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For more than 30 years Joni has specialized in resort project sales along the Kona-Kohala Coast, representing the most successful development projects while creating a strong and loyal client following along the way.
Prior to opening her own company, Joni was a top producer at Kohanaiki, where she was Director of Sales and Principal Broker, MacArthur and Company Sotheby’s International Realty and the top agent at Hualalai Resort from its inception in 1995.
Joni is a longstanding member of the National Association of Realtors, the Hawaii Association of Realtors and the West Hawaii Association of Realtors.
Devoting her time and energy to a variety of personal, civic and philanthropic causes and supporting the local community through various means rounds out Joni’s very active life. She loves the outdoors and is an avid cyclist, both road and mountain biking, including several top medals in triathlon and Xterra events statewide. A key part of their modest family cattle ranch on the slopes of the Kohala Mountains, she enjoys horseback riding and handling the herd of black angus livestock, including breeding, birthing, roundups, branding and all that comes with the ever-changing challenge of raising beef cattle for market. Rounding out Joni’s outdoor pursuits are fresh and salt water fishing, snow and water skiing, golf and the always evolving adventures with her husband John and their close-knit family.
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We did a little due diligence and were quickly lead to one name – Joni Metzler. We met Joni quickly and she toured us around the major high end resort communities on the island – Hualalai, Kukio, and a new development which had just opened called Kohanaiki. Joni was friendly, accommodating, responsive to our many queries, and unbelievably knowledgeable about all of the communities we were looking at, the pros and cons of various locations and lots, and the entire purchasing and building process in Hawaii. She was an invaluable resource to both of us, and made us feel very comfortable and excited about our...Read More
What distinguishes Joni is her follow-through. She is totally responsive and fast to act when requested. And from her over 30 years on the island of Hawaii, she knows thousands of people with whom she has done business. We value Joni’s integrity and honesty; we highly recommend her for anyone needing a real estate professional. ...Read More
Joni has been an integral member of the Kohanaiki family we have grown to love and has not only been a friend, but a regular source of information, experienced knowledge and friendly assistance in all matters. Through her encouragement, sage counsel and attention to every detail we closed on a lot last week and are extremely pleased not only with our purchase, but the ease of the transaction and Joni’s consummate professionalism throughout. Her years of experience and vast network of contacts allowed us to gather the information we needed to make the best decisions and feel we were confident in moving forward. We are...Read More
Joni, is by far, the most superior realtor, we have ever worked with. Her knowledge of all the developments and properties on the Big Island is exceptional. We trusted Joni’s recommendations for builders, designers and architects. We have referred Joni to all our friends, that want property on any of the Hawaiian Islands. Joni has become a trusted and loyal friend since the moment we met her. Any Development or Corporation would be fortunate to have this dedicated professional on their team....Read More
We have known Joni for approximately 20 years and during this time, Joni has repeatedly proven herself to be an extremely accomplished and effective sales professional. We have worked with Joni on several transactions in Hawaii and each and every time, she has offered solid and reliable advice. She has a keen understanding of real estate and current market conditions and is exhaustively thorough in her research, preparation and communication. She has an enviable positive energy that makes the entire process uncomplicated and a pleasure. It goes without saying that we fully expect to work with Joni in the future and recommend her highly to anyone...Read More
Joni Metzler is a true real estate professional. My husband and I were considering purchasing a lot or home at Kohanaiki on the Big Island of Hawaii. We met Joni in the process of exploring this idea and her knowledge, attitude and competence in the real estate process was a meaningful factor in our decision to buy. We could not be happier. Joni is pragmatic, efficient, and really puts her clients' needs and wishes first. She strives to make every transaction a true win-win. She understands the nuance of real estate and is honest and forthright on all the relevant details of the market, the...Read More
This letter of reference is for Joni Metzler who served as our realtor for the purchase of a M Shay Zak designed home at the newly built Kohanaiki resort in Kailua Kona, HI four years ago. Joni is a realtor with the very highest professional and ethical standards. She knows her market well, works hard to obtain the best terms and conditions for her clients and continues to follow-up after the sale to ensure buyer satisfaction. As a long time member of the real estate industry and CEO of a large national real estate investment company who appreciates working with highly motivated people such as Joni, I...Read More
I have known Joni Metzler both personally and professionally for 19 years. We have purchased every property that we have owned in Hawaii through Joni Metzler. I first met Joni in 2000 when we purchased our first condominium at Hualalai. Joni handled our first real estate transaction on the Big Island and has continued to represent us for every transaction ever since for the past 19 years. Joni is a true professional; extremely hard working, proactive and very attentive to detail. Joni absolutely loves what she does. She is, bar none, the best sales person that I have ever met. Joni is well informed on real estate on the Big...Read More
I cannot recommend Joni Metzler more highly for any position in Real Estate sales. She is persuasive, but charmingly low key. It is a quality that has captured dozens of home buyers at multiple locations over the years. She would never sell a client something they didn't want or need-she just knows better than they do what they really need, and is never wrong. She is truly sui generis in the business of real estate. If I were starting a sales company, she would be my first hire ... and I would not take-"no" for an answer....Read More
I have worked as a real estate developer for over 30 years and have worked with many real estate brokers. I have had good experiences and terrible ones, both professionally and personally. During the process with Joni, I never felt that she was just looking at us as another "commission". She always conveyed that she was truly interested in performing her role in helping us find what we wanted. Her knowledge of the Kona coast resort real estate market is second to none. Her interpersonal skills, attentiveness, follow thru, and overall experience in real estate made such a difference in our being able to both make...Read More