Concierge Auctions Sells Hawaiian Home Within The Exclusive Mauna Kea Resort On The Big Island's Kohala Coast At A Live Auction

3,668-square-foot retreat with ocean views and beach access attracts 7 bidders and secures a Canadian buyer in cooperation with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

Mar 20, 2013

KONA, Hawaii, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions, the nation's leading luxury real estate auction firm, is pleased to announce another successful Hawaiian sale. A picturesque home in the exclusive Mauna Kea Resort on the Big Island's Kohala Coast, just a short walk to the beach, sold yesterday at a live auction in cooperation with Linda Bradley, R(B) and Karen Bail, R(B) of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. The buyer is from Canada and is represented by Rick Oliver of Clark Realty Corporation. The sale comes one day after Concierge auctioned 'Hale Ku Mana' in the Hualalai Resort, also on the Big Island. Upon closing, these properties will represent the 25th and 26th Hawaiian properties sold by Concierge. 

The seller, Louis Haas explained his experience: "I was contacted approximately 15 months ago by Concierge to put this property, which was for sale at the time, into a Concierge auction. Instead, I kept the home with the local broker and did not receive a single offer over the next year (by the way, I think highly of the local broker — the failure was purely market driven in my estimation). In January, I agreed to the Concierge plan. What a pleasure! The process from beginning to end was smooth as could be — everything was clearly explained, the documents absolutely reflected the terms as explained (as a real estate lawyer I found the documents to be short and sweet), the marketing plan as promised was carried out to perfection, and the auction itself drew multiple bidders and resulted in a clean sale (still to close, but I anticipate no problems). While the price was not what I had hoped for, Concierge deeply probes the market and brings out everyone who could possibly be interested in the property. Upon reflection, the final price of the home was more than likely the best the market could bear. As the local broker told me after the auction, Concierge taps into pools of interest, which local brokers cannot touch. I would recommend Concierge and its cadre of professionals to anyone really wanting to sell a high end property."

Concierge Auctions' global marketing campaign generated 5,200 website visits from 42 US states (led by California, Texas, Hawaii and New York) and 27 international countries (led by Canada, Australia, the UK and the Czech Republic). A total of 747 prospects were identified, and 7 bidders participated in the sale.

"It has been a wonderful experience working with Concierge's on-site project manager and the firm's entire team. The excitement that resulted from the urgency created by announcing an auction date, and the extensive exposure that followed, was infectious," Bail stated. "We watched the interest and anticipation in the auction build throughout the process, and it's fulfilling to be part of the successful end result."

Showcasing stunning views from nearly every room, 62–3459 Aloalii Place offers 3,668 square feet with four bedrooms, three full and one half bathrooms, and new furnishings and appliances. Decorated with a balance of modern sophistication and traditional Balinese style, features include marble and wood flooring, recessed ceiling details, an open floor plan and extensive tropical landscaping. With the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop, the terraced garden is filled with bright flowers, and the courtyard features a lap pool with expansive stone decking. The property also includes a separate guest house with the same designer furnishings and amenities.

"The location of this property has always been one of its strongest selling points, which the new owners gravitated to," Bradley added. "Its exclusivity and privacy attracted a wide range of buyers from around the world, which was exciting to see. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Concierge Auctions and were impressed with their unlimited reach during this accelerated four-week process. We will definitely be partnering again in the future."

"It's always fulfilling to have happy clients on both sides of the transaction," stated Mike Russo, Chief Operating Officer for Concierge Auctions. "From the time he engaged us, Mr. Haas understood our process, and he trusted our team to do what we do best — activate the right, qualified buyers. With seven bidders competing, some in person and others over the phone, it was an exciting, enthusiastic sale."

Next up: On March 25th, Concierge will sell a 101-acre ranch comprised of two parcels overlooking Oahu's famous "7-Mile Miracle", one of the world's best surf spots — one without reserve. For more information visit

Concierge Auctions has several other upcoming auctions throughout the country. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a remarkable luxury property through Concierge Auctions, call 888.966.4759 or visit

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. The company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years.  For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

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