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RAM honors its Realtor® Salesperson of the Year

By RAM | April 5, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM honors its Realtor® Salesperson of the Year

It started off like any other Friday for Kim Insley-Morrell of Coldwell Banker Island Properties, but by the end of the day on Feb. 26, she was draped in flower lei and had been named the 2020 Realtor Salesperson of…

RAM honors its REALTOR® Broker of the Year

By RAM | March 29, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM honors its REALTOR® Broker of the Year

When Donna Ting arrived at the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) office in Kahului on the afternoon of March 3, the Tri-Isle Realty & Development Co. Realtor Broker thought she was there to deliver a presentation about affordable housing. But…

Pamela Reader

RAM member helps spread kindness

By RAM | March 22, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM member helps spread kindness

Aesop once said: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” The ancient Greek storyteller’s words resonate deeply with Pamela Reader of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. She’s the founder and moderator of the Kind Club at…

Realtors Association of Maui member Leslie Mackenzie Smith serves on the Maui OnStage board of directors. The nonprofit has played a starring role in keeping the Historic Iao Theater thriving over the years and is recognized as one of the longest-running theater companies in the United States.

REALTOR® helps keep theater in the spotlight

By RAM | March 15, 2021 | Comments Off on REALTOR® helps keep theater in the spotlight

The past year hasn’t been easy for community theater. Like countless other venues worldwide, the Historic Iao Theater went dark last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the state’s stay-at-home order, a scheduled production of “Cat on a Hot…

Realtors Association of Maui member and Na Hale O Maui executive director Cassandra Abdul, Na Hale O Maui board president David Ward and new happy homeowners Jamie Potter-Kekiwi and Jefferson Hatanaka. Na Hale O Maui is a volunteer- and membership-based organization that puts affordable homeownership within reach of Maui County residents by securing and preserving a permanent supply of affordable housing alternatives.

Changing lives, one home at a time

By RAM | March 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Changing lives, one home at a time

For many, homeownership is an uphill (and at times, seemingly unwinnable) battle, as many prospective buyers are priced out of the single-family home market. That’s where community land trusts like Na Hale O Maui step in to help. “Our motto…

Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) members Melissa Salvador (left) and Gina Duncan are among the many volunteers who have helped distribute boxes of food to residents in need during the Bayanihan food distributions at the Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center. Photo courtesy Gina Duncan

RAM members help feed residents in need

By RAM | February 22, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM members help feed residents in need

The past year has been full of highs and lows, but there’s been one constant: Maui residents stepping up to help one another and proving that difficult times can bring out the best in a community. Case in point: The Realtors Association of…

Making students’ wishes come true

By RAM | February 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Making students’ wishes come true

You know that desk in your office that no one uses anymore? The file cabinet that hasn’t been opened in years? Or that swivel chair that’s been collecting dust in the corner? If you’re planning to move, downsize or refresh…

RAM members still on a roll for local keiki

By RAM | February 8, 2021 | Comments Off on RAM members still on a roll for local keiki

It’s been a St. Patrick’s Day tradition for the past nine years: On a designated morning in mid-March, dozens of green-clad bocce ball players take the field at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea for the annual Aloha BackPack Buddies…

REALTOR® pulls triple duty as commissioner

By RAM | February 1, 2021 | Comments Off on REALTOR® pulls triple duty as commissioner

2021 is shaping up to be a busy year for P. Denise La Costa. And she couldn’t be happier. La Costa, owner and principal broker of La Costa Realty Hawaii, was recently appointed by Gov. David Ige to serve as…

REALTOR® inspires others to open hearts, homes

By RAM | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on REALTOR® inspires others to open hearts, homes

According to Adopt US Kids, a national project that supports child welfare systems and connects children in foster care with families, there are roughly 2,700 children in foster care at any given time in Hawaii. Of them, nearly 900 are…

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