Ed Barry


Buying and Selling real estate has been a passion of mine since the late eighty’s. The process to complete a transaction can be exciting and challenging on many levels. My wife Audrey and I have personally made numerous real estate transactions over the past thirty years. I have also helped hundreds of customers do the same during my years as a REALTOR.
Talk to me… I want to listen to every detail of what your real estate goals are. Listening to my customers ideas and needs is a critical “step one” in building a solid working relationship. Put my local knowledge to work for you. Our Big Island has such a diverse collection of micro climates and subtle nuances that can affect how you enjoy your island lifestyle.
Moving to Hawaii from the mainland? Audrey and I did exactly that from New Jersey in 1993. I can help you navigate the logistics to or from Hawaii from point A to point B with up to date first hand experience.
Maybe you’re interested in buying raw land and building your dream home? I have done exactly that three times for our personal homes here in Kona. Follow my blog on hawaiilife.com for more details on that process.
There are many agents to choose from and when a customer selects me I take that very seriously. My commitment to you will not waiver. From start to finish, you will be given the highest level of customer service and professional real estate experience. No matter what phase of the process you might be in, exploratory or ready to make the commitment to Buy or Sell, I am ready to provide you “Excellent Service with Aloha.”

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My Blog Posts
Quality New Construction… That’s My Takeaway
I did it! I just did a walkthrough at the Cottages on Ali’i Drive. No surprise, I was met with …
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Kona – A Serendipitous Discovery
This February marked thirty years that my wife Audrey and I moved to Kona, Hawaii. Say it isn’t so! What …
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Update on The Cottages on Ali’i Drive
The new year is off to a great start with The Cottages on Ali’i Drive. Industry leader and Developer Stanford …

What my clients are saying...

My wife and I contacted Ed two days after getting married. We had lived on big island for two and a half years and thought we might be able to buy a house two years from now. In the terminal at Honolulu airport on the way to our honeymoon we saw the listing for an undeveloped land lot, and on a whim, called the Zillow number. Ed picked up and changed our life in that moment. He said that we reminded him of himself when he was younger, when he built a house with his wife. We chatted about what that process would look like, and for the first time realized that a cost effective and personal way to stay in Kona is to build a home. Fast forward to the beginning of this year, we own the lot! Now we are starting the process of building, and are lucky to have friends with supportive and honest recommendations on how to go about this project, Ed included. Ed was super responsive throughout the whole purchase. He called and texted with us any hour of the day or night to remind us about little details or help us understand what needed to happen next. The cherry on top, he showed up to our little bbq after the closing with a hand made bird feeder! Haha, now that I've shared this he'll have to give everyone a gift :) Thank you Ed for seeing this opportunity for us where we didn't. You changed our life, this home building project is a gift and reason to live, we get up everyday with a fire to push forward.

— Ryan Westerberg, Kailua Kona

Finding a realtor to represent you in possibly the largest single purchase of your lifetime is certainly a daunting concern. Fortunately I connected with realtor Ed Barry via Zillow. Ed was attentive to what I wanted in my new home, and informative with his answers to my questions. Within a few days, and in a very thin market, Ed was able to find exactly the home I was looking for. Upon meeting Ed in person for the first time I wondered ‘Who is this guy?’…very casual and relaxed, quite the opposite of what I expected in ‘a realtor’. Don’t let that home-spun appearance fool you, this man is the ultimate professional. Just the person to negotiate on your behalf, and to guide you through the time lines involved in a real estate transaction. Ed was always responsive to my emails and instant messages, typically replying within a few minutes. Always courteous, patient, respectful and ready to explain each step in the process. This man is on his game! Ed also has the best contacts and team working with him, from home inspection, to escrow and to the Hawaii Life team. All very professional. After the purchase was completed, Ed and his lovely wife Audrey drove 40 miles just to be there when I first entered what was to be my new home. They even bought a ‘welcome gift’…. who does that these days? Connecting with Ed Barry was certainly a blessing for me, and I am happy to relay my experience and to recommend him for his thoroughness, his responsiveness, his attention to detail, and his professionalism. He is a fine gentleman and I have no hesitation in making this recommendation. Thank you Ed.

— Michael Jenkins