“Slow season?” What slow season?
When I first moved to Hawaii, my favorite local-style restaurant, Hawaiian Style Cafe in Waimea, used to close down for the entire month of September. I mean close, as in lock the doors and go on vacation for a month. Ahhh…slow season…those were the days!
Remember when the Hiyashi building was pink?
So, where did the slow season go?? Beth Robinson, R(B), first got me thinking with her blog, “If the real estate market in Hawaii is ‘dead’ why am I working 7 days a week?” Great question. As top producer of the 7th largest dollar volume office on the Big Island, Beth runs her business like a business, and her team like a business leader and they are busyâ€”doing business!
To put this in perspective, Beth’s personal production is neck and neck with that of the largest REO listing agent on the island. You don’t accomplish that level of success by taking off the month of September when business is “slow”â€”Beth accomplished that by utilizing her team effectively. So effectively, that Beth is also able to have a LIFE, and she enjoyed her life without real estate for two weeks this past fall. To me, Beth is an inspiration!
Just in time for the “busy” season,Â Charlie Parry, R(B), has joined Hawaii Life Big Island as the Broker-in-Charge, Kailua-Kona. Charlie folded his company, CP Kona Realty, under the Hawaii Life umbrella, and has quickly acclimated to his new leadership role.
Charlie will provide sorely-needed Broker support, such that Hawaii Life Big Island can expand, and serve the Kailua-Kona and South Kona markets even better than before. To me, Charlie is a lifesaverâ€”welcome to Hawaii Life, Charlie!
Hawaii Life Real Estate Services has had, by anyone’s standards, an incredible year, especially on the Big Island. There was no “slow season” in 2010. I know because in looking at our pending business report, it seems we still have 26 escrows to close this month.
Our Big Island Agents and Brokers are busy! Most have clients in town the next 2-3 weeks, prior to the start of the traditional selling season. As Catherine Klug, R(S) informed us, SAP is bringing 5,000 employees to the Kohala Coast February 18th – 25th.
The market is picking up pace, and has been just shy of breathtaking lately. The weather has been gorgeous, the new year is imminent, the whales have arrived. Seriously. What slow season??