Lesley Tanaka, R(S)
Lesley Tanaka was born and raised on Oahu, growing up in windswept Waimanalo and majestic Manoa Valley. After college on the east coast she worked as a software engineer in Boston and Seattle. Lesley found a passion for renovating houses, and owned a successful home staging company in Seattle as well. She has lived, bought and sold houses, and owned and managed her own rentals in Boston, Seattle, and on the island of Oahu.
Recently she achieved her dream of returning back home to Hawaii permanently. She always felt a strong bond to the Kona coast since a childhood visit to her maternal grandfather’s home in Captain Cook, and from hearing her mother’s stories of what life was like as a child growing up on a coffee farm and in a farming community. Her love of the aina (land) and lifelong interest in the potential of houses made of sticks and stone to become someone’s cherished homes and/or great investments, made becoming a Realtor a natural fit.
Lesley employs her many skills and diverse experience to help her clients find and obtain the home (or investment property) they are seeking, or to sell the property they own for the best price the market will bring. Lesley is a strong communicator and values her role with her clients from the beginning offer or listing agreement. She strives for smooth navigation from that first step through to a successful closing and in her close communication, her attention to details, her akamai (smart) planning and strong negotiating skills. Lesley is determined to deliver her best and help make any complex transaction a positive life achievement for her clients.
My Recent Posts
South Kohala residents and resort guests lined Queen Kaahumanu highway last Saturday to cheer on Ironman triathletes on the second leg of the event — a bike race from Kona to Hawi and back, 112 miles. This, after completing the 2.4 mile swim in Kailua Bay and then followed by a hot 26.2 marathon all to be completed by midnight, qualifies as an official finish.
Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative hosted the annual Wiliwili Festival on September 27th at the Waikoloa Village association Stables. This is a Waikoloa Village annual celebration to honor the big island of Hawaii's native dry land forest and the endemic wiliwili flowering season, the festival offered guided tours of the Forest Preserve manage the initiative, which is dedicated to the revival of the native dryland forest that once was typical on arid lands surrounding Waikoloa Village.