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"The Case of the Dirty Deed" with Real Estate Investigator Forrest Arnold (RB) --- Case solved! see the video: http://www.youtube.com/user/lesforrest#p/u/1/BTn26UqqeKw (This fictional "investigator" helps clients navigate the mysteries of real estate transactions here in Hawaii... Enjoy!)
During the listing discussions with a friend-becoming-a-client, the tone of the conversation had suddenly shifted from "Hey, help me sell my property!" to "I'm the Seller---you listen to me, I don't listen to you..." As my frustration grew, I finally burst out with "Listen, Mike, I'm your friend...
This is only a slightly re-touched photo of our daily life here on the Big Island of Hawaii. Is "paradise" a dream worth having? Do you and your clients deserve to live somewhere that shows the spirit of Aloha shown in this photo? As relocation specialists, we help people find the right fit --...
Hey --- Here's part 2 of the home auction drama--- As I watched the on-line "auction action" with 7 minutes until bid-closing, my clients Peggy & Leo were right in there slugging with a bid of $430,000. Just to be safe, I gave Peggy a call in those last few moments to be sure she knew about the 1...
Wow! About 2 weeks ago, I sent out an email about an on-line home auction here on Hawaii's Big Island ... the house is near a place called Puakea Bay Ranch on 4.4 acres = with a starting bid price of $399,900. This was dramatic since the house had been on market at over $650,000 & had gone to for...
"Honey, it's your turn to walk the pig." When I moved to Hawaii's Big Island 24 years ago, I longed for a life in the tropics---but didn't really know what to expect. The culture shock of coming from the California aerospace business to living in small-town had so many dimensions. And for me, ...
Right outside my office window, another group of visitors to the island have their ice cream cones and talk about the flyers in our window. From time to time, they'll come into ask "How's the market in Hawaii?" What about walk-ins? Some are real buyers inspired by the authentic beauty and feel...