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
The Mortgage Monster: Basics & Roadmap
Real Estate is all about preparation, having a strategy/road plan map, and having persistence and lots of patience. One of …
The Mortgage Monster: Specialty & Second Homes Loans
Real estate is all about having the funds to purchase your dream home or condo. Understanding the loan process and …
for sale
Luxury Ocean View Condo on the Big Island
Vista Waikoloa #B305 (MLS# 649142) In the Heart of the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii Working …

What my clients are saying...

Leeana is a terrific realtor! Professional, knowledgeable, very hard-working, and she has the patience of a saint. We were fortunate to meet her at an open house showing and immediately knew she was who we wanted to work with.

She established a portal specifically for our needs that was always up-to-date and easy for us to access from the mainland. Her response time is the best, and she is willing to go and look/video properties you are interested in.

She dealt with us for months and was always positive during our ups and downs about buying in Hawaii. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to buy or sell on Hawaii!

— Home Buyer

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