Buyer Testimonials

My family and I just recently completed our third transaction at the Mahana within a 12 month period and have been very pleased with high level of professional representation that we have received in working with The Stice Team on every occasion. Their strong communication skills, determined negotiation tactics, high level of personal care, along with their solution oriented and positive attitude has helped us achieve our goals in a timely fashion. In working with them, we have become good personal friends and we would certainly recommend The Stice Team to anyone considering buying or selling at the Mahana
— Ron and Margie Danz
I would like to thank Tracy and Jeremy Stice for all the work they did in getting us a wonderful home. We had been wanting to purchase a larger home for a few years now, and Tracy and Jeremy would intermittently show us homes they felt we would be interested in. Sometimes my husband was not interested, sometimes I was not, and the Stice Team patiently continued to show us various homes. What we loved about the Stice Team is that we were never pressured or made to feel that we were obligated to move forward on purchasing any of the many homes they showed us over the years. They both supported our decision not to purchase until the right home was located.

A few months ago, the Stice Team called us with the perfect home. It was a foreclosure, and it was a good deal. We were so excited! We put in our bid, but then found out that we were not selected, as someone else had made a stronger offer. We were disappointed, but we knew that something else would come along, some day. Not even a month later, Jeremy called to inform us of another home, similar in size to the one we didn’t get, but for a much lower price. There was another strong offer already on the house, but the Stice Team made themselves available to quickly show us the home, according to our schedule. Time was of the essence, and Jeremy was very flexible in coordinating his schedule with ours. He was very accommodating, which made it very easy for us to quickly put in our bid. There were multiple snags and roadblocks which Tracy easily worked through. Tracy is extremely knowledgeable and completely open. I loved working with the Stice Team.

One short month later, we are now the proud owners of a lovely home, one that our family of four unanimously approves of. In retrospect, everything happened for the best outcome, including not obtaining any of the homes we looked at previously. The Stice Team consists of two men, father and son, who have integrity and great knowledge. They are truly helpful and loving people. It was my honor and pleasure to have them as my real estate agents.
— Michelle Romero Ancheta
Living in the San Francisco Bay Area is not bad at all, but after running a successful distribution company for more than 35 years, retirement planning started to come to mind, and after spending multiple vacations over the years on the Hawaiian islands, especially on Maui, it became clear that paradise was only a decision away.

Watching with interest House Hunters International occasionally on the HGTV channel, we did not miss one segment of “Hawaii Life” once they started this new segment about real estate on the Hawaiian Islands. Signing on their website allowed me to have access to hundreds of properties for sale. After “browsing” for a few months, the time seemed right to do the next step.

We made contact with one of Hawaii Life’s customer representatives expressing interest in properties on Maui’s West side and within 1 hour we got contacted by Jeremy Stice, who is a full time real estate broker with Hawaii Life, living in Ka’anapali specializing in West Maui real estate. We went over criteria what we were looking for and agreed that it was time for a vacation combined with properties showings.

Meeting Jeremy for the first time, with 5 property showings scheduled, he won the biggest battle with his easy, no pressure, yet professional and at the same time very personal style. Right away, my wife and I felt very comfortable and had trust in him.

The showings went well with us especially impressed with a property and a brand new house just waiting for the finishing touches built by Greg Brown Development. We went back for a second tour meeting up with Greg Brown himself to have a more in-depth look and discussion. The layout was well thought out, craftsmanship, materials, and appliances used are satisfying the highest expectations. Jeremy and us prepared that night an offer for the property and after some additional negotiations the following day, the deal was done with satisfied seller and buyer parties.

With funding guaranteed, the sides agreed for a super speedy 21 days closing…

We returned to the Mainland with Jeremy working his magic to get all the different professionals on the same page and to overcome eventual stumbling blocks. He referred us to a local lawyer for some additional peace of mind, which worked out well. We went back to Maui to take possession of the property on the day we targeted. Jeremy helped us to connect with professionals like Interior designer, landscaper, pool maintenance, security company, etc.

An exceptional dinner on Jeremy’s tab was a nice conclusion to a successful undertaking. Thanks, Jeremy – you have been wonderful to work with and we can only highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy and/or sell property on Maui
— Hans + Margit Kopecky
My wife and I have been aware of Honua Kai for a couple of years. We were finally able to stay at the property last October and were so impressed that we spoke to the sales representative about purchasing a 1 bedroom unit. She informed us that there was only one left for sale by the developer, and by the time we returned to the mainland, the unit had been sold.

At that point, we basically gave up the idea of ever owning at Honua Kai. I would peruse the real estate listings from time to time hoping to stumble upon a unit that would fall within our budget. This was how I came to find Jeremy. His blog entry in early January told of 4 one bedroom units that had just been listed at Honua Kai that were within our price range. Further research indicated that he was the only Realtor I found who had in depth knowledge of these listings.

I called Jeremy to see what other information he had about the units. We spoke at length and he fielded all of my basic questions about owning a vacation property. It quickly became obvious that Jeremy was intimately knowledgeable about Honua Kai. We felt very comfortable with Jeremy and his assessment of the market and soon after we put in an offer for one of the units. The offer wasn’t immediately accepted, but Jeremy stayed on top of everything until the sellers accepted our offer.

The entire transaction was nothing like we’d ever experienced. When issues arose with the financing and we felt like giving up, Jeremy was always supportive. He insisted that if we weren’t comfortable with any aspect of the deal, he’d back any decision we made. At one point he related some of his life experiences that directly applied to an issue we were struggling with. Jeremy truly had our best interests in mind, and there was never any pressure to continue with the purchase.

The Stice Team embodies a unique blend of market knowledge and awareness combined with a personal touch you’d expect only from close friends. We’d like to extend our gratitude to Jeremy and Tracy Stice for helping us attain our dream vacation home in Maui.
— Craig Kojima owner of Honua Kai Hokulani #728
My wife and I vacationed in Maui for the first time in Dec. 2010.
We were so impressed with the beauty, tranquility, and friendliness of the people there, that we were convinced that it was where we wanted to retire.

Considering the current market, and affordability, we knew that we shouldn’t wait until retirement time to buy, as it might be beyond our means when the market gets strong again.

My wife started researching condos on the internet as soon as we returned home.
It was our good fortune, that the first inquiry she happened to make was to Jeremy Stice.

I could not believe, that in less than 10 minutes he responded to her inquiry, in the evening, on a week-end! I was immediately impressed, and told Linda that we were not going to work with anyone but Jeremy.

This proved to be the right decision, as Jeremy turned out to be one of the most competent and diligent professionals I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with.

We returned to Maui in April 2011 to view some properties. Jeremy was kind enough to pick us up at our resort and drive us to all of the properties we wanted to view. One of the condos we looked at was at Lahaina Shores Beach Resort. After much consideration, we decided to make an offer. Jeremy basically took over from there.

With very little effort on our part after that (other than the typical paperwork) we are now the proud owners of this condominium in Lahaina Shores. We are so thankful that we chose Jeremy to represent us in this exciting endeavor, as he made everything so easy for us.

We would highly recommend Jeremy to anyone wishing to buy or sell properties in Maui, as he is truly a motivated, diligent, hard working professional in every aspect.
— Richard Morgan and Linda Fess
We found Jeremy through his blog series and were impressed by his continued dedication to bringing current and relevant information about Honua Kai. So when we started looking for a second home at Honua Kai, we immediately reached out to Jeremy for his assistance. As we considered various units, he provided great insight and helped manage our expectations. He was instrumental in getting us the unit we wanted and helpful through the entire process. He ensured that our requests were met and put the pressure on when necessary. This was a great comfort since we do not live on Maui. We have worked with other real estate agents on Maui and found Jeremy and his team to be better in terms of communication, competence, professionalism, and knowledge. We would definitely recommend him to others.
— Kyle and Sue Austin
My family and I have stayed at Honua Kai as vacationers for several years as we absolutely love the resort. The time was right for me to explore ownership at the resort and I began my research online. Everywhere I looked online we found blog articles that Jeremy Stice had written about Honua Kai, it was very clear that he was the expert on this complex.

We contacted Jeremy and were impressed with his timely responses that were thorough and candid. We felt that we could trust him and that we would do a good job representing our interests on a developer unit. In addition to providing us with comprehensive information about the resort, Jeremy provided us a with series of videos on units that were were considering. We pursued one of the units and secured a contract on it.

We decided to make another visit to reaffirm our purchasing decision. Jeremy did a great job of lining up a number of units at Honua Kai that we had considered in addition to the one that we had our contact on it. By the end of it, we decided to pursue a different unit than we originally had under contract.

Jeremy was thorough, responsive, and supportive of our position as buyers throughout the entire process. We are extremely pleased with our purchasing decision and would highly recommend Jeremy Stice and Hawaii Life Real Estate brokers for anyone looking to buy or sell in Honua Kai. Mahalo Jeremy!
— Keith Carey
Our experience purchasing at Honua Kai from a distance was a rocky road for sure. After an unsuccessful negotiation attempt, it was clear to us that working with an agent on the inside would be necessary.

While researching through the internet, we came across Jeremy’s blogs. We were amazed by the quality and wealth of information provided there. At first, we felt this would certainly be great information to guide us, but when we realized that Jeremy had an established track record as a real-estate agent on this property, including managing properties there and even owning a unit, it became obvious he was the agent for us. He responded promptly to our emails and provided ample information throughout the process.

After multiple bids on several different units, we eventually landed a property. The process was difficult and tedious. At times, we were ready to simply walk away. Jeremy was extremely professional, courteous, and patient. His soft yet confident demeanor was inspiring and encouraging. Above all, he negotiated with the highest level of ethical standards. It is my firm belief that, without Jeremy and his team, we likely would not have closed on a property at Honua Kai. We look forward to working with Jeremy and Megan as property managers.
— Paul and Colleen McElligott
I want to thank you for everything that you have done thus far for my wife and I. I am so glad that I viewed your website and eventually contacted you. I have built my entire career on providing timely responses to my clients questions and concerns. You have definitely mastered this art.

I must admit that it’s a bit scary considering the purchase of real estate without being there to view things. You have gone out of your way in answering all of our questions. You have a good contact list of bankers and property managers that you were able to connect me with.

The information that I was able to obtain was exactly what I was looking for. I can’t tell you enough how important the videos were that you sent us. No request or question went unanswered. When my wife was concerned about the direction the condo was facing and what type of sunlight we could expect, you quickly went to the property and sent us a video of the location of the sunrise and sunset. In fact, you took the video from the unit across from the one we were considering to give us a better prospective.

The extra mile that you took in servicing us has meant a lot to us. That extra mile has allowed us to feel 100% confident in our decision to purchase a unit at Honua Kai. Thanks again for everything!!
— Peter and Tracy Konidis
Our family highly recommends Jeremy and the entire Stice team for any and all Maui real estate needs. The Stice team worked with us for over a year to find our family a home. There were bumps along the road but Jeremy and his team handled them all with professionalism.
— Khara Covington and Shane Ripley