We had the pleasure of working with Ron Margolis as our Realtor on Kaua'i. After several years of looking at property on the island, we finally found that special place in the sun and closed escrow in June 2016. We worked with Ron for several months since it was a complicated transaction and he made it happen. Ron offers that special combination of Realtor, businessperson and friend. He is always available to answer questions and to find solutions to problems. Ron has extensive experience both as a Buyer's Agent, Seller's Agent and Dual Agent which helped us tremendously. He also understands the myriad of regulations and intricacies of purchasing a home in the State of Hawaii. Ron is a past president of the local Rotary Club and is involved in giving back to many charities on the island. This was very important to us since I have also been a Rotarian. My husband and I were Real Estate Brokers on the mainland so we have very high expectations of Realtors. Ron not only met those expectations but he exceeded them. To be able to keep the communication going, to solve problems, to coordinate multiple inspections all while the Buyers are 5,000 miles away in Florida is an amazing gift and talent. Ron not only did all that but he also referred us to a variety of contractors and service providers to make our transition to Kaua'i flawless. We strongly recommend Ron as your Kaua'i Realtor. His many years of experience, coupled with his integrity, work ethic and a great sense of humor, will offer you the whole package you will need to succeed in either the sale or purchase of your home on Kaui'i
Mahalo nui loa Ron!
Having visited Kauai several times since our honeymoon in 1992 and more frequently in the last few years, we decided to look for a home away from home to serve as our vacation home base. Our goal was to find a consistent place to stay for the couple of times per year that we get away, while at the same time finding a spot we could rent to vacationers and also to provide as a reward for deserving staff members in our business.
We started browsing the internet looking at condos in late 2014 and we were very fortunate that our search led us to Ron Margolis. From our first few conversations with him, it was clear that he was no-nonsense type of person who took an unbiased approach to laying out our options. At no time did we feel that “the sale” was more important to Ron than helping find a property that would work best in meeting our goals and objectives. He reviewed the pros and cons of the various options in detailed fashion. We did a whirlwind tour of Kauai and the last condo we visited in Kapaa was ideal for us on multiple fronts. With Ron’s help, we made an offer.
Finishing our condo took several months and since we were at home in Wisconsin, Ron kept us informed on progress and did all the necessary follow-up and tracking through the final construction details and repairs. He was truly our eyes and ears onsite to ensure every last punch list item was addressed. After the purchase, Ron introduced us to his wonderful wife Gwen, who helped us put the final touches on furnishing/decorating our condo to make it a fantastic space to rent. She went above and beyond the call of duty in every way, looking for both cost-effective and lovely items to make our place unique and welcoming.
We do not have the perfect words to describe Ron and Gwen’s teammate approach, but we are so grateful to have met them. We would highly recommend both Ron and Gwen Margolis to partner with you to make your real estate purchase the best experience possible!
Kirk and Suzi
We can't say enough about Ron and Gwen Margolis....not only did they sell our house but they walked us through each step including some permitting issues as well. And when it was all said and done they were the last ones on sight to help clean up and getting everything ready for the final day. Mahalo once again,.
Chad and Charlotte.
Ron Margolis is highly recommended. He was always available and responsive to our questions and needs throughout the home buying process, 24/7. His knowledge of the island is extensive. When we could not be at the home in person, Ron produced high quality videos that were almost as good as being there. He always listened carefully to our likes and dislikes and immediately adjusted his plan and schedule accordingly. Even after the sale Ron has continued to be a valuable resource..
Bill and Suzy Pope.
Following a series of unexpected events including a serious work related injury, it became necessary to sell our home. Thankfully I chose Ron. He fought for us tooth and nail against an inept and frustrating banking and government bureaucracy. He battled for a year and WON ! A short sale finally closed and everything he promised, he delivered. It was like a miracle. Your realtor search is over. Ron is the best !.
Ron is personable and easy to work with. He is very knowledgable about the local market. He went the extra mile to give us details and help with paperwork as well as recommending knowledgable mortgage brokers and inspectors..
Rene and Joan.
Ron knows Kaua`i real estate well and understands the challenges of the current market. He stayed on top of all that was needed to get us through a difficult sale, and we were pleased with the outcome. .
We highly recommend him. .
We first made contact with Ron via the internet when my wife and I were doing research on Kauai. We traded emails over several months and he provided all the information that I requested without question as to what would it bring him. Upon arriving on Kauai for an 8 day holiday, I again reiterated to him that we were only collecting information for the future and he graciously offered to spend several days showing us different properties in different areas of the island. We were most impressed with Ron as he really listened to what we said and to our critiques of houses he showed us and towns that we visited. Listening is a skill that I find lacking by most realtors. .
We arrived on the North Shore on the 4th day and immediately felt at home. He showed us several properties in the area and suddenly there it was, the one! It was perfect for us, but we couldn't believe it and returned several more times to be sure. All this time Ron was the professional that he is, never pushing nor trying to make a sale, just answering our questions and pointing out the pros and cons of the home and area. .
Shortly afterward we departed Kauai, but stayed in contact with Ron and within a short time decided to make an offer. During the next several weeks he held our hands, 6,000 miles away, as we went through the process with the owner and their bank, as it was becoming a short sale. We have purchased several homes over the years and this was the most painless that we've ever experienced. And much of the credit goes to Ron and his expertise..
Now almost 2 years later, Gwen and Ron have become good friends as the result of the process that we went through and because of who they are. We recommend Ron to anyone who is considering buying property on the island, in fact, we will use him for all of our future real estate needs.
Ben and Deborah Gillikin