Hawai‘i REALTORS® has named Cherie Tsukamoto the 2023 Hawai‘i REALTOR® of the Year.
The award, which annually recognizes an outstanding REALTOR® in Hawai‘i for work in the interest of fellow REALTORS®, the profession and the community, was announced on Sept. 28 at the Hawai‘i REALTORS® Trending Up conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
“For more than four decades Cherie has dedicated herself to making the dream of homeownership a reality for hundreds of families across Hawai‘i,” said Kalama Kim, 2023 Hawai‘i REALTORS® president. “Through her tireless service to our communities and to our profession, Cherie exemplifies the highest ethics and values of a Hawai‘i REALTOR®, and we are pleased to honor her as our 2023 Hawai‘i REALTOR® of the Year.”
Cherie started her real estate career in 1979 while living on Kaua‘i. She is now Broker-in-Charge of Hawaii Life’s East Oahu office in Hawai‘i Kai, where she and her husband raised their three children.
“It is an honor to be recognized as the 2023 Hawai‘i REALTOR® of the Year,” Cherie said. “My small beginning in Kauai real estate 40 years ago has become the adventure of a lifetime, and I continue to serve my clients and community with the same passion that set me on this path many years ago.”
Cherie’s professional designations include Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®), and Military Relocation Professional (MRP).
Cherie previously served as a director for Hawai‘i REALTORS® and as the organization’s Education Committee chair. She was also a director for the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® and served as the organization’s Professional Standards and Arbitration Committee chair. She is a National Association of REALTORS® Graduate REALTOR® Institute instructor, Strategies instructor and Code of Ethics instructor.
Cherie was honored in the 2023 cohort of Women Who Mean Business by Pacific Business News and received the 2022 Marcus Nishikawa Education and Professional Achievement Award from the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® for her volunteerism and active board and committee participation.
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