Kauai Real Estate Update, Kauai Beach Resort Just Listed, Real Estate Cold Calling Under Fire

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Kauai Real Estate Update

I just listed Kauai Beach Resort unit #3217 located right next to the Wailua Golf Course.  This Partial Ocean View unit has excellent rental income and the resort itself has loads of amenities, this is one of those properties that you can take a taxi from the airport and stay for your entire vacation.  This oceanfront resort has a pool, spa, restaurants and shops.  Unit #3217 has elevator access if stairs are a challenge.  Fee Simple, 320 square feet lisitng price $189,000.  Contact me for rental income and for more information on this resort.
For a complete list of everything that Sold, was Just Listed and those properties that went into escrow last week on the island of Kauai click here: Kauai Real Estate Report July 1 to 7, 2019

Poipu Beach Real Estate Update- For the latest news on the Fee Simple market in Poipu Beach click here: Poipu Beach Current Market Analysis

Kiahuna Plantation Real Estate Update- For the Kiahuna you can click here: Kiahuna Plantation Current Market Analysis

Alaska Airlines To Add More Hawaii Flights
Alaska Airlines is upping its game to warmer climate destinations for this winter.  Hawaii is getting two flights and additional routes will be added to Florida as well.

Going up against Southwest’s entry into the Hawaiian market Alaska Airlines will add a third flight to Maui starting November 21, 2019.  That is in addition to the flight it just added to Honolulu.  Both flights will originate from Seattle.
Alaska Airlines is currently the fourth largest carrier to service the Hawaiian Islands.

Real Estate Companies Making “Cold Calls” Getting Sued
This has never been a practice that I could ever bring myself to do, but I do know agents that have been very successful with doing this.  Seems you have to have a certain personality to be comfortable with the practice of Cold Calling.  This is phoning Sellers of expired listings or FSBO’s (For Sale By Owner).  For us agents there are classes on it, webinars, articles and coaches available to walk you through it.  I knew I’d never want a call like that and it just didn’t feel like my style.  So I passed, glad I did.

Because now the practice of cold calling prospects to find new business is being challenged in a class-action complaint filed in a U.S. District Court in California.  There is a particular Real Estate company involved and this lawsuit once again made headlines because they just added a second company.  I won’t mention either name.

A Southern California resident alleges that the real estate companies provide specific instructions to its real estate professionals to call consumers who have previously listed their properties for sale with other real estate professionals. He also alleges that the companies are instructing real estate professionals to make unsolicited cold calls to obtain new listings and that the companies provide agents with telephone numbers and other analytics to identify leads as well as scripts to guide the conversations. The lawsuit questions the technology services that are helping real estate professionals gain numbers to call.

The lawsuit stretches to anyone who has also received unsolicited calls over the past four years from the companies. The complaint is seeking a jury trial and a minimum of $500 in damages and up to $1,500 in damages for each violation.

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Whoever owned this advertising piece before was sold on the $18.00 a nightly rate! Notice that only the Ocean Front units are air-conditioned back in 1966.

Poipu Beach Hotel Grand Opening Circa 1966
Want and Ocean-Front room for $16.00 a night at the Poipu Beach Hotel?  In 1966 that’s exactly what you could have had.  Double occupancy was $18.00.  If that busted the budget then you could get a Mountain View for $10 a night and $12 for double occupancy.

I found an advertising piece for the yet to be opened Poipu Beach Hotel announcing an “Entirely NEW concept in Hawaiian resort living!”  Grand opening date July 1, 1966.  The Poipu Beach Hotel is where the Koa Kea is at now (oceanfront between the Kiahuna Plantation and the Marriott Waiohi).

Did you know there used to be a “private 9 hole par 3 golf course”?  It’s long gone of course, it was located where Phase V of the Kiahuna Plantation is now and the back of the old pre Hurricane Iniki Waiohi.  The golf course is pictured in this brochure.  I asked if only people staying at the hotel could play and they said yes, but that probably it was open to other people as well because in 1966 Poipu was not very heavily trafficked.

Here are some of the amenities that were being promoted in efforts to entice the reader to come to Poipu Beach and spend $18 a night at the Poipu Beach Hotel with these cutting edge amenities:
Nightly Hawaiian Entertainment
Private Swimming Pool
Paddle tennis courts
9 hole par 3 golf course
“Many” shops on the premises
150 rooms with complete kitchenettes
Meal facilities (I’m assuming restaurants?)
Open-air lanai to “capture the blossom-scented trade breezes”
Air-Conditioning for Ocean Front Rooms Only

And remember…just like it says on the pamphlet….

“Whatever your mood-there’s something doing at the New Poipu Beach Hotel”

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