We found Patrick online after doing quite a bit of research. Being from the mainland and buying a home on Maui was the challenge and Patrick was very knowledgeable and friendly throughout the process. He showed us a number of properties after we arrived and gave us the needed background as far as pros and cons of different areas/neighborhoods in Kihei. Once we decided on a property he made the process painless and kept in frequent contact through the initial offer to closing.
Pat was absolutely fantastic. He represented us in a land purchase in Haiku. He was always quick to answer calls and emails and made the confusing process of buying property really easy. I've already given his name to several clients and friends, and we will certainly use him again in the future.
When you have Patrick for an agent, you know you have someone skillfully representing you. He is on top of the Maui real estate market and knows what he is doing. I enthusiastically recommend him!
Patrick excels in all aspects of realty. We worked with him on the sale of our vacation rental in Kihei and purchase of another and he far exceeded our expectations. He listed and sold our property within a few weeks while keeping the process stress free. His communication is excellent, he is very responsive, hard working and has a thorough understanding of the market. The vacation rental we purchased needed a complete renovation and we live in NY. He has been an enormous help in making this a success and has a deep pool of resources that are invaluable to an investor. He is a true professional and puts his clients first. His genuine intention to maintain our best interest throughout and following the transactions was clearly evident. We look forward to working with him again and strongly recommend anyone in need of a realtor in Maui contact him.
Patrick was amazing. We first met 7 years ago and he took us around to look at properties. He was extremely knowledgeable and so easy to work with. After talking with him, we decided to keep an eye on the market, save and invest in something larger later. He touched base with us a couple times a year and set up a market site that we could check on our own as often as we wished. Finally last year we started seriously shopping again and with his help found the perfect property for us. Something we can enjoy and use as investment. I never felt pressured to just buy something. He was patient and answered all our questions and if he needed to gather the information from others he did...and got back to us timely. At closing he went above and beyond to fix a few things the seller would not. If you need a professional agent in Maui, Patrick Franta is definately the one you want to call.
Patrick came highly recommended. I needed someone to help me sell my Wailea condo. Patrick did an amazing job. He was very knowledgable about South Maui and knew exactly how much my condo would sell for. (And he was right!) He was efficient, present, helpful and easy to work with. If I ever have any Real Estate needs in South Maui, I will definitely give Patrick a call. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to buy or sell in the Wailea/Kihei/Makena area. Anne Stephens
Patrick was professional in every way. He sold our home in two weeks time.
He is knowledgeable about the Kihei, Wailea, South Maui area and advised us accurately about listing price and our areas home values.
It was a pleasure working with Patrick on our vacation home sale on Maui. He was very helpful when deciding on a price, preparing the house for showing, and negotiating the sale transaction. Communication was always responsive, clear and honest.
If you're in need of a realtor, then look no further than Patrick Franta. His masterful handling of all aspects of our real estate transaction resulted in us selling our home within a week. His calm demeanor, and his willingness to go above and beyond made the entire process (which could have been extremely stressful), quite pleasant! In a crowded field of real estate professionals, Patrick really is a front runner and we cannot recommend him highly enough. Mahalo, Patrick!
We listed our home earlier this year with Patrick, he is very professional and was incredible to work with. He was always just a phone call or email away. He is an expert in marketing, I was very impressed with how he marketed our home. The video, photos and brochures he had made were just beautiful! When he found a buyer for our house, it was a very smooth transition and we were very happy with the closing process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Patrick, we would certainly use his expertise again.
What can I say, if you are looking to sell your property on Maui look no further than Patrick Franta! He provides absolutely great service and brings results. My property was listed for over 6 months with another Realtor prior to Patrick taking over. With his expert guidance and marketing skills we were able to successfully find a buyer and close the sale in under 2 months! Patrick made the marketing and sale of my property smooth and seamless, and he was fun to work with on top of that. If you are looking to work with a true professional in the real estate field Patrick is your guy.
Patrick is one of a kind and brought new energy to the sale of our mom’s home, which had been on the market for many years prior with over a dozen different realtors. I cannot express enough his positive attitude and tranquility in otherwise stressful circumstances. I look forward to buying a home on Maui in the future with Patrick Franta... he’s the man!
Patrick knew the market extremely intimately and was able to guide us to the perfect condo purchase in Maui. He was responsive and took care of all of the details. Highly recommended!
It was a pleasure working with Patrick. Patrick was patient and never pushy, he showed us homes over a course of 3 years, and never did we feel pressured to buy anything. When we finally put in an offer on a home, Patrick was helpful on guiding us on our next steps and giving us recommendations on local vendors. Patrick made our home purchase seamless and an enjoyable experience.
Patrick helped us from start to finish. He showed us a broad spectrum of condo options to choose from in the budget we needed. His knowledge of the market was excellent. He was always available and accommodating for any questions we had.
Everything from start to finish went very smoothly. I would recommend him to anyone who want to buy and sell in Wailea any beyond.
Patrick is simply the best in Maui. We know several people who have worked with him and he never fails to get fantastic (I mean, truly fantastic) deals. He represented my wife and I in our condo search, helping us find the perfect condo at a price point we didn't even think was possible. He's incredibly knowledgeable about the market, super responsive, and genuinely cares about his clients. If you're looking to find a great deal in Maui, you really can't do better than Patrick.
I was very fortunate to find Patrick Franta to represent us in our real estate transactions. His strengths are knowledge of the market on the island and the trends, he is courteous, professional, timely with responses with a sense of humor along the way.
His expertise to negotiate in your favor is masterful. Patrick is passionate about his work and does not give up, he will respond to you outside of a scheduled work day to keep you posted of the progress of the sale or purchase. He also has a connection to the best escrow company , inspectors and the like.
I am very grateful for his help during this process , he is a shinning star and would not hesitate to recommend him. Once again Patrick Thank you kindly
Lots of success for you !!!
Mr. Patrick Franta offered his services after noticing that my previous listing contract had expired. My initial tendency was to stay with the original realtor and advised Mr. Franta of those thoughts. Mr. Franta communicated his background and experience and advised that should there be a change in my position that his services would be fully available at an time. After reviewing the situation from a purely business stand point it became clear that a change was in order. I contacted Mr. Franta and advised him of such. It turned out to be one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Action was immediate. First of all, Mr. Franta is a true professional in his field. He outlined all the things that needed to be done and then provided the guidance to insure that all of the details were addressed. In addition, Mr. Franta was always cordial, friendly, and cognizant of any of the concerns that I had. Review of the property details, identification of the pros and cons related to the saleability, identification of potential buyers, and communication of past and current real estate activity in the subject area were all done prior to the actual establishment of the listing contract. Within a very short period of time Mr. Franta secured an offer. After a few counters, agreement was reached. And while the main objective, the execution of the sale, was achieved, the more critical aspects of knowing and understanding the market, as exercised by Mr, Franta, was the basis for success. Mr. Franta was always only an email, text message, or phone call away to address and questions, comments, doubts, or confusions that I may have had. Response was always immediate. Mr. Franta made the process easy from addressing an offer, providing documents on-line, and establishing a time and place to finalize documents in escrow. My experience in conducting business with Mr. Franta has been most satisfying. I recommend employing the services of Mr. Franta to anyone who is interested in completing a real estate transaction to their satisfaction.
"Patrick is superb! I have worked with several other real estate brokers, both in Maui and Colorado, and Patrick is by far the best. He really knows Maui real estate. He is always professional, straightforward and candid in his assessments - informing you as to what you need to hear - not just what you want to hear. He is second to none with respect to his negotiation skills and truly works hard and efficiently to get the job done. His confidence in getting the deal done is well earned. He communicates extraordinarily well and is simply fun to work with."
Patrick did a great job for us. Our condo had been on the market for quite a while with another realtor before we switched to Patrick. He was totally familiar with our complex, the local market and buyers out there looking so he got the job done in about 60 days. He was easy to work with, responsive to our needs, and readily available. What more can you ask for in a realtor ? We would strongly recommend him. E&M
As a person that works in real estate, I can tell you that Patrick Franta is one of the best real estate agents that I've ever come across! Not only was he very knowledgeable about the local market, he was very easy to work with and very quick to answer any questions we had throughout the buying process. We purchased our Maui property from out of state and sight unseen and Patrick did all he could to ensure we selected the best property for our needs. He took videos and pictures of the property before we put an offer down, walked through with the inspector to ensure the property was fully inspected and gave us his professional, unbiased opinion on each property we had our eyes on. With his assistance, we closed on a beautiful condo (at a great price!!!) and have been very successful renting it out as a vacation rental and is one of the most successful real estate investments we have in our portfolio. We very much look forward to working with Patrick again and would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to grab their own slice of paradise in Maui! Patrick is a great agent and an even better person!
Patrick was very dedicated to my needs as a buyer. He showed my several pieces of vacant land in the Haiku area. After choosing the property that best fit our needs Patrick really went to work. Without Patrick I don't think we would have been able to close. He put in countless hours looking through legal docs on my behalf as this particular piece of property was CPR vacant land. He is very passionate about real estate and the area. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home one Maui.
We listed our house with Patrick Franta in January 2016. In spite of a slow market, Patrick produced a buyer within 30 days, which led to a successful closing. Patrick is an expert in marketing, utilizing both traditional and social media. Patrick is intimate with the South Maui real estate market, especially homes in Wailea & Makena. Patrick knows the comps and will work hard to maximize the sales price. I would highly recommend Patrick Franta, if you are serious about selling your property quickly for top-dollar.
Patrick Franta sold our house in Kihei for us in 2015-16. We interviewed 3 or 4 realtors before choosing him to represent us, and we made the right choice. Patrick is very friendly as well as competent. He is very persistent in addressing roadblocks and removing them. We had a problem with getting a survey in a timely manner, and he managed to expedite it even though the surveyor was fully booked. He helped us arrive at a good asking price which resulted in a final sale price which I was very happy with. He was very conscientious during the selling and showing phase, and came to the house many times. I very much enjoyed having him as our realtor.
Patrick nailed it! Patrick was by far the best choice for my husband and I when we started looking for a home on Maui. There was not much (or should I say, NOTHING) on the market that fit the description of what we wanted, but Patrick still managed to find us a property that was more than we had ever thought possible within our budget. We are brand new home buyers, so naturally, we had many questions, and Patrick was always available to answer our questions in a prompt and timely manner. Patrick also utilized his networks within the community to find us the property of our dreams before it even went on the market! Not only did he find it for us, but he guided us in making a healthy offer that was not only within our budget, but also both fair and appealing to the selling party. Patrick is very trustworthy, energetic, and passionate about what he does. I would trust him again in a heartbeat if we ever decide to sell or purchase a home in the future.
My husband and I met Patrick in January when we were looking for property on Maui. He helped guide us through the process in a smooth and fast way and was ALWAYS our advocate. He was more than knowledgeable about the area he calls "home" and clearly loves helping people get to know the island in the same way he does. He was always prompt, courteous, and went above and beyond to answer all of our questions and to make sure we felt comfortable with each step of the process. We cannot say enough good things about working with him, but to sum it up--you will not regret working with him! We will absolutely be working with Patrick with any future real estate endeavors we venture into on Maui and aside from that we are now lucky enough to call him a friend.
Patrick came highly recommended to us, and from the moment of our first conversation he was wonderful to work with. He knew all the answers to my countless questions regarding real estate sales processes, inspections,
appraisals, and escrow from my perspective as a home seller as well as from the perspective of a potential buyer. He gave us an overview of the most likely sales scenario and time line for our property and the sale went exactly as he predicted. He was in constant touch with us and responded immediately when ever we reached out with questions or concerns.
We would highly recommend you have Patrick the help you with your Maui real estate transactions .
Patrick helped us find and purchase a condo in Kihei. We had a fantastic experience with Patrick. His knowledge of the market helped us to locate the perfect condo. He then negotiated a great price, and followed that with excellent communication during the entire escrow process. It was a pleasure to work with him and we highly recommend him.
Patrick Franta was my real estate agent. He was very professional. I was a first time home buyer with no experience and had no clue about anything. Patrick sat me down, listed everything I needed to do, found a great mortgage broker for me, and he really listened to my needs and expectations. He constantly checked up on me to make sure I met my deadlines. Lastly, he was a great negotiator. Now I have the house of my dreams for a great price. Stoked. Thanks Patrick!
Patrick was very knowledgeable about places for sale and took his time to show me around and answer questions about the purchasing process. Even after closing he has been supportive with questions and concerns. I really like that he didn't make me feel like a quick sale but treated me like family. Aloha and mahalo Patrick!
Patrick recently worked with me through a difficult, complicated escrow process on our Maui home at the most stressful time in my life, after the death of my husband. Patrick was always professional, responding immediately to the problems which arose with a positive attitude and willingness to do what was needed to solve the problem. Patrick was knowledgable, not easily ruffled, in other words, exactly what we needed to get to a successful closing, which we did. I would recommend Patrick without reservation to anyone looking for an agent who is a self-starter that you can count on when you need him. Mahalo Patrick! Pat Tierney
Patrick is extremely personable and very professional. We were coming over from Oahu and Patrick picked us up at the airport in Maui and took us around for the day, showed us what was available in the neighborhood we wanted to live and at the price we told him we were prequalified for. Patrick really knows the island and found us a great home in a wonderful neighborhood. He did an outstanding job through the entire purchase from negotiating the price, to arranging the inspector right away, to meeting repair people and the walk thru (which he picked us up again). He was always quick in responding back to us with answers to any and all questions. We would use his services again in a heartbeat and gladly recommend him.
Patrick is very knowledgeable with the Kihei, south Maui area and was always quick to respond either via email or phone. He listened to what we were looking for in a home and was very helpful throughout the closing process. He helped us find our dream home and we couldn't be happier with our purchase.
Makena-Wailea Real Estate, Inc. is the third real estate brokerage firm on Maui that I have worked with in the last seven years all in pursuit of selling my two bedroom condominium. I live outside of Boston and at this point travel to Maui very infrequently having not been there since 2007. So I really needed to find a capable real estate company that was a leader in the industry. That did not happen with the first two agencies that I contracted with to sell our unit.
Let me include that I am a licensed active real estate broker in the state of Massachusetts and although I am not very knowledgeable about certain real estate laws in Hawaii, much of it is the same. Since I have been a licensed broker since 1976 I have worked with many real estate agents; many of whom are less than professional. However, I do not feel that way about Makena-Wailea Real Estate. From my first phone call to John Ferguson, I felt that he was putting every effort into selling my unit even though it was not going to be the highest priced property he had in inventory. With other agents I was made to feel that because my unit did not crest the million dollar figure it would be put on the back burner. John was as interested in selling my unit as he was his multi-million dollar properties. It took a few months to secure a buyer that was "ready, willing, and able" to buy the property but it closed a few days ago. When John is not available, and to follow up on some of the other details, he has a trusty assistant - Patrick Franta. Therefore I never felt like I went very long without an efficient answer to my questions or an update on showings with both of them readily available.
In closing, I would wholeheartedly recommend Makena-Wailea Real Estate, Inc to any person who is looking to buy or sell property on Maui.
Patrick Franta is a fantastic Realtor! He took the time to show me around and found the perfect condo for me in Kihei. He negotiated for me and got me a price I was more than happy with. Since it was my first home purchase, he went above and beyond the call of duty making certain that I understood exactly what was happening and what was expected from me in the procedure. It could not have gone smoother, and I was the proud owner of my own piece of paradise. I can’t thank Patrick enough for everything he did to help me!
We worked with Patrick for our vacation rental sales. We are on the mainland and he is in Maui... First I was a bit nervous about this remote set up but Patrick's responsiveness really helped to fill that gap of distance (and time). He took care of all the necessary prep. for sale for us as well. I can say that he is a rising star in Wailea real estate community and I would recommend him to anyone who want to buy and sell in Wailea any beyond.
Patrick is a great resource. He has been able to meet my needs in finding property that meets my needs. He is knowledgable about the market, trends, pricing, and introducing me to properties that meet my wish list. He is also very helpful in highlighting rental trends and other benefits that I may not have been aware of.
Patrick is very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a few hiccups in our escrow process and he helped us get through them in time to close. Since we were from out of state, we completed the entire process over the phone and internet and were very successful.
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