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Bernadette Pillar is dually licensed in Washington & Hawaii.

Contact her today for all your Big Island real estate needs!

“I love all of Hawai’i, but I am most captivated by the Big Island. I am proud to say that I CHOSE the Big Island as my second home! I often say, “If you already live here, you know what I’m talking about – living life differently… with the Aloha Spirit (love, peace, compassion for ourselves and others, and friendships that transcend friendship), our beautiful weather consistent throughout the year, spectacular geography, amazing opportunities, and friendly people! If you’re considering moving to Hawai’i, you are on the right track considering the Big Island – you won’t be disappointed.”

Originally a New Yorker, later a Texan, I turned Washingtonian when I moved to Spokane in 1996 with my four (now adult) children. My family grew, adding two additional (foster) children. I now have six children, their spouses, all who have collectively given me eight beautiful grandchildren.

In 2014 Rob and I made the Big Island our second home. Starting out as snowbirds only 4-5 months of the year, we now split time half/half between our lovely homes in Hawaii & Washington. We love the outdoors and while we love traveling, we especially love entertaining and swimming at our home in Kona.

A variety of past experiences have shaped my unique skillset that I bring to real estate. I have had previous careers in business administration, criminal justice, and I was a licensed all lines insurance agent before my real estate career. I have an Associate’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree, and multiple real estate accreditations.

Rob and I began acquiring our own real estate investments and it just made sense that my next career option had to be real estate. Being an altruistic “people person” and discovering the positive, upbeat, energetic dynamics in the industry, becoming a Realtor was a no-brainer for me. I often say, “This venue to help others and live well while having fun has, for me, redefined the meaning of “work.” I am a Designated Broker and own my own firm in Spokane, WA and I am especially proud to be part of the “family” at LUVA here in Hawaii.”

I don’t work 9-5, I work start to finish!