– Blake Kessner –

Knutson & Associates
75-5782 Kuakini Hwy., Suite C-2D, Kailua Kona, HI 96740


Tel: 808-329-1010
Cell: 808-987-9295

Markets Served: Kailua Kona, HI;Waikoloa, Hawaii;Holualoa, Hawaii;South Kohala District, Hawaii;Captain Cook, Hawaii;

Specialties: 1031 Exchanges; Buyer's Specialist; Co-ops/Condos; Country Club Properties; Downtown; Equestrian; Executive Relocation; Gated Communities; High-Rise; Island Properties; LGBT Friendly; Listing Specialist; New Homes; Residential Investments; Residential Lots; Resort/Vacation; Restoration; Townhomes/Condos; Waterfront/Waterview;

What do Clients Say?

I actually called Blake Kessner on a rental, but because he is so knowledgable and eager to facilitate any need, I asked about buying a place. He proceeded to quickly give me an overview of what to expect. The bonus is that he was born and raised in Kona and knows every piece of real estate inside and out. He is eager and aggressive in searching out possible buys all on a weekend and was available to help me with my rental, giving me maps, directions, even came to my rescue when I was locked out. I can't say enough about Blake's lovely demeanor and professionalism. I feel he gave me not only the truth, but he has a real inside pipeline to properties because of his longstanding and good relationships with agents and owners. I can't imagine a better agent for whatever you need.

Julia Rose: Google Review

Blake had been my property manager for several years before I decided to sell. Always did his best to meet my needs as well as those of my tenants--not always an easy thing to do--but he took on the challenge. When I asked him to take on selling my property, I had every confidence that he would be able to do what it took...and it took a lot as I sold it from the Bahamas! There were communications challenges and docu sign challenges, but we did it! I had concerns all through the process and he was always willing to talk me through them to a satisfactory conclusion. I am very very grateful that Blake was my realtor, property manager and friend.

Sarah Joy: Google Review

Working with Blake was a real pleasure! His professionalism was very impressive. Blake almost always answered my calls on one or two rings and was willing to go find answers to most questions with expediency and expertise. Best experience with working with a realtor by far and would love to work with him again!

Linda Druehl: Google Review

Blake listed and sold our home in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. During the process he got bids and coordinated the following work: interior painting; new carpet; plumbing and electrical repairs; replacement of broken ceiling fans, lights, and doors; locksmiths; removal of an old gazebo; professional cleaners; and movers. He helped us stand firm on the price when the buyers wanted a 10k adjustment during the inspection phase. And he was on top of every detail during the closing process. We have been working with realtors to sell our homes for 39 years and we highly recommend Blake, because he did more and better for us than any previous

Jeffrey Hanline: Zillow

Blake was the best! He was always proactive in the sale of our VERY complicated sale and stuck with us to the end. Can’t say enough good stuff about his professional attitude. Would recommend him to anyone.

Sheryl & Robert Franklin: Zillow

About Blake

I'm the Broker In Charge at Knutson & Associates Real Estate Sales & Property Management. I'm a 4th generation broker..born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, so I know my locations exceptionally well.  I will do what it takes to gain your trust in allowing me the privilege to represent you for purchasing or selling property here on the Big Island of Hawaii! 
I specialize in but not limited to: Investment Property Sales/Management for STVR's &/or Long Term Rental Investments.  Buyer's Broker, Listing Broker, Relocation, Negotiation.   Part of what also makes me different from other agents is that I have extensive Property Management experience.   I oversee operations for over 150 Vacation Rental & Long term properties on the Big Island of Hawaii. Therefore, my specialty is working with investment clients & Resort & Second Home Properties.     Professional Development is part of the foundation to my success. Therefore, I have multiple certifications and designations in the Real Estate Profession including: Seller Representative Specialist,  Accredited Buyers Representative, Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist, Pricing Strategy Advisor, Real Estate Negotiation Expert, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource & E-Pro Certified.  Please call me today! I would be honored to represent you.