Island Home Realty, Inc. Testimonials

We met and talked to Martha two years ago down on Alii Drive.

She answered our questions and gave us her card. We kept it and when we were ready to begin looking for a house two years later we called her up. She and her assistant were very helpful, responsive and informative. Most of our contact was over the phone or by face-time. We were very comfortable and confident working remotely with Martha. We are very happy we met her two years ago and kept her card - the best decision we made!! The most memorable moment was when she met us at our new home with keys, a new inflatable mattress, and a tray with wine and glasses. She also was in on a joke with my brother -- all good fun. If anyone every asks us for a recommendation we will refer them to Martha.

David and Andrea Bloom

"We highly recommend Island Home Realty and Savannah Scott’s team.

They sold our Oahu home within 30 days and then we worked with Savannah to purchase a new property on the Big Island. Island Home Realty is a team of professionals that provided good communication and representation during both transactions. With Savannah and her team, we honestly felt they had our best interest at heart. “

Beth Pomeroy Theoret

"Extremely knowledgeable and always interested in all clients being very satisfied and that they know she, and her staff, are there for the clients and their welfare!

Thanks Savannah! Jim"

Jim

Martha Tumbleson was always positive that we would find the perfect home for me in Hawaii.

When I had to return to California, she kept looking for me and sent information with photos and videos of homes that I was considering to purchase. Martha has always been willing and available to talk on the phone whenever I called her with questions and concerns. Island Home Realty, Inc. is very fortunate to have Martha on their team of Realtors. Respectfully and Fondly Submitted, Michele Wauson

Michele Wauson

We Highly Recommend Delania Branham For Your Real Estate Transactions My sister, Beverly Langston, who lives in Arizona recently lost her husband and decided to sell the vacation property they jointly owned in Kona Hawaii.

Since she had limited experience with selling real estate, I offered to assist her with the selection of a real estate agent and the sales process. I first contacted a number of agents who had knowledge of the area and experience with the community in which the property was located. Not only was Delania the first the respond with a detailed market analysis of the property, she also suggested a strong marketing strategy. We selected Delania and while she worked with us to complete a listing agreement, she assisted with the clean up of the property following the long occupancy of a tenant. Delania, on her own initiative staged the unit beautifully and incorporated these photographs into a very well done MLS listing that took effect on October 3rd. Even though we were highly motivated to sell the property quickly, Delania suggested a rather aggressive yet reasonable marketing strategy and we priced the unit at the very high end of our price expectations. Only three days later she produced four solid purchase offers for our consideration and we accepted an all cash offer that was nine thousand dollars above the asking price. Delania set up the escrow account and assisted us with all the documents necessary to close the sale. The unit closed less than thirty days from the listing date on November 1st. Selling a property in Hawaii that has owners on the mainland presents a unique set of problems. Delania responded to phone calls and emails promptly and worked to resolve inspection related concerns quickly and professionally. If we were to rate her on a one to ten scale it would 10.5. She is responsive, knowledgeable and professional you can't go wrong with Delania Branham.

Beverly Langston, Mesa, Arizona Allen Peterson, Wilton Manors, Florida

Thanks to Delania Branham and Savannah Scott, my husband & I were able to purchase a vacation home on the Big Island of Hawaii.

After meeting with Delania and Savannah in Hawaii, we actually did most of our house-hunting from the mainland. Delania kept watch on the Hawaii market and sent us the listings that met most of our criteria. As the months passed, we really appreciated Delania's optimism that we would eventually find the right house. Several times we asked Delania to tour a home for us. She sent us plenty of pictures via email, and also posted videos on YouTube for us to watch. She made sure to point out features that might especially please or displease us. When the right house finally did come on the market, we were able to put in a purchase offer electronically, thanks to Delania's know-how. Later, she helped us schedule a home inspection. The inspection revealed some needed repairs, and due to unusual circumstances, the closing ended up being postponed for several months. All the while, Delania kept us from becoming too discouraged. Finally the repairs were completed. Delania did the final walk-through on our behalf and helped expedite the closing, and we became the happy owners of a house in Hawaii. We found Delania to be very easy to work with. She is knowledgeable, responsive, and upbeat, and is well-equipped to assist long-distance house hunters.

Forrest and Mary

Had to make a tough decision about purchasing some property that is leasehold and not fee simple.

.Delania knew the right answers to all my questions and really went above and beyond in explaining what was possible with the land and what was not. She's an awesome real estate resource.

Julie Ziemelis

"My husband and I visited Hawaii in October, 2013 with the express purpose of finding a second home on the west side of the Big Island.

We met Claire Bejo at her kiosk in the Kona Inn Shopping Mall on our second day of looking. Claire immediately impressed us with her knowledge of the area and her friendly demeanor. She put us at ease and we knew we had found the Realtor we wanted to represent us. Claire understood exactly what we were looking for and scheduled several showings over the next two weeks. She was highly professional at all times, arriving promptly, nicely dressed, with a thorough knowledge of the properties we viewed. What we appreciated most about Claire was her positive and encouraging manner. She assured us we would find the perfect property and would realize our dream of owning a home in Hawaii. Once we had selected a property and decided to make an offer, she gave us great advice and there was no doubt she had our best interests at heart as she negotiated through the transaction. We returned to the mainland while we waited for the closing. Several major problems with the mortgage company occurred and we were quite distressed. Claire at all times remained confident and reassuring, keeping us well informed every step of the way. We know she spent many hours dealing with these problems on our behalf. We couldn't have been more impressed with her dedication, her work ethic, and her "spirit of aloha". We have been extremely happy with our association with Claire and recommend her highly to anyone seeking to buy property on the Big Island. Mahalo, Claire." Dick & Kathi Roberts

Dick & Kathi Roberts

Aloha, When some friends of ours heard we were looking for a home on the Big Island they excitedly told us we should use the realtor that had also found them their own little piece of paradise, a short time later Delania Branham of Island Home Realty not only became our realtor but also our friend.

Moving from Green Bay WI to the Big Island is not an easy task, many obstacles seemed to stand in the way, but we can honestly say that working with Delania to find our home was the easiest part of the entire move. Her dedication and continual support and enthusiasm to find us the perfect place was fully evident. Not only did she take us on tours of homes here but also in Hilo while we vacationed here, for the next year she checked in with us weekly via internet and phone calls filling us in back in WI on the market here, lined up mortgage lenders for us, answered any questions we had about our impending move, sent pictures and videos of potential homes and even helped us make decisions on the sale of our home in Green Bay. Her dedication paid off and we found our beautiful home together as a team, she truly went above and beyond any of our expectations and we now consider her and her family and co-workers at Island Home Realty our lifelong friends. Mahalo for everything! Lloyd Noppe and Mike Durand of “The Pines”

Lloyd Noppe and Mike Durand of “The Pines”

“Earllyn was the catalyst that made owning our own home possible.

I would not hesitate recommending Earllyn to everyone I know; she is a true professional.” - Greg & Lisa S. (Ocean Point)

Greg & Lisa S. (Ocean Point)

“I’ve been involved in real estate for over 25 years and I’ve never met a more knowledgeable, dedicated and caring real estate agent as Earllyn.

” - Earle Greenberg (CA Investor)

Earle Greenberg (CA Investor)

Claire Bajo's hard work and commitment to us in finding our piece of heaven in Hawaii was heartwarming.

We had never bought real estate long distance. After talking with her and telling her what we wanted we were confident that she would help us fulfill our dream. Claire was in contact with us daily sending pictures, videos and relaying information about the area, working tirelessly to find our home. Her attention to details in the videos made us feel we were right there with her. When we finally arrived to view our condo we found her at our door with a beautiful smile and keys in hand. It was exactly as described! When we were thinking of investing in another property we contacted Claire knowing she would go above and beyond for us. Happy as ever with this new property. We highly recommend her to friends. Mahalo for all you have done for us, so blessed to have found such a beautiful friend. Pam & Don Bucey

Pam & Don Bucey

"Everyone talks about personal service, but once they have your business?

Well, just try to get your phone calls returned by a lot of “professionals” here in Honolulu! After a lifetime as renters, and “live aboard” boaters, we suddenly needed real-estate help and advice. My elderly parents could no longer care for their large, stand-alone home on the Big Island. We needed to find them just the right home closer to us here in Honolulu, and we needed advice and help that we could trust in getting the best price for the home we were selling. That’s where Savannah came in. In a hot market, it is difficult to get the attention of a good agent. They are all so busy! But Savannah truly took the time to listen to all of our needs and concerns. Then she went to work, and how! She phoned us virtually every day with new listings that really suited our needs. We were often the first to see the properties that just came on the market. She gave me so much information about the whole process – things that I would have never thought to ask! We knew that we were in good hands, and it was not just an advertising slogan! From finding the right home, to the intricacies of making a successful bid, Savannah walked us through all of it. When we fell in love with a condo in Waikiki, all her good advice paid off: we beat out other bidders because of Savannah’s knowledge of the process and the daily state of the local market. But she didn’t disappear, she assisted us in getting the best mortgage, explained about the taxes and titles, and saved us a lot of money and headaches in closing on our new family home. When this whole process started she was an acquaintance, but Savannah is now a family friend. As busy as she is, she still makes time to check in with us, and we have been more than happy to recommend her exceptional service to others who have happily thanked us for similarly excellent experiences with her. Do yourself a favor: use Savannah Scott as your agent. She will work for YOU, and you will have a positive experience instead of a series of “unexpected” headaches that other agents are too busy to help you through. Feel free to contact me via e-mail cloudiacharters@msn.com"

Reverend (Mrs.) Claudia Charters

"Savannah Scott is one of the most professional and caring realtors we've ever met.

Every step of the way she treated us like family and not just another client like so many other realtors do. Due to the limited amount of time that we had to find a house we wanted the best and most knowledgeable realtor out there. Savannah's extensive experience and selfless attitude enabled us to find our home in only 6 days! We recommend Savannah with the utmost enthusiasm as the realtor of choice for anyone looking for a home in Hawaii."

William and Jenny Schrader

"There was a period of two months where Savannah Scott worked very closely with me in trying to locate a second home.

I met Savannah while she sat an open house during a period of time when we were exploring our options on our own. She struck me as being very professional, honest, and candid. I called and asked her to continue our search for a unit. What I found amazing about Savannah was that she was totally committed to my interests and provided me individualized attention. I honestly felt as though I was her only client. We must have looked at 40 units. Through it all she never got impatient or discouraged. I was extremely particular. All the while Savannah was supportive and encouraging. In the end, I not only bought a second home, I also ended up purchasing an investment property, which helped to offset the cost of the second home. I should qualify this with just a bit of background; I am by no means a rich client. I have a modest income and through her advice and patience I not only met my original goals, I put myself in a better financial situation. Through the countless hours of searching and Savannah’s unwillingness to let me down, we had become quite good friends. She continues to be there to offer me advice or answer my questions regarding current real estate trends. She has been a trooper and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a top-notch realtor who is honest and hardworking. "

Pam Kohara

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