– Sharly Ward –

Big Island Real Estate is My World!

Compass
75-259 Malulani Dr, Kailua Kona, HI 96740


Tel: 808-938-9533

Markets Served: Kailua Kona, HI;Keauhou, Hawaii;Waikoloa, Hawaii;Waimea, Hawaii;Captain Cook, Hawaii;

Specialties: 1031 Exchanges; Architecturally Significant; Buyer's Specialist; Country Club Properties; Country Properties; Custom Construction; Eco/Green Properties; Farms/Ranches; Gated Communities; Island Properties; Listing Specialist; Mountain Properties; New Homes; Residential Investments; Resort/Vacation; Senior; Townhomes/Condos; Waterfront/Waterview;

What do Clients Say?

Sharly Ward successfully completed my sales transaction under one the most difficult circumstances for real estate in our lifetime - the pandemic. She was with me every step of the way - beginning with "what if" conversations, through researching and pricing the house, negotiating with a sometimes difficult buyer; she even organized my garage sale and brought in helpers to arrange things! As I had just moved off island, she took over coordination of every aspect, including arranging for cleaners, excellent professional photography, and she personally staged the house to showcase it at its best. The house sold in three days. Sharly is simply the best real estate professional I have worked with in 45+ years of buying and selling houses.

JoBeth Eubanks

First of all the above ratings for Sharly Ward indicate how well my experience with her help in selling my house has been. In addition, her tremendous help in getting my house ready to sell was outstanding. She provided excellent staging which made the house much easier to sell. She also provided contact to personnel to help me prepare the house (painting, etc.) and for cleanup and hauling of furniture. She also was helpful in providing personnel and vehicles to assist in moving to my new residence. She exemplifies what a professional real estate agent should be.

Dave Eolszewski

If you were to contact and have Sharly Ward work for you in the sale of your home, you will NOT be disappointed. From the day we met until the day we closed on our house, Sharly provided outstanding service, way beyond the call of duty. She was quick with information regarding pricing our home and was spot on based on our sale. In addition, she has expert knowledge of real estate transactions on the Big Island. Her ability to work with the variety of people involved in the transaction, including contractors, home inspectors, HOA representatives as well as the buyer's agent is second to none. She recommended improvements to be made to our home prior to listing along with recommendations for honest and reliable contractors to satisfy our particular needs. Each job we engaged was done thoroughly and professionally with Sharly overseeing the work. Although we were off-island during the period of sale, Sharly provided regular status, leaving us with the feeling we were in extremely competent hands. No detail or issue was too small for her to care about. She managed each and every one as equally important and always sought our input for direction and decisions. Mahalo nui loa to Sharly on a job most excellently done!!

Amy Simmons

This was by far the easiest sale we've ever had in our lives. Sharly took care of all the details we would ordinarily overlook in order to properly present our house for sale. Throughout the process she kept us informed and handled every item that might have otherwise delayed a sale. She was a great help throughout the escrow process as well. Highly recommended

Frank Rodgers

We cannot say enough good things about our experience with Sharly during our recent purchase of an island property! She was with us every step of the way through a sometimes nerve-racking process, providing useful advice and guiding us through. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, honest, trustworthy, and reliable, and went above and beyond in helping us with our acquisition. We will be wholeheartedly recommending her to our family and friends, and look forward to dealing with her on our own future purchases.

Ailin Grisson

About Sharly

Sharly has an extensive background in real estate on the Big Island, starting back in 1979 when she first became licensed. Sharly has historical memorys on all the devolopments,  real estate markets and trends that have occured in the last 41 years. As a firm believer in the importance of community involvement, and has been active for decades on the West Hawaii Association of Realtors, serving as President, Vice President, and every other executive office, as well as in a variety of positions at Hawaii Association of Realtors statewide. Awards include Lifetime Achievement Hall of fame,Realtor of the year, Best advertizing award and property managerof the year. In 2012 and 2015  the highly competitive "Best of West Hawaii Today" newspaper's vote for Best Real Estate Agent. Her list of credentials include CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), and GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute) ASPM (Accredited staging Professional Master)


Much of her business comes from referrals by satisfied clients, many of whom she has worked with for decades buying and selling properties here on the Big Island. She has also adapted over the years to new technologies, from back in the day when MLS went online and she was a volunteer instructor, to the dawn of the Internet, when she had one of the first websites for real estate in the state, and won the 1996 Kona Board "Best Advertising" award for advertising listings online before any other Realtor in town. Nowadays she's available by cell, text, and email, and you can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin.

 After owning  2 francised real estate firms Sharly joined  a large independant  statewide company for 5 years.  On to 2020 an exciting chapter of her life and as she joins COMPASS as a founding member in Hawaii.

She also has a successful home staging business, Hawaiian Global Staging (http://staginghawaii.com) and has had her staging on HGTV in a variety of shows. One of less than 100 accredited Staging Professonal Mastersin the world  with IHASP International association  of home staging professionals. And a lifetime member with awards for Best home  staging and customer service. Check out https://www.facebook.com/HawaiianGlobalStaging/ for more information on her staging. And don't forget to check out her five star reviews on Zillow: https://www.zillow.com/profile/Sharly-Ward8/#reviews .