Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby's International RealtyThe Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty (HASIR) Charitable Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) made a presentation to the fund’s 2017 grant recipient, Hawaii Literacy, on Friday March 10th at the Kahala office of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, 4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The group of Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates presented a check in the amount of $20,000 to Hawaii Literacy Board President Scott Simon and Hawaii Literacy Assistant Director Shayna Yatsushiro. In his opening remarks, List Sotheby’s International Senior V.P. Chuck Garrett introduced the other representatives of HASIR; Georgianna Tamayose of Island Sotheby’s International Realty on Maui, Dodie MacArthur of MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty on the Big Island, Donna Apisa of Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty on Kauai and Myra Brandt of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty on Oahu. “We founded the HASIR fund in 2014 to give our agents, employees and clients the opportunity to support the future of our Islands,” said Garrett. She continued, “The group appreciates the ability to play a proactive role in our community.”
Hawaii Literacy
Receiving the 2017 donation, Scott Simon expressed his appreciation for the selection of Hawaii Literacy as this year’s beneficiary of the HASIR fund. Scott shared, “we – the community of learners, volunteers, and staff at Hawaii Literacy – are incredibly grateful to the HASIR Charitable Fund and Sotheby’s International Realty team of caring professionals for their generous contribution facilitated by the Hawaii Community Foundation.” He added, “the commitment of the HASIR Charitable Fund to making a meaningful difference in the lives of disadvantaged keiki and adults across our islands is both inspiring and empowering.”

Hawaii Literacy is the state’s leading non-profit provider of free literacy and education services, offering 1-on-1 adult literacy tutoring, family libraries and after-school programs at Kuhio Park Towers and Mayor Wright Homes, English language classes, and a Bookmobile that serves low-income communities along the Waianae coast. Since 1971, Hawaii Literacy has trained and equipped volunteer literacy tutors to help others learn to read. Each year, over 3,000 people across Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii Island work to build the basic literacy skills they need to fill out a job application, read a book, help their kids with homework, and more! For more information or to get involved, please visit: http://www.hawaiiliteracy.org.

HASIR Foundation

Established in 2014, the Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty Charitable Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation serves as a collective effort across four Hawaii-based offices that contributes to the positive future of the Islands through impactful philanthropy. Grant-making is professionally managed and advised by the Hawaii Community Foundation. The HASIR Fund at HCF was established by: LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, Island Sotheby’s International Realty, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty, Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty.

The mission of the HASIR fund at HCF is to provide grants that invest in Hawaii’s future through programs that:

  • Protect – our natural environment
  • Nurture – the education of future generations
  • Preserve – Hawaii’s unique cultural legacy

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45-165 Ikenakai St Kaneohe Hawaii 96744
4 bedrooms, 3 baths

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Aileen S Rodriguez-Chizer
HI License RB-18800
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816

Come home to the peaceful and serene surroundings of Mariners Valley. Relax on your lanai and enjoy Koko Crater, valley, and ocean views. This charming three bedroom, two bath home has been tastefully remodeled and upgraded in 2016. Private and fenced in back yard. Located on a quiet, dead end street just minutes away from the beach, Koko Marina, Costco, movie theaters, restaurants, shopping, and more! This is a must see, get it before it’s gone!

1440 Miloiki Street Honolulu Hawaii 96825
3 bedrooms, 2 baths

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Drew Read
HI License RS-67769
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816

Rarely available single family home within a gated community in beautiful Nuuanu. Spacious two story home conveniently located near Downtown Honolulu with easy access to freeway and bus route. Vaulted ceilings on the entire second floor master suite and bedrooms, hardwood and tile flooring throughout, cozy fireplace, and a roomy enclosed two car garage with direct entry to kitchen. Lush tropical flora surround a private fenced-in Hawaiian garden. Maintenance fee includes group homeowner’s policy with structural, fire, and hurricane coverage, cable/HDTV, water and sewer, and Sentricon monthly protection.

1 Coelho Way #1G Honolulu Hawaii 96817
4 bedrooms, 3 baths

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Tina Marie Vincent
HI License RS-69668
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816
List Sotheby's International Realty

A Kailua home sold by List Sotheby’s International Realty agent Judith Whitfield (RA)

Katie Murar of Pacific Business News recently reported on the success of the five Hawaii affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty.

The Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty, (HASIR) have seen significant increases in overall sales for the brand, leading to more than $1.1 Billion in sales across the state in 2016. The HASIR companies are made up of five affiliates including MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty on the Big Island, Island Sotheby’s International Realty based in Maui, List Sotheby’s International Realty and Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty, both on Oahu, as well as Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty on Kauai. Statewide, the HASIR companies have a combined 252 sales agents and 12 offices across the Hawaiian market.

The $1.1 Billion in sales volume includes the significant sale of the Kiholo Bay legacy estate known locally as Luahinewai that sold for $15.7 million by MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty; the sale of Historic Valley House Estate in Kealia, Kauai for $13 Million by Oceanfront Sotheby’s International Realty; $8 Million sale in Keawakapu, Maui by Island Sotheby’s International Realty; and the $17.3 Million sale in Kailua, Oahu by List Sotheby’s International Realty.

Statewide Networking

The Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty organizes an annual Hawaii Networking Event, which offers Hawaii Sotheby’s International Realty agents statewide an opportunity to make connections and finesse their professional skills. This year’s event, hosted at the Wailea Beach Resort on Maui, and attended by more than 100 agents offered educational activities ranging from presentations by Thomas Wright, president at Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, to social events to increase relationships statewide.

“From an operational standpoint, the goal of the Hawaii Networking Event for agents across the islands is to share best professional practices, understanding comparable markets on the other islands along with building referral connections. In the first couple of months after the event Maui has realized 3 referrals from Oahu to the Big Island of Hawaii. Leveraging 5 islands statewide, together our well recognized brand is much more powerful. On a larger scale, we look forward to our next global networking event later this year pulled together by Sotheby’s International Realty.” said Georgianna Tamayose, President, Island Sotheby’s International Realty.

Innovative Technology

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand was at the forefront of interactive technology in 2016 with the introduction of 3D Tours with Virtual Reality capability on sothebysrealty.com. Additionally, the site saw the most traffic in its history with nearly 22 million visits, a 54% increase year-over-year.

The brand also launched the first luxury real estate app for Apple TV, featuring professionally curated high-resolution photography and high-definition video giving consumers the opportunity to explore homes on a screen larger than ever before.

Influential Partnerships Drive Brand Awareness

An alliance with Juwai.com was launched in 2016 that gives the Sotheby’s International Realty network an edge to generate Chinese homebuyer interest on one of the world’s most prominent real estate websites with over two million monthly visitors. As a truly international brand, Sotheby’s International Realty has the most global representation on Juwai.com, displaying luxury listings from 66 countries and territories.

In addition, Pacific Business News (PBN) has an exclusive marketing agreement with the Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty to feature their properties on the “Home of the Day,” a highly visible and unique digital and print engagement program geared toward high net worth individuals.

HASIR: Sharing Their Success with Philanthropic Giving

2016 marked a significant year for HASIR in sales volume across the state as well as the opportunity to share their success by contributing to the positive future of the Hawaiian Islands through impactful philanthropy. In March of 2016, the HASIR Charitable Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation awarded $10,000 to its premier grant recipient, Kupu Hawaii, whose focus is to respond to the growing needs of Hawaii’s communities by training the next generation in natural resource management, renewable energy, energy conservation and other green job skills.

Global Growth

The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand also reported growth across its global network, which now encompasses nearly 70 countries and territories worldwide. At year-end, the network totaled 880 offices and more than 20,000 sales associates.

Outside the United States, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand achieved $10 billion in sales volume in 2016 and continued to expand into key markets. The brand saw continued growth in Europe, entering the countries of Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Montenegro. The brand also expanded in the Asia-Pacific region through affiliations in Fiji and Shanghai and continued to grow in Hong Kong and greater Thailand. Finally, the brand expanded its presence in the Caribbean with the addition of affiliates in Roatan and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

In the United States, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand achieved $85 billion in sales volume in 2016 and also added seven independently owned and operated residential real estate firms as well as 45 new offices to its network across the country.  This past year witnessed continued significant growth by existing affiliate companies through talent attraction and mergers and acquisitions, most notably increasing the brand’s market presence in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, throughout southern Rhode Island and on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The brand also entered several key new markets last year, namely: Gulf Shores, Alabama; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Leader in Luxury Real Estate Sales

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand was the No. 1 real estate company represented in two of the six categories that comprise the annual REAL Trends/The Wall Street JournalTop Thousand” report. The Sotheby’s International Realty brand claimed 45 of the top 250 sales associates in the Individual Sales Volume category, more than any other real estate company. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category. In addition, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand had the most individuals represented in the Individual Average Sales Price category, holding 17 of the top 50 spots (34%), further establishing the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand as a leader in luxury real estate sales.

Link to PBN article.

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3155 Kaohinani Drive Honolulu Hawaii 96817
4 bedrooms, 1 bath

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Greg Kerner
HI License RB-18701
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816
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American Classic Five model with 28 PV panels (paid till 2033) located on a corner lot. You will fall in love with the unique extra large pantry, master dream closet, and laundry room. Covered lanai has built in sink for easy and convenient entertaining. Kitchen has granite countertops and continues onto back splash. Family room with tray ceiling finished with crown molding also adds to the extra luxury touch. Plantation shutters add to the many valued features. Enclosed lanai is perfect for gym, craft room, etc. First open house is on 3/12 from 2-5pm. Come on buy!

95-1093 Kelakela St Mililani Hawaii 96789
4 bedrooms, 2 baths

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Yukiko S Takenaka
HI License RS-62305
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816
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07. March 2017 · Comments Off on 1200 Queen Emma St #811, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii · Categories: New Listing

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1200 Queen Emma St #811 Honolulu Hawaii 96813
Neighborhood: Downtown
2 bedrooms, 2 baths

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Caron A Ling
HI License RB-20556
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816
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2213 Saratoga Rd #1015 Honolulu Hawaii 96815
Neighborhood: Waikiki
1 bedroom, 2 baths

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Hatsumi Campbell
HI License RS – 71511
List Sotheby’s International Realty

4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100
Honolulu Hawaii United States 96816