Leeana Runningbear


Aloha, my name is Leeana Runningbear. I strive to exceed your expectations by being highly prepared, a great communicator, and providing in-depth knowledge of the local market. My extensive sales experience and marketing background has created a strong foundation for my success in real estate.

My Real Estate Expertise
I offer an exceptional client experience. I serve you with dedication, expert advice, and creative strategies. My calm demeanor, patience, and persistence assist in a smooth and successful sale.

Over the past couple of years, my sales volume has doubled year over year, and last year, I closed a home every two weeks.

I specialize in condo assisting buyers and sellers in the Resorts (Waikoloa Beach, Mauna Lani, Mauna Kea), Waikoloa Village, and Kona. I also have experience selling/buying luxury homes, land, and new homes.

Having a specialist in this area ensures you are working with someone who knows the pros and cons of the area and the challenges vacation rentals can be to purchase or sell.

Mission Statement
Exceeding buyer’s and seller’s expectations with superior Big Island Real Estate services.

Value Statement
1. Dedication to great communication
2. Maximizing client’s investment opportunities
3. Business professionalism with a personal touch
4. Utilizing a detail-oriented approach
5. Protect and promote the interest of my clients
6. Abiding by the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

My Team Approach
I recently assisted a seller in getting their condo ready to sell. We only had a one-and-a-half-week period to get the condo ready. During that timeframe, I achieved getting the pre-home inspection, plumbing issues fixed, staging, electrical repairs, decluttering, photography, and video completed.

Using my team of reliable, reputable, and responsible vendors, we could move quickly and efficiently. Having long-term relationships with vendors and support staff with the same values as I do, creates a win-win situation for my clients.

My Love of Hawaii
Little did I know that Hawaii was meant for me. And it all started with my first trip to Hawaii at age 10 for a family reunion.

Falling in love with Hawaii is easy with the great weather, white sand beaches, outdoor lifestyle, and happy residents.

Hawaii became my happy place at age ten and is still to this day. Fate stepped in multiple times and helped to create my love of Hawaii with my family and my husband (who grew up here). Amazingly, Hawaii only gets better the longer I live here, and I am happier.

Education and Training
Continuing my education daily, weekly, and monthly makes me happy and helps my clients meet their goals. I thrive on podcasts, in-person classes, educational real estate conferences, and getting specialized certificates/degrees.

My Certificates/Degrees:
Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
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
My job is to be your trusted real estate advisor, helping you make the best decisions when buying or selling your home. If you are looking for an experienced Realtor© who knows the Big Island inside and out, give me a call. No pressure, no sales pitch.

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My Blog Posts
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Buyer Strategies: Navigating Offer Timelines When Present Offers to Sellers
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What my clients are saying...

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

We were fortunate to use Leeana Runningbear as our realtor while selling a condo on the Big Island. We were impressed from the beginning with Leeana’s drive, preparedness, forward-thinking and agile responses.
She met us prepared and ready to work. She dove in with excellent advice for a rapid turn-around. She helped us make hard decisions about what to get rid of and how to stage the condo for showing. Her advice was invaluable, and she was willing to roll up her sleeves and pitch in.

When the condo was finally show-able, she held open house after open house, ensuring anyone with an interest got to see it at their convenience. When a buyer couple presented themselves, Leeana made the interaction manageable, running interference between the very difficult couple and us.

We feel we were particularly lucky to have selected Leeana, and we highly recommend her to anyone seeking to buy or sell real estate on the Big Island.

— Shawn Rogers