Whether you're looking for a luxury home or condo, you're a first-time buyer looking for a home to call your own or an investor searching for a property to add to your portfolio, I'm ready to help you locate a property that meets your needs.
When visiting Maui in the mid-1980’s, Blake fell in love with the Hawaiian Islands and vacationed here many times before he and Lynn, his partner since 1996, decided to make the Big Island their home. Blake has lived on both sides of Hawaii Island, which gives him a unique perspective when working with buyers and sellers. He currently lives, works and plays in Kailua-Kona and loves it!
Blake’s prior career was in high-tech marketing and advertising. After moving to the Island of Hawaii and taking some time off from his role as Director in one of the world’s leading ad agencies, he decided to pursue his passion for real estate. His desire to work with the best Big Island brokerage led him to join Clark Realty Corporation’s Kailua-Kona office.
In his free time, Blake is an avid paddle boarder and spends hours on the ocean off of the beautiful Kona Coast. He is often, he says, still stopped in his tracks by Kona’s awe-inspiring sunsets. You can find photos of some of his island explorations and his observations about the Kailua-Kona real estate market on his Kona Real Estate Now blog.
Whether you are a long time resident considering relocating, you are new to Hawaii’s Big Island or you are looking for a part-time Big Island residence, Blake looks forward to helping you find and purchase your own piece of paradise. If you are ready to sell your property, Blake is ready to share with you the most current market information to help you successfully list, market and close the sale of a house or parcel of land.
Please contact Blake with your questions about Hawaii real estate. He is ready to share what he loves about the Big Island with you!
Finding the right location is just as important as finding the right home, and no one knows the local area better than a local agent. Allow me to help you find the perfect community for you, your family, and your lifestyle.
"It is a huge risk, and takes a great deal of trust to buy a condo in Hawaii sight unseen from the mainland. Yet that trust was well deserved with the thoughtful interactions I had with Blake. It couldn't have been easy for him to work with a client he only met via email, and who had very specific criteria in what he wanted for his condo, and at only a certain price. Especially a client who daily perused the internet listings and asked a ton of questions about possible units. Blake was able to help clarify the glamour of a staged internet listing with the reality of what a unit really was.
And even better, he replied immediately. If it took more than 4 hours to reply he would profoundly apologize. When we both found the listing I eventually bought, he jumped on it right away, saw it and sent me honest photos, and without any pressure helped me with an offer. On the first day it listed there were 4 others seriously interested and another offer. Imagine if Blake had not reacted so promptly. I didn't have the highest offer, but Blake was able to convince the listing agent that my offer was the best anyway.
Then the flurry of documents toward closing. Given I have a very busy life, without time to run out to FedEx or even faxes, the use of docusign made the closing easy. Everything was efficiently handled by email, with all the essential documents sent in a timely fashion. We closed in exactly a month.
I'm sure you can read that I was incredibly grateful for Blake, and I can vouch that any client can trust Blake for the best possible real estate service."
—Ian T. (February 24, 2015)
"Thanks Blake, for all of your help and expertise. You have been delightful to work with and we will definitely get in touch when we are ready to sell our other property. Mahalo."
—BeGe B. (May 8, 2014)
"Blake is a very knowledgable and professional agent. He made selling my condo easy. I never even met him, we did all transactions via phone and email due to my living off island. I can't believe how easy he made it by answering all my questions so quickly. I would highly recommend Blake to anyone selling or buying real-estate in Hawaii. "
—Diana F (April 17, 2014)
"Blake was amazing. He was considerate and went out of his way to do everything in his power to make my house hunt a successful venture. He also did a bit of hand holding and helped clarify the process as escrow took days and days. I would highly recommend Blake for anyone lucky enough to be buying a home on the Big Island. "
—Spencer C. (January 13, 2014)
"Thanks for everything you have done for us! We appreciate the quick replies; no matter what time of day we contacted you we alway heard back instantly. It was also very evident you are an experienced realtor in the Kona area; you answered our many questions, and anything you didn't already know you were able to find the answers quick enough or direct us in the right way. Our first experience buying in Kona was a challenge for us as we learned new things, but the one thing we were always confident about was our realtor and we brag about you to everyone. Thanks for making us feel welcome in Kona and we can't wait to work with you again the future!"
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