Her expertise in contract negotiations makes her clients satisfied both buyers and sellers.
Throughout her 42+ years in real estate, Yumi has successfully sold homes from Waikiki to Windward Oahu and Waianae to Hawaii Kai. Today, Yumi and Christina, the Smart Living Hawaii Real Estate Team are a resource and community hub for Hawaii’s sustainable sectors: Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Housing, and Culture. They focus on Residential Real Estate, along with Green & Sustainable Building or Sales, Affordable Housing, Smart Homes & Agricultural/Sustainable Land Acquisitions.
With Yumi’s years of expertise in marketing, contract negotiations, escrow follow-up, financing, and other related areas, she ensures timely transactions for their many satisfied clients both buyers and sellers in all price ranges. Their team is honored and very experienced in serving all Veterans within any Military branch, locally or abroad. They are also experts in working with the many corporate relocation companies assisting relocation transferees to Hawaii.
Yumi began her real estate career in 1978 and obtained her broker's license in 1980. She earned the designations of Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Residential Broker (CRB), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Recently, earned the Real Estate Negotiations (RENE) and the Green Certification (GREEN) designations. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Hawaii Association, and the Honolulu Board of Realtors. Yumi also served on the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Board of Realtors and has had extensive experience as Broker-in-Charge over the years. She has been awarded as one of Oahu’s Top 100 Realtors and Elite Pacific Properties Gold Circle 2020.
Yumi was born in Hiroshima City, Japan, and traveled extensively due to her father’s military career in the US Army and a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, retiring on the Monterey Peninsula. Yumi is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her interests are traveling, snorkeling, reading, church, and most importantly, family activities. Hawaii was a natural place for Yumi to settle with her husband, Rick, her son, John-David and of course, her real estate partner, Christina Laney Mitre, and her husband, Adrian, and her beautiful grandchildren, Charlie and Elijah.