John Keoni Welch
Real Estate Broker
Direct: 808.226.1728
Fax: 888.757.0047


Oshiro Family
"John was extremely knowledgeable about the market, was easily accessible, and very helpful to us throughout the entire home sale process."
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Annabelle and Peter B.
"We moved to Oahu from the Big Island without knowing anything about the real estate market. We depended on John to educate us. John was very patient with us as we searched for several months for precisely the right home and investment. John is detail oriented, flexible and insightful. Had he not been updated daily on the real estate market, we would not have secured our home. We saw the property immediately when it came on the market and had a bid on the property within 24 hours. With John's guidance, we prevailed over 3 bids and a counter offer bid process. We are now happy homeowners in Hawaii Kai!"
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Alan and Jennifer T.
"We recently had the pleasure of working with John Keoni Welch to purchase our home in Hawaii Kai. John is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, professional and fun to work with through every step of the home buying process. His service standards, personalized communication style, attention to detail and follow up, are outstanding and exceeded our expectations on every level. His in depth knowledge of the area, market, history, and trends, are outstanding. Without hesitation or reservation, we would wholeheartedly recommend John as a first rate professional. One of the best in the business anywhere, world class."
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Tina S.
"I have worked with John twice in buying properties in Mililani and referred him to several friends who were more than pleased with his service. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate market in both the buying and selling process. Most important to me in a realtor is someone who is diligent about knowing the business, has a genuine interest an understanding of a client's needs, and is responsive without being pushy. John has these attributes in spades and stands alone among other Realtors in the excellence of service to his clients."
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Tony and Rachel T.
"I can't recommend John highly enough. I've worked with him over the past three years in both the buying and selling of my home in Kailua. He is honest, trustworthy, hard-working, and calm. He knows how to work hard for his clients, but not stress them out with the issues that can arise in the real estate market these days. He was always accessible and easy to communicate with and I never had any doubt that he had my best interests in mind. This last sale was a short sale and he worked harder than any realtor could have to ensure that it would go through. I'm grateful to him for all of his hard work!"
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Sam & Lillian R.
"John was very accessible and proactive as we searched for a home. We currently live in Portland, and John did a great job of getting us up to speed quickly on the market, and matching our needs with the marketplace.
As a native of Hawaii, John understands the market well and was a valuable coach when it came time to make an offer - even though we had "sticker shock" on Hawaii real estate, John eventually got us into a comfort zone on buying our home.

John was very diligent during the closing process in terms of making sure that the process and documents were well managed, leading to a smooth closing process, even though we were completing the closing from a remote location.

We would highly recommend John Keoni Welch for your all real estate needs on Oahu."
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Mary M. - Seattle Real Estate Broker
"I recently had the privilege of helping a wonderful couple relocate from Seattle to Honolulu. I enjoy helping my clients find a Realtor to help them in their destination moves. I interviewed several Realtors in the Honolulu area and passed two names along to my clients. My clients had also had an agent recommended by a family friend. John was the agent who was chosen in the end. My client?s words were "hands down." My experience with John has been that he is extremely responsive, and helpful. Not just to my clients but to me as well. John even returned my email questions personally from vacation while he had another agent watching over his business. He has been very thorough and has made sure my clients were well taken care of. I would recommend John without a doubt. John also specializes in relocation, which is helpful for clients moving in from other areas."
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Jay & Nicole K.
"My wife and I used John to purchase our second home in the Hawaii Kai area. We were a bit nervous because we new the prices were going to be at the upper end of our comfort level, but more importantly this was going to be the home that we were going to raise our family in.

John immediately made us comfortable and never once pushed us to make a decision. John has successfully separated himself from the stereotypical realtor by approaching customers, as he would expect to be handled himself. His professionalism, patience, work ethic and integrity made our home purchase experience successful on all counts and we will continue to recommend his services to friends and family."
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Bob A.
"We were very pleased with the professional service John displayed in the selling of our home. As a native of Hawaii, John understands the reality of high prices here in our town and is very capable and proactive in selling not just our home but also the overall Hawaiian lifestyle.

His marketing abilities are what really got us top dollar for our home. It sort of goes back to the old adage "you can't buy it if you don't see it". We had our home listed for 6 months with another real estate company, and when that listing expired we had John sell it. It took him 3 weeks to find a qualified buyer and the only reason that buyer found out about our home was because John markets his properties on many different real estate search engines. He takes a real interest in helping us with our needs and we are always able to speak to him directly and not an assistant. We found his personalized service with our sale was much better than using an agent that has 10 other listings to manage.

Through the first stages of showing the home to prospective buyers all the way through the closing process, John worked hard to update us on every step and to keep it all as simple as possible. His clear communication allowed us to relax as much as one can when selling your home. We highly recommend John for any real estate needs you may have."
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Keala A.
"As a first time home buyer, John was very patient and thorough in answering all of my questions and keeping me well informed. Throughout the entire process, and still to this day, John was always available and willing to assist me with whatever was needed. In addition, his knowledge of the city and the real estate of the city were very valuable as I was new to Oahu and did not know the market very well. I do not hesitate to recommend John for your real estate needs."
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Hsing-Chung F.
"We just wanted you to know that we think you did a fantastic job of helping us buy our Hawaii Kai condo. We could not be more pleased. What impressed us the most was your professionalism, responsiveness, class, and impressive ability to keep things on an even keel. If anyone ever asks us for a recommendation on a realtor, we will recommend you without hesitation."
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Karin D.
"John Keoni Welch sold my condo for me in '03 and then he then helped me purchase a house in Kapolei... giving me very good advice, which went against my less practical nature. I now own a remarkable property that has almost doubled in value. He knows his stuff. Here are a few more points about him: He?s very responsive; was always willing and available to answer my questions/anxieties; willing to find out if he didn't know something, and back up his statements w/facts & figures. Long history in the area, too - was born/raised in Hawaii. That adds credibility to his understanding of the market. Very proactive. A huge thumbs up to John (and I have better things to do w/my time-energy than write reviews like this... I'm writing it because I really mean it. And one more thing, I?m a tough customer... if he wasn?t all of this, I?d be perfectly happy to write a review that reflected my disappointment... but there wasn't any). Good luck!"
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Seth U.
"John made the selling of our home less stressful by staying in constant communication throughout the process. He made himself available to us and didn?t pressure us in any way."
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Ken and Betsy W.
"Dear future homeowner: If you are looking to purchase a home, I highly recommend the services of John Keoni Welch. Through his experience, clear communication and being a true native to Hawaii, he quickly found a home that fit all my needs."
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Lessie S.
"I want to let you know that working with John to purchase my new home was a wonderful experience."
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Dennis & Jennifer B.
"We can't begin to thank you for everything you did for us, I am glad you were there for me when I called you to come over. Couldn't have done it without you. You are a wonderful person."
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Ryan R.
"My fiancé and I relocated from New York to Honolulu in November 2002. The transition from East Coast to Hawaii is often looked upon as a theatrical drama filled with angst and woe. Couple this with the prospect of purchasing a new home in an unfamiliar city and chaos looms on the horizon. John played a critical role in easing our transition. Prior to our move, he worked with us remotely, sending regular updates of listings via email while striving to understand our needs and address our concerns. Once we arrived in Honolulu, John was our guide; having grown up in Hawaii, his knowledge of the area is definitive and indispensable. As it turns out for us, moving to Hawaii has resembled more of a romantic comedy than that of the imagined theatrical drama."
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Rebekah P. & Eric B.
"As first time homebuyers, we feel so fortunate to have met and worked with John Keoni Welch. Entering the real estate marketplace is a challenging endeavor, but John lead us through every step and made the process much easier than we had anticipated.

During the beginning of our search, John worked hard to both educate us regarding the market and understand what our needs and desires were for our first home. As John tightened the focus on our search and diligently pursued opportunities for us, our respect and trust in John increased.

It became obvious that his colleagues in the real estate industry esteem him highly as well. Besides being an extremely skilled real estate agent, John is a genuinely good person. When it came time to strategize our offer, and the subsequent counter offer, John?s experience and wise counsel were crucial. With John's guidance, our offer was accepted and our escrow was surprisingly simple.
John's experience, integrity, and kindness made all the difference. Our new home is exactly what we wanted and more! We will certainly work with John again when we decide to buy a larger home in the future. We feel privileged to know and work with John, and recommend him with our highest confidence!"
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Bob and Lisa S.
"John is fantastic. He is highly knowledgeable about the outlying Honolulu area which was extremely helpful in finding a home. As we searched for our home, he kept us constantly updated on what was going on in the market and was always very careful to explain our options. He is very patient and never pressured us to make an uncomfortable decision. He was always available and friendly.

During escrow John was a voice of reason. He was very protective of us, as clients. We felt completely comfortable in his care.

We will be recommending John to everybody we know. We would definitely use him again. (If we ever move. We love our new house.)"
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Bryson N.
"John Keoni Welch helped me find a home in Kaimuki and was a pleasure to work with on all fronts. A personal friend of mine, he was there for me every step of the way and knows Oahu cold. I've seen him in action not only with my deal but others as well and he is super consistent and delivers great service and advice that ends up saving his clients $$. Anyone interested in real estate in Hawaii should give JW a shout."
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