Leeana Runningbear


Aloha, I’m Leeana Runningbear,

Mission Statement
To exceed your expectations with integrity, professionalism, local knowledge, and a friendly personality all while sharing the aloha spirit.

Value Statement
Simply honest dedication, respect, and professional results. No pressure. No sales pitch.

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 Love of Hawaii
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 specialized in online marketing. What a huge learning experience. I use many of the marketing and tech tools I learned today in my real estate career.

My Degrees:
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS®)
Graduate REALTOR Institue (GRI)
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.

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What my clients are saying...

Leeana represented us with our purchase on the Big Island of Hawaii and we couldn’t have been more thankful. Leeana went above and beyond to show our family several homes, shared her knowledge of the market, and was able to give the pros and cons of the properties seen. Leeana was professional, punctual, a great communicator and extremely organized.

Buying a home in the current market, which is definitely a sellers market, can be a real challenge. Leeana’s expertise ensured that we were prepared and that our offer was written in a timely manner and successfully accepted. We loved Leeana so much that we referred her to our son a d daughter in law. Leeana was able to find them a home as well that they will be closing on soon. We would use Leeana again without hesitation!

— Erin Gale

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