Kuhio Village Blessing

EXIT Real Estate Associates is committed to preserving the ‘aina and Hawaiian values as well as the importance of spirituality in our everyday lives. Our company has worked hard with the Kuhio Village and neighboring communities to spread the spirit of aloha and provide for a positive and rewarding experience for all our guest, customers and clients.

The blessing of Kuhio Village by Kumu Karen Leialoha Carroll and her father was greatly appreciated by Theresa Harden, Principal Broker, and her Staff, as well as the residents of Kuhio Village. Kumu Carroll provides inner peace and guidance through her words of wisdom, her spiritual chants and prayer. Mahalo nui loa to Kumu Karen Leialoha Carroll and her father for creating an unforgettable moment and connecting us with our community.

Click on the photo to open the flickr album of pictures taken during the blessing of Kuhio Village on April 21, 2017. The blessing begins with the EXIT Real Estate Associates office and progresses through the lobby area and grounds of Kuhio Village. Kuhio Village Blessing

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Spring Ahead Reminder

Alarm Clock Reminder to Spring Ahead

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour today! With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to perform the following maintenance items:

1. Replace the batteries in your smoke detector

2. Have your HVAC serviced

3. Schedule your spring lawn maintenance

If you need any references please reach out to us.

Thinking of sprucing your home up for sale in the spring/summer? We have an online neighborhood values tools to give you a quick look at other homes selling in your neighborhood. Enter your address and get immediate access to all listings in your immediate areas. Click here to visit the Client Sellers Corner. Then contact us to schedule a free evaluation – let us bring our decades of local experience to you and given you an more complete market analysis of your home. Call today at 808-223-0427.

It’s here! New Vacation Rental Marketplace Website Announcement

What we do and where we are going

TimetoVacationWe are pleased to reveal our newly designed vacation rental marketplace website for Hawaii Dream Realty LLC, feel free to Take a Peek! We have worked hard to grow Hawaii Dream Realty LLC from a single dimension real estate brokerage operation to a franchised company more robustly able to provide for our Client’s real estate needs. The company utilizes enterprise systems for each of its business lines with the goal to maximize returns, increase property value, reduce risk and stress, save time and money, and ultimately to provide piece of mind to our Clients.

The company already employed proprietary systems for marketing and managing real estate transactions through our affiliation with EXIT Realty Corp International. Hawaii Dream Realty LLC, doing business as EXIT Real Estate Services, specializes in the procurement and exchange of investment properties.

Today, Hawaii Dream Realty LLC is comprised of a number of business lines that have been developed in direct response to the needs of our Clients. Together they provide our Clients with a total real estate investment solution. For the first time we have dedicated websites and back office support systems that reflects each service line.

The vacation rental marketplace is the consumer end of an enterprise system that expands the ability for Hawaii Dream Realty LLC to manage and market our Client’s investment properties zoned for short term accommodations. Our new website, aside from being aesthetically pleasing, provides an agile and easy to scan, read, and navigate interface for its users enabling visitors to find their accommodation wants quickly.

One of our primary objectives we wanted to achieve when designing the new site was to help visitors get to know us better and get a feel for who we are as a company and vacation services host. We employed a responsive, security-conscience design, which means that you’ll see essentially the same design and secure interface optimized for your smart phone, tablet or desktop.

We hope you will visit the new website at our new address, www.waikikistay.com and acquaint yourself with the many options we offer when it comes to vacation rental properties for Waikiki. The company has its office located in the heart of Waikiki on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Oahu. The vacation rental accommodations are within a three block radius of the office and have immediate access to everything that is Waikiki from its dining, street entertainment, to its beautiful beaches and parks, and even a zoo and an aquarium.

We are quite proud of the site, but we know there is still work to do. In the coming months, we plan to continue to expand our online marketing to additional third party vendor sites increasing the online exposure of our Client’s properties.

Economists’ Outlook

How Do Homeowners Accumulate Wealth?

Posted: 19 Oct 2015 10:19 AM PDT

Lawrence Yun for Forbes

The differences between buying and renting are massive.  According to the Federal Reserve, a typical homeowner’s net worth was $195,400, while that of renter’s was $5,400.  The data reflects 2013 and the next survey of household finances, which is conducted every three years, will be out in 2016.  Based on what has happened since 2013 and projecting a conservative assumption of what could happen next year to home prices if we see only 3% price growth, the wealth gap between homeowners and renters will widen even further. The Fed is likely to show a figure of $225,000 to $230,000 in median net worth for homeowners in 2016 and around $5,000 for renters. That is, a typical homeowner will be ahead of a typical renter by a multiple of 45 on a lifetime financial achievement scale.

Read the rest of the article at Forbes > 

Appraisers 101

An appraiser is a professional person who provides an objective report on the estimate of value of real estate. An appraisers opinion of value is very important as the appraiser must prove to the bank that a property is with equal or more than the loan the buyer is trying to obtain.

Click Here for Real Estate Advisor Appraisals Newsletter

Real Estate Advisor is an informative newsletter offered to Clients and Customers covering all aspects and facets of the real estate industry. This edition of the newsletter discusses the importance of an appraisal. Click on image to download your copy of Real Estate Advisor.

With that said, below is a MarketWatch article by Daniel Goldstein that dispels some myths associated with real estate appraisers and is appropriately titled “10 things real estate appraisers won’t tell you” published on November 22, 2014.

 1. We’re working under a cloud

There are about 80,000 real estate appraisers in the U.S. and they play a key role in most home sales: Until they weigh in with a determination of a property’s value, the buyer typically can’t finalize a mortgage. (Appraisers also play roles in property-tax appeals and home-equity lending, among other transactions.)

The profession got a reputational black eye, however, during the housing boom and bust. In numerous instances, including federal lawsuits against real estate data companies, appraisers were accused of fudging their numbers so that unscrupulous lenders could approve loans for unqualified buyers. “Appraisers were no more innocent than lenders or their CEOs,” said Phil Huff, CEO of Platinum Data Solutions, a real estate appraisal data company in Aliso Viejo, Calif. “They share the blame, too.”

As a reaction to such allegations, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act of 2010 required more state and federal supervision of appraisers, and put more pressure on lenders to work through appraisal management companies, or AMCs. These independent firms are designed to keep appraisers and lenders from getting too cozy, explains Sam Heskel, manager of appraisal firm Nadlan Valuation in Brooklyn, N.Y.

But appraisers say that new rules have made the process slower and more complicated for consumers—and that they haven’t stopped some appraisers from yielding to pressure from banks.

2. We don’t know your neighborhood

One unintended consequence of the Dodd-Frank reforms: AMCs are increasingly sending out-of-county or out-of-state appraisers to calculate property values. This happens because AMCs in some cases assign homes to appraisers essentially at random, says Huff: “They may not know the area all that well, and not use the right [comparisons],” says Huff.

This matters because inaccurate appraisals can hurt consumers. An appraisal that undervalues a property may keep a seller from getting a fair price; one that’s too high could put a mortgage out of reach for a buyer.

3. We work for the bank, not for you…

The typical appraisal costs between $350 and $500, according to Zillow, and it’s paid for by the consumer (usually the buyer). But while home inspectors, real-estate agents and contractors technically work for the consumer, the appraiser’s work is owned by the bank. And in some cases, homeowners and buyers are adversely affected by appraisals they never personally see.

Consumers do have recourse: Federal law requires that a copy of any appraisal be given to consumers who request it in writing. And unlike inspectors or agents, home appraisers have to answer to Uncle Sam, which means dissatisfied customers can complain to the feds. Complaints about appraisers and their practices can be filed with the Appraisal Subcommittee, which is part of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.

4.…but banks still don’t trust us

During the housing bust, many banks tried to resell homes they’d foreclosed on—only to find that their real value was far lower than the appraiser’s report had suggested. “The home wasn’t in the condition the appraiser said it was, and sometimes the home wasn’t even there,” says Greg Schroeder, president of Comergence Compliance Monitoring, a Mission Viejo, Calif., appraisal-technology company.

In part to satisfy the banks, regulations now require appraisers to fill out more paperwork, with the size of the typical appraisal record having doubled to about 30 pages. “Most of this work is defensive in nature,” says Lora Helt, director and appraiser with Bradford Technologies, an appraisal software company in San Jose. “If the deal goes bad, the first person that gets blamed is the appraiser.”

5. Get a second opinion (maybe in advance)

When an appraiser’s decision jeopardizes a deal, consumers are likely to feel aggrieved. Since the housing bubble, appraisers have typically gotten the most heat is over their work in neighborhoods with many distressed properties—since distressed sales and foreclosures create a baseline of comparable home sales (or “comps”) that tends to drive down prices. The Appraisal Institute, an industry trade group based in Chicago, says that such situations aren’t uncommon, and it encourages consumers to get a second opinion.

But some real estate pros advise consumers to get a valuation estimate of their own, even before the appraiser shows up. Buyers and sellers can ask their real-estate agents to provide a broker’s price opinion: Those estimates themselves may not always be accepted by lenders, but they can give the borrower a baseline from which to judge an official appraisal’s accuracy.

Heskel advises that buyers get at least two opinions, even if they’re paying cash. Differences in estimates can knock $10,000 to $20,000 off the final sale price of a home, he says.

6. It’s too hard to get this job

In many states, it takes relatively little training to qualify as a home inspector or real-estate agent. But for appraisers, the requirements can be very high—in large part because would-be appraisers have to be in compliance with both state and federal guidelines.

Simply becoming a trainee requires 75 hours of classroom time, according to the Appraisal Institute. To become a licensed residential appraiser (which only allows the appraiser to examine homes that have a value of $1 million or less) is another 150 hours of classroom time involving finance topics, valuation and market analysis. Qualifying as a certified residential appraiser, one of the highest levels, takes another 210 hours. Moreover, any appraiser that works with a federal agency must be certified on what’s known as a National Registry, which has more requirements. And typically, appraisers have four-year college degrees, or even postgraduate education.

The licensing and upkeep of an appraiser’s certifications is also getting tougher. Appraisers typically work with multiple AMCs, and each requires its own background checks, which appraisers must pay for out of pocket, says Schroeder, whose company is building a web portal designed to simplify the process. Given that some residential appraisers can earn only about $150 per job after the AMCs take their cut, many would-be trainees are put off by the educational and financial hurdles, says Schroeder: “There’s too much work for too little money.”

7. Our ranks are shrinking (and aging)

In 2010, there were 90,000 appraisers in the U.S. By last June, that figure had shrunk more than 10%, according to the Appraisal Institute, which says its ranks are thinning due to retirements and fewer people entering the profession. Today, more than half of appraisers are between 51 and 65 years old. And less than a third of all appraisers work in the residential sector, the institute says.

One issue is that hiring in the field has generally slowed down. In a 2013 Appraisal Institute survey, just 9% of residential appraiser firms and 21% of commercial real estate appraisal companies said they planned to hire more trainees.

When they do hire, some hope they’ll keep diversity in mind. About 90% of the 80,000 appraisers in the business are white and just over a quarter are female. The institute has formed a diversity committee to provide scholarships and training for minority appraisers.

8. We’ve got some bad news about your home makeover

Some homeowners assume that spending $50,000 on, say, a fancy new kitchen will raise the value of their house by $50,000. But that’s seldom the case: Ambitious home-improvement projects “are often not worth the price in a resale situation,” says Lance Coyle, incoming president of the Appraisal Institute.

Which renovations are more likely to raise a home’s value? A fresh coat of paint in neutral colors, or new fixtures or trim boards, can add value the fastest, Coyle says, as can Energy Star-compliant “green” renovations that pay the homeowner back in lower utility bills.

9. Don’t follow us around

Some homeowners confuse the roles of home inspectors (who assess the physical condition of a home) and appraisers (who estimate its sale value). One key way in which they differ: While many inspectors want consumers to follow them around—so they aren’t shocked when they’re presented with a multi-page fix-it list—experts say there’s no benefit for the owner or buyer in tagging along with the appraiser.

“(Following them) is a distraction,” said Platinum Data’s Huff. “Let them come in and do their jobs. If you want them to know about something, give them a list beforehand.”

10. Someday, drones could do our jobs

A typical appraisal takes about eight hours to complete, even if only an hour is spent at the property itself, says Helt, the San Jose appraiser. Behind the scenes, appraisers gather property records and data on land values and check features of the home against “comps.”

But technology is speeding up the process. “Big Data” software has eased the gathering of real estate information, while tools like Google Earth are figuring in more appraisers’ research. Even drones could soon come into play, if regulators allow their commercial use. “I don’t think there’s a replacement for boots on the ground, but the precise way a piece of collateral information is collected will change,” Huff says.

Join Us to Get Your Piece of $250 MILLION

Mahalo to Susan for making time to meet with us this morning, sharing her experiences with the real estate industry, and providing insight into the different brokerage models that are available to Hawaii’s real estate professionals. Associates and guests from both EXIT Real Estate Associates and EXIT The Masters Plan Realty truly enjoyed this 60 minute experience. We look forward to seeing everyone again and even more guest at our next event in 2015!

Visit our Flickr Photo Album to view pictures from this event.

You're invited to an exclusive executive real estate event, "60 Minutes with EXIT", with guest speaker, Susan Ebert, President Pacific West US Division for EXIT Realty Corp International, on Tuesday, 28 October, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. RSVP to Theresa Harden at (808) 223-0429.Meet your local EXIT Ohana and talk story with Susan Ebert, President Pacific West US Division for EXIT Realty Corp International, at this exclusive executive real estate event. Join us for “60 Minutes with EXIT”, on Tuesday, 28 October, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, at the Ala Moana Hotel, Plumeria Room. RSVP to Theresa Harden at (808) 223-0429.

Hawaii EXIT Contingency Attends International Convention

Your local EXIT Realty Ohana joined real estate professionals from across North America recently at the EXIT Realty International Convention and Gala at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

This convention is an annual, 5-star, event that brings top real estate professionals together to interact and learn from each other and promote discussions about issues and trends in the real estate market. A high point of the event was the Gala presided over by EXIT Realty Corp. International Chairman, Steve Morris.

EXIT Ohana at the 2014 EXIT Realty Corp International Gala

ANAHEIM CA (October 2, 2014) From left to right: Kaikoa Couture, Theresa Harden (R), Allen Couture, Julie Smith, Laulalani Crawford, Vhonda Lehue Crawford (R), John Fagasa, Rebecca Fagassa (RA), at the 2014 EXIT Realty Corp International Gala.

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EXIT Realty Corp International 2014 Convention

ANAHEIM CA (September 30, 2014) EXIT’s 16th Annual Convention was a giant celebration in beautiful California. While exact attendance is not known, the event was packed with professionals taking up the entire first level of the Fantasy Tower of the Disneyland Hotel! Congratulations to all of EXIT 2014 Award Winners and we are looking forward to next year’s EXTRAVAGANZA at historic Nashville, Tennessee.

EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income – for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. EXIT’s MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry’s best hands-on, interactive sales training. State-of-the-art technology, including the Digital Marketing Strategy, gives EXIT Realty agents the edge in a competitive marketplace. EXIT is a by-invitation-only company focusing on the business of real estate. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, over $2 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity.

Greater Than 5% Increase in Hawaii Median Price Forecasted

In late August, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released median home price information that showed gains of 4.9 percent in July 2014 home prices compared to July 2013. This gain was slightly higher than the 3.7 percent seen in June and notably slower than double-digit price growth in summer/fall 2013. Overall, the NAR is forecasting an increase in the median sales price at a sustainable single digit rate. Locally, Hawaii is one of three states where the median sales price change is expected to grow greater than 5 percent in the next 12 months.

Median Expected Price Change of REALTORS in Next 12 Months, By State Based on May-July 2014 RCI Survey

Below is a hypothetical example, using an OwnAmerica.com investor decision aid, of what a 5 percent average growth rate equates to after 20 years.

BY THE NUMBERS…Waikiki Home Purchase Price of $425,000.

The home is purchased with a 5 percent down payment of $21,250 and a closing costs of 1 percent or $4,250 which results in a mortgage amount of $403,750.  With a 4 percent mortgage rate and a 5 percent appreciation rate after 20 years the principal on the mortgage would be reduced to $319,938 while the properties value would rise to $692,280 leaving you with $372,342 in equity.

Use the investor decision aid to experiment with different scenarios and talk to your local Realtor to learn more about real estate investment opportunities in your area.

 

 

 

Hawaii Shows Consistent Quarterly Median Sales Price Growth

Median Sales Price Growth of Existing Single Family Homes for Metropolitan Areas (2013Q2 to 2014Q2)
Hawaii Shows Consistent Quarterly Median Sales Price Growth
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) releases quarterly state and metro area data including data for Hawaii and Honolulu. At the regional level the most robust home price gains from a year ago were still in the West. The National Association of Realtors reported price change of 6.4% and 6.5% from a year earlier in both June and July in the West.

According to FHFA year over year prices in June 2014 rose 9.4 percent in the Pacific division which includes Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California which was above the national 5.2 percent price change. Despite the impressive gains regionally and modest gains nationally, Hawaii experienced a more conservative 2.79 percent price increase.

2014 Q2 $678.5K
2014 Q1 $672.3K
2013 Q4 $670.8K
2013 Q3 $679.8K
2013 Q2 $660.1K

NAR Forecasts Modest Price Growth for Hawaii

REALTORS® Expect Modest Price Growth in Next 12 Months Based on June 2014 REALTOR® Survey

The following content was provided by Did You Know, by Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist, on July 31, 2014.

REALTORS® generally expect home prices to increase in all states and the District of Columbia over the next 12 months, according to the June 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. The median expected price increase is 3.6 percent [1].

Expected price movements depend on local conditions relating to housing demand and supply, demographics, and job growth. For more information on Hawaii’s real estate market contact a local REALTOR®.

[1] The median expected price change is the value such that 50 percent of respondents expect prices to change above this value and 50 percent of respondents expect prices to change below this value. A median expected price change is computed for each state based on the respondents for that state. The graph shows the range of these state median expected price changes. To increase sample size, the data is averaged from the last three survey months.

Real Estate Professionals Showing Support for Rugby League International Test Match

Typically when you think of rugby, you don’t also think of real estate but when it comes international rugby league test match played in Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium, a crew from First American Title and EXIT Real Estate Associates knew that this special event would bring people from all over the Pacific and Oahu to watch this historic match. With international home buying up, this event was an opportunity to provide information on Hawaii’s  real estate and rental market to an international crowd.

For the second straight year, the United States National League Rugby team was back in the 50th state, as the Tomahawks played host to Tao Samoa in an International test match as a part of the Lavalava Festival at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, July 19.

USA Tomahawks versus Toa Samoa

The Rugby game was very exciting with the first half score ending 6 to 0 (USA to Samoa) and the second half left spectators on the edge of their seats with Samoa scoring, then USA scoring twice and Samoa fighting to the very end to score again. The final score was 18 to 12 (USA to Samoa). The crowd cheered for both sides and despite the rain drizzles and 4 injuries on the field, the crowd really was electrifying….. or maybe that was the lighting at the end of the game…or maybe a little bit of both. Needless to say, it was a thrilling game, the highlight of the day, and an overall good time. In the end, we were all thankful the heavy rain held off and really appreciated the support from Jessica Maea-Faamai of First American Title, and Luise Palaita (S) and Keoki Osorio (S) of EXIT Real Estate Associates.

Lavalava Festival – Aloha Stadium 2014

Thank you to Jessica Maea-Faamai of First American Title, for organizing and coordinating the event and thank you for the support provided by Luise Palaita (S) and Keoki Osorio (S) who together with Theresa Harden (B) took turns answering questions about Hawaii’s real estate market and handing out prizes during the all-day event. The event took place inside Aloha Stadium where thousands of spectators and visitors stopped by vendor booths to talk story between the matches.

Luise Palaita (S) and Keoki Osorio (S) of EXIT real Estate Associates together with Jessica Maea-Faamai of First American Title

Depicted from left to right are Luise Palaita (S), Keoki Osorio (S) and Jessica Maea-Faamai.

Theresa Harden (B) with Luise Palaita (S) together with Keoki Osorio(S) at Aloha Stadium

Depicted from left to right are Theresa Harden (B), Luise Palaita (S), and Keoki Osorio (S).

About EXIT Realty
EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to-date, paid out more than a quarter billion dollars in single-level residual income – for agents, this means security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. State-of-the-art technology including TORC, EXIT’s Total Office Resource Center, provides an integrated, end-to-end solution for today’s busy real estate professional. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, more than $2 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity. For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com.

About First American Title
First American is an industry leader, it is the philosophy of First American to provide customers the respect they deserve and the innovative products and services they need. First American adheres to the highest standards of financial stability and professional responsibility. For more information, please visit www.firstam.com.

EXIT Realty Execs Rank Well Among the 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate

EXIT Realty Corp. International proudly congratulates Steve Morris, Tami Bonnell and Jeff Lobb for their inclusion among Stefan Swanepoel’s list of the 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate.


Congratulations to EXIT Realty’s Chairman and CEO Both Named Among the 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate

Leading researcher on real estate trends, Stefan Swanepoel announced the Swanepoel Power 200: The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2013 (http://www.swanepoel.com/power200/) naming EXIT Realty Corp. International’s Chairman and Founder, Steve Morris, and CEO, Tami Bonnell among them.

In describing how the list was determined, Swanepoel said, “We decided to create benchmarks and algorithms that take into account the individual’s personal influence, his/her tenure in the industry, the office he or she holds, the decision-making power of said office, the financial resources of his or her company or organization, that company or organization’s significance and contribution to the industry, the company’s geographic reach, and his or her recent activities, growth and potential.”

Morris, who founded EXIT Realty in 1996, was recognized as being “the mastermind behind the EXIT residual revenue sharing model,” and Bonnell as “a 30+ year veteran of the real estate industry.”

“It is an honor to be named among these great leaders,” said Bonnell.  “I am very fortunate to work with a company that helps to bring out the best in people.”

Morris and Bonnell were also ranked among the Top 20 Most Powerful Real Estate Franchise Executives, Bonnell was included among the Top 20 Most Powerful Women in Residential Real Estate, and VP Technology and Innovation, Jeff Lobb was named among the Top 20 Most Influential People in Residential Real Estate Social Media.

About EXIT Realty:  EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to-date, paid out more than a quarter billion dollars in single-level residual income – for agents, this means security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. State-of-the-art technology including TORC, EXIT’s Total Office Resource Center, provides an integrated, end-to-end solution for today’s busy real estate professional. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, more than $2 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity.  For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com.

2013 Honolulu Marathon

Keoki Osorio and John Fagasa 2013 Honolulu Marathon Finishers

The Honolulu Marathon is held every year on the second Sunday of December and this year was no different. On Sunday, December 8, the City and County of Honolulu hosted its 40th annual marathon. The 26.21-mile course which begins at Ala Moana Boulevard and ends at Kapiolani Park has its highest elevation point sitting 124 feet above sea level. Some 30,898 entries registered for this historic event and among them where Keoki Osorio and John Fagasa from our own EXIT Realty ohana.

If you happened to be watching KITV 4 news on Saturday morning, you would have seen John, a Samoan Chief in traditional attire, telling the reporter that this was his 9th Honolulu Marathon. John first came to Oahu from Samoa in 1978 and later married Rebecca Fagasa. Rebecca and John have since resided on Oahu. For Keoki, the 2013 was the  3rd time he completed the marathon. At the completion of the race our two EXIT ohana got together in a celebratory gathering as finishers of the 2013 Honolulu Marathon. Congratulations to John, Keoki and all those who took to the streets this past Sunday to participate in the marathon.

You can find more information on either Keoki or Rebecca on the web or visit our Waikiki office. For more information on EXIT Real Estate Associates and its ohana visit, http://www.ExitRealtyHonolulu.com.

FMA Chapter 19 General Members Meeting 24 October 2013

The Federal Managers Association, established in 1913, is the oldest, largest, most influential association representing the interests of the 200,000 executives, managers, and supervisors serving in today’s federal government. At the October 24, 2013, FMA Chapter 19 General Members Meeting, Theresa discussed investing in Oahu’s real estate market.

EXIT Real Estate Associates (formerly EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty) Receives 2013 Best of Kaneohe Award

2013 ExitREA US Commerce Assoc Award

For a Third consecutive year, EXIT Real Estate Associates, formerly EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty, was selected for the 2013 Best of Kaneohe Award in the Real Estate Agents category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

For the third consecutive year, EXIT Real Estate Associates has been selected for the 2013 Best of Kaneohe Award in the Real Estate Agents category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

The award is a third of its kind for this local EXIT Realty Corp. International franchisee.  EXIT Real Estate Associates, formerly EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty, recently expanded its sales offices with a second office location in the heart of Waikiki.  Under the company’s former business name, EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty received the USCA “Best of Local Business” Award in 2011 and 2012.  Nationally, fewer than 1% (1 in 120) of the 2013 Awards were certified as Three-Time awardees.  The 2013 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.  Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category.

For EXIT Real Estate Associates, the recognition is the result of years of dedication and effort as well as the support of others in our organization who have helped build a Real Estate company that empowers and enriches not only its Clients, but its Agents too.   The new sales office brings new opportunities to better serve our Clients as well as visitors from around the world.

About EXIT Realty Corp. International

EXIT is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income – for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals.  EXIT’s MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry’s best hands-on, interactive sales training.  State-of-the-art technology, including the Digital Marketing Strategy, giving agents the edge in a competitive marketplace. EXIT cares – a portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, $2.25 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity. For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

CONTACT:
U.S. Commerce Association
Email: PublicRelations@uscaaward.com
URL: http://www.uscaaward.com

Exit Hawaii Dream Realty Receives 2012 Best of Kaneohe Award

U.S. Commerce Association Two-Time Award Winner

For the second consecutive year, Exit Hawaii Dream Realty has been selected for the 2012 Best of Kaneohe Award in the Real Estate Agents category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

For the second consecutive year, Exit Hawaii Dream Realty has been selected for the 2012 Best of Kaneohe Award in the Real Estate Agents category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2012 Award recipients qualified as Two-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association
Email: PublicRelations@uscaaward.com
URL: http://www.uscaaward.com

Considering a Career in Real Estate…You’re Invited

Considering a Career in Real Estate...You're Invited

Considering a career in real estate then you owe it to yourself to make an informed decision about all your options on Oahu. We are only seeking licensed and ethical associates. Must be a member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors.

We offer multiple office locations, online leads, plenty of walk-in traffic, Real Estate Book advertising, and a training program for all levels of experience.

Still not sure…come spend 30 minutes talkin story with EXIT & fellow Realtors & Realtor Associates about how YOU can obtain RETIREMENT & BENEFICIARY Benefits from your Real Estate career.  Enjoy pupu’s and drinks while meeting EXIT’s new CEO, Tami Bonnell, who is one of our industry’s most passionate spokespersons talk about how our industry has transformed from “Conventionial Real Estate” to a new business model centered around ASSOCIATE BENEFITS.  Seating is limited; RSVP today!

EXIT Associate Receives Honolulu Board of REALTOR® Aloha ‘Aina Award for 2012

EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty Principal Broker, Theresa Harden (B), and 2012 Honolulu Board of REALTORS® Aloha ‘Aina Award recipient, Nani Nikcevich (S).

EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty Principal Broker, Theresa Harden (B), and 2012 Honolulu Board of REALTORS® Aloha ‘Aina Award recipient, Nani Nikcevich (S).

Nani Nikcevick (S) receives nomination and prestigious award for showing respect of the ‘aina and for her commitment and dedication to her clients with the sale of their Hawaiiana estate.

For the past 14 years, the Aloha ‘Aina Awards recognized Honolulu Board of REALTORS® who excel in their profession and provide superb service to clients and colleagues alike. The Honolulu Board of REALTORS® is one of the largest Boards of REALTORS® in theUnited Statesand the largest trade organization onOahu. The board is comprised of highly talented and hard working individuals which is why over 400 Honolulu REALTORS® were nominated for this prestigious award in 2012 including Theresa Harden (B), Nani Nikcevich (S), Luise Palaita (S), Roberta Gray-Newman (S), and Suezette Knock (S) from EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty.  Nominations are only accepted from the public at large and are based on service provided directly to the client involved in a transaction which closed between September 1, 2011, and August 31, 2012. Additionally, nominees are required to be in good standing with the Honolulu Board of Realtors and the real estate commission. Of this elite group of nominees only ten are recognized as the “Best of the Best”.

A formerHawaiiresident, who was represented by Nani Nikcevick (S) in the sale of herHawaiiproperty said, “Nani was terrific. The home had been on the market with another agent for a year and a half. Nani helped me stage the property and brought new life to the house. Her optimism was comforting and the before and after photos of my family home of 65-plus years would have made my deceased parents pleased that it was being restored to some of its formal appeal. She remained enthusiastic and positive and helped me manage the upkeep of the property inside and out from a distance. I felt that she respected the ‘aina and integrity of the property and appreciated the history behind this unusual Hawaiiana home. Nani is an outstanding young lady and deserves to be recognized for her sensitivity and maturity in handling not only a listing, but years of cherished memories.”

Nani Nikcevick (S) has been with EXIT Realty since it opened its firstHawaiisales office inKaneohein 2007. She was already a respected member of the windward business community prior to becoming a REALTOR®.  Nani embraced EXIT and all the training and tools provided to our associates. She received a nomination for the 2011 Aloha ‘Aina Award and was once again nominated in 2012. At the annual Honolulu Board of REALTORS® General Membership Meeting held on December 14, 2012, Nani was officially awarded “2012 Aloha ‘Aina Best of the Best”.

EXIT Hawaii Dream Realty Associates are provided with the tools, training, knowledge, and resources 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 without concern of compensation and with the full support of our corporate office no matter the circumstance of a transaction.  Our Associates are proud to be in the Real Estate profession, proud to be members of EXIT Realty Corp. International, proud to be recognized by this well-regarded nomination, and elated with the recognition of one of our own as “Best of the Best”.

Congratulations to all Aloha ‘Aina Award nominees and award winners. You worked hard to achieve your nomination and your recognition is justly deserved.