As a multi-lingual agent proficient in Ilocano and Tagalog, Nerie is especially concerned about making certain her clients are fully informed about every step of the real estate process as it unfolds. Taking time to ensure exceptional service to both buyers and sellers is one of her main priorities in her real estate business. She strives to bring to her clients service with a strong commitment to integrity and a genuine sense of humility.
Nerie was born, raised and educated in the Philippines. She is a graduate of Mariano Marcos State University in Laoag City. Before moving to Hawaii in 1992 she taught both intermediate and high school. Since living in Hilo, Nerie has also worked at Hilo Intermediate School. In addition to real estate, she also works for the Hilo-Laupahoehoe-Waiakea Complex as an English Language Learners Resource Teacher.
Nerie believes in the importance of discovering your own "Element," defined as the meeting point between natural aptitude and personal passion (Dr. Ken Robinson, The Element, 2009). Discovering this element brings an individual extraordinary happiness and satisfaction; this is what Nerie experiences when she works with her clients. Nerie and her husband Orlino are blessed with two wonderful daughters.