Dave Minkus


I first came to Hawaii in 1986 and spent the summer in Oahu. After an ocean sunset sail where the crew caught a yellowfin ahi tuna, I was hooked and knew this would ultimately become my home.

It took a full career in the Silicon Valley, working at tech start ups Symantec, 3Com and America Online where I was in charge of international technical operations and facilities to finally get back to Hawaii in 2002.

I own a home on the Big Island and a condo in Oahu - so I can help you with properties from Kona to Waimea on the Big Island and from East Oahu through the Gold Coast through Waikiki in Oahu. If your interest is outside of those areas, I have a team of people to help to make sure you get great service to find your perfect property.

When I'm not talking about Real Estate and technology, I am golfing, fishing, or hanging out at the beach living the Hawaii Life!

Client Testimonials

If you are looking for the best call Dave! He helped us buy our condo in Waikoloa Beach Resort recently. He is very patient and knowledgeable and easy to reach at all hours. After we closed he stayed in touch to make sure everything was going OK and continues to check in to make sure all is going well. We highly recommend Dave for all your Big Island real estate needs. Mahalo!

"Excellent experience. Dave was a class act and followed the rules so that there was no guess work with our experience. Showed up with a smile on his face, he was happy to help us find a house. Showed much Aloha! We miss him! He became part of our extended family. I highly recommend him to anyone searching for a place to live on the Big Island of Hawaii." (Dana and Ron)

"Dave knows the Kohala Coast! A well-connected agent with experience on both sides of transactions. Dave's local knowledge helped us immensely in buying land remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dave represented us through a 1031 exchange replacement purchase with strict timelines and we closed early! His ability to visit properties and share video was a great support in a difficult remote transaction. Bravo!" (Miller)

"From the beginning of our relationship (which took place remotely from the mainland) Dave demonstrated his strong listening and communication skills. He was always friendly, responsive and knowledgeable as he helped us navigate the entire purchase process. He willingly adjusted his schedule allowing us to maximize the limited time we had on the Island to view properties.

We highly recommend Dave and will utilize his services without reservation in the future."

"Dave was an absolute pleasure to work with and has become a great friend and neighbor since helping me find my dream property on the Big Island. He is incredibly smart and has a great sense of humor, which made the whole process of searching for a home more fun. We spent several days together exploring the different areas that I was considering. Dave had great insights into the pros and cons of each neighborhood and once he got to know me, he figured out which neighborhood best matched my vibe. Now that I've been a homeowner here for the last year, I can say, unequivocally, that Dave's instincts were 100% on the money. He identified the perfect property (which was not on the market) and was able to facilitate the purchase within 25 days! Every aspect of the transaction went as smoothly as one could hope for - primarily due to Dave's professionalism and attention to detail. I couldn't be a happier client and would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate!"

"I recently worked with Dave to purchase a home in Kailua Kona, and he made the process painless for me. I gave him my parameters, and he knew exactly the neighborhoods that would best suit my needs. He was available when I wanted to look at homes, and set up a great schedule to maximize my time. Once I was in escrow, he continued to be responsive to questions. I was able to sign all of my purchase-related paperwork - until escrow closed - virtually, which was a huge help. He held my hand through search and close, and I would highly recommend him to anyone."

"Dave is the consummate professional, helping us with a home in the island of Hawaii. I was absolutely amazed at his network of connections when he assisted me not only with our home search, but connecting me with someone regarding a very specific business venture. His knowledge of real estate is but one of a compendium of skills. To call him a real estate agent doesn't do justice to his entire skill set.
Mahalo Dave"

"Dave Minkus is one of those rare commodities that materialize every ten years or so to remind us, each of us, what a good man should be. Dave is an articulate, self-motivated and focused individual on the business at hand. His commitment to the client and the tasks that need to be fulfilled are unparalleled, and throughout the assignment he maintains his unwavering obligation to the job. As a business person he is the best of the best and as a person he is a gentleman in every facet of the word. If you are contemplating using Dave for a business venture and you are interviewing others for the position my recommendation would be to cease your efforts and hire this guy, he is over qualified across the board and will definitely provide a service that is beyond your expectations." -
Bill Wrippe, Realtor, Alain Pinel Realtors, Los Gatos, California

My Blog Posts
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