Mealoha Kraus is a REALTOR® who knows her community. She grew up in the real estate industry, and now works alongside her mother Denise Nakanishi. They each bring a rare combination of passion, skill, and knowledge to their job. Together, they form Hawaiian Realty, a team dedicated to customer service all across the Big Island.
A tech-savvy and forward-thinking agent, Mealoha is always looking for ways to make life easier for herself and for her clients. By embracing technology, she's been able to decrease paper use, increase exposure, and improve communication. Mealoha believes in delivering clear, frequent updates to her clients, and it's something they've come to appreciate–much of her business comes from repeat customers and their referrals.
Mealoha is always among the top producing agents. In 2009, she was named REALTOR® of the Year. A graduate of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Mealoha is very active in the local real estate community. She is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the Hawaii Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy. Mealoha has gone on to serve as President, Vice President, and Secretary for the Hawaii Island Board of REALTORS®, plus a three-year stint as the Director of the Hawaii Association of REALTORS®. She's also the Secretary of the Hilo Skate Plaza Coalition, a facility for children of all ages, working to create a safe place for children to roller skate and skateboard in Hilo.
Mealoha is the proud mother of 2 children and enjoys playing roller derby actively as "Tsunamea" for the Paradise Roller Girls.