Everything related to the Beach Villas at Ko Olina. Licensed Hawaii Real Estate Professional, Homeowner of multiple units at the Beach Villas and owner of a successful rental program at the property.
Get to know Alfred Harding
I have a passion for the Beach Villa's at Ko Olina and believe in it's viability both as a great place to relax and of it's ability to perform as an on going business.
If your looking for information on purchasing a villa at the property, my blog should answer a lot of your questions. If you don't see your questions answered here, feel free to call or email me.
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I have the bases covered, I'm a homeowner here, run a successful rental program here and I'm also a licenced Real Estate Agent in the State of Hawaii. (Don't ask me to sell you other properties, my expertise is here at the Beach Villa's.)
I am from Hawaii and my dad moved here around 1959, before Hawaii was a state. He met my mother in Japan and I grew up in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu in the 60's and attended Waialua High School in the 70's. Back in those days, there were many animals wandering about, and if you had flip flops (zories) on you were dressed up! School used to empty out if the surf report was good.
My mom used to take me to get a hair cut across the street from Matsumoto's Shaved Ice when I was a child. The barber shop is now a dress shop but lucky for us, Matsumoto's is still here after several generations. Back then, my reward for sitting still was a delicious Shaved Ice with Azuka Beans and Ice Cream on the bottom. Yum!
I attended college in the mainland and started my first business, a ComputerLand Franchise at the age of 22 and eventually had offices in multiple cities. Today, I split my time between the mainland and Hawaii and spend a lot of time working with guests, homeowners and potential homeowners. I enjoy working with all of the great people I meet, working hard to make them happy and working in a place that for me has so many great memories from growing up here.
My wife and I have three children, Zachary 18, Nickolas 13 and Abbigail 11. My wife is now a retired nurse and volunteers at our children's school serving on various boards. We are also active in our church and I serve on the Stewardship Committee and am co-chair of our Development Commission.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Alfred Harding's Blog Posts
I very much fell into this property, real estate sales and the rental market in a round about way. I originally purchased here with a simple goal, to have a vacation home for our family. I grew up on the North Shore, have family here and I wanted a place for our family when we come home.
Since then, things have taken off and are going well enough that we have purchased our second villa at the property. We are now looking at purchasing a third if the price is right at the final sales event in June.
All told, I have about 3,000 hours tied up in this project over the past two years. It was spent on studying and subsequently receiving my Hawaii Real Estate license with plans to get my brokers license as soon as my three years are up. Attending hotelier conventions to learn about running a successful hotel operation and learning about the latest trends in guest ammenities and services, planning the interiors to hold up to the rental market while providing a Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons feel for our guests, working with other homeowners to help them successfully rent out their places, blogging, creating a website, marketing, talking with guests, etc.
I blinked and it's now two and a half years later and some 3,000 hours of work later.
I know every square inch of the Beach Villas at Ko Olina property and know the floor plans, views, layouts, etc. in my head as it's what I live and breath. I know my RevPAR numbers (Revenue Per Avaliable Room Night) and my ADR (Average Dailly Rate) numbers and track them and make changes as if I was running the entire place. I know my break even numbers, know what the right price point to purchase is for different view types, bedroom types, etc.
I don't profess to be that smart or an expert at everything, but if it's related to the Beach Villa's, and your interested in purchasing, renting or owning a second home here, I'm your man.