From my satisfied clients

“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!”

Pat & Andy Starkie

“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.”

-Hart and Marlene Phillips

“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!”

Delores & Bud Kinsey

“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!”

Jin Yang

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!

Laurie and Marvin Dice


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!

Jan ScaliseLeilani Estates New Home Owner

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 Kapoho area near the ocean. I just love the rustic beauty of this place and being able to get in the ocean every day. 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 in the Hamakua Coast, Puna, and Hilo areas find their dream properties for about 15 years. 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.

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 when the need arises.

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.