Born on Oahu, Mike has a long family history of Hawaii real estate. His parents are long-time property owners of both commercial and residential real estate on Oahu. Some of Mike's earliest memories are being dragged to rental properties with Mom to handle property issues while Father was at the helm of his real estate brokerage firm.
After attending High School and Graduating College in Carmel, California, Mike returned home to Lanikai. Beginning his own real estate career in 2003, he has worked island wide with clients of all walks of life including a Honolulu SWAT Team Officer, a retired Pearl Harbor Firefighter, a Waimalo Farmer, a Wall Street commodities trader and a Navy Doctor working with the SEAL team to name a few. This is where Mike's passion for Real Estate lays -- learning about the lives of clients and being an advocate and facilitator of their dreams.
Beyond Real Estate, Mike is passionate about the arts. As an avid musician, photographer and collector, he is also trained as an educator, and in the past, worked with special needs students at Kalaheo High School. Mike loves ocean swimming, hiking, surfing and making the most of living in paradise.
My husband, Paul King, and I have known Mike for over 30 years. Paul and Mike were kids together in Lanikai. Kailua is a small town, and there are many, many friends of ours who are realtors. But when we were looking to relocate to the Lanikai neighborhood after spending 12 years on Kaneohe Bay, we knew Mike was the one to call. First, we knew we could trust him and that he would always act with our best interests in mind. Second, MikeÃ’s connections to the islands and to our desired neighborhood in particular meant that he was the only one that would be able to find us the house we wanted. Foremost, we knew Mike would be honest with us always even if it wasn’t something we wanted to hear!
We were looking for a house on the ocean with a large yard that was basically move-in ready but with room to expand or remodel. Unfortunately there was nothing on the market at the time that met our needs. Within a couple weeks, we got a call from Mike letting us know he had made some calls to people he thought might be interested in selling! Because Mike made the effort to reach out to those folks, we are now living in the house we dreamed of living in! We mentioned in passing to our other realtor friends that we were looking and gave them our criteria. Their responses amounted to a dismissive Good Luck and a chuckle. Mike didn’t let the fact that there were no homes on the market that we were interested in stop him. He worked hard and found us the house we wanted!
Now it was time to sell our home. Of course Mike was our choice for realtor! He worked really hard to get our home sold to help us close on the new home. We sold our home in less than six months and set a record for the highest sale in our neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods! We highly recommend Mike Dilks as a realtor. His professionalism and work ethic are unbeatable. His knowledge of the market and connections to other real estate professionals give him an incredible edge over other agents. Mostly, Mike’s honesty and desire to make sure his clients are more than satisfied with the outcome is truly evident in everything he does.
-Susan and Paul King