When Arabel Camblor moved to Hilo in 1990, she left behind a promising career in finance to join her husband’s search for a life away from the bustle of Miami city living. She spent her early years moving around from her birthplace in the Philippines to Pennsylvania, Canada, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Arkansas, Texas, and Florida. In Hilo, she started a real estate career that would eventually lead to Arabel L Camblor Realty and winning the prestigious Realtor® of the Year (ROTY) award for 2019.
ROTY is the only annual award given by Hawai‘i Realtors®, the statewide association of Realtors®. Camblor’s career includes an impressive service history with local, state, and national levels of Realtor® associations along with presidencies at Hawai‘i Realtors® (2015) and Hawai‘i Island Realtors® (2009).
After 19 years in the business, Camblor cites hard work and effort as main elements of success in real estate: “It’s the type of business where you have to plan from the beginning. It’s your small business, and you’re totally responsible for your successes and failures. It requires constant effort to focus on your craft.”
2019 Realtor® of the Year
Arabel Camblor Named 2019 Realtor® of the Year
(HONOLULU, HI) As the Hawaii statewide association of Realtors®, Hawaii Realtors® awards the prestigious Realtor® of the Year (ROTY) award to a Realtor® who displays exceptional experience in the multiple levels of Realtor® associations (local, state or national), Realtor® spirit, civic activity and business accomplishments. Only one Realtor® in the entire state is selected for this honor annually.
Arabel Camblor of Arabel L Camblor Realty in Hilo received the 2019 ROTY award in front of the Hawaii Realtors® Board of Directors on July 25, 2019. As a dedicated member of various Realtor® association committees and boards, Camblor is passionate about the real estate industry and Realtor® profession.
She will be honored alongside other state ROTYs at the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Conference & Expo this November.
Camblor has an impressive service history of 16 years at Hawaii Island Realtors® (HIR), 14 years at Hawaii Realtors® and 8 years at NAR. She has served as President of HIR (2009) and Hawaii Realtors® (2015). Camblor graduated from the Hawaii Realtors® Leadership Academy program in 2009 and has since become a trustee and facilitator involved in training the future Realtor® leaders of tomorrow.
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