Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Why are you calling me in the middle of the night? USA time zone map will help.

Why are you calling me in the middle of the night? USA time zone map will help.

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HAWAII STANDARD TIME = HST

If you really don't know what time it is in Hawaii, can you please refer to a time zone map before calling.  I am willing to answer your calls at odd hours, but not at 4:30 in the morning.

Here in Hawaii we don't go onto Daylight Saving Time.  We are 2 or 3 hours BEHIND the West Coast, depending on the season.  We are 5 or 6 hours BEHIND the East Coast. 

Here's an easy way to remember HST, in case you don't know if Hawaii is before or after.... picture a rising sun coming up in the EAST and setting in the WEST.  So if Hawaii is west of California (of course you know that already), the sun will be coming up later than in California, right?  Therefore, when it's daybreak on the west coast, we are still in the dark, and probably still sleeping. December 2008 sunrise on Maui  Does that make sense?  Any questions?

 

 

I do want to hear from you.  Thank you for keeping this in mind before you call me.

Aloha from Maui Hawaii...

Georgina M. Hunter REALTOR (S) e-Pro

808 283-0635   EMAIL

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Comment balloon 8 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • December 23 2008 03:41PM

Comments

Sounds like you've gotten one too many early, early phone calls, Georgina :)  I have to confess that I didn't know how far behind the West Coast you were, but I sure wouldn't call you without checking first.

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) almost 10 years ago

I haven't experienced that problem too many times. Most are good about not calling until it is at least 8:00 HST. I have had some clients over in the Asia Pacific area and Europe where we have had to do some odd hours calling just due to time differences.

That being said, before I moved to Maui I used to come out to the island pretty frequently for vacation. While it was a vacation, work tended to follow me. I had a couple of co-workers who didn't quite get the time difference so I was subject to 4:00 AM phone calls.

 

Posted by Pete Jalbert, R(S) (The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. ) almost 10 years ago

This is an AWESOME post - should be crystal clear now for anyone who wasn't sure;)

Mele Kalikimaka to you & your ohana,

Pederson Properties, Inc.

Posted by Pederson Properties Inc. (HK Lane La Quinta & Prudential Maui Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for your comments - Merry Christmas!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 10 years ago

Georgina - I called some friends once that took a "secret" trip to Hawaii...  I woke them up at about 3 in the morning...  I won't do that to you!

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) over 9 years ago

It's funny how people will say... "oh, I thought the hours went the other way!"

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 9 years ago

We have a lot of foreign buyers active here in San Diego, so I make myself available 24/7. The occasional phone call doesn't bother me at all because I can always go back to sleep. So many people are calling just to find a real person answering the phone. I'm that one, and I don't mind it.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life -- make it a good start.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 9 years ago

Jim - good for you for answering at any time! 

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 9 years ago

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