Molly Harris, R(S), MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty Top Producer for 2017

Company-Wide Top Producer for MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty, Molly Harris, R(S), Recognized for Selling Over $35.9 Million of Real Estate in 2017.

Company-Wide Top Producer for MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty, Molly Harris, R(S), Recognized for Selling Over $35.9 Million of Real Estate in 2017.

Celebrating 2017 Company Top Producers

There is much to celebrate, as the past year MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty saw significant increases overall, resulting in a 25% rise in business for 2017.

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC reported today (March 1, 2018) that their affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved approximately $108 billion in global sales volume for 2017, the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand.

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty honored their top producers at their company Annual Awards event. Celebrated as well is the rich heritage and love of the island reflected in the synergy of the company and its agents.

Company-Wide Top Producer for 2017, Molly Harris, R(S), sold over $35.9 million worth of real estate. She attributes much of her real estate success to her focus on building client relationships, involvement in the local community, and the support from the MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty family.

As a real estate and hospitality industry veteran of over 20 years, Molly has represented oceanfront homes and luxury hotel/resort developments, buyers and sellers. She has successfully launched many high-profile resort residential communities; at the prestigious Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, and at Mauna Lani’s newest development, The Residences of Laule‘a on Hawaii Island. Laule‘a brings a fresh, contemporary and energy-efficient evolution to luxury resort living on the Kohala Coast.

Dodie MacArthur, founder and owner of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty says, “Molly’s passion is people, and she enthusiastically shares her love for life on the Big Island with others near and far, contributing to her success.”

Dodie has been in the forefront of Big Island Real estate for over 35 years. She has seen many trends in the marketplace, and says that “2017 was the best year yet for MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.”

Each year MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty agents are recognized in Hawaii Business Magazine’s “Top 100 Realtors.” Their handpicked team of service-oriented, top-producing professionals consistently achieves record-breaking sales, making their company a leader in the Big Island real estate market.


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Sotheby’s International Realty Achieves $108 Billion in Global Sales Volume for 2017

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today reported that in 2017 its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved approximately $108 billion USD in global sales volume, the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand.

In addition, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty in Hawaii, saw a 25% increase in business in 2017.

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Sending Aloha to All Impacted

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We extend a helping hand and Aloha to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, those in the path of Hurricanes Irma, Katia, Jose, everyone impacted by the earthquake in Mexico, and the people of South Asia recently devastated by heavy monsoon rains.

Help any way that you can, be prepared, and be safe. Check out this month’s newsletter for information on how to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.


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First Ever Delos Wellness Signature™ Residence in Hawaii on the Market

MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty Partners with Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty to Sell Home Designed for Optimum Health and Wellness

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MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based on the Big Island of Hawaii, is pleased to announce the first Delos Wellness Signature™ residence in Hawaii is on the market for sale. Doreen Trudeau, R(S) of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty is working together with listing agent Kelly Allen, R(S) of Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty located on Oahu, to market the only Delos Wellness Signature™ residence in the state, located at 3084 La Pietra in Honolulu.

Paul Scialla, Delos Founder and CEO said, “It’s exciting to see the principals of wellness real estate expand into the Hawaii Market. ‎The extraordinary La Pietra property incorporates several amenities and features that can enhance the health and well-being of its occupants. What can be more important than that when deciding on what kind of home to buy?”

A Delos Wellness Signature™ residence is designed and engineered to enhance both emotional and physical health and well-being by including the best concepts of green technology. Informed by seven years of research and rigorous analysis of environmental health impacts on people, Delos has fostered research collaborations with the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, a board of doctors from the Columbia University Medical Center and leading architects, scientists, and wellness thought leaders to introduce wellness standards, programs, and develop integrated solutions that address human sustainability into the build environment. Advisory Board members include Deepak Chopra and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Aloha! It’s a Stellar Big Island August

With Summer quickly coming to an end, August holds some stellar events such as the “Great American Eclipse”, stellar navigation, first ever “Well” home in Hawaii, and more! Click here and find out more of what we mean…

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Changing Flood Zones: How It Impacts YOU

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I attended a meeting in Kona on July 10, 2017, by the County and FEMA, and wanted to share with the community, the very important information I learned.

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The process of getting your house ready to sell can feel long and arduous, even without having to worry about things like what flood zone your house is in.  I have been assisting a client in this process, and we have spent a lot of time picking out new carpets and deciding what color paint will be most appealing.  While he started on the remodel process to bring the home up to date, I started pulling up all the background information on his home that most people don’t even know about or think about.  These include the Wastewater Plan, Flood Zone Determination, Preliminary Title Report, as well as checking all permits with the County to ensure that everything looks legal and there are no unpleasant surprises lurking in the background.

This client’s home is located on the dry side of Waimea, just off Kawaihae Road.  When I pulled up his flood zone information it became evident that his home was going to be subject to a change from the lowest risk zone, X, to the highest risk zone, A.  Some careful research revealed that the entire area around his home in Waimea was changing from X to A.  I discussed this with my client, but neither of us were entirely sure what this meant for the upcoming sale of his home.  I knew that flood insurance could be very costly, so I wanted to learn more.

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Screen Shot 2017-07-24 at 10.12.11 AMI attended the meeting for realtors in Kona about the changes to our Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).  According to the FEMA representative, these changes are effective September 29, 2017.  The County adopted these new maps so they can be eligible for federal disaster aid in the event of a federally declared natural disaster.  So, you can see why the County needed to adopt them!  While at the meeting, I learned some VERY important news for many current property owners…and even for future buyers!

There are many areas that were previously in low-risk zones that are going to change to high risk, these include many areas near streams and on the coast.  The understanding is if you live in a zone that is changing from low risk to high risk you will be required to get flood insurance if you have a federally backed mortgage.  Please note that it was brought up at the meeting that the County is not notifying Continue reading


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Add a Touch of Carol Ann

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As an interior designer and realtor, I’m in the business of trend-setting and finding hidden gems. You spend 35+ years dedicated to the profession of interior design and eventually you develop the “eye” for the timeless design elements hidden among the fads that come and go. Whether you are remodeling or looking to buy, I always welcome any opportunity to consult or advise on the best and brightest ideas, trends and items in the modern world of interior design.

Adding a touch of Carol Ann means trusting me to create beautiful and unique spaces. Whether you need a designer, realtor, or just a friend to bounce ideas off of, it brings me great energy to be able to bring my ideas to your front door. They say imitation is the finest form of flattery and for a designer, you better believe that holds true.

Today, I’m bringing you some of the sights I was treated to at a closed networking event at Ferguson Kitchen and Lighting Gallery Showroom, in Honolulu. The Ferguson Kitchen and Lighting Expo is one of my favorite annual events. They rolled out the red carpet and treated us to an evening of cocktails and pupus. Yum!   Continue reading


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Big Island Reasons to Celebrate!

From centennial celebrations, to running on some of the most diverse terrain options on one island… this is just another day in paradise. Click here to learn more about the Big Island!

MacArthur Sotheby's March 2016 Newsletter


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Making A Big Splash on the Big Island!

We’ve got your match, find refuge on the Big Island – We are the #1 general brokerage in Luxury Real Estate on the island of Hawaii! Click here to read more about our island home.

MacArthur Sotheby's March 2016 Newsletter


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Introducing an Exclusive Advertising Program with PBN!

 Click here or image below to view MacArthur Sotheby’s Intenational Realty’s 5 featured homes!

MacArthur Sotheby's March 2016 Newsletter


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