Turning 70, Still Going Strong.

Real Estate Agent with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers R(S)54097


Turned 70 this weekend, and my family threw me a big party. What's next they ask?


Funny people ask me if I am retiring, well no I am not. I love what I do and the lifestyle that I have been able to live. So what would you do at this point in your life?

Real estate has allowed my wife and me to travel to some amazing places. We just got back from Spain and Portugal. While I am working on marketing for the winter, I am setting myself up for a spring trip back to Europe.

So other options are enjoying life right where you live, mixing your days up with maybe golf, or hanging out doing lunch with your favorite people. I feel blessed to live in Maui and have the option to go windsurfing or surfing. 

So I am going to keep on working. When I am asked if I am retiring, I call it a working retirement, whatever works that day. So what's your plan?

Aloha Steve

Steven Nickens RS54097 GRI ABR

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

Wailea and Paia Offices

Cell: 808-280-2208


Website: nickensmaui.com

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 Wailea Realty

Steven C. Nickens RS-54097  GRI ABR

Hawaii Real Estate Brokers

3750 Wailea Alanui, Suite B-16

Wailea, Maui, Hi 96753

Offices in Wailea, Kihei, Paia, and Kapalua


Cell: 808-280-2208


28 Years Selling Maui Real Estate

Comments (22)

Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Happy Birthday Steve!  And it really is just a number!  With your attitude and zest for living the good life and enjoying friends and family.....the best is yet to come!  Enjoy it all!!


Nov 23, 2022 12:27 PM
Steven Nickens

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker Thanks Anna

Dec 04, 2022 10:54 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Aloha Steve - happy belated birthday.  I think Portugal is a magical place filled with all sorts of discoveries.  I have been there twice as well as visiting Spain.  Although I anticipated seeing Spain, it was Lisbon and Porto that caught me by surprise.  Lovely countryside and wonderful people start the long list.  Happy Traveling.  And there's no need to stop celebrating.   Enjoy!

Nov 23, 2022 12:30 PM
Steven Nickens

Aloha Michael, Porto was pretty cool. We really enjoy Tavira in the south of Portugal, very cool small town.

Dec 04, 2022 10:55 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Steven, you sure don't LOOK 70, and Happy Birthday.   Why retire if you are still having fun?

Nov 23, 2022 02:43 PM
Steven Nickens

Hi Joan, I actually enjoy what I do. We are fortunate to have a job that you can do in your latter years of life.

Dec 04, 2022 10:57 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You are doing great Steven.  I remember when I turned 70, which was almost a decade ago.  I helped paint the exterior of my home.  I might be able to still do it, but I don't want to try.  It's important to keep active.

Nov 23, 2022 03:59 PM
Steven Nickens

Myrl, I like your spirit. I am actually installing new plank flooring in my home. I still enjoy working with my hands.

Dec 04, 2022 10:59 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Steven, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Nov 23, 2022 03:59 PM
Steven Nickens

Mahalo Myrl,

Dec 04, 2022 10:59 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Happy Birthday It's just a number and I have it in my rear-view mirror

Nov 23, 2022 05:17 PM
Steven Nickens

Good advise Ed.

Dec 04, 2022 10:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Steven and wishing you a fabulous 70th birthday!!!   It's just a number! My number is a bit higher than yours and I forget how old I am. You look great and it looks like you're living each day to the fullest!!  Good for you!!

Nov 23, 2022 08:07 PM
Steven Nickens

Kathy Streib I like that I am going forget future birthdays. It is a good ride to enjoy.

Dec 04, 2022 11:01 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Welcome to the 70's club, Steven. I'm enjoying it. I'm sure you will too.

Nov 23, 2022 09:02 PM
Steven Nickens

Carol Williams Thanks I am looking forward to it.

Dec 04, 2022 11:02 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Steve Happy Birthday and wishing you many more... I am ready to slow down:)Endre

Nov 23, 2022 11:33 PM
Steven Nickens

Endre Barath, Jr. You're still looking young. I am taking it slower, and doing other things that I enjoy.

Dec 04, 2022 11:03 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Happy Birthday! To be happy doing what you're doing at any age is a great reason for gratitude!

Happy Thanksgiving as well!

Nov 24, 2022 04:50 AM
Steven Nickens

Kat Palmiotti very thankful

Dec 04, 2022 11:03 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that you are still going strong at 70 and getting to do what you want to do in life!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2022 05:35 AM
Steven Nickens

Brian England thanks Brian, love the hat.

Dec 04, 2022 11:04 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I have a client born in 1931. He is still active in rental as landlord. Just sold him 1 and he is ready to come back soon for 2 more 1031.

Nov 25, 2022 12:07 PM
Steven Nickens

Sam Shueh very cool client.

Dec 04, 2022 11:05 PM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

We have a couple of agents that are in their 70's and they have more energy than a lot of agents half their age - especially when you consider this is a walking town. 

Happy Birthday and enjoy your time. 

Nov 26, 2022 05:24 PM
Steven Nickens

Adam Feinberg I know some ladies well into there 70's that are charging windsurfing.

Dec 04, 2022 11:06 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Happy Birthday indeed Steve. I must say the sunshine is doing you wonders and I am right behind you my friend 😎

Nov 27, 2022 10:33 AM
Steven Nickens

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS Thanks Paul, a little sunshine is good for the soul.

Dec 04, 2022 11:08 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

by 70 I will not be doing real estate.  In the next "up" market.... which I anticipate in 5 to 7 years  I will more likely than not put my office on the market and just walk away from real estate. Maybe I will do something different, but it will be something that doesn't require the time real estate does.

Nov 27, 2022 01:25 PM
Steven Nickens

Tammy, actually I enjoy the hunt. I am not doing open houses, I am spending a lot of time windsurfing, surfing and traveling. I am working on selling high end properties, and find it easy to work around 20 hours a week unless I have some hot real estate to take care of.

Dec 04, 2022 11:12 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Steven Nickens OMG so sorry I am late  my friend 

happy birthday

Nov 28, 2022 12:27 PM
Steven Nickens

Hannah Williams Aloha Hannah, it was a birthday week, my daughter and her family flew in from Calif. Had a great party, thanks for Birthday Wishes.

Dec 04, 2022 11:14 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Steven Nickens  I stay young by not celebrating Birthdays and having profile pictures of three decades ago:) I see what you are doing on Instagram and all I can say is give me another glass of wine and watch you:))Endre

Dec 04, 2022 11:05 PM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Pretty funny Endre, you look pretty young. Secret is keep moving.


Dec 26, 2022 05:55 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Happy belated birthday - looks like you're having lots of fun traveling around the world.

Jan 24, 2023 12:57 PM
Steven Nickens

Hi Georgie, yep just return from Greece and Italy. Once a year take a break and check out the world. Maui is still my 1st choice to live.

Jun 08, 2023 08:54 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Congratulations on passing the Big 70, Steven. I have also passed that milestone. Life is good! 

Aug 15, 2023 10:25 PM