January 2017

To whom it may concern:

Deborah Sitbon served as our real estate agent for the sale of our home on

Maui in December 2016. She provided us good advice and was always very

responsive. The paperwork was convenient and easy for us although we

were out of state during the entire process, and when a few unexpected

issues happened along the way she made extra efforts to resolve issues to

meet the buyers needs. We closed ahead of schedule and were satisfied

with the results that were due in no small part to her work and attention to

detail. We can happily recommend her to others who are looking for a

dedicated agent to represent their interests in the sale of their real state



James & Christine Paul

Dedicated agent

It was a very lucky day for my family and me when we met Mark.  I had seen a Ho’olei Villas unit online and made plans to view it when we got to Maui. Before we arrived the property received another offer. When we got to Maui, Mark met with us and showed us 4 luxury properties including the Ho’olei unit.

The moment I opened the door I knew it would be my vacation home.

Mark made arrangements for us to view it again and enjoy the sunset. I did not want to get into a bidding war but Mark encouraged us to make a clean offer.  Due to his professional understanding of the market and his negotiating skills I was fortunate to have my offer accepted and closed within 15 days. I thank him silently every time that my family and friends enjoy our vacation retreat.


I highly recommend Mark Budaska to anyone wanting to purchase a home in the Wailea/Makena area. He is very personable and knowledgeable in the luxury market.

It was a lucky day when we met Mark

To whom it may concern;

 I have known Deborah Sitbon for approximately two years now. Last winter Deborah worked with me on finding a property to purchase here on Maui. Deborah and I talked about what I was looking for and she connected me right away with what I needed to pre qualify for a loan. She was exceptional at locating properties to view and was very accommodating in assisting and showing me the available properties. She is very professional, knowledgeable  and forthcoming with all facts and information on the properties. Deborah kept in contact as well, with all of the loan and title communications and always kept me informed to what was needed for that process.

Mine was not an easy loan to close,  but Deborah was amazing and supportive throughout the entire escrow and I couldn’t be happier with how everything worked out in the end.

I highly recommend Deborah with any real estate needs and look forward to working with her again in the future!!

Much Mahalo !!


 Patti Fernandes

Deborah is professional and knowledgeable

“Professional, prompt, knowledgeable, fun, and on your side; the qualities Deborah brought to the table as our realtor.  We could not have been more pleased working and being represented by her.  Maui has a lot of choices for realtors but your search can stop with her.  Communication lines were always open via email, text and phone.  Never did she steer us into places that didn’t fit our wants.  She was happy to walk the journey with us as those wants changed as we house hunted.  I can say we accomplished our goal as a TEAM!  Deborah will always be welcomed at our BBQs!”  — Todd Stupe, Buyer, September 2016

Deborah will always be welcomed at our BBQs!

It is a pleasure to highly recommend the professional services of Ms Sitbon. I recently purchased a condominium and she provided me guidance with difficult negotiation throughout the purchasing process.
Being of my advanced age I had specific needs which needed to be addressed. She was able to find me a unit which met all my physical and esthetic needs.
During escrow she was very helpful in acting as an intermediary with both the escrow agent and mortgage agent.
Following escrow closure she aided in the selection of services which were needed for the renovation of my kitchen.
In summary, I am happy with all of our interactions and highly recommend Deborah Sitbon.
Burton Freeman

Highly recommend Deborah Sitbon

Last year my husband and I had the pleasure to work with Deborah Sitbon as our Realtor. She helped us buy our first home together as a family.
As first time home buyers she was there to walk us through each process and explain everything to us.
We would definitely recommend Deborah and plan on having her help us buy a new home in the future.  She is extremely professional and truly cares for her clients. She worked very hard to make sure we got our condo.
Tiaisha Slifka

Deborah Sitbohn recommendation

Dear Danielle,

We appreciate your time spent with us while on Maui in search of a property to purchase. We are impressed with your enthusiastic attitude and professionalism.

During the due diligence period your resourcefulness and organizational skills, made the process seamless.

It was a pleasure working with you on Maui. Mahalo

Debra Ritchie – Aspen, Co

Trisha was able to help us get what we need, when we needed it. She listened to us, helped us understand what we were looking for, and executed. She ended up helping us clinch the deal we were intended to have. She even showed us 107 properties, before we ended up on our final property. She’s great to work with, I highly recommend her!

– Zillow user zuser20140530234902222

Trisha was able to help us get what we need, when we needed it.

Trisha is THE best realtor I have ever worked with! I am a real estate investor and have purchased homes in several states, and I found Trisha’s skills to be superior to any other realtor I have worked with. 

She has a very smart background, including work as an accountant which was incredibly helpful in helping me analyze the return on investment I would get with my purchase of an income property in Maui. 

She is incredibly thorough and prompt with a very high attention to detail. She is so proactive that by the time you can even think of a question, she has already researched the answer. 

She also takes the time to read through contracts just to be sure her clients are fully aware of what each contract means. Trisha is also a strong negotiator and has a high level of knowledge of home values, and being able to read the realtor/buyer/seller motivations on the other side of the deal to benefit you the most in your transaction.

Also, she is an awesome person who is fun to hang out with and is liked by all in the business. 

I would endorse Trisha a million times over to anyone who is considering working with her, she’s amazing.

-Ashley Cooley

Trisha is THE best realtor I have ever worked with!