Luxury Home and Condo Sales in West Hawaii. Specializing in that "Long Distance" transaction. Canada, Japan, and US Mainland just to name a few. Office located in Kailua Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
Get to know Lance Owens (RS)
Thank you for taking this time to interview me. For the past few years , I have been developing my website to assist you with all your Real Estate needs. From Buyers to Sellers, this should be your one stop area. Please feel free to contact me with any questions/feedback/suggestions that may make your Real Estate transaction as smooth as possible.
A little about me?
Experience & Specialization
2018: President of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors
Still rocking it with LUVA Real Estate
2017: President Elect, West Hawaii Association of Realtors , very active year with LUVA Real Estate
2016: LUVA Real Estate
2015: LUVA Real Estate
2014: Another great year at LUVA Real Estate
2013: HUGE MOVE, over to LUVA Real Estate, life just keeps getting better! Dont get me wrong A K R was fantastic. Its just that after it awhile, there comes a time to spread your wings, that time is now.
2012: Take no prisoners, we predict a slight increase, kind of hard to top 2011, but I feel confident we can do it!
Speaking of 2011, Sales in 2011 were better than 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, you had to go all the way back to 2006 to see more home and condo sales than you did last year.
2011 - Top Producer for Aloha Kona Realty Inc. early on in 2011 was a struggle, but we finished the year with a bang. I want to thank everybody that helped us get there. THANK YOU
2010 - We cranked out quite a few deals, mostly condos, but a few homes also - finished off the year with about $4.5 million in sales, not where I wanted to be - but better than alternative. Once more - congratulations to Kris again - she keeps selling those million dollar homes, beat me out as top producer - for the last time :)
2009 - Almost made Top Producer 3 years in a row, but came in 2nd behind Kristina - good going Kristina!
2008 Top Producer: Aloha Kona Realty Inc
2007 Top Producer: Aloha Kona Realty Inc
2006 4th place producer: Aloha Kona Realty Inc
2005 4th palce producer: Aloha Kona Realty Inc
2004 9th place producer: Alona Kona Realty Inc
Experience: My first transaction as a Licensed Realtor, was an acre in HOVE, Aug 9 2003, for $6,000 - times have certainly changed, as of January 2012 I have sold over $26,000,000.00 dollars worth of properties, and every sale is almost as exciting as that first $6,000 sale I had! Its kind of funny, in the hay days of 2003,04,05, there were more agents than listings, but since the slow down of 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 we have seen most of the - order takers - fall by the way side, and it has left the true professional Realtor's standing. I am proud to say - I made it! Thank You Kona, Thank you to all my clients! Most of my sales seem to be homes in the $300,000 to $900,000 range, I do sell Condos and land also. My favorite areas are North Kona, Waikoloa, Kohala areas, and last but not least, South Kona. These include towns such as Kailua Kona, Keauhou, Holualoa, Hualalai, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Waikoloa Beach Resort, and Mauna Lani Resort.
I grew up in Las Vegas (1965-1984) Then I moved to Hawaii - best thing I ever did! It took me a few tries, but I finally got it right - been here for 21 years straight now. Big island is wonderful, No place else in the Hawaii chain, do you have what you have here. I can spend this weekend riding horses for miles and miles without seeing another human being, or let alone something man made, next weekend I can head up to Mauna Kea with my son, and use his boogie board as a sled - and slide down the snow cover slopes, when we get to cold - we will just head down to the beach - with that same boogie board and tear up some waves! How about the next weekend - we will just go down to South Point with our motorcycles, camp out, on the shoreline, then ride down to Green Sand beach in the morning. Life in Kona is good !!!
Lance Owens (RS)'s Blog Posts
http://www.konahometeam.com/Whether I like it or not - they call me the Short Sale King of the Big Island
Dont get me wrong, I love standard transactions, accell at it very well - but I think with my background as Service Manger for Honda, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Hyundai. Assistant Service Manager/Consultant at Jaguar, Ferrari, Kawasaki....... Dealing with the Banks in these short sales and foreclosrues - believe me - its a walk in the park after that!
Please feel free to call me 808-936-8383
Real Estate, being self employed, makes it difficult to earn awards. I guess I could make a new one everyday and award myself? Seriously though, outside of Real Estate in my previous profession, Service Manager and Assistant Manager, I had earned several awards, all having to do with customer service. If you could imagine how many new car dealerships there are in in the country, let alone in just your state, I reguarly fell within the top 1% for client satisifaction. Not an easy task, when your client just spent a $180,000 for a new Ferrari, $80,000 for that new Jaguar, or $6,995 for that new Hyundai (yes I am going back quite a few years) and it breaks in the first month. Try and get them to give you a good rating.
Negotiating deals, the harder, the better
Testimonials for Lance Owens (RS)
Bob P. Tampa, Florida10/14/2015
Lance Owens is the one of the best realtors in Kona. He has done a couple of my real estate purchases and is always above board on expectations and knows the Kona market as well as anyone. He has helped tremendously in getting the right deal at the right price. He is always available and very generous with his time, a gift when you are as busy as he is. Lance is trustworthy to handle your biggest investment.
Vicki Y. Honolulu, HI10/07/2015
I have personally known Lance for over 20 years... Even before he became a realtor! Lance is not your typical realtor. His ethics, integrity and work ethic are second to none. He and his partner Kimi are dedicated to work hard on your behalf... Not just out to get a commission! I would recommend Lance if you really want to get the best offer on your property and I would definitely use him again as my real estate agent!!! You will not be disappointed! I give Lance & Kimi 10 stars!
JS (Colleague from another office)04/10/2012
Aloha! There's a Hawaiian word which describes Lance well -- "kahuna". That's an expert in a profession, and that is indeed what Lance is. In addition to sound knowledge of real estate he has particular experience in short sales -- an important part of our local market. I've seen him get transactions done which no one else could have shepherded through successfully.
Lance gives 100% always...we were lucky and grateful to be able to work with him several times! We liked the fact that he is honest, trustworthy, & always looking out for the best interests of his clients. At times the buying or selling process of a home can be a headache. Lance always has a demeanor that seems to make any situation positive. He exceeded our expectations and along the way gained our friendship. We would recommend Lance to our family and friends any day!!! Thanks ---Lance!!! :)
Active Rain Referal01/17/2012
Aloha Lance Just got back from showing my clients a house who referred (seller) to me. They couldn't thank me and you enough. They said (Seller) was in tears at how much it has relieved her stress now that its over. She has been dealing with a lot on her plate. She said this has changed her life for the better. She told them there were a handful of others trying short sales there before her but that you got hers closed before any of the others and that the other agents didn't seem to have a clue. Not sure if that's reality but its certainly her perception. Thanks again. Sending more aloha your way!
Jan and Neil S.11/14/2011
Thanks Lance! We wouldn't have made our out-of-country purchase without your local market knowledge and expertize in foreclosures. Friends say "You bought the house without seeing it?!" You bet! We trust Lance and would highly recommend him as your REALTOR.