The start of a real estate purchase in my neighborhoods near Hawi often begins like this. You are a visitor to the Big Island staying at one of the luxury resorts of the Kohala Coast, and eventually drive the 30 minutes to North Kohala. Wow! You fall in love with the old Hawai'i charm of Hawi and Kapa'au, or the beautiful scenery and history you encounter on a zipline or ATV excursion.
Captivating sunset lights up the sky below Puakea Ranch estate home for sale (MLS 235911) for $2,000,000
Heading out of town from Hawi back down the coast, you pull over by the side of the road to watch the sunset, parked in front of the gates of Puakea Bay Ranch or the Ranch at Puakea on the ocean side of the road, or next to the horses and cattle grazing on the Puakea Ranch side of the road.
At any of these fine communities you might pick up one of my flyers for a lot or home for sale...or see my sign by the road...but when you open your cell phone to dial my number...OOOPS. Zero bars. This bend of the road between Hawi and Mahukona has great sunset and Maui views, and--unless you are down on the oceanfront--absolutely no cell phone coverage.
A persistent buyer who snapped a photo of my sign and called me when they got reception just down the road gave me an idea. Why not provide more than just my contact information...with just a simple QR code!
Standard sign comes down; custom sign with QR code in lower right hand corner gets installed at Puakea Ranch!
Across the street at Ranch at Puakea, the developer's big sign at the entrance now has a flyer box on one side, and this cool sign on the other:
Flyers tend to get lost or tossed by the time vacation ends. That smart phone goes home. So before you head for Hawai'i, pack sunscreen and closed toed shoes for your eco-adventure, and download a QR code reader for your phone! See you at sunset at Puakea, around the corner from Hawi...
A hui hou,