Selling and Buying made Easy!
Kathleen was born and raised in Southern California and spent as much time as possible on the ocean. Back in 1988, a few friends moved to Maui and she followed a year later. It took her no time to love the island spirit, local culture and especially the awe inspiring beauty of the island. Kathleen has spent all of her 30 years selling Maui's amazing lifestyle. She started in the local market selling radio spots for then KNUI and transitioned in to the visitor market selling for Maui's top visitor publications. As an Account Executive, she successfully sold millions of dollars of advertising while getting immersed into the local and visitor businesses. When she decided to get into real estate sales, she realized, even more, how fortunate she was to live and work in this amazing place.
As a real estate Broker on Maui, Kathleen has worked with many buyers and sellers on a variety of price levels and types of properties for the past 17 years. As the market took a downturn back in 2007, Kathleen jumped right into an became a top REO agent. As difficult as that period was, for many years she was able to see the bright side of the situation which allowed many people to finally afford the purchase of a home and help others out of bad financial positions. That period also gave her a wealth of knowledge and experience that has been priceless as a real estate agent. Having now lived on Maui for over 28 years, her success is about loving what she does and doing it well. But, most importantly, the relationships she has cultivated which are a part of her Maui Ohana.
We met Kathleen in 2006 and started working with her when we were looking to buy property on Maui. We worked with her again when selling 8 years later. The buying & selling process seemed overwhelming at times, especially since we live over 4000 miles away! But, we felt very reassured by Kathleen’s knowledge, experience, organization & patience, which was so impressive. She tirelessly went above & beyond while guiding us through every step of the endless paperwork! Since we live so far away, communication was also extremely important to us. Kathleen was quick to respond to our numerous emails and always made herself available to talk on the phone. We love her genuine kindness & honesty balanced with such a high standard of hard work! It has been an absolute pleasure working with Kathleen and getting to know her. We would highly recommend Kathleen Tezak to anyone looking for real estate needs.
Marta Nagy & Stuart Tweedlie
Over the years I have had numerous clients use Kathleen Tezak as a real estate agent and they have always come back to me with glowing reports of how professional, efficient, thorough, knowledgeable and that she always goes way beyond what is expected of an agent to finalize their transactions. They have all told me that they would highly recommend her and that she has been the best real estate agent that they have ever dealt with. As a result of that persistent high quality feedback I also highly recommend her. Thomas R Cole, Attorney at Law Wailuku Maui Hawaii
To Whom It May Concern:
In July, 2014, my Mother and Step-dad passed away leaving a house in Kihei, Hawaii. Residing in California, I asked Maui locals for real estate agent references. I arranged interviews with four real estate agents. Kathleen Tezak was the only agent to show on time (five minutes early to be exact). She got the listing. Promptness is NOT Kathleen's only attribute. The house was ill-maintained. Kathleen didn't hesitate to roll up her sleeves to assist with the overwhelming preparations to ready the house for sale even helping to rearrange some heavy furniture. Her petite figure belies her strength! Since I was unable to do all the work required, Kathleen scheduled competent contractors to include painters and a carpet professional at very reasonable costs. She worked with the homeowners association to assist with the exterior of the house even getting them to move an ugly portable tiolet from across the street.
Kathleen also went above the normal real estate agent duties to include providing me with rides to and from the airport during my six trips to Maui. The house was finally ready for sale in November, 2014. After numerous first class "open houses" conducted by Kathleen at her own expense, the house sold in January, 2015.
In my humble opinion, Kathleen is not just the most dedicated, competent, hardest working real estate agent in Maui, she's the best real estate agent I've ever met.
I have purchased many homes in my life and none were as pleasant an experience as finding and buying a home on Maui with Kathleen. Not knowing a lot about Maui when I started looking, I scoured the internet and found all kinds of "good deals". Kathleen patiently showed us all the houses we had selected while at the same time listening to what I really wanted. During the whole process Kathleen kept a big smile on her face and made the whole thing a pleasant experience. Kathleen then suggested some houses and found several options that was what I really wanted. After making an offer on the final house, her follow-up was amazing and she helped guide me through the whole Maui process of purchasing a house. She arranged for the inspections, set up all meetings with the inspectors and helped make the entire process as painless as possible. Working with Kathleen through the whole experience is the way purchasing a house should be in a perfect world. Not only was she great at finding exactly what I wanted, but her pleasant nature and big smile made it a wonderful process.
David Burlingame, P.E.
Although we have known Kathleen since 2012, we wish we had met her sooner. We have bought and sold dozens of properties over the last 40 years and have worked with as many realtors. Kathleen is definitely one of the best realtor’s we have ever had the pleasure to work with. Kathleen listed our property at 51 Kapu Pl. in Kihei, Maui. Because we were living in California at the time, Kathleen took on a lot of responsibilities beyond those required. The house was listed for several months. During that time, she made sure the property was always presentable and ready to show. Kathleen kept us updated on the market and was always encouraging in spite of the fact that the real estate market was down. Kathleen was diligent and responsible for us receiving close to asking price. Kathleen’s attention to detail is to be commended. We felt comfortable signing all documents as we knew she carefully reviewed them prior to us receiving them. Aside from being intelligent, honest, hardworking and competent, Kathleen places her client’s best interest above her own. She is an individual that we would recommend with complete and total confidence.
John & Angela Lucia
Awards & Designations
Elite Pacific Properties
Broker In Charge ~ Lahaina