Ken K.K. Wong's Blog

Open Houses

Do they still work?
Posted by Ken K K Wong on March 09, 2020 in  uncategorized
Absolutely!  In this day and age of technology at your fingertips, you can see almost anything via the mls or Google Earth.  Because Maui is 3500 miles away from the nearest landmass, buyers and sellers definitely want open houses.  People need to get an idea of how a home or condo feels.  Does the home get the afternoon sun?  Does the little A/C unit cool the whole room?  Is that really an ocean view?  You get the idea.  Many of the properties I hold open houses at are in va... read more
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Maui Real Estate Winter 2020

Uncertainty in the Market
Posted by Ken K K Wong on March 13, 2020 in  NEWS
How's the market doing since all of this virus stuff is happening around the world?  I really don't know what to think.  We have major events being cancelled.  We have uncertainty in the stock markets.  I have friends in the tourist industry and they are seeing a slow down.  To be honest, the last time I felt like this was just after 9/11.  Maui's real estate market did slow down back then but transactions still happened.  As I write this blog post, there are six new pending prope... read more
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Advice from a RN

If you have the virus...
Posted by Ken K K Wong on March 16, 2020 in  NEWS
Thanks to my long-time friend, Jason La Rosa, who is an RN, for posting this!  If you should get the virus: I know we’re all tired of hearing/talking about it, but one thing I HAVEN’T really seen going around is advice for what happens if you DO get coronavirus (many of us will), we're only seeing advice for how to try to AVOID it. So as your friendly neighborhood RN, a wee thread: Things you should *actually* buy ahead of time (Erm, not sure what the obsession with toilet paper is?): Kleenex, Ac... read more
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Maui: Current Status

Be safe, be kind, be happy...
Posted by Ken K K Wong on March 20, 2020 in  NEWS
Earlier this morning the County of Maui implemented emergency rules due to COVID-19: Maui.  Please follow these rules and stay home if you are sick.  Practice social distancing.  Do not hoard supplies.  Practice aloha.  Help your neighbor.Coldwell Banker Island Properties has closed all of its offices throughout the state but us agents are available via phone, email, websites and social media.  I know real estate is the last thing on your mind but should you have the need to sell or ha... read more
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Advice From RN Update

Posted by Ken K K Wong on March 20, 2020 in  NEWS
A few days ago, I posted advice from a registered nurse.  Because COVID-19 is a moving target, some doctors have suggested that taking ibuprofen may actually cause more problems.  From what I've read it depends on whether or not a patient has pre-existing conditions.  PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR before taking any medicine.  It never hurts to ask.  Please make sure you stay home if you are sick, keep hydrated, practice social distancing and be kind to one another.Click Here: Ibuprofen & C... read more
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