Linda and Ray were drawn to The Big Island of Hawaii, both feeling a sense of connection to the island’s energy and Aloha Spirit. They met in Kailua Kona where they continue to appreciate the year round Sunshine and quaint oceanside living! Both believe strongly in kindness, good energy, and integrity. Their goal is to make your transaction pleasant and positive! They are your Sunshine Team at Koa Realty!

Ray has a diverse background in both business and the arts. He owned and managed several businesses that encompassed the Real Estate industry in Oklahoma. His experience in mortgage and lending, all aspects of residential and commercial construction, land and home sales, residential real estate appraisal, and disaster cleanup and rebuilding has given him the knowhow to effectively guide clients and lead projects to successful completion. His willingness to go the extra mile for clients ensuring renovation projects are completed and properties are in top working condition maximizes home value and sales price!

As an artist Ray has traveled the world extensively on tour with his debut album, Faces and Faraway Places. He is a singer, songwriter, and photographer and continues to perform at venues in West Hawaii.

Linda has a background in Earth sciences including horticulture, botany and landscaping, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-  cartography and digital mapmaking. She embraces placemaking: our sense of home and environment, which includes everything from location and lifestyle to design style! Her communication liaison experience at a digital production organization and with a local government agency in Oregon has given her exceptional ability to leverage data and provide clients with solutions to their information needs.  Her professionalism, personal attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and commitment to timely follow up have delighted clients and partners with proven results. Her willingness to go above and beyond by thoroughly rejuvenating properties with staging decor maximizes home value and sale price!

Linda is in awe of our planet and Hawaii’s ocean, sand and SUNSHINE.


Ray and Linda are your Hawaii Sunshine real estate agents from concept to completion, uniting their talents to bring clients peace of mind in their real estate endeavors. They understand that selling and purchasing real estate demands respect, guidance, and speediness! Each transaction is unique. With their reliable team of ethical and personable professionals they smoothly put all the pieces of the transaction together. Linda and Ray go above and beyond to achieve all of your real estate needs!

Linda and Ray are proud to be Realtors with Koa Realty, Inc. and members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). As NAR members they diligently adhere to ethical conduct and serve clients with their best interests in mind and heart!

Linda Martin RS-77815, Ray Kester RS-78767