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Locations Foundation: Bringing Sustainability to the Classroom

The 2nd Annual Locations Foundation Legacy Project at Keone'ula Elementary

The Locations Foundation Legacy Projects focus on positively influencing Hawaii’s youth, educating them on environmental sustainability, and giving them the tools to put all of these great ideas into action. The mission statement of our Legacy Project is “E kulia a hana pono,” or “to strive and do good,”….and this past weekend at Keone’ula Elementary School in Ewa Beach, we definitely accomplished that goal.

The scope of this event is massive. The concept and planning for this year’s event began months ago, but on March 8, all of the thoughts and ideas were put into action. With a $25,000 donation from the Locations Foundation, the 54 Prudential Locations' agents, staff and family members, 15 members of the Campbell High School ROTC program, 20 volunteers from the Youth Challenge Academy, and children, parents, and staff from Keone’ula Elementary came together and built an outdoor sustainability education center and cleaned up the campus.

Locations Foundation volunteers (photo by Prudential Locations agent Kengo Ueno)

Brandon Lau, DJ Dole, James Chan, Jodee Farm, Judy Kumano, Kathy Pang, Kengo Ueno, Kristin Mukai, Michael Marks, Russell Nishimoto, Shannon Smith, Sherrie Kuroda, Tom Presler, Toan Doran, Andrew Leong, April Luga, Ayumi Yamane, Bob Cowan, Bryan Balisacan, Cheryl Nekota, Colin Shinsato, Gary and Tammy Murakami, Jason Lee, Jema Geronimo, Jocelyn Negranza, Jodie Tamaye, John Jacobson, Kara Romersa, Kent Gearhiser, Kimi Sarroca-Shimabukuro, Kris Kim, Krissy Okumura-Hanashiro, Lee Wang, Liela Garcia, Linda Toki, Lori Sharpe, Melvin Leon Guerrero, Merrily Luke, Monalisa Sabo, Nancy O’Grady, NoeLani Gaylord, Sean Sonoda, Tom Mukai and Wade Uehara

Buying

What Does Today’s Real Estate Consumer Want?

The needs of today’s real estate consumer are changing and evolving faster than ever before. As a result, REALTORS® continually have to refine their approach and the services they provide in order to evolve and adapt alongside the consumer.

For more than seven years, the focus of my professional career has revolved around figuring out the best way to interact with, and assist, today’s real estate consumer. The question constantly on my mind is, “Given that consumers have access to enormous amounts of real estate information online, what can real estate agents do to validate and demonstrate that they should be the one to earn a client’s business?”

After all this time, I can confidently summarize in one word what today’s consumer wants: VALUE.

Digital House Hunting - finding real estate online and with mobile apps

Locations Foundation

Kokua for the Philippines

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines with devastating force. With winds gusting up to 235 mph, Haiyan is the most powerful typhoon or hurricane in recorded history. Nearly 6,000 people were killed, 1.2 million homes were destroyed or damaged, and upwards of 12.2 million people were affected by the storm.

The impact of Haiyan and the devastation in her wake hit very close to home for a number of Prudential Locations’ agents and staff, as many of the Locations’ ohana have family and friends who live in the Philippines. It was clear right off the bat, there was an immediate need for assistance. Within a week of Haiyan touching ground, the Locations Foundation cut a check for $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help bring food, clean water, and shelter to those impacted by the storm.  

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