Why I Love This Home! | A Buyer’s Prospective

7471 Keka’a Street, Kalama Valley, Hawaii Kai

Being in real estate for close to 29 years, I know what Oahu buyers like and yes, trends do change! I remember when I first started selling real estate back in the ’90s buyers, didn’t care if a home was a move-in condition home, but now it’s often a must. With both husband and wife working full-time and the hefty cost of construction in Hawaii, a renovated home is the best way to sell a home.

Perfect Use of Outdoor Space

What I particularly like about this home is its use of outdoor space and privacy. In Hawai’i, we have great weather year-round, so having a backyard with three areas to entertain on makes this home unique and perfect for the party host.Front of the home with two-car garage and multiple open parking spaces with room for a boat.

The entryway pergola is the perfect area to relax after a hard day at work.

The covered lanai is the perfect area to watch the Sunday game under, and the yard is large enough to add a swimming pool.

Here is the detached outdoor deck. Add a whirlpool and chairs. Perfect for suntanning.

There is even a glimpse of the golf course from this attached upper deck!


As for indoors, this home has attention to detail. The owner’s boss, Mr. Schuler, a former Hawai’i developer, told the sellers, “Every detail is a must,” which is true because one rusty fixture can either make or break a buyer’s decision to purchase or not. On the inside, the seller’s covered the open beamed ceilings, and they added recessed lighting to add softness. They also added five split air conditioners to keep the home cool but added seventeen solar panels to help keep their electric bill low on humid days. Here’s a link to see a tour of the inside.

About the Author

Wendy Oshiro D'Innocenti

Wendy Oshiro D'Innocenti is a REALTOR, CNE, SRES with Hawai'i Life. Wendy Oshiro Dinnocenti, (R) is a full-time Real Estate Agent/Broker for over 29 years. If you are a skilled seller or buyer, you know that hiring the right agent can make all of the difference in netting you the best price. Negotiations with the other party can happen until the very end, so hiring a confident and experienced agent to represent you is important. Contact Wendy today! You can email me at or via phone at (808) 371-2222.

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