A Sunny Day of Chess and Real Estate in Hawaii

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Managing Real Estate Broker with eXp Realty RB-19250

I am writing this post from the Gazebo at The Town Center of Mililani, while running a rated chess tournament today.  I am wearing the official Hawaii uniform of shorts slippers and my Century 21 golf shirt embroidered with my information on it.

A realtor friend of mine questioned why I take an entire day off to run these events?  "Aren't you too busy to be hanging out at the mall all day"?HCF Logo

What that agent doesn't seem to grasp is that:

  1. I really enjoy giving back to the community
  2. A fair percentage of my business comes from friends and neighbors who I know through these activities.
  3. I get a lot of work done while running the tournament. (once each round starts I have an hour and a half to kill)

Today was a classic day and it is not over yet.  I have about 3 more hours until the tournament ends.

While setting up the event, a regular client of mine called about a townhouse he wants to sell to another of my clients (who he hasn't met yet).  His other friend wants to buy an apartment house I have an open listing on.  And he wants to buy a house I sold to his friend a couple of years ago.  Did you follow all of that?

About an hour later the guy who owns the apartment house walked up to me at the shopping center.  I haven't seen him in a couple of months.  Is this a sign?

In the last two hours I have given directions and information on our chess club to 4 different families. I have given my real estate card to 5 people, including two of the chess families. All while the chess rounds played on.  Since arriving I have seen a few dozen friends, neighbors and clients.  Three loan officers, two Realtors, and a few of my old chess students.  This beats sitting in the office.

I have returned my e-mails, posted responses on AR, updated my website, made a series of phone calls, sent out a couple of comparative market reports and am now writing this blog.  The weather is beautiful, it is sunny in the low 80s with a nice tradewind breeze.  Not a bad day of work.

Just think that other agent who is probably home watching TV thinks I took the day off. 

When I get home I am installing my new big screen TV, just in time to watch:

Da Bears!Bears

   

  

Aloha from Sunny Hawaii,

Randy L. Prothero (R), CRS, GRI

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eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Rainer
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Anthony Clark
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Randy  Perhaps one day I'll be able to come back to this blog and get past "I am writing this post from the Gazebo at The Town Center of Mililani."  Rub it in why don't you!  Here I am in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I couldn't find my newspaper this morning for all the ice!  Ice!  Tulsa?  Ice!  And more to come in the next day or so. 

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Jan 20, 2007 12:31 PM #1
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Randy Prothero
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Anthony - The plane fair is not that expensive.  We have hotel rooms available and white sand beaches.  This is the perfect time to come on over.
Jan 20, 2007 01:35 PM #2
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George Souto
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Randy, some people just don't realize that while you are giving to the community, you are also getting in return.  This is just smart business, having fun, helping out, and making contacts at the same time.  It does not get better than that.
Jan 20, 2007 01:39 PM #3
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Randy Prothero
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George - This is exactly why I got into real estate.  What other profession could you do this and be make money.
Jan 20, 2007 01:53 PM #4
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Lysa Napolitano
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Way to Rock Randy! I have two of my "agents" on the Bikes and Blues for St. Jude comittee with me and they both got leads at our last meeting from other members who are looking to sell and buy... Our big events are in 3 months!
Jan 21, 2007 08:28 AM #5
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Lysa - I love community events.  Great way to be involved, great way to meet people.
Jan 21, 2007 01:09 PM #6
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