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RECOGNIZING REALTO R® EXCELLENCE Sponsored in the interest of Hawaii’s Homebuyers, Sellers and REALTOR® Professionals

HONORING THE TOP REALTORS® FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS

On behalf of the people of Hawai‘i, I extend my sincere aloha to REALTORS® on the occasion of the 14th Annual Aloha ‘Aina Awards. ,

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Established in 1922, the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® has become one of the largest Boards of REALTORS® in the nation and the largest trade organization on O‘ahu. For the past fourteen years, the Annual Aloha ‘Aina Awards has recognized REALTORS® who excel in their profession and provide excellent service to clients and colleagues. I join the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® in recognizing the value of displaying the , ( highest code of ethics and commend the- Honolulu of REALTORS®, First Hawaiian !"# Board $% * Bank and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for their recognition and support of exceptional REALTORS®.

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Robert S. Harrison President and COO

Aloha! First Hawaiian Bank is pleased to join the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser in recognizing the 2011 Aloha ‘Aina nominees and winners. As a sponsor of the 2011 Aloha ‘Aina awards program, we are proud to salute these REALTORS® for their top-notch client service, dedication and achievement of excellence in their industry. We are inspired by your hard work, perseverance and commitment to creating stronger communities for us all. At First Hawaiian we have been helping people attain their dream of homeownership for over 150 years and it has been our privilege to partner with many of you in offering your clients exceptional Service, Solutions and Security. We are proud to support your customers with competitive mortgage programs that offer local service.

BOB HARRISON President and Chief Operating Officer First Hawaiian Bank

Mahalo and congratulations to all the nominees and winners! We wish you many years of success. Aloha! Bob Harrison President and Chief Operating Officer

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser appreciates having the opportunity to congratulate and showcase the professionalism of Hawaii REALTORS® each year as part of the Aloha ‘Aina Awards program. We are pleased to present the 436 nominees and 10 winners in this Aloha ‘Aina REALTOR® Awards special section. Each has provided exceptional service to their clients and community. The Star-Advertiser takes pride in serving the industry throughout the year, offering a consistent source of news and information on issues impacting real estate as well as features of interest to buyers and sellers. We also would like to acknowledge our Aloha ‘Aina Awards co-sponsors, First Hawaiian Bank and the Honolulu Board of REALTORS®, for encouraging and supporting those REALTORS® who go above and beyond the call of duty year after year.

Dennis Francis President & Publisher Honolulu Star-Advertiser DENNIS FRANCIS President and Publisher Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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2011 Aloha ‘Aina REALTORŽ Awards CEO’s Message As 2011 comes to a close, it is time to thank and recognize the outstanding REALTORSŽ in our industry who have shined this year. That’s what the Aloha ‘Aina REALTORŽ Awards are about - honoring those REALTORSŽ who have provided exceptional service to their clients and also set the bar for success in the real estate industry. And there were many of our members whose contributions did not go unnoticed by the public or their fellow REALTORSŽ, as evidenced by the 868 nominations we received for these esteemed awards. Choosing just ten recipients from the field of outstanding nominees was a difficult task. We’d like to thank this year’s judges for generously donating their time to review all the nominations and select this year’s Aloha ‘Aina REALTORŽ Award recipients. Finally, we extend a warm mahalo to our partners, First Hawaiian Bank and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, for their continued commitment with the Honolulu Board of REALTORSŽ to the Aloha ‘Aina REALTORŽ Awards program. We couldn’t do it without you! Congratulations, once again, to all the 2011 Aloha ‘Aina REALTORŽ Award nominees and recipients. You are true examples of what it means to be a REALTORŽ.

ROCHELLE LEE GREGSON Chief Executive Officer Honolulu Board of REALTORSÂŽ

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On behalf of the Honolulu Board of REALTORSŽ, congratulations to all the nominees of this year’s Aloha ‘Aina REALTORŽ Awards. You can be proud of your nomination, as it is indicative of the hard work and dedication you have shown not only to your clients but also to the industry as a whole.

     

Rochelle Lee Gregson Chief Executive Officer

For the last 14 years, the Aloha ‘Aina REALTORŽ Awards have recognized REALTORŽ members who have gone above and beyond in the industry and for their clients. This year is no exception, as we recognize 10 honorees who have shown high ethical standards, extraordinary professionalism, and dedication to their clients and the communities in which they live and work. They have demonstrated what it means to be a REALTORŽ. On behalf of the Honolulu Board of REALTORSŽ, I extend a warm mahalo to our generous sponsors, First Hawaiian Bank and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Our program’s success is in large part thanks to them, and we look forward to their continued partnership for many more years to come. Mahalo nui loa,



JOYCE R. NAKAMURA President Honolulu Board of REALTORSŽ 4 • ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011



 

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Over $6 billion in mortgages and counting We’re very grateful for the homeowners and businesses who have selected First Hawaiian Bank for their mortgage needs, helping us fund over $6 billion in mortgages. We continue to offer competitive rates and local service. Mahalo to our valued customers and partners for the faith and trust you place in our ability to service your mortgage needs quickly and efficiently. At First Hawaiian Bank, WE MAKE MORTGAGES HAPPEN.

To find out how we can help you, call 643-HOME(4663) or visit any branch.

Service. Solutions. Security. Yes, We Care. fhb.com

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First Hawaiian Bank Feature Story

Buying a Home

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By Leonard Fernandes Assistant Vice President and Manager, Mortgage Banking Department

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ou’ve heard that interest rates are low and that home prices are dropping, so you’re wondering if now is a good time to buy that house or condo. Buying a home is the single biggest and most expensive purchase most people will ever make in their lifetime. There’s a lot that goes into making that decision. Where to begin? To find your dream home, you’ll want to work with a licensed REALTOR®, a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. Fortunately, in Hawaii, we have many good REALTORS® to choose from. Each year, First Hawaiian Bank proudly sponsors the Aloha ‘Aina Awards, which recognizes REALTORS® who have provided outstanding service, often going above and beyond to ensure that their clients are happy with their home purchase. The REALTOR®’s mission is to find the right property to fit your budget, lifestyle and needs and make the process of buying a home an enjoyable one. Not only will they find you the perfect home,

but will be there throughout the entire process — from selection, inspection, land survey, appraisal and price negotiation to selecting a lender and closing. In addition to choosing the right REALTOR® for your transaction, you’ll also want to find a lender you feel you can trust. “We are fortunate to work with many REALTORS® who want the best for their clients when it comes to choosing a lender partner,” said Martha Camacho, Vice President of residential mortgage at

world of difference in the First Hawaiian Bank. “At customer’s comfort level,” First Hawaiian, we Camacho said. understand that the And just as a good mortgage process can be REALTOR® looks out for your intimidating, so that’s why best interests, First Hawaiian our bankers work with you Bank bankers serve as your and your REALTOR® to “financial quarterback,” ensure that all the helping you select the right paperwork is handled competently and efficiently. loan product to meet your needs. Your banker will be We’ll sit down and go over Martha Camacho, there every step of the way everything and make sure Vice President of from the loan application, that your questions are residential mortgage documentation and locking in answered.” the interest rate, to preparing Generations of customers final costs and closing. have come to rely on the bank’s “We understand that our customers, exceptional customer service. And for who initially open a checking account or more than 150 years, First Hawaiian finance a home purchase, often have Bank has been helping families attain changing needs as their family grows," said their dream of homeownership. Today, Camacho. "At First Hawaiian, we want to the bank remains the largest in the state. be your primary bank. As a full-service REALTORS® and customers know they financial institution, we can assist you at can count on First Hawaiian for local every stage of your life — from Keiki servicing and competitive loan Savings to retirement, insurance, wealth products. “Many customers tell us that they are management and estate planning, too." glad they don’t have to deal with So, no matter what your financial needs someone out-of-state in a different time are, the bankers at First Hawaiian Bank have a solution that’s just right for you. To zone. They can pick up the phone or go learn more, stop by any First Hawaiian into any branch to talk to someone at First Hawaiian Bank. It really makes a Bank branch or visit fhb.com.

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Honolulu Board of REALTORS® Feature Story

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wning a home has remained the “American dream” through changing times and challenging economies. It also is one of the most reliable investments anyone can make. And the time has never been better to realize that dream and take advantage of enhanced investment opportunities offered by historically low interest rates. Taking Advantage of Low Mortgage Interest Rates REALTORS® are experts who are familiar with the marketplace and the many options available to homebuyers — from entry level townhomes and condominiums to mid-range single family homes and luxury properties. REALTORS® also are knowledgeable about the many financing options available to first-time homebuyers on a budget, move-up buyers, and investors. They have the expertise to guide you to the home that makes the most sense given your present needs and future goals.

Supply and Demand In Hawaii, with a limited supply of real property, home values have generally remained steady and increased in some areas in spite of the economic downturn. Rental properties are also in demand, energizing the investment market. But REALTORS® unanimously acknowledge the key factor in the ongoing demand for Hawaii real estate is that these islands we call home are recognized as one of the best places in the world to live.

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The Benefits of Home Ownership Buying a home is not only an investment in your future and that of your family, it also is a commitment, one that acknowledges home ownership as the basis of building better, more stable communities.

The REALTOR® as Guide When making significant decisions about personal matters or business transactions, most people call on professionals for guidance. They put their trust in accountants for their finances, attorneys for legal affairs,

and doctors for health related matters. When buying or selling real property, REALTORS® are the professionals qualified by education and experience to guide you in making the right choices. REALTORS®, who are licensees and members of the National Association of REALTORS®, voluntarily agree to be bound by a strict Code of Ethics. They are committed to protect and promote your interests. Whether you are a first-time buyer, an investor, or looking to sell your home, work with a REALTOR® to help you accomplish your goal. Log on to HiCentral.com for more information or to find a REALTOR® today.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Real Estate Team: (From L to R): Deborah Ozaki, Misty Import, Gwyn Pang, Barbara Suzuki, Michele Lee-Goo, Jade Medeiros, Kimberly Masu, Cyd Kamakea.

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2011 Aloha‘Aina REALTORS® Selection Committee The seven Aloha ‘Aina Awards judges merit a major “mahalo” for their time and dedication in evaluating a record number of 868 submissions for award consideration, then selecting 10 winners out of 436 nominees presented in this special publication of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Choosing 10 award winners required long deliberation and serious consideration, but, in the end, there was general agreement on the choices. The judging was “blind,” so the names and company affiliations of the nominees were not known to the judges. Strict confidentiality was maintained.

The clients who turned in documentation of their experience with the REALTOR® they placed in nomination were asked to comment on the performance of the REALTOR® in four categories: Professional Expectations, Exceptional Service, Thorough Follow-Through and Fair Dealings. Excerpts from their comments, the originals of which were generally very detailed and several hundred words in length, are included with the winners’ photos in the “Aloha ‘Aina REALTOR® Awards 2011 Winners Gallery" beginning on page 13.

Leonard P. Fernandes, Assistant Vice President & Manager of the Mortgage Banking Department of First Hawaiian Bank, has 27 years of lending experience. His extensive market knowledge extends to all the major Hawaiian Islands. He currently serves on the Board of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Hawaii. Comments: “As I read through every nomination I was truly impressed by the excellence of service demonstrated. The large volume of nominations is a reflection of the high ethical standards that exist in the REALTOR® community of Hawaii. The comments were genuine in their appreciation for services above and beyond the norm. I also took note of the large number of REALTORS® who guided their clients through the lending process, providing good advice on getting qualified and working in partnership with their lender.”

Caroline Witherspoon is Senior Vice President of Becker Communications, a full-service marketing and public relations agency. Active in the community, she currently serves as communications chairman for the boards of the Navy League of Honolulu and the Hawaii chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Comments: “Judging the Aloha ‘Aina REALTOR® Awards entries was an eye-opening experience. The effort these REALTORS® go to in servicing their clients to their greatest ability is remarkable. I was truly impressed with the caliber of the nominees, and this year’s honorees serve as wonderful role models for their peers."

Karen T. Kimura (R), GRI operates her own general brokerage, Karen T. Kimura, REALTOR®, and is a licensed agent since 1980. She has been named REALTOR® of the Year by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® and served as its president in 1993 as well as on numerous committees. She is an active member of the board of directors of the community organization, Malama Manoa. Comments: “In a reflection of the economy during this past year, ‘going above and beyond’ not only included traditional services by the REALTORS®, but also instances of helping with small loans to stave off foreclosure and counseling and comforting those who had to sell family homes. In the case histories provided by the buyers and sellers these real estate agents represented, there were instances of the agent actually recruiting family members to upgrade a home to make it saleable, particularly when the seller was not up to it themselves. When a real estate agent steps in to upgrade a home, thereby expediting a sale and in some cases preventing foreclosure, not only the owner but the neighborhood benefits as well.”

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Dana Chandler (R), ABR, ABRM, CIPS, CRB, CRS, ePRO, SRES is Broker In Charge of Hawaiian Island Homes. She has served on various REALTOR® committees over the years, is a past president of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Association of REALTORS®. She was the winner of the Hawaii Chapter of Real Estate Brokerage Managers 2009 Pinnacle Award and represents the Professional Standards and Arbitration Committee of the Honolulu Board on the Aloha ‘Aina Awards Committee. Comments: “In order to become eligible for the ‘Aloha ‘Aina Awards program, the nominees must adhere to the highest standards of the profession and be free of any violation of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Every member of the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® pledges to adhere to and uphold the Code at the end of their orientation. As a profession, real estate is one of the most scrupulous in monitoring the practice of its members. The Aloha ‘Aina Award winners have all demonstrated the highest integrity and we are proud to present them as model members of our industry. The overwhelming number of Award nominations this year underscores the importance our REALTORS® attach to abiding by our Code of Ethics." Colleen M. Chun (R), CRB, CRS, GRI, Senior Partner with Island, REALTORS®, is Past President of the Hawaii Aloha Chapter of CRS, which named her “CRS of the Year” in 2007. The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, the highest professional designation awarded to REALTORS® in the residential sales field, is held by fewer than 3 percent of all REALTORS®. She is currently the “Chapter with a Heart” Chair and will serve as its Co-Chair again next year. Chun also holds the CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) and GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) designations and is the 2011 and 2012 Treasurer of the Hawaii CRB Chapter. She served on the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® Grievance Committee for 7 years. Comments: “Each year the number of candidates for the Aloha ‘Aina Awards increases and so does the caliber of these professionals. It certainly makes me proud to be a REALTOR® when I read the comments submitted by members of the general public about the excellent service they received from their REALTORS®! J. David Kennedy, Honolulu Star-Advertiser Senior Vice President of Marketing, is a 30-year veteran of the newspaper business. His experience and expertise in print media have taken him to communities across the U.S. and to Guam. He joined the Hawaii Newspaper Agency in 1999 as Retail Ad Director for The Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. In 2002, after the acquisition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin by David Black, he helped establish the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. He serves on the boards of the March of Dimes and the Retail Merchants of Hawaii and is a member of the Ala Moana Rotary. Comments: “The increased number of submissions for Aloha ‘Aina Award recognition we received this year confirms that high quality service is consistently provided by our REALTORS®. The clients they’ve served clearly recognize and appreciate the commitment these professionals made to ensure their real estate goals were achieved. Choosing 10 winners from the 436 nominees who made it to the ‘semifinals’ was a responsibility all seven of us took very seriously. We were impressed, not only by the ‘above and beyond’ aspect of the service described in the case histories provided by clients, but also by the bonds that were developed in the course of the transactions. The Honolulu Board of REALTORS® has good reason to be proud of its members.”

John Harris (R), CRB, CRS is the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Honolulu. He was 2010 President of the Hawaii Chapter of the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers, a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® and the premier industry organization for managers, brokers and owners. In 1998 he was an Aloha ‘Aina REALTOR® Award winner, and in 2000 he was named one of Hawaii’s Top Young Businesspeople in the Pacific Business News “40 Under 40” feature. Comments: “Serving as an Aloha ‘Aina judge for the second consecutive year was both an honor and a privilege. It was quite inspiring to see, on a very intimate basis, how many lives were touched by our REALTOR® nominees. My pride in our industry’s professionalism and outstanding practitioners was made even stronger through this rewarding experience.”

Photo courtesy of Homeworks Construction/Phil Spalding III photo

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he vast majority of real estate transactions in the U.S. are handled by REALTORS®, licensed real estate agents who, as members of the National Association of REALTORS®, agree to hold themselves to the highest standards and abide by a strict Code of Ethics. The Aloha ‘Aina REALTOR® Awards is a special program that highlights the exceptional work of REALTORS®. However, first-time buyers and sellers are not always fully aware of how working with a licensed real estate professional will benefit them. Typically, people embarking on their first real estate venture will ask, “Just what does a REALTOR® do to earn their commission on a sale?” — and it’s a fair question. Of course, a list of the basic services provided is easily obtained, but there’s more to it than that. What is usually in question is the amount and quality of service they can expect from the REALTOR® they decide to work with. The answer is, in most cases: “Whatever it takes to accomplish a fair and successful transaction for the client.” Unlike other regulated, licensed professions such as law, medicine and accountancy, there are no hourly rates involved. The real estate professional is remunerated only at the conclusion of the transaction, or not at all

if the transaction is cancelled. Generally finding the right home for a client, or marketing their existing home, involves a huge investment of time and sometimes money as well. Anyone who numbers REALTORS® among their personal friends, knows they are rarely available for social events on Sunday afternoons — a time reserved for hosting open houses or driving clients around neighborhoods to try to find that “dream home.” Should a home not sell as quickly as the client might wish, REALTORS® often go beyond “staging” the home so it looks its best. Real case histories of how REALTORS® have extended themselves to market a home, even investing their own money in enhancements or to ensure their client gets the home of their choice, can be reviewed in the showcase of this year’s Aloha ‘Aina REALTOR® Award winners

on pages 13-15. Real estate is very much a “people business.” Many REALTORS® also dedicate their personal time, energy and funds to charities and programs that benefit the community — everything from participating in the “Race for the Cure” to building houses for “Habitat for Humanity” to supporting the arts with programs such as “REALTORS® for Opera,” and, of course, involvement in numerous charities and activities geared to helping those in need during the holiday season. Clients also benefit from the aloha REALTORS® earn through their contributions to the community. Among the many services REALTORS® provide to their clients, one is pivotal and priceless — the expertise acquired both through education and experience that enables them to protect their clients’ interests from the inception to the conclusion of the real property transaction. Whether the property value is $100,000 or $1 million, a REALTOR®’s guidance through the complexities and

legal ramifications of the transaction is essential, particularly today with many new laws and regulations affecting financing and real property. The Purchase Contract, the basic instrument of a real property transaction, is now 12 pages with more than 80 provisions. Mistakes and misinterpretations can be costly and even result in litigation. A professional REALTOR® is trained to spot any possible pitfalls that could derail the transaction or prove damaging to their client. When working with a REALTOR®, you are working with a professional who voluntarily agrees to abide by the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics, which states in part: “In recognition and appreciation of their obligations to clients, customers, the public, and each other, REALTORS® continuously strive to become and remain informed on issues affecting real estate and, as knowledgeable professionals, they willingly share the fruit of their experience and study with others. “The term REALTOR® has come to connote competency, fairness and high integrity resulting from adherence to a lofty ideal of moral conduct in business relations. No inducement of profit and no instruction from clients ever can justify departure from this ideal.” To be sure your agent is a REALTOR®, visit the website, www.hicentral.com.

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Congratulations

2011 ALOHA ‘AINA REALTOR® AWARD WINNERS To all the winners of this year’s program, mahalo for your professionalism and dedication to our community. We join you in your commitment to help the people of Hawaii make their dreams of home ownership possible.

Y VONNE JARAMILLO AHEARN

DENISE L. MIYAHIRA

Home Shoppe Hawaii

Island, REALTORS®

SUSAN N. BOROCHOV

LYNN C. PLANTZ

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

CHELSEY K. FLANAGAN

LARRY T. SAITO

Kobatake Realty LLC

Hawaii Resource Realty

SHARON KEATING

YUKIKO SATO

CENTURY 21 All Islands

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

DAVID J. KUCIC

LYNN M. WILKINSON

Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.

Prudential Advantage Realty

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2011 Aloha‘Aina REALTOR® Award Winners

Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn Home Shoppe Hawaii

Susan Borochov Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

Chelsey Flanagan Kobatake Realty

“Yvonne not only helped me find a home, she found me a lender as well,” said one client who was new to Hawaii. “She educated me about the market so I could identify a long-term investment that filled my immediate needs.” During the process, the client stayed at Yvonne’s home and commented, “Now, that’s a full service REALTOR®. I was in a position to see how she treated all her clients, who are like family to her. She and her husband cleaned windows and packed up breakables for clients. They gave one a door from their home. Her clients become friends, and I’m pleased to become one as well.” A buyer in California noted how impressed

he was with Yvonne’s familiarity with all parts of Oahu. He also commented that, as an attorney, Yvonne has extra insight into all phases of the transaction. “We were happy with her recommendations for an insurance agent and home loan broker. Every person she recommended is as professional and honest as she has been.” A Florida resident facing foreclosure on a property in Hawaii credits Yvonne for successful negotiations with the bank and sale of the property to a new owner while dealing with a difficult tenant as well. “I am convinced that the purchase of our beach property in Kailua would not have occurred without Yvonne’s real estate

knowledge and people skills,” said another California buyer. Though they had purchased six homes over the years, they noted this was their most challenging transaction. “Yvonne is the brightest, most diligent real estate agent we have ever worked with,” they said. A buyer who was losing hope of ever finding a home, said, “We decided to go with Yvonne and put in an offer on a short sale. Her follow up was great and we managed to get through several foreclosure dates. Even when they would not postpone, she wouldn’t take no for an answer and kept making calls and writing letters. Without her diligence, we would have lost this home that we purchased at a good price.”

Sellers represented by Susan Borochov were convinced that their property would not have sold had it not been for her personal efforts and superior market knowledge. “Susan’s tireless attention to detail revealed an unexpected non-compliance in a structural portion of the property,” one seller noted. “She spent countless hours obtaining a general contractor, carpenter, plumber, electrician and painter to make it all right. She staged the home and held an open house almost every weekend until the property sold.” They added that they never felt desperate due to Susan’s “engaging style and manner, honesty, integrity and superior service,” and that she demonstrated

“amazing grace and compassion” at a time that was particularly tough for the family. Another seller who thought their house was a “loser” and a “tough sell” relied on Susan to keep them focused on the positive aspects of the property and to correct defects. “Before advertising the house, she made sure it was ready,” they said. “She has a keen sense of what buyers respond to. She had every kind of contractor on her smart phone and then set about forming teams to prepare the house for sale. She had an engineer assess the soundness of the footings of the house and rock walls. His reassuring report was made available to potential buyers. She carried in heavy loads

of staging material and transformed the loser into a definite contender.” Among examples of Susan’s exceptional service was refinishing weathered milo wood posts at her own expense before scheduling and supervising photography. “More remarkable than a professional following up on big things, is someone who takes care of little things. Susan provided us with a binder containing all the sale documentation. She even provided an envelope for filing next year’s taxes, transferred utilities to the new house, and sent the encroachment agreement to the neighbor. Susan clearly attends to every detail.”

A seller client of Chelsey Flanagan praised her efficiency in creating a timeline for the entire transaction and keeping them advised on what to expect from start to finish. She also provided an estimate of closing costs and net profit spreadsheet unique to the transaction. “She literally left me nothing to worry about and was always 100 percent ethical. Her follow-up was above and beyond,” the client said. A first-time homebuyer on a budget credits Chelsey’s persistence and flexibility for

finding them the perfect home despite difficult time and financial constraints. “My budget matched most condo prices, but I desired a single-family home,” the buyer said. “I only had one and a half weeks to get everything in line before heading out to sea for a month cruise. I would be home for one week, then at sea again for another month. Chelsey met me in the evenings and set up opportunities to meet with loan officers. The property I ended up purchasing was one that she found after only one day on the market.

I was able to get my bid in and get my offer accepted before I left again.” The successful buyer noted that the property was a unique hillside home, for which Chelsey pulled all needed building permits in a short time. They said they would have been impressed with her performance under any circumstances, but particularly since she managed to turn over the keys literally hours before giving birth to her first child.

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2011 Aloha‘Aina REALTOR® Award Winners

Sharon Keating Century 21 All Islands

A first-time homebuyer expressed her appreciation of Sharon Keating’s patience in guiding her through an unfamiliar process. “She always encouraged me to ask questions and made sure I understood what was happening. She truly wanted me to find the perfect place and never rushed me to make a purchase. She made my first buying experience both memorable and enjoyable. And she continues to follow up with me to make sure I am happy in my new home.” As a seller’s agent, Sharon provided her client with guidance that resulted in selling what they thought was a tear-down for close

to its assessed value. “At our first meeting, she presented us with a detailed listing of comparable properties that had sold in the last 12 months and current active listings,” they said. “She created and posted a video that revealed not only the run-down condition of the property but also its possibilities. We had multiple offers and counter offers, and the house sold in two months.” A condo owner, whose property had been on the market for over five months without any activity, describes meeting Sharon as “a breath of fresh air.” Before the listing contract was signed, Sharon previewed the vacant condo

and suggested repairs. “After I signed the contract, Sharon had her crew clean and shine everything and added her own personal staging touches. The condo looked amazing and sold within one week of being back on the market and for nearly list price!” Another client was impressed with Sharon’s emphasis on making sure they knew what to expect in selling the home and what to expect from her. “She followed up on conversations with email summarizing phone calls. She brought in a plumber and a landscaper before putting the house on the market. She priced it ‘just right’ and we received multiple offers.”

David Kucic Hawaii Military Realty

“The word ‘exceptional’ does not even begin to describe the service provided by David Kucic” is a sentiment shared by his many military clients. Dealing with time differences, distances and tight schedules has proved to be no obstacle for David in achieving the goals of both buyers and sellers. “Dave has vast knowledge of the entire island of Oahu, which I learned after asking for showings from Ko Olina to Waikiki. He understands the essence of the neighborhoods and the lifestyles they would fit. He is available literally night and day and never took more than an hour to return a call. While I was in Iraq, Dave checked out properties and took photos which

he emailed. He also took videos and uploaded them to YouTube. I trusted Dave so much that I put in an offer on a condo I had never been in. Most agents follow through to closing, but Dave still sends me updates on sold properties in my building and keeps tabs on the market. I have at least five friends who have used Dave, and everyone has been as thankful to him as I have.” A military family who had purchased a home while stationed in Hawaii found themselves facing a short sale. They turned the problem property over to David who was able to conclude a successful sale before the client’s transfer. “We are forever thankful for his enormous efforts and great work,” they said.

A military pilot stationed in Korea was unsure about where he would live when notified of a transfer to Hawaii, but a referral to David led to a successful purchase of the family’s first home. “First he is retired military, so his knowledge and professionalism when dealing with the military buyer is second to none. Without his knowledge of the local area, VA benefits and the buying process, I never would have been able to handle the purchase being out of the country. When I arrived at the airport with my family, he was there waiting with his ohana and the spirit of aloha that only a true Island representative could produce. David and his wife not only were our agents, but quickly became our friends.”

“Denise is a fantastic REALTOR® who helped us achieve our dream of becoming home owners in Hawaii. She exemplifies all that the real estate profession strives for,” said a buyer client. “Denise got to know our family, even our pets, and made it a point to understand what we were looking for. She was always positive and put us in touch with a banker who also understood our family’s needs and got us a VA mortgage. They expanded our search beyond single family homes to condominiums so we were able to find housing options within our budget. In the end, we bought a condo across from our children’s school and within walking distance of our workplace.” A seller who avoided foreclosure with

Denise’s assistance described her as “not only a highly skilled professional, but also a compassionate human being.” The client’s condo was about to be auctioned, when Denise provided a plan to avoid foreclosure and took over dealings with the lender and law firm. “Denise made calculations and determined my condo could sell very quickly if priced right. Time was of the essence for the auction was weeks away. Her vast knowledge of the local market enabled her to quickly assess the property’s value and determine an attractive asking price. Indeed, there was a buyer with a viable offer within hours of the listing being posted. She also made a counter offer with terms that expedited the escrow process. Her

knowledge of the workings of the finance companies enabled her to get through to the right people. She was persistent and finally got the lender to stay the foreclosure. She also attempted to contact the attorney assigned to the foreclosure but could not reach him. On the date of the auction, Denise went to the courthouse, tracked down the attorney and presented documentation indicating the stay of the foreclosure. The auction was only then averted and the property sold for Denise’s asking price. Her intervention brought about a positive conclusion to what could have been a horrendous experience. Denise saved my financial life.”

Denise Miyahira Island, REALTORS®

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2011 Aloha ‘Aina REALTOR® Award Winners A real estate developer represented by Lynn Plantz in the family’s first purchase in Hawaii noted that he knew from experience how important it is to work with the best agents to achieve success. “After relocating back to Hawaii in March, my wife and I began interviewing agents for a home purchase, which became even more important when we discovered we were expecting our first child in June,” he said. “When we met with Lynn, we were so impressed with her desire to understand our goals and challenges that we teamed with her right away. She immediately began canvassing the market, and in two days found a beautiful home in Kailua just reduced in price. The next day we

presented an offer and a few days later were in contract. The process flow and system in which Lynn communicated were remarkably efficient. In the due diligence period, Lynn uncovered an electrical easement that the seller had not disclosed. She resolved the problem with the result that the purchase price was reduced by an additional $10,000. Lynn’s aloha for our family was even more evident when she volunteered to carry and feed our new baby during our two-hour loan and escrow document signing. We are extremely grateful for Lynn’s selflessness, talents and passion in helping us realize our dream of homeownership in Hawaii.”

A client preparing to sell an older family home noted that Lynn provided expert advice and assistance in getting the home ready for marketing. “Lynn used her decorating talent and helped us select interior and exterior painting schemes. She contacted contractors to do repairs at costs within our budget. She provided open house postcards at her expense and hosted 40 plus groups that came through. By the following day, we had multiple offers, four over the list price. While it is never easy to part with one’s family home after the death of parents, Lynn’s professionalism made the sale less stressful and at a price above our expectations. I value her as an exemplary REALTOR® and friend.”

A buyer client summarized Larry’s exceptional service as “complexity simplified by communication, communication, communication.” The family was planning a move to Hawaii after living in Asia for 11 years and Larry was able to successfully coordinate legal matters between two countries, as well as explain, translate and sign documents while the client was overseas, and create a special computer program. The result was a seamless transaction, with the client obtaining a home in their neighborhood of choice. Another buyer was impressed with Larry’s detailed research into properties being considered. He reviewed documents to discover repairs that would

eventually involve a levy on homeowners in the association, an amount the buyer could not absorb. “When we finally found the home I wanted, Larry took time to investigate aspects we don’t always think about — the attic, grounds, plumbing, recent repairs, maintenance and potential expenses. Board minutes do not share verbal complaints about noisy neighbors, so Larry went out to the property at all hours and shared his findings with me as a final consideration prior to concluding the purchase. He reminded me about first-time owner incentives and made sure I completed forms to ensure I’d get the tax advantage. When interest rates or regulations changed or government incentives became available,

Larry was in contact. He handled every aspect of my personal investment in a home as if it were his own.” Saito also demonstrated expertise in handling transactions involving 1031 Exchanges. “Everything went very smoothly for both the buyer and the seller,” the client said. “He listened carefully to what our basic requirements were and fulfilled all of them and then some. He was very involved in securing our replacement property and followed up with all parties to the transaction. He gave us comparables on all properties and negotiated a fair price for buyer and seller. Larry is the fairest REALTOR® I ever met! We would most definitely work with him again and refer him to our friends.”

“I first met Yukiko Sato in 2008 at an open house in my Manoa neighborhood. I was struck with her sincere and friendly manner. I briefly explained my circumstances to her at that time and she listened very intently and somehow I knew we had made the start of a very important connection,” said a client faced with the responsibility of selling the family home of 50 years. Yukiko provided valuable guidance in preparing the home for sale and escorted the client to open houses in the neighborhood as a basis for staging and pricing her home. She also assisted in

packing up household items and holding an estate sale. When a title search showed a rock wall encroachment on a neighbor’s property she arranged for an attorney to draw up necessary documentation, making it a non-issue in the sale. When the owner returned to the Mainland, Yukiko listed the home on the MLS, which generated three requests for private showings, two of which led to offers, one being accepted. “We closed right on schedule and everything went seamlessly,” the seller said. “My friends and family were all amazed as we know how

difficult home sales are in these tough economic times.” “Yukiko was exceptional in every way. She was hard working, thorough, professional and always cheerful despite a difficult market and selling situation,” commented another seller client. “She exceeded our expectations with her attention to detail and timely and efficient service. She always kept us informed, never missed an appointment or showing, and was more than fair in all her dealings. I told her after the sale that she is my ‘REALTOR® for life.’”

Spotting a familiar name as listing REALTOR® on a yard sign was the starting point on the path to homeownership for a buyer, who noted that he is “the first in my family to buy a house of my own.” “It all started when I saw a sign in front of a house with Lynn Wilkinson’s name on it. Lynn is a friend of my mother, and I’ve known her as ‘Auntie Lynn.’ My wife and I called and we are glad we did.” Lynn was able to find them a house they liked and could Lynn Wilkinson afford. However, just before closing, the buyer Prudential Advantage Realty contacted Lynn and said he was getting “cold

feet.” “Lynn remained calm. She gave us the options and said to sleep on it. The next day we were feeling positive again and we bought the house. We are remodeling it and so happy to have a family home at an affordable price, which we never dreamed could come true.” Lynn also helped the client get building permits, personally covered the cost of yard work, and presented them with a new mail box along with the house keys. Another couple on a budget reports, “We had a dream to buy a house and our friend told us about

REALTOR® Lynn Wilkinson. We could afford only a low price and most of the houses we looked at were falling down or too small. Lynn found a three bedroom house, which was a foreclosure and in bad shape, but the price was good. When we told Lynn we really wanted it she provided information about a repair loan. We got our keys as a Christmas present, and now our house is like new.”

Lynn Plantz Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

Larry Saito Hawaii Resource Realty

Yukiko Sato Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

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Congratulations

2011 ALOHA ‘AINA REALTOR® AWARD NOMINEES To all the nominees of this year’s program, mahalo for your professionalism and dedication to our community. We join you in your commitment to helping the people of Hawaii make their dreams of home ownership possible.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NOMINEES!

Brandi M. Abrams Claire L. Addison Gloria Affigne Cora Agliam Editha G. Agunias William W. Ahana Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn Christy P. Aiwohi Sue Alden Bob Allen Frankie Anderson Patricia Ann Anderson Greg Andrasick Jennifer L. Andrews Jamie M. Apuna Myra D. Aquino Angelina L. Arevalo Rie S. Askey Kimberly Atkins Sharon M. Au Sherrie Au Gayle S. Ayakawa Ruwena D. Baetiong Bryan V. Balisacan Joycelyn B. Banas Norman A. Banta Orion R. Barels Judy Barrett Vera Wang Beckvall Dolores P. Bediones Trevor W. Benn Jase Bennett Mandy Berner Koby Berrington Leana Berwick Edward L. Blottenberger Mikako T. Borden Dale K. Bordner Susan N. Borochov Tiffany S. Bove Jenny L. Brady Myra Brandt Victor Brandt Paula K. Bruno

David E. Buck Win Bui Kumiko Burns Nelson Cadiente Cy D. Carnate Constance K. Carr Connie Carvill Scott R. Carvill Karla F. Casey Cherie K. Castanares Deborah Castro Paz R. Cateil Scott A. Chai Sharon P.M. Chai James S. Chan Steph Chan Stephanie L. Chan Angela Chang Celeste J. Cheeseman Andy T. Chen Pei-Jiin Chen Rosa C.H. Chiang Laura Chinen Ronda W. Ching Day Lena L. Ching Stephanie Chirrick Laura Chong Colleen M. Chun Rashan P. Corpuz Donna L. Cota Kelly Ann Cote Leonard W. Couzijn Bob Cowan Richard Crabbe Richard S. Cricchio Fred C. Cruz Tess Cruz Jackie D'Orazio Brad Dang Cherie H. Dang Evelyn N. De Gracia Norma G. De Jesus Mark-Allen H. DeCastro Lali DeWolfe

Bob R. DeYoung Maria E. Dela Cruz Cherrieann Diaz Don W. Dietz Rodney Drummer Marilou P. Duldulao Earllyn Uilani Ebbert Mary Tess F. Edu Clorinda C. Enos Joan M. Esperas Mary A. Farkash Dancetta M. Feary Chelsey K. Flanagan Lena L. Fong JoAnn Foulkes Marion G. Fox Michael W Frank Christiane Friese Emi T. Fritz Eti Fuchs Glen H. Fujihara Karyl W. Fujii Gayle T. Fujita Ramsey Jenalyn T. Fujiwara Scott T. Fujiwara Zachary T. Fukino Alaina L Fukui Nelson Fukuki Lorraine M. Fukumae Lyle Galdeira Pat Gardner Deborah Ann Garrow Jema Geronimo Stephanie Gieseler Shizue S. Goldblatt Rosa M. Gomes Allison S. Goto Joan Graham Patrick T. Graham Allison P. Green Jennifer G. Guasch Dee R. Guzman Gaylien S. Hall Renee Hampton

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Theresa Harden Lynell Hart Arla Harvey Walt Harvey Carol Y. Hayashi Susan Hayter Felix A. Hernandez Ellen H. Hiromoto David Hite Heidi Ho Janine Olga Hol Sherry L. Holt-Reese Joshua Horita Darouny Hu Earl W. Hulse Herwin C. Hung Judy Hwang Patti Ichida Charlene M. Ikeda Carol T. Imaino Maryanne Inouye Joelle M. Ishii Tomoko Ishikawa Steven K. Ito Nancee Jenko Crispin Helene P. Jersets Rajiv Jetley Vineeta Jetley Nina Johansson Zona Jones Shirley Judge Carol L. Kage Sheri A. Kagimoto Quincy H. Kaneshiro Raymond Kang Yoshiko Kasuga Corey T. Kawai Sharon Keating Brandon E. Kim Michele D. Kim-Nakagawa Deanne Lai Jun Kimhan Duke M. Kimhan Jennifer M. Kimura

Janis K. Kinmore Chris Y. Kitaoka Lisa B. Knott Jonathan S. Kono Jessie R. Koppel Dan Koyamatsu John Jodan Kraemer Frances Kuba David J. Kucic Neil T.K. Kuioka Ryan D. Kumabe Mark K. Kumamoto Judy E. Kumano Perry Kunishige Sherrie A. Kuroda Michael D. La Mary LaVoie Conchita C. Lai Yumiko T. Laney Vincent Lao Brandon C. Lau Karen E. Lau Jane D. Le Wright Kelly A. Lee Mari I. Lee Peter M. Lee Sue Ann S.H. Lee Sungok Lee-Cricchio Melissa J. Lehna Darlene D. Leong Andrew Leskowitz David D.K. Li Caron A. Ling Nelly P. Liu Natividad I. Lived Melanie Long William W.W. Loo Stephanie L. Lopez Deborah V. Low Darryl Macha Marc S. Machbitz Anita M. Madayag Elizabeth C. Makanani Maggie Man

Sandra M.L. Mann Cecilia D. Manungas Carole A. Manuwa Dawn Marie Regina C. Mass Gary S. Masuda Roy T. Matsui Kimiko May Leslie A. McCabe Kai McDurmin Melissa Marie McGuire Young M. McTernan Julie Meier Jennifer Melchor Sison Jeanne F. Melket Toni Rae Mello-Mendez James J. Meuer Caroline M. Miller Shaila S. Mirchandani Galen Miura Naoko Miura Lauren Y. I. Miyahara Denise L. Miyahira Conrad Molina Liz Moore Sharon N. Moore James More Chris Morgan Teri Morrissette Sandra Sagisi Moser Leon Mosher Marshall C. Mower Kristin S. Mukai Rodney S. Mukai Pat Muneno Sheri S.Y. Murasaki Cynthia L. Murphy Dennis J. Muth Fusayo H. Nagai Blaise M. Nakagawa Robert Nakagawa Joyce R. Nakamura Tristen Ige Nakamura Carl M. Nakao

Jocelyn O. Negranza-Leano Cheryl Nekota Tricia Nekota Megumi N. Nekotani Mavis K.L. Nellas David Eng Ng Nani Nikcevich Roy H. Ninomiya Wayne K. Nishida Glenn S. Nishihara Jason Y. Nishikawa Russell K. Nishimoto Ann K. Noguchi Wayne T. Nojiri Diana M. Novoselic Nikki M.C. O’Rourke Scott K. Ogasawara John Ohama Steve K. Okada Glen K. Okano Keiko Okazaki Kendra K. Okihiro Ronald M. Okubo Sandra S. Omiya Seiko Ono Leilani R. Ornellas Kevin T. Ota Gina M. Overton Antonnietta M. Palacio Sally A. Palafox Luise S. Palaita Mei Pang Colleen Pang-Wong Byron J. Park Jeri Parker Luis F. Pasion Shoko Paul Ilona Penzes Mahealani Perkins Ada Peroutka Shiela Marie SJ Pesebre Jayne Francis Peterson Joe Pineda

Melinda A. Pinter Lynn C. Plantz Cathy Possedi Susana Poulin Barbara H. Pratt Christopher A. Prendergast Tom Presler Ray Radim Prosek Fukuyuki Puckett Davelyn A. Quijano Kathleen P. Ramos Iris T. Rapoza Cindy Rees-Ouchi Ronald H. Richards Eva L. Robello William T. Robillard Maxine J. Robson Hazel D. Roces Connie E.A. Rodrigues Aileen S. Rodriguez-Chizer Elena Roud Lee Ruggles Monalisa Sabo Larry T. Saito Keith E.H. Sakoda Atau Sakuma Corazon A. Salvador Gayla R.N. Sasaki Laura J. Sasaki Michael H. Sasano Atsuko Sato Yukiko Sato Heather Selvitelle Alyce S. Serikaku Lori M. Sharpe Karyn S. Shaunnessy Eve L. Shere Gary Y. Shibata Ethel T. Shima Rina Shinagawa Hillary Sibley Kenneth R. Sikes

Eleanor S. Simon Cindy Siok Malia Siu Shannon K. Smith Suzanne D. Smith Kimberly L. Soares Judy Sobin Sean Sonoda Terrie Lynn Spotkaeff Scott K. Startsman Jennifer Stellmacher Elizabeth Steward Mary Jane Stoner Tracey Anne Stott Kelley Edward H. Stout Adeline F. Sueoka Virginia B. Sugihara Edward Sangbok Suh Michele Taan Bobbin Tabalno Neal S. Tachibana Noble L. Tacras Courtney J. Takai Gerald T. Takasaki Gary K. Takayama Patti C. Takayama Yukiko Takenaka Chad M. Takesue Michelle Takushi Leiona R. Tamura Bee K. Tan Jana Tano Raphael B. Taparra Kevin E. Tengan Wendy N. Tenn Larry Thomas Helgi Thorhallsson Lynn T. Toma Coreen A.Tomita-Supnet Deb Tompkins Bernie Tong Norma J. Torres Abron Toure Sharon L. Trehern

Cherie L. Tsukamoto Kathy Tswei Megan M. Tune Hisako Ueda Karen Y. Uehara Wade Uehara Kengo Ueno Hazel Unciano Kevin K. Uyeda Ally M. Uyehara Michelle K.A. Valera Francis Van Rafelghem Teana Vann Kevin L. Voorheis Aileen Y. Wada Sandra D. Waialeale Priscilla Walthouse John Keoni Welch Kathie Wells Maria C. White Lynn M. Wilkinson Jonie Lyn Williams Corinda S. Wong Jordan W.Y. Wong, Jr. Rowena S. Wong Wendell M.Y. Wong Terry Yamamoto Derrick T. Yamane Jon M. Yamasato Carlin Yamashita Bruce W. Yanagihara George T. Yanai Sean S. Yano M. JoAnn Yee Joy K. Yonemura Oda Lani Chihoko Yosemori Jodie H.T. Yoshino Michael Yoshino Chester L. Young Debbie L. Young Chris M. Yozamp Christine M. Yuu Barbara Zachary Michael Zimmerman

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Brandi M. Abrams

Claire L. Addison

Gloria Affigne

Cora Agliam

Editha G. Agunias

(RA) CRS, ABR, SFR Prudential Locations, LLC. 808-225-5325

REALTOR® JD, SRES All Island Homes, LLC (808) 779-5810

(R) Broker/Owner, ABR, CLHMS, CRS Kahala Associates (808) 226-4606

(RA), ABR, GRI, SRES Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties 808-780-7226

(RA) SFR Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 780-9670

William Ahana

Yvonne J. Ahearn, Esq.

Christy Aiwohi

Sue Alden

Frankie Anderson

(R) CRS, GRI East Oahu Realty, Inc wahana@lava.net

REALTOR®, Principal Broker Home Shoppe Hawaii (808) 721-8088

(RA) ABR, AHWD, BBA, CNAS, GRI, RSPS, SFR Century 21 All Islands (808) 551-6364

(RA) GRI, SFR, AHWD, e-PRO Century 21 All Islands (808) 392-4523

(R) CRS, Vice President Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 282-2411

Patricia Anderson

Greg Andrasick

Jennifer L. Andrews

Jamie M. Apuna

Myra D. Aquino

(RA) ABR, CRS, CDPE, e-PRO, GREEN, SFR, SRES, WRELDA RE/MAX-Honolulu ppanderson@hawaii.rr.com

(R) ABR Benn Pacific Group, Inc. (808) 386-3153

(R) BIC, Projects Manager Primary Properties, Inc. (808) 478-5118

(R) e-PRO, CRS, GRI, SRES Marcus & Associates, Inc. JamieA@marcusrealty.com

(R) GRI Alliance Realty Int’l LLC (808) 284-5650

Rie S. Askey

Kimberly Atkins

Sharon Au

Sherrie Au

Gayle S. Ayakawa

REALTOR® Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 224-4364

REALTOR® Associate, SFR Valcore Realty Group KimAtkins@vrgmail.com

(R) CRB, CRS, GRI, GREEN SRES Properties of the Pacific sharonau@aloha.com

(RA) CRS, GRI, ABR, CDPE Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 262-2727

REALTOR® Associate Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 741-1561

ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011 • 17

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Ruwena D. Baetiong

Joycelyn B. Banas

Norman A. Banta

Judy Barrett

Trevor W. Benn

(RA) ABR, AHWD, GRI, SFR Century 21 Homefinders of HI (808) 778-2250

REALTOR®, CRS, SRES Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 203-6933

(R) MBA Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 351-5112

(R) ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS Judy Barrett, REALTOR® JudyB@JudyBarrett.com

(R) ABR, e-PRO, GRI, SFR Benn Pacific Group, Inc. (808) 383-2366

Koby Berrington

Leana Berwick

Edward Blottenberger

Mikako Borden

Dale K. Bordner

(R) CRS, e-PRO East Oahu Realty, Inc (808) 277-8135

REALTOR® Associate Elite Pacific Properties Leana@elitepacific.com

REALTOR® First Hawaiian Realty (808) 479-7653

(RA) CHMS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 497-6211

(R) BIC, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES Island, REALTORS dale.bordner@irhawaii.com ®

Susan Borochov

Jenny L. Brady

Myra Brandt

Victor Brandt

Paula Bruno

(RA) ABR, GRI, CRS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 478-0330

REALTOR®, CRB, CRS Hokua Hawaii Realty, LLC. (808) 258-5125

(R) PB, CIPS, CLHMS, CRS, GRI Kahala Associates (808) 224-3413

(R) CCIM, CRS, GRI Kahala Associates (808) 561-4700

REALTOR®, CRS, GRI, BIC Hokua Hawaii Realty, LLC. (808) 255-2414

David E. Buck

Win Bui

Kumiko Burns

Nelson Cadiente

Constance “Connie” K. Carr

REALTOR® Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers (808) 371-3509

REALTOR® Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 258-3274

(R) CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 371-0711

(RA) ABR, SFR Century 21 All Islands (808) 358-1418

(RA) GRI East Oahu Realty, Inc (808) 286-5409

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Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Connie Carvill

Karla Casey

Paz R. Cateil

Scott A. Chai

Sharon P. M. Chai

REALTOR®, CRS, GRI Carvill & Company LLC (808) 263-5900

(R) PB Casey & Associates (808) 366-4306

REALTOR® Associate Century 21 Homefinders of Hawaii (808) 620-4846

REALTOR® Century 21 Realty Specialists (808) 383-3061

(R) CRS East Oahu Realty (808) 225-7362

James S. Chan

Steph Chan

Stephanie L. Chan

Celeste J. Cheeseman

Andy T. Chen

Partner (R) Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 551-7966

(R) ABR, CHMS, SRES, SFR Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 351-1893

(R) Partner Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 429-3218

(RA), AHWD, CRS, e-PRO Century 21 Liberty Homes (808) 375-1404

(R) SRES Century 21 Aloha Properties (808) 228-7098

Congratulations Aloha A ‘ ina

2011

Nominees

Rosa C. Chiang

Laura Chinen

(R) GRI, SFR RC Hawaii Properties (808) 222-9282

(RA) CDPE Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 295-1072

Laura P. Chong

Colleen M. Chun

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 225-2069

(R) CRB, CRS GRI Island, REALTORS colleenchun@hawaii.rr.com ®

Lena Ching

Stephanie L. Chirrick

REALTOR® Associate Prudential Advantage Realty (808) 561-7841

(RA) SFR, SRES Century 21 All Islands (808) 220-7155

Rashan P. Corpuz

Donna L. Cota

Kelly Ann Cote

(RA) ABR Ainalani Realty, LLC (808) 389-9388

(RA) AHWD, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, Property Manager C21 Homefinders of Hawaii (808) 778-7609

(RA) SFR Century 21 All Islands (808) 224-1022

ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011 • 19

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Bob Cowan

Richard Crabbe

Richard S. Cricchio

Fred C. Cruz

Cherie H. Dang

(RA) ABR, CDPE Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 222-5438

REALTOR® Associate, SFR Marcus & Associates, Inc. SoftshellCrabbe@gmail.com

(R) CRS, President Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties (808) 255-3220

REALTOR® Associate Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. 808-224-0402

(RA) ABR Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties (808) 225-0865

Norma G. De Jesus

Bob R. De Young

Mark-Allen H. DeCastro

Maria Dela Cruz

Lali DeWolfe

(RA) GRI, ABR Captain Cook Real Estate (808) 847-4456

(R) CRS Bob R. DeYoung, REALTOR (808) 366-1604

(R) CRB, CRS, GRI Mark DeCastro Realty & Associates, LLC. (808) 223-4029

REALTOR® Associate Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 753-0430

(RA) GRI, e-PRO, SRES, CMRS, CHMS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 392-2656

Cherrieann Diaz

Donald W. Dietz Jr.

Marilou Palisoc Duldulao

Earllyn Uilani Ebbert

Mary Tess F. Edu

(R), BIC, GRI, ABR, SFR, SRES, RSPS, e-PRO Century 21 All Islands (808) 754-2756

REALTOR®, CRS Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties (808) 255-3598

REALTOR® Associate West Oahu Realty (808) 781-5207

(RA) ABR, GRI Hawaii Paradise Properties, Inc. alohaearllyn@gmail.com

REALTOR®, CRS, GRI, SRES, CDPE Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 221-3680

Clorinda KSM Enos

Joan M. Esperas

Mary A. Farkash

Dancetta M. Feary

Chelsey Kobatake Flanagan

REALTOR® Clorinda and Company, LLC (808) 781-8610

(R) ABR, AHWD, CRS, GRI, SFR RE/MAX-Honolulu (808) 358-9922

(RA) Fine Homes Specialist, e-Certified Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 225-4550

(RA) GRI, SFR Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 723-0630

(R) BIC Kobatake Realty, LLC (808) 368-3320

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• Helping Hawaii Sellers and Buyers Save since 2000 • Full Service Agents Providing Full Service Savings • Call and Ask about Selling and Buying the Help-U-Sell Way!

Richard S. Cricchio (R) PB, CRS Aloha ‘Aina Nominee

Bob Allen (R) BIC, ABR, CRB, CRS fluent in Spanish Aloha ‘Aina Nominee

Edward Sangbok Suh (RA) fluent in Korean Aloha ‘Aina Nominee

Debbie Young (R) CRS, GRI Aloha ‘Aina Nominee

Don Dietz (R) CRS Aloha ‘Aina Nominee

Monica Lee Cricchio (R) CRS fluent in Korean Aloha ‘Aina Nominee

Cindy Pandolfe (RA)

Cher Sullivan (RA)

Cherie Dang (RA) ABR Aloha ‘Aina Nomine

Ruth Khoe (RA)

Call Help-U-Sell. w w w. H o n o l u l u P r o p e r t i e s . H e l p u s e l l . c o m

ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011 • 21

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Jo Ann Foulkes

Michael Frank

Christiane ‘Chris’ Friese

Emi Fritz

Glen H. Fujihara

(RA) ABR, AHWD, CDPE, GRI, SFR Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 780-2691

(RA) SFR Century 21 All Islands-Waikele Office hawaiihomesandranches@gmail.com

(R) CIPS GRAD, CRS, GRI Kahala Associates (808) 722-5777

(RA) ABR, CHMS, e-PRO, GRI Sachi Hawaii - Pacific Century Properties LLC (808) 721-7566

Partner (R) Prudential Locations, LLC glen.fujihara@pruhawaii.com

Karyl W. Fujii

Gayle Fujita Ramsey

Jenalyn T. Fujiwara

Scott T. Fujiwara

Zachary Fukino

(R) CRS, Fine Homes Specialist Prudential Locations LLC (808) 754-1080

(RA), SFR Hawaii Real Estate Online, LLC Info@GreatHawaiianHomes.com

(RA) ABR, GRI Island, REALTORS (808) 687-8033

(R) PB, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES Island, REALTORS (808) 387-6874

REALTOR® Associate Marcus & Associates, Inc. zacharyf@marcusrealty.com

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Congratulations Aloha A ‘ ina

2011

Nominees

Alaina L. Fukui

Nelson K. Fukuki

Lorraine M. Fukumae

AVP, (R) ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES Marcus & Associates, Inc. alaina@alainafukui.com

(R) GRI Nelson Fukuki Realty (808) 593-0707

VP, (R) CRS, e-PRO, GRI Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 223-9931

Pat Gardner

Deborah Ann Garrow

Jema Geronimo

Shizue Goldblatt

Rosa Gomes

(RA) ABR Prudential Locations, LLC. pat.gardner@pruhawaii.com

(RA) SFR Century 21 Paradise International (808) 222-7731

(R) ABR, CDPE, CRS, GRI, SRES Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 295-5571

(R) e-PRO, GRI, SRES Sachi Hawaii PCP, LLC (808) 497-8588

(RA) e-PRO, SFR RE/MAX-Honolulu rosa.gomes@remax.net

22 • ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011

Lyle Galdeira (RA) Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 224-3366

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Allison S. Goto

Joan Graham

Allison Green

Jennifer G. Gausch

Dee R. Guzman

REALTOR® Associate Island Heritage Realty, Inc. (808) 285-1959

(R) ABR, CHMS, CRS, GRI Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 228-8444

(R) ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS, SFR, SRES Century 21 All Islands (808) 227-1399

REALTOR® Associate Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. c:808-721-0351

(RA) SFR, SRES Peterson Properties of Hawaii, LLC (808) 699-1888

Gaylien S. Hall

Renée Hampton

Lynell Hart

Carol Y. Hayashi

Susan Hayter

(R) CRS, GRI, SRES Properties of the Pacific, LLC (808) 733-0727

Associate Owner, (RA) Kahala Associates renee@kahalaassociates.com

REALTOR® Associate Sandwich Isles Realty lynellhart@gmail.com

(RA) CRS, SRES Primary Properties, Inc. carol@primaryhawaii.com

REALTOR® Associate East Oahu Realty, Inc. (808) 258-3681

Ellen H. Hiromoto

Heidi Ho

Janine Olga Hol

Sherry Holt-Reese

Joshua Horita

(R) CRS, GRI Prudential Locations, LLC. ellen.hiromoto@pruhawaii.com

REALTOR® Associate Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 284-5777

(RA) WCR, CDPE, HAFA, SRES, SFR Sterman Realty (808) 927-2030

(RA) Previews Team, ATeam, Top Block Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 342-9758

President, (RA) ABR, SFR Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 728-8584

Darouny Hu

Earl W. Hulse

Herwin C. Hung

Judy Hwang

Patti Ichida

Associate-Owner (RA), CRS Kahala Associates (808) 225-0373

(RA) SRES Properties of the Pacific (808) 375-2775

(R) CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES Properties of the Pacific, LLC (808) 733-6788

(R) ABR Prudential Advantage Realty judyh@pruhi.com

(R) BIC, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO East Oahu Realty, Inc. (808) 228-8152

ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011 • 23

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Charlene M. Ikeda

Carol T. Imaino

Maryanne Inouye

Tomoko Ishikawa

Helene P. Jersets

AVP, (R) ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 285-3811

(R) CRS, GRI, SRES Imaino Realty LLC (808) 258-2220

(RA) ABR, CHMS, GRI, MBA Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties maryannei@cbpacific.com

REALTOR®, CHMS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 783-8308

(RA) ABR, CHMS, SRES Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 285-5142

Rajiv Jetley

Vineeta Jetley

Nina Johansson

Zona Jones

Shirley Judge

(RA) SFR Century 21 All Islands (808) 551-6376

(R) SFR Century 21 All Islands (808) 554-9578

(RA) Relocation Specialist, Fine Homes Specialist Kahala Assoicates ninaproperties@gmail.com

(R) Fine Homes Specialist Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 561-1548

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 371-1978

Congratulations Aloha A ‘ ina

2011

Nominees

Carol L. Kage

Quincy Kaneshiro

Raymond Kang

Yoshiko Kasuga

REALTOR® Associate, CRS, GRI Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 203-6953

(R) Principal Broker Quincy Kaneshiro, REALTOR (808) 722-5555

REALTOR® Associate Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 772-6738

REALTOR® Sachi Hawaii PCP, LLC (808) 226-5030

Corey T. Kawai

Sharon Keating

Michele D. Kim-Nakagawa

Brandon E. Kim

Deanne Lai Jun Kimhan

(R) CRS, SRES Island, REALTORS corey.kawai@irhawaii.com

(R), GRI, e-PRO, SFR, SRES, RSPS Century 21 All Islands www.C21-Pro.com

(R) CNRS, CNAS, CNMS, CNIS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 748-2651

REALTOR® Kahala Associates (808) 383-7603

(RA) SRES Condo.Com Hawaii (808) 954-0888

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24 • ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011

ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011 • 25

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Duke Kimhan

Jennifer M. Kimura

Janis K. Kinmore

Chris Y. Kitaoka

Lisa B. Knott

(R) ABR, CRS, CRB, GRI, SRES Condo.com Hawaii (808) 277-4677

REALTOR®, ABR Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 228-5040

(R) CRS RE/MAX-Honolulu (808) 375-2647

Partner (R) Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 738-3158

(RA) e-Certified Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 265-4224

Jonathan S. Kono

Jessie Ricaforte Koppel

Dan Koyamatsu

Frances Kuba

REALTOR® RE/MAX-Honolulu (808) 383-2228

(RA) SRES East Oahu Realty, Inc (808) 222-0224

REALTOR® Associate Prudential Locations, LLC. dan.koyamatsu@pruhawaii.com

(R) ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. 808-780-4334

David J. Kucic, 1SG (Ret) (R) CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, CDPE Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. (808) 218-9338

Neil T. K. Kuioka

Ryan D. Kumabe

Mark Kumamoto

Judy Kumano

Perry Kunishige

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC. neil.kuioka@pruhawaii.com

(R) AHWD, CRS, e-PRO, SRES Hebert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 255-5851

(RA) ABR Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 732.5028

REALTOR® Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 371-2969

(R) MBA, CRB, CRS, GRI Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 265-0455

Sherrie Kuroda

Conchita Lai

Yumi Laney

Vincent Lao

Brandon C. Lau

(R) Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 255-3074

(R) SFR Century 21 Paradise International (808) 258-0638

(R) CRS, GRI, SRES Kahala Associates (808) 371-9906

REALTOR®, Principal Broker Five Star Realty (808) 382-6871

(R) GRI, SRES, AHWD Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 230-1234

26 • ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Karen E. Lau

Sungok Lee-Cricchio

Mari I. Lee

Sue Ann S. H. Lee

Melissa Lehna

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC (808)292-2492

(R) CRS Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties (808) 256-2892

REALTOR® Associate, ABR, CHMS, GRI Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 291-4621

(R) CRS, SRES, e-PRO Kahala Associates (808) 722-9581

REALTOR® East Oahu Realty (808) 779-6271

Darlene D. Leong

Andrew Leskowitz

David Li

Caron A. Ling

Nelly P. Liu

(R) AHWD, CRS, GRI Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 778-7325

(R) SFR, eCertified, HAFA Certified Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 286-2188

(R) BIC, CRS RE/MAX HONOLULU davidli@movetohawaii.com

(R) CRS Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers caron@hawaiilife.com

(R) GRI NELL Properties nellyliu88@gmail.com

Natividad I. Lived

Melanie Long

William W. W. Loo

Stephanie L. Lopez

Deborah Low

REALTOR®, SFR Hebert K. Horita Realty, Inc. c:277-0318

(R) PB, GRI, ABR, CDPE, E-Pro Pacific International Realty (808) 394-9223

(R) CRS, ABR, e-PRO, SRES Island, REALTORS (808) 687-8036

(R) ABR, CRS, GRI Kahala Associates (808) 222-8668

REALTOR® Associate Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties dlow@cbpacific.com

Darryl Macha

Marc S. Machbitz

Anita M. Madayag

Elizabeth C. Makanani

(R) ABR, AHWD, e-PRO, GRI, SFR Century 21 All Islands (808) 352-6458

(RA) CNAS, e-PRO Century 21 All Islands (808) 780-6871

(RA) ABR, GRI, SFR, SRES Century 21 All Islands (808) 389-4721

Partner (R) Prudential Locations, LLC. beth.makanani@pruhawaii.com

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Congratulations Aloha ‘Aina

2011

Nominees

ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011 • 27

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Maggie Man

Sandra M. L. Mann

Cecilia “Sally” D. Manungas

Dawn Marie

Regina C. Mass

(R) PB, TRC, MBA Pacific Link Properties (808) 955-8888

(R) CIPS, CRS, GRI, SRES Properties of the Pacific, LLC (808) 733-6266

REALTOR® Associate Century 21 Liberty Homes (808) 271-5151

(R) ABR, CLHMS, e-PRO, GRI Kahala Associates (808) 722-3456

(R) Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 542-0213

Roy T. Matsui

Leslie A. McCabe

Kai McDurmin

Melissa McGuire

Young M. McTernan

VP, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 203-6946

VP, REALTOR®, GRI, SRES Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 203-6972

(R) Vice President Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties kai@cbpacific.com

REALTOR® Associate Stott Real Estate, Inc melissa@stott.com

(R) CRS, GRI Fine Home Specialist Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 864-8949

Julie A. Meier

Jeanne Melket

Toni Rae Mello-Mendez

Caroline M. Miller

Shaila Mirchandani

(R) ABR, CRS, GRI Prudential Locations LLC (808) 371-3221

(RA) ABR, AHWD, CDPE, GRI, SFR iProperties Hawaii jeannemelket@hawaii.rr.com

REALTOR® Associate RE/MAX-Honolulu (808) 479-0482

(RA) e-PRO, SFR, HAFA, CDPE & Relocation Certified Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 738-3133

(R) CRS, CLHMS Island, REALTORS Shaila@IslandRealtorsLLC.com

Galen Miura

Naoko Miura

Lauren Y. I. Miyahara

Denise L. Miyahira

Conrad Molina Jr.

(R) PB, CPA, GRI, SRES Realty Masters, Inc. (808) 754-0326

REALTOR® Associate Sachi Hawaii - PCP, LLC (808) 953-4703

REALTOR® Associate Prudential Locations LLC (808) 778-7470

REALTOR®, CRS Island, REALTORS (808) 722-0176

(RA) ABR, SFR, CDPE Nextage Aloha Realty (808) 258-4126

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Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Liz Moore

Chris Morgan

Teri Morrissette

Sandra Sagisi Moser

Marshall C. Mower

REALTOR®, CRS, SRES Kahala Associates (808) 255-2121

REALTOR® Associate Suzanne Smith Associates (808) 947-1306

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC teri.morrissette@pruhawaii.com

REALTOR® Associate Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers (808) 228-7274

(R) Partner, CRS, ABR, GRI, FHS, e-PRO Prudential Locations LLC (808) 277-7878

Kristin Mukai

Rodney S. Mukai

Pat Muneno

Sheri S.Y. Murasaki

Cynthia L. Murphy

(RA) Prudential Locations LLC kristin.mukai@pruhawaii.com

(R) Partner, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES Prudential Locations, LLC rod.mukai@pruhawaii.com

(R) ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES Lifestlye Properties LLC (808) 486-4900

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC sheri.murasaki@pruhawaii.com

(RA) e-PRO, CDPE iProperties Hawaii (808) 782-3836

Fusayo H. Nagai

Blaise M. Nakagawa Jr.

Robert Nakagawa

(R) CRS, GRI, SRES Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. c:(808) 223-4373

(RA) CNRS, CNAS, CNMS, CNIS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 748-2651

REALTOR® Associate Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 398-0914

Congratulations Aloha ‘Aina

2011

Dennis Muth

Nominees

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REALTOR Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 387-9153

Joyce R. Nakamura

Jocelyn Negranza-Leano

Cheryl Nekota

Tricia Nekota

Megumi N. Nekotani

(R) AHWD, CRB, CRS, GRI, SFR Properties Unlimited (808) 371-5420

(RA) AHWD, SFR, CDPE Prudential Locations, LLC www.HawaiisHomeGirl.com

(RA) GRI, ABR Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 258-4264

(RA) ABR, CRS, SRES, CDPE Vesta Hawaii Real Estate (808) 384-8173

(RA) GRI, ABR, e-Certified Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 358-7267

ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011 • 29

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

David Eng Ng

Roy H. Ninomiya

Wayne K. Nishida

Glenn S. Nishihara

Jason Y. Nishikawa

(R) PB, GRI Ohana Realty LLC (808) 351-1888

(R) ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI West Oahu Realty, Inc. (808) 542-5355

(R) Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 484-3302

Vice President, (R) CRB, CRS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 222-4846

VP, (R) CRS, GREEN, GRI Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 722-1710

Steve K. Okada

Ann K. Noguchi

Diana Novoselic

Joy K. Yonemura Oda

John Ohama

VP, (R) ABR, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 224-6226

REALTOR® Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 386-2126

VP, (R) CRS, GRI, SRES Marcus & Associates, Inc. JoyY@marcusrealty.com

(R) BIC, CRB, CRS, GREEN, SRES Island, REALTORS john.ohama@islandrealtorsllc.com

Glen K. Okano (RA)

Kendra K. Okihiro

RONALD M. OKUBO

Sandra S. Omiya

Seiko Ono

ABR, SFR, e-PRO Valcore Realty Group (808) 351-4495

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 258-5950

(R) ABR, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES RON CORP 808-988-1400

REALTOR®, CRS, GRI One Realty, Inc. (808) 591-8447

(RA) ABR, e-PRO, CDPE RE/MAX-Honolulu (808) 721-1125

Leilani R. Ornellas

Nikki O’Rourke

Kevin Ota

Gina M. Overton

Antonnietta M. Palacio

(RA) CRS, GRI Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties leilanio@cbpacific.com

(R) CRS, e-PRO Eighteen Properties (808) 372-5543

(R) CRS Marcus & Associates, Inc. kevino@marcusrealty.com

(R) GRI, ABR, AHWD, EBC, e-PRO East Oahu Realty (808) 226-1729

REALTOR® Associate Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 221-5880

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REALTOR® GO Realty, Incorporated (808) 728-3184

Mahalo to our clients _

for nominating us for Aloha ‘Aina There’s a new business on the block. Inspired by Vesta, the Roman goddess of hearth, home, and family, Vesta Hawaii Real Estate embodies the strong moral and family values of the mythical beatuy. Known for our integrity, hard work, and professionalism we are excited to continue to serve our many clients under our new venture. We would like to personally thank our family, friends, and clients whos continued support and encouragement has brought Vesta Hawaii Real Estate to fruition. This venture is a culmination of our years of experience with Hawaii’s real estate market and we look forward to serving you in the near future.

Ted Takai, III (RA)

Courtney Takai,(R), MBA

President

Principal Broker

Mobile: 808.778.8522 Office: 808.792.2700 Fax: 808:356.0820 Ted@VestaHawaii.com

Mobile: 808.792.2700 Office: 808.792.2700 Fax: 808:356.0820 Courtney@VestaHawaii.com

Courtney Takai (R), MBA Principal Broker

Tricia Nekota (RA) ABR, CDPE, CRS, SRES

nominees

3229 Koapaka Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96819 www.VestaHawaiiRealEstate.com

Featured Properties

4729 Analii Street MLS #1112679 | $2,075,000 FS

92-1407 Punawainui Street MLS #1114126 | $610,000

Specializing in Real Estate Sales and Property Management

ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011 • 31

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Sally Palafox

Mei Pang

Byron J. Park

Luis F. Pasion, Jr.

Shoko Paul

(R) ABR, CIPS, CLHMS, CRS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 391-8813

(R) MBA Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 392-9799

Principal Broker/President/REALTOR® Byron J. Park Real Estate LLC (808) 372-7202

REALTOR® Associate Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 256-4671

REALTOR® Associate Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties shoko@cbpacific.com

Ilona Penzes

Mahealani Perkins

Ada Peroutka

Shiela Marie S. J. Pesebre

Jayne Francis Peterson

(RA) ABR Kahala Associates (808) 223-3313

REALTOR® Associate Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 368-1569

(RA) GRI, AHWD, e-PRO Prudential Locations, LLC info@HomesForHawaii.com

(RA) ABR, AHWD, GRI, SFR, Property Manager Century 21 Homefinders of Hawaii (808) 277-2510

(RA) ABR, AHWD, GRI Foster Realty, Inc. jayne@foster-realty.com

Joe Pineda

Melinda Pinter

Lynn C. Plantz

Susana Poulin

Barbara H. Pratt

REALTOR® Associate Prudential Locations, LLC. www.JoePineda.com

(R) ABR, CRS, GRI Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 220-6730

(RA) CHMS, CNAS, CNRS, SRES Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 728-3883

(RA) CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, CDPE Century 21 All Islands (808) 497-2331

(R), GRI Century 21 Kailua Beach Realty (c) 352-9283

Congratulations Aloha ‘Aina

2011

Christopher A. Prendergast

Fukuyuki Puckett

(R) SFR, CDPE, e-PRO Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 388-5555

(R) PB, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SFR Herbert K. Horita Realty Inc. c: (808) 391-1561

32 • ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011

Nominees

Davelyn A. Quijano

Kathleen P. Ramos

(RA) GRI, AHWD Oahu Realty (808) 489-8782

(RA) ABR, AHWD, SFR Century 21 All Islands (808) 772-6090

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Iris T. Rapoza

Cindy Rees-Ouchi

Ron Richards

Eva Robello

William “Billy” T. Robillard

REALTOR® Associate RE MAX HONOLULU (808) 864-1154

(R) CRS, SRES, Senior Partner Island, REALTORS cindy@cindyreesouchi.com

(RA) MPM/Army, Retired RE/MAX-Honolulu homes4u@hawaii.rr.com

(RA) ABR, e-PRO Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 754-3999

(RA) Vice President/Member Chaney Brooks American Homes LLC wrobillard@chaneybrooks.com

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Hazel Roces

Connie E. A. Rodrigues

Aileen S. Rodriguez-Chizer

Lee Ruggles

Larry T. Saito

REALTOR®, ABR, e-PRO Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 392-0372

(RA) ABR, CRS, CHMS, SRES Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 295-1288

(R) ABR, GRI, SFR Kahala Associates (808) 348-1782

(R) CRS Lee Ruggles Realty (808) 732-1532

(R) CRS, GRI Hawaii Resource Realty larrysaito@hawaii.rr.com

Keith E. H. Sakoda

Atau Sakuma

Cora A. Salvador

Gayla Sasaki

Laura Sasaki

PB, R, CRS, GRI Sakoda Realty, LLC (808) 224-6577

(RA) CDPE Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 382-7780

REALTOR® Associate Oahu Realty cora4456@gmail.com

(RA) Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 221-9120

REALTOR® Associate, e-PRO Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 782-7424

Michael H. Sasano

Atsuko Sato

Yukiko Sato

Heather Selvitelle

Alyce S. Serikaku

(RA) AHWD, SFR Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 479-6761

REALTOR® Associate Sachi Hawaii-Pacific Century Properties LLC atsuko.hawaii@gmail.com

(RA) ABR, CHMS, GRI Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 225-1253

REALTOR® Associate Kahala Associates Real Estate (808) 282-1764

(RA) GRI Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 292-1508

ALOHA AINA REALTOR AWARDS PROGRAM 2011 • 33

Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Lori M. Sharpe

Karyn Shaunnessy

Eve L. Shere

Gary Y. Shibata

Ethel T. Shima

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 286-2893

(RA) ABR, AHWD, CNAS, CNRS, GRI, RSPS Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties karyns@cbpacific.com

REALTOR® Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 595-7177

REALTOR® Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 277-2737

(RA), CRS, GRI, SRES Ivy K Realty, LLC (808) 839-5759

Kenneth R. Sikes

Eleanor S. Simon

(R) GRI Ascend Properties LLC (808) 488-7799

(RA) GRI, e-PRO Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 256-0188

Congratulations Aloha ‘Aina

2011

Rina Shinagawa

Hillary Sibley

(R), GRI, ABR e-certified Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 351-6003

(R) ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR Century 21 All Islands hillary.sibley@hawaiimoves.com

Nominees

Cindy Siok

Jennifer Melchor Sison

Malia Siu

Shannon K. Smith

Suzanne Smith

(R) CRS, e-PRO At Home Hawaii (808) 381-6848

(R) GRI, e-PRO, SFR Century 21 All Islands www.JenniferSison.com

(R) ABR, Fine Homes Specialist Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 479-8418

(R), CRS, CDPE, GRI, ABR, SFR, e-PRO Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 225-3736

Principal Broker (R) Suzanne Smith Associates (808) 922-3100

Judy Sobin

Sean Sonoda

Terrie Lynn Spotkaeff

Mary Jane Stoner

Tracey Stott Kelley

REALTOR® Associate East Oahu Realty, Inc. (808) 358-8828

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 551-1274

(R) CRB, CRS, GRI Island, REALTORS (808) 306-4164

REALTOR®, Principal Broker Malia, Ltd. mjmalia@aol.com

REALTOR® Stott Real Estate, Inc. tracey@stott.com

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®

Honolulu Office: 1357 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 870 Honolulu, HI 96814

Kapolei Office: 480 Kamokila Blvd., Suite B-3 Kapolei, HI 96707

www.hnl.com

Honolulu Proudly Announces our 2011 Aloha ‘Aina Award Nominees

Patricia A. Anderson

Nancee Jenko Crispin

Leonard W. Couzijn

Joan M. Esperas

Stephanie Gieseler

Rosa M. Gomes

(RA) ABR CRS e-PRO GREEN

(R) CLHMS CRS

(R) CDPE CRS GRI

(R) ABR CDPE CRS GRI SFR

(R) ABR CLHMS CRS GRI

(RA) e-PRO SFR

Janis K. Kinmore

Jonathan S. Kono

David D. K. Li

Toni Rae Mello-Martinez

Seiko Ono

Ray Radim Prosek

(R) CRS

(R)

(R) ABR CRS

(RA)

(RA) ABR CDPE e-PRO

(RA) CDPE

Iris Rapoza

Ron Richards

Maxine J. Robson

Michele Taan

Yukiko “Yuki” Takenaka

Kevin L. Voorheis

(RA)

(RA)

(R) CRS GRI SRES

(RA) ABR

(RA) ABR CDPE CRS GRI

(RA)

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Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Edward H. Stout

Adeline F. Sueoka

Virginia R. Sugihara

Bobbin Tabalno

Neal S. Tachibana

REALTOR® Associate Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 392-8558

(R) GRI Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 258-6637

(RA) GRI, SFR Herbert K. Horita Realty, Inc. (808) 722-2241

(RA) ABR, SFR, SRES Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties bobbin25@gmail.com

(R) CRB, SRES Realty Edge, Inc. (808) 778-7676

Noble Tacras

Courtney Takai

Gerald T. Takasaki

Patti Takayama

Yukiko Takenaka

REALTOR® Associate Century 21 All Islands (808) 222-8869

REALTOR®, MBA Vesta Hawaii Real Estate (808) 561-8200

REALTOR® Herbert K. Horita Realty Inc. (808) 258-5242

Partner (R), CRS Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 383-3990

(RA) ABR, CDPE, CRS, GRI, SRES RE/MAX Honolulu hirealestate@hawaii.rr.com

Chad M. Takesue

Michelle Takushi

Leiona R. Tamura

Bee K. Tan

Jana Tano

(R) MBA, SRES Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 227-4476

REALTOR® Associate, ABR, SFR, e-Certified Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 230-4558

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 387-9093

REALTOR® Associate Caron B Realty (808) 285-0377

(RA) Accredited Buyer’s Representative Century 21 Homefinders of Hawaii (808) 741-1036

Raphael B. Taparra, Jr.

Wendy N. Tenn

Larry Thomas

Helgi Thorhallsson

Lynn Toma

(R) Owner, CRS, GRI Century 21 Homefinders of Hawaii (808) 342-0555

(RA) ABR, SFR Prudential Advantage Realty (808) 389-8595

(RA) e-Pro, CDPE Prudential Locations, LLC. larry.thomas.prudentiallocations.com

(R), ABR Prudential Locations, LLC. www.liveonoahu.com

(R) CRS, GRI Prudential Locations, LLC. Lynn.Toma@pruhawaii.com

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Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Coreen A. Tomita-Supnet

Deb Tompkins

Bernie Tong

Norma J. Torres

Sharon L. Trehern

(RA) ABR, GRI Primary Properties, Inc. (808) 227-6370

(R) SFR Century 21 Liberty Homes (808) 227-9992

Partner (R) Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 306-0430

(RA) ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, SFR CENTURY 21 All Islands (808) 387-1913

(R) CRS, GRI Sharon Trehern Realty (808) 235-8417

Congratulations Aloha ‘Aina

2011

Nominees

Cherie L. Tsukamoto

Kathy Tswei

Megan Sunahara Tune

(R) PB, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES East Oahu Realty, Inc. (808) 791-2216

(R) CIPS, CRS Pan Pacific Realty, LLC (808) 735-0045

(R) GRI, e-Pro, Fine Homes Specialist Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 392-2323

Hisako Ueda

Wade Uehara

Kengo Ueno

Hazel Unciano

Francis Van Rafelghem

Teana Vann

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 454-7146

(R) eCertified, ABR Prudential Locations, LLC. www.HawaiisHomeBroker.com

(RA) CHMS Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 206-0799

REALTOR® Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 256-4414

(R) CRS, GRI, SFR, CRB Candidate Century 21 All Islands teana.vann@hawaiimoves.com

Aileen Y. Wada

Sandra D. Wai‘ale‘ale

Priscilla Walthouse

John Keoni Welch

Kathie Wells

REALTOR® Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 226-8570

(RA) ABR, e-PRO Century 21 Homefinders of Hawaii c21sandy@SBCglobal.net

(RA) Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 782-4545

(R) GRI, SRES, SFR John Keoni Welch Real Estate Brokerage homes@oahurealtors.net

(R) CRS, CHMS, Vice President Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 225-2621

RA, SFR Realty 2000, Inc. (808) 398-0667

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Mahalo to Hawaii’s real estate community and our loyal customers for recognizing our professional achievements and dedication to personal service.

Maria C. White

Lynn Wilkinson

Corinda S. Wong

Jordon W. Y. Wong, Jr.

Rowena S. Wong

(RA) GRI, CDPE Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 383-6146

(R) ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, AHWD Prudential Advantage Realty (808) 255-2113

Partner (R), CRS, GRI Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 306-7242

(R) CRS, e-PRO Marcus & Associates, Inc. JordonW@marcusrealty.com

(RA) CRS, e-PRO Prudential Locations LLC (808) 255-5574

Wendell M. Y. Wong

Terry Yamamoto

Derrick T. Yamane

Jon Yamasato

Bruce W. Yanagihara

(R) CRS, GRI, MBA Aloha Pacific Properties, Inc. (808) 295-3073

REALTOR® Associate Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 228-1142

(R) BIC, Partner, SRES Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 228-3398

(R) ABR, CRS Prudential Locations LLC (808) 554-0874

Partner (R), Broker in Charge Prudential Locations, LLC. (808) 381-3435

George Yanai

M. JoAnn Yee

Lani Chihoko Yosemori

Jodie Tsukamoto Yoshino

Michael Yoshino

REALTOR® Associate Sachi Hawaii - PCP LLC (808) 222-8877

(R) VP, Principal Broker Avalon Realty LLC (808) 630-6118

(RA) AHWD iProperties Hawaii (808) 542-9194

VP, REALTOR®, CRS Marcus & Associates, Inc. (808) 203-6959

REALTOR® Associate Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (808) 255-2721

Debbie L. Young

Chris M. Yozamp

Christine M. Yuu

Barbara Zachary

Michael Zimmerman

(R) CRS, GRI Help-U- Sell Honolulu Properties debbyoung@gmail.com

REALTOR® Prudential Locations, LLC (808) 781-1227

(RA) ABR, GRI, MBA, MS, SFR Century 21 Homefinders of Hawaii (808) 381-9909

REALTOR® Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties barbaraz@cbpacific.com

RA, e-PRO, SFR Realty Executives Oahu (808) 457-9683

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to our 2011 Aloha ‘Aina REALTOR® Award nominees! A special mahalo to our clients for your loyal support and for recognizing the hard work, passion and dedication of these agents.  We are proud to have such outstanding individuals represent our company in the real estate community.

Dale K. Bordner

Angela Chang

Colleen M. Chun

(R) BIC, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES

(RA)

(R) CRB, CRS, GRI

(808) 687-8000

William W.W. Loo

www.islandrealtorsllc.com

(R) ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES

Shaila Mirchandani

Denise L. Miyahira

(R) CRS, CLHMS

(R) CRS, GREEN

Jenalyn T. Fujiwara (RA) ABR, GRI

Scott T. Fujiwara

Corey T. Kawai

(R) PB, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES

(R) CRS, SRES

Cindy Rees-Ouchi

Terrie Lynn Spotkaeff

(R) CRS, SRES

(R) CRB, CRS, GRI

1016 Kapahulu Ave., Suite 200 Honolulu, HI 96816 John Ohama (R) BIC, CRB, CRS, GREEN, SRES

to All of My Clients and Associates

Kathy Tswei (R) CIPS, CRS

(808) 735-0045 (808) 780-5583 kathy@homeinparadise.us

“Your Professional Realtor” Providing excellent personalized service. Specializing in representing my clients effectively and efficiently. Fluent in Chinese

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2011 Aloha Aina Awards