John Balaam came to Hawaii in 1969. Prior to him moving to the Big Island, he was a part owner of some restaurants and bars in Waikiki on Oahu. In 1977, he moved to the Big Island to open two new restaurants. The first restaurant was built in Kona in 1977 and then the second restaurant in Waimea in 1979. He had enjoyed a successful restaurant career until he sold both restaurants in 1989.
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John obtained his real estate license in 1989 and has been a full time Realtor ever since. Over the years, he has gained thorough knowledge of the business here on the Big Island. John is known to be a “workaholic,” but one who truly enjoys his job and is very grateful for all his clients who have helped to make him a successful real estate broker. John is very familiar with the many different lifestyles of Hawaii and can help you find your special place here in paradise.
At this point in John’s life, he is completely focused on two things; work and family. His oldest daughter, Kerry, graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy in 2002 and then graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 2006. Since 2014, Kerry has worked as a Realtor under John’s mentorship. John also has two sons,Toby and Noah, who graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy and are currently attending college in Oregon on soccer scholarships. His wife Charito works alongside him as his executive assistant and so much more!
John’s clients always comment on his natural laid back nature and his non-pushy approach to selling real estate. He runs a very efficient and effective real estate business. The motto that he lives by is “always strive to do the right thing in every given situation”.