Author Archives: Susanna "Susie" Kunkel, RA

About Susanna "Susie" Kunkel, RA

With a belief that life is too short to not follow your dreams, Susie and her daughter became new Kauai residents in less than 4 months after visiting for the first time in 2000. She brings a wealth of information from her background in administrative, contract and paralegal work in a variety of industries including technology, investment banking, biotech and estate planning. As a Realtor, Susies's tenacious and technical approach have earned her a large group of extremely loyal clients. Susanna is a steadfast believer in "The Golden Rule", and applies it to her approach as a Realtor. "Each client and each property are unique, so it's important to me to listen intently to what my clients' goals are, and to make sure I go above and beyond to help meet them."

Groundhog Day on Kauai – Spring Buying Season?

Yesterday was Groundhog Day. As the rest of the country counts days until Spring, on Kauai we only experience a slight shift of 3-5 degrees with a little more rain, wetter and a bit cooler… nothing newsworthy. But we’ve historically felt seasonal … Continue reading

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Lender Approved Price – Eastside Mountain View Short Sale

  MLS 229156.  Photos. Virtual Tour. Map  Lender approved price of $315,000 – waiting for your offer! Enjoy views of the Anahola Mountain range from your open great room. For more information about how to make an offer on a … Continue reading

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How the Coconut Wireless affects Kauai Real Estate

Although I grew up in small farming towns, we moved to Kauai from the city.  I have many embarassingly funny stories about my cultural adjustment, especially getting used to what we call the “Coconut Wireless”… Enjoy the song and lyrics – Coconut Wireless, by Kepa Kruse, … Continue reading

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Kauai REO Buying Tip; Why do I need a buyers agent?

Getting the best price is the number one goal of foreclosure buyers.  First, let’s address one of the biggest myths of real estate – “If I work with the listing agent, I’ll be able to get a lower price.” Although not … Continue reading

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Kauai Real Estate Market – It’s a Smore

What’s firm, a little cracked and spicy on top and bottom – but gooey and mooshy in the middle? Smores? or the Kauai Real Estate market? Listings priced to sell – sell. But they have to compete with REO’s and … Continue reading

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MLK Birthday Memories

IN THE NAME OF LOVE  [be sure to click on the links, and have your volume up!] In the early 80’s AIDS and Apartheid were new words. We danced to Bobby Brown, Paula Abduhl was one of the ‘fly girls’ … Continue reading

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Kauai Eastside Foreclosure Pick of the Week

Drumroll please!!  My top REO pick of the week for Kauai’s Eastside Coconut Coast was featured on this week’s Broker Caravan; 6011 Olohena Road #1 MLS 240819  – $559,900 All Photos More Eastside REO listings; Kauai Eastside REO Update Maybe … Continue reading

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Staging; How to help your house speed date

Your house is speed dating, and you may not know it!  Imagine your home sitting at the table, waiting for a prospective “match” to spend 5 minutes to get to know all the wonderful features you know and love. Selling … Continue reading

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Short Sale Tales from the Crypt!

Happy Halloween!  Remember this scary guy from the 90’s? Working with Kauai short sales during the past 3 years, many times I’ve felt like we’re unwitting players in a ‘Short Sale Tales from Crypt’ series. Any producers want to try … Continue reading

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Princeville Condo Update – Is the tide turning?

In the middle of writing multiple offers for buyers on Princeville REO and short sale condos  it’s a bit confusing comparing our local reality with what we’re hearing on national news. It sure seems like the tide is turning with … Continue reading

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