S Palani Street, Pahoa, HI 96778, United States
|Lot Size:||9,100 square feet|
720 Properties Listed & Sold Since 2003!
There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my home & land sellers and home and land buyer clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves.
So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs throughout the years.
Christi was featured as the local property expert on Tiny House Hunting
Season 2 Episode 17 Aired September 19th, 2015
May 14th, 2016
Christi is an excellent realtor and gets the job done right. She is the best on the Big Island!!! Christi is prompt, knowledgable and a courteous professional. You can count on her when it comes to buying or selling a property on the Big Island.
April 11th, 2016
I want to thank you for your ongoing help in a 6 month process to sell 3 properties on Hawaii during a buyer’s market. You helped me find the best price, using clever and often-adjusted strategies to position the lots for maximum attention, quick sales, and fairest price to me. You wrote terrific sales descriptions for advertising and listing, and you took wonderful photos to augment your words. This really helped sell the properties. During the 6 months we worked together, we saw many similar listings languishing while mine sold relatively quickly and for the best price the market would allow.
During escrow, even though you were on vacation on the mainland, you stayed constantly available and helpful. This was especially useful when one of the escrow agents turned out to be incompetent. Working together, we got the process on track and everything worked out smoothly. You are easy to work with — courteous, helpful, available, honest — and work very hard for your clients. You remain even-tempered and friendly during stressful transactions. I would recommend you to anyone doing business in Hawaii real estate, with no reservations.
January 10th, 2016
I just want to say-thank you, thank you, for selling for me, two lots:
Hawaiian Paradise Park and Kalapana.
You worked very hard to accomplish these transactions and I'm very happy and grateful
that you were my real estate agent.
You are the best!
God Bless You!
Regards- Michelle Heckel
Thousand Oaks, CA
December 10th, 2015
I can't wait to meet Christi.........she has been there for me with every step of my dream
home buying journey.
There were a few stressful times and she was always there to reassure me everything will work
out, and it did.
On a normal rating scale, Christi is just so much over the top I can't even put a number on it.
One in a million..........you just don't find many people who go so far out of their way to make
sure you are okay.
I will never be able to thank you enough Christi, you are my hero.
Mahalo nui loa my friend,
Linda from Seattle
September 25th, 2015
I want to thank you for helping me find my dream house in Hawaii.
Being a mature single woman, the thought of buying a house on my own was daunting,
to say the least, but your knowledge, patience, and understanding of my needs made
the process a pleasure.
My little yellow house, only 1 block from the ocean, is perfect.
I especially love the large lanai and beautiful yard.
A Big Mahalo to you,
September 10th, 2015
I have known Christi for over 10 years now. I have listed and sold 3 lots through her. To me, Christi is REALLY a true professional in her field. She works hard for you and is a great communicator. She always keeps you informed on the status every step of the way.
She provides her insight, as well as, make suggestions with no pressure on you to do this or do that. I have been more then satisfied with her services and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her to anyone who is selling or buying real estate here in East Hawaii Island.
Christi gets a 5 Star/A+++++ rating as a Real Estate agent.
August 18th, 2015
"Have total faith in Christi. While the listing agent for my ocean front lot I always knew she
would come through. Even over long distance and a hard market she always kept in touch,
was honest and diligent. I highly recommend her!"
Adrienne Starr Fenton- California
May 11th, 2015
Thank you Christi for helping me sell my Hawaiian property.
Your services and professionalism are top notch.
I highly recommend you.
May 7th, 2015
YES 2 CHRISTI
Thanks- a-million for helping sell my house so fast! (about 2 months)
You know this real estate dance well. I felt confident and at ease as you lead me through all the complicated steps. Even though I was on an outer island you kept the tempo moving, stayed up beat, and on point throughout the process. Questions were answered with clarity and consideration. Documents were fine tuned, and the MLS publicity photos were fantastic!
Christi, you are a super-duper on the ball agent!
Thousands of blessings!
March 25th, 2015
Monday - flew from San Diego to Hilo
Tuesday - Christi showed properties
Wednesday - made an offer
Thursday - flew home
Friday - offer accepted
Four weeks later - closed escrow
Working with Christi has been a dream. From initial contact through close of escrow, she was on top of every detail, answered all of our questions promptly, and guided us through the process.
Truly a professional, Christi has my stamp of approval, and highest recommendation.
San Diego, CA
March 25th, 2015
Christi did an excellent job selling our Hawaiian Acres vacation home. She utilized many resources to determine marketing and pricing and kept in close contact to keep us up to date on progress.
Ron & Susan
March 24th, 2015
My experience with Christi was very professional and her expertise in getting the job done in a more than timely manner exceeded my expectation. It was awesome how things proceeded especially her zeal for getting the best deal for me. The quality of her being the best Realtor is outstanding. From start to finish there were no surprises everything was done in a professional and orderly manner.
March 23rd, 2015
Darlene and I would like to thank you for the excellent job you did for us on the recent sale of our property. Your assistance on removing our squatter and getting the property cleaned up to make it presentable went beyond our expectations. We would recommend you to anyone having a real estate transaction in Hawaii. Thanks again.
Don & Darlene
February 23rd, 2015
Lisa and I want to thank you for doing such a great job getting our Ainaloa home sold.
It certainly had its challenges but through your Professional approach and outstanding initiative you made it happen.
We appreciate your staying connected with phone calls and quick email responses.
We certainly would recommend your real estate services to anyone seeking to buy or sell on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Mahalo John and Lisa
February 5th, 2015
I sold two Hawaiian Acre lots (3 acres each ) with Christi doing all of the long distance work for my wife and I.
We live in Highland Heights Kentucky approximately 10 minutes from Cincinnati Ohio. Christi was really helpful in all phases of the sale.
My wife and I were pleased with her fast selling of the lots close to our asking price.
Thank you Christi!
Sincerely, Larry and Barbara
December 13th, 2014
Christi's approach to serving her clients is simply amazing. Although my recent transaction earned her a very minimal commission compared to an agent's usual share, she treated me as though millions were involved, with prompt, cheerful contacts at every step along the way. Her cheerful, positive attitude and thoroughness is a shining example of professionalism, a model for others in any professional activity, not just real estate. We are most grateful that we had engaged her.
November 25th, 2014
Yay!!!! Thank you Christi so much for all your help & patience with us!!!
We really appreciate all that you did for us to make this possible!!!
Carla & Justin
August 20th, 2014
A Big Mahalo Christi,
Thank you so much for staying with us, and sending the photos of homes for 3 1/2 years, until
we were able to move back to the Big Island!
You truly made our "Dream" come true. God gave us a vision 4 years ago and you were his team on the ground doing the work. Every day we prayed and hoped, and now this day is finally here. Thank you for all your help, encouragement, and finding such a nice and quiet home. With a little more money and a few touches this place will be just perfect for us.
Hopefully very few buyers will put you through what we have, and so with a hurricane in the middle, this will be a one time experience.
You made connections from Colorado to Hawaii, keeping your track shoes on all the time,
you didn't miss a step! We don't know of a person in real estate that could keep up with you,
so we are recommending you as the only agent to anyone who may be contemplating buying or selling.
Thank you for all your help and going that extra miles with us.
Aloha & Mahalo,
Larry & Sue
August 6th, 2014
Christi made selling my 4 acre property easy! The home, built in 1975, was nonconforming to permit, aging, and located in a hard to access off-grid location. Christi understood just how to market this agricultural property, had a great video done highlighting its charm, and stirred up interest among other realtors and potential buyers. I ended up having a cash sale after only 4 months on the market and received a price very close to my asking price. The buyers will fit in well in that neighborhood which was an added bonus and the result of good marketing strategy. Christi was available at every step of the process to explain requirements and help with paperwork. It was a pleasure to list with such a hard working realtor and I would recommend Christi to anyone selling a home or vacant land in East Hawaii.
August 10th, 2013
Dear Christi and Principals at Aloha Coast,
Rarely do we send a letter of recommendation but feel it necessary due to the phenomenal work
by Christi on our behalf. We have worked with other agents before but never have we had the service, attention to detail,
professionalism, and all around commitment to our goals as Christi.
We would highly recommend Christi to anyone interested in purchasing land in Hawaii.
Even when we thought we would never find our spot, Christi kept us motivated and positive,
until we achieved our goals. The principals at Aloha Coast are lucky to have such an amazing
talent working for them.
She is an exceptional agent and will help make anyone's dreams come true as she as ours!
Thanks again Christi.
With sincerity and Aloha,
Craig & Calvin
Los Angeles, CA
May 20th, 2014
I started out working with David Deweese one of the owners, who was fantastic, but after a couple of years...yes two years of intermittent looking I asked him to move me over to one of
his agents when I knew I was going to be looking for awhile (plus he had other things come up).
I wasn't so much a tire kicker, but one slow to decide, even though I was not spending BIG
bucks, it was a big deal to me to take the time to make the right decision for me. My searches
were sporadic as life here in Texas would take over for months at a time, then I would hit
the search again.
Christi was great to work with! I highly value an honest opinion and straight talk which is
exactly what I got from her when I asked questions or needed an opinion as I didn't live there
nor did I visit during the search.
Never was there pressure to hurry to buy nor was I treated like a tire kicker. She is personable., patient and extremely courteous. She kept in contact with me during the entire process. She was very knowledgeable and promptly answered all my emails as well as helped me navigate the market and all the different neighborhoods, and now I own my own land parcel in paradise!
Not to mention ALL of this was remotely done.
May 7th, 2014
Christi listed our home in Ainaloa and within 3 weeks we had a full price offer. She continued to show our property in the event that the buyer had any issues. We closed on time. The whole team at Aloha Coast Realty including property Managers Amanda and Pina, Realtor Ken and Broker John were very helpful during the transaction. We are believers in Christi and the Aloha Coast Realty team. We will definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Paul & Gary Corydon, IN.
April 13th, 2014
MUCH MAHALO for all your "hand holding" and patience in listing and selling my property. Also, what "seemed like a seamless" closing.
New Braunfels, Texas
March 11th, 2014
Christi Mallicoat is definitely someone I will refer anyone needing real estate assistance to. Initially, her name and contact information was given to me back about a year and a half ago by a friend who is also in the real estate business. I needed help selling two properties long distance out of state, and looking for a realtor who was both knowledgeable and credible was very important to me. Christi fulfilled those two characteristics and so much more.
About six to seven months ago, I received an email from her following up to see if I was still interested in selling because the market was picking up. It was a good time to get things rolling. She presented the facts of what houses and property lots were selling for in the area, which helped tremendously in figuring out the best price to list them for. I did not know much about what I was doing, but Christi walked me through the whole real estate process and made it less daunting. I really appreciated the fact that she communicated with me every inch of the way (email, text, phone calls) of what was going on between us and the buyers, being aware of certain expectations and commitments that needed to be considered on both ends in order to try and close escrow on time.
Her admirable work ethic and integrity for clients are impeccable. Christi followed through with her commitment in giving away part of her commission to me from the sale of both properties with a promotion she was offering last year. In addition she even offered to send a gift card to my realtor-friend here locally in Washington state as a “thank you” gift for the referral. She did not have to do those things, but they were very kind gestures and showed her “aloha” spirit. Mahalo a nui loa Christi!
In all, if you are looking for a realtor who not only knows what she is doing but will work hard for you and do whatever it takes to get the job done professionally and excellently, Christi Mallicoat is that person!
March 3rd, 2014
I have sold two Hawaiian Acre lots with Christi and I recommended her to my brothers who also sold their land through her. She is helpful, thorough and expedient. I live on the east coast in the Washington, D.C. area and everything was done easily at a distance. I enjoyed working with her and am pleased with my sale. Thank you Christi!
February 23rd, 2014
Just wanted to write and convey a big mahalo for your commitment to finding us the property (land /lot) my wife and I successfully closed on this week in Kehena Beach Estates.
We wanted to purchase a retirement property before prices started going up on the Big Island. It’s a good market to buy now. But, due to our work schedules, we could not spend the time on-island to find a real estate agent, find the right property, close escrow, etc. We had to do this from a few thousand miles away; property sight unseen. We were somewhat apprehensive about this.
We are so thankful that we found you at the beginning, without ever meeting you face-to-face, but from solid references we felt confident on our selection. Those references were dead on, thankfully. You immediately set us up on a property e-mail alert system that sent us listings, with photos, based on our criteria and the communities we were interested it. Indeed, it was an e-mail from you that alerted us to the property we just closed on at a great value. Likewise, the escrow company you suggested made the final phase, the closing, seamless and so easy. Everything flowed so smoothly with the paperwork, funds transfer, etc.
Bottom line is that we were able to close on a great property, sight unseen, and it was so easy thanks to you. It can be done and was done successfully. Mahalo for answering every e-mail, phone call, and following up on every mundane question we asked. I hope to finally meet you the next time we are on the Big Island.
Ron and Laura Reed
February 23rd, 2014
Christi Mallicoat is simply divine! She was professional yet personable, patient and extremely courteous. She kept in contact with me during the entire process. She was very knowledgeable and promptly answered all communiqués.
February 19th, 2014
Christi has been a tremendous help to my family and I during a difficult time for us. We changed our minds several times about listing our house, and she was very understanding and flexible. She was always on top of things, responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and thorough, and often went out of her way to help us get things done while I was out of state. She helped us sell two homes, and I would not think twice if I needed her help again. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
January 5th, 2014
My husband & I have been very happy with Christi Mallicoat's handling of the sale of our home!
We have dealt with other realtors in the past and she has been able to complete the sale in a most difficult economy!
My experience with other realtors in the past gives me the ability to compare between my experiences!
Other's just list the property and let it sit on the market just waiting for a buyer!
Christi has gone the extra mile walking us through the whole process, aggressively listing, working with other Realtors, working with us, and negotiating with the buyer!
November 13th, 2013
Aloha Christi! My husband and I greatly appreciate all your help with finding the perfect land for us in the Big Island. It's always gratifying to work with someone professional, personable, knowledgeable and very responsive. Given that we were communicating thousand of miles away, the purchase process ran really smoothly. Thank you for everything! Our family is looking forward to our big move soon :).
~Lorrett & James
October 30, 2013
Back when I was living in Portland, I first heard from Christi when she sent me a post card informing me that lots were selling fast in Hawaiian Beaches/Shores and enquired whether I wanted to list my lot with her. As a former Realtor, I respected her willingness to get out there and hustle to get listings. The market was hot back then and I regret to say I didn’t listen to her when I had the chance and missed my shot at making a profit when I could have. It doesn’t pay to procrastinate.
I just recently moved back to the Big Island and decided to finally look her up. To make a long story short, I decided to list one of my lots with her during this rather slow market and was impressed with the details she provided on the MLS listing. Lots of good pictures and information designed for someone on the Mainland who wasn’t that familiar with this area.
We got lucky and within three days, an out of state buyer came in with a full price offer! This was my second chance and it paid off thanks to Christi.
Ask me if I’m a happy man?
October 8th, 2013
Thank you for working so hard for me. Closing escrow on the Vacationland house was a truly happy day. Living 2400 miles away never presented any problems. You always kept in close contact and responded promptly to my calls. I appreciate your professionalism. You consistently gave me good advice. If I decide to list other properties, you are the Agent I will call.
Mahalo nui loa,
September 9, 2013
Since I live in Southern California, I didn't know a Realtor in Hawaii. I have family on the Big Island who have lived in their homes for decades, therefore haven't needed the services of a Realtor. However, for the past several years, I've received postcards from Christi at Aloha Coast Realty offering her services if I ever needed them. These wonderful postcards usually featured one of her favorite recipes. I'm a recipe & food lover and have published two cookbooks, so I felt a connection. I checked out her testimonials and felt comfortable in contacting her. Well, less than two months ago, I called Christi telling her I wanted to sell my property. Within a few days, I heard from her with pictures and comps of properties in the surrounding area. About a week after listing, an offer was made. Two days after that, another offer came in which we accepted. The 'selling' experience has been pleasant and Escrow closed today. Christi knows her 'stuff' and it's been a pleasure to work with her. She kept me informed via email and telephone on the progress of the transaction. Thank you Christi for doing a fantastic job. I definitely will recommend Christi Mallicoat to anyone needing the services of a competent and caring Realtor. I now have a new friend.
Aloha & Mahalo,
Wilma Goodwin Dela Cruz
August 30th, 2013
Christi was recommended to us by someone in the real estate business. I am forever in debt to him.
Buying a house while living on the mainland would have been SO much harder without her help and professionalism!
Christi took the time and walked us through every step of the way even though we were looking for a small place on the low end of the price scale and her commission would not be large.
She always gave us the needed attention before, during and even after, to make sure that everything was taken care of.
I can not begin to tell you in a simple "testimonial" just how invaluable Christi has been, due to "unusual circumstances" that arose. I do not know what we would have done without her help.
Thank You Christi,
You helped make our retirement dreams come true.
James & Beverly Mitchell
August 23rd, 2013
"Christi made buying and moving from the mainland to Paradise much easier than it should have been! She handled the details and kept us informed step by step."
July 23rd, 2013
-She is knowledgeable to homes and the contractors that built them
- Keen to the areas surrounding the homes and takes into consideration location and surroundings
- Observant of what you look for in a home you wish to purchase
- Quick in response to any questions you may have and honest in opinion
- Will speak out and advise you on not making mistakes you will make if you don’t listen
- Excellent in customer service
- Excellent in making time to meet you at the home you wish to look into
- Excellent in making the process as painless as possible and easy to understand
- Outstanding in every aspect of her job
- Willing to go above and beyond to ensure you are able to buy the house you want to make a home
To say the least, Christi Mallicoat is an outstanding agent/realtor that helped us into the house we now call home. We were fortunate to have found a realtor like her that stood by us and guided us through the process of buying our first home.
I highly suggest if you are looking for a realtor that know what she’s doing, go with the best.
K & K
July 17th, 2013
I just recently bought a home through christi mallicoat and was very much satisfied with her professional service. I was impressed with her straight forwardness and with her sense of urgency when the time was right. She does not jerk you around or b.s you, always ready to go on a drop of a dime and knows how to work with the sellers. It was a good experience to have met this realtor, and a good end result! A happy henry j. lani......
July 16, 2013
July 9th, 2013
After two years of looking, we just bought a lovely home in Pahoa. It’s hard to imagine how we could have done any of it without Christi’s particular brand of professionalism, patience, area knowledge, enthusiasm, hard work, attentiveness, and good communication.
She kept us updated on developments and new listings in the market, and provided specific lists to look up when we were on the island for vacation. On this last trip, she spotted a brand new listing, two days before we were to leave. She scheduled a viewing the next morning, and helped us write up an offer that afternoon. The next morning, we flew off to the mainland. Because we were not on island, she handled everything about the offer, escrow, inspection referrals, and final walk-through. She made it possible to get our dream home!
We are extremely grateful for all her help, and highly recommend her for your Puna district real estate needs. She was great!!
Genny & Ed Armanini
June 24th, 2013
Christi is the Best!
I hired Christi Mallicoat as my real estate agent to sell my home with acreage in the Puna District.
Due to various reasons, none of which were Christi's fault, my place did not sell as soon as we expected it to. Nonetheless, she never gave up, perservering until she had located the right family to become buyers for my home, who ended up purchasing it at the full listing price!
Throughout the process, from the first time I met her, to the day she called me to tell me escrow had closed and when I would get my check, Christi gave me regular updates (hard to do with the time difference) both on Hawaii's real estate market in general and, of course, my own place, with its twist and turns. I never had to wonder what was happening, because she kept me updated on what was happening...always. This is not the first house I have sold or purchased, but I wish Christi had been my agent for the other ones. She is always pleasant to deal with and patient at explaining what is happening and why. I want those searching for their Hawaiian dream to know she is a true professional, where the term is sometimes bandied about. I have already referred her as contact
"for all real estate Hawaiian" to my best friend, a top-producing agent in California with many years
of real estate experience.
I'm already looking for another property (long distance!) using Christi's search engine, and she will
be my agent for that property too when the time comes.
Charleston, South Carolina
June 18th, 2013
I live in Indiana and having to deal with a property sale in Hawaii was made easy by Christi.
I consider her the go-to agent for those of us that live on the main land. I know of 3 others who feel the same way. Thanks to Christi, my property was sold and I received my full asking price. If you don't live in Hawaii and need a real estate agent be sure to call Christi.
May 17th, 2013
Christi was great! She was there to answer all of our questions along the way. She even referred us to another person when there were concerns that she couldn't answer. Every thing went smoothly and we are very happy with our new piece of paradise!
April 15th, 2013
I recently had to sell my father's house in Kurtistown after he passed away. I live in Seattle and was
quite daunted by everything that I had to accomplish so far away in Hawaii. After a bad experience with a different realtor I was referred to Christi by my attorney and never looked back. Her gentle, calm manner put me at ease and her broad knowledge of the market and can-do attitude were exactly what I needed to handle the sale from the mainland. Christi is a very down to earth lady and a very accomplished professional who possesses integrity, knowledge and an Aloha heart.
Christi was a pleasure to work with from day one, through to the very end. She always made me feel
like everything was under control and was never too busy to answer my endless questions or to put my mind at ease. She also has a wealth of local resources to help get any job done, and done well.
I would not hesitate to recommend Christi to anybody, local or distant. If given the opportunity to work with her agian- I would! with a warm heart, knowing full well that I can trust her with any task, big or small.
Plus- she cares! And that's a big plus in my books. Thank you Christi, for all that you did to make this difficult situation seem effortless and for putting a smile on my face in tough times.
October 9th, 2012
I would just like to thank you for the excellent and professional way you handled the sale of my house
in Pahoa and also the purchase of my new residence in Naalehu.
Who would have thought that I would list my house with you and in 3 days you would present a full
You were always on top of everything and always kept me well informed on all stages of the sale
of my old home and the purchase of my new home.
I will heartily recommend you to everyone.
You did the job and you did it great.
August 4th, 2012
Working with Christi Mallicoat has been a pleasure from start to finish. Christi is a seasoned professional who is knowledgable and ready to do whatever it takes to find the right house for her client. She puts in long hours and makes the best use of every minute in the office, and I couldn't believe how quickly we were able to move through paperwork and practical details when it was time to close on my property. Despite being highly efficient and motivated, however, she has an exceptionally friendly and easygoing demeanor that immediately put me at ease. She really has that "Aloha spirit" that everyone talks about in Hawaii. I had fun looking at houses with Christi, which is truly a first for me. She let me set the pace. If I needed time to take in a place, she gave me space. If I took one look and wanted to run, she was fine with that too. She always listened carefully and found houses that matched the criteria of what I was looking for. At the same
December 4th, 2012
Christi Mallicoat was a very helpful and competent buyer's agent for us when we purchased our lot in Keaau. We live in the Boston area and were not familiar with buying property in Hawaii. Christi carefully guided us through the buying process even when seller complications presented themselves. Christi is very knowledgeable and helpful and pleasant to work with.
July 13th, 2012
Thank you Christi Mallicoat of aloha coast realty for the professional and expedient manner in which you accomplished the sale of my beautiful ocean front home on the big island. The efficient and smooth mannerism in which you handled the sale was greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to future real estate transactions with you as a partner. I highly recommend your services!
Christine R. Santo
December 16th, 2011
My wife and I were first time home buyers and had no idea where to start. We asked around for realtor recommendations and our bank steered us to Christi.
October 4th, 2011
As I am sure you are well aware by now, I have done quite a few real estate
transactions, both as buyer and seller, with representation by your firm using your sales
agent Christi Mallicoat.
During the years that I have been acquainted with Christi and your firm I have
found your real estate services to be truly exceptional. Christi knows the market
conditions on the big island very well and never fails to find the time to get wellacquainted
with the needs of her customer and use her creative sales and buying skills
to bring exceptional value to the transaction for all parties concerned.
Furthermore, her detailed involvement and review of purchase agreements,
offers, seller mortgages and other complicated details never fails to expedite the sales
process and make the entire transaction a pleasure for all parties concerned. In
summary, I have found her knowledge, skills and integrity to invaluable whenever I buy
or sell real property in Hawaii.
I would not consider using any other realtor and would recommend her to
Chester, New York
April 29th, 2011
As a Custom Home Builder I rely heavily on a quality team of professionals to achieve success in a very competitive business. No team member has been more valuable than my real estate agent Christi Mallicoat.
I have been working with her for two years now and her results have been nothing short of astounding. In that time she has sold multiple properties for me in a time when sales were a hard thing to come by. The last sale I had was in April of 2011 and amazingly Christi brought in a buyer before we even had a chance to list the property in the MLS!
Her dedication to her clients and the professional way she handles both buyer and seller makes the process about as smooth as it could possibly go.
Thank You Christi for helping us at McCracken’s Construction Service move forward to success in a tough market and can’t wait to work with you on the next one coming up soon!!!
McCracken’s Construction Services
Mountain View, Hawaii
October 16th, 2012
December 17th, 2012
Recently I decided to buy a piece of land on the Big Island.
Because I live on the East Coast, I was not able to make time to fly out and look at parcels myself.
I grew up in Puna so I'm familiar with the landscape, and I wanted a wooded lot in Hawaiian Acres.
Christi visited several lots and sent me photos.
She gave me detailed descriptions about special features of the different properties
(neighborhoods, road conditions, etc.,) and her honest opinion of how they would or would not
suit my preferences.
Within three weeks of rigorously searching, she notified me of a lot she found which she thought might
be perfect for me.
After discussing specifics with her, reviewing the photos she sent, and using Google Earth,
my decision was made. It was exactly what I was looking for!
Within 4 weeks the deal was closed.
Christi's professionalism and "aloha spirit" made this purchase very easy.
I tried getting other realtors on the Big Island to work with me but they were either unresponsive
or unreliable. Once I found Christi, everything was smooth sailing..and fast!
I won't consider working with anyone else in the future.
If you're looking to buy land in Hawaii, Christi is the only one to call.
It was wonderful to work with you on the recent sale of my property on the big ilse. I appriciated your exellent comunication and direction for all the steps of the sale and closing process. You made the whole process flow smoothly. Thank you again.
February 1st, 2008
I bought a vacant lot in Hawaiian Beaches through Christi last year...so when I was ready to
sell two vacant lots in Eden Roc Estates, who else but Christi.
And she did not disappoint me.
Due to her polished style, knowledge of the local market and well developed skills in managing all that paperwork and follow through...she well positioned the two lots and SELL THEY DID
IN 16 DAYS!
I couldn't have been more pleased, this has been a very profitable business association.
Richard S Lusk- Portland, Oregon.
September 5th, 2008
We would like to thank you for all the help you gave us in purchasing our home. It was so nice
to have someone who took the time to really understand what we were looking for in a home and go out of their way to help us find it. We were so happy with your services we just can not
thank you enough.
You were assertive when it was needed in helping us make our offer, on top of what was happening at the different stages in purchasing our home, kept us well informed, were very professional and most of all your cheerful and sunny personality made you a pleasure to work with. We also found your co-worker Charlie to be very helpful, kind and professional when you were out of the office.
We would not hesitate to use your services again and will most certainly recommend you to all our family, friends and acquaintances.
Thank you again for all your help.
Ben & Tamar Gilson
April 23rd, 2009
I CALLED CHRISTI-SHE SOLD MY PROPERTY WITHIN 2 WEEKS. WITH THIS SCARY ECONOMY I NEEDED MONEY FAST. I WAS ABLE TO SELL MY PROPERTY FOR EVEN MORE THAN I THOUGHT.CHRISTI ALWAYS CALLED ME BACK RIGHT AWAY WHEN I HAD QUESTIONS-SINCE I HAVE NEVER WORKED WITH A PROPERTY REALTOR BEFORE-I WAS NERVOUS-SHE REASSURED ME ABOUT EVERYTHING AND HAD GREAT ADVICE.
HAVING TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY OUT OF NECESSITY IS NEVER SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DO BUT...CHRISTI FOUND A GREAT BUYER FOR MY PROPERTY AND I FEEL BETTER HAVING TO SELL IT TO SOMEONE WHO WILL RESPECT THIS PIECE OF LAND ON SUCH A SPECIAL BEAUTIFUL ISLAND!
THANK YOU CHRISTI SO MUCH
Saint Paul, MN
September 17th, 2009
Christi sold my lot in record time and for top dollar.
I had it listed with another firm and received one offer for 50% of my asking price.
The last two comps in my neighborhood were for $30,000 and $23,000.
She found the buyer and sold my lot in 42 days for $48,000.
All phone calls returned promptly, all paperwork processed smoothly throughtout closing.
Great job Christi!
Wanted to say THANK YOU for all the hustling that you did for my mother and I. While searching for a realtor we knew that it would take someone that would hustle for us. The fact that we were searching for a home on the Big Island while living on Kauai made it important to have a realtor that was "on top of it". You were the only realtor that came through for us. Other realtors that we dealt with took a while to reply or did not reply at all. You really came through for us when we flew over from Kauai to look at the homes that you recommended. As I think about it now, looking at 13 homes in a day was really something!!! Your help and persistence kept our offer on the short sale "alive". When I was ready to throw in the towel, you encouraged us to hang in there for just a little longer and because of that I am happy living in my first home. Thank you again for all you help.
Aloha and God Bless,
Mountain View, Hawaii
March 31st, 2010
April 9th, 2010
I want to thank Christi Mallicoat for selling my property April 7, 2010. I have work with her in 2005 on two land properties that she able to sell very quickly at that time. This year Christi sold my 3-area land property again very quickly and made me $10,000 more than another Real Estate Agency was offering at that time. Why I like working with Christi Mallicoat is that she was the first to call me back when I called her. You leave message with other realtors but she is quick in responding back. She negotiates on my behalf very well. She has a way of making the transaction go smoothly as possible and co-ordinates the work of other professionals easily. Christi is an agent that educates her clients and treats them like a person not a business deal. She has a helpful attitude along with knowledge about her craft and the market. I will refer others to Christi Mallicoat as well as do future business with her myself.
May 7th, 2010
Words are never enough to thank you for your excellent service and support.
It is a privilege to business with you and hope to keep in touch from time to time.
We had few candidates for a Realtor but we ended up to choose you because you were the only one who patiently helped us all the way. First time we contacted, you tried your best to help us even you were on holidays. During the process, we noticed all of your emails were so quite concise to the points, detail oriented and received in a timely manner. It was quite helpful especially people like us living outside of Big Island whom lack of information. You also helped us lots of things which was extended the range of your work. We are touched by way of you welcomed us when visited there.... felt like as if we've known each other long time. We are so lucky to have met you.
Mahalo and Arigato!
Wishing you very best of luck.
Blue Ocean Associates, Co., Ltd.
May 11th, 2010
If you want to see ACTION at the professional level, there is no other choice. Christi is the last word when it comes to matching sellers with prospective buyers... not to mention her own personal flair & enthusiasm. She had my 3 acre lot in Hawaiian Acres sold in a matter of days. -
Steve Coble, Florida
"My wife & I knew we wanted to buy a retirement home in or around Hawaiian Shores. After contacting Christi, she worked with us and found exactly the type of homes that fit our needs. She kept in contact with us, on the mainland, thru e-mail and phone calls. Last February, we looked at several homes in the area; however, we decided to investigate the Kona side too. She put us in contact with another top-notch realtor, Wayne Ross, and explained to him exactly what we wanted. We ended up buying our "dream home" in Pualani Estates, Kona. Our thanks to you Christi, for your part in helping us get our "dream home!"
Greg & Linda
West Sacramento, CA (& Kailua Kona, HI)
June 16th, 2010
Christi is a very thorough and a helpful Real Estate Agent! I called her regarding a piece of property on the Big Island and was immediately impressed with her positive attitude! She walked me through all the tough hurdles being a “mainlander” dealing with the Hawaiian ways of selling property and the legalities of same. Christi did all the homework with the MLS’s, sending me recently sold properties and pictures. She visited the property in question and sent me pictures of it as well, which inevitably sold the property. Only 3 weeks short weeks after the listing was given to Christi to sell, we were in escrow! Mahalo Christi! Job well done!
With warm regards,
Donna Perrine, San Diego, CA
Dear Christi Mallicoat,
Sorry this letter took so long, however we could not forget to thank you again for all your help, professionalism and courtesy while assisting us in finding our own piece of paradise on the Big Island.
From picking us up at the airport, personally driving us to all the sites suited to our needs and even allowing us to stay at your house because all the hotels were booked. We can’t say enough great things about how you made a usually stressful experience seamless.
We just want you to know that we think that any of your future clients are lucky to have you as their real estate agent. We spoke to several agents before you and are exceptionally pleased that we chose you.
We wish you much success and happiness in the future and we’re sure that any further real estate business or inquiries will be directed to you.
Fred Burkle and Jackline Massetti
June 25, 2010
My search for a piece of paradise began with Christi almost 18 months ago when on a whim I called her to inquire about acreage on the Big Island . After our discussions and almost 14 months later, we started the process of finding my potential retirement place. Being on the mainland meant we communicated by phone and email. I was always pleased that she responded so rapidly to my questions and concerns. When the time came in May to actually look at what was available with my requirements, we spent the entire day and I was successful in finding what I wanted. Then Christi had to deal with the negotiations with the seller. She was fair to both parties and the deal was made. Then came the paperwork, which she so willingly helped coordinate. I am happy to say I now have the beginning piece of my dream to eventually live in Hawaii . Christi your hospitality, friendliness, and professionalism are truly appreciated. You will come highly recommended if any one asks me.
Thank you so much.
Linda Karnstedt Windsor CA
June 28th, 2010
Christi was the perfect person for us to find our piece of paradise. She quickly helped us narrow down the field and quickly sent our offer in. She constantly checked on us as the papers went through ESCROW. She truly was a great help.
August 4th, 2010
We would like to thank Christi for all that she did in making our dream become a reality! We fell in love with the Big Island in 2004 and knew we wanted to retire there. So we started to save money and research properties. We worked with a different realtor, in the past for about 4 years, but nothing would ever happen, just emails of properties; so we changed realtors and found Christi. In July 2010 we came to the Big Island to get married and have our honeymoon and buy the property all at the same time. It was a long shot to buy the property while we were there, but it happened and it was a 1 acre vacant lot in Eden Rock that hadn’t been put on the market yet! Within 2 months of talking and meeting with Christi we had our dream retirement spot!
I recommend her to anyone! She is awesome to work with and I would do it again!
Jenny and Andy Lutz- Roy, Utah
August 13th, 2010
My name is Debbie Lucas and I am a Realtor that lives and works in Southern California.
100 N Westlake Blvd Suite 100A
Westlake Village, CA 91362
August 17th, 2010
Being a Real Estate Broker myself on Maui, I really appreciate Christi Mallicoat's expertise and professionalism, she got my listing up immediately with signs on the property and great pictures on the MLS, gave me great advise on pricing and marketed my property well, once we went into escrow, she kept me abreast on all the going on's in the escrow. I consider myself lucky to have found Christi and I will use her for all my Big Island transactions.
Principal Broker Maui Earth Realty
September 22nd, 2010
Ms Mallicoat has been superlative in helping me to secure two side by side lots in Nanawale, Big Island. She certainly was challenged by me in that right in the middle of my purchasing the above two lots, I decided to forgo that and purchase a lot on a different street within the same community. Christi took pictures of that lot as I was then off island, and strongly discouraged me from the mistake that certainly would have been for me! We proceeded with the above mentioned two lots, which went smoothly into closing. All the while, Christi remained calm and professional. I relied heavily on her sound advice and negotiating skills. I was not an easy customer for Christi, and she handled it with much aplomb and grace! I would absolutely seek her services for any further real estate transactions of mine!
September 23rd, 2010
I am sending you A GREAT BIG THANK YOU. You were a terrific Realtor to work with on our recently closed sale. in Nanawale.. I was really not aware of all the extra work on these short sale bank owned properties which seem to be pretty prevalent in todays market. Also, thank you for doing some of the things for me that if I had been home would have done myself.
If I was a teacher, you would have an A++++ for your grade.
Hope you have many more sales and listings. I have decided to retire this year. I think 40 years is long enough.
Glenna Berryhill, Realtor
October 12th, 2010
'Never would I have believed that in the current and difficult real estate market would my property be sold IN ONE DAY.'
Mahalo again for a job well done.
Port Townsend, WA
December 31st, 2010
I have sold and bought many properties in Maui and Colorado and Christi by
far was the easiest to work with. She was professional and made sure that everything
was covered thoroughly and quickly to make sure the sale went through.
February 18th, 2011
Dear Christi Mallicoat,
First I would like to thank you for all your hard work and effort you did to finalize the transactions needed to purchase the properties. I arrived in Hawaii a few days ahead of schedule. Christi being the hard worker that she is took me to look at properties on NEW YEARS EVE of all days. Christi truly is, "The Best!" in my book. I hope that Christi's employers realize how valuable an asset that Christi is and I would recommend her to anyone looking for property. Thanks to Christi I am now the proud owner of 6 acres in Hawaiian Acres. Thank you Christi Mallicoat!
Love and Aloha,
Stephen A. Rosa
Dutch Harbor, Alaska
February 26th, 2011
Dear Chisti Mallicoat,
Just wanted to express our thanks and how grateful we are, for all of your efforts and hard work, you put into finding us the right home much mahalo's.
We were so suprised on how fast and reliable you were and because of you we got a great deal, good location, and most of all the best price that anyone else could offer.
It's been a great pleasure working with you.
In our book your the best realtor in town!
You have lot's of the aloha spirt in you from start to finish.
Again thank you,
Chris & Marie Salsedo
March 3rd, 2011
To whom it may concern,
I would like to highly recommend Christi Mallicoat for your real estate needs.
Christi is very personable, patient, competent, and a true pleasure to work with.
Christi sold my brother's and my property in Hawaii while we both were in California.
She did a fantastic job from afar in record time-approximately two weeks!
We also presented her with an extraordinarily complicated and difficult set of circumstances
stemming from a family crisis.
Christi was an encouragement, steadfast, empathetic, flexible and responsible druing
that severly stressful period of time.
I am grateful and thankful to have worked with her.
May 13th, 2011
Whenever we sell or buy a home, my husband and I typically interview 4-5 realtors from different agencies, in search of the professional with the right combination of expertise, intuition and attention to detail that will allow us to feel confident and comfortable through all phases of the transaction. Selling a home in today’s housing market, working with an agent whose style is direct, open and relaxed is vital to establishing a smart price objective and maintaining the clear communication essential to making this brief, but intimate business partnership successful within a short span of time. We chose Christi Malicoat as our seller’s agent, because we could tell she had the skill sets we were looking for. But she surprised us with even more.
Working with Christi felt as natural as getting professional guidance from a friend or family member with a level of expertise we only wish we had ourselves. It was quickly evident that her professional acumen and her conscientiousness on behalf of her clients are exceptional. We were most impressed by her keen, reliable sense of intuition in negotiations and that she was meticulous about keeping all parties involved on the same page at all times. This kept the playing field level, the flow of interest high among prospective buyers, and the transaction moving seamlessly toward closure without adding undue pressure to the situation. We closed very quickly, in the time Christi had predicted, and we’re glad we followed her advice. From negotiation contract through title company documents, Christi was also precise in reviewing every detail of what we had to sign. The transaction had no complications and was concluded in record time, to the complete satisfaction of seller and buyer. Christi is simply The Best!
Les Chibana & Mary ElsenerVolcano Village, Big Island, Hawaii
May 31st, 2011
Thank you very much for the great job you did in selling the Carolyn Ruth Helmsworth Trust lot at Mountain View. You got us a reasonable cash price and did so in a minimum amount of time. I highly recommend your services to others!
December 6th, 2011
"After several years of unsuccessful attempts with other real estate agents, I can gratefully say that Christi Mallicoat sold not one, not two, but three of my properties in less than one year!"
December 22nd, 2011
Christi is wonderful to work with. She is an avid communicator and determined seller. We worked together for more than a year, long distance, and she was always available and helpful. I recommend her without reservation.
January 3rd, 2012
A million thank-you's to Christi Mallicoat for:
Perseverance, dedication, service, knowledge, integrity, patience, and friendliness in all
the work during the long journey from kamehameha ave to kilauea ave from 2007 to 2011
from beginning to completion of the EAQ Trust land sale...
We want to express our sincere appreciation and deepest thanks!
As well as wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Happy New Year!
Thank you so much good luck Christi.
Forest Ranch, CA
January 3rd, 2012
My partner and I recently bought a piece of paradise on the Big Island while on a 2 week vacation there.
We were fortunate enough to view the land and meet Christi in person, but the actual purchase and resulting paperwork were done once we were back in Canada.
Christi navigated the entire process efficiently and smoothly. She called us several times and returned e-mails promptly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her or call upon her again in the future.
February 20th, 2012
It was a pleasure working with Christi on my land purchase. She helped in all my communications and questions regarding the purchase. She was informative about the entire process including timelines, costs and expectations. When one of the forms submitted by the sellers agent had serious errors on it, she recognized them and immediately had the forms resubmitted properly. She is professional and courteous and i would not hesitate to use her services again.
Mountain View, Hawaii
February 26th, 2012
"I spent 7 months very actively searching for the right piece of property that met all my specific criteria. At the start, I didn't have the money to fully afford what I wanted; nonetheless, Christi aided me through this time, sending me page after page of listings, often with a huge number of photos attached to each. The sheer number of photos were invaluable. Without all those photos and the information she was able to glean in response to my plethora of questions, I can't imagine how much more of my time I would have spent searching. I had dealt solely with rather unhelpful real estate agents prior, and had never purchased property before, and so was often unsure of the exact meanings of so many of the terms involved. My calls were all returned within a very timely span, and she took the time to explain everything I asked about in language plain (and sane) enough for much of my uneasiness and anxieties about the process to disolve.
She took the time to pick me up in Kea'au and drive me down into Hawaiian Acres to the property I was most interested in, arrange a meeting with one of the neighbors ahead of time, and still had the patience to wait while I explored the property for a good 30+ minutes. I was unsure what to expect when first meeting her. She turned out to be very easy to talk to and pleasant to be around in general.
Her enthusiasm and drive for getting the job done - and done well - are what set her so far above and beyond the rest. She's incredibly resourceful and informative, and I most highly recommend her. When it comes to Big Island real estate, I would not consider doing business through anyone else but Christi Mallicoat."
Santa Rosa, California
March 23rd, 2012
I want to thank you for the work you did in selling my home in Hawaiian Acres. Because the house was unique and unpermitted I thought it would be on the market a lot longer than it was. It was a surprise that it sold so fast and for more than the asking price. I knew from past experience that I was calling the right agent to list this house. I appreciate the fact that I was able to reach you so fast if I had a question or other concern. I've already recommended you to one friend who has been trying to sell her home and I'll recommend you to anybody else who I talk to who is ready to buy or sell.
March 31st, 2012
Thank you very much for your clarity, knowledge, and hard work; it was essential for selling the Estate's 20 acre property in Volcano.
While the house was not in good condition and the circumstances were difficult, your diligence, dedication, and attention to detail ultimately made the sale successful.
In particular, your patience and perseverance while faced with two hard-to-work-with mortgage holders during the short sale process (where the first offer fell through at the last minute and we were forced to go through the entire process a second time) was quite impressive.
During the seven months it took to navigate the short sale process and consummate the sale, I always confident that you were on top of the situation and looking out for the Estate’s best interests.
Faced with a very challenging situation, I am extremely grateful for your help.
If you ever need a reference, please let me know.
January 31st, 2013
Christi helped me get a great deal on a property due to her excellent updated email lists that she sends out, and also by meeting with me close to where I live. I would not have found my property or had my offer accepted immediately- had she not done these things. She is also a pro at marketing!
Mahalo Christi! -Julie
February 4th, 2013
You are a true professional. Everything went so smoothly with the sale of the vacant land.
March 1st, 2013
It is not often we will take the time to address our satisfaction by letter but in this case it is warranted.
We would like to extend our appreciation for your patience, persistence and professionalism managing our real estate transaction and purchase.
You made the entire process simple and effortless which we are grateful.
In the future if our friends or family have real estate
needs, we will not hesitate to recommend Christi Mallicoat.
Zac & Nicole Reynolds