Rob Burns


I’ve been one of the top real estate agents in Hawai‘i for the past 19 years, and a top agent on the East O‘ahu team specializing in high-end and oceanfront properties. My success in life came early, and I’ve translated the many relationships I have built over the years into a rewarding real estate practice.

I’ve been a highly successful entrepreneur in Hawai‘i since 1960. I’m the owner and founder of Local Motion, a Hawaiian surf company that I launched in 1977 at the age of 23. I directed all of the company’s designs, marketing, and direction.

Local Motion has been named one of the Top 250 companies in the State of Hawai‘i and had more than 700 wholesale accounts around the world selling our surfing brand, as well as seven retail stores across the state. I also owned Kahala Sportswear, Island Snow and Hawaiian Style clothing company.

Though I retired from business at the age of 40, I’ve been an accomplished Hawaiian musician my entire life, winning seven Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for the band I created, called the Hawaiian Style Band.

Buyers and sellers say I'm the most honest agent they've spoken with. I don't push buyers into sales at prices that are not in their best interest, and I’m honest and straightforward about the unintended consequences of purchasing certain properties. I don’t leave out any details. I provide the information and then let my clients decide.

I designed and built my own beautiful home in Hawai‘i Kai, and visitors often tell us it’s the most beautiful property they’ve ever seen (check it out at

As a proud Native Hawaiian, I specialize in our island culture, history, weather, music and places of Hawai‘i. The ocean is and has been my playground since I could walk, and no agent has more knowledge of the islands than I do. After years of doing running my own highly successful business, I’m an expert negotiator.

Let me put my business acumen, experience and skills to work for you. Please contact me at 808-780-4840 or via email at I look forward to serving you with aloha!

My Blog Posts
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When is a Good Time to Buy and Sell Real Estate in Hawaii?
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Sunsets in Hawaii | A Guide From Your Friendly Realtor
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Living The Dream In Hawaii
When moving to Hawaii, there can be a  great disparity in value from one area to another. What makes the …