Ralph's Team

 

About Ralph Gray:

An established and trusted Realtor, Ralph Gray represents Hawaii's most discriminating buyers and sellers. Ralph was recognized in Hawaii's TOP 100 agents for over 7 years and is consistently ranked in the top 2% of all Hawaii agents.

Hawaii surf

As an avid professional, Ralph has continuously focused and succeeded in the luxury and beachfront segment of the market. He was a pioneer in bringing Internet marketing to Hawaii, while working for Realtor.com and training Hawaii's top agents, on the use of the web to market homes. Ralph was born and raised in the Hawaiian islands. He is a fifth generation Kama'aina and knows the islands and the people.


Ralph & wife Cathy

Hawaii beachfront, oceanfront and ocean view properties represent the true essence of Hawaii. Beachfront and oceanfront real estate is the safest way for you to invest your money in Hawaii, and to make sure that your future generations will enjoy our islands as well.

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Ralph and his fellow Outrigger Canoe Club team members winning Kailua

Team Gray has exclusive and non exclusive memberships in LuxuryRealEstate.com, LuxuryHomes.com, HauteLiving.com, Realtor.com, LuxuryRealty.com and over 100 other real estate web sites.


Ralph & Cathy’s two wonderful children
Taylor and Colby

Ralph is in a unique position to offer you unparalleled knowledge and marketing expertise, with access to confidential non listed private properties for sale, as well as extensive sales statistics for his clients to get the competitive edge. He has set up a team of agents to work diligently on selling their exclusive listings, known as Team Gray.

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Ralph finishing 12 mile one man canoe race from Kailua to Honolulu

Our goal has always been to put the needs of our clients first, and preserve the relationship for life. Extensive knowledge of the luxury & beachfront markets, professional and personalized service, connections to regional, national and global exposure and innovative internet marketing programs set Team Gray apart from the norm. With over 25 years of combined real estate knowledge, and over $300 million in sales in the last 8 years, Team Gray is the right choice.

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Ralph with 172 pound Ahi Tuna caught off Oahu

In the down markets of 2008 - 2010, Ralph Gray sold over $50 million in real estate and was ranked in the top 100 agents in the Hawaiian Islands. Ralph is recognized in the Hawaii Business Magazine Who’s Who in Hawaii top 100 and was awarded the top 25 plaque. He received, the Top Gun award, Double Diamond Award and the Vice Presidents Designation. Ralph is in the “Who’s Who of Luxury Real Estate” and has been ranked in the top 50 agents, state wide for over 7 years straight.


Aloha from Ralph & Cathy
and their Black Labrador retriever puppies

Ralph was born and raised in Hawaii. His Great-great grandfather on his father’s side came to the islands in 1876 from Australia to work for King Kalakaua, as his City Planner and Architect. He built the Original Royal Palace, now called the Legislature Building (behind King Kamehameha's Statue), the Bishop Museum, the Kawaihou Church, and many other Historical Sites. His grandfather on his mother’s side was Cliff Weaver, founder and partner of SpenceCliff Restaurant Chain. You remember those great old restaurants like Queen Surf, Tiki Tops, Fisherman’s Wharf, Tahitian Lanai, Ranch House, and Coco’s.

Ralph attended Roosevelt and Punahou High School and graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in communication. His hobbies include travel, surfing, paddling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and golf. His affiliations include The Honolulu Board of Realtors, Hawaii Historical Homes Foundation, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Japan Karate Federation, Jeet Kun Do Association, and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.

Ralph is also active in donating to Green Peace, To Make a Wish Foundation, and The United Way. He is a strong believer in protecting the environment for our future generations.

From 1998-2001 Ralph worked for the National Association of Realtors Web Site: Realtor.com. He was the Hawaii Regional Manager and trained Hawaii’s top agents on how to market real estate over the internet.

When it comes to buying a home, Ralph knows the islands and the people, and will find the right property, in the right location, at a fair price for you. Ralph also knows of many unlisted private homes for sale exclusive of other Realtors, and can show them by appointment only to his clients.

When it comes to selling your property, Ralph will provide a Comparable Marketing Analysis so you know the sales price will be the highest possible, and a Print and Internet Marketing plan, showing how the property will be exposed to millions of buyers instantly. He will also do a Video Virtual Tour of your property so BUYERS can view your home 24 hours a day. This state of the art technology saves time and provides the homeowner with pre-qualified homebuyers when they view the actual property. Let Ralph take you to the next level of home selling and buying at www.HawaiianBeachfront.com


About Rick Sakimoto:

Growing up in a family that has lived in Hawaii for the past three generations, Rick has a deep understanding and love for these islands. At a time when Hawaii was governed by its own monarchy and was a nation in itself, Rick's paternal grandparents came to these islands in search of a new and wonderful life in this strange beautiful land. Rick's father fulfilled their dreams with his academic excellence, attending Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri and returning to the islands to later become Hawaii's first Board-Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Rick graduated from Punahou School and received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. With his love for marketing and writing, he lived in West Los Angeles and Manhattan Beach for several years, pursuing a career in advertising at a few of Southern California's larger advertising agencies. He later returned to USC where he earned a Master of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business and a Master of Real Estate Development from the School of Regional and Urban Planning. Rick's real estate experience is in residential sales and small-to-mid scale commercial real estate project management and leasing. He also has experience in coordinating commercial tenant build-outs and residential construction, as well.

Rick is an avid waterman. He loves surfing and regularly surfs Oahu's famed North Shore, as well as outer island "secret spots." Rick was also a solid competitor in outrigger canoe paddling, swimming, water polo, as well as deep-sea fishing. He loves traveling and has been to Japan, Europe, Bali, New Zealand, Fiji, and a number of spots throughout Baja California and Mainland Mexico. He also loves to snowboard and snow ski and has seen some of the beautiful venues that some of America's winter resorts have to offer. "You know, I really adore traveling. There are so many unbelievable places to experience in this world and people to meet. But what is always great is coming home because I realize that no matter how far I wander, there is nowhere else to live that is quite like Hawaii."

Rick also has tremendous respect for the various cultural sides of Hawaii. He studied martial arts devotedly for many years and currently enjoys his pursuit in the art of hula. With his love and respect for the ocean, the land, and the Hawaiian culture as well as his strong real estate and business/marketing background, Rick can make sure that you make the right decisions in your business dealings here in Hawaii. He appreciates quality and he understands what is "in" and what sells depending on the niche you are trying to reach. He is also a pretty good connoisseur of fine wine and would be glad to entertain you while you are in town.


Pauline Shum

Pauline ShumPauline Shum has over 5 years of experience in Real Estate Investment, Financing and Property Management. With her strong business operations background, she has excellent analytical skills, is an effective negotiator with a “can do” attitude and has an eye for details. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hockien/Taiwanese, and Malay languages.

Pauline was born and raised on the resort island of Penang, Malaysia, much like the island of Oahu, Hawaii. She graduated with Magna Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in BS Finance. After living in Southern California for over 11 years, she moved to Honolulu in 2001 and now calls Hawaii her home.

Having a career in credit industry and business operations for large companies, Pauline was responsible for making sound financial decisions. She traveled extensively throughout the United States, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as both regional credit and operations manager.

Some of her favorite activities include, hiking, enjoying cultural foods and listening to new age music. She also loves traveling with her family to far off destinations including Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, China, India, Japan, Thailand, and Singapore. She has a strong ability in learning and embracing different cultural values.

With aloha in her heart, Pauline is dedicated to finding you a dream home, in your ideal location, with a well negotiated price. When it comes to selling your home Pauline will effectively market your home using state of the art technology, internet marketing, and top quality print media. Our exclusive memberships with top web sites like LuxuryHomes.com, LuxuryRealEstate.com and HauteLiving.com, gives us an edge over our competition.

Manager/Personal Assistant. Aafke has developed a thorough understanding of how a successful

Mahalo and Aloha,
Ralph, Rick, Suzi and Aafke