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Don Helow’s background as an owner of Real Estate in Hawaii, California and Florida along with his business background and ten years as Speech Communication Instructor at the University of Hawii laid the foundation for his successful real estate career. Now co-owner and broker-in-charge of Hawaii Sunset Real Estate LLC Don thrives on meeting his clients’ goals by providing sound advice to real estate investors, creatively marketing properties or assisting a client in their search for the perfect property in paradise.
Don was drawn to Hawaii where he began teaching in the Speech Communication Department at University of Hawaii Hilo in 1977 and the University of Hawaii Manoa from 1980 to 1987. Don with his family invested in several Oahu properties, which he renovated and managed. A business opportunity took him back to his home state of Florida in 1987. Don sold the business in 1997 and moved west stopping in Marin County a short drive over the golden gate bridge from San Francisco. At a wedding in Maui Don met an owner of an office supply company based in Marin . For the next ten years Don acquired office supply accounts from San Francisco to Novato. “Walking into a company cold and over a period of weeks or months gaining trust and eventually new business was extremely satisfying”. Don met Beth his wife in San Francisco. They were married in 2001 in Kona Hawaii. Not realizing at the time that they would be living full time in Kona. Missing the tropics Don in 2005 while continuing the office supply business in Marin starting flying back and forth to Kona building his Real Estate business. Don retired the office supply business in early 2012.
Don met Nancie Martens, R, his business partner, in 2005. In 2009 they formed Hawaii Sunset Real Estate, LLC. Don enjoys working in the current market because he knows he can find opportunities for his clients, he enjoys running the numbers and examining market trends to help clients make wise decisions. “I will always explain the pros and cons of any potential property to our clients.” Don believes his long time connection with the Hawaiian Islands and his personal Real Estate investments in California, Florida and Hawaii greatly benefits his clients-buyers and sellers alike.
For fun and adventure Don and Beth self-book their travels to get the real flavor of the various cultures. In September and October 2012 Don and Beth spent three weeks exploring Myanmar ( Burma). Prior adventures to SE Asia found them in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos. In September of 2013 Don and his wife Beth visit ten cities in three countries starting with three days in Bangkok Thailand, then on to Hui Hin, the islands of Ko Tao, Ko Samui, Phuket and Phi Phi. The cities of Malaysia included Kuala Lumpur and Kuching. Concluding with Brunei and Singapore. In August 2014 Don and Beth visited Paris. In October Shanghai.
Don & Beth enjoy tennis, , scuba, yoga and swimming in the ocean. And most off all calling HAWAII our home!
OCEAN VIEW HOME, KONA PALASIDES
73-1162 KAIMINANI DR
Bedrooms: 2 • Bathrooms: 2
KEAUHOU PUNAHELE D-106
78-7070 ALII DR. D-106
Bedrooms: 2 • Bathrooms: 2
KANALOA AT KONA 1303
78-261 MANUKAI ST #1303
Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 3