Richard Kirwin Johnson, a valued member of Clark Realty’s Waimea team, brings a fresh, enthusiastic and passionate approach to both selling property and tirelessly searching for the perfect slice of paradise for those seeking to make their home here on the beautiful island of Hawaii.
Richard understands the importance of listening to the needs of diverse clientele and is driven to go the extra mile to ensure the ultimate satisfaction of his clients.
Richard spent his childhood summers working on his family’s 120-acre vineyard in the Central Valley of California. Family celebrations, harvesting grapes and working “the ranch” are memories he holds close with a deep appreciation for generosity of the land and life’s simple pleasures. Richard’s passion for wine, travel abroad, diversity of culture and people were fulfilled by a successful thirty-year sales career in the competitive wholesale wine and spirits business. Obtaining his California real estate license in 2015, he transitioned into property management for an exclusive clientele in Sausalito where he and his wife resided. It was during this period that he also fine-tuned his design skills while working with a home improvement landscape/hardscape firm.
Richard spends his spare time crafting works of art with his hands—whether at his workbench, while building a new home, by taking on a major remodeling project, or designing artisan stone and brick pathways, outdoor living spaces or lush gardens. If he envisions it, he can create it.
Fulfilling a promise he made to his wife to return to Hawaii (Leslie grew up on the island of Oahu), they have made their permanent home in Hawi in the North Kohala district of the Big Island, where—when not showing property—he can, of course, be found in the garden or building a greenhouse!
Richard’s professional and personal experiences have created a strong foundation for his success as a real estate agent in Hawaii.
His strengths: focused, knowledge-based sales and negotiation skills; excellent communication skills; a keen ability to understand another person’s vision; and a talent for recognizing value in a property by evaluating its long-term potential.
While searching the Clark Realty website please create your account and choose Richard Kirwin Johnson as your preferred agent or contact him directly at 808-987-3304.
“ We had the great good fortune to have Rick Johnson as our agent during our recent search for a home in the North Kohala area. Due to Rick’s efforts, we were able to find a wonderful property, exceeding our expectations, at an affordable price.
Throughout the process, Rick was a pleasure to work with and promptly responded to all our questions or needs. His wise and patient counsel then allowed us to successfully navigate a few issues on the path to closing and our ultimate purchase of the property.
But more than being a very savvy real estate agent, we discovered Rick to be charming and wonderful person, who we hope to count as a good friend in the future.”
‐ Jim Hopkins (September 21, 2019)
‐ Kathy Baugher (January 30, 2019)
‐ James Lambeth (July 02, 2019)