Andrew & Tram
It took a while for us to start this review because we know words won’t do Jessica justice. She is simply great at what she does.
After too many years of waiting, we finally made the decision to move our family to Maui. We somehow came across Jessica’s information online after talking with several other realtors on Maui. After speaking with Jessica, we knew she was the right fit for us given her experience, positivity, and demeanor. Since our home search would be performed remotely, we were seeking someone to be honest with us and that would challenge us in the event we got tunnel-vision at any point in the buying process — someone that would keep it real and be our teammate rather than an impersonal, transactional agent. Jessica was the perfect fit.
Our home search started remotely from the mainland in the midst of the crazy market in October of 2021. After flying out to Maui on short-notice on a weekend, Jessica spent several of her weekend days to bring us on neighborhood tours on Maui. While we were familiar with neighborhoods on Maui after visiting for many years, Jessica provided invaluable context that only a local would know for different neighborhoods and areas of the island that we just weren’t aware of. This helped provide clarity and a deeper understanding of listings when they popped up during our search.
In November, our spirits were almost broken when a deal fell through on a property due to a seller’s behavior — nothing that was Jessica’s fault. Jessica helped us to remain positive through this “loss”. While we didn’t believe it when she said it, she insisted a better house for us would come.
From November to January, Jessica drove to several other houses on our behalf, providing detailed and honest video tours at each property. Around this time, the Maui market exploded. Prices were increasing drastically week-to-week, and, as a kicker, interest rates increased. At the rate prices were increasing, we were fearful that we were almost priced out of Maui. Jessica helped to keep us grounded and talked us out of panic-offers on several houses that just weren’t the right fit.
In January, Jessica promptly got into a home to tour it for us right when it hit the market. While it wasn’t what we were originally looking for, it unexpectedly fit all of our needs in a great neighborhood. With Jessica’s advice, we were able to place such competitive offer that the seller accepted it without reviewing any other offers.
While we were impressed with Jessica before our offer was accepted, we were even more impressed with her through the escrow period. Our closing was performed in one month after contract date. In that one month, Jessica kept everything organized for us, suggested awesome inspectors and contractors and timely scheduled them, and ensured we were aware of each milestone to closing.
We finally closed in February 2022! Jessica helped make our dream come true in an awesome home and even better neighborhood. After closing, Jessica still continued helping us, providing us with an amazing contact to help maintain our home.
This long and detailed review was the only way we could explain how great Jessica is. We hope it illustrated her
- passion to help you find your home
- patience throughout your craziness
- willingness to champion for you and invest in you
- ability to truly understand your wants and needs and the ability to execute on them
Her responsiveness, punctuality, and upbeat personality will make you feel like you’re her only clients. Do yourself a favor and work with Jessica Baker.