I'm curious by nature and often have my nose buried in a book, class, video, or blog. My curiosity has led me to a lifelong study of the science of “success” and what daily habits, skills plus mindsets lead to becoming the very best version of one’s self and how to work best within a team.
After graduating from Indiana University with a successful softball career and a degree in Management and Business, I began a career in real estate which allowed me to further apply my science of “success”. After years of managing one of the top teams in Las Vegas, I noticed that the agents I was managing were only using some of my business coaching tips. Curious about how well an agent could do if they applied all that I was teaching my team, I began a career in sales but rather than “selling” I chose a path of teaching my clients to empower them to make educated choices. This path of service to my clients led to a number of designations and awards including the Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS) Designation which is often referred to as the "Ph.D. of Real Estate” + being voted one of the Top 40 REALTORS® in Las Vegas Under 40 Years Old in 2013 and 2014.
While my sales career was amazing, I craved to be a part of a team again. I was never much into solo sports and I always felt my best came when working with a team of all-stars. So began my vision of building a real estate team that focuses on highlighting each individual’s gifts and talents to join together with others to make an all-star team that by working together we not only enrich the lives of one other but also the clients we serve.
I lead the Huki Team at the KW Kauai where I have been able to create the team I envisioned. At Huki Team, we pull together our own unique gifts, talents, and over 85 years of combined experience to collaborate with you to achieve your real estate aspirations.
Outside of work, I recharge by snorkeling with sea turtles, golfing, surfing, or cuddling with my four-legged kids, Twinkie and Lily. What I appreciate about my real estate career is being able to pursue both my personal and professional goals with equal passion – honestly, I think that type of work-life balance makes me a happier and kinder human.
If you’d like to get in touch with me about helping you with your real estate aspirations on the exquisite island of Kauai, Hawaii, connect with me by Messaging me or following me on Twitter @KristineDugan.
For more information, visit www.KauaiSouthShoreLuxury.com.
Certified Residential Specialist, Short Sale Seller Negotiations, Short Sale Listings, Buyer Representation, Contract Negotiation, Identifying and Analyzing Investment Property Opportunities, Luxury Homes, New Home Construction
Top 3 Real Estate Companies on Kauai, Hawaii - 2021 [Garden Island]
Top 40 Under 40 REALTORS® in Las Vegas - 2014 [Las Vegas YPN]
Top 40 Under 40 REALTORS® in Las Vegas - 2013 [Las Vegas YPN]
Best Real Estate Team in Carmel, CA - 2013 [Carmel Chamber of Commerce]
Best Small Business in Monterey, CA - 2012 [USB Bank]
Top Real Estate Team in Monterey County - 2011 [Monterey County Weekly]
Negotiations, Effective Communicator, Marketing, Customer Service, Leader
|Janice R., Previous Buyer and Seller Client|
|"I would like to tell you about my Realtor, Kristine Dugan. I needed to sell my rental property fast and of course I needed to make as much money as possible. I have worked with several realtors here in Vegas, on even being a personal friend, but there was no hesitation as I immediately contacted Kristine. She was amazing again! Kristine had my house sold with the money in my pocket in two weeks! She was able to get 22% over the neighborhood comps and secured the transaction with a cash buyer. Who could ask for more? During the times she has helped me purchase and sell homes I have found her to be not only a hard worker, very intelligent and honest, but also kind, helpful and committed to her clients. So thank you very much Kristine."|
|Chris and Amber A., Previous Buyer and Seller Clients, Short Sale Homeowners|
|"The service and personal attention we received from Kristine Dugan was exceptional and unexpected during the short sale of our income property. Kristine and SMG Realty are truly a high-caliber team. Their knowledge of the local market and their key contacts with the banks and investors associated with a short sale are remarkable. After patiently going through the short sale process and explaining tax details and all the other necessary insights with us, they made sure we got the best offer for our income property and more importantly got the bank to accept the offer and get the property sold! I have also used Kristine in purchasing a home and without her expertise in the bank owned/foreclosed property market we would not have the home of our dreams. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Kristine Dugan to help you in this life changing move. We could not have asked for a better Realtor to guide us through the process. Never missing a deadline, whatever the request, Kristine has consistently been up to the task".|
|Neill M., Previous Buyer and Seller Client, Short Sale Homeowner|
|"Kristine THANK YOU so much for the work you did to help me short sale my property! It is such a relief to have this short sale done and over with and I’m so glad you helped me through everything. I really, truly, deeply appreciate all that you have done for me. As long as you are a Realtor, you are my go to girl and I will refer all my family members and friends to you! Thanks again!"|
|Josh and Stephanie M., Previous Seller Clients, Short Sale Homeowners|
|"Kristine Dugan was a godsend to us! We were in a major pickle, as we moved out of Las Vegas and could not get our house sold. Kristine helped us no only get our house sold, but also was very much a huge support system for us and was great at keeping us informed at what was going on! We highly recommend her services, as she goes way above and beyond!"|
|Richard M., Active Military, Previous Buyer Client|
|"I got your card today in the mail. You are so thoughtful, I'm getting settled in fine, slowly but surely. You have got to be the best real estate agent ever... By the way, congrats on your recent CRS award!!! Very impressive, and I know first hand that you deserve it seeing how hard you worked to get me into my house. I'll recommend you to everybody I know that is in the market to buy or sell their home."|
|Michael R., Previous Buyer Client|
|"Over the past several years I have been fortunate enough to watch Kristine's business evolve.Kristine has always cared about her clients but 2 years ago she decided to take her business to another level by continually educating herself so that she could take her natural compassion for her clients and truly provide them with a level of service and education that is extremely uncommon in her field. This new direction has taken Kristine's business to new heights because her clients not only know she cares but the professionalism and wisdom she provides is priceless."|
|Robyn Yates, Previous Broker at Windermere Prestige Properties|
|"Kristine is a very detailed and conscientious advocate for her clients. I have known her to think strategically to find and secure the best properties for her clients. She has excellent communication skills and is fun to work with! I enthusiastically recommend Kristine to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Las Vegas valley."|
|Lauulu and Alva L., Previous Buyer Client|
|"Thank you so much with all your help in making this year a very memorial and special one for us as well. Its been a long goal and dream that has now come to pass in finding a beautiful house to call home so we thank you once again for what you do. We were so lucky to have met you at the time when we did, some things happen for a reason in making the right opportunities possible. Your cookies were absolutely delicious, the whole family attacked those babies like there was no tomorrow :) Be safe in your travels and may you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."|
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