I’ve been a real estate professional since 2007 and a Hawaii resident for 40 years. Originally from Ohio, I moved to Hawaii at the young age of 23. At 28 I moved to Heidelberg Germany to work for the U.S. Army in a civilian role for 3 years, and from there, went to Seattle to finish my degree before marrying my husband in 1978. We moved to Milwaukee and returned to Hawaii in 1986.
I served for 22 years in various roles at Hickam Air Force Base. There, I held the positions of Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor, Plans Specialist and Operation Security Manager for the base, and I was responsible for coordinating accommodations at Hickam AFB for six RIMPAC exercises. I have been a realtor since retiring from Hickam 12 years ago.
My experience working with active duty military personnel led naturally to a genuine interest in assisting the military families. I hold the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) designation from the National Association of Realtors, and I understand the particular needs of active duty service members and their families.
One of my greatest achievements in this profession has been earning the trust of my clients and building enduring relationships.
As your realtor, it is my job to listen to you and do everything possible to serve your real estate needs, whether you want to sell your current home, find the right home or an investment property to purchase
I prefer a collaborative, team approach and I will work closely with you. You’ll be supported by the entire team at Hawaii Life, to ensure your experience is as pleasant and fun as possible. I will be tenacious in helping you achieve your real estate goals and will negotiate, run interference, and work to resolve all issues for you. When the transaction is completed, I want your experience to be so positive that you will feel comfortable referring me to friends and family.
I would love to help you with your real estate needs. Please contact me at 808-551-3117 or via email at marilynhamada@HawaiiLife.com .
Attended Wright State University, Mannheim Schol of Music, the University of Hawaii and graduated from Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle, Washington.
Volunteer and Community Service
Initiated and served as Chairman of the ’Taste of East Oahu’ for five years, raising funds to support the Angel Network and student scholarships. I was a former member of a volunteer organization supporting the Hawaii Theatre and a former member of the Rotary. I am currently involved in animal rescue, a chairperson of various committees in my church, coordinate security education events with the Police Department including establishing Neighborhood Watch.
Hobbies and Interests
Gardening, Golf, Fishiing, Skiing, Kick ball, Basketball and Softball with my grandcildren and Travel. Music to include Country Western, Blue Grass, Opera, the Symphany and of course the "Oldies.:
So if you want to purchase a house long distance, just ask Marilyn to help. We looked at houses for three months and she knew what we wanted but none was available. So when one came on the market two months after we left the Island, Marilyn handled all the purchase and closing details from inspections to loan officers and insurance. Just ask Marilyn if you have a complicated house purchase in mind. We appreciated all her attention to detail and now love the house we live in.
If you need an outstanding Real Estate Professional, may I recommend Marilyn Hamada? Marilyn’s knowledge of the Oahu market place, and her service as a real-estate professional, and now friend, is priceless. Since 2014, we have purchased three properties with Marilyn’s assistance, which includes two homes and one investment property.
What sets Marilyn apart is her willingness to go above and beyond what one might expect of a real estate professional. For example, the first property we bought with Marilyn was an investment property, purchased (2014) while we lived on the east coast of the mainland. Unable to find the property we were after while visiting Oahu earlier in the year, Marilyn continued to send us information on properties for several months after we left, AND visited the properties we were interested in. Essentially, she was our eyes and ears in Hawaii, taking and sending photos to us, along with her professional opinion on the condition of the properties and feel of the neighborhoods. I cannot stress enough how important this was for us. As mainlanders wanting to find an investment property in Hawaii, it was important for us to have someone we could rely on and trust. With her help and guidance, we found and closed our first property in Waikiki in 2014 after several months of searching.
In March of 2016, we relocated to Honolulu. As before, Marilyn was there for us, and helped us find our home in Kakaako in July. Two years later, with her help, we purchased another property in Waikiki. In summary, if you are looking for dedicated, knowledgeable realtor, who’ll look after your best interests as if they were her own, you would do well to consider contacting Marilyn Hamada.