It's Christmas Eve's Day and everything is quiet at my brokerages

Real Estate Broker/Owner with (831) 626-4000 CA #01772851 HI #RB-21268

This has been an extremely busy year right up to December 14 when I climbed on my plane for Hawaii (vacation and business combined since I am a broker in both California and Hawaii). Even two days before I left, I listed another property, and got the photos done.  My plan was to get it on the MLS right after I arrived in Honolulu--which I did--but in the meantime, a buyer saw my yard sign and it looks like they are the buyers.

Between then and now, Christmas Eve's Day, I've been doing what all real estate professionals do at this time of year, pay all the annual dues. Yes, being in real estate is expensive especially if you have brokerages in two states like I do. But I have no complaints, if you treat your clients right, you will get lots of welcome referrals. At least that's where most of my business comes from.

"So you are in Hawaii and not at the beach?"

Apart from a cold spell throughout the Hawaiian Islands for the last week, there just has not been time. Winding down 2017 took some of that time, while shopping for family during the Christmas rush including for two young grandsons took some time. Shopping online at the 11th hour--well, that's another story. Bought an incredibly wonderful gift for my daughter which was supposed to come Friday, December 22nd. You guessed it, they said we weren't in so they took it back into some "black hole" over Christmas and it won't be accessible until Tuesday, December 26. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. But that's another story and I won't be negative here. It is what it is. I should not have been swayed by that heavy discount Macy's offered at the last minute.

The other thing that has occupied my time is finding a way to get into the New Year 2018.  This year I do want to celebrate with a big blow-out fun evening rather than falling asleep at 9 PM after the "apple" drops down at far off New York City.

What's the plan?

Ah, it's going to be a dozy but I won't write about it until it happens!! And it's going to be with another member of Activerain here in Honolulu so I have a witness. Yep, Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents and I are going to meet up with another friend and we are going to see what this town is made of on New Year's!!

So check in back here. Lots of photos are promised!!!

Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau'oli Makahiki Hou -

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Posted by

Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Broker/Owner/REALTOR 


Let me be your independent real estate broker for oceanfront and oceanview property in California and Hawaii.  If you are a seller/owner, I will travel to your property to help get it ready for sale, then list and market it. If you are a buyer and we have a Buyers Representation Agreement in place, I will preview property on your behalf anywhere in California and Hawaii.  Please call me to discuss how I can help you.

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Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

Tel. 808-226-1095 or 831-626-4000 

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HAWAII OFFICE: 1128 Ala Napunani Street, #1809, Honolulu, HI 96818

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Comments (4)

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Like I mentioned earlier, Hella, as long as we don’t end up in jail or in a brawl, I am pretty much open for whatever.

Dec 24, 2017 11:22 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

Did I mention that my daughter is a lawyer??? Ha...ha...

Dec 24, 2017 11:29 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

 Hella Mitschke Rothwell and Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  in jail?? between the two of you, you must have enough "juice" to keep you out of jail...

Dec 24, 2017 11:35 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

I doubt it will come to that, Barbara Todaro ! But maybe we should line up Gloria Allred as a backup? Might as well go national, p.r. is p.r.

Dec 24, 2017 11:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Enjoy yourself in Hawaii and I am sure you will have a great time with Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents !  Good to have your daughter as a lawyer, and Gloria Allred is something about a brand!  A

Dec 24, 2017 12:51 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - One must plan ahead for all eventualities! Ho...ho...ho...

Dec 24, 2017 01:17 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I spent last week paying my chapter dues and next week will pay property taxes. It is a tradition. Have a very Merry Christmas, Hella.

Dec 24, 2017 05:33 PM