O’ahu has been my home for the past 20 years. My love for the islands began at an early age while visiting with family. I was educated in California at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, and attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After a year’s respite from college in Europe, I decided to return to the beach and make Laguna Beach my home for 18 years where I owned a corporate meeting planning and incentive firm, before finally succumbing to my dreams of the island life here in Honolulu.
My interest in the O’ahu real estate market began shortly after I arrived on the island. I found the diversity of the peoples as well as the sense of community within the individual neighborhoods to be a refreshing change from the busy Southern California lifestyle. I’ve also truly come to appreciate the variety of architectural styles that make up the island neighborhoods. From the lush valley of Manoa to the funky surf shacks in Kahalu’u, I make it my business to know the personality of each neighborhood providing me with the market knowledge to be able to make informed recommendations with regards to a client's individual real estate needs.
I am both honored and pleased to be a member of the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Hawaii Realty founder’s circle of agents. Our up-and-coming brokerage is partnering some of the most talented agents on O’ahu with Hawaii’s most experienced and respected real estate family. As a Berkshire Hathaway Luxury Collections Specialist, I’m a fully equipped with the education, knowledge and experience to market and sell some of O’ahu’s finest luxury homes. I have also recently been awarded the designation of "Certified International Property Specialist", by the National Association of Realtors. This course of study has prepared me to work with the wide variety of foreign buyers we cater to here in the islands. I was also recently named one of the "Top Real Estate Agents of 2017" by Honolulu Magazine.
However, sales is only a small aspect of what is required to be an outstanding Realtor. My clients not only use me repeatedly, but refer new clients to me, with the knowledge that my continued dedication to exceptional service will provide their referral with a seamless real estate transaction. It is my sincere goal to make sure that every client's goals are met while making their transaction as fun and worry free as possible. The applies not only to my client, but to all parties involved in the transaction, from start to finish.
An avid sailor, I enjoy life at sea as well as on land, which is one of the reasons we all want to live here, right? I am a resident of Pacific heights and a gourmet cook. I enjoy the opera, the symphony, traditional Hawaiian music, and often visit the various museums and cultural exhibits throughout the islands. I have participated in AidsWalk and support many charities throughout O’ahu. And if, on a sunny Hawaiian day, you happen to catch me on the north shore under a palm tree reading my iPad, you can rest assured that I'm probably researching properties as well as loving my life here on my island, and truly enjoying every minute of my real estate career here in paradise.
Scott J. MacGowan, RA, CIPS
Luxury Collection Specialist
"Turning Your Dreams Of Paradise Into Realty, One Home at a Time!"
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hawaii
931 Hausten St.
Honolulu, HI 96826