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"Marco is very helpful in every way. He is well informed about the surrounding area of the property, as well as the property itself. He always returns your call instantly should you want more information. He is very familiar with all details concerning the property, a great negotiator for the price you want to invest. He knows of all the walkways should you want to stroll in the area. We have learned more about Kona,Hawaii than any tourist information could tell us.
We are so very happy that we have found Marco A. Silva to represent us to the seller, we could not have been served any better."
‐ Zuser20140616060022417 (June 06, 2014)
"Marco was a great communicator which was especially important since we live in California and our property was on the big island. We are real estate agents as well, so our expectation was probably higher than most. The whole process was seamless with Marco and we were able to let go and rely on his expertise and knowledge of the Hawaii market. We will definitely recommend him should the opportunity arise."
‐ Ptcozens (May 30, 2014)
"Marco Silva was wonderful to work with! This was my first home purchase, and I was nervous about the whole process to begin, but Marco was great about answering questions, explaining paperwork, and letting me take whatever time I needed to feel comfortable that I understood each step before moving on. I loved that he used DocuSign for getting paperwork in as it would have been very hard with my work schedule to do it all in a timely way otherwise! He was great at keeping me informed of any change or new information, and was very quick to respond whenever I needed to contact him. Marco seems to have a great relationship with all parties involved, from fellow real estate agents to the escrow company, and I think that his honest, respectful, and friendly way of working with others actually made the difference in our deal falling through or not! I also felt that Marco's honesty was apparent the whole time; he was always upfront about any pros or cons he could see throughout the process. I get the feeling that Marco loves his job...that he thinks it's exciting, interesting, and most of all that he loves to help find people their perfect home."
‐ Unknown (May 15, 2014)
"Marco is a true professional, When I started out to sell my property I had little to no experience with real estate sales. He went above and beyond to make sure I understood each step of the way. He always returned my calls and would always called me when different things occurred. I would highly recommend others to contact him for all your real estate needs. Thank you Marco much aloha and mahalo."
‐ Lkiikl (April 18, 2014)
"Marco Silva helped my wife and I buy a home in Captain Cook over the course of about a year. We were living in California at the time and decided after a few trips that the Big Island was right for us. This is our first home purchase, so it was scary to get started. On top of that we had the logistical challenge of the move and evaluating properties remotely at times. We met with three real estate agents initially, and Marco was the first to take a real interest in us and seemed to be someone we would be comfortable working with. This was certainly our best home buying decision. I felt throughout the process that Marco had good knowledge of the market, had our best interests in mind, was responsive and available when we needed him, and took the time to make sure we could fully deliberate over properties we were considering.
Our search lasted for about 10 months. When on island we had a lot of fun (yes fun!) touring properties with Marco. We compiled a list of places we'd seen online, and Marco also suggested some areas we hadn't considered. He made sure we had a good "lay of the land", which was great since we weren't entirely familiar with the island. While off island, places would crop through his emails and our research that we would discuss. When a place looked good, Marco would take *extensive* photos of the property for us to review. Marco has a good camera, and doesn't suffer from the debilitating photography disease that it seems every listing agent seems to suffer from :) This was absolutely critical as short-notice trips would in some cases cost thousands of dollars. We had a couple places of interest, and one that we even felt good making an offer on remotely. Marco uses a service called DocuSign which made this part very easy. One time due to lender requirements we had to use the old print, sign, fax method and it was much harder. I liked that Marco embraced more modern methods when possible.
Finally, last November we were on island for a friends wedding and found our current home. It came down to two fairly different places. It took a couple visits to both to make up our minds. During this time we spent hours at each, and I can't emphasize enough how important it is to have an agent who you are comfortable spending time with. Marco never made us feel rushed. We made an offer and had it accepted after some negotiation on price. Marco was a bit hesitant to advice exactly how much to offer to get the best deal, but rather offered general ideas on what might be low or high. If you are looking for someone who is a cutthroat negotiator you might try someone else. I'll emphasize though that this approach *did* work for us and we got a good deal, so I still would give 5 stars for negotiation skills.
During closing Marco was able to recommend inspectors and even contractors who could give quotes costs to do future renovations. Marco did all the legwork here and it helped us to be very well informed on what we were getting into. During closing we had unforeseeable challenges. First, the roof turned out to need replacing, even though cosmetically it had looked fine before inspection. Second, we had trouble funding the loan due to a very stringent lender being chosen that didn't like the property initially being called a "coffee farm". These things happen, but I think our closing was a little more difficult than most. Throughout, Marco was a very good communicator with all parties, and used his experience and contacts to guide us through many problems. There were even some ethical quandaries when deciding how to deal with some problems, and Marco advised for the high road in these cases. It worked out for the better this way and reduced our stress. I don't think we could have closed without Marco's skills.
We ended up negotiating a very favorable cost-sharing arrangement for a new roof, and funding the loan so that we were in our new home in less than 60 days. We couldn't be happier with our home. Moving is said to be the most stressful "planned life event", and doing so across the pacific and buying that new home is even more so. I can't say that Marco magically took that stress away, but I can say that I could rely on him 100% to help us achieve our goal."
‐ Chad84 (April 10, 2014)
"Marco is an exceptional agent, a real professional. He was able to find us just the right house in our price range. He went above and beyond what we expected from an agent. He spent a lot of time with us and his knowledge of the Big Island especially the Kona area was impressive. Even after the close, Margo has been very helpful in finding service people and professionals to help us with our home. We highly recommend Marco. Rick & Teri"
‐ Rgambril (April 05, 2014)
"Marco controlled the entire process from finding great properties to small details at closing. His local knowledge of real estate valuation and his contacts in the community were outstanding. I invest in Commercial and Residential Real Estate in Colorado, Arizona, Florida and New England. I have never worked with a better agent. Marco is exceptional!"
‐ User6112751 (February 18, 2014)
"Our search for a property in Kailua-Kona began several months before our November 2013 vacation to the Big Island. As we monitored home sales during those months, we noticed the positive sales record of Marco Silva…hence, our decision to contact Mr. Silva once we arrived in Hawaii.
We found Mr. Silva to be very responsive, courteous and unpretentious. His attention and flexibility, particularly because of the constraints of our limited time in Hawaii, ultimately led to our purchasing a wonderful home. Additionally, the availability of Docusign was a terrifically efficient method of processing the transaction.
It is our pleasure to highly recommend Marco Silva to others seeking to buy a home on the Big Island!
‐ User3900664 (February 06, 2014)
"Marco helped us find a condo in Kona, HI. We were looking for a 2nd home that could also double as a vacation rental when we were not there. We had one week to tour condos, find a match, and submit an offer.
Marco happened to be out-of-the-country until the 2nd day we were on the island, but he did a great job of communicating via email and phone. That great communication continued throughout the whole process: shopping, offer, even past closing!
Working remotely, we narrowed down our list of potential condos (within our price range, location, and features/style/etc.) to 30 which about 10 were eliminated due to pending law suits involving the condo association (which means a lender will not approve a loan for those condos), or were taken off the market.
Once on island, we concentrated most of our shopping into one day, where we visited all of our top contenders, and skipped only a few at the bottom of our list.
We liked Marco's style of being helpful, but not overbearing. He'd point out a few critical issues, but also let us know what he, in his opinion as a realtor, thought wasn't an issue and why.
After visiting all of the condos, my wife and I narrowed it down to two, which Marco arranged for us to visit each a 2nd time. The condo we decided on happened to be sold by Marco's company, a dual agency situation, so Marco was not able to negotiate on our behalf (which is why I did not rate him in that regard).
Due to a minor last minute issue (my issue, not Marco's), we had to postpone placing an offer until after we left Hawaii. So the offer, and all of the closing was done remotely from the mainland back to Hawaii. All that went very smoothly, and Marco is very comfortable with modern modes of communication and of doing business. So we used DocuSign for our offer, which was accepted. Marco helped us set up an inspection and coordinated with the seller to get the various issues discovered addressed.
Marco was extremely helpful in coordinating with escrow, the lending officer, the seller's agent, the condo association, even with the rental company we chose to help manage our property! Marco kept his eye on the ball (and helped us do the same), was nearly always available (and quickly returned calls when he wasn't).
We highly recommend Marco, and would use him again if we're buying or selling on the west coast of the Big Island."
‐ Cj20 (January 19, 2014)
"To Whom It May Concern: Marco was always available and would indicate to us what other things he needed to attend to when he wasn't immediately available.
He was also very knowledgeable of the normal sales process, things to watch for - plan for, etc. from start to finish. When we looked at a Short Sale, he was knowledgeable about the process and when needed was able to source expert advice on very short notice.
We had no worries that things would be "dropped" or forgotten, It also seemed like Marco had a good rapport and professional relationship with the other real estate agents we dealt with.
I would not hesitate to recommend Marco to a friend if they required a Real Estate Agent in Kailua Kona.
Steven Morrical Vice President, Quick Silver Wireline Ltd."
‐ Steve Morrical (December 13, 2013)
"We chose to work with Marco Silva after spending many hours of research and talking with friends about who is the best realtor in Kona. We were buying a house in Kona but were living in Colorado. I highly recommend Marco to you -- he went well above and beyond the call of duty for us, did a lot of research and then sent us summarized lists of properties we might be interested in, and was very organized and could answer all of our questions while we were with him in person for the showings. It was obvious that he really knew the market and overall was just a fantastic person to work with. I have worked with about 20 different realtors over the years when I was buying or selling different properties, and Marco stands out as the best realtor I have ever worked with."
‐ Sfancy8 (October 04, 2013)
"Used Marco to buy a property from CA without having to go to the Big Island. He was very helpful in determining areas and went way above and beyond in videoing and taking pictures. Fantastic service and I highly recommend him! We have now used Marco to buy 2 properties and I am even more impressed with him. I have worked with many agents over the years and all over the country, Marco is far and away the best I have ever worked with. He made buying a home remotely from the mainland a seamless process. I can't thank him enough. He is absolutely the man to use if you want to buy a home on the Big Island."
‐ User7975432 (September 12, 2013)
"For those looking to engage in a purchase of Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii, I would highly recommend Marco Silva as your agent!
I had the great fortune of working with Marco on a recent purchase of a home in the Kona area and found his knowledge of the market, attitude during the engagement, and ethics to be of a superior quality! He was patient and took the time to explain the process (like a review of documents) and quickly understood that he’d have to adjust to the fact that I was on the mainland and not able to physically be present and took the necessary steps to fill those gaps.
He also impressed me with his communications. Whereas others relied almost solely on email or text messages, it was truly refreshing to have someone on the mission who understood the value of voice to voice. From return calls, to updates, to additional requests as the purchase moved forward, Marco was always there with an update. There is a place for electronic communication and Marco used the tools in precise ways.
Marco is clearly a professional that you should seek out if your desire is to have the best on your team for your next real estate transaction! I would recommend him highly!
MAHALO NUI LOA Marco for a successful purchase and all you helped me with!"
‐ User39837203 (September 08, 2013)
"Marco helped us find our dream vacation home. He was able to understand what type of home we were looking for very quickly and showed us appropriate properties during our short visit. He was always in contact with us during every step of our transaction (even with a five hour time difference). He was very patient and helpful when our closing was unexpectedly delayed. We would highly recommend Marco to anyone looking for a very professional, friendly, trustworthy, and knowledgeable real estate agent."
‐ User7807100 (July 19, 2013)
"Marco took the time to explain the odd and ends in purchasing a home for the first time. He worked with me on finding the best rate, and the best deals that was in my price range. Very professional and knowledgeable. Good customer service and aloha spirit."
‐ User27289515 (July 06, 2013)
"Marco walked me through every step of my short-sale purchase, which resulted in me getting a great house significantly below market value. He listened carefully to all of my concerns, helped me make informed decisions and did not seem to mind at all when I called to have something explained to me, even if he had explained it to me earlier. As a first time homebuyer who was very confused by the process of a short sale that meant the world to me. Marco works with a very reputable team, and escrow, loan and insurance people were all kind and helpful, as well as being efficient at their jobs. I would and have recommend Marco to anyone looking for a home in the area. It was a great experience and if I ever sell my home I plan to use him again!"
‐ User43818240 (July 02, 2013)
"I will refer you to Marco Silva From day 1 Marco enthusiastically answered or returned every call , text or email. Marco surrounds himself with professional personnel to complete every task. Kind, courteous and accommodating Marco assisted us through every step from driving us to viewings to handing us house keys after closing. We know he loves his work and to help folks through the buying and selling process. Mahalo Marco Art and Lela Caudle"
‐ Art & Lela Caudle (May 18, 2013)
"We bought a brand new house on the Big Island of Hawaii and Marco Silva was instrumental in getting us there. He met my husband and I and immediately knew what type of home we were looking for and steered us in the right direction within just a few minutes. My husband and I are both so excited to be moving to Hawaii – none of which would be possible without Marco’s in-depth knowledge of the real estate market over there and bending over backwards to show us properties that he already knew would work for us.If you are looking to buy a home on the Big Island, I recommend you look no further than Marco Silva. He is simply the best Real Estate Agent we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with!"
‐ User5789986 (May 23, 2013)
"As my real estate agent, Marco Silva coordinated all aspects of listing and selling my residential property.
Marco was an excellent partner in all aspects of selling our property:
Consultation on getting the home market ready. He personally took all marketing photos to insure quality shots that professionally presented the property to internet users.
Very internet savvy; property placed on many sites to provide maximum exposure.
Timely coordination of Broker and Public open houses to show the property.
Always responded in a professional and timely manner to emails and phone calls.
Worked well with selling agent to insure that all escrow timelines were satisfied.
Provided timely follow-up with escrow to verify an on-time closure."
‐ George Coffman (May 22, 2013)
"My wife and I wanted to purchase a vacation property on the Big Island. Being a real estate Broker myself, I knew the value of finding an honest and knowledgeable agent. I actually choose Marco because of the excellent reviews he had with previous clients and I wasn't disappointed. Marco was timely, responsive, and thorough, but most of all, a very hard working quality person. I was trying to complete an exchange and only had a week to negotiate and complete a sale. Needless to say, Marco was able to coordinate a very complicated transaction, with several moving parts, in a very short time frame. Bottom line, Marco was terrific, and I would highly recommend his services."
‐ user9171529 (June 26, 2013)
"Marco Silva enabled my family to buy its first house. He was careful to give us important details and he diligently investigated every question I had. Months after the successful purchase was made, we had serious questions for the previous owner. Marco came to my aid and spent hours in negotiation and helping to resolve the issue. A year later, my family is very happy in our new house and we couldn't have had it without him. Thank you!"
‐ Rock108 (March 30, 2011)
"Marco is a capable and competent agent. He was very responsive in collecting information to help me decide on my purchase. His knowledge of the local environment was good. His understanding and utilization of technology to accomplish RE transaction was excellent. Overall, I was satisfied with the services that he provided.
‐ Acchen (April 04, 2011)
"Marco Silva proved to be a valuable asset while we were buying our home in Kailua-Kona. His tireless efforts in scoping out potential properties, showing houses to us and quickly following up on our requests made it a pleasure to search for our new home. Since we feel that we have obtained the perfect house for us, we doubt that we will buy another home in Hawaii. However, if we do, Marco Silva will be the realtor we rely on for selling our property and finding us another perfect match."
‐ Kololia (April 05, 2011)
"It was a bit of a challenge negotiating the buying of our house from the mainland, but Marco made the process as easy as it could possibly be. He was always immediately responsive to questions and requests, and was patient and thorough with all of the paperwork that needed processing long distance. I felt that he treated this experience as if it were his own, taking responsibility for issues both major and minor with unshakable cheerfulness and competence. I would absolutely trust and recommend him for any real estate needs.
‐ Shashbinah (April 06, 2011)
"It was a pleasure to work with Marco Silva! I was impressed with his knowledge, attention to detail, and willingness to answer questions and make the process of buying a home easier. I would strongly recommend him to anybody looking to buy or sell a property.
‐ RMarsh54 (August 20, 2011)
"It has been our great fortune and pleasure to have our home listed and sold by Mr. Marco Silva. We signed our contract with him in October, accepted a full price bid in November and the new owner took possession in mid-December. This all occurred because Mr. Silva has a strong knowledge base of the Kona community and the needs of his clients. He is a highly experienced realtor and is extremely professional, courteous and attentive to the slightest detail and question. The process went smoothly and quickly because Mr. Silva was constantly monitoring the progress of the sale, ensuring that the sale moved forward without any delay. He kept us updated so that any concerns or questions were taken care of immediately. Thus, we did not encounter any problems during the sale. Mr. Silva has gone above and beyond the normal services provided by a realtor and we are very thankful and grateful to have had his assistance. We couldn't be happier with the sale! Mahalo, Mr. Silva."
‐ User54904 (December 19, 2011)
"If you are looking for a realtor who is honest, knowledgable, and hard working beyond what would be considered "above and beyond", Marco Silva is the man you should contact for assistance. We say this without ANY hesitation or concern because we know that our experience with Marco was not unique to us and our home purchase, but is just how Mr. Silva conducts his business regardless of the circumstances.
My wife and I completed our Kona home purchase in December of 2011, but the process began back in August when we started looking online at various properties on the Big Island that we might be interested in. We live on the mainland, and although we had a good understanding of the towns on Hawaii we were unfamiliar with specific neighborhoods and communities on the island. Luckily for us, Marco was the listing agent on a home that we were initially very interested in. My wife contacted Marco via email to inquire about the home, and to gather some information about other homes that we had some interest in. Right away, Marco took the time to find out who we were, what sorts of properties we were interested in, and why certain homes were appealing to us - all in an effort to help us find the right home for us.
Leading up to our first visit to look at homes in and around Kona my wife had taken the time to put together a very extensive list of homes that we might be interested in. The list contained 30 to 40 homes along with questions and notes on each property. We sent the list off to Marco, and within a day or two he had responded with detailed information on EACH property that we had listed. The information that he provided was beyond helpful and detailed the sorts of information that we could not have come up with on our own or from the internet. His notes were VERY helpful to us in our information gathering, and it became clear right from the start that Marco was most interested in finding us the perfect home for us, and that making "just a sale" was the least of Marco's concerns.
We ultimately narrowed our list down to about 25 homes that we were interested in visiting. We arranged with Marco for a quick 4 day trip to look at homes half expecting him to tell us that we needed to narrow our list down to a more reasonable number of homes to view. That was not the case, and Marco was happy to show us ALL of the houses that we wanted to see. Marco's knowledge of the not just the area and various neighborhoods, but of the ENTIRE home purchasing process was nothing short of outstanding. This is the 7th or 8th home that my wife and I have purchased over the last 20 years, and it was by far, the best experience that have ever had with a realtor. Not only did Marco do a fantastic job of showing us homes and making suggestions, but on the second to last day of our visit he said "you know, having gotten to know you two over the last couple of days I have a house that I think might be exactly what you are looking for" - to say that he was correct is putting it lightly. The home is what we can only describe as our "dream house" and we are still pinching ourselves over the fact that we now own it!
Needless to say, purchasing, furnishing and setting up a home that is over 2,000 miles away from where we live was both stressful and difficult to accomplish. Marco Silva was nothing short of amazing at every step of the process. Issues with the sellers, the movers, utilities, and even the title company all came up during the process, and each time without ANY hesitation Marco would say - "I got it" and then he would do everything that he could to assist. When we say he went "above and beyond" in his service towards us that is NOT an exaggeration. He simply was, the best realtor that we have EVER had the pleasure of working with.
There is not enough that we can say about the job that Marco Silva has done for us, and we would strongly recommend Marco to anyone and everyone that we can. In addition to being a great guy and a hard worker, Marco does his job with honesty and integrity and with his clients' best interest in mind. This is what makes Marco Silva the absolute, hands down, best agent that you can work with on the Big Island of Hawaii.
‐ Haze Moss (January 08, 2012)
"I was recommended to Marco by a friend. That's what friends are for! My experience with Marco, from Day 1, was a smooth, pleasant one. I have nothing but the highest recommendation for him!
‐ User7014368 (May 17, 2013)
"It was a pleasure working with Marco. He is very professional, fun to work with and has a true talent for what he does. He sold our house in the exact amount of time as he predicted for the exact price we asked for- I highly recommend working with Marco Silva!"
‐ User8884999 (September 25, 2012)
Marco was exceptional to work with: knowledgeable, humble, tactful, and with a sense of humor. We were relatively novice buyers, but he worked patiently with us and was glad to answer questions. He spent the time we needed showing us around even though we were not high-end customers, did not put pressure on us, and helped us locate a condo that was suitable for us. He willingly tackled the escrow process although we were at a distance, traveling and crisscrossing time zones through most of it. He was efficient in moving the process along and knew how to communicate urgency about a given step without throwing us into a panic. He kept us informed as to how things were progressing and persevered when difficulties arose right before closing. Knowing that we would be awake in the wee hours of the morning awaiting the results, he emailed us immediately with the good news that we were now the owners. We can hardly recommend him highly enough! Mahalo, Marco!
‐ Sandemalady (October 12, 2012)
"Marco was very helpful from start to finish with our purchase of a home and coffee farm in Captain Cook. He clearly explained the process of purchasing the home, was patient during our negotiations,and offered advice and contacts for various services when needed. Our transaction was complicated do to the fact that we don't reside in Hawaii, were relied on a family member to help us complete the purchase, and we used non-traditional financing to buy the farm. Throughout, Marco was patient and helped us trouble shoot when issues surfaced.
Marco was positive and cheerful throughout the process and I can't recommend him enough to you in the sale or purchase of your next home."
‐ User3869873 (February 24, 2013)
"We were in Big Island during the busiest time, Christmas and New Years week, when we finally decided to look at properties in the area. We had looked at properties online, and contacted four different listing agents. Despite the holidays, Marco responded to our email inquiries immediately, and more than 18 hours ahead of the next agent response. That was our first clue we wanted to work with Marco.
After chatting over the phone, we met with him at his office. He showed us maps of the island, pictures of the properties we were interested in, some facts about the areas. Then he suggested that, given our requirements and wants, we should look at an area we had previously eliminated. He was right, as soon as we saw the area in person, we realized that is what we really wanted. We talked to the other agents too, and none was able to extrapolate what area we would like most from our list of requirements. Marco showed imagination and ability to hear what we said and translate it into the appropriate community.
We negotiated and landed an offer before we left the island. The rest of the process:inspections, walk through, repairs required, etc was managed by Marco through email. Escrow services were efficient and everything went smoothly. This is the sixth property we have bought in our lifetime, and even though we were doing this long distance, it has progressed with the least hassle compared to past transactions.
We would not hesitate to recommend Marco at all!
‐ User7682833 (March 06, 2013)
"Future Buyers and Sellers,
A short note to let you know that my wife and I were very impressed with Marco Silva. He gave us professional and outstanding service. He was also very attentive to our concerns/needs and took the time to go the extra mile to help us with our purchase. After the sale he even helped us find a handyman and property management team.
We will definitely be recommending Marco to others. In fact, we already have!
Above all, Marco is a genuine person! Thanks Marco!
Ken and Gloria B."
Marco's Big Island roots combined with his extensive real estate knowledge allow him to provide unparalleled clarity when assisting with the unique real estate opportunities the Big Island presents.
Whether it is identifying and facilitating the purchase of your dream home, or using his expertise to position, market and successfully SELL your property, Marco makes certain your needs and expectations are exceeded. It is the understanding and deep care he puts into every transaction that delivers successful results for his clients every time.
Marco's real estate philosophy is anchored in three key concepts:
Dedication: The purchase or sale of a property has many facets and you need a Broker dedicated to your specific real estate needs. Marco has the ability to identify and avoid potential difficulties that may occur in a transaction and his professional background in luxury hospitality has instilled in him a dedication to meet and exceed your expectations.
Determination: Getting the results you want and need requires persistence, determination and, above all, a strong work ethic. Marco is a Broker with the skill and tenacity to produce your desired results.
Results: Marco's dedication and determination produce your desired results. With Marco's guidance, his clients meet and exceed their real estate goals.
Marco's integrity, commitment to excellence and outstanding results make him the Broker for you.
In addition to his Hawaii real estate broker's license, Marco also holds these additional designations and certifications: