In Memoriam: Putman D. “Putty” Clark

June 28, 2016||Corporate: Company News


It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Putman D. Clark, founder of Clark Realty Corporation, Hawaii Island’s largest residential real estate brokerage, passed away late yesterday at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. Putty was born in Hawaii on June 8, 1947.

January 2, 2016||Agents: Awards and Designations


Rochelle Augustin Beck elected 2016 President of Hawaii Island REALTORS® 

We are very pleased to announce that one of our Hilo Lagoon Centre agents, Rochelle Augustin Beck, has been elected 2016 President of Hawaii Island REALTORS®. Rochelle served as Vice President of this organization in 2014, the same year she was designated Director of Hawaii Association of REALTORS®. In addition to these achievements, Rochelle is actively involved in improving her community through the Advisory Council of Kamehameha Schools and the Waiakea Settlement YMCA HUI non-profit organization. Read More 

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October 2, 2015||Agents: Awards and Designations


The Gold Standard of Residential Sales: Achieving the CRS Designation 

Every industry has a gold standard, a measurement of performance, skill, and education that sets those who attain it above the crowd. In real estate, that gold standard is the CRS, or Certified Residential Specialist, designation. CRS is the highest credential awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® to residential real estate agents, brokers, and managers. It signifies that a real estate agent or broker has attained a certain level of experience, has undergone extensive training in residential sales, and is part of an exclusive referral network. In fact, of the nearly one million REALTORS® in the United States, only 3 percent have earned their CRS certification. In order to receive the CRS designation, real estate agents and brokers must meet certain professional and educations requirements. This includes having a minimum of 25 transactions or $8 million in transactions, with a minimum of 10 transactions in two... Read More 

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June 23, 2015||Agents: Awards and Designations


Arabel Camblor Awarded Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) Designation 

Arabel Camblor, managing broker for Clark Realty's Hilo Lagoon office and 2015 President of Hawaii Association of REALTORS®, has been awarded the coveted CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) designation conferred by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers. The Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers, an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, is a professional organization for brokerage management leaders. The Council is dedicated to providing quality professional development programs, products and services that enhance the management skills, leadership, productivity and profitability of its more than 7,000 members. The CRB designation is recognized throughout the industry as the highest level of professional achievement--a symbol of excellence in brokerage management. The most successful brokerages are owned or managed by professionals holding the coveted CRB designation. The... Read More 

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February 16, 2015||Legislative Updates: State of Hawaii


Seller Financing in Hawaii: Legal or Illegal? 

"Owner financing is a useful tool in the credit market, as it expands the pool of potential buyers for owners and gives buyers an opportunity to make a purchase that would otherwise be out of reach, especially if they could not qualify for a traditional mortgage loan." - Hawaii Association of REALTORS® Although seller financing (owner financing) has traditionally been a means by which real property transactions in Hawaii have been conducted, Clark Realty Corporation is currently advising our sellers to seek legal counsel before pursuing the sale of a property through a seller financing agreement. Here's why, as explained by the Hawaii Association of REALTORS®: During Hawaii's 2014 State Legislative Session, the Legislature amended Hawaii's Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (the SAFE Act), which established the system for mortgage loan origination in Hawaii. That action, Act 198, removed exemptions... Read More 

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