Daisuke 'Kai' Ioh

Daisuke 'Kai' Ioh

REALTOR® | RB-19352

Specialties

Language: English, Japanese

Education

Keio University - MA, Political Science


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"I’m so grateful that I met Kai, who successfully guided me through my Hawaii real estate transaction. As a resident of Japan, selling a US-based property is not an easy task. Kai was responsive and answered all our questions, and guided us to make efficient decisions to support the process. Kai is a very competent real estate professional. Thank you again for all your help, Kai! I could not have done it without your support." - Keiichi Iwasa

★★★★★
"We had the opportunity to sell our beloved home, and Kai was there for us from the very beginning of the process. We went through some tough negotiations, but were able to sell the property for more than we hoped for! His professionalism was impressive. We are really happy and grateful for Kai’s service." - Hideto and Nobuko Shino

★★★★★
"I have been in the global real estate business for a long time. Kai has helped my clients purchase and sell properties numerous times in Hawaii. And in 2018, he helped me sell my Hawaii property. His attentiveness and kind service is really helpful, and he gains a lot of trust from his clients. Kai is also familiar with other real estate markets, including California and New York. I look forward to a continued, profitable partnership with Kai." - Y. Takeda

★★★★★
"I want to express my gratitude for your expert handling of the sale of my condo. You evaluated the condition of the unit correctly, and coordinated the necessary measures to maximize its readiness for sale. With your help, we set a reasonable asking price which brought in immediate very attractive offers somewhat larger than the asking price. All of the details of negotiation, documentation and closing were carefully arranged and the transaction was completed ahead of schedule. I am completely satisfied with your handling of this sale and would strongly recommend your services. " - Alan Atwood

★★★★★
"It was such a pleasure working with Kai. Kai is a true professional. Living in California and selling a property in Hawaii was overwhelming. His knowledge, work ethic and honesty were evident throughout the process. He returned all my calls/texts in a timely manner and solved all problems quickly. Since I was unable to fly to Hawaii, I trusted his judgment and he came through each and every time. I would highly recommend Kai for any real estate need." - Michele Wiese

★★★★★
"I am a Real Estate investor with 30 years of experience and currently manage a portfolio of 25 properties. I have dealt with hundreds of Realtors. I can say that Kai is the best! He provides an unparalleled level of market knowledge, advice, customer service, and, above all, HONESTY! Kai will make your real estate transaction both trouble-free and PROFITABLE!" - John Rudniski

★★★★★
"After living and working in midtown Manhattan (New York City) for about 30 years, my wife and I decided to retire and live in a warmer climate surrounded by a beautiful ocean. We had several options in terms of locations such as the Caribbean, California, Florida, etc., but after a long research and conversation with friends in various places, we decided to move permanently to the Big Island of Hawai'i. We met with a couple of real estate agents, but at the end of the day, we decided to work with Kai. He was the agent who worked with a friend of ours who also moved from New York City to the Big Island several years before us. Our friend was very happy with Kai's work and professionalism and highly recommended him to us. Kai never disappointed. Before deciding on our house, we traveled to the Big Island twice from Manhattan. As our time was limited during our visits, we worked with Kai via e-mail to clearly communicate our budget, preference in terms of type of house, location, neighborhood, etc. We liked MacArthur's website which made it easier to identify potentials with Kai's advice and recommendations. When we arrived in Kailua-Kona, Kai understood our needs and had already short-listed potential houses we should visit. By the end of our second trip to Kailua-Kona, we had two finalists and decided on the current home due to its location, neighborhood, price, house structure, yard, and beautiful ocean view. Not only is Kai an excellent real estate professional who made our purchasing process go smoothly in spite of the time difference between Hawai'i and New York, he is the ultimate agent who supports his clients even after the closing of the property transaction. In our case, he introduced us to (i) the best company/team that renovated our home's exterior and interior (including an interior designer) as well as (ii) an excellent yard service individual who keeps our yard beautiful. My wife and I would highly recommend Kai to anyone who may be interested in purchasing or selling properties on the Big Island of Hawai'i. You will be very happy with your decision to work with him." - Takashi and Yuko Miyake

★★★★★
"Aloha! After 40 years living on O`ahu and soon to retire, it was time for a change for my wife and me. How fortunate we were to have selected Kai as our real estate agent. Prior to our meeting him in person, Kai took the initiative, through phone calls and emails, to find out what we were looking for in finding our new home on the Big Island. Then upon picking us up at the Kailua Kona airport, Kai showed us a number of homes, each of which met our requirements. After narrowing down our choices to a few, Kai arranged for additional viewings of the ones we really liked. We made the decision to purchase our new home, but still had to arrange for the sale of our house on O`ahu. Further, I continued working, postponing retirement for three months, which put off our move to Kailua Kona. During that three-month delay, Kai watched over our vacant house, sending us emails to assure us that the house was fine and that we should have no concerns about its being unoccupied. Finally, our move happened; how wonderful to be in our new home. But Kai’s help did not end with our moving in. He informed us of things we needed to do, such as arrange for trash pickup with a private company. He recommended and arranged for yard service and pool/spa maintenance. Kai also informed us about local restaurants and markets. Altogether, Kai made the purchase, move in, and settling down experience so very easy and hassle-free for my wife and me. Kai continues to be a source of information and assistance to us long after the purchase of our new home, which we very much appreciate. It was and continues to be a pleasure to have worked with Kai; I very strongly and gratefully recommend Kai to others in need of a professional and caring real estate agent. Mahalo" - “J” Plett

★★★★★
"I purchased a second home and investment property in Mauna Lani Resort. Kai has excellent bi-lingual skills and gave us a clear picture of the most up-to-date market trends in Japanese. He also helped us negotiate and close the transaction to our satisfaction. He was able to clearly explain every step of the real estate purchase process in Hawaii, which can be very unique. Kai is now a great friend and has given us warm support, even after the closing." - H. Miyamoto

★★★★★
"I was referred to Kai by my trusted real estate agent in Japan. As soon as we met Kai, we felt strongly that we could trust him. And we were right! The purchase price ended up a little higher than we planned, but we are very happy with our new Hawaii home!" - Akihiko and Ruriko Yahata

★★★★★
"Kai helped us purchase our first home in Kona in December 2015. He then helped us purchase a second home in a private resort in 2018. His vast experience, market knowledge, and negotiation skills are superb. He also provides sincere support and follows up after the closings. His help offered us peace of mind since we do not live full time on the island." - Tai and Yuri Miyajima

★★★★★
"It was natural to want a second home in Hawaii after numerous visits. Kai kindly explained the ins and outs of owning a second home/investment property on the Big Island, and helped us purchase our perfect Hawaii home. He assisted us with setting up a vacation rental by finding a management company, a tax attorney, as well as furnishings. We strongly suggest Kai for anyone interested in a property purchase. He is really sincere and kind. Thank you Kai!" - T. Okamura


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About Daisuke 'Kai'
Kai was ranked among the top 16 Real Estate agents in the State of Hawaii in 2021 and the top 1.5% of 1.4M real estate agents in the US since 2020 by Wall Street Journal Real Trends. Hawaii MLS has ranked Kai in the top 25 of all Hawaii Big Island real estate agents since 2015. Kai has extensive knowledge of the Hawaiian real estate market and sold more than $240 million in Hawaii real estate. It is rare to find an agent who has dealt in every resort on the island, including highly exclusive private resorts such as Kukio, Four Season's Hualalai, Kohanaiki, and Hokulia. His expertise in the luxury market is second to none. Being perfect bilingual(Japanese and English), Kai is also known for his expertise in guiding international clients and for his vast network in the US and Asia. His network alone has resulted in over $260M worth of transactions/referrals outside Hawaii since 2017.  

At the core of Kai's success lies personal attentiveness and customized assistance to the specific needs of each of his clients. A vastly complex and interactive process, Kai personally guides every client through the fine points, providing customized in-person support services for a wide array of items, going above and beyond to ensure successful transactions and satisfied clients. His extensive personal network in Hawaii, US cities, and Asia helps support the buying and selling process. Kai conducted Hawaii Real Estate Seminars in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, before the Pandemic. His close relationship with some of the major private banks in Japan gives him invaluable real-time information and network.

Kai recorded the highest residential transaction in Big Island history at $37 million in 2020. That was also the highest residential transaction sale in the State of Hawaii that year.  He recorded the third-highest residential transaction sale in the State of Hawaii for 2019 at $16.5 million and brokered an exclusive Los Angeles property that sold for $85 million in 2018. His 2017 New York City real estate sales totaled more than $27 million, encompassing $22 million of commercial property in the East Village and a $5 million condo in Tribeca. A new Midtown Manhattan condo closed in 2020 for $12 million. In 2021,  Kai successfully sold a $12.5 million listing in Four Season's Hualalai Resort during the worst time of the Pandemic. 

In 2022, Kai navigated a $133 million residential transaction to a successful close in California and was invited to join REALM, an exclusive worldwide network of top agents, as a founding member. He is working extensively on an ultra-luxury project using cutting-edge virtual reality and augmented reality technology. He is striving every day to grow to serve his clients better.

Kai now lives with his wife and ninth-grade daughter. The older daughter is in university.

Kai serves as a board member of the local Kona Daifukuji temple, a core of the Japanese-American community.  

He loves to golf, cook for family and compose music. 

Daisuke 'Kai' Ioh’s Listings

1/30
Listed By CompassVirtual Tour

$2,500,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3.5
Square Feet
2,614
Acres
0.34
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space
a view of a city
an aerial view of a city
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space
an aerial view of house with ocean view
a view of a building
an aerial view of residential house and outdoor space
an aerial view of residential house with outdoor space and trees all around
an aerial view of residential house with parking and yard
1/9
Listed By CompassVirtual Tour

$1,995,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
7.10
1/29
Listed By CompassVirtual Tour

$1,650,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Square Feet
2,276
Acres
0.23
a view of a house with backyard and sitting area
an aerial view of multiple house with outdoor space
a view of a backyard
a view of a porch
a view of an empty room with window and wooden floor
a view of an empty room with wooden floor and a window
a view of kitchen with sink and natural light
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a refrigerator and a stove
a kitchen with cabinets washer and dryer
a view of an empty room and wooden floor
wooden floor in an empty room with a window
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink mirror and vanity
wooden floor in an empty room with a window
wooden floor in an empty room with a window
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a utility room with dryer and washer
a bathroom with a shower
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a view of a livingroom with wooden floor and a ceiling fan
a room with a flat screen tv and a stove
a kitchen with a sink a stove and a refrigerator
a bathroom with a bathtub and sink
a living room with a couch and a table
a view of a patio with wooden floor
a car parked in front of a house
a roof deck with table and chairs potted plants with wooden floor
an aerial view of house with yard
an aerial view of multiple house
1/28
Listed By CompassContingent

$1,200,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
6
Square Feet
2,024
Acres
0.24
a view of an ocean view
a living room with furniture a table and chairs
a view of a porch with furniture and garden
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and a window
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island a stove a sink and a microwave
a kitchen with counter top space and living room
a dining room with chairs window and potted plants
a view of a hallway with dining area and glass door
a bedroom with a bed and a large window with the outer view
a bedroom with a bed and a painting on the wall
a spacious bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a view of a balcony
a view of entryway and hall with wooden floor
a view of entryway
a bedroom with a bed and wooden floor
a bathroom with a sink a mirror and a shower
a view of a chairs and flower on the roof deck
1/18
Listed By CompassVirtual Tour

$699,000

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
1,500