Dan Ishikawa


As a real estate broker on the Big Island, I treat my clients' needs as I would my own. Since receiving my license in 2014, my straight forward approach has led to return clients and referrals, allowing real estate to be my sole career since the day I began. I’ve acted as a Broker-In Charge of a boutique firm, and a Broker Associate in an internationally competitive firm. Through these experiences, I have learned the ins and outs from some of the best in the business. I have helped my clients through stressful situations, turning them into successful transactions. Now, I’m a great resource when it comes time to selling properties and finding the right home for new & experienced buyers.

I’m originally from Tokyo, Japan, and was raised on Maui from an early age. In 2012, I made what was intended to be a temporary visit to the Big Island, and I’ve lived here ever since! I eventually found my way to the Hamakua Coast where I’ve spent the last 9 years. I spend most of my spare time with my partner Darya and our baby Keanu, w/ our adored dogs, working and tending to my off grid homestead in Hamakua, or enjoying my passion -- partner dancing. I also love to explore the island - hiking, surfing, camping, freshwater swimming, and so much more. I have a deep love and understanding of the island and enjoy the opportunity to share what I know with clients; it’s why I feel so lucky to help people in their time of transition.

If you're looking to buy or sell real estate on the Big Island, please call and I will help to you make sound decisions for you and yours. You can reach me directly at 808-557-5847, or shoot me an email at danishikawa@hawaiilife.com.


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My Blog Posts
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New Listing: Beautiful 5 Acre Homesite in Lower Ahualoa/Honokaa
Welcome to this beautiful 5 acre homesite in lower Ahualoa Homesteads! The level parklike grounds are already mostly graded and …
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Rare Offering on the Hamakua Coast
Welcome to this rare offering on the Hamakua Coast on the Big Island: a scenic half acre bare land parcel located …
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Beloved & Sustainable Bamboo Farmstead In Hamakua With Gorgeous Views
Looking for sustainable living? Farm dwellings? Established and fruiting trees? Even some architectural timber grade bamboo and fantastic ocean views!? …

What my clients are saying...

Dan was instrumental in the buying process for our forever home in Kapulena. The seller was very challenging to work with, and there were some title issues as well. Dan was very skilled at articulating to us the costs and benefits of different negotiation positions, allowing us to make fully informed decisions. He was very patient with our questions, have nearly all answers close at hand. For the few questions he could not answer right away, he was quick to admit it, and then sought out the answer ASAP. Dan was always very responsive to our emails and phone calls, usually getting back to us within an hour if he did not answer immediately. I would strongly recommend Dan to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

— Michelle & Keith Darby

I highly recommend Dan for any and all of your real estate needs. He has assisted me in buying and selling several homes over the years. He is extremely dependable, showing up on time and following through when there are issues to look into. He also values communication and keeps me informed about the closing process. Having tried several different real estate agents before finding Dan I can honestly say that communication and dependability are not valued equally by all agents. I am not only a client of Dan's but I am also a real estate appraiser and consider Dan a great resource for local information and greatly appreciate the fact that I can contact him when I have questions and know that I will be able to reach him. Dan's a great guy and easy to work with and when he is representing me I am confident that he has my best interest in mind.

— Steve & Karri Freeney