Leeana Runningbear


Aloha, I’m Leeana Runningbear,

I started visiting the islands at age 10 when my family came to the Big Island for a family reunion. I fell instantly in love. It became my happy place. Fifteen years ago, I meet my husband who grew up on the Big Island. Each time we visited; we would say let’s move here. One December, we stayed on the Island for a month. During that time, my husband got offered a job and a place for us to live. Fate had stepped in and off we went. Hawaii was meant to be for us!

My Educational Background
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in graphic design. After getting my degree, I went to work for one of the most influential tech companies in Sonoma County, California. There I was able to able specialize in online marketing. What a huge learning experience. I still get to use many of the marketing and tech tools I learned with my real estate career.

Client Services – My Promise to You
My focus is to share my Big Island insights, the Big Island Real Estate Market, and the amazing diverse communities with you. My knowledge will help you feel confident in making your real estate decisions.

My Degrees:
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS®)
Bachelor’s in Marketing
Graphic Design Certificate
Legal Specialist Certificate

My Hobbies
When I am not selling Real Estate, you can find me hiking along the coastlines of North Kohala, taking landscape photos, walking my new puppy Ula with my husband, and loving what the Big Island has to offer.

Let’s Connect
I bring professionalism and honesty to all my transactions. I welcome the opportunity to connect with you. If you have specific real estate questions, send me an email, text, or give me a call. I love talking about this beautiful island and the real estate market.

My Blog Posts
big island
Pros and Cons of Buying a Home/Condo in a Resort Community
Have you ever stayed on the Big Island and found yourself saying, “I’d love to own one of these homes.” …
Resort Membership (Mauna Kea) = Golf, Beach, Pool + More
Imagine starting your morning with a cup of coffee and planning for the day. You have options with your resort …
selling advice
Staging Your Home: Is It Essential?
Recently, I have listed two properties in Waikoloa Village. Both properties needed to be staged before going on the market …

What my clients are saying...

Leeana is our realtor of dreams. 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.

If you are looking for a realtor who will listen to your needs, take the time to show you all your possible options, makes you feel like a good friend, will research your requests, and then negotiate to deliver you your dream, then Leeana should be your realtor.

Leeana knows her island and embodies the true Aloha spirit.

— Debbie and Ken Furuichi

We spent time with Leeana in February/March this year. She was wonderful!

We found her to be professional, warm, knowledgeable, and great to be around. We visited many condos right before COVID 19 and decided to wait on buying. We would not consider working with anyone else and hope to buy in the future.

— Christen Cote