Selling Homes As-Is Pros and Cons

 Selling Homes As-Is Pros and Cons

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maui realtorI wanted to feature Bill Gassett a leading national Blogger and respected real estate agent, works with Re-max from Massachusetts.  I really like how Bill shared the Pros and Cons with selling your home As-Is.  I hope you enjoy the article. If you’re thinking about selling your home on Maui give me a call, love to work with you.

Contributions as well from Kevin Vitali and Kyle Hiscock.

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What are the pros and cons of selling a home as-is? This is a question you may have thought about if you’re planning on selling a home. Sometimes when you are selling a house that has some issues, selling it “as is” may seem like the easiest course of action.

Most homeowners assume that selling a home as-is means they will not have to make any repairs to the property (which is true) and that selling as-is will be practical and involve the lease amount of stress (which may be far from true).

Before you make the decision to sell your home as-is, you should be aware of what selling as-is entails. There are some significant downsides to selling as-is. Once you understand your options, you may decide that there are better ways to sell your home that will lead to outcomes you can be truly satisfied with.

What Selling As-Is Means

To sell a home as-is means that you are selling the property in its current state, with an understanding that no repairs will be made and that the home will come with all its current faults and issues.

“As is” actually has a legal definition, and the buyer will probably have to sign paperwork indicating that he or she understands the exact terms of the transaction. When you are buying a home “as is” it’s typically spelled out in the purchase and sale agreement.

Launipoko Homes Maui

Launiupoko homes

What Selling As-Is Does Not Mean

Unfortunately, many homeowners are under the mistaken impression that selling as-is relieves them from all the general obligations that come with the sale of a home. They imagine that they can unload the property for whatever price they can get while avoiding the need to talk about or disclose any issues with the home.

Selling as is does not relieve you from your legal obligation to answer questions honestly concerning the existing problems with the home per the rules of your state.

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Home in Wailea Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Massachusetts, sellers do not have to disclose defects, but they do have to answer any questions honestly about the condition of the home. Non-disclosure is what’s known in real estate circles as “Caveat Emptor” or “let the buyer beware.” The only disclosure a seller is required to make is their knowledge of the presence of lead paint.

Sellers in Massachusetts are also not allowed to hide defects intentionally. Even when you are selling as-is, you have to obey these rules. Sellers have a duty to avoid making misrepresentations of fact or failing to respond truthfully to a specific question from a buyer.

Selling As Is Doesn't Mean Non Disclosure of ProblemsHome sellers should understand, however, that real estate agents are held to a higher standard when it comes to disclosing a home’s defects. Realtors being held to higher standards is due to the Consumer Protection Act which is also known as Chapter 93A.

Realtors, therefore, have an obligation to disclose any fact that could influence the buyer not to enter into a real estate transaction.

For example, if a real estate agent knows that the seller’s basement floods every spring this is something a Realtor has to disclose!

Here are some other examples of issues a real estate agent must disclose to a prospective home buyer:

  • Evidence of a structural defect like a major crack in the foundation.
  • The appearance of mold in the home.
  • Termite damage.
  • The roof has leaked, or there was a prior ice dam that caused damage.
  • The radon levels in the home are higher than the acceptable EPA limit.
  • A major known plumbing or electrical issue.
  • A significant external issue such as obnoxious noise levels.
  • A known legal issue such as a cloud on the title or the property is a short sale.

Obviously, not all problems with a home are clearly evident. Real Estate agents do, however, have a duty disclose if they discover some problem or the owner lets them know.

Over the years while selling property in Metrowest Massachusetts, there have been times where a seller has asked to sell as-is because they have never occupied the home and therefore have limited knowledge of its condition.

Real Estate agents should be particularly careful in this situation. Again, while a seller is not required to disclose potential problems, real estate agents must disclose.

Most sellers are honest and voluntarily provide real estate agents with any known issues they are aware of. In the case of never occupying a home, however, this is much harder to do.

Instances, where sellers have never occupied a home, could include an estate sale or a fix and flip. The latter of which the seller probably could know more than the former.

Most real estate companies ask sellers they are representing to fill out a document called a Sellers Statement of Property Condition. This report outlines what an owner knows and doesn’t know about their home. It allows agents to represent a property more accurately. Filling out this form also lowers a real estate companies errors and omission insurance.

The Problems With Selling As-Is

Drawbacks of Selling a Home As IsYou might be thinking to yourself what on earth could be the issue from a buyers perspective on purchasing a home as-is. Well, unfortunately, there is a negative connotation with buying a home as-is.

These are the potential problems with selling a home as is. Below you will find the disadvantages of selling a home as is.

1. Buyers will perceive your home negatively.

If you are selling as-is, you can bet that most buyers will view your home negatively. They may still try to purchase it, but the moment they see the as-is they will assume that there is something seriously wrong with the property – something bad enough that you can’t afford to fix it, or that it is not fixable.

2. Buyers will low-ball you.

Under the assumption that your home has serious defects, the buyer will bargain with you like you are desperate. You can expect offers that are probably less than what you want, or what your home is worth.

3. You will have to work harder to demonstrate why your home is worth paying for.

You or your Realtor will have an uphill battle to demonstrate to potential buyers that your home is worth a fair price. Because buyers will be coming into the transaction with so much negative baggage, it will be difficult to break through the assumptions to show that there are plenty of reasons why your home is desirable.

Keep in mind there may be a trust issue on the buyers part as to why you are selling your home “as is”. Buyers may automatically assume you are trying to hide something.

4. You will attract fewer buyers.

Because your listing says as-is upfront, you are going to drive away a lot of potential buyers. Even if you are in a position where you want to put minimum effort or money into the home to make a sale, you could still benefit from avoiding the as-is designation in the listing. Let buyers come and make offers, see how you feel, and go ahead and turn down requests to make repairs if you feel it is the right choice.

Reasons To Sell As-Is

Most homeowners should avoid starting off a sale with as-is. However, there are certain situations where selling as-is really is desirable. These reasons include:

1. You really cannot afford to make any repairs.

Why Sell a Home As IsYou may be in a financial situation where repairs – any repairs – are just not feasible. If the property has defects and you have no way to repair them, you may have no other choice but to sell as-is.

However, try to keep an open mind and talk to your Realtor before you make a hard decision on selling as-is. Your Realtor may be able to come up with some creative solutions that will allow you to avoid selling as-is, or at least avoid putting it in your listing right from the beginning.

2. You really cannot handle the stress of a home sale.

Sometimes homeowners find themselves in situations where they have to sell their home, but they are truly unable to deal with the stress that a drawn-out sales process entails. If you are seriously ill or otherwise incapacitated and do not believe you are capable of dealing with the selling process, you may decide that selling as-is makes the most sense.

Again, make sure to explore all your options before making a final decision on selling as-is. If you can get help from friends or family, or if your Realtor offers to take care of all the stressful aspects, you can probably get a better price for your home if you avoid selling as-is.

3. Financial distress.

Sometimes an owner will find themselves in serious financial distress and needs to sell their home immediately in as is condition. One viable option in this scenario is contacting an investment company like We Buy Ugly Houses or another one like them. These type of companies are perfect for those distressed sellers who need an immediate sale.

Investment companies like We Buy Ugly House usually pay cash and purchase in as-is, where-is condition. The downside, of course, is that these kind of home flipping companies are going to be looking to purchase your home for pennies on the dollar. Do not expect them to pay anywhere close to the market value.

Accepting an Offer and The Subsequent Home Inspection

There other time selling “as is” comes up is after an offer is received but before the buyers home inspection takes place.

Sometimes in a home sale, the negotiation between a buyer and seller can be arduous. From a sellers perspective, the thought process is “I just gave the buyer an incredible deal”. Over the years, many sellers have said to me during the last round of negotiating an offer to tell the buyer’s agent there will not be any further seller concessions after the home inspection.

In other words, let the buyer know they are buying the home “as is” and I am not coming down another dime on the price or making any repairs for any defects discovered. Many sellers having sold homes in the past understand that a home inspection can be a second round of negotiations. Sellers try to head off these unreasonable home inspection requests before they ever happen.

The Compromise

There are times when a seller has a little bit of money to invest into their property prior to listing it for sale. In this circumstance, it may make sense to do a few improvements prior to listing for sale.

For example, nothing goes further when selling a home than a fresh coat of paint. If you have rooms that need painting or wallpaper that should be removed, doing so can be one of the highest returning investments. Selling as is when you can afford to compromise a bit may make some sense. This is something you should discuss with your real estate agent. Your agent should also be able to point out other

Selling as is when you can afford to compromise a bit may make some sense. This is something you should discuss with your real estate agent. Your agent should also be able to point out other things that should be fixed before putting the home up for sale.

Pricing Properly

Pricing a home properly is a skill and an art. Unfortunately, some real estate agents do an absolutely horrible job of pricing a home correctly. Putting the right price tag on a home is even more difficult when selling a home as-is. Many Realtors are not skilled at estimating repairs and improvements that are necessary. Given this, lots of homes end up being overpriced when selling as-is.

Be sure to look at the agents list price to sale price ratio and average days on market statistics before hiring them. It would be a good idea to specifically ask for this information on any homes they have sold as-is!

Talk To Your Realtor

Every home sale is unique – involving a unique property, and a unique seller(s) that have specific needs, goals and limitations. You may really need to consider selling as-is. Or, you may just need a sales plan that caters to your specific situation. The best way to determine what your options are is to speak to your Realtor. He or she can look over your specific home and you can explain what you want/need. Then, your real estate can help to guide you through the steps of selling your home, on your terms.

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About the Author: The above Real Estate information on the pros and cons of selling a home as is was provided by Bill Gassett, a Nationally recognized leader in his field. Bill can be reached via email at billgassett@remaxexec.com or by phone at 508-625-0191. Bill has helped people move in and out of many Metrowest towns for the last 29+ Years.

Thinking of selling your home? I have a passion for Real Estate and love to share my marketing expertise!

I service Real Estate sales in the following Metrowest MA towns: Ashland, Bellingham, Douglas, Framingham, Franklin, Grafton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northborough, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sutton, Wayland, Westborough, Whitinsville, Worcester, Upton and Uxbridge. If you’re looking for real estate in Massaschusett, you can visit Bill Gassett website, he is a wealth of information.

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Maui Realtor

Looking to buy or sell real estate on Maui, I have been selling real estate on Maui for 21 years. You can visit my website at nickensmaui.com.

Steven Nickens RS-54097 GRI ABR

Elite Pacific Properties

Cell:  808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Kihei Homes in South Maui

Luxury Homes in Kihei Maui

 

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Maui Realtor

Life on Maui’s south-shore is a popular island destination for Kihei homes. Kihei Maui is known for its beautiful beaches, sunny weather throughout the year, great restaurants and shopping.  Many people like to call Kihei home.  You have a variety of options if you’re thinking about buying a home in Kihei Maui.

Kilohana Ridge is the perfect place to call home.  What is great about Kilohana Ridge, is it’s a new subdivision and within walking distance to Keawakapu Beach, one of Kihei’s most popular beach. You have quality constructed homes, one and two story homes.  ( Search all homes in Kilohana RidgeI also like that it’s just a few minutes away from Wailea Resort and all that Wailea has to offer from golf, pristine beaches, shopping and dining.

Homes in Maui

Homes in Maui

Other popular neighborhoods include Moana Estates luxury homes.  Moana Estates is another development that offers quality homes in a recently completed neighborhood.  You can search all homes for sale in Kihei from my website.  Kea Alii Kai is just up the road from Kamaole Beach II.  Located in South Maui, again close to schools, beaches and shopping.  Working with some clients they prefer living close to the beach, compared to living say in Wailuku or Upcountry Maui.  There are also some amazing oceanfront homes in Kihei in Keawakapu Beach, just a stone’s throw to Wailea.  North Maui also offers some quality Kihei homes to choose from.

Beach front homes in Wailea Maui

Beachfront homes in Wailea Maui

You need to do some research as far as what you’re looking for in a home as far as location, size of lot and quality of finishes.  Many times, 2nd home buyers looking for home want to get away from cold winters in the mainland, desiring warmth and easy access to the beach.  They don’t necessarily need a large property to take care of, but a home that is easy to lock up for the season till they return. That is why places like Wailea, and Kihei are so appealing to many home buyers on Maui. Search all homes in Kihei Maui from nickensmaui.com.

Kihei Oceanfront home Wailea

Kihei Oceanfront home Maui

So, on your journey to find that perfect Kihei home on Maui, that’s where a good Realtor with years of experience can really make a difference finding the right home on Maui.  My name is Steven Nickens, and I work with Elite Pacific Properties.  I been selling homes on Maui for 21 years, and calling Maui home for 43 years.  You can sign up to receive email updates on all new Maui homes coming on the market in Wailea, and Kihei Maui.  Many Maui buyers start their search first on the internet, but there can be many challenges finding the right property and timing is everything.  So, give me a call I would love to help you find that perfect home on Maui. I also work all over on the island of Maui, from Upcountry to Kaanapali Maui.

Aloha,

Maui Realtor

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Welcome to the Nove Nove Maui Aloha Classic 2016

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Steve & Swiss clients and good friends

Today starts the event with the best windsurfers in the world will be competing for honors of taking the title of Maui Aloha Classic Champion.  Conditions are looking awesome with strong tradewinds, and huge surf on the forecast.
There are 130 windsurfers registered for the event.  In the men’s pro event you will have AWT leaders Boojmaa Guilloul and Maui’s Morgan Noireaux battling for top honors.  Women’s pro division Ingrid Larouche and Sarah Hauser will be battling for the title. But local girl Vicky Abbott could upset the apple cart.
This is looking like a really exciting event with big waves and windy conditions, and other big names like Marcilio Brown and Levi Siver couple of my favorite Goya Team riders.  Other stand outs Bernd Roediger, Kai Lenny, Graham Ezzy and Maui ripper Conner Baxter.

Maui Windsurfing

Maui windsurfing

So as soon as I can gather my video camera, I am heading down for some serious ripping going on at the Nova Nova Maui Aloha Classic.

 

If you’re looking for accommodation on Maui’s northshore, we have a license B&B Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui. Check us out at http://haikumauivacationrental.com/

Haiku Maui vacation rental

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

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we have 5-star rating on VRBO and AIR B&B.  So hopefully see you at the event.  If you have any real estate questions, I been selling real estate on the northshore for 21 years, calling the northshore home for over 40 years, so give me a call.

 

 

 

Keala O Wailea Luxury Town Homes

I want to introduce a new project that is breaking ground in Wailea Resort.  Keala O Wailea, consisting of 70 luxury townhomes.

Keala O Wailea

Keala O Wailea

They are currently pouring slabs and should start framing in a couple weeks. There are seven building with 10 units per building.  Six of the building have excellent ocean views over looking the Wailea Blue Course.  Floor plans for two and three bedroom units, range from 1,312 to 1,715 sq ft of luxury living.  I was very impressed with the layout and the excellent ocean views. Out of 70 units there are 20 units left on the market.  Current prices range from $799,900 to $2,149,900.  please give me a call for the most current prices. Keala O Wailea townhomes is a long term housing development, meaning they don’t allow vacation rentals with this project. You are located close to Wailea Tennis Club, shopping at The Shops at Wailea, and minutes away to some of the most beautiful beaches in the State of Hawaii.

Condos in Wailea Maui

Condos in Wailea Maui

If you are planning a trip to Maui and have questions about buying Wailea real estate.  I would love to meet with you at our office in Wailea, or maybe over a cup of coffee and talk about Keala O Wailea Townhomes, or other luxury homes and condos for sale in Wailea Maui.

Condos in Wailea Maui

Condos in Wailea Maui

My name is Steven Nickens, an I work with Elite Pacific Properties.  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”.  If you’re thinking about selling you’re Maui home or condos, I would love to share the advantages with listing you’re property with Elite Pacific Properties, #1 luxury real estate firm in the State of Hawaii. So make Maui your next island destination and home away from home.  Discover for yourself, the prestigious Wailea Resort.  You can search all Maui real estate from my website.

Aloha,

Maui Realtor

Luxury Homes in Launiupoko Maui

Maui Realtor

Maui Realtor

I was just on a Brokers open up in Launiupoko on the slopes of the West Maui mountains.  It’s amazing the quality and ocean-views from so many of the hillside homes over looking Launiupoko Park.

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Homes in Maui Hawaii

Launiupoko homes

Launiupoko Maui

Launipoko Homes Maui

Launiupoko homes

 

 

Discover luxury hillside homes in Launiupoko in Lahaina Maui, with beautiful estate homes offering two to 30 acre parcels.  I am proud to say that our real estate firm Elite Pacific Properties represents at least half the properties currently for sale in Launiupoko.  Elite is #1 in Luxury home sales in the State of Hawaii.  If you were to compare luxury homes all over the island. Launiupoko is really a great value.  You have open spaces, incredible ocean-views over looking the island of Lanai.  Lahaina town is just down the street and you have the whole coast line to enjoy the ocean.

 

Luxury oceanfront homes

Luxury oceanfront homes

 

If you happen to be in the market for a quality estate home over looking the Lahaina coast-line, give me a call.  There are so many options on purchasing a home on Maui.  I been selling real estate on Maui for 21 years, I work and play on Maui’s beautiful shores.  You can sign up to receive email updates on all new homes and condos on Maui.  There are other options for oceanfront living, condos in Kaanapali Alii and Honua Kai Resort and Spa in Kaanapali Resort Maui.

Maui Island Homes

Maui Island Homes

 

 

I work with Elite Pacific Properties, Maui’s Premier real estate firm for luxury homes. If you’re thinking about selling give me a call. I can share with you the advantages with working with Elite’s marketing team, internet presence, and support staff to handle a successful escrow transaction.  You can view all active homes for sale in Launiupoko from my website that is updated daily.  So follow you’re dreams, Maui is an amazing place to call home.

Aloha,

Maui Realtor

 

Newly Listed Home in Pualani Wailea Maui

Newly listed home in Pualani Wailea Maui. Wailea Pualani  is a gated community with in minutes to world class golf courses, tennis, and shopping at The Shops at Wailea.  Another bonus is magnificent beaches in Wailea and Makena Beach, and hotels like Andaz Maui and the Four Season Resort Maui for afternoon sunset dinners. So if you’re looking for a home in Wailea Maui, you just might want to check out this new home I just listed at 371 Pualoa Nani Pl.

Home in Wailea Maui

Home in Wailea Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My clients have taken meticulous care of this impeccable island home.  The kitchen is very spacious, with an island to prepare foods, or just hang out and enjoy Pupu’s and a glass of wine. All the appliances are stainless steel, counter tops are granite counter tops, with travertine stone floors throughout the house.

BUying homes in Wailea Maui

Buying homes in Wailea Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homes in Maui

Homes in Maui

I really like the open floor plan of this island home.  There is great lighting throughout the house. I also really like the stone floors, giving it a clean open flow through out the house, where everything comes together perfectly,

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Wailea Homes

If your looking for you’re dream home in Wailea, looking to relax in tropical comfort this might be your next home.

 

 

Wailea Pualani

Wailea Pualani

There are three bedrooms, with three baths, just under 2400 sq.ft. of living space.  If your seeking seclusion and a dream home in paradise Pualoa Nani Pl. home is an exquisite residence, ready to move into.

Wailea Resort

Wailea Resort

This is a 2-story home with a large family room upstairs and two bedrooms upstairs.  I love the entry of this home, the owners have used a variety of succulents, and tropical palms and flowers to add to the beauty of this Wailea home.

Maui Flowers

Maui Flowers

The upstairs master bedroom has a lot of space and light, perfect for a quiet place to get away and read a good book.

Homes in Wailea

Homes in Wailea

Wailea Real Estate

Wailea Real Estate

This island home in Wailea Resort is offered at $1,475,000.  Great value for an luxury island home in Wailea Maui.   So for more information on this home you can check out the link on my website.  You can also sign up to receive email updates on all new homes in Wailea.  My name is Steven Nickens.  I been calling Maui home for over 43 years, selling Maui real estate for 21 years.  I have worked on some of Maui’s finest developments, so give me a call about Wailea real estate.  Search all homes and condos in Wailea Maui.  You can also search for Maui real estate island wide.

Maui Realtor

Maui Realtor

Aloha,

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickensmaui.com

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Homes in Upcountry Kula Maui

Homes in Kula Maui

 

Kula Maui

Kula Maui

Upcountry Kula Maui, known for beautiful rolling hills off of Haleakala Crater, and unsurpassed panoramic ocean views.  Kula is a place that many call home for many reasons. Kula is known to many as ranch lands where cattle roam the grassy hill-sides.  Kula also offers exceptional farm lands, where local farmers grow flowers and fresh vegetables.  Then many come to Kula for the perfect weather and a place to call home.

homes in kula maui

homes in kula maui

 

That brings me this this new listing, home for sale in Kula Maui. Discover for yourself this charming three-bedroom home, located in the heart of Kula. Situated on a cul de sac street within walking distance to Morihara Store, Kula Bistro restaurant, and Kula Community Center.

upcountry maui

upcountry maui

This Kula country home has just added new carpets in the living room. The master bedroom and second bedroom have new bamboo wood floors, and third bedroom has laminate floors. Master bath has new stone floors and vanity.

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maui homes for sale

As you approach the front yard there are raised flower beds, a charming accent to the country living. Enjoy warm evenings around the fire place in this cozy home.

Homes in Kula Maui

Homes in Kula Maui

There is a large deck area outside in the backyard for enjoying Kula mornings with a cup of coffee. You’re also just a short drive to schools and parks in Kula. This is the perfect location, and just minutes to the highway.  You can view this Kula home and others on my website.  If you’re looking at buying a home in Kula Maui, you can sign up to receive email updates as they come on the Maui real estate market daily.

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Maui Homes For Sale

 

Island Sothebys International Realty has three offices in Makawao, Wailea and Napili Maui.  To learn more about selling you’re home with Sotheby’s visit “Why list with Sothebys”  My name is Steven Nickens, I have been selling Maui real estate for 21 years,calling Maui home for over 43 years. So give me a call with all you’re Maui real estate needs.

Homes on Maui's Northshore

Homes in Kula Maui

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website:www.nickensmaui.com

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

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental Maui’s Northshore

Haiku Maui vacation rental on Maui’s Northshore

Haiku Maui vacation rental

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

My wife and I start a new vacation rental in Haiku Maui. Pineapple Cottage in Haiku Maui, started in business December 2015.  We spent four months remodeling our cottage. Our first clients from Switzerland check in as we were moving our tools out.  Pineapple Cottage is located on 2.5 acres of lush, tropical Haiku land.  We first started building our main home 26 years ago.  Lots of love and hard work, to create something that my wife and I have always dreamed of.  Our kids are grown up and have their own kids.  So it made sense to us get permitted with the county and start our new enterprise.

Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui

Pineapple Cottage Haiku Maui

Pineapple Cottage is a labor of love, we tried to make it as comfortable as we would like with our own home. We installed new wood floors, granite counter tops and demo and installed a new walk in shower.  My wife Ivy, is an artist, so her personnel touches are reflected through out the unit. Our first guest where visiting from Switzerland.  They stayed for 19 nights and loved staying at our cottage.

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

Haiku Maui Vacation Rental

Living off the land has always been a dream of ours. We planted all the things that we love, from an orchard with citrus, avacado’s, breadfruit trees, bananas, papaya’s, tropical palms and flowers.  I also have an organic garden for fresh veggies.  Haiku is a special place, 20 minutes from airport, 10 minutes to Hookipa Beach Park for a morning surf session. Hookipa is also a world class Maui windsurfing spot.  They hold the Aloha Classic there every year.

Maui Windsurfing

Maui windsurfing

 

This is Levi Siver a hot windsurfer from Maui.  We also have beautiful beaches like Baldwin Beach, located just the other side of Paia town.

Baldwin Beach Maui

Baldwin Beach Maui

Haiku town is a very cool place. You have great places to eat, surf shops and factories. Goya Maui windsurfing is located in the cannery.  Makawao Town is an old Cowboy Town.  Great place for shopping and places to eat.

maui oceanfront real estate

Maui Oceanfront Real Estate

Haiku is in the heart of the northshore.  Close to world famous Jaws big wave surfing spot, also you will find windsurfing and kiting from Kanaha Beach Park to Spreckelsville Maui.  Paia town is just 10 to 15 minute drive from the Pineapple Cottage.  Paia is really a cool town, with great food, surf shops, Mana Foods for healthy foods. You will also find plenty of boutique shops to browse through town.

Northshore Maui

Haiku Maui

So if your looking for an island getaway, Pineapple Cottage located in the heart of Haiku is an excellent choice for an island getaway. You can visit our website for more photos and information.  We are also on VRBO.COMWe also are on VRBO.COM for more information on Booking a visit.  My name is Steven Nickens, and I work with Island Sotheby’s International Realty. So give me a call.  You can also check for Maui real estate on this website.

 

 

 

maui real estate

Maui real estate

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Offices in Wailea, Makawao, and Napili

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email: nickens@maui.net

Website: nickens@maui.net

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.

maui real estate

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