Karin S. Carlson

Realtor/Broker Wailea Realty Corp. + Windemere Real Estate HI License #RB-19739
My strengths include care, compassion, listening, and bringing people together so that they may share and benefit from their mutual interests, i.e., the “win-win” scenario.
Born and raised in San Francisco, I have lived and worked with people from the world over.
In college I spent one month in Japan on a travel-study program with San Francisco State University and after graduating from SFSU Summa Cum Laude with a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), I worked at Natividad Medical Center (The Medical Center for Monterey County, CA) on the Surgical Floor. The patients included trauma victims, as well as prisoners from the County Jail, and inmates from Soledad Prison (State of California). A year later, I travelled throughout South America for an entire year.
Upon my return to San Francisco, I “migrated” to the East Bay, where I continued my nursing career as a “Visiting Nurse” providing Home Health Care Services to those recently discharged from the hospitalized, the frail elderly, and the disabled residing in the City of Oakland, CA.
Oakland, CA is where I first became a condo owner and my nursing career expanded to include work in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, as well as home health care settings. It was when I began promoting the value of Home Health Care Services, that I discovered my love for sales, marketing, and contract negotiations.
Prior to moving to Maui, I worked for a global medical device manufacturer, negotiating agreements with insurance carriers of all types; managing national, regional, & local accounts; providing educational presentations to healthcare professionals; and training sales and reimbursement personnel throughout the United States.
As a resident of Santa Cruz, CA (1991-2000), I began the study of hula and continued those studies with my move to Maui in 2000. I performed at each Hula Bowl Maui from 2001 through 2005 and many other venues throughout the Valley Isle.
Sep 11, 2021
Dear Prospective Homeowners:

We recommend Karin S. Carlson as the Realtor/Broker agent for any individual or group searching for properties on the Island of Maui. We were delighted with our family house.

Ms. Karin understood us very well, and she took notes about the detail we loved. We used to rent a house apartment before, and the house owner wanted to sell it right away. She is incredibly skilled and assists us in finding the best family house. We like her because she took every detail about what we need and she didn't waste our time.

Furthermore, Ms. Karin has a great deal, so we believe you need to reach her if you are on a budget and wish for sound advice. She will diligently help you find the best property based on your need and current condition.

Therefore, we would like to recommend Ms. Karin to everyone looking for a house or selling one. She is one of the best and trusted Realtor/Broker agents we have met here in Maui, Hawaii.

Best regards,

Meloticia Sta Maria
Sep 2, 2021
We have worked with Karin for many years. She is areal pro. She understands the market, is fully engaged in the process and her steady demeanor serves everyone well. Highly recommended
Jun 23, 2021
Another smooth and successful transaction lead by our favorite realtor Karin. She is very patient and answers all your questions and concerns. One thing for certain. She knows Maui.
May 9, 2021
Karin is the consummate real estate professional
We would highly recommend her

We were not present for much of the work that needed to been done in securing the loan for our condo
Karin took care of ever detail. She helped line up the lender, the escrow account company, and took care of all the necessary inspections
She worked seamlessly with the buyer to workout some of the small details

Karin was completely on top of everything
Just an absolute pleasure to work with
Mar 9, 2021
Karin worked tirelessly to get our property sold. She was positive, professional and energetic. I would not hesitate to have Karin as my real estate professional. Anyone out there wanting to buy or sell property on Maui should hire Karin. She will get the job done for you.
Feb 24, 2021
Facility Manager
I am extremely pleased with Karin Carlson and her efforts in taking the lead in this property sale. She brought experience and local knowledge to the table in a professional manner. In such a competitive sales environment with many challenges. Karin was immediately engaged and kept a constant and continual communication flow to those directly involved. She is a master at coordinating people, places and logistics to bring about the desired outcome. I look forward to working with her in the future and welcome the opportunity.
Jan 27, 2021
Karin has boundless energy! Even in the tough, COVID-related situation, she pulled out all the stops to get our property "out there" at every opportunity and constantly kept us updated. Karin can see the positives in any situation and we felt that she treated our one-bedroom condo with the same importance as the most high-end single-family home. (We took our property off the market because our own situation had changed.) And that's one of Karin's biggest attributes: she knows how important our property is to us and puts herself in our position. We recommend Karin highly.
Dec 14, 2020
Executive Account Manager
We worked with Karin 3 years ago when we purchased our property in Maui. We worked with her again selling our property this year. She is very knowledgeable, professional and diligent in her job. I will recommend her to family and friends. I hope to work with her in our next home purchase on the island. Keep up the great job, Karin. Mahalo!
Sep 18, 2020
We were very happy with the realtor services of Karin Carlson. She was always very prompt on answering our questions and finding solutions for any problems. Her communication with the buyers agent were met with a timely manner. We would definitely recommend Karen to others.
Sep 7, 2020
Director Marine Pilot Examination Consultants
We made a terrific decision to enlist Karin Carlson as our listing agent in Maui. We couldn't be more pleased. The results were great. She deserves an A+++ for communication. Karin is always so pleasant and personable. She went above and beyond at all times. Karin has our highest recommendations!

Sep 3, 2020
Karin is great realtor. She cares, and is a great listener. She knows her stuff.
Sep 2, 2020
Ms. Carlson has been extremely professional, & willing to go the extra mile to help.
Aug 5, 2020
When faced with the monumental task of selling my home of 37 years on Maui, it was Karin Carlson RE/Broker who was top of mind. She and I were new RE licensees at the same time some 18 years ago and have been casually acquainted since. I engaged Karin to sell my home. She did so in a remarkably short time in a seemingly undaunting way. Consistently, she was kind, personable, professional, knowledgeable, provided requisite paperwork, attentive to due diligence, highly dependable, on point with every facet of the transaction. It was a pleasure to glide along with Karin as she seemed magic in motion. I observed, while she interacted with all the other agents, contractors, and parties to the sale, that she was respectful, relevant, prompt, and most of all, pleasantly professional.
Karin Carlson exudes excellence with ease. Fulfilling her client’s need is her number one priority to which she gives her undivided attention and applies her real estate professionalism with a gamut of business and personal talent respectfully.
I would emphatically choose and recommend Karin Carlson RE/Broker over and over for any RE need.
Jul 16, 2020
Very Good job. Continues to help us after the sale
Jun 20, 2020
Jo and I selected Karin, Wailea Realty, as our realtor to sell our Maui Meadows home, and are delighted with her performance. Karin has strong professional qualifications and knowledge of the local real estate market. At the outset, Karin walked us thru her overall process, from preparing the home for sale, explaining her marketing approach including pricing, taking offers thru closing. Karin timely communicated with us on developments as they occurred, with no surprises. Karin's unflappable confident demeanor was most appreciated as we were off island during the sale period. She timely performed on her commitments to us and closed our sale promptly. We strongly recommend Karin for your Maui real estate opportunities.
Aug 28, 2019
Caren Nelson. I am retired, Karin is a good friend. Have done some fashion modeling together
A wonderful experience working with Karin Carlson. She follows through on everything from the beginning to the end. Never leaves a question unanswered. Delightfully sincere and happy no matter the situation. Helps find the solution to any problem that arises.
When I tell other agents that Karin is my ERA, their comment is you are in very very good hands!
Jun 18, 2019
Karin is the consummate professional in all she does, but especially in the listing and the selling of our home in Kula . Not only does she make you feel your home is the only listing... her skills at keeping you informed with comments or concerns are timely and always with a positive note. No job is too big for her... and she always has a solution to whatever bridges one must cross. Her personal touch is apparent in all she does,, and we could not have been happier with her as our agent.
Apr 26, 2019
Karen is fabulous! She knows the properties on Maui, understands the process in Hawaii. And, she had patience with me looking at everything on the island, asking questions, changing my mind. Took several months but I found my place. I would recommend Karen to everyone!
Dec 31, 2018
Karin did a wonderful job of helping us find our dream home. She helped on every step of the way. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to buy a home on Maui!
Nov 26, 2018
This is our third real estate transactions that we have experienced with Karin. She is an extraordinary agent who has demonstrated a keen knowledge of the real estate market. She has also been supportive and caring with our concerns and needs both as a seller and buyer. Her infectious smile adds to her overall character both as a person as well as her personality. We highly recommend Karin to anyone interested in the real estate market.
Aug 30, 2018
Karin is an excellent real estate agent. She is very diligent about each step of selling a house. She kept everyone on track for our sale. We feel very fortunate to have had her as our agent.
May 23, 2018
Real Estate sales with Coldwell Banker Island Properties
I would like to go on record as saying that as a fellow agent, working with Karin was a great pleasure. As her professional standards are quite high, I found her follow up to be a great deal higher than many I've worked with and her attention to detail to be worthy of compliment. She is a real pro and anyone would be well served to work with her.
Dave Futch
May 21, 2018
When it comes to selling your house, Karin is the solution.
Competent and efficient.
Nov 11, 2017
Karin sold my home in Kihei and was one of the best realtors I have worked with. She was a great help with me being off island in taking care of things many realtors would not do. She is always dependable honest and has a great knowledge of Maui and the market. Thank you Karin!
Nov 1, 2017
Executive Account Manager
Karin is amazingly responsive, professional and helpful. She's one of the best Real Estate Agents we have worked with. She's very knowledgeable of the real estate market in Maui. Karin works very diligently with her Clients. She's always there to answer your questions and provide support from start to finish. We definitely will refer Karin to our family and friends. Shes such a pleasure to work with.