23. April 2016 · Comments Off on 415 South Street #2104, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

One Waterfront Tower. Absolutely immaculate!! Completely remodeled in 2014 with the highest quality materials. Everything from the Thomasville dove tail construction “soft close” solid wood cabinetry, Pergo XP laminate flooring throughout, and ceramic tile with custom granite trim in baths and entryway. New AC units with electronic controls. Custom LED lighting and all new appliances. No detail was left untouched. Not to mention the spectacular ocean and harbor views. All within close proximity to Downtown Honolulu and the vibrant Kakaako neighborhood.

415 South Street #2104 Honolulu Hawaii 96813
Neighborhood: Kakaako
2 bedrooms, 2 baths

To learn more about this property, contact:

Brandon E. Kim
HI License RB-18878
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue
Suite 100 Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816
21. April 2016 · Comments Off on 2969 Kalakaua Avenue #504, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

Ridge at Launani Valley. Nicely maintained unit where you can enjoy the cool breeze coming through. Great amenities such as BBQ, pool, recreational area. Close to H2 freeway entrance/exit and surrounded by green where you walk/jog. Minutes away to Wheeler and Schofield. Tenant occupied, lease till July.

2969 Kalakaua Avenue #504 Honolulu Hawaii 96815
Neighborhood: Diamond Head
2 bedrooms, 2 baths

To learn more about this property, contact:

Evelyn I. Ozburn
HI License RS-74728
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue
Suite 100 Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816

Presenting Our 2016 Faces of Success

2016 Faces of Success

From left to right. Front row seated: Esther Park and Myra Brandt. Back row: Victor Brandt, Karla Casey, Mari Hirano, Sachiko Trillo, Scott Startsman and Yukiko Yang. Front row: Judy Whitfield and Mary Worrall.

It is not every day that you find a special group of people who are passionate about what they do. The 2016 Faces of Success at LIST Sotheby’s International Realty possess an unparalleled standard of excellence and a heartfelt commitment to their craft. But at their core, they love their work and bring that joy to every client they work with. Posing at the brand new flagship office at 677 Ala Moana Blvd., this exceptional group is passionate about expanding their sphere of influence beyond Hawaii to the rest of the world. Their exuberance and positive energy is making a difference in the lives of the people they touch.

“We are proud to be aligned with such extraordinary individuals. Their full-on dedication, diligent efforts and conscientious integrity elevates not only our stronger market share, but the standards of practice that represent our company,” commented Hisashi Kitami, CEO and owner of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty.

The following agents also achieved top producer status: Jeff Fox, Seiko Ono, Alden Yamane, Heather Selvitelle, Yuki Takenaka, Darouny Hu and Jeff Hughes.

Featured in Honolulu Magazine, April 2016

12. April 2016 · Comments Off on Live From Japan! · Categories: Hawaii Real Estate, Luxury Living, News & Events, Oahu Luxury Real Estate

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3721 POKA PLACE, HONOLULU, HAWAII

It’s one thing to have a fabulous listing in the landmark neighborhood of Diamond Head, but it’s another to be featured on a popular TV show in Japan!  How on earth did that happen? It’s all about who you know. As it turns out, the listing agent, Jeff Fox, knows a realtor who is connected to a production company for a popular TV show in Japan. As soon as she saw the property, she knew instantly that the house would be perfect for the show. Jeff said, “She was just blown away by the phenomenal ocean views and the quality of finishes in the house. It has the “WOW” factor. This is exactly what Japanese buyers are looking for in Honolulu – a gorgeous home set in a prestigious neighborhood with killer ocean views, not to mention the huge sauna as an added bonus.

A production crew of 40 staff that included locals as well as staff from Japan showed up with their equipment 3 days before the shoot. They took endless footage of the ocean views and planned out which rooms to photograph with the actors.Then the chef arrived to prepare food for a BBQ which included steak and lobster.This was for the show’s 15th anniversary and they went all out!

Buyers are becoming more discriminating and seeking out properties that have it all… but they’re hard to come by. Jeff’s listing meets that criteria and more. What could be better than an exquisite home situated on the slopes of world renown Diamond Head with incomparable ocean views?  Just ask the Japanese group who visited the home, not to mention the TV show’s loyal following!

 Start YouTube video at 16:14Click here to watch video

Here’s some highlights from the transcripts:

“Wow” Awesome! What an amazing view!

Look at the ocean, the world famous surfing spot, Diamond Head Beach is just in front of us!

We can see Diamond Head behind the house! It’s a spiritual place and we can get mythical energy here.

How much is this property?

Guess A: $7,080,000

Guess B: $12,124,000

The answer is: $9,850,000

Oh, it’s lower than I expected.

Realtor: Actually, the owner decided to reduce the price just before this video shoot. The new price is $8,950,000.

Wow! About $1 million price reduction just for you this time!

It’s a dream home and a paradise. Out of all the 4 properties we saw today, this is the best one!

Can we stay here tonight?

Realtor – Sorry you can’t, but we prepared a BBQ for you guys, so please enjoy feeling at home.

11. April 2016 · Comments Off on Sotheby’s Valuation Event in Honolulu April 18 and 19 · Categories: Art & Lifestyle, News & Events, Oahu Community

Invitation To Consign

Returning from a successful event in Honolulu in 2015, the Sotheby’s Auction House has targeted Hawaii as an important market for the consignment of Chinese works of art and paintings. This is an opportunity to bring in individual works of art for a complimentary appraisal and consideration for auction consignment. Interested parties are asked to submit photos of their items and provenance information to Sotheby’s Valuation Event for consideration. Please call the New York Chinese Art department at 212-606-7332 for more information and to schedule a confidential appointment.

“We have a long standing history with the Sotheby’s Auction House, and we’re honored to welcome them back to Hawaii. This is an incredible opportunity for owners of fine Chinese art to participate in an exciting and potentially rewarding event,” said Myra Brandt, Principal Broker at LIST Sotheby’s International Realty.

What: Sotheby’s Art Sweep – An Invitation to Consign Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings

Where:  LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, 677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 111

When: Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p,m.

09. April 2016 · Comments Off on Oahu Real Estate Update · Categories: Hawaii Real Estate, Market Report, Oahu Luxury Real Estate

MARCH 2016

The Honolulu Board of REALTORS® recently released the Oahu real estate market report for March, 2016.

Market activity remains strong with 288 more homes sold on Oahu year-to-date vs. the same period last year; a trend driven by stable lower interest rates and continued consumer demand.

Download the complete report here.

Single Family 2016 2015 +/-
Closed Sales
769
655
17.4%
Median Sales Price
$724,900
$676,000
7.2%
Months Supply of Inventory
2.1
2.7
-22.2%

 

Condominium
Closed Sales
1,153
979
17.8%
Median Sales Price
$380,000
$363,750
4.5%
Months Supply of Inventory
2.3
3.4
-32.4%

ILHM Market Update

 

The ILHM Market Report

This month’s featured national report is the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) Market Report.

This week the ILHM report compared 22,959 luxury homes on the market in 31 metro areas around the country, including Honolulu.

The homes studied have been on the market for an average of 161 days and have a median price per square foot of $396.

Download the complete report here.

Curious about market conditions? Contact us for a customized market report for your home or desired home.