As someone who views life and work through an optimistic lens, Sarah finds great joy in helping clients realize the beauty of owning a home in paradise and that their real estate dreams are tangible. With PR, marketing, and journalism experience Sarah’s goal is not only to make Island Living Homes the “go to” platform for island real estate, but to show clients that their dream home looks just like the marketing photos! As a military spouse and mother, Sarah’s empathetic approach toward wanting to live our best life and writing each family’s unique story, helps her to understand the client’s vision and showcase each client’s success through “Live Happy, Do Good!
Sarah's love for many things makes her well suited for Real Estate. Living in a constant state of arrival and having moved so many times, she loves a good house hunt! Finding a house for a family that they love and can call HOME makes it all the more meaningful.
Sarah fell into real estate much like we all do, as an investor. After buying her first condo at age 25, she caught the bug and realized the potential in owning. She has enjoyed being a landlord and renovating properties. With a love for problem solving and enhancing things to make them the best they can be on a budget.
She grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, but left to attend Arizona State University where she received her Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism & Mass Communications. Sarah moved to San Diego where her time working for the World Trade Center Association, San Diego and NYK Logistics in Global Logistics Sales taught her how to problem solving strategies, how to negotiate multicultural deals and prepped her for the ups and downs in real estate transactions.
Home is where they Navy sends you, and Hawaii is the perfect place to finally call home after 11 moves between 10 cities in the last 20 years, she has the moving part down. Her love for travel and exploring new places runs deep after-all, her parents and brother have taught school all over the world.
Her best advice for clients, "Take some risks. Owning a home in Hawaii is a tangible dream! Don't be afraid to do the uncomfortable financial work with your partner to make a plan, to see where you are and where you want to be financially. It's worth any argument(s) you may come across and you come out stronger in the end."
When she's not busy selling real estate you can find her on the beach with her three girls, their dogs Kai and Coco and her husband Jake or hanging with her girlfriends laughing over a good glass of wine.
She loves living with purpose, live music and classic rock. She wants to be remembered for her loyalty, seeing the best in everyone and loving with reckless abandon.