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NARPM Oahu Chapter To Present Property Management Seminar

Lui & Young Realty, Inc.
2011 President, Oahu Chapter
National Association of Residential Property Managers

On Tuesday, August 16, the Oahu Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers will present their 6th annual Property Management Seminar. The purpose of the day-long seminar is to educate people who manage their own property or who are considering coming into the profession.

“Even experienced property managers can benefit by refreshing their knowledge, particularly since the laws are constantly being updated,” said NARPMOahu Chapter President Laurene Young (R), RMP, a Realtor and Property Manager with Lui & Young Realty, Inc. “Property management has grown in recent years and NARPM has helped those in the profession elevate their skills by providing education and support to members.

“Realtors have been attracted to the field since it produces a steady income stream. However it is also a field where one must be aware of the current laws and know the landlord tenant code inside out.”

This year’s seminar will be held at the Japanese Cultural Center at 2454 South Beretania Street and will begin at 7:45 a.m. with check-in and a continental breakfast. Numerous vendors will showcase products and services utilized by property managers.

The morning sessions, scheduled from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m., will feature three professional property managers, Berton Hamamoto (R), Catherine Matthews (R), and Lurline Johnson (R) RMP, who will cover the entire rental process from start to finish. Topics will include preparing a home for rent, advertising, screening the tenant, the rental agreement and addenda, checkin, maintenance of the unit, check-out, and security deposits. The LandlordTenant Code will be discussed by professional property manager Bill Ramsey (B) and eviction attorney Kenneth Lau.

A three course buffet luncheon will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Luncheon keynote speaker will be Captain Terry Seelig of the Honolulu Fire Department.

The afternoon sessions, continuing until 4 p.m., will feature Sue Savio on insurance issues and HUD representative Jelani Madaraka on Fair Housing and how to avoid discrimination in interaction with tenants and others. A question and answer period will be conducted by Madaraka, professional property manager Cathy Matthews (R), and attorney Nathan Aipa.

The seminar cost is $110 if registering prior to August 8 ($135 subsequently), which covers the continental breakfast, buffet lunch, parking (no in-and-out privileges), and a binder containing essential property management forms. Included are the Landlord-Tenant Code, the current Hawaii Association of Realtors rental agreement and addenda developed by professional property managers covering such items as pets, lead-based paint, house rules, maintenance and cleaning of the unit, sample letters to tenants who break house rules or are delinquent in their rent, and more.

Young noted that many people who have attended this seminar commented that the binder alone is worth the cost.

Visit for a registration form. For inquiries, email, or contact Liz Ishimitsu at Marie Hansen Properties, Inc. at 388-9680 or Prim Leong-Nakamoto at Nakamoto Realty, LLC at 688-9878 or Laurene Young at Lui & Young Realty, Inc. at 754-4005. Advance reservations are required. The seminar has sold out in the past, so register early.

The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) is an organization that supports the professional and ethical practices of rental home management through networking, education, and certification. The Oahu Chapter, founded in 2004, has become the largest in the nation with 175 registered members.

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