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.”
Hawaii Island Realtor® Broker,