About Molly Harris
Molly enjoys sharing her love of the Big Island to help buyers find their dream home in Hawai’i. The island's natural charm and spirit of aloha captured her heart in 1996, as it does so many, and sharing that love of this special place is what makes her work as a real estate agent so rewarding. Molly’s first lessons in real estate were at her father's business in her hometown of Miami, Florida at the famous Doral Country Club and Estates, and at the Old Marsh Golf Club, in Palm Beach, Florida. As a result of her father’s guiding hand, she earned an 8 handicap and was set on a career course as a Realtor®.
As a 20+ year real estate and hospitality industry veteran, Molly has represented developers, buyers, and sellers on the Big Island of Hawai’i and in Costa Rica at the award-winning Peninsula Papagayo resort, home to the Four Seasons and Andaz hotels. She also established her own luxury brokerage in Costa Rica representing oceanfront communities and hotel/resort developments.
In 2011, she knew it was time to return home to Hawai’i. A consistent company top producer, Molly’s exclusive sales and marketing of The Residences of Laule'a – a $60M+ portfolio of properties and the newest luxury golf course community in the Mauna Lani Resort, represent her ability to manage start-up development to completion and successful sell-out. Deeply connected with the best agents on the neighbor islands and in all of the top markets within the mainland, she takes pride in connecting people and coordinating assistance for her clients for a wide variety of needs with proven resources during their transactions and long after closing. You’ll often hear her say, “Big Island, small island”, which is one of the qualities she likes best about living here.
HGTV shows "Live Here, Buy This" and "House Hunters International" have featured Molly showcasing luxury homes and showing buyers the best of the best in Costa Rica and Hawaii. Molly has been active in various funding-raising events and initiatives for local and global charities including the Hawaii Community Foundation, Mango Foundation, Giveback Homes, 100 Women Who Care, North Hawaii Hospice, and Terraformation – a climate change initiative working to reforest the earth. A graduate of the University of Hawai’i, Molly enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets, and living a life of aloha.
Molly's experience has led her to be featured in the following press articles.
Read what my clients have to say about working with me.
Doug Vocelle and Sam Grissom
The winning combination! What an incredible convergence of people skills and professionalism. When you are able to find these qualities in a realtor, it becomes easy to trust that the outcome will not only meet your expectations, but exceed them.
For the past few years we have been dreaming of making Hawaii and more specifically, the Big Island our home. We thought of ourselves as fairly experienced in the locations we wanted to purchase and had strong ideas about the direction we would take. When we spent time with our agent, Molly Harris, she had a different set of possibilities in mind! Working with Molly is like catching up with a life long friend. Her infectious optimism, warmth and persona immediately put you at ease. During easy conversation, she asks many questions about your past living experiences; your likes, dislikes, expectations, and dreams. Molly processes the information and formulates her plan to best fit your Hawaiian dream. Molly is a true professional. She seems to know everyone and every square inch of the Big Island. Details about every area, resorts and neighborhoods, easily roll of her tongue, never skipping a beat. We spent several days with Molly and covered many miles as we saw condos, homes and homesites. We totally abandoned our original geographical location and settled in on the area Molly had identified as being the place we would most enjoy bringing our Hawaiian dream to life. Molly, so convinced at the end of several long days that a specific home was “the one”, she arranged our tour and yes, it was “the one”. We put an offer on the home that very day! I can’t say enough about our positive experience. I will say that if you are so lucky as to be able to have Molly Harris as your agent you are in excellent hands and your Hawaiian Dream is closer than ever to becoming reality.
From the moment I first talked with Molly on the phone, I knew she was going to be our gal. My husband and I were living on Oahu but were hoping and praying to move to the Big Island. We didn't have a plan or a timeline and as far as we knew, it was a relatively far off dream.
But one morning, while casually browsing Zillow, I stumbled upon our dream home. Thankfully and rather fortuitously, my father had already made the connection with Molly several months prior while engaged in other business on the Big Island and he was keen to give me her number. I wasted no time in picking up the phone and immediately felt like I was talking with an old pal. Molly quickly gave me direction on how to take a shot at our dream home and through a series of extremely well executed emails, texts, and phone calls that same day, we amazingly submitted an offer, site unseen, and were accepted by 9 p.m. that same night! Molly worked with the precision, skill, and expertise of a surgeon and with the heart and care of a nurse (I can say that because I'm a nurse myself!). She has incredible attention to detail, an amazing instinct for the business, and the passion and patience to truly match each and every one of her clients with the most perfect home for their wants and needs. We are one year later and living in our dream home on the Big Island and I still consider Molly a friend and trusted advisor.
The Costanzo Ohana
Molly Harris is a skilled realtor and you should look no further for a competent real estate professional who will make time to meet your specific needs! Molly was instrumental in searching out and securing our forever retirement home on the Big Island in 2013.
It was a huge move for us, relocating from the east coast of the mainland. Not only did she make sure the contract submittal to closing process went meticulously well, but she also provided us with professional contacts who refreshed our home and reputable movers who ensured all our goods from the mainland were safely delivered in a timely manner. Unlike some realtors, Molly did not break off ties with us after the deal was sealed. A true friend, she is literally just a text, email or phone call away from happily offering any type of advice and help. Her smiling personality is contagious and her energy knows no bounds! We look forward to working with Molly in the years ahead as our real estate needs dictate!
Bev & Duane Smith
Our Hawaii Home purchase was our first acquisition of this property type and thus we had lots of questions. Molly provided us with a thorough knowledge of the Big Island market, pricing vs quality, pros and cons of various communities, options on the Island,
and what the process of purchasing entailed. Once we narrowed it down to The Residences of Laule’a, she helped guide us through all the purchase agreements, closing documents, and most importantly has been there for us after the sale. She has been terrific in follow through from the initial walk through to assisting with any issues that have arisen. We found her to be honest, calls a spade a spade, detailed, and her positive loving personality is contagious which made her a pleasure to work with.
Colleen Kelly & Michael Opstrup
Molly was amazing! She really knew the area and helped us find the perfect house for us. We were still on the mainland during closing process and Molly took care of everything that we couldn’t do remotely. Then after closing she became our goto person for finding everything
including people to do work on the house and even the best restaurants. We think she is the best and would highly recommend her if you are looking for a new home.
When our family was searching for the right home in Waimea this past summer, we approached Molly Harris to get some help locating the right place to buy. Molly’s fun personality, knowledge of the area, and scientific approach to values made our buying process
so much easier. She also went to bat for us to help negotiate the best deal with the seller once we had picked the home we wanted. We were thoroughly impressed with her professionalism, promptness in communication, and understanding of our family needs. Thanks for making this big purchase such a smooth transition.
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