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.

Home in Wailea Maui

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

Condominiums in Kihei Maui

Condominiums in Kihei Maui

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Maui Realtor

Life’s a beach, if you live in Maui.  Finding the right condominium to buy can be a challenge.  I would like to recommend condominiums in Kihei, Maui from the Mana Kai oceanfront condominiums to the Royal Mauian oceanfront condos in Kihei, Maui.  Kihei is one of Maui’s most popular destinations.  There is something for all Maui visitors, from affordable to luxury beach front condos along the Kihei coastline.  North Kihei has oceanfront condos like the Sugar Beach condominiums or the popular Kihei, Beach oceanfront condominiums.  North Kihei is a little quieter with less traffic with beautiful beaches for morning walks and evening Hawaiian sunsets.

Condos in Kihei

Condos in Kihei

If you’re looking for luxury oceanfront condos in Kihei, the Royal Mauian is the queen of the coast.  They are older but well maintained condominiums offering panoramic ocean views from most of the units.  You are also right in the heart of Kihei, with so many fun things to do.  Kamaole Beach Park II is right there for morning swims and to enjoy a little Hawaiian sun.  The Mana Kai sits in the gateway to Wailea on Keawakapu Beach.  The Mana Kai oceanfront condominium has it all.  You have Five Palms restaurant, a receptionist to better serve you, an amazing pool, and one of Maui’s beautiful beaches, Keawakapu Beach.

kamaole sands kihei maui

Kamaole Sands Kihei Maui

Another popular condominium in Kihei, Maui is Maui Kamaole.  Maui Kamaole offers spacious condos with two pools.  Kamaole Sands condominiums are popular because of the location. The beaches, shopping, markets and restaurants are all in close proximity.   Kamaole Sands is also located across from Kamaole III Beach Park, great for sunsets, a grass park with barbecue grills and showers & public bathrooms.  Kamaole Sands is a very popular island destination, with tennis courts and pools.  Kamaole Sands stays pretty busy year around, making it one of my top picks for vacation rentals.

Kamaole Sands Maui

Kamaole Sands Maui

Maui Banyan is another of my picks if you’re looking at buying a condo in Kihei, Maui.  Maui Banyans offers great value for your money.  There are so many other condos on my list so if you are interested to hear more of what is available, give me a call, I would love to help you find that right condo in Kihei, at the right price.  You can search all homes and condos for sale in Kihei from my website.  You can sign up for email updates on all new homes and condos in Maui.  If your looking for condominiums in Kihei, you can search for all active condos for sale in Kihei from my website.

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My name is Steven Nickens, I have been lucky to call Maui home for 43 years and I’ve been selling real estate here for 21 years.  I am proud to say I work with Elite Pacific Properties, who is #1 in luxury sales in Hawaii.  If you need to sell a condo you own on Maui, I will definitely be able to assist you.  Talk to me about our six-point marketing plan, and how Elite Pacific Properties will market your condominium to the world.  If your looking for a vacation rental on the Paia, Haiku side of the island, visit Pineapple Cottage.  Two bedroom cottage on 2.5 acres, private and relaxing on Maui’s north shore.

 

Aloha,

Maui Realtor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maui Oceanfront Homes Northshore

Luxury Oceanfront Homes on Maui’s Northshore

Paia Maui Oceanfront home

Paia Maui oceanfront home

 

The North Shore of Maui is known for windsurfing, kiting and surfing.  You also have Maui oceanfront homes on the northshore for unique island living. You have a lot of world class action that takes place in Spreckelsville, Hookipa Beach Park and Peahi Maui, or known as Jaws.  If you happen to be looking for ocean front homes on Maui’s Northshore, there are several oceanfront homes to choose from. 

windsurfing maui

Windsurfing Maui

Just recently we had a couple big events on Maui’s Northshore. First off is the Nova Nova Aloha Classic windsurfing event.  It lasted for about a week in a half, with excellent conditions.  Couple Maui boys took top honors, Kevin Pritchard taking the win and exhibiting some amazing windsurfing skills in all kinds of conditions.  Second place finisher was Marcillo Browne beating out Maui’s Levi Siver taking third place.  I was at the event on a couple of the big days, these guys were ripping.

Maui oceanfront homes

Maui Oceanfront Homes

In-between the Aloha Classic, they held the Peahi Challenge Big Wave Event.  My son Micah Nickens is the marketing manager and handles the international pro surf team.  He manages to get his dad a VIP PASS.  Yes, I was excited to hang out with the best big wave surfers in the world.  Maui boy Billy Kemper took the win for the men’s in 20 to 25ft waves.  Maui’s Paige Alms took the win in the women’s division taking a few on the head and showing real skill surfing big waves at Jaws Maui.

Homes in Paia Maui

Homes in Paia Maui

So, the north shore of Maui is a very exciting place to call home.  There are several amazing oceanfront homes currently on the market.  One of my favorite properties is 22Waa Pl.  Beautiful oceanfront home, with 1.28 acres.  Luxurious two story residence that offers sweeping views of the Northshore. Home offers 7,384 sq.ft. of luxury living space overlooking the pool area.  There is also guest quarters build on this property.  Originally listed at $10,000,000, price has been reduced to $8,500,000 which at this price would be hard to buy the land and build out this impeccable island home.  You can view this manicured oceanfront home in Kuau Maui.

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My wife Ivy and sister  Vida, Maui girls

Recent sales also include 594 Stable Rd. 3.61 acres, three tmk’s, with three homes.  This oceanfront estate in Spreckelsville Maui sold for $18,000,000.  Another great ocean front home in Kuau Maui, was 23 Waa Pl. Another brand new oceanfront home with 6,258 sq.ft of living space, pool and guest quarters sold for an amazing price of $6,000,000 which was a steal.  You can view all oceanfront homes for sale from my website.

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Steve & Swiss clients and good friends

So if you’re looking for oceanfront real estate on Maui, Spreckelsville, Paia and Kuau area have a wide selection of unique island homes for sale.  You can visit my website to view all homes from Paia to Haiku Maui.  I have called the Northshore my home for over 40 years, selling real estate for 21 years.  So, give me a call and we can discuss about buying a home in Maui.  I also work all over the island from Wailea, to Kaanapali Maui.  Living on the north-shore is all about lifestyle.  I raised with my wife four kids, two are experience Maui watermen.  I took up windsurfing in the last five years, been surfing all my life. I love the life style Maui has to offer.  Keep in mind if you’re going to visiting Maui, I have a licensed B&B 2BR cottage that has a 5-star rating on VRBO & Air B&B.

Aloha see you soon.

Maui Realtor

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

 

Market Sales in Wailea Maui Homes

Kihei Oceanfront home Wailea

Kihei Oceanfront home Maui

Wailea Real Estate market has been steady. Below I have list of new active, pending and sold for Wailea Homes. If you would like to view all active listing in Wailea Maui, just follow the link.

LISTING COUNT: TOTAL 45
DAYS ON MARKET: HIGH 687 LOW 5 AVG 185 MED 155
LIST PRICE: SOLD PRICE:
HIGH $21,500,000 $13,000,000
LOW $1,125,000 $1,025,000
AVERAGE $5,523,029 $5,042,714
MEDIAN $3,850,000 $3,999,00
Area (Minor)=Wailea AND Class=RS AND Closing Date=90 Days Back AND Status=SLDACT,CNTRL,CNTXL,CNTPNDS,PNDNS RESIDENTIAL HOTSHEET

ACT370933$1,475,000371 Pualoa Nani Pl

ACT370017$1,600,000152 Heleuma Pl Wailea Kialoa

ACT367748$1,895,000170 Alaula Pl

ACT 288Wailea Kialoa ACT370507$1,998,000

ACT370245$2,095,00045 Hale Hookipa Way Wailea Fairway Estates

ACT $2,198,0003122 Kikihi St Wailea Kialoa

ACT370596$2,295,000171 W Panana Pl33.502,519OceanNone53Wailea Kialoa

ACT368121$2,400,000354 Pualoa Nani Pl33.002,690Mt/OcNone263Wailea Pualani

ACT368673$2,475,000295 Pualoa Nani Pl44.502,755OceanNone222Wailea Pualani

ACT370819$2,517,2453176 S Noho Loihi Pl43.503,610MtNone33Wailea Pualani

ACT370648$2,750,000183 Alaula Pl45.003,573OceanNone48Wailea Kialoa

ACT370515$2,999,000344 Pualoa Nani Pl43.502,905Mt/OcNone62Wailea Pualani Estates

ACT370701$3,200,000306 Pualoa Nani Pl45.503,368Mt/OcNone42Wailea Pualani

ACT369734$3,488,8004341 Wailina St33.502,963OceanNone132Wailea Golf Vistas

ACT369434$3,575,0003913 Wailea Ekolu Pl33.503,648OceanNone159

ACT367837$3,850,0004358 W WAIOLA St34.504,331Mt/OcNone280Wailea Golf Vistas

ACT369486$3,960,6000 Halau Pl33.503,220GCASF Ocean 155Wailea Golf Estates II

ACT370657$4,200,0003977 Wailea Ekolu Pl44.504,079Mt/OcNone47Wailea Golf Estates

ACT368222$4,590,000127 Manalo Pl44.003,948Mt/OcNone256Wailea Golf Vistas

ACT369308$5,988,8003907 Waakaula Pl44.505,423OceanNone169Wailea Golf Estates

ACT371073$6,495,000292 Akaula Way46.006,206OceanNone6Wailea Highlands

ACT370677$6,500,0004280 Melianani Pl44.504,831OceanNone46Wailea Highlands

ACT368260$6,950,0003981 Wailea Ekolu Pl44.503,435Mt/OcNone253Wailea Golf Estates

ACT367584$7,300,0005417 Makena Rd46.004,052OceanASF Ocean 302Makena Sunset

 

ACT369489$7,995,00024 Malukai Ln44.004,749OceanBeach154Maluhia at Wailea

ACT362929$8,200,000280 Akaula Way44.207,716OceanNone687Wailea Highlands

ACT367585$8,400,0005419 Makena Rd46.004,052OceanASF Ocean 302Makena Sunset

ACT366400$8,950,0007131 Makena Rd56.005,129OceanASF Ocean 393

ACT365363$9,800,0004950 Makena Rd44.504,370OceanOcean481Makena Place

ACT370564$9,988,0007155 Makena Rd44.006,5101682Mt/OcASF Ocean 56

ACT370984$9,995,00018 Ualei Pl54.507,506Mt/OcASF Ocean
12One Palauea Bay

ACT369925$10,800,00 000 4690 Makena Rd33.002,968OceanBeach117Makena

ACT370274$11,900,00 000 4482 Makena Alanui Rd44.505,590OceanNone83Keauhou at Makena

ACT367756$21,500,00 0
7555 Makena Rd44.505,680Mt/OcASF Ocean
288

In escrow

PNDS370225$2,200,0004354 Wailina St43.504,011Mt/OcNone88Wailea Golf Vistas

PNDS370753$2,495,00070 Hale Hookipa Way44.507,466OceanASF Ocean 40Wailea Fairway Estates

PNDS367227$2,950,000342 Kualono Pl54.503,687OceanNone

Solds

314Wailea Pualani SLD370220$1,125,000$1,025,00061 Pukolu Pl54.002,884OtherNone779/30/2016Wailea Kai

SLD369186$1,150,000$1,100,0003360 W Lani Ikena Way33.001,851GVNone1659/26/2016Wailea Pualani

SLD367684$1,495,000$1,375,000384 Kualono Pl32.002,187OtherNone2749/20/2016Wailea Pualani

SLD362858$4,650,000$3,999,0005083 Makena Rd33.502,518OceanASF Ocean 6669/16/2016

SLD367583$6,750,000$5,900,0005415 Makena Rd44.504,164OceanASF Ocean 2488/18/2016Makena Sunset

SLD367624$9,998,880$8,900,0004328 Melianani Pl33.505,188OceanNone2398/11/2016WAILEA HIGHLANDS

SLD367602$19,900,00 0 $13,000,00 0 7750 Makena Rd22.002,700Mt/OcOcean2629/2/2016

If you’re looking at buying a home in Wailea Maui, give me a call, I would love to help you find that perfect home or condo in Wailea Maui.

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Kaanapali Alii Oceanfront Condominium, Kaanapali Resort

Kaanapali Alii Maui

Kaanapali Alii

I just sold one of the most stunning oceanfront condominiums, Kaanapali Alii.  Alii is the most prestigious beachfront development in Kaanapali Resort.  Alii unit 2-1001 recently remodeled, beautiful unit.  The ocean views from this unit are just amazing over looking the pool area and panoramic ocean views.  From the lanai the views are just unrivaled.  What I really like about Alii is that it is in the heart of Kaanapali Resort.  You have world class hotels, and Kaanapali Beach offers warm ocean breeze and relaxed island lifestyle. You can also visit my Elite Pacific Website.

Oceanfront Condos Kaanapali Alii

Oceanfront Condos Kaanapali Alii

After submitting offers, we finally agreed upon a great price. Unit sold for $1,950,000 for an inner court one-bedroom unit with excellent views.  Needless to say my buyer was really happy with his purchase.  So if you’re looking for oceanfront condos in Kaanapali Maui, give me a call.  You can search oceanfront condos like Kaanapali Alii and Honua Kai Resort and Spa from my website. Kaanapali offers a wide variety of luxury homes in gated communities.  You can search from my website all active homes that are currently on the market.  Kaanapali Resort is a popular visitor destination.  Discover beautiful beaches, great restaurants, golf, and Whalers Village Has something for everyone.  If you have questions about buying real estate on Maui, I would love to discuss the many facets of the Maui real estate market.

Kaanapali Maui

Kaanapali Maui

If you’re looking at selling your home or condo in Kaanapali, give me a call.  I been selling homes and condos on Maui for 21 years.  I work for Elite Pacific Properties, we specialize in luxury and resort properties. Visit my website’s to view all Maui real estate currently for sale.

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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.

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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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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 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”.  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.

 

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Aloha,

Steven Nickens R(S) GRI ABR

Elite Pacific Properties

Offices in Wailea, Lahaina 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.