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New “tell all” real estate book takes you inside Hawaii’s business


Who knew that there were such juicy stories of deceit, corruption, sex, even murder, behind Hawaii’s real estate scene? Realtor Stephany Sofos, who has been working in the biz for more than 40 years, brings those stories to light in her memoir, Untold Stories of a Real Estate Diva.

The book takes you through Sofos’ real estate career by showing the lessons learned and the many characters along the way. Although she changed some people’s identities to protect them—as these are all true stories—Sofos does talk about famous figures, such as Ron Rewald, Andre Tatibouet, Aaron Chaney and Randy Schoch.

Both residential and commercial real estate are covered in the book. While it's peppered with fascinating stories, the book ultimately educates readers on the history and inner workings of real estate in Hawaii. She also provides a hilarious chapter on real estate terminology with hidden meanings: Cozy meaning small, garden view meaning no view, maid’s quarters meaning illegal rental unit, and more.

“I wrote this because I wanted people, especially young women, to know that, in the end, if you keep working hard, everyone can make it, whatever career you’re in,” Sofos says.

Her book is available on Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback versions. Click here to see the listing.

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