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Most real estate clients expect marketing materials such as brochures, professional photographs and videos. But Sotheby’s International Realty is taking it a step further — into the world of virtual reality.

Sotheby’s International Realty branches including Island Sotheby’s Realty on Maui are leading the way in innovative real estate marketing by allowing potential buyers to explore homes using 3-D virtual tours. In fact, Sotheby’s International Realty was the first real estate company to start using the technology — known as Matterport — that allows potential buyers to tour homes from thousands of miles away.

“The viewer interacts with the home, and walks through the house the way they want,” said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent

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A luxury beachfront Makena estate sold for $15.5 million, marking the first significant sale of 2017.

The four-bedroom, seven-bath home in the resort area of South Maui sold for $15.5 million. Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Courtney Brown represented the buyers, who are ecstatic to live in such an exceptional home.



"We are so grateful to live in this astonishing place," said M. Barrett, who bought the home. "The experience of working with Ms.Brown has been a privilege and a gift."   

This 5,400-square-foot home is surrounded by tropical gardens, with panoramic ocean views visible from every room in the house. The interior of the home adorned with fine detailing including warm-colored woods and natural stone. Expansive 10-foot high sliding glass…
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A luxury Wailea condominium has sold for $2.8 million in one of Maui's finest resort communities.

The 2,600-square-foot unit is located in Ho’olei, one of the newest resort complexes in Wailea. The spacious three-bedroom unit is only steps away from white sand beaches, and offers its new owners only the finest furnishings and amenities. Island Sotheby's International Realty's Rob Shelton R(B) and Ryan MacLaughlin R(B) represented the sellers. 

Shelton said the sellers, who are his long-time clients, owned the condominium for several years and maintained its furnishings meticulously. 

“The unit was just impeccable,” said Shelton. “And the quality of the complex is just terrific.”

Shelton said his clients upgraded the unit, which boasts a

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Rock star Pat Benatar and her guitarist husband Neil “Spyder“ Giraldo’s Hana estate has sold for $3.1 million.

The famed couple’s Hana home was grabbed up instantly; the property closed approximately 100 days after it first went on the market, said Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents Dan Omer, who represented the seller along with Island Sotheby’s agent Megan Bouhey.

“It’s an incredibly well-maintained property,” said Omer. “It was quite obvious that they paid a lot of attention to the home.”

The oceanfront home is nestled atop a private cove that's minutes from the sleepy town of Hana, where Benatar and her husband lived with their two daughters for several years until about 2009. The home was offered fully furnished, with 3,295 sq.

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With Maui’s residential median sales price at its highest point in more than a decade, real estate experts are hopeful 2017 will be a strong year for the island’s housing market.

Maui’s median sales price for a residential properties soared to $700,000 in December 2016 — the highest since September 2006. Meanwhile, the median price for condominiums and land rose to $414,500 and $435,000, respectively.

Real estate agents and investment experts alike are hopeful that the market’s upswing will continue through 2017. Alex Cortez, an agent with the Wailea office, said in particular, he expects to see a growing market for high-end, luxury homes.

“2017 will be a very busy year for uber high-end homes,” said Cortez. “Those markets will see substantial

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2016 marked the year when many lucky buyers made the purchase of a lifetime.

From spacious Kapalua villas to an oceanfront oasis in South Maui, dozens of luxury condominiums and homes were sold by Island Sotheby's International Realty agents last year. Here are a few of the most significant sales of 2016:

Keawakapu | Kihei | $8,000,000

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the soothing sounds of waves in a home that overlooks one of Maui’s most stunning white sand beaches. Undoubtedly one of the island's finest real estate gems, the last time this half-acre oceanfront parcel was on the market was in the 1950s — before Hawaii became a U.S. state.

With about 90 linear feet of unobstructed ocean frontage, this 1960s Hawaiian beach bungalow

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It's that time of year again when some of the world's best golfers flock to the slopes of the West Maui mountains for one of the most elite competitions in the nation.

In less than a week, Maui's Kapalua Plantation Course will be home to the PGA’s Tournament of Champions, which kicks off January 4th. While the island is home to several 18-hole masterpieces that span from lush mountain slopes to tropical coastal waters, the Plantation Course is undoubtedly one of Maui’s best courses.

With sweeping views unlike any other Hawaii golf course, players gaze across picturesque landscapes that span from Moloka'i to the West Maui mountains. The world-class course's breathtaking vistas can make it difficult to focus on the shot — even for the professionals.

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The best moments of the holiday season come from the cheer and joy that come with surrounding ourselves with the ones we love.

A holiday party is a perfect opportunity to capture that feeling. Whether hosting a tight-knit gathering of friends or the entire company, hosting the party in the perfect home will ensure your holiday gathering exudes warmth, good spirits and joyous holiday cheer.


This oceanfront home at 311 Door of Faith Road offers the space — and privacy — needed to throw a festive holiday party.

Deck the halls of this spacious Haiku home to celebrate the season of giving and warmth. With lush tropical gardens and lanais overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this idyllic home can comfortably accommodate a festive gathering of all your

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With the rest of the country facing record-breaking winter temperatures and snow storms hitting from east to west coasts, spending the coldest months of the year on Maui is your best option to escape the chilly winter weather.

Tropical south Maui is the perfect winter getaway for those looking to de-thaw and spend some time in the sun. Plus, dozens of beach-front condominiums in Wailea provide convenient, low-maintenance vacation homes, all while offering unmarveled privacy in luxury resort communities.

These elegant condominiums are ready for you, whenever you’re ready to escape from harsh winter months. Here are a few of our favorites:

Wailea Point I II III, Unit 1401, Wailea, Hawaii 96753

Avoid chilly mainland winters and spend the

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By Courtney M. Brown, R(S)

The Kapalua Resort has long been one of Maui's most popular destinations for visitors and second home owner's alike. The lush backdrop of the West Maui Mountains, coupled with the stunning coastline and beaches, provides for a unique experience unlike any other resort. Only about 10 miles north of the hustle and bustle of Lahaina, the Kapalua Resort encompasses over 22,000 acres, much of it left in its natural state, and extends from the mountains to the sea, where an additional 45 acres is in marine conservation at Honolua and Mokule'ia Bays. This natural habitat makes for incredible hiking and snorkeling in the calm summer months. Golfers find a year round paradise, as Kapalua is home to two popular golf courses, the

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