Leeana Runningbear


Aloha, I’m Leeana Runningbear,

Mission Statement
To exceed your expectations with integrity, professionalism, local knowledge, and a friendly personality while sharing the aloha spirit.

Value Statement
Simply honest dedication, respect, and professional results. No pressure. No sales pitch.

Client Services – My Promise to You
I focus on sharing 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 Love of Hawaii
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 met 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 specialized in online marketing. What a huge learning experience. I use many marketing and tech tools I learned today in my real estate career.

My Education:
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS®)
Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
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.

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My Blog Posts
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What my clients are saying...

I imagine most of the reviews submitted are by clients who have successfully navigated the Big Island real estate market. Alas, my husband and I are not included in this happy cohort as we eventually discovered that Waimea was beyond our price point. But we were so impressed with Leeana's work with us that we felt compelled to submit this review.

Leeana worked with us for over a year and was unfailingly diligent, creative, upbeat, and perseverant in doing her best to match our preferences with available listings. As we learned more about the microclimates of the island we changed our search focus (a few times!) and she flowed with the changes and continued to bring us excellent prospects. We would wholeheartedly recommend Leeana for facilitating your dream of a home and property in paradise!

— Becca Williams

Leeana or "RB" (the nickname I gave her) went so far and beyond in her efforts to help us get our new home in Ocean View.

She is a hard worker, smart, knowledgeable, patient, persistent but not pushy.

She is on top of her game and If you don't get the house your heart desires it certainly will not be because of lack of effort on her part.

I recommend you work with her 110%. Her spirit of Aloha shines through her pleasant personality.

— John Walters