Lori was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and has lived in Texas since 1989. She still embodies the Aloha spirit from Hawaii, enabling her to have a special relationship with her clients. Living in Austin has been the best decision she has made for her family. Lori maintains her continuing education and stays on top of economic developments in real estate regularly to keep up with the challenging market. She is persistent and will find a solution to every obstacle to help you get your dream home!Lori, a full-time agent since 2006, has a closed production of over $120M in sales volume. She has been awarded by her past clients anonymously in Texas Monthly and a finalist for the Platinum Top 50 Realtor in Austin, both every year from 2012 to 2019. She also has been on a nationwide Television network show on HGTV- "My First Place."Lori will keep in contact with you and make sure you have all the tools to make the home buying/selling process as smooth as possible! She believes that most clients' largest investment is your home, and they should treat it as a business. She will help you make the best choices and control the variables in your home's sale to get you the most money! Lori has a ton of support from her family, allowing her to provide excellent care to her clients. She has been happily married to her husband David since 1997, and owes a lot of her success to him for his support and willingness to help on rainy days to pick up open house signs!Lori is a member of the Philanthropy Education Organization (PEO), an all-women group that creates scholarships for women to continue their education. In addition, she helps raise money for local elementary schools and volunteers with Partners in Education for multiple elementary and middle schools, Touch-a-Truck for Austin's Children's Shelter, Rebuilding Together, Asian Quality of Life - City of Austin, Foundation Communities, and Habitat for Humanity from 2012-2019. Lori has also served as a member of the Hawaiian Aikane Group in Texas since 1990, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asian Real Estate Association of America since 2016, and President of the AREAA Austin Chapter in 2019.