EXPERIENCE: 40+ years (1979), 400 + sales (buyers and sellers). condos, townhomes, single family dwellings, vacant land, small apt bldgs. mainland and foreign clients, 1031 exchanges.
EDUCATION: Iolani School, Amherst College, U of Hawaii, U of So California (Bach/Architecture)
INTERESTS: Health and Fitness, beginning guitar, karaoke, learning Spanish, learning Japanese.
LIFE MOTTOS: Live the Golden Rule--treat clients how I myself would like to be treated--with honesty and respect. Live and let live. Life is wonderful and it's great to be alive!
DESIGNATIONS: Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Realtor Emeritus (40 yrs service).
Thank you for helping us with the sale of my parents’ home. We really appreciate your recommendations regarding the preparation and pricing of the property. Your ‘ball-park’ guess of a ‘two-for-one’ return on money spent on improvements was absolutely correct. We spent approximately $35,000 on improvements and in doing so, we moved the appraisal from $238,000 to $312,000, a hefty $75,000 gain!
Additionally, your suggestion of keeping the landscaping simple and easy to maintain was really appreciated by the buyer. During our courtesy walk-through, they especially commented on how much they liked the landscaping. I am sure this influenced their decision to buy the property. Again, thank you for your recommendations and the professional and friendly way the sale was handled.
This is to thank you very much for your services to sell my condominium and locate my new townhouse. I was very impressed with your professional guidance throughout the entire process – from our initial meeting when you listened carefully to my objectives, throughout the selling period when you analyzed the market and ensured maximum exposure of my condo, and finally during the replacement property location period when you researched a wide range of available options for me You made sure that I understood my alternatives and was comfortable with all decisions. I enjoyed the special touches that you brought to the buying process, such as the itinerary and bound report containing details on the prospective properties for each outing and the camera for recording the various homes. In addition to your experience, working with you also enabled me to receive the benefits of your ‘network,’ such as termite inspectors, professional house cleaners, and so forth. The time and effort you put into keeping me informed with your weekly status reports and coordinating all the things which needed to be done were superb. Open houses, offers, contracts, loan appointments, appraisals, termite inspections, walk-throughs, etc. were all meticulously handled by you. You really made a complex experience simple and ‘stress-free’ for me. Again, thank you for me to feel as if I was your only client! Your attention to detail and expert guidance were very much appreciated. I will highly recommend your services to anyone in need of a real property broker.
Best wishes in all your future endeavors! Cordially,