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About The Hawaii Team

The Hawaii Team, led by Dan Polimino, is a boutique real estate team dedicated to luxury and world-class properties. We set ourselves apart through the discriminating handling of each property and our singular marketing expertise, concierge-level service and global network.

Time after time, Dan Polimino and his team have demonstrated unrivaled market expertise and bottom-line success. In just 15 years, Dan has completed over 1,200 transactions across a wide range of markets priced at $20 million and below. Dan’s teams average $50 million in sales annually, achieve on average 101 percent of asking price for clients and sold listings five times faster than the competition.

The Hawaii Team brings the vast network and technological expertise of Keller Williams Luxury International to every transaction. The Hawaii team alone sold 30 million dollars in real estate in 2021. The Maui-Big Island teams accounted for $ 1.5 billion in sales in 2021 and selling 769 listings and closing 819 homes for buyers. Keller Williams is the number one realty company in the world and the only company to take the lead in agent count, unit and sales volume. Keller Williams has 200,000 agents across 50 countries and almost 800 offices around the world. Keller Williams Luxury accounted for over 58,000 of the luxury listings in 2021, with 98 billion in closed sales volume.

Whether you are looking to buy a piece of paradise or to sell a luxury property, contact The Hawaii Team for more information.

Meet the Team

Dan Polimino

Dan Polimino

Broker

Dan Polimino is a 14-year veteran of Real Estate in Colorado, California and Hawaii. Dan was an owner at Keller Williams DTC in Denver (a 600 agent office), Keller Williams San Diego Central (a 150 agent office), and now an investor in Kona Hawaii, Keller Williams Realty Maui – Big Island. Dan’s team in Denver sold between 80 to 120 homes a year. Dan has helped people buy and sell in over 1,200 transactions.

Dan is well-known as a successful agent, office owner and team leader. He was the Real Estate columnist for The Denver Post for five years, has a well-respected real estate blog, and had numerous appearances on local and national television. Dan was the real estate expert for FOX 31-TV’s “Good Day Colorado” and hosted his own radio show on KNUS 710AM in Denver called “Dream House Radio.”

Dan, his wife Jennifer and their two children Micah and Malia reside in Kona, Hawaii. They all enjoy paddle boarding, surfing, snorkeling and any activity in the ocean.

Chris Machold

Chris Machold

Agent

Chris brings 23 years of luxury hospitality and sales experience in amenity driven real estate communities. For the past 6 years, Chris has been a top agent selling luxury properties and specializing in private residential golf clubs in Texas and Hawaii. Clients will benefit from his intimate knowledge of Hualalai Resort, Kuki’o as well as Kohanaiki in Kailua-Kona. With a passion for service in West Hawaii, Chris is ready to assist you with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Keller Williams family, Chris carries the values of integrity, hard work, and outstanding client service into everything he does. Faith and family are paramount and when Chris isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies include ocean activities, soccer, golf and fine wine.

Shannon Maez

Shannon Maez

Transaction Manger

Shannon’s Real Estate knowledge and proven organizational skills come from over 15 years of experience in a variety of industries. She manages The Hawaii Team’s client care coordination, administrative functions, assists with marketing, and handles many day-to-day tasks. When Shannon is not working, she along with her husband Mike are raising 3 boys in Colorado and enjoy camping, hiking, and a variety of sports.

Elena Nolan

Elena Nolan

Director of Marketing

Elena Nolan is an experienced marketing professional working in luxury real estate for over seven years. Her experience includes putting together effective marketing campaigns, designing sophisticated marketing collateral, and finding unique ways to advertise luxury properties to potential buyers. Her specific marketing skills provide innovative tactics that help sell our clients’ unique homes in the Hawaii real estate market.

Trisha McCombs

Trisha McCombs

Social Media Director

Trisha McCombs is a graphic design and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience. She specializes in designs that effectively communicate her client’s message/brand via social media and printed materials. Working with various types of businesses, Trisha has gained a broad perspective on reaching the right audience at the right time with the right message.

Born in Colorado, Trisha has lived all over the country as the daughter of an Air Force Officer. After graduating with an English degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Trisha and her husband settled in Denver where they raised two children. Trisha enjoys mountain views, Colorado sunshine, and watching the Denver Nuggets attempt to make the NBA finals.

Raug Rajagopal

Ragu Rajagopal

Administration Assistant

Ragu has a Masters in Business Administration – specialization in Finance, with 14 years of experience working in the Finance Department of Hospitality Industries and Educational Institutions. Since 2010 he has been a top administrative assistant for the Hawaii Team.

Ragu assists with day-to-day operations like maintaining social network accounts, blog posts, data mining, property marketing, transaction management, and client relations. Ragu’s knowledge and depth in the real estate industry are exceptional as are his research and data skills.

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