Having a Lot of Fun Marketing A Luxury Home with a "Time Machine"

Real Estate Agent with The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. RS-63201

A couple of weeks ago my broker and brother Billy let me know that we may be getting a new listing that was an estate property. The property is 44 acres, offers spectacular views, features a beautiful home, a native forest restoration project and some interesting subdivision potential. All of these individual attributes are worth featuring in our marketing, but I have to admit there was one property attribute that I was most excited about highlighting. The fun loving seller constructed a 300+ foot long slip and slide.

Last week, we had a professional photographer come up to shoot the property. I thought this would be a fine time to bring up my cameras to take some of my own pictures and videos. One of the cameras I had on hand was a Contour Roam. This is like a gopro. I asked the owner if he minded if I shot a video of the slide and he agreed. He turned on the water and wanted to join in the action. I was even able to get my broker and brother Billy to join in on the fun. After we had gone down the slide a few times, the seller commented that the slip and slide was like a time machine. One trip down the slide and you feel like a time machine takes you back to when you were eight years old. A marketing hook was born. Here are some photos of us "testing" out the time machine and the video that resulted from our efforts.

Here is the slip and slide. It ends in a pool that is out of sight. Not a bad view from the start.

Giant Slip and Slide


Here I am with the contour camera shooting as I go.

Here I am with the Camera in hand on the slip and slide

Here is my brother and broker Billy enjoying the slide.

Billy on the slip and slide

Here I am about to splash into the pool.

About to hit the pool!

The fruit of my "labors". A sneak peek video of the new listing.

Needless to say, this was one of the more enjoyable real estate marketing endeavors I have experienced.

 If you want to learn more about the property, you can check out our listing page for this spectacular Upcountry Maui Estate.


Comments (5)

Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

Pete, loved it.  Great video, great post.  What does a property sell for that comes with a water slide and 44 acres in Maui? 

Sep 24, 2012 06:01 AM
Dale Bledsoe
Crown Key Realty - Tracy, CA
Realtor in Tracy, California

I appreciate that as a Realtor you did your due diligence and made sure the slip and slid was fully functional before advertising it. Let me know if a second opinion is required. Nice one.

Sep 24, 2012 06:08 AM
Pete Jalbert
The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. - Paia, HI

Glenn- Asking price is $5,000,000. The other big value attributes are a 4 lot subdivision that is scheduled to be completed in the next 60 days, and a really nice orchard. I have a couple of other marketing videos in the works.


Dale-I felt duty bound to try it out. Make it over to Maui and I will be able to arrange the second opinion on the functionality of the slide.

Sep 24, 2012 06:14 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hi Pete!  That was a fun slip and slide ride!  Great video marketing.

Jan 18, 2013 06:35 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The go pro addition to you video, stills adds to the sparkle, transfer, connection. This morning new dusting of snow, drone parked, tied down, waiting for blue sky, no wind, a mission to capture footage from above.

maine go pro winter snow land photo

Nov 02, 2014 01:24 AM