"Your Swiss real estate connection on the island of Kauai, licensed in Hawaii since 1994"
Ruth S. Marvin was born and raised in Lucerne, Switzerland, and moved to Kauai in 1990 to work in travel management. Kauai has always been her favorite island, and she can't imagine a better place to live, work and raise a family.
Ruth has been a sales agent with Bali Hai Realty since 1994 and was promoted to Broker-in-Charge in 2004 where - in collaboration with the company’s Principal Broker – she has overseen sales transactions in excess of $1Billion since. Ruth is known for her Swiss efficiency, accuracy and confidentiality. She is detail-oriented, organized, knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of Real Estate on Kauai. Ruth has served local, mainland and international clientele during her career. Her expertise is in resort properties and second homes on Kauai. In 2013, Ruth earned the designation of Previews® Property Specialist as part of the renowned, Coldwell Banker Previews International program. In addition to assisting Buyers and Sellers with their Real Estate needs as the Broker-in-Charge at Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty, Ruth also supports her associates with new agent training, escrow advice, and contract reviews.
Ruth loves Kauai's simple but high-quality lifestyle and its natural beauty. She enjoys spending time outdoors - walking, playing tennis, stand-up paddle boarding - or just having fun with her family and friends. Ruth is married to Joe Marvin and has two beautiful daughters, Sabrina and Wailana.
"Ruth Marvin is a professional with a positive attitude and friendly personality. Her patience, guidance, and knowledge of the area were assets during the process of finding my home on Kauai. She addressed all of my questions and concerns and made a long distance transaction effortless. I’d like to thank Ruth and the staff at Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty for their exceptional service."
Bill Thomas, Kauai
"Ruth was exceedingly helpful in listing, marketing, and selling our condo. She provided great advice, was active in showing the property, and paid attention to and assisted with all the tasks necessary to complete a difficult escrow. She facilitated every step of the process. We would highly recommend using Ruth for real estate services in Kauai, and will assuredly call her for our next real estate representation in Kauai. Ruth has the highest integrity, is honest, and knows the business."
Mark and Patty Ochenduszko,
San Diego, CA
“Ruth Marvin was our family's Real Estate Broker for three purchases and three sales on Kauai. Ruth was as professional and helpful as one could possibly hope for. She was constructive and imaginative in all cases, and especially patient in the weak market of 2009. She was well organized, responsive and a pleasure to work with. We can recommend her to anyone without reservation.”
Mitch and Shirley Ostrom, Kauai & Virginia
"Ruth is a consummate professional who consistently delivers superlative service and results over and beyond expectations. She is the reason we were able to realize our dream of owning a home on Kauai."
Rahul Mehta, California and Kauai
"Ruth is a true professional. She exceeds all expectations and definitely gives 200% to assist you with her guidance, advice, honesty and integrity. She recently helped our family immensely with her expertise of the local market. It would be my pleasure to recommended her to anyone interested in either buying or selling on Kauai. She is a true jewel and a lovely, genuine person."
Kim Dornbusch, Utah and Kauai
"We purchased our townhouse through Ruth Marvin in 2008. Her efficiency and meticulous attention to detail gave us the confidence to take the step. Moreover she has kept in touch and remained a friend. She is very pleasant to deal with."
Drs Devendra, California
"Ruth Marvin is a solid real estate person. We knew she had our interest at heart, after she had done her best to learn what they were. Ruth is very knowledgeable, and not afraid to put in the hard work to take care of all the details in the complicated world of real estate deals. We have congratulated ourselves for having found Ruth to guide us toward finding the place of our dreams. We are happy to give her a five star (should be ten star) rating. Mahalo nui loa."
Adrian Bontje & Pearl Wollin, Kauai
"Ruth did a great job for us as a realtor and we value and trust her advice... She is now also a great friend!"
Miranda Moss, Kauai
"We have bought and sold several properties and have dealt with many different Realtors in the past and in comparison Ruth Marvin is outstanding. Her professional reputation is well known on the North Shore of Kauai."
Jerry Driscoll, Kauai and Utah
“Ruth Marvin represented us on the sale of our property. She was "on top" of all communications and advertising related to the exposure and eventual sale of the lot. She kept us well informed on all activity of importance which allowed us to feel that every effort was being made to move the property. We found her to be both efficient and a very amicable person to do business with.”
Thomas Braverman, Kauai
"Wren Perdue and Ruth Marvin did an excellent job of marketing our home, and provided us with plenty of support along the way to help close the sale. They were professional and friendly at all times and very easy to work with."
Michael Pearson, Kaua'i
"Ruth Marvin and Adrian Sear looked after my wife, Amy and I in our search for our home in paradise. Two total professionals, with a wonderful human touch, is the only way we can describe our experience in dealing with them. We bought the house of our dreams and they made the process so simple. It was easier than buying papayas from a local farmers mart! Ruth and Adrian are the best of the best. If you are looking for a hassle free deal then they are the team for you."
Julian and Amy Keeling, California
Ruth Marvin was simply the best real estate agent we could have found on Kauai. She was able to guide us through a complicated transaction from a very long distance. Perhaps her own distance from home gives her an ability to relate to off shore clients and a sensitivity to the distinct culture of Kauai. She also knows how to sweat the small stuff and get fast answers to tricky questions. We did not even meet Ruth until the day escrow papers were signed yet she was deeply involved every step of the way. My family has made a real friend with Ruth. She has definitely gone above and beyond for us and is helping us through renovations and making friends in the neighborhood. Her work ethic and patience are two key attributes. We do not hesitate to say she is an outstanding real estate professional.
Mary Ann Colihan, Ontario, Canada