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Why You Need a Business Plan

Real estate can be an unpredictable business. As the market shifts, your bottom line can, too. Without a solid business plan, it’s hard to know when and where to expect your next paycheck. At Locations, we believe in preparing our agents for all types of markets.

Support You Won't Find Anywhere Else

When retired police lieutenant Ernest Kong made the move from part-time real estate agent in California to a full-time agent in Hawaii, he knew that he’d need the right support and resources to succeed in his second career. Ernie found the opportunities and tools he was looking for at Locations. Thanks to programs like retail sales, Internet leads and the global connections of a LeadingRE firm, Ernie has taken his career to new heights.

Your First 90 Days

When you join Locations, you’ll be taking a monumental step forward in your real estate career. As a partner in your business, we’re invested in your successful transition to our firm. 

Real Estate Research to set you Apart

Locations is proud to highlight the fact that we are the only residential real estate firm in Hawaii with an in-house Research Department.

Save Time, Make More Sales

Our Transaction Management team has managed more than 30,000 sales, allowing our agents to focus on growing their business and improving their quality of life – not tedious paperwork. 

Next-Level Marketing

At Locations, we think that marketing is more than fact sheets and signage. Effective, engaging marketing is about building and maintaining client relationships that span a lifetime and even generations.

Partners in Your Success

You’ve invested countless hours (and dollars!) in growing your real estate business. So why work for a real estate firm where you’re not provided with the tools, training and support to reach your maximum potential? At Locations, we’re committed to being your partner in success.

Coaching that Makes a Difference

Jeremy Mateo earned his real estate license while he was finishing college and initially joined a small firm to work with a family member. His speed to success at his original firm wasn’t in alignment with his expectations, so he made the move to Locations and his career began to take off. Hear from Jeremy about how he went from two sales in three years at his last firm to nine sales in his first 18 months at Locations.

The Power of Mentorship

Being in the real estate business can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be. At Locations our agents benefit from a culture of shared learning and mentorship. By having an accountability partner, agents like Bryan Balisacan have grown their business into a career.

Locations Invests in 1031 Resources for Agents

Locations offers a variety of training resources, assets and client seminars to help you find new investor clients and re-engage with your current investor clients.

A Firm that Feels like Family

When experienced agent Jennifer Li joined Locations in 2018, she had one big question: “Why is everyone so nice?” Jennifer quickly found her answer: Culture. “Everyone is willing to help, so you want to be that way, too,” she explains.

Life After Real Estate

Regina Mass spent her entire 28-year career in real estate at Locations. When it came time to retire in 2018, she was apprehensive about her next steps. Thanks to the Locations Legacy Program, Regina is able to enjoy retirement, knowing that she can supplement her Social Security income by referring her friends and former clients to Locations.

Information is Gold

REALTOR® James Chan knows that when it comes to advising clients on Oahu’s many, varied neighborhoods, in-depth information is more valuable than gold.

Locations 2019 Awards Banquet

Locations rolled out the red carpet for its Old Hollywood-themed awards banquet in February

Locations recognized the achievements of its agents in 2018 at its annual Agent Awards banquet in Waikiki. The occasion also recognized the firm’s 50th year in business.  

 

“Locations is proud to recognize the many incredible achievements of our REALTORS® in 2019,” said Scott Higashi, president and chief executive officer of Locations.

Our Company

Since our launch in 1969, earning the trust and respect of the people of Hawaii each year is one of our proudest achievements, and we remain committed to our diverse island community.

Locations Fall 2017 Update

In this newsletter, we’ll introduce you to some business-planning tips, tools to help Locations agents reach their goals and unique, neighborhood-specific research. We’re also excited to introduce our new sales coaches and our new Locations Foundation President.

Coming Back to Locations

Watch Koa Cassady, Locations’ Rookie of the Year in 2014, share how his confidence in his real estate business soared when he came back to Locations last year.

Locations Summer 2017 Update

As we head into the second half of summer, we’d like to share with you a brief recap of Locations news and announcements from recent months.

Locations Spring 2017 Update

With the first quarter of 2017 in the books, we are excited to share with you the latest news, programs and announcements from Locations.

January 2017 Locations Agent Newsletter

Loyalty, commitment, hard work and family are not just traits of the Rooster, they are also traits of Locations.   As we prepare to enter a new lunar year we’d like to share with you a few Locations highlights from the past few months and a skill building worksheet which was an agent favorite during our business planning workshops.

Take Your Career to New Heights

Michael Garcia explains how joining Locations has increased his earnings, elevated the service that he provides to clients, and increased time spent with family.

Gaining Career Confidence With Melvin Leon Guerrero

Training, support and coaching helped Melvin gain confidence and realize his career goals so he can now give back to the industry.

Talk Story With Michael Yoshino

Q and A with Mike on how transferring to Locations has helped improve his business and work life balance via TM and culture at locations.

The Locations Difference: Programs and Tools

Watch as Elizabeth La Riva, Jason Lee and others share their success stories and describe the programs that could take your career to new heights, too.

Locations Has My Back

Watch Sean Yano, a former professional surfer and entrepreneur, explain why he left Locations after a successful 13-year career – and why he chose to come back to the company that has his back.

Be More Efficient With Transaction Management

Listen to Bonnie Ishii-Coen describe how Transaction Management helps frees up her time and improves her business.

Customize Your Career

Musician, TV producer, family man and Realtor, Jon Yamasato shares how the support he receives at Locations allows him to customize his career in order to meet the demands of his busy life while remaining a Top 100 Realtor.

Unmatched Access to Hawaii's Most Complete Market Data & Research

Locations offers the most comprehensive market data of any real estate company in Hawaii.

Make More Money at Locations: By the Numbers

What happens when agents join Locations?  They become more productive and earn more.

An Environment to Thrive

Listen to experienced REALTOR® Jason Rivera explain how coming back home to Locations after exploring other business models helped his earnings and quality of life.

Investing in Your Career Pays Dividends

Just like in real estate, the investments you make in your career today will pay dividends in the future.

Shorten the Learning Curve

It’s no secret: Ask anyone in the industry and they will tell you that Locations’ training and learning opportunities help REALTORS® to grow their businesses faster and more effectively than any other training program.

Real Estate is a People Business

Locations Partner and veteran REALTOR® Bruce Yanagihara explains why real estate is a people business, and how Locations’ company values create a culture of clients for life.

We Recognize and Reward Professionalism

Locations offers agents the most favorable E & O insurance premiums and rewards agents who have no claims with an annual rebate.

We Pay it Forward

For nearly 30 years, Locations agents and staff have worked to improve local communities and help change the lives of Hawaii’s children and families through our charitable nonprofit, the Locations Foundation.

Locations Foundation

Find Your Perfect Balance

Watch Mikey Garcia share why he made the move to Locations and how easy his transition has been. With a growing family and a growing business, Locations is Mikey’s solution to striking the perfect work-life balance.

See What You've Been Missing

Hear from veteran Honolulu REALTOR® John Connelley about how he found the culture he had been missing in Locations.

The Secrets to Locations’ Success Revealed

Locations Partner and veteran REALTOR® Rod Mukai reveals the secret to being Hawaii’s largest and leading independent real estate brokerage for nearly 50 years.

Locations Offers Longevity

A shared belief to not compete within the firm, a wide variety of personalized sales programs, and most important, our people, are just a few of the many reasons REALTOR® and Partner Derrick Yamane credits for his successful 25-year career at Locations.

Proven Programs & Tools

Our proven programs and tools enable our agents to differentiate themselves.

Career coaches dedicated to your success

Our career coaches are 100 percent committed to ensuring the success of our agents.

Continuous Skill-Building Training to Help You Reach Sales Goals

At Locations, your sales goals are our sales goals, too. That’s why we provide the education and training opportunities necessary for agent success.

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