Testimonials

Sotheby’s Maui team of Lori Powers and Anita White did an amazing job for us in selling our Ka’anapali Hillside home!  Their upbeat and positive attitudes were contagious.  They did a fantastic job of marketing our property and demonstrated utmost professionalism and teamwork in all aspects. Both Lori and Anita were always available to answer any of our questions. When the sale was finally completed in a smooth manner, we felt more like family than clients.  Lori Powers and Anita White are our recommendation for any buyer or seller looking for someone that will earnestly and honestly represent their real property interests. ~ Jeff and Vanessa Rose

We have been going to Maui since our honeymoon in 1986. To date, we have been there over 100 times. I have always wanted to buy a place at the Puamana in Lahaina, but the process of buying one as a Canadian living 3000 miles away, always put us off. We finally met Lori through our friends from the Puamana, and Lori started helping us look at units on the property. Lori helped me make an offer on a property that had to go into probate. Lori kept in contact with the seller as the probate was close to one year in length. My final offer was accepted and I remember Lori telling me that she would make the entire process as painless as possible, as she knew it was a stressful process for me, and that is exactly what she did.
Now I have a great property that I will vacation at, and I am convinced that had I not met Lori we would still be looking and wishing that we had purchased a unit. She was my direct link to anything concerning the property and I was blown away by what she did for us. She arranged everything and reminded us of up coming tasks that were time sensitive. She was there when we were able to view the unit and made sure that my interests were always at the forefront. I highly recommend Lori as she treats her clients like gold. Dr. David Smyth ~ Vancouver, Canada

If you are looking to buy or sell your home look no further than the dynamic duo of Anita White and Lori Powers. These ladies were fantastic! They went above and beyond to sell my home in Maui. They were professional, caring, cooperative and available at any time. If you want results and agents who understand your particular circumstances you couldn't be in better hands. They are terrific!! — Laura Levi
 - Ka'anapali, Maui

We were very pleased that you were our Realtor while searching for a condo during our recent stay in Maui last year. Once we made contact, you were not only able to show us suitable units, but also convey facts about their history and surrounding neighborhoods! Ironically, you quickly found a perfect unit that was not only in the RIGHT location for us, but had ALL the amenities for which we had hoped! You were there for us 100% . . . all the way, even though we had to do a long distant closing! You made this transaction come together so easily . . . only a professional like you could do that! We would certainly recommend you to any of our acquaintances that will be looking to purchase real estate in Maui. We will always appreciate the wonderful service that you gave us! — Paul, Donna & Stacie Thorlakson - Bellevue, WA and Maui

About a year ago my wife and I became very serious about taking the plunge of leaving our familiar California existence and relocating to the beautiful island of Maui. After much research and preparation on the mainland side of things we finally boarded that long-awaited one-way flight to Maui. Our first order of business was to find a real estate agent that knew the West Side of Maui inside and out, had great communication skills, and would be patient with somewhat particular clients. We quickly found Lori and Anita (co-agent teaming with Lori at the time) who offered all of these qualities in one impressively energetic package. Lori and Anita listened to our needs and helped locate the right condo for us. Throughout the entire purchasing process Lori and Anita repeatedly exceeded our expectations with their thorough attention to detail. Thanks to their guidance and continual support, my wife and I are now living our dream in what is truly paradise...

 — Kym and Karan Pohl - Kapalua, Maui 

Lori recently handled the sale of our Maui home. We were so happy to have chosen Lori as our agent as she exceeded our expectations in every way. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients and is very knowledgeable about the Maui real estate market. Lori managed the entire process with professionalism and humor. She was truly a pleasure to work with, and we will highly recommend her to any friends interested in buying real estate in Maui.

 — Jamie and Christine
 - B.C Canada

We are so happy in our new condo. Thank you for communicating so thoroughly throughout the transaction, it was very comforting as this is our first home purchase.

You consistently went above and beyond the call of duty to help us and this is why we will give or highest recommendations to our friends and family to work with you.

It was truly a blessing to have everything fall into place, beginning with you representing us! Mahalo and a hui hou,
 — Annette and Mark Guerrera - Napili, Maui

My wife and I decided several years ago that we wanted a warm place to spend our winter vacations and, after much research, we decided that that place should be in Hawaii though the choice between Maui and the Big Island remained. When we first met Lori it was rather like meeting an old friend and we felt immediately that she understood what we were looking for. She was also extremely generous with her time and adapted to our frenetic schedule, making us feel that we were her only clients.

Though we saw numerous properties that we liked, none was quite the right fit for one reason or another and we left for the Big Island without a clear favorite. It was, perhaps, fate that a definite prospect in Kona fell through because the next day, Lori found a unit new to the market that was exactly what we were looking for. When we decided to move on it we knew that we would be unable to see it in person and we did so without hesitation, knowing we could trust Lori to be our eyes on the ground.

The unit was also a short sale and Lori shepherded us through the process with enthusiasm tempered with no small measure of realism. Completing this process from an ocean and a continent away had its challenges but Lori smoothed the way. So we now own our own piece of paradise! The amount of effort Lori put forth in order to make this happen went above and beyond, a fact which has not escaped our notice.

If you need an agent on Maui for whatever reason, you can do no better. — Todd Christenson & Andrea Johnson - Salisbury, MD

I am really pleased to be able to post a note on your website about my recent, and very successsful experience with you. Maluna Kai was the fourth house or condo I have bought/sold in the last 25 years on Maui. Three of those experiences were not wonderful. However, number four, the house you helped me with was an easy, non-stressful, happy experience.Your assistance in so many areas, some really unrelated to the sale, are greatly appreciated. I will continue to sing your praises to anyone interested in buying or selling a house, and I feel completely comfortable in recommending you.
 — Jim Bowman - Napili, Maui

Our condo sat on the market for quite some time. In fact, for over two years, off and on. Then we finally decided it was time to look for a new agent. So we researched as best we could from afar and then when we were next in Maui, we interviewed several top real estate agents in the area near our condo. As soon as we met Lori, we knew that our decision was made. And it proved to be one of the best business decisions we've ever made. Lori is amazing! She is extremely optimistic and personable, as well as an excellent communicator. No one could possibly have worked any harder than Lori did to sell our condo. She constantly held open houses. She got a top photographer to take great shots of our condo. She made up impressive brochures. And sure enough, within just a few months, Lori did the impossible. She got our condo sold. We could not possibly be more impressed. Don't hesitate for even a minute to list your property with Lori. As far as we're concerned, we're totally sold. We can't imagine a more effective real estate agent than Lori Powers. — Sherri & Emerson Robbins
 - Seattle, WA

I have previous experience with other well-known realtors on the west side of Maui and frankly, they do not compare to Lori. I can unequivocally recommend Lori Powers when either buying or selling a home on Maui. You will feel special by having your needs met, by knowing you are in good hands and knowing Lori will get the job done, as well as having a good time throughout the home buying or selling process. If looking to buy or sell a home on Maui, no one wants to waste their time or energy. Do yourself a favor and do it right the first time - make your first call to Lori Powers - from there on out, everything will fall perfectly into place. — Anne Meininger
 - Maui/Canada

We're very thankful that Lori was recommended to us by a friend. She's very helpful especially to first time home buyers like us. She was very patient in explaining things with us and was so great in helping us with everything from finding the home inspector, to the loan process and even after the sale. She's always there whenever we need her and always available to answer all of our questions and concerns. We looked at so many places and we never felt her getting impatient and giving up on us. We would have not done this successfully without her help. Until now we can still feel Lori's concern to us. Thank you Lori for everything! — Vicky & Eugene
 - Napili, Maui
 

Thank you for your diligent effort in finding us the just the right condo on Maui. Teamwork on the part of the buyer, and agent is the key. You heard us from the start when we said we would be happy with a "fixer-up". Guess what -we now have our fixer-up with a great view and all the extras. Again, thank you for helping make this portion of our life another "new adventure". November 2010
 — Bill and Nancy Davies
 - Billings, MT

My husband and I don't have sufficient words to express our gratitude to our highly professional real estate agent, Lori Powers. From the moment we met we knew that Lori was a special person, and we felt very comfortable. Lori understood our needs to have our large property in Lahaina sold as quickly as possible. She did everything imaginable above and beyond the call of duty to assure the necessary exposure to the buying public. Besides conducting herself professionally, Lori was always cheerful, pleasant, generous, hekpful and readily available whenever we needed her. She made us feel like we were the only clients she had, whereas we realized that she had many other clients and customers with whom she was working. We will always recommend Lori to all our friends and family who are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Maui.A huge "Thank you" to super sales associate, Lori Powers, and wishing her all the success in the future! April 2010 — Jim & Nancy Koo - Honolulu, Hawaii

Just recently we had the pleasure of having Lori’s assistance in purchasing two vacation rentals in Lahaina, Hawaii. Lori’s knowledge and professionalism were beyond compare. She conducts her business with diligence and proficiency and is there to satisfy your every need up to and even after the transaction closes. She is eager and willing to assist you at all times, she understands the importance of finding the right properties, whether it by your new home in Paradise or your latest investment. You can trust her judgment. March 2010
 — Kent & Jannette Knowley
 - Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
 

We wanted to take a few moments to thank you so much. Because of you we were able to find and purchase the perfect gathering spot on Maui for our family & friends...You were so organized and professional, not to mention friendly, honest and patient.. We truly enjoyed the 4 days we spent with you. Because of your knowledge of the area and your wonderful connections we were led to one of the most perfect places on Earth.... Our new home on Maui... We not only found an amazing and fabulous home, but made friends in the process.. We will ALWAYS recommend you to anyone we know searching for that perfect place in paradise.....Great Job and Thank You!!!! — Mike & Roxanne Whitehurst
 - Livermore, California

Hello Lori, I spoke with my accountant this afternoon and I gave him your number. It sound like they may be looking for a property there. 
I told them you were the only one they needed to talk to and that they would be well looked after!!! Ken Porisky, November 13, 2009


We met Lori at an open house while we were on vacation. She was very helpful and took the time to talk to us about vacation homes on the Island. I was very impressed when she said that she would put a package together and drop it off that evening. From that point on she worked very hard for us acting as our agent. Thanks to Lori, we now own a beautiful home on Maui. Once again Thank-You, Lori, for all you did for us knowing you did so much on your own time. Keep up the great work. — Ken & Shirley Porisky
 - Alberta, BC and Lahaina, Maui

Buying a property from the other side of the ocean is a difficult task, especially for someone like me, who takes three months to pick out a new washing machine. My wife and I worked with other agents and never felt quite comfortable with the properties that they would show us. When we asked Lori if she would work with us, we immediately knew that we found the agent who understood exactly what we wanted. We didn't have the luxury of seeing each house being presented so we really felt that we had to trust our agent in Maui, we felt that way with Lori! When we found the "right" house we made an offer sight-unseen. When we did fly over to look at it during the escrow, we were confident that it would be exactly what we expected--it was. When escrow closed Lori didn't stop working! She helped us with the utilities, the gardener, renting back to the previous owner, checking on the property when they left and countless other things that we could not have done without her help. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Lori to help you find that perfect property, if you don't happen to live in Maui while you are looking I can assure you that Lori will be working to find you exactly what you want! — Douglas & Marian McKenzie
 - Santa Barbara, CA and Honokowai, Maui

If it weren't for Lori we wouldn't be where we are today! She is super professional, very easy to work with, and she really came through for us when we needed a buyer fast.
 — Janet & Brian Maher
 - Lahaina, Maui

We want to say, "Thank You" for all you did for helping make our dream come true. You've been wonderful to work with on all the craziness to get the properties put together. People around here are still saying that they can't believe we've done all this in such a short period of time. We say, “You can accomplish anything when the right people are involved.” You, my friend, are awesome!!! Again, words can't say how thrilled we are that everything came together. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, it's done, and we love Maui! — Judy Lauridsen & Bo Petty
 - Gold River, California and Maui, HI

Lori Powers assisted us with the purchase of a beautiful vacation condominium on Maui. After some brief discussion, she quickly was in tune to what type of property we were looking for. Lori was great in focusing on properties that fit within the guidelines of what we wanted to buy. We feel that she clearly went above and beyond her responsibilities as a real estate agent to see to it that we were taken care of throughout the transaction. Everything went smoothly and we couldn't be happier with our decision.She was definitely a major part of this very positive transaction. Lori is not only a great agent...we consider her a friend. — Arnold & Gail Barron
 - Honokowai, Maui


I love Lori’s focus and attention to details while serving the individual needs of so many different types of people. Her gracious, informative business style lets people know that she has their interests at heart and that she goes the extra mile to get what they want and she does it with great integrity. — Cynthia Woo
 - Office Administrator
, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
 - Montecito, CALIFORNIA


Lori Powers brings a positive attitude, integrity and professionalism to everything she undertakes. She is extremely well organized and in a demanding, detail oriented business like real estate, this trait serves her clients well. Lori is the only agent in Hawaii I refer to my family and friends, because I know they’ll be in good hands working with her. — Anne Burns
 - Santa Barbara, CA



LORI POWERS and I worked together for six years at the Montecito office of Coldwell Banker in Santa Barbara, California. During that time, we closed in excess of $620 million in sales in this coastal community of Southern California. Those escrows involved young couples purchasing their first home, retirees who wanted to simplify and live in a beachfront condo, and local as well as out of state buyers who were drawn to Santa Barbara for its climate and lifestyle. LORI HAS EXPERIENCE with every facet of any escrow and handles the details both of negotiating the deal as well as the follow-up inspections for the buyer’s benefit. We represented BOTH BUYERS AND SELLERS and received over 80% of our new clients from referrals. That high number of “word of mouth” introductions says the most about Lori Brewster and her excellence in the real estate profession. If I were moving to Maui, there is no one else I would want representing me in a transaction involving the purchase of property there; she handles each detail with care, professionalism and with a smile. — Susan Burns
, Coldwell Banker Previews, 
Director, Architectural Division - Montecito, California



Lori was so great to work with and we are thrilled with our house. If she had not hung in there with us we would not have found anything. It had been our dream to find a vacation retreat and living far away made it difficult, but Lori handled everything for us through email, faxes, and phone calls. We trust Lori's judgment and would recommend Lori to anyone looking for a personal yet professional experience. — John & Elysa Hillis - 
Davis, California



We would like to share our thoughts on Lori's excellent performance with anyone who is looking for a realtor of quality and character. Recently, Lori facilitated our move from Hawaii to Santa Barbara with the expertise of a real professional and the care of a true friend. Her work ethic, attention to detail and cheerful spirit were the key factors in our finding and settling into our new home. Our highest recommendation. — Tony & Leigh Nonan
 - Montecito, Calif

Hi Lori, Billie and I want to take a moment and give you a belated thank you for being our realtor during our recent purchase of a wonderful home in Lahaina. Our experience of looking for a suitable property was enhanced by having you provide the guidance and support that ultimately resulted in a home that couldn’t have been better designed for our needs. Throughout the house buying process --viewing, considering, rejecting properties numerous times, you remained patient, upbeat and positive. Now that we are proud homeowners yet not on property ,you have helped us in smoothing the transition from mainland residents to Maui residents.

Lori – you are the consummate professional who goes above and beyond to help her clients. Your industry could benefit from having you train new agents to your level of expertise. Finally, through all of this we are happy to say that you are now more than an agent you are our friend. Looking forward to being on island and hanging out together.— Charlene & Billie