Real Estate Agent
Richard T. Dolbeare
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist
KW Island Living
Keller Williams Realty Inc.
Richard is a Hawaii Real Estate Broker and the owner of multiple properties on Kauai & Maui. He left his mainland engineering career in 2004 to enjoy the Hawaii lifestyle and help others do the same.
Get to know Richard T. Dolbeare
Hawaii consists of 4 major islands, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island. Of these, Richard Dolbeare lives and works on two of them, Kauai and Maui. He owns homes on both and is active in real estate sales on both.
Richard is a Hawaii real estate broker with KW Island Living which is a member of the Keller Williams family, the largest real estate franchise in the nation. This is a benefit to his Hawaii clients because of the stream of buyers referred to him by mainland Keller Williams agents with clients interested in Hawaii real estate. He has been a full-time Hawaii real estate agent since 2004 and an engineering manager for a Fortune 500 company before that.
Richard is the author of a Hawaii real estate blog, Hawaii Real Estate Information Resource, which ranks within the top 5 in the entire state. He also authors popular web pages for a huge number of communities and condominiums. His Kauai community reviews and Maui community reviews include videos, descriptions, and sales data throughout the two islands. This allows buyers to review communities from the comfort of their current home, something especially important for those living on the mainland. Extensive information on moving to Hawaii, buying & selling Hawaii real estate, building requirements, local travel, economic trends, Hawaii taxes, and more is available at his websites, KauaiRocks.com and MauiSandCastles.com.
Richard's internet presence has garnered the attention of Google which ranks him high in Hawaii real estate search results, typically on the first page and often in the coveted #1 spot. This provides broad exposure for his listings.
Richard lives, works, and plays on the islands of Kauai & Maui where he owns multiple properties. He is available by phone, text, email, or personal appointment..
Richard T. Dolbeare, R(B), ABR, CRS, e-PRO, RSPS, SFR, BS/MS degrees. HI Lic. # RB-20941
Hawaii Real Estate Broker and Certified Residential Specialist
KW Island Living
95 E. Lipoa St., Suite A212
Kihei, HI 96753
I enjoy my work and am available for my clients 7 days a week. You are welcome to contact me between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM, Hawaii Standard Time. I'm available outside these hours via my www.HawaiiSandCastles.com website an by email to Aloha@RichardDolbeare.com.
Richard T. Dolbeare's Blog Posts
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
e-Pro (internet specialist)
Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
University education (Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees)
Numerous real estate listing & sales awards from Century 21 and Keller Williams
USAF PACAF Blue Two Participation Award
US Patent US 4631635 A, "Vibration isolated cold plate assembly", 1986, http://tinyurl.com/lo5ubub
US Copyright TXU000134286, "The League Bowler's Secretary", http://tinyurl.com/l7pxqxl
US Coast Guard Letter of Commendation for distressed vessel rescue assistance, August 1, 1974, Sandy Point, Maryland
Testimonials for Richard T. Dolbeare
Richard Dolbeare recently sold a vacant lot for me in Kapaa, Hawaii. It was a pleasure to work with him and he was always available for questions and kept me up to date on market conditions and showings of the property.
He is a skilled real estate professional. He is a good communicator and skilled in marketing and every other aspect of real estate transactions. Richard is always available to talk. It seems his work is his life.
I had tried other agents, but never had an offer and I don't think the property was even shown to potential buyers by my other agents. It was a tough property to sell.
Richard put on an effective marketing program for the property, he kept me informed, he let me know the condition of the property and the need to do some cleanup to prepare for showing the property. I was on the mainland throughout the selling and closing process. He effectively worked on issues with neighbors on my behalf.
He helped me set an asking price and helped me through the negotiating process. He also was helpful in the closing process and smoothed out a couple of issues for me with the title company. He made it easy to get the deal closed.
Anyone needing an agent for selling or buying property in Kauai would be wise to engage Richard Dolbeare.
Richard was our agent when we purchased our Kauai home. I took a long time for us to find a home we liked and could afford. Richard was very consistent in sending us listings of possibilities, since we were living in Pennsylvania at the time. Once we decided there were several for us to choose from, we made a trip to Kauai to visit them. The process was well planned and we quickly narrowed our choices. Once the final decision was made on which one we wanted, the process was made easier with Richard holding the reins. We were so impressed with Richard's caring thoughtfulness and attentiveness, he became a friend.
I have had the good fortune to work with Richard T. Dolbeare, real estate professional on the purchase of a property in Hawaii. Without a doubt, Richard is the finest real estate professional I have ever had the opportunity to work with. Among his many attributes which give me, a client. deep respect, trust and appreciation are: Richard is professional, knowledgeable, and understands in detail markets and purchase options. Richard has never failed to follow-up with me on questions and details and he always follows up with clear and concise information. I feel that Richard has been and will continue to be with me every step of the way. He also is a detail-oriented person who prides himself, and rightfully so, on being an advocate for his client. Richard takes the time to really listen and understand the wants and needs of his client and then follows through. His professional background and training as an aerospace engineer and now real estate professional is also characterized by his research, market knowledge, temperament and personality for this complicated profession. I am thankful that Richard has been my partner in this venture. I recommend him without reservation.
Bruce & Rose in Japan01/26/2012
Thanks for all your help. We'll be in touch for all of our future real estate needs. Aloha & Mahalo
Aloha Richard. It gives me great pleasure to personally thank you for your great dedication and service you provided in helping me in the sale of my home and lots during a very severe downturn in the real estate market. I will be pleased to recommend you to my family and friends.
John & Ruth from Pennsylvania05/15/2009
Richard was extremely patient and assisted us over a period of two years. I couldn't ask for a better representative.
Ben & Jennifer on Kauai08/01/2008
I have purchased homes in multiple states and worked with multiple realtors. All I can say is Richard Dolbeare is one of the best. Professional, timely, and an expert in all things related to real estate. Every question my family and I asked was answered quickly and thoroughly. Every concern that came up was explained and assessed in a manner that made us confident we were making good choices every step of the way. In a show of his devotion to his clients, not his commission, Richard saved us from making a costly purchasing mistake on a more expensive home than the one we ended up with. Richard is the embodiment of real estate professionalism. I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of making any real estate transaction. Above that, we plan on using Richard for our next deal. Mahalo Richard!
Chris, Rami, Kylie (A.K.A. "Squirt")03/16/2007
Thank you so much for your professionalism, Aloha Spirit and real estate knowledge. Wow! You work fast, intelligently and with extreme personability! We feel so blessed that you were recommended to us. We hope you enjoy our tropical gift basket. Thank you for helping us get our slice of paradise.
I just bought a home on Kauai with a referral that you gave me. Richard Dolbeare has been an outstanding and helpful realtor who I will strongly recommend to family and friends. He is a very knowledgeable, warm and friendly, helpful, with a great sense of humor to boot! Please do offer him many more referrals, cause he will not do you wrong! We found him to be very ethical and professional to boot!