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Hawaii Life Acknowledged At Top 100 Realtors Event

Hawaii Business Magazine issued its annual list of The Top 100 Realtors in Hawaii for 2012, which they announced at their annual event at the The Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki. The list tracks the top sales associates in Hawaii, by sales volume (and exempts vacant land sales; new project sales; or co-listings).

We’re thrilled to have several brokers from Hawaii Life acknowledged again this year on The Top 100 Realtors list and in other lists that Hawaii Business magazine compiles. Since there are three different Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in Hawaii, keeping a statewide tally of sales is easier said than done.

Neal Norman was acknowledged as Kauai’s top-selling Realtor and the #4 top salesperson in Hawaii. Neal also made their list for the #3 top-selling agent for vacant land sales. (I’m sure Neal would have loved to attend the event at the Royal Hawaiian, but he was busy pulling into perfect barrels in the Mentawais at the time.)

Neal’s no stranger to the Top 100 Realtors list. In 2012, he was also acknowledged as Kauai’s top selling salesperson (for 2011) and was #6 in all of Hawaii (according to Hawaii Business magazine). According to Hawaii Information Services, Neal has sold more real estate on Kauai (over $400m) than any other broker or agent in the 10 years.

We’re also thrilled to acknowledge Dano Sayles from Maui, who was Hawaii Life’s top-selling salesperson on the island of Maui (and also no stranger to the Top 100). Dano made the list despite sharing the credit for his team’s sales with his son Anthony Sayles and team member Lucas Woodford. Together, the Sayles Team combined for an impressive year of over $50m in sales in 2012.

We’re also pleased that our Broker-In-Charge of Wailea, Maui, Jeff Simon, was included in the Top 100, with total sales of over $22m in 2012.

And, no mention of statewide acknowledgement for top salespeople would be complete without including Beth Thoma-Robinson and Pamela Deery, our top-selling brokers on the Big Island of Hawaii who have covered more territory and completed more transactions than most of our top-selling agents combined (and with style, mind you).

The rules of the Top 100 Realtors list exclude “co-listings”, which, unfortunately, hardly rewards teamwork. So, technically, Beth made the list, and Pam didn’t… but the truth is that Pam and Beth combined for over $31m in sales and more than 50 transactions in 2012. Statistics that would put them high on any list, statewide or otherwise, but that will go largely unnoticed outside of this post.

We have a few brokers who deserve honorable mentions since they were excluded due to technicalities: Roni Marley (B) from Kauai who, despite more than $22m in sales in 2012, was also conflicted-out due to the “co-listing” exclusion and Ben Welborn (B) also on Kauai who was acknowledged as one of the top vacant land salespeople in Hawaii.

By the same methodology that created the list, Hawaii Business Magazine also acknowledged Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers as the #4 real estate company in Hawaii for both sales volume and number of transactions. It’ll be interesting to see what 2013 brings, but something tells me we’ll have a few more brokers on the Top 100 list, (and we might even gain a little ground on whoever was #3 in Hawaii).

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