About P. Denise


Mahalo for taking the time to visit my website and retrieve information about Maui Real Estate and me. I invite you to take a few moments to read my Résumé, it will give you a real sense of who I am, where I have been, and why I take my career and business so seriously.


My education includes an AAS in Business, graduating in 1985 Magna Cum Laud; a BS in Business with an emphasis on Marketing and Management with minors in Finance and English, graduating in 1987 with Honors and on the Dean’s List. Yearly classes for self-improvement and required Continuing Education for Real Estate.


Licensed since 1992, (Realtor®/Sales from 6/92 to 5/01 – Realtor®/Broker from 5/01 to Present) I have seen our market rise and fall and rise, rise, rise again. My real estate experience includes sales and financing of investment properties, large project sales and development, listing and sales of residential properties ( 318 transactions from $60,000 to $13,700,000); and commercial and business acquisitions. With 12+ years in the real estate industry, my experience lends itself to providing my clients with the utmost in professional, personal service and precise information regarding the properties in which they have an interest and all-around real estate information.

Prior Employment

In the early 90’s, my position with GECC (General Electric Credit Corporation) was as Neighbor Island Marketing and Loan Manager in the Commercial Division. I worked closely with developers on all Neighbor Islands for acquisition, construction funding then permanent financing of their projects. * As loan officer and paralegal at Puget Sound National Bank, (now Key Bank) my job was to act on behalf of the bank as Administrator in settling estates of decedents; some of which involved complex real estate transactions for which I was responsible. My administrative skills and managerial performance has been outstanding leading to large bonuses at the end of each project.

My Goals

  1. Listen to my clients and determine their wants and needs.
  2. Use this information to find my clients the property they want.
  3. Act as their individual and personal agent and representative.
  4. Provide names of reputable lenders, contractors, etc.
  5. Negotiate the best possible offer for their desired property (they don’t call me the little barracuda for nothing).
  6. Prepare and present all sales documents to the listing agent or owner (FSBO sales).
  7. Make the purchase and closing as stress-free and expeditious as possible.
  8. Watch the smiles come upon the faces of my clients when their home closes escrow.

Quick Notes

It is very important to find a full-time, professional Realtor® with whom you feel comfortable; not only with their knowledge, but also in their presence. One who will represent YOU and YOUR best interests.  Don’t feel badly terminating your relationship with a Realtor® if you don’t ‘click’ or you feel you are not being heard, or represented properly.  However, if you decide to work with me-let’s stick together. Many people are not aware that compensation for professional Realtor® services [usually] comes from Owners/Sellers. Consequently, unless a property successfully closes escrow, Realtors® receive no compensation; not for time nor expenses. I invest 100% of my time, energy and talents with and for my clients and hours of preparation for property showings, contract preparation and improving my self professionally. I must brag a bit and say that my clients are wonderful! Because of the services I provide-long after the transaction closes and the bond that is created built on trust, our relationship continues. I joke, “Even when the transaction is closed, you are not getting rid of me.” Their biggest compliment is their referrals of friends, families and even strangers. The main reason I have such a successful business is because of my Clients’ Trust and Confidence in me and my knowledge.

Realtor® Information

“Professional Service Beyond Your Expectations” is how I operate my business and my life. I am available from 7AM to 9PM HST (which is 6 hours behind EDT and 3 hours behind PDT) 360 days a year. However, I do not work on Easter, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving or Super Bowl Sunday.

  • Inaugural Recipient Aloha ‘Aina Award – Peoples’ Choice, Realtor® of the Year.
  • Scholarship Committee High School Scholarships awarded to Seniors in Maui County
  • Board of Directors West Maui Director at Large 2002
  • Top Sales Producer Coldwell Banker 1999, 2002 and many quarters from 1999-2004.
  • Opened Own Brokerage  La Costa Realty Hawai’i, LLC June 1, 2004.
  • Notary Public 1990 to Present

Many Mahalos for taking time to learn about me and realize how important my business and you will become to me.  Let My Knowledge Be Yours. When you E-mail or call me on my Toll Free number there is NO cost or obligation.  Should you give me the honor of assisting and representing your interests in your real estate needs and acquisitions, you will see just how true my motto is. Since I invest 100% in my clients, I ask that they do the same with me. Everyone can appreciate the one-on-one relationship; a client/Realtor® relationship is no different than attorney/client or accountant/client. Establishing confidence and trust is what makes everyone happy and comfortable. Here’s to a long-lasting relationship!