I began my entrepreneurial career at age six selling strawberries and peanuts from my family's Florida farm. I played and worked hard throughout my early years, in sports and in scholarship, graduating with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida. Following my interest in anatomy and the human body, I honed my work ethic in Medical School at Duke University and in my subsequent Medical Career as a Diagnostic Radiologist for 41 years.
I have basked in the "Aloha" of Hawaii for the past 33 years (my children were born on the "Big Island"), and have resided on every major Hawaiian Island. I have friends and business contacts on all the islands, but am partial to the pace and beauty of Kauai.
Utilizing my professional training in problem solving and my experience in real estate as both a "customer" (39 personal transactions prior to becoming a realtor) and a professional (consistently a Top Producer), I understand what clients want and need in the course of real estate transactions and inherently recognize and understand well-priced properties.
Working non-stop for whatever my clients need, whenever they need it, I consistently accomplish the goals my clients and I have set; and the satisfaction of a job well-done is my best reward.
I met Tom Austin about five years ago when I began looking for investment real estate in Princeville. In particular, I was looking for a condo in the lower range of the market. Tom was very knowledgable about the area, the pluses and minuses of each complex, and the ones to avoid altogether. He was very patient with me, as I was not only picky, but also confined to a very particular price range. The first time out we saw 3 condos. About a year later we saw another 20+ in one day. I didn't buy at that time, but over the next two years kept an eye on the market. Tom did as well for me. I am happy to say that I closed last April on a wonderful place and I am extremely happy with the property. Tom made the process easy, and his ability to negotiate a longer escrow when our bank dragged its feet, saved the deal. And once again his patience for a new buyer, 3000 miles away, with limited funds was amazing. I would highly recommend Tom, and hope to work with him again myself when I can purchase an even bigger/better property.
We put an offer on a condo, that Tom had listed, in October of 2011. It was a short sale that had many hurdles and finally did close in July of 2012. The amazing thing about Tom was that even though the condo was priced in the low $300,000's, he treated us like it was a $3,000,000.00 dollar home. He kept us informed every step of the way, good news and bad, and was always one step ahead of the game. We highly recommend Tom Austin.