How can real estate better prepare for natural disasters?

Real estate industry leaders consider how more organized recovery and rebuilding efforts, sustainable housing and insurance resources could come into play …

Trump exits climate deal: Reactions from real estate

In what he described as a “reassertion of American sovereignty,” President Donald Trump has pulled America out of the Paris climate accord, a deal that unites more than 190 countries on climate change policy. The decision drew a mixed response from the…

Why your ‘squad’ is the most valuable piece of your business

We’ve all seen the hashtags #squad and #squadgoals, but squad mindset is about more than an Instagram pose of smiling people. It’s about creating a group of people who have your back and who you would do anything for. This is true in our personal lives, and it can also be true in business …

Best practices for starting and keeping client relationships

Client relationships — everyone talks about them, but they don’t necessarily maintain them to the best of their abilities. …

How to create a deeper connection with consumers

It used to be that brokers took care of agents and agents took care of consumers, but that’s changing — brokers are now reaching out to consumers …

Why this successful broker-owner returned to selling full-time

When Mary Anne Fitch sold her high-end boutique business, Maui Estates International, to Hawaii Life, she didn’t know much about the vacation rentals side of the Hawaii Life business. But Hawaii Life owner, Matt Beall, made a point of introducing her t…

Matt Beall on equestrian properties

Hawaii Life’s Matt Beall shares his most embarrassing real estate moment …

How to shine as a real estate reality TV star

You are sitting there watching a real estate reality TV show, thinking: “What does this person have that I don’t?” In some cases, you may not like what you see — but on the inside, maybe the envy is eating away at you, and you would like some pointers on how to do it if you are ever asked …

Inside the Hawaii Life offices

You might have seen these offices on the “Hawaii Life” television show, where travelers to Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the Big Island count on the team lead by Principal Broker Matt Beall to find them their dream homes. Now, the premiere lifestyle brokerage …

Matt Beall on building Hawaii Life

Matt Beall started his real estate sales career in Hawaii in 1998. In 2002, he was hired to be a Broker-in-Charge for one of the largest companies in Hawaii. At the same time, he developed small-scale condominium projects, home restorations, foreclosur…