Maui Real Estate Blog

Monday Night Mixed Plate

I have another grab bag style post on the blog this Maui Monday evening. If you read the blog on a regular basis, you may have seen the posts on the Dutch Auction of the See Forever Estate . We are proud to announce the success of the auction with the house closing on Friday for $2,328,568. We proposed the Dutch Auction to the seller as an out of the box means of generating market and agent interest in the property. It also would help us establish market price for a very unique and distinctive home. Activity on the property increased steadily after the announcement of the auction. It leaves us wondering whether this was a coincidence or a result?

We had another close on one of our listings today. The Kihei House and Cottage closed today for $550,000. This is a good value in a great South Maui location. After a couple of recent closes, we would be appreciative of additional opportunities to list Maui Properties. If you are considering putting your home on the market, contact us today to discuss how we may be of assistance in marketing and selling your home.

It has been a good couple of weeks for The Maui Real Estate Team. We received some more good news when Hawaii Business released its list of top 100 Realtors in Hawaii. Our broker Billy was ranked # 2 on Maui and #16 in the state for sales in 2009. Billy deserves a big congratulations for his efforts.

On a non real estate related note, I am looking forward to upcoming festivals on Maui. June is the busiest month of the year for assorted festivals. Saturday night the Maui Arts and Cultural Center will be hosting its 11th Annual Taiko Festival. The event features drummers from Japan, California and Maui. Next week also brings the start of the Maui Film Festival at Wailea. If you act fast, you can still save by purchasing tickets before June 15th. Tickets may be purchased online.

Pete Jalbert

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