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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Island Style Realty Inc. RB-19250

2008 Pacific Rim Conference, September 18 & 19, 2008 - Hilton Waikoloa Village, (Big Island of Hawaii)

Pac Rim 2008I was hoping to play hooky from the conference this year, with NAR in Florida just around the corner.  That is just too many days away from home and business and it is looking like an extremely busy week.  Also I do not enjoy the struggle at the airports, the cramped airline seats and sleeping on hard beds.  So I made my choice, NAR was to be the last trip of the year.

I have never been to Florida and I convinced my brother Russ to go with me.  He is a REALTOR® in Branson, MO.

A week or so back, I was reading an e-mail from our Hawaii Association of REALTORS® reminding me to register for the Pacific Rim Conference on the Big Island.  I looked over who the presenters were and a couple of Active Rain celebrity names caught my eye.

  • Bob Stewart (Active Rain God)
  • Doug Devitre (Active Rain blogger & CRS classmate of mine from Missouri)

There a also a few local experts and a couple of National ones including Saul Klein.

So it is off to the Big Island.  Two days of great information, fellowshipping with other top professionals and hopefully a little sun and water.  Living on Oahu, a trip to Waikoloa may not be as special as it would for someone on the mainland, but it is still a wonderful place for me to visit.

 

Aloha from Sunny Hawaii.

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Principal Broker, ABR, AHWD, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

Island Style Realty Inc.

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Neal Bloom
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Hope to meet you in Nov. I hope you can still eat!

Sep 08, 2008 06:45 AM #8
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George Souto
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Randy, I would love to go to something like that, but I have not seen anything around here that ActiveRain is going to be at.

Say HI to your brother for me, I have not seen him blog in a loooooooooooooong time.

Sep 08, 2008 05:11 PM #9
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Patricia Kennedy
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Randy, nice little venue you got there!  Ours are in places like Ocean City or Richmond. 

Sep 08, 2008 08:23 PM #10
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Bob S. - I hope you are taking some extra time to enjoy the islands.

Ronnie - I will be there.  I think it will be beneficial.

Liz - Probably not in the winter.  :)

Sep 08, 2008 10:46 PM #11
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Jeff D. - I have never been to Florida.  Hopefully the hurricanes won't do too much destruction.

Kathy - I have never stayed in Waikoloa.  This gives me an excuse to check it out.

Sally - I will stick with a hand shake.  You can give him the hug if he makes it to Oahu.

Sep 08, 2008 10:50 PM #12
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Georgina - You can always hop over to the Big Island and join us.

Neal - I can still eat, I am just a little pickier.

George - I have been pushing him, but not much blogging coming out there.

Sep 08, 2008 10:53 PM #13
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Patricia - I only wish I could take a few extra days there.

Sep 08, 2008 10:54 PM #14
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Jeff Belonger
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Randy....  that's cool that you are going to NAR this year.  Even though I am in the mortgage side of things, I am thinking about going down, just to meet up with so many 'Rainers'... so maybe we'll get to finally meet....

Jeff Belonger

Sep 08, 2008 11:25 PM #15
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

The Expo/ trade show is well worth the few bucks.  I am planning to spend most of my time there.

Sep 08, 2008 11:27 PM #16
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David Buck
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Honolulu, HI
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Randy, Have fun in the Big Island. It was nice meeting you in person at the CE Class.  Hope biz is going well & we can do a deal together in the future!

Sep 09, 2008 04:30 AM #17
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

David - It was good meeting you in person.  It seemed to slow down the last couple of months.  The last week or two, I am seeing an increase in activity again.

Sep 09, 2008 09:03 AM #18
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Randy - Sound like you will have to take a little more time away from work.  I also hope you will have a great visit in Florida.

Sep 11, 2008 07:38 AM #19
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Jennifer - As long as the hurricanes have past, it will be a great trip.

Sep 11, 2008 01:06 PM #20
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"struggle at the airports, the cramped airline seats and sleeping on hard beds"

Hey, Randy. What airports, airlines, and hotels do you hang out in? Remind me never to travel with you. LOL

Sep 12, 2008 01:32 AM #21
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Russel - I try not to hang out at any of the above.  I traveled heavily by air for several years and do not enjoy it much.  I love to visit other places, just don't enjoy the airports and hotels much.

Living on an island I do like to get out on the interstate and put a few miles of driving in though.  The trip to Florida, I will be flying in to Missouri and driving to Florida.  That helps shake out the rock fever.

Sep 12, 2008 12:52 PM #22
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Thesa Chambers
Alpine Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Where are you?  You commented on my post - but find nothing new on yours since this one.... you must be busy gearing up for the conference

Sep 15, 2008 08:51 PM #23
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Thesa - I have been working long hours.  I have not had much time for blogging the last couple of weeks.

Sep 16, 2008 12:25 PM #24
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Ronnie Margolis
Hawaii Life Real Estate Services, LLC - Kapaa, HI
Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloha Beat

Randy, give us an update on the Pac Rim conference please. Never could get over there. I really wanted to take that CRS class about investing and was going to get the HP12C to run on my iPhone. I called HAR and they said they would have over 300 people. Sounded like a good turnout in this market though I'm not sure what kind of numbers they had for the conference in prior years. Aloha and see you again soon I hope. Glad to hear you are busy.

 

 

Sep 19, 2008 11:29 PM #25
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Trevella Williams
Aloha Coast Realty, LLC - Hilo, HI
Realtor, Salesperson, ABR SFR

Aloha Randy! It was great to get a chance to meet you in person! I am so glad you changed your mind and joined us!

Aloha Ron...we really missed you this year! Please come back next time!

 

 

Sep 20, 2008 04:23 PM #26
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

Ronnie - They had over 300.  That is a lot less than in the past from they they said.  I will be making a post about the Pac Rim.  It was quite good.

Trevella - It was great meeting you in person.  I enjoyed the conference.

Sep 20, 2008 10:53 PM #27
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