Client Testimonials

We encourage our clients to let us know how we’re doing.  
These are just a few of the comments we’ve received.

“This is a great company to work with and none better on the islands” D. Pishione

“Dear Bob, Thank you very much for your advice regarding the sale of my condo. The Escrow company couldn't have been better. It was smooth sailing once we finally went through with the sale. Thanks again.” Marcy A.

“My wife and I have been friends with Robyn and Mark for many years living on Maui so it was natural to ask them to assist us in our property search for a home in Kihei. They were awesome! Robyn consistently updated us with new listings the day they came on the market and arranged showings around  our hectic schedule. They both made us feel as if we were their most important client. We had many questions throughout the home buying process and they patiently answered each question and informed us of the next step so we had no surprises. We truly felt they had our best interest at heart. Mark was able to negotiate an acceptable offer on a home that we thought was priced out of our reach and Robyn worked closely with our lender to assure we would close on time. If you are considering buying a home or selling a home on Maui I would recommend working with Robyn and Mark. They are the best! And even though we are friends they were professionals throughout the entire process.” Keith K.

“We highly recommend Robyn Curletti and Mark Sukel of KW Island Living in Lahaina! They recently represented us as buyers of a Golf Villa in Kapalua, securing a great price through their keen negotiating skills. They guided us through the maze of Maui's West Side options, helping us identify exactly  what we wanted. Through it all, they were professional, reliable, and always patient, no matter how trivial our questions or concerns. They responded immediately to our phone calls and requests despite being in different time zones. Document signing was also easy, a critical factor due to our being on the Mainland during most of the transaction. During the process, an issue arose that could have derailed the deal. Robyn and Mark worked tirelessly to get the information we needed in order to move forward. Above all, what really made the difference for us with Robyn and Mark was how personable they were. Their genuine warmth, friendly manner, and sense of humor immediately put us at ease and made this the calmest, least stressful real estate deal we've experienced. This was our fifth home purchase, and Robyn and Mark were hands down the best agents we've ever had. We wouldn't hesitate to use them again!” Lisa and Ulrich

“Robyn and Mark were the consummate professionals. They kept us updated every step of the way. They made a otherwise overwhelming process easy and seamless. I whole heartedly recommend them!”

“Robyn Curletti and her partner, Mark Sukel, helped me find a fabulous condo in West Maui in 2016. As a California homeowner, I initially approached Robyn and Mark while I was on vacation, wanting to look for a condo which could become a second home in retirement. I was totally impressed as they  listened to my wants and needs and quickly showed me a variety of listed properties to help clarify my expectations. Even though I had been vacationing in West Maui for twenty years, the home buying process required "local" expertise and Robyn and Mark were the best. They efficiently and thoughtfully helped me find a 2 bedroom condo which totally exceeded my expectations. Not only were they great in finding the ideal property; they were skilled and knowledgeable in helping me negotiate a win/win deal, obtain financing, navigate the property close, and managing ongoing items. Despite doing the majority of this from California, it was seamless. The communication and responsiveness from both Robyn and Mark was better than I have ever experienced in real estate -- and I've bought and sold numerous properties over the years. Net, net. I'm not one to generally provide references for folks, but do so with complete enthusiasm for Robyn and Mark!”

“Robyn and Mark worked very hard to help us negotiate an excellent price for our home in Kahana. They know the local real estate market, communicate well, and I would highly recommend them to any of my friends or family.”

“Robyn helped my husband and I purchase a rental property in maui. Very easy transaction all from California. Very professional. Would definitely recommend her.”

“My experience with Robyn was nothing short of miraculous. When I first contacted her I was planning (and hoping) to move to Maui. I'm sure she has heard that from many mainlanders, but she never questioned my efforts or treated me like I wasn't for real. She was continually informative, Â resourceful and always sending me condo purchase opportunities. This went on for approximately 2 years. Most would've figured I was never going to move or make it to Maui. Not Robyn she remained all over it until I arrived: July 28, 2016. Once here she continued to doggedly pursue and show condo properties, until finally we found one just right for me and my wife. She guided us through the financing process and continued coaching us through the purchase negotiation. Again she was not pushy, but yet informative. We got a great deal and I couldn't be happier with Robyn and all that she did and was able to do. I don't like buying cars or homes, but this experience was smooth, painless and measurably pleasant.”

“We simply wanted to say thank you to all that helped and mention we are very satisfied customers with our recent purchase thru your business. Your real estate agent Lashawna G. was excellent with sorting out our options. We'll be back for more and definately refer friends and family to Mrs. Garnier for assistance.” Dean Tyler Mehew

“We both believe you have managed a miracle – selling out condo for a good price in a challenging market. Thank you for keeping us informed and updated during the listing.” Mr. & Mrs. Mark Erickson Tucsco AZ

“We’ve had excellent service from Whaler’s Realty during recent transactions involving the sale of two time shares and the purchasing of one. The quality of our communications with Bob Cartwright, the help and the professionalism of his staff – especially Tori LaPolla – the timeliness of the service delivery had of superior quality.”Mrs. Lenke Kaldor and Judy Somorjai Berkeley, CA

"Everything at Whalers Realty Inc. is class - the personnel, the service, and the satisfaction. I like doing business with you and will continue to do so." ... C. Gandy, Laguna Beach, CA

"...We cannot say thanks enough for how hard you have worked for us ... Your ability to take care of all of the fine details has meant a lot." ...  D. Wheeler, Oakhurst, CA

"My property was well advertised and sold fast. I was kept very up-to-date on all phases of the transaction.  To speak to Bob was amazing - He was always able to take my calls! Thanks!" ... S. Brown, Olympia, WA

"... Your personal attention in letters and phone calls was very reassuring.  A large business sale 2,500 miles away - it is nice to know people are doing the job right the first time!" ... 
F. Camp, Lake Oswego, OR

"The sale and closing were handled efficiently, and we were very favorably impressed." ... 
J. Bovard, Penfield NY

"You and your company have gone beyond the call of duty ... There should be a medal." ... E. Rice, Newport Beach, CA

"Thank you for all the help to close our unit.  You all did well, and we feel very good about our purchase." ... R. & S. Michie, Olympia, WA

"Good service, Trustworthy, Efficient" ... E. Richardson, Honolulu, HI

"Whalers committed ‘for the best’, and Bob Cartwright delivered.   You guys are wonderful!" ... C. Nguyen, Camas, WA

"Whalers Realty-Always the Best!" ...T. Hill, Lahaina, HI

"We appreciated everything Bob and his company did to serve us.  He met all our needs.  We’d use him again!" ...Mr. & Mrs. Strohecker, Alpharetta, GA

"I have had many real estate dealings over the years, and I would say my dealings with Bob Cartwright were the most pleasant ever.  He is so very professional. He really knows his business. I would recommend Bob to all my friends." ... R. Whitehurst, Alamo, CA

"It has been our pleasure to conduct business with such an efficient organization. We found your staff to be exceptionally professional, courteous, and accommodating whenever we requested their assistance. We will recommend your company to all our friends." ... 
Mr. & Mrs. F. Williams,
 Bronx, NY

"Thanks Bob. Everything you and your office did was very professional & appreciated." ... Mr. & Mrs. R. Lindgren, Long Beach, CA

 "Everything was handled in a professional manner—I was very satisfied." ... W. Anderson, Palm Springs, CA

"The closing was well-handled." ... W. Snyder, Chevy Chase, MD

"Outstanding as always ... including all the office staff & salespeople." ... Mr. & Mrs. T. Menk, Tahoe City, CA

"Many thanks for your professionalism in the sale of our condo. We would highly recommend Whalers Realty." ...Mr. & Mrs. K. Merport, Foster City, CA

"Thank you for the excellent service... The whole transaction was a pleasure." ... Mr. & Mrs. Horwitz, Fresno, CA

"I want to thank you again for your service, no doubt the best by far." ... R. Bloudell, Surrey B.C.

"Bob did a great job for us, selling and buying. We were very pleased." ... Mr. & Mrs. Loughmiller, Los Altos, CA

"Excellent service ... in the sale of my property at Kaanapali Shores. Bob, Tess & staff are doing a great job." ... B. Cory, New Zealand

"Terrific job ... great follow through. Thanks a million!" ...   M. Hertz Honolulu, HI

"WE were very pleased with your service, always have been."  Mr. & Mrs. Reinthaler, Penn Valley, CA

"Bob Cartwright ... He is the best!" ... R. Blum, Huntington Beach, CA

"... Always available, always treated professionally and with respect.  We had full confidence that Whalers Realty Inc. was looking after our best interest" ... Mr. & Mrs. R. Fairburn, Canada

"I just wanted to compliment you on your superb web site. Of all the Maui realty web sites that my husband and I have visited, yours is the most comprehensive of them all.  We enjoy visiting it again and again to view your long and varied list of properties." ... M. Miller, San Diego, CA

"Excellent service, very professional and effective. We will highly recommend you to friends and relatives" ... E. Larson, Bass Lake, CA

"Whalers did it again! Selling our second condo in a year. We got great service from all the people at Whalers Realty." ... R. & S. Michie, Olympia WA

"We have bought and sold many properties but we never had the service/responsiveness/etc. equal to the excellent service of Whalers...they were great!" ... M. Rubin, San Diego, CA

"Due to your assistance, [our] transaction was successfully completed.  [The seller] ... greatly appreciated your assistance." ... E. Kono, Honolulu, HI 

"Excellent assisting in concerns of Seller and in management of all affairs regarding sale of property under difficult circumstances." ... Mr. & Mrs. Litwiller, Mississauga, Canada

"As always when you ask for the best you get the best!" ... Dr. & Mrs. R. Millard, Bellingham, WA

"Great Job! ... I look forward to more business in the future" ...  D. Dull, Lahaina, Maui

"As always, we appreciate all of your help in the buying & selling of our home here on Maui! Bob, you take care of us well ... as always you saved the deal!" ... The Wheelers, Lopez Island, WA

"With all the kindness you have shown over so many years, I am so grateful—you are the best!" ... S. Adams, Newport Beach, CA

"Thank you to Bob and Tess for helping us secure our own little piece of Maui. Your highly professional and caring attitudes made purchasing a property as easy as 1-2-3, even from as far away as New York City! We are now one step further to accomplishing our dreams and ‘Living Aloha". ... Mr. & Mrs. Liebold, Bayville, NY

"We found through experience that not only you and Tess, but your staff can use the slogan Ask for the Best" ...Mr. & Mrs. R. Green, Zephyr Cove, Nevada

"I feel this was handled very well and with speed." ... A. DeRosa, Los Angeles, CA

"We found the purchase was handled in an expeditious manner ... Thank You!" ... Mr. & Mrs. R. Aires, Granada Hills, CA

"We are really impressed how quickly things happened. Thanks for the great service and for keeping us informed along the way." ... Mr. & Mrs. Brace, Bellevue, WA

"Thank you for the efficient follow-up, prompt/quick return of phone messages and over-all fine job!" ... Mr. & Mrs. Stonebrook, Steamboat Springs, CO
"Staff is very helpful and responsive.  Loved working with you."...Ms. Sharon Hartung, Portland, OR

"I was very pleased with your professionalism and service.  Mahalo to everyone at Whalers Realty!  You are highly recommended!" ... M. Winchatz, Mililani Town, HI

"We were very pleased with the fast and efficient sales and services provided by the personnel of Whalers Realty." ... Mr. & Mrs. R. Babicky, Carmichael, CA

"Thanks to Whalers Realty for always providing excellent service. Thanks for answering our questions and listening to our complaints." ... Mr. Hinohara, Maui, HI

"Your best service from the very best broker around ... Bob Cartwright is an example of what sales is all about. Your company is truly the best." ... B. Paoli, Chicago, CA

"We think you are the best in the business. You create a friendship with your clients. Your staff is top notch also. Thank you so very much for your help." ... Mr. & Mrs. Ferrari, Maui, HI

"Whalers Realty is truly the best. Since 1979, they have been trusted & very professional in helping in all our sales & purchases and have my deepest gratitude" ... C. Kerrigan, Santa Barbara, CA

"I am very satisfied will all the people in your office." ... 
 C. Jaffari, San Diego, CA

"We are very grateful for the hard work you accomplished for us with this sale." ... Mr. & Mrs. C. Kern, Apple Valley, CA

"Thank you for all your help through the years." ... Mr. & Mrs. B. Maram, Highland Park, IL

"We appreciated Bob Cartwright’s follow through and professional attitude." ... Mr. & Mrs. G. Barber, Edmonds, WA

"Very impressed with the Whalers staff’s professionalism ... on top of all the details and eased me through the process." ... Mrs. S. Gibson, Sunriver, OR

"Your service was great—efficient and helpful." ... Mr. & Mrs. R. Werner, Plymouth, MN

"Ask for the Best– We did, and we got it." ... Mr. Tom Hill, Kula, HI

"Thank you to Bob & staff. Job well done." ... Peggy & William Cameron.

"... very professional job – I like attention to detail.  We are very impressed with your knowledge and personal attention with our sale at all times.  You made it ALL EASY!  Thank you." ... Frank & Diane Crupi, Bend, OR

"Your entire staff was very helpful during the listing, sale & post-sale period of our transaction.  We were informed & updated along each step of the process." ... Mr. & Mrs. Richard Luther, Vancouver, WA

"Thank you for handling our transaction in a professional & expeditious manner.  Your staff is very accommodating & pleasant to work with." ...  
Mr. & Mrs. John Lamon, Yuba City, CA

"Thank you for being so professional and competent in selling our condo.  It is wonderful to know a real estate broker like Bob Cartwright whose word is his bond!  How refreshing!!" ... Carol & Chuck Berney, Tarzana, CA

"Whalers Realty is extremely competent and cordial.  It was a pleasure working with this organization.  Thank you Bob!" William Riker, Wailuku, HI

"Smooth as Silk." ... Mr. & Mrs. Kenji Kurita, Modesto, CA

"As usual, Bob came through – He should be called ‘Mr. Kaanapali Beach’!  As long as I have known Bob, he is a #1 Realtor. Aloha." ... Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Grah, Lahaina, HI

"Thanks to you and your staff for a great job." ... Douglas Y. Kubota, Kailua, HI

"It was a delight working with such warm, friendly & helpful people.  I could work with them every day." ... Mr. Ralph Cahill, Chicago, IL

"Excellent!" ... Dr. & Mrs. Donald Hegge, Sequim, WA

"You did a good job. Very professional." ... Mr. Richard Dwyer, Hillsborough, CA

"Very prompt service - friendly staff that kept us updated through the whole process, from listing right through escrow.  Would recommend their team to anyone considering real estate in Maui."... Mr.& Mrs. Gregory B. Helgeson, Two Harbors, MN

"Excellent, professional service through the whole transaction.  We heartily recommend Bob Cartwright and Whalers Realty’s staff." ... Mr. John Jordan, Woodinville, WA

"... The crew at Whalers did it again for us.  We continue to be impressed with your thorough professionalism in matching buyers with sellers.  We loved the Aloha spirit everyone brings to every transaction. Mahalo!" ... Mr. & Mrs. Robert Michie, Olympia, WA

"Very professional service in all aspects and phases of the transaction.  The office staff is friendly, courteous and prompt.  We will definitely use Whalers Realty for any future needs and highly recommend them to anyone in the market for excellent service and results." ... Mr. & Mrs. Donald Lehman, Henderson, NV

"Thank you for the excellent service you provided in obtaining our summer unit at The Whaler.  All went well with lots of smiles." ... Mr. & Mrs. Gabor Somorjai, Berkeley, CA

"Professional – Courteous – Efficient – Very Helpful!" 
...Mr. & Mrs. Harold Einhorn, Santa Rosa, CA

"Service is the Very Best!" ...Mr. Earle Davis, Cardiff, CA

"One of the most professional business offices, my wife and I have had the pleasure, of doing business with.  A real familyatmosphere.  We enjoyed the experience!"...Mr. & Mrs. Philip Goossens, Cordova, TN

"Friendly, efficient, professional service---A++! Wish you were here to market all our properties!! Thank you!! Two thumbs up!"...Mr. & Mrs. James Kahn, Reno, NV

 "Our sincere thanks to you, as well as to your staff for the up most quality of service provided during our recent real estatetransaction.  It is indeed a pleasure to have worked with & known such a fine group of real estate professionals, your personal attention to ensure our transaction went smoothlyis greatly appreciated"   Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hutcheson, Las Vegas, NV

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