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Ask for the Best of the Best: Mischelle M. Lawrence and James M. Harris

June 28, 2012
MISCHELLE M. LAWRENCE • Whalers Realty Inc. , Lahaina News

The Best of the Best just got better! Jim and Mischelle have been helping buyers and sellers on Maui for nearly 30 years. That's why when it says "Ask for the Best of the Best," it doesn't get better than with Jim Harris and Mischelle Lawrence. They are experienced and have years of knowledge in the business helping clients sell and buy real estate.

If you are one of those people who has thought about buying or selling real estate on Maui, look for a broker that has been in the business for a long time and selling real estate is their only job. This ensures you that they will have the time and expertise needed to make your transaction go smoothly.

Purchasing or selling real estate can be a lengthy transaction. It is important to have good communication and feel comfortable, not stressed, with the person you are working with. Jim and Mischelle have always prided themselves in keeping a cool head, even when negotiations get tough. Sales should not be high-pressure but thought out and well-planned, so that as the transaction proceeds, everyone is moving in the same direction to the closing of a successful, fulfilling transaction.

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80 Kalai Place in Olowalu Mauka is a turnkey lot with greenhouse, new maintenance shed, fully planted orchard and underground irrigation. A magnificent rock wall entry leads to the driveway of over 100 royal palm trees that wind up to a two-tiered building pad site. The orchard is often frequented by endangered Nene — Hawaii’s bird of royalty. This is a one-of-a-kind lot that seldom comes on the market. Contact Mischelle M. Lawrence for an exclusive showing at (808) 264-3337.

When buying and selling property in the State of Hawaii, the standard purchase contract typically used is very consumer-oriented. There are many items addressed, from disclosures regarding homeowners association documents, the Sellers' Real Property Disclosure, as well as time periods for many of the numerous inspections that can be done. Having access to the right inspectors - whether it is for a home, condominium or land - is important. Having been residents of Maui for over 35 years and in the business of real estate for nearly that long, Jim and Mischelle have a whole team of professionals that are tried and true, from architects, contractors, home inspectors and cleaners to property managers, pet sitters, shoppers and baby sitters. It truly does take a village, or in this case some of the most reputable purveyors on the island, to make your homeownership easy and worry-free.

It is a buyer's market with prices and interest rates at some of the lowest in many, many years. Add to that a tremendous amount of inventory to choose from, and that makes sellers take all offers very seriously. The timing could not be better to buy.

A few choice listings that are priced to sell include 80 Kalai Place in Olowalu Mauka; The Whaler at Kaanapali Beach Unit 957, a property not to miss at $925,000; Papakea G-201 listed at $275,000 (LH); Papakea B-403 listed at $160,000 (LH); 747 Anapuni Loop in Lanikeha, a vacant lot consisting of 16,540-plus square feet short sale priced at $390,000; and 11 Lewa Lani Place, the very best half-acre lot available in Lanikeha.

Mischelle and Jim would like to help you if you are thinking of buying or selling. Remember that if you are working with Mischelle and Jim, you are working with the Best of the Best! Harris and Lawrence have been in the business full-time helping clients for nearly 30 years and would like to help you, too! Contact us at (808) 280-1640, toll-free at (877) Jim-Maui (546-6284) or e-mail JimMaui@Maui.net.

 
 

 

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