Gretchen Harttown

    Gretchen Harttown

    Salesperson (S) 82287
    Satisfaction Rating An agent's star rating is the average of all the ratings of their service.
    I am so lucky to live Hawaii and to help others live Hawaii too!

    My 25+ years of business management, client services, marketing, board service, event planning, and team leadership bring an unparalleled level of competence, communication, negotiation, and connection to my Real Estate career.

    My life and business philosophy is to surround myself with the best. I seek and attract alignments and relationships that bring a wealth of information, resources, and opportunities to my clients as well as enrichment in my own life. Staying on beat with the market, the trends, and your needs is my commitment as your entrusted Real Estate professional.

    I am exuberant and relationship driven so you can expect to see me meeting clients and making new friends at local beaches, restaurants, and poolside, often with my beloved doodle wagging her tail beside me. I live to make a difference in my community and in the lives of my clients. I am grateful for our team, our clients, and life on this beautiful island with my husband and our curly black doodle, Chhaya.

    Honestly, it barely feels like "work"!

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    My Client Reviews

    Overall star rating: 5.0
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    2021
    11/29/21
    John gave Gretchen 5 stars out of 5
    Gretchen was instrumental in getting our condo sold and closed. She went above and beyond in taking care of coordinating our inspections and facilitating all the paperwork while we were off island. Much Mahalo, John & Cathy
    11/13/21
    Joe gave Gretchen 5 stars out of 5
    Gretchen helped us find our condo in the Waikoloa condo complex we desired even when nothing was for sale. She worked hard by contacting all the owners of the complex until she was able to find a condo we liked. Her hard work, diligence and honesty were greatly appreciated. Both my wife and I could not have asked for a better real estate agent. We live on the mainland, so she also picked up cable internet modems and installed them for us before vacationers rented our unit. She worked extra hard after the sale by helping with the transition to a new ownership. Thank you Gretchen, we would not have been able to buy our condo without you.
    11/13/21
    Susan gave Gretchen 5 stars out of 5
    Gretchen represents buyers in a knowledgeable and realistic style. We purchased on Hawaii during the height of a sellers market, Gretchen had useful advice on how to present our offer, stayed on touch with us and the sellers agent throughout the entire process. Additionally, she assisted my dad on the mainland in accessing electronic electronic files in a most patient and approachable style, making the process successful and very satisfying. Moving forward, Gretchen will be our go to agent on the Big Island, her knowledge of market trends, available opportunities and attention to detail allow us to feel like we are working with the best!
    11/13/21
    Susan gave Gretchen 5 stars out of 5
    Gretchen represents buyers in a knowledgeable and realistic style. We purchased on Hawaii during the height of a sellers market, Gretchen had useful advice on how to present our offer, stayed on touch with us and the sellers agent throughout the entire process. Additionally, she assisted my dad on the mainland in accessing electronic electronic files in a most patient and approachable style, making the process successful and very satisfying. Moving forward, Gretchen will be our go to agent on the Big Island, her knowledge of market trends, available opportunities and attention to detail allow us to feel like we are working with the best!
    11/12/21
    Jim gave Gretchen 5 stars out of 5
    Without Gretchen as our representative, and us being off island we would still be wishing for a sale. She was extraordinar in everything she did and went over and beyound to help us. Great experience and again Mahalo nui loa.
    11/12/21
    Indiana gave Gretchen 5 stars out of 5
    I met Gretchen through an online listing I had seen, it was truly fate. I called and the listing did not fit my criteria, but she offered her services nonetheless. As a first time buyer, I definitely needed guidance. Everything synchronized beautifully, and when I found the property I was looking for, she was there every step of the way! Her help is so appreciated, I could not have done it so smoothly without her guidance. She is not only a wonderful real estate agent, but a friend. Mahalo nui, Gretchen!

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • NAR's Green Designation - Advanced training in energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate.
    • C2EX - Realtors Commitment to Excellence Endorsed
    • West Hawaii Association of Realtors - Member
    • National Association of Realtors - Member

    My Community Involvement

    • Talent Chamber of Commerce Board Vice President
    • Ashland Gallery Association - A Taste Of Ashland Event Director
    • Southern Oregon Grape Fair Co-Chair
    • Ashland Pacific Rim Bowl Fundraising Director

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    My Blog

    It is Personal - Write the Letter

    Real Estate is just business - until it's not. These are the walls that have held our love, our best meals, our game nights, our big fights, and our biggest decisions. Sell and move on, renovate and stay, keep as a rental, update for big gains, it's all very personal. Buyer clients often ask if they should write a letter to submit with the offer. In Hawaii it hasn't been commonplace, maybe because there have always so many second home buyers and people see that as less personal. But really?...
    Jan 27, 2021 Home Buying

    Be Ready - Even a slow market moves fast!

    The Real Estate world is full of predictions, advice, risks, and unknowns. Here on the #BigIsland over the last year the market has boomed for single family homes with sales up by about 30% and only held there by low inventory. Meanwhile condos have sales dropped, with condos sitting on the market longer and inventory increasing as sellers want out of the current vacation rental ups and downs. I point all of this out as a backdrop for my recent market observation. In Waikoloa Beach Res...
    Jan 27, 2021 Home Buying

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