Knowledgable and educated on Kauai's short sales, foreclosure, investment, 2nd home and relocation market serving both buyers and sellers. Let me put my 23 years of Kauai living to work for you.
Get to know Elaine Schaefer
My commitment as your local REALTOR® is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. A full-time Princeville resident since 1991 (yes, I am a hurricane survivor, although my house was not!) I was affiliated with a National Brokerage for many years, but have since changed by focus. As the Broker/Owner of Sold on Kauai Realty, I specialize in helping one client at a time giving them undivided attention throughout their buyer or selling process. Helping clients buy or sell their dream property brought me many good friends in the process. I've also bought and sold for myself; both my primary residence and also 1031 IRS exchanges. Experience coupled with continuing education are the cornerstones of my real estate career. I am a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) hold the Accredited Buyer's Representative designation, (ABR) the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist designation, (CRS) a designation held by only 4% of real estate agents nationwide as well as the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designations. Buying or selling does not have to be a stressful or painful experience and will not be if you have an agent with the experience, education and committment to serving you, the client! If you want personal service with professional results, with Aloha, call or email me today! Thank you for visiting my blog.
Elaine Schaefer's Blog Posts
I have been a fulltime Princeville resident (North Shore of Kauai) since 1991. During that time I've seen tremendous growth on our beautiful Island and witnessed Kauai go from a sleepy, unknown location to a highly desireable and sought after place to live. Although relatively small, Kauai is quite diverse with many subtle and not so subtle differences from one location to another. Before you commit to any agent on Kauai, make sure they know the Island and can properly inform you about what you might expect.
Although I sell Islandwide, and am equally comfortable on the Westside as on the Northshore, my area of expertise is from Princeville to Kapaa. I keep up with Island statistics on a monthly basis, and do a weekly update on Princeville Condos. I have been a property owner on Kauai since 1987 and curently have a personal residence as well as an investment condo. Education in this market is important but of even greater importance is hands on experience. Ask me, or any other agent you choose, how long they have been on Kauai, how many transactions they have completed, how long they have been in real estate... the list goes on. Your real estate transaction is probably the largest financial transaction of your life. Take the time to ask some question of the agent to whom you are entrusted to guide you in this critical time.
My committment is to you, the client. If there is an area of personal interest to you, please let me know and I will be happy to compile statistical information (number of sales, recent sales amounts etc) for any given property in any Kauai Island location. Do not hesitate to put my experience and education to work for you. Thank you for taking the time learn a little bit about me. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Testimonials for Elaine Schaefer
Elaine help me through a very difficult and long Escrow(s). I sold a property to buy a home. Because of Elaine it worked. When you have a broker with local knowledge and financial resources the odds are in your favor. Mahalo, Elaine.
Elaine is great. She was always very attentive and EXTREMELY responsive (even early or late in the day). She knew the market and how to help. She followed through on everything she said. Great Agent!
Elaine helped us find and buy our future retirement home in Princeville. She knows the local market better than anyone and showed extreme patience and perseverance during our search and negotiations. We couldn't be on island except for the initial search and Elaine was there for us as our eyes and ears. She even met the cable guy for installation. We could not have found a better realtor
Elaine sold our condo. She made sure the transaction went as smooth as possible. Our condo was sold in no time at all. She is very thorough and makes sure all aspects of the transaction are covered. We would recommend Elaine to anyone that wants the job done right.
I have worked with Elaine Schaefer for almost ten years. She has represented me as both a buyer and as a seller in real estate transactions on Kauai since 2003.
Elaine has consistently impressed me with her professionalism and knowledge. She is extremely conscientious and meticulous in her work. She communicates clearly, and always follows up on every detail.
Her blog is very informative, and keeps her clients up-to-date on the latest trends in the market.
Elaine is also just a delightful and cheerful person with a great sense of humor.
I highly recommend Elaine to anyone looking for an outstanding real estate broker on Kauai. She is the best!
I have worked in the mortgage industry for over 30 years and understand the complexities of it. Therefore, I wanted the Realtor that represented my wife and me, in purchasing our dream retirement home, to be very knowledgeable and professional. Consequently, I spent considerable time researching Realtors on Kauai and selected Elaine. Now that the transaction, which involved several obstacles and possible deal breakers, has been completed, I can truly say that I chose wisely. Elaine lived up to and many times exceeded our expectations. She certainly is a professional, very knowledgeable, and looked out for our interest throughout the entire transaction. Without hesitation, I would entrust my business to Elaine again, and, unequivocally, highly recommend her.
We found Elaine to be very helpful and patient with us in our search for an affordable vacation home in Princeville. She carefully took note of our desired wishes and was able to find the perfect home for us. Her negotiating skills were impressive, as was her local knowledge of Kauai Island real estate. She helped us in all areas of the transaction including providing us with lists of local mortgage brokers, gardeners, and insurance agents. She was attentive to our needs and catered to our strange off-island schedule. We'd like to also point out that she is friendly, personable, and very funny. We are pleased to say that we consider Elaine to be the first friend we made in Princeville!