Our Experience Selling Homes on the Big Island of Hawaii

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Client Stories

Many, many thanks for Bob & Jill’s help in selling our condo and finding us our new Big Island home.  Through many years and many real estate transactions, we have never experienced such excellent professionalism, communication, efficiency.  And it was so much fun to work with them!  We definitely give Bob & Jill our very highest recommendations.  Anyone looking for the best realtors in Hawaii will be very happy to work with them.  With thanks and appreciation, Stephanie and Bruce

My husband, Steve, and I have owned a condo at Hali’i Kai Resort in Waikoala Beach Resort since Q1 2012.  We were interested in looking at another Hali’i Kai condo for investment purposes. Bob Furneisen had been sending us his monthly newsletter over the past year or so — and we met Bob in-person at a Hali’i Kai Open House in Nov. 2015. I’m certain that anyone who has met Bob is likely to have the same impression as we did: Bob is professional, knowledgeable, a good listener, interested in determining the level of interest of a potential buyer, yet ‘not-pushy’; Bob is sincere and someone we felt very comfortable working with. A few days after the Open House, we contacted Bob and asked to make an appointment to see a condo. Bob ‘did his homework’, met us at the property and we exchanged info to the point that we had Bob put in a bid on this property for us.  Bob negotiated skillfully to the point that we and the sellers reached an agreement on the price, terms, date, etc.  Bob was ever so professional throughout the entire process.  Bob is well-organized, a good [straight-forward no-drama] communicator, very accessible, fully trustworthy, reliable, focused and very professional in every aspect of our purchase transaction.  Bob even went “above & beyond” on our behalf in several activities.  Steve & I were both very pleased to have Bob representing us in this major [to us] real estate transaction.  We highly recommend Bob as a very well-informed and very professional, high-quality individual.  Sincerely, Maryanne and Steve S.

This letter is to recognize Jill Furneisen and the highly professional and efficient service she recently provided me, in my recent real estate transaction. I also want to extend a heartfelt “THANK YOU” for Jill’s hard work in getting this deal to the finish line. Her extra effort to see this transaction thru exemplifies not only her professional abilities but what a class act she is on a personal level as well. It was a pleasure working with Jill whose personal charm, attention to details and enthusiasm were able to put everyone involved at ease. Jill was always available to quickly respond to questions, before and after the closing, whether in person, via mobile phone, or e-mail not only from me but from my accountants, other realtors, and lawyers. I would not hesitate for one second to recommend her firm to anybody. Thanks again Jill, you are the BEST!


After numerous trips to the Big Island, we decided to purchase our own property, as we had been staying at rentals. We were lucky enough to work with Big Island Bob. We started our search looking at raw land in the Kohala Ranch area where cows roam free, Bob had no problem dodging the cow pies in his flip flops! He was always very positive with a great sense of humor.   In the end, with much patience on Bob’s part (must be the teenage twins he has at home), we decided to put an offer in on a condo unit at the Islands at Mauna Lani. Bob was very professional and lead us through the process with success! He has an excellent working relationship with all of the other realtors we encountered along our search. Residing in Canada and owning our own business made the lending and closing process quite lengthy. Bob kept in good communications with us and saw it through until the closing. He continues to stay in contact, letting us know the latest in real estate trends on the Big Island. Overall, our experience with Bob was a positive one, we would recommend anyone in need of a professional, knowledgeable realtor to give Bob a call. He is a great communicator and was very flexible with our schedule, we never felt ignored. Mahalo for helping us make our Hawaii dreams come true Bob!!   Truly happy clients, Bryan and Stephanie D., Vancouver, BC Canada

We first met Bob when we were on the Big Island, looking to purchase our first home away from home.  Bob is the consummate business professional excelling in helping his clients to find the home of their dreams.  He not only did his homework in the short period of time we were visiting, but he also truly understood our family and wanted to help find us our perfect island home.  We are so grateful for all of his hard work, great ideas, and sage advice.  He worked collaboratively with all parties to find us an amazing place that made our entire family happy.  We were incredibly impressed with his open communication as he provided valuable insight throughout the process.  We not only found a beautiful getaway home for our entire family, but our family also found a new friend.  Marc & Janice Z.

I was very fortunate to meet Bob at an open house and ended up using him as my realtor. He changed his schedule around to show me homes for sale in the area with short notice. When working on negotiation on the purchase of my home he was extremely helpful and saved me money. Bob was also there through the whole process of closing and even afterwards. Outstanding realtor and now friend.  Ernie C.

We were very pleased with Bob Furneisen as our realtor. His love for the Kona area shows in his work.  We connected before we arrived in Kona and he listened to all of our ideas and was able to provide many options. Bob spent a great deal of time with us and answered all our questions with a local perspective.  We ended up purchasing the second property we were shown and are looking forward to the day we are Kona residents!

For the better part of ten years, we have been visiting the Big Island of Hawaii, always hoping at some point in our lives we’d have a place to call our own. During that time, we had three children and then three years ago, stayed in Waikoloa Beach resorts. There, we went to an Open House and met Bob Furneisen. We told him that we loved the Big Island and wanted to see more property but weren’t sure exactly where we wanted to be. He travelled from Kona to Waimea to Waikoloa Beach resorts and Hawi showing us possibilities. At one point, my flight was diverted to Hilo and he drove over and picked me up without hesitation to show me three viewings he had arranged. We eventually landed in Hali’i Kai and closed on our condo on my birthday. The process was seamless and painless in terms of the offer and escrow and we are so thankful to Bob for making our dream of owning property in Hawaii come true.