REALTORS® are members of the Nation Association of REALTORS® and represent a group of real estate professionals who are bound by a strict Code of Ethics and pledge to protect and promote the interests of their Client and treat all parties honestly. In 2016, the National Association of REALTORS® had 1,233,704 members. According to a Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Real Estate Commission Annual Report, in 2016 Hawaii had 13,924 active real estate brokers and salespersons but only 9,063 of those brokers and salespersons were association members that adhere to the strict Code of Ethics. Of those active real estate brokers and salespersons who are association members, the majority are part of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, one of the largest trade organizations in the State of Hawaii with approximately 6,000 members and the largest Board of REALTORS® in the United States which is surprising when you consider the relatively small percentage of Hawaii active real estate brokers and salespersons that comprise the National Association of REALTORS® membership.
Since 1998, the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® has recognized Oahu real estate brokers and salespersons that excel in their profession and provide superb service in accordance with their strict code of ethics with the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® Aloha ‘Aina Award Program. The Honolulu Board of REALTORS® accepts nominations from the public at large which are based on service provided directly to the client involved in a transaction during that given year. Additionally, nominees are required to be in good standing with the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® and the real estate commission.
For the 2016 Aloha ‘Aina Awards Program received over 1400 submissions for 556 Oahu REALTORS® who were nominated for this prestigious award. Of this elite group of nominees ten were recognized as the “Best of the Best” at the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® Holiday General Members Meeting on December 5, 2016.
Since 2007, EXIT Real Estate Associates, formerly EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty, has consistently received nominations for Aloha ‘Aina Awards program including one winner in 2012. Nani Nikcevich (S) received the award in 2012 for showing respect of the ‘aina (land) and for her commitment and dedication to her clients with the sale of their Hawaiiana estate. In 2016, EXIT Real Estate Associations received seven nominees including Sue Connelly (R), Rebecca Fagassa (RA), Theresa Harden (R), Michael La (RA), Diana Lindsey (RA), Luise Sefika (RA), and Lien Tyler (RA).
EXIT Real Estate Associates provides the tools, training, knowledge, resources, and recognition needed to succeed as a Real Estate professional in today’s market. The unique business structure of EXIT Realty means that EXIT Associates are able to focus on the best interest of their Clients with the full support of our corporate and local office no matter the circumstance of a transaction. Our Associates are proud to be in the Real Estate profession. We believe that our responsibility is to maximize our Clients bottom line while maintaining the strict Code of Ethics. We are also proud to be members of EXIT Realty Corp. International and to be recognized by this well-regarded nomination.
Congratulations to all Aloha ‘Aina Award nominees and the award winners. You worked hard to achieve your nomination and your recognition is justly deserved.