Pre-Foreclosure Services

Foreclosure Tracking - What sets us apart from other REO Brokerages is that we have the resources to track your assets from the earliest stages of the foreclosure process, the notice of default. 

Foreclosure Update - We provide regular updates to our clients on the status of the foreclosure so that they have all pertinent information on the property as early as possible.

Efficient Disposition - This allows our clients and our Brokerage to get a head start in that critical time period from the commissioners auction to listing the property for sale.  This creates savings by reducing holding costs such as HOA fees, taxes, and depreciation.


Cash for Keys and Eviction Management Services - Delivery of Cash for Keys checks to defaulted home owners.

Property Preservation and Protection - Utility connection transfers, re-keying services, secure as necessary, contract with a local full time property preservation team.

Clean Up and Maintenance - Provide a full time servicing crew for trash out, hauling, landscaping, recurring yard maintenance, and interior maid service upon approval.

Repairs and Rehab - At Lender's request, provide an experienced property preservation team to repair or upgrade the property as needed.

Health and Safety -  Identify and rehabilitate any health and safety issues within a 24 hour period.

Broker's Price Opinion's - Our valuation's are completed to reflect maximum benefit to the client in terms of price and turn time.

Accounting and Reporting - Property status, accounting, and marketing reports provided monthly.

Nick Smith

Real Estate Broker, R(B)
Kohala Resort Realty, LLC
808-880-1236 office phone & fax 


Preliminary Drive By - Verify occupancy of your distressed property and determine a pre-foreclosure opinion of value prior to foreclosure sale within two to three days of assignment.

Subject Property Information - Determine the history of your foreclosed property, days on market, amenities, positive and negative features. We provide quality interior and exterior photos for use with our Multiple Listing Service.

Condition of the Subject Property - Provide a list of required Lender repairs as well as recommend repairs and improvements to enhance marketability. We provide licensed contractor cost estimates and bids upon request.

Comparable Listings - Provide detailed analysis with photos.

Closed Sales - Provide detailed analysis with photos.


Broker and Agent Cooperation - Competitive co-operation fees offered to selling Brokers.

Multiple Listing Service - Rich content listings including quality photos and detailed listing remarks. Daily updates reflecting content or price changes to maximize exposure to local agents.

Advanced Internet Marketing - Multiple web sites including show case listings on, Craigslist, LinkedIN, Zillow, Trulia, Yahoo! Real Estate, Postlets, and several others.

Personalized Marketing Mail Out Letter - Using "Cloud CMA" technology targeting our extensive database of local Real Estate agents.

Signage - Posting our personalized "Bank Owned" yard signs on properties within one day of listing assignments.

Caravans - Monthly inclusion of your properties in local Real Estate caravans for maximum exposure to local agents.

Open Houses - Monthly open house showings.

Networking - Constant marketing To our friends, business contacts, realtors, and Real Estate prospects.

Martin Smith

Real Estate Broker-REO Broker 
Kohala Resort Realty, LLC
808-880-1236 office phone & fax
808-345-3765 cell 

Kohala Resort Realty

REO Properties

Marty Smith

My name is Martin Smith and I'm the Principal Broker and owner of Kohala Resort Realty, LLC located on the Big Island of Hawaii. I am a full-time Hawaii REO Broker backed by an experienced REO team.

  • Martin SMITH

  • Full-time Hawaii REO Broker with an experienced REO team.
  • 33 years licensed in the Real Estate Business
  • I am very proficient with Equator, RES.NET, HomeStepsConnect, ARRO, LPS, DispoSolutions, and the YARDI Voyager web based platform.
  • I am a Court approved Judicial Foreclosure Commissioner for the Third Circuit Court, State of Hawaii and currently work with the Court on assignments.
  • Affiliations: Hawaii Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, A-REO, REOTrans, REONetwork, REOBrokers, American Society of REO Specialists, Hawaii Island MLS, and Maui MLS.
  • Extensive Asset Manager and Vendor Manager business references available.
  • I currently work with dozens of National Lenders, Hawaii Lenders and Asset Management companies. 
  • I have all of the necessary credentials, licenses, W9, insurance policies, financial resources and a full time staff to handle your REO assignments.
  • I’ve listed and sold many Hawaii REO properties ranging from $32,000 to $1,600,000 including single family, condos, investment properties, and vacant land.
  • I have extensive experience with rehab and repairs, health and safety issues, and can correct unpermitted and open permit issues.
  • I hold a Hawaii State General Contractors license and am very knowledgeable about all stages of the building process.


  • 52 REO sales in calendar year 2015
  • 27 REO sales in calendar year 2014
  • 23 REO sales in calendar year 2013
  • 23 REO sales in calenday year 2012
  • Closed deal with dozens of Asset Management companies and Lender's nation wide.
  • REO Real Estate agent for FreddieMac, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, HUD, Nationstar Mortgage, Vendor Resource Management, PNC Financial, CitiBank, Chase Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank, and dozens of other lenders and Asset Management company's nation wide.
  • BSBA - Real Estate Studies from Marylhurst University
  • Six years of valuations experience
  • Licensed Real Esate Broker for Kohala Resort Realty, LLC