Leeana Runningbear


Aloha, I’m Leeana Runningbear,

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 meet 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 was able to able specialize in online marketing. What a huge learning experience. I still get to use many of the marketing and tech tools I learned with my real estate career.

Client Services – My Promise to You
My focus is to share 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 Degrees:
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS®)
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.

My Blog Posts
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Mauna Lani Resort (Resort Membership) – Private Beach Access + More! 
You may have read some of my past blogs, and you’ll see I’m currently writing about resort memberships on the …
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Pros and Cons of Buying a Home/Condo in a Resort Community
Have you ever stayed on the Big Island and found yourself saying, “I’d love to own one of these homes.” …
Resort Membership (Mauna Kea) = Golf, Beach, Pool + More
Imagine starting your morning with a cup of coffee and planning for the day. You have options with your resort …

What my clients are saying...

Leeana is a terrific realtor! Professional, knowledgeable, very hard-working, and she has the patience of a saint. We were fortunate to meet her at an open house showing and immediately knew she was who we wanted to work with. She established a portal specifically for our needs that was always up-to-date and easy for us to access from the mainland.

Her response time is the best, and she is willing to go and look/video properties you are interested in. She dealt with us for months and was always positive during our ups and downs about buying in Hawaii. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to buy or sell on Hawaii!

— Nikki Weiss

Leeana is our realtor of dreams. Leeana is most importantly honest, trustworthy, extremely knowledgeable about the Big Island. She is patient, a good listener, and understands her client's needs and requests.

If you are looking for a realtor who will listen to your needs, take the time to show you all your possible options, makes you feel like a good friend, will research your requests, and then negotiate to deliver you your dream, then Leeana should be your realtor.

Leeana knows her island and embodies the true Aloha spirit.

— Debbie and Ken Furuichi