TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE

Meet the Duo

I couldn’t do this on my own, so I partner with my wife, Kristi, who is also an agent with Hawai’i Life. We offer two licensed agents to represent your interests.

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Mike Despard


I have worked in the real estate development, design and construction industries since 1993, when I earned my Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University. A lifelong fan of great design, I enjoy thinking creatively about houses and their potential. I know how to evaluate needs and wants to help you find ways to reach your goals. If you're selling, I will help you market and position your home for maximum results. If you're buying, I will help you find a home that is exactly what you want or perhaps one that just needs some creative help. I am a responsive agent, and I will update you on the process as much as you desire.

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Get to know us


While I will be your primary contact and be involved in every aspect of the transaction, Kristi works mostly with sellers and is available to assist as necessary (including staging advice, being present at showings and marketing the property to her sphere of influence).
This is our bread and butter. Representing sellers and buyers is not a part-time gig for us. We make our livelihood helping people with, in most cases, the largest purchase or sale in their lifetime.


MEET THE DUO

MIKE & KRISTI DESPARD

Gary G.
Mark & Jennifer A.
Suzanne J.
Jeff S.
Charlie J.
Larry & Paula P.
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Mike is the best Realtor® I have ever worked with. He is knowledgeable, responsive, available, creative. He is an excellent communicator and really knows his stuff. He handled some very difficult moments for us and we are so happy that we now have this wonderful place. I would use him again and am sure I will be in the future sometime. I have worked with lots of Realtors® and Mike is the best.

— Gary G.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Mike and Kristi were great partners as my wife and I looked for a home for our family in Kona. We moved from the mainland in the midst of the pandemic so were not able to travel and tour houses in person. Mike made several video tours for us and live streamed a couple of walkthroughs as well. We were very confident in his knowledge of the various neighborhoods and the associated investment potential. Mik...

— Mark & Jennifer A.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
My family and I recently moved back to the Big Island and a friend referred us to Mike. Mike was great at showing us homes and giving us great feedback on properties and his opinion on the market. We saw several properties and Mike was very communicative and available with the whole process. We trusted him to help us make a great investment for our family and we were not disappointed. Mike made the proce...

— Suzanne J.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Mike was truly the best Realtor® I have ever used. His communication and knowledge of the market is top-notch. I was looking for a Realtor® that would take the time and effort and actually sell my property instead of "letting it be sold". There is a big difference between these two circumstances. Mike is proactive, a good listener, and extremely good at his job! Highly recommend!

— Jeff S.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Mike made the transition into our first home in Kailua-Kona simple and sweet. We appreciated his honesty, understanding of our situation, and knowledge of the local areas. We couldn't be more thankful to have had such a positive first home-buying experience and great outcome. We look forward to recommending him to all our friends!

— Charlie J.

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Mike is the best in every sense of the word! He went over & above to help us find the perfect home. Always pleasant & he returned our calls promptly too. Can’t imagine a better experience with a Realtor®!

— Larry & Paula P.


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