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I married Julie Chu! We had a small ceremony near Diamond Head with close family and friends. We also had a mini honeymoon at Sensei on Lanai, an adults only Four Seasons resort. Highly recommended! Excited to be back selling real estate together. Enjoy our June newsletter and reach out anytime if you need anything!

The single-family home market started to cool with closed sales dropping 15.1%, while the demand for condos remained steady with closed sales rising 15.1% compared to May 2021. Both markets saw median sales prices continuing to tick upwards, setting new records, with single-family homes reaching $1,153,500 and condos hitting $516,500. (Click to play)

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5 Things To Consider When Selling Your Home: 1. Declutter/Renovate 2. Staging 3. Pricing 4. Marketing 5. Proactive Agent. (Click to Play)

Have you ever wondered what the inside of Howard Hughes' most recent condo project A'ali'i in Ward Village looks like? I give you a quick tour here (Click to Play)

Recent Closings

723 Kapulena Loop
Lower Hahaione
4 Bed | 3.5 Bath
164 Puiwa Road
5 Bed | 3 Bath
923 Kapoho Place
Mariners Ridge
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath

1) 723 Kapulena Lp: Just SOLD for 17.3% over asking! How did we do it? We professionally marketed this property and were present for every single showing! That’s important when conveying the positive aspects of the home. We found a great buyer who offered $310,000 over asking! First appraisal came back too low but we stuck with our buyer and they got a second appraisal and made it happen. Best part is they gave my seller a FREE 2-month rent back so he can stay in his home and take his time packing up and finding his next place to move to!

2) 164 Puiwa Rd: We helped our buyers purchase this property $100,000 less than the original asking price and even got them a $7,400 credit to help with electrical repairs! Some of the best deals are found by looking at the OLD listings that have been sitting on the market. This one was listed for 4.5 months before we put it in escrow. They way technology is setup nowadays, most buyers only look at the NEW properties as they come on the market but if you do that, most likely you will have to bend over backwards in your offers. Sometimes it’s better to deploy the opposite strategy.

3) 923 Kapoho Pl: Our buyer fell in love the minute she saw this Mariners Ridge view. We secured the property for her along with a $96,000 closing credit from seller to buyer for repairs!

Current Listings

1139 9th Avenue, Unit C106
Studio |
1139 9th Avenue, Unit C107
Studio |
987 Queen Street, Unit 2303
Ward Village
1 Bed | 1 Bath
1335 Manu Mele Street
4 Bed | 2.5 Bath
1 & 2) 1139 9th Ave #C106 & #C107: 2 amazing fee simple commercial units in Kaimuki Jade walking distance from famous Waialae Ave just price reduced to $198,000 each or $1900/mo if you want to rent.

3) A'ali'i #2303: Still available and one of the best priced 1-bedrooms in the building!

4) 1335 Manu Mele St: We had 5 offers before the deadline and just picked one to work with. Now in escrow.

Off Market Opportunities

  • 22,000 sqft of vacant land in Portlock with ocean view offered at $3.5M.

  • Large, newly built, Napili Haweo home in Hawaii Kai offered at mid $3M range.

  • 2 North Shore oceanfront homes offered at $4M and $6M.

  • Pacific Palisades Pearl City 3 bed 2 bath home for about $900k.

New Project Spotlight: Mandarin Oriental HNL

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu, which now has its construction loan approved, offers a lifestyle new to our beloved islands: Michelin-level restaurants with privileged access, a world-class 20,000 square foot spa, an array of exclusive residents-only amenities, and the greatest shopping and entertainment in Hawai'i minutes away. Most importantly, these spacious and profoundly luxurious homes float atop and are fully serviced by Hawai'i's only five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel:

Real Estate in the News

Google has announced development of a new "immersive view" feature for Google Maps.

Homebuyers might find this tool useful to get an ariel view of neighborhoods and communities where they are searching for a home.

The images in this view are computer-generated from the combination of Google's satellite and street view images.

Immersive view would only be available for a few markets during its initial release.

Big news: Compass is now a Fortune 500 company (top 500 company in the US by revenue) alongside the world’s most prestigious companies like Apple, Amazon, and Nike! In less than 10 years, we have become the #1 residential real estate brokerage in America (RealTrends) and one of the youngest companies ever to make the Fortune 500. 

Thinking of buying a new home or investment property? Ask me how I can help you save time and money in getting you the best deal possible!

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