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Posted by Staff Writer on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 8:02am.

 A new study says Sotheby’s International Realty is the most trusted residential real estate brokerage in the nation. 

The study, which was conducted by Lifestory Research, was based on nearly 6,300 opinions collected over a year period across the country. Data was gathered by people submitting anonymous opinions about whether they trusted the businesses they interacted with.

“Sotheby’s International Realty produced the highest score,” according to the study.

 Source: Lifestory Research 2018 America’s Most Trusted® Study

After comparing the results to other organizations of similar size, the study found that Sotheby’s International Realty is the most trusted real

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After months of design and construction, Island Sotheby’s International Realty has opened a new, South Maui Headquarters.

The new office is located in the heart of South Kihei, perfectly situated in the midst of shops, businesses, restaurants and condominiums. In February, the company celebrated the office’s opening by having it blessed and welcoming the public into the space.

Situated on 2463 South Kihei Road across the street from the azure waters of Kamaole II Beach Park, the office is centrally located to serve Maalaea, Kihei, Wailea and Makena markets. With more than two dozen agents who specialize in both residential and vacation properties, the firm is poised to connect extraordinary estates with extraordinary clients.

The new

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A new study shows that Sotheby’s International Realty is the most trusted residential real estate brokerage in the nation.

The study, which was conducted by Lifestory Research, was based on nearly 6,300 opinions collected over a year period across the country. Data was gathered by people submitting anonymous opinions about whether they trusted the businesses they interacted with.

“Sotheby’s International Realty produced the highest score,” according to the study.

Source: Lifestory Research 2018 America’s Most Trusted® Study

After comparing the results to other organizations of similar size, the study found that Sotheby’s International Realty is the most trusted real estate brokerage in America.

The rank order of trust of the brands were:

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A new study says Sotheby’s International Realty is the most trusted residential real estate brokerage in the nation.

The study, which was conducted by Lifestory Research, was based on nearly 6,300 opinions collected over a year period across the country. Data was gathered by people submitting anonymous opinions about whether they trusted the businesses they interacted with.

“Sotheby’s International Realty produced the highest score,” according to the study.

Source: Lifestory Research 2018 America’s Most Trusted® Study

After comparing the results to other organizations of similar size, the study found that Sotheby’s International Realty is the most trusted real estate brokerage in America.

The rank order of trust of the

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Candi Matthews has become a licensed real estate broker after weeks of studying and a lengthy exam.

“It’s kind of like the MBA of real estate - like having your masters degree,” Matthews explained. “I think it just shows for me that I'm in it for the long haul.”

To become a broker, real estate professionals must commit to education and training beyond the agent level in order to pass an exam that's required by state law.

In Hawaii, usually only 25 percent of real estate professionals pass the test on the first try, said Matthews. After two weeks of stressful and lengthy study sessions, she was still able to pass the test on the first attempt.  

“It’s not for everybody,” said Matthews.

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that Ryan MacLaughlin, Realtor-Broker has become one of the owners of the prestigious real estate brokerage.

MacLaughlin is a third generation realtor who has consistently been named as one of Island Sotheby's International Realty's Top 10 agents on Maui and in the Top 100 Realtors island wide. MacLaughlin is now part owner after purchasing part of the company from his aunt, Mary Worrall, of LIST Sotheby's International Realty on Oahu. 

“I feel humbled and honored to be a part owner,” said MacLaughlin. “I always envisioned being an owner one day, as I always admired my dad and aunt and the way they built their businesses.” 

MacLaughlin, who has sold real estate in Hawaii since

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There are 2 types of properties in Hawaii - fee simple and leasehold.  It is very important to know the difference.  You are familiar with fee simple as its probably what you own now. This means you own your home/condo and the land under it.

Leasehold is a bit more complicated.  In a condominium complex that is leasehold you own your unit, others in the complex of course own their units, and collectively you own the building.  However, you don’t own the land under the building.  Someone else owns it and each month you pay that owner a lease payment.

Over the term of the lease your monthly lease payment is usually renegotiated every 10 years.  There will be terms in the lease that describe how and when the lease payment amount is to be renegotiated.

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In Hawaii AOAO fees - (also know as maintenance, strata or HOA fees) are a part of condominium life.  AOAO which stands for Association of Apartment Owners.  In Hawaii, every condominium development is required to have an AOAO (Association of Apartment Owners).  The association is comprised of the condo owners who are responsible for running and maintaining the condominium complex.  So, when you become an owner, you get a vote in how the complex is managed and you have some responsibility for maintaining the property.

With AOAO fees, you need to know not just how much you have to pay, but what do you get for your money, i.e., what is paid for by the AOAO, what are the extra costs that come out of your pocket, are there any assessments pending (and how

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One of Wailea Golf Estates’ finest homes has sold for $4 million.

Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Ryan MacLaughlin represented the sellers of the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home. Located in the heart of Wailea, the 3,400-square-foot single-level home looks out to panoramic views of Maui’s azure south coast.

“It boasts unobstructed 180-degree views,” said MacLaughlin. “The lot was chosen by the original owner specifically because of those views.”

With seemingly endless vistas of the clear, blue waters of the Pacific oceans and colorful South Maui sunsets, the indoor-outdoor floor plan leads residents from the comforts of the indoors to spa and pool surrounded by tropical foliage. Perched directly atop the  17th

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For some Maui locals, this may come to no surprise: Kula has been named the best place to escape to in Hawaii.

The travel website Expedia recently published a list of the best places in each state that offer peaceful retreats and great places to relax. From quaint small towns to nature preserves, the travel site picked its favorite places where people can go to enjoy tranquility and quiet while being surrounded by pristine nature.

The travel site emphasized locations where visitors can go to recharge and escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. In Hawaii, Expedia’s top pick was Kula, a rural town that sweeps across the slopes of Haleakala.

This Upcountry ranch spans 3,285 acres over some of the most pristine forests and rollings

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