Leeana Runningbear


Aloha, my name is Leeana Runningbear. I strive to exceed your expectations by being highly prepared, a great communicator, and providing in-depth knowledge of the local market. My extensive sales experience and marketing background have created a strong foundation for my success in real estate.

My Real Estate Expertise
I offer an exceptional client experience. I serve you with dedication, expert advice, and creative strategies. My calm demeanor, patience, and persistence assist in a smooth and successful sale.

Over the past couple of years, my sales volume has doubled year over year, and last year, I closed a home every two weeks.

I specialize in condo assisting buyers and sellers in the Resorts (Waikoloa Beach, Mauna Lani, Mauna Kea), Waikoloa Village, and Kona. I also have experience selling/buying luxury homes, land, and new homes.

Having a specialist in this area ensures you are working with someone who knows the pros and cons of the area and the challenges vacation rentals can be to purchase or sell.

Mission Statement
Exceeding buyer’s and seller’s expectations with superior Big Island Real Estate services.

Value Statement
1. Dedication to great communication
2. Maximizing client’s investment opportunities
3. Business professionalism with a personal touch
4. Utilizing a detail-oriented approach
5. Protect and promote the interest of my clients
6. Abiding by the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

My Team Approach
Jeremy, my wonderful husband, has entered the real estate domain as a licensed agent, and together, we're excited to form a dynamic duo. This partnership promises to bring double the expertise and care to our clients, enhancing our service with our combined skills and dedication.

My Love of Hawaii
Little did I know that Hawaii was my destiny, beginning with a family reunion at the tender age of ten. The islands quickly became my sanctuary, with their perfect weather, pristine beaches, vibrant outdoor lifestyle, and the infectious joy of its residents. As fate would have it, my connection to Hawaii deepened through my family and my husband, a native islander. With each passing year, my love for Hawaii grows, as does my happiness living in this paradise.

Education and Training
Continuing my education daily, weekly, and monthly makes me happy and helps my clients meet their goals. I thrive on podcasts, in-person classes, educational real estate conferences, and getting specialized certificates/degrees.

My Certificates/Degrees:
Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
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
My job is to be your trusted real estate advisor, helping you make the best decisions when buying or selling your home. If you are looking for an experienced Realtor© who knows the Big Island inside and out, give me a call. No pressure, no sales pitch.

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My Blog Posts
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Beautifully Renovated Condo With Ocean + Golf Views
Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, Maui, and mesmerizing sunsets, as well as overlooking views of the Waikoloa Village …
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A Full 180-Degree Unobstructed Ocean View
Are you searching for a residence offering a full 180-degree unobstructed ocean view? Your search ends here! Boasting expansive wide …
Highlight of Waikoloa Beach Villas -Two Condos Sold in 2024
I take great pride in successfully representing the sellers of two properties at Waikoloa Beach Villas within Waikoloa Beach Resort. …

What my clients are saying...

I imagine most of the reviews submitted are by clients who have successfully navigated the Big Island real estate market. Alas, my husband and I are not included in this happy cohort as we eventually discovered that Waimea was beyond our price point. But we were so impressed with Leeana's work with us that we felt compelled to submit this review.

Leeana worked with us for over a year and was unfailingly diligent, creative, upbeat, and perseverant in doing her best to match our preferences with available listings. As we learned more about the microclimates of the island we changed our search focus (a few times!) and she flowed with the changes and continued to bring us excellent prospects. We would wholeheartedly recommend Leeana for facilitating your dream of a home and property in paradise!

— Becca Williams

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