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

By Staff | May 3, 2012

80 Kalai Place in Olowalu Mauka is a turnkey lot with greenhouse, newly constructed maintenance shed and fully planted orchard of a variety of palm trees, Norfolk pines, jacaranda, mock orange, Hong Kong orchid trees, plumeria trees and more with planted grass 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 birds — Hawaii’s bird of royalty. The lot is flanked by a river valley on one side and a reservoir in the back, which ensures total privacy. The property is being sold with tractor and maintenance equipment included. The adjacent 1.65-acre turnkey cottage (MLS#351543) with orchard is also available. Centrally located and just a short drive up the mountain from the highway takes you back to Old Hawaii. This is a one-of-a-kind lot that seldom comes on the market. It is truly a rare opportunity to build your dream home in a place that Hawaiian Royalty once considered their “place of refuge.” Contact Mischelle M. Lawrence for an exclusive showing at (808) 264-3337.

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,” that is what you are getting with Jim Harris and Mischelle Lawrence. They are experienced and have years of knowledge in the business of helping clients sell and buy real estate.

If you have 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, so it is important to have good communication and feel comfortable (and 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 as the transaction proceeds, everyone is moving in the same direction to the closing of a successful, fulfilling transaction.

When buying and selling property in the State of Hawaii, the standard purchase contract typically used is very consumer-oriented. 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, cleaners and property managers to pet sitters, shoppers and babysitters. 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 buyers’ market, with prices at some of the lowest in years and a tremendous amount of inventory to choose from, making sellers take all offers very seriously. Add to that record low interest rates, and the timing could not be better to buy.

A few choice listings that are priced to sell include 80 Kalai Place in Olowalu Mauka; Honua Kai 351 in the Konea Tower – the best oceanfront/beachfront property listed on West Maui at this time – aggressively priced at $2,950,000; 148 Kualapa Place in The Vintage at Kaanapali, with top-of-the-line furnishings and priced to sell at $1,235,000; and 747 Anapuni Loop in Lanikeha, a 16,540-plus-square-foot vacant lot short sale priced at $390,000.

These are just a few examples of outstanding properties available for sale, and 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! James M. Harris Inc. (Broker) and Mischelle M. Lawrence, R(S), only want the Best of the Best for you! Contact us at (808) 280-1640, toll-free at 877-Jim-Maui (546-6284) or e-mail JimMaui@Maui.net.