Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents named Realtor Salesperson of the Year and Realtor Broker of the Year for 2023

Posted by Mapuana Andrade on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024 at 8:07pm

We are thrilled to announce that two of Island Sotheby’s International Realty’s dedicated agents have been honored with prestigious awards at this years Realtor Association of Maui’s Installation Banquet. The ‘Realtor Sales Person of the Year’ award and the ‘Realtor Broker of the Year’ are peer-nominated accolades that take into account not just exceptional sales performance but a comprehensive evaluation of an agent's commitment to the industry, community, and ethical standards.

Wendy Peterson's dedication to her profession and her deep-seated roots in the Maui community have earned her the distinguished 2023 Realtor Salesperson of the Year award. Her involvement extends beyond real estate, as she actively participates on the boards of numerous professional and cultural organizations.

Wendy Peterson stands as a beacon of excellence in the real estate community on Maui. Her lineage extends through six generations on the island, imbuing her with a profound connection to our land and its people. This deep-rooted heritage is reflected in her unwavering commitment to both her clients and the community at large.

She serves on the boards of several esteemed organizations, including the Hawaiian Mission Houses and the Historic Hawaii Foundation, which are dedicated to preserving the rich cultural tapestry of our island. Her contributions to the Haleakala Conservancy and the Maui Arts and Cultural Center underscore her dedication to environmental stewardship and the arts.

 Her philanthropic efforts extend to the Maui Farm and the Makawao Cemetery, where her work supports local agriculture and honors the island's history. As a trustee for Seabury Hall and the Daughters of Hawaii, she fosters education and the perpetuation of Hawaiian heritage. Her role with the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation and her partnership with Kaonoulu Ranch further demonstrate her investment in Maui's future.

Wendy's position on the UH Maui College Chancellor’s Advisory Committee exemplifies her commitment to higher education and local youth. Her leadership and vision are integral to shaping a bright future for the next generation of Maui residents.

 “We are immensely proud of Wendy for her exceptional commitment and dedication, consistently exceeding expectations for her clients, our brokerage, and the Maui community.”

We are thrilled to announce that Marilyn Griffin, a former Emergency Room Nurse who transitioned into real estate, has been recognized as the 2023 Realtor Broker of the Year. This accolade is a testament to her unwavering dedication and exceptional service in the Real Estate sector.

Marilyn's journey in real estate is marked by her significant involvement in various committees of the Realtor Association of Maui. Her contributions span across education, finance and budget, government affairs, and more. Notably, she has been actively involved in the presidential scholarship, MLS, Succession Planning, Brokers Forum, and the Luncheon Membership. Her commitment also extends to community initiatives like the Wishing Well and Nominating Committee and Governance Committee.

Her leadership roles, including a past presidency at the Realtor Association of Maui and her current directorship at the Hawaii Association of Realtors, underscore her influential role in shaping the real estate landscape in Hawaii.

“We are fortunate to have Marilyn Griffin as a part of our professional community, where her extensive experience and leadership continue to inspire and drive excellence in the industry. She is a testament to the power of commitment, expertise, and visionary leadership in shaping the future of real estate and a source of immense pride for our company.”

These deserving accolades to our devoted agents not only reflect individual excellence but also embody the core values of our 'Ohana at Island Sotheby’s International Realty. Our commitment to Pono (Integrity and Honesty), Kuleana (Responsibility with common sense), and Aloha (Genuine care and respect) is vividly represented in the achievements of our esteemed agents.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Wendy and Marilyn for setting a benchmark of professional integrity and community involvement. Their accomplishments resonate with our mission to deliver exceptional service while upholding the highest ethical standards.

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