New Listing – Puako Beach Home for Sale (Aka, I’m Selling My Property!)
New Listing Alert!
Imagine living a few hundred feet from the ocean in Puako, a short walk down a narrow beach access…
We did â€”Â and when my husband, Dave Minkus (Director of Information Systems at the North Hawaii Community Hospital) and I were farsighted enough to buy this full-sized mauka lot in 2003, we envisioned building our “dream home” and living here. Forever. Of course, that was long before I learned that as a real estate professional, statistics show we move around. A lot.
So after building a sweet 500 sq ft, fully-permitted “guest cottage” with a huge wrap-around lanai, and enjoying it for two years… we are selling our Puako property and moving. In less than a week, I voluntarily placed myself in the same position as the Sellers who decide to hire us every day â€” right into the “inside experience” of what it’s like to sell property in Hawaii. In this market.
The first thing I did was hire the “best of the best” who list and sell property in Puako Beach, Jan Nores, R(S). Did I think long and hard about the fact that I could sell my own house and not pay a sell-side commission? Of course. But I know that I am way too attached emotionally to this property to make logical decisions regarding it’s sale. In hiring Jan, I can let go and trust that if I “doÂ everything that Jan says” in the end, it will net me the most amount of money, in the least amount of time.
Why on earth would a Broker sell their house in a market such as this one? Life’s lessons have taught me that in order to continue pursuing my dreams, it’s necessary to let go of past accomplishments and move forward. And I mean literally forward, as in, Puako oceanfront. Selling the mauka Puako property is my first step forward. So I have a new dream, and am in pursuit.
Where will we wind up living next? I’m not sure yet. If I could move literally across the street into my neighbor’s house, I would, but he runs a very successful vacation rental…. We have lots of choices, and there are many wonderful spots on this big island.Â Where do you think we’ll land??