Kailua Kona and Kohala Coast Real Estate Search

Seek to understand a client’s needs is just one of the reasons Chiaki Yamada, broker/agent with KW Big Island, has enjoyed more than a decade of success in the Hawai`i Island real estate industry.


Born and raised in Japan, Chiaki speaks fluent Japanese and English, and conversational Spanish. She is considered one of the island’s top realtors for international clients.


Chiaki closes—on average—more than 20 transactions a year at 98 percent of the asking price. Her success is driven by referrals from existing clients, with whom she builds lasting relationships and communicates with regularly. Her warm and friendly newsletters share information about the real estate market as well as current lifestyle trends on the island.  


Chiaki’s business philosophy is “true happiness comes from making others happy,” and she strongly believes in the spirit and power of hospitality and aloha. She is devoted to understanding her clients’ needs and specializes in the sale and purchase of resort and second homes. Chiaki will always go the” extra mile” to ensure the properties she represents are shown and marketed appropriately. This includes professional photography and staging of the homes to ensure they are at their best.


In her free time, Chiaki loves to be out-of-doors with her husband and son, surfing and enjoying the island.


Meet the Team