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My New Hawaii Life

A New Career!

As a new Hawaii Life realtor, I recently had to write my “bio” for the website. Having been a veterinarian for 28 years (on Maui for 15 years), I have experience as a working professional, but my experience in real estate has all been from the client side. I have bought and sold homes and condos, personal residences, rentals, fixer uppers, and even built my own new home. Now I will be responsible for someone else’s purchase.

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It made me consider a couple things regarding what I can bring to my clients as a real estate agent.

Being a Professional

One was how similar the attributes of a good professional are, be it doctor or realtor. Knowledge, ability to communicate, honesty, and attention to detail are so important in any profession. I have always felt that people are happier when they felt they were given choices and the information they needed to make an informed decision.

I am super lucky to have the support system at Hawaii Life and my team Stacey Sebastian and Alex Abreu (both of whom were once my clients as pet owners!) who have an incredible amount of knowledge about the Maui real estate market.

Empathy

The other was how my experience, from the client side of real estate transactions, will affect how I act as a realtor.

Our latest Hawaii home endeavor

In the last few year, there have been medical articles and books written by doctors who have found themselves in the role of patient and now understand how it is to feel scared, overwhelmed, and not in control. They shared their “insight” to offer ideas on how to improve patient care and hopefully even outcomes.

I know the ups and downs of being a client. The excitement about a great property! The frustration if I couldn’t get all the answers to my questions. Having to depend on others to be sure all the details came together!! I believe understanding the client’s perspective is important in developing trust. Having a clear plan, easily accessible information, and open communication makes all the difference.

Almost finished!

I’m the realtor who understands how it feels to be the patient.

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