Meet Andrew + Emi
ALOHA MEANS HELLO, AND GOODBYE...
Seven years ago Emi, originally from Maui, was living with her husband Andrew in New York. As they started their family, they felt called to return to life on the islands. Andrew’s career opportunities best resided on Oahu, so the Blasers relocated here. And as to picking which part of the island to live, Emi shares, “When we spent time in Kailua, we knew it was the place for us.”
The Blasers have loved living in this amazing beach community, and cherish the memories they have made in this first family home.
“So much laughter has been shared here. This is where our kids took their first steps, where we gathered with our family and friends, and the home where we first built our lives in as family of four.”
“When we spent time in Kailua, we knew it was the place for us."
THE DECISION TO SELL
After seven years on Oahu, Andrew received a new career opportunity which has called the Blasers back to the mainland. With this came the difficult decision to sell their first home.
“We are so sad to leave this place and the home that we love, but we are excited for our new adventures in the Pacific Northwest! We take our cherished memories with us and leave a house for a new family to build their life in.”
TRUSTING THE RIGHT AGENT
Emi reached out to Shannon King, knowing that Shannon and her team would take utmost care of their family and their beloved home. "Shannon and her team took care of everything - literally everything. They provided constant communication and filled us in on every step of the process, but they handled every tiny detail.”
When Shannon and fellow REALTOR and husband Scott visited the Blaser’s home, they gave them two options to sell: one being to sell as is, and one requiring the family to move-out of their home, allowing Shannon and Scott to make home improvements prior to listing. The second option allowed for Shannon and Scott, and therefore the Blasers, to garner a higher return. For the Kings, real estate is so much more than buying and selling. They want to ensure their clients are cared for, and set up for the best financial future possible.
With the Blasers in agreement of option two, Shannon and Scott began the process of making the renovations that would really elevate the home’s potential. “Shannon and Scott were amazing with this process. They handled getting the quotes, managing the project, and ensuring the project was done on time up to their high standards. I wish I had done these renovations before we moved out!”
“Find someone you trust, build a relationship, and let them take over! Selling a home can be such a stressful process, but Shannon made it so easy from start to finish."
Approximately $50K worth of renovations were invested into the Blaser’s home, but the return for the family was substantial, raising the home’s value nearly 27%, to the tune of making an additional $400K. This is incredibly impactful for the Blazers, who are moving to Seattle, another extremely competitive market.
The Blasers are so grateful for the team at Island Living Homes, and the entire experience of working together. “Find someone you trust, build a relationship, and let them take over! Selling a home can be such a stressful process, but Shannon made it so easy from start to finish. We trusted her implicitly to tell us exactly what we needed to know and take care of everything. Without that relationship, we would have been so stressed out!”