What is Affinity?
af•fin•i•ty | /əˈfinədē/
noun (pl. -ites) (often affinity between/for/with)
• naturally attracted to something or a feeling of kinship; • a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character • a spontaneous natural liking or sympathy for someone or something :
ORIGIN Middle English (in the sense [relationship] ): via Old French from Latin affinitas, from affinis ‘related’ (lit. ‘bordering on’ ), from ad- ‘to’ + finis ‘border.
Helping people build financial wealth and enriching people’s quality of life through homeownership.
To provide an exceptional level of service fostered by professionalism and knowledge.
To treat people with respect and empathy while maintaining a high level of honesty, integrity, and commitment to excellence.
Without exception, continuously protecting the best interest of our clients.
To be a leader in ethical business practices and customer service in the real estate industry.
Karen Yoko Uehara (R)
Karen is the owner and Principal Broker of Affinity Realty. She was born and raised in Windward, Oahu. She attended Kailua High School and furthered her education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate and Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
Karen’s commitment to her professional is evident in her many achievements in the real estate industry. In 2007 and 2012 Karen was the recipient of the prestigious Honolulu Board of Realtors Aloha Aina Award. Karen continues to improve herself through education and has completed course requirements for several professional designations including the Certified Residential Specialist, e-Professional, Graduate Realtor Institute, and Accredited Buyer Representative. Karen was also a member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors Professional Standards and Arbitration Committee for six years.
Karen encompasses residential real estate in all areas of Oahu and is familiar with the different markets and neighborhoods. She specializes in building relationships and understanding the needs of people. She is knowledgeable and well-educated in residential sales, negotiations, and marketing. Throughout her professional career, Karen emphasis commitment to excellence, open communication, patience, and caring.
Melinda Chao (RA)
Licensed real estate professional since 2008.
Eri Matsumura Brailsford (RA)
Licensed real estate professional since 2010