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May 26, 2016

How Much Can You Expect to Pay for a Maui Rental?

A modest, two-bedroom rental rental under 800 square feet that would have gone for $1,200 a month a few years ago would now rent for upwards of $1,600 a month.
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May 23, 2016

DIY: Upgrade Linoleum Floors in Your Maui ‘Ohana

If it’s not in your budget to completely redo your floors, check out this article on how to upgrade linoleum floors yourself by applying porch/floor paint.
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May 18, 2016

Real Estate Maui Now, Ask the Expert: Home Inspections During Escrow

The inspection period during escrow is often an emotional time as buyers discovers their “dream property” is not “perfect.”
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May 09, 2016

Maui Luxury Properties at Nalu Ola Ranch

If you’re looking at Maui luxury properties, you will want to learn more about the Nalu Ola Ranch division.
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April 25, 2016

Live Among World-Class Surfers on Maui’s North Shore

With the all the best at their fingertips, North Shore residents can just soak up the sun at the beach or enjoy surfing, windsurfing, standup paddling—you name it!
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April 19, 2016

What Canadians Must Know Before Buying a Maui Property

When Canadians (and other foreign investors) decide to purchase Maui properties, there’s a method they’ll need to follow that is unlike the real estate buying process in Canada.
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April 15, 2016

Four Things You Should Know Before Buying a Vacation Rental on Maui

If you’re considering ownership of a Maui vacation home that will also serve as an investment property, there are four things you should know before buying.
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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 knowledgable, 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.
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Aloha Group Maui KW Island Living 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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Dave Futch Coldwell Banker Island Properties R(S)
A local Maui resident since 1988, Dave has developed an extensive knowledge of this beautiful island, it’s diverse climates and topographies, and also of the special types of communities around the island. Pick your lifestyle, and Dave can take you there.

Passion for the ocean, Maui and Andrea!

It was the ocean that brought Dave here. Growing up in Florida, he acquired a lifelong passion for surfing. Dave’s travels took him from Miami to Maui, and also introduced him to his future wife, Andrea. “I fell in love with Andrea, then Maui and the rest is history!”

Dave understands Maui home ownership, literally from the ground up.

Dave found his piece of paradise and built his family’s home from the ground up. Dave has always enjoyed carpentry and landscaping. While in college, he explored architecture and technical drawing. He employs these interests when renovating properties and when helping other folks to discover great opportunities. “I delight in helping them to realize their dream of finding a home they can make their own.”

A doting father to beautiful Sabrina, Dave still makes time for active involvement in our Maui community.

Dave and Andrea are the proud parents of Sabrina, who graduated from Haleakala Waldorf School and now attends Seabury Hall. Dave serves as a director on the Waldorf School’s Board, serves on their Building and Grounds Committee, chairs the annual Holiday Faire food committee, chairs the Waldorf High School Committee. He’s a Board member of the Realtor Association of Maui, serving as the Regional Director for the UpCountry area, is a member of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, is a Board member of the Maui Executives Association, serving as chair of the Membership and Ethics Committees and is Board President of the Hea’aula Owners Association. Dave’s still a passionate surfer, and loves kitesurfing, playing golf and sharing his discoveries. Most of all, he enjoys being Andrea’s husband and Sabrina’s dad.

A winning, positive approach to everything.

“I have known Dave Futch for many years,” says Mark Phipps. “I find him to be one of the most highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure to associate with. Whatever task he takes on, he pursues it with all his energy. Dave has a refreshingly personal touch that is hard to find in today’s marketplace. His people skills and sales skills leave everyone involved feeling like a winner.”

“I’ve always been a people person,” Dave acknowledges. “I pride myself on my integrity, hard work and enthusiasm – values my parents gave me. But what I really get a kick out of is making people happy.”

His Philosopy.

“I honor those individuals who have left a legacy, whether it’s inventing a light bulb or the Theory of Realitivity, quantum physics or Velcro. Helping other folks attain the home they’ve always wanted-that’s a pretty good legacy, too.”
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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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Josh Jerman Hawaii Life R(B)
Bringing a successful record of over a decade of real estate sales on Maui, Josh Jerman has distinguished himself as both a rising star and industry leader in Hawaii real estate. This should come as no surprise, as he has proven time and time again that the market may change, but ambition never does.

The Josh Jerman team includes two salespeople, Souksamlane Jerman, R(S) and Ilsa Mitchell Jencks, R(S). His team runs like a well-oiled machine. The sales volume and level of service they're able to provide is astounding. The Josh Jerman team has adapted to the changes in both the real estate market as well as the industry, by incorporating systems and team members to handle not only short sales and bank-owned inventory (REOs), new project sales, as well as luxury real estate.

Raised in Upcountry Maui, Josh attended Baldwin High School before heading to Seattle to attend the University of Washington. There, he graduated cum laude with two bachelor's degrees, one in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Region and the other in Comparative Religion. He has traveled the world (23 countries and counting), and has lived in Indonesia, Nepal and Scotland. He has hiked to Machu Picchu and to Mount Everest's Base Camp, canoed the Amazon River and swam in the Ganges, trekked in the North Pole and touched the Great Wall of China. Throughout his adventures, Josh developed an appreciation, awareness and respect for all people, an experience that inspired him to give back to his community.

Josh returned to Maui to start his career, and over the years, he has earned a solid reputation for professionalism and personal integrity. His hard work and success has not gone unnoticed. Josh has been recognized by Pacific Business News as one of the "Top 40 Under Forty" professionals in the State of Hawai'i. He was also named one of the Maui Weekly's Unsung Heroes of 2010 for his philanthropic endeavors, as well as Person of the Year in 2011. Josh was also honored as the recipient of Maui County's Young Business Person of Year Award for 2012, and has been listed as one of the Top 100 Realtors in the State of Hawai'i by Hawaii Business, and one of the Top 50 Residential Real Estate Agents in 2015 by Pacific Business News.

Josh's expertise as a broker extends far beyond the four walls of his office in the Wailea Town Center. He serves on the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) Board of Directors, the Hawai'i Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network and the RAM Technology Committee. And when it comes to education, it's safe to say Josh has the market cornered. As a real estate columnist for the Maui Weekly, he encouraged readers to Ask Josh about a range of issues. In addition, as the founder of the Josh Jerman Foundation and the Josh Jerman Maui Nui Scholarship, he has awarded more than $35,000 to college-bound high school students across Maui County.

If there's one thing to be said about Josh, it's that he is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer service, in order to achieve the best results for his clientele.
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Keoni Fursse Kokua Realty CCIM R(PB)
Keoni Fursse is a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and provides investment and advisory services to institutional and private client owners. Services include acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, turn-around management, sophisticated financial modeling and consulting, asset/property management, facility maintenance and construction management services.

Keoni Fursse is the Owner of Kokua Realty, LLC, brings over 25 years of experience and is a trusted advisor to investors, developers, owners and tenants of commercial and investment properties throughout Hawaii. Keoni’s professional career began in 1988 with Monroe & Friedlander, Inc. - Hawaii’s largest commercial real estate firm (now Colliers). In 1996 he moved to Seattle and was associated with Kidder, Mathews & Segner, Inc. - Seattle's largest commercial real estate firm. Keoni co-founded Fursse & Hall Realty, Inc. in 1999 specializing in Seattle commercial real estate services, which he later sold in 2007. After 3 years of working for Kansas City’s largest commercial real estate firm (Block Real Estate Services), Keoni started Kokua Realty Company, LLC in 2010 – a full service commercial real estate firm based in Kansas City. In 2012, Keoni moved back home to Maui and bought Prudential Iwado Realty, Inc. located on Maui– one of Hawaii’s largest real estate firms as ranked each year by Pacific Business News and renamed the company Kokua Realty, LLC.
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Ciara Quam Quam Properties R(S)
“Let me deliver you to your Piece of Paradise”

Ciara has a great wealth of knowledge about Maui and what it has to Offer…
The Maui lifestyle is what she exudes. Born & Raised on this beautiful island of Maui, she knows it well! Growing up on the West side of Maui in Napili she grew up going to some of the best beaches in the world and eating some of the freshest fish on the island.

Maui has so much to offer! And I love to share its diverse culture and climates with people from all around the world. Maui has such a tight community and we all take pride in caring for the ‘Aina (Land) and Wai (Water) for without those two things maui will not survive. Maui is such a beautiful place we need to Malama the ‘Aina!

Ciara works for Quam Properties Hawaii, INC. as the Lead Real Estate Agent. Her uncle & aunty own Quam Properties Hawaii, INC. it is a family owned and operated company.
Based in Napili we offer over 30 years of experience. Vacation rentals, real estate sales, property management, long-term rentals just to name a few we are here to assist you! Open 7 days a week and a full team to care for all your needs.

Ciara has been selling real estate on Maui for almost 5 years! A 2003 graduate of Lahainaluna High school and college graduate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Business administration and minor in advertising she is more than qualified for the job. Whether you are looking to sell or buy a piece of paradise here on Maui! I can offer you a near seamless transaction! Whether you are looking to purchase or sell a $5 million dollar oceanfront home or a $150,000 condo in Wailuku I’m happy to help!

She is a happy and proud mother to Kaine Christopher, 5 years old and Kalia Aiyana, 3 years old. I work to provide for my family and to give them all the best opportunities! Chris, her husband of 2 years in love for the past 10 years is also self-employed. He works in the wedding and corporate entertainment business. We truly enjoy being apart of the West Maui community!

Feel free to contact me direct at #808-298-7719 or by email Ciara@quamproperties personal website www.ciaraquam.com and company website www.quamproperties.com

I look forward to hearing from you! Mahalo Nui! It’s always a great day on MAUI.

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Kapalua Realty Kapalua Realty
With over 40 years of trusted real estate experience, Kapalua Realty specializes in the Kapalua resort and other high end luxury properties (or premier properties) throughout Maui. Consistently ranked as one of Maui’s top listing and sales firms, Kapalua Realty’s team of professionals provide impeccable service and are best informed to help you with your Maui real estate needs.
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Jesse G. Wald Keller Williams Realty Maui R(S)
The Mind of an Engineer… The Eye of an Architect… and a Heart Full of Aloha!

I enjoy being a Maui Realtor. I have the pleasure of sharing my love of Maui and Maui Real Estate with my clients on a daily basis. I am passionate about this island and the lifestyle it provides. The weather, fresh air, active lifestyle, healthy food, island pace of living, and the family friendly culture all adds up to one of the happiest and healthiest places in the United Sates.


I graduated with Bachelor Degrees in both Architecture and Construction Mgt. I have since compiled a decade of experience in large scale Contracting, Engineering and Real Estate here on Maui.

Now considered a rising star in Maui’s REALTOR community, I am not just a Sales Person. I understand architecture, design, construction, permitting and contracts from the small scale project to $100 million dollar developments. With my representation you have confidence knowing that you have a strong negotiator with Maui Real Estate knowledge and credibility on your side.

Unbiased Approach

As a Maui Real Estate Agent and a member of the Maui REALTORS Association I represent my clients without bias and always protect their best interest above all else. I am a Buyer Representation Specialist and I take a unique approach to finding your perfect Maui Property, selecting the best Maui Real Estate from the entire inventory of available properties rather than trying to sell my listings first. I always deliver professional and friendly service with excellent communication. My word is my bond and my reputation is my livelihood.
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