I hope that you are busy with Real Estate. From my seat, I definitely see an improvement in our market place since last year, and that trend is likely to continue despite the doom and gloom you may have heard in the media. 2010 was the return of the investor and thank goodness for that! The next few years, we will be seeing a lot more investors entering Hawaii's market place for many reasons (currency exchange ratios, globalization, and the impression that the "US is for sale on discount").
At the Broker's Forum I attended May 20, 2011, foreign buyers were the main topic and it was very interesting. The information from the Forum on the upcoming APEC event which will be held November 7th through the 13th in Waikiki was most intriguing as Oahu will be the host for 21 dignitaries (including President Obama) along with their families and entourages plus 2,000 media folks from every corner of the globe, in total 20,000 visitors are expected and over $120 Million Dollars are estimated to be spent here on Oahu from this one week event, alone. Yes, we will all have to be tolerant to the traffic and congestion for those few weeks before, during and after as security will be at maximum strength in order to protect the world leaders, BUT the good news is that Hawaii will be on spot light across the world. This will surely have a positive result in our tourism industry and over-all local market fueling us into 2012 not to mention attracting more investors from all over the world.
The future looks bright if your eyes are open to see the opportunities! Remember, attitude is most of it and connecting with people is the other part. If you have not been busy with Real Estate the past five months, then let's get together to make a plan to get you back on track to make 2011 a Fantastic Year for you!
PS - EXIT Corporate office just released that over $225 MILLION has been paid out in Residuals. I can confirm that our office has paid out over $50,000 in total so far. If you haven't received a RESIDUAL yet then now is the time to start. The EXIT Residual concept rewards ethical, career agents with bonus pay outs from EXIT REALTY CORP INTERNATIONAL over and beyond commission which continues into retirement and beyond as a death benefit. The day will come when Hawaii EXIT Associates will have received over $1 Million in Residuals.... the question is, how big of a slice will you get? Relationships with fellow agents earn you extra income with EXIT!