Tips and Tricks for New Apple Watch Users written by Elite’s own Greg Burns

GBurns_TAM2The lure of new tech is strong, especially with the advent of the Apple Watch where it’s so much easier to stay connected with everything that you have going on. However, for real estate agents who rely on building close personal relationships with current and potential clients, these constant connections and notifications can get in the way of good old fashioned networking. Our agent, Greg Burns, shares his own experiences and tips for any new Apple Watch user and how best to keep your connections to yourself.

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Green Market and Café in Honokaa Sales Event

Written by Jessica Hall of the Duryea Group.

Elite Pacific Properties and Ten-X are proud to announce a one-time sales event featuring the Green Market and Café in Honokaa, Hawaii on the Big Island. On Monday March 7th a sales auction will commence and run for 48 hours on an exclusive online auction. This unique opportunity to purchase the innovatively designed Green Market and Café building comes after a meeting of the minds between two cutting edge real estate firms, Elite Pacific Properties, LLC and Ten-X.

The elegant and sustainable Green Market and Café in Honokaa, Hawaii [Read more…]

Elite’s Greg Burns and REALTORS® Donate $7430.32 to the Maui Food Bank

This holiday season, Elite’s own Greg Burns (middle below) matched RAM donations for the Maui Food Bank up to $3000. RAM’s REALTOR® members contributed a grand total of $7430.32, which can provide over 29,000 meals for the hungry in our community. A big MAHALO to Greg Burns and everyone who helped to make RAM’s drive for the Maui Food Bank a merry success!

Greg Burns - Maui Food Bank

Elite Announces Riette Jenkins as New Maui Partner

RietteJenkins-websiteWe are excited to welcome Riette Jenkins to the Elite Pacific Properties Ohana as our new Maui Partner. Riette’s strong sense of leadership, extensive experience, and outstanding reputation make us proud to have her as a Partner specializing in the Wailea and Makena areas of Maui. Riette has been a Broker-Realtor on Maui since 1988 and has consistently ranked among Hawaii’s top agents in multi-million dollar sales. She also has served as the President of the Realtors Association of Maui from 2013 – 2014. We are looking forward to her contributions to the Elite Pacific team.

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PBN: Elite Co-Stars in Brookfield Development Project

Holua KaiWe are excited to be apart of the new Brookfield Residential Hawaii development project taking place in Kailua-Kona. Construction begins next month on the 40-home development on the Big Island with home prices ranging from $800,000 to $1.7 million. This includes the gated subdivision, called Holua Kai at Keauhou. Elite Pacific Properties is the co-listor on the project and will open an onsite Big Island office very soon!

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Elite Broker Joel Cavasso is Highlighted in Honolulu Magazine’s Open House Pick of the Week

One of Elite’s top performing broker’s, Joel Cavasso, has recently been highlighted in Honolulu Magazine’s Open House Pick of the Week. His listing at 103 Kaiolena in Kailua is not only spacious and gorgeously furnished, but also has a history of previous celebrity home owners under it’s belt. With numerous amenities and a great location right across the street from Lanikai Beach, this note-worthy home deserves lots of attention.

For more details and mouth-watering photos, check out the article from Honolulu Magazine here.

103 Kaiolena

Elite Pacific Properties Expands Its Property Management Division

Charlotte SherwoodElite Pacific Properties, Hawaii’s largest luxury brokerage and vacation rental firm with offices on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island, has announced the addition of Charlotte Sherwood as Director of Property Management. She has more than 20 years of expertise in the field and will be responsible for growing and managing all non-vacation rental property management business statewide. This includes single family and condominium rentals, estate management, multi-family buildings, and commercial property management.

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Donna Rice: Kauai Board of Realtors Vice President Joins Elite Pacific Properties

Donna RiceAnother stellar agent joins Elite! We are so happy to welcome Donna Rice to our Kauai team. With 17 years of experience in real estate, Donna is the former Broker in Charge for Century 21 where she ran multiple Century 21 offices and earned 17 awards for production and 16 awards for quality. Her Princeville Century 21 office was often the highest producing Century 21 office in Hawaii under her tenure.

“A move to Elite Pacific Properties made perfect sense to me,” she said. “I love what they do for their agents: the marketing; the legal transaction reviewers; the executive group; the seamlessly smooth transactions for clients; and, of course, the forward thinking mindset. Elite Pacific Properties is recognized as one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing companies in Hawaii. To me, that is exciting. I want to be a part of that growth and help take it to the next level. Elite provides not only an impressive support team, but also a refreshing and progressive way of doing business.”

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Hawaii’s Fastest 50: #8 Elite Pacific Properties

From Pacific Business News: Statewide luxury real estate brokerage and property management company continues to grow.

Elite Pacific Properties, Hawaii’s statewide luxury real estate brokerage and property management company, has broken new records and is ranked #8 in Pacific Business News’ Fastest 50 for 2015. If you need the facts, here it is: from 2012 to 2014, Elite’s revenues grew more than 280%!

Our managing partner, Paul Mayer, gives some insight into this success.

The biggest contributing factor to my company’s growth: “By providing our real estate agents with the best combination of brand, leads, technology, support, and financial package, we have attracted many experienced, successful agents from across the state to join us. Then, Elite’s unique business model provides a full team of company experts and the most extensive use of technology to support each of our agents, so the agents can focus on delivering exceptional results and providing concierge-level service to clients, which results in agents achieving greater sales volume, resulting in further growth.”

The biggest opportunity for growth over the next year: “The coming year will see continued rapid growth for Elite in terms of brokerage agents joining the company statewide, as well as our vacation rental division and our property management division. The greatest opportunity for growth, however, is in our projects division, where we expect to be named the project broker for several condominium, finished lot, and single-family home projects across the state.”