""My wife and I recently closed on a vacant land purchase for a future retirement
home on the Big Island. Being an out of state buyer, especially in 2020, was very
challenging and finding the right agent was crucial to our success. David’s
extensive real estate and general contractor background stood out among all
prospective agents. Our first phone call with David sealed the deal. He is very
personable, professional, and knowledgeable in so many areas. He helped guide
us to certain areas on the island that would be appropriate for our future small
horse farm. Throughout the process he was always available and responsive to
all of our needs and concerns. He was reassuring when our initial offer was not
chosen and elated along with us when we ultimately did reach an agreement to
buy the property. He expertly guided us through the entire closing process and
answered any questions that we had. Due to his general contracting and building
background he knows many of the businesses that we’ll need in the years to
come. It is a great relief to know someone local whose opinions and
recommendations we can rely on. After the closing he again offered that we can
call on him for his advice and assistance in our future needs. We’re very pleased
to consider David our first friend on the Big Island!"
- Jim and Linda C.
""My husband and I decided in February 2013 that we wanted to purchase a
property on the Big Island and relocate from Oahu. We found a few properties
online and made a trip back in April to check them out. We called a few realtors
and none seemed very interested in helping. On a whim, we called the listing
agent for a property we were interested in and David answered the phone. He
stated the listing agent was not available, but he would be happy to come the
next day (which happened to be our last day on the island) to show us the place
and a few more if we would like. Well, needless to say, we did not like the house,
but we had found our realtor. He was accommodating to our short timeline and
extremely knowledgeable of life on the Big Island. We returned home to Oahu
and David was great in responding to our numerous (admittedly sometimes
excessive) emailing. We are the kind of people that know what we want and go
for it. After a few more trips back and forth and countless diamonds in the rough,
he found us the perfect house. David was great about not wasting our time
showing us properties that did not meet our criteria as many realtors do. He
understood exactly what we were looking for and that we were on a limited
timeline each time we came to look at properties. Once we entered escrow David
had his work cut out for him when the neighboring property, which had just sold,
brought in a rooster farm. David was out there with a video camera and
documenting everything for us since another trip back was not feasible. He also
intervened immediately when he discovered the sellers were attempting to "fix"
the rooster problem by putting up a vinyl fence without getting our input first.
(This by the way would not have remedied the issue.) By him going above and
beyond, he kept us from backing out of the sale, and we are thankful. David's
knowledge of the area and his construction background really assisted us in
picking the right house and helped keep our overzealous imagination in check at
times. Even after the sale was final (which was in September), he was generous
enough to let us use his truck to haul some lawn equipment. So for those of you
tracking the timeline, we contacted David in April with a laundry list of wants and
desires and by September we had closed getting exactly what we were looking
for. David was not only our realtor we now consider him a friend and would
recommend anyone looking for a realtor to give him a call immediately"
- Damon and Trista A.
"David was fantastic to work with. I am glad that we were able to work with him.
He is understanding and very nice. He is very knowledgeable as he is a
contractor as well so he knows the ins and outs. We are owner builders contractors
ourselves so to have someone be able to tell us honestly and be
open minded with us, meant a lot. When we get the chance to do this again, we
would gladly choose to work with him again. He was there for us every single
step of the way. He isn't pushy, he’s very helpful. Hope you all decide to work
with him too! (thumbs up for sure) Thanks for all that you’ve done for us David
and continue to do! Mahalo!"
- James & Jolyne O.
""I would highly recommend David as a real estate professional. David's
knowledge helped us greatly with the process of purchasing a home as we did
not have any prior to this experience. David's background as in the construction
industry allows another perspective when observing potential properties.
Communication was fast and effective which allowed us to visit properties quickly
that fit our schedule. He was also able to gain information that we requested.
David's positive attitude made our experience smooth and successful.”"
- Watson & Smitha V.
""David was always very prompt with answering any communication. He was kind,
competent, and efficient. I would definitely recommend David as a Real Estate
agent. Additionally, when the government had made an error in entering my lot
amount into their system he caught the error and helped me fix it.”"
- Melissa M.
"My wife and I can't recommend David enough. He was very helpful when we
bought our first house in the new Punahoa Mauka subdivision. His knowledge of
the island (in addition to his thorough understanding of his job) was evident, and
as a former contractor, he was there to help point out areas for the seller to
address prior to closing. David was friendly, punctual, and helped us with every
step in the process. He was an immense help, and we're grateful to have worked
with him. Thanks David!”"
- TJ & Jeracah L.
"David Skeele is a wonderful agent! He represented me during a home purchase
earlier this year. He knew the ins and outs of the process, from first viewing the
property to closing. He was able to help with every step in the process and was
always quick to respond to any questions I had. His background as a contractor
really paid off, because he was able to give me insight and a deeper
understanding of the inspectors report and what needed to be fixed in the home.
He also gave me a number of great contacts and referrals to help me and
checked up to see how things were going well after closing. This was my third
home purchase, but the first time I used David. I'll definitely be calling him again
for future real estate needs.”"
- Rachel K.
"All of the above truly says great things about David. He made the sale of our
rental homes in Keaau Agriculture Lots a smooth transition, he explains in detail
on questions you may have. He is a great Real Estate Professional, please
contact him . . . you won't be disappointed! "Thank You David!" "Good Luck"
- Clyde and Stephanie I.
"David was very helpful, offering me options and information so I could make the
best decision for my property. I highly recommend David and look forward to
working with him again"
- Cheri E.
"David was our agent in purchasing a condo in Hilo. He was very helpful and
attentive and everything proceeded smoothly for the purchase. Since we were
out of state buyers, he was kind enough to go to the property and videotape the
interior, exterior and complex for us. I also looked at some of the other properties
he had videotaped, and I found that he had represented buyers and sellers in a
big range of properties. He got back to us promptly when we contacted him by
email or phone, including when we contacted him during non-business hours. He
was very patient and professional and I would highly recommend him. The only
challenge we had was with the delays from the escrow company, which was not
his fault, but he was helpful in trying to get everything done on a timely fashion.
Even after escrow had closed, he helped us find a property manager to use the
place as a rental, and he referred us to companies we could hire to make
improvements to the unit"
- Nicole J.
"David Skeele, full of local knowledge and very helpful to my husband and I when
purchasing our new home in H.P.P. David is very keen in knowledge of
construction and a very honest and true gentleman"
- George & Gerri L.
"David was just down right Awesome. With a friendly experience his knowledge
was a big help for explanation and answers, offering me options and information
so I could make the best decision. I live in California and had no problem working
with him long-distance. Thank you David"
- Tillie C
"David has extensive knowledge about the real estate market trends in Hawaii,
very professional, and kept us informed. We trusted him and he got the job done.
The property sold higher than listed. We will definitely call on him for all future
acquisitions and sales"
- Maxine C
"Topnotch professional . . . Very attentive to our needs. Was able to negotiate
with difficult sellers. I would and have recommended him to others. He sold a
house for us and helped us get into our dream home."
- David B.
"We couldn't imagine a more successful and enjoyable experience than working
with David. He's the all-around professional and enthusiastic good guy we all
hope will handle our home sales! As with most real estate transactions, ours had
a few hiccups, which were quickly resolved because of David's timely
responsiveness. His great combination of thorough knowledge of construction
blended with real estate, which he expertly conveys to sellers and buyers. His
calm and kind demeanor kept us at ease and always reassured that our
transaction would be successful. It was and we are so grateful. We recommend
David as a real estate professional without any reservation!”"
- Steve & Jill E.
""We had a great experience with David. Not only is he highly knowledgeable
about the area and housing trends and all things realty-related, he had great
recommendations for other professionals and gave us a mountain of advice on
how we could improve our land and home (having also worked as a highly skilled
builder in the community). We were working on an aggressive timeline and he
was able to keep all parties on track, allowing us to close on our desired date.
We also felt like he was very in tune with fair improvement /credit requests and
ensured that we were not charged with unnecessary fees. And finally, he is just a
great person to interact and chat with. We feel very lucky to have been paired
with him for our home purchase and highly recommend him to anyone.”"
- Chris & Marie B
"David has been the best realtor I have hired. I had two before him, but he was
the best. The process through escrow was very difficult because of the Corona
Virus and other issues but he handled all challenges with professionalism and
quickly. I would highly recommend David"
- - Paul M.
"David has made himself available to us whenever requested. I lined up so many
houses for David as I was determined to not only find a home quickly, but not just
settle for anything. He was very accommodating and did everything within his
power to line up showings quickly. Funny, in our particular circumstance, I put
one listing on the list by accident. Decided we were there and should go ahead
and look at it. We bought it! Was meant to be! I highly recommend David. Very
friendly and personable. Hope to see him often and call him our friend."
- Ernie & Leslie B.
"My husband and I chose David to help sell our home in Hawaii. We were impressed first with his reputation in our community. We found him to be just the realtor for us. He successfully negotiated a far better selling price for us than we had hoped. Excellent communicator and always professional."
- Eric & Sherry L.
"Working with David has been an absolute pleasure. He was very attentive to our
needs and concerns. Always willing to help us out anyway he can. David was
very knowledgeable and understanding throughout the entire process. Thank you
David for a job well done and in making our dreams come true. Much
appreciated. Blessings and Aloha!"
- Bryson & Shana K.
"David Skeele is a true professional. His willingness to go the extra mile is most
impressive to me. He has proven to be someone I can count on. He has provided
me with exceptional service for years now. I highly recommend him to anyone
needing a real estate agent to buy or sell a property"
- David P.