West Maui 2016 Sales Volume

As a real estate Broker, and person that friends have told me “has the natural gift of gab,” and truthfully, from several introspective recollections, can say “has found himself in social situations engaging with complete strangers.” The icebreaking question that most often comes up from people I meet right after they find out what I do is…”How’s the real estate market?”

Pause, gulp, smirk, pause…”How’s the real estate market?”…Of course I welcome the question as I love the discussion and I love helping people, but to be able to pull it together into a 30 second CliffsNotes version…Like, really?

2016 WM Sales Volume

With so much criteria involved, it’s honestly the hardest question to answer properly without saying, “Well, do you have an entire afternoon, I have a lot of questions?”

I mean, how do you respond?…”It’s up, it’s down, it’s great, it’s slow, it’s tight, buyer’s market, seller’s market, it’s on fire, it’s cooled, there are great deals, it’s tough out there…not sure about others, but I’m kicking ass? Like seriously, a tough and “very generalized question.”

To be handled correctly, the question can only be answered with one or several more follow-up questions, such as: “When did you buy? Where did you buy? When/Where are you thinking of buying? Your purpose for buying/selling?”

Anyways, for those that just want the question answered, West Maui is on the up again. 18% over last year.

Above is a look at West Maui 2016 unit volume sales from each of the following areas with no $XXX,XXX,XXX inflated numbers: Kapalua, Kaanapali, Kahana, Lahaina, Launiupoko, Napili, Honokowai, & Olowalu.

Thanks for reading!
– Aloha

About the Author

Jeff Onderko

Jeff Onderko is a REALTOR Broker with Hawai'i Life. West Maui Real Estate Broker, and ultra enthusiastic advocate of Maui's Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua areas. I truly believe it's an honor & privilege to call Hawaii home. For 17 years now, West Maui is where I live, work and play. My team and I specialize in resort market home and condominium sales striving to deliver the highest level of professional service possible. With $50M+ sold, a panache for extensive statistical research and 100+ published real estate articles since 2015. I'm relevant, information driven and responsive. I bring a passionate energy, an entrepreneurial understanding and a client-first approach to my real estate business. Prior to becoming a Realtor, I was an independent publisher, starting and operating Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Real Estate Weeklies, Maui Time Weekly (partner), and in 2005, I was a Mayors Small Business Award finalist. In 2009, after seeing the demand and living in an under serviced pet market, alongside my Mom, Susan we opened West Maui Pet Supply. I started my career after college as an account executive with Orlando Weekly ultimately becoming their Advertising Director. Then I moved on to Advertising Sales Manager at Orange County Weekly, in Southern California. I am native of Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in Florida splitting time between Miami, Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Fl. I was a scholarship soccer player at the University of Central Florida and graduated with a BA from their School of Communication. Always attracted to healthy lifestyle, adventure, great weather, water sports and the outdoors, I moved to Maui in the summer of 2002. When the Realtor hat comes off, I'm active in the community coaching U-14 Boys Soccer (AYSO - West Side Pride) and I still play in the West Maui open division. I'm involved along with other fellow Hawaii Life comrades volunteering regularly at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Shelter in West Maui and I'm on the Board of the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund. Through the outlet of the WM Pet Supply, I was heavily involved with the Maui Humane Society & ASCPA getting animals adopted & spayed/neutered. When I have free time you'll find me surfing, golfing, at the gym, a regular at yoga class, hanging at home with my animals or working in the backyard on my organic micro-farm (aka: food garden). You can email me at or via phone at (808) 280-4881.

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