Realtors® ready to roll for island keiki   

By Sarah Ruppenthal When the sun goes down on Saturday, Nov. 4, the Maui Nui Golf Club in Kihei will come alive with lights and laughter as dozens of costumed contestants take the field to raise money for a good cause. There’s still time to…

RAM honors its 2017 Affiliate of the Year

It was a day full of surprises. On Friday, Sept. 1, the Realtors® Association of Maui (RAM) honored three of its members during its annual installation ceremony at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu. Those members were 2017 Realtor®…

RAM honors its Realtor® Broker of the Year

Anyone who has met Jeannie Wenger knows she is rarely at a loss for words. But when she heard her name announced as the 2017 Realtor® Broker of the Year at the Realtors® Association of Maui’s (RAM) annual installation ceremony on Friday,…

RAM honors Realtor® Salesperson of the Year

When Elizabeth Wood arrived at the King Kamehameha Golf Club for the 49th annual Realtors® Association of Maui installation ceremony on Friday, Sept. 1, she had no idea she was part of the day’s agenda.   In fact, when the Coldwell Banker…

Helping heroes become Maui homeowners

As president of the newly formed Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) Maui Chapter, George Thoma is on a mission to help veterans and their families realize their dreams of homeownership. And it’s a personal mission: Thoma’s…

RAM member makes West Maui a top priority

For the past four decades, Joe Pluta has kept a watchful eye on his community. Pluta, the owner-principal broker of Joseph D. Pluta Realty LLC, is a founding member of the West Maui Taxpayers Association (WMTA), a nonprofit lobbying organization…

It's 'game on' for two worthy Maui nonprofits

Every good plan begins with a good idea. For Tom Tezak, that idea was inspired by a board game—along with a tiny pewter automobile, top hat and Scottish Terrier. Ten years ago, Tezak, co-owner and broker in charge of Wailea Realty Corp. a…

RAM members score big for education assistance

Tania Harmon doesn’t golf, but that didn’t stop her from enjoying every moment of the “Links to Education” golf tournament fundraiser for St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School at The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course on Saturday, June 24,…

RAM members celebrate 20 years of compassion

Patty Chaney and Liam Ball have seen firsthand the intangible benefits of owning a home. “Home ownership provides stability for families,” Chaney said. “It also provides a sense of pride and a sense of belonging in this community.”   That’s…

Realtor® gives time, talent to alma mater

It’s safe to say that Erin Clapper has taken school spirit to a whole new level: She’s served as the chair of the Maui High School Foundation’s Hall of Honor Awards Banquet for two years running. Clapper, a Maui High School alumna and…