Hawaii’s continued volcanic activity upends real estate market

As authorities reported a 19th volcanic fissure on Hawaii Island Monday, some homeowners are rethinking their future on the island.

Hawaii real estate community rallies around victims of disastrous flooding

After heavy rainfall from a storm of close to 28 inches on the island of Kauai, the North Shore community there was bowing under pressure to cope with mudslides, road closures and flooding. The deluge damaged dozens of homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena …

ICNY 18: How to seize opportunities others might fear

“Embrace the energy of a storm,” said Hawaii Life’s Winston Welborn on stage at Inman Connect New York. “Seize the storm. Don’t be intimidated by it. Get prepared. That’s what we did when we founded Hawaii Life.” …

Hawaii Life merges with top-tier Honolulu boutique Choi International

Hawaii Life principal broker and CEO Matt Beall says the deal is “a huge acknowledgement of who we are and what we’ve achieved.” …

Why these indie brokers don’t plan to ‘sell out’

CEO Mark McLaughlin has grown Pacific Union International from 17 offices to 41 offices and 2 billion to 14 billion in revenue in the eight years that he’s owned the company. Matt Beall, CEO of Hawaii Life, is another successful principal broker; with …

Great Spaces: Let’s All Move to Maui

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Double Your Business With Double the Tweet Length Home Renovation for (Less Than) the Cost of an iPhone 8 A Front Door, Flooring and Other ‘Happy’ Home Upgrades Looking to move to paradise? Maui awaits! In the […]

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Content, not ‘nontent’: Reimagining real estate signs

We all have that one thing that drives us crazy. Maybe it’s a stubborn buyer. Maybe it’s the car blocking your right turn at a red light. Maybe it’s waiting for the internet to load on a bad Wi-Fi connection. For Winston Welborn, chief design officer a…

Tempted to sell your indie brokerage? What to consider

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s not unusual for successful independent brokerages to feel the flattery of being courted. But is transitioning to a big brokerage the right thing to do? There is no prescriptive answer here as what’s right for one indie may not be …

The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is for Sale

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: How to Showcase Your Property With a Virtual Open House How to Prepare Your Home Before Going on Vacation The Home Behind Miley Cyrus’ New Single ‘Malibu’ Looking for a home with some serious bragging rights? How […]

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Sell quick or languish: Digging into luxury properties’ days on market

Concierge Auctions, the property marketplace for upscale buyers and sellers, has launched an annual index that reviews the top 10 properties in 27 of the country’s hottest markets and their time on the market …