Alana grew up in Oregon and at the age of 18 moved to Maui with a mountain bike and $400 in her backpack. Since then she has established herself as a driven community leader and an innovative entrepreneur. Alana managed several retail boutiques in West Maui before deciding to move to South Maui in 1992. In 2003 Alana became a dual-business owner opening her first of two busy retail stores in Kihei while simultaneously starting her real estate business. In 2008 Alana decided to focus full-time on real estate and has been an industry leader ever since. Her energy and enthusiasm allowed for significant success even in the most challenging times of the Maui real estate market.
Alana is active with the South Maui community. The quintessential “soccer mom,” Alana supported her two sons’ numerous activities by serving as Regional Commissioner of South Maui AYSO and on the board of directors of South Maui Sharks Swim Team. Alana also dedicates her time to several ministries at Hope Chapel including the Run for Hope, Basketball Maui and
spreading Aloha and praise through her Hula ministry, practicing and performing the ancient Hawaiian art of hula, reflecting the local culture, while giving praise to God. Alana spends 2-3 weeks each year on short-term missions in foreign countries like Mexico and Brazil helping build homes for communities in need.
Alana enjoys challenging herself athletically, as well. She is an avid CrossFit athlete and hiker. She enjoys paddling, SUP boarding, surfing and backpacking. She has competed in the 40-mile Molokai to Oahu Outrigger Canoe Championships several times and loves to lead hikes through the Haleakala Crater. Alana and her husband Tim live in Kihei. Her boys are all grown, but continue to live nearby. Her oldest son Tristan still lives in Kihei, works in Wailea pursuing his music career and is a Na Hoku nominated musician. Alana’s son, Tanek, lives and attends college on Oahu and is an avid body boarder recently receiving sponsorship from 3 national body board companies.
"She was amazing from start to finish. Went out of her way to make everything go smoothly" - Chris H. (Buyer) - October 2017
"Alana was my realtor. She always answered her calls immediately or very timely if she was unavailable at the time, she went above and beyond to sell my condo and went above and beyond when I was buying a new one" - David K. (Seller and Buyer) - March 2017
"I doubt any other agent would have been able to handle all that came up as efficiently and professionally as Alana did. She is a pro and works hard for her clients, serving their best interest every step of the way. I'm so glad I had her as my agent!" - Lena C. (Seller) - July 2017
Alana is an incredibly responsive real estate professional! An example: we met Alana when we first arrived on Maui looking for a home to lease. We had very little response from most island realtors. Alana, however responded immediately and offered several helpful suggestions. So when we were ready to search for a home to purchase in Wailea, we knew we wanted to work with her because of her great service. She helped us find the perfect home, patiently and persistently worked with the listing agent through the negotiations and recommended just the right team of inspectors, escrow services and mortgage brokers to match our needs. And, in addition to her professionalism, she is a delightful person to know.
D. McFarland ~January 2014
I have used realtors to buy and sell many houses in my life time and Alana is by far the most qualified and hardest working realtor I have ever used.
She will make sure you find the house that you are loooking for. After our first meeting, she knew exactly what I wanted and never wasted my time looking at homes that were out of my search criterea.
Alana will stick with you throughout the entire process from begining to end, no matter how long it takes to find the house of your dreams. But she doesnt stop there, she will negotiate, research, and make sure the buying/selling process is a smooth transaction for a stress free experience.
If you are looking for a quality Realtor on Maui, look no further than Alana Rucynski.
Erich Deikmann July 2013
Alana was our real estate agent on the Island of Maui in Hawaii. We enjoyed her enthusiasm and incredible work ethic. We have never had a realtor work so hard and completely for us, as she researched and provide guidance through the buying process. It was so reassuring as we do not live on the Island and had to really rely on her to assist us. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.
Joe & Allana Reider January 2014
Alana has a bullish sales approach and was very forthright with her opinions and suggestions about how to list the house to meet my objectives. This worked for me as I wanted to list at a fair price that would meet my sales date target. The target was met and I was satisfied with her recommendations that got us there.
R. Anderson January 2013