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Video: The Uber Effect for Hawaii Vacation Rentals + Making a Difference with Staging – Before and After Photos

We’re back with another clip from my Maui based podcast, “The Island Hustle.”

I’ll be putting out a couple more 5 – 10 minute clips from my conversation with West Side Realtor/Broker and Vacation Rental Property Manager, Jeremy Stice this week but wanted to get things started with this short excerpt discussing the pros and cons of hiring a front desk vs an independent property manager for your Hawaii Vacation Rental. We also discuss Hawaii tourism trends and why Maui is such a special travel destination.

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Please feel free to submit your questions for “The Island Hustle” Podcast at (Subject Line “Q&A”). If you would like to subscribe to “The Island Hustle” Podcast or watch other episodes, please click here.


My personal portfolio of vacation rentals, “The Hotel Collection,” powered by the monster vehicle of Hawaii Life Vacations is really starting to come together after laying years of foundational work. From the beginning, I decided that I wanted this to be a boutique collection that would never overgrow at the risk of client/guests satisfaction. I have a few spots left, so if you’re interested in hearing about our program please do not hesitate to reach out directly.

*We can assist in a full gut job/staging package while teaching you how to stretch your budget better than anyone else (Hint: Free Shipping). This unit when it was original was stagnated at a yearly rental income of $34,000 annually. After the rehab, our owner hit $75,000+ in 2017 with her owner nights exceeding a month out of the year.

*Or for those where time and/or money is a factor we offer the “2k FaceLift.” This service is free of charge if I represent you as the Buyer’s Agent on the purchase of Maui Real Estate and opt into our vacation rental program. This option is great for owners/investors off island that want their property to hit 85% occupancy levels without the large influx of capital after closing.

CALL ME— Whether it translates to a sale or not, I love sharing with potential buyers everything from my lessons learned, the Maui lifestyle, market conditions, and everything in between. Good business is good business, so if Hawaii Real Estate is on your mind, let’s talk. At the very worst, I promise you’ll find our conversation educational.


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