TESTIMONIALS

Jeff Messenger - Downsizing

Bought a condo 20 years ago. Could not find a decent property Managment company. Got ripped off by several. False repair charges etc. And Rude!!! In walks Jim. Been with Jim for many years now. Not one complaint. Only praise. We decided to sell and Jim took care of us. He stuck with us through all the offers, backouts and declined loans. And he got our condo sold! He is a patient, calm, intelligent person to deal with. I highly recommend Jim to anyone! This man never gives up. He is dedicated to his clients. This is his thing folks and he is darn good at it!

Frances Alet Investor

My husband and I worked with Jim for many years when he was our property manager. When we decided to sell our condo, there was never any question that we'd use Jim to represent us. We knew his ethics; he has extensive knowledge of the Big Island. Jim worked hard to get our condo sold at a price we were happy with. He was with us every step of the way, answering our million questions. Regardless of whether you're buying or selling, I'd highly recommend Jim Albone.

Dan Murphy - Second/Vacation Home

Jim was very professional and addressed all our concerns. Both buyers and sellers were on the mainland, but he made it easy. He was a pleasure to work with.

Sue And Marcel Tognettil - Relocator

Jim has helped us several times finding suitable real estate. We gave hime a list of desirables and he was able to quickly narrow it down, make appointments and schedule visits. He is detail oriented, precise and punctual, as well as courteous in his approach to buyers and sellers alike. In addition he helped out finding contractors and management companies as needed. He promtly responds to questions and concerns. I would recommend his services to anyone.

Mitzi Bestall - Second/Vacation Home

We have worked with Jim for the last 10 plus years as our property manager, and when it came time for us to list and sell our property, he was extremely informative, professional and advised us appropriately. We were under contract in less than 9 days with great negotiation skills. We were walked step by step through the sales process and the expected outcome. We would highly recommend Jim!

Sandi Dutra - Retiree

I have had the pleasure of working with Jim on 2 occasions. Once buying my own condo and once having Jim help my son buy his condo here. Both places are in Waikoloa and he knows the area well. He is quiet but listens to what you want and tries to get you exactly what you are looking for. He succeeded with both of us going out of his way on both occasions. I was here only for a short time and as soon as I left unsuccessful Jim kept looking and sent me a video of a perfect place for me and he walked me thru it on the video. My sons condo had multiple bids and he helped him with his knowledge and negotiating skills so my son was able to acquire to condo. Both properties have wonderful views in nice locations that we could afford. I highly recommend Jim Albone for all your real estate needs.

Jeff Riedinger - Second/Vacation Home

When I first met Jim, I immediately recognized that in addition to being an easy going guy, he also had considerable knowledge of the local real estate market, and experience in dealing with my particular type of situation. My wife and I have a home in Las Vegas, and were shopping for a 2nd home on the Big Island, looking toward retirement. We were in need of someone just like him to guide us through the process. While in Hawaii on business, Jim patiently showed us several properties that met our needs and which were within our price range. He took an interest in our personal preferences, and only showed us properties that he felt met our criteria. He candidly explained the pros and cons of each property, and let us make our own decision on which one best suited us. Thanks to Jim's efforts, we found our dream home in Waikoloa Village. I had not purchased a home in over 30 years, and discovered that the process had really changed considerably. At the time, I was travelling extensively for business, both domestically and internationally, occasionally making timing and communications difficult, but Jim's patience and attention to detail helped us get through all of it. Jim represented us very professionally with the sellers, and with his knowledge of the housing market in Waikoloa, guided us toward sealing the deal at a reasonable price. His ability to help us negotiate with the sellers and deal with the lenders saved us countless 1000's of dollars in the overall costs. Because I was still travelling, much of the process had to be done electronically, and Jim patiently guided me through all of it. His quick replies to my endless stream of questions calmed my concerns again and again, and we closed the deal in pretty short order, considering the time it took me to reply from wherever I was on any given day. As I recall. I was in Bangalore or Mumbai when the final e-signing was done and was amazed at how easy it all seemed to be, thanks to Jim's guidance. Even after the closing, Jim continued to assist my wife and I with local resources, setting up utilities, and recommending local vendors for other services in the area. His dedication to serving us as buyers continued long after his duties as our real estate agent had ended, and we continue to consult him on local matters, knowing he always has the right answers. I could not recommend anyone more competent, trustworthy, or easy to deal with than Jim Albone. His knowledge, patience, and people skills made the entire process much more easy than I had anticipated it would be. We are grateful for his efforts, and for his continuing friendship.

Brett And Kelly Coty - Second/Vacation Home

Jim assisted us multiple times in purchasing property in Waikoloa. He is our go to realtor providing prompt, reliable service. Jim knows and understands Island lifestyle and goes above and beyond to find the perfect home for his clients.

Lani Kahalua - Investor

We have worked with Jim for many years on our properties. He is a dream to work with. In addition to being very knowledgeable of the market and the area, he is responsive to all of our communications (calls or emails)- questions, input, issues, taxes and all matters. Equally important to us was Jim's honesty. We always felt confident that we are getting the best and most accurate information from him at all times. We highly recommend Jim.

Jeremy Coty - Relocator

Jim was absolutely fantastic in helping us purchase our home on the Big Island. Since we were out of state while looking to buy in Hawaii, Jim took it upon himself to provide detailed descriptions, photos and video of houses we wanted to put an offer on. He was always quick to respond, friendly, and extremely helpful. We highly recommend Jim and if we are ever in the market to buy or sell again, we will call on Jim!

Lorelei Risley - Investor

We've worked with Jim as both a buyer and a seller. He is very professional and knowledgeable about our local market and real estate in general, and it is always a pleasure to work with him.

Joel Perlin - Relocator

Jim is very knowledgeable of the area and easy to work with. He offered some insightful information when we were relocating to the area.

Elizabeth Vera - Second/Vacation Home

My dream to purchase a second home on the Big Island came true --100% due to Jim's responsiveness to my needs, his extensive knowledge of living on the island, and his advice on how to find a place I could realistically maintain as a second home. He is a class act, has so much integrity, and he went above and beyond for me in my lengthy house search! I feel very blessed to have found him. You won't find anyone better!