Bula Vinaka Mr Noble
Thank you for your congratulation call yesterday. It was so wonderful to hear from you and the universe only knows how grateful I am. I really do appreciate such wonderful news and congratulative moments I received today. I would like to take this time to thank both you and Mitchell Keil Lawyer’s for your wonderful work, well done. How you both have made it possible for me to achieve something that I have been dreaming of for such a long time. I remember back in November 2021 when I first contacted you, looking to purchase a vacant property with your company”Noble Realty” and I remember how difficult it was at first since I had been misguided and misled by others which caused a great deal of misunderstanding and miscommunication between us. Additionaly to this was our trying to sort out the demanding requirements of my FNPF Housing Assistance” team and which lawyer was suitable for me to work with. Well, those moments were not fun at all to begin with as we bumped heads with our disagreements at one point while trying to come up to a mutual agreement. Yet all this gave me time to reflect, recuperate and accepted the constructive criticisms you gave me and which I took it upon myself to completely trust your advice and opinions which directed me into the right direction and to this day I have never regretted taking those steps and where I am now, officially a proud property owner. So, Thank you once again and Vinaka.
Asilika Limateni Seeto (Buyer)
Steve Noble is the best real estate agent I have worked with in all my dealings in Fiji and the US. He is thorough, straightforward and honest ensuring that I fully understood the process and requirements of buying a house in Fiji. A great communicator, it is apparent that he truly cares for his clients and wants them to settle into life in Fiji with ease. Steve went above and beyond in all aspects – he made it easy to view the properties, acted as liaison with the seller to ensure questions were answered, helped in all aspects in getting the sale completed, and even followed up after the purchase to make sure everything was as expected. I cannot give a strong enough recommendation for Noble Realty. If you are looking for property in Fiji, there is no other person you should choose for your search other than Steve Noble.
Lisa Strong (Buyer)
To whom it may concern:
In my experience, Stephen Noble, of Noble Real-estate, is second to none. His professionalism, knowledge, experience, care, concern, and expertise leaves one feeling that their real-estate needs are being VERY well taken care of. I bought a house through him and sold the same house (and also our block of land) through him a few years later. He is highly recommended. (Thanks so much Stephen!!)
FYI to people selling anything in Fiji, in case you are unaware: It is a requirement (per the Fiji Government) that your lawyer will have to file paperwork with the Fiji government to obtain permission before your proceeds (from any real-estate sales or bank balances) can be released, to be transferred from the lawyer to you in your country. This part of the process can take more than 4 weeks, FYI.
Gina Browning (Seller)
Appreciate your support and guidance through this process. Looking forward to meeting you one day and buying you a beer.
Brendan Self (Buyer)
I recently purchased some property in Taveuni Estates using Stephen as my realtor. Working in real estate myself means that I have very high expectations and Stephen did not disappoint. Purchasing from abroad adds a lot of layers to the process and the whole transaction was very smooth. I would happily recommend Stephen to anyone looking at property in Fiji.
Abel O’ Brennan (Buyer)
Easiest property purchase yet. We found a piece of land we were interested in and contacted Stephen Noble at Noble Realty. He found the owners who were keen to sell and helped us arrive at a fair price. We had a simple contract drawn up and signed within a week and all went smoothly from there. Stephen was easy to work with and answered all our questions about purchasing property in Fiji. He understands Fiji real estate and we would highly recommend his services.
Matt Cammick (Buyer)
Just quick note to say thanks for all your help with the sale of the fiji block.
All monies have been deposited now. It’s always hard when your in a another country and thanks for you kind gentle reminders to get stuff done when we had to.
Hope to catch up next time your in oz. I hope you guys are all well.
Cheers, jeff and joan (Seller)
Thanks again for your help with selling our property in Fiji,
We sold our property through Noblerealty and we found the process to be straightforward and hassle free, thanks to the proprietor Steve Noble. Steve kept us regularly informed on progress and the details necessary for transacting real estate in Fiji. I confidently recommend Noblerealty and the services of Steve Noble .
Robert Gurney (Seller)
I normally do not leave reviews but I felt compelled to leave a review for Stephen. Stephen was a great agent. He was patient while we worked through many issues that I had on my side. He handled the transaction and gave great input and advice when I requested it. I would definitely use him again.
Jonathan Mitchell (Buyer)
Stephen has represented me twice, once to purchase a house I loved and had a wonderful time in, and again when it came time to sell that house. In both cases, he did a wonderful job. Stephen has an excellent system in place to make the process of buying (and selling) a house in Fiji a pleasant experience. He understands how to lead an ex-pat through the process and has the contacts in place to make things work. In fact, when it comes time for me to purchase another home in Fiji, Stephen will be my first phone call.
I think one of the most important things that Stephen does is to stay with a new purchaser after the sale closes. The first year after buying a home in Fiji can be one that is filled with questions. Long after the sale is complete, my experience with Stephen has been that he is available to help and to offer solid advice. I started out as a client, and now consider him a friend and trusted resource. When working with Stephen, you have the tremendous advantage of working with someone who has enormous experience in Fiji and has already been through each up and down. Along with this, he is a very positive person, so he can help with each hurdle not just from experience but with the positive energy of someone who has made things work over and over again. It is simply great and makes the entire process quite calm and understandable.
Stephen also gets the little details right as well, and this makes all the difference in the world. Over the years that I have known him, I can’t recall a single instance of him not responding almost immediately to a phone call or an email. In fact, an email usually generates an immediate phone call in response! For me, this was an incredibly nice and impressive detail. Again, it inspires confidence.
There is no question that I would highly recommend Stephen, and will confidently and happily work with him again in future. He simply makes everything work out.
Philip and Stephanie Mills (Sellers)
“Bula!! My wife and I live in the United States and thought buying a home in fiji on the beach would only be a dream. Stephen Noble helped make our dream come true.
It was great working with Mr. Noble and I would tell everyone interested in buying a home to use Stephen. He has the experience and the knowledge to get the purchase completed for us. He knows all the answers to your questions and walks alongside of you during the entire process. As most everyone knows, you need lots of patience when buying a property in Fiji, Stephen gave us confidence that it would all work out and he would call me each step of the way. We love the house we purchased. We highly recommend using Stephen Noble.
Tony and Katie (Buyer)
To Whom It May Concern
I recently sold my double property at Taveuni Estates through Noble Realty . The owner, Stephen Noble, made an excellent video of the property and I had a buyer within one week! The enthusiasm and professionalism that Stephen showed throughout and his ability to get the buyer to come up to my price were extraordinary. Every step of the way, he kept me informed, and this was much appreciated. I highly recommend either as a buyer or seller to make use of his excellent services, which are transparent and efficient.
Thanks again Stephen for helping me close this chapter.
All the best!
It has been a pleasure working with Stephen Noble and I would highly recommend him to others. Being a first time property buyer in the country of Fiji, it was great working with a seasoned professional who knows the ropes, how long things take and good attorneys to recommend. My transaction ended up taking about the time that Stephen estimated, things don’t happen quickly in Fiji, lol! He connected me with an excellent attorney, and the process was smooth and in the end I have a nice new house, Bula Vinaka Stephen!
Ken, San Francisco, California, USA (Buyer)
It’s always a challenge and it often takes years to sell a property on a remote Fiji island. It’s more of a challenge when a COVID Pandemic causes the borders to close. Somehow, Stephen Noble of Noble Realty sold our vacation home on Taveuni, to an American, with the borders closed, sight unseen, 14 months after the listing.
The next challenge was to move the process from offer to sale through the disruptions of the pandemic. Stephen stayed on top of the process. Key to this was the professionalism of the attorney he recommended.
Today, thanks to Stephen’s diligent efforts, the sale is closed, Government requirements have been met and the funds have been transferred to our American account.
Thank you for your professional and efficient sale of our property.
Jeff and Karen Weigel (Sellers)
I really wanted to buy a property in Fiji, but had concerns about the purchase process, and dealing with all the documentation remotely.
Stephen was the answer for feeling comfortable, and being able to trust that it was possible to find a property, and bring the deal to closure!
Stephen’s Real Estate expertise, knowledge of the area, transparency, and great communication throughout the process; provided me with the confidence to acquire property despite not being able to travel during these times.
I highly recommend Stephen and Noble Realty if you are looking for a property in Fiji, beautiful Taveuni or surrounding area, and desire peace of mind.
It is a pleasure to write this letter of reference for Stephen Noble. I have used the services of Noble Realty as a buyer of a house in Taveuni during 2020-2021. First, acting on the last-minute notice from me, Steve has been very responsive in making sure that I would be able to see a few houses on Sunday morning, which is usually almost impossible time to get anything done in Fiji! Second, he has explained the whole purchase process well, and connected me with the legal firm to process all the legal paper work. Third, he was able to negotiate a price reduction with a buyer when he has found, just before the settlement, that the property generator (worth F$ 12,500) has been removed from the property by the seller. I have really appreciated Steve behaving with good resolve in this situation and representing firmly my interests. Finally, he has also provided a lot of useful tips about transferring things to Taveuni, getting settled and obtaining a house insurance. During the entire process (which together with legal work took more than 6 months) Steve has shown to be always involved, available to answer my questions, and ready to provide the guidance on how to proceed. As a foreigner buying a house in Fiji, I have felt very comfortable during the entire purchase process, thanks to Steve’s guidance. I can definitely recommend highly Noble Realty services for any of your real estate needs in the beautiful country of Fiji.
Alex Ivaschenko (Buyer)
Good Day Stephen,
I just wanted to extend our sincere thanks, to you and your team, in facilitating the purchase of our property in Qamea.
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with yourselves, your local knowledge and professionalism made the transaction simple and painless.
We will certainly recommend your organisation to any friend and family looking to purchase in Fiji.
Quintin Nidd (Buyer)
I want to express my appreciation for your professionalism and perseverance. Selling remote property takes a lot of effort and time. Your knowledge of the people and customs helped us through several negotiations. You always kept us well informed from the beginning to the end, including frustrating delays associated with government
procedures. Your recommendation for a local solicitor was an excellent choice. You certainly have Jill’s and my highest recommendation.
If you are ever in the San Francisco Bay Area please make contact with us.
Thanks very much again,
Bula Mr Noble,
Thank you for assisting me and my husband purchase the property at Taveuni Estates.
We really enjoy your service and thanks for the great work.
Elisabeta Masikau (Buyer)
Thank you so much for your reply and confirmation that all is finalized already…We are all really very happy and want to express again our thanks for your great professional support as only results are counted at the end :-)…
I hope you already know that my mother and I are very very thankful for your great service that was with no doubt much more than we could have ever expected from a real estate agent! Thank you Stephen for making this possible and you effort in keeping things running for nearly 3 years now – it would just not have been possible without your support and guidance! “Thank you Stephen for your excellent work and your assistance in all possible ways to finally complete the sale of our properties!
I am happy to fully recommend Stephen’s service to anyone. He reliably and constantly attended the sale from the beginning to the very end. His profound knowledge of the local requirements and administration was priceless and truly vital as the sale turned out to be much more complex than we had ever expected. But Stephen did everything to keep things running by countless follow-ups with all involved parties, solving unforeseen problems and keeping us informed throughout the entire process. Well done Stephen, you truly did a great job! Also on behalf of my mother – Thank you so much again for your great work!
Kind regards, Stefan (Seller)
Thank you so much for your support in purchasing this piece of land. As you note we started the deal in 2020 June and finalized this week in 2021. There were lots of ups and downs along the way but you did not give up on me. Thank you for your advice, patience and guidance. I would have never been able to purchase this freehold land if it wasn’t for you. Always appreciated. Thank you Stephen. Kind regards Monika
To whom it may concern.
I have known Steven Noble for many years. Firstly as a neighbour in Taveuni Estates
and also as Real Estate Agent heading his own company of Noble Realty. I was very pleased when he set up his own business as Taveuni had no Real Estate Agency which made it almost impossible to sell or buy a property.
Taveuni sales were difficult for a number of years due to various management and government issues. He was an independent who did not have to answer to other authorities. This allowed him to look after your interests independently.
He has put an enormous amount of effort into selling my property. He is always helpful, friendly and business like in his dealings. He has not charged for advertising which can be quite considerable with other agents. He has done everything he could to hasten the sale through various government authorities. He has performed duties outside of his brief to make the sale easier for me. For example the car registration had to be cancelled as it was part of the sale. He sent me the relevant papers which he then returned to the authorities. His actions helped me enormously as living outside of Fiji one doesn’t always know the proper procedure for some transactions.
I can fully recommend Steve to anyone needing a Real Estate Agent. Thank you Steve.
Lesley Gurney (Seller)
You made ﬁnding and purchasing a home in Fiji a joy. Despite Fiji being so far away, and the whole world being in a pandemic (except for Fiji) we were able to accomplish this. We have been perusing your offerings for years through your great website. Noblerealty.com.”. You seem to have top listings on one of the most spectacular Islands in the world. Taveuni being special in our hearts. You walked us through the not so easy process with patience. Your help post sale with insurance, caretaking, maintenance, solar power etc. has brought a lot of peace. Thank you
Ramona and Michael (Buyers)
Hi Mr. Noble, I’d like to sincerely thank you for all that you did in order for me and my spouse to buy that vacant block of land at Taveuni Estates. You went out of your way to assist us, and for that I am very grateful. I will certainly refer your services to my network of people and hope that each referral will generate you new business.
Litea Senimoli (Buyer)
It gives me great pleasure to highly recommend Stephen Noble for professional real estate services in Fiji.
I have been a licensed real estate broker and attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA for almost 25 years, and it is
rare that I am able to offer such an unequivocal endorsement as I am now.
More than two years ago, a client of mine here in Las Vegas came to me and informed me that his mother
passed away. She owned a beautiful 7 acre oceanfront property on the island of Taveuni. My client and his sister
had been struggling for some time already to obtain title in their name as the only heirs to the estate. They asked
me to coordinate everything from the States.
When it came time to engage the services of a local real estate professional, Stephen came highly
recommended and we hired his firm. From the first day, Stephen helped us navigate a very complex real estate
transactions that involved multiple entities, law firms and laws in Fiji, potential beneficiaries in three states in the
U.S., two law firms in Fiji, and estate law in two countries. He did this with diligence, courtesy, patience and
Stephen is a consummate professional. He knows the local market, customs, people and laws. He works
very hard. Because of these qualities, he has been able to develop an international clientele – on which he drew
to source the buyer of my client’s property – who came from Switzerland!
In the end, the Buyer got a premier property at a fair price. And, most importantly to me, my client
received full market value for his property. The transaction closed – and this would never have happened without
Stephen’s active engagement.
If you need real estate information or property in Fiji, there is no doubt that you would benefit from
consulting with Stephen Noble. You will be happy that you did.
Nicolas R. Donath, Esq. (Seller)
I have been investing in real estate for almost 50 years, so I have some knowledge of the industry. I also have high standards for the service I expect from a real estate professional. Even with those standards, Stephen surpassed my expectations. He was prompt, professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. Good job, Stephen!
Jim Kelly (Seller)
“Steve is the broker of choice for Northern Fiji real estate. He catered his offering to our purchase parameters and made the transaction smooth by communicating timely and effectively with both sides. When things started to go sideways with the attorney we used, he took initiative to get it back on track. Steve was the strongest link in our transaction process and my only recommendation as the go-to person for Fiji real estate!”
J.K. Shea (Buyer)
To whom it may concern,
In January this year Stephen Noble alerted me to a property purchase opportunity absolutely ideal for me (Coastal Lot 14 Taveuni Estates).
I am please to say that with Stephen’s help I was able to take full advantage of this opportunity, and now own this property.
His outstanding advice and assistance at the time was invaluable in making this happen.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen Noble to anyone wanting a fair, honest, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and qualified real estate agent to assist them with their property requirements in the Taveuni area.
Paul Jelley (Buyer)
We were very fortunate to contact Noble Realty to sell our property on Taveuni.
Thank you ,Stephen, for all your help and your professionalism.
Thanks again Stephen and regards