Lydia was born in Texas and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Lydia came to Hawaii when she was 18 and attended Hawaii Pacific University where she earned a degree in business administration. Prior to entering real estate Lydia held prominent retail and managements positions including as an auditor and retail manager for the U.S. military overseeing $140 million in sales with over 200 employees, as well as, the V.P. and General Manager of a resort company, overseeing 11 retail stores throughout the Hawaiian Islands and managing commercial real estate on Lahaina’s famed Front St. Lydia is a respected leader in the Maui real estate community. She has worked with clients from all over the world throughout her 30+ years selling both commercial and residential real estate throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Lydia’s honesty and keen focus on details are just two of the reasons her past clients not only return to buy second and third homes, but also refer her to their colleagues and friends.
Lydia is active in the Maui community dedicating time to several non-profit organizations including the Maui Food Bank, Hope Chapel, and Basketball Maui, which brings basketball instruction and character development to at-risk youth. A beloved “auntie” to children throughout South Maui, she is trained as a family educator, counseling families on healthy communication and interaction. Lydia has been a member of several committees for the Realtors Association of Maui over the years and is currently a member of the Public Relations and Presidential Scholarship committees.
Lydia enjoys the Maui lifestyle and the Aloha spirit that has made Maui her home. She enjoys spending time in the ocean, Pilates and spending time with extended family and friends. Lydia also enjoys SCUBA diving, shopping and traveling throughout the world with her travels taking her from Australia, Tahiti and Guam to Switzerland, Italy, France and Luxemburg.
Lydia has common sense, good business sense, a solid understanding of buyers and sellers, and an in-depth knowledge of the market. She understands negotiating--she knows when to hold 'em, knows when to fold 'em, knows when to walk away, knows when to run. She helped me buy a condo and made the entire process go very smoothly. She negotiated the price and terms, and I feel confident that I got a good deal on my new condo. I would use Lydia's services again in a heartbeat!
Barbara ~ May 2014
I had talked with a number of realtors to choose one to work with. Lydia was the obvious choice -- detailed knowledge of the area and the options within in, a broad perspective on the market and cycles. She asked all the right questions about our needs, and listens! She is fun to work with, and her excitement about real estate is infectious. She really cares about finding the right home for you. And when you find it, she is a skilled negotiator and versed in the ways to arrive at a win-win solution for all. She closed the deal in a competitive environment, and we are very happy with our choice. Since then, she has become a valued friend, and to help us build community in our new home she very kindly introduced me to several of her former clients who are now her friends; our first point of conversation was how lucky we all are to know Lydia!
Laura ~May 2014
Lydia was the best Realtor!! She is a master at negotiations, having done it for the federal government!! We have been through both the buying and selling process with her and she truly is amazing. She is fair and honest! She knows Maui and what properties are the best investments. She points out good and bad which helps you make the most educated and best decisions. When I get the chance to come back to Maui, she will be my Realtor again!!
Pam Crawford ~ 2010