30. October 2015 · Comments Off on LIST Sotheby’s International Realty Releases Annual Metrics · Categories: Hawaii Real Estate, News & Events · Tags:

HONOLULU – Exceeding business projections, LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, Hawaii’s premier luxury real estate brokerage, has released figures from its most recent year of operations that indicate optimism in this year’s residential market and success in reaching its business goals.

Sales figures from the first eight months of 2015 are impressive, when compared to the same period in 2014:

  • 247% increase in closed transactions (from 100 to 272)
  • 221% increase in closed dollar volume (from $99 million to $219 million)
  • 183% increase in agent population (from 42 to 77)

The past year has been an eventful one for the company. In October 2014 it acquired Kahala Associates, which added 28 agents to the existing LIST Sotheby’s International Realty team. In March 2015 it acquired Cathy George & Associates. The combined sales force represents a market share where 22 percent of all Oahu property listings over $5 million are now with LIST Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Mr. Hisashi Kitami, CEO of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty and Myra Brandt, principal broker, at a recent company event.

According to Myra Brandt, principal broker for LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, there is no doubt that Hawaii’s economy is in recovery and has a promising future.

“Interest rates continue to be at record lows, which is positive news for both buyers and sellers,” Brandt said. “We are in the business of helping people build wealth through real estate and I believe there are many opportunities in the Hawaii market, especially for local families. The LIST Sotheby’s name has unmatched global reach and brand power that continues to bring strong interest in Hawaii real estate from overseas, as well.”

LIST Sotheby’s International Realty is Oahu’s fourth-largest brokerage as measured by total sales and dollar volume by agent. It provides exceptional, personalized service in the high-end market and has earned an outstanding reputation, combining the best local talent with a team of innovative marketers and international resources to strengthen global reach and exposure for clients and agents.

The brokerage’s 77 highly qualified agents comprise some of the most respected names in local real estate. During the first eight months of 2015, these agents accounted for more than $219 million in closed sales volume.

In addition to helping its clients find and market Oahu’s most extraordinary homes, LIST Sotheby’s International Realty provides a full suite of services, including property management. With the increasing number of international buyers entering the Hawaii market, the need for full-service property management has increased. LIST Sotheby’s International Realty goes beyond traditional property management to offer concierge-style services that meet the needs of an increasingly sophisticated clientele.

“We understand the importance of maintaining and fostering client relationships far beyond the sales transaction,” said Brandt. “Whether our clients are kamaʻaina or from overseas, LIST Sotheby’s is committed to ensuring that each customer receives the highest level of luxury real estate service available.”

23. October 2015 · Comments Off on 139 Makaweli Street , Honolulu, Hawaii 96825 · Categories: New Listing

Pretty as a postcard with million dollar views. Enjoy the lush, green Koolau Mountains, or sip a cocktail as the sun sets over Diamond Head and the ever changing Pacific Ocean. Single-level home with sunken living room has been exquisitely renovated. The sparkling blue pool and spa provide a perfect spot for relaxing, and double photo voltaic systems reduce your monthly electric bill to nearly zero.

139 Makaweli Street Honolulu Hawaii
4 bedrooms, 3 baths
Cheryl A. Shope
+1 808.330.2533

http://www.listsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/479-l-601-vesqh2/139-Makaweli-Street-honolulu-hawaii-96825

16. October 2015 · Comments Off on 3093A Kahaloa Drive , Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 · Categories: New Listing

Views abound from this masterfully designed 2007 custom built Island Style home. Perched midway up the Manoa hillside and on a quiet private lane with open view channels, the home was thoughtfully designed to maximize sweeping full valley to ocean views from the homes grand entertainment spaces. The large great room is complimented with a gourmet chef’s kitchen and an expansive lanai, perfect for family gatherings. A versatile floor plan provides for a mother-in-law suite with wet-bar and separate entry. The homes floor plan was designed with flexibility in mind as it can easily be modified to a 5bd home maximizing the homes appeal to a wide range of buyers. Must see to appreciate all the features and attention to detail.

3093A Kahaloa Drive Honolulu Hawaii
3 bedrooms, 3 baths
Scott K. Startsman
+1 808.291.5441

http://www.listsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/479-l-601-wsb339/3093A-Kahaloa-Drive-honolulu-hawaii-96822

10. October 2015 · Comments Off on 3645 Woodlawn Terrace Place , Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 · Categories: New Listing

A unique one of a kind half acre Bali style property surrounded by giant bamboo, sacred medicinal vines, holy Bodhi, Champa and exotic fruit trees, mosaic pathways, flowing sounds of Manoa stream, and an Indian Jones style bridge connecting the main house to a Biosphere Tree House built in a great Indian Banyan (Ficus) which was featured on the TV show “The Tree House Guys.” Breathtaking City and Mountain views, lush and tranquil, this magical property is perfect for nature-lovers and artist types who appreciate living in sync with all the wonders of Manoa’s beautiful rainforest.

3645 Woodlawn Terrace Place Honolulu Hawaii
5 bedrooms, 4 baths
Tina M. Bovino Agostini
+1 808.282.8703

http://www.listsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/479-l-601-29xdk4/3645-Woodlawn-Terrace-Place-honolulu-hawaii-96822

08. October 2015 · Comments Off on 44-491 Kaneohe Bay Drive , Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 · Categories: New Listing

Your private oasis awaits! Gorgeous Koolau mountain, yacht harbor and Kaneohe Bay views set the stage for this private retreat. Surrounded by tropical gardens, this resort-like home features a magnificent pool complete with a waterfall as well as a large cabana perfect for relaxing and entertaining. A beautiful park across the street and an excellent location near freeways, shopping and dining add to the allure of this property. The remodeled kitchen and baths, elegant Koa wood walls and open floor plan looking out to the views make this a home you won’t want to leave!

44-491 Kaneohe Bay Drive Kaneohe Hawaii
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Jeffrey M. Fox
+1 808.292.5333

http://www.listsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/479-l-601-mgvle4/44-491-Kaneohe-Bay-Drive-kaneohe-hawaii-96744

08. October 2015 · Comments Off on 95-201 Keni Place , Mililani, Hawaii 96789 · Categories: New Listing

Nestled on a quiet street, this gorgeous corner lot home is ready for you. Inviting entrance with a laminate wood flooring, neutral decor , and lots of windows for natural lighting. Upstairs three bedrooms with a large bonus area for multiple uses. One-of-a-kind, spacious backyard, room for a large pool and so much more.

95-201 Keni Place Mililani Hawaii
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Aileen S. Rodriguez-Chizer
+1 808.348.1782

http://www.listsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/479-l-601-k4n33x/95-201-Keni-Place-mililani-hawaii-96789

08. October 2015 · Comments Off on 59-004 Holawa Place , Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712 · Categories: New Listing

Gated & private beachfront retreat on world renowned Sunset Beach. Breathtaking views, great surfing & whale watching w/turtles/seals sunning on the beach. Beautifully remolded in ’05 w/ exquisite upgrades: terracotta & tile floors, granite countertops & fully furnished in tropical island style. Large covered Lanai & BBQ area overlooking kid-friendly back lawn & well-built legal seawall. Original Artwork negotiable.

59-004 Holawa Place Haleiwa Hawaii
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Victor Brandt
+1 808.561.4700

http://www.listsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/479-l-601-ek2dsl/59-004-Holawa-Place-haleiwa-hawaii-96712

06. October 2015 · Comments Off on Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty Celebrate ‘The Art of Giving’ · Categories: Art & Lifestyle, News & Events, Oahu Community · Tags: , ,

Hawaii Affiliates of SIR Charitable Fund

Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty Celebrate ‘The Art of Giving’

To celebrate the launch of their newly established charitable fund, the statewide Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty (HASIR) united donors and recipients at the Honolulu Museum of Art at their first annual event. The evening showcased the importance of being a part of Hawaii’s close-knit community and providing support to its people.  Nearly 200 Sotheby’s International Realty agents, staff, clients, and invited guests from four islands gathered to celebrate the “Art of Giving” and support the fund, which endows local programs and nonprofits focused on conservation of the natural environment, nurturing education and preservation of Hawaii’s unique culture.

“Investment in these three key areas will help make for a better quality of life for Hawaii residents and strengthen our communities, which is extremely important to us all,” said Dodie MacArthur, CEO and founder of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty. “The Hawaii Community Foundation’s goals are our goals.”

Administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation, the newly launched fund is a philanthropic endeavor created by four Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) affiliates on four islands:

“Because the Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty operate in communities across the state, the kick-off event allowed our participants to come together to recognize donations made to date and gain more inspiration as we work toward greater support of our community,” said Paul MacLaughlin, Island Sotheby’s International Realty principal broker and owner.

Individuals well-versed in “the art of giving” spoke at the event. Tom Kelly, Hawaii Community Foundation vice president, spoke on the importance of giving back to the community. Matthew Bauer, COO of KUPU discussed the significance of Foundation’s “Flex Grants” for various purposes and how they have empowered Hawaii’s youth. Grant recipient Paul Jackson shared his inspiring story of how these grants enabled him to accomplish his dreams. Special guest and philanthropist Steve Sue, a successful entrepreneur and the founder of Lemonade Alley, spoke about how giving has shaped his life both personally and professionally.

Attendees enjoyed the ongoing exhibit “Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience,” sponsored by LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, and Rodin-inspired “living statues” from the Iona Contemporary Dance Theater. The evening also featured the culinary creations of Chef Russell Siu of 3660 On the Rise, a spectacular sushi bar by Yatai Sushi and entertainment by Mango Season.

For more information, visit http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/hasircfund

HASIR Foundation
About The Fund

Established in 2014, the Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty Charitable Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation serves as a collective effort across four Hawaii-based offices that contributes to the positive future of the Islands through impactful philanthropy. Grant-making is professionally managed and advised by the Hawaii Community Foundation. To learn more, please visit: www.hawaiigives.com.

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Affiliates from four Sotheby’s International Realty offices gathered at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Friday, Sept. 18 to celebrate the “Art of Giving” and launch the Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty Charitable Fund. Pictured, left to right: Ryan MacLaughlin (Island Sotheby’s International Realty), Mary Worrall (LIST Sotheby’s International Realty), Paul MacLaughlin (Island Sotheby’s International Realty), Jon Meschke (Sotheby’s International Realty), Debra Blachowiak (Sleeping Giant Sotheby’s International Realty), Dodie MacArthur (MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty), Mikako Takemura (LIST Sotheby’s International Realty), Micki Eveslin (Sleeping Giant Sotheby’s International Realty) and Megan MacArthur (MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty).

06. October 2015 · Comments Off on 47-465 Lulani Street, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744 · Categories: New Listing · Tags:

47-465 Lulani Street, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

Rare opportunity to own one of the most remarkable custom-built homes in Hawaii! Truly spectacular ocean and mountain views are framed in every room like magnificent, live paintings. The open floor plan features custom-milled Indonesian Merbeau hardwood floors, windows and doors; Tuscany Walnut travertine floors; and unique granite counters in the chef’s kitchen set this home apart from the rest. Live amongst tropical splendor while being very accessible to great shopping, dining and cultural activities. Come home and take refuge in a place that will forever leave an imprint on your soul!

4 bedrooms, 3 baths
Jeffrey M. Fox, RB-17230
+1 808.292.5333

http://www.listsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/479-l-601-j4ztz3/47-465-Lulani-Street-kaneohe-hawaii-96744

02. October 2015 · Comments Off on 59-543 Ke Iki Road , Haleiwa, Hawaii 96816 · Categories: New Listing · Tags:

Commanding a premier location on Oahu’s North Shore near renowned surf locations, Haleiwa town, and the Turtle Bay Resort, this property offers an extraordinary opportunity to own a home on one of the mose sough after coastlines in the world.

Surrounded by a tropical landscape, this extraordinary home combines island elegance with exceptional comfort. The beautifully crafted home is framed by awe inspiring views of a broad sandy beach and the azure Pacific Ocean. Ideal for relaxation and entertainment, the expansive living area opens to a private, beachside lanai. In addition to two bedrooms which open to a lush courtyard garden, the sumptuous master suite is privately located on the second floor and includes a lavish bath and another lanai which enjoys an ocean view and romantic sunsets.

59-543 Ke Iki Road Haleiwa Hawaii
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
Alden K. Yamane
+1 808.223.7537

http://www.listsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/479-l-601-5lrvh6/59-543-Ke-Iki-Road-haleiwa-hawaii-96816