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"?
What that agent doesn't seem to grasp is that:
- I really enjoy giving back to the community
- A fair percentage of my business comes from friends and neighbors who I know through these activities.
- 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:
Aloha from Sunny Hawaii,
Randy L. Prothero (R), CRS, GRI
- Mililani Town Association: http://www.mililanitown.org/
- Mililani Drug Free: http://www.Mililanidrugfree.org/
- Mililani Chess Club: http://www.mililanichess.org/
- Real Estate Sales: http://www.hawaiirandy.com/
Mililani Blog Posts:
- Welcome to Mililani - Part 1 the Shopping Centers
- Welcome to Mililani - Part 2 the Planned Community
- Welcome to Mililani - Part 3 the Surrounding Communities
- Mililani is Pet Friendly
- Mililani, Hawaii Directory of Schools
- 12 Great Reasons to Buy a Home in Mililani, Hawaii
- Mililani - Q1 2007 Real Estate Sales Activity of Existing Homes
- Real Estate Sales In Mililani Seems to be Picking Up
- Real Estate Sales Activity in Mililani
- Mililani Townhouse Sales are on Fire!
- Mililani, Hawaii - A changing market, many opportunities
- Mililani Chess Kids are Still Flashing Their Stuff
- Mililani Middle School Brings Home State Chess Title
- Mililani High School Cheerleaders Take Their First State Title
- A Sunny Day of Chess and Real Estate in Hawaii
- Mililani HS Wins OIA Softball Title
- Are You Involved in Your Community? If Not, Get to It.