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Denise S. Nakanishi

Hawai‘i Life Real Estate Brokers - Hilo Office
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 936-5100

When it comes to moving property on the East side of Hawaii Island, the members of Team Nakanishi have their fingers firmly on the pulse of the market. Under the watchful eye of Denise Nakanishi, Team Nakanishi’s sales numbers have surpassed 1,100 since Denise began her career in 1990. Denise attributes the genesis of her success to the discipline she learned as an active duty military officer. “The military taught me the value of hard work, but I also learned that you can accomplish a great deal more by working together, setting goals and taking “mission orders”. I learned to discover ways to get things done instead of looking for reasons you can’t succeed. I’ve learned to be mission-oriented. When I put a client in my car, I remind them that I’m on a mission…and to stop me if they get hungry or thirsty.” One value “Major Mom” tries to instill in her team is never to “sell” anything. “I feel our job is to assist. We treat our clients like they are family”.

With her oldest daughter, Mealoha Kraus, joining her in 2005, they shared the coveted REALTOR® of the Year award for Hawaii Island REALTORS® in 2009. Denise was awarded the Prudential Legend Award with her former affiliation. In addition, she won a national marketing contest for her innovative marketing. “Mealoha and I actively look for ways to make our listings stand out. Our marketing plan is always evolving. We know we must stay ahead of the pack if we are going to dominate our market. The digital platform has complimented exposure for my weekly real estate advice column which appears every other week in the Hawaii Tribune Herald.

Joining Team Nakanishi in success is also Denise’s middle daughter, Kealohanui (Nui) Browning and Danny Krause. We are all fully involved in our community. Mealoha chairs the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund and is an avid Roller Derby girl. Nui is very involved with our local chamber. Denise devotes a great deal of time to Veteran’s causes while Danny stays busy rehabbing homes. We all love being part of the team. We love what we do and where we are!

Realtor (B), RB-17031, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, ePRO