From my satisfied clients

I live in Florida and I visited the Big Island in September.  I knew what I wanted but like all would-be buyers I was hesitant to purchase, but I knew the area on the Island where I would like to be.

I kept track of that particular area through realtor.com.  When I was ready I connected with Joy through the website.  I told Joy what I wanted, but my first choice was not a good fit; however through her connections I even got a better larger oceanfront lot at a lower price than my first choice.  She went out to the lot and sent me a video. 

Joy answered all my questions and returned my phone calls and emails promptly.  MORE importantly she tolerated my idiosyncrasies.  After the downpours that the Island received I was concerned with the condition of the lot, and thus a second video was sent to assure me that all is well.

Joy is a joy to work with and I will use her services again and I look forward to meeting her in person when I get back to the Big Island.

Thank You Joy.

“Joy worked extremely hard to sell our two east Hawaii homes. Joy was meticulous with all the details of our sales, communicated promptly and was a JOY to work with. We would highly recommend Joy Dillon if you are looking to buy or sell property in east Hawaii. Mahalo!”

“We are very happy to have switched to Joy Dillon as our Realtor for East Hawaii. Joy is easy to talk to, and very professional and reliable. We have both sold and bought property with Joy. She did a great job advertising our lot and helped us sell it in a very short time. She has answered all our questions about the property we are buying as well as keeping us up to date on the progress of escrow. Joy is the kind of Realtor who will go the extra mile to make sure her customers are satisfied.”

“Dear Joy,

We are very pleased that another resident of Hawaii recommended you as our Realtor for our house hunting trip to Hawaii! When we first met  with you, we could tell we were in good hands. You showed us homes in several different areas that all met our requirement of an ocean view.  We appreciated your professionalism and the fact that you listened  carefully to our wants and needs. After we wrote a contract on a lot in  Kapoho Beach Lots, your organizational abilities helped us to have a stress-free closing. We plan on recommending you to friends and using your expertise for all our real estate needs.

Thanks again for all you have done for us!”

“I have used many Realtors to buy and sell property and Joy was the best!  She is very knowledgeable, kind and follows up in a timely manner.  Very professional!”

When it came time to sell our house our choice came down to two agents.  We chose Joy and are happy we did.  Along the way we encountered several unforeseen obstacles and Joy was able to guide us through these hurdles with the least amount of stress possible.  She kept us up to date on not only the interest in our house, but also what was going on in this area.  Joy kept in touch by phone and email and came by to update us in person at least once a week.  When the offer we were waiting for came in, she guided us through the process step by step.  Joy was able to answer any questions we had and when necessary, she would research the answer so as to provide accurate information.  Mahalo Joy for all your assistance!


I have worked with a number of realtors over the years but NEVER someone as competent as she.  The house I recently purchased had serious permitting issues that had remained unresolved for years.  Without her tenacity in solving the problem the sale would not have gone through.  As an out of state buyer Joy kept me updated with numerous videos during the buying and escrow processes.  She is definitely a “hands on” person who goes above and beyond.  She’s the BEST!

Our first experience as first time home buyers with a real estate agent left us feeling pressured to buy a new home out of our means- instead of one that fit our needs financially and we truly felt comfortable living in. We were referred to Joy Dillon by our lender after saying we wanted a new agent and expressing concern. Joy is clear, direct, efficient, educational, and helped us find a home that was good for us and not just the most expensive. She went above and beyond to help us complete paperwork and make sure the sellers fixed small repairs so we wouldn’t have hidden expenses after we moved in. She truly has been a joy to work with and has inspired me to pursue my real estate license so I can help buyers find homes that are not outside their means and work for their best interests like Joy. We will recommend her and no other to all our friends selling or buying homes!

Thank you for meeting each of your clients’ individual needs.  You have been a real professional and I’m grateful to you, Joy.

Joy is an amazing Realtor – very knowledgeable about local properties and about real estate transactions. She communicated often and kept us in the loop. Gave great advice, too.  Thanks to her our house sold quickly and for a good price.  And a lovely person, too.  Thanks, Joy!

About Me

Learn more about me, my Realty Experience and work ethic.

On a visit to the east side of the Big Island nearly 20 years ago, I fell in love with the Big Island.  So I made a 5 year plan to move here and I love it! What to do when I moved to Hawaii was never a question – help other people find their dream property! I always encourage people to buy what they love. I’ve been helping people find their dream properties for 15 years in the Hamakua Coast, Hilo and Puna areas. Now that Kapoho is no longer in existence I am focusing on Hilo and the Hamakua Coast and I plan on moving to the west side of the island soon.

I am willing to spend the time to help buyers find just the right property. For sellers, I showcase their homes with extensive internet exposure. I am detail oriented and have been known to go above and beyond to resolve any issues that might come up during a transaction.

I am a very active person and exercise almost every day doing yoga, aerobic workouts, walking or swimming. I am also on the Government Affairs Committee of the Hawaii Island Realtors board.

Let me put the hard work, dedication, and passion I committed to my dream of moving here into helping you realize yours. Whether it’s vacant land, a pre-existing home or oceanfront property, I will serve you honestly and professionally.