November 2015

There are 12 blog entries for November 2015.

Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) is 1 of 20 exclusive advertising partners on the Apple News app now through the end of December and the only real estate company.

Apple News is a brand new application baked into every Apple device running iOS 9 or newer, allowing us to potentially reach over 800 million iPhones and iPads.

We are the only Real Estate company that has been selected and we have a 5 % Share-of-Voice on the For You section of the app + a 25% Share-of-Voice in the app's Business Channel.

You can also add the Sotheby's International Realty channel within Apple News, which has content automatically fed via our Extraordinary Living blog. It can be found by searching for Sotheby's International Realty within the News app or

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THANKSGIVING IS MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY, SHARED WITH FAMILY AND GREAT FRIENDS, YEAR AFTER YEAR. EVERYONE ALWAYS ASKS WHICH WINE MAY I BRING?

The richness of the Thanksgiving feast goes well with a few wines, but not all. The high fat and salt content of the traditional feast pairs well with low alcohol, low-tannin, high acid wines. The acid is needed to cut through the fat and low alcohol is preferred so as to not overpower the most important items on the table, the food. Low-tannic wines allow the flavors of the food to burst through without being overpowered by a big, bold cabernet sauvignon. Save that varietal for the steaks.

BRANDY’S WHITE WINE RECOMMENDATIONS


NV Vilmart Champagne
to start the festivities.


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Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has expanded its global real estate network into Finland with the launch of Snellman Sotheby’s International Realty located in Helsinki.

The owners, consisting of Swedish and Finnish prominent business investors headed by Robert Charpentier, signed an exclusive 25-year franchise agreement to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand throughout Finland. The company will operate under the leadership of Kenneth Katter, who brings over 20 years of relevant high-profile international sales experience to his role of chief executive officer.

“Expansion into Finland continues the brand’s commitment to providing access to theSotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive

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An increasing number of ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals are buying non-traditional homes outside their domiciles according to a new study by Wealth-X and the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, released today.

Wealth-X has identified more than 211,000 ultra high net worth individuals globally – defined as those with US$30 million and above in net assets – and 79% of them own two or more residences.

The Wealth-X and Sotheby’s International Realty UHNW Luxury Real Estate: Multi-Homers Report reveals that these UHNW buyers look for residences that are environmentally sustainable, technologically sophisticated, or that fit better with their personal and family needs.

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Below are other key findings from the report:

  • The average UHNW
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  Located in the front row of the highly sought Lower Village is, Wailea Ekahi 21B.  It is the largest of Ekahi's first floor, one bedroom, 2 bath units. Listed by Raphael Wellerstein, R(B) and Ron Silva, R(BIC), this unit truly offers Keawakapu Beach Living at it's best! Just a 2 minute walk over a level path to fabulous Keawakapu beach, the beachside heated pool and Pavillion, and a few steps from one of the quiet pools. For those interested in experiencing the Wailea real estate market and available opportunities, visit our Wailea office located in the Shops at Wailea at 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr. Ste. B34 or call us at 808.879.8880.
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  Sunsets & Rainbow views can be yours at 325 Kaupea St. Makawao. Listed by Dale Kozlo, R(S), this  landscaped ½ acre lot, spacious home and a 2-bedroom cottage create a “perfect package” opportunity. Located in the popular Maui Uplands community, this sun-filled house offers picturesque views of the West Maui Mountains and the rolling terrain of Kula and Haleakala. For those interested in exploring the Makawao real estate market and available opportunities, visit our Upcountry office located at 3628 Baldwin Ave. or call us at 808.572.8600.
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  Emmy Award Winner's Maui Vacation Home...at Alaeloa #46 in Napili, Maui. Listed by Rob Shelton, R(BIC) and Courtney Brown, R(S), this home has served as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and New York. The house was lovingly remodeled in 2013 and features an open floor plan, a new kitchen, artist studio, and enhanced outdoor living spaces. Once you enter the gate to Alaeloa, you will enjoy a secluded enclave of homes in a grand ocean front setting.  For those interested in exploring the Napili real estate market and available opportunities, visit our West Maui office located in the Napili Plaza at 5095 Napilihau St, 113A or call us at 808.665.1166.
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  Splendid Hana Maui - 2.29 Acres, Steps to the Ocean! 7127 Hana Hwy listed by Dan Omer, R(S) and Megan Bouhey, R(S) offers the charm and grace of old Hawaii, captured in the architecture and landscaping of this thoughtfully restored oceanfront estate. Dramatic ocean views, both coastal and across `Alenuihaha Channel to the Big Island, combined with mature tropical landscaping, create a serene retreat. For those interested in seeing this property or other real estate opportunities, visit our Upcountry office located at 3628 Baldwin Ave or call us at 808.572.8600.
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  Wailea Elua Village is truly a gem! This 3 bedroom/2 bath unit at Wailea Elua #803 is no exception. Listed by Ryan MacLaughlin, R(B) and Paul MacLaughlin, PB, this unit offers a rare 3 bedroom floorplan including a large double car garage. Wailea Elua Village sits on Wailea Resort's most prime piece of Real Estate. For those interested in exploring the Wailea real estate market and available opportunities, visit our Wailea office located in the Shops at Wailea at 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr. Ste. B34 or call us at 808.879.8880.
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  3 Bedroom/3 Bath unit at Wailea Fairway Villas Z-102, listed by Ryan MacLaughlin, R(B). Enjoy ocean and mountain views while gazing across the Wailea Blue Golf Course. The Fairway Villas offers a relaxing pool area with lounge area and workout facilities. Just steps away from restaurants and shopping. For those interested in exploring the Wailea real estate market and available opportunities, visit our Wailea office located in the Shops at Wailea at 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr. Ste. B34 or call us at 808.879.8880.
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