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Karen Schneider
Venture Sotheby's International Realty
Real Estate Agent
I was born and raised in Southern California by parents who were meant to live in Hawaii. Our yard was filled with hibiscus, monstera, several palms, and a large variety of fruit trees as well as large lava rock. And they taught us to have the 'Aloha spirit' sharing and helping our neighbors in any way we could. No wonder I felt at 'HOME' the minute I landed for the first time in Kona around 1995. I never wanted to leave.

My daughter and I kept visiting twice a year until she moved in 1998 to marry her childhood sweetheart. My husband and I eventually relocated in 2003. We lived in Kona the first year but eventually built a home in Volcano due to the cooler weather and charming small-town atmosphere.

I began working with my real estate agent, Junko Weeks of Pahoa Realty, as an assistant during 2004, and she urged me to get my license.
So I became an official realtor in October 2005 and spent the next 7-years working, learning, and having fun with Pahoa Realty. When they decided to retire, I became part of the Prudential Orchid Isle Family in Hilo and stayed as they became Clark Realty. This year I am thrilled to begin a new journey with Venture Sotheby's International Realty as they open up a new Hilo office.

I enjoy spending time with my clients and understand their needs as I help them get to know our island. I never rush clients as this is a life investment, and we want to find the perfect first home or retirement cottage.

Moving to the Big Island and becoming a realtor were two of the best decisions I ever made. I love the variety of people, terrain, plants, and animals and never cease to find delight each day. As a realtor, I have been privileged to work with honest, hard-working, and professional agents and meet clients who appreciate and enhance the Aloha Spirit here on our island.

Karen Schneider

  • HI License RS-66867
525 Kilauea Avenue
Suite 220 Hilo, Hawaii 96720 United States