Honua Kai Kaanapali Resort Maui

Honua Kai Kaanapali Maui

Honua Kai Kaanapali Maui

I been showing oceanfront condos for sale in Kaanapali Maui the last couple weeks. Kaanapali Resort is such an island favorite for Maui visitors. Kaanapali Resort has beautiful beaches, with great shopping at Whaler’s Village. I also been busy in Wailea Resort looking at ocean front condos for sale along the Wailea coastline for my clients.  Wailea Resort has many quality oceanfront developments Like Wailea Elua, and Wailea Beach Villas just to name a few.

Honua Kai Resort Maui

Honua Kai Maui

I have to say I am very impressed with Honua Kai Resort and Spa.  What really stands out about Honua Kai Resort, #1 is it’s the newest oceanfront development in Kaanapali.  So if you’re looking at buying a condo in Honua Kai you’re not going to have to deal with remodeling your unit because it’s old and in need of upgrades.  All the units are in such good shape with the finest quality finishing. View all Honua Kai active condos for sale.

Honua Kai Maui

Honua Kai Resort and Spa

This time of year the island is usually pretty slow with visitors on Maui.  We finish off our winter season, and hit a low in visitor count heading into summer.  This brings me to another point about Houna Kai Resort, is that it is pretty booked and the pools are full with happy guest.  You have a very strong yearly visitor count that stay at this luxurious Maui oceanfront development.

oceanfront condos honua kai

Oceanfront Condos Honua Kai

Honua Kai Resort and Spa is a luxury oceanfront condominium nestled on the beachfront of Kaanapali North Beach. You will love the unrivaled beauty, with over 40-acres of manicured beachfront real estate. Honua Kai is a planned resort community that offers luxurious island living with the gentle trade winds and endless sun-soaked Hawaiian days.

Honua Kai Resort and Spa

Honua Kai Resort and Spa

Honua Kai is the most unique Hawaiian contemporary residences in Maui.  Offering three pools, a luxury spa, and Duke’s restaurant on the beach for dining with friends and family. The Honua Kai has two towers, the Konea and the Hokulani. The Konea has 315 luxury units and the Hokulani has 318 luxury condominium units. They include studios, one, two or three bedroom units.

Studio suites are 595 sq. ft. and they go up to 2,650 sq. ft. for a 3-bedroom luxury suite. Each suite features a private bathroom with each bedroom, all with quality stone finishes. There is a combination of natural teak and travertine stone floors to enhance the quality of each unit.  Many of the units offer magnificent ocean-views, and the garden suites captures the views of the West Maui Mountains.

Kaanapali Resort Maui

Kaanapali Resort Maui

There is nothing like Honua Kai front desk service, offering services you normally find in a luxury 4 and 5-star hotel, including front desk check-in, full-service concierge, and every other day housekeeping.  I sat down with Channing Bridges Director of Business Development.  Channing broke down the quality service that is provided for owners and guest at the resort.  From the moment you check in till you leave they are there to make sure you and your guest have everything you need.  So make sure you stop by and visit Channing in the lobby in the Hokulani Tower.

Maui Oceanfront Condos

Maui Oceanfront Condos

If you ever dreamed of a picturesque serene & spectacular destination, Honua Kai Resort and Spa should be on your bucket list.  If you are thinking about purchasing an oceanfront condo in Honua Kai Resort and Spa, give me a call.  There are a number of units currently on the market.  You can view all Honua Kai condos for sale from my website.  If you are planning a trip to Maui and have questions about buying Maui oceanfront real estate.  I would love to meet with you at our office in Napili Plaza, or maybe over a cup of coffee at the Honua Kai coffee shop.  They do have fresh ground coffee from up on the slopes of Kula Maui.  You can also sign up to receive active real estate updates on all new condos for sale in Honua Kai Resort.

oceanfront condos kaanapali maui

Kaanapali Maui

My name is Steven Nickens, an I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty.  Maui has been my home for over 43 years, and I been selling Maui real estate for 21 years, resort and residential real estate. As we say “lucky we live Maui”.  So make Maui your next island destination and home away from home.  Discover for yourself, the prestigious Kaanapli Resort oceanfront development Honua Kai Resort and Spa.

 

Homes on Maui's Northshore

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Aloha,

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Offices in Wailea, Napili and Upcounty Maui

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

Vacation Rental: Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui.

 

 

 

Oceanfront Home Paia Maui

New Paia Maui oceanfront homes on the market.

Paia Maui Oceanfront home

Paia Maui oceanfront home

Homes in Paia Maui

Homes in Paia Maui

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If you ever dreamed of living on Maui’s northshore, owning a home in Paia, Spreckesville or Kuau Maui. There currently are some extraordinary oceanfront homes on the market.

I want to feature this Kuau oceanfront home at 81 Aleiki Pl.  This impeccable island home offers seven bedrooms, five baths with a total of 4,966 sq.ft of living space.  You will enjoy warm ocean breezes and relaxed island lifestyle from this Maui oceanfront home.  Enjoy an afternoon relaxing around the pool, picturesque serene, the Best of Maui.  There is also a three bedroom cottage located on .43 acres.  This oceanfront home is listed at $5,800,000. To view more information about this unit you can go to my webpage at nickensmaui.com.  Paia Maui is perfect place to live if you love to windsurf on Maui’s Northshore. Kitesurfing is another big sport on Maui, Launch from your front yard out into the surf. Living the dream on Maui with oceanfront homes in Paia Maui.

Homes on Maui Northshore

Homes on Maui’s Northshore

Oceanfront homes in Paia Maui

Oceanfront Homes in Paia Maui

 

Below are a couple attachments of other oceanfront homes in the Paia Maui area currently on the market.

22 Waa Pl. oceanfront homes in the Paia area priced at $10,500,000

27 Lae Pl. oceanfront home in Paia Maui. Priced at $6,995,000

72 Lae Pl. oceanfront home in Paia Maui priced at $6,395,000

569 Hana Hwy oceanfront home in Paia Maui priced at $5,788,000

33 Hana Hwy oceanfront home in Paia Maui priced at $5,000,000

 

Windsurfing is huge on Maui’s northshore.  Windsurf from your from yard, life is pretty cool living on Maui’s north shore.

There are a number of other oceanfront homes priced at $2,650,000 to $4,850,000 in the Paia area.  So if you have questions about buying an oceanfront home on Maui, give me a call.  You can search on my website for homes in Kula, Haiku, and the northshore of Maui.  My name is Steven Nickens, I been selling homes on Maui’s northshore for over 21 years.  So if Maui’s north shore might be a place you would like to call home.  I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty, I am ready to help with all your Maui real estate needs.

 

Homes on Maui's Northshore

Homes in Paia Maui

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Offices in Upcountry, Wailea and Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

Northshore Vacation Rental: Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Homes in South Maui, Maui Meadows

New Home in South Maui!

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Homes in Kihei Maui

New listing in Maui Meadows, house, cottage and pool with ocean views.  If you are looking at buying a home in Kihei Maui.  This sweet island getaway located right above Wailea Maui is the perfect location.

Maui Meadow Homes

Maui Meadows Homes

Maui Meadows is located right above Wailea Resort.  The perfect location for a quick trip down to some of Wailea’s finest beaches. Wailea Resort also has world class golf, and five star hotels.

Homes in Maui Meadows

Homes in Maui Meadows

Kihei Maui is a very popular island destination.  What is nice about Maui Meadows is it is a little higher elevation than Kihei and a lot of the home sites in Maui Meadows offer sweeping ocean views.  What I like about this home on 3476 Akala Dr. is the configuration of the property.  The cottage has it’s own private driveway leading to the lower level to the cottage.  The main house is set above the pool, offering sweeping ocean views over looking the pool area.

Homes in Kihei

Homes in Kihei Maui

The floor plan lends it self to incredible ocean views from the living area.  The owner has kept this island home in meticulous condition. I love the tile floors that run through out the home, keeping it cool in the summer time.

Maui Real Estate

Maui Real Estate

Kitchen area is the perfect location to cook dinner and enjoy unrivaled Hawaiian sunsets.  This just might be the perfect sanctuary away from the hustle of living in a neighborhood.  You will enjoy the serenity that this island home offers.

Homes in Maui

Homes in Maui

IMG_3942 MAUI360614V MAUI360614So if your looking for privacy and impeccable island home. You just might want to come and have a look at this meticulous residence, with tropical fruit trees and plants. The two bedroom cottage is a bonus with endless oceanviews and sunsets.  You can view additional information from my website to learn about this sweet island home.  If you’re looking at buying a home in Kihei Maui, give me a call with you’re Maui real estate questions.  My name is Steven Nickens, I been calling Maui home for 43 years, and selling real estate on Maui for 21 years. South Maui real estate market has a variety of homes from Kihei, to luxury homes in Wailea Maui.  So if you’re looking to buy real estate in Maui you can sign up to receive email updates on all new homes in Kihei, Wailea to Upcountry Maui.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maui real estate for sale

Maui Homes For Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Shops at Wailea

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

http://nickensmaui.com

http://haikumauivacationrental.com

 

Maui Northshore Vacation Rental in Haiku Maui

Maui Northshore Vacation Rental in Haiku Maui

Northsore Maui Vacation Rental

Northshore Maui Vacation Rental

 

Well we are headed into June season with beautiful weather.  Memorial weekend offered still winds, and playful surf all over the island.  This time of year people that love to get out in the ocean change water sports.  There is the serious crew of downwinders that are waiting for the trade winds to blow so that they can launch from Maliko Bay for a coast run to Kanaha Beach by Maui’s airport in Kahului.   I usually end up doing a few runs over the summer on Maui’s Northshore, but I like to mix it up.  Check out our northshore vacation rental in Haiku Maui.

Kitesurfing on Maui

Kitesurfing on Maui

In the summer on Maui the south shore comes alive.  Maui’s summer beaches bring out families and friends hanging out on the beach, trucks loaded with surfboards, tents, coolers and sunscreen.  I like to mix my summer surfing up with longboards, short boards and standup boards, so the truck is loaded down.  My wife has taken up standup board surfing, she loves playing in the surf on small days.

Maui northshore vacation rentals

Maui northshore vacation rentals

Summer time also brings in windsurfers from all over the world.  I have taken up windsurfing over the last five years and really enjoy it.  I been a surfer all my life, and I use to sail cats, so a transition to windsurfing was very natural for me.  Paia Maui is the center of surf and windsurfing world.  Paia is a gathering place with great places to eat and finish off the day with your friends. Summer time I usually windsurf at Kanaha Beach on Maui’s Northshore.  It’s always nice meeting old faces that return to Maui every year to windsurf on Maui’s Northshore.  Kitesurfing is also very big on Maui.  You can take lessons to windsurf and kitesurf at many of Maui’s surf centers like Hi-Tech Maui and Action Sports in Kahului.

Maui Vacation retnals

Maui vacation rentals

So if Maui might be your island destination for this summer, keep in mind our vacation rental on Maui’s Northshore, very cozy two-bedroom cottage on two acres.  Pineapple Cottage is loved by our guest for a quiet, peaceful getaway, stream running in the gulch, tropical flowers and fruit trees.  Very different experience than condo living in Kihei.  Pineapple Cottage is situated in an ideal location in Haiku, minutes away from Haiku town, and 15 minutes to Paia Town.  Hookipa and Baldwin Beach are close by for windsurfing and surfing, or just a morning walk on the beach.  Visit our website at Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui.
Pineapple cottage vacation rental Maui

Pineapple Cottage Vacation Rental Maui

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Maui Northshore Paia Maui

 

While many people are retired on Maui, I do have a job.  I sell real estate on Maui, been selling real estate for 21 years on Maui’s Northshore, to resort properties in Wailea Maui.  So if you have any question about buying or selling real estate on Maui give me a call. Visit my Maui real estate website at http://nickensmaui.com.

Maui real estate for sale

Maui Homes For Sale

Aloha,

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Maui Real Estate Website: nickensmaui.com

Maui Vacation Rental: PineapplecottageHaikuMaui.com

 

 

 

Windsurfing, Kitesurfing on Maui’s Northshore

Kitesurfing on Maui

Kitesurfing on Maui

Maui is known around the world as the windsurfing capital of the world. It is home to the Aloha Classic windsurfing event at Hookipa Beach Park, which last year was a huge success. The center of the windsurfing and kiting world has to be Paia Maui.  Paia is such a cool town, with visitors arriving from all over the world.  On any given day you have world class windsurfers and Kiteboarders enjoying the lifestyle that Paia has to offer.  Paia Maui is a melting pot of talented watermen, artist and beach lovers from different parts of the globe. 

Windsurfing on Maui

Windsurfing on Maui

Windsurfing and Kiting are two of Maui’s Northshore wind sports that are driven by the trade winds in Hawaii.  After a rather light winter of winds, it seems that we are looking at some excellent conditions. I keep hearing that we are looking at a La Nina weather pattern this spring and summer.  That means it should bring strong winds for windsurfing and kite surfing on Maui.

Surfing on Maui

My son Micah at Jaws Maui

Sunday was a great day for windsurfing at Kanaha Maui.  The windsurfing report didn’t show any sign of winds. I live in Haiku, just past Hookipa Beach Park.  I was working on my vacation rental with my wife and I noticed that the winds were getting to be pretty steady.  So without hesitation, I loaded up my windsurfing gear and headed to Kanaha.  To my surprise, the wind filled in and it was sunny, with steady winds.  It was a great day on the water.

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Steve & Swiss clients and good friend Sandra

One of the reasons I moved to Maui 43 years ago was the lifestyle.  I been surfing at Hookipa Beach for 43 years, and the last five years have taken up windsurfing.  Being a Realtor on Maui for 21 years, it allows me time to get in the water depending on conditions, and plenty of time to take care of my clients and friends real estate needs on Maui.  Maui is a unique place to call home.  Trip Advisor just named Maui the best island destination in the world.  Okay I love to travel with my wife, to exotic places to surf and explore, but I have to say waking up in Haiku on Maui’s Northshore never gets old. 

windsurfing Maui

My wife Ivy and sister in Law Vida, Maui girls

So if you’re looking at buying a home on Maui’s Northshore, keep me in mind for all your real estate needs.  My real estate website is a very informative source of information if you’re looking at buying real estate on Maui. If you are looking at visiting Maui’s Northshore for a windsurfing getaway?  Visit my website for our vacation rental in Haiku, Pineapple Cottage Vacation rental on our 2.5 acres’ parcel. Recently remodeled two-bedroom cottage in Haiku, very private, well appointed, close to Hookipa Beach and Paia Town. 

Maui Vacation rental

Haiku Maui Vacation rental

So the wind is back for this summer, make sure you get out and enjoy some quality time on the water windsurfing on Maui.  Hope to see you out in the water.

Aloha Steve,

Maui real estate

Steve & Ivy Nickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Offices in Wailea, Makawao and Napili to better serve you

 

 

 

Experience Extraordinary Wailea Maui

Experience Extraordinary Wailea Maui

Condos in Wailea Maui

Condos for sale in Wailea Maui

 

Wailea Maui always amazes me when I drive to work at Island Sotheby’s International Realty at The Shops at Wailea.  The weather is just perfect most of the year.  Wailea Resort is also a planned community, that is one of the reasons you don’t have traffic.   Wailea also has pristine beaches, and five star hotels.  So this is just a few reasons why owning a home in Wailea is a very nice option to call Wailea home.

Wailea Oceanfront Homes

Wailea Oceanfront Homes

 

There are a number of luxurious gated residences in popular neighborhoods like Wailea Golf Estates.  Wailea Golf Estates is one the older neighborhoods in Wailea, but there are some classic homes that offer breathtaking ocean views overlooking Wailea Resort.  You can view all homes in Wailea Golf Estates from my website.

Wailea Pualani is also a nice neighborhood.  You have a variety of homes starting at prices around $1.250,000 up to $3,000,000.  I have a number of clients that have bought in Wailea Pualani, and been very happy calling it home.  You can view all homes for sale in Wailea Pualani.

homes in wailea maui

Wailea Maui Real Estate

Makena Maui is a place of serenity, and unrivaled beauty.  Discover magnificent island homes in Makena.  Makena is one of those incredible locations offering peaceful tranquility and unparalleled natural beauty.  There are a couple homes currently for sale in Makena, luxurious estate homes, beautiful grounds and swimming pools.  View all homes for sale in Makena Maui.

Homes in Wailea Maui

Homes in Wailea Maui

There are a number of stunning oceanfront homes for sale in Keawakapu Beach in Kihei Maui.  Actually Keawakapu Beach is a little bit of Wailea and Kihei.  If you’re looking for an amazing oceanfront home in Maui.  You might want to take a look at what is currently for sale for beachfront homes in Keawakapu Beach.  If you have questions about Wailea real estate and properties values give me a call.

Oceanfront homes in Maui

Oceanfront homes in Maui

My name is Steven Nickens, I been calling Maui home for 43 years, and selling Maui real estate for 21 years. So if you have any questions about buying a home in Wailea Maui, give me a call.

Aloha,

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

The Shops at Wailea

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Kula Homes For Sale Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Kula Homes on the slopes of Haleakala Crater Maui

Buying homes in Kula Maui

Buying homes in Kula Maui

Upcountry Kula Maui offers one of the most scenic displays of beauty with morning sunrise over Haleakala Crater. Enjoy epic sunsets overlooking South Maui. If you’re thinking about buying a home in Kula Maui you can search all active homes for sale from this page link.  Discover what upcountry life is all about, homes with organic gardens, to ranch homes with ten or more acres of pasture land. I love driving through Kula in the spring when the Jacaranda Tree’s are flowering, it is just stunning with the array of colors.

Homes in Kula 200

Homes in Kula 200

 

There are some really nice older established neighborhoods in Kula, places like Kula 200 with two-acre estate homes. What makes Kula 200 so special is the exquisite estate homes, with tropical landscape property. It is also just minutes away from Kula Hwy, and a twenty minute drive to Kahului Town.

Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Kula Maui

Now if you’re seeking privacy with an ocean view, you will find Kula homes for sale in the most desirable setting. Places like Poli Poli Rd. Kind of out of the way quiet farming community mixed with rural homes. I just closed a home at 520 Poli Poli Rd, a historic estate home, with an acre and half of land to catch unforgettable sunset views. Poli Poli would be an incredible place to call home.

Now one of my favorite places on Maui has to be Keokea, which is a small community located minutes past Kula School on Kula Hwy. Keokea offers a classic turn of the century mom and pops store, gas station with great prices. I love a morning drive to visit Grandma’s Coffee, for a cup of coffee and fresh baked goods, as they say broke da mouth.

Kula Maui Homes

The Chinese immigrant’s workers had a Hugh influence in Kula, from farming, to influence in archetiure, and the cultural lifestyle. Keokea is known for being a farming community, with fields of vegetables, flowers, and also ranch lands. You are also minutes away from Ulupalakua Ranch and Tedeschi vineyards, well worth the visit. Keokea would be a great place to buy a home and take in the upcountry lifestyle.

Lower Kula Maui, offers more of a mild climate with warmer temperatures. It is the perfect elevation for farming and ranching. I just closed 26-acres on Omaopio Rd. Beautiful secluded land with sweeping ocean views. My clients are going to farm the property with fruit trees to begin with.

 

Upcountry Maui

Kula Glen is located on the oceanside of Kula Hwy, 2-acre estate homes, with many homes enjoying magnificent ocean views, and vibrant sunsets. You also have Axis Deer roaming the slopes of lower Haleakala.

Kula Maui Real Estate

Kula Maui Real Estate

So buying a home in Kula Maui offers you many options, from small rural home on 10,000 square foot lots, to large ranch estates with thriving gardens and pastures.
You can search for homes for sale in Kula Maui, from my website at nickensmaui.com. I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty, we have offices in Makawao Town, Wailea, and Napili to better serve you.

 

I been selling Maui real estate for over 21 years, and calling Maui home for 43 years. My job is to help you find that right property to fit your lifestyle. That is where local knowledge and experience make a huge difference.

Kula Homes for sale

Kula Homes for sale

Now if you’re thinking about selling you’re home in Kula, visit “Why List With Sotheby’s”. Island Sotheby’s International Realty offers innovative technology, local knowledge, with global connections.

So if you’re visiting Maui and looking for Maui real estate, give me a call.  I have experience in selling Maui real estate from Wailea, Kihei Maui Oceanfront Homes, to Maui northshore.

 

Kula Homes For Sale

Kula Homes For Sale

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Bill Gassett Guest Maui Real Estate Blog

Editor’s note: Guest post provided by real estate leader Bill Gassett

Loan officers and real estate agents are key players in the home-buying process. In order to understand how a loan officer can work better with real estate agents we reached out to Bill Gassett, one of the top real estate agents in Westborough, MA. Bill has been selling real estate for almost thirty years so we knew he would be a good voice of reason. Take a look as he shares his best tips with us!

Loan Officers: 4 Ways to Improve Your Interactions with Real Estate Agents

Real estate agents may from time to time get a cash buyer, but in most instances buyers are taking out loans. This requires a loan officer’s help. And just as real estate agents need loan officers to sell homes, loan officers need homebuyers to stay in business. Long-termrelationships with and referrals from real estate agents help loan officers keep volume up, which means it is important for loan officers to know how to cultivate these relationships.

Forming strong business relationships takes time and effort on your part, but these relationships can make a world of difference in your performance and success. Here are 4 tips to help you build a foundation and improve your interactions with real estate agents, as well as help you stand out from the competition.

Here are 4 tips to help you improve your intera­ctions with real estate agents!

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1. Realize you are on the same team.

Just as it is in any profession, there are real estate agents out there who can be a real pain to work with. They can be overzealous in their approach, and maybe even pushy in their demands on behalf of their clients. You may even run into a few who are just plain unpleasant. But all difficulties aside, ultimately you and the real estate agents you work with are on the same team. There may be some team members you don’t like working with, and maybe some who you even need to kick off the team, but there will also be many who make it easier for you to win.

One of the ways a loan officer can work better with real estate agents is to approach them like you are both on the same team. You may be surprised at how many are eager to work with you! Real estate agents ultimately want to make their clients happy, and they will gladly push business your way if they know that you are there to help them do that.

2. Be accountable.

Your work as a loan officer can be complicated and unpredictable. You may not always be able to do what you want to do for the people you are serving, no matter how much you like them or how motivated you are to foster your relationships with them.  However, any good real estate agent will understand that you have limitations. As long as you are honest about what is going on, and are accountable for your part in it, you can still develop strong business relationships even when things do not go according to plan.

Accountability is a must if you want to attract the best real estate agents — the kind who can make a huge difference in your loan volume. Real estate is a business filled with uncertainties, just like lending. Often what you expect to happen does not happen, forcing you to scramble to find new solutions if you want to accomplish your goals. Any chance to reduce uncertainty is beneficial to the agents you work with. By being accountable and dependable a loan officer can work better with real estate agents.

From your first interaction with a real estate agent, be clear about what you can or cannot accomplish. Set realistic expectations for everyone you are working with. You may work hard to get a certain result, but be unsuccessful. Whatever the outcome, remain clear with the real estate agent about what is going on and what you have control over. Any agent worth doing business with will appreciate your honesty and accountability, and will want to work with you in the future because of these qualities.

False promises will get you nowhere in this business! — #REtips

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Above all else, do not provide real estate agents unrealistic expectations of your ability to get a loan approved. If it is going to be a very challenging loan, make this clear up front. The last thing any real estate agent wants is a pre-approval letter from you that means nothing. You will quickly be eliminated from a real estate agent’s referral source if you don’t live up to the expectations you have set. A professional real estate agent loves it when you go the extra mile to explain things to buyers, like what not to do so loans aren’t rejected after pre-approval. There isn’t a real estate agent in the world — or a buyer, for that matter — who wants an unpleasant surprise right before a closing.

3. Establish a system for communication.

Communication is just as important as accountability. Real estate agents and their clients eagerly anticipate news from you, and the longer you go without communicating, the harder the situation becomes for the agent. Your work as a loan officer is fairly mysterious to the borrower, and that makes it easier for you to deflect questions from potentially frustrated buyers who are wondering what is going on with their loans. But the real estate agent is often directly in the line of fire when things take too long, or go badly, during the loan process.

It is an unfortunate reality that many loan officers avoid such communication, either because there are no changes to report, or because there is bad news that they would rather not deliver. When the loan officer falls short in communication, the real estate agent is left to pick up the slack. One of the ways a loan officer can work better with real estate agents is to provide relief to the agents you are working with by keeping up regular communication. Just checking in once a week by email with an update on loan status can be helpful. Calling once a week is even better!

If you have a system in place for communicating with real estate agents, and you make this system known to the agents you work with (and follow through with what you say), you will stand miles above the majority of loan officers. When you stand out, referrals come to you, and with those referrals an increase in your loan volume. If you run into problems with a particular loan and know the mortgage is going to be rejected, make sure you have some alternatives you can discuss with both the agent and borrower. This shows the agent that you are not just concerned about your own pocketbook, and that you still want to help get to the final goal.

4. Use social media to help each other.

One of the best things both real estate agents and loan officers can do to communicate more effectively and grow their brands is to have a presence on social media. Today hundreds of thousands of people are using social media to stay in contact with others in their industry. Social media is a great place to grow and nurture relationships with others in your field.

Real estate agents and loan officers who engage with each other on social media create opportunities for both parties to be more successful, for example, by mutually sharing content that is beneficial to one another. Let’s say you are a mortgage broker and have just discovered this compelling article on 3 ways to avoid mortgage insurance (and what it will cost you). Some of the real estate agents you work with on a regular basis, who you are also connected with on social media, can share the link in their own social channels. You of course would return the favor when they write something of their own. This is very powerful and a win-win for both parties. The more you can help each other out using social media, the greater chance you both have of seeing business grow.

Improve Your Loan Volume Through Quality Relationships

In lending, just as it is in real estate, it is important to treat people as well as you can. Do what you say you are going to do. Avoid promising what you can’t deliver. Maintain communication. Be as helpful as you can. These qualities, like the tips above, will make you a trusted lender in the eyes of the best real estate agents in your area — which will only help increase your loan volume over time! These are the best four ways a loan officer can work better with real estate agents!

Over to you – What are some tips you have found successful when working with real estate professionals or loan officers? Share with me in the comments!

Bill Gassett

Bill Gassett – Real Estate Leader

Bill Gassett is a nationally recognized Real Estate leader who has been helping people move in and out of the Metrowest Massachusetts area for the past twenty eight plus years. He has been one of the top RE/MAX Realtors in New England for the past decade.

COndos in Wailea Maui

If your looking for Maui real estate, give me a call. I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Sugar Cove Spreckelsville Maui

Sugar Cove Spreckelsville Maui

Sugar Cove Spreckelsville Maui

Oceanfront Real Estate Maui

Oceanfront Real Estate Maui

 

I want to feature a new Maui oceanfront condominium on Maui’s north shore

This beautiful Sugar Cove condominium in Spreckelsville Maui, offers 1890 sq.ft. of luxury living space, with three bedrooms and four baths.  Sugar Cove is built on four acres of prime oceanfront real estate.

Maui Windsurfing

Maui windsurfing

 

 

 

 

 

Many people are drawn to Maui’s northshore to wind surf and kite on Maui’s powerful waves and consistent tradewinds. Mahalo Levi Siver for the great photo of him windsurfing.  This 2-story residence is completely remodeled with custom cabinets and hardwood floors through out the unit.  Sugar Cove is a gated community, with private tennis courts.

Sugar Cove Spreckelsville Maui

Sugar Cove Spreckelsville Maui

So if you’re looking for that unique island getaway to enjoy beachfront living on Maui’s northshore, then Sugar Cove might just be the perfect island getaway spot to relax.  Price at $3,195,000.  So you have questions about Maui real estate in Spreckelsville Maui give me a call.  You can also search other homes on Maui’s northshore from my website.  To view additional photos of this Sugar Cove condo check out this link.

My name is Steven Nickens, and I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty. Maui’s has been my home for 43 years, I been selling real estate for 21 years. So give me a call with all your real estate questions on Maui’s northshore.

Island Sotheby's Maui Agent

 

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

 

Luxury Homes Wailea Maui in Wailea Resort

Wailea Oceanfront home Wailea

Wailea Oceanfront home Maui

You might be thinking about buying a home in Wailea Maui.  Wailea Resort offer a variety of resort homes in gated communities.  I would like to high light the different neighborhoods reflecting price and location.

The first neighborhood is Wailea Kai, which is with in walking distance to one of Maui’s finest beaches Keawakapu Beach. Wailea Kai is Wailea’s oldest neighborhood.  I remember when the lots came on the market for $90,000 and everyone thought those were crazy high prices.  Currently there are five homes on the market priced from $1,148,000 up to $1,375,000.  You can view all homes for sale in Wailea Kai from my website.

 

Homes in Wailea Pualani

Homes in Wailea Pualani

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a home I sold in Wailea Pualani to a wonderful couple from Switzerland.  Pualani currently has four homes for sale.  Prices start at $1,395,000 to $2,990,000. To view all homes for sale in Wailea Pualani check out this link.

 

 

Beach front homes in Wailea Maui

Beachfront homes in Wailea Maui

 

 

Here is another popular gated community in Wailea. Wailea Kialoa luxury homes.  View all homes currently on the market in Wailea Kialoa.

 

 

One of my favorite gated communities in Wailea has to be Wailea Golf Estates.  What I like about this neighborhood is how many homes have excellent ocean views over looking Wailea Resort.  View all homes for sale in Wailea Golf Estates.

Wailea Maui Real Estate

Wailea Maui Real Estate

Here are  some other popular neighborhoods in Wailea.

Wailea Golf Vistas located about the Fairmont Kea A Lani Hotel. Wailea Golf Vistas is with in walking distance to the Shops at Wailea.

Wailea Highlands is located above the Blue Course and Wailea Golf Vistas. View all homes for sale in Wailea Highlands.

Makena Place is a popular oceanfront residence.  Here is a list of Makena oceanfront homes currently on the market.  I would like to high light a few ocean front homes in Makena and Keawakapu Beach.  Makena oceanfront homes offer unrivaled beauty, turquoise waters and pristine beaches. To view oceanfront homes for sale in Makena Beach check out this link. Keawakapu Beach has some amazing beachfront homes on the market.  This is one of Maui’s finest beaches, enjoy unforgettable sunsets from your Lanai.  Looking for an oceanfront home in Maui, Keawakapu you can view all beachfront home currently on the market. There are a number of luxurious homes for sale on Keawakapu Beach so check it out.

So if you’re looking at buying a home in Wailea Maui, give me a call.  I work for Island Sotheby’s International Realty in Wailea Maui. I been selling real estate in Maui for over 20 years, and been calling Maui home for 43 years.

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If you’re thinking about selling you’re home in Maui, Visit Why List with Island Sotheby’s International Realty. Sotheby’s offers global exposure, and I have years of experience marketing Maui real estate to the world.

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: www.nickensmaui.com