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Tanya Sunshine


As a full time Realtor-Broker I am committed to providing great service and representation to Sellers and Buyers!

Being blessed to live in the agricultural belt of Hawai’i Island in South Kona for nearly 30 years has inspired me to expand my knowledge to be a steward of the land and malama ka ‘aina as a UH Manoa Master Gardener and an ISA Certified Arborist. I appreciate that we can grow our own food year round, which I do to an extent and I enjoy sharing what I've learned. This knowledge base and skillset contributes to how land properties and farms; both Fee Simple and Leasehold have become one of my areas of expertise.

I spent years traveling and I have lived in many places and climates. I strongly believe that Hawai’i Island is the best place in the world to live for so many reasons. I Love this Island, the people and the culture. I am grateful and humbled to call Hawai’i home. This island offers different climates, amenities and vibes. I trust that most people can figure out which area is a good fit for them. This may be dictated by distance to work, weather, property values or lifestyle amenities. I can assist you with determining where on Hawai’i Island best suits you.

When I'm not working, you'll find me singing, in the garden, cooking, playing with my 2 rescue dogs, working on home projects, at the beach and frequenting Farmer's Markets. I believe in eating local and supporting local businesses.

My clients know me to be extremely dedicated; listening to their needs and responding quickly to requests. I take pride in what I do and how I do it; with honesty, integrity and professional competence.

I am an enthusiastic Realtor! It is my passion to help people make their dreams come true; whether it's finding their home in Hawai’i or transitioning off the island.
Reach out. I'm always excited to talk about real estate!

National Association of Realtors
Hawaii Association of Realtors
West Hawaii Association of Realtors
Kona Choral Society
International Society of Arboriculture
West Hawaii Master Gardeners
Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association

Real Estate Accreditations and Designations:
e-PRO: Internet Professional Certification
ABR: Accredited Buyer’s Representative
SRS: Seller Representative Specialist

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My Blog Posts
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Very Unique Property With 2 Homes and Processing Mill With Thriving Coffee and Macadamia Roasting Business
This is a KSBE Leasehold coffee farm with a working mill and additional farm dwelling on 5.5 acres in Ka’awaloa, …
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Sustainable Property and a Tranquil Estate
Tranquil estate offering: 20 acres in idyllic Wood Valley on the Ka’u; south end of Hawai’i Island. The property has …
21+ Acres with Gorgeous Ocean Views
If you are looking for extreme privacy, incredible value, and truly awesome ocean views, this could be your property! The …

What my clients are saying...

Tanya Sunshine receives a 5 star review from me. First of all she responded to me when I reached out to her within a few hours. She was always available to do a showing at last minute. Everytime I called her she got back to me within a timely manner. She has been a realtor for many years and her experience and advice is solid. She is honest and not just in it for the sale. She is dedicated to her clients and has a high standard of customer service. When it came to the closing her team at Hawaii Life made is easy and everything just fell into place. I would recommend her to family and friends for your real estate needs.

— Kim O'Hara

I asked Tanya to be my agent for buying a house I had already located, but really wanted. So it was important for me that the sale go through smoothly and successfully. Tanya's knowledge, responsiveness and local contacts were critical factors for me. She made sure that everything was done properly, and she explained clearly the details of the contract. When funding took longer than expected, she negotiated a short extension of the contract. Everything were well, and I am thankful for Tanya's work. I recommend her wholeheartedly.

— Daniel Deslauriers