Donna Bowles

    Donna Bowles

    Broker (B) RB 21681
    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.
    I moved to the Big Island from Washington State in 2002. I flew for the airlines for many years and my love for aviation drew me to Mokulele Airlines when I arrived here. I assisted with operations for several years. I got my real estate license in 2007 and my brokers license a few years after that. I specialize in the gold coast resort area and private homes and lots up through Kohala...

    My Client Reviews

    (18 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 5.0
    Past 3 months: N/A

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    2020
    05/27/20
    Nicole gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    Donna helped us purchase our first home about 5 years ago. As first time home buyers we were nervous and a bit skeptical about the home purchasing process. Donna walked us through each step and really made us feel comfortable. She was very responsive and open with us throughout the entire process. Since our purchase we are still in contact with Donna and she is always available to answer any questions that we have. I am so thankful that we met Donna and she was able to help us with the purchase of our first home. We look forward to working with her again in the future.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Nicole, I am working on my website and saw where I can respond. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and Justin. I look forward to helping you upgrade one day when you outgrow your home. You have a wonderful family.
    05/04/20
    Diego gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    We cannot begin to describe how happy we were to find Donna! She is very attentive, patient and was able to find exactly what we were looking for in a second home in paradise. Dennis & Christine
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Dennis & Chritine, I really enjoyed helping you find you amazing view condo in Kona. I think about you everytime I see an amazing coffee farm listed. I know you've kind of ruled that out, but perhaps down the road I can help the two of you with a serene spot with some land or a garage.
    04/29/20
    Dorothy gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    In looking for a new home Donna was very professional, listened to what I wanted, returned my calls promptly, very dedicated to finding what I was looking for. Donna was also helpful in getting a fair price that I was able to afford and the seller was satisfied with it. Thanks Donna. I would use your services again in a heartbeat.
    04/29/20
    Dorothy gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    In looking for a new home Donna was very professional, listened to what I wanted, returned my calls promptly, very dedicated to finding what I was looking for. Donna was also helpful in getting a fair price that I was able to afford and the seller was satisfied with it. Thanks Donna. I would use your services again in a heartbeat.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Dorothy, It was such a please helping you through that transition. If you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to call me.
    04/29/20
    Robert & Linda gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    We have known Donna for many years, both as a friend and as our Real Estate Agent. I can not say enough good things about Donna, if you are looking for someone who knows the market, will get the job done, go over and above what is expected of her, then Donna is The Sales Professional you want. We have bought and sold with her on several transactions, she is always there when needed and gets the job done. Bob and Linda Hartman
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Bob & Linda, I cherish the friendship we have established after years of waiting for you to buy in Hawaii. I will always be here for you. Thanks so much for writing such a kind review. I will see you on the golf course.
    04/28/20
    Malcolm & Sue gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    We had the pleasure of working with Donna Bowles when we listed and sold our condo in Waikoloa, HI in January 2020. We first met Donna while on a trip to the Big Island in 2018. At that time we had long term renters and simply wanted some feedback from a Real Estate Professional. Donna graciously met with us, shared her thoughts, gave us comps, etc. and kept in touch. Fast forward two years'” we decided to list with Donna and she went above and beyond the call of duty to get our condo sold. She worked with the renters in order to photograph the condo attractively for a Real Estate publication. She positively and proactively worked with them to enable successful Open Houses and other showings. She suggested and shopped for items to spruce up the condo and make it more inviting and appealing to potential buyers. She was available for deliveries and installations. She worked with contractors in order to assure that needed improvements were completed in a timely manner. She priced the condo competitively and made adjustments as needed. She secured multiple offers for us to consider. The unit sold in a few months. She kept in touch with us in a timely manner and made the process of selling our condo, while on the mainland, efficient and easy. She promptly sent texts/ emails and returned phone calls. The Docusigning of contracts was straight forward and simple. We highly recommend Donna Bowles and thank her again for her guidance and professionalism in selling our condo on the Big Island. Sue and Malcolm Patten April 2020
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Sue & Malcolm, I can't thank you enough for such a kind referral. It was my pleasure to be your "boots on the ground." If you get back to the Big Island, please let me know and we will get together.
    04/28/20
    Michael gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    Donna was extremely helpful in locating and suggesting properties of interest in the Kohala Coast area to me a couple of years ago. After many years of experience visiting the area I pretty much had my mind made up on Waikoloa Village. Donna suggested a property within my price range much closer to the ocean with amenities I hadn't expected (garage for example). The condo I decided on has exceeded all my expectations. To this day Donna continues to periodically check on my satisfaction with the property. I highly recommend Donna to anyone interested in a local agent that will listen to what they are looking for and work and act upon those desires.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Michael, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I knew you would love the condo that I found for you. It is a great location for escaping to and hopefully spending more time here, even while working. Please call the next time you are in town and we'll get together.
    04/27/20
    Dick & Nancy gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    We are pleased to recommend Donna to any prospective real estate clients. When we first met her, we had already decided we wanted to purchase a 'winter' home in the coastal area of the South Kohala District. Over the next several days, Donna showed us a number of very nice properties that all met our basic specifications to include the one we've been very happy to call home since. She then moved a few volcanic mountains to accommodate our desire to close in ten days, and we did! But Donna's outstanding service didn't stop there. Let us provide one example among many. When Hurricane Lane was approaching the Islands while we were on the mainland. Donna called and asked if there was anything she could do to help prepare our home to weather that storm. We were concerned about some furniture cushions on our lanai. She and her husband moved them inside for us that same day! It should come as no surprise that our broker/client relationship has since developed into a lasting personal friendship! Thank you, Donna!
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Dick & Nancy, It was a real pleasure helping you find your beautiful second home. I am happy to keep an eye on your place when you are on the mainland. I look forward to getting out on the links with Nancy.
    04/27/20
    P.g. gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    Donna is excellent in her field. I wish her all the best.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Raj, I really enjoy helping you and Su with preparing your properties for sale. You know I will always be here for you and when you are ready to list, I will be here for you.
    04/27/20
    Ray & Bert gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    I have worked with Donna for more than 4 years. She was instrumental in the purchase of a condo for my Step Daughter. Since that time, Donna has been very responsive to any request concerning real estate inquiries I may have. I consider Donna very professional and our relationship always seems like it is teamwork rooted in friendship.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Ray & Bert, Thanks for writing this nice review. I enjoyed helping you find the perfect condo for your Step Daughter and her son. You are a true humanitarian. I look forward to helping you and Bert when you are ready to make your transition to the mainland.
    04/27/20
    Derek & Shelley gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    It took us 9 months to tie down our foreclosure purchase and Donna was there for us every step of the way!! She intervened with the Bank and our loan officer for almost 1 year. She gave us support when we thought it would never be over and we highly recommend Donna for any real estate needs you may have. She has a lovely personality and is a pleasure to work with.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Shelley & Derek, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a challenging transaction, but I tried to "cheerlead" you through thick and thin. I am so glad we got you there. It's a real pleasure to have you as a neighbor, even though I rarely get to see you. Let's get together when you get back.
    04/27/20
    Calvin gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    Donna does a great job with her knowledge of the market. Communication to detail is outstanding.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Calvin & Dar, I enjoyed meeting both of you and cherish your friendship. Even though you didn't buy with Bob & Linda, spending that time together cemented our relationship.
    04/27/20
    Jack gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    I've worked with Donna in the past and always found her to be extremely knowledgable about the parts of the island in which I am most interested. Donna has been the ultimate professional in showing me properties that I might be interested in and was always willing to provide as much time with me as I needed for my decision-making.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Jack, I hope to one day sell your home in Ocean View and get you closer to Kona where we were looking. I look forward to getting out on the links with you.
    04/26/20
    James & Betty gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    We met with Donna a few years ago when toying with the idea of purchasing a vacation property, something we've wanted to do for probably 10 years. We ended up working with Donna for 3 years as we found our vacation location. We found Donna to be very knowledgeable about the market and locations in Hawaii that fit our needs. Working with us out of state, she was diligent and patient in providing us the information needed to make a decision in finding the property in the location we desired. She was our eyes from a distance, even meeting with people onsite when we could not. Donna is a great person, professional, and we developed a friendship following our purchase. We highly recommend Donna for your real-estate needs.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha James & Betty, It was my pleasure helping you find the perfect place for you. I know you have a property manager, but if you ever need anything when you are in the mainland, please don't hesitate to call me. Let's get together when you get back over here.
    04/26/20
    Daniel & Joanne gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    Several years ago we decided to put our condo on the market. Donna was referred to us from a trusted neighbor of ours. She was such a pleasure to work with and once terms were agreed upon, we were impressed at how she was able to effectively get all the details ironed out and we had several offers almost immediately. She was so punctual, patient, informative and really showed us what it is like to have a true professional in our corner. Look no further for your Real Estate Professional.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Daniel & Joanne, It was a real pleasure meeting both you and Joanne and your daughter. I am glad that I have been able to get you several new clients that thoroughly appreciate your painting and wood finishing skills. I look forward to hopefully selling you another place soon or upgrading you to a house.
    04/26/20
    Neil gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    Donna was excellent to work with. Very knowledgable about the local market. She understood what I was looking for. I trusted her to look out for me.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Neil, It was a real pleasure helping you with your real estate search. Even though you didn't eventually buy on the island, I enjoyed getting to know what a wonderful person you are. Let me know when you come back to the island and we'll get together with Patty.
    04/26/20
    Mark & Jenny gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    Donna oversaw our home sale in under 6 months on the market. It was a very complex sale in that the home was atypically larger than the neighboring comparables, had an access easement issue, a septic certification issue, an out of state buyer and seller, and was recently subdivided. Donna walked us through the process very professionally and with great competence.Thank you for a job well done Donna!
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha Mark & Jenny, It was definitely a challenging one, but an honor that you trusted me to represent you with the sale of your beautiful home. I look forward to your return and we will get together. Let me know if you need anything while you are on the mainland. I can always check on your other place.
    04/22/20
    Rick & Katie gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    When we found a piece of land we were interested in Donna went out of her way and helped us considerably. Because we were living in Oregon at the time, Donna took video clips of the 2 acre property in question and emailed them to us to look at. It was extremely helpful to know we had the potential of an ocean view before coming to Hawaii and looking at the property in person.
    Response from Donna
    04/22/20
    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure helping you find the perfect piece of land for your Hawaii home and getting to be good friends with both of you along the way.
    04/22/20
    James & Katina gave Donna 5 stars out of 5
    Donna was a delight to work with. She tirelessly took us to many properties and cheerfully spent hours looking at both homes and parcels before we decided on just the right property for us. She has an abundance of local knowledge that is very helpful in the decision-making process. I trust her and her dedication to her client's needs. Our family has used Donna twice and would not hesitate to enlist her help for any additional real estate purchases.
    Response from Donna
    07/09/20
    Aloha James & Katina, It was a real pleasure getting to know your family. I got quite a bit of exercise hiking across the lot in the tall grass and up and down hills. :) I can't wait for you to build and for us to be neighbors. Let us know when you return.

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    • I have been selling homes on the West side of the Big Island from Kailua Kona to Kapaau to include the resorts and over to Laupahoehoe. I have been working with Buyers and Sellers for 13 years. I educate Buyers on the different areas of the island to help them decide which area would be the best fit for their new home. I give Sellers tips on how to prepare their home to receive top dollar for their property.

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    • I received an award for Marketing Rep of the year in 2007.

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    • I support advocates and care for certain cats. I encourage fostering pets from the Humane Society, even if it's to take them for the day.

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