Knutson & Associates

We have been serving visitors to the Big Island since 1976, with the finest Vacation Homes and Condos available!

Knutson & Associates is the longest standing Property Management company on the Kona Coast, serving visitors, real estate investors, and home buyers on the Big Island since 1976.

We have over 40 years in the business – longer than most businesses of any kind in Kona – and now manage over 150 Vacation Rental and long-term properties on Hawaii Island. Our specialty is working with investment clients and turning renters into first time home buyers.

We have in-depth knowledge of the current rental market, and a thorough understanding about the financial overhead of owning investment property. We can provide all the information you need, including accurate annual anticipated revenue projections on any property, to help you make the most educated decision. There is no question we cannot answer.

Our offices are located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, where our management team and licensees can draw upon their extensive experience in residential and investment brokerage to assist you with all of your real estate needs.

Knutson & Associates is currently celebrating its 44th year in business. Contact us today to put our decades of experience in all phases of Hawaii real estate to work for you.

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Knutson & Associates is a Family Owned & Operated Boutique Real Estate Brokerage on the Big Island of Hawaii. Founded by Marilyn Knutson in 1976.

The current Broker In Charge is Blake Kessner, 4th Generation Broker in the family. He is the grandson to Marilyn Knutson & son to Sharon Knutson who is the current owner & Principle Broker.

Their offices originally were located at the Casa De Emdeko Condominium Development in Kona for over 40 years. Knutson & Associates has transitioned & elevated their Real Estate Sales & Property Management Divisions to the Kona Alii Condominium Development in the heart of Alii Drive in 2020. The Original Trademark has been “Selling & Managing Castles to Coffee Shacks since 1976.” This absolutely still applies to the founding principles the Knutson Family advocates for.