We had a great experience with Howard. When viewing homes to buy, he always did his best to make himself available as soon as possible which is important in this market. It was apparent that he was well prepared for each viewing. He was knowledgeable about each home and it's value. He knows the island and the people well. He is professional, friendly, and makes your happiness a priority. I will go to him for our next real estate adventure.
Howard just helped me with the purchase of a vacant lot and did a incredible job. As someone who lives on the mainland I had a lot of questions all of which Howard answered with patience and depth. Howard went above and beyond providing me the information I needed to make a decision including taking extensive video and sending it to me.
Thank you Howard! We will be doing business again;)
Howard was very patient, knowledgeable, and professional. He was always responsive and ready to share his local knowledge and experience. Howard work for over a year to find our specific situation. I cannot see any reason anyone would be displeased working with Howard.
Howard is an AMAZING Real Estate Agent! We cannot recommend him enough! My husband and I were considering buying a home on the Big Island in early 2020. Howard was very knowledgeable and showed us around even though we were just considering moving at the time. After our trip we knew the Big Island was for us and Howard was with us every step of the way. We live on the mainland and due to costs/COVID-19 we had to buy sight unseen but we were completely comfortable doing so thanks to Howard. He provided videos, thoughts on the area, told us about local schools; referred great people to work with like lenders and contractors, etc. We bought a house this month and Howard was always very communicative and happy to answer our many questions. He was even there to help internet get set up before my husband arrived since my husband wasn't allowed to have anyone come in with quarantine. We definitely recommend Howard to all those buying property on the Big Island! :)
Mahalo Howard for all you have done to help us move our family to our new home!
Howard was an excellent & very knowledgeable real estate agent! Was able to sell both of our Properties/Lots while working with him from the mainland. The whole process was a breeze using him as our agent. I highly recommend for anyone else as well.
Howard was very knowledgeable with the area and had answers to all the questions I had for him to included questions relating to the V.A loan. He made it easy for me to understand the process going into my first home purchase and was always there to help no matter what time I contacted him. I highly recommend him, he is very mellow, easy to talk with and has a lot of experience.
Howard was there for us every step of the way. We had to apply for a variance for a water tank in the set back and he worked with the buyers agent to get things extended for their mortgage. The pandemic slowed the process but it all came together for everyone.
Howard was great to work with and being from the Mainland he was great with keeping us aware of the processes for the Islands. I would recommend him if you are looking for a place on the Big Island.
Howard knows the area very well. He really helped me negotiate the ins and outs of selling my house. I was confident he was looking after my best interests.
We were looking to move from Maui to Hilo and Howard made the house buying process much more enjoyable than you expected! Howard is very knowledgable of the Big Island and is willing to give his true opinion on a property. Howard truly has your best interests at heart and he goes above and beyond to make sure all questions are answered. We highly recommend using Howard as your realtor and we will go through him in the future.
Howard took care of all the details to sell my house. I was on the mainland at the time and Howard took care of everything for me and the house sold quickly.
Professional, very easy to work with, listened to our needs, always there on short notice, explained everything in detail so we can understand and always have a smile on his face...thank you Howard??
Howard was such a dream to work with. My husband and I are first-time home buyers and we are so happy that Howard was the one that helped us find our new home. From the moment we first contacted him till closing day - he has been super responsive, informative, helpful, and trustworthy. We currently live out of state so you can imagine how difficult this could have been, trying to purchase a home from thousands of miles away. Howard took the time to do video tours of homes when we couldn't visit, and when we could, he gladly showed us ALL the listings we picked out. Not only that, it was evident that he was never trying to sell us the most expensive home, he wanted to sell us the one that fit us best. It was also obvious that he had a wealth of knowledge of the Hilo area. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home!
Howard did an excellent job in getting us top dollar for our house. He gave us great advice on how to realistically price it for sale and helped tremendously with helping us get the right people to clean and stage the house for sale. When we listed we got a full price offer on day one and a very competitive backup offer soon thereafter. Since I had to coordinate the sale of the house from the mainland, it took having a local broker like Howard who also was willing to help me find an appraiser, someone to clear out and haul away what we no longer needed from the house, and to fumigate it ahead of the sale to make it possible. Throughout the entire process, Howard demonstrated an excellent knowledge of how to approach every step and gave me sound advice at each point. I’d definitely use Howard again to help me with any real estate needs in the future as he earned my confidence and trust.
Howard Meguro sold my mother’s house on the big island. My two brothers and I live on the outer islands and mainland but Howard made the paperwork so easy and convenient to sign. He priced the house fairly and was sold quite fast! He was the reason the transaction was stress free and very fast. I would strongly recommend Howard to anyone selling their home!
Howard is an amazing real estate agent and we would hire him again in an instant. My family and I spent a few months searching for a new home in Hilo from Seattle. Shopping for homes in Hawaii from the mainland can be challenging, but Howard made it a breeze. His laid back style is so nice compared to other hustling, slick real estate agents. He is easy to work with, prompt in his emails and communication, and listens to what his customers want. We couldn't be more happy with our new home and have Howard to thank for making the process a great one. Mahalo, Howard!
Howard was amazing!. Very knowledgeable and professional. He was always quick to answer any question we had which was helpful since we were selling while living out of state. Very happy with his service. Thank you!
Previous realtor had our home for 3 months with no activity at all. Howard had our home SOLD in just 3 days. We couldn't be more impressed or pleased with the results. We've purchased and sold several homes over 30 years and Howard made the sale of this home the easiest we've ever experienced. A true professional!
Howard Meguro is a superb real estate agent--informative, helpful, honest, and understanding. He helped me to find a property, and ten years later, to sell it. Best guy around.
Howard was the listing agent we used to sell our home on the Big Island, and we could not be more pleased. He saw the process through from beginning to end, and made the sale happen.
Howard went beyond my expectations of a realtor and made working with him long distance from Oahu effortless. He helped facilitate several home improvements to make the property ready to show, even going to select new carpets and sending me pictures to select from. Howard also was able to find us a new yardman once our regular one stopped coming.
He is an expert at what he does and was very responsive and understanding. Howard’s approach, resources, high quality of service, and breath of knowledge is remarkable. We were very lucky to work with one of the best realtors on the Big Island.
We loved working with Howard. He is super responsive, calm and low key, and has really thorough knowledge of the Hilo area. Buying a condo with him as our realtor was a very chill experience and we would highly recommend him.
We were listed with another agent and company prior to listing with Howard and had no offers on our house during the six month contractual period. We interviewed several potential realtors and decided to go with Howard. We were impressed with his professionalism, his commitment to provide personal attention, his recommended plan of action, and his positive attitude. He had a professional photographer take stellar pictures and video of our place and marketed the house well. He also thought our asking price was fair and he didn’t pressure us to drop it lower, as some other realtors did. He was always willing to provide his expert advise when needed. His experience and knowledge were very helpful to us. Also, the realty company that he works for, Coldwell Banker, has excellent support and resources. In about a month we had an offer and another solid backup offer and recently closed on the house. Kudos to Howard! Wish we went with him from the start.
Howard was extremely patient with us as we "looked at everything on the market." We actively looked at homes for sale for 6 months but were unable to find exactly what we were looking for until we found a 5 acre vacant piece of land to build what we wanted. Howard was professional, and always responded quickly to emails or texts. He was very patient with us as we typically went to look at properties with our four children in tow. He became Uncle Howard very quickly. He helped us negotiate and even went the extra mile to meet us at the county offices to discuss and help us fully understand zoning, exemptions, and details about the land we bought. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for an agent.
Howard Meguro @ Coldwell Banker Day-Lum Properties in Hilo is not only an affable, accommodating, experienced, and effective real estate broker, he is also tireless in pursuing results for his clients. For more than a year after he helped me purchase a property, Howard continued representing my interests and engaging other parties on my behalf in time-consuming efforts to resolve outstanding issues. He went the extra distance solely out of a personal sense of duty and without additional compensation. Howard is a rare example of a professional with both expertise AND character. I recommend him without reservation to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in eastern Hawaii.
When we decided to sell our home, we knew we needed someone who knew the local market, was detail-oriented, and possessed great follow-up. We had had a less than positive experience with a previous agent when we purchased the property and we knew we needed someone who could confidently take us through the stress of selling our home.
We had researched agents using customer ratings, agent gross sales, and what we felt was probably the best measurement – referrals from other professionals in the real estate business. Howard Maguro’s name consistently rose to the top in all areas.
Howard is a very personable and genuine person who immediately made us feel like we had made the right decision. His insights on positioning and pricing enabled us to market our unique property to the right audience and ultimately led to multiple offers.
Throughout the process Howard took the time to make sure we understood and made us feel heard. He spent more hands-on time selling our property than any agent we have ever worked with.
We would without any hesitation recommend Howard.
Mahalo Howard for all you did for us!
Jerry & Kelly Druce
Howard is THE best realtor I've been working with. His professional knowledge, patience, and remarkable responsiveness made him exceptionally excellent. He made us a perfect deal when buying a vacant land in Hawaii. We will definitely work with him again in future.
Howard was extremely professional and responsive while working with us. He was attentive to our needs and had great communication. He also referred great resources and information that were veryhelpful in our process. I would definitely recommend him as an agent!
We had a complicated sale, because we live on the mainland and had a thorny easement issue that needed to be ironed out with a neighboring property before the sale could close. Howard basically took over and took over everything we, the sellers, should have handled -- and interfaced with the attorney on our behalf, coordinated with escrow, oversaw the easement staking issues, and met with the neighbor to get him to agree and sign the agreement. Amazing. Totally on top of things and very professional, knowledgeable. All we did was select the professionals and get out costs nailed down ahead of time. After that Howard stepped in and did it all. Can honestly say, this was a tricky deal and Howard made it happen. A pro's pro. Very grateful, and top recommendation.
Howard helped us purchase a 5-acre building lot north of Hilo which is a dream come true for our family. He was an amazing realtor in every way, listening to what we wanted, communicating well, putting our needs first, and demonstrating integrity. Howard is very familiar with East Hawaii and pointed out many useful things we would not have known otherwise; he also made arrangements through his connections which were beneficial to us. He went above and beyond during our purchase many times, even including a visit to the Hawaii County Building Division with us to make sure we could build our home on the land, and researching some of the history behind the property through people he knew. Our purchase was initiated while we were in Hawaii and completed smoothly after we returned to the mainland. If you want a great and responsive realtor who will work hard for you and what you need, look no further, Howard is the best!
Howard was super respectful of our family and what we were looking for in a home. He helped us look at 15 or so houses, make and negotiate 2 offers, and ultimately buy one of them. He is prompt about communication and knowledgeable about the area. We were looking in HPP.
Howard is very professional and courteous. The buyer of my home ran into several delays during the purchase process. Howard proactively kept up with the status and kept me informed at all times. I highly recommend Howard Meguro.
Howard was great, he made it fun too. Howard comes packed with lots of knowledge that is extremely useful. He also made it easier for us on our first home buying adventure. Thank you Howard.
Howard has been extremely helpful with my home search. He has tons of local knowledge, knows the market, and truly takes the time to understand what you are looking for.
Howard is very responsive, courteous, and always professional. He is also highly knowledgeable and experienced. Howard made the whole process of selling our property stress free, and we would absolutely recommend him to our family and friends.
Howard is a consummate professional. As a local living out-of-state, Howard was able to meticulously identify an off-market property for us, coordinate with the seller of this pocket listing, and close...all while we were living on the east coast! His knowledge of our home market (Hilo) was top-notch. Easy to work with, a smart pro, and all-around great person. Would definitely do business with again!
Mr. Meguro handled all of the aspects of the sale of our property expertly. Our situation was somewhat complex: we were two separate co-owners of the property, each living in separate locations on the mainland, so all submittals and responses (e.g., time-dependent offers and counter-offers, disclosures, title documents, etc.) were conducted through e-signing software, requiring consecutive e-signing by all parties within the time constraints.
Over the course of the listing and sale of the property, Howard was quick, professional, efficient, error-free, and friendly. He kept us apprised, long-distance, of the status of of the listing and sale every step of the way, both by email and phone.
Should we ever be lucky enough to own another property in Hawaii again, we will definitely look forward to working with Howard again, and we would highly recommend him to any and all prospective real estate buyers and sellers in Hawaii.
My wife and I were born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and neither of us had lived anywhere outside of the Bay Area. We’d spent a few vacations on the Big Island of Hawaii and the Island of Oahu, always dreaming of buying a house with some land. It always seemed like a pipe dream back then, but hey...no harm in dreaming.
It wasn’t until our two daughters went off to college and the housing market in the Bay Area went nuts that we considered moving. The price of homes skyrocketed and the quality of life was just not what we wanted; too many people, crowded roads, two to three hour commutes. We decided to take a chance and sell our home in the Bay Area for a decent profit and make a move to the Big Island. We’d done our homework on the type of home we wanted on the Big Island and amount of land we desired given our budget, sifting through hundreds of homes until we whittled down our selections to about a dozen homes. We then went through the process of selecting a real estate agent. After reading through dozens of agent reviews via Zillow and other sites, we selected an agent that was born and raised on the Big Island and advertised a strong background dealing with clients who were like us...trying to buy a home remotely.
Unfortunately, once we let the first agent know our budgetary constraints, communication with the agent seemed to fall off. Calls and E-mails went unreturned for days, and when we were able to talk with the agent, the agent made me and my wife feel like we were bothering her. Needless to say, we moved on from the first agent and contacted Howard Maguro. It was the best decision we ever made for our home search.
We provided Howard details on what we were looking for and the areas we were interested in buying a home. He immediately signed us up for MLS listings to be automatically E-mailed to us. He also provided information and insight into homes unique to the areas we were searching, as well as other areas that we really had not considered. At the time, competition for housing was stiff. People were receiving insurance payout checks from the recent losses suffered from the Kilauea eruption, so homes on the market were selling days after being listed. Howard was more than up to the task. Even after we let him know how little of a budget we were dealing with, he didn’t balk. He made us feel like the most important people he had ever dealt with. He was patient, kind, informative and on the ball with every transaction...every home we were interested in researching, viewing and/or placing a bid on. When I’d text him a quick question or two, he would respond in minutes. When sending him an E-mail, he’d respond within 15 to 20 minutes. After leaving him a voicemail, he would make it a point to call me back within 30 minutes. Heck, I would have been okay with a return call a few hours later or the next day.
There were about half a dozen homes we asked Howard to research and walk through on our behalf; we were in California and depended on him to be our eyes and ears. Not a problem for Howard. He performed video recordings of each home we asked him to walk through on the Big Island, capturing each and every room of every home….the landscapes of each home...carports...closets...neighboring homes. He was forthright with every walk through and assessment. He would point out any damage to the home, let us know if a neighborhood was sketchy or if a neighboring home had problematic animals (loud / rough looking guard dogs) that may not be good for families or if the noise was off the charts due to dozens of roosters, unpaved roads, abandoned cars in nearby empty lots, ETC. He made sure to capture all aspects of each home...each property...good and bad. His videos were often posted the same day….an hour or two after each walk through.
All in all, my wife and I found our forever home on the Big Island, all thanks to the patience, care and prompt attention Howard Maguro provided. Without his help, knowledge and insight, we'd probably still be looking for a home. We can’t recommend Howard Maguro enough if you’re considering a home purchase on the Big Island.
Howard was absolutely amazing! He was helpful, patient and thorough throughout the entire process. He always made time to show us homes and answer our calls and emails. Hands down the best agent we have ever worked with. We would recommend him to anyone looking on the Big Island.
Howard was very accommodating and easy to work with. He was available and easy to contact throughout the entire process and very helpful with all our questions.
This was our first experience with buying a home. Howard made it very easy for us even though we were thousands of miles away during the process. It seemed that Howard was always working as he was very prompt in answering our foolish questions at times when I felt he should be resting. His local knowledge was insightful and invaluable during our search for our new home. Howard was professional and always in our corner in the negotiating process.The whole process went off without a hitch due to his willingness to do what he could to see that we made the right deal. Thank you Howard Meguro.
Since I don't live in Big Island. It was done in E-Mail and Texting
Few times I did talk to him. He was always kind and patient with me.
Also this is my first time dealing with Realtors I don't have much knowledge in Real Estate. So my son is the one found Realtor for me.
and he lived in Big Island for awhile too. So I was very happy with
Howard was instrumental in helping us achieve our dream of moving to Hawaii. He was a great listener and was always positive which made the experience of having to find a home from a different state a less stressful experience. His extensive knowledge of the market helped us locate a home fairly quickly. We are so appreciative of the care and attention that Howard provided us, and would highly recommend that you use him as your agent.
My husband and I wanted to find our forever home. We knew what we wanted and needed in a home. The areas that we wanted to live in as well. Howard listened to our needs and concerns, he is very honest and straightforward. That was important to me, a honest person. Always answered my texts and calls. If you are looking for a good realtor look no more! Howard’s you’re guy !!! Thank you Howard!!!
This is the second time Howard has helped us. We went back to him because we know he has our best interest. He gives honest advice and doesn't push to close a contract. He is easy going yet responses in a timely manner. Everywhere we went, he is mentioned as a person of integrity. If you are looking for a professional, you got one in Howard.
Howard has been extremely responsive to questions and concerns and has provided invaluable introductions and local knowledge. I am not from Hilo, so it would have been difficult to navigate the property-related issues that arose without his guidance.
We found Howard based on his review ratings which was true to our experience. Howard took the time to schedule an appointment for phone consultation, he really laid out the pros and cons to our plans. He wasn't just trying to push sales on us which is what I felt others I had contacted were more interested in. He really heard us in what we wanted and provided good advice like an honest person that cared about us.
With real estate, there's only so much you can research on a location and area. After a while, you just really need the expertise of a local person that is a pro in the area of real estate. We had a large list of questions to start via the phone several months before our visit. Then we visited during Christmas week and Howard took an hour to meet with us to answer a huge list of questions we had, and then the next day, put together a portfolio of places and drove us around the neighborhood for a half day to check out places.
When looking at places, he really knew the area and pointed out a lot of pros and cons and additional costs for various properties (albizias, clearing land, etc.)
We went through several rounds of offers on pieces of land in competition with others and were outbid on the first try for logistical reasons (not due to Howard's negotiation skills). On the second bid, we got the place and it was thanks to Howard's advice. The property closed without a hitch and we are now all set. During the negotiation and closing process Howard was always SUPER on top of things. He would send us preemptive emails to make sure we got signing docs. Would let us know what to expect in the process. He worked to communicate with the title company and check in with them regularly. His work ethic, attention to detail, honesty and years of pro experience made this process flow without a hitch. He is awesome to work and we were lucky meet him and work with him.
Howard was an amazing agent to work with and sold my place in record time. His great rapport with other agents for my home shown quickly and often resulting in a quick sale. I would recommend Howrard to anyone trying to buy or sell on the Big Island!
We had a very positive experience with Howard Meguro. I spent almost an hour on the phone during our initial interview discussing various strategies for purchasing a retirement home. When we came over on vacation he showed us some properties despite the fact that many people never actually move here. We were able to purchase a home bank-owned home, which was a challenging feat when you’re located on the Mainland. He is knowledgeable, has great strategy, and is super diligent (he kept us informed during every step of the process). He gets the highest recommendation from us.
Howard was referred to us. We were very happy with his outstanding service!!! He is very professional, nice, knowledgeable, and always corresponded quickly getting our answers. We're thankful he worked with us getting our dream property...he made it happen! Big Mahalo! Highly recommend Howard!
I recently used Howard to purchase a home near Hilo. Since we were living out of town, I really wanted an agent who would be responsive and take initiative to help us look for properties that met our requirements. Howard did not disappoint. He truly made a difficult purchasing process as smooth as possible. Howard accurately estimated the correct purchase price of the home from the beginning of the process. Though we had some bumps in the road, we go there in the end and had a satisfactory experience. I would highly recommend Howard for buying a home in Hawaii.
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