Anna Severson


Kama’aina, mother, real estate broker and banana bread maker.

I offer local style, global reach and local market expertise to my clients

With deep roots in the ocean lifestyle, Maui is more than just my home. My father, John Severson, an artist, devoted surfer, and founder of Surfer Magazine, took our family on epic surf trips and Swiss Family Robinson-style journeys through the South Pacific on the quest for the perfect wave before settling down on Maui in the early '70s, to paint and surf… I enjoyed a bohemian childhood, attending Haleakala school and Seabury Hall.

After graduating in Communications from UCSD, I moved to Paris (opposite of Maui!), where I lived and worked for 9 years, eventually becoming the Art Buyer for Yves Saint Laurent, although I would return home to Maui every year. In 2003 I moved back as I finally realized my dad had the vision: Maui is the amazing spot we have all been searching for.

Today my family lives in Puamana, Lahaina, on the West side of Maui where we surf, paint, swim and enjoy life in our island home. I run the family textile biz where we design aloha shirts for Sun Surf in Japan and Kahala in Honolulu. Sevo ended his planetary journey on Maui in May of 2017 and my mother, Louise, an accomplished designer of beautiful textiles, splits her time between Napili and Spreckelsville.

I am honored to be a part of the Hawaii Life 'Ohana, Hawaii's most innovative real estate team. My membership in Forbes Global Properties connects luxury home sellers with the extraordinary 133 million monthly visitors to Forbes’ digital platform. Imua!

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My Blog Posts
Another Amazing Year for Puamana: Over $40M in Sales – Check Out My 2022 Year End Wrap-Up
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The Best Neighborhood To Live in Near Lahaina: Puamana 71–2
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What my clients are saying...

Showing a property and showing how to meet the particular person or family's needs is the key to giving that customer the life that they have dreamed about for maybe a year or 30 years... Well that was the greatest choice I ever made because Anna was the most professional real estate person that I have ever met in my entire life. I graduated in finance and real estate and my father was a real estate agent all of his life and this lady did everything and beyond when the other players in the transaction dropped the ball, she picked it up and carried it across the goal line. It was a very complicated contract because of my multiple businesses and international businesses but she cut through that and made everyone understand exactly what was going on with my personal assets and income to get the deal done. I am already in negotiation for another property For 10 million dollars with Anna because she is probably the best real estate agent in all of Maui and if anybody wants to call me or asked me I will explain in detail the amount of effort she did on every part of this transaction which was Very complex and she did it professionally with a great positive attitude and a great knowledge of all the real estate in Maui. Her Family is one of the legends and mainstays of the history of the Hawaii.

I’m having trouble putting this on the Zillow thing because maybe it’s too many words I don’t know but I guess they’re a bunch of butt heads how can I get this out on Zillow so it tells about the experience I had with you. What should I do should I put this on the website? ... you are the oracle of real estate on Maui.

— Doug Bockmiller

I just finished buying three more real estate properties with Anna Severson in the last two months. These properties were on Molokai, the first property she represented me was a total grand slam in West Maui and again I am so pleased with her hard work and professionalism. Not only does she have the ability to go through all the listings whether they’re on the MLS or not she seems to be able to dig deeper than everyone and find these real estate properties and then is an amazing negotiator since I have done unbelievable at getting the lowest possible price with her at the helm.

The West Maui beach front project already appreciated 86% since I bought it 18 months ago.

Her amazing strategies and suggestions have allowed me to buy four properties that I thought I’d never be able to purchase ats such low prices. My West Maui property is 14 feet from the water. My Molokai properties are 50 to a couple hundred feet from the water. Anna is like having a family member and the best real estate agent on the planet available whenever you need her to nail down the deal and then take care of all the complications that can come into play in a real estate transaction. She typically anticipates them and solves them before they even become an issue and then lets me know about it later. I now have the best realtor in the Hawaiian islands for the rest of my life. Her name is Anna Severson!

— Doug Bockmiller