3 Keys To Connection

I remember hearing radio commentary years ago about a stolen car report in a very small town on the island of Molokai, and the deejays were both laughing on air about the incident.  It wasn’t so much that the crime itself was insignificant, but that the thief and victim were probably related.  Being part of a tight knit community is what people of Hawaii value.  Whether we live in a large metro area or a quaint suburb, our community of friends and family is very closely connected. Individually, we can be facilitators of building community by helping others make connections.  Here are three keys to making connections.

  • Keep good relationships with everyone.  There will always be people whom we disagree with on some level either personally or professionally.  And though we may have a tendency to argue, it won’t benefit either party in doing so.  Being respectful and kind even to those who see things differently will eventually lead to an opportunity to share your point of view.
  • Engage in making connections.  Though social media is a very common form of connecting with people, it doesn’t beat the old fashioned introduction.  Formally introducing one person to another through a meeting or a meal is the best way to establish a good relationship.  It also reinforces your value in the new relationship.
  • Your continued involvement matters.  It’s always good to follow-up with both parties to check on the progress of the relationship.  If there is a lack of communication or mutual benefit, your input could help to ensure a successful connection.  Otherwise, if it doesn’t work out, at least you’ll know whom they are most compatible with.

Being a builder of community and relationships is a rewarding and valuable experience for you and those you connect.

About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.