by Staff Writer
on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 9:25am.
Island Sotheby's International Realty is proud to announce that Benjamin Massie has become one of the newest members of the firm's prestigious real estate team.
Massie began his real estate career more than six years ago in Richmond, Virginia and has been involved in more than 500 transactions. Massie received a bachelor's degree in commercial real estate and urban land development at Virginia Commonwealth University and focuses on developments that improve the economy, infrastructure and the daily lives of individuals who live and work in wonderful updated communities.When he moved to Maui more than three years ago, he opened his own firm as the Principal Broker and has since embedded himself in the island's real estate industry.
Massie can meet all of your real estate needs, whether you're searching for a commercial property or buying your first home. We sat down with him to talk about why he chose to join the Island Sotheby's International Realty team:
What's your favorite part about living on Maui?
BM: After college, I traveled a lot — to the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico - then visited Maui for a friend’s wedding. I realized that Maui incorporated the parts of all of those places that I loved, and I vowed to move there. Four years later, I made the jump, and I’ve been here almost three and a half years.
I love everything there is to do out here — hiking, the beach all the beautiful scenery. I just love being outdoors.
Why did you join the Island Sotheby's International Realty team?
BM: For the past three years on Maui, I was working as the Principal Broker at a firm I created. While working on island, I got to know Wendy Peterson, who always spoke positively about Island Sotheby’s International Realty.
When I looked into Island Sotheby's International Realty, I was very attracted to their marketing and the look and feel of its quality. And once I got to know more about the comradery and relationships at the office, I knew this was what I was ideally trying to do. Another alluring factor was the international recognition of the Sotheby’s brand.
What is your favorite part about being a real estate professional?
The industry changes every five seconds; the constant change is what I love about it. I hate when things are monotonous, and I love being able to learn something new every day. In my job, there’s a new challenge to overcome every day.
What should clients know about you?
I’m very passionate about my work and serving my clients. I’m also personally involved in the industry - I own a home on Maui, within five minutes of our Upcountry office, as well as in Virginia, where I grew up.