Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: Taking Class with Active Rain Guru Sharon Simms and Tami Simms-Powel

Taking Class with Active Rain Guru Sharon Simms and Tami Simms-Powel

Sharon, Tami & Hawaii RandyI attended the Certified Luxury Home Designation Class in Waikiki the last two days.  The class is being taught by the mother / daughter team of Active Rain guru Sharon Simms and daughter Tami Simms-Powel. The class was a great investment of time for those of us in the business that look to differentiate themselves from the pack; when focusing on the luxury homes market.  The class is made up of about 28 top agents from Hawaii.

A good part if day one has been spent studying demographics and market trends and tactics for the luxury homes market.  I found it quite enlightening when we spent time trying to identify characteristics of millionaires, their lifestyle traits and their buying habits.

Day two focused on marketing tactics and strategies when working with high end luxury homes.

Our lunch discussions were quite stimulating.  We had a great group attending the class.  Everyone was quite open and willing to share with the others.

CLHMS Class - HonoluluI would list some of the wonderful things I learned in the class, but will not steal Sharon and Tami's thunder.  I will just say, I had a great time, learned a lot and made some new friends from the neighbor islands.

If you either sell luxury homes or are planning to move your business in that direction, I recommend you attend one of the classes taught by Sharon and Tami.

Next week I will be attending the CRS Sell-a-bration.  It will also be at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  Monday evening Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman and I we will be hosting the Active Rain gathering.  If you will be in town and wish to attend please RSVP to either Sally or I.

 

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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 22 commentsRandy Prothero • January 25 2008 07:33PM

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I'm glad you got to attend the class.  Few more days and I'll meet them too....amongst all the others.
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago

Sally - Mondays gathering should be a blast.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Randy looks like ActiveRain members have far reaching arms in sharing their expertise, even across the great Pacific. 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago
George - Active Rainers are everywhere.  Come on over to Hawaii the weather is nice.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Come on over George!  Yeah..once me and Randy get ahold of you....muahhahhaaaa. :)
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago
What a great class.  I love luxury homes.  It's all I market for, luxury home buyers.  Shucks.  Why not??
Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Sally - You are too much

Lenn - I am just starting to move more into that arena, so her class was timely for me.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

What fun, and we hope the class was helpful. We've got the Luxury Institute thing, and donno about that. Would really liked to have been there... mostly to meet you and sharon and sally. Was this a CRS class?

best 

Posted by Gary Bolen, CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information (McCall Realty) over 10 years ago
Sounds like a great time was had by all... Sorry we missed it.  We could use a little Hawaiian sunshine right about now. :)
Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 10 years ago
Randy~ sounds like a class to attend. All the knowledge to be shared and learn sound like fun. Won't make this trip but maybe next time.
Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Gary - It was a 2-day CRS class, but I already have the CRS designation.  I took it strictly for the luxury homes training and designation.

Jesse & Kathy - We not only have the sunshine, but the water is warm also.

Frank - One of the parts I enjoy about these types of classes is the networking with other agents.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Randy - it was great to have you in class. Tami and I really enjoyed the group - the Aloha spirit was evident from the start.  We're looking forward to the Monday night AR gathering you and Sally are hosting.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) over 10 years ago
Thanks, Randy.  Rub it in. haha
Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 10 years ago
Kathy & Jesse - We are only an airplane flight away.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
I met Sharon so I know her...she is a very knowledgeable person in RE and an all around nice person. I do get jealous that she gets to travel more than I:)
Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Neal - She is very knowledgeable.  I am looking forward to Monday when we all get together for the gathering.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Well I'm glad to know that they really ARE working in Hawaii and not on some boondoggle that Rob (Sharon's' son) and I have suspected while here in St. Petersburg handling the teams clients. I hope they remember to bring us back some macadamia nuts and kona coffee ;)

 

Posted by Amy Grashel, SEO, The Simms Team @ RE/MAX Metro over 10 years ago
Amy - I will pass the word to them.  :)
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
That would be an interesting class to attend, I would lik to find out that information myself.
Posted by Joey Remondino, Broker, GRI, E-Pro (RE/MAX Preferred Properties) over 10 years ago
Joey - I tend to take a few classes a year.  I am always looking to improve my business and I enjoy the networking with other top agents.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Selling luxury homes seems like a great  market niche. I don't imagine we have to do any more work with a $10 million dollar home than a $500,000 one. And sometimes dealing with a wealthier client can be an even more enjoyable experience, not to mention the financial reward. Here on Kauai we've got several agencies that excel at the high end luxury homes. When i see some of those agent double end 12 million dollar listings it think, hmmm, maybe I ought to start farming that niche.
Posted by Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai) over 10 years ago
Ronnie - It is a lot harder to earn your way into that niche' than in condos and median priced homes.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

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