Born and raised in New Mexico, I moved to Maui in 1979 where I met my husband, Bobby. We moved to the Big Island in 1987 and bought property in Puna.
Upon moving from Maui to the Big Island, I established a court reporting agency in Hilo, which I managed for over 20 years. My agency provided state-wide court reporting services and also served clients from the mainland. I got to know the people and communities of the Big Island well as I traveled extensively for my business.
In 2010, I completed my graduate degree and started teaching at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College. I have taught reading, writing and English as a Second Language.
My hobby is showing dogs. We have had top winning Anatolians and group-placing Pembroke Welsh Corgis. I have shown Australian Shepherds, Papillons, and Newfoundlands for others, both on the Big Island and Oahu. Ours is a forever home and we currently have older Corgis which keep us very busy. We also have two darling grandsons that live with our son and his wife on the mainland.
Buying or selling real estate can be an emotional and rewarding experience. I bought my first home when I was 18, sparking my lifelong love with real estate. I can remember the feeling I had when I walked through the door—what a mix of emotions! Excitement, expectation—my dreams had come true.
Whether kama’aina or malahini, let’s work together to put my knowledge of the our island communities and real estate to work for you; I am at your service.
Andrea Vasconcellos did a fantastic job selling my mom's property and I would definitely hire her again if I ever needed to purchase property in Hawaii. From the beginning to the end, Andrea's response time to my questions and concerns were immediate. This was reassuring because since I live on the mainland, we had to deal with the time constraints. Andrea answered all my questions to the best of her ability, and when she didn't have an immediate answer, she took it upon herself to find the answer through her vast resources. Andrea's willingness to help my family and I reassured us to feel comfortable throughout this confusing process. Some of Hawaii's real estate laws and procedures were different from the mainland, but Andrea made sure we understood each step along the way. Andrea even navigated a few glitches with ease while utilizing resources such as advertising in Homes and Land website and magazine and the local newspaper to market our property. Overall, we had an extremely positive experience! Thank you, Andrea!
RC (June 28, 2018)
I just wanted you to know what a great person Andrea is. She gave her best efforts for my tiny little piece of property in Nanawale Estates. And she sold it! I never dreamt it could happen so easily and so fast. Andrea is a great communicator-she informed me of what was happening, and even when nothing was really happening. The hand holding she did through this process was really important to me as I haven't been in Pahoa in over 30 years. She is the best!
‐ GA (June 25, 2018)