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Beth Thoma Robinson R(B) SFR wrote:

My client can't get her review to post HELP
She thinks it is because she unchecked the boxes to not get emails.  Any suggestions?
October 17 2011
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If you could live anywhere on the Big Island of Hawaii where would it be and why?

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Brooke, since you and I live about a mile apart in Hawi, North Kohala, I am probably not the right person to begin a lively discussion with on this topic!  It will turn into a "why we love Kohala" chorus.  Although I do think people might want to come to the Kohala Country Fair on October 1st to find out why we love it so....
August 25 2011
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Actual Closing Costs

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I don't think you can rely on Zillow for that...especially because even the closing price in the MLS may not reflect things like seller contributions, or in the case of condos, whether or not sold turnkey.  Dont' mean to be self-serving, but this is one reason for working with an agent who actually knows your local market.
August 25 2011
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Is 14 Pukihae Street for sale? Any agents?

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The property you inquired about is not for sale. What shows as $377,000 is Zillow's estimate of the value.
June 11 2009
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What are the HOA or CCR fees for this home, or in the Waikoloa area?

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Aloha!  There are minimal CC&Rs in Waikoloa Village; Assoc Dues are only $585/yr.If you are not yet working with a Buyer's agent, I'd be happy to assist you in selecting among the many properties on the market and finding the best buys!
June 11 2009
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what happened to the family that lived there before?

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This sounds like the latest in the NIgeria scams that have been going around for 5 or 6 years.  I have a friend who lost $5,000 via one of them.  BEWARE!
June 11 2009
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69-1035 Keana Pl APT 123, Waikoloa, HI 96738

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There are currently 10 active listings at the Shores and maybe 30 active listings for 2BR condos at other nearby communities.  In fact, a foreclosure just came on the market today at Kolea across the street (on the beach side) for less than $500,000!
June 11 2009
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Networking & Referrals

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Actually, despite the use of "social media' to get to know people and find referral agents via "back-room mutual back scratching"  most of my referrals come from either Mainland agents who happen also to be clients of mine as owners themselves of property in Hawaii, or the Mainland agents of clients of mine here.  However, I don't discount use of these on-line tools to generate cross referrals as somehow doing a disserviceto the public.  After all, the statistics show that most buyers pick their agents on line today.  As a professional, i think i can probably assess the quality of another RE professional at least as accurately as the general public!AlohaBeth
March 29 2009
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How do I link a new listing my MLS system automatically feeds to Zillow so it will connect me to it?

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I had the same problem...you also have Hawaii Information Service, right?I figured out it was ok to leave the duplicate listings because it gives you more "points" LOL.  Now somehow Zillow seems to be akamai enough to match me up to my listings.  Is your name on the Zillow profile exactly the same as your license name on MLS?My new strategy is just to let HIS feed it and then if I'm not attached "claim" it.  I haven't found I get much juice from Zillow for anything except the lowest price point listing I had on here, so not sure it is worth spending a lot of time on.AlohaBeth
March 27 2009
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The HELP instructions on how to manually add a listing and the link to do so are not working.

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Susan, if you are still struggling with this, call me and we can walk through it together.  Our MLS used to be super slow syndicating and so I'd just put it on myself.  Now I end up with duplicates LOL!Beth Thoma RobinsonNorth and South Kohala on the Big Island808-443-4588
March 27 2009
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