Sean F Ginella


Sean is a Realtor-Broker and successful Entrepreneur with over 35 years Sales and Marketing experience. Consistently top 10% in sales for Hawaii Realtors, his focus is on finding value, creating value and focusing on Win-Win propositions. Collaborating with contacts developed over many years brings a high level of support to every transaction. Sean is a member of Hawaii Life's HL1, a curated collection of Hawai‘i’s exceptional properties and best agents.

Sean's real estate career is focused on agricultural land restoration, and luxury ocean front properties Sean is considered an ag lands specialist and has closed dozens of land sales transactions on Oahu's North Shore.

From 2003 to 2009, he owned North Shore Land and Farming, where he developed relationships with land planners, attorneys, and government officials who have been critical to his success in Ag land developement and restoration. Owned and operated Kaukonahua Ho'ola LLC, a company that has been responsible for sales of over 2,600 acres.

Sean also specializes in oceanfront luxury property marketing and sales and successfully sold some of the North Shore's most prized beachfront properties. His current listings include beachfront property and agriculture land from Mokuleia to Turtle Bay.

He made his home in the Diamond Head and Kahala areas in the '70s and '80s. Sean's connection to those communities led to involvement in the successful sales and marketing of the six A&B Kawamoto oceanfront properties on Kahala Avenue.

Roots in Hawai‘i go back to when his grandfather, James Ginella, came to Hawaii to help build the dry docks at Pearl Harbor in the 1930s.

Received a degree in International Relations from Chaminade in 1981, he then settled down to raise his own family on the North Shore of Oahu 34 years ago, now an active member of the North Shore community. Formerly a professional Longboard surfer, Sean stays active in nature, golfing, dirt biking and surfing.

He served as the Chairman of the North Shore Regional Board of Realtors Group. He supports Jack and Kim Johnson's Kokua Foundation, The North Shore Community Land Trust, the Sunset Beach PTA, AYSO, The North Shore Chamber of Commerce, and the Hawaii Islands Land Trust. He is a former volunteer Board Member of the North Shore's Camp Erdman YMCA.

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What my clients are saying...

I have used Sean Ginella for two major real estate purchases over the last couple of years. On both purchases Sean was very responsive to all my communications and needs. He operates on a problem solving basis and deals with the minor problems, that all real estate purchases have, in a calm and relaxed manner. At the same time he gets the job done quickly and efficiently. On my last purchase he really worked hard with me and the seller to come up with a package that worked within my budget. I had a very rigidly set maximum budget and a specific property I wanted to purchase and Sean persisted until he got exactly what I wanted. I won’t hesitate to use Sean next time I have any real estate needs.

— Bob Fitzgerald

I have known Sean for over 30 years. In addition to being honest and hardworking, he is a community leader, family man, go getter and has changed the face of real estate on the North Shore of Oahu. Sean sold me my dream home on the beach in 2004 and has always been in contact over the years, willing to help if needed for things over and above what a realtor normally does. He then sold this house for me in 2016 with a successful outcome, overcoming hurdles along the way. He never quits and really works to get an honest fair deal done for his clients! Thanks Sean for all you have done for me!

— Mike Fox