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We have been so blessed to have Gretchen Lambeth as our Realtor. She came highly recommended from several sources, but little did we know how efficient and professional she is. The selling of our Condo in the worst of times was done in record time, at our asking price, and without any contingencies. From the time we first talked to Gretchen, through the close of escrow we were amazed at how fast and thorough she performed the important tasks that got the job done.

We certainly understand why she received the distinguished award of “Broker of the Year.”

It is also worth mentioning that she is a vivacious young women with a wonderful personality. Our family is forever grateful to Gretchen. In fact we are so pleased with the outcome that we will be happy to talk to anyone who is considering Gretchen to represent them as a buyer or seller of any Real Estate transaction.


Gretchen, there are no words to express our appreciation for the wonderful service you provide to your clients. Your knowledge of the market trends and help in pricing our unit was the ticket to a successful and FAST sale. Your staging presented our property to the very best advantage. When seller’s follow YOUR lead, they will be happy with the results!

B. & H. Beljean: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Thank you so much for guiding us through the sale of our condo. It is because of your knowledge and expertise that we were able to sell our condo in such a relatively short time even in this tight economy. I appreciated your regular newsletter updating us on the condition of the real estate market in Hawaii…especially since I was living off island. I always felt you were looking out for my best interest and your quick response to any questions or ‘problems’ that arose made me feel as though I was always a priority. I would highly recommend you to anyone needing the assistance of a real estate professional.

D. Andrade, VT

My wife and I would like to say how extremely happy we were at the decision to enlist the help of Gretchen. We have personally sold four homes on our own (for sale by owner) over the last 15 years, and were not real estate agents. They were bold moves on our part, but we succeeded. HOWEVER, with the challenges of a difficult economy and housing market in Kona, we needed help! We were subscribers to Gretchen’s newsletter and were always impressed with her honesty and forthright assessment of the changing market. She had great insight and her professonalism impressed us, there was no doubt that we needed her expertise. After our intial meeting, she was able to bring in a buyers agent in two days! The prospective buyer loved our home and submitted a cash offer and we closed within two weeks! This time schedule fit our needs perfectly as we were about to embark on a new chapter in our lives. Gretchen was in constant contact and and responded quickly to our concerns and questions. We are privileged to have known her and would highly recommend her services to anyone who asks.

Lee: Kealakekua, HI

We can’t thank you enough for your dedication, determination and attention to detail put forth during the sale of our home. I have used a number of Realtors in the past and you out shined them all in every direction. I say this because as dark and gloomy that I thought the market was, you proved to be our shining light. Skeptical as I was I should have never underestimated: “The power of a red head!”


When my wife and I decided to list our home, I called the leading escrow company in town and asked the manager… “Who do you feel is the most, effective and successful broker in Kona, as well as the most organized with paper work?”  Her comment was, “Having done many escrows with her… Gretchen Lambert would be on the top of my list.”  We hired Gretchen to market our home, she worked tirelessly and professionally, and she got it sold in this very challenging real estate environment.  I’ve been in real estate myself for over 20 years and I would highly recommend Gretchen to anyone who is interested in buying or selling real estate.


We are very grateful to Gretchen for the guidance she gave us during this most difficult housing market in decades.Her honest appraisal of the overall market, and our property’s place in it, allowed us to price our house ‘spot on’. Due mainly to her house staging efforts, effective MLS listing presentation-including the best professional photos,  marketing network, and ‘super hustle’; the impossible was accomplished with a sale in just ONE day. From start to finish she demonstrated the very best professional and personal qualities I have seen in the Real Estate business. Gretchen was always available whenever we needed her.  We couldn’t recommend her more highly!


When we first met Gretchen it was clear that she would be the Realtor that would sell our house. We had experienced others without success but Gretchen’s marketing exposed us to a large amount of buyers.   Her knowledge of the market positioned the property correctly so that all of the showings and Realtor caravans paid off and made the sale happen.  Thanks Gretchen and Hawaiian Isle on making our dream of selling come true.

Boswell: Kailua-Kona, HI

In a market that was less than encouraging Gretchen got not only one offer for our home, but three!  Nobody knows how to find a buyer better than her.  We had faith in Gretchen’s ideas and suggestions right from the start.

Girardin: Kailua-Kona, HI

I just wanted t thank you for your excellent representation of my home for sale. You were paramount in facilitating a smooth closing of escrow and maintaining an open line of communication between the buyers and myself. I appreciate your attention to detail and all the effort you put into this transaction to make it work. You were always accommodating, respectful, and professional when working with me and potential buyers. I enjoyed working with you and your professional and courteous staff.

Steindamm; Kailua-Kona, HI

Thanks to you and your staff you made the selling of our condo easy and simple.  You have your finger on the pulse of the market and provide a degree of professionalism that promotes confidence and a “can do” attitude. You demonstrated the experience and willingness to “make it happen.”  It was a pleasure to work with you and Hawaiian Isle.  Thanks for your expertise.  Mahalo,

The Olivers, WA

We want to thank you for everything you did to assist us in selling our condo in Kona. Your wisdom developed from a wide range of experience overcame many difficulties that arose during the process. We so appreciated the personal attention & communication even though we were out of town. Your skill in marketing real estate was evident as you led us through the many steps always being an encourager & realist. Your professional approach to each detail is most certainly a major reason for your success. You are a wonderful example to the Kona Community of honesty & integrity in your business affairs.

Mockovciak, Kailua-Kona, HI

We are so glad we chose Gretchen to represent us in the sale of our condo. From the outset, Gretchen and her team were so helpful. They made sure our every question was answered, and we had lots of them! They presented us with a complete proposal, so we knew what to expect along the way. Once the offer came, they helped us clinch the deal in a timely manner. During escrow, we received regular updates so we knew exactly where the process was at, and how the buyers were doing. Gretchen’s selling techniques along with her professionalism helped us to sell, even in a flat market. We know we made the right choice!

Randerson: Kailua-Kona, HI

Aloha Gretchen, I just wanted to thank you for your excellent representation of my home for sale.  You were paramount in facilitating a smooth closing of escrow and maintaining an open line of communication between the buyers and myself.  I appreciate your attention to detail and all the effort you put into this transaction to make it work.  You were always accommodating, respectful, and professional when working with me and potential buyers.  I enjoyed working with you and your professional and courteous staff.

DS: Kailua-Kona, HI

As I have chosen the best professionals to support me in religion, medicine and finance, I use equal discretion in my quest for business needs. With Gretchen in my corner I feel I have the world by the tail.

Williams: Highland, MI

We would like to thank you for making the sale of our home such an easy experience. With your knowledge of the market, you advised us what to price our home in order to sell it in a timely manner. Our home was only on the market for four days and we received an offer that we accepted! Thank you for making our home sale such a pleasant experience.

Hoffman: Kailua-Kona, HI

When it came to selling our house in a tough market, Gretchen delivered. She was very effective at coming up with a marketing strategy and having some updates made that improved the appeal of the property. We were working with her from out of state and didn’t meet in person until the week escrow closed, but that didn’t make any difference. Her responsiveness and attention to detail made us feel as if we were her only clients. Thanks Gretchen!

Ellis: Thousand Oaks, CA

After accepting Gretchen’s “no-nonsense – bite the bullet” appraisal of our Kona home and making the changes and updates Gretchen suggested, the property sold within 48 hours after hitting the market. Who can beat that? Gretchen and her staff are the competent and energetic team that made it happen.

Holzhei: Bay City, MI

My associates at work were amazed when I described the level of professionalism and service that Gretchen provides to all her Sellers and Buyers. After multiple transactions with her as our family’s agent, I know we will never use anyone else on the Island.

Kane: Kailua-Kona, HI

Listing with the first Realtor was a frustrating experience. Our home sat on the market for 87 days with no advertising, not even a sign in the front yard…. Gretchen impressed us with her energy and creative marketing ideas… in less than a month, she’d sold our home in Lokahi Makai.

Salewski: Independence, OH

Gretchen is a Realtor who takes clients by the hand when crossing the busy streets of information, feeds them when they begin to fade, cheers them on, and holds their hand when they become overwhelmed.

Braaten: Kailua-Kona, HI

Although we have never met, you have taken us through three successful escrows and you have been patient when communicating during tough spots in representing me.

Nishiyama: Gardena, CA

Gretchen, Gretchen, Gretchen… You are a miracle worker!! You obviously are “the” person to go to in Kona Sea Ridge, hence, other agents look to you when needing a particular type of unit. Well, we want you to know that we think you are the best and we feel very well represented. Thank you seems hardly enough!

Ables: San Diego, CA

Gretchen has spoiled me! I do real estate in other states and I wish all agents had her high standards. She handled everything while I was out of the country. I had a great vacation with no worries because Gretchen always makes sure things are taken care of – and goes above and beyond! She is the best!!

Star: Concord, CA

Having been a real estate broker for 16 years we knew we wanted a professional… Gretchen’s attention to detail & willingness to go the extra mile led to the successful closing of our three most recent transactions. We are extremely pleased with her & highly recommend her for your real estate needs.

Fite: Kailua-Kona, HI

Gretchen is the best Realtor we have ever experienced. We bought, sold, and upgraded in a years’ time and Gretchen has impressed us with her friendliness, honesty, and integrity. Gretchen has earned our confidence as well as our hearty recommendation. Thank you Gretchen!

Spradling: Bullhead City, AZ

Without hesitation we want to BRAG on Gretchen and Hawaiian Isle Realty. In a market in Kailua-Kona with so many Condo’s for sale, she was able to sell ours in less than 60 day’s. Gretchen is very skilled and professional in the way she conducts business. She presented our condo very beautifully. She was in contact with us even though she was on vacation part of the time. We were off island the entire time and she handled everything. We will not hesitate to use Gretchen again.

Lewis: CA

When we decided to sell our Kona townhouse in this difficult market we knew that Gretchen was the one to call.  We had met Gretchen when we lived in Kona and were very impressed with her energy and enthusiasm. Her marketing and sales knowledge during a down market paid off in the sale of our home sooner than we believed possible! Our beautiful condo had been mistreated by our renters and Gretchen personally took charge of her crew of painters, cleaners and handymen and restored our home to its original beauty. We arrived in Kona to find our house fully cleaned and staged and ready for showing. We were able to squeeze in a final family vacation just before her office came through with an all cash offer from the first person that looked at it!  An amazing job by Gretchen and all her staff and contacts. We followed Gretchen’s advice and her marketing plan, even when it hurt a little, and were rewarded with the sale. We recommend Gretchen and her office of wonderful people to anyone who is ready to buy or sell in Kona. We are certainly happy with our result.

Miller: Santa Rosa, CA


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