Mike Drutar - Testimonials

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This is our 4th time working with Mike.

I truly appreciate how Mike lays out all the information available and supports whatever decision we make while continuing to offer guidance along the way. He has a way of meeting our needs and educating us each time we go through the process either as buyers or sellers. There is a reason we keep working with Mike and that reason is each adventure we have success. The next time we are buying on the west side, we are working with Mike again! Thanks Mike! You are awesome!

Erik Geril

Excellent service knew everything about the market and was timely in delivering updates to us.

The market was difficult for our unit he listed and he had it under contract in less than a month I could not be more happy how things went especially being off island and the challenges associated with travel out there currently.

Chris Bays

Awesome to work with and knowledgeable!

Terja Shodin

Mike is a fantastic realtor with unparalleled knowledge in the Kona market.

His easy-going demeanor, detailed organization and guidance was refreshing. We listed, showed and accepted in record time with an expedited closing at the listed price point. No headaches hassles or drama. I wish all transactions were this easy.

John Bertsch

Mike was thorough, easy to work with, and responsive without being pushy.

His videos were so detailed and informative; we felt we had walked through the home ourselves. Mike understands the Kona market and was quick to respond. When a home came on the market that fit our requests, Mike sent us a video within hours. We were able to submit an offer that evening, which was accepted in less than 24 hours of the house being on the market. Mike was helpful not only through the closing process, but also a great resource even after closing.

Greg & Bridget M.

My wife and I wholeheartedly recommend Mike's services for your real estate needs.

He is knowledgeable, professional, ethical, with marketing savvy few agents anywhere possess. He is the calm pro you want in any real estate situation. Mahalo nui loa Mike for a job well done!

Steve B.

During a vacation in August 2021, my wife and I decided to relocate to the Big Island.

We started out with zero contacts, and I decided to give Mike a call based on his positive online reviews. He did not disappoint. From the start, Mike stayed on top of things for us, even arranging a showing on short notice the day before we had to fly back. He encouraged us through some initial disappointments and tried to anticipate problems throughout the process, contacting us right away with any signs of trouble. We felt that Mike was honest and unbiased in setting expectations and helping us find properties that suited our needs. With his help, we ended up with a great house and completed our move in slightly over 3 months despite a difficult real estate market. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking for a place on the Big Island!

Clayton Foster

Mike is the best realtor I have ever worked with bar none.

He's smart, honest, hard working, even-tempered, clear, organized. I've used him for every real estate transaction I've done in Kona and cannot recommend him highly enough. Every single purchase or sale has been effortless on my part. He's fabulous.

Susan Edsall

Mike is the best realtor I have ever worked with bar none.

He's smart, honest, hard working, even-tempered, clear, organized. I've used him for every real estate transaction I've done in Kona and cannot recommend him highly enough. Every single purchase or sale has been effortless on my part. He's fabulous.

Susan Edsall

Mike was always on top of everything we asked.

He was prompt and professional. I felt Mike represented us extremely well. I highly recommend him. Travis Fuqua

Travis Fuqua

Mike did a fantastic job of making this real estate transaction as smooth and simple as possible.

He was readily available by phone or email with any questions that we had. He is knowledgeable of the local market and provided us with appropriate recommendations as we went through this purchase.

James Rubis

Mike is an excellent realtor who I highly recommend.

With Mike’s help, I found and closed on the home I was looking for in just 45 days. You will not be disappointed with Mike.

Tom finn (Attorney)

Mike was an awesome realtor / broker to work with.

The communication was on point and Mike answered all calls and texts in a timely matter. Every question was answered and assisted in providing quality guidance and recommendations when requested. Closed on our first home purchase within the set deadline. Highly recommended and very professional throughout the entire experience. Wouldn’t work with anyone else on the big island.

Albert Lee

Excellent customer service from beginning to end!

Mahalo Mike!

Janelle Bays (CFO)

Mike did a great job helping us find a home.

He greatly aided us in navigating through some difficult issues. Mike had great communication and follow up skills, and we would wholeheartedly recommend him!

Lynn and David Chazin

Mike Drutar is simply the best!

We met Mike through friends and he has met our every need. He has helped us over the past 2 years find our second home on the Big Island. Mike's knowledge of the real estate market and nuances of the various communities in Mauna Lani Resort were unparalleled. He was always patient with us and knew exactly what we wanted. Despite living on the mainland, he kept in touch with us regularly and we were ready when the right home became available. We could not have done it without Mike and he helped make our Hawaii dream come true!!

Edwin Lai

Mike is a real professional.

He is very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, the process and the market. He smoothly navigated me through the sales process and helped me successfully negotiate with the seller to get a good deal we both liked. He understands property investment, anticipates needs and uses modern tools like DocuSign to make the process quick and efficient. I highly recommend Mike to anyone buying or selling a property on Hawaii Island.

John Stoops (Manager of Software Development Engineering)

It has been an absolute pleasure being represented by Mike Drutar in the sale of our condominium.

Professional, knowledgeable and responsive. I would not hesitate in recommending Mike for your real estate needs. Aloha!

Eileen Harper (Business Owner)

Mike was amazing to work with.

He took videos of many places that were of interest to us, helping us separate the ones that looked good on paper from the real gems. We ended up putting in 6 offers before we were able to get one accepted. And then we really got to see Mike and his team shine. The entire process was amazingly smooth. Mike was able to refer great contractors for inspection, surveys, title, and lenders. He put together an electronic timeline that tracked all of the dates and everything went according to plan. And, as importantly, we knew exactly what was going on each week through closing. This was the smoothest transaction we have had - and I highly recommend Mike and his team.

Terence + Jodi

Mike was great every step of the way.

He made this so easy for us, communicating with us was top notch, we always knew what was going on. Bill and Gail

Gail Garoutte

Loved working with Mike.

He is excellent at his profession.He is very knowledgeable of the market and straight forward. It’s by luck I found him. I would highly recommend Mike for all your real estate needs

Debbie Thorpe

Mike has been so wonderful to work with!

This is our 3rd transaction ( twice as sellers and once as a buyer) and have always found him to be very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. He’s never pressured us or hurried us into any actions. He returns phone calls and texts quickly and was able to connect us with the local resources we needed. We’ve recommended him to many of our local friends. His years of experience in real estate on the Big Island is invaluable!

Deon Husak

We had the pleasure of working with both Mike Drutar and Kathryn Nielsen.

Both were great to work with. They know the market well, were patient in our property search, on top of the many details and deadlines during the offer and acceptance process, engaged during escrow addressing any concerns. From house hunt to closing, it was a very positive experience.

Pam Wong (Buyer)

Mike helped us find our dream condo!

He made himself available to answer our numerous questions . Thanks for shooting fabulous videos so we could shop from home! Highly recommend Mike!

Tricia Enebo

Mike is very well versed in his craft and managed my real estate transaction to perfection.

He is extremely knowledgeable and stays communicative throughout the process. Mike provided strong advice from the beginning of the transaction until we successfully closed. If you would like a partner in your real estate deal be certain to contact Mike Drutar!

Rhett Thomas

When I was considering a job on the Hawaiian Island, Mike was recommended by a friend as the realtor who was super knowledgeable and one we could trust.

Mike called me to understand what we were looking for and provided location options to consider. While on the mainland, Mike worked with us and even took videos (virtual showings) for us so we could easily view on YouTube. Since we were not from Hawaii, he helped us navigate and select our lender to get us prequalified. When we selected the home, Mike provided us with comps, and property information in order for us to submit a competitive offer. After the offer was excepted he walked us through the entire sales process. He’s a great resource even after our closing and continues to be a resource on everything the Big Island has to offer. We highly recommended Mike, he was beyond our expectations!

Roy Selvidge (Human Resources and Administration Manager)

Mike was instrumental in convincing me to follow through with the purchase of a condo that just closed today.

He was reasonable and factual in his explanation. Without his input, I probably would not have purchased the condo. I am very happy with my purchase.

Bill W.

Mike is awesome!

He got our place listed & sold in under 30 days. He is organized, reliable, efficient and follows through. His knowledge and expertise in the real estate market is invaluable.

Stacey Aguiar

Thanks Mike, your advice and assistance helped us feel confident in our offer and completion of the sale.

You were always prompt to respond to our many questions. You went above and beyond at taking care of things with the house since we were absentee sellers.

Ralph Johnson

Absolutely loved working with Mike - he is detail oriented, knowledgeable & down to earth.

He helped us navigate a very crazy market and we are extremely happy homeowners now. Mike really seems to love his job~ We are inexperienced home buyers and he answered our many questions and provided information that we didn't ask for or know that we needed. He took good care of us and I would recommend him over and over!

Lynn Mattix

Mike Drutar did a fantastic job selling my Town House.

Mike is very professional and knowledgeable about the market in Kona and the surrounding areas. He just knows what he's doing when it comes to selling someone's home in these more complex times for real estate that we're living through at the moment.

Drew Turiano (Seller of Town House)

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