Agent Specializes In Oahu Island Properties
Karen Mayer, REALTOR

Kailua Office419B Kuulei Rd
Kailua, HI 96734


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Karen Mayer

Corcoran Pacific Agent




Real Estate Agent

Karen Mayer has been representing home buyers and sellers of Oahu beach communities for almost 15 years. A graduate of North Carolina’s Duke University, she grew up in a small coastal town in Connecticut, giving her a blend of New England’s discipline and the southern spirit of cooperation, loyalty and perseverance. She brings her clients a lifetime of entrepreneurial experience, marketing expertise and fierce competitive dedication to getting the job done and doing it right.

Karen’s ability to close the deal has been perfected through three decades working with her husband, Paul, as they’ve founded and grown businesses together, always focusing on setting a higher bar and being the best in the market. With over 30 years of in-the- trenches marketing expertise, Karen has the finely honed instincts necessary to leverage market knowledge and a deep understanding of the forces motivating buyers and sellers. Among her peers and clients, she is known for her keen valuation instincts, utmost discretion, and her attention to detail in every aspect of the transaction.

Karen and Paul’s first island purchase was a piece of land on St John, in the USVI, where they planned to build a second home. After moving full-time to Hawaii, they sold that land and began investing in real estate on Oahu. Their Lanikai home is the fourth project they’ve designed and built together, a testament to their love of real estate and what makes a property a home. While much of Karen’s time is devoted to her clients and her family, she can also be found on the tennis courts, enjoying the sunshine and ocean at the beach or walking the Lanikai loop.

Travel is an important part of her life, so it’s not unusual for her to be negotiating deals while on a ski trip to Canada, Tahoe, or the Rockies, or to be advising her clients while on recent trips to Japan, Croatia, Slovenia and multiple trips to Italy. It’s a big world out there, but she feels fortunate to have Oahu’s palm trees and sandy beaches as her home base. It is hard for her to imagine living far from the ocean, and she loves to help others follow their dreams of owning a home near the beach.

Top Performer in Real Estate 2022 - Hawaii Business Magazine
Corcoran Pacific Properties Gold Circle Award 2021
Corcoran Affiliate Silver Award 2021

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"Honest and very competent, Karen went above and beyond in handling all aspects of our home purchase as a military family buying from the mainland! We were struggling to find a home online but Karen quickly understood our requirements and worked to find a home in the area we desired. Karen represented both the buyers (us) and the sellers in our transaction and did an excellent job of balancing this role."

- user43081532

"Karen is the best! She goes over and beyond and really follows through and thinks “outside the box” and with integrity and kindness! She is always available no matter where she is and always gets back to you promptly. She does most everything herself, not sending in associates to do her job, and customizes your needs to make sure the job gets done. You will be happy you picked her!"

- sallyb1987

"We were very fortunate to have Karen Mayer as our realtor. We had looked on Oahu for many years as we were unsure of what we wanted to purchase. Karen was very professional and patient, taking us all over the island showing us all of our real estate options. What matters to Karen most is finding you the best home possible that will suit you, your family and lifestyle. She is very knowledgeable and honest and one of the kindest people we’ve had the pleasure of meeting."

- leannelafrance

"I worked with Karen Mayer of Elite and found her professional, knowledgeable and a delight to work with. She’s smart and calm throughout all the hullabaloo that can be in a real estate transaction – she just never gets flustered. As for the company, she had the resources behind her to make sure everything flowed smoothly, from an escrow agent to make sure we stayed on track to her assistant and co-agent to catch all the balls as they flew around."

- powell89

"Karen devised a terrific plan for our home search in Hawai’i and it worked perfectly. She worked tirelessly to help us find our home. Once we found it her suggestions for negotiations were right on target. In the end, we obtained our home, and everything we asked for. Karen is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I commend her to anyone looking to do real estate transactions on Oahu."

- zuser20140625150505559

"My family and I moved from the Mainland back to Hawai’i, Karen Mayer was invaluable in the process. She was knowledgeable about the areas we were looking to buy in, she responded very quickly to calls, texts and emails. I had one thousand questions and she patiently answered all of them. I didn’t feel pressured to buy something I didn’t like when looking at real estate with her and most impressive of all is she steered me clear of buying in places where the school district was bad or the commute to work would be hectic. She really cares about her clients and wants to see them happy. This was not the first home I have purchased and in my past experiences I have had high pressure agents in a hurry to close for their commission, Karen is not like that at all I would highly recommend Karen to anyone wanting a honest, caring and reliable real estate agent."

- zuser20140611233754207

"Karen is cool, calm and professional through all aspects of the transaction. In our most recent deal, I was out of the country, and she and her team stayed on every detail, making sure nothing fell through the cracks. When things got sticky, as they can in real estate, she calmly and thoroughly ran it to ground and got it back on track, often before I even knew of the hiccup since I was still asleep in another country! I know many, many realtors on Oahu, and I count Karen among the best."

- powellberger


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