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Going the extra mile with a smile!
Pat Halpern has been an active, full-time Big Island real estate agent since 1989. She has taken advantage of extra education by obtaining her Broker's license (1992) and completing designations such as...
Going the extra mile with a smile!
Pat Halpern has been an active, full-time Big Island real estate agent since 1989. She has taken advantage of extra education by obtaining her Broker's license (1992) and completing designations such as the GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), SRS (Seller Representative Specialist)and most recently the GREEN Designation. She also supports the REALTOR® community by serving on committees for the Board as well as serving as President for Hawaii Island REALTORS® in 2017. Pat was recently recognized as 2019 REALTOR® of the Year by her fellow agents at Hawaii Island REALTORS®.
Before moving to Hawaii, Pat graduated from Colorado State University and then embarked on a teaching career. She taught English as a Foreign Language in Thailand for the Peace Corps and later worked as a Teacher Trainer for Peace Corps Training in Hilo and the Defense Language Institute in Saigon, S. Vietnam. In 1971, she received her Montessori Teacher Certification and worked as a teacher, school director and Teacher Trainer for Chaminade University until 1989.
Currently a resident of Volcano Village, Pat is active in community activities and currently serves on the Board of the Volcano Community Foundation whose mission is to increase awareness of the history of Volcano while raising scholarship funds for local college-bound students.
Pat has two children—Casey Halpern, Executive Chef at Café Pesto/Hilo Bay, and Joel Halpern, a Volcano farmer sustainably raising Ohelo berries for jams and sauces. She is also the proud grandmother to five grandchildren and free time usually finds her watching the grandkids’ sporting events. Go Viks!
Pat's depth of experience in the Hawaii Island real estate market is a genuine asset to her clients, both buyers and sellers.
Pat Halpern, REALTOR®, Broker: 808-895-2283 (cell)
"Clark Realty agents have one primary goal: to provide exceptional service with professionalism, integrity and aloha. Each agent has access to the best available tools to help buyers find the property that suits their needs and to help sellers successfully market their properties both locally and globally. Your Clark Realty agent is also supported by a managing broker in their local office and an on-island management team with decades of real estate experience."
"We felt very comfortable with Pat right away and had complete confidence in her knowledge, expertise and professionalism to represent us in our home purchase. Pat impressed us by contacting us immediately and then staying in daily contact with us until the deal closed....she worked well with the time zone difference between Hawaii and Virginia, and she kept us up to the minute from the beginning to the end...All in all, Pat Halpern is a true professional and a stand out in the real estate field."
‐ Nick & Hazel Buck (August 12, 2013)
"We have been working with Pat since she found our home for us in 1995. We weren't looking for a home but she insisted she had found the perfect one for us. She was right! Since then we have purchased three rental properties with her help and have referred her to many friends. We wholeheartedly recommend Pat."
‐ Bill & Candace Moore (July 13, 2012)
"We waited a long time to buy a house and now we have the perfect one...we want to thank you most for your patience with us through the process. I know we looked at many houses, some more than once. In the end it was worth it because we have NO regrets about our house, it fits us perfectly. If anyone asks who our Realtor was, we proudly tell them, Pat Halpern!"
‐ Tim & Jody Ward, Volcano (September 18, 2012)
"Pat is thorough, timely, akamai, responsive, perceptive, honest and good-hearted! I have known her for thirty years and have used her services as a Realtor since 1989. Together we have bought and sold at least ten properties in Hilo and Volcano with Pat's help."
Finding the right location is just as important as finding the right home, and no one knows the local area better than a local agent. Allow me to help you find the perfect community for you, your family, and your lifestyle.