Cherie Tsukamoto


In 1979, while living on the island of Kauai, I decided to enter the field of real estate. Fast forward 40 years and I can unequivocally say that it was one of the best and most life-changing decisions of my life. My small beginning on Kauai became an adventure of a lifetime!

As a Broker-in-Charge and full-time Realtor, I continue to serve my clients and community with the same passion and enthusiasm that set me on this path many years ago. It's been quite a ride and one that I expect to continue for years to come!

Over the years, I've had the privilege of helping countless buyers and sellers navigate the complexities of real estate transactions. Whether representing a first-time buyer or a high-end property, I've experienced the gamut. I believe in real estate as an investment and love helping people grow their real estate portfolios. I enjoy the relationships that are forged through each transaction, and I gain a lot of satisfaction in representing my client's best interest. My forte is problem-solving, overcoming objections, and seeing a transaction through to successful completion.

One thing that I especially love is coaching! I'm a Certified Coach with the John Maxwell Team and I'm also the Director of Coaching and Mentoring for Hawai’i Life. It's great to bring my coaching experience into my real estate practice and it's incredibly rewarding to help those I coach reach their full potential.

I live, work, and play in the beautiful community of Hawaii Kai, and I count myself fortunate to reside within walking distance to Sandy's Beach, the Hawaii Kai golf course, and the Koko Crater Botanical Gardens. All three of our children grew up playing sports, and most of our Saturdays were spent on neighborhood soccer fields, basketball courts, and baseball bleachers. Our roots go down deep here, and I love this marina-front community we call home. As empty-nesters, my husband and I now enjoy quiet dinners, good books, beach days, and serving in our local church.

Please contact me at 808-227-2216. or via email at for assistance with your Oahu real estate needs.


I specialize in residential real estate sales and marketing, in luxury real estate and I’m a Senior Solutions Specialist.


Realtor-Broker, RB-14911
Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®)
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®)
Military Relocation Professional (MRP)

Career Accomplishments:

Broker-in-Charge at Hawai’i Life Director of Coaching and Mentoring
2023 Hawai’i REALTOR® of the Year by Hawai’i REALTORS®
Pacific Business News Women Who Mean Business 2023
Marcus Nishikawa Education and Professional Achievement Award 2022
Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer - John Maxwell Team
Professional Standards and Arbitration Committee Chair
Director, Hawaii Association of Realtors
Director, Honolulu Board of Realtors
Chair, Hawaii Association of Realtors Education Committee
Code of Ethics Instructor
Graduate Realtor Institute Instructor
Strategies Instructor

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What my clients are saying...

Cherie walked me through, held my hand, and explained everything to me in plain English. A big MAHALO to her for doing that. Cherie's first and foremost priority was 'me,' always looking out for 'my' interests.

— Elizabeth Kilbey

Mrs. Tsukamoto has a pleasing presence and conducts her realty services in a most efficacious manner. We will not hesitate to call upon Mrs. Tsukamoto to assist us with any future Hawaii real estate transactions, and we gladly recommend her to friends and family.

— Jay & Hazel Tanaka