Marni Shirley

15 years of work experience
Aloha Pacific Realty
PO BOX 2247
Kailua Kona, HI, 96745
(877) 258-9972

Ratings & reviews (18)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2015
haasberk
Helped me buy home
From the first moment, I was so impressed with her responsiveness and ability to get me to see the condo I was interested in within 24 hours. She has made what could have been a stressful experience, pleasant and reassuring. She referred me to a great loan agent and got everything started. She responded promptly to all my questions and helped me get all the information that I wanted and needed. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a home on the Big Island!
Highly likely to recommend
07/16/2015
losborn19
Showed me homes
We were visiting the Big Island from the mainland and needed someone familiar with Kona and the Kohola Coast to familiarize us with these areas. Marni set up property viewings with our specific criteria in mind. She has excellent listening skills and continually honed her property selections to more closely align to our needs. She also provided keen insight and knowledge relative to tax implications as well as detailing services provided by HOAs where applicable. Marni is very responsive, honest and hard working and we would highly recommend her. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2015
keciaraestanley
Helped me buy home
Marni was extremely helpful on our quest to find the right condo for us. All my question were answered in a timely fashion through email and while on the Island. I would and will recommend her to anyone looking to buy.
Do not recommend
06/10/2015
marlin411
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
I got an answer to my questions three months after I sent them. They were good answers. Oddly enough, I got the answers the same day I got the request for this review. I have secured another agent in Kona to represent me.
Response fromMarni Shirley
Life happens. A consumer gives a Realtor a bad review because an email slipped through the cracks. That is like giving a restaurant a bad review because you couldn?t get a reservation. It doesn?t make sense for Zillow to solicit ratings from consumers who have had no working relationship with the Realtor, but that is the new paradigm. I invite the online public to read the reviews from my CLIENTS, people who I have actually done business with.
Highly likely to recommend
09/15/2014
pauldavies
Helped me buy home
Marni was most helpful guiding us through the entire process - from first contact via email to the closing. We were initially unsure whether to buy a condo or a house, or exactly where on the big island would fit our needs. Marni was diligent and prescient helping us narrow down the possibilities, articulating the pros and cons on the numerous properties and the areas we were considering. She interrupted her vacation on a number of occasions to resolve issues with the bank/underwriter. In order to facilitate a timely closing Marni covered the cost of repairing a damaged garage door. When the bank dropped the ball with the timely delivery of the loan documents, forcing postponement of the closing, Marni even offered the use of her ohana! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/01/2014
denniseschultz
Helped me buy and sell homes
5 real estate transactions with Marni in 10 years. She is the best! I have always enjoyed receiving her advice. I would not use anyone else in Kona. Dennis
Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2014
moshendra
Helped me buy home
My Experience working with Marni Shirley has been absolutely outstanding. She has been available and responsive at any time, at all times, for communications, questions, general pestering, and hand-holding throughout the process. She brings with her a calm, settled, and sure professionalism. She is also immediately incredibly knowledgeable with regard to available properties, individual suitability, and details. Always available for questions, information sourcing, education, meetings, she has been invariably good humored, patient, and reliable: someone you can lean on, no matter what the need. Almost as important in the process, is Marni's friendly and generous demeanor. I cannot recommend her too highly. A superb Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2014
zuser20140612130352632
Helped me buy home
Marni Shirley is an outstanding real estate professional. Both my husband and I appreciated working with her and recommend her without reservation. She is prompt, knowledgeable, and skilled at explaining the process.
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2014
joemueller5
Helped me buy and sell homes
Very happy with the full extent of Mari's services, including local knowledge, low keyed approach, relaxed and calm demeanor through the entire process. Came over from California for an overview, then returned to complete the purchase. The paperwork, negotiation and closing all went smoothly, all things considered. Thanks, marni! Highly recommend your services. The Mueller's
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2013
sharynsneoga
Helped me buy home
We found Marni Shirley when we were looking at a Hawaii real estate website. We had a question about a particular property and her name was listed as an agent who could answer inquiries. We sent her our email question, and to our delight, she responded promptly. As we looked at other properties, we had more questions, so back we went to her. She always gave us detailed and helpful information. It should come as no surprise that, when we were serious about wanting to buy a home, we wanted her to represent us. She was wonderful. She gave us information about a number of homes that fell within our parameters, which in turn helped us to narrow our choices. As we were then living on the mainland, she went to properties and took pictures and videos to give us more visual details. When we decided to make an offer, she of course helped us with the paperwork. But, beyond that, she had a wealth of information that marked her as a highly experienced agent. She helped us locate a lender to finance our purchase. She knew specifics about the community we were interested in. Best of all, she was an outstanding communicator. She was always prompt at responding to us, and she initiated information we would need to know even before we had a chance to ask. In summary, Marni coupled her knowledge and experience with a strong work ethic and communication skills that made our buying experience easier than we could have imagined. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone interested in real estate on the Big Island. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/17/2013
kmscchrn
Helped me buy home
We had contacted other real estate agents on the Big Island but were dissatisfied. Marni 'got it" immediately when I explained our unique needs. She found us the perfect property and was instrumental later in our decision to move to Kona. Using her services again, she found us a perfect home! Marni listens. She is cordial, knowledgeable, and works hard for her clients. She has made the whole process timely and pleasant.
Highly likely to recommend
05/19/2013
user6227405
Helped me buy home
We were impressed with the professional services offered by Marni Shirley. We did not know much about the Hawaiian housing market and when we first contacted Marni, she listened carefully as we explained what we were looking for (type of dwelling, range of prices) and our expectations. She offered an excellent general explanation of the house and condo market and trends in Hawaii (Big Island) and locally. Throughout the process of buying a property in the Kailua-Kona district, Marni was very attentive to our needs and offered useful suggestions and ideas.We relied on her knowledge and experience and ended up entirely satisfied with the results, particularly her suggestions regarding a price range in making an offer on the property. Marc and Renée Leman Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2013
user57078447
Helped me buy home
After living on the Big Island for 4 years and renting we made the decision to buy our forever Hawaiian home. Even tho we had purchased homes before this was our first in Hawaii. Marni was extremely knowledgeable and patient in assisting us. I was impressed with her professionalism and being available to answer all of our questions. I would highly recommend Marni, she is the best!
Highly likely to recommend
05/16/2013
user3092982
Helped me buy home
After years of searching, Marni helped us fine the condo of our dreams (a fixer-upper in a beautiful property). She advised us in the negotiation process, and secured a price that was a real long shot. We are absentee owners, and she carefully watched every escrow detail, examined the unit before closing, and found some problems. She worked with the seller's realtor and got some pretty major things corrected while we were on our way out of the country. She has given us lots of good advice and has been a great friend and resource. She really works hard for her clients! We wouldn't even think of using any other realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013
user4358629
Helped me buy home
Marni helped me bought my oceanfront condo last June. She spent the time to understand my real estate needs, gave great advice and was very protective of my interest during the entire process. I highly recommend Marni to anyone who is looking for a top-notch realtor in Kona.
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013
JT56
Helped me buy home
Buying a property from out of state can be a daunting prospect . . . if you don't have Marni Shirley that is. Marni listened to our needs and put them first. She made us feel as if we were her only clients. Marni kept us in the loop and we never felt "out of touch" with the entire transaction. During a very long and stressful loan process, she was our sanity and never stopped working to make our dream a reality. You cannot find a more dedicated, honest, and hardworking realtor on the Big Island. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013
user28359400
Helped me buy home
The best move we made to buy a condo on Hawaii was having Marni as our realtor. She showed us many properties based on our specifications. More importantly, when we made our decision, she was with us throughout the entire process. Because of her relationships with the bank, title company, and escrow, we were able to overcome some roadblocks and inefficiencies of the banking process. Marni made us feel like we were her most important client and friend. I highly recommed Marni for your real estate needs. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2013
user3331795
Listed and sold a home
Marni has the skills and knowledge to get the job done. Working with her on the sale of our home in a very difficult market was successful, even though our property was on the market for several months. She was thorough in her follow up with buyer's agents, showed our home at a moments notice, kept us informed as much as we requested of her, and finally when the qualified buyer showed up she was excellent at negotiating on our behalf. We have the highest respect for Marni and her dedication to her client. We have experienced buying and selling a few properties in the past so we have a pretty good idea of what makes the difference between an average agent and an excellent one. Marni is also a broker and has experience in many areas, which came in very handy with our particular situation. If we ever wish to purchase a property in Hawaii again, we will call her first. Less ... More