Selling Kaua`i real estate since 1984, my clients have shared that they value my work ethic and trusted representation when buying or selling their Kaua`i Real Estate. As a result many of my clients have been referrals from previous clients.
My highly recommended expertise and service in real estate service come from years of experience and from the following training and credential specialties:
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Resort and Second Home Specialist (RSPS), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), ePRO.
Our office is located at 2403 Ulu Maika Street Lihu`e, Kaua`i 96766. Kaua`i Realty is the first real estate company on the Island and has been voted the #1 Real Estate Company on Kaua`i for over 17 years.
Born and raised on Oahu, I relocated to Kaua`i in 1972 and have lived here ever since. I love the Island life and have become an expert in Kaua`i real estate over many decades.
Born in Honolulu when Hawai`i was still a Territory of the United States, I remember the day Hawaii became the 50th state and grew up with all of the changes that occurred after statehood. When I moved to Kaua`i there was only one traffic light on the entire Island. I became interested in real estate when my husband and I purchased property in 1984 and real estate has been a full time career for me ever since.
My tag line says it all: Love Life, Live Kaua`i. The Garden Island is the perfect place for an active lifestyle enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds us here. When I’m not working I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at every opportunity. I love to swim, stand-up paddle, hike, kayak, boogie board, fish, mountain bike, water ski and scuba dive. I live with my husband of 30+ years on Kaua`i’s East side.
“Coreen is an amazing Realtor, strong product knowledge, genuinely personable, and also willing to help her peers improve their business skills. She is known for going beyond what is required to make her clients the happiest and her transactions problem free.”
– K. Deshaies
“I have known Coreen for many years as we belong to several national real estate groups and see each other yearly. I have known Coreen to be very knowledgable about about the Kauai real estate market – not only what is currently happening but she has a good feel for where the market is heading. She is also extremely respected by her peers in the organizations to which we belong. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of buying or selling on Kauai to call her first!”
– P. Wattam
“Coreen Sarabia is one of the most competent, responsive, thoughtful and experienced agents I have ever worked with. Coreen has a sharp attention to detail and has a strong sense of fiduciary responsibility to her clients and their needs. Coreen helped me purchase a condo in Kauai which is no easy task since I am located in California. I always felt that Coreen was managing the transaction with true professionalism and was always there to answer any questions or ease any concerns that I had. I will not hesitate to hire Coreen again should I decide to sell my place in the future, she is deserving of five stars based on my experience.”
– A. Schroeder
“I am very fortunate to have had Coreen as my agent when selling my home. She is experienced and professional. With a welcoming demeanor, she genuinely listened to my ideas about the sale, and her own suggestions were always positive and completely helpful. With Coreen guiding me through every step, the sale was finalized very quickly and efficiently. And I was totally satisfied with the end result. I would not hesitate to use Coreen again if ever I was in need.”
– F. Cano
“I own and operate one of the largest real estate companies in Hawaii. When I needed to sell a property that my company owned, I hired Coreen. Her work is impeccable. She’s thorough, tactful, and diligent. She calls on decades of relevant real estate experience and professional relationships to deliver an incredible work product. I would hire her again, anytime. She’s an extremely rare talent.”
– M. Beall
“Coreen is without a doubt the best realtor we’ve ever had. She has been our realtor on Kauai for approximately 23 years and we wouldn’t think of using anyone else. Her knowledge, attention to details, and professionalism is unsurpassed. Previous real estate transactions have included purchases, sales, & a 1031 Exchange. She made our lives “hassle free” during these transactions. We highly recommend Coreen to any looking to buy or sell real estate on Kauai.”
– T & K McGannon
“I had the luck to call Coreen on our first purchase on Kauai. As we were in California at the time, I couldn’t have been in better hands. Coreen is one of the most detail oriented people I have had the pleasure to deal with. It was a complicated purchase that went off without a hitch! Since then, Coreen has been my agent on 5 other transactions on Kauai. I would recommend her to anybody looking for a professional and very knowledgeable, detail oriented agent. She has always represented us with the highest standards.”
– J. Faloon
“My husband and I live in CT; owned a condo on Kauai and Coreen was our agent. The distance was hard for us; Coreen made it very easy. We just closed on the sale and are thrilled! Coreen was attentive, professional, reliable…I would recommend Coreen in a heartbeat!”
– T. Renner
“Coreen was invaluable in helping us purchase our home on Kauai, and we unhesitatingly recommend her to anyone seeking an experienced, honest, conscientious agent with excellent negotiation skills and a wealth of local knowledge. Coreen is professional, sharp-witted, and a delight to deal with. She worked tirelessly to find us the home that suited our needs, and was extremely good-natured and generous with her time during our initial week-long visit (from California) which proved fruitless. However, she continued the search after our return to CA and, because she had listened carefully to our priorities and understood our lifestyle, quickly discovered the ideal property for us. As an added bonus, if you are searching from a distance, Coreen can video a property with a professional eye for every detail, and an excellent, objective commentary. Taking advantage of those skills, we confidently submitted an offer and entered escrow on our new home without having physically visited it. Once in escrow, Coreen monitored the process very closely, guiding us around several potential pitfalls, thanks to her professional expertise, attention to detail, and determination. Her in-depth understanding and explanation of Hawaii-specific real estate laws and terminology is invaluable to out-of-state buyers. We will always appreciate her sound advice as well as her sense of humor throughout the process. Her warm welcome when we first visited after closing epitomizes her thoughtfulness and her commitment to her clients, which goes way beyond the expected. Coreen is truly the embodiment of Aloha, and we will always turn to her for any future real estate needs in Hawaii!”
– L. Barnfield
“Coreen is very professional and detail-oriented in her work. She is always very straight-forward and honest about what the options are, and gives advice based on her extensive experience. I would highly recommend her for any real estate needs!”
– C. Hart
“Coreen is Fantastic! I practiced real estate law on the mainland for over 30 years handling primarily commercial transactions and real estate litigation. As such I have had extensive interaction with real estate agents. I can say without hesitation that Coreen is at the head of the class in real estate agents, and very few are at her level. We have been blessed to use Coreen twice on Kauai in our home searches. The first was in 1999, and we barely tested Coreen’s abilities, as she found us exactly what we wanted in just our first day of touring, and wrapped up the deal in 48 hours! (She gave us excellent counsel on when to stop negotiating!) After signing, she definitely did the lion’s share of the work in getting that deal closed. The next search put Coreen to the test! It was prolonged, covering 2008 and 2009. We were looking to add to our Kauai holdings in the form of a permanent home. This search, in a very challenging market required far more of Coreen, and she was more than up to the task. The hours and days she put in (I am sure not knowing whether we were actually serious), were incredible. And then when we had all but given-up, she pulled a rabbit out of the hat and found us the perfect home in the perfect location for us. Nothing was easy (due to the lending environment), but Coreen kept going and got us to closing in just over 45 days! Coreen listened to us, she made sure she knew what we wanted and what we could afford, and made it her mission to find us the right home – TWICE! If anyone is looking for a home in the Islands, you cannot do better than Coreen, and when the day comes for us to be sellers, you can be assured there is only one listing agent for us! Mahalo Coreen!”
– K. Casey