John C. Ferry R(B), President, Previews® Property Specialist

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Office

808-826-7244

Email

jcf@balihai.com

"Came for the beauty of Kauai, and stayed for the people."

John C. Ferry is the president and owner of Bali Hai Realty. John first visited Hawaii on Christmas Eve of 1969, on his way to serve in Vietnam. He said to himself, "I'm coming back!" In 1971, he visited the Big Island, Maui, and Oahu, but a good friend told him that Kauai should be his home. John came to Kauai in 1975 and never left.

John founded this Kauai-born, top-performing agency in 1978 with the finest Kauai brokers, individuals with a love of Kauai, demonstrated expertise, and aloha. The Bali Hai ohana consistently outperform other agencies, not just island-wide but statewide. Bali Hai, named as Premier Office by Coldwell Banker, is a reflection of John's love of the island and its people.

One of John's creative insights is the exclusive Bali Hai real estate TV channel, the first of its kind in the islands and the only one of its kind in Kauai. The 24-hour channel showcases Bali Hai properties with a backdrop of beautiful island attractions and activities. John has been a member of the Kauai Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors since 1978.

John's 1948 Woody sits in front of the office, where it not only contributes to the colloquial island charm of Hanalei but also sports a plaque to solicit donations for the Kauai Food Bank. John's passion for the people and land of Kauai is legendary here on the island. Everywhere John Ferry goes there is aloha. He is respected and loved by the local residents for his generosity and participating in local organizations such as the board of the YMCA, G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital Foundation, Kilauea Light House Restoration, and Kauai Public Land Trust. He is a member of the Historic Hawaii Foundation, the North Shore Business Council, and the Kauai Historical Society.

The north shore is graced with outstanding, award-winning property developments, such as those with which John has been involved at Anini Beach, Hanalei Kalihiwai, Kilauea, Princeville, and Wai Koa Plantation. A house John built at Anini Beach received the AIA House of the Year award for architecture. The same property also received the concrete Award of Excellence, which is no surprise, since John managed a concrete business in his hometown of Glendale, California. He also worked there as a land surveyor, while serving in the National Guard.

John says that every day is a gift and "the best day of my life." He starts each morning with yoga and walking Hanalei Bay at sunrise. At sunset, he likes to take friends sailing on the Bay in an authentic Hawaiian sailing canoe. He loves spending time with his wife, five children and granddaughter. John loves to travel and often takes his family to faraway places, so that when they return to Kauai they realize what a special place it is. He enjoys his vast network of friends and clients and takes every opportunity to get them out onto the sea or on a hike to one of his favorite waterfalls. In the winter he sneaks off to ski, returning to his beloved Kauai with tales of deep powder and helicopter skiing. John has been an avid athlete all of his life, competing in triathlons, marathons, paddling the Molokai Channel, and swimming the Na Pali coast.

Client Testimonials:

I have been doing business with John Ferry and Michael Schmidt at Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty for over 20 years. In the 1980s John found our family property on the North Shore of Kauai and just recently Michael and John assisted us in a new acquisition in Haena. Michael's intimate knowledge of Haena and Hanalei was of tremendous value in our latest purchase. They know the island and the market. They are honest, hardworking professionals. I strongly recommend them to anyone who is considering real estate on Kauai. They work with Aloha and understand the island of Kauai.
David Anawalt - Malibu, California

I met John Ferry in 1983 and we became immediate friends. He's easily the most popular person on Kauai in business circles. His wealth of knowledge is staggering, his staff, nothing short of the best…Literally. Integrity is what they all demand of themselves. We get straight answers to our most important real estate questions, even if the right answers are detrimental to making the sale. When I wanted to buy a personal property, John and Takako, a Coldwell Banker agent, found me the perfect forty acres and negotiated it over nine months until we had the price and terms exactly right, then closed it flawlessly. I have been a real estate broker for more than fifty years and I know great agents when I deal with them.
Chris Prentiss – Malibu, California

Sequoia, Moana and Makai Corki & Sage With Riley and Corki at the Best Buddies Ride
Heli-Skiing in Whistler At the Hanalei Pier Cat-skiing in Canada

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John's Listings

listingPhotos Kohola Point #D, Hanalei, HI
$31,000,000 6 Beds 5 + 3-½ Baths 10320 sq ft
listingPhotos 2950 KALIHIWAI RD #A, Hanalei, HI
$2,960,000 3 Beds 3 + 1-½ Baths 1760 sq ft

John's Blog Articles

02/22 |  Coldwell Banker Dominates the State of Hawaii 2016
12/30 |  Happy New Year 2017!
12/23 |  Mele Kalikimaka 2016
11/23 |  Happy Thanksgiving 2016!
09/21 |  Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Celebrates 38 Years!

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07/27 |  Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge Saturday July 30 2016
07/01 |  Happy Birthday America 2016!
04/15 |  Benefit for Hanalei Community Center Saturday April16, 2016
04/04 |  2016 Coldwell Banker Sales Awards
03/30 |  Kauai North Shore Urgent Care Center
03/25 |  Happy Easter 2016!
02/24 |  Coldwell Banker Dominates the State of Hawaii 2015
12/31 |  Hau'oli Makahiki Hou 2016!
12/24 |  Mele Kalikimaka 2015
11/25 |  Happy Thanksgiving 2015!
10/23 |  Celebration of Life for Bill Porter Saturday October 24, ...
07/15 |  Black Pot Beach Park Master Plan Update
07/04 |  Happy Birthday America 2015!
01/05 |  The Point at Anini Vista
12/31 |  Aloha 2014! Welcome 2015!
12/24 |  Mele Kalikimaka 2014!
11/26 |  Happy Thanksgiving 2014!
11/19 |  Lihue Salvation Army Kokua Soup Kitchen Fall 2014
09/17 |  Congratulations to Ruth S. Marvin R(B) on Celebrating 20 ...
07/04 |  July 4th 2014!
06/09 |  Bali Hai Realty is North Shore Employer of the Year 2013-...
05/14 |  Get Your Paddle On!
05/07 |  4th World Conference of Hula Convene on Kaua'i
03/19 |  Classics… the Kauai United Way 2014
03/17 |  Happy St. Patrick's Day 2014
02/19 |  The Father of Surf Photography
02/07 |  Hanalei to Haena Disaster Preparedness Event
01/01 |  Happy New Year 2014!
12/30 |  The Woody is Back!
12/27 |  Princeville's Affordable Housing Project Moving Forward
12/25 |  MELE KALIKIMAKA 2013!
11/27 |  Happy Thanksgiving 2013
10/11 |  Bali Hai Ohana - A Day at the Office
10/01 |  Japan Airlines to Showcase Kauai Movie Locations
09/30 |  Kauai Increases Direct Flights and Visitor Count
09/27 |  Bali Hai Realty Celebrates 35 Years in Business!
09/11 |  Hanalei Canoe Club to Participate in Hawaiki Nui Va’a in ...
07/29 |  Bali Hai Represents at Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge 2013
07/03 |  Fourth of July 2013
06/21 |  Beach Sand
06/19 |  John Ferry of Bali Hai Realty Donates $25,000 to Kilauea ...
06/14 |  Princeville Concert in the Park Sunday June 16, 2013
05/31 |  Hanalei Pier Rededicated After Community-Supported Re-bui...
05/22 |  Kauai Salvation Army Soup Kitchen May 2013
05/06 |  Celebrating the Kilauea Lighthouse Centennial and Kilauea...
05/03 |  Kilauea Lighthouse Centennial and Kilauea Town Celebration
04/19 |  Hanalei - The Exhibit of Antique Patriotic Posters on the...
04/18 |  Bali Hai Realty - Moana Ferry
01/25 |  Kauai Fresh Farms Tour
12/31 |  Wishing you all the best in 2013!
12/28 |  Clients trust their listings with Coldwell Banker Bali Ha...
12/24 |  Mele Kalikimaka 2012!
11/21 |  Happy Thanksgiving from the Bali Hai Ohana
10/31 |  Bali Hai Realty - 34 Years and Still Going Strong
10/24 |  Save the Hanalei Pier
10/01 |  Anaina Hou Community Park
09/26 |  Kilauea – Mini Golf for Free!
09/19 |  Kauai Shearwater Birds Rescued by Local Residents and Vis...
08/13 |  Bali Hai Goes Mobile
08/08 |  Kilauea Community Park Meeting Thursday August 9
07/04 |  Happy 4th of July 2012
05/30 |  Bali Hai Agents are all ePROS
05/09 |  Kauai Habitat for Humanity Build-a-thon 2012
04/30 |  Bali Hai Realty welcomes Amy Frazier and Suzi Gillette
04/13 |  Bali Hai Realty Number 1 in the Western Region
02/27 |  Bali Hai Ohana Congratulates our Agents for 2011 Achievem...
02/10 |  KAUAI PRINCE COURSE TO REOPEN WITH MONTAGE GOLF MANAGEMEN...
01/01 |  Happy New 2012!
12/28 |  Bali Hai Goes Social With Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+
12/23 |  Mele Kalikimaka 2011!
12/12 |  Bali Hai celebrates the Holidays with the Salvation Army
11/25 |  New Hanalei Bay rules in effect
08/10 |  Support the Kauai Independent Food Bank - Dine Out!
07/27 |  Kaui Home Selling Guide
07/08 |  Te Mana o Te Moana in Hanalei Bay
05/20 |  Bali Hai Top Coldwell Banker Office First Quarter 2011
03/21 |  The Adventures of Kendall Struxness - Paddling the Pathwa...
02/11 |  Bali Hai - The Mythical, Mystical Island in South Pacific
12/30 |  Rotary Club tackles repairs at Hanalei Pier
12/20 |  Hamming it up for Christmas
11/24 |  Kauai-based firm, Kukui IT, receives international award ...
11/08 |  Bali Hai Realty Takes the Foodland Bag Challenge
10/22 |  The Bali Hai Ohana welcomes Baby Jack!
10/18 |  How Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Can Help You Sell You...
10/13 |  Waipa Kalo Festival, Hanalei, Kauai
09/20 |  Kilauea Point Lighthouse Is Historic North Shore Landmark
09/14 |  John Ferry is Everyone's Best Buddy
08/04 |  Adventures on Hanalei Bay