Life as a Comedian with Victoria Arnstein

Life as a Comedian with Victoria Arnstein

Life as a Comedian with Victoria Arnstein

Our guest in this episode is comedian Victoria Arnstein. Victoria grew up in Brooklyn New York and Manhattan, then moved to Hawaii 6 years ago. She’s a writer, stand up comedian, is married and a mother of 3 children. She is also an endurance athlete and has won a few races including an ultra marathon, (62 miles). She’s a singer and was going in that direction until switching to stand up comedy in 2012.

She talks about how she started performing comedy in New York by working in sales and making customer laugh. She shares techniques on how to give humor on dark situations and how to light things up. She also advises upcoming comedians about importance of memorizing words and working on the crowd.

To reach Victoria, you can contact her in the following ways:

Phone: 917-279-7581
Email: varnstein@gmail.com
Website: www.victoriathecomedian.com

OAHU HOUSING SALES DOWN IN MARCH WHILE NEW LISTINGS INCREASE

OAHU HOUSING SALES DOWN IN MARCH WHILE NEW LISTINGS INCREASE

Honolulu’s housing market ended March with a moderate decrease in sales volume, according to resales figures released by the Honolulu Board of Realtors. Although there is more inventory, there is still a positive real estate market in Oahu.

According to Jenny L. Brady (President of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®), “Oahu’s housing market remains healthy as the spring season begins, and there are favorable opportunities present. Inventory levels have been rising steadily, offering more options at all price ranges. That, coupled with the recent decline in mortgage rates creates opportune circumstances for buyers. Partnering with a licensed REALTOR® is a great first step to ease the transition from browsing to buying.” Single-family home sales fall 9.5% and buyers have more choices as market takes a breather.

 

It’s a good time to buy a property in Oahu for these reasons:

  • March Real Estate Stats for Oahu shows the condo prices have come down.

  • More inventory/options on the market for Buyers to choose from.

  • Loan interest rates also have come down.

Allison Schaefers (Honolulu Star Adviser) also said that it was long ago when opportunistic Oahu sellers could count on listing a home without improvements or staging and expect to sell it at or above the asking price. The Honolulu Board of Realtors released sales data Saturday that showed more inventory is coming on line while fewer sales are being made in what has morphed into a more balanced market.

March continued February’s lackluster results, but both months were an improvement over January when Oahu home and condo prices and sales all declined for the first time in a decade.

With steady sales volume, moderate price increases and more inventory across all price ranges…these are all positive indications of a healthy real estate market. But if you think the market will go down in Hawaii, you better think twice. Inventory is rising and NOW is always the perfect time to buy.

If you are curious to know about current market conditions in specific neighborhoods, we are more than happy to sit down with you and discuss options for buying or selling a home. Please call Team Lally at 799-9596 to schedule an obligation free consultation with one of our listing specialists. You may also call 234-4421 to schedule a consultation with one of our buyer specialists.

 

The Necessity of Home Insurance with Bradley Maruyama

The Necessity of Home Insurance with Bradley Maruyama

Our guest in this episode is Bradley Maruyama, owner of Maruyama & Associates / Allstate Insurance in Hawaii. Bradley was born and raised in Hawaii and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University Of Hawaii at Manoa. Through the years, he’s come to know many local families and developed many relationships which he has used to better understand the needs of his customers. With over 20 years of service to customers of All State Insurance,  He is the owner of Maruyama & Associates/Allstate Insurance. Bradley talks about how he got started in the insurance industry as well as his previous jobs. He gives advice on the confusing options and choices to insurance policies, and explains the coverage and advantages of working with Allstate Insurance.

Also in this episode: Quotes of the day, Tips of the week, special events, this week’s Open houses and Coming soon listings.

To reach Bradley, you can contact him in the following ways:  
Comedy U with Patrick Tyrrell

Comedy U with Patrick Tyrrell

Our guest in this episode is Patrick Tyrrell, comedian and entrepeneur.  He is from Rochester NY and joined the Marine Corps in 1993. He was stationed in Hawaii from 1996 until 1999 where he met his Australian wife. Along with his business partner Jose Dynamite, they run Comedy U which provides some of the best comedy that the islands have to offer. He is also a lead organizer for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and they’re in the 9th year of raising money for pediatric cancer research.


Comedy U shows are brought to you by Jose Dynamite and Patrick Tyrrell. Together they are striving to bring a first class comedy experience. Local comedians have, for years, been practicing their craft and decided that now they are ready to bring great shows that will have people laughing and raving about the shows long after they’re over. They want to bring the comedians only through invitation to ensure the quality of comedy experience. They were included on the Honolulu Magazine Best Comedy Show 2017 and is a veteran run organization. Comedy U is also proud to announce it’s continuing to bring in top talent from all over the world.

 
Who is Patrick Tyrrell?

Patrick is from Rochester NY and joined the Marine Corps in 1993. He was stationed in Hawaii from 1996 until 1999 where he met his Australian wife while she was on school holiday from teaching. They traveled with the Marines a bit and ended back in the island with their 2 kids in 2006. Their daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and passed away in 2014. He started performing comedy in 2012 to help cope and started his own show at Anna O’Brien’s with his business partner Jose Dynamite in 2014. Since then they have been providing some of the best comedy that the islands have to offer. He is also a lead organizer for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. They are in their 9th year of raising money for pediatric cancer research.

To reach Patrick, you may contact him in the following ways:
Phone: (808) 497-1602
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!