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Katie Minkus Is Promoted To Statewide Director Of Sales

Katie Minkus, REALTOR, Broker, and Hawaii Life’s most senior Broker-In-Charge, has been promoted to Statewide Director of Sales. In her new role, Katie will be responsible for managing Hawaii Life’s customer service with respect to online inquiries from hawaiilife.com, as well as managing the company’s relationship with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the world’s largest independent real estate referral network.

Since joining Hawaii Life in February of 2009 as the Broker-In-Charge of the Big Island of Hawaii, Katie has overseen more than 545 transaction-sides for a total over $220 million in residential real estate sales. Prior to 2009, Katie was the Broker-In-Charge of Lava Rock Realty, a company she co-founded in Waimea, HI. She was also Hawaii Life’s original referral partners on the Big Island of Hawaii, helping thousands of customers with their real estate searches across the island. To date, Katie and her team have led Hawaii Life in sales generated from online sources.

Katie’s leadership experience and track record of results made her a shoe-in for this new role. As Statewide Director of Sales, we’re giving Katie a larger sandbox to play in, and we fully expect that she’ll generate very similar results across Hawaii as she has on the Big Island. With the exception of our Brokers-In-Charge on each island, this is the first leadership position in the company which isn’t based out of our headquarters on Kauai. It’s a big deal.

Katie will stay on as Broker-In-Charge of the Big Island Hawaii, although her new role means increased responsibility for Margaret Reynolds, Hawaii Life’s Broker-In-Charge based in Kailua-Kona. As Hawaii Life gears up for more online traffic in the winter of 2012/13, and as we’re preparing to role out new software changes for both customers as well as brokers and agents, we’re thrilled to have Katie Minkus on board in her new role as Statewide Director of Sales.

 

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Josh Jerman, R(B)

July 22, 2012

Katie, you are perfect for the role. Congratulations!

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 23, 2012

Thanks, Josh! Super excited about it, and it means I get more time on Maui with your team, too! Woo hoo!

Josh Jerman, R(B)

July 22, 2012

Katie, you are perfect for the role. Congratulations!

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 23, 2012

Thanks, Josh! Super excited about it, and it means I get more time on Maui with your team, too! Woo hoo!

Byron Barth

July 22, 2012

Katie – Mere words of congrats and saying how very proud I am of you does not seem adequate. From my California home in Feb. 09, I still remember Matt announcing you to the Company and seeing your profile page first show up on Hawaii Life’s website. What a thrill it’s been for me to work with you each and every day after becoming a Lifer myself two years ago. I am deeply honored to be your colleague, and to also know you as a dear, and wonderful friend. Always, Byron

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 23, 2012

Byron – just keep sending biscotti and everything will be okay… 😉 Mahalo for your support, literally couldn’t have done it without you!!!

Byron Barth

July 22, 2012

Katie – Mere words of congrats and saying how very proud I am of you does not seem adequate. From my California home in Feb. 09, I still remember Matt announcing you to the Company and seeing your profile page first show up on Hawaii Life’s website. What a thrill it’s been for me to work with you each and every day after becoming a Lifer myself two years ago. I am deeply honored to be your colleague, and to also know you as a dear, and wonderful friend. Always, Byron

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 23, 2012

Byron – just keep sending biscotti and everything will be okay… 😉 Mahalo for your support, literally couldn’t have done it without you!!!

Jana Kaholoaa

July 22, 2012

Congratulations! You are amazing!

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 23, 2012

Mahalo, Jana! If so it’s because the Big Island team is full of incredible individuals such as yourself who have trusted me to lead you through the darkness… to $220M+ sold, can you believe?

Jana Kaholoaa

July 22, 2012

Congratulations! You are amazing!

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 23, 2012

Mahalo, Jana! If so it’s because the Big Island team is full of incredible individuals such as yourself who have trusted me to lead you through the darkness… to $220M+ sold, can you believe?

Dano Sayles

July 22, 2012

Aloha Katie.. Well deserved ! You’re already doing a great job . Congratulations.

Katie Minkus, R(B)

July 25, 2012

Mahalo Dano!! Looking forward to spending more time with you and your team!

Dano Sayles

July 22, 2012

Aloha Katie.. Well deserved ! You’re already doing a great job . Congratulations.

Katie Minkus, R(B)

July 25, 2012

Mahalo Dano!! Looking forward to spending more time with you and your team!

Ken Molina, RS

July 23, 2012

Congratulations Katie! You are the best and I look forward to working with you more closely.

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 23, 2012

Thanks Ken, it takes one to know one! Except chefs. For that, I only need to know YOU. (ps – I can be bribed by bacon wrapped anything…)

Ken Molina, RS

July 23, 2012

Congratulations Katie! You are the best and I look forward to working with you more closely.

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

July 23, 2012

Thanks Ken, it takes one to know one! Except chefs. For that, I only need to know YOU. (ps – I can be bribed by bacon wrapped anything…)

Kathy Awai, R(S)

July 23, 2012

Congratulations Katie. You will be outstanding in your new position; it completely fits your fantastic personality. I’m certain the company will be better for it and you will bring forth many creative ideas. Take a deep breath; the journey continues.

Katie Minkus, R(B)

July 25, 2012

Thanks Kathy!! I appreciate your vote of confidence!! All I ask is that you keep baking pies!!

Kathy Awai, R(S)

July 23, 2012

Congratulations Katie. You will be outstanding in your new position; it completely fits your fantastic personality. I’m certain the company will be better for it and you will bring forth many creative ideas. Take a deep breath; the journey continues.

Katie Minkus, R(B)

July 25, 2012

Thanks Kathy!! I appreciate your vote of confidence!! All I ask is that you keep baking pies!!

Julie Keller, RS

July 23, 2012

Katie, I concur with Byron…I too, am so very proud of you and am deeply honored to be your colleague and to know you as one of my dearest friends. You inspire me in so many ways and have supported me unconditionally, ever since the day we met ~ which extends long before joining the Hawaii Life Ohana. You are the reason I was able to change careers and dive into real estate full time, which changed my life in ways that I cannot even begin to thank you with words. Is it obvious that you put your heart and soul into your work and into your support for all of us Hawaii Lifers. I am excited to know that I now have the opportunity to fully support you as you move forward and continue to pave the way for all of us. Congratulations and Rock On Katie Minkus!

Katie Minkus

July 25, 2012

Okay, Julie Keller… you almost made me cry! (but didn’t because i’m sitting in a HAR meeting multi-tasking, of course). You know it’s been my pleasure and honor to have served you and the HLBI team, and I’m super excited about our future together. Next up: SUP. Hee.

Julie Keller, RS

July 23, 2012

Katie, I concur with Byron…I too, am so very proud of you and am deeply honored to be your colleague and to know you as one of my dearest friends. You inspire me in so many ways and have supported me unconditionally, ever since the day we met ~ which extends long before joining the Hawaii Life Ohana. You are the reason I was able to change careers and dive into real estate full time, which changed my life in ways that I cannot even begin to thank you with words. Is it obvious that you put your heart and soul into your work and into your support for all of us Hawaii Lifers. I am excited to know that I now have the opportunity to fully support you as you move forward and continue to pave the way for all of us. Congratulations and Rock On Katie Minkus!

Katie Minkus

July 25, 2012

Okay, Julie Keller… you almost made me cry! (but didn’t because i’m sitting in a HAR meeting multi-tasking, of course). You know it’s been my pleasure and honor to have served you and the HLBI team, and I’m super excited about our future together. Next up: SUP. Hee.

Bobby Hoyt, Lighthouse Liquors

July 23, 2012

WAhooooo Katie Minkus! You are a RockStar! Now, stop spending all time responding to all this accolades and get back to work! Love ya, Mean it!

Katie Minkus

July 25, 2012

Thanks, Bobby!! Is this when we do handstands and back flips?

Bobby Hoyt, Lighthouse Liquors

July 23, 2012

WAhooooo Katie Minkus! You are a RockStar! Now, stop spending all time responding to all this accolades and get back to work! Love ya, Mean it!

Katie Minkus

July 25, 2012

Thanks, Bobby!! Is this when we do handstands and back flips?

Brad Haeger

July 23, 2012

If you haven’t had the opportunity to work with Katie yet, you will quickly embrace her akamai tactics and support in helping you grow your business.

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Mahalo, Brad – that’s super kind of you to say!! Looking forward to seeing you more on Kauai and laughing our ‘okoles off! 🙂

Brad Haeger

July 23, 2012

If you haven’t had the opportunity to work with Katie yet, you will quickly embrace her akamai tactics and support in helping you grow your business.

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Mahalo, Brad – that’s super kind of you to say!! Looking forward to seeing you more on Kauai and laughing our ‘okoles off! 🙂

Kristina Shugars

July 23, 2012

Katie-
Wonderful to “officially” have you on board here in Maui-Cant wait to work with you!!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Thanks, Kristina!! I’m pretty psyched about Maui, too – you are in such a great position to create something really new, amazing and wonderful over there… let’s GO!

Kristina Shugars

July 23, 2012

Katie-
Wonderful to “officially” have you on board here in Maui-Cant wait to work with you!!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Thanks, Kristina!! I’m pretty psyched about Maui, too – you are in such a great position to create something really new, amazing and wonderful over there… let’s GO!

Pam Deery, R(B)

July 24, 2012

You are an esteem bath.. that is what you do best..motivate and encourage. Accolades well deserved.. enjoy them.

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

And you, my queen, are an inspiration and have been such a HUGE source of support for me these past three years, I so appreciate everything you’ve done for me, and for “us!” Now, get back to work, I’ve got a bet riding on you and mama needs a new iPad… 😉

Pam Deery, R(B)

July 24, 2012

You are an esteem bath.. that is what you do best..motivate and encourage. Accolades well deserved.. enjoy them.

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

And you, my queen, are an inspiration and have been such a HUGE source of support for me these past three years, I so appreciate everything you’ve done for me, and for “us!” Now, get back to work, I’ve got a bet riding on you and mama needs a new iPad… 😉

Michele McKinley

July 24, 2012

Congrats Katie! WELL DESERVED! Thanks for all you do for us and for me:) Very proud of you!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Mahalo, MM!!! You know it’s my pleasure, and working with you is a whole lot of fun!! When’s our next Kua/Mask day??

Michele McKinley

July 24, 2012

Congrats Katie! WELL DESERVED! Thanks for all you do for us and for me:) Very proud of you!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Mahalo, MM!!! You know it’s my pleasure, and working with you is a whole lot of fun!! When’s our next Kua/Mask day??

Heidi White

July 24, 2012

Wow Katie, you are truly awesome & so wonderful to work with. Queen of multi -tasking, and still taking time to answer my calls! Mahalos and congrats!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Aloha Heidi… I will ALWAYS take your calls, you are a priority!! Thank YOU for believing in us, in Hawaii Life and what we could accomplish on the BI. I’ll never forget the first day I drove down Ali’i Drive and saw all your HL for sale signs up and down the street, still gives me chicken skin!

Heidi White

July 24, 2012

Wow Katie, you are truly awesome & so wonderful to work with. Queen of multi -tasking, and still taking time to answer my calls! Mahalos and congrats!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Aloha Heidi… I will ALWAYS take your calls, you are a priority!! Thank YOU for believing in us, in Hawaii Life and what we could accomplish on the BI. I’ll never forget the first day I drove down Ali’i Drive and saw all your HL for sale signs up and down the street, still gives me chicken skin!

Brooke Derby R(S)

July 25, 2012

Katie I completely agree with Julie! I am so inspired by you and all that you do for everyone and especially ME!!! You truly deserve this and are already doing incredible things with it! I feel so lucky to have you as my Broker and dear friend!!! Can’t wait to ride the wave along with you! Congratulations my #happyBIC!!!!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Muchos Mahalos, my social butterfly! I’m the lucky one to have you in my corner!! Thanks for all the props and the millions of small ways you consistently give to our BI team without expecting anything in return (except a good time, which we always manage to pull off!). I can’t wait to see where your career goes, you are going to be a MAVEN… 🙂

Brooke Derby R(S)

July 25, 2012

Katie I completely agree with Julie! I am so inspired by you and all that you do for everyone and especially ME!!! You truly deserve this and are already doing incredible things with it! I feel so lucky to have you as my Broker and dear friend!!! Can’t wait to ride the wave along with you! Congratulations my #happyBIC!!!!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Muchos Mahalos, my social butterfly! I’m the lucky one to have you in my corner!! Thanks for all the props and the millions of small ways you consistently give to our BI team without expecting anything in return (except a good time, which we always manage to pull off!). I can’t wait to see where your career goes, you are going to be a MAVEN… 🙂

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

🙂 thanks for trusting and believing in me, Justin!!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

🙂 thanks for trusting and believing in me, Justin!!

Denise Laitinen

July 25, 2012

Katie – so very excited for you! Don’t know how you do it all – but know that somehow you manage and make it look easy (please feel free to bottle your secret and share with the rest of us!) lol

So happy to have met you and to continue working with you and the rest of the HL team. Go team Katie!

Guess I should bake something to keep you fortified? lol

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Aloha Denise – thank you so much! If you bake half as well as you write, I’m going to be 400 pounds in a very short period of time!! 😉

Denise Laitinen

July 25, 2012

Katie – so very excited for you! Don’t know how you do it all – but know that somehow you manage and make it look easy (please feel free to bottle your secret and share with the rest of us!) lol

So happy to have met you and to continue working with you and the rest of the HL team. Go team Katie!

Guess I should bake something to keep you fortified? lol

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Aloha Denise – thank you so much! If you bake half as well as you write, I’m going to be 400 pounds in a very short period of time!! 😉

Denise Laitinen

July 25, 2012

This will get mentioned in PBN and Star Advertiser right? Hope so – you deserve it!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

LOL (Because I’m guessing this will now be part of my “new job!”)

Denise Laitinen

July 25, 2012

This will get mentioned in PBN and Star Advertiser right? Hope so – you deserve it!

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

LOL (Because I’m guessing this will now be part of my “new job!”)

Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B)

July 25, 2012

All you agents on other islands should be the ones doing handstands and backflips now that you get to share our #1 Cheerleader. Seriously, except for my mom, I’ve never had anyone like Katie in my corner who is so genuinely thrilled by my successes. She inspires me to want to do more to make her proud of me.

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Awww… Beth… what would I do without you? You brighten my day, you challenge me and always leave me with something more to consider. You are one of the best in the business and truly it has been my supreme honor to broker your transactions these past 3 years. That you would mention me alongside your mom renders me breathless. Mahalo nui loa.

Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B)

July 25, 2012

All you agents on other islands should be the ones doing handstands and backflips now that you get to share our #1 Cheerleader. Seriously, except for my mom, I’ve never had anyone like Katie in my corner who is so genuinely thrilled by my successes. She inspires me to want to do more to make her proud of me.

Katie Minkus

July 26, 2012

Awww… Beth… what would I do without you? You brighten my day, you challenge me and always leave me with something more to consider. You are one of the best in the business and truly it has been my supreme honor to broker your transactions these past 3 years. That you would mention me alongside your mom renders me breathless. Mahalo nui loa.

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