This week we sat down with Oahu real estate agent Bridget Townsend
for our Friday Agent Spotlight
. Bridget knows the ins-and-outs of Oahu, having lived on the island since she was a little girl, and is a "real estate matchmaker" finding the perfect home for her range of clients. Whether you are an out of town buyer or local resident you're in great hands with Bridget!
Tell us a little about yourself: I came to this island when I was 10 years old. I've been on Oahu for over 20 years. I live in Mililani Mauka with my husband Eric, two daughters Kiana and Julia, and my dog Pucca.
What do you like best about living on Oahu? The weather, the beautiful plants, and the people here are so friendly.
What's your favorite activity outside of work? My favorite activities are gardening, shooting pool, swimming, Toastmasters, Bike riding, and family fun runs.
What do you like most about working at Elite Pacific Properties? They have the latest technology and support to help me service my clients at the highest level. At Elite they understand the importance of continuing to improve and they're not afraid of change or growth.
Do you have a favorite home that you've sold recently? Yes, my clients wanted to go for a new development home in Ewa Beach. Only 8 homes were made available by lottery, and my clients were the last named picked out of 80 different qualified buyers that showed up that Saturday.
If someone is thinking about moving or buying property on Oahu, what is your best advice? Don't be afraid to interview at least 3 Real Estate Professionals and start talking about your move early on. Good preparation allows you and your family to enjoy this exciting new chapter in your lives. Check out one of our recent blog posts on how to choose the best real estate agent!
What's your favorite beach on Oahu and why? I would actually prefer to hang out at China Walls. It's fun to jump off and there's no sand to get stuck in your bathing suit. The sunsets are amazing and that's where I married my husband. I would always recommend that people use their best judgment to assess the conditions of the water because it's pretty dangerous if you've never been. You can also drive down to Kuliouou Beach Park in Hawaii Kai to take a quick shower before heading back home.
If I wasn't selling real estate I'd be...investing in it.