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Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Katie Minkus is New Vice President of Hawaii Association of Realtors

A big congratulations to Katie Minkus, R(B)!

Hawaii Life’s Big Island Broker, Katie Minkus, steps up to the plate as the new Vice President of the Hawaii Association of Realtors (HAR), which “is the largest professional trade organization in Hawaii and is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the free enterprise system, and the right of the individual to own real property.” The honorable designation as Vice President was appointed to her by being selected from a competitive field of nominees.

Katie Minkus, R(B)

This is not the first time Katie has been recognized by the State of Hawaii for her outstanding work in Hawaii real estate. She has been the President-Elect of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors (previously the Kona Board of Realtors) and has served as the Board’s Vice President, and as a director. In September 2010, she graduated from the Hawaii Association of Realtor’s Leadership Academy and in October 2010 was nominated for “Broker of the Year” for her outstanding performance.

In addition to her work with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, Katie now serves as the President of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors and will now take on the additional responsibilities that come along with being the Vice President of HAR. Katie is dedicated to not only Hawaii real estate, but also the community and those she works with. She successfully manages 30 Hawaii Life Brokers and Realtors, and has the support of 425 West Hawaii Association of Realtors members; as the new Vice President of HAR, another 9,000 members will be added to that. She’s going to be one busy woman!

Katie has been a driving force in establishing Hawaii Life’s West Hawaii presence by supporting the Big Island group in upgrading their technology and social networking skills for the current era. “I pretty much live my life out loud and if there’s one thing I’m committed to, it’s walking my talk. Clearly, that’s one of the most important tenants of leadership, and I believe in transparency,” says Katie. Katie echoes Hawaii Life’s founding principle that the standard of service is everything. “We represent people; not money, or commission, or dollar volume sold, or number of transactions. People first.”

We are very proud of Katie and wish her the best of luck with her new responsibilities and obligations! Way to go Katie!

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Michele McKinley

July 12, 2011

Congrats Katie, Well deserved!!! Don’t forget about us agents on BI,LOL. No out of all my years so far you’ve have been one of the hardest working Brokers I know. Congrats…. MM

Michele McKinley

July 12, 2011

Congrats Katie, Well deserved!!! Don’t forget about us agents on BI,LOL. No out of all my years so far you’ve have been one of the hardest working Brokers I know. Congrats…. MM

Tara Kelly

July 12, 2011

Congrats Katie and thank you for all you do!!!

Tara Kelly

July 12, 2011

Congrats Katie and thank you for all you do!!!

Cindy Stone

July 12, 2011

Congrats Katie! You are well appointed for the job, very balanced and fair, educated, knowledgable and out-going with fresh ideas and driven for success. You rock!

Cindy Stone

July 12, 2011

Congrats Katie! You are well appointed for the job, very balanced and fair, educated, knowledgable and out-going with fresh ideas and driven for success. You rock!

Sandy C. Shore

July 12, 2011

Awesome Ms. Katie!

Sandy C. Shore

July 12, 2011

Awesome Ms. Katie!

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 19, 2011

Aloha and mahalo, ladies!!! Am just seeing this today… appreciate your kind words! Tanks, ‘eh?

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 19, 2011

Aloha and mahalo, ladies!!! Am just seeing this today… appreciate your kind words! Tanks, ‘eh?

Tracy Stice

July 19, 2011

Miss Katie my love,

How you like to work for free for the good of West Hawaii and now the Hawaii Association of Realtors just makes me admire you more each day. You are such a bright positive light shining on all of us !!!

Tracy Stice
President, Hawaii Association of Realtors 2010

Tracy Stice

July 19, 2011

Miss Katie my love,

How you like to work for free for the good of West Hawaii and now the Hawaii Association of Realtors just makes me admire you more each day. You are such a bright positive light shining on all of us !!!

Tracy Stice
President, Hawaii Association of Realtors 2010

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 19, 2011

@Tracy… those are mighty fine words coming from an incredible example to follow, such as yourself!! Your footsteps are big… I can’t ever hope to fill them, but will do my best to be of service to our fellow REALTORS in Hawaii, and our industry as a whole. Truly, at the end of the day I am here because of YOUR encouragement – and I do what I do because of the difference in makes in the lives of the people I serve. As you know, that is a reward that is beyond measure. Mahalo nui loa from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support!!

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 19, 2011

@Tracy… those are mighty fine words coming from an incredible example to follow, such as yourself!! Your footsteps are big… I can’t ever hope to fill them, but will do my best to be of service to our fellow REALTORS in Hawaii, and our industry as a whole. Truly, at the end of the day I am here because of YOUR encouragement – and I do what I do because of the difference in makes in the lives of the people I serve. As you know, that is a reward that is beyond measure. Mahalo nui loa from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support!!

Pam Deery R(B) Big Island

July 20, 2011

Katie; am I seeing a trend…the giving and knowledge of the Hawaii Life Realtors is above and beyond the norm if I do say so myself. You are amazing and wonderful to work with and teach the “team concept” better than anyone I have ever known in my nearly 30 years in this industry. You my darlin are an esteem bath. Mahalo!

Pam Deery R(B) Big Island

July 20, 2011

Katie; am I seeing a trend…the giving and knowledge of the Hawaii Life Realtors is above and beyond the norm if I do say so myself. You are amazing and wonderful to work with and teach the “team concept” better than anyone I have ever known in my nearly 30 years in this industry. You my darlin are an esteem bath. Mahalo!

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 20, 2011

@Pam – wow. I’m not sure there’s a higher compliment in the land than yours – thank you so much!! I’m thrilled that you’re loving Hawaii Life and that working on a team is really paying off! Mahalo nui loa right back at you, I couldn’t do what I do if it wasn’t for your support, trust and of course, incredible results!!

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 20, 2011

@Pam – wow. I’m not sure there’s a higher compliment in the land than yours – thank you so much!! I’m thrilled that you’re loving Hawaii Life and that working on a team is really paying off! Mahalo nui loa right back at you, I couldn’t do what I do if it wasn’t for your support, trust and of course, incredible results!!

Kathy Awai, R(S); ABR

July 23, 2011

Wow Katie,congratulations; I just saw this blog and I am so happy for you and impressed on how you manage your time. You have been a great broker and as busy as you are, you are always there. I couldn’t ask for anything better. You deserve all the adulation this is bringing you. It takes a lot of hard work and smarts to be where you are. You deserve all the praise you get!

Kathy Awai, R(S); ABR

July 23, 2011

Wow Katie,congratulations; I just saw this blog and I am so happy for you and impressed on how you manage your time. You have been a great broker and as busy as you are, you are always there. I couldn’t ask for anything better. You deserve all the adulation this is bringing you. It takes a lot of hard work and smarts to be where you are. You deserve all the praise you get!

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