Arabel is a lifelong learner. Education is her passion and she continues to pursue that passion in her work. In 2006 she was recognized as the REALTOR® of the Year for the Hawaii Island Board of REALTORS®. She has earned several prestigious National Association of REALTORS® designations and also serves on several NAR committees as well as committees at the Hawaii Association of REALTORS®. Arabel has excelled to the highest position in her industry on the state level, serving as the 2015 State President of the Hawaii Association of REALTORS®.
Not only does she volunteer time and energy for her fellow REALTORS®, you can also find her active as a member of the Rotary Club of South Hilo and in her church as a Trustee.
Arabel moved to Hilo in 1990 from a busy career in real estate lending in Miami, Florida. She helped her husband open his optometry office and took advantage of a flexible schedule. It was a change that she wouldn’t have traded for anything else in the world. “It not only gave me the flexibility I needed to stay involved at my son's school, but it also provided me with the opportunity to dive into experiencing life in a whole new culture,” she says.
Arabel adds, “In some ways, living in Hawaii is like taking a step into the past. Everything moves a lot more slowly here, but you can feel the aloha spirit everywhere. There is a strong sense of ohana. Family relationships are deeply rooted. You value the people that you know and their special gifts and talents. There is beauty all around us, not just in the landscape, but in the residents and visitors who shape our communities.”
She welcomes an opportunity to share her Hawaii with you!
Finding the right location is just as important as finding the right home, and no one knows the local area better than a local agent. Allow me to help you find the perfect community for you, your family, and your lifestyle.
""Thank you so much for all of your assistance in finding this property. We very much appreciated your straight forward, honest manner. So many Realtors use high pressure and dishonest tactics that we found your approach very refreshing."
- Walt and Linda"
—Walt & Linda (June 15, 2015)
""We were looking for a property with specific features and Arabel made sure we didn't waste any time looking at properties that didn't meet our requirements. She stuck with us until we found exactly what we were looking for. She helped us all the way through to the end, making sure all the details were in place to make the closing problem-free. The level of service she provided was unbelievable."
- Charles and Margaret"
—Charles & Margaret (June 15, 2015)
""We were looking at 2 or 3 real estate agencies, trying to make a decision as who to work with. We decided that the key to the decision had to be the realtor we were matched up with. We were matched up with Arabel. Our initial contacts with her by e-mail and telephone were favorable enough for us. As we actually started to work with Arabel, we realized what a gem she is. When we returned from the Big Island, we felt we had two solid prospects, both washed out. Arabel found us another choice property, and, through photos and a video, made us feel comfortable in making a major purchase without ever seeing the property of the exact area it was in."
- John and Pat"
—Jon & Pat (June 15, 2015)
" My husband and I have bought and sold almost 20 houses over the years, as investments and personal use. The one constant through all of these real estate transactions is the importance, of a good real estate agent. A good agent can make or break any deal; they can make the transaction be either a joy, or a trial from which you hope you survive still sane.
Arabel Camblor I would say is the best real estate agent we have ever used, in all of our 20 transactions. Sadly Arabel was only our realtor for two of these transactions; when we bought our land 7 years ago, and recently when we sold our house. 7 years ago, Arabel drove us around miles and miles of East Hawaii real estate until we finally found the perfect piece of land to build on. Recently we sold that house, and that sale went so smoothly and easily, we hardly had to think of anything because Arabel was doing all of the thinking and business part. She kept us on track with inspections, deadlines, signings, etc. Due to her vast experience in the area she was able to recommend contractors and anyone needed to make things easier and more expedient.
More importantly, it seemed like every time we communicated with Arabel, I could feel a smile on her face, she seems to truly enjoy what she does, and it shows through. I almost wish I was going to be involved in another real estate transaction (not going to happen) so I could work with her again.
If you are looking for a real estate agent, go with Arabel, I cannot say enough great things about her. She is savvy, knowledgeable, and dedicated.
-- Heather and Tim"
—Heather & Tim (June 15, 2015)
"Arabel Camblor is a rare combination of consummate professional and kind, compassionate human being. The sale of my late father’s home was both emotionally charged and legally complicated, and Arabel was a huge support in dealing with the complexity of the situation—especially so because I was settling the estate from my home on the mainland. As things progressed, we ran into a number of obstacles, and through each one Arabel remained positive, clear, and extremely diligent in her efforts to complete the sale. She orchestrated appraisals and surveys, gathered information from previous owners and other sources, interceded with difficult neighbors, hired cleaners, and was always highly responsive. The property was of relatively low value, and the whole arduous process was extremely stressful, but despite the intense demands this ordeal placed on her time and energy, Arabel always treated me as if I was her highest priority. She was absolutely the right choice for me as a Realtor, and I couldn’t have gotten through it without her.
—Dr. Michael (July 19, 2013)
"Clark Realty Corporation agents have one primary goal: to provide exceptional service with professionalism, integrity and aloha. Each agent has access to the best available tools to help buyers find the property that suits their needs and to help sellers successfully market their properties both locally and globally. Your Clark Realty agent is also supported by a managing broker in their local office and an on-island management team with decades of real estate experience."
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