Leonora Prince, CCIM
Leonora has been in the real estate business for over 35 years. Licensed initially in 1976 in Arizona while attending ASU, also licensed in Washington state and Broker in California for 21. In addition Leonora is has been a broker in Hawaii for 10 years.
Leonora’s background includes commercial property management and leasing for over 15 years in the California market. She managed portfolios in excess of four million square feet covering R & D, office, high cube, class one to three office management, retail as well as incubator product.
Leonora holds a prestigious commercial designation of CCIM, which in this industry is known as the PHD in commercial real estate. This affords our clients wise investment strategies, from beginning to disposition.
Aside from working twelve hour days, she loves to swim with the “big things” in the ocean which is right outside her office. Travel takes her and her loving husband Bill to far reaching places like Tonga to swim with the big things in the ocean. Their dream is to have a childrens ministry there some day. Leonora grew up in Alaska and was the first woman to work in the field on the Trans Alaska Pipeline as an oilier, then later as an operating engineer. She is a licensed boat captain (50 ton), dive instructor and loves anything to do with the water.
Leonora is honored and privileged to have the opportunity to provide outstanding professional service to you to expedite your Big Island real estate desires and needs.
Real Estate Education and Affiliations:
- AA In Real Estate
- Principal Broker
- Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
- Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
- Certified Commercial Manager (CCIM)
- Certified Commercial Property Manager candidate (CPM)
- Member of CCIM
- Member of NAR
My BFF “Noey”
Leonora is an excellent realtor with an extraordinary amount of experience in the Hawaiian islands. Her passion for real estate shines thru with her excellent customer service and her ability to help her clients find their ideal property. We found Leonora while looking for a condo in Kona and were we ever happy that we did. She went above and beyond to help us find and purchase our dream property. Leonora also has a great knowledge of marketing and decorating so whether you are buying, or selling, Leonora can help you and make the process go very smoothly. I would highly recommend Leonora for any of your real estate transactions!
Response from Leonora on 04/08/2014 You guys were the ones I’ll never forget. You bought an oceanfront condo from me, sight unseen. Then you sent me $65,000 to remodel it for you. You never once saw it until it was done. I have to say it turned out to be one of the nicest condos I had ever seen. I’m so sorry you sold it, because I miss seeing you. Always in my heart though!
I highly recommend Leonora. She is knowledgeable and experienced, her pleasant personality tops it off. Fun loving and no high makes for a stress free home buying experience.
Response from Leonora on 04/08/2014 Kathy and Kari, it was a delight helping you find your dream home. I hope to be able to help you again some day when you move up to another home! Its wonderful being called your friend for now, that’s plenty for me.
Leonora is very personable, knowledgeable and a go getter. We were very pleased to work with her and thought she did a great job helping us find the perfect place! We highly recommend her and would definable use her again in the future. Naomi S
Response from Leonora on 04/08/2014 Jeff and Naomi, You are and always have been special people who are important in our lives. It was wonderful having you buy your oceanfront place from me and watching you enjoy it all those years as we watch the kids grow up. We are sorry you sold it and moved onto other things as your children grow up, but you remain our special friends/family we will always be that.
Lenora is extremely knowledgeable and professional in her field of Real Estate. She was available on short notice, and always responded to calls, texts & emails promptly. She went out of her way to guide me in the direction that best met my needs. Lenora is very personable, efficient, and makes her clients and her job top priority.
Response from Leonora on 04/11/2014 Cher. Thanks for the privilege of helping you in your quest for your new business home. Its a beautiful shop and you just fit there like a bug in a rug. You have made it your own and soo cute. Thanks Cher.
Leonora Prince made our first realty experience as out of state buyers a very pleasant one. As clients, she always had our best interest at heart and always tried to steer us in the right direction to be sure we would make a good decision. Leonora is very thorough and always followed through with what she said she would do. She is a woman of integrity and one of impeccable character. We would refer Leonora to others, and we would definitely use her again.
Response from Leonora on 04/11/2014 R&S I’m the winner to get to know you two and your heart and why you decided to buy a home in Kona is a story forever etched in my heart. It’s such a privilege to serve you. Thank you!
Lenora is extremely efficient and professional ! She walked me through the process encouraging me and finding the perfect home for my three children and I. Her knowledge of the market and her referrals for broker lead me through a successful experience of being a proud owner of our home in Kona Hawaii! Health and a Happiness Kyra.
Response from Leonora on 04/09/2014 Kyra, It was such a pleasure and honor to serve you. Thank for trusting us during this difficult and challenging process to see your dream become true. To have your own home with your children is the first step to a new life. It was a honor to assist in just a small part of that. I’m grateful! Thank you.
We used Leonora to sell our current home and purchase our next one. She is a very hard worker, who went out of her way to get our home sold and assist us with the new purchase. My wife and I both highly recommend Leonora Prince and would definitely use her services again.
Response from Leonora on 04/10/2014 Bud and Peggy It has been a privilege and honor to serve you. You have been the epitome of why I love this business. I love my clients. You have made this complicated transaction (back to back sale/purchase) easy, even though it has been tricky to say the least. I hope to always remain friends and am able to watch you enjoy your beautiful new home for many years to come.
Leonora was the property manager for two properties I owned in Kona. She is most knowledgeable in general about properties in the area as well as about issues such as livability, maintenance, upkeep, insects and other such mundane concerns of current and prospective property owners. My properties were very professionally managed and one in particular, was updated to make it much more attractive to prospective customers. She was able to get necessary work done promptly, something that is always a big challenge in Kona. Leonora was always accessible, and her communication skills are excellent. She is calm and collected, and quickly can put people at ease. I no longer have property in Kona, but I still look to her for assistance when I need something in the area. She’s a real “go to” sort of person, willing to help out. I’d hire her in a heartbeat if I were looking to buy or sell property on the Big Island.
Response from Leonora on 04/10/2014 Sarah. Thank you for your kind words. I will never forget the waves blowing in your patio door when the guest were there. What a night that was for them! You were always a joy to work for and with. Ahh… the wet unit! I am glad we can stay in touch and remain friends although there is great geographical distance. Mahalo Sarah!
What stands out about Leonora Prince is that she finds extraordinary properties for her clients, AND she goes the extra mile to assure you are happy at the time of purchase and for years afterward. She has a special attention to detail and the ability to see what a property can become which makes for savvy investment opportunities. We have purchased and sold multiple properties in Hawaii through Ms. Prince and look forward to working with her again. We highly recommend her! Aloha! Don and Shelley
Response from Leonora on 04/08/2014 Don and Shelly, You are not only what we consider some of our best friends, you are valued clients. That’s a delicate line you never want to betray. I have been blessed by the example you set as clients but more so friends. I believe the more respect you have for someone the more honor and privilege there is in serving them and serving them well. Thank you for that privilege and honor. You are true ohana.
My wife and I have known Mrs. Prince for 20 years and have done business with her on numerous occasions. She is highly skilled in all manner of both residential and commercial Real Estate. Her consideration for both buyer’s and seller’s needs makes he the “go to” person for all our real estate deals. We unconditionally recommend Leonora Prince.
Response from Leonora on 04/08/2014 R & L I remember spending the last few dollars you had to buy some “fufu” for your house to get it ready to list it. “Trust me” I said ! We applied the fufu and BOOM! Your hold sold immediately for more than you thought you would get! It was a great and fun memory mandy years ago. I am blessed by your trust and faith in me but more so by your friendship all these years! Mahalo niu loa!