Dave Futch Realtor R(S), ABR, ePRO, SRS
Longtime Maui Resident, Dave Futch
A local Maui resident since 1988, Dave has developed an extensive knowledge of this beautiful island, it’s diverse climates and topographies, and also of the special types of communities around the island. Pick your lifestyle, and Dave can take you there. Passion for the ocean, Maui and Andrea!It was the ocean that brought Dave here. Growing up in Florida, he acquired a lifelong passion for surfing. Dave’s travels took him from Miami to Maui, and also introduced him to his future wife, Andrea. “I fell in love with Andrea, then Maui and the rest is history!”
Dave understands Maui home ownership, literally from the ground up.
Dave found his piece of paradise and built his family’s home from the ground up. Dave has always enjoyed carpentry and landscaping. While in college, he explored architecture and technical drawing. He employs these interests when renovating properties and when helping other folks to discover great opportunities. “I delight in helping them to realize their dream of finding a home they can make their own.”
A doting father to beautiful Sabrina, Dave still makes time for active involvement in our Maui community.
Dave and Andrea are the proud parents of Sabrina, who graduated from Haleakala Waldorf School, Seabury Hall and now attends Rhode Island School of Design. Dave serves as a director on the Waldorf School’s Board, serves on their Building and Grounds Committee, chairs the annual Holiday Faire food committee, chairs the Waldorf High School Committee. He’s a Board member of the Realtor Association of Maui, serving as the Regional Director for the UpCountry area, is a member of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, is a Board member of the Maui Executives Association, serving as chair of the Membership and Ethics Committees and is Board President of the Hea’aula Owners Association.
Dave’s still a passionate surfer, and loves kitesurfing, playing golf and sharing his discoveries. Most of all, he enjoys being Andrea’s husband and Sabrina’s dad.
A winning, positive approach to everything.
“I have known Dave Futch for many years,” says Mark Phipps. “I find him to be one of the most highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure to associate with. Whatever task he takes on, he pursues it with all his energy. Dave has a refreshingly personal touch that is hard to find in today’s marketplace. His people skills and sales skills leave everyone involved feeling like a winner.”
“I’ve always been a people person,” Dave acknowledges. “I pride myself on my integrity, hard work and enthusiasm – values my parents gave me. But what I really get a kick out of is making people happy.”
“I honor those individuals who have left a legacy, whether it’s inventing a light bulb or the Theory of Relativity, quantum physics or Velcro. Helping other folks attain the home they’ve always wanted-that’s a pretty good legacy, too.”
DAINA AUGER – Haiku, HI
What an all around terrific person to have in our corner for my families first time home purchase. He was patient and very accomodating. We desperately wanted to be at the showings but working and living on Oahu we couldn't make it to all the showings. We found ourselves sending our family on island to represent us, and he treated them as if it were us. Additionally, my husband had some requests of Dave that seemed out of the scope of a realtors work, but Dave was right there with me to fulfill my husband's requests and even came on a hike with me into the jungle just to verify some boundaries on the property. This man goes up and beyond the call. Great guy and lucky to have worked with him.
“Dave knows Maui!”
He will listen carefully to you and asks the right questions to help you refine your search for the perfect property to meet your needs. You’ll have an amazing time driving around the island looking at properties with Dave, he’s very entertaining and a great guy, lots of interesting stories. When you find the property you want to purchase, he is tenacious and skillful at closing the deal, but still manages to keep the process fun. Dave helped me purchase multimillion dollar beachfront property in West Maui. There were many obstacles to overcome to bring the deal together and I was glad Dave was on my side. You won’t find a realtor better than Dave Futch, I highly recommend him! Rick Ehlers MD”
I just wanted to take a moment to recognize Dave Futch. I recently closed a transaction with him, and he was a true professional. Completely knowledgeable about every aspect of real estate and the escrow process. He is always willing to go above and beyond his normal responsibilities to assist in a smooth transaction. On a few different occasions, when we had deadlines and I was busy showing property, he picked up the ball and ran with it, creating addendums, that truly were my responsibility, but he had the time to create them and keep the transaction moving forward in a positive direction. He is also always a happy and positive as a person, a true joy to work with. I hope I have the privilege of working with him again soon.
“We are very pleased with the professionalism of Dave. He has the knowledge to make the sale of our home easy and comfortable for us. Selling your home can be very stressful, but Dave was able to keep our fears at bay and made the entire process painless. I would recommend him to anyone selling or purchasing a home. Should we decide to purchase or sell property again I would go right back to Dave for his assistance. Thanks Dave you are the best!!!!!!!!!”
“Based on a beautiful virtual presentation of our Haiku home,we had 2 offers within 2 days of listing! Final closing was completed within seven weeks of listing! All this was expedited by the thorough and professional expertise of Coldwell Bankers’ David Futch. His suggestions for making minor repairs and improvements as well for staging helped us present our home in the best possible light. Also instrumental in the quick and smooth sale was David’s keen knowledge of the Maui real estate market. It was a pleasure (and fun!) to work with him. We would highly recommend David to anyone who is serious about selling their home and would enjoy working with a friendly and market-savvy professional.”
“Thanks to Dave’s persistence and going above and beyond the normal role of a real estate agent we got nearly full price I was asking for my condo. That despite me temporarily living 4,000 miles away in Guam Dave made sure that important repairs requested by the buyer were done and the sale completed.”
John, Lena & the Devlin family
Aloha everyone, my name is John Devlin and I am writing this testimonial in support of our realtor Dave Futch. I am happy to report that as of today, the 23rd day of September 2009, my familyt and I are proud owners of a single family home in Upountry Maui (yeah!!!). Albiet purchasing a home is a long and sometimes frustrating process, Dave was always available to answer our questions, he has a great wealth of knowledge regarding the purchasing process and an excellent skill set in the art of communications. My wife and I are very pleased with the job that Dave has done for us and look forward to partnering up with him in future real estate endeavors. So don’t wait, call Dave Futch for your next home buying adventure!
An absolute pleasure working with you. You know your stuff! That along with your genuine “Aloha” and authentic positivity make for “win-win” results. You moved our land along to the right buyers, in the hardest of times. Thank you! I highly recommend you to anyone out there looking to buy or sell.
Working with Dave to determine the listing price, marketing strategy, and ultimate sale of our property was very professional. He accommodated us with showing times, pre qualifying prospects, and a marketing program for our property that we felt great about. We ended up with buyers that we trust will be great stewards of our property that we cherished.
Richard and Max Hazen
“Dave is an energetic and personable individual. To date is has been a real pleasure working with him. He is very knowledgeble regarding Real Estate and not afraid to think “Outside the Box”. If you are looking for a real estate agent, We would highly recommend Dave Futch.”
“I’m from Alberta, Canada and was looking for a warm place to spend my winters. Dave came recommended to me from another realtor on Oahu who was also highly recommended to me by a friend in Canada who had purchased there. I made contact with Dave and described what I was generally looking for including a few potential scenarios as different options come up that make you look at your needs a little differently with the right advise. Dave patiently worked with me over the internet for about 6 months off and on until we found a few very good choices and I made an offer. Every thing I was thinking that I needed to feel more assured about a particular property Dave was there to help me through it. I found Dave very impressive starting with his patience and knowledge of Maui as he managed every aspect of the purchase with a great deal of skill and made me feel very comfortable though out the entire process. As well his choice of escrow support and property manager was very good. Dave was also able to offer so much more in regards to contacts for all aspects of my condo purchase and was always consistently very helpful every time I contacted him. I certainly feel very comfortable recommending Dave to any one that needs to buy or sell a home and I assure you that you will be very satisfied with every aspect of your experience.”
Phoenix Stone (homebuyer)
Thank you, Dave Futch, for the outstanding job that you did in helping me to find the perfect home. You went above and beyond the call of duty in your efforts to show me many suitable properties and homes that fit the description of what I was looking for You are very knowledgeable about the demographics of the areas that I was interested in living, and your personable touch in your interaction with me made for an enjoyable house hunting experience. Your advice was not only very helpful, it was also absolutely essential, as I didn’t know anything about the procedures of buying a home. You walked me through the entire process step by step, basically holding my hand through all the details, not one of my questions went unanswered. You were always available for all my questions, and always responded quickly to my calls and messages. Before closing, you made sure that I had all the necessary paperwork completed, and that all the ncesessary tasks were done. Even after the closing of escrow, you have remained very personable towards me, even with the Hawaii Landlord Tenant codes for the rentals on my new property. Dave, you even offered to have me come feed and ride your family’s horses after the closure of escrow. It was obvious to me that you care on a personal level about the people that you are helping to find homes and property for. I was truly impressed, as not only a very professional realtor, but also as a genuinely good person. Thanks for everything,
Heather and Seth
When we first began our home search, we had an agent different from Dave. We met Dave at a home view on and instantly liked his knowledge and professionalism. We decided to switch to Dave and are grateful for the decision we made. Dave made us feel comfortable about the home buying process and feel that he is a valuable asset to any home owner/seller or home buyer.
Apolinario C. Pastrana M.D.
Buying a home in today’s market is probably the most difficult thing to do but having David made this big commitment a lot easier. Dave in few short months was able to discern our needs and match us with the right community to look into. Narrowing down the choices required much patience and we taxed David to no end. David helped us thru many offers giving us excellent advice and perspective into the value of each home we considered purchasing. When we finally found the place we couldn’t pass up, Dave was there negotiating for the best price. Escrow found us with meeting Dave’s invaluable contacts including mortgage agent, title company as well as building inspector. Much to our delight, each of them did a wonderful job (perhaps maybe because of Dave’s constant prodding and follow-up). His availability almost round the clock made us feel comfortable with each step. I think it was Dave’s constant attention to details and level of customer service distinguishes from other agents we’ve used. Who would take time to help put up a mailbox, help move, and then keep on checking how we’re satisfied a month into final closing? I believe the best way to know Dave is to meet Dave Futch. Honesty and integrity are difficult to find nowadays but to find this combined with aloha, uncompromising thoroughness, and customer service which goes beyond expectations is a treasure. Be careful, he’s likely to find your dream home and end becoming your friend too!
Richard C. Stancliff, Pres.
Dear Dave: Our companies and our partners, especially myself, have been very pleased with your exceptionally attentive real estate services. We have now experienced two transactions which you both recommended and brokered, and we are entirely satisfied with the results. Both transactions were unusually tedious to close, as well, especially one in which there was a legal challenge from a competing buyer. Yet you persevered, through information demands by attorneys and protracted delays necessitating restructuring of the financing, and more. Your recommendation of a very capable loan broker was also invaluable, and demonstrative of the complete package of services you provided. I will be pleased to recommend you to others for your friendly and professional services. Please feel free to mention that I think so highly of you that my company has become partners with you in a real estate joint venture.
Angela and Steven Sallerson
I would like to give a testimonial regarding David Futch’s abilities as a realtor. David Futch helped my husband and me find a home on Maui. We worked with David for a year in order to make this happen. The first deal fell through. We came back in July with 11 homes picked out even though David was on vacation in Florida. David assigned us his very competent assistant and with her help and being in communication with him every day we were able to find a home and put it into escrow. It seemed like we called him several times a day but he remained cheerful and helpful in order to ensure paper work was filled out correctly etc. Once he returned home he was able to refer us to inspection professionals, mortgage brokers and insurance agents. He did more than just help us find a house to buy. His interest was that the process was as least stressful to us as possible it is very different buying a home in Hawaii than in NY. In closing. I would like to say that one could not find a better guide to the journey of living on Maui than Mr. David Futch. He is more than willing to share is 20+ years of living here with you. I would highly recommend David Futch to anyone who is looking forward to making the journey to move to this island paradise.
Kristopher and Leni Stadler
I found it to be a pleasure working with Dave Futch in purchasing our first home. At first, I was a bit skeptical that my wife and I would find a home that we would be happy with. I could not afford many of the nicer homes that were listed and many of the homes that I could afford were ‘fixer uppers’. I was in a situation where my wife didn’t exactly want to settle for a ‘fixer upper ’. Within a few weeks, Dave had a connection and found us a charming remodeled two bedroom house for a price that was cheaper than many of the fixer uppers. This house wasn’t listed on the MLS and I probably wouldn’t have found it had it not been for Dave. I found Dave to be knowledgeable and helpful, as we viewed different houses. Case in point, he pointed out termite damage in one house we looked at that I did not see at first. He displayed a pleasant manner and at no point did we feel pressured to buy a house. He did most of the work, including working with my bank and opening escrow, making for an easy and pleasant home purchase. He even gave us gift cards, after we moved in, that we are also thankful for. This letter doesn’t do enough to show our sincere appreciation for the work that he put into purchasing our home. If I ever purchase another home, I would look forward to working with him again. P.S. I’ll be seeing you out there at Ho’okipa. Take care.
I would like to send a message out to anyone who is looking for the help of a good realtor. This letter is my Testimonial for Dave Futch. Thanks to his concentrated efforts, my Haiku property was prepared for market and sold within 30 days! He even arranged with the Buyers so that I could remain on property until my daughter finished her school year…what a great relief! Selling your home can be a big emotional drama and Dave smoothed over my greatest fears and helped me realize the best of my dreams – very quickly. His professionalism coupled with his personal nature seemed to be quite effective. It was a pleasure doing business with Dave and I would not hesitate to work with him again.
Dave Futch. What a professional. We had a 45 day escrow to close and everything went according to plan. Dave made it happen!
David Thacker Family
If you are planning to buy or sell, I recommend you contact David Futch. By calling on David Futch you will be able to skip much of the effort in finding an honest, hardworking, and resourceful Realtor. My family’s home in Olinda, Makawao needed help. Over the years the large main house, the pool, the yard, and the quaint old ohana cottage were showing their age. We needed to sell and I was already on the mainland. I interviewed eight Realtors and chose David Futch to sell the property for us. He advised me that the property would sell at the highest price if it were in good shape. He was able to recommend professional landscapers, carpenters, painters, inspectors, and craftsmen to make the houses inviting and able to sell quickly at the best price. They all did a great job at very reasonable cost. Being on the mainland and working with David Futch on Maui was easy. Using e-mail , phone, and fax we communicated daily and often times many times daily. The property sold quickly to an all cash buyer who is delighted to have found the property through David Futch. I am very happy with the service that David Futch provided, I believe you will be too.
I had the most spectacular experience working with Dave on the purchase of my home on Maui. The whole process went smoothly and was completely flawless. He was terrific at handling all of the details and definitely went the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable. It was one of those rare moments in life where the path lined up and all the pieces totally fit together. I am grateful for his hard work and his friendly attitude. He even put up my mail box for me! Talk about a warm welcome home gift. Thanks Dave for your kindness and Aloha!
The Kubinski family
I wish there were a few more stars I could put after Dave Futch’s name in all categories. From the first time I spoke to him about purchasing a home on Maui to days after escrow closed, he has been the type of agent, the type of person that one would want to be represented by. We just can’t recommend Dave highly enough. If you are seeking to work with an agent who is responsive, bright, thorough, experienced, well networked with all necessary contacts, honest, and intuitive then look no further, Dave shines beyond all expectations. He helped our family find and successfully purchase our piece of paradise in Haiku. Not being on island during the entire escrow period was a bit nerve racking at first but Dave eased our concerns through every step and made everything so effortless for our family. Finally, I’d have to say on a personal note, Dave is such a positive, life loving individual. We would strongly recommend Dave!