Another new mauka Puako listing just hit the market – at a great price!
You don’t need to live oceanfront in Puako to enjoy sunsets, like this one last night…
Those of you who follow my blog know that I am preparing to put my mauka Puako Beach property on the market, and wow, am I ever experiencing a lot of empathy for my sellers right now! It is not easy to prepare a home for sale – especially when you’re emotionally attached â€”Â as we are â€”Â to something we’ve created. I’ve spent the past few weeks “depersonalizing” our living space, which essentially means packing up every single little last detail of my life into plastic tubs and storage, so that prospective buyers have the opportunity to “see themselves” in the space, instead of seeing reminders of “us” everywhere they look in the house.
It can be a painful process â€” and I’m reminded of the most wonderful sellers we represented in Kohala Ranch this past year, and how long and hard they worked, literally for months, to depersonalize their space. They did it because we, as the experts, told them it would be one of the best ways to sell their house for more money, in the least amount of time, and you know what? It worked, they sold and happily moved on to the next phase of their lives. So Dave and I continue to surrender to the process and accept that we’re simply going to follow the advice of our real estate professional.
Puako Beach Cottage (MLS #239363) asking $925,000
Focused on my own personal real estate process, I nearly overlooked a new mauka Puako listing that popped up 2 days ago on the MLS…and at a great price! It’s located directly across the street from a narrow beach access that doesn’t attract a lot of day trippers, and offers some of the best snorkeling in the world. In fact, at one point in time, I planned to sell my mauka bare lot to buy this already-built property, owned by a neighbor. While, most certainly, the future of this cottage is a tear-down to rebuild as has happened to most of the older cottages up and down Puako Beach Drive. Listed at $925K, this is a charming, live-able beach cottage, built in 1949, and exemplifies Puako life. Every property in Puako is special, this one is no exception.