About Robert Vafaie
“Live, Eat and Breath Real Estate. Build a good reputation and a strong client relationship and plentiful business will naturally flow. Innovate, never imitate. Nothing is more important in work than Honesty, Loyalty and Dedication. Nothing is more important in Life than family, friends and community.”
I wrote these words as my motto to live by in 1988 and over the years, each experience strengthens my belief that this is so. It's been a long time and a great journey. From working in real estate since the late 80's in Southern California, named top producing agent for the year in 1993 when the market was in decline, starting and running my own brokerage and management firm in 1995, leading the Los Angeles County Boards of Real Estate in 1996 as President, and then after more than 10 years in the real estate business, I took an early retirement at 32 years old (after 14 years of work and study) and went on a “walkabout” to see the world.
I traveled extensively throughout South America, learned Spanish fluently, climbed mountains, fished, surfed, and learned new customs and cultures, making many friends along the way. I settled on Maui in 2001 and really connected to the community, culture and island vibe. While living here, I traveled to the other Hawaiian Islands, and other parts of the south pacific, with long stays in Easter Island, Tahiti and Fiji.
It was during my days as boatman and lifeguard on Namotu in Fiji that I was fortunate enough to meet my lovely wife Sarala. With Scotty's help we were married there on the island the following year, and are blessed with two beautiful children—the greatest adventure in my life to date! We decided as a family that the only place to live and work and raise children is in Maui—No Ka Oi. We feel blessed and fortunate to be here on the Valley Isle. We own a beautiful home in Makawao; my wife teaches yoga and dance. I am owner of Maui Property SP, where we specialize in commercial sales and leasing, property management, and development.
With experience from years in the real estate business, and global perspective from years of travel, I will confidently assist you, your family, and friends with any real estate needs here in Maui. You can trust that your transaction will be treated with friendly service, style, and professionalism.