Kristen is a born and raised Maui Realtor at Maui's top luxury brokerage, Island Sotheby's International Realty. She specializes in the staging and listing of exclusive island homes and assists buyers in obtaining lucrative hot properties. An HGTV featured agent, her professional designations include Resort & Second Home Property Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative, and E-Pro (advanced digital marketing).
Growing up in a local family in commercial architecture, Kristen is a sixth generation Hawaii native with extensive knowledge about the island and strong professional ties in the community. A Seabury Hall alumni, she attended Northern Arizona University where she received a Bachelor's degree in Business. Outside of real estate, her other passions include health and fitness, going to the beach with her dogs, interior design, fashion, and art.
Kristen is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to her clients, with their specific needs as her priority. Her knowledge of local real estate regulations, various complexes and subdivisions, and upcoming hot properties are of immense value for her clients. Whether you're in the market to buy or sell, Kristen is ready to facilitate all of your real estate needs seamlessly, through closing and beyond.
Kristen and her team operate with the "dream team"; the tried and true, most sought after individuals in our market in every sector. Kristen works closely on a daily basis with the islands best lenders, title and escrow teams, drone photographers, stagers, property managers, contractors, handymen, home inspectors, design & marketing staff, and more. She focuses on providing you the highest standard of professionalism and excellence by saving you time and money, taking all guesswork out for you. Our service is based on integrity, respect, and results in every aspect of each transaction that we handle. These values are very important to us and we uphold them every day; treating not only clients, but others in the industry with aloha. Our effective and talented team is here to support you through every step of the process of buying or selling Maui real estate.
Kristen and her team are committed to helping you throughout the entire real estate process and making it as simple, convenient, and seamless as possible. She understands that time is a valuable and precious commodity in today's fast paced world. She is also adept to the island way of doing business along with the cultural customs that are unique to Hawaii. Kristen often represents buyers and sellers that are off island, and is here to guide you through offers and negotiations. She'll also manage the entire the escrow process--contingency timelines, inspections, and closing. Kristen's involvement in helping you achieve your lifestyle and real estate goals extends beyond the the norm for a comprehensive and gratifying experience. Mahalo for your interest and we look forward to working with you and your loved ones soon.
Kristen has earned a coveted RSPS designation for her expertise in the ever changing world of resort (short term rental) & second home properties and all they encompass. These details include zoning, lending laws, and complex occupancy ratio regulations unique to HI. Seasoned and first time investors alike trust Kristen when making moves to diversify their portfolios.
A top realtor in her local market, Kristen knows the hottest properties you want to see both on and off market. She can help guide you as to which areas fit your lifestyle and have the amenities you need within fast access- including specific beaches, school districts, hospitals, pet friendly complexes, and grocery stores.
Kristen has surpassed the standard level of e-marketing. She has earned an E-Pro designation for her proven skills in attracting online customers to her listings and finding rare opportunities for her buyers through innovative real estate apps, social media, and various marketing platforms.
Exceptional service, local principals, and community insight combine to give you the best real estate experience. Kristen's local market knowledge and passion for the industry shines and sets her apart from the rest. Her approach and communication style is catered to the delicate island customs that will help achieve your desired results.
Our relationships with hand-selected media powerhouses help deliver over 1 billion media impressions for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. We provide an unparalleled online presence providing maximum exposure for our listings. We employ a full time staff of social media and print/publishing techs to ensure your home has the best quality appeal.
Kristen's buyer clientele get access to the hottest new properties the moment the come on market. You'll also get insider information on off-market and upcoming properties. Her streamlined buyers process ensures her buyers are well educated, informed, and confident with their decisions.
"Kristen listed our home and had it sold for what we wanted in a short matter of time. We had listed it in the past for less with another Realtor but it did not sell. Kristen organized a team of landscapers, cleaners, photographers, and more to take care of every detail and was very involved in each and every aspect of the sale. We were blown away at the level of care and professionalism she took to ensure the best presentation and successful sale of our house. Even our neighbors were impressed. Always going the extra mile- she communicated very well and kept us all updated. I highly recommend Kristen if you need to sell your home fast and want someone you can trust is on top of everything. She makes everything show perfectly and was paramount during stressful times and decision making. In the end we were confident she brought us top dollar for what our home was worth. Will be referring Kristen to all our friends and family." - J. Sugiyama, Happy home Seller
"I have purchased 5 homes and sold 4. Kristen is the most thorough, detailed, and pleasant realtor I have ever worked with. She worked diligently to serve my needs and make sure I was happy and satisfied with every step in the house buying process. She began by asking me exactly what I wanted in a home. Then she started to send examples till she learned my exact desires. Fin she found the exact house I dreamed of. She went way over expectations, by helping manage my moving, and extricating me without penalty from a rental contract. I cannot say enough about how wonderful a representative and professional realtor she was for me." -Dr. Ayers, Happy home owner of $7-figure Maui Estate
"Kristen got me full asking price for my house and I couldn't be any happier with the whole process! She does a lot of legwork to make sure everything goes smooth. Highly recommended." -K. Aquino, General Contractor, Repeat Client
"Kristen made the process feel seamless. All the way from home searching to closing. Her high level of professionalism and local knowledge sets her apart from the rest. I highly recommend, you will not be disappointed. I will not hesitate to have her by my side for future Hawaii market endeavors." -G. Thompson, Hawaiian Airlines
"Kristen was great to work with! She helped us find the perfect location and home to fit our family. Her knowledge of Maui was really appreciated in locating the perfect home. Kristen was very thorough in answering all our questions regarding the loan process differences between Hawaii and the mainland. She also had a great network of professionals to make our loan effortless. She had all the newest technology to make paperwork a cinch. Kristen is also great at negotiating with sellers and their agents. I would definitely recommend her for your next real estate transaction! Thanks again for a great home buying experience!" - Ronda Reisdorph, Kaiser Permanente Manager, Repeat client
"She goes above and beyond to help you in any way possible. You can tell she just cares about her clients that she meets and wants to be there for them in any and every way possible. I refer her to anyone and everyone! She sold our house quickly and got us a leaseback until our new home was built!" - Natacia Pachico, Repeat Client
"Kristen has played a very important role in purchasing our very first home. Kristen is very professional and extra helpful. She is always one call/text away, responds to any questions very quickly. She goes above and beyond. I can't recommend her enough. If you are ready for your next home, Kristen will help obtain your dream home in the fastest way! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!" -M. Bolosan, Nurse
"Kristen is a God send!!!! She was so helpful in every detail and making buying a place sight unseen stress free. Everything went smoothly thanks to her. There were no surprises and actually everything about my new home was better in person. She is professional and having lived on island knew all sorts of people to help out with all the details. Having Kristen as your real estate agent will leave you with Aloha and all you wanted and more!" -M. Schotte, Miami Fire Captain
"Went above and beyond after the purchase. Seller agent didn't do as promised and Kristen took care of the problem for us without asking or expecting anything in return. She is patient and connected. Thanks and mahalo!" The Clarks, Insurance Company Owners
"Kristen was wonderful to work with! Very knowledgable and thorough, timely, and kind. She made working with a realtor an enjoyable experience. I planned on going through the process alone but after working with her I'm very glad I didn't and now do not plan on going it alone in the future. Thank you!" -T.Gilmore, Relocation/First Time Hawaii Buyer
"This was an amazing experience working with Kristen Goo. I have bought and sold several homes on the mainland and one foreign soil property. From start to finish, this purchase was the smoothest and most efficient of any previous home purchases. Kristen exudes confidence, loyalty, integrity, island knowledge and savviness, all woven together with the finest of Aloha spirit. Truly a remarkable agent who is more than capable of helping you with buying or selling, whether you are on island or at a great distance. Mahalo Kristen from the bottom of my grateful heart." -Tricia Mooney
"Absolutely wonderful experience! Professional, responsive, knowledgeable, efficient, timely, warm, friendly...this experience was seamless from the beginning. No stress, enjoyable, smooth...I would definitely recommend Kristen an we will definitely use her for our next purchase!" -Vilia and Joey Variakojis, happy new Kihei home owner
Established in 1976, Island Sotheby’s is part of an iconic luxury brand; Sotheby's International Realty. Known for our exceptional service and popularity with affluent clientele from around the world, our exclusive listings receive the greatest exposure due to the backing of our international marketing network.
For 2 consecutive years, Kristen received the award as Finalist in Realtor Magazine and NAR's "30 Under 30" in 2018 & 2019. Kristen was the sole recipient in Hawaii and first ever from Maui.
Kristen and her team are highly responsive and accessible during the entire process. Real estate tools and procedures are much different today than they used to be, so older methods are no longer as effective. An E-Pro designated realtor, Kristen excels in the latest real estate technology and uses it to benefit her clients in ways they never knew were possible.