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Kohala Pacific Realty

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Kohala Pacific Realty


We serve home buyers and sellers and protect and enhance the properties we manage. We provide safe and affordable homes to hundreds of tenants. We add value to our clients long after the sale through a deep reach into our community providing abundant resources. Striving for excellence daily, we maintain the highest degree of work ethic and service with the spirit of aloha. This continuity of care has been provided since 1984. As a result, our brokerage leads the area yearly in performance. Our staff is thriving, and our brokerage continues to grow sustainably.

What we do

Our Services

At Kohala Pacific Realty, we provide a wide range of real estate services to meet your needs. Whether you’re looking for property management or want to buy or sell a property, we can help. We have a team of experienced professionals who are familiar with the local market and can assist you in finding the perfect property. We also offer a variety of financing options to make purchasing a property easier. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your real estate needs.

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Real Estate

If you’re looking for real estate services in Hawaii, look no further than Kohala Pacific Realty. We specialize in helping our clients find the perfect home or property, whether it’s for vacation or investment purposes. We have a team of experienced realtors who know the ins and outs of the Hawaiian real estate market, and we’re dedicated to getting our clients the best possible deal. Whether you’re looking for a condo on the beach or a sprawling oceanfront estate, we can help you find it. So if you’re ready to start your search for the perfect piece of paradise, give us a call today.


We take pride in working with buyers to find the right property for their needs. We help educate buyers on the current market and prepare them for all steps in the buying process, from finding a lender to determining what property best fits their needs, making an offer, negotiating, navigating through escrow, and more.


Kohala Pacific Realty’s professional Realtors are experts in listing and marketing homes and land. We have 40 years of proven expertise in the Kohala real estate market. Day in and day out, we help sellers navigate the steps of preparing their home, marketing, negotiating a purchase contract, and throughout the escrow process to a successful closing.

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Property Management

The real estate professionals at Kohala Pacific Realty have the experience and expertise to handle every aspect of optimal property management, from maintenance and repairs to marketing and tenant screening.

Setting the right rental rates

We conduct a thorough market study in order to set a rental price for your property, ensuring that you achieve the perfect balance between maximizing monthly income and maintaining a low vacancy rate.

Collecting and depositing monthly rent payments on time

If you've ever worked in a billing department, you know that securing payment from clients can be difficult, not to mention awkward. We have an efficient, tried-and-true system in place to effectively collect rent and maintain on-time payments. You'll find this particularly crucial to maintaining your cash flow.

Your Professionals

Heidi Hernandez

Owner and Principal Broker
REALTOR (B) RB-23485

Chris Helmuth

Real Estate Broker
Realtor(B) RB-20690

Kim Flitcraft

Kim Flitcraft

Sales & Property Management
Realtor(S) RS-83443

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Heidi Hernandez

Owner and Principal Broker
REALTOR (B) RB-23485

Heidi is the owner and Principal Broker of Kohala Pacific Realty. She bought the brokerage in January 2022. Heidi has been an entrepreneur since age 10 when she started selling handmade goods. She has owned nine businesses and started selling real estate in 2016. Shortly after, she became a top seller and continued to be a top seller in her county for years.

Heidi is honest, responsive, professional, and truly cares about her clients. When she is not working with or for a real estate client, she is often riding her bike, gardening or finding an investment property. She has three fantastic island kids.

Heidi loves island living and is passionate about helping you find your island home. She loves connecting with new clients and would love to hear from you!

Arnie Klaus

Chris Helmuth​

Real Estate Broker
Realtor(B) RB-20690

Chris Helmuth first visited North Kohala in 1991, moving here full-time in 2004 after successfully selling his manufacturing business in Los Angeles. Chris has worked for Kohala Pacific Realty since 2007 and has been the top-producing Real Estate Broker in Hawi/Kapaau/North Kohala Coast from 2010-2021. Chris “loves his work” and is passionate about finding Buyer’s property. He finds real satisfaction in “matching people and properties.” Chris also has experience in the Hawaii mortgage business, working as a loan officer for CS Financial and Island Community Lending in Kamuela.

In addition to his real estate practice, Chris owns Aloha Man, a small local boutique in Hawi, which sells mostly made/designed in Hawaii clothing and jewelry. This modest boutique has made a real impact in empowering women and local artists.

He holds a business degree from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He was the Board President of NKCRC for over five years and is also a past Vice President of the West Hawaii Mediation Center, where he served for six years. He served two years as director/chair for the Kohala Elementary School Community Council. He graduated from the one-year Nonprofit Manager Certification Program at Kapiolani Community College in 2007 and has completed the one-week training program with the Grantsmanship Center.

Chris resides in Kohala, having raised two beautiful daughters, Camille and Ruby, whom he cherishes very much.

Arnie Klaus moved to Kohala on Hawai’i Island in 2009 and joined Kohala Pacific Realty this year. He has purchased and renovated numerous homes throughout Hawaii, Washington, and Florida. Each home was tastefully remodeled – focusing on quality construction, attention to detail, and thoughtful landscaping design. Homes were staged and photographed to perfection utilizing artistic minimalist design. Each home was sold through selective marketing strategies, with full-price offers mostly within 30 days.

Beyond real estate, he has led affordable housing development and the conservation of parklands and trails. Arnie’s volunteer activities include teaching as a reading tutor at Kohala Elementary School, helping organize the Hawaii island TED 2021 conference, and developing Interpretive educational displays for Anna Ranch Heritage Center (Waimea) and ‘Iole (Kapa’au).

Anne Meyer

REALTOR(S) RS-84156​

Anne Meyer returns to her real estate roots with Kohala Pacific Realty, having successfully represented buyers and sellers in Honolulu previously. Southern-born, Rocky Mountain bred, Anne moved to Hawaii 31 years ago; she’s lived on Oahu, Kauai, and has called the Big Island home for 15 years. She deeply appreciates the Big Island’s culture, natural beauty, plentiful outdoor healthy activities, and the priceless gem of the Pacific Ocean down the hill from her home. She has raised two exceptional children on the Big Island who shares the same passion for their island home and can often be found on a hiking trail or surfing when they’re back home visiting.

Anne brings real estate expertise, market knowledge, and exemplary negotiating skills to each transaction exceeding her client’s expectations. Her United Nations internship in London intrinsically shaped her ability to effectively work with and through others to accomplish her client’s goals. In addition, a background working in Hawaii’s top resorts and golf clubs, such as Kahala Hilton, Waialae Country Club, and Princeville Resort, has honed her exceptional customer service skills.

Her capacity to connect with others to achieve real estate goals resonates with clients. With tenacity, a strong work ethic, and the ability to navigate the nuances of real estate, Anne looks forward to working with you!

With a master’s degree focused on ecological architecture and a Platinum award-winning net-zero-energy home design under her belt, Claire Anderson merges her academic training and expertise with her ethics, integrity, and commitment to service as a licensed Realtor.

She focuses on bringing high-caliber service to all clients. From staging perfection and pre-photo preparation to 3-D Virtual tour capture to media relations, Claire focuses on marketing strategy to obtain the best return on investment for seller-clients. She brings her enthusiasm and strong listening skills to provide the best service for her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys all that Big Island life has to offer, including swimming, horseback riding, and just soaking up the sunshine!