Kimi Correa REALTOR-Associate® ABR, SRS, MRP
Kimi Correa’s expertise in residential real estate has been honed through a lifetime’s career of detailed customer service, listening and understanding what clients need, and doing whatever’s necessary to deliver success. A self-confessed over-achiever (a label friends and family confirm) Kimi grew up in South Florida working her way up the ladder at the local supermarket rather than lounging at the beach after school like most of her friends. When love and the promise of surf called, she headed cross-country, then across an ocean to find paradise. While the surf never caught on – perhaps because her first outing ended in a wipe-out that left her kissing coral – her heart immediately put down roots in the tradewinds and culture and lifestyle that Hawaii embodies. When raising her young son, she stepped out of the 9-5 world, preferring instead to found and run a successful day care business– not one that followed the status quo, but one with full curriculum, field trips, and standards of excellence. When friends and family turned to her to care for their personal homes, she jumped on-board, got her real estate license, and provided property management services. Now, with her son grown, she’s doing what she loves most – connecting people with the right home and the right opportunity.
Kimi launched her real estate sales career with a bang, successfully connecting a global celebrity with the perfect east Oahu home. She hasn’t slowed down since. While she calls Kailua home and specializes in Windward Oahu, she’s a savvy agent across the state, closing transactions all over Oahu, from Waikiki to the North Shore, as well as on the outer islands. Kimi doesn’t believe in “cookie cutter” deals, approaching each client where they are and making sure to engage state of art marketing tools, social media, and attention to the tiniest details to ensure her client’s experience is seamless. She’s a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Hawaii Association of Realtors (HAR), and The Honolulu Board of Realtors (HBR). She also holds accreditations as a Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), and as a Certified Property Manager (CPM). Kimi’s mantra: “I believe in God, telling the truth, hard work, and doing what’s right.”
Kimi’s husband Doug says she goes the extra mile. Her clients say she goes as many miles as it takes, and then an extra one. “She’s a fire spirit that never stops . . . It was always Kimi to the rescue!” “Grounded, trustworthy and a real genuine person!” After another successful transaction, one client wrote, “Your work was exceptional, not just as my agent but as my friend. You were tireless and thorough and always pleasant, which is not what I’d say about myself.” For Kimi, it’s what she does, and she loves it.
When not working (which isn’t often), she likes to stay active in Hawaii, trying to run most mornings to clear her head or taking one of the family’s boats out on the water. She’s also fiercely competitive, so when a group of friends suggested a FitBit Challenge, she jumped on board – staying at the top of her game and forcing them to do the same.Tags: kailua, Kailua Agent, Kailua real estate, Kailua Real Estate Agency, Kailua Real Estate Agent, Lanikai Real Estate, Lanikai Real Estate Agent
We always felt we were her top priority.
"Right from our interview, we could tell that Kimi was knowledgeable, passionate & an enthusiast realtor. She knew we needed to sell quickly & told us what we needed to do to get the house ready. She scheduled open houses, gave us plenty of time for private showings and always kept us informed. Kimi met with us often and was a real hands on realtor. Though she had other homes to sell, we always felt we were her top priority. Selling a home is a stressful time & I can't say enough about Kimi's kindness & understanding of the process as a whole. In our opinion, she is the best." J & M
I turned to Kimi for her honesty, trustworthiness, knowledge, and expertise.
"As a first time buyer in Hawaii, I turned to Kimi for her honesty, trustworthiness, knowledge, and expertise. Kimi was amazing and helpful through the entire process and made sure I was in the know with the buying process. She took the time to make me feel comfortable throughout and was always available to answer my questions and concerns. Kimi made herself available at all my appointments (showing, home inspection, loan signing, etc), so I always felt like I had a friend with me. She called on a couple of her contacts (plumber and contractor) to come in at the last minute to give us quotes on repairs and to look at potential structural issues. This was awesome because I didn't have these types of contacts, but it was Kimi to the rescue! I would not hesitate to list and buy another home with Kimi in the future, and I will recommend her to all my friends and family!!" C.R.
Kimi was very professional, easy to work with and very specific!
"Kimi was very professional, easy to work with and very specific! I would recommend her anytime!!! She knows her area and verify informant! Thank you for helping!" Kaneohe resident
Kimi was a wise, resourceful, caring buyer’s agent for the purchase of our home in Kailua.
Kimi was a wise, resourceful, caring buyer's agent for the purchase of our home in Kailua. She did a great job and we are grateful for her attention to detail. ~ W.B
She has great experience and you can tell. I would definitely recommend Kimi for selling and buying your new home like we did!
Kimi was very calm, cool and collective! She has great experience and you can tell. She was always there for the big things as well as small details. I would definitely recommend Kimi for selling and buying your new home like we did! ~ M.K.
She has always been friendly, cheerful, honest and very helpful in every interaction I’ve had with her
Kimi was the property manager of a single family home I rent in Kaneohe, HI for several years. She has also gone out of her way to be helpful in answering questions I've had about the home-buying process here in Hawaii. She has always been friendly, cheerful, honest and very helpful in every interaction I've had with her. I recommend Kimi very highly to anyone looking to rent or buy in Hawaii. ~ M.P.
We are grateful for her attention to detail
Kimi was a wise, resourceful, caring buyer's agent for the purchase of our home in Kailua. She did a great job and we are grateful for her attention to detail. ~ W.B.
She was always there for the big things as well as small details
Kimi was very calm, cool and collective! She has great experience and you can tell. She was always there for the big things as well as small details. I would definitely recommend Kimi for selling and buying your new home like we did! M.K.
One word sums up our experience with Kimi...outstanding! We've never worked with someone so experienced, accommodating and ready to assist with any issue we may have when it came to renting our condominium. Highest recommendation! ~ A.H.
Kimi Correa really is a great real estate agent!
Kimi really is a great real estate agent! Always very friendly, helpful and ready to assist with any questions or issues that arise. She went above and beyond with this sale. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing an agent. ~ D.F.
We are grateful to Kimi and her acute observation of us as individuals and as a family unit
Working with Kimi was a pleasure. She was recommended by a good friend of ours who was very happy with her service. Prior to physically looking for a house, Kimi asked questions to understand who we are as a family, what we need as a family, and what we both wanted as individuals in the house. Kimi kept all this in mind when she took us to see houses. As with most couples, we have our differences in opinions from locations, neighborhood, amenities, floor plans, and schools. We saw many houses, and went to many neighborhoods, but we couldn't agree on a house. This was not the case with the house we ended up buying. We are very happy with our purchase. The first time we walked through the house, she commented “You both looked very happy in the house.” She was right. This one statement from Kimi tipped the scale for us to purchase the house. Kimi's opinion was invaluable. We are settled in now, and we are grateful to Kimi and her acute observation of us as individuals and as a family unit. Her opinions were of great value, as is her skill as a real estate agent. We have referred her to our friend who is looking to relocate to Hawaii. ~ D.D.
It was great to have her in our corner, and we will definitely use her for future transactions.
Kimi alerted us to a property that was about to come on market. Thanks to her efforts, we successfully closed the transaction. Her advice and attention to detail made the entire process relatively easy for us. It was great to have her in our corner, and we will definitely use her for future transactions. - J.A.
Kimi: Punctual, Reliable, Professional, Never gives up, Very hard working, Dedicated, Pleasant, Friendly, Great follow up, Very knowledgeable, Always on my side, Calm.
Kimi: Punctual, Reliable, Professional, Never gives up, Very hard working, Dedicated, Pleasant, Friendly, Great follow up, Very knowledgeable, Always on my side, Calm. Just a few of her many admirable qualities. - L.Q.
She is the most honest, hardworking, dedicated person.
Kimi Correa goes above and beyond! She is always there for whatever we needed. We would always have Kimi as our agent. She is the most honest, hardworking, dedicated person. We would and have recommended her to others. We nominate Kimi Correa for the Aloha Aina Realtors Award. - V.M.
Kimi is absolutely the standard by which all other Realtors should be compared – I’ve never seen her equal.
Kimi is amazing! She was incredibly helpful in our search for a home. Kimi helped us as we looked for a home from the mainland. I was so impressed with the speed with which she returned my calls and got to listings so we could Skype. I truly trusted her and her advice, even though we didn't meet until a few months after we'd been working together. In fact, we went into escrow on a home we'd only seen on Skype, and felt comfortable doing so because of the level of trust we had in her. Kimi knew I wanted to live in Kailua and when I started to doubt that we could find something to fit our needs and budget, she encouraged me and kept me focused on the reasons I loved Kailua and assured me we'd find something great. Now we are in our new home and we Love it. Even after closing, Kimi continued to help and even loaned us air mattresses while we waited for our shipment from the mainland. Kimi is the BEST. I feel so blessed to have found her. I've never seen her equal. I am so grateful to Kimi for all she has done for us. Kimi is absolutely the standard by which all other Realtors should be compared. - N.W.
Kimi was very professional
Kimi was very professional. Aloha 'Aina with Ethical Standards - W.T.
Very responsive and extremely professional!
We are very grateful for Kimi's help, guidance, knowledge, expertise, and patience. She was very responsive and extremely professional. She made the entire process of selling and purchasing a home a breeze! ~ The Browning O'hana
She was so fun to work with and very low pressure-She encouraged us in the most professional way
Kimi steered us to the perfect homes. She was so fun to work with and very low pressure. She encouraged us in the most professional way to find a settle down in Kailua instead of Honolulu and we are so glad we did! - J & P
I would heartily recommend her for purchasing or selling your Hawaii property.
Kimi was a joy to work with. I would heartily recommend her for purchasing or selling your Hawaii property. She always went the extra mile for us and we now own a nice property in Kaneohe! Her expertise on the island is amazing though I believe she focuses on the Windward side especially Kailua and Kaneohe. - J.A.
Kimi is a realtor who excels in the attributes that are critical to real estate transactions.
Kimi is a realtor who excels in the attributes that are critical to real estate transactions. She is a skilled negotiator who surprised me with negotiation points that were insightful and crucial to keeping the process viable. She keeps meticulous tabs on all deadlines and returned my inquiries immediately. Her presentations are educational and comprehensive. And lastly, I enjoyed meeting and speaking with her throughout the purchase process. I highly recommend Kimi Correa. -A.S.
You were tirelessly thorough and always pleasant
Your work on my behalf was exceptional, you were not just a real estate agent it was like you were my friend. You were tirelessly thorough and always pleasant which is not what I could say about myself. I would recommend you highly to anyone! - Leah
She was professional and always pleasant to work with even under some stress filled times.
Kimi Correa was fantastic to work with over the course of our 7 years of first renting and then selling of our home in Hawaii. Being a long distance home owners is never easy, but Kimi always kept us in the loop when things needed to be repaired and chose excellent renters that took care of our home year after year. When we decide to sell the property earlier this year, she ensured that everything went smoothly even after finding out that repairs were needed to ultimately sell the house. She was professional and always pleasant to work with even under some stress filled times. Kimi is one of a kind and a great friend. We will continue to recommend her to other friends and family. You couldn't ask for a better agent that always has your best interest at heart. - Margaret
She helped me understand all the legalities that comes with purchasing a home.
Kimi Correa has been a tremendous help with finding me the right home. As a first time home buyer, she helped me understand all the legalities that comes with purchasing a home. A lot of her contacts and referrals during the contract period helped with setting up my first home with everything I need. I will definitely recommend her for anyone looking for a great realtor. - Marlon
Helped me through the confusing and complicated process of purchasing my first home
I couldn't have asked for a better realtor than Kimi to help me through the confusing and complicated process of purchasing my first home. She bent over backwards to help me find potential properties that fit my needs and helped everything go as smoothly as possible when we found the right one. I would highly recommend Kimi to anyone hoping to find their dream home in Hawaii! - J.S.
You outlined the strategy of listing the home to achieve maximum price.
Kimi, Thank you so much for your absolute professionalism. You outlined the strategy of listing the home to achieve maximum price. Your follow through was exact in meeting all the objectives we agreed were needed to present our home to potential buyers. This was a three week escrow and a lot needed to be done in a short time period. Because of my schedule it was impossible for me to be present during this entire process. You handled everything for me perfectly. This not included the normal real estate transaction needs but moving out the furniture, coordinating last minute repairs and the final cleaning to provide a good home for the buyer. I have been in the real estate business myself for the past forty years. This Is one of the most professional transactions that I have seen. Best part was I was on the receiving end. Mahalo - Steve
Kimi went beyond my expectations in negotiating
I sincerely enjoyed working with Kimi Correa. She quickly responded to my questions and listened to my concerns with respect. Kimi went beyond my expectations in negotiating and her local knowledge and attention to details were very valuable to the fast sale of my property. - Debbie
Comfortable to work with. Followed up on requests. Very good realtor.
Kim was very personable, attentative, respectful, understanding, helpful, and considerate for meeting special requests and needs. Was very willing to check out various alternatives to help us relocate to a new residence so the closing could occur promptly. Help coordinate storage of personal items and obtain discount storage rates. Kept a professional courteous attitude through the entire process. Seemed always willing to go the extra mile to process the sale. Comfortable to work with. Followed up on requests. Very good realtor. - Jeff
I can’t imagine the buying process being any easier on us, and it was all because of Kimi
Kimi was extremely nice, efficient, and proactive in helping us buy our home. I can't imagine the buying process being any easier on us, and it was all because of Kimi and the loan officer she recommended for us. - S.W.
Very professional, knowledgeable and detail oriented.
Very professional, knowledgeable and detail oriented. Kimi evaluated the comps in the area, let me know what needed to be done to my home before renting then even assisted in moving out some of the items. - E.W.
She helped us prepare and sell our Kailua home better than we ever expected.
Kimi is an amazing agent. She helped us prepare and sell our Kailua home better than we ever expected. The whole experience went smoothly because of her professional expertise and attention to detail. We received multiple offers above asking price open house weekend. Once in contract she was very attentive throughout the escrow process and ensured any issues were resolved quickly and correctly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Hawaii. - Sean
Kimi is a very calm and experienced real estate agent.
What an amazing experience. Kimi is a very calm and experienced real estate agent. Everything we asked about or needed was taken care of. Kimi also sold our house in portlock Honolulu and that transaction was smooth as well. If I was in the real estate market I would highly recommend Kimi for her assistance in acquiring or selling my home. - John
Kimi has been even more than everything we were looking for in a real estate agent.
Kimi has been even more than everything we were looking for in a real estate agent. Our bar was set high because we were buying a home in Kailua while still in California. We wanted someone who is not only business savvy, knows the housing market well, but also one who is pleasant to interact with. Kimi is not only pleasant in her genuine sweet voice, but she really cares in advising us in decision-making that are beneficial to us, very ethical, always gets back to us right away when we have something to discuss with her (like no other agent we've experienced working with, and we've worked with 4 other agents in the past), and we never felt judged or uncomfortable with her for any reason. I don't know how she manages to be so focused and dedicated when she works on our case, as if we are her only clients! We met as strangers 3 months ago and now we call her our friend. - Laura
Kimi made the experience go smoothly.
My family worked with Kimi Correa to sell our house in Kailua, HI. She was knowledgeable, hard-working, and overall a wonderful person. Real estate can be stressful and Kimi made the experience go smoothly. Everything from prepping the home, open house, home inspection, appraisal, to closing. Kimi was very engaged and organized. We would highly recommend her services to anyone buying or selling in Hawaii! - Rebecca
Her support for us set her apart from others.
My fiancee and I have been so pleasantly surprised and appreciative of Kimi and her wonderful advice, guidance, and support along the way as well prepare to move into our new home together. Kimi provided advice as we navigated through the process of making an offer and what we needed to complete to be on track. Her guidance throughout the entire process was genuine and made us feel so comfortable and confident. But, her support for us, as I had a medical condition in the middle of getting ready to close, set her apart from others. She helped in ways that were above and beyond what she was suppose to do for us, and that made me really appreciate all that she has done. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! - Tim
Works diligently at making sure we always had the information we needed in a timely manner.
Kimi goes way above and beyond her job to help her clients. From helping clean our house, to transporting our dogs, Kimi is not afraid to help out in any way to show that she truly cares. Kimi is very knowledgable in her field and works diligently at making sure we always had the information we needed in a timely manner. I am extremely pleased after working with Kimi, and I highly recommend her as a realtor! - Kip
Kimi followed through with her promises and at times went above and beyond
Kimi assisted us in selling our townhouse in Hawaii Kai under adverse conditions. Kimi was very patient and understanding with our personal issues. Kimi followed through with her promises and at times went above and beyond her duties as an agent. Kimi is very knowledgeable in the real estate field and has the resources to complete every aspect of the sale. I would highly recommend Kimi to anyone selling or buying property. Mahalo Kimi for your help!!! - Johnny
She made sure everything was taken care of
Kimi was great. She was super patient while we searched for a house over the course of 8 months. When we found one that interested us, she was quick to get us a showing. When we choose one, she made sure everything was taken care of and was very patient with us as first time home buyers. I'd use her to buy/sell a house again. - J.S.
Kimi is not pushy and never pressured us to make any hasty decisions
We were so pleased with how Kimi managed and helped us through the process of buying a home in Kailua. It is not an easy thing, and she was there every step of the way to help us understand the process and move us along in the right direction. Kimi is not pushy and never pressured us to make any hasty decisions. I felt that she fully supported us and was there to be a help and guide when we needed it. Even after months and months of looking at many properties, she did not seem discouraged to work with us or ever suggested that we give up in the process. I also really appreciated her responsiveness to all of our needs. There was never a phone call or e-mail that was not returned quickly. She put us in touch with people that were very helpful to us and went beyond what I felt was her job description. We would most definitely recommend her to others, and look forward to working with her in the future. - Erin
Kimi is a realtor who knows her “stuff.”
Kimi is a realtor who knows her "stuff." Her insights regarding the upgrades that my home needed as well as her expertise in "staging" my home enabled my spouse and I to sell our family home with relative ease. In addition, Kimi is easy to relate to and provides the seller with more than ample info regarding the sale of a home. - Ron
Kimi was thorough and took charge of everything regarding the sale of our home
Kimi was thorough and took charge of everything regarding the sale of our home, which was helpful to me as I was out of state. She evaluated, suggested improvements, and generally took care of everything as if it were her own house. Mahalo Nui Loa Kimi. - Lenoir
Kimi Correa was extremely professional and knowledgeable from our first meeting
Kimi Correa was extremely professional and knowledgeable from our first meeting. She demonstrated a lot of patience as she dealt with our issues with each house that she showed us. When we finally put it an offer on a house, she went out of her way to protect us as the buyer. We are now in our dream home and we feel that we have a friend for life. Thank you very much! - Chris
If you are looking for a realtor who is client-focused and extremely hardworking, she’s your gal!
Kimi Correa is a very knowledgeable and faithful realtor. She worked hard to find a house that fits my specific requirements. The real estate market in Hawaii is competitive and can be frustrating for someone used to mainland practices. If you are looking for a realtor who is client-focused and extremely hardworking, she's your gal! - George
She has been excellent to work with
Kimi has been our property manger for several years now. She has been excellent to work with. She has found renters for the property that not only paid on time, but have taken great care of our property. Kimi routinely checks in with the renters and alerts us to problems immediately. She has always been timely at taking care of problems and our renters have always held her in high regards. We are so lucky to have her overseeing our house. I would highly recommend her to a friend. - M.W.
I would not hesitate to list and buy another home with Kimi in the future.
As a first time buyer in Hawaii, I turned to Kimi for her honesty, trustworthiness, knowledge, and expertise. Kimi was amazing and helpful through the entire process and made sure I was in the know with the buying process. She took the time to make me feel comfortable throughout and was always available to answer my questions and concerns. Kimi made herself available at all my appointments (showing, home inspection, loan signing, etc), so I always felt like I had a friend with me. She called on a couple of her contacts (plumber and contractor) to come in at the last minute to give us quotes on repairs and to look at potential structural issues. This was awesome because I didn't have these types of contacts, but it was Kimi to the rescue! I would not hesitate to list and buy another home with Kimi in the future, and I will recommend her to all my friends and family!! - Corey
She certainly looked out for our best interests.
Kimi was efficient and fantastic in providing lots of information that showed we couldn't actually afford to buy the house next door as it was in such bad condition, even with innovative financing so we wouldn't put ourselves in financial jeopardy. She is great at communicating and resourceful in finding out all the possible ways to go about financing. She communicated well with our former neighbor. I would certainly recommend her to anyone I know selling or buying. She puts herself out more than 100%. I have great respect for her quick ability to research and deal with subjects that arose. She certainly looked out for our best interests. We wish her best of luck. - Victoria
Thank You for being there to help me with all of my real estate needs!!!!!
Thank You for being there to help me with all of my real estate needs!!!!! - Janet
Kimi treated our home as if it were hers
Kimi is great! She was patient with us and helped my husband with finishing our home. She went above and beyond our expectations. Kimi treated our home as if it were hers. Our home is in great hands. - J.P.
I have already recommended her to 2 other parties and will continue to do the same in the future for sure.
I have bought and sold numerous houses, private jet aircraft, cars and trucks and Kimi Correa is the best of the best in every transactional category. I have already recommended her to 2 other parties and will continue to do the same in the future for sure. - T.C.
She is a great asset to the real estate community
Kimi is a very personal and professional real estate agent in Hawaii. I would highly recommend her for any one looking to buy a new home . I am sure that for my self , any and all home purchases or requests will be through her. She is a great asset to the real estate community. - John
Kimi was always there to assist us in every way.
We would highly recommend Kimi Correa. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and goes out of her way to help. Purchasing our home in Hawaii from a distance was very stressful. Kimi was always there to assist us in every way. We would ask her again if we decided to purchase or sell our home. Great Lady! - Judy
Above and beyond any past agent we have worked with.
Kimi has been a marriage savior through this whole process, which can be a very stressful time for a family. She even took the initiative to get our dog registered for us!!! Above and beyond any past agent we have worked with. She answered any question we had in a timely manor. Thank you for all your hard work. - Tammy