Ken Smith

23 years of work experience
Maui Real Estate - The Smith Team
3250 Wailea Alanui Suite B-35
Wailea, HI, 96768
(888) 687-0591

Ratings & reviews (16)

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Highly likely to recommend
08/27/2013
user1676452
Helped me buy home
We are in final stages of securing a purchase of a beautiful condo at Kahana Reef, thanks to Ken. I really cannot speak highly enough of Ken- I asked endless questions which were always met with extremely quick, knowledgeable, and courteous responses, every time. It was obvious that Ken was looking out for our best interests in the way he provided measured recommendations on each unit and personally viewing and elimating units that he knew were not a good fit on our behalf (as we reside in Canada.) The whole process has been enjoyable. I will absolutely refer Ken to anyone, and look forward to working with Ken for any real estate we buy or sell in Maui. Absolutely fantastic service thus far, and looking forward to meeting you Ken! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2013
user8297819
Helped me buy home
This was our first home buying experience and it happened to be a short sale for which I've heard horror stories about. The only bad experience I had with the short sale was waiting for the bank approval and then being hung up by the second lien holder. During that time, the Smith Team was very informative and calming on the matter. Their confidence minimized our concern. In all, it was a learning and rewarding experience that I would actually do over again. Thank you Smith Team!
Response fromKen Smith
Thanks Mark and Jamaica. It was a pleasure helping you with your first home purchase. We wish you many happy years in your new home. Aloha, The Smith Team
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2013
user26715860
Helped me buy home
It was very special to work with the Smith Family. Greg was very personable and energetic while Ken handled all of the logistics as the process continued. They were very helpful with their knowledge of the process especially as we were first time home buyers.
Response fromKen Smith
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. One of the things that gives me the greatest joy in selling real estate is helping folks like you buy their first home. I hope you have many years of enjoyment in your home. Aloha, Ken
Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2013
JaradStahl
Helped me buy and sell homes
I had the pleasure of Ken representing me as a buyers broker in early 2013. There was no hard sell when he or his family team were showing me houses. Often they would say, "This one is not for you, lets see what else we can find". Even when putting in an offer on a house Ken would counsel me on what the positives and negatives of the house were rather that just pushing me to buy as some brokers will. I did eventually put in an offer on a house which was accepted. Being a first time buyer, there was a lot that I did not know. Ken walked me through the process and was quick to reply to any of my queries. There were times that it looked like the deal was going to fall through and Ken worked through the weekend dealing with the seller and his agent to smooth things over. All in all a good experience working with Ken and his family run business. Less ... More
Response fromKen Smith
Hi Jarad, It was a pleasure working with you. Even though Escrow has closed, we are still here to answer any questions you might have. We appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review. Keep us in mind if you know of anyone looking to buy or sell real estate on Maui. We look forward to seeing you when you arrive on Maui. Let's get together for a celebratory lunch at Haliimaile. Aloha, The Smith Team
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2013
user2956140
Helped me buy home
We've worked with the Smith team starting in July 2012 until the day in March 2013 when we purchased a property on Maui. Ken was able very quickly to build high degree of trust that is especially important for "remote" buyers - we live on the East Coast and the entire transacrtion took place without us being there. Due to a short sale situation on the seller's side there were a number of issues that Ken helped us to successfully navigate through. In-depth local knowledge (things like "This area of Haiku could be too wet for you") is invaluable for mainland shoppers. All the connections (appraisal, mortgage broker, home inspector, title insurance and escrow fees) worked out very well and saved us several hundred bucks here and there. Ken's feel for the market is very precise. Our offer matched dollar for dollar the appraisal done within a couple of weeks. Thank you, Ken! Less ... More
Response fromKen Smith
I appreciate your kind comments. It was a pleasure helping you and your family realise your dream of finding a home on Maui. Aloha, Ken
Highly likely to recommend
01/31/2013
user2435739
Helped me buy and sell homes
Over the past 7 years Ken Smith and his partners at The Smith Team have helped me acquire 11 condos which I am successfully operating as vacation rentals. If you are looking for a real estate team with experience, dedication, and integrity, I highly recommend the services of The Smith Team. Their expertise has made it possible to overcome the many hurdles that a buyer faces in both finding suitable properties, negotiating a fair price, and then overcoming the many challenges faced during Escrow such as property inspection and financing hurdles. I highly recommend him and his team of professionals. Less ... More
Response fromKen Smith
Another happy client. Hooray!
Highly likely to recommend
01/02/2013
user4152787
Showed me homes
When my family and I are ready to purchase real estate on Maui; the Smith Team Will Be our choice! We have been impressed with both the lovely properties as well as the expertise & 'Aloha' from the Smith Team. Mahalo
Highly likely to recommend
12/31/2012
user7705985
Helped me buy home
We've been associated with the Ken and the Smith Team for about 2 years, looking for that "perfect" (and affordable) retirement place on Maui. During our last visit to the island (November, 2012) we accomplished that! Greg was ever so helpful and went out of his way to find and show us places he felt we would like. Ken gave us very helpful advice about the advisability of buying in a particular location which was not the best, so we were able to avoid making a mistake. Jeremy manned the phones and answered a lot of questions, and Melissa wrote the offer. It was a real team effort! We highly recommend this team if you are looking to purchase on Maui. Mahalo! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/25/2012
user77990696
Helped me buy and sell homes
We have had the Smith Team work with us on several occasions both buying and selling. We have always experienced the highest professionalism during every transaction. Our last transaction involved changing our minds on a purchase at the last minute following much efforts by Ken. Ken was more than accommodating given all the extra work that was entailed in changing our purchase in mid stream. I cannot express my satisfaction more as Ken and his team have their clients wishes as their top priority. Less ... More
Response fromKen Smith
Thank you for taking the time especially on Christmas day to write such a nice review. Let's get together for lunch the next time you come to Maui. Aloha, Ken, Melissa, Greg, and Jeremy Smith
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2012
user8440790
Helped me buy and sell homes
Ken and his team have handled several purchases and sales for me on Maui. Ken has helped me purchase investment properties sight unseen.. I trust his judgement and his problem solving skills implicitly.
Response fromKen Smith
Hi Doug, Your review was much appreciated. We look forward to helping you in the future with any real estate needs you may have. Mahalo, Ken Smith and The Smith Team
Highly likely to recommend
11/19/2012
user172216
Helped me buy and sell homes
Ken Smith and his family real estate team are the epitome of "Real Estate Professionals." He sold us our first Maui house in 1999 and has sold us two more since. Not only that, he has supported us with sound advice and a caring heart through all of the trials and tribulations of being first time landlords and surviving the crisis of the current economic downturn. When you buy from Ken, you'll become part of his ohana too. Go for it!
Response fromKen Smith
Hi Al, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. Wishing you and Jeanne a very Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year. Aloha, Ken
Highly likely to recommend
11/18/2012
user60299677
Helped me buy home
A true professional. Ken helped provide us with valuable research and information to prepare us for our purchase from over 4,000 miles away. When we were ready to look at properties, Ken and his team helped us look at a variety of options to ensure we found a property that met our needs. They were there for us during the entire process from the research stage right through closing and helped with all the extras that we needed to make happen... things like recommendations for setting up inspections and insurance. Ken and his team provided full service above and beyond the call of duty. Even though our purchase closed 5 years ago, we continually refer The Smith Team whenever we can! Less ... More
Response fromKen Smith
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year. Aloha, Ken
Highly likely to recommend
11/17/2012
user6416067
Helped me buy home
The entire Smith team is amazing. I would highly recommend anyone to use their services. We moved from Oahu a year ago. We came to Maui on a day trip to see if there was a good fit for us. From that day forward was nothing less than perfection in what you would expect from an agent and an entire staff. Each of them played a critical role in our venture and I am extremely pleased in taking their recommendations based on what our needs and 'must have' items. Aloha
Highly likely to recommend
11/16/2012
user9721440
Listed and sold a home
We requested his expertise as the most successful realtor on Maui. Aside from his agency, when we requested his personal attention, we got it.
Response fromKen Smith
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year. Aloha, Ken
Highly likely to recommend
11/16/2012
user368922
Helped me buy home
Having closed 5 real estate deals with Ken, from 2002 to the present date. I can state with complete confidence, that Ken is highly knowledgeable regarding Maui values, is able to move closings to a conclusion in an honest, rapid, and ethical manner, and places an extremely high value on friendship along with business relationships. I have given Ken permission to gave any possible client my contact info. If you are considering an agent, I urger you to pick Ken Smith,
Response fromKen Smith
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year. Aloha, Ken
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2012
user7151429
Helped me buy home
We have purchased five properties through Ken Smith since 2009. He has shown exemplary integrity and knowledge of the Maui real estate market. In particular, we have been very impressed with Ken's keen eye for investment potential in a property. The entire Smith Team has far exceeded our expectations and it is our pleasure to continue working with them in the future.