Born and raised in the Philippines, I moved to Kamuela on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1999 after spending several years in Washington D.C. and San Francisco, CA. My background in computer software development allows me to take advantage of...
Born and raised in the Philippines, I moved to Kamuela on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1999 after spending several years in Washington D.C. and San Francisco, CA. My background in computer software development allows me to take advantage of technologies that benefit my real estate clients, while my extensive network of resources here on the Big Island helps me assist buyers and sellers with all aspects of their real estate transactions.
In addition to real estate, I also enjoy talking with my buyer clients about our island lifestyle. If you are interested in camping, hiking, scuba diving, cycling or sailing, I can share information to help you learn your way around the Big Island more quickly.
I have been a licensee in Hawaii since 2003 and have the expertise to help you with your real estate needs. Please call me at 808.989.7119. Aloha!
"I have never met James Batol and live 2500 hundred miles away, yet he succeeded in conducting the sale of our property located in Hawaii in a very satisfactory manner.
James always kept me informed by phone and by e-mail as the sale went through escrow, and I am quite satisfied with the outcome and the experience over all."
‐ Patricia & Arnold (November 29, 2017)
"James is an exceptional real estate agent! Buying raw land is a different beast and can be extremely stressful and frustrating, which James was instrumental in helping secure my lot in Waikoloa.
James has the patience, insight and knowledge to guide you through the process ensuring you get what you want. I am very impressed with his understanding of the market conditions on the Big Island. James is professional, efficient, highly responsive and just a pleasure to work with. It was apparent that I was made the priority at all times. I look forward to working with James in the future on all my real estate transactions and needs!"
‐ Lehua & Spencer (January 30, 2018)
"Subject: Re: Kolea 1F
We were listed on the market for six years with six different realtors to no avail. In the 6 years we never received even one offer, causing us much stress and frustration. We had originally purchased our home for $2,000.000.00, but after the "Great Recession", we tried listing prices ranging from $2,000,000.00 down to $1,500,000.00, which was the price we were listed at for a whole year. Through all of the six years, James Batol had been sending us letters asking us to give him the opportunity to let him try to sell it for us. James recommended that we list the home at $1,400,000.00 which still did not get us an offer for 8 months. Then finally he advised us to reduce the price to $1,300,000.00 when we received offers ranging from $1,095,000.00 with two offers for $1,200,000.00. Through negotiation back and forth with the potential buyers, we were able to get the selling price to our original listing price of $1,300.000.00, which satisfied our mortgage owed. Through all of the negotiations, James kept us informed and worked hard to make sure that the purchase was recorded on time. THANK YOU JAMES!!
‐ Patti B (June 22, 2017)
"In 2017, we were looking to buy a house or land on the Big Island of Hawaii. We stopped in at Clark Realty in Waimea and James was the first person to help us. For us, that was the best chance encounter we had made in years. James showed us and took us to visit an extensive array of properties in the Waimea area. We made an offer on one property but failed to connect on price. During that process we discovered we were looking at the wrong part of the island. We needed to be looking at the Kona area. We ran out of time and had to go back to the mainland. Before we came back in 2018 to look at more properties in the Kona area, we consulted with James and he counseled us on how to be financially prepared to buy a property in the fast paced Hawaii market. When we arrived in Hawaii, James spent three solid days with us, showing us all the properties in our target area and within our financial capabilities. Then James let us have time to mull over all that we had seen. While we were thinking about the properties James had showed us, we were also expanding our parameters and in that expansion, we found a property that fit many of the items on our wish list. James did an exemplary job of representing us on this property. There were a lot of detailed documents in the purchase of this property and we had a lot of questions about many of the documents. James was our conduit to the source for the answers to our questions. We had scores of questions and James was always there to guide us to the key person who had the answers to our questions. We ended up buying this property thanks to the patience of James and his skill level throughout the purchase process. We will go straight to him on our next purchase of a rental property."
‐ Steve & Eunice (April 23, 2018)
"James was our agent in 2014 when we bought our home in Kamuela: he was extremely responsive to our preferences and needs and knew exactly which listings on the local market would appeal to us. When we decided to sell our home in 2018, there was no question that we would return to James to handle the sale. He advised us on how to stage the home for viewings, timed them to accommodate our work-at-home schedule, and the proof that he knew exactly how to price our listing is that we received a full-price, all-cash offer in less than two weeks. James is an absolute pleasure to work with in every way, and I recommend him unreservedly!"
‐ David & Tara (May 20, 2018)
"We highly recommend James Batol for his professional manner in which he took care of our real estate needs. In the transaction period he was always available to answer questions, and make suggestions that were of great value to us."
‐ Marco & Marcelle E. (November 10, 2017)
"I’ve always had the goal of investing in a house in Waimea. I’ve contacted James Batol for his real estate services since I knew him from church and his wife who is a physician in my hometown. My goal was to search for a house in Waimea and a house that fits within my budget. Once I’ve contacted James, he already had a list of houses in line to see. James was professional in setting up meeting places and times for houses and was always prompt. Every time we see a house, he was straightforward in stating the pros and cons. If I was not happy or satisfied with a house, he would always have other houses in line or contact me when there was a new listing that fits within my budget. We’ve seen a variety of houses, whether it may me on the dry or wet side of Waimea, fixer uppers or newer houses, or big or smaller houses. Seeing the variety of houses that James has shown made me have an open mind in purchasing my dream home. We’ve faced some challenges in finding a new home, but James never gave up in finding a home that was suitable for me. Once I found a home that I loved, James would assist me in every way to make the escrow process be a smooth one. He would always communicate with me and update me, whether it would be via phone call/text/emails. He would always answer our questions and concerns. Once escrow was complete, I felt very accomplished in reaching my goal of becoming a new home owner. I got the dream home that I’ve always wanted and I have so much appreciation for James for helping me throughout the process. James is very professional in his work and if ever I have a family or friend who is searching for a new home, I know James will be an excellent choice as their real estate agent. -Catherine B."
‐ Catherine B. (March 01, 2017)
"Thank u James, I am very grateful, truly. I was also blessed to have a dear friend to accompany me thru this process- you were great and there is no other person that I would have been as comfortable and open with💕you guided me thru everything with ease and I was appreciative since this is something that I have never done on my own.
I'm glad that your Ohana will benefit from these transactions as well! Vacation time!!! ❤️
‐ Janet M. (January 31, 2017)
"I would like to take a moment to thank you, your courteous staff, and in particular James Batol for representing me in the purchase of a house in Kailua-Kona. I had several agents recommended to me by friends. James was recommended to me by the sister of a friend. My wife and I went to the Big Island to meet the realtors we had talked to from the mainland. When we met James he had a list of homes meeting our desires for type, price and location. James had researched the records for sales of similar properties over the past year. This gave us a good understanding of the current market. James also took us to areas that we had not known of or considered just to increase our knowledge of the island. He wanted to make sure we were making an informed decision. My wife, family and I paddle outrigger canoes, paddling will be a big part of our new life. James took us to local canoe clubs we had not known of. We had been to the Big Island many times. We had been looking at houses online for months and had some reasonable idea of the market. James also showed us houses on both sides of our financial target. James had things so well prepared we were able to purchase our new home on the first trip out. I live on the mainland. James handled all the inspections and kept us informed through phone call, e-mails and sent numerous photos. I felt totally informed of the progress of the sale. I would use Clark Reality and James Batol for any future real estate transactions and I would definitely recommend them to a friend.
Finding the right location is just as important as finding the right home, and no one knows the local area better than a local agent. Allow me to help you find the perfect community for you, your family, and your lifestyle.