I was born and raised in the Seattle area, educated back East at Swarthmore College and spent time living and working in San Francisco, Beijing, China and Santa Barbara, California before moving to Honolulu. My extensive network of contacts in all of these places helps me immensely when it comes to marketing luxury homes and land. My recent clients have included executives from Amazon in Seattle, Facebook in Silicon Valley, CEO's from China and entrepreneurs from Los Angeles.
More often than not these buyers discover the homes I'm representing through Hawaii Life's website, more particularly from a blog I've written about a certain home, neighborhood or the luxury market here. I love this business and love this place. I also often fall in love with the homes Im selling. My blog is the perfect place to share this information and find just the right buyer. With luxury homes the market can be very specific and I've found no better way than a well written blog to target this market.
Being a Luxury Specialist with Christie's International Real Estate affords me connections throughout the world. My clients can be assured their property is being presented to sophisticated high net worth buyers wherever they are located. Also, if you are selling and moving back to the Mainland USA, or Asia I'm happy to introduce you to the top agent in that market area.
I also enjoy helping newcomers find their place here in Honolulu. Whether it's a small cottage near the beach, a grand oceanfront home, or a condo with an amazing ocean view, I'm here to help you find it. I've learned that living in Hawaii doesn’t mean you have to relinquish your inner Urbanite. Good restaurants, hip shops, amazing cultural happenings and great beaches make for a Good Life, a Hawaii Life
Here are some comments from a few of my clients:
"My wife and I were very pleased with the competence, local real estate market knowledge, and follow-through of Erik Hinshaw. He did video walk-throughs for us as we we on the mainland and represented us well in purchase negotiations. He made it his job to know what we wanted, finding us a great property at an equally great price. Also, he seemed well-connected and well respected by the other realtors which we view as a plus. As it costs no more to have a realtor like Erik Hinshaw on your side, I'm not sure why one would settle for less."-Dean M. (surgeon, California)
"When I was selling my home in Hawaii, Erik was suggested to me by mutual friends. I had another agent at the beginning and unfortunately, my experience was less than stellar. However, when Erik came on board, things took an immediate turn for the better. His professionalism and expertise in knowing how to "market" my house was the reason it sold in under a month. I would recommend him to anyone." - Janice A. ( art director/producer, Florida)
"Erik was our realtor, and did an awesome job finding us our dream house. He worked extra hard and went above and beyond our expectations. He worked hard before our visit to the island to find the properties that best suited our needs and expectations. His knowledge of the island and his ability to get a real feel for our personalities, allowed us to find what we really wanted. He also continued to support us and help us through the closing process. He always stayed on top of things, and always kept us informed about what was happening. We highly recommend Erik, and would absolutely use his services again."- Jean-Pierre & Theresa L. (physician, Texas)