The Honolulu Board of Realtors released their latest monthly Oahu residential real estate statistical report for February 2018. You can view the reports here:
A Letter From Patricia Choi
Happy Holidays to our Friends & Clients!
Thank you to all of our friends, clients and colleagues for more than thirty years of success. You have helped to make me the No. 1 Broker in Honolulu for 16 of the last 19 years! 2017 has been a strong year during which my sales exceeded $100 Million, adding to the $1 Billion of real estate I have sold throughout my career.
As I look to the future, it is with great pleasure to announce that early in 2018, Choi International will make a strategic alliance with Hawai‘i Life, a statewide, technology-driven real estate firm with unrivalled internet marketing and active social media engagement.
With our alliance, I will be a Director of Hawai‘i Life One (HL1), the luxury division of Hawai‘i Life that is comprised of some of the most successful realtors across the entire state of Hawai‘i. Neal Norman has sold more than $1 Billion in real estate and has been the top broker on Kaua‘i since 2009. He was the leading broker in the state in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Carrie Nicholson on the Big Island has also sold over $1 Billion in real estate. Mary Anne Fitch has been the top-selling broker on Maui for decades. HL1 Directors are the historical sales leaders on their respective Islands and each has chosen Hawai‘i Life. The synergy and clients of the HL1 Group are unmatched.
What does this all mean to you?
The CHOI Group with Hawai‘i Life will have access to a powerful assemblage of statewide leaders in the luxury market who serve a select network of high net worth clients who love Hawai‘i and who can buy any property they want in the state.
The CHOI Group with Hawai‘i Life enables us to serve you best in selling or buying a home. Almost 90 percent of property searches start on the internet, making Hawai‘i Life’s technology an optimal way we can bring your home to market and help you to research the best buys.
Furthermore, I will be renewing my affiliations with Christie’s International Real Estate, which provides access to international luxury clients, and Luxury Portfolio International, which provides extensive exposure in Asia. Both affiliations serve the same top-tier luxury markets that we have catered to for the last three decades on O‘ahu.
I look forward to continuing our superior level of service and expertise built over the last three decades, combined with new energy and modern technology tools. We look forward to bringing you The CHOI Group with Hawai‘i Life – a supercharged approach to Hawai‘i real estate – for many years to come!
Patricia Choi, R, CCIM, CIPS (RB-11824)
The CHOI Group with Hawai’i Life
On November 7th, Choi International’s Vice President of Japan Sales, Sanjay Arora (RS-77780), led a property tour for 60 Japanese tax accountants and attorneys and showed various luxury condominiums and homes for sale in the Kakaako and Kahala neighborhoods. Following the tour, Choi International hosted a luncheon program about buying real estate in Hawaii.
Our property tour and luncheon was part of the 54th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute and its new Japan/US Alliance Program, which featured highly specialized and Japanese speaking only programs for wealth transfer professionals from Japan. The weeklong tax seminar was held on November 5-9, 2017 at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort and attracted approximately 500 total attendees from Japan, Hawaii and the Mainland. For more event information, please visit www.hitaxinstitute.org.
Hawaii Tax Institute’s annual week-long event attracts over 600 attendees from Hawaii, the Mainland and Japan, and this year includes a special program designed for about 75 Japanese accountants and attorneys.
Choi International is participating in a day-long event on November 7th, where we will be providing these Japanese professionals with information on Honolulu properties and how to purchase property here.
The 54th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute will be held on November 5-9, 2017 at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort. This program is designed for attorneys, accountants, financial planners, bank and trust administrators, insurance agents, non-profit administrators, enrolled agents and others who would benefit from high quality continuing education and others interested in keeping abreast of the latest developments in tax and wealth transfer matters. The Japan/US Alliance Program, a new addition to this year’s conference, features highly specialized and Japanese speaking only programs for wealth transfer professionals from Japan. For more event information, please visit www.hitaxinstitute.org.
Choi International agents participated in Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s “Walk Like MADD” Hawaii event on Saturday, September 23rd held at Ala Moana Shopping Center. Jeanie Schmaltz (RB-22053), Amy Conley (RB-20176) and Jasmine Medeiros (RS-71202) completed the 5K walk that included three laps around the large outdoor mall. Choi International was a Milestone Sponsor of this fundraising event, which exceeded their goal and raised a total of over $71,000. Participants received goodie bags and were eligible to win various prizes in drawings held after the walk.
Walk Like MADD is the only large-scale, community-based activity that provides those personally impacted by drunk driving, and their network of supporters and friends, the opportunity to take steps to stop drunk driving in their community and nationwide. For more information about Mothers Against Drunk Driving, please visit www.madd.org/hawaii.