Island Sotheby's International Realty Welcomes New Realtor, Austin Cole!

Posted by Mapuana Andrade on Wednesday, July 26th, 2023 at 6:49am

Introducing our new realtor at Island Sotheby's International Realty! We are delighted to have Austin Cole join our team, bringing a unique blend of experiences and a passion for making dreams come true. With a background in business and a deep admiration for the real estate industry, Austin embarked on a journey that led them to sunny Hawaii. Inspired by a mentor's success and captivated by the allure of helping individuals find their perfect homes, they knew that becoming a realtor was their true calling. Now, Austin is ready to embark on this exciting chapter with us, embracing the vibrant spirit of Maui and offering their expertise to guide clients towards their ideal properties. 

Join us as we dive into an insightful interview with Austin, discovering what drives them, their favorite local spots, and what sets them apart in this dynamic industry.


What led you to where you are today?

My journey to becoming a realtor started with my business degree, after which I decided to move to Hawaii to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. During this time, I was inspired by a mentor, Jay Margulies, who was successful in real estate. When I began speaking with him, I knew I wanted to be part of this dynamic industry.


What's your favorite part about living in Maui?

Living between Lanai and Maui gives me the best of both worlds: the peaceful seclusion of Lanai and the vibrant energy of Maui. With its untouched natural beauty and tranquility, Lanai is like my private sanctuary. On the other hand, Maui, with its bustling towns and dynamic landscapes, offers an exciting contrast. I love this unique blend of serene countryside and lively city atmosphere - it's like having two lives in one, both equally fulfilling.


What's your favorite part about being a realtor?

For me, the essence of being a realtor is the purpose it brings to my life. The role isn't just about transactions, it's about helping individuals and families find a place they can call home. This purpose, the ability to significantly impact someone's life journey, is profoundly fulfilling. Every new client brings a new purpose and story, and I really enjoy the dynamic nature of the job. 


Why did you choose ISIR? 

Choosing Island Sotheby's International Realty was not just a career decision but a familial one. From the moment I stepped into the organization, I felt an immediate sense of belonging. The supportive environment and team camaraderie at ISIR resembled a family. It's this familial culture that deeply resonated with me, making ISIR not just a place to work but a place to grow, learn, and thrive.


Where is one place on the island we can find you on the weekend or in your spare time?

I'm usually found on Lanai in my spare time, more often than not on the golf course. I find a round of golf to be the perfect blend of relaxation and concentration, and The Challenge at Manele provides some of the most stunning scenery imaginable. However, when I'm on Maui, I particularly enjoy watching the wind and kite surfers in action on Kanaha Beach.


What local spot is a "must-visit”?

The Road to Hana is a must-visit spot. With its stunning waterfalls, serene beaches, and lush rainforests, it embodies the natural beauty and spirit of Maui.


What is your favorite thing about your office's city?

I truly enjoy the bustling Lahaina Harbor. Whether it's watching the boats come in and out, seeing people excited as they embark on a whale-watching tour, or simply enjoying the ocean views, the harbor area is a dynamic spot that encapsulates Lahaina's seaside charm. 


What do you think clients should know about you?

As a young realtor, my age may set me apart, but my eagerness and determination truly define me. I am passionate about the value I can bring to my clients' experiences, going above and beyond to understand their needs and exceed their expectations. My youth brings a fresh perspective, innovative ideas, and the tenacity to make things happen. It's not just about closing a sale; it's about demonstrating that I can provide substantial value and deliver results that make a difference.



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