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Leeana creates the perfect buyer’s experience and strides to exceed your expectations!

“Leeana is most importantly honest, trustworthy, extremely knowledgeable about the Big Island. She is patient, a good listener, and understands her client’s needs and requests. Leeana knows her island and embodies the true Aloha spirit” – Debbie and Ken Furuichi from Los Angeles California

Your Buyers Agent

A trusted guide to help you find the perfect home/condo.

It could be your biggest edge in finding the right home at the right price: a good buyer’s real estate agent at your side.

As an expert in the local market, Leeana shares the pros and cons of communities so you are well prepared and guided through all the practical details and potential obstacles that may occur during the purchase process.

Leeana, as your Buyers agent, is looking out for your best interest and is there to represent you! You need someone who will fight for your interests and rights!

Advantages of Using a Buyers Agent

  • Your Interests are Professionally Represented

I will guide you through the home-buying process and exclusively represent your interests. I help you find a home, present your contract offer, negotiate, and close on your home!

  • You Get a Personal Specialist Who Knows Your Needs

As your Buyers Agent, I can save you a lot of time by providing you with all the details about each home before you see it. I will listen to your feedback and concerns about each home.

  • You Get a Full-Time Agent Who Knows the Market

As a full-time agent I normally live, eats, and sleeps real estate. Whether it comes to negotiations, working through a sticky deal, or finding the right home for you.

“Leeana is a terrific realtor! Professional, knowledgeable, very hard-working, and she has the patience of a saint. Her response time is the best! She dealt with us for months and was always positive during our ups and downs about buying in Hawaii. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to buy or sell on the Big Island of Hawaii!”
– Christine C. from Oregon

Buying a Rental Property?

How to Prepare for Owning a Big Island Vacation Rental Property

If you are interested in investing in real estate on the Big Island, here are some specific links and steps you will need to make your choice efficient and effective.

Whether you are new to purchasing a rental property or you have been doing this for some time,  learning Hawaii’s rules and getting help from an industry expert is really important.

I enjoy talking about Big Island Real Estate and if you have questions about buying an investment property on the Big Islands, you can reach me by email, call, or text, 808-785-5581, LeeanaRunningbear@gmail.com  

STVR Rules

Short Term Vacation Rental Rules from the County of Hawaii


General Excise Tax is required for all rentals, whether you are renting daily, weekly, monthly, or annually. Frequently asked questions and application forms. 

Know Your Zoning Laws

Only certain areas can be used for Short Term rentals. Not all homes or condos can be used for a rental property. Contact me for Zoning Laws.

Renovating Your Rental

You make be considering buying a property to renovate and resale. Keep informed about the State’s rules for remodeling and what requirers a building permit.

Renovating Your Rental

You make be considering buying a property to renovate and resale. Keep informed about the State’s rules for remodeling and what requirers a building permit.


Transient Tax is required for all rentals for less than 180 days (6 months).

New Business Application

Register your new business with the State of Hawaii by receiving a new business license.

HOA Fees

The fees from associations can vary greatly from complex to complex. It is important to research the charges and understand what the money is going towards.

Property Tax

Hawaii is one of the lowest property tax rates in the USA. Property tax is basically 1% of the sales price. Read the County’s  Tax Rates.


When you decide to sell your real estate property you have to understand how Hawaii Real Property Tax Law (HARPTA) and Foreign Investment in Real Property (FIRPTA) and will affect your capital gains tax.

Relocating to Hawaii

Moving to the Big Island is very exciting, invigorating, yet can also be quite a challenge. You have already made the first step by choosing the Island you want, the Big Island.  For those ready to make the move, below are some helpful resources to assist you with a smooth and safe move!

Moving Your Car

Depending on your car, it may be more cost-effective to ship your car to Hawaii.
Pasha Hawaii
Royal Hawaiian Movers
Young Brothers (Interisland)
Register Your Vehicle

Bringing Your Pet

Your pet is a family member and making sure they arrive safely comes with having all the necessary information:
Island Pet Movers
Happy Trails Travel
Hawaii Quarantine Branch
Boarding and Obedience Classes

Hawaii State School Finder

Use Hawaii State Department of Education to find the school for your children.

Shipping Your Belongings

Shipping your belongings can be quite a process. Before deciding to plan the move yourself or hire a moving company its essential to get a basic idea of how much stuff you’re bringing with you.
Maton A Full Container or Smaller
Pasha Hawaii – 20′ or 40′ Containers
Kona Trans Moving & Storage – Full-Service Moving
Royal Hawaiian Movers -Partial-Service Moving Comp.

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