The saying “the only constant in life is change” rings true for essentially everyone on planet earth at the moment. While the world around us changes and adapts daily to Covid-19, we wanted to take an opportunity to shed a little light on what is happening in our little community out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Hopefully this message will be something we can look back at down the line and have a little chuckle about the unprecedented times that 2020 brought us. In the meantime, here is a little rundown on what life on Kauai has been like the last month both personally, professionally, and for the community as a whole. The situation remains fluid, so please know that the community based “rules” change from day to day under the guidance of our Mayor, Derek Kawakami, and could be obsolete by the time you read this.
Personally and Professionally
The slow down on the real estate front has certainly allowed us to hyper-focus on our family, our community, and our clients that are currently in the midst of transactions or listing their properties. Morning meetings shortly after the sun rises have been temporarily replaced with morning walks/runs/swims with the family. Home-schooling teenagers is a new challenge that has done nothing but increase our already utmost respect for our children’s teachers. Our houses and home gardens are extra tidy and well planted. Amy welcomed a new four-legged french bulldog puppy named Prince Rhino into their family, and Billy has been able to spend quality time with his 4-month-old daughter, Hunter Mae. The same nurturing we have implemented in our households has also been carried over into the business aspect of our lives as well. With new systems in place to adapt our Real Estate practice to meet the needs of clients in this ever-changing environment, we remain confident in our ability to navigate these uncharted waters for Buyers and Seller alike.
Current State of Affairs on Kauai
We are currently still under a “stay at home” mandate from the Mayor until April 30, 2020. Mayor Kawakami has been ahead of the game in his response with other islands following his lead. His proactive approach has been appreciated and well communicated with daily briefings that can be found at: www.kauai.gov/
While we all wait this out we hope you enjoy this video of Hanalei and we look forward to returning to days like this.