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 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.”

My Blog Posts
buying advice
Buyers… Be Prepared, Positive and WIN
As a home buyer, keeping a positive attitude can be challenging in what is currently a frustrating real estate market. …
What Brought Me Into Real Estate?
Over my short 60+ years on earth, I have dabbled in a multitude of occupations and careers. No regrets on …
market trends
Keeping Aloha in the Home Buying Process
So you’re ready to buy a home or condo in Hawaii? One of the primary reasons you may be thinking …

What my clients are saying...

We met Ed Barry in 2017 when we were looking to move to Kona to build our dream home in paradise upon retirement. Ed was blogging through Hawaii Life, documenting his own home building experience at the time. Who’d be a better match in helping us realize our goals than someone who was doing the same with vast knowledge and experience from building multiple past homes of his own on the Big Island? Well, our inclinations were correct. Ed was instrumental in our search for a vacant lot to build on and helped secure the ideal one for us. At the time, we had visited Kona but hadn’t permanently moved onto the island yet. Completing the sales transaction from afar and finding someone to reliably maintain our lot until we made the move onto the island went smoothly with Ed’s help. He was always there for us as we tackled our project from the mainland. Ed was such a great source of information, always eager to help and promptly responded to our every need. In retrospect, we were so fortunate to have Ed there from the beginning. We wouldn’t be living our Hawaiian dream today if it weren’t for him. With Ed Barry, not only will you find a terrific real estate agent who will exceed your expectations but gain a friend with the Aloha Spirit.

— Ed & Janet Tong

Recently my husband and I purchased an ocean front property on the Big Island of Hawaii. This would be a second home and we live out of state. Guiding us deftly along the way was our agent, Ed Barry. He made the entire process "user friendly," and was able to assist us in a positive, professional way. His attention to detail, expediate follow up and clear communication was outstanding! He was resourceful, creative and went ABOVE and BEYOND to assist us in obtaining a dream home. Ed was our lifeline and we can't imagine completing the transaction without him. Ed is in a word, excellent!

— Dave & Rachel