We are a group of adventurers, dog lovers, surfers, activists, Netflix bingers, paddlers, caffeine addicts, parents, partners…the list could go on and on! One thing that we all have in common is, of course, our love for Real Estate. Every agent’s perspective and experience makes our LUVA Real Estate team who we are and we want to share with you our stories with our Agent Spotlight.
Lance has been a full time Realtor in Kona since 2004 and joined LUVA as one of the very first agents in 2012. Kimi Nagatoshi joined the firm three years later in 2015. Lance & Kimi are well known throughout both the realtor and local Big Island community. From their involvement in West Hawaii Association of Realtors, the Big Island Chocolate Festival, and the Big Island Equestrian Community – everyone knows Lance and Kimi! Lance is currently a Director on the Hawaii State Board of Realtors for 2020 and 2021 and is currently the RPAC Trustee for WHAR. He also was the 2018 President of West Hawaii Association of Realtors and is finishing up his last year with them as the 2019 Past President.
While they weren’t always involved in Real Estate, their careers leading into the industry were always customer-centric - Lance previously worked in the auto industry and Kimi in the health industry. This gives them both invaluable experience in the customer service industry. They made the switch into Real Estate because they both love people and love challenges.They also enjoy how Real Estate allows them to act as detectives, negotiators, and mediators with every deal. And with every deal they do, they don’t forget that they are humans representing other humans – and with their customer- oriented background and approachable personalities, it is clear that they DO always remember that. Their favorite part about being Realtors are the changes from transaction to transaction. In Real Estate, they love that nothing is ordinary. And for Lance and Kimi, the best part of it all is that they have made a lot of friends along the way.
When they do have time away from their busy Real Estate career Lance and Kimi can be found outside! When he is not busy working in Real Estate or enjoying their new Kaloko home, Lance can be found on his motorcycle or fishing out on the water. Kimi can usually be found horseback riding and competing in Cutting Horse events across the island. Lance and Kimi have one son, Dean, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army. To find out more about Kona Home Team or talk story with Lance and Kimi, their contact information is below!