On December 4th and 5th the Hawaii affiliate offices of Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) met on Oahu for our first Hawaii Networking Event. It was great fun to mix and mingle with our neighbor offices from the other islands – Sleeping Giant SIR (Kauai), LIST and Carvill SIR (Oahu), Island SIR (Maui) and, of course, our own agents, management and staff from MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty here on the Big Island.
The Sotheby’s International Realty brand is as strong in Hawaii as it is across the world, and to discuss this was our Keynote Speaker, Bill Fandel of Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty. Bill is one of the most successful brokers in the USA and recently made headline news for his $59 million dollar listing of Tom Cruise’s Luxury Ranch Estate. Bill’s talk covered many benefits of the brand, but one of the most important ones for our clients is that we are a globally networked company. Any website can reach across the planet, but it’s the personal and professional relationships that create the truly amazing opportunities.
Besides having a work-of-art website with unmatched numbers (10 million visits a year with 80 million property views across our cascading network) we have over 600 offices in 49 countries with 15,000 agents in our referral program – that’s the kind of exposure that makes Sotheby’s International Realty not only a leader in Hawaii but around the world.
Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of our inter-island networking event was the launch of the Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty Charitable Fund. We’ve always been involved in charitable giving and volunteer work, but through this networking event we were able to come together as a group to make a greater impact for the good of our islands. Under the direction of the Hawaii Community Foundation, the fund will make yearly donations to designated charities focused on the cultural, educational, and environmental needs of the Hawaiian Islands.
The new charitable fund will be supported primarily through generous giving of the Hawaii Affiliates of Sotheby’s International Realty, but it is also open to anyone who wishes to contribute. If you are interested in supporting our new fund, please visit http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/hasircfund
If you’d like information about our Big Island real estate listings, please get in touch with us at MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.