Dana, Lenny, and Hi'ilei, Dry Side Waimea to Kalopa, Hawaii Island
We couldn't be more satisfied with Stacy Disney's work to sell our home. In fact, I think overjoyed is more like it! We are pleased with the work she did every step of the way and there were a lot of steps!
We had reached out to her eight years ago when we thought we were ready to sell our home. As life goes, it wasn't the right timing for us. When we got back in touch with her, she was just as eager to work with us as she had been initially.
Although we had cared for our home for the 18 years we had lived in it, there was some work that we needed to do to make it sale-ready and attractive to a future homeowner. Stacy was thorough in assessing what were the must-dos, could-dos, and don't-need-tos. She then checked in with us to make sure we were making progress on our tasks without ever being overbearing. In fact, she was at the ready to help us with any work that needed doing and had excellent advice.
In terms of setting the sales price, Stacy's expertise really came to the forefront. We likely would have undervalued our home. With thanks to her years of experience and professional acumen, Stacy set a price that was fair for the market and gave us the opportunity to make our next home purchase, which was dependent on this sale. I had never sold a home before.
Stacy explained everything we needed to know in a way that left us more informed in addition to happy with the sale. Although some homes are priced high and then have to go through price reductions in order to sell quickly, Stacy sold our house ABOVE the asking price with no hiccups during escrow. The timeframe was a dream -- our house sold in less than a month!
I have already recommended Stacy to friends and will continue to do so.
Diane & Jim Luoma, Paauilo to Sequim, WA
My husband and I had lived on the Big Island since 2002, and finished up our careers as finish carpenters at the resorts along the Kona/Kohala coast. In our spare time, we worked on our dream home, which took about 10 years to complete. We put our hearts and souls into it, but a potential health problem caused us to make the difficult decision to move to the mainland to be closer to the kids.
We actually interviewed several real estate agents, some that we had worked with in the past, and we also included Stacy because a friend had pointed out that her "For Sale" signs were frequently and quickly topped with "Sold" signs. She was the last one to be interviewed, but we didn't have to do much thinking about it; She was the one!
We have never regretted this decision. We had some unexpected issues crop up, but Stacy was always a professional and positive thinking force to be reckoned with, and all issues from the "potentially major" to the "minor but annoying" were handled with a touch of humor and a lot of know-how. She has the contacts and network to smooth over the toughest of problems, and she can guide you to the best people to work with or for you. We had to move to the mainland just before our house went on the market which meant a great deal more work for her, yet she was cheerfully diligent on our behalf.
I've already praised Stacy to friends who were thinking of putting their place on the market, and I told her that I would be glad to put my thoughts in writing, too. You can't go wrong by having Stacy list your place.
Diane and Jim Luoma
Duane & Diane Guenard, Boston to Kona
We had an excellent Real Estate purchasing experience with Stacy Disney of Disney Associates. She was very helpful, knowledgeable on the Big Island market and neighborhoods, and the full buying process. She was very prompt in answering calls, questions. She was patient and kind. She was especially helpful when we hit some bumps. We highly recommend Stacy and Disney Associates.
Bridgette & Lavant Wooten, Ninole
My grandmother would say "Integrity is not something you can buy or is attached to fees and profit , it carries and follows with you wherever you go. Integrity builds trust, trust honors commitment, which then builds relationships." Grandma was right again.
From our first encounter with Disney Associates to our most recent completed real estate transaction, this has been our experience. It has been reflected in their communication with us as their client, and with the business community in which they interacted on our behalf. The cohesiveness in how they conduct business with clients on the mainland is not just due to new technology, they are driven to give the very best, and honor their commitments. We want to thank you, Disney Associates for being a key partner in making dreams come true and guiding us to our extended Ohana .
Patti Kandalaft, Seattle, WA to Honokaa
Not only is Stacy Disney a native and completely knowledgeable about Big Island real estate, she is devoted to making your dream property a reality. She will wisely advise and advocate for you beforehand and continue to support you after the deal is done with great recommendations from builders / excavators / subcontractors to the best farmers markets or local dining spot. She's a gem!
Rich & Terry Mortensen, Honokaa to California
As sellers, we chose Stacy Disney of Disney and Associates as our realtor. We made this choice based on her excellent reputation. We soon discovered that her reputation is well deserved. We have bought and sold many properties in the past and Stacy is by far the most knowledgeable, personable and professional agent that we have ever worked with. She has lived in Hawaii for many years and knows Big Island real estate. She cuts to the chase and does exactly what it takes to get the job done. We would highly recommend Stacy Disney as your agent.
Mahalo Stacy for your commitment and honest hard work.
Nancy Faries, Waimea
As a first-time buyer looking for a house on the Big Island, I was familiar with the area I wanted to buy in but at a loss how to go about it other than searching Zillow and real estate ads. Recommended by a friend, it was immediately apparent that Stacy was highly professional, motivated, enthusiastic and, during our very first meeting, saved me from a number of real estate mistakes I was close to making on my own.
She made sure I gained a good education in the local house market immediately and then with patience and expertise Stacy handled every one of the large number requirements I had for a house.
When my perfect house was found, Stacy swiftly handled difficult negotiations and was able to obtain a stunning house that met every requirement.
She kept everything moving with humor and enthusiasm, emails, phone texts and Docusign. Because of her abilities, everything happened with speed and efficiency while I was in still living and working in Oregon.
Stacy has an enormous range of excellent contacts in all parts of the real estate business including agents, inspectors, lenders, mortgage companies, interior designers and contractors. And she has the confidence and respect of those professionals. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Diane Scheurell, Racine, WI and Honokaa
Stacy, thank you so much for making my dreams come true. You always had more faith than I had that my dream house would appear and that I'd be able to afford it. You were the rock and the one with the conviction. You were there for me every time I needed something. You always had a happy face, an easy disposition. How do you do that job day in and day out? We (your clients) all take, take, take and you, Stacy, just keep giving, giving giving. You are an amazing woman and a realtor extraordinaire! I've felt privileged to work with you.
With much Mahalo,
Diane Scheurell, Author, manifestingparadise.com
Lisa Duwall, Waimea
Stacy Disney is a Realtor that asked, and LISTENED to what I envisioned in a home. She found a place that fit my criteria and walked me through the entire purchase process. As a first time home buyer, I required a lot of explanations and assistance, and Stacy went above and beyond her role as realtor. She was always available, returned phone calls at any time, and even offered printing and fax capabilities when I was without a computer. Stacy not only enabled me to buy my first home, but introduced me to the community. I always felt like I had a solid friend in a new town, where I knew no one else. I could not have asked for a better Realtor or experience than that provided by Stacy Disney. Stacy has the integrity that made me feel confident throughout the process of purchasing my first home.
Ethan Tweedie, Kamuela
Stacy Disney is an awesome real estate agent! I began working with Stacy in November 2010. To say my situation would be a challenge is an understatement. Having just moved back to Hawaii and changing career paths it would be impossible to get standard loan.
My goal was to find a house in Waimea that was willing to offer seller financing that also fit my budget. Not an easy task here in Waimea as it is on the higher end of the market on the Big Island. The first time I went to look at properties, Stacy had already done a ton of homework. She presented me with 4 properties that she knew would be willing to offer seller financing. Whether we looked at condos or homes, Stacy knew the all the details about the properties like taxes, condo rules or just other information like the history of the property. The property I ended up making an offer on was a charming bungalow in the heart of Waimea.
It seemed like a long-shot, but based on information Stacy was able to find on comps in the area etc. and her gut feeling I made my offer. Sadly, the initial offer was not accepted and I assumed the transaction wasn’t going to happen. Behind the scenes, Stacy continued the communications with the seller and a counter offer was offered after a couple weeks.
After further negotiations a mutually beneficial transaction was reached and both parties were in a win win position. Truly a miracle. Today I can honestly say, that if it weren’t for Stacy and her attention to all the details, this dream would have not come true. On the day of closing, Stacy, me and the former owner were present. It was the former owner who handed me the keys to the house! This is something that only happens in Hawaii! Truly a moment of Aloha! Thank you so much Stacy for all of your patience, thoughtfulness, diligence and most of all, thank you for being my new friend!
Phyllis Tarail & Joel Cohen, Waipio to Waimea
During this period of reduced market values and high inventory, we were fortunate to have selected Stacy Disney as our Realtor. With great finesse and professionalism, she handled the complicated and difficult sale of our home as well as our purchase of a new home--both the very same time. Stacy juggled the requirements of the sale and was always there to answer questions and hold our hands when we needed that extra support. On the purchase end, she was a great help in negotiating the best possible deal for us. We highly recommend Stacy to anyone selling or buying a home, or, as in our case, doing both.
Dr. Flip Von Trampe, Waipio Lookout
Stacy, you are very intelligent, professional, reliable, motivated, funny and entertaining...and even more. Thank you.
Sean & Michelle Fabry, Anchorage to Kamuela
Stacy Disney is one of the most genuinely honest people I know. She is very professional, knowledgeable, and persistent when it comes to the Big Island Real Estate. In addition, Stacy is well connected in the community and often aware of homes coming on the market prior to being listed. If she knows what you are looking for, Stacy will ensure you find the home that fits your needs. Even though Stacy is longer our agent because we bought a home from her, she is now our very good friend and I would recommend her to anyone.
Paauilo Seller, Jennifer James
Thank you, Stacy Disney, for making this emotional and stressful time in my life, pretty much stress free!
I was amazed at how smoothly everything went.
I would recommend you to anyone of my friends! Mahalo!
Terry D., Waikoloa Village to Idaho
Working with Stacy to sell my Hawaii Home was an awesome experience. Stacy was such a good listener and helped me accomplish a quick sale at my price point. At the listing appointment, she toured my home and gave me great ideas to make it feel updated and attractive to potential buyers.
Her professional and life experiences in the local community help me solve the several obstacles that arose during the sale. What could have been stressful was smoothed over by her efficiency and knowledge and I am ever grateful for Stacy. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Rodger & Judy Doty, Sonoma to Kona Oceanfront
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes people to make the dream a reality." - Walt Disney
You made our dream a reality. Thank you, Stacy.
Dr. Islam Elfayoumi, New Jersey to Paauilo
I can't imagine that there is a better real estate Broker than Stacy Disney on the Big Island. She knows the island extremely well and is tremendously resourceful and helpful. Her breadth of knowledge and contacts on the island allow her to assist you from start to finish when purchasing a property on the Big Island. My family was moving from New Jersey and really needed a Broker with that personal touch to help us navigate the new terrain. She made the process easy and hassle free and kept us focused. I strongly recommend Stacy Disney for all of your Big Island real estate needs.
Neil Barth, MD & Beau Donegan, MBA, Kohala Estates
If there ever was a personification of the ALOHA SPIRIT, Stacy Disney is it! From the moment we contacted her by phone to begin our search while we were still on the mainland to our closing escrow 70 days later, Stacy literally embraced us and guided us through the varied neighborhoods of the Big Island until she connected us with our dream property.
Every aspect of life on the Big Island was laid out in meticulous detail and her knowledge of the properties across the island seemed limitless. With amazing efficiency she steered us away from those properties that were troubled and she facilitated interactions, inspections and the required legal documentation with the ease of a professional whose network of resources was a vast as her knowledge.
We have worked with many highly-regarded Realtors on the mainland and none have compared to Stacy's level service, knowledge and integrity. For those clients that are serious buyers of property on the Big Island, there is no one we would recommend more highly. She has become a trusted life-long friend.
Deb & Mel Jackson, Waikoloa
My husband and I recently bought a house on the Big Island of Hawaii and Stacy was recommended to us through a friend on Oahu.
We are first time home buyers and so were very green to the entire process. Her knowledge is phenomenal, and she provided us with everything we needed to know. Stacy was awesome from the start of the process to the closing of our new home. We must have driven her nuts with our endless questions, but Stacy was always pleasant and happy to help us.
Stacy drove us around the Island showing us different area’s and telling us all the pro’s and cons of each place really helping us narrow down where we wanted to be. We had to go to the UK when our dream house became available but that didn’t stop Stacy…she worked with us on-line and over the phone with an 11-hour time difference and secured us the opportunity to get the house we truly fell in love with and as I sit here writing this note I am in my lovely house.
Anyone who has Stacy as their Realtor will be very lucky indeed.
David & Kathy Brinton, Waimea
We met Stacy by accident after walking into one of her open houses and we were immediately taken with her professionalism, warmth and sincerity. After explaining that we would be looking for a home in Waimea in the next few months after selling our home in South Kona, Stacy began what would be a purely positive and fun experience. She introduced us to the area with several road trips in the vicinity, getting to know us and what we were looking for, but also familiarizing us with optional possibilities. We really appreciated getting to know the area and keeping our eyes and emotions open to what might work best for us. We couldn't be happier with the home that we eventually found in the green hills of Waimea. We never could have done this without Stacy -- her patience, love and knowledge of the area. Her expertise in real estate, the market and the whole transactional process of selling and buying a home is remarkable. Thank you Stacy! We couldn't have been luckier to find you on that open house day!
Eben Weisberg, Honokaa
We just can't say enough about our experience with Stacy Disney. Without her we couldn't have found our perfect home in paradise. No realtor we've ever dealt with has gone so far out of their way to make sure that we got exactly what we needed and make a very challenging process feel painless. Her insights into the market and community were priceless. She was committed to knowing us and understanding our needs, not just selling us a house. We couldn't have done it without her.
Michael Chung & Dan Montgomery, Kona
Thanks, Stacy, for helping us find our wonderful home in Hawaii! We really appreciate your guidance, knowledge of the real estate market, and attention to detail throughout the transaction, from working with the seller's agent to maintain an open dialogue between all parties to working with the title company, lender and home inspector to ensure a smooth process to closing. All while we were off island! Thanks again for your help and I will strongly recommend you to all our friends looking to buy or sell in Hawaii.
When my partner Michael and I had the opportunity to relocate from the mainland we connected with Stacy Disney while searching for our home on the Big Island. Stacy has an intimate knowledge of the Big Island being native to it and she clearly understands the different nuances to each area of Hawaii. Stacy maintained excellent lines of communication between all parties involved in the purchase of our new home in Kailua Kona, from working with the seller's agent to the title company, lender, and home inspector and keeping us informed on the mainland. She found us the perfect home in Puuloa! Stacy's knowledge of the market and ability to listen and understand our needs for a home and neighborhood got us everything we were looking for. We strongly recommend Stacy for people who are either looking to buy or sell their homes on the Big Island. She is an intuitive professional and a great deal of fun to work with also.
Joe Vila, Kona to Sedona, AZ
Thanks for all your hard work in getting my Holualoa home sold on the Big Island. You were very knowledgeable about real estate on the Big Island and made the sale and move very easy. If I ever come back to the Hawaii to live I will definitely use you again and would recommend you to all the people I know.
Larry & Chris Gavin, Kamuela
It started in January 2008, when we were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, we were sitting on the beach at Waikiki and my wife said how she missed Hawaii and would love to live here again. I responded that I thought we could. We had booked a few days on the Big Island interested in how it had grown when compared with the other islands. After a couple of days touring the island and getting a feel for it, we felt that we would be interested in the Waimea area. We drove up and visited the new subdivision that was being developed and went through their models. We then stopped for lunch at the Hawaiian Style Cafe and happened to notice her office when we were leaving. We decided to go in and see just what was available in existing home market. That was the best decision we had made because that is when we met Stacy Disney.
We introduced ourselves and told her that we were interested in what was available. We explained that we didn't have time left to setup appointments but would like to drive by a couple of houses that were in our price range just to get a feel of what was available. She said she couldn't leave at that time to drive us but gave us a map with several homes that met our criteria along with the MLS information on the houses. We also gave her our email address so she could send us information on new homes that came on the market. We thanked her and left to do our drive-byes.
Our house hunting lasted nearly three years. I addition to getting new listing that might interest us we took annual trips to the Big Island and spent a couple of days with Stacy showing us what was available and learning what we wanted and the strength of our many preferences of amenities. There were a couple of offers made on a couple of houses but they failed to work out. Our fourth trip out was in September of 2010. We again were warmly greeted by Stacy who had a couple of days set aside to show us what was available in the area that might be a fit. She again had the home that was the best fit saved for last and this time our offer was accepted. We are now the proud owners of our retirement dream home and will forever thank Stacy for all the time and hard work that she put into making this dream come true.
Mahalo, Stacy, you are one of a kind.
Waikoloa Village Buyer
We would like to thank Stacy Disney for helping us find our wonderful new home on the Big Island. She was very professional and informative throughout the entire process, from house hunting to the closing and beyond. She not only made sure we had everything we needed to close on our home in a timely manner, she offered us a wealth of information about living on this island. Stacy remained very caring and sweet when dealing with my husband and I and even our young boys. Thank you Stacy for all you did for us.
Anthony and Dana Fazio
Ahualoa Land Buyer
We love Stacy. We walked several properties with her during a visit to the big island. On one of them I stepped on a bee hive and was chased down and stung by several angry bees. She brought me back to her house and gave me Benadryl and made sure I was comfortable the rest of the day. We ended up buying 5 Acres sight unseen and we felt that she was very truthful during the whole process. She walked the property and took photos a few times....it was a great experience! Unlike many agents I have worked with, the commission did not seem to be her first priority. Mahalo Stacy!
Hi Stacy, Thank you so much for making this sale happen. I was worried being 4,000 miles away, but you handled everything perfectly for sale of my Paauilo home. You are awesome and deserve an award for best Realtor!!!
Honokaa Farm Buyer
Stacy Disney is an outstanding Realtor! My wife and I and our daughter and son-in –law purchased a Freddie Mac foreclosed property near Honoka’a. The transaction started in July of 1-12 with an accepted purchase agreement, and was beset with problem immediately as the former owner of the property filed a lawsuit against Freddie Mac for improper foreclosure. After many extensions on the closing date, the Judge ruled in favor of Freddie Mac and we closed on the home in January 2013. We live in Wyoming and our daughter and family were in Kona, so logistics were also a challenge. Signing documents by Docu Sign was new to me and made it so convenient! Stacey was always prompt in returning phone calls and emails. And we are so appreciative of her efforts in our behalf. I was in the banking business for 43 years, and Stacy ranks in the top realtors that I did business with in 3 different communities in South Dakota and Wyoming. I highly recommend her. And I would add that this was the most complicated and challenging deal I’ve ever seen to get to closing on, and Stacy got the job done for us!!
Waikoloa Village Buyer
Stacy Disney took all the fear and confusion out of my first home purchase. She was there when I needed her, and answered my questions before I even asked them! Not only was she professional and honest, she was a blast to work with, and made a potentially stressful experience into an exciting new adventure. :)
Jessica Pentland, Waikoloa
Stacy Disney wuz one awesome Realtah! She had been help us choke! We was all jam up with our mo-gage company en’ she was akamai en’ wen help us go through all dat paypahz (cause get choke paypahz wen you try fo’ sell one house!) She wen hustle en’ fine us one buyah! She get choke knowledge bout’ how fo’ sell one house, plus she wen take da time fo explain to us all the manini details. We wen feel real comfatable wit her en’ we goin’ send all our frendz to her, so dat she can help dem too.
Translation for the pidgin impaired:
Stacy Disney is an awesome Realtor. She helped us immensely. We found ourselves in quite a bind with our mortgage company and knowledge she possesses helped us get through all of the paperwork (because there is a lot of paperwork when you are trying to sell a house!) Stay’s diligence and hard work enabled her to find us a buyer for our home! She is very knowledgeable about real estate in Hawai’i and we appreciated the time she took to explain to us all the little details surrounding our sale. We feel she is the best Realtor in the State and we have recommended her to all of our friends, because we know she can help them too.
Darren & Darde Gamayo
Kohala Ranch Buyers
For those of you who picture yourself living on the Big Island, I can offer a solution to alleviate any fear that prevents you from pursuing your dream. It’s simple. Contact Realtor Stacy Disney. Many people dream of buying a house or land in their vacation destination. Few of us are lucky enough to actually do it. And as exciting as the idea sounds, it could be equally as intimating when the reality of pursuing that dream begins, given the distance and a lack of familiarity with the local dream market we are attempting to enter.
I offer this advice based my personal experience in early 2011. From the moment I contacted Stacy by phone from the mainland (she was simply a referral whom I had never met), she jumped in to help us. We spent time at length discussing our vision and Stacy immediately offered lots of supportive instruction and material. By the time we arrived in Hawaii, my husband and I were well prepared thanks to Stacy. We were confident in the properties we had selected to see based on Stacy’s no-nonsense feedback, and felt informed about the local market, neighborhoods, as well as advantages and disadvantages of the various options. Given Stacy’s well coordinated viewings, we were able to see about 20 options in three (partial) days, yet also had time to enjoy our vacation. Furthermore, we were very impressed that Stacy had taken the initiative to schedule two additional Realtors that lived in particular neighborhoods to ride along with us for two of the three days. This made such a difference as the other Realtors were incredible and very accessible resources as we viewed each property. Based on all of the options and information Stacy provided, we were able to confidently make an offer very quickly.
Stacy is delightful to spend time with and provided lots of history, relevant information and answers to our never-ending questions. She has lived for many years on the Big Island and is obviously well known and liked in the community. Stacy introduced us to many local Hawaiians we happened to come across during our time together. Above and beyond her realty transactions, she was sure to see that we were enjoying our vacation, going so far as too loan us her personal beach chairs and coolers so we could save on the cost of buying them ourselves.
Lastly, it is important to know Stacy is very responsive and it was clear in all of our communications that she gives high priority to ensuring her clients are addressed in a timely manner. On several occasions she proactively contacted various parties on our behalf to ensure our purchase was progressing smoothly. She is patient, knowledgeable, easy to work with and has seemingly endless experience with all levels of transactions and property types. I would strongly recommend Stacy Disney to anyone who is looking for a Realtor on The Big Island.
Fran and Thad Andrews
Kohala Ranch, HI
Thank you Stacy for all of your insight, hard work and generosity! We felt safe in your hands throughout the whole process and knew that you were taking good care of us. We are absolutely thrilled that we bought our new homes at such a remarkable price and closed so quickly! We must say, you are honest and genuine, and that you continue to check in on our well-being says it all. Mahalo nui loa!
Jennifer Bennet & Guadalupe Hurtado
Honokaa Seller and Buyer
Stacy Disney provided us with terrific service. She knows her stuff and she will work hard for you. You can trust her to a good job for you. We will definitely use Stacy again for our real estate needs.
We started working with Stacy Disney during a visit to the Big Island. We fell in love with the Island but were running on a short time frame and needed to narrow down our search quickly. Stacy assessed our needs and found us the perfect home. After our vacation we returned to the mainland and she handled the negotiations, contract, inspections, and lined up the closing. It is stressful buying a home thousands of miles away but they made the process very easy and swift. It was great dealing with a local professional because the closing process is slightly different than in many places on the mainland and Stacy did a great job managing us through the process.
Thanks for your hard work.
Tim & Billie Jo Kiernan
Kamuela View Estates, HI
Stacy: Excellent work in handling the Molokai transaction. Received the delicious Big Island cookies. Mahalo!
Dan Clement, Oahu
Stacy Disney, Thank you for everything and your positive attitude throughout the whole house selling process. Thanks for tying up all the loose ends and getting the deal done. Your family is great - You and Walt are doing a great job raising very nice and courteous kids.
Stacy Disney is a breath of fresh air whose tenacity and results were unmatched in the marketing and selling our home on the island. An extraordinaire and a true professional - that in all our years of real estate investment - will not be compared. The best in the business.
Bernie Moore and Scott T. Knowles
Santa Fe, New Mexico
We first met Stacy Disney during a vacation in Hawaii two years ago. Earlier this year we decided to begin looking for a second home on the Big Island and re-contacted Stacy to ask that she find homes for us to view. While we were looking at houses Stacy also showed us a vacant property that we fell in love with at first sight. We purchased the land and are now constructing a home on our piece of the Big Island. Throughout the process Stacy has gone way beyond the normal realtor’s role. She helped us negotiate the land purchase, begin the building process, introduced us to the Honokaa community, and was always available to lend a hand whenever we had questions. In the process we are very happy to say she has become a good friend. For us, Stacy has given real meaning to the spirit of Aloha. Thanks Stacy for helping our dream become a reality.
Jane & Bill Lichter
Lombard, Illinois and Honokaa, Hawaii
Honokaa to Waimea Seller & Buyer
During this period of reduced market values and high inventory, we were fortunate to have selected Stacy Disney as our realtor. With great finesse and professionalism, she handled the complicated and difficult sale of our home as well as our purchase of a new home--both the very same time. Stacy juggled the requirements of the sale and was always there to answer questions and hold our hands when we needed that extra support. On the purchase end, she was a great help in negotiating the best possible deal for us. We highly recommend Stacy to anyone selling or buying a home, or, as in our case, doing both.
Phyllis Tarail & Joel Cohen
New Waimea Residents
David Hunt - February 20, 2015
Stacy is the best! She helped us find and purchase our beautiful water-view property in Honokaa. From helping us find our property while we were on-island, through the offers and counter-offers and acceptance, all the way through closing (while we were off-island), Stacy took wonderful care of us and our transactions.
We closed almost two years ago, and in the years since, Stacy has become a treasured friend and a HUGE help to us - i.e. Stacy's an awesome realtor, and she is a wonderful person. She cares about the quality of her work and the quality of the relationships she forms. Real estate is obviously much more than a job to Stacy - it is her passion and her path.
I have called Stacy at least a dozen times this past year for a referral, a tip, some important information, and consults - and I have to say that Stacy is simply the single most resourceful person I know. "Stacy, do you know of a good fencing installer?" "Stacy, do you know a solid, reputable builder?" "Stacy, can you explain Joint Tenancy and what happens if/when...?" "Stacy, can we meet for lunch or coffee and catch up?"
Stacy's on my speed dial, and every time I've called, texted, or emailed her, I've been met with "Aloha, my friend David" and she's always pointed me in the right direction and connected me with good local folks who have also become friends. We have only gratitude, respect, and love for Stacy.
Skip and Verne Fabry, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
We, (all four of us) are and were very happy to have Stacy Disney as our real estate agent in Hawaii. When she goes to work for you, she doesn't half step. Effort is her middle name. We were overwhelmed by the number of properties she presented to us that were in our interest range. In addition to that, she was like a member of the family, calling, picking us up from the airport and even feeding us. It is easy to see why Stacy Disney is at the top of her profession and is one of the best agents in Hawaii. The only thing better than that is that she is married to WALT DISNEY! Not that's hard to beat.
Hamakua Farm Buyers
My husband and I started working with Stacy Disney about 2 years ago. At that time, we were just casually looking so we could get a good idea of what was on the market along the Hamakua Coast. She was informative and patient with us, and never pressured us to make an offer.
When we became serious buyers, I would often discover what I thought to be a dream home at a great price, and could have easily been talked into making an offer sight unseen on a couple of places, but Stacy, armed with the facts, had to discourage me from making some big mistakes on properties that were likely to flood, or had bad roofs, unpaved roads, no electricity, no internet, or limited access to the property through a neighbor’s land. She always did her homework and would often provide us with additional information about the neighboring community, the services, etc.
When we finally made the offer on our retirement home, Stacy was there for us in every way, helping with every detail. At the time of closing, we were on Oahu and she was in California, but we didn’t miss a step thanks to e-mail, cell phones, Docu-sign and a helpful loan officer at our local branch of the escrow office! Stacy even gave us some names and numbers of some helpful people that we might need in the near future.
I usually feel nervous when it comes to high finance. Stacy knew that and pretty much held my hand through the process. We closed escrow in about 30 days, and everything went smoothly from beginning to end.
I would highly recommend Stacy for any real estate transaction. She’s well informed, enthusiastic, easy to talk to, and gets things done.
Candice and Guido Tan
Papa’aloa, HI & Kailua Oahu
Waimea Land Buyer
What a wonderful experience to purchase a lot in Kamuela with Stacy Disney as my guide......phone calls promptly returned, documents received on time; all wrapped up in Stacy's enthusiastic personality........"What a pleasure!"
Jacki Gillen, Volcano Builders
Volcano & Future Waimea Resident
Stacy's the best! She stuck patiently by us through a year-long search for our Hawaii house, always going the extra mile to identify properties, even pre-screening them for us if we were on the mainland. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, professional and personable, and she puts her heart and soul into representing her clients. We recommend her wholeheartedly, whether you are looking to buy or to sell.
Lenley & Jay
Pennsylvania & Ninoole
I trusted the sale of my family home of 30 years to Stacy Disney, she immediately took ownership of the sale, giving "must do" "must update" suggestions prior to listing. Taking her advice on staging was invaluable. She took advantage of all the sales tools available and proceeded to market the place, in no time, the request for showings began, and prior to each showing, gave me the necessary "heads up" on the possible buyers, giving me a sense of ease. In the months that followed, up until the final sale, she kept me abreast of what was happening with my place as well as the housing market in my area. During the purchase offer Stacy listened and suggested as necessary, and the sale proceeded very smoothly. Stacy offered her list of "go to" people required for cleaning and moving, which helped facilitate the process.
Stacy Disney proved to be the professional that I knew her to be, very courteous, knowledgeable and efficient, and I thank her for getting me thru a very difficult time in my life.
Kohala Ranch, HI
We recently completed a purchase and have taken possession of a property in Honokaa. We were represented in the purchase by Stacy Disney. In every aspect of the transaction from showing us various properties, including the one we eventually purchased, to the completion of escrow, Stacy was professional, knowledgeable, and a joy to work with. We highly recommend Stacy to anyone seeking a real estate professional to assist them in a property purchase.
Richard and Cecelia Levins
Oahu & now Ahualoa
Miracles happen. Just a few months ago our daughter, Corinna, expressed a desire to own a small parcel of land to pasture a couple of horses with enough acerage to build a small cottage. Just out of curiosity, I called Stacy Disney. Stacy got word of a 5 acre land that would be perfect for Corinna. Stacy suggested we get prequalified with a a local mortgage company and then we made an offer. Many offers were received by then and we almost gave up as we were just an ordinary local family bidding against wealthy investors , some who were able to pay cash and then close quicly. Stacy did not relent... we wrote a letter to the owner that Corinna is a part Hawaiian girl, born and raised on the Big Island, who loves the aina and rides and cares for her horses daily. We informed the owner that we could not compete with cash buyers. The miracle unfolded. The owner decided to sell his land to Corinna. It is a dream come true. Corinna hopes to enter a rodeo this year. Thank you Stacy for your dedication in helping the locals of our Island. And we also thank God - Mahalo ke akua!
The Oliva Family
Kamuela, Waikoloa & now Paauilo
To Stacy Disney,
Thanks for a thorough job in completing your promise to sell our home in Puu Nani. Your creativity, persistence, advice and follow through were determining factors in our success. You kept your word and your commitments throughout. I've been 25 years in the business and you are at the top of your profession in my opinion. It makes me proud to tell all I meet what a great job you did. We send you our Aloha and appreciation for your exceptional service.
Sari Spieler & Daniel Goldsmith, Broker, Soundview Realty
Kukuihaele Buyers & Sellers
It is hard to express the hard work and professional dedication of Stacy Disney. In a time where it seems that dodging responsibility is the norm – Stacy is the exact opposite. She is dedicated and caring. I can’t imagine that anyone knows the market as she does. Not only can Stacy tell you what you need to know about your property she also gives you valuable insight to living in Hawaii. When you select an agent you rarely know anything about the person you choose. Call it luck, or even fate, but finding Stacy Disney was the best thing that happened to us. After weeks of frustration and wasting our time we found Stacy. She helped us cut through the ins and outs of buying a home on the Big Island. She introduced us people who could help us after the purchase, and people who have become our friends. In short, she made us feel like we mattered and we could become a valuable part of the community. We started our journey on the Big Island looking for a house. Instead, Stacy found us a home, and we are deeply indebted to her.
Bill and Sharon Ellis
Honokaa Waipio Road, Hawaii & Oneonta, Alabama
Stacy Disney led our search for a place to call home with kindness, knowledge of the area, and a sense of humor. Always patient with our questions, she provided answers when we needed them and kept us informed throughout the entire process. Stacy guided us through the necessary steps with various entities (title company, lender, seller) smoothly, making it seem as though we had a whole team of people helping us to achieve this dream.
Joe Bordessa & Kris Bordessa
Stacy, yesterday we took the ferry to Lanai to snorkel and while going over, I turned to my husband John and said "I love living here." It's beyond my most wonderful dream. Thanks to you, Stacy, for never letting us forget about the dream.
Ginny and John McKee
Honokaa to Waimea Buyer & Seller
After repeated unsuccessful attempts over the past two years to sell our farm acreage property it was time for a new approach. Despite the current discouraging market conditions, this time around we turned to Stacy Disney, whose savvy marketing and connections found us the perfect buyer and had our property sold in less than 35 days. She was absolutely fabulous and we couldn’t be happier. Mahalo Stacy.
Scott and Zoe Johnson