License# R(B)-22317
​SRS, ABR, RSPS, PSA, RENE, CRB, SFR, E-PRO
blakekessner@gmail.com
Office: (808) 329-1010
Cell: (808) 987-9295

Certifications & Designations

  • SRS: SELLER REPRESENTATIVE SPECIALIST
  • ABR: ACCREDITED BUYER’S REPRESENTATIVE
  • RSPS: RESORT & SECOND-HOME PROPERTY SPECIALIST
  • PSA: PRICING STRATEGY ADVISOR
  • RENE: REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATION EXPERT
  • CRB: CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE MANAGER
  • SFR: SHORT SALES & FORECLOSURE RESOURCE
  • E-PRO: CERTIFIED

Blake Kessner

Broker In Charge

Blake Kessner is the Broker in Charge at Knutson & Associates, who is also son of Sharon Knutson, current Principle Broker & Owner of Knutson & Associates. He is the grandson to Marilyn Knutson, founder of the company.

Blake was born and raised right here in Kona, Hawaii. After graduating high school, he left the island to go to Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington & graduated with a bachelors in Business Management.

All while attending college, Blake worked his way up the corporate ladder in Hotel Management, for major brands such as Marriott & Hilton. His specialty was in operations, where he held division head roles. He has in depth experience overseeing operations of Front Office, Valet Parking, Security, Accounting & Finance, & Housekeeping.

Blake moved back to the Big Island of Hawaii to pursue Real Estate Sales & Property Management for Vacation Rental & Long Term Properties. He is a fourth generation Realtor in a family owned business. He specializes with investment clients & first time home buyers. Blake always gives his clients his 110%. He believes in strong communication throughout the transaction, always keeping people well informed. Standing apart the rest is important to Blake..He has numerous designations & certifications in the Real Estate Industy, empowering him to be a invaluable resource to his clients.

He understands & advocates that being detail oriented is crucially important in this industry. With the market constantly evolving, he pays close attention to how changes will not only affect our Real Estate firms, but our clients as well.

​With a strong passion to always strive for the best in all areas of his life, Blake continues to create new goals for himself. He is a fitness enthusiast who has a passionate interest in weight lifting, running, soccer & dance.

2020 Featured Agent in Top Agent Magazine.

My Active Listings

Total volume: $2,669,000

$214,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 798 sqft
$275,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1969 | Living Area: 736 sqft
$304,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 2000 | Living Area: 810 sqft
$259,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 2007 | Living Area: 826 sqft
$179,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 687 sqft
$458,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1972 | Living Area: 566 sqft
$665,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 1,170 sqft
$315,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1973 | Living Area: 635 sqft

My Sold Listings

Total volume: $22,272,700

SOLD on Oct 15, 2020 for $327,000

Casa De Emdeko | Fee Simple

$339,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1969 | Living Area: 1,288 sqft
SOLD on Oct 12, 2020 for $579,000

Alii Villas | Fee Simple

$579,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1973 | Living Area: 761 sqft
SOLD on Sep 24, 2020 for $550,000

KONA HIGHLANDS | Fee Simple

$559,000 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 1,632 sqft
SOLD on Sep 04, 2020 for $575,000

Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club | Fee Simple

$599,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 1,170 sqft
SOLD on Aug 19, 2020 for $558,000

Ala Ka La Apts | Fee Simple

$635,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1970 | Living Area: 952 sqft
SOLD on Jun 30, 2020 for $378,000

Kona Magic Sands | Fee Simple

$387,000 | Beds: 0 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1966 | Living Area: 400 sqft
SOLD on May 22, 2020 for $285,000

Kona Coffee Villas | Fee Simple

$309,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1980 | Living Area: 853 sqft
SOLD on Apr 03, 2020 for $277,000

Casa De Emdeko | Fee Simple

$279,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1969 | Living Area: 920 sqft
SOLD on Mar 30, 2020 for $562,000

James M Tanaka Subdiv | Fee Simple

$562,000 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 1973 | Living Area: 2,740 sqft
SOLD on Mar 27, 2020 for $222,000

Kona Shores | Fee Simple

$230,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1971 | Living Area: 435 sqft
SOLD on Jan 06, 2020 for $299,000

ELIMA LANI CONDOMINIUMS | Fee Simple

$299,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1988 | Living Area: 854 sqft
SOLD on Dec 30, 2019 for $785,000

Kuakini Heights Subdiv | Fee Simple

$810,000 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 1974 | Living Area: 2,064 sqft
SOLD on Nov 22, 2019 for $609,000

Kona Palisades | Fee Simple

$609,000 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 1982 | Living Area: 2,616 sqft
SOLD on Nov 22, 2019 for $300,000

Kona Coffee Villas | Fee Simple

$300,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1980 | Living Area: 853 sqft
SOLD on Oct 07, 2019 for $505,000

Kona Coastview Subdiv | Fee Simple

$505,000 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 1973 | Living Area: 2,003 sqft
SOLD on Sep 18, 2019 for $289,000

Alii Lani | Fee Simple

$314,500 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 2000 | Living Area: 787 sqft
SOLD on Jun 17, 2019 for $492,000

Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club | Fee Simple

$492,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1971 | Living Area: 921 sqft
SOLD on May 01, 2019 for $320,000

Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club | Fee Simple

$320,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 1,170 sqft
SOLD on Apr 17, 2019 for $520,000

Kona Bali Kai | Fee Simple

$535,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1976 | Living Area: 806 sqft
SOLD on Apr 12, 2019 for $220,000

Casa De Emdeko | Fee Simple

$229,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1969 | Living Area: 736 sqft
SOLD on Mar 22, 2019 for $349,000

Casa De Emdeko | Fee Simple

$349,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1969 | Living Area: 1,288 sqft
SOLD on Mar 13, 2019 for $660,000

Komohana Kai 1 & 2 | Fee Simple

$689,000 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 1990 | Living Area: 1,988 sqft
SOLD on Feb 05, 2019 for $539,000

Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club | Fee Simple

$549,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 1,188 sqft
SOLD on Oct 12, 2018 for $1,650,000

Makalei Estates | Fee Simple

$1,699,000 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 2007 | Living Area: 2,779 sqft
SOLD on Sep 17, 2018 for $290,000

Kaloko Mauka Subdiv | Fee Simple

$299,000 | Beds: 0 | Baths: 0 | Vacant Land
Year Built: 0 | Living Area: 0 sqft
SOLD on Jul 06, 2018 for $210,000

Kona Shores | Fee Simple

$229,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1971 | Living Area: 484 sqft
SOLD on Jun 08, 2018 for $670,000

Kaloko Mauka Subdiv | Fee Simple

$698,000 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 2014 | Living Area: 1,327 sqft
SOLD on May 17, 2018 for $360,000

Keauhou Punahele | Fee Simple

$369,900 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 1,197 sqft
SOLD on Feb 14, 2018 for $433,000

Kona Isle | Fee Simple

$439,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1972 | Living Area: 566 sqft
SOLD on Dec 29, 2017 for $239,900

Kona Isle | Fee Simple

$247,900 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1972 | Living Area: 566 sqft
SOLD on Oct 27, 2017 for $230,000

Casa De Emdeko | Fee Simple

$239,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1969 | Living Area: 1,288 sqft
SOLD on Oct 05, 2017 for $305,000

Keauhou Bay Lots | Fee Simple

$335,000 | Beds: 0 | Baths: 0 | Vacant Land
Year Built: 0 | Living Area: 0 sqft
SOLD on Sep 26, 2017 for $180,000

Kona Shores | Fee Simple

$180,000 | Beds: 0 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1971 | Living Area: 483 sqft
SOLD on Jun 21, 2017 for $510,000

Keauhou View Estates | Fee Simple

$529,000 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 2001 | Living Area: 1,409 sqft
SOLD on May 30, 2017 for $410,000

Keauhou Gardens I | Fee Simple

$434,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1981 | Living Area: 1,559 sqft
SOLD on Apr 27, 2017 for $610,000

Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club | Fee Simple

$619,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 1,170 sqft
SOLD on Mar 28, 2017 for $199,900

Kailua Bay Resort | Fee Simple

$199,900 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1982 | Living Area: 665 sqft
SOLD on Mar 14, 2017 for $220,000

Kona Isle | Fee Simple

$239,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1972 | Living Area: 566 sqft
SOLD on Feb 17, 2017 for $1,170,000

Mauna Lani Terrace | Fee Simple

$1,249,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1983 | Living Area: 1,407 sqft
SOLD on Apr 05, 2016 for $206,000

Kona Makai | Leasehold

$239,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 798 sqft
SOLD on Apr 01, 2016 for $485,000

Kalaoa Terrace | Fee Simple

$494,000 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 1998 | Living Area: 1,546 sqft
SOLD on Mar 15, 2016 for $250,000

Alii Lani | Fee Simple

$259,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1996 | Living Area: 723 sqft
SOLD on Feb 23, 2016 for $165,000

Kona Shores | Fee Simple

$185,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1971 | Living Area: 593 sqft
SOLD on Feb 23, 2016 for $740,000

Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club | Fee Simple

$799,000 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 | Condominium
Year Built: 1979 | Living Area: 1,575 sqft
SOLD on Feb 12, 2016 for $210,000

Kailua Bay Resort | Fee Simple

$225,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1982 | Living Area: 682 sqft
SOLD on Dec 10, 2015 for $584,500

Pualani Estates Subdiv | Fee Simple

$584,500 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 | Single Family Home
Year Built: 2013 | Living Area: 1,286 sqft
SOLD on Sep 10, 2015 for $382,000

Pines at Kailua-Kona I | Fee Simple

$394,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Condominium
Year Built: 1989 | Living Area: 956 sqft
SOLD on Jun 30, 2015 for $450,000

Kona Pacific | Fee Simple

$469,000 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 3 | Condominium
Year Built: 1981 | Living Area: 1,194 sqft
SOLD on Feb 27, 2015 for $125,000

Casa De Emdeko | Fee Simple

$140,000 | Beds: 1 | Baths: 1 | Condominium
Year Built: 1969 | Living Area: 736 sqft