I have been a Kauai resident since 1976 and have more than 35 years of licensed real estate experience. Over the years, I have maintained an active presence on the Kauai Board of Realtors and served as Chair of the Grievance Committee. I am experienced in all phases of the local real estate market, including commercial, businesses, condo's, vacant land, and residential real estate - and as a seasoned Realtor, I have acquired a strong understanding of the local real estate market and island community.
Additionally, I am one of the leading REO listing brokers on Kauai, specializing in bank and mortgage foreclosures. I work with various banks and national asset managers - allowing me to provide value to local buyers, first time home buyers, as well as those looking to invest in Kauai Real Estate. Please check my blog for regular updates on Kauai's Real Estate market, including our REO and bank foreclosure listings!
In 2001, I was awarded my CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Designation for accomplishments in both experience and education. The CRS designation is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field and comprises just 4 percent of all REALTORS®. As part of my focus on maintaining a high level of professionalism, I am also a designated GRI realtor. GRI Realtors are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients. In 2013 I earned my Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) upgrading my level of service.
In 1997, I opened Kauai Dreams Realty, a real estate company that specializes in representing buyers and sellers in the sale of real property. In addition, we offer Estate Management services for absentee owners of second homes and large estates. Our office is located at 4-1435 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, in the Seto Building across from the Kapaa beach and ball park.
I have been a licensed real estate professional for over 29 years. I am one of the few designated REO brokers on Kauai, specializing in bank and mortgage foreclosures. Additionally, I have experience in all phases of the local real estate industry, including commecial, businesses, condo's, vacant land, and residential real estate.
Kauai Board of REALTORS® Chair, Grievance Committee, 2008-2013 Vice President, Kauai Board of Realtors, 2007 Hawaii Association of REALTORS® National Association of REALTORS® CRS Aloha Chapter Professional
Certified Residential Specialist, 2001 - present GRI Realtor Recognition: Voted #1 Real Estate Company in THE GARDEN ISLAND'S Best of Kauai 2007, 2011 & 2012 Awards. In 2012 I was number 2. (oh well gotta try harder)
|Rudy & Virginia|
|Thank you so much for all your help. You were very accommodating and always called us back promptly. We are excited about the house and so are our children. It will be a good vacation house for the whole family. As our friends will know about it we will refer them to you…Rudy & Virginia CA & Hawaii.|
|John P. Malibu, CA|
|Julie sold my house for me at Kapaa. I had met Julie years previously by way of a strong recommendation of one of my real estate partners in Kilauea. After some unsuccessful attempts to sell the property myself and with two other brokers, I decided to get serious about selling. Julie gave me an honest and accurate opinion of value. After the first three prospective buyers rejected my hard-nosed counter offers Julie brought me a fourth offer with the assurance that the buyers were prequalified and that the transaction would proceed smoothly. I decided to leave it in her hands and trust she was correct. The sale closed before the date scheduled in the offer. I am very involved in properties that I own and I demand very high standards and service from real estate professionals I choose to employ. Throughout the transaction Julie was professional, honest and very communicative. She never lost her cool even when my demands and responses to offers were clearly out of line with (the) norm in Kauai. She got the job done as promised and earned every penny of her commission. John P. Malibu, CA|
|George Vozikis Ph.D.|
|I have worked with Julie for several years and I have always been pleased with both her competence and her commitment to me as a client. As I reside thousand of miles from Hawaii, I needed a broker on Kauai who would do a through job and keep me posted on developments. Julie turned out to be that person. Her dedication to the best interests of her clients has won her my utmost confidence. George Vozikis Ph.D. Formerly of SC & CA now resides in Honolulu. (George has bought 4 properties from me, & I have resold 2 of those properties)|
|Hi Julie. I want to thank you for all the help and support you've given to Anastasia and me over the past three months as we worked our way through the process of buying our Kauai house You were proactive, responsive, knowledgeable, calm, confident--everything a person could want in a real estate agent. You made the home-buying experience easy and pain-free--no small feat! If you ever need a testimonial or reference, I would be honored to give you one. And be assured that in the future, when I run into someone looking to buy or sell real estate on Kauai, I will unhesitatingly and wholeheartedly recommend you. I hope our paths will continue to cross. All the best, Joe|
Julie Black is the Principal Broker and Owner of Kauai Dreams Realty. She has more than 35 years of licensed real estate experience on the island of Kauai.