About a year and a half ago, in February of 2012, I went from being a Realtor Salesperson, working for another real estate brokerage, to becoming a Realtor Broker and starting my OWN real estate brokerage, Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC, with my wonderful husband Eddie. Eddie and I both got our Brokers licenses, which entailed getting additional training and taking and passing ANOTHER state exam.
Starting a new business has been challenging as I had to do a lot of research and comply with various rules and regulations on State, County and local levels, in addition to setting up the finances, policies, procedures and training tools of the company and a multitude of other details, BUT it has also been extremely rewarding in so many ways.
Financially it has been wonderful and now, as our little Ohana of agents begins to grow, that is another area that brings it’s own challenges and rewards. It’s nice to be able to share our experience with our new agents and I hope that their own businesses will begin to take off so that they can share in the joys and rewards of helping others acheive their Hawaii real estate dreams. Selling real estate really is a PEOPLE business. We become quite close with many of our clients during the process of either buying their home here, which usually represents a new, exciting beginning for them, or selling their home and moving on with a new chapter of their lives. Either way, we “root” for our clients as we represent them and do our utmost to protect their best interests in the transaction, and sometimes we cry for our clients as they face the personal challenges in their own lives, One thing for sure is that, if we allow ourselves to, we LEARN from our clients because each person has a unique story and a unique perspective that can open us up to new thoughts and ideas and enrich our own lives dramatically. Ultimately, though, isn’t this true in all of our interations with other people? It is amazing what we can learn from each other if we just take the time to really LISTEN to each other.
I hope that you are blessed by the people that you interact with today, and hopefully, they are blessed by us as well.
My best to you with much ALOHA,