What Customers Are Saying…

Here at First Island Realty, we strive to do our best for you, but don’t take our word for it – here’s what some of our customers are saying about us:

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February, 2024

I met Lori during an open house. Her warmth and genuineness were immediately evident.

Her intuitiveness, attention to detail and vast knowledge of the Big Island became obvious shortly thereafter.

Looking for a home in the Keauhou area, at a certain price point, can be daunting.

Lori immediately could sense my priorities, filtered through the unnecessary properties, and found me the PERFECT home!

She is dedicated, HONEST, has many connections, ALWAYS follows through and all with a beautiful sense of humor!

Lori had my back through all of the details, and provided sound realistic guidance.

Lastly, she spent a great deal of time assisting with my moving in needs, with labor, all with laughter and kindness.

BEST customer service and real estate experience I have EVER had. She is a delight to work with.

You won’t go wrong hiring Lori!

Kim B.
Rated 5.0 out of 5
October, 2023


For your Hawaii real estate needs, look no further than the professionalism of Lori Mc Neel. From beginning to closure of your transaction, she always goes the extra mile to ensure that you are satisfied with her service and your purchase or sale. I have worked with her on a few transactions, including land and real estate and she is always available, resourceful and there for you when it counts. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lori to anyone in need of real estate services.

Monique S.
Rated 5.0 out of 5
October, 2023

If you’re looking to buy a home or rent a place in Hawaii Laure McElwee is the person you want to call. Her and her team at First Island Realty and anyone she recommends to work with is going to take of you all the way through. This is what I have experienced over the last several years with them. I anticipate you will experience something similar if you choose them. Thank you Laure and First Island Realty! I could not be happier with the outcome of my purchase! Mahalo 🙏🏼

Jacob R.
Rated 5.0 out of 5
October, 2023

Laure McElwee and Lori McNeel of First Island Realty are top notch Realtors. Not only are they knowledgeable and hard working, they are extremely courteous and on top of their clients. It is every Mortgage Loan Officers dream to work with Realtors like them, makes our jobs so much easier! Buyers and Sellers, you won’t find many better Realtors than Laure and Lori!

Roland S.
Rated 5.0 out of 5
October, 2023

I have bought and sold property with First Island Realty. They go beyond what you might expect of a realty company! Trust them with your real estate needs!

Lucy J.

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