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By Randy L. Prothero, Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
Just north of the planned community there are three valleys that also fall under the Mililani zip code.Just above Mililani Mauka is Launani Valley.  To get there you take the Mililani Tech Park exit and turn right to drop into the valley.  Launani Valley is made up of several townhouse and condo complexes.  At the very bottom of the Valley is a single family home development.  Launani Valley is also across from Wheeler Army Air Field, which is now part of Schofield Barracks Army Base.Just above Mililani Town there are two more valleys that have been developed and fall under the 96789 Mililani zip code.  They also not part of the planned community.  The first is Waipio Acres, which was developed in the late 50's, early 60s.  The community is made up of mostly single family homes and two ...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
Mililani is a unique planned community on Oahu.  It has the most recreation centers that are privately owned by the home owners.  There are seven recreation centers, six with pools.  The rec. centers provide such activities as scouts, martial arts, chess, music, swimming, community meetings and crafts.  The City and County of Honolulu maintains several parks, including the District Park that has a skate arena.  Mililani has more soccer, football and baseball fields than anyone where else on Oahu. Everyone who owns property in the planned community belongs to the MTA (Mililani Town Association.  MTA maintains the landscaping along our roads, operates the Rec. Centers, enforces town rules and tries to keep our community a nice place to live for all. Some of the rules in Mililani include: ...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
The part of the Island of Oahu with the zip code of 96789 is known as Mililani.  It is in the center of the island over looking Pearl Harbor.The main part of the Mililani area is a planned community developed by Castle and Cooke (formerly Dole).  It was named an All-American City.  Originally Mililani was pineapple fields.  In the early 1970's construction began and the town was born. The town should be finished the end of 2006.  The planned community is split by the H-2 Freeway it is made up of the older side of Mililani Town which is on the west (leeward) side of the Freeway and Mililani Mauka which is on the east or Mauka (mountain) side of the freeway.Mililani Town has three shopping centers:The Town Center of Mililani which is the largest.  It has Walmart, a 14 plex theater, many r...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
I am writing this post from the Gazebo at The Town Center of Mililani, while running a rated chess tournament today.  I am wearing the official Hawaii uniform of shorts slippers and my Century 21 golf shirt embroidered with my information on it.A realtor friend of mine questioned why I take an entire day off to run these events?  "Aren't you too busy to be hanging out at the mall all day"?What that agent doesn't seem to grasp is that: I really enjoy giving back to the communityA fair percentage of my business comes from friends and neighbors who I know through these activities.I get a lot of work done while running the tournament. (once each round starts I have an hour and a half to kill)Today was a classic day and it is not over yet.  I have about 3 more hours until the tournament ends...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
While on floor duty yesterday I answered a call from an out of state home owner.  He currently has another local Realtor managing his property about a mile from my office.  He is considering selling the home.  Whether he decides to sell or keep it rented it will be with another Realtor.After gathering the basic information, I asked him why he was called us?  He told me that his existing agent collects the fees and that is all.  He gets no follow up of any kind.The tenant can not get a returned phone call forcing the owner to get involved.The property has a tall coconut palm and the coconuts need picking.  They are falling and causing a huge danger.At the peak of the market when we had severe housing shortages the Realtor took 5 months to fill a vacancy.I drove by the home, took some pic...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
When I got in the business I decided on a few things up front.I will not cold call anyone.I know lots of people and I need to be sure they know I am a Realtor.I will never sell anyone something they do not want or will hurt them.I will have fun at all times.One for the first things I did was to be sure my picture was on all my ads, signs and literature.  I was fairly well recognized for several other activities in our community, but not necessarily as a Realtor.I don't like name badges or looking like every other Realtor so I had custom made golf shirts embroidered with my name and company on it.  It also made my choice of what to wear each day very simple.Both mine and my wife's vehicle have my signs on the side and my slogan "Not Just Another Face" and web address lettered on the back...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
I know most top agents have strong community ties.  If you do not, you should really think about giving back to the community that is feeding your family.You get a several benefits from volunteering:You help improve the community you live in and are selling homes in.You make many new friends and increase your network.I find a many of my clients look me up because they or one of their friends know me from one of my community activities.Your clients and other agents will respect you a much more.It gives you a great sense of pleasure to know you made a difference.Here is a list of some of my activities in my community:Commissioner, Hawaii Civil Defense Advisory CouncilVice Chair, Leeward Region of the Honolulu Board of RealtorsPresident, Hawaii Chess Federation a 501(c)3VP, Mililani Chess ...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
                                                                     After several delays I am finally getting my cards out today.  As in the years past I am sending Christmas Cards, not Holiday Cards.I have actually been counseled in the past that I may offend some and should not mail Christmas Cards.  When I worked for a large corporation years ago it was company policy not to call them Christmas Cards.Here is my response.  LIGHTEN UP!Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas.Mele Kalikimaka, Mele Kalikimaka, Mele Kalikimaka, Mele Kalikimaka,   (Mele Kalikimaka is Merry Christmas in Hawaiian).If someone celebrates another holiday from another religion and sent me a card, I would not be bothered or insulted.  If someone were to say a pray for some other religio...
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By Randy L. Prothero, Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
(eXp Realty)
Inventory has grown since last year, prices are up, interest rates are down.  What does it all add up to?  Those looking to upgrade their home are realizing this is a time of opportunity. Home prices in the Mililani area are still high, but appear to be leveling and possibly beginning to soften.  With interest rates still low it may be a good time to move your existing property. With an ever growing inventory of homes on the market, shopping for a new home is appearing to be the land of opportunity.  This may also be a good time to lock in interest rates.   Mililani Links: Mililani Town Association: http://www.mililanitown.org/ Mililani Drug Free: http://www.Mililanidrugfree.org/ Mililani Chess Club: http://www.mililanichess.org/ Real Estate Sales: - Mililani Real Estate Agent (HawaiiRa...
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