Welcome Home, Hauoli Smith-Lopez
Bennion Deville Homes welcomes REALTOR® Hauoli Smith-Lopez to the Palm Desert San Pablo office, located at 44-530 San Pablo Avenue on the freshly expanded thoroughfare between Fred Waring Drive and Highway 111. Hauoli earned his real estate sales license in 2017 and works with clients throughout the Coachella Valley, specializing in Palm Desert, where he is a resident, and the surrounding resort cities. In addition to his real estate sales license, Hauoli holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies with a minor in government from the University of Redlands.
Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Hauoli’s name means “happy” in Hawaiian. By all standards, he embodies that name. “My goal is to bring some ‘Hauoli’ to my clients and make them as happy as possible throughout our time together,” Hauoli says with a smile. “I am a generally happy person and enjoy working with people and helping them accomplish their goals.” To ensure his clients are pleased with the results he delivers, Hauoli operates his business with honesty, integrity, and always does what’s in their best interest. “Building trust is critical to our success. I am up front and communicate clearly, and my clients know that I will always operate with their needs in mind. I strive to provide a smooth and enjoyable process with a happy outcome as they start their next chapter.”
Prior to moving to the desert full-time, Hauoli lived in Los Angeles. He would visit family in the Greater Palm Springs Area and always found the region alluring. Like many Angelenos, the appeal of getting better value for a home and a high quality of life, with far less population density and traffic congestion, was attractive. “We were looking for a change from Los Angeles,” Hauoli says. “There is much better value here compared to L.A., and the lifestyle is unique. There is so much to do and explore.” As someone who has made the move from the “Big City” to the quieter confines of the Coachella Valley, Hauoli can help guide his clients who are undergoing a similar situation with his first-hand experience and expertise.
Hauoli’s real estate industry background stretches beyond his role as a REALTOR®. He has over 4 years of experience in mortgage lending, and over 10 years working on the legal side of the industry, specializing in bankruptcies and foreclosures. His familiarity in these areas is a boon for his clients as he has an eye for detail and can better explain the more intricate aspects of the paperwork involved in purchasing and selling property. “I am especially meticulous with contracts, so my clients know when I present them with something that I have read it to ensure all of the details are correct. No one likes surprises so it’s critical to review it all carefully and confirm there’s nothing hidden that will pop up down the road.” Because of his background with some of the more technical areas of real estate, Hauoli is a member of the California Desert Association of REALTORS® (CDAR) grievance committee.
In his free time, Hauoli enjoys spending time with his husband and their two Jack Russell mix dogs. He also swims competitively with the Piranha Masters swim team and enjoys being involved at his church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palm Desert.
Bennion Deville Homes is the place for Hauoli to call home because of the company’s sterling reputation throughout the desert. “Bennion Deville Homes invests in my success as an agent, which allows me to be at my best for my clients. Additionally, the name recognition across the valley is huge and a benefit for my business,” Hauoli concludes.
Adds Managing Broker Tish Herwig, “Hauoli Smith-Lopez is an excellent addition to our office. He has a strong and diverse background, is very detail-oriented, and has a friendly approach with his clients and his colleagues. All of these characteristics will help him be successful with us. I look forward to working with Hauoli and welcome him to Bennion Deville Homes.”
About Bennion Deville Homes
Founded in 2001 by real estate industry icons Bob Bennion and Bob Deville, Bennion Deville Homes is a nationally recognized independent real estate brokerage and the desert’s real estate leader. Bennion Deville Homes serves home buyers and sellers throughout Southern California in the primary markets of the Greater Palm Springs Area (Coachella Valley) and Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Coachella Valley offices include locations in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta. Bennion Deville Homes also has offices in Garner Valley in Riverside County and Redlands in San Bernardino County.
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