RAM honors its Realtor® Broker of the Year

There’s nothing quite like the element of surprise. Just ask Rachel Ball Phillips, who says she was in a state of disbelief when she heard her name announced as the 2018 Realtor Broker of the Year at the 50th annual Realtors Association…

RAM honors its Realtor® Salesperson of the Year

When Jeannie Kong arrived at the Four Seasons Resort Maui for the 50th annual Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) installation ceremony on Friday, Sept. 7, she had no idea she was part of the day’s agenda. In fact, when Kong heard her name…

Realtor® always ready to lend a helping hand

Twelve years ago, Realtor-Broker Robin Vega and a friend signed up to help out at a community event in their hometown of Lahaina. That’s when she caught the volunteering bug. “I was inspired by the people of Lahaina and wanted to help…

RAM reels in donations for Maui County schools

A crowd of more than 250 gathered at the Maui Ocean Center on Saturday, Aug. 11 to show their support for Maui County’s public schools at the “Wishes with Fishes” fundraiser for the Wishing Well…for Maui Students program. And they…

Realtors® raise funds for Ka Hale A Ke Ola playground

Olympic diver Greg Louganis once said: “Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better--even if you never know it.” When the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) inducts its new slate of officers and directors at…

RAM members take part in beach cleanup on World Oceans Day

It was a quiet day at the office for Wailea Realty Corp., a Boutique of Windermere Real Estate on Friday, June 8. That’s because 25 of its agents spent the day at the beach. But they weren’t playing hooky from work: They spent the day collecting…

Realtors®, Rotarians collect school supplies for Hana students

A few weeks from now, the hallways and classrooms of Hana High & Elementary School will come alive as students arrive to kick off the 2018-19 academic year. And many of them will have the tools they’ll need to succeed—with a little…

Landlord summit focuses on finding solutions to homelessness

Tyrone Spellman knows firsthand how important it is to have a place to call home: He’s had to move more than 20 times in the past two decades. “I know what it’s like to not feel safe, secure and stable—and I’m certainly not alone,”…

A special message—just in time for a special fundraiser

On Saturday, July 28, Gov. David Ige paid a visit to Maui and brought something special along with him: A commemorative message in recognition of the Wishing Well…for Maui Students program. That afternoon, the governor presented the special…

RAM member gives the ultimate gift as living-organ donor

It’s hard to believe that Sid Kirkland and Betsy Justice were practically strangers a decade ago. Today, the former coworkers are not only close friends—they are also bonded for life. “I’ll always have her back,” Kirkland said. “And…