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Hawaii Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling On News Media And Public Access To Criminal Trials

High Court Rebukes Judge Who Held Secret Sessions During Trial of U.S. State Department Special Agent Accused of Murder in Honolulu

HONOLULU –  In a ruling that media attorneys say is one of the strongest endorsements in the country regarding the right of the news media and the public to have access to criminal trial proceedings, the Hawaii Supreme Court sided with Hawaii’s only statewide daily newspaper – the Honolulu Star-Advertiser – and Hawaii News Now (a CBS and NBC affilitate) and rebuked a Circuit Court judge who held closed on-the-record hearings with attorneys in one of Hawaii’s highest-profile trials.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free Career Night

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free Career Night

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ New Agent Training Office (NATO) will host a free Career Night on Wednesday, August 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Open to all real estate agents, including newly licensed agents, and those who are curious about a career in real estate.  Attendees will learn how NATO provides newly licensed, and experienced agents looking to accelerate their business, the tools for a successful real estate career.

NATO is CBP’s proprietary and nationally renowned training program. It is a comprehensive, six-week training program where agents receive hands-on real estate experience both inside and outside the office. Each student is paired with a sales manager for one-on-one coaching and support. Since 2004, NATO has graduated more than 400 agents, many of whom are among CBP’s top producing agents today!

Those interested in attending Career Night must RSVP by calling (808) 748-3410.

Avoid IP piracy and loss of tech and trade secrets in China

Avoid IP piracy and loss of tech and trade secrets in China

 

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for June 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for June 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for June 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

 

  • “Listor of the Month” was received by Charmaine Quilit-Poki (R) of the Diamond Head office. Quilit-Poki also received the award for Listor of the Month in April 2014 and February 2013, and Sales Person of the Month in March 2014 and November and July of 2013. In 2012, she was named Newcomer of the Month in March and November and Sales Person of the Month in September and November. She was named first runner-up for Sales Person of the Month in October 2011.

 

Island Keiki Get to Business at Windward Mall's Kids Inc

Island Keiki Get to Business at Windward Mall's Kids Inc

For more than a dozen island youth, summer is over and business is open.

CBP Promotes Richelle Abiang to Marketing Manager and Charity Shaffer to Digital Marketing Manager

CBP Promotes Richelle Abiang to Marketing Manager and Charity Shaffer to Digital Marketing Manager

Honolulu – Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP) is pleased to announce that Richelle Abiang has been promoted to marketing manager and Charity Shaffer to digital marketing manager.

As marketing manager, Abiang will serve as a liaison between CBP’s leadership team, agents and staff as well as plan and manage the firm’s marketing budget. She also is responsible for developing agent marketing tools that will further enhance CBP agents’ marketing efforts, and assist in the branding, retention and recruitment of CBP’s local operating company (LOC) program. Abiang previously served as marketing specialist. She joined CBP in 2003 as a marketing communications specialist, and has more than a decade of marketing experience.

Oahu's Luxury Home Sales Climb 33 Percent During First Six Months of 2014

Oahu's Luxury Home Sales Climb 33 Percent During First Six Months of 2014

HONOLULU – Consumers continue to show confidence in Oahu’s luxury real estate market in 2014. Sales of high-end homes on Oahu were up 33 percent during the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million during the first half of 2014 on Oahu.

The first six months of 2014 recorded 392 closed sales compared to 294 for 2013. The median sale price was $1,397,500 down slightly from $1,417,500 last year.