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01/22/2021 – lpljohn – Showed home in 2021 in Waikui, Waimea, HI 96743:
“Harry is the go-to guy, I promise. He’s been working to help me find the perfect spot and my needs are way out of the ordinary. His research is thorough and he returns messages immediately. Answers questions I didn’t even think to ask. I’ve bought and sold property over the years and wish I’d had a guy like Harry to work with every time. You can tell he’s not in it for the quick commission. he doesn’t mind putting in the work.”
11/13/2020 – edward a malinowski:
“I would recommend Harry from (stretching arms out) Cleveland to Kona. I walked into Harry’s office in Holualoa nearly 4 years ago to the day as a random drop in. I was there looking at some business possibilities – any possibility really – to get myself with some foothold on the Big Island. Harry welcomed me in, showed me a number of listings and took about an hour with me. I was added to his daily update list and for about 2 years we looked at the list. We finally made an offer on a REO property in Hawi, it was a lowball on a foreclosure, but Harry did everything required to try to play the lowball game with us. That one didn’t work out. About a year later a condo on Alii Drive came up for sale. It looked like a good one, we jumped on it and Harry got it done. We (wife and I) each visited the new “hands off” condo separately…but it wasn’t quite enough. We didn’t go to our new condo much… We really wanted to move to the Big Island…you know, buy a coffee farm. So about 9 months later (about 9 months ago) we had been tracking a property for a while that just hadn’t sold. Coffee farm, estate, all the trappings – with one hitch, no internet or not reliable anyway. I noticed the house we’d been tracking toward was off the market so I asked Harry about that and I asked him a question about his perception on Satellite internet and he gave his honest impression and said, “By the way, have you looked at this house? I thought I’d sent it to you before. It was contingent but just came back on the market today.” It looked amazing. Had everything, including reliable internet. A little smaller (a lot really) landwise but did I really think I needed more than 5 acres? I didn’t even know what I was doing. We made a contingent offer at the outset of all the Covid business. Perfect timing probably because this house wouldn’t have lasted or accepted as contingent in non-Covid days. We ran through multiple hurdles related to selling our existing business, financing issues due to the commercial nature of the property, insurance, etc. The buyers stuck with us with some massaging and Harry guided us through the whole thing with care, concern, and ease. I can’t give Harry high enough praise. I asked him when he brought us our truck (that we purchased with the property) to the airport when we landed and began our self quarantine if he ever thought I’d be a real buyer when I wandered into his office that day. His answer showed his 30+ years of experience, “Well, you never know one way or another.” We’ve been in our new 5.5 acre coffee farm for about 7 days now. I’ve been waiting to write this review until we actually got the deal done. 9 months and 7 days later I can tell you – Harry’s your guy. It’s a dolphin you’re after…”
07/07/2020 – Neil Sheehan – Bought a Condo home in 2020 in Kailua Kona, HI:
“Harry was fantastic handling our Condominium purchase in Kailua-Kona. He was very helpful and thorough every step of the process. I would highly recommend Harry to anyone looking to purchase a home on the Big Island. Neil & Cynthia”
07/05/2020 – thosmyers7: Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Kailua Kona, HI.
“Harry is smart, patient and honest. I was confident I’d find the right property and the right deal utilizing his services. His follow through to closing and beyond was thorough and much appreciated. I highly recommend him.
07/05/2020 – user0305892 Sold a home in 2020 in Kailua, HI.
“Harry showed my family and me great patience and ingenuity in dealing with a multi-seller situation. He was always gracious with us. He was able to connect us with other competent professionals when they were needed. I would recommend Harry to anyone, whether buying or selling properties, as he knows the area very well.
07/05/2020 – user0335030 Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Captain Cook, HI.
“Harry was a great help. He is guided us and took us all over the West side of Hawaii to find our dream house. He is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and goes above and beyond.
07/04/2020 – in boulder Bought a home in 2016 in Punaluu Kahawai, Naalehu, HI 96772.
“We moved back to Hawaii Island and Harry was instrumental in finding a house that suited us. His breadth and depth of real estate knowledge and island life is exceptional. His engaging personality is a bonus.
06/25/2020 – lpljohn Showed home in 2009 in Snowmass Village, CO 81615.
“We’re working on finding the right place and Harry ‘s not deterred one bit from going over the top with service for us despite our limited budget. He treats the way you’d expect a real estate agent would treat someone with $25 million to spend. He gets right back to us promptly with reams of information on any detail and I wouldn’t deal with anyone else. Long ago I contacted him when I was looking and he treated me that way back then. He remembered me.
monmartines: Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Waikoloa, HI:
“We first met Harry in 2008 when our dream of moving to Hawaii was put into action. Even though we did not move until 2018 Harry stuck with us with multiple showings on every visit we made in those 10 years. He was patient, helpful, and answered all our questions quickly and with as much detail as we requested. We will not hesitate to utilize Harry’s expertise should we decide to make another purchase on this beautiful island. And of course we recommend him to anyone seriously thinking of buying on the Big Island. Mahalo Harry!”
Bought (2015) and sold (2020) a Condo home in Kailua Kona, HI:
“I subscribed to Harry’s UPdate years ago and followed the Kona market with plans to buy a vacation rental home or condo. Harry’s Update newsletters were extremely helpful, along with his blog posts and FAQ pages such as “Condominium Ownership on the Big Island.” Harry knows EVERYTHING about every condo complex in the area. He could tell me exactly the good points and bad points about each and every unit on the market. Also he knew which properties have had work done on them recently or needed work. He answered every question and if I asked for rental history or financials, he’d contact the seller’s agent to get them. More than once when talking with an insurance agent, they’d tell me, “you’re in good hands with Harry, he’s the best!” He made the whole process easy – from making an offer to closing on the condo. I highly recommend Harry to anyone interested in buying property on the Big Island.” –Mark Dahmke
“Harry Pritikin is a realtor with integrity. Not only did his Real Estate Update help me to be a well-educated property shopper, but his consistent personal service gave me the confidence to make my home purchase, knowing that I had all of the inside information to make an excellent choice. I highly recommend Harry to anyone who is looking for property on any part of Hawaii Island. Diane Sherwood Holck Captain Cook, Hi.
05/24/2017 – zuser20150524210629440 Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Kailua Kona, HI.
“I have subscribed to Harry Pritikin’s free online newsletter for years hoping one day I’d retire and move to Hawaii. Harry’s insight and knowledge of anything Big Island, be it real estate or living there (and he knows everybody!) is so astounding that the entire process was a piece of cake. We’ve purchased our starter home and, when we’re ready to move up, we’ll call him again. Not only is he very professional, he advises you along the way and his responsiveness is impressive. I recommend Harry Pritikin wholeheartedly as a buyer, and I am sure he’ll be the best when we sell, as well.
09/06/2015 – Katie G Bought a home in 2015.
“If you’re looking for a great, knowledgeable realtor in Kona, Harry Pritikin from Koa Realty is the way to go! My husband and I had such a positive experience with Harry when buying our first condo. Harry knows the Kona area like the back of his hand and was available whenever we needed to talk or to see a property. His expertise really shined during our escrow as he defended us during a RESPA discrepancy with our lender. He explained every step of the way with us and we were always in constant communication. We love our new home and recommend Harry to anyone looking on the Big Island!
08/01/2015 – Debra Sold a home in 2015 in HI.
“He’s the best! Harry is there to answer questions or solve problems. His daily market update is invaluable; it’s a great beginning to buying or selling your Kona property.