26. February 2016 · Comments Off on ‘Best in Category’ Award · Categories: Hawaii Real Estate, News & Events

LIST Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the Sotheby’s International Realty brand won Franchise Business Review’s ‘Best in Category’ for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the ninth year in a row.

Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a complete list of this year’s award winners, go to www.FBR50.com.

“We are so proud to receive this distinction for the ninth year in a row,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, “We are committed to always helping our network achieve greater levels of success and we are so pleased that our affiliates hold us in such high regard within the ranking system. The reason the Franchise Business Review recognition is so rewarding is because it is measured by input from our most important asset: our affiliates.”

“This award is a testament to the power and prestige of the Sotheby’s International Brand, and that is what we consistently bring to all our clients, both locally as well as internationally,” said Myra Brandt, Principal Broker of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty. “This brand offers our firm the tools, resources and support we need to reach a global audience of consumers and provide our clients with the best possible service,” said Myra Brandt. “We are proud to be part of this network of extraordinary professionals, and to represent this fine brand at home and abroad.”

LIST Sotheby’s International Realty has 8 offices in Japan and two offices on Oahu with the goal of international expansion. Property listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website as well as on the firm’s local website, www.listsothebysrealty.com.

LIST Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite, 100, Honolulu, HI 96816 and recently opened a new office at 677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 111, Honolulu, HI 96814.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has over 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices in 611 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

26. February 2016 · Comments Off on 3721 Poka Place, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Awake your passion for spectacular ocean views from this exquisitely designed home in the landmark neighborhood of Diamond Head! Positioned in an exceptional location on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home has been lovingly and thoughtfully renovated by the current owners. The finest granite counters, tumbled travertine, and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and Sapele wood cabinets, doors and window trim are only some of the quality features of this remarkable home. Clean, open architectural lines and floor-to-ceiling windows go to the soul of this home in capturing forever stunning views!

3721 Poka Place Honolulu Hawaii 96816
Neighborhood: Diamond Head
5 bedrooms, 4 baths
Jeffrey M. Fox
HI License RB-17230
+1 808.292.5333


19. February 2016 · Comments Off on 1177 Queen Street #4206, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Koolani. Experience amazing ocean views from this two bedroom, two bath, two parking unit in beautiful Koolani. Located in the heart of Kakaako, you will be able to experience the vibrant lifestyle that only Kakaako can offer. Enjoy luxury amenities such as a heated pool, barbeque area, tennis court, putting green, party room, theatre lounge and the Island Club and Spa. Located just minutes to Ala Moana Beach Park, Ala Moana and Ward Shopping Centers, theatres and dining. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Best value in the building!

1177 Queen Street #4206 Honolulu Hawaii 96814
Neighborhood: Kakaako
2 bedrooms, 2 baths
Yukiko Yang
HI License RS-69876
+1 808.393.1230


17. February 2016 · Comments Off on 95-1038 Kelakela Street, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Welcome and fall in love with this tranquil perimeter American Classic 5 model with gourmet chefs kitchen. Including in its well-appointed kitchen boasts a wine fridge, stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator, double dishwasher, vented hood, built-in oven, and microwave, under mount stainless steel sink. The oversize pantry, granite counter top and backsplash, and appliance garage are just a few of the amenities that make this a dream kitchen. Downstairs bedroom, living room, and family room are suited with tray ceiling, crown molding, and built-in speakers.

95-1038 Kelakela Street Honolulu Hawaii 96789
4 bedrooms, 2 baths
Yukiko S. Takenaka
HI License RS-62305
+1 808.741.6146


16. February 2016 · Comments Off on New Dimension in Home Buying · Categories: News & Events, Technology & Real Estate


From the New York Times Feb. 12 edition:  “A New Dimension in Home Buying: Virtual Reality.”

Full article: www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/realestate/virtual-reality-to-sell-homes.html?mwrsm=Email

Virtual reality (VR) is emerging as the future trend for real estate. As brokers continue to look for the competitive edge, they’re turning more to innovative technology as a marketing tool. Brokerages are adding 3D technology and virtual reality to create experiences for their clients to “make house hunting more efficient, reduce the stress of relocating to a new city, buying abroad, and allow buyers to visualize properties in development.”

The article points out that while virtual reality(VR) is ready for widespread use, it will take time before it’s more widely received. In the meantime, what is available today is the capability to create 3D Walkthroughs. This technology is the revolutionary answer to the “virtual tour” which has been the traditional way of marketing listings. 3D Walkthroughs provide a visually powerful way to showcase properties to a global clientele, and give them the opportunity to immerse themselves inside a property anytime, anywhere.

“What is now available to consumers and growing more popular is the 3D walk-through. This is an updated version of the panoramic camera shots that were all the rage a decade ago. There’s no headset. Users move their mouse or arrow keys from their computer keyboards and mobile devices to navigate through rooms and zoom in on apartment features. Halstead has 3D walk-throughs available for 30 listings, including one on Cornelia Street in the West Village, but its goal is to get its entire inventory online. Mr. Leone said that people stay on a page with a 3D walk-through 10 times longer than those without.”

LIST Sotheby’s International Realty is already utilizing 3D Walkthroughs on several listings as well as 3D pre-visualization tours for their new project development in Hawaii Kai, Laule’a Kai.

Experience the 3D tour: www.lauleakai.com/project-updates/2015/12/16/3d-renderings-bring-project-a-closer-step-to-reality

For more information, go to: www.lngstudios.com.




12. February 2016 · Comments Off on 88 PIIKOI ST #4303, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Sweeping views that capture Punchbowl and Diamond Head are yours from this lovely 43rd-floor corner condo. Savor the blue Pacific by day and sparkling city lights by night. Seller is only the second owner and has maintained it immaculately throughout while recent upgrades present it beautifully. Ala Moana Beach Park will be your playground and the new Ewa side of Ala Moana Center your entertainment, shopping and dining pleasure. Hawaiki Tower is affordable luxury living with amenities to host friends, business associates, with low monthly fees. Furnished! Together with high owner/occupancy and an 85 walk score, this is a lifestyle!

88 PIIKOI ST #4303 Honolulu Hawaii 96813
Neighborhood: Kakaako
2 bedrooms, 2 baths
Dawn Marie
HI License RB-18783
+1 808.722.3456


08. February 2016 · Comments Off on Spotlight on LISR Properties of Distinction · Categories: Art & Lifestyle, Hawaii Real Estate, Luxury Living, Oahu Luxury Real Estate · Tags:


We’re proud to announce that several of our properties of distinction are being featured in two prestigious global publications, “Art & Home,” a Sotheby’s magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Our partnerships with these giants in the media industry draw international attention to the extraordinary properties in our network, while driving over 1 billion impressions for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.

Sotheby’s Magazine/Art & Home features editorial showcasing of Sotheby’s International Realty listings, and also includes a regular property gallery providing advertising opportunities.

Check out the digital version of Art & Home:


The distribution is 50,000 with the following demographics:

  • Auction clients with $50,000 – $5 million in transactions
  • Distribution at all 70 Sotheby’s offices around the world
  • Distribution at Park Hyatt Hotels in 18 countries
  • Distributed at high profile auction events in NY, London, LA, and Hong Kong


Sotheby’s Art & Home February/March 2016 issue

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1. Diamond Head Contemporary:

Awaken your passion for spectacular ocean views from this exquisitely designed five bedroom, four and one half bath residence in the landmark neighborhood of Diamond Head. Quiet, exceptional cul-de-sac.


2. Signature Ossipoff: http://www.listsothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/479-l-601-wxwe2k/signature-ossipoff-diamond-head-honolulu-hi-96816

Graceful architectural residence with timeless appeal offers prestige, quiet elegance, natural beauty and a privileged lifestyle. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms with serene Diamond Head backdrop.


686 Hakaka St


The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2016

The Wall Street Journal is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. It’s published 6 days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp, along with its Asian and European editions. It has a circulation of about 2.4 million copies. The Journal derives its name from Wall Street in the heart of the Financial District of Lower Manhattan.



1. Haleiwa, Hawaii:


In a secluded beachfront location, surrounded by a tropical landscape, this beautifully crafted home epitomizes island elegance. Ideal for intimate gatehrings, the expansive living area opens to a broad deck which captures views of the azure Pacific.




07. February 2016 · Comments Off on Oahu Luxury Real Estate Update – 2015 Q4 · Categories: Hawaii Real Estate, Market Report, Oahu Luxury Real Estate

Aloha and welcome to The Quarterly Luxury Market Report from LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, where we take a closer look at the most recent real estate activity here on Oahu.
Oahu Luxury Real Estate Q4-2015Single-family home sales for Q4 2015 priced from $1 to $2 million increased 5.5% compared to Q4 2014, with 135 homes sold. This price point has 6.2 months’ supply of inventory, a decrease compared to last year at this time of 3.3% but still ranging within a balancing point for buyers and sellers.

To learn more, watch the complete video which also showcases market statistics for a number of Oahu luxury neighborhoods including Diamond Head, Waialae-Kahala, Portlock, Lanikai and more.

Our companion print report can be found here: http://www.listsothebysrealty.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/List_Luxury-Market_2015-Q4.pdf

05. February 2016 · Comments Off on 3311 Kahawalu Drive, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Discover this Museum of Art period residence designed by famed Architect Louis E. Davis, featuring thick stone walls with original beige wash and coffered ceilings hand stenciled by European artists. Poured, cut and acid stained concrete floors are graced by a curved glass bay window across the cozy fireplace overlooking walled “historic garden”, as registered in the Smithsonian Institute. The orchid, bromeliad gardens were known worldwide & featured in books & magazines. This second home built in desirable Dowsett Highlands preserved a 1949 stainless counter & art deco tiles improved with rewiring in 2000; servant quarters changed to an art studio, old laundry & garage moved but access to two streets remain. This renaissance home is registered as a Historic Residence and truly a gem honoring a previous era.

3311 Kahawalu Drive Honolulu Hawaii 96817
3 bedrooms, 3 baths
Myra Brandt
HI License RS-68866
+1 808.224.3413


05. February 2016 · Comments Off on 4340 Pahoa Avenue #10C, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Regency at Kahala. Lovely sunset Diamond Head view. Many custom features. Wonderful Kahala location. Exclusive building with secure parking, doorman, beautiful pool, and minutes from Kahala Mall.

4340 Pahoa Avenue #10C Honolulu Hawaii 96816
Neighborhood: Kahala
2 bedrooms, 2 baths
Mary Worrall
HI License RB-7698
+1 808.228.8825