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Locations Maui Locations Maui R(B)
Locations has been helping people buy and sell real estate for over 45 years. On Maui for 25 years, we have a fabulous team of agents who live all over the island. So no matter where you are thinking about buying or selling, we have a local expert.

Our agents are responsible and knowledgeable, providing our clients with the tools to keep them informed of what is happening in the market. Locations is a great resource when considering investment property, and able to counsel foreign buyers on U.S. purchases. Locations Maui also has a Property management division to assist you with your long term rentals.
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Courtney Brown Island Sotheby's International Realty R(S)
Real Estate Professional in West Maui | Serving Lahaina to Kapalua

"Realtor (S) of the Year, 2014"
- Realtor's Association of Maui.

Born and raised on Maui, Courtney Brown is a graduate of Smith College in Massachusetts. She returned to her island home and began her real estate career in 1997, specializing in the West Maui resort areas of Kapalua, Napili, Kaanapali, Lahaina and Launiupoko. Since then, she has represented buyers and sellers of some of the finest resort, golf course, oceanfront and ocean-view properties across the island of Maui. In the past decade, Courtney has personally sold well over $250 million of real estate, often working with international and mainland US buyers who are dreaming of a second home on Maui. "The relationships I have formed with my clients over the years are some of the most rewarding and important in my life. I enjoy this profession immensely - it allows me to use my knowledge of the island and the nuances of living in various areas and communities to fulfill my clients' wishes."
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Sharon Robinson Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Branch Manager
Sharon Robinson has been a manager for Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation since 2014. Previously, she worked for Guild Mortgage, Caliber Funding and Central Pacific Bank.

As a manager serving realtors & homeowners in the Maui, Hawaii area, Sharon enjoys assisting customers to obtain the correct financing.

Her success as a manager is supported by her hard work and availability, combined with a passion for explaining the loan process.

Sharon's greatest strengths are her knowledge and availability. Just as important, she enjoys her job, particularly building customer relationships. Also, providing the right loan brings tremendous satisfaction.

She brings 34 years’ experience in the mortgage field to her work as a manager. She has completed numerous courses in CE for MLO license.

NMLS# 310189
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Lee and Barbara Potts Aloha Group Maui KW Island Living
Agents of Aloha Fulfilling Your Maui Dreams


Whether you are buying or selling, you deserve an experienced savvy negotiator on your side. We have successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of transactions, representing both buyers and sellers. Our clients say we are patient, good listeners who know how to get the deal done and achieve their goals. We understand what's at stake for you and the importance of your transaction.

Aloha Group Maui with KW Island Living (formerly Aloha Realty Group) has won the prestigious "Best Real Estate Company in Lahaina" award for 8 years running. The familiar faces you know are now aligned with 139,000 Keller Williams agents worldwide, providing access to more services and global marketing clout. Our diverse group of licensed and highly trained agents serve West Maui, South Maui, Central Maui and Upcountry clients. Aloha Group Maui agents have one thing in common - ALOHA!

Our commitment to excellence, integrity and the community has been rewarding to our clients, and the company has grown. Having survived and thrived through the great recession, Aloha Group Maui grew an average of 33% per year since 2009 in large part because we always put the interest of clients like you first. We are proud to have served clients from Hana to Kapalua and Wailea to Wailuku. We have been honored to help first time homeowners, luxury buyers and sellers, and domestic and international investors of all types make their Maui real estate dreams come true.

You want to know that your real estate is being handled in the most professional way possible. Aloha Group Maui takes excellence and knowledge seriously. That’s why 6 of us have Broker’s Licenses. We have 3 MBA's (Masters Degree in Business Administration), an appraiser, an attorney, and a former CPA. Several of our Realtors hold advanced certifications in representing buyers, ABR – Accredited Buyer's Represented; seller's - Seller Resource Specialist; RSPS - Resort and Second Home Specialist, and many other advanced certifications.

Aloha Group Maui holds strong values and a cooperative culture with a commitment to the community.

Our values are:
- Pono, integrity, do what's right
- Communication, cooperation, collaboration
- Competence and confidence through education
- Community aloha
- Health and fun.

The Maui Community has been very good to us, and one of our core values is giving back to the community. Our agents are founders, board members, volunteers and/or donors for the following organizations:

- Grow Some Good
- Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Project
- People for Educational Equality
- Wishing Well for Maui Schools
- Habitat for Humanity
- Maui Food Bank
- Women Helping Women.

Aloha Group Maui began as Aloha Realty Group , which was founded by its co-owners and brokers, Barbara & Lee Potts in 2006. Both Barb & Lee have their MBA's and have been business owners and managers in both small companies and large corporations in CA before they moved to Maui in 2005. As a couple they hold multiple certifications and designations, including ABR, SRS, E-Pro, GRI, RSPS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS; Barb is a former CPA with Arthur Young & Co (now Ernst & Young) in the San Jose, CA office.

You can see more about our track record, values, culture and commitment to the community at our website - www.alohagroupmaui.com. You can also search the MLS on our website and find tips about buying and selling real estate in Maui and the latest Maui market analysis.


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Spring Cleaning the Green Way

Posted March 20, 2017, 02:42 PM HST
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Today marks the first day of spring and the thought of spring cleaning may be on your mind. With thousands of products out there to help deep clean your home, here are a few tips on doing it without all the harsh and toxic chemicals.

Vinegar is one of the best natural cleaning products that you have in your house. MauiNow Stock Photo.

All you have to do is reach into your cabinet for these natural cleaning supplies:

• Baking Soda – cleans, deodorizes, scours
• Distilled White Vinegar – cuts grease and soap scum, dissolves mineral deposits, inhibits mold, freshens and reportedly kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of mold, and 80% of viruses
• Hydrogen peroxide – kills bacteria
• Borax – cleans, deodorizes, disinfects
• Essential oils, (tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, or lemongrass oil) – freshens, disinfects
• Castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s) – cleans
• Olive or vegetable oil – cleans
• Water

All-purpose cleaner: Add 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon dish soap, and 2 tablespoons vinegar into a spray bottle. Shake. Let it sit for one minute, then fill bottle with warm water and shake it again. Give it a few more minutes to calm down, and add a few drops of essential oil if desired.

DIY Air Freshener: Pour one cup of water into a spray bottle, add two tablespoons of vodka (or rubbing alcohol) and 20 drops of essential oils and shake.

For a clean bathroom you need: Baking soda, Borax, Castile soap or vegetable oil-based liquid soap,
distilled white vinegar; essential oils and water

To clean your tub and tiles: Grab a spray bottle and combine 1 2/3 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup vegetable oil-based soap, add 1/2 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Shake and apply with a sponge and rinse.

Toilet bowl cleaner: Mix 1/4 cup borax or baking soda and 1 cup vinegar in the toilet. Let it sit for a few minutes, scrub, and flush.

Glass cleaning: Mix 1/4 cup vinegar and 4 cups water in a spray bottle. Use a newspaper to clean the glass and enjoy streak free mirrors.

Drain cleaner: Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into drain followed by 1 cup vinegar. Let it sit and fizz for a few minutes, then rinse with boiling water. Repeat or leave baking soda and vinegar in overnight for tougher clogs.

Soap scum remover: Sprinkle some baking soda, scrub with a cloth or sponge, and rinse. Vinegar or kosher salt also work.

Calcium or lime remover: For calcium or lime deposits on a chrome faucet, soak a towel in vinegar and wrap it around the faucet. Let it sit for a couple of hours or overnight.

Mold/Mildew remover: Mix 1/2 cup borax and 1/2 cup vinegar to make a paste. Scrub with a brush or sponge and rinse with water. For tough mold, let it sit for an hour before rinsing with water.

To clean your kitchen you need: Vinegar, baking soda, lemon, Essential Oils, water and dish soap

Sink cleaner: pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain then pour 2 Cups of boiling water down the drain. The baking soda mixed with boiling water dissolves the sludge and gunk in the pipe. Now, pour another cup baking soda down the drain then add 1 cup of white vinegar and plug the drain immediately. If you’re unclogging a double sink, plug both drains. You’ll hear sizzling coming up from the drain and see bubbles foaming up. When the bubbles have died down, add the remaining boiling water down the drain.

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Microwave cleaner: pour one cup of white vinegar into a measuring cup or bowl, along with one cup of water and set your microwave for 5 to 10 minutes (depending on how strong your microwave is) and turn it on. When finished, wipe down with a sponge or cloth. The steam from the water and vinegar will have loosened up any splatters and spills, so you can wipe the surfaces clean without any scrubbing or struggling.

Refrigerator: Toss old products, take everything out of fridge and wipe down drawers with an even mix of vinegar and water. Throw in a box of baking soda to get rid of foul odors.

Oven cleaner: remove all burnt food remains, sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the oven then pour just a small amount of white vinegar on top of the baking soda. Scrub the oven. Try using aluminum foil for tough stains. Wipe clean with warm water and scrub more.

Garbage odors: sprinkle 1/4 cup baking soda at bottom of trash can.

Garbage disposal odor: Cut lemons into small sections and then toss them down the disposal or pour 1 cup of baking soda down, along with a cup of distilled white vinegar.

Living Room:

Carpets: Add 1 cup white vinegar with 2 cups water into a spray bottle, add 2 tsp salt and 15 drops lavender essential oil, or another clear essential oil of choice. Spray onto carpet. For stains: pour baking soda onto stain and pour vinegar until fizzes. Let sit for a few minutes.

Couch upholstery: 1/4 cup white vinegar, 3/4 cup warm water and 1/2 tablespoon of dish liquid soap in a spray bottle. Shake and spray onto couch and scrub.

Other spring cleaning tips:

Wash windows and windowsills with microfiber or 50/50 vinegar and water solution.

Remove blinds and wash in bathtub with vinegar and water or use old rags and white vinegar.

Wipe down electronics and electronic screens with microfiber or rags with water.

Mop floors with a cup of vinegar in a gallon of water and use a wet mop.

Wipe down doors and handles with hydrogen peroxide and water.

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