Here's what David's clients are saying...
After listing with another Broker for about 9 months, David took my listing and sold it within 45 days. He kept me informed all through the transaction and closed it on time. Everything I expected was done by David.
Barry Brady, Hollister, California
It is hard to purchase a property when you live in a different country. We set our hearts on buying in Honolulu and met a couple of Realtors, but David stood out. He is extremely organized, all appointments to view were easily managed on the limited times we flew in to view. He has a wide knowledge of the areas and history of Honolulu which we benefited from. He has our complete trust as he arranged a great lawyer for us, did the final walk through and also finalized everything at closing. David's dependable manner and his willingness to help guide us through all the different processes left us with no worrying.
We have recommended him to other fellow New Zealanders looking to buy in Honolulu - David's honesty, integrety and ability to close the deal place him at the very top of all the real estate agents we have ever dealt with - both in New Zealand and Honolulu.
Ron and Jane Woodrow, Wellington, New Zealand
EXCEPTIONAL, that's exactly describes my Realtor, David E. Buck. There were four Realtors that I had considered. Eliminating two, it was narrowed down to two, one of whom was David Buck. I interviewed both and my decision came to the one I immediately felt will do an outstanding job. Mr. Buck's demeanor was professional. Soft spoken with a quiet smile put me at ease. He went through each step thoroughly. He spent hours during that first meeting. Oh, those fine prints. I was overwhelmed with the process. He was very patient with my repeated questions because I didn't get it the first few times. David Buck was always available to take or return my anxious calls. Yes, I bothered him with every detail. I survived the anxieties associated with being a seller, thanks to Mr.Buck. Congratulations! Sold! I highly recommend him to all.
Eleanor Nicolai, Honolulu, Hawaii
You will not find a nicer guy, or one with more integrity. David worked with us patiently for 2.5 years. We offered on over 10 houses until we found "the one". He put up with my wife and I - that alone should be recognized.
Sean Monahan, Honolulu, Hawaii
Our business dealings with Hawaii Life Real Estate was a pleasant experience. Their showings of the Diamond Head area were very informative and realistic to our price range. David Buck went above and beyond as far as returning our phone calls and relieving our confusions and concerns during the process. We highly recommend Hawaii Life Real Estate to any interested parties looking for their own foothold in paradise. They made our dreams a reality.
Darren Wilson and Stacey Clayton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
We have high regards for David's professionalism. As the Broker for Hawaii Life, we felt comfortable with his demeanor and his warm and encouraging attitude. He listens to us and pays close attention to our problems and needs. Our expectations were met and more.
He did the extra mile to advertise our property on the web which took several hits a day and a lot of inquiries because of David's chosen power of words. With all his thorough explanations and exceptional service, he helped us so much with all our anxieties.
Timely and quick follow up per phone and email, so that we are current with the listing's activities. We were also notified immediately regarding reactions from the buyers and agents who toured our condo during an open house. He made sure we were updated at all times.
In summary, David helped us a lot during our first offer and he made it a point to use his good judgement to turn around when he sensed that the buyers were just buying time and were not ready to purchase the property.
The second buyer came in without any contingencies, only cash transaction. We had a timely closing, thanks to David's closing competency.
We highly recommend David to list and sell Real Estate for top dollars. We firmly believe that he deserves the People's Choice Award.
Norma and Art Isip, Renton, Washington
David Buck's professionalism was manifested from the start by demonstrating patience through our dealings. We were working mainly with short sales and even after constantly running against many competitive buyers he never gave up. After many offers and 10 months of looking around for houses we got our dream home thanks to David.
He went above and beyond our needs, paying attention to all of our petitions and meeting us for all of the open houses. He always gave us the information we requested to make better choices. David Buck was always there for us, more than a Realtor he was a real friend constantly looking after our best interests instead of his. Before we met David, other Realtors we saw tried to pressure us into buying the first house they showed us. We never felt pressured while working with David Buck.
Every new property we saw meant tons of new more questions from us and David was always prepared to answer or he would follow up with us as fast as he could, usually withing a couple of hours or the next day at the latest.
David Buck didn't keep any information from us. There was a property that it's neighbor had died not too long ago and he disclosed this information without us asking for it. While dealing with short sales, David always looked out for us by not letting us put an offer higher than its fair price. In the end we got the best house at the best price.
We are extremely grateful to David Buck because his expertise, patience and professionalism got us our dream home.
Jose and Carolina Enriquez, Kapolei, Hawaii
1) David provided documentation describing the entire process of selling my home and sat down with me to answer all of my questions. He provided me with frequent and timely updates on all offers, ensuring that I had all of the information I needed to make the right decisions.
2) Responses to my calls and emails were always made within hours, if not minutes. I never had to worry about where we were in the process or how things were going. If he had not been so thorough and responsive, we would have wasted a lot of time and missed opportunities to get a deal done. Weekends, evenings, he made himself available to get the sale done, all the way to closing!
3) Follow up was awesome! David made sure to call me when sending emails with documents needing my review, signature, or acknowledgement. The turn around time with the electronic signatures made the transaction convenient and easy.
4) David was certainly fair and trustworthy. He gave me advice on how to handle some questionable offers and potentially costly situations. He had my full trust througout the process and I couldn't have asked for a better home sale.
Jeremy Dillon, Honolulu, Hawaii
David Buck displayed tremendous professionalism and patience searching & presenting property to me in Honolulu/Gold Coast Area. He was responsive, courteous, and very honest. We have been working with David for over 2 years and he has demonstrated tremendous patience and pofessionalism.
Some examples of his commitment to fair dealings and high ethical standards:
1) Always presented the facts and never pushed
2) Always put us before the sale
3) Respected my criteria & didn't exceed my limits
4) Never gave up the search & showed tremendous tenacity
He made the search fun & painless and we love our new condo in Diamond Head.
Phillip Jones, Carlsbad, California
As I look at the beautiful ocean view from my new apartment, I would like to take this opportunity to commend David Buck for helping me make the dream of owning a second home in Hawaii a reality... I am a real estate broker in New York City, and I can spot great service no matter how many miles away.. Even though I have made a career selling real estate, I had never purchased anything outside of New York City... I learned that the process is quite different in Hawaii. I could not have completed the purchase without David's knowledge of the Honolulu market and his clear step-by-step instructions through the escrow period... I look forward to many hours in the sunshine thanks to David Buck! I will gladly refer future business to him.
Lolly Totero, New York, New York
David was wonderful. He helped me sell my Diamond Head condo while I was living on the mainland. I felt so comfortable with his confidence it getting it sold. We sold it on the first open house at full price. He even found the buyer. It didn´t stop there. He even found me a great Realtor to help me purchase my condo in Manhattan.
David´s the man!
Leslie Goldman, San Francisco, California
Mahalo nui loa for all your kokua in finding a home that was just right for us. Gary & I enjoyed working with you, and we greatly appreciated all the time you devoted to making our dream happen.
Thanks so much for your patience and your guidance.
Gary and Carol Dias, Ewa Beach, Hawaii
I just purchased my first home. I didn't know anything about buying a home, so I wasn't really sure how to walk through the steps for the purchase. Dave was there for me the entire way. He made sure that I had everything needed and would always go the extra mile for me.
Mike Judd, Big Island, Hawaii
It has been a true pleasure working with you over the past six months. In that short time you have assisted me in buying two properties and in both cases your help has been invaluable. You are always prompt in returning calls, proactive in getting me information and punctual when it comes to appointments. In short, you're a true professional and I look forward to watching you grow within the Real Estate Industry.
It's refreshing to work with such an industrious, respectful and courteous young man. If I can ever be of assistance feel free to contact me and also consider me as a reference should the need arise.
Thanks for all your efforts and I look forward to working together again soon.
Kirk Hovious, Kailua, Hawaii
I have had the pleasure of working with David Buck when selling my Diamond Head home. The house had a wonderful location and showed very well, however it was not your typical home and had a few challenges. The home was a one bedroom main house and one bedroom detached cottage, it had limited parking and was on a noisier part of the road. Despite some of the challenges David was able to not only represent me but also found the buyer, on the mainland no less!
David handled himself in the most professional way in his representation. He was always available for my inquiries and calmed any anxiety I may have had during the selling process. He is a knowledgeable and very ethical professional. I admire his insight as well as his honesty in looking out for my best interest, a difficult thing to find in an agent today. I would highly recommend David to anyone looking to buy or sell. Needless to say my house closed with little problem and David has not only strengthen his relationship with me but also made a great new friend in the buyer:) David is not only a great agent he is a great friend and someone I will use again!
Beth Bowlen Wallace, Denver, Colorado