What Makes a Great Realtor?
Hawaii Business Magazine’s Top 4
If only it could be bottled – that special touch that makes a Realtor great, not just for a quarter, but year after year.In the second year of publishing the Top 100 Realtors, Hawaii Business began highlighting the leading 25 Realtors on our list. We have done that each year since and, in that time, only four agents have made the Top 25 list each time: Patricia Case, Patricia Choi, Bob Hansen and Myron Kiriu.We asked each about their formulas for long-term success.
Patricia Case (R) Esq.
Case long ago earned a reputation for selling upscale properties across Oahu, but, in the past few years, she has cemented her status as one of the premier players in the Island’s luxury market.
Young professionals raising families and foreign investors looking for a second home are among the main buyers who have taken advantage of her services. She has deftly paired her background as an attorney with 20 years’ experience in the real estate business to repeatedly notch big sales.
Chief among her sales is the Castle family’s beach estate, which fetched $11 million and grabbed headlines in August 2007 for being the second-highest price ever for a Windward Oahu single-family home.
Case attributes her success largely to her penchant for comprehensive market research. “My clients come to me for my counsel and my market knowledge,” says Case. “They know that I will properly advise them on what is a good buy.”