CRS, SRS, ePro. RB-15735, 1985
WWMB, Pacific Business News; Hawaii Business Woman of the Year, for-profit category finalist along with her HomeQuest business partner Lynn Wells.
Andrea strives to bring a balance of high business and personal principles to every real estate transaction in which she participates. “I have always been sincere about my commitment to provide the finest service to my clients who are buying or selling a home, property or business. That’s why I take the guesswork out of what is for many people the most crucial financial decision of their life. I look forward to the privilege of serving your real estate needs and earning your satisfaction and trust.” She received her real estate license in 1985 and also earned her broker’s license. In addition, Andrea holds the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. Nationwide, only 3% of real estate associates have this distinction. As an elite member of this group, Andrea demonstrates high sales performance, with successful completion of advanced courses in listing, selling, taxes and investment. Andrea was one of the first Realtors® from Hawaii to earn the e-PRO technology certification, recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® to represent enhanced marketing and technology strategies. In addition to residential sales, Andrea has worked with developers on several projects. She has a keen understanding of the construction process from site work to building materials, construction cost and governmental regulatory agencies. “I feel it is important to stay abreast of issues that affect property owners and our community. Through volunteer participation in many organizations, I am able to achieve this objective and better serve my clients.” Andrea has been a member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors® (HBR), Hawaii Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors® since 1985.
In 2018 she served on HAR Executive Committee and Board of Directors performing the duties of the Executive Committee Liaison. Previously, she served as a Chairperson for the HBR City Affairs and HBR Issues Mobilization Committee, as well as past HBR Equal Opportunity Committee Chairperson. She also served on the Hawaii Association of Realtors as a trustee for RPAC (Realtors political action committee).
She is involved in numerous community projects throughout Hawaii; Adult Friends for Youth, Hawaii MDA, Relay for Life, Volunteer teaching in school and cherished her position as a director and past President in the HUGS (Help, Understanding, and Group Support) agency for 18 years. This non profit group provides families with assistance for medically fragile children and support for the entire family.
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“We can not adequately describe how superb Andrea Kia was as our selling agent. Because of a family emergency we had to list and sell our house quickly. Drea responded immediately, professionally and helped us navigate every detail through a timely completion of the sale. As a former Naval Officer we are no strangers to short-fuse moves but this one topped them all and we knew it would require an exceptional agent to guide us. Let me describe some of her attributes that exemplify why she deserves special recognition.
Personal attention to every detail: Drea makes sure nothing falls through the cracks, never assuming we knew even the basics but in a way that affirmed rather than talking down. She clarified our responsibilities, but made sure every box was checked.
A committed partner who communicates effectively from start to finish: she walked along side us through closing and beyond. She represented our best interest, but also liaised post closing issues and was dedicated to an integrity-filled transaction.
Leverages her broad network of contacts: ensuring we had top professionals for inspections on short notice and recommending perfect providers for timely completion and remediation.
Expert knowledge of the local market, trends and pricing strategies. Drea’s solid advice and gentle persuasion ensured we listed and sold with total satisfaction.
Savvy preparatory and staging guidance: this highlighted our home to full advantage drawing the attention of neighbors and all interested parties.
Total personal involvement: The Brokers and Public showings where she demonstrated complete knowledge of our home, it’s renovations, history and the local community. It was clear she was committed to helping people find a new home and not just a house.
Andrea’s hallmarks are professionalism, integrity and total commitment. I recommend her in the strongest terms possible.”
“Andrea is the type of Realtor who was both professional and caring from day one. She looked out for my family and me, providing excellent advice during the pre-sale, showings, and closing of our home. Her actions also went beyond what I had expected from an agent. She made us feel comfortable and closing was a breeze. She even stayed in contact after the sale to make sure our transition worked out fine. In summary, she treated us like more like Ohana than a client and I could never express my appreciation just in words.”
“Andrea is a great Realtor with extremely high professional standards, ethics, patience, and unrelenting thoroughness. Prior to listing the property, Andrea arranged for the survey, termite tenting and house cleaning so we could get the house in salable “as is” condition. Like Andrea, the vendors did excellent work! After carefully researching similar properties in the surrounding area, Andrea patiently discussed with us the possible listing price for the property. Upon full disclosure, our property was listed and we quickly had several outstanding offers. We accepted an offer just $8,000 off the listing price with excellent special terms. Everything went as planned and we closed within a month of entering the purchase contract. We are very pleased with Andrea’s services and would recommend her to anyone buying or selling real property in Hawai’i. I can attest by her actions that Andrea loves her job and takes great pride in her work. We are not being facetious, but HAR should be proud to have Andrea as a member. Thank you, Andrea”
“Drea Kia was an outstanding Realtor for my wife and me as we searched for and purchased our first home. She listened carefully to our needs, our concerns, and our hopes, and she worked tirelessly to make sure we were able to buy the best home possible. She did not pressure us in any way, she was patient, and she sincerely wanted us to be happy in our new home.
Once we found our dream home, Drea worked hard to make sure our deal went through with minimal fuss. She walked us through the entire purchasing process (an intimidating process for first time home buyers!), and she thoroughly explained ever step in the process without overwhelming us with too much information.
We could not have been more pleased with our experience. This was not the first time we had looked for a home, but it was the first time we bought a home, and that is thanks entirely to Drea Kia. Previous Realtors had pressured us to buy homes that were not perfect for us, claiming that the various shortcomings were just part of Honolulu’s real estate landscape. Drea never told us that our hopes and dreams were unrealistic. She listened to our needs, and then she fulfilled them, patiently and diligently.
We can’t imagine a better Realtor exists out there. It is our sincere hope that Drea wins this award, as she certainly deserves it!!!!”
“Andrea took the time to get to know us and to understand what our ultimate goal was. With this understanding she has guided us through the maze of home ownership five times.”
“We applaud Ms. Kia for her intelligent and tenacious approach, her sensitivity to our position, and unswerving belief in the right course of action. Her informed and reliable conduct as our Realtor® was a comfort as we walked in and out of closing with smiles.”