Agent Specializes In Kauai Island Properties
Ruth Marvin, REALTOR(B)

Princeville Office5-4280 Kuhio Hwy,
Ste. B103
Princeville, HI 96722


Languages Spoken

Ruth S. Marvin

Corcoran Pacific Agent

REALTOR(B), e-Pro, Global Luxury Specialist,



Real Estate Agent

Born and raised in Switzerland, Ruth S. Marvin relocated to Kauai in 1990 to work in travel management.

As a licensed realtor and sales agent with a prominent realty firm since 1994, Ruth obtained her broker license in 2002. She was promoted to the company’s Broker-in-Charge in 2004 to assist with, and eventually oversee, sales transactions in excess of $1 billion.

Known for her Swiss-style efficiency, accuracy, and confidentiality, Ruth is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of real estate on Kauai. She has served countless local, mainland and international buyers and sellers over the course of her career. Specializing in resort properties and second homes on Kauai, Ruth holds several professional designations, including Global Luxury Property Specialist®.

In 2019, Ruth joined Corcoran Pacific Properties, which merged with the Corcoran Group in 2020 to become the exclusive Corcoran franchise in Hawaii. Ruth is proud to represent Corcoran Pacific Properties as your Swiss Real Estate partner on the island of Kauai.

Corcoran Pacific Properties Platinum Circle Award 2022
Corcoran National Ruby Award 2022
Top Performer in Real Estate 2022 - Hawaii Business Magazine
Corcoran Pacific Properties Gold Circle Award 2021
Corcoran Affiliate Platinum Award 2021
Real Trends | Tom Ferry "America's Best" Real Estate Professional 2021

Current Listings

1 Listings

Sold Listings

51 Listings


"We had the privilege of working with Ruth Marvin, both as a buyer and seller. She consistently provided top notch customer service and exhibited the utmost professionalism at every turn. She has the attention to detail, and the oversight ability, to expedite the buying and selling processes. Her personable approach to business made both transactions not only very efficient but enjoyable experiences. Ruth never missed an opportunity to make us feel important and valued! Ruth has definitely earned our highest recommendation."

- Bryan and Barbara Cobble

"When you hire Ruth it is like hiring a guarantee. She is friendly, efficient, diligent and precise. We have done four flawless transactions with Ruth. If you want someone to go the extra mile for you, Ruth is the one. She is an agent with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We highly recommend her for your future real estate transactions. "

- Fred and Erika Matter, Kauai & California

"We are delighted to highly recommend Ruth Marvin as the most professional, thorough, timely and efficient agent with whom we have had the pleasure of working. Through our experience in working with her, there is no question in our minds that Ruth always keeps the best interests of her clients in mind throughout the process, beginning with the development of the listing agreement through the close of escrow. Her amazing attention to each and every one of the intricate details of the real estate buying and selling process is truly remarkable, as she regularly communicates every step in the process. Our experience in working with Ruth has been exceptional in every way, including the fact that an offer was received within 33 days of our signing the listing agreement, and the close of escrow was completed within a very brief fourteen day timeline on the island of Kauai….quite a remarkable accomplishment! We believe that no other realtor could have made this happen — thank you, Ruth! Coupled with Ruth’s professionalism and incredible client service, it is such a pleasure to work together with her. She is friendly, positive and always available to support us with a warm smile and words of support. We only wish that we could give her 10 stars for her service…she is outstanding in every way. We hope that you will seriously consider working with Ruth Marvin for all of your real estate needs. We have worked with several other real estate agents on the island of Kauai, and we can personally attest to the fact that Ruth’s talent, knowledge and professional expertise far exceed that of other island agents. She is the absolutely and unquestionably the very best!"

- Linda and Mike Rooney, Kauai and Lake Tahoe

"Ruth Marvin was simply the best real estate agent we could have found on Kauai. She was able to guide us through a complicated transaction from a very long distance. Perhaps her own distance from home gives her an ability to relate to off shore clients and a sensitivity to the distinct culture of Kauai. She also knows how to sweat the small stuff and get fast answers to tricky questions. Ruth was deeply involved every step of the way. My family has made a real friend with Ruth. She has definitely gone above and beyond for us and is helping us through renovations and making friends in the neighborhood. Her work ethic and patience are two key attributes. We do not hesitate to say she is an outstanding real estate professional."

- Mary Ann Colihan, Kauai and Ontario, Canada

"Professional, responsive, attentive, sincere, helpful, respectful, focused on our best interests … just a few ways we would describe Ruth Marvin. And after the closing she continues to assist and expedite to make our move in as simple and care free as possible. Out of 5 house purchases over the years our client experience with Ruth has been by far the best. She greatly exceeded our expectations over and over again. She will always be our first choice when choosing a realtor to partner with on any future transactions."

- Mr. and Mrs. Cobble, Kauai

"Ruth Marvin is a professional with a positive attitude and friendly personality. Her patience, guidance, and knowledge of the area were assets during the process of finding my home on Kauai. She addressed all of my questions and concerns and made a long-distance transaction effortless. I’d like to thank Ruth for her exceptional service."

- Bill Thomas, Kauai

"Ruth was exceedingly helpful in listing, marketing, and selling our condo. She provided great advice, was active in showing the property, and paid attention to and assisted with all the tasks necessary to complete a difficult escrow. She facilitated every step of the process. We would highly recommend using Ruth for real estate services in Kauai, and will assuredly call her for our next real estate representation in Kauai. Ruth has the highest integrity, is honest, and knows the business."

- Mark and Patty Ochenduszko, San Diego, CA

"Ruth Marvin was our family's Real Estate Broker for three purchases and three sales on Kauai. Ruth was as professional and helpful as one could possibly hope for. She was constructive and imaginative in all cases, and especially patient in the weak market of 2009. She was well organized, responsive and a pleasure to work with. We can recommend her to anyone without reservation."

- Mitch and Shirley Ostrom, Virginia

"Ruth is a consummate professional who consistently delivers superlative service and results over and beyond expectations. She is the reason we were able to realize our dream of owning a home on Kauai."

- Rahul Mehta, Kauai and California

"Ruth is a true professional. She exceeds all expectations and definitely gives 200% to assist you with her guidance, advice, honesty and integrity. She recently helped our family immensely with her expertise of the local market. It would be my pleasure to recommended her to anyone interested in either buying or selling on Kauai. She is a true jewel and a lovely, genuine person."

- Kim Dornbusch, Utah

"We purchased our townhouse through Ruth Marvin in 2008. Her efficiency and meticulous attention to detail gave us the confidence to take the step. More-over she has kept in touch and remained a friend. She is very pleasant to deal with."

- Drs Devendra, Kauai and California

"Ruth Marvin is a solid real estate person. We knew she had our interest at heart, after she had done her best to learn what they were. Ruth is very knowledgeable, and not afraid to put in the hard work to take care of all the details in the complicated world of real estate deals. We have congratulated ourselves for having found Ruth to guide us toward finding the place of our dreams. We are happy to give her a five-star (should be ten-star) rating. Mahalo nui loa."

- Adrian Bontje & Pearl Wollin, Kauai

"Ruth did a great job for us as a realtor and we value and trust her advice... She is now also a great friend!"

- Miranda Moss, Kauai

"We have bought and sold several properties and have dealt with many different Realtors in the past; in comparison Ruth Marvin is outstanding. Her professional reputation is well known on the North Shore of Kauai."

- Jerry Driscoll, Utah

"Ruth Marvin represented us on the sale of our property. She was "on top" of all communications and advertising related to the exposure and eventual sale of the lot. She kept us well informed on all activity of importance which allowed us to feel that every effort was being made to move the property. We found her to be both efficient and a very amicable person to do business with."

- Thomas Braverman, Kauai


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