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Get to know Katie Minkus
Living her Best Hawaii Life is what it's all about for Katie, Broker-in-Charge of the Hawaii Life Big Island Team, and she often ecourages her colleagues to go "play outside... surf, enjoy the weather, watch the sunset. Go remind yourself why you love living and working in Hawaii!" Naturally, this down-to-earth attitude translates beautifully into connection and care for her clients on a professional level. But being "professional in the mainland sense of the word," Katie says, "holds a completely different set of values than Hawaii's relationship-based culture." Understanding the different influences that make up the fabric of Hawaii and the impact of a true "melting pot" on big island neighborhoods doesn't necessarily take Katie's Master's Degree in Psychology to figure out, but understanding how being *known is critical to one's professional success in Hawaii, definitely requires Katie's breadth of transactional experience (*She went LGHS, UCLA and Santa Clara University and she stays Puako). Katie's passion for technology and being on the "bleeding edge" led her to sell her own Brokerage Firm and join Hawaii Life Real Estate Services in 2009. Katie has been on the Kona Board of Realtors Board of Directors for 3 years and is currently serving as President-Elect for the organization. Follow Katie on Twitter, Active Rain, Facebook, Trulia, LinkedIn, and Chase Nation. Katie is also a Zillow Allstar
Join Katie's team of Realtors at Hawaii Life's Big Island office in Puako beach on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii's Kohala "Gold" Coast.
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As Broker-in-Charge of Hawaii Life Real Estate Services LLC, I am primarily responsible for leadership of the company on the Big Island in terms of recruitment, networking, and Luxury Property consulting. Hawaii Life has a strong financial commitment to technology and an incredible internet presence and for me, this is an opportunity to marry my love of real estate with my enthusiasm for technology, especially the internet!
It is my belief that Hawaii Life Real Estate services has the best consumer traffic and most consistently highly-ranked real estate website in the state of Hawaii and because of this, I'm proud to be able to offer my listing clients (Sellers) more prominent and frequently-seen exposure for their property than any other Broker or real estate website in Hawaii - including Hawaii Information Systems (but without the distracting ads). Because our commitment to technology starts at the top - I can also offer my buyers the very latest and greatest in terms of transactional services on par with the best mainland Brokerage houses, making my clients' experience of buying property in Hawaii smooth and hassle-free.
As a resident of Puako Beach, what I enjoy most is working at home... I did, after all, move to Hawaii to be closer to the beach. :) I have a Master's Degree and a Bachelor's degree, but more importantly, I am open-minded and committed to continually exploring better, faster, more efficient and more pleasurable ways to conduct the business of Real Estate. For me, it's not so much about the areas in which I can claim "expertise" but rather to answer the question: am I leading my business, serving my clients and enjoying my life? This is an exciting - and historical - time to be involved in the real estate industry and the move to Hawaii Life simply solidifies my commitment to my clients, and to the business as a whole. During tough times, the tough "get going" and this is exactly my strategy. No longer can we afford to sit around and conduct "business as usual." A very smart woman told me once that the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." I am committed to changing in the ways I believe are necessary going forward in this industry with hope, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude for success.