Success in a Subdivision

by | Jan 20, 2022

Entrance to Kuwili Lani

Six months ago I met Michael Whelan, the visionary behind the creation of Kuwili Lani, located in Laupahoehoe. Kuwili Lani is the only sustainable living subdivision on the Big Island, providing home owners a rare and unique opportunity to build a beautiful home, create gardens and orchards, share the fruits of their labors with neighbors, own small barnyard animals, all with a killer ocean view and amazing temperatures. But, Michael was in a bit of a pickle…sharing that of the 10 lots originally listed on the Big Island MLS, only two had sold in three years. I had seen the lots listed on the MLS but had never taken a client to view them. After a 2-hour consultation, and numerous emails and phone calls, he hired me and Coldwell Banker Island Properties to represent him in selling Lot 1 and 4, two of the originally listed lots, plus his premier Lot 10. Then, a miraculous thing happened…

Within just a few short weeks, Lot 10 went into escrow! Almost simultaneously, Lots 7 & 8, two others in the subdivision, also went into escrow! And a month or so later I had Lot 4 in escrow! Now, Lot 1, his final lot, is in escrow, and will close by the end of this month, sold to a wonderful couple from the mainland! Five lots sold in under six months!!! What a whirlwind experience for this Realtor®.

So, how did all of this happen? Here is what my client shared with me in an email last week:

Thank you for your considerate and consistent on-going communications, and your hard work and persistence in finding the right buyers for Kuwili Lani. Meeting you and having you represent me was one of the best decisions I ever made. I am so in awe of your abilities, attitude, and the pursuit of excellence in all that you do.
–Michael Whelan

What a blessing it has been to be a part of bringing Michael’s vision for Kuwili Lani to fruition, to connect people from many walks of life and bring them into the fold of this unique community. I have learned so much in the process, and believe that it was truly a divine connecting of the dots!

Thanks, Michael, for believing in me!

Aerial view of Kuwili Lani prior to any building or owner plantings

Aerial view of Kuwili Lani prior to any building or owner plantings

The Blessing at Kuwili Lani- Michael Whelan and friend

The Blessing at Kuwili Lani – Michael Whelan (right) and friend

Lot 2: Hawaii Island’s first Green Magic Home under construction

Lot 2: Hawaii Island’s first Green Magic Home under construction. When completed, this contemporary, sustainable and cost-effective home will include a living roof and garden walls!

Lot 7 & 8- Orchard & Gardens Phase 1

Lots 7 & 8 – Orchard & Gardens Phase 1

What Clients Are Saying

“If it wasn’t for Jen, we wouldn’t be here on the Big Island now! She drove to multiple locations to do Facetime walk-throughs, connected with our loan officer through the USDA, and advocated for us in a timely and professional manner. Jen McGeehan stuck with us to the end!”

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Jen McGeehan

Phone: 808.747.2365
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I am an adventurer by heart, never letting too much dust settle under my feet. But, I am also a nester, a woman who loves her home, garden, animals, family, and whatever career I happen to be in. In my latest adventure, I’ve successfully merged over 46 years of varied work and life experience into a real estate career that focuses on the goals and dreams of my clients. Are you interested in moving to the Big Island of Hawaiʻi? I’d love to talk with you about your dream goal, and help you achieve it!

Integrity is the cornerstone of my business! 

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