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Hawaii Real Estate Agents on the Rise

June 16, 2008

Last night, I went home for a Father’s Day dinner with the fam. As soon as I stepped in the door to greet the ‘rents, my dad rushed me. I thought he was coming in for a touching hug, but instead, he greeted me with the Business section of the Advertiser that read “Agents on the Rise in Hawaii’s Real Estate Market.” How rude!

You see, the day before, I had just completed 60 intense hours of real estate edumacation, by way of Abe Lee Seminars, and aced my final exam. OK, so it wasn’t really intense (Abe’s an excellent/entertaining/engaging teacher), and I didn’t really ace the exam (85%-ish), but the point is, pops was happy for and proud of me and wanted me to see the great news in the paper.

Abe Lee Seminars
Just moments before the moment of truth!

Great news, depending on how you look at it I guess. With the market cooling down like is has been, one can be a pessimist and see it as increased competition now (More agents to less homes being bought). You can also look at it on the flipside. Since the market is cooling down (FINALLY!), it’s only a matter of time before prices drop and people start buying again.

Real Estate has always been an interest of mine. Back in the day, pops had a license and owned several properties and I was always interested in what he did. At 30 something, I’m now on my second property (flipped the first one), which is not too shabby I think, especially with the prices in this crazy Hawaii market. I’m only half way there though, as I still have to take and pass the State exam.

What am I going to do once I pass the State exam? Who knows. I currently have an excellent job, working with unbeatable people, so it’ll be a nice-to-have, in my back pocket for now. What I do like is that when I start building out my real estate portfolio, I won’t have to pay some schmuck his/her commission. That schmuck will be me! 😛

Talk to me!
* Gimme some love! Aren’t you proud of me? 😛
* Do you think the market will maintain, crash or creep back up?
* Hawaii Real Estate: good or bad?
* Hawaii Real Estate Agents: good or bad?
* Think I’ll make a good agent in my second life?

P.S. No fo-get to tune in tomorrow for the answer to June 13th’s Wea Dis!
P.P.S. Goooooooo Celtics! 8)