Hawaii Life Picked Up for Two More Seasons – Opens Hilo Office

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers recently expanded their Big Island operations with the opening of their new Hilo office.

Hawaii Life Real Estate Companies Hilo Location

Hawaii Life Real Estate Companies Hilo Location

Nearly 200 people attended the grand opening ceremony held March 28 at the firm’s new East Hawaii location at 500 Kalanianaole Ave. in Keaukaha. The newly renovated office encompasses 3,078 square feet.

According to Hawaii Life President and Principal Broker Matt Beall, “Hawaii Life is really honored to be so well-received in Hilo. We’re committed to serving all of Hawaii, and East Hawaii is such an important part of that commitment. It’s really a special community.”

The Hilo location marks the third office on Hawaii Island for the fast-growing real estate firm, which also has offices in Kailua-Kona and Puako. Of the firm’s 65 agents island-wide, 17 will work out of the new Hilo office.

In February the firm announced the expansion of its headquarters in Princeville, Kauai and last week announced plans to open a second office in Wailea, Maui.

With 187 agents statewide and 10 offices statewide, Hawaii Life has grown steadily since it was founded in 2008. In 2012 it was ranked the third-fastest growing company in the state according to Pacific Business News’ Fastest 50 list.

Hawaii Life is featured on the cable network HGTV with a show by the same name. The show, which follows different brokers as they help clients find their perfect home in Hawaii, was recently picked up for two more seasons.

For more information on Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers or its new Hilo office, contact Katie Minkus, Statewide Director of Sales, 1-800-667-5028, or email katieminkus@hawaiilife.com.

Big Island Realtor Begins Shooting 8 Episodes of HGTV’s “Live Here, Buy This”

Another 2013 Hawaii real estate star ascends with agent Molly Harris of MacArthur & Company/Sotheby’s International Realty going before cameras beginning today, January 19, shooting HGTV viewers on an 8 episode fantasy island tour of hot-listed properties matching the wish lists of “Live Here, Buy This” guests.

Molly Harris shows HGTV Live Here Buy This Hawaii heaven in January

Molly Harris shows HGTV Live Here Buy This Hawaii heaven in January

After a 2010 stint on HGTV’s House Hunters International while living in Costa Rica, Harris was asked to showcase the best of the Big Island’s tropical properties for HGTV’s latest hit. “I’m excited to show what the Big Island of Hawaii has to offer. Above romantic beachfront properties, the real value of the alluring investments we represent has kept our clients happy and our company locally and internationally competitive for decades.”

Harris returned home to Hawaii a year ago with a huge appreciation for the Big Island and the people who live there. “After running my own luxury real estate business in Costa Rica for years with the competition (Christie’s), the only company I could possibly have joined next was MacArthur & Company/Sotheby’s International Realty. While “Live Here, Buy This” will be great for all the real estate agencies in Hawaii, I’m glad to have the support of our global realty team, as well as working with strong, smart women like Dodie (MacArthur, CEO.) I’m also a HGTV junkie with a four-year old, so I can totally relate to the viewers needing to indulge fantasy options.” After screening hundreds of properties, Harris can’t wait to show how far dollars will stretch here on the Big Island over Hawaiian properties elsewhere.

When choosing the hosting real estate agent and agency for this initial run of their new season’s eight episodes, “Live Here, Buy This,” Rebecca Tyo of JV Productions, shared she sought out MacArthur and Company/Sotheby’s International Realty because the brand is famed for beautiful listings and top professional agents – components trusted to show and sell properties which Hawaii home seekers and viewers alike crave.

Rebecca_Keliihoomalu , Senior VP, R(B), recently showcased a single room of Shangri-La for HGTV’s show, “Million Dollar Rooms,” highlighting again the company’s commitment in partnering for success. Three out of the top ten top producers on Hawaii (H.I.S, 2012) are agents of MacArthur and Company/Sotheby’s International Realty – a testament to the company’s steadfast striving for dreams to come true for both clients and associates.

“Live Here, Buy This” ranks often among HGTV’s number one shows in the 18-49 year old bracket — a great match for the brand reputation of Sotheby’s International Realty’s wider reach. With Molly’s ease sharing real estate in front of global cameras, lining up with a great fantasy-fulfilling concept, a longstanding brokerage with an abundance of listings of all types, plus guests primed to explore options “… we’re eager to show anyone can afford to live in paradise!” enthused Tyo.

Harris said she’s as comfortable in her thigh-high snake boots shopping raw land and real estate in the jungle as she is slipping into heels for their firm’s most upscale clients and HGTV viewers so stay tuned to see where the show steps out with Molly for Hawaiian dreams fulfilled on “Live Here, Buy This.”

Click on links for more information on “Live Here, Buy This,” Molly Harris, Dodie MacArthur and MacArthur & Company/Sotheby’s International Realty. Follow us on: Facebook and Pinterest and stay tuned for air dates this coming summer, 2013.

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