If you know me even slightly, you know I enjoy cars and racing them, and I enjoy fine coffees. I also come from a family of "restaurateurs". I'm not talking about fancy restaurants, but more like local drive-in plate lunch type of eateries. Why does this matter? Because I wanted commercial property to have my own cafe and car shop. I am obviously still working on that, but I am happy to brew a cup of coffee for you to enjoy while we work on your real estate transactions! So, the big goal is for me to have some commercial property with my own businesses operating in the building. How close am I to that? No where even close. If anything, it will happen as sort of a way I enter "retirement age" and by that time, would I still want to have those things?
Back on track. Immediately after the pre-licensing course, I took the actual licensing test, passed and signed on for the best new agent training available, the Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties New Agent Training Office. That was located in Kahala Mall back then and was very well known to be the best available training in town for any new licensee. From there, I transferred to the Waikiki location because I lived two blocks away at the time.
After almost two years with Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, I decided to try out a "non-franchise" brokerage. That brought me to East Oahu Realty, Inc. I spent the last 7 or so years there, during which a lot of other big events occurred. My years working alongside some of the most experienced REALTORS® in town has been invaluable to me.
Ryan K. Hew, Attorney at Law, LLLC, I created Rick Nakama Realty LLC. The final step of changing the information with the Honolulu Board of Realtors was completed at the end of February and today (over a span of a few days) I begin this new blog.
I am not a professional writer or anything like that. I just like to blog and I will try to consistently blog again. I don't plan to just blog about the latest real estate thing going on because we all know that the only people, if anyone, that would be reading it, would be people preparing to buy or sell real estate. After that happens, they most likely won't want to read about real estate very often. That is why I will be trying to blog about various things and hopefully there is some sort of real estate tie-in most of the time. Afterall, my original blog was called, "Rick's Blog About Anything." I would link to it, but it seems to have disappeared.
If these types of blog posts are just too long for you, I also post on Twitter and Instagram as @RickNakama.
|Strolling the streets to get a feel of what is in the neighborhood...|
I'll save the suit pictures for later, maybe when I'm actually wearing a suit
because really, when do we ever wear suits here in Honolulu?
Thanks for reading. Let's have coffee!