Success Stories



“Carrie is the best realtor we have worked with.  She is incredibly knowledgeable and able to see the big picture while still being amazingly thorough and detail-oriented.  Absolutely nothing slipped through the cracks and everything was handled exceptionally – as if Carrie was buying a home for herself.  She far exceeded our expectations and is truly in a class of her own.  We consider Carrie a great friend and advocate and we couldn’t more strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in Hawaii.”  

- J.M., Kohanaiki Member


"It was a pleasure working with Carrie on our past few transactions. She is an expert in her market and she provides the knowledge, service, and advice to help her clients make well informed decisions efficiently and with confidence. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for the best real estate professional in the community."

- S.M., Kukio Member



"Carrie represented us on several residential transactions both on the Buy and Sell side. She follows the important detailed process necessary in the industry to achieve a successful outcome. We can honestly say that she goes the extra mile and exceeded our expectations as a real estate broker. With our many years of commercial real estate experience we feel qualified to say that Carrie is an asset to any transaction. A deal isn't a deal, unless it closes…..and she's a closer!"

- J.B., Kukio Member



“Carrie has exclusively handled two real estate transactions that we have had (one closed and the other still in process). Her professionalism and knowledge has been invaluable to us. I can’t think of anyone else I would rather have as my realtor.”

- D.E., Kukio Member



"We feel we were very fortunate to have met Carrie Nicholson. From that meeting she subsequently became our broker in finding a home. We have been involved with many brokers and without exception Carrie is the most professional. Her perseverance in helping us find the home that fits both my husband and my expectations went way beyond what we have experienced with other brokers. She made house hunting fun and something to look forward to. Her always cheerful, upbeat personality is unique. Her sincerity and knowledge of the Island and its Real Estate helped us tremendously in the process of purchasing our home. She went way beyond what is expected in her profession to be helpful. Since we were on The Mainland during the entire escrow process, she offered and did all the little and major things that we would normally do. We feel Carrie was not only our broker, but now we have a wonderful friend.”

- JSA, Kona Hills


“We feel Carrie did a great job for us and would definitely consider having her help us in the future should we want/need to sell our home!” 

- D.F., Kukio Member




From the first moment we met Carrie, her friendly smile and confident demeanor virtually melted away all of our anxiety, nervousness, and worries of buying a house on the big Island. At first, we were very impressed with her knowledge of the properties and the areas, but it didn’t take long for her wonderful, caring, open, and honest personality to shine through. She also went way beyond the call of duty and helped us on numerous occasions past our close date. She used her magical power to find us our dream home and we will be grateful for the rest of our lives. We didn’t just find a house on the big Island, but also a fantastic friend. Highly recommend her for any real estate transactions. You just won’t find anyone better. Guaranteed.

                               - A.N., Oceanfront Residence at Kealakekua Bay


"We have had several real estate agents in the past with different transactions but we have never had a real estate professional like Carrie Nicholson. When we decided to buy property on the Island we only knew a couple of the options and wasn’t sure where to start but Carrie with her extensive knowledge of the Island and communities guided us. She was friendly, diligent, and patient showing us lots where we could build and existing homes that would fit our needs. Carrie is so thorough and detail oriented that when we decided to purchase in Kohanaiki we never had to worry from the beginning to the end and beyond the transaction. Carrie not only exceeded our expectations but she set a new bar. We would highly recommend Carrie, she is simply the best."  

- C.D. and S.D. – Kohanaiki Members


“As an attorney in my home state, I have dealt with numerous real estate agents over the years in connection with my real estate practice. I have found Hawaii’s Carrie Nicholson to be exceptionally talented and one of the best real estate professionals with whom I have had the privilege and good fortune to work. My wife and I have purchased and/or sold numerous properties on the Big Island using her services, including our current property, and we have been impressed with her diligence, professionalism, and in depth knowledge of local real estate practices.” 

- R.F., Kukio Member



“Carrie has in depth knowledge of the Kukio community, the real estate market and is well connected. We have been satisfied and appreciate her professional service and diligent work ethic.

On top of it all, Carrie is sincere, positive and a pleasure to work with. Carrie's strong ethics are a credit to Hawaii Life and the real estate profession. We’d highly recommend her.” 

- B.K. & M.K., Kukio Member



“We had the recent opportunity to meet and work with Carrie at the Kohanaiki Resort. Her expertise and knowledge of the island were outstanding. She had many suggestions for various outdoor activities at the Resort as well as potential excursions around the Island. She guided us through the sale and offered her professional knowledge. She was very personable, friendly and absolutely a pleasure to be with as we finalized our transaction with Kohanaiki." 

- D.T., Kohanaiki Member



“..Outstanding job in supporting me and facilitating my recent purchase at Kukio! They could not have been more professional, discrete, knowledgeable and helpful from start to finish, and were available on a 24/7 basis at all times. Thanks to their assistance in due diligence and documentation, my transaction actually closed ahead of schedule. I would highly recommend them without any reservation.” 

- K.D., Kukio Member