Without reservation, Belinda Barnes is by far the finest and most
genuine person I have ever done business with. My wife and I bought
our first home and Belinda was our realtor. Belinda was perfect. She
walked the line between being a teacher and a salesperson, and was
diligent and effective in executing our wishes while at the same time
providing advice from her experience as a mother and realtor. Belinda
was candid, professional, intelligent, and has a flawless sense of
integrity which was refreshing in real estate.
Up until that point we met Belinda we were very
frustrated and felt lost during the beginning of our search. Other
realtors were eager for commission, hounding us to purchase and
spamming our email boxes; Belinda was focused on making my wife and me
happy even if that meant she would receive less commission. She had a
sense of urgency when the situation called for it and left us room to
breathe when it didn't. Never, though, was she more than a text
message away. She was sincere, dedicated, and persistent, incredibly
well informed and attuned to the market and very well connected
locally. She found us a lender that ate the closing costs, as well as
faciliated early occupany due to our specific situation. No one can
pull that off. Belinda did seamlessly.
I can go on for days about Belinda's competence and proficiency in
the purchase of our home, but honestly, that is not the main reason
why I would enthusiastically and ecstatically recommend her to anyone
purchasing or selling home in Oahu. She went above and beyond the call
of duty as a person.
Belinda Barnes has all the connections and drive you'd expect from a
professional realtor, with all of the soul, empathy, and consideration
you'd expect from your favorite aunt. Belinda Barnes is highly
recommended for any and all of your real estate needs.
Vincent and Kaitlin
Kaitlin and Vincent
straight up, this is the woman you want for all your real estate needs!
belinda has truly been a blessing to my family. she was our realtor when we purchased our first property a couple of years back. thanks to her, the process was such a breeze from house hunting to getting the keys. it was more fun than it was stressful. of course, without hesitation, we decided to use her again.
the second time around we were buying & selling. okay, selling is definitely a challenge in itself - comparing your property with similar ones, evaluating its condition to set a price, repairing damages, staging, etc. i don't know how any sane person would want to sell their property without an agent. even having an agent list it can't be good.. just browse through some pictures and read the descriptions on a property search website to see what i mean. yeah. anyway, belinda took the task at hand, worked her magic, listed even higher than what we had in mind and it was sold.
the buying part wasn't as easy as it was the first time around yet wasn't completely stressful. our focus was to buy near town; salt lake. the hard part was finding something we liked since the inventory was low. we were also on a contingent status as our place was still on the market, so we couldn't easily place an offer and believe it would get accepted - sellers would deem it a little risky to (ask belinda if you don't understand why). our search got more serious and chances of getting our offer accepted got greater as our property got closer to being sold though. we found a pretty unit that suits us well. everything after that was a wrap!
we found it easy to bond with her down to earth personality. extremely knowledgeable, hard-working, diligent and selfless describes her well, but what i love most about belinda is that she's very genuine. she's definitely not one that just wants to make a profit. you could tell she really wanted to help us find a place we'd be happy in... & it is kind of a big investment so yeah. never was she pushy and she was readily available at all times via phone for anything/everything we needed. it was such a pleasure working with and getting to know her during the process.
i thank God that we found her. i highly recommend contacting her if you're looking to buy, sell or do both. you won't regret it :]
Jessica and Sal Fiesta
I believe God sends us angels at times when we most need help. Belinda Barnes is one of those angels.
Some words to describe Belinda: caring, detail-oriented, professional, untiring, meticulous, local, knowledgeable, practical, protective. She took care of every detail for my very first home purchase and made it truly stress-free. Her attention to detail was so very important in ensuring there were no glitches along the way.
As a professional, her knowledge in the real estate industry is unsurpassed. Because she has experience in buying, selling and renting, no stone remained unturned. Her response to all of my tons of questions were all immediately answered, along with the assurance that any and every question had merit. Advice and professional guidance based on her extensive experience were provided as well.
I would not hesitate for one second to recommend Belinda Barnes' services. She is truly a caring and wonderful person who I now consider a friend for life.
Belinda is honest and reliable. She not only works for you, she works with you. She has been my realtor for over 18 years. Her knowledge of the islands, people, real estate and managing property is unsurpassed. She is at her best after the sale too. She manages three of my properties and I have no worries, especially when off island. I have referred her to numerous family, friends and folks new to the islands looking for a home with positive results. Belinda will find the right home for you.
We are first time home buyers & Belinda is truly a blessing!!
If you're looking for someone whose reliable, knowledgeable, informative, & trustworthy - Belinda is definitely a wonderful realtor to go with. I can't even express how much help she was to the whole process of home buying, especially for us first timers. I'll recommend her to friends & anyone who needs a realtor.
As a Building Contractor, I've dealt with many realtors to sell remodeled fixer-uppers. I attest that Belinda is better than the Best. Her honesty, professionalism and hard work (always going the extra mile to accomplish the sale) are remarkable.
I would hire her again as I recommend her highly.
Belinda is, simply put, the best. After looking at listings online for months and months, we finally took a friend's advice and talked to Belinda. To be honest, I was a little apprehensive at first, because I didn't know what to expect, being a first-time buyer and all. I had been told by at least three different people to use their agent. Good friends described her as a hard-worker, diligent, and resourceful, and to be honest, it was only the beginning.
One of the best things I can say about her is that she kept a very stressful time truly enjoyable, and laughed along with us when unexpected things happened (like a random dog walking into someone's yard and taking a dump right in front of us while viewing a home--needless to say, we didn't buy that place.. there was also a valley full of cock-fighting roosters down there!).
She was also extremely patient. I lost count of how many places we saw while I was trying to figure out what was most important as a first time buyer, and really learning the dynamics of not only buying a home, but buying a home in Hawai'i (it's a whole different ball game than on the mainland). She helped us break out of the imaginary box we put us in that restricted our choices, while respecting the boundaries we didn't want to cross (size, price, etc).
And she is definitely one of the hardest workers I've ever met. We got listings emailed to us daily and sometimes nightly too. She was present at all of the meetings with the property manager and loan officer. She made endless phone calls, requests, and other communications on our behalf. Along with our loan officer, she spent countless hours making sure we (and she) fully understood (in layman's terms) all the legal jargon involved with making such an important purchase/investment (while reminding us that she is not a lawyer :) ).
Belinda is just an all around kind, generous, and fun person. In four weeks' time, we found a place that was perfect for us and we could call home. Never once did we feel pushed to buy a place we didn't like, or uncomfortable in any way. She makes you feel like you are her only and most important client. And she made the journey really fun. There's no one we would rather have gone through this with.
Oh, and she makes some mean vegan chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, too! You would be hard-pressed to find a better agent than her.
FTR, she represents buyers, sellers, and also shows rentals. Call her up. You won't regret it.
When faced with having to sell my home, I was also faced with trusting a complete stranger with the sale and financial details. I decided to start "interviewing" and Belinda was the first I met. I was so impressed with her passion and knowledge, I knew I had the right person!
She knew exactly what needed to be done, and showed up with tools in hand to help me get everything completed! I have never heard of any realtor diving in to help! I was amazed and delighted!
Belinda had everything under control from the beginning, and everything she said would happen did! She took every bit of fear and concern off my hands! I did what she told me, and had two full price offers the very first open house!
If you are looking for the best....than look no further than Belinda B. Barnes!
She knows the market, and she knows what people want!
She is a GREAT realtor, and a great, kind, honest and thoughtful person! She is the best!
My wife and I are first time home buyers, both in the military, and new to the Island. When we first arrived and told people we were looking to buy a place we received probably 7 names of realtors. We actually had spent several months looking online before choosing her. Some realtors have better websites, but Belinda has been such a great resource and advocate for us that we felt compelled to drag her onto Yelp just so that we could write a review! She must love her job because she showed us over 20 listings and helped us determine what we really wanted. The best part is that we stayed within our budget. Another positive note is that she has been living on the Island for a long time and so she has offered us lots of tips on home maintenance and kept our expectations grounded in reality. She is part of the USAA moversadvantage program too which means cash back upon closing. Finally, she is fun, lighthearted, and never pushy. We definitely recommend her.
My fiancé and I are first time home buyers and Belinda was amazing. Being so young (23) we were worried about finances and if we could afford it and how it would be in the long run but Belinda was very patient and help us plan everything out step by step. She showed us many wondeful places and always kept our best intetest at heart. We are now living in our new home and couldn't be happier.
I was faced with selling my mother's condo on Waikiki after she passed away. My husband and I interviewed several agents and we are 100% sure that we made the best choice in selecting Belinda. She has the best knowledge of the Honolulu market and demonstrated that by pricing our unit $25,000 higher than any other comparable condo sold in the 13 story building. She was confident that her market analysis and our pricing was correct. After receiving and rejecting several offers she sold our condo "as is" for the full listed price in a relatively short period of time. Belinda knew what the condo should sell for and encouraged us to hold firm on our pricing which ended up being a significant benefit to us. Her service was far beyond even our highest expectations. She kept us informed and all stages and fully answered any questions we had. Her years of experience, attention to all details, anticipation of potential problems, tireless work ethic, and warm personality make Belinda the best possible choice as your agent. The sales contract was made easy by doing it on line using docusign (as I am located on the mainland). BEST AGENT WE COULD HAVE SELECTED!
Belinda is the best!! She went above and beyond expectations as a realtor! I can't even begin to tell you how much she made my life easier. She has a huge heart and will always make things right and give you honest advice about selling your home. I took her advice, went by her suggestions and my condo was sold in two weeks!! Thankyou belinda from the bottom of my heart:)