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4 Benefits of using window A/C units to cool your home

While the climate in Hawaii is fairly mild year-round, there are many days you want cool relief from the tropical temperatures. For those times, you can install window units to regulate the temperature in each room. Below are a few reasons these units continue to be so popular.

1. Low Cost
If you want air conditioning, window units are probably your least expensive option. Because you’re only buying a small unit, you don’t have to put in any ductwork, which results in a drastically lower cost.

2. Easy to InstallAs the name implies, this type of air conditioner is installed in a window, which means you can skip the cost of professional installation. Each window unit comes with...

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Enjoying Hawaii Yet? Looking for kid-friendly hikes? Lookout for my other blog posts Manoa Falls and lighthouse trail.


I’m at it again! Did another hike with the kids for a day away from showings and work.

Makiki Valley Loop Trail
Three Words! Misleading, Long, Misquotes


First of all, I had a hard time finding the beginning of this trail! Everywhere online it’s posted “Hawaiʻi Nature Center, 2131 Makiki Heights Drive”. GPS wasn’t very helpful. Eventually, after driving back and forth, I turned left into a small driveway off Makiki Heights Drive where there were three mailboxes. It looked like private property but after a few misdirects, I followed my gut.

Secondly, everywhere online, it’s posted as an &ldqu...

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Hurricane Preparedness

As you know, Hurricane season is upon us once again. It runs from June 1 -November 30 each year in the state of Hawaii. Here are some things you can do to prepare and protect your family and your property.

Protect your family:• Have prescriptions on hand for your family members in case of emergency, at least 30 days worth.• Have flashlights, am/FM radio and lanterns ready, along with extra batteries.• Have a way to store water in your home, enough for 30 days.• Have some type of emergency non-perishable food, enough for 30 days. Like canned goods, jerky, or other preserves.• Have a first aid kit on hand for emergencies, include items like burn gel, tourniquets, and a suture kit.• Have ex...

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Is Real Estate for you?

Are you looking into becoming an agent? Have you been thinking about it? Here are a few life styles to be aware of as an agent most people don’t mention.

Answer these questions to see if being a real estate agent is for you.

Section A

Do you enjoy having a set schedule?

Do you enjoy a steady income?

Do you enjoy seeing the same faces every day?

Do you enjoy working set hours?

Section B

Do you enjoy doing something different every day?

Are you good at managing your finances?

Do you enjoy meeting new people every day?

Are you comfortable when things don’t go according to plan?

IF you answered yes to section A and no to section B, maybe Real Estate isn’t for you.

If you answered yes to section B and no to section...

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Rental Insurance for Tenants

Picture your belongings, if something happened to your laptop, your flat screen tv or your clothing and furniture, could you afford to go out and replace the lost items? After all, your belongings are not just things, but part of you, tools you use daily and need access to.


What does your landlord’s policy cover?
Typically, the landlord’s policy covers the building or unit in which you live. It does not cover your personal belongings. For that, you need a renters insurance policy.


What are the basic coverages offered?

There are two types of basic coverages offered.Property: This helps to protect your personal belongings at home or away.Liability: To protect you financially against costly claims and pos...

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Top Five Reasons to Hire a Property Manager


If you needed surgery, you would go to see a professional, right? The same is true when you have an investment property. Hiring a property manager is putting your trust in the professionals. Today, I would like to share with you 5 main reasons why you should hire a property manager for your investment property.

A good property manager:
1. Is licensed and insured
2. Has specialized experience
3. Has a knowledge of the industry
4. Protects their owner
5. Offers peace of mind

LICENSED AND INSUREDMuch like doctors who have to go through specialized training, real estate agents have to pass board exams and take continuing education classes. This means that by working with a property manager who is licensed,...

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Manoa Falls!

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Where to go to schedule a rental showing in Hawaii?


May 19, 2018


I, Jacqueline Little, have decided to write a blog about misconceptions related to real estate services. With 12+ year experience in property management and real estate sales, my goal is that this blog will give tenants, landlords, buyers, sellers, and agents a different perspective in the industry. Please keep in mind that this, and future blogs, are based on my personal experience and completely subjective.


I hope you enjoy this new blog series. You may want to grab a beer before we get started. Cheers!

Let us start with how to schedule rental showings in Hawaii. With the ever-changing rental market and companies surrounding it, it can be difficult to know where to look to s...

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Agent Kris and Shari

Royal Realty, a locally owned and operated company started in 2009, was created to service all residential real estate parts, so that we may take care of our clients no matter what the situation. With our multi-dimensional real estate services, we are able to help tenants purchase their dream home, homeowners sell their property, and investors assess the value of short term and long term rentals.

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