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Island Sotheby's International Realty has welcomed yet another seasoned real estate professional to its growing team: Maui native Jason Clark R(S). 

Born and raised on Maui, Clark earned his real estate license in 2006. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Hawaiian Islands' largest vacation ownership company, which operated on O'ahu, Kaua'i and Hawaii. After years of one-on-one sales and invaluable sales training, Clark transferred into residential sales in 2013,  specializing in Maui’s North Shore and Upcountry areas. He is also certified in solar sales and estimation.

When Clark isn't guiding his clients through real estate transactions, you can find him mountain biking, playing competitive soccer and softball, traveling to go snowboarding and

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to announce that Heber Portillo Cruz R(S) is one of the latest real estate professionals who chose to join our growing ‘ohana. 

Cruz grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Hawai’i with his family as a teenager. Before earning his real estate license, Cruz spent nearly two decades in the home building industry, honing his expertise as an electrical contractor. His professional life took him all across the Aloha State, from the hustle and bustle of O’ahu to the lush valleys of Kaua’i. Eventually, he chose Maui as the island for his family to call home. 

Cruz strives to build close connections with his clients, leading them through each step of the home buying or selling process with a friendly smile on

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Tucked away in the hills of Haiku is an enchanted forest of legacy lychee. 

Lovingly cared for by the same family for more than three decades, this 38-acre Haiku farm is one of the oldest in Hawai’i, according to the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s  studies of tropical agriculture. Its five varieties of lychee trees have been growing there for more than 90 years, decades before Hawai’i became a U.S. state. 

During lychee season, which spans from May to August, each of the 400 trees on property have the ability to bear almost 1,000 pounds of sweet, fragrant fruit. And now, you have the opportunity to make the orchard your own. 

“It really is the way to leave a legacy — it’s the Legacy Lychee farm,” said Chana Boone of Island Sotheby’s

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Living on Maui means days off work are spent lounging on the beach and exploring the island’s forests and valleys by hiking trails. But whether you’re kama’aina or are vacationing here, there is one thing that can make your Maui adventures even better — exploring the island with a shelter dog by your side.

The Maui Humane Society allows visitors and residents to take adoptable dogs out for a day of fun through its “Beach Buddies” program. Every Wednesday and Friday, head down to the humane society to pick up your furry companion so you can splash around at the beach, grab lunch at a dog-friendly restaurant or explore the island’s numerous hiking trails. The dogs are sure to be thrilled with a day of one-on-one attention and adventure, while they

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It’s again that time of year when people living on the mainland brace for frigid temperatures and snow days. But in Hawai’i, it’s the season where residents give their warmest welcome to their favorite visitors: humpback whales. 

Each year, an estimated 11,000 humpback whales migrate to Hawai’i from colder waters in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean to mate, give birth and nurse their young. This year, the first official sighting on Maui happened on Oct. 9 in the ʻAuʻau Channel between Maui and Lānaʻi, according to the Pacific Whale Foundation. It came just a few days after a tour boat in Kaua’i reported the first sighting in Hawaiian waters. 

About 60 percent of all North Pacific humpbacks make the nearly 6,000-mile round trip to the

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The U.S. doesn’t consider most humpbacks endangered species since they’ve rebounded from the threat of extinction after decades of whaling. But they’re still in need of our help. Today, humpback whales and other marine life face a slew of other threats, including climate change, unsustainable fishing, plastic contamination and noise pollution. Here are a few ways you can help support the whales who migrate to Maui, as well as humpbacks across the globe:

  • Adequate rest is critically important to mothers and calves, so if you’re in the water with them, be especially mindful of the noise you might produce. Don’t approach them while resting; and similarly, avoid their line of travel. All ocean users are barred from approaching humpback whales

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All ocean users are barred from approaching humpback whales within 100 yards...but sometimes they come to you! This behaviour is known as “whale mugging” and the boat captain is required to stay put until the whale decides to swim away.

For decades, Maui residents have come together to celebrate the island’s most beloved wintertime visitors—humpback whales.

In 2020, the Pacific Whale Foundation will hold its 40th annual Maui Whale Festival, a series of events designed to inspire environmental stewardship and honor the great giants that migrate to the islands each winter. Held since 1980, the festival offers a range of events for residents and visitors alike. But isn’t the only event dedicated to the whales. Here are a few ways you can get involved

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Marilyn Griffin R(B) has become the latest real estate professional to join Island Sotheby's International Realty's growing team, drawn to the firm's focus on giving back to the community and raising the bar for industry as a whole.

In her short time with the firm, Griffin has already become part of the Island Sotheby's 'Ohana, spending a day in earlier this month volunteering with other Realtors to help feed families experiencing homelessness at Ka Hale A Ke Ola.

Griffin is a retired emergency room nurse who found her calling in real estate, eventually leading her to advocate for the industry on a local, state and national level. Most importantly, however, she is passionate about serving her clients and the greater island community. We sat

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce that Diana Rodbourn, R(S) has become the latest agent to join its growing team of real estate professionals. 

Rodbourn has worked in the real estate industry for more than 20 years, 15 of which were spent as an escrow officer and operations manager in Colorado. In 2014, she moved to Maui, immersing herself in the complexities of the local market by working as a full-time independent consultant to several top agents on the island. 

Rodbourn is passionate about redefining real estate by offering a superior level of service, innovative marketing and a highly personalized boutique-style experience to her clientele. We sat down with Rodbourn to learn more about why she chose to join Island

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Contributed photo of Anita White and her husband.

Pilot and Island Sotheby's International Realty agent Anita White has been involved with aviation and real estate since 1986. Her real estate career began in Mexico, before she moved to Maui in 1989 to earn her real estate license.

It didn’t take long for her passion for flight to take over. After a year and a half in real estate, she left for flight school, eventually becoming a flight instructor and Big Island Volcano tour pilot.

Yet a decade later, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 spurred her to make the switch from full-time commercial pilot to full-time real estate associate, specializing in oceanfront property on Maui's west coast. “Now I'm known as the Aviator Agent because I

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