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Richard Kirwin Johnson

 RS-80219 
 Realtor Salesperson  
Kamuela Office
67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy, Ste E128
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
(808) 887-0887

Richard Kirwin Johnson brings a fresh, enthusiastic and passionate approach to both selling property and tirelessly searching for the perfect slice of paradise for those seeking to make their home here on the beautiful island of Hawaii.

Richard understands the importance of listening to the needs of diverse clientele and is driven to go the extra mile to ensure the ultimate satisfaction of his clients.

Richard spent his childhood summers working on his family’s 120-acre vineyard in the Central Valley of California. Family celebrations, harvesting grapes and working “the ranch” are memories he holds close with a deep appreciation for generosity of the land and life’s simple pleasures. Richard’s passion for wine, travel abroad, diversity of culture and people were fulfilled by a successful thirty-year sales career in the competitive wholesale wine and spirits business. Obtaining his California real estate license in 2015, he transitioned into property management for an exclusive clientele in Sausalito where he and his wife resided. It was during this period that he also fine-tuned his design skills while working with a home improvement landscape/hardscape firm.

Richard spends his spare time crafting works of art with his hands—whether at his workbench, while building a new home, by taking on a major remodeling project, or designing artisan stone and brick pathways, outdoor living spaces or lush gardens. If he envisions it, he can create it.

Fulfilling a promise he made to his wife to return to Hawaii (Leslie grew up on the island of Oahu), they have made their permanent home in Hawi in the North Kohala district of the Big Island, where—when not showing property—he can, of course, be found in the garden or building a greenhouse!

Richard’s professional and personal experiences have created a strong foundation for his success as a real estate agent in Hawaii.

His strengths: focused, knowledge-based sales and negotiation skills; excellent communication skills; a keen ability to understand another person’s vision; and a talent for recognizing value in a property by evaluating its long-term potential.

While searching the Coldwell Banker Kamuela /Waimea office website please create your account and choose Richard Kirwin Johnson as your preferred agent or contact him directly at 808-987-3304.

What my clients are saying (22)

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03/07/2024 - Jennifer Greggor

OK I am back at the computer... clearly yet another member of your fan club! I felt compelled to read all 17 votes of confidence in you, wondering if your wife has read these, I imagine so since she must be very proud of you. I suspect she could add more information that probably should not appear on the website! I will try and make it concise, relevant and eloquent. Best Wishes, and thank you for being my Real Realtor.I was introduced to Richard by a contractor friend who lives in Hawi, Big Island. He has a low opinion of Realtors generally, so when I mentioned that I was looking to sell my 10 acre parcel, down from Maliu Ridge, he amazed me by suggesting that he would introduce me to a Realtor, Richard Johnson (who had moved in next door to him!) "You must meet him, he is the only Realtor I have met that I really like."Good enough for me...My parcel had several issues that needed attention and action, before offering it for sale. Almost impossible to access by any vehicle due to the uneven nature of the terrain. It required permission from neighboring landowners to share easements to put in a gravel driveway down to the perimeter. Massive car sized boulders had to be removed, along with many large Christmas berry trees that were cleared because they were blocking pretty much everything.Enormous amounts of debris left by squatters was complicating the entire project, but Richard figured out who to talk with and get this ghastly mess hauled away...Overall the process to sell my land took more than 2 years and involved an enormous amount of time, effort, patience and humor from Richard to find the right buyers. He is truly one in a million! Jennifer Greggor


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05/15/2023 - David Harkin

Rick Johnson has done an amazing job in assisting with a home purchase. He gathers information to find your ideal property within your stated budget. He identifies new and upcoming properties, goes to the effort of face-timing the listing, informs you about the agents involved, sets up inspections, works with the escrow agents, and says it like it is. If the property has issues, he’ll let you know. Rick is patient and professional in working with all involved. He lays down what the expectations are and helps you stay in your lane so the transaction goes smoothly. Rick is available early, late, and gets back almost immediately when a message is left. I have been a financial advisor since 1996 and have found few professionals who live up to this level of service. David Harkin CFP, CLU, ChFC in Des Moines, Iowa.



David Harkin CFP, CLU, ChFC
Financial Advisor
Des Moines Investments LLC


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02/22/2023 - Martin and Asta Tarko

Richard Johnson provided my wife and I the very best experience when buying and selling our vacation property on the big island. Since we are located in Vancouver Canada, we were very happy to have Richard represent us in finding a suitable property remotely. When properties would be available for sale, Richard did not hesitate to give us remote showings by sending us pictures and using live video chat. It felt as if we were actually physically there viewing properties with him. When we finally found our suitable property, Richard used his professionalism to make the purchase be as smooth and stress-free as possible. When it was time to sell our property, we did not hesitate to call Richard to represent us. Again, this was a remote transaction. Richard went above and beyond to make sure the property was in top condition to list for sale. He personally power washed and painted and even packed and sent our personal belongings to us in Canada. He was a great negotiator and we received over asking price. We would definitely work with Richard again because he would always be on top of things and he also showed us that he really cared about us and our family. My daughter was very excited to receive a stuffed Hawaiian horsey doll from Richard, which she keeps very close to her.


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Property Address Details
55-581 Hawi Rd
Hawi, HI 96719
Beds: 2
Baths: 1 Total
SqFt: 768
66-1485 E Ko Uka Pl
Kamuela, HI 96743
Zoning | 1.00 Acre(s)

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