In the Technology Spotlight: Kahala Associates Earns National Recognition for Outstanding Website Quality

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BY KRISTA SHERKEY — Kahala Associates – Oahu’s premiere, full-service luxury real estate brokerage firm –  has earned the Website Quality Certification (WQC), presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to member companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution.

Every aspect of the Kahala Associates’ website – – was reviewed to ensure exacting standards were met in six key areas, ranging from design and content to human interactivity to search engine optimization.  The WQC was introduced in 2009 to recognize and encourage superior websites among Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s 600 member firms.  Kahala Associates is one of 111 members to earn the 2010 WQC designation.


“With over 90% of people using the Internet in their home search, it is essential for any successful real estate firm to have an engaging, informative and easy-to-use website,” notes Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.  “By earning the Website Quality Certification, Kahala Associates has demonstrated that it provides vital online resources to home buyers and sellers.”

“We are dedicated to being real estate industry technology leaders – both here in Hawai’i and nationally,” said Myra Brandt, co-founder and principal broker-owner of Kahala Associates. “As a company—we are committed to continually investing in the best technology platforms available to real estate professionals.  As a result, our website upgrades are effective in gaining increased market share, but –most importantly – provide ease and efficiency for our clients.”

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Kahala Associates is a full service luxury real estate brokerage firm located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The firm was selected to be a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® as well as a charter member of The Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection®.