Tom Austin


Beginning his entrepreneurial career at the age of six, selling strawberries and peanuts from his family's Florida farm, Tom's work ethic seemed to come innately. Working his way through the University of Florida, being a competitive athlete and garnering accolades including High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa, Tom followed his interest in both anatomy and the human body through Medical School at Duke University and his subsequent career as a Diagnostic Radiologist for 41 years.

Utilizing both his professional training in problem solving and his personal real estate experience (39 personal transactions prior to becoming a Realtor), Tom consistently knows what clients both want and need throughout the course of real estate transactions. By combining a feverish work ethic with an inherent ability to recognize and understand what makes a property well priced, Tom invariably meets the goals he and his clients have set, resulting in him being a consistent Top Producer at Hawaii Life.

Having basked in the 'aloha' of Hawaii for 37 years now, residing on every major island and raising his family here, Tom has accrued a phenomenal network of friends and business contacts throughout the Islands—but couldn't resist the pace and beauty of where he now calls home, Kauai.

My Blog Posts
Princeville Real Estate Market Update For 2012 – Action in Princeville!
Princeville Update: If you love Princeville, you will love this “news!” Especially if you are a seller, or even a …
Self-Directed Retirement Plan Investing – A Better Way to Invest
Now that the world stock markets have had their way with you and your plans for growing your wealth by …
5 Princeville Hot Picks Less Than $1M (Kauai Single-Family Homes)
Everyone is looking for the best “deal” these days. In my opinion, in Princeville, the single-family home “deals” are drying …

What my clients are saying...

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.

— Mary S.

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.

— Tony & Jami