Kristen brought all her past professional marketing, negotiating and land development skills to the West Maui Real Estate community. Kristen attended the University of Arizona and Wheaton College, Norton MA. She has a Masters in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture with post graduate work in architecture. During and after graduate school Kristen worked in a civil engineering firm in land development and for the City of Tucson Planning Department reviewing and approving Land Development Subdivisions. She successfully led a multi-million dollar design of an Urban Bridge Park in West Seattle WA. Kristen became Project Director for the Pacific Institute and Lou Tice in Seattle, WA. She excelled in marketing educational products to the Board of Directors of Fortune 500 companies including Harley-Davidson, Northwest Airlines, Nordstrom, Caterpillar and Hollister. After moving to Maui she met her husband and together they opened an art gallery. Kristen’s work in West Maui Real Estate is an extension of her corporate business skills and marketing experience. She quickly became successful and consistently achieves CB International President’s Premier Award. 2021 Top 1% out of 93,000 Coldwell Banker Realtors Worldwide.
I have lived on the West side of Maui over 20 years, therefore I specialize in West Maui Real Estate which includes Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili and Kapalua. My responsibility to you is to know the inventory, listen carefully to you and match you up with the property that meets your family needs the best. Whether you’re interested in an oceanfront condo, an ocean view luxury home or a secluded tropical retreat – Maui has it all. If you are looking for someone with extensive marketing experience, strong negotiation skills and unsurpassed knowledge of West Maui Real Estate simply give me a call at 808-281-7313. If you want to know what your home or condo would sell for in today’s market call me for a complimentary no-obligation evaluation. Kristen Kingwell
Lahaina is a historic town that has become a Maui hotspot with dozens of unique art galleries, shops and restaurants.
With three miles of white sand and crystal clear water, Kaanapali Beach has been named one of America’s Best Beaches.
Napili, Kahana, and Honokowai are beach towns on the northwestern shore of Maui between Ka'anapali and Kapalua.
Kapalua is a golf and beach resort in Kapalua, Hawaii on the northwest shore of the island of Maui near Lahaina.
Papakea Resort is a peaceful Hawaiian style low rise resort on 13 acres just north of Ka’anapali Beach in Honokowai.
Olowalu is a community on the West Side of Maui located about 4 miles south of Lahaina on the Honoapiilani Highway.
Maui is located right in the middle of the inhabited part of the Hawaiian island chain, with five nearby islands in plain sight. Its location may be one of the reasons for its appeal. Maui, the middle child, is surrounded by ohana, family,
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We recently decided to sell our Papakea Condo, in Maui. For us, this was complicated by the fact we lived in Carmel, CA, and it was during the COVID-19 shutdown. We made the decision to hire Kristen Kingwell because of her extensive knowledge of the Island and her in depth market analysis in helping us determine a listing price. She took incredible photos of our unit and made a beautiful video tour for the listing. We received multiple offers within two weeks of listing and trusted Kristen to act in our best interest in negotiating a selling price. We received the highest selling price, for our size unit, on the property and believe this was solely based on her instinct. She communicated with us throughout the entire process, including the closing of our Condo. She went above and beyond and cleared out our 'owners locker' and sent all of our belongings to us. This was all done without ever meeting Kristen in person! If you are looking for an agent to sell your Maui property, Kristen Kingwell should be your first choice.
We were so fortunate to select Kristen as our real estate representative for sale of our condo at Kaanapali Plantation. We placed our condo on the market just prior to the State of Hawaii initiating the 14 day quarantine for visitors. We listed with Kristen in March not anticipating a sale in the near term due to the lack of visitors on the island. Kristen utilized many marketing tools to expose our condo to the internet marketplace. We sold our unit much sooner than we anticipated due to Kristen extensive knowledge of the marketplace. Her responsiveness and follow-up to our questions and concerns were critical to our successful sale during these challenging times. We enjoyed working with Kristen. She is personable, professional, and very easy to work with. We would highly recommend Kristen as your real estate agent.
I engaged Kristen Kingwell of Coldwell Banker to list our condominium for sale. She was very familiar with the resort and very knowledgeable of the potential value of our condo. She guided us through a seemingly effortless procedure, staged our condo for showing, and produced a very professional video of the property for advertisement. Within the first three days of the listing of the property, we received three excellent offers of purchase. We negotiated for the full asking price, Kristen guided us through the escrow process, and we received immediate, directly deposited payment upon transfer. Best of all we received a sum significantly higher than we expected. Kristen Kingwell provided us with excellent service and we highly recommend her.
Nobody knows West Maui better than Kristen. I remodeled my condo at Ka’anapali Plantation with all my heart and passion for my forever home. Suddenly life changed and I felt 110% confident that Kristen could help me with this very stressful process. My condo at Ka’anapali Plantation sold for the highest ever in the history of the complex. She found a buyer that appreciated and saw the value in my condo. Kristen had successfully sold my first condo at Papakea Resort. She is proactive, professional and pays attention to details. Her constant up-dates and feed-back made the process effortless and FUN!
We wanted to sincerely thank you for your help in the sale of our condo. We originally listed it with another company for more than a year with no results. We then heard of Kristen Kingwell through many others, and from the moment we first talked, we were totally convinced that we had found someone special! Kristen not only liked the complex, but you felt it was a unique unit, and her job was simply to find the right buyer. She was constantly making suggestions as to how to make it more marketable. Within a two week period, she already had a serious offer through her Coldwell Banker Island Properties associates. She was constantly giving us updates, keeping us informed and thus making it effortless on our end. We would highly recommend Kristen! She goes far and beyond in all of her efforts, attends to every detail, and gets the job done to total satisfaction in a very timely manner! Again, we can't thank you enough.
I contacted Kristen knowing that I should to do something about selling my condo and she seemed like a good person to talk to having recently sold another unit in my complex. On meeting her she was so personable that I never bothered to interview another agent. She suggested that I list my condo even though I had short term rentals booked for a good portion of the following five months. She said she’d somehow work around the booking schedule. To my surprise within a few weeks of the listing she had two offers. I was on the east coast of the U.S. at the time and during the entire process. The five hour time difference didn’t seem to faze her – she kept in constant contact with me through phone calls and messaging. Kristen is detailed oriented, hard working and focused. What I thought would be a long grueling process was done in a snap. I can’t recommend her highly enough. She did an outstanding job handling the sale of my West Maui condo.
Some kind of wonderful! That’s how we feel about Kristen Kingwell. Our Maui home had been on the market for a year and we were losing faith. We remembered meeting Kristen at an open house a number of years ago and decided to try listing our home with her, and are we thrilled we did! Immediately Kristen took a proactive approach to selling our home, launching extensive marketing and email campaigns. Before long, the number of viewings had increased, and the next thing we knew, our house was in escrow and sold! Cash offer and closed in 21 days. But the best thing about Kristen is her infectious enthusiasm and charming, upbeat personality. She is a people person with fabulous communication skills. As consummate professional, she exudes confidence and stability, which buyers respond to. As a seller, you can rest assured knowing the sale of your home is in good hands. From initial listing to final closing of escrow, Kristen Kingwell is on the job, overseeing all the details. We love working with Kristen Kingwell and you will too!
This is our second property purchased using Kristen's expertise. Throughout the whole process she was engaged with us almost daily to help us navigate the challenging process. Though we live 3,000 miles away, her communication skills are excellent and made us feel as though we were right next door. Her long-term connections with the title companies and other realtors really make a difference in getting quick answers to our questions. Her dedication to seeing the sale go thru flawlessly made the entire transaction stress free and is attributed to her experience in the real estate business and thorough knowledge of the local market. We highly recommend her if you're considering buying or selling on Maui and would absolutely use her services again.
I had been looking and looking for a good deal on Maui and Kristen helped me find one. And because of the market here we needed to jump on it fast. I was first in line and got it. I am so happy with my new condo. AND, after I put in the offer I left for a scheduled vacation to Japan. Everything went smoothly while I was away and Kristen made sure of it . I can highly recommend her.
As first time Maui home buyers, and parents of two young children, we were very nervous about what was available in our price range. Kristen was extremely patient with us, and encouraged us to visit many different properties before making any decisions. When we finally did find something that we wanted she was amazing at communicating with the listing agent and getting answers quickly. At no point did we ever feel pressured, or like we were doing the wrong thing. She even took the time out of her own personal vacation with her family to talk to us, and close the deal! We would highly recommend Kristen to anyone looking to buy or sell a property on Maui. Kristen is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the West Side, and very easy to work with.
I am sure there are many qualified realtors on Maui. We personally recommend Kristen Kingwell at Coldwell Banker... Successful, hardworking & proactive. Kristen has lived in Maui for 17 years and she really paid attention to what we were looking for. She has the patience of a saint. With us living on the mainland she was at the condo numerous times to oversee all the things that needed to get done in order for the condo to close escrow and she continued to oversee the renovations we had done and gave us updates with pictures and videos. Good advice and great contacts and great follow through. You can get our number from Kristen if you want to call us for reference!
We have been interested in buying a house in Ka’anapali area for several years. We were referred to Kristen in January 2013. Since then, Kristen kept us updated of the Ka’anapali housing market. She was always easy to get in touch with and very patient. She helped us submit purchase contracts for 3 different properties. After 5 counter offers and negotiations, we finally got the accepted offer. Kristen also provides good advice and helps after closing. Kristen is very familiar with the West Maui and she is easy to work with. We are happy with the result.
We met Kristen while looking at open houses in the Ka'anapali area. Our intent was to not only look at homes but also meet and interview realtors. We were extremely impressed from our very first interaction. Kristen was extremely knowledgeable of the area and made it clear that she was there to help us find the right home for our needs while being an advocate for the sellers she was representing. Kristen won our confidence and went to work finding properties that met our requirements. When we found a property that we wanted, she worked tirelessly to see the transaction through to closure. Kristen’s dedication to client satisfaction is second to none. Her dedication and assistance to us has continued long past the close of escrow. I highly recommend Kristen and assure you that she is the professional that I will seek out for any future real estate needs of my own.
I needed to sell my father’s home on the Ka’anapali Hillside from 4200 miles away from Maui . The home had fallen in disrepair and was in need of a lot of work before we could even think about putting it on the market. Kristen hit the ground running and took charge. Her list of contractors was invaluable. She made sure the property was at its best before we put it on the market. She constantly held open houses. Once we had an offer I realized how good she truly is. There were many unexpected details because of the guardianship and Kristen was on top of everything. It was a very complex sale and she made it easier than I ever thought possible. I’d unequivocally recommend Kristen as she exceeded my expectations in every way. You can trust her to get the transaction done.