Rachel Goodman


With over two decades of sales experience, my success has come from building strong relationships. These strong relationships began with my ability to listen and respond. Real estate on Kauai is at the same time extraordinary and complicated. Once I understand my client's needs, I can help navigate the nuances of location, schools, lifestyle, price, building opportunities, and more. There are few things more satisfying in my business than finding the perfect property for a client.

I grew up in what was once a rural area in Oahu running barefoot to school. Wearing shoes felt foreign to all us kids then and I now get to watch my children leave their shoes at the door to their classrooms today. The lanai of our family home on Oahu overlooked fields of sugar cane, the ocean and Diamond Head beyond. The ease of life and connection to nature I experienced growing up in Hawaii stayed with me and drew me home after 20 years of living in Colorado.
My life in Colorado was very enjoyable and full of hiking, biking, skiing and education at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. I met my husband in a ski lift line. He had grown up on the Big Island and we shared the dream of moving back to Hawaii. Shortly after our two children were born, we set the wheels in motion to realize our dream and allow our children to experience "barefoot learning" as we did.

The Garden Island of Kaua’i is the perfect fit for us. The stunning beaches, never-ending surf waves, mountain and waterfall hiking adventures, beach and mountain camping, and the family-centric lifestyle made it our natural choice. We live on the South Shore where I focus my business in the Poipu, Koloa, Kalaheo and Lawai neighborhoods.

I look forward to hearing your story and helping you meet your real estate goals on Kauai.



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What my clients are saying...

Rachel was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. We ran Rachel all over Kauai, from Hanalei to Princeville to Poipu and more before we started our transaction. As off Island buyers she kept us well informed of properties that fit our criteria. When we would travel to Kauai she was always available to assist us in any way we needed. The evening before our return flight to the mainland and after sharing a bottle of wine together with her Hawaiian born (and awesome) husband, we discovered a property that didn't fit our criteria but ended up being the only property we opened escrow on. Rachel is extremely diligent, to the point of researching the current owners and property history beyond that of any realtor experience I've known. She facilitated several sensitive internal discussions so that all buying parties felt fulfilled. Her knowledge of the island, particularly of the public schools, was very useful in our experience.

— Matthew

You have all been so amazingly supportive through all of this! I can't thank you enough for helping Tony and me achieve one of our goals of living near the ocean, and namely, Hawaii.

— Lisa & Tony