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. We support the Surfrider Foundation and Maui Preparatory Academy. 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!
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.
It is hard to speak highly enough of how great it was to work with Anna. I was immediately impressed by her deep knowledge of the Maui real estate market (and Puamana in particular). Additionally, Anna had the answer to every question I could think of and was consistently available to give that answer. I was never left waiting, never had to call her twice, and never felt like she was not 100% focused on our deal. Anna represented me, as the buyer, as well as the seller. All parties were very happy with the deal that we arrived at. Throughout the negotiation and escrow Anna was extremely well organized and timely, with step-by-step instructions and timelines that were invaluable to me as I navigated the purchasing process while working full time. Anna is thorough yet concise; I went from being feeling overwhelmed to feeling totally informed and in control, all because of how organized, experienced, and professional Anna was. What is more, when we were on the phone, FaceTime, or conversing via text or email, Anna was an absolute pleasure to converse with. You can tell she is equally as thoughtful in her personal life as she is in her professional. To sum it all up, Anna was truly perfect to work with.