Celebrating 15 Years With Hawaii Life: A Journey of Growth and Success

Last month marked my 15th anniversary with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, and what an incredible journey it has been!

Back in 2008, I began this path with referrals from Hawaii Life while working with another brokerage. When Katie Minkus, one of the owners of that brokerage, left to establish the first Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers office on the Big Island, I was invited to join the small group of 5 agents. Since then, I have never looked back, finding my real estate ohana and truly loving my Hawaii Life!

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Over the years, the company has expanded its reach, covering the entire state of Hawaii with offices on every major island and boasting over 300 skilled agents. Hawaii Life has become the foremost residential real estate brokerage in terms of sales volume and luxury listings across the island chain for more than a decade. As a 100% locally owned and operated entity, they are also founding members of Forbes Global Properties™, an exclusive consortium of top-tier real estate firms representing some of the world’s most exquisite homes for sale. Additionally, they are affiliates of Luxury Portfolio International®, a leading network of luxury real estate brokers and agents in over 70 countries worldwide.

Since 2018, Hawaii Life has consistently been named the top real estate brokerage in Hawaii by both Hawaii Business Magazine and REAL Trends. Their website,, stands as the most visited real estate platform in Hawaii, with an average monthly traffic of up to 200,000 visitors. Notably, the website was honored with the Best Real Estate Website in Hawaii award by the International Property Awards in 2018 and 2019.

Hawaii Life has continuously led in closing transactions at or above $3 million since 2012. They were the first real estate company in Hawaii to surpass sales figures of over $2 billion in 2020 and over $3 billion in 2021. In 2022, their nearly 340 skilled agents and 60+ creative and support staff collectively closed over 1,993 transactions, achieving sales exceeding $2.6 billion.

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The sense of community among the exceptional agents and the company’s forward-thinking approach have immensely supported my personal growth and the development of my real estate business!

One of my most memorable experiences was being part of the new HGTV show, Hawaii Life, which brought so many people into my life! One family featured on the show purchased a home in Puako 11 years ago. Flash forward, the kids are now 20 and 21 years old and can look back on themselves as child stars! I just had a client text me yesterday that they were watching me on HGTV, at that moment!

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I always say I ventured into real estate because of my love for people and homes. Each day brings new possibilities, as no two homes or people are alike.

With 41 years of experience as a Realtor, I still find the profession both exciting and challenging. It’s not just a job; it’s something that nourishes my soul and fills my heart. I am living the Aloha!

Hawaii Life Real Estate stands out for its unwavering commitment to excellence, expansive network, and innovative real estate approach. By providing a supportive community for its agents and offering top-notch services to its clients, Hawaii Life continues to redefine the standards of real estate brokerage in Hawaii. Whether it’s closing multimillion-dollar deals or being featured on national television, Hawaii Life remains at the forefront of the industry, embodying the spirit of Aloha in everything it does.

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