possible potential for the property, and provides a good example for a potential buyer of how the room or area can be used.
Let's face it, some people just need a little help envisioning things.
I used Adobe … (6 comments)

maui real estate agents: Keeping You Up-To-Date on the Maui Real Estate Market - 05/14/17 11:32 AM
Maui Median Sales Prices - Single Family, Single Family w/ Ohana, and Condos
Keeping you up to date on the Maui Real Estate market.
Over the past 3 years, both homes and condominiums have steadily increased in market value.  At a normal, inflationary pace. 
Nothing crazy going on in Maui, folks.  Just a steady, normal pace of increase in home values.  Fairly stable market, in general.
 
 
Average Days on Market vary from 100 to 122, depending on property type.  That is very normal for Maui, since we have a high percentage of vacation and 2nd homes on the island.  With that in the mix, people … (1 comments)

maui 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)

maui 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)

maui 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)

maui real estate agents: JUST SOLD! - 140 Uwapo Rd. #25-204, Kihei, HI - $244,000 - 04/11/17 12:18 PM
JUST SOLD!
140 Uwapo Rd. #25-204
Kihei, HI 96753
$244,000
Click Here for MLS Listing Info

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Kihei Villages Condo.  Walk to the beach!  Just a couple of minutes walk to the shore from this great condo.  Wood floors,
wood shaker style cabinets, inside washer/dryer.  Large lanai  with lush garden view.  Great central location.  Right across the street from Kenolio Park. 
 







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maui real estate agents: JUST SOLD! 820 W. Kuiaha Rd., Haiku, HI 96708 - $1,025,000 - 03/30/17 05:50 PM
JUST SOLD!
820 W. Kuiaha Rd., Haiku, HI 96708
$1,025,000
Click Here for MLS Listing Info

Magical Haiku listing near Baldwin Estates. Over 2 acres of lush, green, soft rolling hills that face breathtaking views of the north shore. Maui country charm rings throughout this 2-story home. Open living, dining, and kitchen area with views of the ocean. An abundance of natural Hawaiian sunlight streams through the home. Grand fireplace in living room, adjacent to an enclosed sun room with panoramic views of the distant beaches. Large den/library with cozy attached patio. PV Solar panels installed. Brick patio open to the island, with an outdoor … (3 comments)

maui real estate agents: Short Sales: Really? Today? After all this gain in equity? - 02/20/17 10:22 AM
Short Sales:  Really?  Today?  After all this gain in equity?
I have not only facilitated my own short sales, but since 2007 I have been a certified, hired short sale facilitator and have successfully facilitated and closed many short sale transactions.  I have seen quite the spectrum of scenarios and have dealt with dozens and dozens of banks and junior lienholders.

Yes, believe it or not, short sales still exist in our current market.  Not many, but there are a few out there.

You may be asking "How is that possible after almost 6 years of equity gains in the market?"

Well, there are a … (4 comments)

maui real estate agents: How To Hold Your Leverage As A Real Estate Agent In A Changing World - 07/25/14 01:09 AM
How To Hold Your Leverage As A Real Estate Agent In A Changing World
Real estate agents wear many hats.  Those of us who have been in the business for a while can certainly attest to having played such roles of broker, stager, psychologist, friend, designer, accountant, attorney, babysitter, petsitter, housekeeper, counselor, chauffeur, and on occasion - chief bottle washer.
The traditional role of a real estate agent used to hold much more "mystery" behind it.  Mostly stemming from what properties are on the market as well as what properties are coming up soon.  Those agents who have been in the business … (23 comments)

maui real estate agents: Phenomenal Clean-Lined Contemporary Valencia Discovery Home - $589,000 - 06/18/14 07:58 AM

$589,000, 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 1701 sqft.  
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maui real estate agents: JUST LISTED! Whittier Lakeridge Condo - $199,000 - 06/09/14 05:13 PM

$199,000, 1Bd/1Ba Condo, 678 sqft.  
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