Testimonials

After renting condos for several winters, we decided to seriously start looking for one to purchase. We met Don at an open house a few years ago and we immediately felt that we could work with him in our condo search. Don showed us properties that we were interested in for a couple of years when we would come to Kona for vacation. Don knew what we wanted and would be very honest with his assessment of each property – he was not just trying to get us into a condo to make a sale. When a condo came on the market last spring in the complex that we decided we wanted to buy in we contacted Don the day it hit the MLS and he looked at it for us as we were back in Minnesota. He looked at it and told us that “this is the one” and we totally trusted his advice and made an offer on the condo the next day. The condo was a short sale but Don worked with the listing agent to expedite accepting the offer and with Don & Nancies help we closed on our beautiful condo in about two months which for a short sale is great. When we finally arrived back in Kona this fall we were extremely happy with our purchase – it was everything Don told us it was.
 Dave & Shari Erickson -Owner/Contractor  Burnsville MN

It was the greatest pleasure working with Don and Nancie when we bought our property in Hawaii. They were both extremely professional, identified our needs early on, and worked efficiently in helping us find the property that we wanted. They made it work so effortlessly on our end and we were quick to close the deal due to their diligence, professionalism and integrity. I would highly recommend their services to anyone interested in buying property in Hawaii.
— Rich Angulo, Business Owner – Career Designs, Inc – San Francisco bay area.
— Anne Lepage- Angulo, Special Education Director, San Francisco Bay area

We have greatly appreciated all of your’s and Don’s efforts in marketing our Condo, with open-houses; mail-outs, Web pages, pictures, ads, etc.,etc….. GREAT JOB!!! Thank you for everything!!
— Darrell & Cheryl Weaver, Retired, Kona Hawaii

We met Don and Nancy at an open house and immediately felt confident about their ability and expertise. They helped us acquire the perfect property for us. They protected us with the purchase in every way which resulted in a wonderful experience. They have uncompromising integrity and are great people to work with.
— Alan Wittgrove MD & Tracy Martinez RN , BSN San Diego California

“Professional, knowledgeable and attention to detail”
— Bill & Nan Beck, Retired, Corvollis Oregon Retired Engineer

Nancie Martens and Don Helow of Hawaii Sunset Real Estate LLC were the consummate professionals during the lengthy search, and subsequent purchase of our Kona home. I have practiced real estate in Montana for several decades, and I am a stickler for realtor availability, preciousness, attention to detail, and ethics. They display all of those essential qualities and more that I require in my real estate associates.
— Frank Critelli–Realtor- Montana Association of Realtors–National Association of Realtors

….assisted us every step of the way throughout the process…even though we were thousands of miles away. …professional and knowledgeable ..provides a personal touch that make you feel as if you are her only client.
We hope to purchase more property in the near future with Nancie as our guide. Nancie is not just our agent –she has become a very dear friend of ours.
— Ann & Christian Martin, Venice Beach , CA

The easiest property purchase we have ever made. Don kept us informed of properties we might be interested & when the one we wanted became available we made an offer and closed in record time. Their assistance and guidance made everything go smoothly.
— Ray and Janet Dollar , Los Gatos CA Retired Engineer

…showed me the value of Kanaloa via facts…answered all my questions in a timely manner, with competence. …gave me the confidence to make an offer from Canada…pros and cons explained very well for each issue. I liked the way they handled the inspection of the unit, termite and final walk through. As an absentee buyer I felt really good about my purchase.
— Larry and Audrey Walthers , B.C. Canada Pontiac/Buick/GMC Dealership Owner

I want to highly recommend Nancie and Don as a Real Estate team for purchasing or listing your property on the Big Island of Hawaii. These folks took the time and energy to find exactly the property we wanted and had great follow through to the closing. They assisted us with awesome service and helped us to buy our dream property at a great price! These folks are now good friends for Laura and I and continue to impress us with utmost professionalism.
— Ron & Laura Miller , Broker , Jackson Hole WY Broker/Owner Jackson Hole Real Estate

Nancie ..set everything up ahead of time in my price range. She showed me the Home of My Dreams…It has all that I wanted. WOW! She did it. She found my “Dream Home” Mahalo ,Nancie , I can’t thank you enough.
— Jackie LeMoyne, Huntington Beach CA

Patty and I would like to take a moment and thank you both for the wonderful experience we had purchasing our first condo in Hawaii. Being that we are out of state we expected difficulties, but the transaction went off without a hook. We look forward to working with both of you again.
— Ernie Amaya & Patty Scanlon , Portland OR Southwest Airlines