Wailana Herbst

R(S), RS-65172

Office: (808) 589-2040
Mobile: (808) 756-7056


395 Kilauea Ave.
Hilo, HI 96720

Wailana is a third generation, Big Island born, Realtor.  Her experience in real estate began as a young child at the Herbst Realty office where her grandmother was the broker and her mother and uncle worked as agents.  She eventually became an assistant to her mother and other agents.

Prior to becoming licensed, Wailana worked at the Hawaii Island Board of REALTORS, getting to know other agents and supporting the staff.  She also worked in property management with Clark Realty in Hilo before being recruited to work with the Big Island Housing Foundation, which specializes in housing for low income, disabled and elderly tenants. During this time Wailana attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  

Immediately after graduating, she activated her license and became a full time agent with RE/MAX Properties which was co-owned by her mother.  There she gained valuable experience in probate sales, variances and rezoning projects with the county, and new development projects.  Wailana earned notable awards and designations while also volunteering with the Hawaii Island Board of REALTORS at the committee level and, as a Director and Treasurer of their board.  She continued to develop her leadership skills by attending and graduating from the Hawaii Association of Realtors Leadership Academy in 2010.
 
After 6 years of full time work, in 2011 Wailana moved to Hawaii Life where she continued to grow her business and benefit from repeat clientele.  She remained a volunteer with her local and state associations, for 7 consecutive years, eventually serving as President for the Hawaii Island Realtors in 2013.  She feels it is her duty to volunteer and give back to the associations who have given so much to their members.  In 2014, Wailana moved to North Kohala and expanded her service area to include the entire east coast of the island.  In the summer of 2015, she became an official resident of the community when she married her long time friend and partner who grew up in Kapa'au.

Shortly after, Wailana choose to move to Elite Pacific Properties where she bring with her, extensive local knowledge and respect for the island.  She enjoys helping her clients and friends, making their dreams of property ownership come true in this place we call home.  When she takes time to herself, Wailana enjoys dancing Hula with her halau and spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, surfing and gardening.