C.H.Boyd III came to me as a client by a referral through the yoga community here on Maui; having sold his long-time home in Laguna, CA, he was ready to retire to a quiet life in the beautiful surroundings of North Shore Maui.
I helped him find a cozy ridge-top home on a half-acre property in rural Ha'iku, with gorgeous views in two directions: of West Maui and the North Shore ocean. He followed my advice and we submitted a firm offer, sight-unseen; he then flew to Maui for his personal inspection.
At close of escrow, "C" (as he was known to all) had to undergo open heart surgery -- a triple bypass -- and was not able to move from the mainland for another two months, during which time I watched over his new Maui home -- I live close by!
Having had major open heart surgery myself, I knew C needed help with recovery and rehabilitation. I introduced him to daily practice of a gentle form of breathing-and-movement based on my 35 years of Ashtanga Yoga practice, and we went for walks around upcountry Maui several times weekly. We became very close friends over the course of the last year, far transcending our initial broker/client relationship. He became yet another brother in my life.
C's health was fragile, and he knew his days were numbered, but he wanted his new life on Maui to be the best time -- ever! And, with his gentle soul, sharp intellect, and ready smile he lived his dream, right up until a heart attack claimed him in late October, 2013, one year after moving in to his Maui home.
Our yoga community and all others who knew him are devastated. This very kind man will be remembered fondly by all who met him for his sunny disposition, his unfailing good humor and his love.
C made it very clear that he wanted me to use this "testimonial," which he delivered to me only a few days before his demise. I am humbly honored:
"Jack is a real estate Buyer’s Broker.
"He’s REAL. He knows Maui ESTATES. He’ll be your Broker if you’re looking for your special place on Maui.
"Until I met Jack, I had never worked with a 'buyers agent.' He is unique; one of a kind. With his assistance, we found what we wanted and he got it for us. This was just the 'tip of the iceberg.'
"Jack takes his time listening and getting to know you. When Jack took us for a tour of the island, his knowledge was focused on our desires and he enlightened us to the history, lifestyles and weather particular to Maui. There are numerous microclimates, lifestyles and neighborhoods that differ greatly in rain, green, desert, forest and distance from urban life. After almost forty years on Maui, he knows it as well as anyone I know. Plus, he’s a great guy.
"I recommend him to anyone I know. He has led several of my friends in their successful 'quest for nest' and we’re all living large.
"The great properties don’t stay on the market on Maui. Ours was on only four days and we would not have been able to make this life decision without Jack’s tutelage and friendship. You can trust Jack Fisher."
C. H. Boyd (RIP)
Ha'iku, Maui, HI
You did it! And it was no small task -- coordinating between me on the mainland and my parents on Maui; finding the time between my mom's schedule and my dad's schedule; finding something that would be agreeable to all interested parties; dealing with off-island sellers, home inspections, surveyors, banks, building codes and regulations, and all the rest.
And you did it with kindness, honesty, generosity, tenacity, and just plain hard work. I had a feeling that you were good after our first contact. I just had no idea how amazing you really are. People deserve to know how committed you are to your clients and how hard you will work for them.
I hope that you continue to work in the interest of Buyers for a long, long time -- you're an asset to your profession!
We can’t thank you enough for all of your help, Jack. It was our decision that Maui was the place to be, but we needed help in finding a place of our own. Since we lived thousands of miles away, your advice on suitable areas on the island and the MLS access you provided helped us select possible locations in advance and arrive with an organized agenda.
Your constant monitoring of new properties entering the market allowed us to make a deal on the perfect place for us as soon as it became available. Then, we left the island and the really hard work started.
You found financing for us that went through without a hitch. You found and worked with the building inspector, pest inspector and surveyor. You represented us at closing and made sure that every detail was correctly completed. You provided the final walkthrough when the previous owners moved out. We can’t tell you how important it was to our peace of mind for you to look after our property until we could finally return to our new home.
Then, we found that you’re not only savvy with real estate and island living, but also an expert on landscaping. Well, that was over 5 years ago and you’ve remained a good friend of ours ever since.
We hope other folks get a chance to fulfill their dreams on Maui and that they are lucky enough to have you as their Buyer's Broker!
Dennis and Sharon Tobin
Yesterday we were singing Jack's praises again for having found us our marvelous property here on Maui as we celebrated three years since we first set eyes on the property.
All the attributes of a wonderful Buyers Broker are found in Jack. He is professional, knowledgeable about the island, considerate of our needs, persistent and patient. He worked with us for 18 months before we found "the perfect" place.
I am glad we were not paying him by the hour as he put in an extraordinary amount of time searching out properties for us, sending us information and images. He excelled at communicating all the information we needed. All the while his fantastic sense of humor and kindness made each phone call or email a joy to receive.
After escrow closed Jack continued to "be there" for us with after-the-sale service.
It is easy to recommend Jack's services as a Real Estate Broker.
Our business relationship has concluded but our friendship will always endure.
Mahalo nui loa Jack for all you have done for us.
Ricardo and Joanne Vasquez
Haiku, Maui, HI
Jack Fisher found me exactly the home I wanted in Upcountry Maui. He worked efficiently, effectively, and with great integrity. Call me at my San Francisco office (415) 543-3366 or my home on Maui (808) 878-8933 anytime you'd like to discuss Jack's qualifications. (note from Jack: I also listed and sold this property some time later, with the same level of attention to service.)
Kula, Maui, HI
We recently completed a transaction with Jack Fisher representing us as our as our Buyer's Broker in January. We found Jack through the internet, communicating by e-mail. He was always helpful in sending detailed information about all properties in which we had expressed an interest. Jack knew we would not be flying into Maui until December, but he nevertheless always immediately responded to our questions.
Jack was a delight to work with in person. He was there for us and always willing to work with our schedule during that week. Throughout the contract period he kept us informed as to what should be taking place and if we needed to be doing anything. He performed the final walk-though for us in our absence and guided us through the escrow process to a successful closing. He even went to our new home after closing and took care of a few things for us; terrific "after-the-sale" service.
We are both licensed Realtors in Missouri, so we know what a good agent should be doing. He definitely went above and beyond the call of duty! I would highly recommend Jack to any Buyer, whether local or on the mainland or across the seas. He will be there for you! Not only do we call Jack our Buyers Broker, we call him our FRIEND!!
Bob and Peg Thornhill
I employed Jack Fisher as my Buyer's Broker some years ago when I decided to buy my first vacation home on Maui. He found me a wonderful home with an ocean view in Keokea on the slopes of Haleakala, which I never saw in person until after escrow closed.
Later, when circumstances changed, he found me an even nicer home on two beautiful acres in North Shore Ha'iku and then sold my Keokea property -- and he did it all with good humor, integrity and diligence.
Jack is a very personable and forthright Buyers Broker, a true credit to the industry. We remain good friends to this day.
Elsie Van Buren