PERSPECTIVE

“Providing Professional Service”

Sean Ahearn has been providing professional service for Kama’aina and mainland-based clients alike for the past 15-years.  Real estate transactions can be complex and time-consuming; in most cases these require experienced guidance, local knowledge and efficient execution.   Regardless of the information available to prospective Buyers and Sellers today, you are well advised to align yourself with a real estate practitioner who has the proven ability to manage the process such that exposure is reduced and value is maximized.

Sean comes to real estate from a 15-year career in Software Sales and Executive Sales Management in the Bay Area where he had the opportunity to work with some highly regarded technology firms including IBM, among others.  Like many longtime visitors who’ve always wanted to see what that extended vacation would feel like; Sean moved to Kauai in the early 2000’s and initiated his real estate practice with Hanalei’s Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty in 2003.  Sean joined Elite Pacific Properties opening their Princeville office in 2014 as a Broker/Partner representing Kauai.  Elite Pacific Properties is one of the top firms on Kauai and across Hawaii with nearly $1.2 Billion in 2017  sales.  Sean has been recognized as a “Realtor of the Year” by the Kauai Board of Realtors and a multiple Hawaii Business Magazine State of Hawaii “Top 100 Realtor”, including 2018 as a result of his professionalism, 155+ transactions and $175 Million in sales. 

Logo for Hawaii Business' Top 100 Real Estate Awardee, 2018

Sean has served on the Board of Directors for Hawaii Information Services – the MLS provider for Kauai and Hawaii – for the past 8-years where he works closely with the organization in a strategy and policy setting role.  Sean also serves on the Princeville I & II Design Review Committees along with previous Director and various committee roles with the Kauai Board of Realtors.  Sean has been an active supporter of Kauai Habitat for Humanity and the Hawaii Community Foundation along with a number of other charitable endeavors.

In his spare time…who am I kidding?  What spare time?  Frankly I’ve never worked so hard – real estate, like rust, never sleeps.  I do try to get out and paddle surf or ride my bike any morning that I can, play the occasional round of golf, and entertain at home (thanks Anita).  I’m a reluctant self-promoter, it makes me uncomfortable – but I am accomplished and very fortunate to have a slew of appreciative clients or “frients”, clients who’ve become friends.  I truly do get great satisfaction from taking care of folks who entrust me with their significant real estate acquisitions and sales, it’s what drives me.  Many clients are based elsewhere and can’t be present for the various inspections and minutia present in a real estate transaction – I am.  I’m a “dog person” if that helps or is important.  Oh, and I’ve also found that it helps to have a sense of humor during these trying times – I hope you do too.