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Margaret Lim was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Always studious, she learned to speak Chinese (Mandarin), Tagalog, and English through her schooling in Manila. At the age of 18 years old, she immigrated to Honolulu, HI with her mother and four siblings. While a full-time college student at the University of Hawaii - Manoa, she and her family would go on to establish Golden Coin Bakeshop and Restaurant. 

After graduating college, Margaret continued to work as the operations manager for Golden Coin, where she oversaw daily operations and managed over a hundred employees across multiple restaurant locations, until 2012. Deciding to pursue a different calling, Margaret left Golden Coin in 2012 to obtain her real estate license and become a full-time real estate agent/broker. Today, Margaret is a real estate investor and the team leader of Praise God Team brokered by eXp Realty.

Margaret has been married for 30 years to her husband, Jonathan Lim. She also has raised 3 adult sons, whom she sent to various public and private schools throughout Oahu. On her free time, Margaret loves to hike and swim laps on the weekends. She also loves to attend church events and listen to Christian music and podcasts on YouTube.

  • Graduated from the University of Hawaii with Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with honors.

  • Operations Manager at Golden Coin Bake Shop & Restaurant, 1999-2012

  • Co-Owner of Fiesta Mart Travel Agency & Services, 2006-Present

  • Realtor Broker / Broker-in-Charge Member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors since 2013.

  • 2018-2022, 2015, 2014 TOP 100 Oahu Agent.

  • 2014-2023 Aloha ʻĀina REALTOR® Awards Program Nominee.

  • Started Tutors For Christ, a volunteer group that provides free tutoring sessions to children at Next Step Shelter in Kakaako, 2008-2017


My work ethic, integrity, hard work, passion, and strong background in business operations and management will be a great asset and contribution to our community, local legislature, and local government.


Furthermore, my commitment to Christian values will ensure that I will only support bills and laws that will promote and strengthen our family and community according to our U.S. Constitution, the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, the Bill of Rights, and the Bible.

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