Richard Kirwin Johnson, a valued member of Clark Realty’s Waimea team, 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...
Richard Kirwin Johnson, a valued member of Clark Realty’s Waimea team, 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 Clark Realty website please create your account and choose Richard Kirwin Johnson as your preferred agent or contact him directly at 808-987-3304.
"We were fortunate to have found Rick Johnson with Clark Realty. As our Realtor, he helped us find the right house, for the right price, for our family of four plus pup. As my family is off island, I was grateful to have found a Realtor that gave us great advice, making our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Rick was his diligence answering all of our questions. As first time Home Owners, we had a lot of questions. Rick was always patient, listening to our every request for information. He was extremely responsive in answering our questions via phone, email and text. It's important to note: Rick is more in service than sales. He is extremely passionate about what he does, finding the right Home for his clients. We would recommend Rick Johnson to anyone."
‐ Heidi Boulanger (January 15, 2020)
"We had the great good fortune to have Rick Johnson as our agent during our recent search for a home in the North Kohala area. Due to Rick’s efforts, we were able to find a wonderful property, exceeding our expectations, at an affordable price. Throughout the process, Rick was a pleasure to work with and promptly responded to all our questions or needs. His wise and patient counsel then allowed us to successfully navigate a few issues on the path to closing and our ultimate purchase of the property. But more than being a very savvy real estate agent, we discovered Rick to be charming and wonderful person, who we hope to count as a good friend in the future."
‐ Jim Hopkins (September 21, 2019)
"Aloha Rick, Thank you for your help, professionalism, and patience. I am happy to allow you to use my name as a satisfied client and reference. -Jim"
‐ James Lambeth (July 02, 2019)
"Hey Rick, I want to thank you for all your help through the entire process. We couldn't have asked for better. You definitely have our business if we ever move, which I hope is never! Once we are done with some more renovations, we would love for you to see the place. We really love the house and know it was the right decision. Keep in touch and hope to see you again soon! Mahalo, Kathy"
‐ Kathy Baugher (January 30, 2019)
"Hi Rick, I want to thank you for being such a good realtor and providing us with your professional excellence to find our perfect property in Hawaii. Our experience with you as our real estate agent has been extraordinary. Your excellent communication skills and always having time for us made us feel confident with our decision making. I am very happy to know you personally and professionally because of your honesty and truly caring for us and our families. Best Regards, Asta and Martin"
‐ Asta and Martin Tarko (December 18, 2018)
"We wholeheartedly recommend Rick Johnson! Rick went above and beyond to personally guide us through the home-buying process. We can’t say enough about his knowledge, professionalism, and efficiency!"
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