Community, Unity, Diversity: Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger

April 30, 2018||Agents: In the Community

The Fair Housing Act passed in 1968 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status and national origin. We, along with the National Association of Realtors® and its 1.3 million members across the country, are setting aside time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and to add our voices to the call for greater inclusion and diversity in our nation’s...

April 23, 2018||Mortgages/Economy/Market

Trend Watch: What's Ahead for the Hawaii Island Real Estate Market in 2018? 

For buyers new to the Hawaii Island market, to understand the Big Island’s spectrum of home prices it is essential to note that the cumulative median price for 2017 for the districts of Puna and Ka’u was $235,000. This is a dramatic contrast to the $711,000 median price for the other seven districts—South Hilo to South Kona—and helps explains why Puna and Ka’u are seeing such rapid growth. Read More 

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June 28, 2016||Company News

In Memoriam: Putman D. "Putty" Clark 

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. Read More 


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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