- Highly likely to recommend
09/17/2013 - user8819840
Bought a home in 2012.
Our family received military orders to Kailua about eight months prior to arriving on Oahu to house hunt. Upon receiving the orders, we contacted Andrea Kia. We knew immediately that Andrea had the extensive experience and knowledge of the Hawaii real estate market that we needed in an agent. Our dream was to buy our first home in Hawaii, but we also knew that the market would be challenging, and we wanted to work with someone who had the formidable background and negotiation skills to make that dream happen for us.

From our first contact, Andrea began sending us listings in our price range. We were able to talk daily back and forth about properties and areas of the island. Andrea's expertise was evident in her immediate responsiveness to our many questions. She would provide us with even more information to help us understand the neighborhoods and the market better, making what would be a daunting task of learning about a new area, clear and understandable.

As our time to fly to Oahu for house hunting neared, we spotted a home on the market that was listed just outside of our price range, but one that we immediately felt would suit our family. Andrea's expertise working with families similar to ours was so beneficial. She gave us great advice, including getting pre-qualified before we came out. When we arrived and met with Andrea in Kailua, she had done further research on the home and had already contacted the seller's agent to gather details that proved helpful to us. Seeing the home confirmed it was the one we wanted to make an offer on, and because we had been pre-qualified, Andrea knew exactly how we should approach our first offer. We were anxious, but her calm confidence boosted our confidence and we hoped for the best.

We don't know how tough the negotiations went, because Andrea is not the type of agent who worries her clients. She would very calmly call us with new information, we would discuss further numbers, and she would do what she does best which is make things happen. Two months after seeing the home for the first time, we closed, and we owe it to Andrea for making our dream come true. We highly recommend Andrea and HomeQuest Realtors, LLC for anyone looking to buy their dream in Hawaii too.
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