Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $750K in Waikoloa, HI.
We recently had the pleasure of working with Beth in our search for a vacation home on the Big Island. After providing her with a few ideas of what we were looking for Beth provided us with several options that she thought would "check all of those boxes" for us. Her choices were spot on! Before we flew over to take a look at them in person Beth sent us a very detailed market analysis for each property for us to read so we could hit the ground running upon our arrival. We were able to find that "perfect place" for our family and with Beth's help we put together an acceptable offer and successfully closed on the property. This was the first time we had been involved with a short sale property so we had a lot of questions about how the process worked. Beth is very experienced with short sale transactions so she was quickly able to educate us on what to expect in a short sale situation . We were very thankful for her patience, hard work, and time that she put in to make this deal happen. Beth is extremely knowledgeable about Big Island real estate market conditions, has a very good handle on the current inventory, and responds to all requests in a timely and efficient manner. Purchasing a property from the mainland could have been a daunting process but instead Beth truly made it a very comfortable and seamless buying experience. I would highly recommend working with Beth if you have an interest in purchasing property on the Big Island!
Beth Thoma Robinson has been such a pleasure to work with. She is professional, knowledgeable, thorough and a fantastic communicator. We could not have completed our transaction without her. I highly recommend Beth!
Beth Helped us to sell our 30 acre property with a small off the grid home in North Kohala. Even thought it took a year and a half and many many showings to sell she was always very available to show it and returned our calls when we had questions. I would refer anyone who wanted to go on the market in the Kohala area to use Beth. She will absolutely help you out!! We even became friends in the process, thanks for all you did Beth! Jenny and Sully
Response from Beth Thoma on 10/31/2012
Mahalo Jenny and Sully! Hope you are enjoying your new life. Keep those photos coming! Look forward to seeing you when you are back to visit.
Just bought a place in Kolea (Waikoloa, Big Island) .... she was awesome. First met her several years ago and toured several properties/developments in and around Waikoloa. Fell in love w/Kolea, but alas, no listings in our price range. She kept in touch over the years periodically whenever a property was about to come on the market that was "close" to our parameters (she did not "pester", but kept us informed). Amazingly, she connected w/me about 6 weeks ago while I was on business in China and headed for Europe ... by the time I made it to Geneva (a week or so later), I/we had a contract on the property. She/Hawaii Life Real Estate use a web-based electronic doc/signing tool that enables real estate transactions to occur anyplace/anytime (no sweat)! Her advise and follow-up are meticulous ... my advise, go w/her advise ....
A true professional (knowledgeable, responsive and very nice) ... I would definitely recommend her for any of your buying/selling needs on the Big Island.
Beth was extremely helpful in finding our home in paradise. Beth patiently helped me work through my decision process on what would make us the happiest on the Big Island. From the beginning, I had complete trust in Beth, knowing she would guide me to our dream. As soon as we narrowed our search, she and Pam found the perfect home. A quick, and somewhat complicated closing, was made almost easy due to their expertise. Thank you for making our dreams come true!
Beth and her partner Pam were extremely patience and very helpful in walking us through the short sale process of our property. We live in California and so they took care of everything on the sales side. They answered all our questions and any concerns we had in a very timely manner. They provided options for us and helped negotiate not only with the bank but also with the HOA. Both Beth and Pam are extremely knowledgeable and if we ever (hopefully not) have to do a short sale or foreclosure, we are definitely calling on the expertise and kindred spirits of Beth and Pam. The whole process took a long time but their reassurance and compassion helped us through this difficult time.
We truly can't say enough good things about Beth. Many times throughout the process of purchasing a home my wife and I would look at each other and remark at how lucky we were to have her represent us. She gracefully achieved the perfect balance between attentiveness and allowing us space, between offering up her wealth of knowledge and letting us figure things out for ourselves, between being our realtor and our friend. In some ways we are sorry to have this process come to an end because it means we won't get to interact with Beth as regularly, she has been a joy to work with and it is no surprise she is as successful as she is.....
Bought a Condo home in 2011 for approximately $725K in Waikoloa, HI.
I purchased a condo in Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort in Dec 2011. This was my 14th home purchase (I know I'm a little crazy), so I'm pretty experienced in the process and have high expectations. Beth was fabulous--knowledgeable, professional, analytical, and savvy about the market. Plus she is extremely responsive and a smart, warm, person with a great sense of humor. Not much more to say here!
Beth and Hawaii Life were professional and responsive to our concerns and questions. I liked their technical and internet orientation. We received realistic advice from Beth. Her relationships with other broker's local agents seemed extensive and appeared to be of benefit when an offer was (finally) tendered. This is a tough market, especially for homes in our quality and price range so distant from the resort amenities many lookers seem to desire. Realistic representation and support is a must. At this time it would appear that a sale price is closely correlated to an accurate appraised value.