Winner, Aloha Aina Realtor Award 2022
HBR Aloha Aina Award Nominee 2014- 2023
Featured agent on HGTV, Hawaii Life show, Seasons 13 & 14
Recognized cover agent in Top Agent Magazine 2021
Featured Agent, Real Producers Hawaii Magazine - Oct 2023
Your Trusted Hawaii Realtor
I believe my life's purpose as a Realtor is to help people navigate the transitions in their lives during the buying and selling process of a home in Hawaii.
I was born and raised in Hawaii and am a graduate of Farrington High School and the University of Hawaii. These islands are home to me and I enjoy sharing my experience and love for this special place with people from all walks of life. My background includes twenty years in sales and marketing in Hawaii, including ten years in sales management in the hospitality industry before stepping into the role of Realtor for the past 12 years. I have extensive training and have earned professional designations as a Certified Residential Specialist, Seller's Representative Specialist, Military Relocation Professional, and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. I also hold a Broker's License which is an advanced license demonstrating a higher level of expertise and experience, that only a small percentage of agents hold in the state of Hawaii. With ongoing education, as well as my extensive market experience, I will bring you the expertise and results you deserve. My joy is in helping people to reach their real estate goals. Whether they are a first time home buyer, military professional, investor, or luxury home buyer or seller, my commitment is to bring professional and attentive service to each client. Working together with Hawaii Life as my brokerage, we are able to bring you the caring and aloha as a locally owned real estate company, combined with the leverage and resources of global partners such as Forbes Global Properties, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. My practice includes providing service in both sales and property management for residential and commercial segments. I look forward to the honor of serving as your trusted real estate advisor.
Mahalo nui loa and my warmest aloha, Rose
Rose Medina Kemna
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
6600 Kalanianaole Highway, Suite 223
Honolulu, HI 96825
What clients say about Rose:
"Rose has been incredible, once again, as my agent. She has represented me previously as a buyer, and this time as a seller, really tailoring to the situation individually. Nothing is ever too much, Rose is available all the time, during all hours. The best part is that she anticipates the clients need, helping, assisting and arranging when and if needed, well in advance. Rose arranged for paperwork, contractors, meetings etc etc, all with a smile and genuine heart. As I was not even in the country during the transaction, Rose went truly above and beyond her call of duty. I have been extremely satisfied with her work and will endorse her work, use her again and again as my agent and forever treasure her friendship!"
Former General Manager, Shangri-La Hotels Vancouver, British Columbia
Client buyer and seller, International and Hawaii
"Rose Medina Kemna is highly professional in her field, very humble and patient in showing homes with our time especially with our work schedules. She understands our budget and financial boundaries in helping us to find a nice unit in a good location perfect for our small and young family. We are first time home buyers in Oahu, and we did not have an idea where to start with our house hunting and with what's going on with the real estate market. Fortunately, Rose is very knowledgeable and didn't hesitate to share them with us especially on this very competitive real estate market . She helped us from the day one to the closing process. Rose has great negotiation skills to work with the sellers and appraisers not only for our financial benefits but also for an easy buying and fast closing process. Our family really appreciate her patience to answer our queries anytime of the day. We highly recommend Rose to any potential home buyers....big or small! She is one of a kind realtor in Oahu!"
Boisse and Ana Liza Esperanza
First time homebuyers from Honolulu, Hawaii
"Rose Medina Kemna is a very professional realtor who possesses great knowledge about Hawaii real estate market and the ability of understanding her clients' needs.
Since we live in Japan, we have 19 hour time difference. Despite the communication difficulty in the situation, she made everything stress-free for us. We were absolutely satisfied with her work and strongly recommend Rose to anyone who seeks a great assistance in any real estate matter in Hawaii. "
N. Kiyota, CEO, business owner, Tokyo Japan
Luxury Home Seller in Portlock neighborhood
"From the time we first met Rose, she made us feel at ease with the process of purchasing a home. We had been on a journey for a while with no success, but Rose let us know that she will be our partner in this journey and it will be successful. She listened to all my requests, spent a lot of time responding to my emails with lots of questions about areas, property types, the process of purchasing in Hawaii and more. We visited many properties selected by her and she was honest about each one. Rose never pushed any of the available properties but rather gave us the pros and cons for each one. Interestingly the one we purchased in the end was one I was not initially interested in viewing, but she explained why she thought I should take a look, based on my discussions with her she felt that it could be a match and it turned out to be the one for us. She made the closing process the most simple I have been through. She worked directly with my mortgage broker and helped me understand every step of the process. After the closing she continued to support us to make sure everything was setup for our move in and we had what we needed."
Client buyer and seller from U.S. Mainland
"My husband and I were in search for our Hawaii dream home. Originally from Toronto, were tired of Canadian winters and felt we were ready to move to the sunny island of Oahu. However, we were worried whether we'd be able to find the right home for us while living in Canada and only being in Oahu for a few weeks all year.
Buying a home is already a daunting feat, let alone buying a home in a completely different country and on an island 5,000 miles away! That's why we wanted to find a realtor who we could trust and who would have our best interests at heart. That's when we found Rose.
We knew right away Rose was the right realtor for us during our first meeting. She had a calm and professional approach and was very genuine in her desire to help us find our perfect home. She asked great questions and spent the time to find out exactly what we were looking for in a house. She was very open, took everything we said to heart and did not make us feel that what we wanted was impossible. Rose quickly put our concerns at ease; she assured us that whenever we were in town we'd be her top priority, and we definitely felt we were!
She scheduled all the homes we wanted to see before we arrived in Honolulu in order to help us maximize the number of homes we could see in the limited time we were there. There were a lot of homes in just a few days-- but Rose was extremely accommodating.
Sure enough, after our third visit to Oahu we found the perfect home for us! And it happened very quickly-- within just a few short months after our first meeting with Rose. We put in the offer while on the island and Rose helped with all the aspects of the negotiation and signing the offer while we were back in Canada. She also helped us navigate the tricky waters of Hawaii real-estate law, which were far more complex compared to what we were used to in Canada.
She was very diligent with us throughout the closing process; including helping us coordinate the signing of all the final closing documents at the US embassy in London, UK (as we were there for work) in the lead up to our final closing date. This was far from an easy process, but we always felt supported by Rose and we knew that she'd always be able to answer our questions; no matter how simple or complex they were.
Above all else, we are so grateful to have Rose because not only do we have a new home, but a new friend as well. She's been so helpful in giving us her personal insights and tips on anything Hawaii-related and adjusting to the island. This has been invaluable.
We're so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with her and can't think of a better realtor! She deserves to be recognized for her diligence, compassion and amazing work ethic."
Linda and Matt Raynier, Entrepreneur, Business Executive
International homebuyers from Toronto, Canada
"I had the pleasure of working with Rose on a recent search for a new home in Hawaii. Rose was incredibly professional and took the time to truly understand our needs and provide recommendations based on our specific criteria. She was very detail oriented and always went above and beyond to ensure we were delighted with every aspect of our experience. From picking me up for inspections to providing a bottle of wine to welcome us to our new home...she delivered top notch service during the entire process. She is very knowledgeable of a variety of local communities and even specific buildings/units and provided valuable insight to help us choose the best place based on our requirements and budget. She is a true professional and I would recommend her to anyone that is searching for a new home in Hawaii"
Senior Director Travel Industry Partnerships at Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau