If you want someone who listens to your needs and is not pushy or unrealistic, I can help you find or sell your Kauai property. I have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right.
Get to know Carol Skon
Carol was born and raised in St Paul, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota from the School of Journalism. After graduation, she worked for the Minneapolis Star and Tribune newspapers.
In the 1980's and 1990's, Carol worked in the training and development industry. She worked for Achieve Global (formerly Xerox Learning Systems) as a Sales Representative, Sales Manager and Vice President of Sales. She also worked for Wilson Learning Corporation as Executive Vice President of Sales.
In 2003, Carol became a Minnesota licensed realtor and in 2004, her husband and she moved to Princeville and she became a Hawaii licensed realtor. She now holds a Hawaii Real Estate Broker license. She has earned her Accredited Buyer's Representative certification in 2005, e-Pro certification in 2006 and in 2007 she completed her Graduate Realtors accreditation. She has sold more than $70 million since 2004.
She is a Graduate of the Harris Real Estate University's short sale and REO coaching programs.
Carol is a dedicated full time real estate broker/agent.
She is an avid golfer and enjoys swimming in Hanalei Bay.
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Testimonials for Carol Skon
Susan Tappan / Steven Lashbrook and TAK-001/30/2015
Living for nine years in Princeville, Kauai was truly Paradise for us. It was time time to return to family and friends in California. Carol Skon, an avid golfer, was a Makai Golf Club friend. We discussed our situation,and Carol led us every step of the way in selling our Princeville hale. She was phenomenal! We appreciate her extra special attention she gave us almost daily, in selling our property.
We were anxious to sell, but that is not really possible at this time. She kept us well informed of all properties listed and selling. Her photos and real estate catalog for our listing ,were extremely well done, as Carol is a college grad in journalism.
She would stop by at any time, when we needed some questions answered. Her knowledge in selling Kauai real estate is par excellent. Her communication skills are what we consider the most important issue involved with a realtor. Again, excellent! Carol views the real estate market picture in Kauai to the tee!
We put all of our trust in selling our hale into Carol. She ran the show and she succeeded brilliantly. We highly recommend Carol Skon in selling any property on Kauai. She is tops in her field.
We are very grateful to Carol for her guidance in selling our hale. Know doubt about it! She is the BEST!
Susan Tappan / Steven Lashbrook and TAK-0
Mike and Diane Gilbert12/08/2014
After 14 years of ownership, we made the tough decision to sell our unique little piece of paradise in Princeville, HI. We had our own ideas about who our Realtor should be, but a very good friend of ours recommended Carol to us. So we took the time to meet with Carol, and immediately changed our minds. We knew before our first meeting with Carol was over that we wanted Carol as our Realtor. Carol is the ultimate professional who thoroughly understands the Kauai Real Estate Market. Our little piece of paradise was a vacation rental, and our rental bookings were solid which created challenges for Carol to do open houses. Despite the high occupancy rate Carol took advantage of every available opportunity to do open houses. It was not uncommon for Carol to do an open house in the morning before our guests arrived later that day. No detail was too small for Carol, she would tidy up and vacuum after her open houses to make sure our guests would arrive to their sparkling clean vacation home. Carol’s goal was to make sure we were getting the most exposure to potential buyers as possible. Carol worked endless hours making our sale become a reality. She thoroughly communicated with us every step of the way exceeding our already high expectations. Carol walked us through the complex escrow and closing process making it as easy for us as possible. If you are thinking about selling or buying a home on Kauai there is no one else that we would recommend. Carol is knowledgeable, professional, friendly, genuine, a great communicator, but probably most important; Carol instills a great deal of integrity and trust into the relationship that you build with her. Carol Skon is the Realtor that you want working for you.
Mike & Diane Gilbert
Vic and Judi de Forest05/15/2014
My husband and I had not been to our condo in 5 years; we live 6000 miles away from Kaua'i. When we needed to sell, a friend recommended Carol. We found her to be knowledgeable and her experience in her field was invaluable in marketing our home. No detail was too small and no job too big, from picking out new carpeting to inventory to rearranging the furniture so it would look more pleasing. Her photos of our condo "invited" viewers to live on Kauai in our home. She always spent our money on renovations and fix-ups in a very conservative way. We could reach her easily by phone or email and all explanations were clear and concise. Her advice was spot-on and we relied on it often. When our condo sold, everything that needed to happen was finished on time. We have bought and sold quite a few houses in our marriage, and Carol stands out as one of the most professional and attentive realtors with whom we have worked. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
Cliff Lamb and Todd04/23/2014
Carol handled the sale of our Emmalani Court home with true expertise. She kept us fully informed, went out of her way to arrange any repairs found necessary during the inspection and kept us calm while negotiations were taking place. She truly went out of her way to make the whole process as easy as possible. Her friendly attitude and professionalism impressed us from the moment we met her and we would absolutely use her again.
I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work in selling my condo in Princeville. You went far beyond what other agents would have done for me.
I have highly recommended you to my friends. Should I need the services of a real-estate agent, you will be the first person I call.
Please feel free to use me as a reference should you need one. I can’t thank you enough.
Claudia and Bob Klumb10/07/2013
If you want an enthusiastic, market-savvy, more than very knowledgeable and experienced realtor and negotiator, you need look no further. Carol was recommended to me by trusted friends who also had the same experience in selling their condo in the same market and whose condo sold with Carol at the helm. Carol spent invested time in researching the market and listening to my expectations. Together we devised a plan forward. I learned so very much about the market, how to present the “island paradise dream”, owner’s responsibilities in the process from beginning to end (which were totally new to me at the time) as well as managing my expectations. Carol walked me through every step. She communicated with me 2 or 3 times a week preparing for the market listing. Carol made sure all my expectations were met. My condo was listed with Carol and received several viable offers within 3 days of the first open-house with an acceptance on the 9th day. Escrow was closed 2 weeks early due to Carol’s tenacity and pro-active management of the process between me, the buyer’s realtor and Title Company. Carol is a 5+ star agent and is highly recommended for both buyers and sellers.
"Looking for the BEST Realtor on Kauai to work with when buying or selling a property? Look no further. Carol Skon is without a doubt the BEST!!! My wife and I wanted to sell our SeaLodge condo in Princeville and I asked around amongst friends who they would recommend and Carol's name came up repeatedly. After visiting with her only a brief time, we were convinced she was the Realtor for us. What a blessing that has turned out be. Having been a Realtor myself in the past, I am familiar with the many details that have to be tended to in marketing, presentation, and showing properties. Having a vacation rental on the market requires a lot of patience, which Carol has in abundance, and coordination with the property manager to minimize disruptions to paying guests. Top all of this off with our being off island during the listing period, and subsequent contract period. Carol found a buyer within about 30 days after signing the listing contract and coordinated the whole process while we were on the mainland. The whole process went smoothly. The bottom line in any recommendation is would we use her services again? Absolutely! Carol is very professional and a total pleasure to work with."
Karen Rupp & Dennis Ness, Kapaa, Hawaii09/03/2013
We want to say how satisfied we are with working with Carol. We had our Condo on the market for over 2 yrs. We knew it was a hard market, but we were unsatisfied that we were not getting the response that we thought we should be getting.
When we contacted Carol, she was talking about "Key words" for us. She said several times that she wanted to work honestly and with integrity. Carol had listed our property and one week later she had MULTIPLE offers! Then the work started for Carol. She was in constant contact with the buyers' agent and the lender to hold the sale together. Only with her tenacity the sale went thru. We are recommending Carol in the future.
Lee Killeen, Oregon09/03/2013
I lived on the Island of Kauai for 9 years. I met Carol Skon when she sold my first condo in 2004. I recently sold my 2 bed room condo and of course the only realtor I would consider was my friend Carol. Not only is Carol the most professional realtor that I have done business with, she works hard for her clients. Doing business with Carol has been a real pleasure. Not only is the best, she has become a great friend.I've met a number of real estate agents in my life time, but never one better then Carol Skon. I recommend her highly.
Shari and Hiett Ward, Princeville, Hawai09/03/2013
Carol is one of a kind! We have dealt with lots of realtors in the course of many corporate transfers and eighteen moves. Carol is simply the best we have ever had. She is exceptionally pleasant, and we have no suggestions as to how she could improve her performance.