Kona Board of Realtors Award Erik Hinshaw “Rookie of the Year”
Last week at the Kona Board of Realtors Annual Membership Meeting, Hawaii Life’s Erik Hinshaw, R(S), was awarded the distinction, “Rookie of the Year.”
Erik receiving his award from Margaret Reynolds, R(B)
This award is special for Realtors in that it’s peer-based, and Erik was competing with four other agents to win. On the heels of one of the worst real estate markets in recent history, it’s a testament to Erik and his dedication to his craft, that so many of his peers would noticeâ€”and appreciateâ€”all that he has accomplished this past year.
Okay, so 2010 wasn’t his first year in real estate, and “rookie” might be pushing the descriptive envelope for Erik, but like the vast majority of Realtors struggling to survive in 2008 & 2009Â (many didn’t, nearly 35% of the Kona Board of Realtors members left the business) Erik spent a lot of time learning, networking, and beating on sellers to lower their asking prices in keeping with the new world order.
Fast forward to November 2010â€”and just try to keep up with the rocket ship named Erik Hinshaw. While this award is not business volume-based, Erik’s production is certainly worth noting: Just over $4M sold, 13 transactions in 10 months. Um, wow. I’m not sure where that puts Erik in terms of his competition, and I know it doesn’t matter to him, because for Erik, it’s about his clientsâ€”the people that he serves day in and day out. Ultimately, that’s the reason Erik so deserves this recognitionâ€”each and every day Erik lives and breathes a higher level of serviceâ€”where his clients are treated like people, not a commission dollar amount, or transaction number, but a person.
Congratulations, Erik! It is my honor and privilege to work for you as your Broker. You make me a better BICâ€”you encourage teamwork and cooperation among our Hawaii Life ‘ohana, and you truly lead by example. Well done! Now, go sell. Oops, I mean, keep on serving your peeps!