Hawaii Couple to Give $100,000 to Anyone Who Can Find Buyer of Their Home(s)

This sounds a bit more realistic then the $100 Essay Contests offered here and here.

…In a grim real estate market where homebuilders and sellers across the nation are offering incentives from Harley-Davidson motorcycles to wide-screen TVs, a Hawaii couple is upping the ante by offering a $100,000 bounty to anyone who can locate a buyer or two.

David Bangert and Linda Harris of Kailua listed their two high-end Hawaii properties on the market about five months ago with real estate agents, but amid a declining market and lackluster response, they recently decided to include a $100,000 reward for each property in hopes of locating a buyer soon…

…The couple’s first property is a 2,500-square-foot, four-bedroom home on a 35,000-square-foot oceanfront lot in the Windward Oahu community of Hauula. It’s listed for $1.7 million, down from the initial $2.3 million, and features a gourmet kitchen, stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from all angles and a stream that runs along side the property.

The second is a pristine, 38-acre undeveloped parcel near the ocean in the Keaau area of the Big Island for $1.2 million…

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Some interesting comments are being generated over on the Big Island Chronicle regarding the “Essay House” on the Big Island over here.

One Response

  1. Akamai! $100K is 6% of $1.7M. You have to pay 3% for a selling realtor anyway, so all they’re really doing is losing 3%. In this market, anyone who can get a buyer for just 3% is probably thrilled with the deal.

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