Price your house to sell quickly Market Trends Now!

Below is an interesting article I found online addressing “How to price your home in todays market” We are seeing the same trends here on the island of Maui. Maui is one of the best and most desirable home locations on the planet, so when your selling your home, it really does come down to the little nuances in property, and real comparables in surrounding neighborhoods.

Sellers need to understand the market as if they were a Buyer.

Gone, or at least quickly dwindling, are the days of pricing your home significantly over value becuase buyers are low balling offers…Pricing your home to sell is the real trend. Most of today’s Buyers are smart. Their educated on the area, their patient, and they’ve been watching the market for just the right thing at a fair price for possibly years.

Its important for Sellers to know values in the area too, that way the market will move forward. Buyers are awarding properties by chosing the best deals for the overall location, condition, investment potential, and price point. Pride of ownership care for your home combinded with knowledge in the area is sure to gain you top dollar and with less days on market when it’s your time to sell.

LINK TO FULL ARTICLE

A first-quarter survey of homebuyers and sellers done by HomeGain.com, a real estate services website, revealed that 76 percent of homeowners believe their home is worth more than the list price recommended by their real estate agent.

Homebuyers usually have a better grasp of current market value in the area where they’re looking to buy than do sellers who own and live there. Buyers look at a lot of new listings. They make offers, know what sells quickly and for how much, and what doesn’t and why. HomeGain reported that homebuyers still think sellers are overpricing their homes.

Your home is worth what a buyer will pay for it given current market conditions. This may not be the same as your opinion of what your home will sell for, or what you hope it’s worth. Relying on emotion rather than logic when selecting a list price can lead to disappointing results.

The prime opportunity for selling a home is when it’s new on the market. This is when it is most marketable. Buyers wait for the new listings. Usually, listings receive the most showings and have the busiest open houses during the first couple of weeks they are on the market.

This is the opportunity to show your house off to advantage with a list price that attracts buyers’ attention. Listings that sell today are priced right for the market. Buyers need to feel comfortable that they are getting a good deal.

Buyers won’t overpay if they feel home prices are still declining, and in some areas of the country, they still are. In areas of strong sales, buyers may shy away from multiple-offer situations if they feel the recovery is fragile and that prices may slide further before stabilizing. Even in areas where home sales have been strong in the first half of 2012, local practitioners wonder how long the uptick will last.

HOUSE HUNTING TIP: When selecting a list price, it helps to understand how real estate agents and appraisers establish an expected selling price or price range for your home. They research the recent listing inventory for homes similar to yours that sold. The most recent sales give the best indication of the direction of the market.

They analyze these comparable sales giving more value to your home for attributes that it has that the comparables don’t, like a remodeled kitchen. Value is subtracted from your home for features it lacks when compared to the sold comparables, like an easily accessible, level backyard.

It’s difficult for sellers to step back and take an attitude of detached interest in their home. But it’s essential to do so if you want to sell successfully in this market. For example, your home could actually sell for less, not more, than a comparable sale because you added a swimming pool in an area where most homebuyers would rather have a yard with a generous lawn.

If the comparable sale information suggests that the value of homes like yours is declining, select a list price that undercuts the competition to drive buyers — and hopefully offers — to your home. You can take a more aggressive stance on pricing if the comparables show that prices are moving up.

If there is high demand for homes like yours, you may receive more than one offer. But don’t list too high. It’s better to stay in the range shown by the comparables and expose the house to the market before accepting offers. The market will drive the price up if it’s warranted.

THE CLOSING: Don’t rely on rumors circulating in the neighborhood about how high a home sold. Prices tend to get inflated when passed from one person to another. Select your list price based on hard facts.

Dian Hymer, a real estate broker with more than 30 years’ experience, is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author of “House Hunting: The Take-Along Workbook for Home Buyers” and “Starting Out, The Complete Home Buyer’s Guide.”

For more information on Buying or Selling Real Estate on the Island of Maui please contact Meghan Clair Realtor (s) EcoBroker with Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea.

Maui Golf Course Homes and Estates

Golf Fanatics will love any of these properties located on stunning Golf Courses thoughout our beautiful “Valley Isle”.
Current prices range from $410k-$21million.

LINK TO MAUI GOLF COURSE HOMES UNDER $700,000

LINK TO MAUI GOLF COURSE HOMES AND ESTATES $1M+

The King Kamehameha Golf Club
LINK TO WEB SITE

In addition to Maui Golf courses with surrounding residental opportunities, serious golfers curious about Maui should know more about our newsest centrally located and private member course: King Kamehameha. “King K” as the locals call it, is the only private club on Maui with an established and growing community following.

The King Kamehameha Golf Club is the only private 18-hole golf course in Maui, Hawaii. The club’s 74,000 sq.ft. clubhouse is designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and sits at 750 feet above sea level offering Haleakala, as well as bi-coastal ocean views. The golf club was named to honor the greatest king in the history of the Hawaiian Islands

EcoBroker, Realtor Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker Island Properites specializes in assisting BUYERS find great Maui properties. For more information on Golf Course Homes or Condos on the island of Maui, or any other property please contact Meghan for more information!

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

Links to the Best Ocean Front Wailea, Maui Condos

Here are links to the best ocean front Vacation Condo Opportunities in highly sought after Wailea, Maui!

Wailea Ekahi Village

Wailea Elua

Wailea Beach Villas

Wailea Point (short term Vacation Rental not permitted)

Polo Beach Club

Meghan Clair is a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea Office. She is pleased to represent you as a Buyers agent on any Maui Property! Please contact Meghan for more details.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealtor at gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

$299k a Screaming Deal on Wailea Ocean View Condo!!!

Lowest Priced Condo in Wailea

Grand Champions Villa 132 for ONLY $299,000!!!

This price is a deal! Next price in the development is $499,000! Act Quickly as this won’t last long!

This beautiful 1bed/2bath Condo is located at Grand Champions Villas a peaceful development located on the golf course in the heart of wailea.


Dinning Room


Living Room


Kitchen


Bed

Per Maui Listing Service:Great income potential & nice ocean views. This is a Short Sale, Proceeds received may be less than the amount required to satisfy lien holder and transaction costs, possibly requiring lien holder’s approval of sale price and terms for the transaction to close. Please be certain to read Realtor Remarks for additional information prior to making an offer. Furnishings are not included.

Meghan Clair is a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea Office. She is pleased to represent you as a Buyers agent on any Maui Property! Please contact Meghan for more details.

Meghan ClairRealtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

Maui No Ka Oi! Living the Maui lifestyle

Conde Naste magazine voted Maui the Best Island in the World 16 years in a row…Ever wonder what you are missing???

Maui  Lifestyle

Click Photo to View Slideshow!
Contact Maui’s EcoBroker Meghan Clair to find your Dream Home…and your Dream Lifestyle here on Maui.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 874-8668 office
(808) 463-8485 cell

Ho’olei Luxury Villas Information and Update

    Wailea, Maui’s #1 Selling Luxury Condo!

The Ho’olei community is located directly across the street from the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa. Relax with the comfort and ability to “lock and go” while at the same time enjoy the comforts of a condominium designed to feel like a stand alone residence.

LINK TO ALL ACTIVE HOOLEI LISTINGS
Prices currently range from $1,990,000-$3,195,000
There is no other product like Ho’olei on the market! Contact Meghan for an update on recent sales and the Best Deals at Ho’olei!

On the ocean view lanai the Viking Gas BBQ & sub-zero fridge support that seamless Hawaii indoor / outdoor lifestyle that Maui is famous for.

Interior appointments include a private elevator, a gourmet Studio Snaidero kitchen with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances abundant.

All furniture, electronics, and house ware items are included.

Richly appointed Interiors

On-site amenities include one of the most impressive pools in the Wailea Resort, 24 hour security, shuttle service to the Grand Wailea Resort, a vast pavilion area, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The purchase of Ho’olei includes a transferable membership to the Kulana Club at the Grand Wailea Resort
Link to Ho’olei Ammenities

Preview the entire Ho’olei site: www.Hoolei.com

EcoBroker, Realtor(S) Meghan Clair can represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on these unique home.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone
Coldwell Banker Island Properties

Photos and excerpts from for this blog post are from the Maui MLS,www.hoolei.com

Andaz Hotel Wailea-Maui’s Amazing New Oceanfront Resort


Construction has Begun on the New Andaz Hotel Wailea! Here is some insight into this unique chain of Luxury Resort Hotels soon to welcome visitors in beautiful and exclusive Wailea, Maui Hawaii!

It’s official! The cob-webbed Wailea Renaissance hotel on Maui is now slated to be a Hyatt-branded Andaz hotel after $90 million in renovations and two years. The property, which is currently owned by Starwood Capital, was previously scheduled to be a Baccarat Resort, before the downturn in economy forced a pull-out.

ANDAZ WAILEA, MAUI
The Andaz Wailea Resort and Residences will feature 255 rooms, 35 suites and six four-bedroom villas. Andaz Wailea will include an assortment of world-class amenities including:

•A three course meal specialty restaurant
•Several relaxing outdoor pools
•A 15,000 square-foot spa
•State-of-the-art fitness facility


Andaz Wailea Resort and Residences will be located along 600 feet of Mokapu Beach in one of the most sought after leisure and resort destinations in North America. The Wailea master plan includes a 1.2 mile-long oceanfront beach path connecting all of its world class beaches, a premier shopping center, distinguished restaurants and a 54-hole golf club and a tennis club.

“The opportunity to develop a world-class resort along one of Hawaii’s most desirable beaches is unique, and we are delighted to partner with Starwood Capital, a company with a long history of designing and building world-class hotel and resort properties,” said Hyatt Hotels Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Mark S. Hoplamazian. “Andaz Wailea will be a great addition to Hyatt’s resort portfolio and an important new market for Andaz.”

MORE THAN A HOTEL
At Andaz, we’ve set the stage to indulge your creativity with a local venue illuminated by a kaleidoscope of culture embedded in our walls.

Each hotel features the most adventurous, globally influenced design, yet also inhabits the sights, sounds and tastes of its surrounding neighborhood. There’s a creative vibe of a city hot spot infused with a worldly sense of something bigger. And a pulse centered around what’s going on inside and outside its doors. With it comes the authentic, intimate feeling that you’re in a place quite unlike anywhere else in the world. Come share your passions with like-minded individuals. And experience a truly local point of view.


Blessing of ANDAZ, Wailea
PERSONALIZED SERVICES AT ANDAZ
DINNING AND ENTERTAINMENT AT ANDAZ
MEETINGS AND EVENTS AT ANDAZ
EMBRACING LOCAL CULTURE AT ANDAZ

Other Andaz Locations Worldwide:
USA
California
Andaz San Diego
Andaz West Hollywood
New York
Andaz 5th Avenue
Andaz Wall Street
England (United Kingdom)
Andaz Liverpool Street
People’s Republic of China
Andaz Shanghai

For more information on ANdAZ hotel Wailea or property for sale in the surrounding resorts contact Meghan Clair of Coldwell Banker-Wailea Shops Office. Meghan specializes in assisting Buyers find THE BEST South Maui Oceanfront and Luxury Investments.

She is pleased to represent you as a Buyer’s Agent on any unique Maui home or condo.

Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
MauiGreenRealtor@Gmail.com
Coldwell Banker Island Properties-Shops at Wailea
(808) 463-8485 Direct Phone
(808) 874-8668 Office Phone

Excerpts for this Blog post obtained at www.bohawaii.com , www.justluxe.com, & www.andaz.hyatt.com and www.google.com/images

Coldwell Banker #1 on Maui

    #1 in Sales Volume AND #1 in Closed Transactions


*Graphs above reflect Actual sales volume numbers in 2009 comparing Coldwell Banker Island Properties and every other real estate fim on the island of Maui. Other firms names are undisclosed for privacy.

The numbers are in…

Coldwell Banker Island Properties dominated the Maui Real Estate market in 2009! CBIP had 95 Escrows in MARCH 2010…this is TRIPLE the number of escrows just one year prior.

What does this mean to you if you are interested in buying real estate in Maui???

1. The best properties at great prices, and great locations are selling at 3 times the rate of last year! Many investors are off the fence and taking advantage of the opportunity to own on Maui.
Buyers should act soon to get the best buys.

2. Year after year, Coldwell Banker is the Number One Resource for both buyers and sellers on Maui.
Work with the Best!

Contact Coldwell Banker Realtor (S), EcoBroker, Meghan Clair for an update on avilable properties, and the best deals on Maui! (808) 874-8668

Celebrate Earth Day Hawaii 2010!

    Maui Earth Day Events

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Earth Day Celebration
The 7th Annual Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Earth Day Celebration and Plant Sale will take place Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event will feature a plant sale, live music and other entertainment, and educational and cultural exhibits and activities. For more information call 310-249-2798.

Dennis Kamakahi Concert on Earth Day
Slack key guitar master musician Dennis Kamakahi will perform live in Concert the evening of Earth Day, April 22, 2009 at the Napili Kai Beach Resort in West Maui.

Maui Earth Day Festival
The Maui Earth Day Festival takes place every at Baldwin Beach Park in Paia. It is an all day event featuring live music, environmental and social awareness booths, and a variety of activities for children and adults. The 2009 Maui Earth Fair will take place at Baldwin Beach Park on April 19, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to Sunset.

HOW CAN I BE MORE ECO-CONCIOUS???
5 Eco-Concious Goals
1. I will take shorter showers and use a water-saving shower head.
2. I will abstain from meat at least one day a week to curb carbon emissions from the livestock industry
3. I will use a reusable water bottle and bring a mug to the coffee shop.
4. I will continue to use reuseable bags for groceries and shopping instead of plastic bags!
5. I will walk, ride my bike, carpool, and take public transportation instead of driving.

HOW CAN I MAKE MY HOME MORE ECO-CONCIOUS
1. Plant Native species for your landscaping
2. Use fans instead of air conditioners
3. Replace regular incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFLs) or LEDs
4. Use Solar powered exterior lighting near walkways, lanais and your yard
5. Plant a Garden or Fruit Trees


GREAT LINK TO EARTH DAY GAMES, ART PROJECTS AND, ACTIVITES FOR KEIKI!

Contact Maui EcoBroker, Meghan Clair for more tips on living green and Maui real estate information!
Meghan Clair
Realtor (S), EcoBroker
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
MauiGreenRealEstate@Gmail.com
(808) 463-8485 cell
(808) 874-8668 office