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Mary Begier has nearly 40 years of experience in real estate. In addition to her professional success as Principal Broker and Owner of Mary Begier Realty, she has a solid track record as a business and community leader.
Mary launched her real estate career in 1980, working first for a small local company and then for two high-end brokerages. She launched Mary Begier Realty in 1998. In addition to being among the state's most productive real estate brokers, Mary's leadership and talents have earned frequent accolades from her peers. She has earned Realtor of the Year honors from the statewide Hawaii Association of Realtors, Hawaii Island REALTORS® (HIR), and the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® (HBR). She was the inaugural recipient of the Realtors' Choice Award in HBR's Aloha Aina Award Program.
She received the Athena Award in 2015 from the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce for business excellence and for supporting professional women in the community. Mary was also named a Community Hero in conjunction with the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce by the State Department of Land and Natural Resources' Hawaii Invasive Species Council for her work eradicating invasive weeds on Mauna Kea and encouraging broad participation by fellow business persons in Hawaii.
Mary is a past president of both HIR and HBR, and she previously served as President of the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay, where she was named Rotarian of the Year in 2001 and named Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International four times. She also served as President of the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce and President of the Big Island Business Council. Mary has served as the chair of commissioners for the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, served on the board of the Big Island Housing Foundation, and appointed to the County of Hawaii's Banyan Drive Redevelopment Authority by Mayor Kenoi.
Community service is a priority for Mary, and in addition to her Rotary work, she's been an active member of organizations including the Aloha Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, the Junior League of Honolulu, the Rural South Hilo Community Association, the State of Hawaii Environment Council (OEQC), and the County of Hawaii Real Property Tax Task Force.
Mary has served on a number of committees for the National Association of Realtors, focused on topics as varied as private property rights and public policy.
Prior to her storied real estate career, Mary served in the U.S. Navy, attending schools in Florida and California before being assigned to Honolulu. She went on to be the senior enlisted female in a 500-person command at Pearl Harbor.
Mary is the eldest of nine siblings and her father worked in the U.S. space program. Moving frequently, she learned the importance of teamwork and community at an early age. Today, she prides herself in her ability to build coalitions between businesses and community organizations to accomplish win-win outcomes.