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Island Sotheby’s International Realty wants to extend a huge aloha to Sam Utley for successfully obtaining his Broker license. Utley has shown an admirable sense of dedication to his craft and we all want to take this time say congratulations!

After coming to Maui to chase his kiteboarding dreams, Utley discovered the natural talent and personality he had for selling homes on Maui. As a new realtor, he gained his confidence by turning to his close friends and clients he had made in his kiteboarding career, eventually selling his first home for 6 million dollars to one of them. This pushed Utley to keep his momentum going and push himself to become the best version of himself for his clients and peers. 

“Over the last 5 years, I have stayed

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Having always been passionate about helping and serving others, Scott Carroll R(S) was eager to begin his career in real estate on Maui this year. His love for the rich and beautiful diversity on Maui astounds him every day and drives him to help people experience it for themselves. Becoming part of the Island Sotheby’s International Realty ohana has been nothing short of a dream come true. Now Carroll can help people find their dream homes and work alongside a company that values the spirit of aloha and ohana as he does.

As a realtor, Carroll understands that no two clients are the same so he brings an open mind and eagerness for success into every encounter he has. We are so excited to have Carroll on the team because he has such an excitement

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Born and raised in the Hawai’i, Georgianna “Georgie” Tamayose R(S), has a rich and authentic experience of Hawaiian living and the beautiful communities laced throughout the land. Her ties to Maui run deep and her passion for her own island backyard is unparalleled. As a partner in Island Sothebys International Realty, she shares her personal values and love with those around her by helping them find their dream island home. 

As a realtor, she brings years of customer service and business experience to the team and offers a unique and intelligent perspective to her clients. She brings a taste of aloha spirit to every new face and peer and shows them what a gift living on Maui is. Tamayose is a trustworthy ally to have when it comes to finding

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When we think of Maui, we think of the vast blue ocean, alluring waterfalls, and maybe a cocktail or two. What we sometimes forget is that Maui is home to numerous local organic farms. 

This year, COVID-019 has pushed the pause button in our lives. This doesn’t mean we have to hit the pause button on our health or supporting our local business and economy. Living among Maui’s bountiful ecosystem, we are lucky enough to have the most delicious organic produce right in our backyard. From avocados, bananas, peppers, mango, lime, berries, tea, coffee, medicinal herbs, native plants, etc, there is a plethora of fresh produce at your fingertips. 

There are several local organic farms that you can shop from when you want to fill your bellies and ohana

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty wants to extend a huge aloha to Heidi Dollinger for successfully obtaining her Broker license. This is a proud moment in our ohana and we would like to take the time to share what a strong professional and woman Heidi is. 

Heidi’s passion and drive in her professional career pushed her to take the next step of earning this prestigious accolade. From always facing unique challenges, pushing herself to always do better, and striving for the highest bar, Heidi is a force to be reckoned with. Island Sotheby International Realty is proud to have Heidi in our ohana so that she can share her love for realty with everyone on Maui, from clients to colleagues. We know this is only the first of many accomplishments like

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A true island woman, Tiffany Hyde embraces the Maui lifestyle and the boundless and organic nature around her. Helping people find their dream home comes naturally to her, always embodying the Hawaiian spirit of aloha while doing so. Her passion for home improvement and serving those around her drew her to Island Sothebys International Realty (ISIR) and made her a strong addition to the ISIR ohana. 

Whether it’s improving your home, selling or buying, or tips on where the best Maui beaches and hikes are, Hyde is your go-to person! If her strong and professional realtor skills don’t win you over, her love for appreciating each and every Maui day will!

 

What's your favorite part about living on Maui?

TH: Maui life revolves around the

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As much as we love swimming along Maui’s pristine coastal shores, dazzling big waves, and throughout the colorful coral ecosystems, we also have to love keeping our Maui waters safe. 

To protect our oceans, Hawaii became the first state to ban sunscreen that contains oxybenzone and octinoxate. Both of these chemicals are harsh and damaging to the coral reef that sustains the ocean life in our backyard. We know our corals to be suffering due to stress and the bleaching effects that these chemicals leave so we knew it was time to take actionable steps. Without our reefs, Maui would not be what it is today. 

January 1, 2021, will mark a new age for tourism and life on Maui! People who come to visit our island will still be able to enjoy all that

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Monday July 13th, Gov. David Ige announced he will delay the launch of the pre-travel testing program for incoming travelers to Hawai‘i. The program is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 1. This means all travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i will be subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine until Sept. 1, when the pre-travel testing program is scheduled to begin.

The governor made this decision in collaboration with Hawai‘i’s four county mayors. Several factors contributed to the decision to delay the pre-travel testing program. They include:

  • The continental U.S. (mainland) is seeing large, uncontrolled outbreaks in some of Hawai‘i’s main visitor markets, including California. Many of these communities are increasing restrictions and
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Island Sotheby’s International Realty wants to extend a huge aloha to Scott Wrzesinski for successfully obtaining his Broker license. We always love when our agents push themselves in their professional endeavors and something like this is always cause to celebrate.

Starting with a career in the hospitality industry, Wrzesinski’s passion and motivational spirit pushed him to continue his education and better himself for his future clients. We talked to Wrzesinski about his journey and asked him to share some reflective moments for other agents and professionals in the real estate industry.

“After being in the hospitality industry (hotel/vacation rentals) for decades, I suddenly had this unrelenting urge to get my real estate license. When I

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With her down to earth nature and family-oriented mindset, Renona Barrozo is the perfect person to help you find your dream home on the island of Maui. True to herself and the island she lives on, she treats her clients as her own family members and always has the aloha spirit shining through her.

Barrozo has built a strong background in real estate, development, and client relations and she is ready to represent and serve her clients with everything she has. To learn more about this passionate family woman and devoted Maui resident, we asked Barrozo a few questions to help us get to know her a little better and welcome her into our ohana.

What's your favorite part about living on Maui?

RB: Being able to live and raise our family on such a

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