Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: Waikiki is the Place to Be

Waikiki is the Place to Be


I was driving out to my open house yesterday and it hit me.  The sun was up, the birds were singing and the surf was perfect.  But something was wrong with this picture.

As I stopped along the way to set up road side signs a car went by.  It had surf boards strapped to the top and a group of folks heading for the beach.

I used to do that before I had a life.  Hmmm... maybe that was when I had a life.  

I bet those part time agents are at the beach, probably hanging out at my favorite spot too.  I know most of the escrow and loan officers are there or on the golf course.  It doesn't seem fair.

So I have decided.  I am heading for Waikiki on Friday morning with my family and not returning until Sunday night.  I may check my e-mail, I may write a blog just to let everyone in snow country know how warm the water is or I may not.  The beauty of living in paradise is I can drive 30 minutes and be on vacation.

Aloha to all of you fellow 7 day a week agents who never stop to enjoy paradise.  Take a few days with your family and enjoy the holiday weekend.




Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsRandy Prothero • November 20 2006 06:36PM


Thanks Randy,

                          Go ahead and rub it in. It's been about 12 yrs since we've been out there. If it wasn't for such a long flight we would go out more often. I'm jealous it didn't get above 45 degrees today.

Oh well,

Thanks Jay 

Posted by Jay McGillicuddy, Real Estate Broker (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) over 12 years ago

Point taken! I darn near forgot that Thanksgiving is this Thursday! We get so invloved with what we're doing, we forget to take the time to smell the roses. Happy Holidays!

Posted by Michael S. Mackey, REALTOR ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS (CENTURY 21 All Islands) over 12 years ago

Aloha Randy!

Thanks for the memories.....I was out there twice, but it's been a number of years. 

Your point is well-taken - take time to enjoy the life we've got while we've got it!

Enjoy the nice long Hawaiian Thanksgiving weekend!

Ann Cummings


Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 12 years ago

Great reminder, Randy. We aren't doing our clients any justice if our own batteries are charged up regularly!


Posted by Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker (Fathom Realty West Sound) over 12 years ago

We not only need to recharge our batteries, but wee also need to spend quality time with our families.  After all they are the reason we work so hard.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
I have a tee time in 40 minutes with my loan officer.  Have a great Thanksgiving brah!
Posted by 1SG (Ret.) David Kucic, President and Owner (Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.) over 12 years ago
Hahahaha hey watch it!  I'm so not a part time realtor but was sure at the beach enjoying the sun on Sunday!  LOL!  I'm about to go in a few minutes as well. 
Posted by Michael DeMello, CRS, ABR, CDPE, e-Certified (Prudential Locations LLC) over 12 years ago
Oh yeah.  Have fun!!!!!!
Posted by Michael DeMello, CRS, ABR, CDPE, e-Certified (Prudential Locations LLC) over 12 years ago

I will be at the beach all weekend and may even play a little chess with the beach tables.

Bikinis, sun and surf.  What a tough way to spend the winter.

Aloha to all in snow country, stay warm.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

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