Karen Schleif


It is my belief that when you do something, do it with all of your heart and do it right.

My real estate passion started when my husband and I bought a piece of vacant land on the Big Island. I had to design the house to fit our family and then had it built by a friend who was a general contractor. The process was extremely challenging and invigorating at the same time. Going through the loan process and things that were new to us was such a challenge and at times became very stressful. On the other hand, taking what was just a picture in my head and watching it become something tangible and uniquely ours was simply amazing.

Through the process of building several other houses, I learned valuable skills in communications and negotiations. It has helped in all areas of life; especially in my career as a Real Estate Agent because now I use these skills to help others.

My husband Omar and I have three adult children; all of whom are such a joy to us. We are both veterans of the United States Air Force. I also served 6 years in the Hawaii Air National Guard, and Omar is retired from the Guard. Our military experience ingrained in us the importance of respect, discipline, diligence and attention to detail. Working on aircraft, our motto was "On our work, men's lives depend."

Your choice of a real estate agent may not make your plane fall out of the sky, but it is an extremely important decision, and I want make sure you get the best representation possible.
I truly believe that every person deserves to live the American Dream. My mission is to help you step into that dream and make the process as smooth and stress free as possible. Together we can take that desire in your heart and the picture in your head and make it a reality.

To enhance that commitment, we are backed by the strength of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and our well known reputation of integrity and excellence in everything we do.

I truly appreciate your trust and look forward to working with you!

My Blog Posts
buying advice
First Time Home Buying Guide
Setting out to purchase your first home can be an exciting but daunting experience. Where do you start? With a …
foreclosures, short sales & reo's
Buying Foreclosures in Hawaii | Can I Buy a Foreclosure with a Loan?
After writing my first blog about foreclosures, I’ve been getting all kinds of questions. This question is the most concerning, …
home improvement
Buying a Fixer Upper with Your VA Loan Benefits (VA Renovation Loans)
We’ve all heard the phrase,” location, location, location.” What does that really mean? Simply stated, it refers to the fact …