Airsoft and Nerf Wars with Anthony Quinola

Airsoft and Nerf Wars with Anthony Quinola

Airsoft and Nerf Wars with Anthony Quinola

Our featured guest in this episode of the Team Lally Radio show is Anthony Quiniola of Koa Tactical Solutions. Airsoft. Anthony was born and raised in Hawaii before moving to the mainland and Spain to study. He moved back to Hawaii 10 years ago with his wife and 2 children. He is the owner of Koa Tactical Solutions, a local born Island company featuring 2 community projects: Dogs of War Airsoft and Pups Of War Nerf Arena.

He shares about the advantages of engaging in activities for kids rather than staying at home in front of the screens as a way to reconnect kids to parents and other kids. Anthony goes on to describe the difference between Dogs of War Airsoft and & Pups Of War Nerf Arena opened in Windward Mall and Pearlridge Mall.

He talks about who would most enjoy playing in either arena and where they can go to learn more about upcoming events. He also talks about a self defense class training awareness, home invasion program, self defense program specially for women to help defend themselves and be confident in a difficult situation.

To reach Anthony you can contact him in the following ways:
Phone: 808-388-8342
5 Ways You’re Sabotaging the Sale of Your Home

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging the Sale of Your Home

Are you sabotaging the sale of your home? These are the five ways you might be shooting yourself in the foot. 

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Without even knowing it, you could be sabotaging your home sale. Here are the five ways that you might actually be driving buyers away from your home, leaving it to languish on the market for longer:

  1. Bad color schemes. You may view the wacky color schemes in your home as a point of pride, but buyers aren’t likely to find it pleasing to the eye. It’s best to stay away from dark colors—you may call it “plum,” but buyers see dark purple nonetheless. Steer clear from the opposite extreme as well: Loud, bright colors will have the same effect. Neutral, muted color schemes are sure to appeal to the largest number of buyers.
  1. Too much personal taste. Your undying love for a sports team is a great thing, but having it on full display for buyers? Not so much. In fact, in some cases, we’ve had buyers who’ve walked away from a showing offended by the very sight of decor featuring a rival team. In another instance of inordinate personal taste, the seller had a hairless cat that they left in the home while showings were going on. Our buyer was not very fond of this, and it diverted attention away from the home itself.
  1. Bad odors. No buyer is going to get excited about a home that smells funky, so this is a surefire way to sabotage a sale. Two particular odors to watch out for are smoke and pets. By now, you’ve probably grown so familiar with them that you don’t notice, but buyers will. The CDC has stated that the presence of smoke in a home can linger for years after the smoker has left. You may have to take some costly, extreme measures like shampooing the drapes and carpet and repainting the walls just to get the smell under control. As for pet odors, if it can pass the “smell test,” some less intensive cleaning may suffice.
  1. Inflexibility with showings. It’s a given that you’ll experience some inconvenience when it comes to showing your home, but the more convenient you make it for buyers, the greater the chances you’ll land a buyer and sell for top dollar. One thing we do to make it easier for sellers is to host a “Grand Open House.” Through this approach, we’ll market the first open house as an event and try to get buyers to come out en masse in the hopes that it will produce a few offers right from the outset. In the event that no offers come of it, though, flexibility is a must.

“No buyer is going to get excited about a home that smells funky, so this is a surefire way to sabotage a sale.”

  1. Disguising problems. Honesty is the name of the game when selling your home. Per Hawaii’s laws, you’re required to disclose any information that could affect the value of your home. Always be sure to make any pertinent information known on the seller’s disclosure and have a home inspection done. By making superficial fixes to or ignoring larger problems, you’re vulnerable to legal liability, so take care of these problems areas.

If you have any further questions about today’s topic or anything else related to real estate, please contact us. We’d love to help. Aloha!

 

5 Home-Selling Myths You Need to Stop Believing Immediately

5 Home-Selling Myths You Need to Stop Believing Immediately

 There are five home-selling myths that you need to stop believing if you’re thinking of putting your home on the market soon.

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If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, here are five home-selling misconceptions that you shouldn’t believe:

1. Selling your home on your own is easy. There’s more to selling your home than sticking a “For Sale” sign in your yard. Also, homeowners who try selling their own home tend to overprice it because they’re too emotionally attached to it.

When you hire a professional, they can advise you about what it’s going to take to truly maximize your sale price. 89% of all homes are sold by Realtors, so if you hire a good Realtor, they’ll earn their fee. In the end, it’s not about saving money on commissions, but about making the most amount of money from your home sale. Plus, we Realtors can screen the buyers coming through your house while it’s on the market and make sure they’re pre-approved.

2. Sellers know best what their home is worth. A lot of sellers prefer to price their home based on what they’d like to net from its sale. Ask yourself, though: When you were buying your home, did you ever think about what the seller needed to net from the sale? Of course not—buyers don’t care about that sort of thing.

“89% of all homes are sold by Realtors, so if you hire a good Realtor, they’ll earn their fee.”

3. It’s fine to sell your home as is. The market is shifting, so your home needs to be in perfect condition to attract buyers and sell for top dollar.

4. Your home needs major remodeling before you list it. In reality, there’s no need for an overhaul. You just need to focus on decluttering, depersonalizing, and giving the home a good, deep cleaning.

5. The best time to sell is during the spring. This myth is especially untrue here in Hawaii, where our weather is beautiful year-round. As long as you price your home properly, present it properly, and you have a team of professionals working for you to market it properly, any time of the year is the best time to sell.

As always, if you have any other questions about this or any other real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help you.

 

The Aloha Movement with Lahela Chandler Correa & Ann Hettinger

The Aloha Movement with Lahela Chandler Correa & Ann Hettinger

Our featured guests in this episode of the Team Lally Radio Show is Lahela Chandler Correa and Ann Hettinger of Aloha Movement Kauai.

Ann Hettinger has been a running coach for kids and adults, as well as a women’s adventure guide over the past 20 years. Currently working on their fourth children’s book, she works with her dear friend Lahela to share the message of Aloha with the world. The books of Aloha focus on lessons as Lahela was raised, and encompass 14 particular lessons from Aloha, such as Aloha is Respect, Aloha is Kindness Aloha is Pono etc. These lessons help strengthen and instill character building values and traits in our students, while embracing the Hawaiian culture.

Lahela Chandler Correa was born and raised on the island of Kaua’i in the Wainiha Valley. Her parents Francis Sr. and Kapeka Chandler were born and raised in Ha’ena and came from large ohana’s (families). Her immediate family consists of 10 brothers, 5 sisters and one half-sister; she is number 13 of all my siblings. Known as “Aunty Aloha”, Lahela’s huge heart, loving smile and welcoming hugs, embodies the very meaning of Aloha.

Together with Ann, they represent the Aloha Movement Kauai, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission is to help preserve, perpetuate and share Aloha with everyone. We are currently working with public elementary schools, charter schools and homeschools to supply Aloha workbooks for those that do not have enough funding available. As Lahela so eloquently states, “Aloha is considered the gift of the Hawaiian people to the world. Please join us and become an Aloha Ambassador today.

You may contact Lahela and Ann in the following ways:

Phone: 808-651-8856
Email: contact.alohamovementkauai@gmail.com
Website: www.alohamovementkauai.com

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) with Theresa Paulette

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) with Theresa Paulette

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Our featured guest in this episode of Team Lally Radio Show is Theresa Paulette, currently the Victim Services Specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She talks about the dangers of drunk driving, to bring more awareness about the irresponsible and dangerous behavior of drinking and driving, as well as the cost paid by the victims and their families.
MADD is a national grass-roots organization that was started in 1980, by Candy Lightner, a mother in California, whose 13 year old twin daughter was killed by a drunk driver. She joined forces with Cyndi Lamb, whose 6 month old daughter became the youngest paraplegic after a drunk driving crash on the east coast and together they testified before Congress. This started the change in America’s acceptance that until that time considered drunk driving as just an accident. MADD made a nation aware that drunk driving is not acceptable, it is a violent crime and it’s 100% preventable. MADD along with our highway safety partners has greatly reduced drunk driving fatalities and injuries across America, but will not stop until “there are no more victims” of drunk and drugged driving.

Who is Theresa Paulette?
Theresa was originally from Seattle and has been living in Hawaii for the past 50 years. In 1992, she chose to volunteer for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) after losing her 15 year old son in a crash involving a man who had been arrested 6x because of drunk driving.
To reach Theresa you can contact her in the following ways:
Phone: 808-532-6233
Website: www.madd.org/hi