Testimonials

What My Clients Are Saying

“In my 34 years in this real estate business, I can’t remember being so delightfully impressed with how thorough and helpful a listing agent has been! It’s so refreshing to see an agent earnestly represent a property with such enthusiasm. Your kindness jumps off the page and I am remiss that we won’t be doing a deal together. Your sellers are lucky to have you! You clearly go way beyond what I see from most agents!””

 

~Agent-to-Agent Testimonial~

“My experience with Jen was great. After a few conversations with her explaining my goals and what my wife and I were looking for, she got to work to find us numerous listings. Throughout the process, Jen was frequently available and quick to respond.

She really went above and beyond for us when I discovered a potential property that was not on the market. Jen contacted the owner and expressed our interest. When the owner decided to put the property for sale, they contacted Jen and we were able to immediately make an offer.

Once in escrow, Jen kept us up-to-date with a timeline and what to expect. On top of that she called to check in several times during closing to ensure we understood all the documentation.

We closed quickly and without any hiccups. We are so grateful to Jen for her dedication to making our dreams a reality! Even though we were in different time zones, that never affected Jen’s willingness to communicate and ensure we were happy with the entire process.

Thanks so much, Jen, for all you did for us from beginning to end. We could not be happier with our property purchase!”

 

~Alex & Steve Cropper~

“We bought a house in HPP through Jen as our Realtor®, and the entire experience was very positive. She responded to my emails and sms very quickly and helped us every step of the way. We did speak to another agent before we decided to go with Jen and the agent took two days to respond to my email! It was very obvious from the start that Jen is the type of Realtor® we want to work with. Highly recommended!”

 

~Frida & Jeremy~

Dear Jen,

“After three successful years of running our small farm in Oregon we decided to apply for funding through the Farm Services Agency (branch under the USDA) to purchase a new farm on the Big Island. We did not have an alternative option financially because we spent everything we had starting our business. There are very specific requirements for this type of funding, and although we were confident that we would be approved, we spent almost six months trying to find a Realtor® that would stick with us to help purchase the property.

The Farm Services Agency helps farmers and ranchers, who would not otherwise be approved for funding, grow or expand their operation. Currently, (2023), if barges stopped coming to the Big Island, the people living here would run out of food in just one week! We were able to prove to the USDA that running our farm in Hawaii was a valuable resource because we would be able to provide more local food to the community. However, the application process was extremely abnormal for Realtors®, arduous and tedious. Added to the fact, we were in Oregon, and could not physically go to look at houses.

We connected with three agents before finding Jen. They all ghosted us within a month. After six months of frustration and hardship just trying to find someone who would continue talking to us, Jen was referred to us through a friend. After seeing her website, HomeOnTheHamakua.com, we knew she was the Realtor® for us.

We were leaving our tiny home, (Jen wrote a book called My Year In A Yurt), for our new Hawaii life, and we both had farm and homestead experience. I loved being able to see who she was through her website before calling her. She even offered us white pineapple starts from her own garden before she met us!

If it wasn’t for Jen, we wouldn’t be here on the Big Island now! She drove to multiple locations to do Facetime walk-throughs, connected with our loan officer through the USDA, and advocated for us in a timely and professional manner. Jen McGeehan stuck with us to the end!

Thank you Jen! You will forever be a special treasure in our hearts!”

 

~Rachel and Alex~

Thank you, Rachel and Alex! It has been a privilege to be an integral part of your journey! Enjoy your beautiful home and farm! (White pineapple starts are coming your way!)

Dear Jen,

It has been a pleasure working with you on the sale of my property. You have been great in guiding me through the complexities of this transaction and I’m most grateful for this. The new owners seem to be thrilled with the house and property. This makes me very happy in that they seem to see what I saw when I purchased it long ago. This place has been more than an old house on some land; it has been my dream, my refuse, my sanctuary.

Thank you for introducing me to Mahealani. She was instrumental in keeping me focused on the packing and she did a fine job cleaning my house. All while being easy to be around. Also Rodney, who has been a big help.

Thanks again for the goodie bag. It was very thoughtful of you to bring that over to me. I really enjoyed going through its contents. I especially liked receiving the hoodie, it works great for the chilly mauka mornings.

It’s hard for me to leave this place, this island. Despite this, I’m looking forward to what awaits me in Montana. You have made this part of the transition tolerable.

THANK YOU!

Aloha, Rob

LOOKING TO INVEST?
This happy couple bought a rental condo!

“Jen helped us move quickly on a condo investment in Waikoloa Village. She helped the process go smoothly and is a great communicator. Prior to purchasing the condo, we found we were getting priced out of homes/neighborhoods we liked, and didn’t really want to move anyway…We have a fantastic rental on the Hamakua Coast with a great view and neighborhood, and a sweet landlord. But renting can be unsettling with such a shortage of homes in Hawaii. She really helped us clarify our goals and gave us a lot of insight on the crazy market. After getting the condo, we hired the Coldwell Banker STVR property management team (they’ve been awesome) she referred us to, so we can enjoy the beaches and sun on that side, rent it out to help pay the mortgage, all while continuing to live on the Hamakua Coast that we love. Thanks again!”

 

~Amy and Fred~

 

FYI: Coldwell Banker Island Properties has an awesome short and long term rental department that can take the worry and hassle out of managing your investment properties! Reach out to me and I can share all the stats…

“Thanks again for going above and beyond as a Realtor®. I personally couldn’t have gotten through this without, as they say, the kindness of strangers. I appreciate the empathy and humanity you have shown. I cannot thank you enough for supporting me while I support my dad.

Again, I just cannot say thank you enough for being a good human. We look around today and that seems like it’s a thing of the past, and then someone wonderful reminds you that, ocean or mountains, we’re all here for one another when it counts.”

~Tiffany G~

“My wife Allison and I are so grateful to have found Jen while we were looking for properties on the Big Island. We had been searching around and Jen was a great help in finding homes that met our criteria. Even after running into issues with the seller on the first property we were looking at, Jen stuck with us and helped us to find an even better forever home. I would recommend her to anyone interested in living on the Big Island and are thankful for her services and helpfulness. She has gone above and beyond to help us feel at home!”

~Daniel & Allison Ryan~

“Acquiring a property we hadn’t seen in person was made easy because of Jen’s expertise. She was on top of things throughout the process. We live in Arizona and the property we purchased is on the Big Island. We did a Facetime call in order to see the property, and she was very gracious in offering a second call for us to have another look. Jen is very knowledgeable, and the information she shared with us was extremely helpful. Jen made sure that every concern we had was addressed, and she went far and beyond what was expected from her. She has excellent communication skills and ensures her client’s utmost satisfaction. Needless to say, we are truly grateful and satisfied with how everything turned out.”

~Matt & Aileen~

The Tomshas“Jen did everything with professionalism and style. Her staging recommendations, quality photos that were taken, along with the well publicized open houses, were all key factors to having our home sell quickly… and at top price! We so appreciated her clear communication regarding contract details, the timeline during the escrow process, and overall follow-through from start to finish. What a great Realtor® to work with! “

~Lynn & Steve Tomsha~

“Jen helped me when I sold an ocean-front cliff property. She evaluated the lot, hired a professional photographer, with aerial video from a drone and had it on the market in a few days.

She is the ultimate professional. Any questions are answered very quickly. Jen has a calming influence and sees the pros and cons of a situation and guides you through any bump in the road.

Escrow closing came quickly, and was Stress-Free. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling real estate, especially in Hawaii.”

~Richard Maila Rph.~

“Jen McGeehan of Coldwell Banker Island Properties, was very helpful and successful in guiding me through the sale of my property. She answered many of my questions clearly and patiently, and kept me updated regularly as to the progress of the transaction. I commend her honesty, her dedication and efficiency while always maintaining a friendly attitude. I recommended Jen to a very close friend of mine who was looking for a Realtor®. She has now successfully closed that transaction as well. “

~Marie B B Lang~

ANOTHER HAPPY COUPLE!
“We selected Jen McGeehan based on her bio. And we couldn’t be happier! Likes us, she had moved from California, and we bonded with her immediately. She did a great job of managing the process, explaining the unique Big Island market, and making the whole experience fun. Jen walked us through each step with patience, enthusiasm and efficiency, and yet was never pushy. With her expert guidance, even in the midst of the Pandemic, and a Seller’s Market, our offer was accepted, while offers were on the table! We feel so fortunate to have had Jen in our corner. We now have a new friend and very happy memories of our client experience with her. ”

~Larry & Michelle Lytle~

“Jen McGeehan was absolutely wonderful to work with, just like your best friend looking out for you. She was thorough and professional. Kept me up to date on what was happening with the property I sold. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great agent.”

~Mitch Cole~

“When Matt and I were looking to buy our dream property in Hawaii a realtor friend of ours on the mainland put us in contact with Jen. It turned out to be a perfect match! Because of the quarantine we couldn’t come over to look at properties so Jen had us make a wish list, prioritizing our wants and needs. Based on that list, she sent us properties to consider. Once we had one we wanted to know more about she went out and did a video tour for us. Ultimately we chose an amazing property in Ahualoa, and we couldn’t be happier! If it wasn’t for Jen’s help and dedication our dream couldn’t have become a reality. Thanks, Jen!”

~Matt, Shelly & Beau Bauman~

“Dear Jen – Thank you for guiding and looking out for us through this first time home purchase roller coaster ride. Its was nice working with you, and even when we felt stressed you always helped us understand and see the bigger view of real-estate. Mahalo!”

~Palakiko Ohana~

“While the purchase of a home can be a roller coaster ride, and ours was for sure, Jen stayed
with us through the process and always kept a positive attitude through all of the ups and
downs. This wasn’t our first home, and we had a good handle on the process, but Jen was
helpful at setting our expectations for what was going to happen at each stage of the process.
She also worked well with our mortgage broker which was key to getting our home purchase
done. We started out looking for homes in a much lower price range then we ultimately
purchased. When I suggested we look at a home that was quite a bit higher, Jen was
cautiously on-board with helping us check it out. She wanted to make sure that we were
looking at something that would really work for us. This was the home that we ultimately
purchased and we couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you, Jen, for all your help in getting us
our new home. We couldn’t be more pleased! Also, thank you for your generous gift to us at
closing.”

~Sam & Rachel Baker~

“I’m not impressed easily, but Jen totally impressed me with her professionalism, her
responsiveness and her expertise. Due to Jen’s guidance, our offer on the house we wanted
was accepted even though there were other offers on the table. We purchased the house
within our budget! Jen made the entire process easy and stress free. I highly recommend her
as a buyer’s and seller’s agent.”

~Sylvia Dolena~

“We initially met and hired Jen when she owned her cleaning and decorating business. Then,
when she received her real estate license, we mentioned that we owned a lot in Honokaa that
we had listed for sale the previous year. She exhibited great interest in assisting us in not only
listing the lot again, but actively marketing it for sale. After a number of conversations, we
decided to move forward, feeling that she was truly interested in helping us. We have been
very happy with the professional way in which she listed the property, assisted us in having a
full survey completed, and has marketed it to potential buyers. And we feel confident that
when the buyer arrives, she will handle that portion of the transaction in the same profession
manner. Plus, we like her!”

~Carl & Carla Pinahs~

“What a great and pleasant experience we had working with Jen in getting our home off the
market, after two short months, and into escrow! Living over 2,000 miles away, we needed
someone whom we could fully depend on to put their best foot forward in helping us sell our
property. And this she did! She kept us in the loop on every house showing and worked
diligently on our behalf, with each potential customer. She listened to our wishes and was
very patient with our questions. We highly recommend Jen if you’re ever in the market to put
your house on the market.”

~Howard & Noleen Mendes~

“Jen is a seller’s advocate, using her expertise, positive attitude, and communication skills on
your behalf when you list with her. Her good judgement, market sense, and specialized
knowledge make her an ideal choice. She made sure we were updated every step of the way
as she kept the momentum up to get our property on the market. Her marketing skills add
great value to working with her, and I can’t imagine a better choice for a realtor.”

~Christopher Hecht~

“We are very pleased with Jen’s marketing plan and activities. They are comprehensive,
creative and complete, getting the word out to potential buyers of our unique equestrian
property in ways we didn’t realize were available. She sat with us as we reviewed the listing
document, advised us on preparing our home and property for the advertising photo shoot,
and personally came to our home on three occasions to physically help us stage the home for
the shoot. This is the extra effort Jen puts into her marketing and sales efforts. (We did not
experience this level of commitment and enthusiasm from our previous agents.) Karen and I
recommend Jen to anyone who is considering selling (or purchasing) property.”

~John & Karen Fitzgerald~

“Looking back at the details of my property being sold, I realized things went a lot smoother
than I expected. Your expertise and professionalism was top notch! I got a great price on my
condo. And, thank you for the delicious gift basket. I have been through many real estate
transactions but this is the first where I got a gift. Much Mahalo!”

~Annette Wells~

What Clients Are Saying

“Jen’s education, skill, and the perfect blend of creativity and reality made the impossible, possible for us. She went the extra mile, actually, the extra 100 miles, and our family will forever be grateful. She’s not just a Realtor®, she’s a dream-maker.”

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I am an adventurer by heart, never letting too much dust settle under my feet. My latest adventure began in 2018, successfully merging over 46 years of varied work and life experience into a real estate career that focuses on the goals and dreams of my clients. Now, as a top 5% Coldwell Banker Realtor®, and two-time recipient of the coveted International President’s Circle award, I am so grateful I took that leap of faith!

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