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Two of Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents have made Hawaii Business magazine's list of the top 100 real estate agents in the state.

The magazine has been creating the list for more than a decade, which has become the pinnacle of success for Hawaii's real estate agents. This year, Island Sotheby’s Realty agents Courtney Brown and Wendy Peterson were among those honored, as well as several other Sotheby’s International Realty sales associates throughout the Hawaiian Islands.


Hawaii Sotheby's International Realty honorees gather for a photo at the Hawaii Business Magazine's Top Realtors 2017 Gala held on June 1st 

Brown, who specializes in the resort areas of west and south Maui, closed $21,642,884 in real estate transactions in 2016.

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From the mystical marine works of Christian Riese Lassen to Curtis Wilson’s landscape paintings of lush Upcountry fields, Maui has inspired — and been home — to several acclaimed artists throughout the decades.

And there’s nothing more helpful for artists than being inspired by where they live — and better yet, to be able to work in the space they call home. Fortunately for those looking to live and make art on Maui, the island is home to several unique estates that offer workshops and art studios. The homes themselves are masterpieces. Here are some of our favorites:

315 Pauwela Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708

Wake up to the sound of birds calling, and sip your coffee on the covered lanai, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna. This timeless

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It’s commonly known that April showers bring May flowers. Fortunately for those living on Maui, springtime doesn’t necessarily mean gloomy, raining weather. Instead, we decided to explore some of the most luxurious showers in some of the island’s most elegant homes. Here are a few of our favorites:

454 Wailau Place, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Nestled in the slopes of the West Maui mountains, this magnificent estate is home to meticulously crafted furnishings, with each room looking out over breathtaking views of Maui's west and south coast.  Italian onyx, marble and Brazilian Cherry floors, as well as custom slab granite furnish the living spaces — and luxurious bathrooms — in this exquisite home.

With more than five bathrooms, guests can enjoy

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There’s nothing like enjoying the warm summer sun and taking a dip in calm, clear water to cool off — right in the privacy of your own backyard.

Maui is full of pristine, white-sand beaches and tropical waterfalls, but there’s nothing that rivals the seclusion and tranquility of having a pool at your own home. And at dozens of estates on Maui, there are some of the most exquisitely designed pools, which appear to blend seamlessly into their luxurious surroundings. Here are a few of our favorites:

315 Pauwela Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708

Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the tropical flora and fauna that surround this breathtaking home. The pool — and the expansive lanai that surrounds it — are truly the focal point of the property, which

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In guidebooks and travel magazines, Maui is often celebrated for its pristine white sand beaches and luxury resorts. But miles up the slopes of Haleakala, an entirely different view of Hawaii exists — known as Upcountry. 

From lush Haiku to the rolling hills of Ulupalakua, Upcountry is where Maui residents can go to get away from it all. Without the hustle and bustle of large hotels and resort, the Upcountry region provides residents the peace and quiet that comes with rural living. And each town — from Makawao to Kula — offers residents a totally unique atmosphere and energy.

In Kula, for instance, residents can enjoy estates that span up to hundreds of acres over lush pastures and forests. With some of the coolest temperatures on island, Kula

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Buying or selling a home will change your life. In light of that, there's no doubt you want to select a real estate professional that can successfully walk you through the transaction of a lifetime.

But it can be hard to select a real estate agent on Maui, where hundreds of agents offer their services and expertise from a broad range of companies. However, there are certain qualities that you should keep an eye out for, as well as the perks that come with an established brand like Sotheby's International Realty. 

Ron Silva, who serves as Island Sotheby's International Realty's Wailea Broker in Charge, said picking an agent who knows the subtle differences between areas of Maui is paramount. Understanding Maui’s culture and communities where a client

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Maui is the favorite island for visitors across the globe. Seeing that, it’s no surprise that some of the island’s most luxurious properties were favorites for online visitors, too.

Over the last year, thousands of people from countries around the world visited IslandSothebysRealty.com to view some of the most spectacular homes offered for sale on Maui. Back by popular demand, here are our most-viewed properties from the last year.

51 Kapohue Road, Hana, Hawaii 96713

As featured in Wall Street Journal and Mansion Global, Rock star Pat Benatar and her guitarist husband Neil “Spyder“ Giraldo offered their secluded Hana estate for $3.2 million. Perched atop a private cove and minutes away from Hana’s most coveted hikes and waterfalls, the

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Living eco-friendly lifestyle doesn't mean you have to sacrifice luxury — especially at home. 

More and more often, high-end homes on Maui are being built to be equally as luxurious as they are energy efficient. With state-of-the-art photovoltaic and energy storage systems, dozens of magnificent estates offer residents all the finest furnishing, while at the same time aiming to protect the planet by reducing our environmental footprint.

Making a difference without sacrificing comfort — a handful of homes that aim to protect the island that we all know and love:

454 Wailau Place  |  Lahaina  |  Hawaii 96761

Nestled in the slopes of the West Maui mountains, this magnificent estate is meticulously crafted — and entirely off-the-grid. This

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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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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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