Growing up in Kona and in the coffee land through 3 generations I was never interested in coffee until I got older and like them in what I call phoofy drinks, if that's even a word, hahaha.
Always A Bridesmaid Never A Bride
I think we've all heard the expression, "always a bridesmaid, never a bride".
That mentality can suit anything - even real estate. Recently, I toured a house with other realtors in my office. It was a fine house, well-made, the customary 3-bedroom 2-bath, a little waterview, easy-care landscaping, and well-priced for a new listing. And as we walked out we agreed to all those qualities - but there was nothing that made it memorable. It was a "nice" house.
Yup, we all thought that it may be a bridesmaid because there was nothing that made it unforgettable. A professional 6-burner gas stove would be impressive. A spacious master suite with a secluded outdoor shower is notable and seen in high-end homes in the resorts. Spiritual people, who make up a good portion of us, would truly love a secluded outdoor area with a waterfall treatment and either a comfortable bench for meditation or level area for a yoga mat.
I'm sure the listing broker will show this house to a lot of people. But deep down, I fear that it will stay on the market for awhile and will need constant small price reductions, say 5%, until it is just that much better to the homes in that particular price range. And then, the fact that it is quality-made or has that easy-care drip irrigation will be memorable for that price-range and it will be the chosen one. The bride.
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Check out this great article from West Hawaii Today about our air quality. I've lived in Kona for 9 years and I've never seen so many "hi-def" blue days and stunning sunsets!Here's a recent one from