A CLIENT-FIRST PHILOSOPHY COMBINED WITH LOCAL MARKET KNOWLEDGE
"Realtor (S) of the Year, 2014" Realtor's Association of Maui
Aloha and e komo mai!
As a fifth generation Kama'aina, I was born here on Maui and grew up in the small Upcountry town of Makawao. I am grateful that my education has taken me to San Francisco, Massachusetts and London, and that I've had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world.
A graduate of Smith College, I initially returned home to Maui to be with my family and work as a crisis counselor at a local shelter. I grew interested in real estate, and began my career in 1997.
The relationships I have formed with my clients over the years are some of the most wonderful and important in my life. I enjoy this profession immensely--it allows me to use my knowledge of the island and the nuances of living in various areas and communities to fulfill my clients' life long dreams of living in Paradise.
The hallmark of my approach is a client-first philosophy. Behind this philosophy is in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, integrity, and effective negotiation skills (view testimonials). Over the years, I have built a high-quality professional network, including lenders, home inspectors, appraisers, rental program managers, and more.
In order to best serve my sellers, I take a team approach. I co-list all of my listings with Rob Shelton, R(B). We have found that, by working together, there is always someone available 365 days a year to show our listings. Highly respected with a profound work ethic, Rob is consistently amongst the top realtors on Maui in terms of production. An active community leader, Rob has worked tirelessly with the Lahainaluna Foundation to improve our local high school.
I am pleased to work with Island Sotheby's International Realty. I am thrilled to be a part of the Sotheby's International Realty network, and to be partnered with an organization that is known for representing the finest luxury real estate here on Maui and around the world. Prior to my affiliation with Sotheby's I worked with Kapalua Realty for nearly twelve years. In my career in real estate, I have represented Buyers and Sellers of some of the finest in Resort, Golf Course, Oceanfront and Oceanview properties that Maui has to offer.
I have served as a board member for the Realtor's Association of Maui as both the West Maui Regional Director and as a Director at Large, and volunteered on our Wishing Well project. My service on the Realtor's Association of Maui Board and Community Foundation have provided me with valuable information on the market and the community. In 2014, I received the honor of Realtor (S) of the Year from the Realtor's Association of Maui.
So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell property in Maui, I hope you will contact me. A summary of my services follows below.
I look forward to working with you!
MAUI Buyers' Representation
As your Buyer's Representative, my goal is to provide you with the in depth, local knowledge you need to make the process of buying a property here on Maui enjoyable and hassle free. Many of my clients live on the mainland, and I serve as an on island guide throughout the transaction, attending inspections, monitoring the escrow, and taking care of any issues that might arise.
For Buyers, there are many nuances and factors to consider in choosing the right property. I enjoy showing the various neighborhoods and communities that make Maui a unique place, and provide information on market history and local resources including lenders, escrow companies, and more. If you share with me your requirements and preferences in a property, I will cull through the MLS to find those that best suit your needs and wishes, and provide you with a customized report.
Once you've found a place that catches your eye, we'll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then we'll negotiate on your behalf with the seller's broker to make sure you get the most favorable terms.
It's my job to look after your best interests, and I will do so at no cost to you as a buyer.
If you're ready to start house hunting, you can search Maui real estate listings now. You can also refer to our Buyer's Guide for helpful tools and buying advice, whether a new buyer or buying from off island. If you'd like to receive MLS listing alerts to keep an eye on the market, register for this free and confidential service. To start your search right away, please contact us.
MAUI Sellers' Representation
Selling a property on your own can be an overwhelming task. There's advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of a seasoned professionals. My listing partner, Rob and I have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage.
First, we'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we'll provide home staging advice and suggest changes that will help draw buyers in. As a part of the Sotheby's International Realty network, your listing will receive exposure on a global level through our network of online partners. With a focus on exceptional photography, we will showcase your home as part of my site's Featured Listings as well as on Island Sotheby's International Realty's site. Only listings with our firm can be featured on the Sotheby's International Realty site and in e-galleries in Sotheby's International Realty offices around the world.
When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we'll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. We'll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Essentially, we're here to represent you throughout the entire selling process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience.