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Honolulu BOR Aloha `Aina Award for outstanding service. Top 3% on Oahu. Licenced since 1981, on Oahu since 1987. Single Agency Practitioner (no dual agency).
About Judy Barrett, REALTOR:
Judy Barrett, REALTOR, is a boutique residential brokerage on the Windward Side of Oahu specializing in single family homes, townhouses and condos.
SINGLE-AGENCY PRACTITIONER: I represent both Buyers and Sellers, but never both in the same transaction. You deserve exclusive, dedicated representation.
CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST: CRS is the most respected designation in real estate, the Ph.D. of Realtors. Only 3% of Realtors have earned the designation. By attending the national convention and as many online classes and webinars as can be squeezed into my schedule, I stay abreast of legal, technical, and demographic trends and keep in touch with other exceptional agents all across the US and now in Europe and around the globe.
ACCREDITED BUYER'S REPRESENTATIVE: ABR offers specialized training and ongoing education for Realtors seeking to provide extraordinary service to Buyers. Again, only about 3% of Realtors have earned the designation. Fewer than 2% have earned both CRS and ABR.
CYBER-STARS: Recently accepted into this "Who's Who" group of the best tech minds in real estate. This group keeps my tech tools sharpened and is a rich resource for referral agents across the country.
PSC, AHS: Accredited as a STAGING expert by two different organizations.
ALOHA `AINA: 2006 and 2010 winner of this prestigious Honolulu Board of REALTORS award for exceptional service to clients and exceptional ethical standards. (Nominated every year since 2006.)
Areas of Expertise
Fixers have been my forte for many years. Helping Buyers spot a diamond in the rough that can be polished with more elbow-grease than cash is a great joy. Helping Sellers put the final polish on their biggest investment to get the most out of it is a thrill. Armed with a big collection of tools and skills honed over decades, I have often enjoyed "hands-on" involvement in the prep work and really enjoy coaching first-time buyers through their first projects.
That said, there's a whole different kind of joy in searching out that rare, perfectly polished gem for folks who just want to unpack the boxes and enjoy life without paint cans and sawdust!
I've lived in Enchanted Lake for most of the past 25 years and particularly enjoy working in Kailua, Kaneohe, Town and Waikiki.
What Clients Say about Judy
"We knew you were on it and we didn't have to worry about it. You take away a lot of the stress involved in buying a home and this is what makes the difference between looking after a transaction and looking after a family." Wendy Cockshell
"My wife and I interviewed 7 realtors with good reputations before selecting our realtor and Judy was the very best. We are extremely pleased with her work and would recommend Judy with no reservations whatsoever." Rev. Paul and Sandy Bryant
"Judy was always able to provide me guidance and personal support that always made me feel that she had my personal interests as a priority." Rob Grasso
"She shared her expert opinion with us without pushing it on us, empowering us with knowledgte to make more educated decisions." Deanna & Gary Smith
"Judy is professional, dependable, reliable. When we looked at properties she wasn't just standing around, she examined the property like she was the buyer, pointing out problem areas. I trust and respect her judgement and opinions because I know she would be honest and tell me what I needed to hear." Mimi Pham
"Judy has a great balance of being friendly and firm. On a day-to-day basis she is super friendly and when it came to negotiating with my seller she was super firm." Adam Kane
"Judy's middle name should be 'Alacrity"! No matter what kind of situation arises, she deals with it quickly and more importantly accurately. I've been a licensed Realtor (now inactive) since 1995 and she is, without doubt, the best I've ever worked with." Jennifer and Lance Selmin
"Judy replaced missing knobs on appliances, brought over plants for staging and, when improvements were made she took a second set of photos and virtual tour. After inspection, Judy took care of the required repairs. She was always a step ahead of what needed to be done to make the sale effortless for us." Peter & Patti Bunn
"She is the first realtor that actually did what they said they would do. Dealing with agents on our former home that continue to disappoing, we wish we could use Judy as our listing agent.She is in a league of her own and epitomizes what exceptional service is all about." Scott & Lisa Wardell
"We knew she had other clients, but she made us feel like we were her only ones. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her and she was always there when we needed her. She even showed up to help me move 2 carloads of stuff and look after my two little children, who absolutely love her. More than a realtor, these are the the actions of a good friend." Wendy Cockshell and Pat Tyrrell
"Judy's high level of honesty and integrity became apparent to me when I had an issue with the repair of my condo balcony railing. Originally she told me that the association would pay for it. When I discovered that this was not the case, she did not hesitate to offer to cover the cost herself. Truly exceptional." Douglas Thiessen
"We seriously thought about just listing the house 'as is.' We are not handyman types and besides, we had a toddler and a new baby on the way. Still, Judy encouraged us and just took the bull by the horns. With some help from family members, Judy and some of her friends, we made the house look like a model and we think we added at least $50,000 to the sale price. We got offers right away and were in escrow in less than a week." Michael Kozlowski
""What I can say best about her is that her service AFTER the sale is excptional. She ALWAYS does the very best for her clients, without question." Garrett Doyle
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