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I contacted Kelsea to see more details on a property I was interested in on Oahu, Hawaii. She got back to me within an hour of my initial email! I was very pleased to hear back so soon. She was very kind and understanding about my situation, and was still willing to go out of her way to find me properties that fit into my specific parameters. I will be using Kelsea to help me purchase my first investment property on the island.

Kaitlin Haggs

Kelsea was very prompt, professional and informative. I am a first time home buyer, and I wanted to get started on the process of owning my first home. She was very patient and helped me to understand what I need to do, to get where I want to be. Kelsea will be representing me in purchasing my very first home, and I will definitely refer her to my friends and family for future real estate needs.

Sherlyn Chun

Sheri went above and beyond in helping us sell our family home. We were extremely grateful for her caring and compassionate assistance during a difficult and emotional time. Sheri patiently guided us every step of the way. I don't know how we would have managed without her. Thank you Sheri!

T A Takahashi

Our good friend Danielle referred us to Sean, and we are just so grateful. Sean was always so supportive of us, he responded quickly whenever we called with any questions or concerns, and he was tireless in his quest to help us find a dream home. At one point we were feeling a bit desperate that we may not find something that checked most of our boxes, and we discussed placing an offer on a place that we just weren't in love with and Sean gently talked us down off the ledge and said "I'm not selling you a property that you won't be happy in. Be patient, we are going to find you a great place". He was right! We love love love our new place! We have so much gratitude that we had Sean with his expertise, thougtfulness and insight to guide us in our search, it is very stressful looking for a new home and we are grateful we had Sean with us to navigate through that process.

Kimberly M - Kaneohe HI

Sheri made both my buying and selling process very easy especially as a first time buyer. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested on finding or looking into selling their home. Thank you Sheri!

S Schuch

Buying my first home was one of my biggest commitments in life. Being a first-time homebuyer and the thought of having a 30-year mortgage brought on so much fear and uncertainty. But Sheri was very reassuring every step of the way. She was very patient and knowledgeable and took the time to explain and answer any questions I had throughout the process. I assured her from the start that I was ready to leave my parents' home to buy my own but only had so much money. She took this well into consideration and worked with me endlessly to find the right home that I was satisfied with. Every decision I made was based on my knowledge and understanding of what I learned from her. Rather than selling me a home she guided me to the next chapter of my life. Thank you! Sheri.

T Kageyama

Kui was very attentive and considerate of our needs and preferences. A great guide and one of the most reliable people we've ever come across. We could count on and trust him as he lead us through the homebuying process. It was a comfortable experience working with Kui, and we love how we were treated as if we were second Ohana. The vibes were simply immaculate. Thank you, Kui!!!

Dianne A.

Kui was amazing! He kept us informed every step of the way! I so enjoyed our transaction with him. He held our hand through it all. Selling your house is so scary but he answered every question no matter how silly it was.

Patrick J.

I can confidently say that Sean Lopez is the best realtor I have ever met. He is incredibly patient, diligent, honest, communicative, even-keeled and kind. He was was impressively forthright and ethical. As a true local, he knows the island like the back of his hand, and was extremely thorough in explaining to me every region without sugarcoating or underplaying any area. It’s clear to see Sean has a genuine heart for finding a home for his clients — he stands out as authentic amongst the many other pushy realtors out there. Sean always answered my phone calls or called me back right away, always responded to my texts, and went above and beyond talking with me about every last detail on the home(s) that made me feel comfortable and supported. I searched for a couple months with Sean and ended up with a unique gem of a property / home just right for me and my family, under asking price. Even after the process is now long done, Sean has continued to follow up and help me with contractors and contacts so that I can feel settled. I would 110% recommend Sean as a realtor. You will be represented respectfully, thoroughly, diligently, and with the spirit of Aloha. PS: in comparison to the world of online reviews, Sean has not personally mentioned asking for a review at all. I am writing this review out of sheer gratitude. Mahalo!

Natalie Biehl

Aloha! Our experience with Sean was excellent! You could not ask for a better agent. Sean Lopez was very competent, professional and honest in every aspect in searching for a home. He was sincere and diligent in helping us to find a home that would suit our needs and desires. Sean was quick and efficient in suggesting and scheduling different inspectors we needed when considering buying a home. He also was thorough in helping us to evaluate a home, both pluses and drawbacks, including all foreseeable realistic costs. Not daunted and never pushy, he did not mind that we decided not to purchase the first home we investigated at length, and he was very patient and kind in continuing on to find another. It worked out. I’m glad we did and we’re so excited about the property we purchased! He answered all of our questions along the way, about everything, as well as after the sale. He was always very communicative with us, and more than willing to go the extra mile. He is very trustworthy, and I would highly recommend him, and will definitely use him again if needed.

Nancy Biehl

Sasha and her team really do embrace the term KIND. Armed with compassion, trustworthiness, knowledge, and all the resources needed to provide for a positive experience. We met Sasha in 2015. She has always welcomed us with open arms when we visit from the mainland. As to this point we have not purchased, Sasha keeps us updated and we will be making a purchase in the future. If all professionals where as sincere and caring when dealing with their clients the overwhelming and stressful process would be mitigated. Sasha treats people as equal. That says a lot for a person in an industry that is all about making money. We have only had one agent on the Islands for 7 years and will not have another as long as Sasha is in the industry.

Erik Hyman

Sheri was amazingly organized and gladly spent time answering even the most mundane questions about documents and procedures. She responded to my emails and texts promptly. I always felt welcome to contact her whenever I felt the need. I would definitely want Sheri to be my agent in future real estate needs.

K Y Honma

We had the privilege of working with Ruth Marvin, both as a buyer and seller. She consistently provided top notch customer service and exhibited the utmost professionalism at every turn. She has the attention to detail, and the oversight ability, to expedite the buying and selling processes. Her personable approach to business made both transactions not only very efficient but enjoyable experiences. Ruth never missed an opportunity to make us feel important and valued! Ruth has definitely earned our highest recommendation.

Bryan and Barbara Cobble

Kim is truly one of a kind. You can tell she really loves her job and genuinely cares about the real estate industry. From our first conversation with Kim, she showed interest and passion in our wants and needs. She never deviated from what our priorities are and at the same time provided us with realistic goals. Every contract we put in she was very helpful with suggestions in the current market environment. There were moments that my wife and I wanted to give up in this unprecedent market but Kim always kept us focused and determined. I joked with Kim all the time, saying that she is more of my Psychiatrist/Consular then a Realtor. Kim will always reach out to us when she hears something that would benefit us or warn us if something was not right. There was a home that we looked at and was dead set on, after speaking with Kim and pointing out a couple of future issues. We pulled out not just because of Kim's expertise but we genuinely felt like Kim was watching out for us. We honestly never had a Realtor like Kim, she was more like a close friend than our Realtor. There was a short period of time where my wife had a medical emergency and Kim was trying to help us locate a doctor to try to help in any way possible. During my wife's recovery, she never once talked about real estate and she genuinely checked up on my wife's recovery. When we finally did find our home, Kim was very efficient in getting all the paperwork and timeline down to close on time. She honestly made the whole transaction very seamless. Not only did we love our purchase experience with Kim, we honestly say that we made a friend as well. Our experience with Kim has spoiled us to the point we would only use Kim for any real estate purchases. Kim went way above and beyond for us, she went to the moon for us. Thank you Kim!!!!!!!!

Johnny & Nhi

Denise Fisher is such a gem! She’s on her A game every time and with her professional, warm-hearted nature, we were able to close on the house in 30 days, which I understand can be quite a challenge since the buyers were acquiring a VA loan. We’re pleased that both agents kept in touch to make this happen. While preparing to vacate our home for sale, she checked in on our progress and gave suggestions for keeping the momentum going. Denise has a great eye for catching things that others missed and that helped with making the house look and feel better for potential buyers. It’s evident that she has been in this industry for decades. She showed herself to be trustworthy, hardworking, very efficient, and she answered so many of our questions in a way that could easily be understood by laypeople. Denise is very resourceful in this competitive market. She is reliable and was on time for our meetings, and continually kept us updated along the way. We got exactly what we wanted in the sale of the home. Denise, we are grateful for you being you, and for helping us to gracefully move into another chapter of our lives with ease. Mahalo nui loa!

Rev. Dr. Keema Cooper

Kui went above and beyond to ensure our home purchase transaction went as smooth as possible; he really is amazing! Very friendly, respectful, and trust-worthy, Kui is truly the epitome of aloha! We greatly appreciate the energy he dedicated to us and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants excellent service!

Richard S.

3/28/2022 We loved working with Sean for the purchase of our home. What immediately stood out was his in-depth local knowledge of each neighborhood, even specific streets within neighborhoods. We were impressed with how thoroughly he investigated comparable properties, sometimes even calling up agents from those previous sales to learn more details. We appreciated his timely and detailed responses to all of our questions over email. He never made us feel that we were asking a trivial question by answering each question with care. Sean took the time to understand us as individuals and gave us advice as if we were family. We felt we could place our trust in him for this important decision. Even after the sale was complete, Sean went out of his way to introduce us to contractors to help us with work that needed to get done on the house. I would highly recommend working with Sean for anyone looking for a home on the island! John T, East Oahu

John T, East Oahu

KIM SHIMONISHI Is an exceptional realtor. She is intelligent, extremely knowledgeable, and an excellent communicator. I have had the pleasure of her professional expertise and guidance two times; once to buy my home, then 8 years later to sell the same home. During each process she was extremely helpful, providing the most accurate information regarding the regulations and laws of the Hawaii State Real Estate Commission. Whenever I had questions (and I had many!), she gave me all the information, in great detail, I needed to make an educated decision. When I bought my home, Kim guided me to buy at the best price. When selling my home in January 2022, Kim was very strategic regarding the selling price and timing. She thoroughly explained her reasoning when she advised me to reject offers, and kept on top of a very fast moving market. Her efforts led to an offer that was “as is” and above market, and the property closed smoothly in less than 45 days, even though it was funded with a conventional loan. Because Kim provided me with a such a positive and low stress experience during a complicated transaction, I recommend her without hesitance to anyone considering either buying or selling their home. Kim is not only a brilliant realtor, she is a joy to be around.

Steve C.

Susan’s EXTENSIVE knowledge of Honolulu real estate, and her vast experience, were INCREDIBLY pivotal in not only superbly negotiating our deal, but throughout the ENTIRE process. Her contacts throughout the service industry here were part of the reason we got a massive credit in the closing for rehab costs! On time, on the ball, and watching your back, simply put, she’s the best agent I’ve worked with in my 25 years of buying and selling properties. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

D. D. Raiman - Seller

We can't speak highly enough of our experience working with Susan. We selected Susan for our luxury estate property because of her vast knowledge and experience in the luxury home market in Oahu. Susan is truly at the top of her game and thinks outside the box in marketing a property. She is a proactive agent utilizing her network and marketing skills to get our property exposed worldwide. We had countless international buyers interested in our home. She's not the type of agent that places a house in MLS and waits for the phone to ring. She went above and beyond and worked extremely hard until closing. I have not seen someone who was so hands on during the entire escrow process. It was a pleasure working with her and we would highly recommend her to all of our family and friends.

Mark and Sondra Wang - Seller

We selected Susan after meeting her at one of her property listings and subsequently interviewing her regarding the listing of our home for sale. We were completely impressed with her knowledge and energy. Her local market knowledge, aggressive marketing, stylish staging and excellent real estate networking resulted in a very successful sale. She is friendly and graciously engaging and tough when negotiating the deal. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a consummate real estate professional.

Claud and Jean Shaw - Seller

Kui was amazing. When all other agents had failed, Kui came through with his expertise and impeccable timing. And he got us much more than our initial asking price.

Hajime H.

Kim is very knowledgeable and is willing to share her knowledge and experience with her clients. With each home we looked at, Kim would debrief with us, sharing things she liked about the homes we were interested in and pointing out any red flags. More importantly, Kim truly cares about her clients. We were looking for our first home for six months. From our first conversation with Kim, she would check in weekly with us to see how the search was going and making sure we didn't miss any potential homes. She was very patient with us as we kept on changing our minds regarding the type of home we were looking for and constantly readjusting our budget. But Kim was flexible and helped us find potential homes. Kim was also our cheerleader and spokesperson, making sure that with each home we bid on, we were presented to the sellers as best as possible. And when we were finally able to win the bid for our first home, Kim made sure to keep all parties involved on the same page, constantly communicating with us and the seller to make the closing process as smooth as possible. We truly appreciate all that Kim has done for us in helping us find and purchase our first home and we cannot thank her enough.

Vanessa & Sherwin R.

"Closed on a new condo today! Kim has been extremely easy to work with. She is genuine, knowledgeble, trustworthy, and patient with her clients. I'ts clear that Kim puts her 100% in her work and is keenly sensiteve to her clients individual needs. If you're in the market for a new home or an investment porperty, I highly recommend getting in touch with Kim"

Cecilia Wang

​​Erwin found us two perfect houses in Aiea in less than a year. We loved working with him. He is prompt and attentive. In both cases he arranged showings on the same day as our inquiry.

Douglas B.

We really feel that we would not have gotten our new home if it wasn’t for Erwin Paulino. He was able to build a relationship with the sellers agent and put us on the inside track. We needed to sell our old home after our purchase and Erwin was able to find a buyer after just one Open House! Erwin is very knowledgeable and experienced and it shows in his work. Not to mention that you will not find a more personable guy.

Jason K.

10/30/2021 It was a pleasure to work with Sean. He went above and beyond what we expect a realtor to do. Sean was knowledgeable, responsive, and never got annoyed with our many questions. Well, if he did, he never showed it! We can recommend him without reservation.

Andrea & Bryan W. - Kailua Beachside

The smoothest transaction ever! I even forgot that we were in escrow. Smooth, no issues, a few extensions, but other than that, I couldn't have asked for anything more. 6-stars on a 5-star scale.

Dean T.

Mr. Erwin worked diligently to help us achieve our goal of selling within 30-45 days after PCS’ing from Hawaii. He kept us fully informed every step of the way throughout the process. He didn’t just settle in order to make a deal, he made sure we were comfortable with the sale. He treated us like family and not just a deal. I would recommend any buyer or seller to him.

Tequila B.

First of all, Boo Young was a lifesaver with her compassionate dedication above and beyond professional help! When I first met her as my friend's referral, I had just lost my only child and was heartbroken, sick and scared. Boo came to my rescue mentally and physically as I slowly regained my strength and will to live. When I needed to sell my Waikele townhouse, Boo Young helped me improve the look of my home's interior and garden. After selling my home at the top market price at the time, she asked me where I wanted to live. She helped me carefully select the location, view, price, income potential and so on. When we found a beautiful Kaneohe home with an amazing ocean view and extra income potential from downstairs units, I felt I had found my dream home! Several years later, when I wanted to move to the Honolulu side for my medical treatments, Boo Young made it happen, by making sure that I had a very smooth and easy transaction, and helping me with the move. Thank you so much for all your loving care and support throughout the years! Mahalo Nui Loa Yours,

Gilger, Yun C.

Boo Young found us a very nice brand new home with the huge grassy lawn that we had dreamed about for our children and family gatherings. A few years later when our children went to college and needed to move to town for convenience, she truly transformed our dated home into a model house look with indoor touch-up work, staging, and outside improvements including enhancing the landscaping. When she finished with various contractors, the work looked so nice I almost did not want to sell this home! Boo helped us find a nice multi-family property in town and helped us arrange all contracts to complete the necessary remodeling work. Throughout the years after we met Boo, all our relatives' real estate purchasing was connected to her as well. We truly appreciate Boo's complete and easy experience for our whole family's real estate transactions! Thank you very much! Sincerely,

Park, C K.

Thanks Kim for taking good care of us! Buying & Selling at the same time was crazy stressful but you made sure we never forgot anything & basically made sure we crossed all our T's & dotted all our I's. A realtor should always be there for you & only out for your best interest & you sure did!

Suzanne K.

Sheri is absolutely the best! She worked extremely hard to help us clear out our old residence visited the home countless times to ensure that the renovations were being done properly and in a timely fashion saved us a lot of money by helping us secure another painting company informed us of the most reasonable people to hire for the removal of large pieces of furniture as well as for sprucing up the yard helped resolve problems with pest infestation even vacuumed the home- all while keeping us constantly updated. My daughter will soon retain Sheri to sell her home and we have referred her to two other friends. We couldn't have done this major project without her! (Sheri was also a great help to us in purchasing our new home in Mililani last year.)

S M Ishiyama

Kui and his team were terrific! Every step of the way Kui exceeded our expectations. Kui listened to our feedback as we first started looking at properties and stayed laser focused on how best to help us find the perfect place. As first-time home buyers, we knew that buying a home in 2021 would come with its own set of challenges. I would highly recommend Kui and his team to anyone thinking about buying or selling their home. Especially, first-time home buyers that are a bit weary about getting into the housing market.

Luke T.

This team of Jeff Lyons and Lester Salazar is the best there is. Highly professional and very helpful. They made my job as a seller a breeze. They worked relentlessly to make sure I get the best sale price for my property. Thank you, Jeff and Lester. Job well done. Aloha.

Ali and Alma Khan

I have bought houses a few times in my life and had varying degrees of satisfaction with my realtors. I can say without reservation that Kui is the best realtor I have ever had! He knew the island, its neighborhoods, and its communities on a passionate level. He was empathic, courteous, fun, and always professional.

Jed D.

Erwin, was a pleasure to work with on many levels. His work ethics were outstanding, and he always kept his word and never forgot to follow up on any items. As we all know selling or buying a home has many moving parts, and Erwin always made sure that I was in the loop and kept me informed when I needed to know anything. If I needed to follow up on an email, or sign a document he always made sure I knew about it. His personal involvement in every step was a key part of making this sale a seamless transaction. At the beginning of this sale, I explained to Erwin that I was helping my mother with selling her forever home, and he knew exactly how I felt about the sale including the feelings my mother would be going through. He helped my mother through each and every step of the way to help her understand the complexity of selling a home that she lived in for almost 50 years. He talked to her in a way that made her understand the process, and treated her like he would treat his own family. We have moved and now we live in Oregon and will miss Erwin for all the things he has done for us and the kindness he has shown us. This sale was not about a number for him, it was about helping us go through a process of selling a home I grew up in, and a home that my mother lived him for almost her entire life. Please let Erwin know our family appreciates his professionalism and support and will miss his presents.

Jeannette T.

Lester Salazar was a realtor we got from using the Zillow site. I told him what we were looking for and where, and he immediately jumped into action. A true professional throughout, Lester was able to get our offer accepted and communicated with us throughout each step of the loan process up to the closing. He made us feel very comfortable and, while we had small snags which was no fault on the buying side, his calming demeanor and assurances made us feel we were in the best hands possible. Lester went beyond the call for us and we will recommend his services to our family and friends. If he doesn’t win this award then this contest is nothing less than rigged.

Carol Merez & Jeanette Varde

Sasha has been wonderful to work with as our realtor. She is sharp and ethical, and does her homework. She has great connections with other honest professionals in building/contracting, which has come in handy a couple of times already. It has been a pleasure and we would (and have) recommended Sasha repeatedly.

Chosun Kumar

We first made an appointment to meet Lester on April 19, 2021, and to have him tell us why we might consider going with him as our realtor. He was very accommodating by coming in the evening to our home, punctual, very personable and knowledgeable, and not aggressive or pushy. He met with us in person (masked of course!) to discuss our options especially since our unit still had renters. He took the time to explain our options since there was still a moratorium on rentals. He came prepared looking up the unit and comparables of other properties in the area. After our initial meeting, we decided to work with Lester to sell our unit. Lester continually kept us informed of what he was doing and provided prompt feedback as he said he would. He agreed to work with our property manager as well to coordinate and communicate with the renters. If Lester had questions or concerns regarding the unit and renters he would communicate with us and our property manager. Lester would always give us options and allowed us to make the final decisions with his guidance. We had several zoom calls in the evening to accommodate our schedules which was great! Lester made an appointment with our renters and was able to get a feel as to their thoughts about having an open house if we needed to especially since there were COVID guidelines to follow. The unit was also in the process of getting repairs done as there was a leak from a unit above. Lester took pictures of our unit and then we discussed further what we were going to do as far as selling the unit with renters in the unit and repairs needing to be completed. The unit hit the market and there were several offers. Lester discussed the offers, made suggestions, listened to our concerns, and then we moved forward. Lester's team also worked so well by getting the information and sending out the contracts to sign. Lester made our total selling experience effortless and he and his team were so efficient. He took that extra step himself to make sure the unit was ready to close as he drove to the unit the afternoon before we closed.

Bert & Cynthia Ogasawara

It was great counting with Sheri and West help in this times where there are so few houses for sale. I did already recommended her to all my friends.

J S Ramirez

Nana Isono is an excellent real estate professional. She was able to sell my Waikiki property for above asking price in less than 45 days. I actually had a different realtor past few month to list my home, but it has never been sold over 90 days. I found Nana at one of the open houses in Waikiki for her own listing. I was amazed how she approached us, even though after I told her I already have a realtor. Nana gave me advice about market strategy, and advised me to mention it to my realtor as my idea. I was very moved, and I wanted Nana to sell my home. Nana put a lot of effort into her marketing and networking, and made me feel like I was her top priority. She has amazing communication skills with both prospects and myself. I was also impressed she never said anything negative about the other realtor who listed my property before her. Nana used words such as “It’s a little different style of marketing” :) She is such a nice person! I would strongly recommend Nana if you are a highly motivated seller or buyer in this booming real estate market.

T. S.

There are no words to adequately describe how grateful we are to the realtor NANA ISONO. We feel very fortunate to have met her. Acting as our (buyers) representative, Nana was brilliant at patiently steering us through our first home buying experience in the United States. My wife and I had been living in rental property for almost over 20 years, but Nana mentioned purchasing a home would be a great saving & investment for us. Her knowledge of the market we were looking at, her ability to help us look objectively at the pros and cons of all target areas we were considering at the time, and her ability to negotiate on our behalf to the seller's agent were amazing and perfect! Nana helped lead to a quick and painless closing with the seller. Her knowledge of the local banking, lending and mortgage process, and the manner in which she helped guide and steer us through the loan application process, resulted in quick loan approval with a mortgage that we are delighted with. All the above endeared us to Nana as a polished professional. Her delightful and winsome personality made us feel as if buying a home from a trusted friend and neighbors. I enthusiastically recommend Nana to my friends and family.

M.T. & T.M.

I am so grateful for my vacation home in Hawaii that Nana Isono has found for me and my family. With all thanks to Nana's knowledge of real estate and interest in what we were looking for, we are able to stay in our dream home, in a great neighborhood and location when we visit here. She worked very hard to take care of all what was needed to help us breeze through our buying process with no complications. If I or anyone I know were to ever buy or sell, Nana would definitely be my choice of realtor! My family and I trust her and know that she would do whatever was needed to get the job done for us!


Nana is a highly skilled real estate agent whom I am fortunate to know in the short few months she worked with me. She is personable, honest, and proactive in helping me to buy replacement properties. Nana is very friendly and professional, has a great attitude and an inspired confidence as a realtor. Her negotiation skills are impeccable. I trust Nana not just as my real estate agent but as my good friend. Nana has a true interest in homes and architecture, paid close attention to the details of my preferences and advised me on the best possible matches. I strongly recommend Nana to my family and friends for all their real estate needs. I am looking forward to working with her again in the future when I purchase or sell homes again.


With all the real estate companies & even more relators to choose from, I was lucky to have been referred to Nana by a good friend. She had both sold & found homes for a few people I knew and really lived up to her awesome reputation. Nana was very professional, always accessible and worked around the clock to find me my perfect first home in a very short time. I would definitely choose to work with Nana again.


Nana Isono is professional, easy to work with, very hard working and pays attention to details. I would definitely choose her to help me when I need help to buy or sell property again.


When I decided to sell my father's property, it was a bittersweet decision because of all the small things which led up to my decision. Tenants who abused the property after costly renovations; me going into debt to keep up with repairs and not getting any rent due to COVID. A property which was inherited to me, entrusted to me; to care for, take care of and cherish. Something I tried hard to do; but was unable to. I have known Kim from a hobby we share a love for. I knew she was a thoughtful and kind person, but I had no idea of her level of professionalism, diligence, care, thoughtfulness and amazing acumen throughout my entire sale process. Some examples which come to mind; when the cleaners took away some left behind "rubbish", Kim went back to check and saw some debri left behind. She took it upon herself to sweep up the small areas. A small thing, but noted because it was not necessary. This is an example of being aware of the smallest details and taking it upon herself to make sure the property looked good and was cared for. There are so many examples of her care and thoughtfulness, much more than 6000 words can express here. Every step of the way, she was diligent. Following up on news we got; explaining to me what it meant and suggestions on the best way forward. A simple, small, uncomplicated cash sale; but she made me feel like I was her only client and most important transaction. She was proactive, personable, always accessible and extremely responsive, always checking on me and making sure I understood what was going on. But what mostly stands out to me about Kim, was her "bedside manner" as a Realtor. She truly understands not just Real Estate, but people...and all the emotions that go with the transactions. She cares for her clients in a way that is unexplainable. I can only describe it as a soulful encounter and her sixth sense that is truly a gift from God. When she called to tell me that the house was going to be recorded and the sale was complete, I was delighted but also sad, as it was our family home which is no longer in our family. I sat in my office, closed the door and cried. I then wrote her a email about the guilt I felt, and how I failed to maintain a home my family once beloved. Her response to me, immediate. She said she understood how it was difficult, given the situation I was saddled with; she also said that our memories will be carried with us, not with a location or a building. She pointed out that my father didn't ask me to keep the home or expect that from me. What really hit home for me, was when she said, "Your dad always took care of you, and now that he is not here, the proceeds of the house is the way he is taking care of your family now." If it were not for those words of wisdom, I would have probably carried the guilt of selling my family home forever. It was a huge moment of looking back at my decision to sell and knowing that I was able to make the right choice. Her voice of reason allowed me to look at the entire situation with no guilt. Letting go of a house while still being able to hold on to great memories, love and gratitude. This is what an amazing Realtor is. Kim embodies the spirit of "Aloha".. warmth, love, compassion, acumen and insight; I am forever grateful.

Brenda R.

Sheri was an amazing realtor! She knew what I was looking for after just one intake meeting and was able to deliver so many options in the midst of the pandemic. She was a HUGE help when submitting my application for a lottery for a new property. Thank you so much Sheri!

C Vo

We would definitely use Sheri again and would recommend her to all of our family and friends! She was very professional and courteous. Sheri provided us with excellent service!!!

S A Ttee

Kui took amazing care of everything and ensured a smooth transaction. From start to finish he handled everything and was very communicative along the way. He is a master at his craft!

James B.

We happened across Paul when we started looking into homes in Waikoloa Village and never looked back! His passion and love for the Big Island was evident in every conversation we had. He asked thoughtful questions about our family’s vision for a new home, and we valued his honesty when guiding us through virtual open houses. We were off-island clients and needed a realtor that was not only familiar with local residential construction, but who also possessed a deep rooted knowledge of the community- Paul was just that! We really appreciated Paul’s punctuality and sense of urgency. Every phone call, email, and text was answered quickly- we always felt like we were number one! This was particularly comforting as he was our only connection on-island. Paul and his team provided us with a detailed timeline of what to expect as soon as we went under contract. The organized process put us at ease- and it was refreshing to know that there was a team of professionals helping us every step of the way ensuring we closed on schedule. We cannot recommend Paul and his team at Corcoran Pacific enough! It was an absolute pleasure to be served by them and look forward to the next time.

Joe and Cassandra

Sheri was extremely helpful throughout our apartment hunt. My wife and I were out-of-state and she was still able to find the right property for us through countless phone calls and emails. Despite the amount of work she had to do she was always super patient with us and always had a welcoming smile and positive attitude. We felt lucky to have her as our agent and she was more than happy to answer any concerns we had at any time. We felt safe having her as our realtor and treated each other like family. We really appreciate her diligence and would highly recommend her to others.

D K Kim

We are very fortunate to have Kim as our realtor through our first home purchase. As first time home buyers, we didn’t have any experience in buying a home, however Kim did an exceptional job of walking us through the process, answering any questions, and making sure that we were comfortable. The process could have been very stressful, but Kim went out of her way to take the time to explain everything, and make sure to answer any questions we had. Even after the transaction was complete, Kim still checks up on us to make sure we are doing well. Overall she is an awesome realtor.

Eugene M.

Grateful to have been referred to Kim from a good friend of mine. She exceeded my boyfriend and I’s expectations and eased most of our stressors in the home search and buying process. She definitely went out of her way to make everything go smoothly. Very knowledgeable especially being first time homeowners she was always just a text or call away. If you’re looking for someone highly reliable and for a pleasant home search or selling process, I can guarantee you will not be disappointed! Thank you Kim for all you have done! We look forward to working with you in the future! 😊🙏🏽

Shanelle Sarmiento

Working with Paul Chicoine, has been one of two very positive experiences we have had with a real estate agent, and we have moved well over a dozen times, and consider ourselves experienced, and maybe even a little jaded. In many ways he was more friend than agent. We arrived in Hawaii in the midst of quarantine and could not see the property that we had chosen, and Paul went the extra mile for us. He sent us a youtube video of the house as it was being built, (which his very talented daughter helped create) that we gratefully watched again and again for two weeks straight. During that time he also acted as intermediary on discussions with Towne, the construction company, updating us on choices and the required steps to make them. We were able to choose floors and air conditioning and get a credit for appliances, so we could choose our own. He helped us get a move-in date that worked with the limits of our rental contract. Everything that he could impact, happened in timely manor and he kept us in the loop. Paul has a good understanding of Hawaiian life and culture that he is willing and able to share. He is fun and unassuming in a way that made working with him a pleasure. We definitely recommend him! Jane and Robert

Jane and Robert

Deborah is the best. She went far and above the scope of a realtor in helping to secure this property. She was always thinking one step ahead. I highly recommend if you're looking for property in Hawaii, get in touch with Deborah Thompson!

Terri Robbins Thatcher

Sheri definitely made the process of buying a home much less stressful. I felt very confident in her ability and knowledge. She was also so very kind and I am glad that she was my real estate agent for my very first home purchase.

G Florita

Right from the start Kui was attentive and understood what we were looking for in a home. Kui was continuously able to secure multiple showings quickly, even sometimes for the same day. He was always available when we had questions. Kui brings a warm and open energy with him which really put us at ease for what can be a stressful process. When the time came to make an offer on our dream home, Kui was able to secure our offer while beating out several others! I would highly recommend Kui to anyone looking to purchase their next home or condo. His professionalism and dedication shines through, and it makes all the difference. We couldn’t be more happy with our home. Mahalo Kui!

Zachary P.

Kim has now represented me both as a buyer agent and a seller agent. She is reliable, an excellent communicator, and extremely easy to work with. I am often off island on deployment and can count on Kim to make sure nothing slips through the cracks. I nominate Kim for the Aloha Aina Realtor Award without reservations.

Cecilia Wang

We love our agent, He is a great agent, definitely, we will use him again in the future.

Rodrigo D.

Kui was fantastic! He made us feel that we were family and led us beautifully through the process.

Julie S.

"Fran is an amazing agent. I recently purchased a property with Fran and I cannot say enough good things about the whole experience. She is very detail oriented agent and is on top of getting everything done in a timely manner. I highly recommend Fran for any real estate needs."

Zillow User

"My wife and I recently closed on a vacant land purchase for a future retirement home on the Big Island. Being an out of state buyer, especially in 2020, was very challenging and finding the right agent was crucial to our success. David’s extensive real estate and general contractor background stood out among all prospective agents. Our first phone call with David sealed the deal. He is very personable, professional, and knowledgeable in so many areas. He helped guide us to certain areas on the island that would be appropriate for our future small horse farm. Throughout the process he was always available and responsive to all of our needs and concerns. He was reassuring when our initial offer was not chosen and elated along with us when we ultimately did reach an agreement to buy the property. He expertly guided us through the entire closing process and answered any questions that we had. Due to his general contracting and building background he knows many of the businesses that we’ll need in the years to come. It is a great relief to know someone local whose opinions and recommendations we can rely on. After the closing he again offered that we can call on him for his advice and assistance in our future needs. We’re very pleased to consider David our first friend on the Big Island!

Jim and Linda C.

I was born in Honolulu and currently live in New York City. With the current pandemic and my aging mother, I decided to move back to Honolulu to be closer to family. Lester was a true pro in helping me search for homes that met my criteria, setting up zoom calls to view the properties, coordinating with the mortgage broker and submitting all the offers and counter offers. This also involved videoing homes that we eventually decided not to make offers on. Due to the market conditions we bid on 4 homes and finally were successful with #4. Each of these offers were done in a professional and timely manner with expert guidance and in-depth real estate knowledge. Once the offer was accepted, we had numerous inspection items that needed to be addressed. This was not easy being 5000 miles away, but Lester took on the mantle and contacted vendors and contractors to come out and take care of the issues. He was our eyes and ears in Hawaii. Once again he did this in a timely and professional manner. In fact he did it with so much Aloha that we were truly amazed. His perseverance and help made this truly a successful deal. We could not have done it without him. Lester's communication was top notch - he kept us informed and guided us through the process - his team made sure we did and submitted things in a timely manner. Also, please note that we were dealing with a 5 hour time change between Honolulu and New York City! This did not daunt him - he made himself available early in the morning HST and also was always cognizant of this and planned showings to be early enough in Hawaii that it would not be too late in NYC. Lester is a consummate professional that does his job with so much Aloha! An example of this is shortly before closing, he sent us an email with links to Hawaiian Electric, Board of Water Supply, Internet providers, etc. Truly helpful and necessary in setting up our new home. He is amazing and I honestly don't know how we could have purchased our home without him. He was a pleasure to work with

Creighton Ko

My agent, Kui Bruhn, worked so tirelessly in finding me and my family a home. I know I wasn’t his only client, which makes him a superhero kind of a realtor. When I needed him, he was there to make time for me and always kept me informed of new properties that would fit my needs. I would recommend Kui for some who’s looking or selling a property.

Brian A.

"My husband and I decided in February 2013 that we wanted to purchase a property on the Big Island and relocate from Oahu. We found a few properties online and made a trip back in April to check them out. We called a few realtors and none seemed very interested in helping. On a whim, we called the listing agent for a property we were interested in and David answered the phone. He stated the listing agent was not available, but he would be happy to come the next day (which happened to be our last day on the island) to show us the place and a few more if we would like. Well, needless to say, we did not like the house, but we had found our realtor. He was accommodating to our short timeline and extremely knowledgeable of life on the Big Island. We returned home to Oahu and David was great in responding to our numerous (admittedly sometimes excessive) emailing. We are the kind of people that know what we want and go for it. After a few more trips back and forth and countless diamonds in the rough, he found us the perfect house. David was great about not wasting our time showing us properties that did not meet our criteria as many realtors do. He understood exactly what we were looking for and that we were on a limited timeline each time we came to look at properties. Once we entered escrow David had his work cut out for him when the neighboring property, which had just sold, brought in a rooster farm. David was out there with a video camera and documenting everything for us since another trip back was not feasible. He also intervened immediately when he discovered the sellers were attempting to "fix" the rooster problem by putting up a vinyl fence without getting our input first. (This by the way would not have remedied the issue.) By him going above and beyond, he kept us from backing out of the sale, and we are thankful. David's knowledge of the area and his construction background really assisted us in picking the right house and helped keep our overzealous imagination in check at times. Even after the sale was final (which was in September), he was generous enough to let us use his truck to haul some lawn equipment. So for those of you tracking the timeline, we contacted David in April with a laundry list of wants and desires and by September we had closed getting exactly what we were looking for. David was not only our realtor we now consider him a friend and would recommend anyone looking for a realtor to give him a call immediately

Damon and Trista A.

David was fantastic to work with. I am glad that we were able to work with him. He is understanding and very nice. He is very knowledgeable as he is a contractor as well so he knows the ins and outs. We are owner builders contractors ourselves so to have someone be able to tell us honestly and be open minded with us, meant a lot. When we get the chance to do this again, we would gladly choose to work with him again. He was there for us every single step of the way. He isn't pushy, he’s very helpful. Hope you all decide to work with him too! (thumbs up for sure) Thanks for all that you’ve done for us David and continue to do! Mahalo!

James & Jolyne O.

"I would highly recommend David as a real estate professional. David's knowledge helped us greatly with the process of purchasing a home as we did not have any prior to this experience. David's background as in the construction industry allows another perspective when observing potential properties. Communication was fast and effective which allowed us to visit properties quickly that fit our schedule. He was also able to gain information that we requested. David's positive attitude made our experience smooth and successful.”

Watson & Smitha V.

"David was always very prompt with answering any communication. He was kind, competent, and efficient. I would definitely recommend David as a Real Estate agent. Additionally, when the government had made an error in entering my lot amount into their system he caught the error and helped me fix it.”

Melissa M.

My wife and I can't recommend David enough. He was very helpful when we bought our first house in the new Punahoa Mauka subdivision. His knowledge of the island (in addition to his thorough understanding of his job) was evident, and as a former contractor, he was there to help point out areas for the seller to address prior to closing. David was friendly, punctual, and helped us with every step in the process. He was an immense help, and we're grateful to have worked with him. Thanks David!”

TJ & Jeracah L.

David Skeele is a wonderful agent! He represented me during a home purchase earlier this year. He knew the ins and outs of the process, from first viewing the property to closing. He was able to help with every step in the process and was always quick to respond to any questions I had. His background as a contractor really paid off, because he was able to give me insight and a deeper understanding of the inspectors report and what needed to be fixed in the home. He also gave me a number of great contacts and referrals to help me and checked up to see how things were going well after closing. This was my third home purchase, but the first time I used David. I'll definitely be calling him again for future real estate needs.”

Rachel K.

All of the above truly says great things about David. He made the sale of our rental homes in Keaau Agriculture Lots a smooth transition, he explains in detail on questions you may have. He is a great Real Estate Professional, please contact him . . . you won't be disappointed! "Thank You David!" "Good Luck

Clyde and Stephanie I.

David was very helpful, offering me options and information so I could make the best decision for my property. I highly recommend David and look forward to working with him again

Cheri E.

David was our agent in purchasing a condo in Hilo. He was very helpful and attentive and everything proceeded smoothly for the purchase. Since we were out of state buyers, he was kind enough to go to the property and videotape the interior, exterior and complex for us. I also looked at some of the other properties he had videotaped, and I found that he had represented buyers and sellers in a big range of properties. He got back to us promptly when we contacted him by email or phone, including when we contacted him during non-business hours. He was very patient and professional and I would highly recommend him. The only challenge we had was with the delays from the escrow company, which was not his fault, but he was helpful in trying to get everything done on a timely fashion. Even after escrow had closed, he helped us find a property manager to use the place as a rental, and he referred us to companies we could hire to make improvements to the unit

Nicole J.

David Skeele, full of local knowledge and very helpful to my husband and I when purchasing our new home in H.P.P. David is very keen in knowledge of construction and a very honest and true gentleman

George & Gerri L.

David was just down right Awesome. With a friendly experience his knowledge was a big help for explanation and answers, offering me options and information so I could make the best decision. I live in California and had no problem working with him long-distance. Thank you David

Tillie C

David has extensive knowledge about the real estate market trends in Hawaii, very professional, and kept us informed. We trusted him and he got the job done. The property sold higher than listed. We will definitely call on him for all future acquisitions and sales

Maxine C

Topnotch professional . . . Very attentive to our needs. Was able to negotiate with difficult sellers. I would and have recommended him to others. He sold a house for us and helped us get into our dream home.

David B.

We couldn't imagine a more successful and enjoyable experience than working with David. He's the all-around professional and enthusiastic good guy we all hope will handle our home sales! As with most real estate transactions, ours had a few hiccups, which were quickly resolved because of David's timely responsiveness. His great combination of thorough knowledge of construction blended with real estate, which he expertly conveys to sellers and buyers. His calm and kind demeanor kept us at ease and always reassured that our transaction would be successful. It was and we are so grateful. We recommend David as a real estate professional without any reservation!”

Steve & Jill E.

"We had a great experience with David. Not only is he highly knowledgeable about the area and housing trends and all things realty-related, he had great recommendations for other professionals and gave us a mountain of advice on how we could improve our land and home (having also worked as a highly skilled builder in the community). We were working on an aggressive timeline and he was able to keep all parties on track, allowing us to close on our desired date. We also felt like he was very in tune with fair improvement /credit requests and ensured that we were not charged with unnecessary fees. And finally, he is just a great person to interact and chat with. We feel very lucky to have been paired with him for our home purchase and highly recommend him to anyone.”

Chris & Marie B

David has been the best realtor I have hired. I had two before him, but he was the best. The process through escrow was very difficult because of the Corona Virus and other issues but he handled all challenges with professionalism and quickly. I would highly recommend David

- Paul M.

When you hire Ruth it is like hiring a guarantee. She is friendly, efficient, diligent and precise. We have done four flawless transactions with Ruth. If you want someone to go the extra mile for you, Ruth is the one. She is an agent with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We highly recommend her for your future real estate transactions.

Fred and Erika Matter, Kauai & California

"POSTIVE and AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Kim is a true professinal who provides personalized service and her passion for helping her clients could be felt in every step. I never thought I would be able to buy in Hawaii, my home for my whole life, but she made what I thought was impossible a reality! Kim was unwavering in reaching my goal, even when I would doubt it would happen. I have met a lot of agents but no one impressed me as much as Kim has and she has exceeded my expectations. She is an expert in her field and I loved her educational-based approvach, never did I feel that this was just a sale for her. Kim has proveded me with so much valuable information that empowered me not only for my first home but for future purchases as well. I would absolutely work with her again and without hesitation refer her to my family and friends! It was truly a blessing to work with Kim, not only have I gained an amazing reatlor but now a friend! A big hearfelt MAHALO, Kim! "

Janice C

We had the pleasure of working with Paul on a new home purchase in Waikoloa Village. Paul kept us well informed during the construction process which was happening during the COVID lockdown. He also responded quickly to any questions or concerns we had whether by phone or email. We would highly recommend Paul to all our friends and family. Michael and Deanna

Mike and Deanna

David has made himself available to us whenever requested. I lined up so many houses for David as I was determined to not only find a home quickly, but not just settle for anything. He was very accommodating and did everything within his power to line up showings quickly. Funny, in our particular circumstance, I put one listing on the list by accident. Decided we were there and should go ahead and look at it. We bought it! Was meant to be! I highly recommend David. Very friendly and personable. Hope to see him often and call him our friend.

Ernie & Leslie B.

Paul has done a fantastic job helping us buy our new home at Sunset Ridge in Waikoloa Village. From start to finish he went above and beyond to get us the information and pictures we requested. During these strange times of COVID -19, Paul adapted to the situation and did the initial showing of the house by FaceTime. After that any time we had a request for additional information he would schedule a time back at the house to do FaceTime or take additional pictures. This was very comforting because there was many details and we could not be there to look for ourselves. He was very organized and guiding us through the purchasing process and adhering to the original escrow timeline by sending us reminders. All in all a great experience and I recommend Paul Chicoine to anyone buying or selling a house. Bob and Denise Pennacchi

Bob and Denise

"Amazing experience. First-Time homebuyers and my experience could not be any better. My agent Kim not only educated but also mentored me thoughtout the entire transaction. Due to the difficult times, things were uncertain but Kim's enthusiam, positivity, and charisma kept me going. The difficult part was being able to find the property that accommodates all my needs. Once I made my choice, Kim did execute an amazing job with the paperwork and looking out in my best interest. Without a doubt, I will reccommend Kim to anyone. Thank you, Kim, Semper Fi!"

Rosenny Moronta

Jocelyn was the upmost professional when it came to aiding us in our first home purchase. She really took the time to make sure we were aware of all the home buying details and process. She was quick and precise when it came to delivering information or documents required to close on our property. Her extensive knowledge on the VA loan system helped tremendously. I would hands down recommended her to anybody looking for a real estate agent.

Israel T.

By far the best agent ever! Jocelyn did everything we could have ever asked for and more!!

Kylee A.

Please find this as an enthusiastic referral for using Kerri Jo’s services with your real estate transaction. She assisted our family both buy and sell our residence on Oahu. Both transactions went very smoothly and were accompanied by Kerri Jo’s timely and thorough communication to us from start to finish. From analyzing pricing comps to preparing the house for viewings/tours with staging, to working through inspection items with potential buyers, Kerri Jo showed her professionalism and experience. I am happy to report that, despite it being a potentially very stressful piece of our move to the mainland, we were able to remain calm throughout with her support. I very much encourage you to hire Kerri Jo.

M. Sterrett

We couldn't have imagined achieving the results we did without Kerri Jo guiding us along each and every step of the way. We have bought and sold many properties over the years and we don't think there are enough words to describe our satisfaction with Kerri Jo’s professionalism, knowledge, support and with the end goal constantly in mind. She is a true professional with well-coordinated teamwork, consistent work-hours and near-constant availability, throughout the entire process of helping us to sell our townhouse. This included questions about the market and pricing our home to sell fast. She is honest with her feedback and explanations. It was a joy to work with Kerri Jo and a lot less stressful on our side than it could have been. The sale of our home was very smooth and closed within a short period of time and for the price we wanted. There was never any pressure from Kerri Jo to make a move that we weren't comfortable with from our first offer all the way to closing, she made sure that we both understood everything prior to signing anything. She went way above and beyond our expectations. We would definitely recommend Kerri Jo and her team to our family, friends and anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.

S. & D. Dornan

My husband and I chose David to help sell our home in Hawaii. We were impressed first with his reputation in our community. We found him to be just the realtor for us. He successfully negotiated a far better selling price for us than we had hoped. Excellent communicator and always professional.

Eric & Sherry L.

Paul and his team are awesome. We thought a home purchase in Hawaii from the mainland and during Covid was going to be impossible. Well, Paul made it happen. He kept us well informed the whole way through and basically held our hand through the entire process. Home transactions can get stressful in regular times, but Paul suppressed the stress and provided us with elite customer service and care. Mahalo Paul Mel & Daisy

Mel & Daisy

Paul, thank you so much for helping me purchase my first property in Hawaii. I was very nervous but your guidance lead to a very enjoyable experience. I was impressed in how fast the process took. Whether it was choosing a lender or being provided a virtual tour (the YouTube video was EXCELLENT) you made everything easy. Eventually I look forward to working with you again. I want to purchase a second Big Island property with your help. Paul, thank you so much again. Please use this email as a testimonial. I’m always going to reference you to friends, as they have expressed to me their interest in Hawaii property. God Bless you and your family Paul. Sincerely, Ryan


Working with David has been an absolute pleasure. He was very attentive to our needs and concerns. Always willing to help us out anyway he can. David was very knowledgeable and understanding throughout the entire process. Thank you David for a job well done and in making our dreams come true. Much appreciated. Blessings and Aloha!

Bryson & Shana K.

Welcome home is right! In January of 2019 I had the pleasure of traveling to one of my favorite places in the world to meet Jeff so he could show me potential homes and further familiarize myself with the Island to see if I could manage a move to Hawaii. He was very generous with his time, and knowledgeable of the area and houses.

I spent close to a week looking at property, soaking up the local flavor and sharing my dreams with him. I returned to the mainland and felt quite comfortable making a decision to buy a house from long distance. I wouldn't call it "sight unseen" because Jeff was beside me all the way showing me places through Skype plus thanks to him, I knew the neighborhoods because I'd been there!.

After returning to California, I felt very supported as I kept looking while waiting for my condo in Palm Springs to sell. All said and done, I found my forever home and could not have managed it without the support, guidance and extreme expertise that the Jeff gave freely and generously.

I arrived a week ago! So now I'm living in paradise, I have great neighbors and I also have a wonderful man as a friend. The Aloha Spirit beats STRONG in the heart of Jeff! My life is truly blessed. Anyone want some avocados? I've got three trees! Coconut, banana, and two types of guava! WOOHOO!

Jefe K. - Pahoa HI

Jocelyn is a real estate professional who provided us with excellent customer service through all steps of the home selling process. She was extremely knowledgeable about market conditions and provided us with all the information we needed to come to an agreement on the sales price of our home. Clearly and without a doubt, Jocelyn knows about Oahu real estate trends. Her familiarity of residential homes in general shows her long-term real estate experience. She and her assistant Leslie provided timely prompts when documents were ready to e-sign. Anytime we had questions, day, evening, weekday or weekend, she was willing to not only answer our questions, but also provided us with resources (e.g. list and quotes from contractors) and support (e.g., reassurance about the process, timeline clarification, escrow items). Two significant things that Jocelyn did while working with us to sell our home was to quickly arrange for a professional photos and a virtual tour of our property and she continued to accept inquiries for private showings even after we accepted an offer. With the current market and economy, plus COVID-19 related concerns, having a real estate agent who partnered with us to address all areas of the home selling process provided us with peace of mind. We know we made the best decision to work with Jocelyn over any other realtor. We were very satisfied with the Locations experience and we sincerely hope that other buyers and sellers looking for an outstanding real estate agent will consider contacting Jocelyn to represent them.

Stacy L.

We were very uncertain about how to proceed with the sale of our house during Covid19. We worked with Kim before and she is a very well informed and experience agent that we felt confident that she would be the right person to navigate us through these uncertain times. Kim did not disappoint. She took the reins and put our family's health & safety first. She developed her own methods in unprecedented times to position us for a successful sale. Her methods included pre-screening activities to ensure that we had only highly qualified and serious buyers and house showings were brief and low contact. Kim's experience in the industry helped us weed out poor offers versus good offers. Kim's negotiation skills helped us get more than our asking price. Her experience in the industry is so invaluable. When working with someone with Kim's level of expertise and experience, you have peace of mind because you know that you're in good hands. Closing was absolutely on target because of her task management skills, and closing went very smoothly. We highly recommend her!

Rose & Dustin Segawa, 5/28/2020 4:02:36 PM

“Beth was nothing short of amazing. She knew the market well and kept us patient while keeping us ready to buy. We found a home that was perfect for our needs and way under budget. Beth also chooses to go the extra mile for her clients. She helped us with things we never would have expected and we greatly appreciated that about her. I will recommend Beth to all of my friends and family.

Lewis S.

As first time homebuyers, trust was one of the most important qualities we were looking for in an agent. From the very beginning Kui made us feel like family, exceeding every one of our expectations. He was very proactive and was always willing to accommodate our schedules. He was mindful of our concerns and was very patient with us while walking us through each step of the process. He was very responsive and always kept us informed. We felt every decision was made with our best interest in mind. Kui never moved forward with something if we weren’t comfortable. We couldn’t have imagined a better first home buying experience. We have no reservations recommending Kui to both friends and family and will definitely be working with him in the future.

Dorothy P.

Kim was a model of professionalism ! She is friendly, affable, and extremely positive. From the day we first met I was confident that she could get the sale accomplished and that impression proved correct as the sale took only 30 days, start to close ! Kim anticipated my every need and had a stable of go-to pros to update my condo and flawlessly managed the completion of every aspect of the necessary repairs. She was not only my agent ... I now consider her a lifelong friend !

John Chemycz, 9:21:54 PM

Kim was a model of professionalism! She is friendly, affable, and extremely positive. From the day we first met I was confident that she could get the sale accomplished and that impression proved correct as the sale took only 30 days, start to close ! Kim anticipated my every need and had a stable of go-to pros to update my condo and flawlessly managed the completion of every aspect of the necessary repairs. She was not only my agent ... I now consider her a lifelong friend !

John Chemycz

Gretchen really cares about her clients, and also is very trustworthy. She doesn’t pressure you at all and caters appropriately to your needs. I trust her enough to buy a property I’ve only seen pictures of; that should convince you she is the real deal.


We are delighted to highly recommend Ruth Marvin as the most professional, thorough, timely and efficient agent with whom we have had the pleasure of working. Through our experience in working with her, there is no question in our minds that Ruth always keeps the best interests of her clients in mind throughout the process, beginning with the development of the listing agreement through the close of escrow. Her amazing attention to each and every one of the intricate details of the real estate buying and selling process is truly remarkable, as she regularly communicates every step in the process. Our experience in working with Ruth has been exceptional in every way, including the fact that an offer was received within 33 days of our signing the listing agreement, and the close of escrow was completed within a very brief fourteen day timeline on the island of Kauai….quite a remarkable accomplishment! We believe that no other realtor could have made this happen — thank you, Ruth! Coupled with Ruth’s professionalism and incredible client service, it is such a pleasure to work together with her. She is friendly, positive and always available to support us with a warm smile and words of support. We only wish that we could give her 10 stars for her service…she is outstanding in every way. We hope that you will seriously consider working with Ruth Marvin for all of your real estate needs. We have worked with several other real estate agents on the island of Kauai, and we can personally attest to the fact that Ruth’s talent, knowledge and professional expertise far exceed that of other island agents. She is the absolutely and unquestionably the very best!

Linda and Mike Rooney, Kauai and Lake Tahoe

We Highly recommend Reba. We Bought and sold a home in 2019 in Lawai, Kalaheo, HI 96741. All we can say is that Reba and the Real Aloha Team are great. We have SOLD 2 homes with them and purchased another. We would give them 6 Stars if we could. Thank you Reba!!!

Jeff and Janice W.

We found Reba to be very professional, honest, and a great communicator. We really enjoyed working with her and felt she always had our best interests at heart. She took good care of us every step of the way and negotiated the price and terms we wanted when we sold our condo. A Big Thank you to her and her team in handling all the little details so that we never had to worry.

Eric J.

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. Ruth 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, Kauai and Ontario, Canada

Professional, responsive, attentive, sincere, helpful, respectful, focused on our best interests … just a few ways we would describe Ruth Marvin. And after the closing she continues to assist and expedite to make our move in as simple and care free as possible. Out of 5 house purchases over the years our client experience with Ruth has been by far the best. She greatly exceeded our expectations over and over again. She will always be our first choice when choosing a realtor to partner with on any future transactions.

Mr. and Mrs. Cobble, Kauai

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 for her 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, 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, Kauai and California

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

We purchased our townhouse through Ruth Marvin in 2008. Her efficiency and meticulous attention to detail gave us the confidence to take the step. More-over she has kept in touch and remained a friend. She is very pleasant to deal with.

Drs Devendra, Kauai and 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; in comparison Ruth Marvin is outstanding. Her professional reputation is well known on the North Shore of Kauai.

Jerry Driscoll, 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

Sasha was always so quick to respond to my communications, email, text, or phone call. She was always very pleasant and had wonderful suggestions to help my unit sell. She really went above and beyond with extra decorating and set up, and always with a patient cheerful attitude. We sold the unit in short order and for a very good price. Just can’t say enough good stuff about Sasha.

Tori Thomas

Very helpful, always available and knowledgeable.

Joseph and Lacey Bustillos

Kimberley Shimonishi assisted us with the selling of our condo back in April 2018 We would like to take this opportunity to give praise and thanks again to Kim. Kim assisted us with the purchase also of a single family home which closed on July 9,2018. While there were road bumps in the process (not one of them was the fault of Kim), she worked tirelessly to make sure we were comfortable with what was going on and what to expect. Kim and Lesley are true assets to Locations. Kim put us; her client first, often meeting or talking with us outside of normal business hours, was always available via email, text and phone. Even with her other clients, we always felt that we were a priority to Kim. This was a leap of faith for us, but without the help and knowledge that Kim has we wouldn't be where we are today.

Jonathan Gilbert

Lester Salazar is not only an exceptional Realtor, but he’s also a kind man with a pleasant demeanor. Lester remained patient, efficient, reliable, accommodating, and informative throughout the entire process of home searching and purchasing. Being a first-time homebuyer can be nerve-wracking and stressful, but Lester made it a smooth and positive experience. I never felt pressured or ever had the feeling like he was out to make money from me...it felt like I was working alongside a longtime friend who was looking out for my best interest and went with my pace. I highly recommend anybody looking for a top-notch realtor to work with Lester.

Lisa Kimoto

My wife and I had worked with Reba when she sold our condo in Poipu. She had did such a good job with us previously, we contacted her to help us find another property when we decided to move back to Kauai. She found us exactly what we were looking for. A fixer upper with tons of potential. Unfortunately, we were having difficulty finding a lender to give us a loan as the property that needed so much work. Reba found us the lender and we got the project we wanted so that we can remodel the property to become our Kauai dream property.

Jim Foster

Erwin stuck with us for almost a year and a half looking for the perfect home. He was always there for us and would go out of his way to make things easier. Searching and buying a house is one of the most stressful experiences I have had. But Erwin stuck with us through the whole process. I would highly recommend him if you're selling a house or buying. You are guaranteed to get over the top service.

Jessica L.

Reba got the job done as promised. We closed on time. The communication was great. I was very happy with the price in which I sold my condo. She listened to what I wanted and did as I asked when finding the right buyer. The townhouse sold in a reasonable amount of time and everything went as planned. I would recommend other Sellers to contact Reba.

Mike M.

Kim went above and beyond to help sell our home in a particularly difficult and frustrating situation. She kept me informed at all points during the sale and helped me navigate potential pitfalls. I am VERY thankful to Kim and her dedication to assisting her clients!

Dominique & Lewis Heuermann

Lester has been a blessing! We had soo many obstacles in our way and he helped us navigate through it all. There were soo many last minute changes during the negotiation process, that I just wanted to throw in the towel and give up. But Lester stayed calm and most importantly was patient with my frustrations and concerns. Special thanks again to him.

James Yamamoto

Jocelyn Okudara went above & beyond the call in assisting me with my property. Her outgoing personality, efficient & timely work ethics definitely made my life easier & a pleasure to work with her.

Lyman J. - Seller

Jeanne is such a pleasure to work with; the speed in which she handled our transactions made a buying remotely about as easy as it gets!Jeanne’s help meeting with the inspector and doing the walk throughs and helpful throughout the whole process was part of our decision to buy our second property on Maui

Nick and Chelsea Van Buskirk

“Beth was extremely professional, knowledgeable and provided much guidance and assistance in our home buying experience. we were under contract timeline to purchase a home i n quick order and she made i t happen. We are so grateful to have Beth as our agent. Thank you so much! Fast, convenient, professional expert advice, support and service. Thank you! Beth is our agent of choice and we highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home.

Karen M.

We couldn't have asked for a better agent to work with. Jeanne was on top of everything all the time and was very responsive to our needs during a stressful process. She went above and beyond and beyond to make sure that the process went as smoothly as possible and always added a very personal touch.

Diane Grecco

Jocelyn was amazing! She has great communication and was available to me 24/7! She knows so much about the entire process. She made this very smooth and painless! Jocelyn went above and BEYOND all of my many expectations and gave me so much comfort throughout this life changing process!! I will definitely recommend her to all of my family & friends!!

Jayme R. - Buyer

Kim is the best real estate agent and I simply could not be any happier with her and her incredible service.

Molly Washburn

Kim was GREAT! Always positive and personal. Was understanding of the situation with my husband and never pushed. You’re lucky to have her.

Robert and Melody Kyles

I will never forget how Jeff bailed me out by giving me a pair of slippers when mine blew out walking to the Black Sand beach at Uncle Robert's. I'd walked about a mile barefoot and though we were only casual friends at the time, he gave me spare slippers and I was able to stay and enjoy Uncle Robert's with mainland guests, who were very amazed to experience Aloha in its truest form.

Don J. - Pahoa HI

I first met Jeff Calley more than 3 decades ago at a tourism conference and was instantly attracted to him by his intelligence, charisma and friendly approachability. While we remained connected through our business interests, our friendship deepened steadily over the years. Often separated by considerable distances and long lapses in contact, it was his personality, his values such as honesty, commitment, and integrity that kept me tied to him.

Jeff Calley is a man I trust. He has consistently been available in my time of need both professionally and on a personal level. A rare gem of a man who honestly offers his help without hesitation, follows through on his promises and remains loyal to his values. The “what you see is what you get” type of guy.

Jeff has the perfect personality and experience in both business and life to make ‘dreams come true’ for people seeking his help. Many enter this business seeking only large profits…. Jeff’s motivation and genuine drive to help people will profit everyone.

Ursula W., Vancouver B.C.

Kim Shimonishi helped me out through the process. Knew what i wanted and made sure to keep me on track.

Tatum Bautista

Buying or selling a home is an intimate and personal process. Your real estate agent is right in the thick of it with you. Deborah has a wonderful way about her that will soothe your nerves, understand your challenges, and make the experience exciting. She is professional and passionate about putting your needs first and operates with the highest integrity. This is why I highly recommend her.

Jessica McAvoy

I live in California and needed an agent to sell my 2 condominiums in Waikiki. They have been in our family for over 40 years and I had remodeled them both. I needed an agent that was an excellent negotiator, honest, reliable, dependable and most importantly to bring me the most value. I had researched many agents and after speaking with Sasha I knew she was the one! Sasha, did an outstanding job selling both of my condominiums in a very timely manner. Her communication skills are excellent and timely. She demonstrates excellence in her field.

Erin Scott

Working with Deborah was a total pleasure and highly successful enterprise. She is very dependable; reliable and exceptionally professional. I highly recommend her services and expertise.

Karen E. Goodyear

Erwin is an excellent agent. He went above and beyond for us. Anytime we had a question he would answer it immediately. If he didn’t know the answer he would get it for us. We were very pleased with the way he handled everything and his outstanding services. Double thumbs up!

Arthur H. - Buyer

Dennis provided exactly the right mix of understanding of my needs and desires along with good, sound advice and recommendations. I was very pleased that he had taken the time on a Sunday to visit something like 11 open houses that he thought might fit my needs then narrow that list to the six or so that were up to the standard I had set during our telephone and e-mail conversations. He made the chore of house hunting on my first full day in Hawaii both easy and enjoyable. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a real estate agent.

Joyce S.

Jeff Calley is a seasoned gentlemen in the skills, mindset, and integrity needed to be successful in real estate.

I have known Jeff since college days. I have developed a lot of respect, admiration for his individual and collaborative work ethic, for how he conducts his affairs, and mostly, how he treats others with honesty, kindness and respect. When one is seeking assistance in selling their home, or finding a new one, they are of course seeking competence in the technical and legal aspects of buying/selling homes, as well as first-hand knowledge of the market they are working in.

Just as important, one needs to feel confidence and trust that your needs will be listened to with sincerity, treated with honesty, and completed with patience and thoroughness. In my personal home buying and financing experience, our “gut” level trust of those guiding us through the process was as important as any knowledge or specific skill.

Jeff demonstrates the kind of “look you in the eyes” connection with which one can build that relationship of trust, and it’s genuine. Jeff has an uncanny ability to narrate situations, events, and stories with color, imagination—yet being succinct.

Loving life, loving people, working hard, and finding whatever joy one can even on challenging days seems to be his “guiding light.” I also know that his creativity and work ethic is so strong that he will go the extra mile to research any aspect of a customer’s needs for complete satisfaction.

David S. - Edmonds WA

Kim is an amazing and such a professional! She exceeded our expectations every step of our home buying process. Words can’t be enough to say how thankful we are to have found her as our agent.

Hajel and Anthony Sabog

Jocelyn is very meticulous and thorough and screened potential buyers per my requirement. As an agent, she listened and delivered per my request. She showed the home to many buyers, but presented me with one that was the best fit. *Attentive to detail. *Excellent communication skills. *No pressure tactics. *All features need for a million dollar agent.

Venkataraman T. - Seller

I run my own real estate practice in Vancouver, BC and run a podcast about real estate around the world - The UnReal Estate Show. So, when I went looking for a realtor, I had high expectations. I had been looking for a Vacation home in Kona for a while and was finally ready to pull the trigger. I had met a number of on island agents during previous trips but none really impressed me or could answer my questions about market dynamics, timing or even offer suggestions. I found Kevin through previous reviews and reached out. He was quick to respond, easy to talk to and offered actual answers to my questions (rare in the real estate profession). What was better though, was that Kevin offered suggestions that ultimately led us to buy the home we did. After listening to what we wanted, he told us it wasn't on the market right now, but brought us to the home of another client he has with a similar unit in the same complex. After seeing that what we wanted was possible, Kevin reached out to all the other owners in the complex to find us an "off market" home. During our search, we noticed the market taking off and prices were rising and Kevin put on the right amount of pressure to make sure we made the move quickly and decisively when the right home finally came on the market. Kevin has a long list of trades people on the island, good contacts for all things real estate (Escrow, title, mortgage, etc) and he offers great local suggestions on how to make a life on the island. (A/C repairs, how to buy furniture, where to eat dinner). He has all the credibility of a local in Kona, but all the experience of childhood in Canada and living on the mainland. Kevin is a top-shelf, top-notch realtor!

Keith R.

When we needed to sell our condo, Caroline came to the rescue. We were tired and had a deadline. Caroline arranged every detail needed for a perfect showing. Because of her care our condo sold the very first day. We could not have asked for a more caring thorough agent to help us with our transition.

~Helen Smalley-Bower~ Honolulu, HI

Caroline helped us with selling our first home and then buying a new one to accommodate our growing family. She worked with us as needed on our schedule and never grew frustrated even though our calendars were always changing. We had a certain type of home in mind to make sure it wasn't just a house and Caroline helped us find that diamond in the rough. If we ever need more space, we would be sure to call Caroline again in a hurry.

~Mike Thomson~ Kaneohe, HI

Caroline is just fabulous! She helped my husband and I with our Hawaii home buying experience and we are so grateful for her. She provided us with great resources to make the whole process easy and efficient. From lenders and inspectors to movers and landscapers, we were glad to have Caroline in our corner. We definitely recommend taking advantage of Caroline's skill and hard work!

~Dayna Wentz~ Kailua, HI

The most helpful realtor I have ever used. Provides all the documents, goes through the comps very carefully, looks at the the market trends, and drives you anywhere you want to go. Very hospitable personality. All around great realtor!

~Karen Harp~Honolulu, HI

Caroline recently sold another property for me. Again within days she had hired a professional photographer, expedited marketing and MLS listing, and had multiple offers within 8 days. Caroline is a hard-working, meticulous professional who simply gets the job done. I should add she is delightful to work with.

~Patrick Sullivan~ Kahuku, Turtle Bay, HI

Kim is very strategic and very thorough. Integrity is important to her and we realized that as we worked with her. She made it a priority to offer us the most accurate information.

Rose and Dustin Segawa

Interesting story, we recently sold our house in Seattle, and our staging decorator knew one of the founders of Elite Pacific Properties, who got us in touch with Kevin. GOOD CALL! Kevin has spent most of his life on the Big Island and really knows the market in Kailua-Kona. In our 1st telecon and subsequent meeting, he was very intent on listening to what we wanted to do, while making sure we had looked at the options available and understood what we were getting into. Since we had never bought a condo before, there was a lot to learn on out part. After that, he showed us several units that fit our parameters and in the price range we were comfortable with. While that gave us a lot to consider, one unit really felt right, with the typical exception that it was at the upper end of our price comfort zone. When we discussed this, Kevin assured us he would be able to negotiate on our behalf to get the price down to where we would be more comfortable. Hey, I am a natural born skeptic, but I figured what the heck, let's see how this goes. Son of a gun he was true to his word and we closed at a great price! Would I recommend Kevin? Hell yes!

Ralph & Rene R.

Dennis was an excellent agent for me the entire process of my real estate buying experience on Oahu - from the moment I identified a property -a condo - I was interested in, through my purchase of that property and even extending beyond that, to his final assistance to me by his having the locks changed on the door of the condo as a convenience to me, because I live on a neighbor island. Dennis' customer service to me was superb - I am grateful for his excellent assistance and will be happy to recommend him and Locations Hawaii to anyone who is looking for the best possible experience for buying real estate on Oahu.

Beth H.

Kevin Walmsley wants your business. After three recent real estate purchases, I can assure you he deserves it. I found Kevin quite by accident late in 2016. I’d seen one of his listings and wished to view it on an upcoming visit to the Big Island. We spoke for a half hour or so a week before my arrival and had a friendly exchange in which Kevin listened to my wants and asked questions to better understand my needs. On my arrival Kevin took me to see the gorgeous house he had listed and to another community he thought I might like. He could have pushed his own listing harder, but he was spot on when showing me homes in Kona Paradise. I purchased one of the homes we’d viewed on my first visit. Two months ago I bought an unimproved lot adjacent to my property and just two days ago, bought a rare bank-owned property just north of my house. More appropriately, I can now say “home” as I moved here with my dogs from eastern Long Island, NY just one week ago. In recommending Kevin I can tell you he is articulate, thorough, persistent, honest and kind. I wasn’t sure I’d actually buy a piece of property here, let alone three (!), and might at times have felt discouraged had it not been for Kevin’s ability to negotiate and mitigate problems that could otherwise undo a deal. Will I be buying a fourth property here? Unknown at the moment— be on the lookout for another review of my RE Broker, Kevin Walmsley

Park H. D.

Kim Shimonishi and her team worked hard to provide quick and accurate service for us when we sold and bought our property. They were able to sell our condo in 30 days. During our time looking for a replacement property, she was honest and up front with any issues we should be made aware of and she promptly drew up offer contracts for us. The last property we saw (and purchased), Kim worked hard to get the contract out to the sellers a fast as possible and we couldn't be happier as the sellers accepted our offer. Her team was able to get the ball rolling and we closed in 30 days. A big mahalo to her and her team.

Tracy Masuoka

Erwin was the best!!!! Highly recommended!!! I will push any person I know to use him.... so friendly, personable and professional. Thanks for everything my brother!!! I am truly blessed to have come out with a sale on my property and a new friend like Erwin.

Jensen E. - Seller

My experience with Erwin best summarized in these following words: Through his business ethics and professionalism I was convinced that he was representing my interest as a first time home owner. He went above and beyond before and after the escrow process for which I believe he is a vital asset to your company.

Andres S. - Buyer

Kevin was an excellent advocate throughout the entire process! From start to finish, he was there to walk me through the process. I'm a first time home buyer and whenever we'd go to view a property, I'd ask him if there was anything that he would ask or consider about the property if he were buying it and I felt he always gave me some really great and useful information/answers. I wasn't sure what to look out for or what to be aware of even though I felt I did a considerable amount of research. Also, my mortgage lender had neglected to give me a straight answer about a difference in $3K that I noticed when we were signing closing documents. She made it seem like it was some kind of convoluted formula to calculate, but Kevin came to that meeting (thankfully) and he straightened everything out. If he weren't there, I probably would have signed not knowing that I'd be losing out on $3K because my lender failed to provide adequate and honest answers. I highly recommend him to be your representative if you're in the market of buying a home!

Leaura L.

kim's expertise and overall communication with us at all times made it a stress free experience for us. we were so fortunate to have kim in our corner throughout this whole transaction. not only was she extremely professional, she was also very down to earth where we felt comfortable enough to call her anytime we had questions and concerns. locations truly have a winner on your team. thank you

Chuck and Patricia Otsuka

“Beth Makanani has assisted us with several real estate transactions and she has always been very professional, knowledgeable, and very helpful every time. It is very fortunate to have Beth as one of your agents representing your company and she is definitely an asset to the company!

Kazuko A.

Kim answered all of our questions quickly and provided great detail when needed. As this was our first time selling real estate, Kim 'held our hand' to the finish. She was also very patient with us and really made sure we were comfortable with the transaction.


"Katrina and Erick were great! They were really nice and made me feel at home (even if home is 5,000 miles away :))."

Joseph E. Beyer

“My first home purchase was with Beth in 1993, and now with a purchase of our single family home and the sale of that first home. Beth has been a professional and very good in what she does. Beth thank you very much for your help and all your hard work. We are enjoying our single family home. God bless!

Danielle I.

“You just know that Beth is always doing what's in the best interest of her clients. I appreciates her smarts, sage advice, keeping her clients updated and a tireless worker. You almost feel like we're her only client.

Edmund U.

My agent Kim was super nice and was always a pleasure to talk to.

Robert Sowders Jr

Kim was very professional and thorough. She explained her recommendations when I asked her opinion on certain issues. I am happy that I was able to work with a professional who not only got the job done successfully but one that I personally liked and enjoyed working with!

Maria and Kenneth Zielinski

When our daughter sold her home a few years ago, she used Tim Mira as her realtor. He was knowledgeable, honest, provided useful suggestions, always available for questions and concerns, and was respectful when showing the property. So when our family decided to put our family estate on the market, we recommended Tim to our other shareholders. Tim arrived for our first meeting with his son Cory, who had since become his partner. Everything we thought about Tim's efficiency during our daughter's sale was doubled with Cory in the picture. The two work perfectly together! With Tim's knowledge and experience, and Cory's comprehensive marketing abilities, we knew we were in good hands. They did a drone overview with an original musical score by Cory on the guitar, and our property was beautifully displayed. Our acreage with an older home was on the market for a while. With several owners, all with different needs, views and opinions, it couldn't have been an easy job for the two. But Tim and Cory were always respectful, pleasant, professional and patient, and kept us abreast of everything that was going on with the property and with each other's needs. We are very grateful for the great job they did for us, and would recommend them for anyone buying or selling property on Kauai. Wayne and Linda Pieratt, 2018

Linda Pieratt

Dennis is fantastic real estate professional. He has excellent instincts and situational awareness that allows him to make timely, appropriate recommendations to his clients. Dennis is passionate about serving his customers and ensuring they are fitted into properties that suit individual needs and desires. I will use and recommend Dennis whenever there is an opportunity. Thanks!

Mark S.

Paul helped us purchase a resort home in Hawaii, when we moved out he organized the rental of the Villa for us, and when we were ready to sell, he sold the home for us. Paul was simply the very best agent we have ever had! He is a great communicator, he listened clearly to what we really wanted, he always kept us up to date on the process and really showed he cared more about exceeding our expectations than his own personal interests. He always made time for us, he clearly understands the market, and gave us an excellent consultation. We would always use Paul for all of our Hawaii Real Estate transactions.


Chuck, you are my angel! Thank you so very, very much!

Bonnie Cameron, CRP, Corporate Procurement Specialist, AIRES

“We are very pleased with Beth's service. She i s competent and honest which i s most appreciated. I have two more homes to sell and I trust that she will do everything i n her power to help me get the best price for my homes.

Kenneth S.

Pauline went beyond what any realtor has ever done to make the selling and buying of our homes smooth. When selling our house, she worked diligently to help us set up our home so that it was an easy and profitable sale. Her attention to detail is impeccable. Moreover, Pauline has an excellent rapport with people, and realtors and brokers know that she is easy to work with. Pauline is punctual and helpful, always calling back to make sure we were okay with the services she had referred us to. We will definitely use Pauline in the future as our realtor.

John & Kanoe Turner

We contacted Kevin from California prior to a trip to the Big Island to look at houses for a permanent move. He listened and understood what was important to us as well as what we didn't want. Keven is very knowledgeable about the market on the Big Island. He knows the neighborhoods and a lot about the various homeowner's associations. Despite having a newborn baby, Kevin made himself available to us according to our schedule and showed us all the properties that would meet our needs in our price range; he never attempted to upsell us. He was patient as we explored properties and took us back for a second look when we wanted it. We purchased a beautiful home and Kevin was there helping us every step of the way. When we were in escrow, and after returning to California to prepare for our move, Kevin was there for us, looking after our interests. After all is said and done, Kevin became not only our Realtor, but we now also consider him our friend. We would highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs.

B B. San Francisco, CA

“Beth Makanani was the best realtor we could have asked for. We appreciated her drive and determination to find the house that was perfect for every need and want that we had. She went out of her way to research and talk with other sales agents and i nquire about properties they were selling. She kept i n constant contact with us, almost daily, through emails, texts and phone calls. Being first time home buyers, we knew very l ittle about the process i n purchasing a home. Beth was able to clearly communicate each step of the way, guiding us patiently through the process as we had many questions. We know that i f i t had not been for Beth being our realtor, we would not have gotten the house of our dreams. We apologize for the very l ate response to the survey request, and we j ust want to say how thankful we are to be l iving i n this house and how grateful we are for all that Beth did for us to make i t happen. Thank you, Beth!!!

Eric R.

David Skeele is a true professional. His willingness to go the extra mile is most impressive to me. He has proven to be someone I can count on. He has provided me with exceptional service for years now. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a real estate agent to buy or sell a property

David P.

Kevin Walmsley has spent much of his life on the Big Island and has a lot of local knowledge of Hawaii. He is straight forward, easy to talk to and easy to work with. The sellers were not the easiest folks to deal with, but Kevin helped us through the buying process and we ended up getting the deal closed...and he did this while he and his wife were having their first child! I recommend Kevin to anyone buying or selling property in Hawaii.

Patrick R. Truckee, NV

I've been a broker since 2004 and licensed in two states. I have never seen a brokerage so dedicated to agents success and growth. Personally, Elite has changed my life, my business practice and future. - Jon McCumsey

Jon McCumsey

Elite Pacific Properties is the most supportive, synergistic and state of the art company I have ever had the good fortune of being associated with. The incredible care they put into each individual agent is unmatched in our industry. This is truly the creme da la creme of the real estate companies. Each agent should covet the opportunity they have to be part of such an outstanding organization.

Tamara Braun

I've worked for three brokerages now over the last 10 years, they all pale in comparison to Elite Pacific. The dedication of the owners, management, brokers and staff is obvious as they work tirelessly to continually provide what they promise - implementation and training of the most cutting-edge tools, supportive and efficient staff, amazing systems and support personnel, multiple divisions for comprehensive services to assist agents and benefit clients - all in a positive, integrity-based atmosphere that fosters true teamwork. This list just scratches the surface! Elite Pacific truly backs up their philosophy, "Luxury Service with Aloha Spirit" to bring their agents and their clients success in real estate - and life!

Annie Mendoza

Pauline is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet on the island. She helped us find, buy and sell our home while we were stationed in Oahu. She went above and beyond with each process and she did it such a way that it didn't feel overwhelming, but a pleasant breeze. We highly recommend this agent. She is truly the very best there is.

Adam & Alexandria

“Beth Makanani provided us with excellent service and guided us step-by-step through the process of selling our townhome. She went above and beyond to ensure that our home was staged professionally and used a professional photographer to take photos for the listing. Beth worked hard to make sure that we were able to sell our townhome i n a timely manner and communicated with us via email or phone on a daily basis. She always kept us in the loop and provided advice and expertise when we needed it. We are so thankful that we were able to work with Beth throughout this process. We will definitely be recommending her to our family and friends.

Eric L.

“An absolute pleasure to work with Beth! We used her twice over outback time i n Hawaii and were extremely pleased both times. By far the best experience we have had with a real estate agent over our history of buying and selling homes.

Joshua H.

Lester is very patient with me, there were time that I snapped at him because every time we put in an offer someone else get. My husband and I hardly have the same days of so when my husband worked night at my days off, he made sure to show us all the properties that I requested. Although we offered to meet him at the locations he insisted to go with him and took us to all of them. The most important thing that I like about Lester is the communication. He gave us head ups about properties and suggestions. There was one that I really like the property and location but the owner want the buyer to rent the it to the owner until they find a place to stay. Thank you for the feedback Lester. It is my first time to buy a house and had no expirience of the stressful situation if buying a house so I thank Lester for his hard work and got us a house within two months of searching

Terri Yamamoto

Coming from California, I had an idea of what I wanted but just couldn't find a place that checked all the boxes. Enter Kevin Walmsley. He is very personable, a good listener and a problem solver. He also knows the Kona area extremely well including details on the neighborhoods and market trends. When I found the home I wanted, he helped negotiate my offer and work through the contract details even while I was back on the Mainland. He was my eyes and ears! Even after the sale, when I had a Home Warranty issue, Kevin helped get it resolved successfully. I highly recommend his services and consider him and his wife Laura to be my newest friends

Shelley W. East Bay, CA

My goal was to retire in Kauai. This would require finding the right house in the right location and moving across the Pacific. I was not familiar with Hawaii Real Estate Laws. Throughout the process she assisted with educating me. Most noted has been her continued availability after Escrow closed. Moving across the Pacific required more coordination that other moves I had made. Not only did we find the right house which met all my expectations, but also her assistance with things I was not familiar with resulted in my retirement dream coming true smoothly.


She has been true professional, which means stands above the rest. High standard in every aspect. Educated classy manner, kind, very helpful, positive and most of all she is trustworthy. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for agent to sell or buy. She is the Best.


Very knowledgeable agent who knows the Oahu area like the back of his hand. He gave us the opportunity to check out a couple of homes in the Diamond head area that sparked our interest and also knew of a few places that were not yet on the market. I highly recommend this agent if you are looking for luxury homes in the Oahu island.


Our Elite Pacific Properties realtor was excellent! She positioned our condo to sell and helped us find the right single-family home. She knew her stuff and worked hard for us. We got the second home that we bid on — and it was so much better than the first one we thought we wanted. We love our home and the location. With a very few exceptions, it’s pretty much exactly what we had in mind when we started the process. We’ll always be thankful for Elite Pacific Properties and their top-of-the-line staff.


They helped us find and purchase a high end condo that met all of our needs as well as rent it out when we are not on island. We were helped with a showing, help negotiating, understanding the choices and areas in the islands. They have helped us market and set up our place for better and more frequent rentals.

bill colton

She not only helped find a place for my son and I to live she helped us make repairs to the condo I was selling to meet buyer expectations and found me a beautiful unit with two bedrooms. The consummate professional.


We were very impressed with her knowledge of the market , the effort she put into understanding our needs and help us find a house to our liking in this very unique market. She goes the extra mile and makes herself available at all times of the day and all days of the week. We found her attitude very professional and is part of a network of professionals that came in very handy when we had to deal with a complication.


This guy rocks. He really knows his market and is good at going the extra distance to get your transaction successfully closed. He lives in the area and knew the history of most of the properties. He also had current inventory information readily available. I felt very comfortable that my property was being handled in a professional manner.


Kevin was very helpful and professional from the beginning and took us seriously when we were visiting kona, he showed us a few places and it gave us an idea of what we talked about getting in the future, well the future came a year later, we just purchased our condo and we are from Ohio and it all went so smooth. Kevin was with us every step of the way and kept us very informed.

Tim & Vicky S. -from Ohio

It was a pleasure working with Beth. She helped us buy a condo and sell a home. Throughout both transactions, she was very knowledgeable and professional. She made a point of being timely i n receiving and providing the i nformation and documents needed for everything to flow smoothly which was a blessing to me. She's a gem!

Carolyn N.

We have used Elite Pacific in selling two houses and buying two others in the course of a year. While there are other reputable firms around, I always felt I was being dealt with openly and frankly in terms of the state of the market and realistic pricing of properties. Our agent was of course the most important link to the firm but I also felt I was being helped by a whole firm as opposed to just an individual and our agent was always quick to utilize the extensive resources of the firm, including drawing on the expertise and experience of other members of the firm.

Beagle castle

First of all, she did many things for me more than as my agent. Even after she finished her job, still helped me out in many way. I moved in Hawaii from New York City – the same US but there are differences in every way, – especially about the process of buying properties. She gave me great support. I was comfortable with her during and after buying a property. And this is a very important point. I explained to her what I was looking for. She very quickly got my point/request on my dream house. I didn’t have a lot of time. She showed me many properties, almost all of them were what I was looking for. She is polite and casual at the same time. She is a prompt, reliable agent.


Met her at an open house and was impressed with her local knowledge of the area and ability to direct me to financing options. She followed up on all my questions and I'm looking forward to closing a solid property in escrow!


Great Real Estate Agent. Personable, completely dedicated on my search for a home. Very well knowledgeable about all areas throughout the process. Very happy , highly recommended.


Awesome realtor to work with. She responds quickly when providing answers to questions. Made first-time home buying experience an educational and smooth one. :)


The experience with this team has been altogether a wonderful thing. The level of professionalism and the results oriented style leaves one comfortably relieved in knowing that the job has been more than well done. I would recommend them to anyone, anytime and look forward and intend to work with them again. Please feel free to contact me personally if I can answer any question in particular about the superior functioning of this fine team


Kevin is a knowledgeable Realtor. He is attentive and responsive. He goes the extra mile and does what is needed for his clients. He follows up after the purchase and answers the phone when you need him. He helped me greatly in my land purchase in Kona. We will be doing business in the future i am sure. Highly recommended.

Guy S. Vancouver, BC

"Jeanne is was really great. A random encounter at an open house led us to an agent who was the perfect fit for us."

Brian Dartnell

Working with Elite Pacific Properties was a very pleasant one. Their helpful staff was always there to lend a hand whenever I needed them. The people at the office were always looking after my needs and were very respectful and courteous. I will definitely work with them again and recommend them to family and friends.


We had a very positive experience buying our new home with Elite. An Elite agent helped us identify potential new homes in the area that we were considering, including visiting open houses over multiple weekends. We also put in several offers that weren’t accepted, but are ultimately happy with our new home and the overall purchase.


Pretty much can’t say enough about our experience. Nobody’s time was wasted and our questions were addressed IMMEDIATELY. Communication was frequent and we were never left wondering. Often my wife and I felt as though we were their only client. Style was key…NO pressure at all ever…end of story. Willingness to show us many more properties had we had the inclination. Experience was off the charts positive. Frank and Cathy Parrino. Moloka’i

Frank Parrino

Honest and very competent, Karen went above and beyond in handling all aspects of our home purchase as a military family buying from the mainland! We were struggling to find a home online but Karen quickly understood our requirements and worked to find a home in the area we desired. Karen represented both the buyers (us) and the sellers in our transaction and did an excellent job of balancing this role.


Karen is the best! She goes over and beyond and really follows through and thinks “outside the box” and with integrity and kindness! She is always available no matter where she is and always gets back to you promptly. She does most everything herself, not sending in associates to do her job, and customizes your needs to make sure the job gets done. You will be happy you picked her!


We were very fortunate to have Karen Mayer as our realtor. We had looked on Oahu for many years as we were unsure of what we wanted to purchase. Karen was very professional and patient, taking us all over the island showing us all of our real estate options. What matters to Karen most is finding you the best home possible that will suit you, your family and lifestyle. She is very knowledgeable and honest and one of the kindest people we’ve had the pleasure of meeting.


I worked with Karen Mayer of Elite and found her professional, knowledgeable and a delight to work with. She’s smart and calm throughout all the hullabaloo that can be in a real estate transaction – she just never gets flustered. As for the company, she had the resources behind her to make sure everything flowed smoothly, from an escrow agent to make sure we stayed on track to her assistant and co-agent to catch all the balls as they flew around.


Karen devised a terrific plan for our home search in Hawai’i and it worked perfectly. She worked tirelessly to help us find our home. Once we found it her suggestions for negotiations were right on target. In the end, we obtained our home, and everything we asked for. Karen is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I commend her to anyone looking to do real estate transactions on Oahu.


My family and I moved from the Mainland back to Hawai’i, Karen Mayer was invaluable in the process. She was knowledgeable about the areas we were looking to buy in, she responded very quickly to calls, texts and emails. I had one thousand questions and she patiently answered all of them. I didn’t feel pressured to buy something I didn’t like when looking at real estate with her and most impressive of all is she steered me clear of buying in places where the school district was bad or the commute to work would be hectic. She really cares about her clients and wants to see them happy. This was not the first home I have purchased and in my past experiences I have had high pressure agents in a hurry to close for their commission, Karen is not like that at all I would highly recommend Karen to anyone wanting a honest, caring and reliable real estate agent.


Karen is cool, calm and professional through all aspects of the transaction. In our most recent deal, I was out of the country, and she and her team stayed on every detail, making sure nothing fell through the cracks. When things got sticky, as they can in real estate, she calmly and thoroughly ran it to ground and got it back on track, often before I even knew of the hiccup since I was still asleep in another country! I know many, many realtors on Oahu, and I count Karen among the best.


Karen is incredibly professional and provided very sound guidance throughout the process. She has tremendous experience and knows the Hawaii market exceptionally well. I look forward to working with her again in the future.

jmcconnell home

Karen is extremely knowledgeable, and goes well beyond the ‘second mile’ to help her clients. Friendly, efficient and hard working, she knows how to accomplish your goals, whether you are listing a property, or making a purchase. She is especially helpful to those clients who are trying to navigate the market in Hawaii for the first time, as my husband and I have been. We have always appreciated Karen’s top notch service and friendship.


Karen is very professional and easy to work with. The whole process and transaction went very smooth because of her care for detail and ability to get things done. I would recommend anyone to have her represent them.

donahue rob

When I choose an agent, I am of course looking for local knowledge, negotiation skills, responsiveness, etc. But when I find an agent who is ALSO a genuine pleasure to work with and get to know as a person, that’s a WINNER. Karen is an amazingly hard worker, a gem of a person, and someone you’ll likely count as a friend and plan to hire again. I can’t say enough about my positive experiences with her. For our home sale, we had a contingency that ultimately didn’t work out, but absolutely nothing to do with Karen’s service. Next time we think of selling, we will certainly call her back.


Karen was phenomenal! She genuinely cared about finding us the right home, she listened to what we were asking for and was able to find a place quickly and close even faster. I would recommend her to anyone and would use her again if we needed to find a new home.


Karen is extremely professional, responsive, very knowledge and friendly and most of all did a wonderful job ensuring she did all she could to find out and meet our needs. We’ve been blessed with our dream home!


Karen was a delight to work with. She was knowledgeable, prompt, and easy to work with. She went above and beyond what I have experienced with other realtors! My husband and I are very happy with her service. Wonderful, highly recommended.


Working with Karen was a wonderful experience! She knows the market and is extremely thorough. She provided the expertise and guidance we needed in purchasing our dream vacation home. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients!

shonda newman

I have purchased a home, and sold a home using the services of Stephen Cipres. I have found him knowledgeable, honest and practical. After interviewing several realtors Stephen was chosen and has given the service He promised. A pleasure to work with.


Stephen has built a very nice business and really works to serve his clients. He gets very impressive listings and has extensive knowledge of the area. He helped me find my current home 5 years ago and has kept in touch with me ever since.


Stephen took the time to drive us around to show us “the lay of the land.” He and his staff were quick to respond to all our questions. He provided us with the pros and cons of purchasing a single family home vs. condo to ensure we made the right decision to suit our needs.

Barbara Coughlin

Went though many showings in our house hunt as a buyer with Stephen. Made about 6 offers, got all the way to an inspection that made us change our mind and cancel, and then finally purchased another home. All through the process Stephen was patient, un-pushy, and his sole concern seems to be that we got exactly what we wanted for the price we were willing to pay. His area and inventory knowledge were perfect, we were viewing homes sometimes BEFORE they came on market. I really couldn’t ask for more and now that I’m getting ready to upgrade, he is sure to get my business selling my home and buying my new one!


For elite Honolulu – whether the international executive and socialite or the local businessman or professional with family, Stephen Cipres and his team at Elite Pacific are the go to firm. A classic high end small business that is nimble and service oriented and prides itself on knowing their market and their customers. But as is all so important in Hawaii nei they know the land the nuance of location and style that reflects where a client will be able to bond. I have worked with them as buyer and seller for over 5 years. Stephen in particular knows Diamond Head, Blackpoint and Kahala like his backyard. He knows virtually every house, contractor and local weather or terrain issue.


My experience working with Stephen Cipres was top notch. He was always there to lend a helping hand whenever I needed one. He was very professional and was really easy to talk to. He even kept in touch after the sale of the house to answer questions I had or to lead me in the right direction. Stephen recommended me to a very good loan officer by the name of Duncan Hsia. He worked really hard to close my deal and move us into our new home in a month. The Elite Pacific Team was unbelievable throughout the whole process. They are definitely a company I will work with on a future purchase and one I will gladly be willing to recommend to friends and family.


Elite Pacific Properties and co-founder Stephen Cipres get a 5 star rating from us. It has been 4 years since we purchased a property in Kailua, Hawaii. Stephen knew what we were looking for and found it in a ”hot” market ! Stephen notified us of the property prior to it being listed. Recommended a certain $$ figure and suggested we make an offer immediately . We followed his advice and our offer was accepted . The property has increased in value 30 % since that time . Bottom line – Stephen and his team treat you like family . They know the Hawaii market backwards and forward . You could not find a better realtor to deal with . Sincerely , JJ ( Tokyo ).


Being from Maui, my husband and I were not real familiar with Oahu real estate. We wanted to be close to our family that had recently moved there and Stephen helped us to find the perfect home in our price range.


Stephen takes the time to understand the client’s needs. He understands market dynamics well. He is always willing to go above the beyond what is required. He is friendly, warm and easy to work with.


My dealings with Stephen were excellent. He was readily available for me with answers to all my questions all the time. He has a local knowledge one can only squire from a life lived in the Islands and he is truly a man of his word. Integrity and dedication to client happiness are rare attributes today and he has them both. I would work with Stephen again any day


Stephen was very patient with me. I started looking at houses 3-4 years ago. Looked a lot of houses with him. When I finally found one that fit my criteria, he was very helpful with advice, though process/approach towards my goals in real estate, and supportive throughout the whole process. He is even-keeled and pleasure to work with.


Bridget is an outstanding real estate agent. She kept in touch till I was ready to buy and walked me through everything. House buying is stressful as it is. She took care of everything that She could take care of, that was not a requirement for me to handle. She followed up after closing and still keeps in touch for questions concerns and recommendations too. :)


Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Federal Way, WA. It was a pleasure working with Bridget Townsend. Bridget was very professional, responsive and enthusiastic about finding the home we wanted and within our budget on Oahu. She was easy and fun to work with and I would highly recommend her as a real estate agent.

Kevin P. Henry

Bridget worked harder than I could have ever imagined to find my perfect home! I am a first time home buyer, so the process was extra scary for me, but she really made the whole process easy and stress-free. The most important thing in this whole process is communication and Bridget was always available to answer my calls and emails, no matter what time of day. I couldn’t have asked for a more hard working and knowledgeable agent! Thank you so much!


Bridget is by far the most professional, knowledgeable, reliable and effective agent we’ve ever seen. We’ve bought and sold a few houses in our lives and she is hands down the best we’ve every worked with. Not only does she know this market and its trends in and out, but has made a professional point to know personally other realtors here. Many realtors simply get their license and try and sell a house here and there. Bridget runs a tight ship who’s work ethic allows her to service a multitude of clients simultaneously, while still giving each the personal attention they need. With as much as we called her, I don’t know how she had for anyone else, but she did. It also goes without saying that her professionalism, courteous nature and enduring patience were wonderful. Our circumstance was such that we needed to sell our house and get into another simultaneously. Bridget is a miracle worker that not only found us solid buyers after our first open house, but was also able to work with the sellers of our new house to get us moved in early, in order to avoid a hotel stay. This was no small task, for those who know. I must also sing praises to her support team. Elite Pacific Properties has the best real estate website I’ve seen in HI. But more importantly, their support to Bridget was professional, timely and never failed to impress. I hope she doesn’t mind, but I also need to mention that Bridget had a baby while working with us and never skipped a beat! The day she had the baby, her office was readily available with answers to questions or to facilitate paperwork. But, Bridget was back on the phone for us immediately afterward. Finally, we got to know Bridget personally and feel we owe her our confidence and friendship. I have to honestly say that there is no reason for anyone to use another realtor on this island. Trust me.


Bridget made our house hunt and buying process smooth and stress free especially, since we live in Virginia. She never tried to sell us a home that’s not fit for our family, she assisted us in our purchase and protected us against making a bad investment. We were never rushed and she encouraged us to look until we found our dream home. She uses DocuSign, which is a service that enabled us to electronically sign all documents (except the final Escrow papers that are required by law to be signed in person). This saved us, and everyone else involved in the transaction, a lot of time and travel hassles. Also, when it was time to sign the Escrow papers they used a mobile notary and our lender covered that expense, Bridget made sure of this =). If you are looking for someone who will tailor a search for a property that you will be happy with, someone who will provide you with the latest information on that property, and someone who will represent your best interests in the negotiation and purchase process to the utmost, Bridget comes highly recommended.


Bought a home in 2013 in Makaweli, Kilauea, HI 96796. Bridget was very professional in all of her dealings as well as very personable. We enjoyed spending time with her and she was always giving us good advice. We bought from out of state and as soon as we landed she met with us and started showing us houses right away since we had a limited time. I would recommend Bridget to anyone looking for a home on Oahu.


Bridget listened to exactly what we wanted, and was never pushy. She’s very knowledgeable with the entire process and was great at explaining everything to us throughout the entire time. She also gave us great advice, and was great at anticipating the needs of the sellers which made every transaction smooth and easy. I truly believe that she wants to do the very best fr her clients, and she delivered on every promise or commitment she made. If you’re looking for someone dependable, and motivated, Bridgette will make a great realtor for you!


My purchase transaction with Linh Lopez was swift and seamless from start to finish. She more than exceeded my expectations throughout the process with her level of professionalism and expertise, not to mention the fact that she negotiated an amazing deal on my condo. Linh was very accessible regarding any concerns/inquiries and was quite helpful post-transaction with my renovations as well. She actually assisted me in selecting my kitchen cabinets, countertop and tiles. Linh has proven to be highly competent, thorough and knowledgeable in real estate. I will certainly utilize her services again for any future transactions. Linh did a wonderful job, going above and beyond!!


My husband and I purchased our home after renting for over ten years. This was a huge step for us, and throughout the ups and downs Linh was a constant source of support, knowledge, and professionalism. She has excellent communication skills and she knows how to follow through. Above all she was on our side throughout every step. We have nothing but gratitude for our favorite realtor!


Linh processed the sale with exceptional expertise in handling all sort of situations with the buyers and processors. She took the time in fine detailing of the unit in preparations for each showing. She took time to understand the buyers needs and at the time working with the seller without compromising the sellers requests.


Linh is the best realtor in town! She is kind, personal, considerate, informative, and professional. Although my husband and I were first time home buyers, we did not need to worry about not understanding the whole purchasing process. Linh took the time to explain all the questions that we had, even at afterwork hours. She was also never pushy and we never felt that she only wanted to make a deal. She, on the other hand, put herself in our shoes and desired the best for us (and for my unborn child at that time). She gave us all the time that we needed to think through our options and respected our decisions. Because I did not drive, Linh would drive me around to see the units I wished to see. She would even help us drop off checks so that we did not need to worry about mailing them. Her many extra services had indeed made the house purchase a very happy experience. Not only did we find our new home at the end, but also did we make a true friend. I miss talking to her. I am grateful for her service and friendship. I would recommend her to anyone who wishes to buy a place.

wingsze lee cheng

Throughout the listing and sale of the property, Linh demonstrated knowledge and support to the Board members of A.J.Lopez Sons Inc. involved. Update of offers and then of actual buyer information were consistent via email or phone calls. During negotiations of offer, Linh took lead with ease. Questions were answered immediately. If she didn’t know the answers, she consulted with other Realtors in the Firm ensuring that everything was performed with precision and accuracy. Without doubt, I would recommend Linh to anyone else that may be thinking of buying or selling a home.


Linh has helped us many times over the years with various real estate transactions in Honolulu and there is a reason why me and my wife use her as our realtor. She is a true professional; she isn’t just about making the sale but she really cares about getting her clients into the right property! She is extremely responsive — she will literally have an answer to your questions in minutes — and Linh is really trustworthy — I really feel comfortable working with her because I genuinely feel that she has our best interest in mind.

Colin Yu

We have worked with many realtors in the past, and Linh is one of the best! Her knowledge of the real estate market in Hawaii was a tremendous value to us and because of her personal work ethic, we knew we could rely on her recommendations and advice. Linh was incredibly responsive, detail oriented, very proactive, hard-working, honest and trustworthy. We really appreciated that she was very easy to work with, quick to schedule viewings of the properties we were interested in, and was very accommodating to our schedule. Her Hawaii Home Surfer website was super helpful too! I loved that I could pick the kind of properties I was interested in and it would send me an email every time a new listing came up. Often times the really good properties go really quickly so it was super helpful in scheduling a viewing right away before someone had already made an offer. I would happily recommend her and would definitely use her again.


A highly skilled and qualified professional who will develop and masterfully execute a marketing plan, is detail oriented and has strong interpersonal relationships in the field. I was very impressed by Linh’s integrity and commitment. Property was sold swiftly, smoothly and for above asking price.


I was 2,000 miles away on the Mainland and I could not have had a better real estate agent than Linh. After one trip to look at properties Linh knew exactly what I wanted. She kept me informed regarding all new listings and with her advice I was able to buy the exact property I wanted. (I’m very picky!) Also, her team was fantastic. I deal with a lot of real estate and Linh and her team did not disappoint my high demands.


I had just moved to the mainland and needed to sell my townhouse in Kaneohe, Linh was recommended to me after another agent fell though. Linh was able to get to work on the sale on short notice and had the property ready for the first open house a week before I expected. She then had five offers ready for me the day after the first open house, one of which was well over the asking price. I give her a lot of credit for having such a wonderful business acumen, she prepared and staged the property perfectly. Her hard work made a big difference, and Linh was the primary reason it sold fast and for as much as it did. Thank you Linh, when I move back to Hawaii I would be happy to work with you again.


Linh did a fantastic job on the sale of our home. She knows how to listen to her clients and goes beyond just putting the house on the market. She provided us with advice on everything from new paint color to curb appeal and landscaping. These simple and low cost changes sold our home higher than the listed price. Can’t say enough about Linh. She Is very professional and a trusted real estate agent.


Linh helped my husband and I buy our two property rentals in Mililani. She was very good at negotiating a special cash deal with my first property and for the second, was able to refer me to a wonderful hardworking local mortgage company as well. They worked extremely well together. Not only that, she helped secure tenants as well! With her background in finance, she brings more to the table then other realtors ive worked with. Linh is so very thorough, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and caring. She will make your house buying experience an easy one!


Linh helped us with purchasing our first home and made our experience super fun and enjoyable. She was very professional and always very responsive to our emails and phone calls. She was very patient with us throughout the process because we asked so many questions and needed so many things to be explained to us. Because Linh is very responsible and was on top of each step of the process, everything moved along very smoothly and there were no unexpected surprises. We always knew that Linh’s primary goal was to help us find a place that we would be happy with and not to just get us to buy something. My wife and I really enjoyed working with Linh and would definitely like to work with her again if another opportunity came up.


Linh did an outstanding job from start to finish with getting my condo listed and sold! We initially met to get her assessment of my condo and what it could reasonably list at based on the market. She also suggested some quick fixes I could do to help my unit stand out from other listings. I agreed to make the (mostly) cosmetic fixes, and within a few days of completing my work, she brought in furniture to stage the apartment and took professional photographs for the listing. With her suggestions and the staging, the unit looked AMAZING! My fiancé kept asking why the condo didn’t look like that while we were living there. Linh’s efforts really made a difference as we were able to accept an offer within the first week of listing ABOVE asking price. She also helped to guide me through the escrow process and was involved with each escrow meeting to ensure everything went smoothly. Overall, Linh was an extreme pleasure to work with and I could not have found a better agent. Her professionalism and communication with me throughout the process was fantastic. I would not hesitate to use her again and encourage all prospective buyers and sellers to consider using her as your agent.


I was recommended to Linh Lopez by a friend and business associate of mine who stages homes for sale for other realtors. There aren’t enough stars here to represent how happy we were with Linh. She is a real Professional in Real-Estate . She helped us through what is a very emotional process and made every piece of it run smoothly. She did an amazing job marketing our home and was there for every every step, including the photo shoot, the repair process, assessments and to meet with professionals to give estimates. I didn’t have to do a thing . She took care of every thing. She had the foresight to look ahead and was prepared in every step of the process. She staged our home, and made excellent choices in preparing our home before our first opening. She also recommended service pro’s to do some of the repairs that needed to be done. She works closely with her husband Sean who is another professional in Real Estate and was there to ensure that every thing was going smoothly. We had a hurricane watch and I came home to find Sean out in my yard putting away my outdoor furniture and any thing that would fly away!!! And he was not only at my house , but was going to all their client homes . That is service with Aloha! Linh is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the sale and very personable and honest. She was so easy to work with and I felt like we became best friends. She matched the perfect family for our home and we had a fast and smooth sale. I am over- joyed with working with Linh and would highly recommend her to any one who is looking to buy or sell their home.


I worked with Elite Pacific Realtor, Linh Lopez, on 2 properties – one she sold for me and one she found for me to buy. When I was renovating the one she sold for me, she gave me tips on the type of ceiling fans, pendant lights, and other fixtures to install. After the renovations were completed, she artistically staged the home w/ contemporary furnishings and beautiful accents. Because of her extensive marketing strategies, we received an offer for the property within just a few weeks. She was a wonderful communicator throughout the entire closing process. With the many delays in the Buyers’ loan approval process, she was an excellent advocate for both the Buyers and me, the Seller, and kept me well-informed of the status updates. After we finally closed on that property, she showed me numerous properties over several months and submitted many offers until we finally got one accepted. Because the property had to go through probate, she kept me abreast of proceedings. She again, advocated for me so my team could access the property so they could give estimates for the rehab and draft plans to initiate the permitting process. She supported me and gave me encouragement throughout the long, arduous probate process. Even after we closed, she attended the Blessing conducted before starting the rehab. Linh Lopez goes over and beyond expectations. She deserves commendations not only for her expertise and skills, but also for her service. Maika’i!

may m akamine

Even though we sold our condo during a seller’s market in a prime location we wanted to leverage a great real estate professional to get the optimum value in a short period of time. My husband and I did our due diligence by researching on-line and asking for referrals. After identifying three potential agents, we interviewed each of them. Greg and his business partner, Lisa, were head and shoulders above other candidates. Greg came prepared with a customized presentation that showed he had thoroughly done his homework on understanding our property and what we could sell it for. It was a no pressure presentation where he left the material for my husband and I to review. Without saying he demonstrated professional expertise and credibility. His outstanding and impressive customer service continued long after we signed on with him to represent us. We’re glad we worked with Greg. As an example here are just a few of the great customer service he gave us: he worked with our very strict condominium managers to build good rapport to get permission to hold frequent open houses; he used best in class and professional photographer/videographer to make our property stand out for online viewers; he used his knowledge and soft negotiating skills to get the buyer and his agent to accept our counter; and he offered to help us do last minute move-out and cleaning because we had to tend to an out of town matter the week that escrow closed. Honestly, it was like having my mother support us throughout the sale process — total trust and care from Greg Mroz! This was the 5th home we sold and in each instance we have always sought out a real estate professional that had a track record of getting optimum price a in a short sale period of time. Although we’ve had great experience with more seasoned sales agent in the past, Greg brings a personable and innovative approach — he has raised the bar for future real estate agents that we hire. One last thing, when we put our condo for sale, there were 3 other units similar to ours for sale in the same high rise and we closed within a month for top price per square foot!


Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $750K in Downtown, Honolulu, HI. · Local knowledge: (5 stars)· Process expertise: (5 stars)· Responsiveness: (5 stars)· Negotiation skills: (5 stars) My experience with Mr. Greg Mroz was absolutely outstanding throughout the entire process of selling my condominium. Greg’s help was invaluable from market analysis, preparation of the property, listing including multi-media promotion and advertising, to final negotiations and selling of the property. Greg was always available and would show my property at anytime to prospective buyers and then follow up with their agents to answer any questions or reshow the unit. Greg was professional and ethical in all aspects of his job and with his hard work I was able to obtain top price for my unit. I would highly recommend Mr. Greg Mroz to anyone wishing to buy or sell property.


Professional ? Experienced ? Patient ? Involved ? Greg Mroz is all this and more. He takes initiative and communicates almost immediately with any queries we had. He always provided a well balanced opinion on properties, making sure we saw every pro and con. Our satisfaction was his first primary concern. We were very particular with what we wanted, so though it took us close to a year to find our perfect home. He kept us optimistic never lay pressure on us to buy. Most times he would bring to our notice something we totally missed. He takes pictures so he can show us what he felt about the property without being overbearing. In today hot market here on Oahu Greg kept us focused. He made sure we knew and saw every listing that came on the market which was within our needs. When we felt we wanted to make an offer he always provided data of the sales prices in the area so we could make an informed offer. Very often I felt guilty for taking up so much of his time, but he always obliged never once made us feel we were being difficult. If you are in the market looking for a knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy person who follows rules to the letter please put your trust in Greg. He will NOT let you down. A true professional like him is very hard to come by. If I have to sell this beautiful home Greg would be our man!


Greg was prompt with all responses. He anticipated questions and had answers ready. I was trying to sell a condo but the market isn’t where I wanted it to be. Instead of pushing to sell now and accept my losses, he recommended to rent to tenant for now and wait until the market picks up again. I would definitely recommend him.


Greg as been our agent for two years. He has helped us buy and sell in Hawaii. We live in California and he really made both transactions go smoothly. Greg Mroz is an honest and thorough agent. He always goes above and beyond his job as a real estate agent. Highly recommend him to my family and friends. We are looking forward to having Greg represent us in the near future with more Hawaii real estate.


Gretchen is the best! She impressed me during the whole process of buying my house. I loved how calmly she took care of things but never letting anything slip by her. She had done her homework on the property I wanted which made me feel secure every step of the way. Thank you Gretchen!


I could find my property in short term because Gretchen learned and understood my complicated request. She has a sufficient knowledge of general US real estate, local area features. It helped me very much to select out the candidate properties. Seller of my property was not gentlemanlike attitude in some situations, but she handled very well and negotiated them, the deal proceeded smoothly. I could not have make the deal done without her help. She served me very well even after the deal was done. I strongly recommend Gretchen to the people who want to acquire the properties in Hawaii.

shigeki x yoshitoshi

Gretchen is currently helping my husband and I find a condo in Honolulu. She has been amazing: friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and always punctual. She is the go-to person in Honolulu!


Mrs. Townsend was the most knowledgeable realtor that I have had and made the process extremely smooth and comfortable; especially when it came to finding the area and price range that I was comfortable with. She never failed to keep me up to date with any changes or dates, or even questions. She was extremely capable of answering any questions that I had or ones that I didn’t even know how to ask!!


This is the second house where we used Elite Pacific Properties. Very satisfied. Kelly has been great at helping us every step of the way. She even helped with my rentals once we moved out.


We planned to move to the mainland and try to sell our condo before we left. Referred to Kelly by a friend. She was so helpful in helping us looking for buyers. There were cash buyers among them too. For some reason my sons changed their mind and decided to stay back in paradise so we ended up keeping our condo. I feel so bad for Kelly because she did a lot of work to help us sell. I will highly recommend her and will ask her to help in our future buying or selling. She is professional and had patience with us. Very very good agent.


Elite Pacific Properties, specifically Kelly and Munro is handling the rental of our Condo in Kihie. Their professionalism and ability to find the most appropriate tenant for our condo was key. I greatly appreciate their efforts and enjoyed working with them. Highly recommend Elite for both purchasing or leasing.


First, Kelly took all the stress away. She has the most wonderful, optimistic attitude. Second, she staged my condo so beautifully . Third, and lastly, she sold it in quite a quick time at a price that was very advantageous to me. I have the highest regard and Respect for Kelly. You’ve got a Winner!


l have known Kelly for over 15 years. She is an excellent realtor and professional. She’s easy to work with and very accommodating of her clients’ schedule. She listens to your needs and provides many options to help you find the best for your situation. She is very knowledgeable of the island market, especially in Oahu. Although, I have not been in the market to purchase a property, many of my friends have used her as their realtor and have been very happy working with her.

nelda androus

Kelly Arita is a pleasure to work with. She was so helpful in showing us a variety of property in Hawaii Kai and was very knowledgeable about the area and provided us with important information about purchasing there. Although we have not yet purchased she continues to keep in touch and sends new listings to keep us up to date with the market. I would highly recommend Kelly and we look forward to owning a little piece of paradise.


Our experience with Kelly Arita was nothing short of outstanding! Kelly was knowledgeable of the market, professional, and patient. Although we did not purchase at the time, Kelly was very accommodating to our schedule and (changing) interests. Kelly answered all of our questions, provided expert advice and had a no pressure approach. When an agent can combine all of the above and make you feel that you are working with a friend, then they have been truly successful! When it comes time to look again, Kelly will be who we look to.


Her desire and heart to help us find the right place was over the top. When it looked hopeless she kept us going forward with hope to find the perfect place. Thanks to Kelly we now have a place we call home.


We were relocating our family from Los Angeles and wanted to live in East Oahu. Kelly helped us find a home in a very tight market and was a big part of making our transition an easy one. With our children changing schools and starting a new job, timing was everything and we could have missed out on a great opportunity if it wasn’t for her expertise and market knowledge.


Our Broker, Kelly Arita, went above and beyond our expectations. She listened to our needs and concerns regarding our home and was able to execute the sale in a smooth and professional manner. Kelly Arita was extremely attentive, experienced in her field and very dependable. Kelly was a delight to communicate with, and had a wonderful manner when communicating with prospective buyers. Kelly exhibited intuitive sales approaches that lead to a quick sale of our home. We would highly recommend Kelly Arita as a go to broker. She made the sale of our long time home a less stressful experience and gave us peace of mind at the same time. Kelly Arita’s dedicated attitude, experienced knowledge and trustworthy morals and values together helped us to quickly sell our home while still upholding all our expectations.


Both my husband and myself found Kelly to be very professional in handling our real estate transaction. She was always available to listen to our concerns, find answers and get back to us promptly. We would not hesitate to contact Kelly again, should we need to sell another property. It is rare to find a sincere and dedicated professional like Kelly Arita!!


Kelly is great to work with. She has represented us in three transactions as both buyer and seller. She has sold both of my properties for over asking price. When we bought our house she did an amazing job to get my family the house we wanted. Kelly is very personable and she has always been available when I needed her. I look forward to working more with her in the future.

phillipbarker j

Kelly is just great to work with. She represented us in two transactions, as both buyer and seller of our Hawaii Kai marina home. She was extremely effective in locating the perfect property and securing the deal. When it came time to sell, she marketed the property and brought in a buyer in a matter of days. A year later I suggested to my mainland friend that she use Kelly to sell her waterfront Hawaii Kai condo. Kelly more than stepped up to the plate and got it sold. Our friend was extremely happy. We can’t say enough good things… and yes this testimonial is real.


Kelly helped us buy a house in a very desirable neighborhood, in a very hot market, where we were just one of five bidders. She helped us put together a very strong, yet reasonable offer that helped us get the house of our dreams.


When buying and selling in upscale Oahu neighborhoods, (Diamond Head, Kahala to Portlock, Hawaii Kai) we have personally used Kelly many times over the years since 2004. Since moving here from Calif. we have moved 6 times doing “fixer uppers”! Kelly has been so wonderful since she is so professional and knows all the good homes. She has all the contacts in the great areas and can also sell homes fast and at the best price, in our opinion. Also, she can showcase a home very nicely and has super decor advice. She is just so sweet and such a nice person, but very savvy, that we feel it helps the negotiation process greatly. When we had an unusual, super “difficult” escrow, she helped us through it and made it work. Honestly, we can’t recommend her highly enough for any level of client, she can do it all.


Kelly Arita provided excellent services as a realtor both for selling and buying units. She has exceptional skills in staging and presenting a unit for sale. Her efforts led to full price offers after just one open house. She used her thorough knowledge of comparable and market conditions throughout her representation, which proved immensely helpful in negotiations over the purchase price. I greatly appreciate the time, effort, and skill Kelly devoted to representing me in these transactions, not to mention her sunny disposition which made working with her that much more enjoyable. I highly recommend her services.


Kelly was very helpful in our long process of searching for a home. We looked at various properties with her for almost a year, and even though we weren’t extremely serious in the beginning she was always available to help us. When we finally found the house we wanted she aggressively worked with our mortgage broker to seal the deal. It was a competitive sell and Kelly got the deal done! We are very thankful for her hard work and efforts.


Kelly Arita has acted as our Real Estate agent and Property Manager. When it came time to sell our Oahu home Kelly and her team were focused and professional in their approach to selling the home. Kelly understood our product and the prospects most likely to buy. As a result she brought, what we believed to be, the right prospects to the home to maximize our chances of selling within a reasonable period time. Kelly’s property management skills where also an asset during the selling process. She made sure the home was kept clean and in top working order for showings. When a Flood occurred in the early stages of listing and showing the home Kelly stepped up and took charge of managing the remediation expertly. Kelly was a pleasure to deal with!


She makes your dream come true! She is dedicate, strategic, tenacious, and determined. Leana finds your home as if it’s for her own, and makes the seemingly impossible dream really come true! She’s our trusted family realtor and I can’t even imagine anyone else to buy or sell property for our family!!

Yeoun Varley

Leana was simply outstanding as our realtor throughout the entire process of the sale of our vacation rental in Waikiki. These properties by their nature are not easy to sell, but her persistence, professionalism, and thorough understanding of the local real estate market got the job done. We were extremely satisfied with her services and would not hesitate to work with her again on another real estate transaction.


Leana displays professionalism at all situations, follow through on details and works with urgency. She did an excellent job for selling our apartment by finding potential client for us.


We feel very fortunate to have listed our home with Leana. It was reassuring to have her advice and support throughout the process. Beginning with the initial listing and the open house that followed, Leana went above and beyond in everything she did. When the offers began pouring in, she provided sound advice to guide us in choosing a buyer. Just prior to closing, she handled a few very unusual requests made by our buyers. This had the potential to create tremendous stress for us. However, Leana’s grace and tenacity resolved all of the hiccups and our closing stayed on schedule. I have already recommended Leana to friends!


Leana is a trusted and devoted Agent who is committed to her work. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her dedication is distinct. Leana has been a loyal business associate and friend that I can always depend on. Those who are fortunate to work with her will see these great qualities too.


Leana worked very hard on the sale of our house. She made sure our house was staged very appealingly and that the online listing presented the property in an attractive way. She showed a lot of resourcefulness as she worked around various small problems that came up from time to time during the listing and escrow periods due to circumstances beyond her control. She always maintained a positive and yet realistic outlook, and her persistence and patience were rewarded when the house sold. We would highly recommend Leana Berwick to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and energetic realtor who works hard for her clients.


We took 3 years to find a place right for us and Leana stuck with us through the entire time. She showed us a number of places over the three years and as our broker made sure the price we paid was worth what was paid for the house/property. Comments such as “upgraded electrical and upgraded plumbing” was foreign to us but throughout the time she educated us so we were able to determine what we needed for our family. I highly recommend Leana and if ever going through this again I would utilize her services again.


She’s the best realtor one can ever imagine. She’s determined and extremely attentive. Most of all, she makes things happen. You tell her what your dream home is and she will get it for you no matter how impossible it may look. She looks for your home as if it’s her own. After going through so many incompetent realtors, we luckily found Leana and now my family and I are going to stick with her for the rest of our lives for buying and selling properties.


This is our second home purchased using Mary Lavoie Olson of Elite Pacific Properties. Not only is Mary second to none in recognizing value and opportunity, she and the team at Elite are fantastic at the closing process (thanks to Leana Berwick) making sure the whole of the transaction runs smoothly and professionally. In addition to using Mary as our agent for the purchase, Megan Arita and Rex Matsuo manage our properties as we are off island. We are able to take great comfort in knowing our properties are looked after by people that genuinely care.


I’m looking to invest in property and have had an excellent experience working with Mary from a distance and visiting properties with her when I get to travel to Hawaii. She is very kind to offer me services and go out of her way. She has a very honest and good work ethic that’s why she is my only point of contact for Hawaii. I would recommend her as an agent if you are looking for someone that has experience, knows the business, and spends her time at it. She also knows exactly what I’m looking for so I am able to really focus and not waste my time. Hoping to buy not before long! Aloha

nadege h

Mary is very diligent and works hard at getting a property sold. She does her homework and is skillful at suggesting the right price and strategies to list or buy a home.(we have used her for both selling and buying property). She also has no qualms about asking the opinion of other brokers both within and without her firm. She seems to be well connected within the local broker community. We have used her twice to list a home and twice to buy a home and have been very happy with her level of professionalism, expertise and commitment to our interests.

Beagle castle

There is only one way to describe our experience with working with Mary. “PERFECT” From start to finish there was never a lose end, or any ambiguity on what needed to happen next and how it was to happen. The process. was seamless and when there are simply hundreds of items to get done from prepping the house, or taking care of the teams of people that need to take care those small last minute items before bringing your home on to the market, Mary simple knows what step leads to next and she was there every step of the way, personally taking charge to ensure things got done and done right.


Mary was very responsive to our needs. When I first met her I wasn’t sure what I wanted but over time I became educated, thanks to Mary. She was instrumental in getting us our property, and even went around afterwards to talk to the neighbors for information about access to our property. She has always been willing to walk the extra mile for us. She is pleasant, knowledgeable, and hard working. She is a great find in a person.


Mary is an excellent Realtor. She was creative, inventive & efficient! No glitches! She worked tirelessly to promote my property – not an easy challenge during the economic downturn. We look forward to her service for our next real estate transaction.


Mary Farkash did an outstanding above excellent job in selling my property located at 2930 Kahawai St. in Manoa Valley island of Oahu. She conscientiously went beyond and above with her duties as my realtor, as she listed and sold my property. She focused and gave attention to every detail of every step I needed to take. Mary was “on it” during the time that it took to sell the property from my distant location on the mainland till it closed, Mary took care of everything…… meaning all the details owners on the mainland cannot do in person. We listed at $1,225,000 and it was sold on 3/30/2015 for $1,175,000. Zillows estimate was $1,015,000. I highly recommend Mary….. With Trust of Mary’s Special Touch, David Laamaikahiki Lyman.


Mary is the most kind and patient agent ever! She kept in mind our desires yet had the creativity to see potential in properties we wouldn’t have otherwise considered. She was available and attentive, and eager to help us find the perfect house!


Mary Farkash is a superb Realtor. She was easy to work with, knowledgeable, well connected and I always felt we were working together as a team. I was looking to buy a home on Oahu as I moved from Boston to Hawaii, but not really able to do a lot of looking around. In very short order, Mary had me pegged in terms of the types of places I was interested in, and tailored her search strategy and networking to my needs and priorities. I have bought 3 homes in in the past, and it has never been easy. But this time, with Mary Farkash, it was – even though largely done from a distance. This sale too required some strategy, as the bidding was out of control. Mary assessed the situation wisely, and got us in good position, and when the first (overly-promising) buyer flaked, I got my dream home – all thanks to Mary. I can’t say enough good things. She is easy to work with, cares about what YOU want, and obviously is in the business largely to make her clients happy, and see good outcomes for all. If you are looking for a Realtor who will look out for you, make it easy, and increase your odds of success in getting what you want, I absolutely would recommend Mary Farkash. She’s the best.


Working with Mary Farkash has been wonderful and I would highly recommend her services to anyone. She is a true professional whose knowledge of every aspect of buying and selling a home made our experience stress free. Mary truly listened to what we wanted in a home and covered a lot of territory in showing us the Big Island so we could narrow our search. In the end, she helped us find our dream home in Volcano Village which is more than we even imagined. She was always available and responsive to any questions we had. She explained everything in simple terms that we could understand and reassured us every step of the way. My husband and I are so grateful to her for her help and professionalism in making our move from California to Hawaii a smooth transition.


Buying a new home can be an emotional and stressful event in anyone’s life, and having an experienced, knowledgeable, caring and easy to talk to real estate representative is essential. Mary Farkash is that person! My wife Glorianne and I recently moved from our California home of over 30 years to the island of Hawaii. The selection process was not easy as Mary showed us beautiful properties from the Hamakua Coast to charming Volcano Village where we ultimately found and purchased the home of our dreams. Mary was patient but determined to find “just” what we were looking for. She was also responsible for helping us find a beautiful and reasonable rental in the Village while we were on the hunt. Once she helped us find the perfect home, Mary was instrumental in every aspect of our purchase, through her clear, constant and insightful communication. Needless to say, Mary’s kindness and reassurance provided us with great comfort as we embarked on this huge change in our lives. She is the perfect real estate professional who truly listens and cares about her clients’ needs and wishes. We are so grateful to her for making this a smooth and exciting transition. Mahalo — Joe Garza


Mary Farkash is an absolute professional with a wide knowledge of her craft. She listens with a keen ear to the needs and desires of her clients and does her utmost to meet those expectations. I found comfort in knowing I was being supported and guided every step of the way in selling my home and finding my new one.


My agent did an exceptional job helping me through the process of buying my new home. She took the time to show me a lot of open houses in different cities and never did pressure me into buying. She took her time explaining things that I didn’t understand. She came with me at closing for which I’m very thankful. Her name is Cathy Bridges.


Cathy Bridges recently helped us purchase a condo in Oahu. It took us a very long time to decide where to purchase. Cathy was extraordinarily patient and good-humored, even when we abandoned one search area entirely and switched to another. The biggest stumbling block was the sale of our house in California, which was delayed by an ineffective agent. Cathy researched the situation and recommended three new California agents for us to interview. The new agent we chose sold our house in six days for more than we were asking. Cathy is clearly willing to go the extra mile for each of her clients, regardless of the size of the transaction. When problems arise, she quickly steps in to fix them. She listens well and doesn’t try to influence client decisions. Her knowledge of all parts of Oahu is both extensive and growing. Her judgment of current market conditions is excellent. We are pleased with our final purchase and very grateful for her professional help. Larry and Joann Tool


I highly recommend Cathy Bridges. She did an exceptional job helping us buying our new home. She’s very patient, she’s shown us many open houses in different cities, she’s not pushy, she’s very sincere and she helped me understand the pros and cons of buying a home. She was with me all the way till closing. I highly recommend Cathy Bridges to my friends and family.


A few months ago I had the pleasure of house hunting with Cathy Bridges in Kailua/Kaneohe. We quickly developed a good rapport as Cathy is easy to talk with. As we have looked at homes she has been quick to point out features, or lack there of in some cases, as it is so easy to become carried away when shopping for a home. I trust that Cathy, with her expertise, will find me the perfect home to fit my needs when I am ready to enter the market seriously and finally buy a home. Although, my quest for a home is ongoing I know that I have a great realtor to assist me every step of the way.


My wife and I were planning to move from the mainland to Kailua. We had to make a quick move due to an immediate job opportunity. We were having a very difficult time finding a suitable rental. Cathy met us locally and spent an afternoon with us and gave us some great leads. We ultimately found a place online while back on the mainland. I offered to pay Cathy to check it out and meet with the landlord and basically represent us. She declined any payment but agreed to help us out with whatever we needed to secure the rental. We could not have done this without her. We are now living in a great home and owe much of this to her and her generous help and knowledge of the area. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a local real estate professional! Torry Lozano


Cathy Bridges represented our family during my most recent purchase in Hawaii. We are a military family that relocated from Washington, D.C. and were a bit unsure if we were going buy/rent in Hawaii. Cathy was great! Having a military family herself she really understood how tough of a move it was to relocate to Hawaii. Also, she knew how to take advantage of Temporary Housing while we looked for a place to purchase. She was very patient and responsive and promptly returned phone calls if she was busy. We would definitely recommend Cathy to any potential home owner military or not. Out of the three homes we own Cathy Bridges happens to be my number one Realtor.


Cathy and her partner are an exceptional team…always available when you need them, not “pushy” like other realtors, and take a personal interest in their clients. They gave excellent advise on staging, which ultimately got above asking price. Highly recommend them.


We live in California and Cathy helped us for over a year with sorting through properties and neighborhoods. We got a list of properties we wished to view and Cathy set it up so when we flew out to view them we still had plenty time to vacation. Although we did not buy a property on Oahu we did find one on the big island and Cathy set us up with a great contact there and we are in escrow now. Cathy also set us up with a mortgage broker. We highly recommend Cathy.


Cathy did much more than an agent should do for the customers. We purchased the property without seeing it first and Cathy checked out everything in details for us. We are so happy with the condo we bought through her. The deal was done in May, 2014 and she still helps us. We highly recommend her to anyone who wants to have a pleasant time purchasing a property in Oahu.


My wife and I did numerous real estate transactions before. We bought a condo at Hawaii Kai through Cathy. She is the best. She is not pushy. She patiently worked with us, and in the process, understood what we wanted. When an ideal unit came up, she swiftly nailed down the deal in spite of other competing offers. She helped us even after the escrow closed. Her service was way beyond the call of her duty. Best of all, working with her was fun. She is very personable. She is just like a friend, not a realtor.

kl chen2002

My experience with Cathy was excellent…When my wife and I began looking for a home we decided to use a family friend as our agent…However, it just so happened my wife began looking at different properties on Oahu on a website in which it listed Cathy’s number. My wife called Cathy and asked if she could make an appointment to see a home listed on the website. Cathy was out of state, but set up the appointment for us to see the home. At this point we were still going to use our friend as our agent, but once again my wife called Cathy to see if she could show us another home. Cathy met us at the home and upon meeting her she was friendly and seemed very down to earth. After looking at the home with Cathy we decided Cathy was going to be our real estate agent she was very knowledgeable about stuff my wife and I did not even think to ask or look for. How many agents do you know would get down on their knees in a dress to look under the house with you? Throughout the whole home buying process Cathy was there to answer any and all questions we had. Cathy is great and when we finally closed on our home we were glad Cathy was their to share our happiness with us. We strongly believe that people come into our lives for a reason and Cathy is just one of those people you will be glad to have met and crossed paths with…Thank you Cathy…You are an awesome real estate agent…Another plus is Cathy can relate to military families…Our experience was wonderful, among the best!!!

wright jamaal

Cathy is an amazing realtor! She had houses lined up for viewing within a day of us arriving. She understood that we were new to the island and had young children we had to bring along for showings. Cathy lined up a great variety of houses with all our needs and wants. Mrs. Bridges knew the island very well along with all the various subdivisions. Not only did Cathy find us a wonderful title company she also found us superb loan agency and home owners insurance company. Overall we are very pleased with our service from Cathy Bridges. Our family is very grateful to have found a wonderful home in an excellent community and this is all thanks to Cathy.


My husband and I bought our first home with Cathy. We talked with several Realtors and heard all the horror stories, so we wanted to meet with several before picking THE one. Cathy offered to meet us in person at a coffee shop. She understood that we had a busy schedule and was willing to literally drive all over the island to look at homes. We looked in Kailua, Kaneohe, Mililani, Northshore (no further than Pupukea), and Kapolei. She understood that we weren’t interested in Ewa and she avoided that area. She responded to emails, phone calls, and texts quickly. She was always reachable. She understood the housing market well and that good homes sell quickly here. Even after we bought our home I can still call her for advice on upgrades to our house. She still makes time for me even though I am no longer her client.

Alaysa Thygersen

My husband and I are currently in the process of finding our first home while taking advantage of the VA loan. Cathy has guided us through the fast-paced Kailua market with expert knowledge of the area. This guidance has allowed us to understand the market and to make informed decisions about what is best for our growing family. She has spent many hours searching homes, arranging contractor visits to ensure a sound home, and negotiating on our behalf. Cathy has exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend her to anyone searching for a home in this competitive market.


From step one of the home buying process Cathy made my husband and I feel confident and excited to search for and buy our perfect first home. Cathy showed us all properties we were interested in seeing, regardless of time or distance. With her knowledge and experience she was able to assist us in narrowing down our search to our favorites. She has answered every phone call and every email quickly, every time! Working with Cathy you truly discover her passion and interest in her job, through her persistent hard work. She was on point with everything down to the last day of signing papers. We are now living in the condo of our dreams in downtown Honolulu with a gorgeous ocean view and we couldn’t be happier. Not only do we have a trusted real estate agent, we now have a great life long friend.


Cathy is a gem! Not only professional and knowledgeable but what a delightful person! She went out of her way to help us find the right place for US. At the time I was sick and 5,000 miles away and my husband was at sea in the navy….and she still made it work! She responds immediately and genuinely cares about you….not just as a client….but as real people.


Cathy Bridges is one of those unique realtors that doesn’t come along that often. She is knowledgeable and savvy, along with being sensitive and kind. I could not have asked for a better realtor. Cathy listened to what we wanted and showed us what we could afford, and, pursued the properties we were interested in. I bought a condo, sight unseen, which I only could do because I trusted her judgment in knowing what we wanted. I highly recommend her and would work with her again in a heartbeat!


Cathy was wonderful . She made us both feel like family. She brought her local knowledge of the area to help us find a real Hawaiian home. She understood what we were looking for, had faith in us and proved a real advocate in finding and closing our place. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in Hawaii.


I would definitely recommend Cathy! She has been very helpful in our search for a vacation home. We have not yet purchased a home, but she has always done her part! It has only been our busy work schedule that has prevented us from buying.


Cathy is very outgoing, helpful and a pleasure to work with. She is very patient. She listens to her clients very attentively in order to figure out what type of property best fits their needs. She is never pushy and allows the buyer room to explore what is available on the market thoroughly. Cathy always makes herself available and makes you feel like you are her only client.


Cathy has been terrific with the help for a perfect place! She knows the neighborhoods and listens to my specific objectives. In addition, she is super responsive as every email and phone call is returned promptly. I recommend Cathy to anyone looking for a great agent!


Cathy was excellent in making us feel comfortable purchasing a house. She was very knowledgeable and had a lot of time and patience for us, which gave us the confidence we needed to pull the trigger on buying a new home. She is confident and honest. She is very easy to talk to, and she always had time for us. I highly recommend her!


Cathy is a one of a kind realtor who goes above and beyond your expectations! She keeps you well informed during the entire house buying process. Makes sure that if you have any questions they are answered in a timely manner most likely within 10 minutes. You will not go wrong picking this realtor! Highly recommend!


We worked with Cathy for over 3 months to find the right home for us for our budget and needs. She was terrific, patience, and extremely knowledgeable of the market. There were some challenges to overcome during the process which, without her, we would have not been able to overcome… truly and outstanding professional and we highly recommend her for your home purchase. We will definitely be working with Cathy in the future when we are ready to move on. Will list with her and have her help us with our next purchase.


Since the moment I contacted Cathy she was super helpful. She knew the neighbor we were interested and showed us properties that fit our description of what we wanted. She was not pushing us to buy anything, she wanted us to find the perfect fit. And we did. We couldn’t be happier about our choice. And we had all the help we needed. We took the time we needed and it all worked out. Thank you very much Cathy! If we ever need help again we will for sure contact you!

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Cathy has always been appropriate, timely, and very thorough. She has always provided us with more than enough homes in our price range and she was very sensitive about the needs of our family and the desires we expressed in our choices. I have referred Cathy in good faith to others, and will continue to do so. I believe she has integrity, and honesty, and she does not place the sale of a home in front of the needs of the buyers!!!! She is a great Realtor and has become a great Friend!


First, I would like to say Cathy is an amazing realtor, with a wealth of knowledge and a willingness to share that knowledge. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a realtor. I would like to thank her publicly for helping us find a house and with such ease. Cathy’s knowledge of the system and different locations, expedited our home buying process faster than I had expected. Cathy knew every step of the process and informed us well in advance so as we could complete each step. Not only did she make the experience quick but she also responded quick and not to mention a blast to talk to. Her communication was uncanny, I remember one of our first conversations on the phone, before we met, she was hiking and she did not say I will call you back she just took care of business right then and there. We could not have been happier to have such a trustworthy individual guiding us through the process. Thank you again Cathy and we hope to do business again or recommend business your way.


Cathy has been an amazing realtor to work with. She truly looked out for my best interest as her client. She was always readily available to answer questions and I felt extremely comfortable working with her. She especially understood our needs looking for a home as a military family. I highly recommend Cathy!


Cathy walked us through each of the steps required when purchasing our home. She took the time to explain why & how each step is important. When we made our offer Cathy negotiated without questioning. She was very accommodating. She showed a lot of patience, especially when we had concerns or question about the property. She made sure that we fully understood each part of the buyers responsibilities and process. If I ever have the need to buy another home or, to sell a home I would not hesitate for a moment to chose Cathy Bridges as our represented. A big Mahalo (Thank you) to Cathy for making a process, that could have been frustrating, a very good and educational one. Also, Mahalo Cathy for going the extra mile for us. Louis Benedict


When you are in need of a real estate professional in Hawaii, you naturally look for someone who is highly experienced, knowledgeable, trustworthy, motivated, hard-working and supportive of your goals. If so, then you are looking for Donna Rice, RB. There may be other brokers around, but there are none better. Save yourself a lot of time and energy and call Donna first.


Donna was great in helping us get the price we were hoping to pay and negotiations went very smoothly. This was a great real estate purchase transaction for us and we are pretty experienced buyers. She helped us line up contractors to meet with and architects and even a rep from the homeowners association so we could better plan for the future renovations. Donna really knows the market in Princeville very well.


Donna Rice has been our agent for many years and helped us buy and sell three properties on the island of Kauai successfully. She gets 5 stars for her knowledge, expertise, responsiveness and negotiation skills. We would highly recommend Donna to anyone thinking of buying or selling on Kauai. Besides all of her real estate skills she is also a very caring person.


Donna Rice was an absolute God send when I sold my Kauai property. It was not your every day sale and she was on top of it from start to finish. Choosing Donna was the best decision I made. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market and every bump in the road created by me…she handled like a champ and helped me handle it too. She went above and beyond the call of duty, that’s for sure, and I would recommend her to anyone.


I had an excellent experience with Donna Rice – Donna is quite capable and knows Her territory well. Donna started with our thoughts and desires and worked out options until we found the property that we loved.

Robert Rucker

Donna Rice has been our agent for many years and has helped us with two successful sales and three purchases of homes on Kauai. She is very efficient, knowledgeable and experienced. We were very impressed with her professionalism, care and people skills from the first time we met Donna.


Donna is outstanding in every way. As a realtor in a resort area, I expected the best, and my expectations were greatly exceeded. Donna has excellent command of the local market. She understood our goals and quickly adapted as our search became more refined. At every stage she offered excellent advice and was prepared at every step of the process. I would recommend her to other Kauai home buyers without reservation.


I found Donna to be most ethical and professional in her approach to my family selling our condominium. Donna spent considerable time in guiding and helping our family, not only find a buyer, but also assisting in the repair of the unit in preparation for sale. I found Donna to be most trustworthy and would recommend her skills at any time to any one. Ron Conrad


Donna and Tom made the selling process almost a joy. They sold our place at the asking price in the real estate slump. Their knowledge of the island is the best that we’ve encountered. They went beyond our expectations in minimizing our inconvenience and maximizing the ‘showing’ of our home. As an example of how Donna puts the client first, Donna put off a surgery on Oahu to show and close on our house. That is the kind of effort that Donna expends of the client’s behalf. When we buy again on the island, Donna will be our first choice for an agent!


Donna far exceeded expectations. She was very responsive and kept me up to date on the process. I had a tough property to sell where hardly anything was moving and she came through. The property was classified a condo-hotel during the melt down and banks were keeping a far distance, but she got the property sold. She kept me informed as to what the market was doing, on a regular basis.


Beverly takes the time to get to know you and it really helps give peace of mind. She really made it an easy process and found a lender who also gave the feeling of aloha. It was a great experience for us buying our first home and we would recommend her services to friends and family.


Beverly has been truly exceptional in providing her real estate expertise and service to our family. She genuinely cares about her clients and offers tremendous knowledge in the area of real estate, her customer service is the highest caliber I’ve experienced and would recommend her to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home in Hawai’i. Her greatest quality throughout the sales process has been her deliberate care and effort to ensure our needs were met. Professional, quality customer service, and exceptional industry knowledge!


As a first time property buyer I was not sure what would be necessary or required of me. However, Beverly understood my particular situation and was willing to spend all the time necessary and showed me the proper steps it took to close. Mahalo Nui Loa Beverly.

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Beverly was very helpful. Whenever we had a question or concern, she was always there with an answer/solution. She was very quick to return our phone call or text.


I was interested in a particular house in the Wahiawa area. Bill was our contact person. It was very late at night when I emailed him inquiring about the house. I didn’t expect to get a response till the next day, but was pleasantly surprised to get a response back within a few minutes and a call back. Although the purchase did not go as planned, I was very impressed with Bill’s knowledge of the real estate industry and his professionalism. I felt very comfortable talking to Bill and asked lots of questions and if he didn’t know the answer, he would do some research and get back to me with answers. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family when purchasing a home.


The friendliest most diligent, tenacious real estate agent I’ve ever known. If you are looking for a home and or need to sell yours, Bill knows this business in full detail and will dedicate all of his efforts to helping you achieve your goals. I watched him study and dive headlong into this career that is tailor made for him. His personality, patience and understanding of the market and the islands make him uniquely qualified for excellence in this field. Hire him!


We are so pleased with the work of Bill Ward. His knowledge of not only the real estate market of the North Shore, but also his knowledge about this local culture is simply superb. We are working together on the purchasing of a very difficult home, and the way he’s handling everything is really comforting. He’s a great negotiator. At first, the deal seemed it wouldn’t happen. Then he suggested ‘seller’s financing’, which I didn’t know about it, and now everything worked out great. Thank you so much Bill- I’ll always recommend your services. Great job!


My wife and I wanted to explore the possibility of purchasing a second home on Maui. Made contact with an agent through the Elite website. With a few phone calls and emails, the agent was able to set up search criteria that allowed us to identify properties to review when we arrived in Maui for our annual vacation. As the agent began to show us different properties, we were impressed with the agent’s knowledge of the Maui market and patience in listening to us/exchanging ideas. When we decided on a property, the agent worked up the comps and we made a fair offer. The offer was not accepted, but as I write this review, the property still has not sold and the price is dropping closer to what agent felt it was worth. Eventually, we found the perfect place. The agent continued to support us through escrow, did the final inspections and picked up the keys for us since we had to return to the mainland. The entire process of reviewing properties through purchase and escrow were completely supported by our agent. Was completely satisfied with this agent and would recommend Elite Pacific Properties.


I love Kim! I've only had one other experience with a realtor from other family & friends. She is so far THE BEST! Kim made it so easy from beginning to end. I was referred to her by my re-fi agent. He said she's great and indeed she is. I hope Kim stays in the business for the rest of her working career. Kim is personable, friendly, and above all, trust worthy! Moving and selling is a very emotional experience and it was seamless! Thank you Kim!

Laura Yu

pleasant, friendly and good integrity. Amazed that transaction was quickly in the amount my family & I planned. Kim is a part of our crazy family lifestyle.

Paulyn and Pedro and Rejine Sacro

Jocelyn was superb! I'm both very satisfied and extremely impressed with her work ethic,, high level of professionalism and her compassion for her clients. Thanks again!

William H. - Buyer

Jocelyn was remarkable. Worked with us to get the home we wanted. Very satisfied with her overall service. She is knowledgeable, understanding and answered all of our questions and concerns.

Richard Q. - Buyer

Honest and very competent. Karen went above and beyond in handling all aspects of our home purchase as a military family buying from the mainland! We were struggling to find a home online. Karen quickly understood our requirements and worked to find a home in the area we desired. Karen represented both the buyers (us) and the sellers in our transaction and did an excellent job of balancing this role.


Stephen handled the sale of our house in Waialae-Kahala late last year. Six months earlier, before we were even ready to launch the listing, he outlined for us who he felt would become our “best case” buyer: a young professional family, with kids, who wanted to move into the Kahala school district. Stephen’s subsequent advice on what to do to prepare the house for sale was also spot-on. We could have spent a great deal of money upgrading the older, more traditional island home with all sorts of bells and whistles — but he felt that would be unnecessary. None of that prevented Stephen from proposing an aggressive asking price — one which even I thought might prove too optimistic. But… by evening of the first day the listing went “live,” we had an offer OVER our asking price, and a signed contract shortly thereafter. 45 days later, we closed escrow on a completely seamless transaction! The buyers? ..the very same young professional family, with kids, that he had visualized for us eight months earlier!


We have done 4 real estate deals with Debbie, 3 as the seller & 1 as a buyer & she is one of the best Agents on the west side of Maui! She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, a joy to work with & with 2 of our sales, her innovation & superior rapport with the other Agents, keep our deals together & brought them to fruition. I cannot recommend Debbie highly enough for ANYONE thinking of buying or selling on the West side, you will not be disappointed!


Kristin Counter is working with us to find a 2nd home on Oahu and has been a completely wonderful resource. Kristin grew up on Oahu and knows the neighborhoods of that island like the back of her hand. She is interested in understanding her clients needs as well as enthusiastic in gaining knowledge of how the real estate market and over all re-development is changing on Oahu. I learned quite a bit from her over the course of the week I spent with her touring and reviewing the prospective properties that were available in our price range. Kristin and I still talk regularly over the phone and via email. She is always prompt and timely in getting back to me no matter the time difference. I tend to want answers right away and she has never disappointed me! I can recommend more highly Kristin if your looking for a home on Oahu.


Bridget is an outstanding real estate agent. She kept in touch till I was ready to buy and walked me through everything. House buying is stressful as it is. She took care of everything that She could take care of, that was not a requirement for me to handle. She followed up after closing and still keeps in touch for questions concerns and recommendations too. :)


My purchase transaction with Linh Lopez was swift and seamless from start to finish. She more than exceeded my expectations throughout the process with her level of professionalism and expertise, not to mention the fact that she negotiated an amazing deal on my condo. Linh was very accessible regarding any concerns/inquiries and was quite helpful post-transaction with my renovations as well. She actually assisted me in selecting my kitchen cabinets, countertop and tiles. Linh has proven to be highly competent, thorough and knowledgeable in real estate. I will certainly utilize her services again for any future transactions. Linh did a wonderful job, going above and beyond!!


Even though we sold our condo during a seller’s market in a prime location we wanted to leverage a great real estate professional to get the optimum value in a short period of time. My husband and I did our due diligence by researching on-line and asking for referrals. After identifying three potential agents, we interviewed each of them. Greg and his business partner, Lisa, were head and shoulders above other candidates. Greg came prepared with a customized presentation that showed he had thoroughly done his homework on understanding our property and what we could sell it for. It was a no pressure presentation where he left the material for my husband and I to review. Without saying he demonstrated professional expertise and credibility. His outstanding and impressive customer service continued long after we signed on with him to represent us. We’re glad we worked with Greg. As an example here are just a few of the great customer service he gave us: he worked with our very strict condominium managers to build good rapport to get permission to hold frequent open houses; he used best in class and professional photographer/videographer to make our property stand out for online viewers; he used his knowledge and soft negotiating skills to get the buyer and his agent to accept our counter; and he offered to help us do last minute move-out and cleaning because we had to tend to an out of town matter the week that escrow closed. Honestly, it was like having my mother support us throughout the sale process — total trust and care from Greg Mroz! This was the 5th home we sold and in each instance we have always sought out a real estate professional that had a track record of getting optimum price a in a short sale period of time. Although we’ve had great experience with more seasoned sales agent in the past, Greg brings a personable and innovative approach — he has raised the bar for future real estate agents that we hire. One last thing, when we put our condo for sale, there were 3 other units similar to ours for sale in the same high rise and we closed within a month for top price per square foot!


Gretchen is the best! She impressed me during the whole process of buying my house. I loved how calmly she took care of things but never letting anything slip by her. She had done her homework on the property I wanted which made me feel secure every step of the way. Thank you Gretchen!


Pauline O'Donnell is by far the real estate agent you want when it comes to buying your home. I cant say enough about her commitment to you as her client. She is dedicated to ensuring you get all of what you are looking for in a house and more. She not only helps you find the house of your dreams as she did with me but she also does her research for you to ensure you as the buyer get the best quality house for your money. She is extremely savvy and knows what to look for to suit your desires. Her customer service and dedication to me was nothing less than "top notch". She always looked out for my interests and went above and beyond to ensure it was a solid deal and that my family and I would be happy in our new home. Pauline's work ethic and professionalism is unmatched. Best experience ever buying a home. She made it a stress free experience. I cant say enough about it and about her!!!! Thank You Pauline, Bonnie Skinner

Bonnie Skinner

“Beth i s amazing i n every way. She went above and beyond to stage the home and offer showings that resulted i n multiple bids. She worked expediently knowing the property for sale no longer had a tenant and was i nvolved every step of the process, offering coaching and guidance. She is fantastic!


Kevin is a terrific Realtor to work with. As a recently retired couple who moved to Kailua Kona Hawaii to retired we found piece of mind when we met Kevin Walmsley. A sincere, knowledgable realtor Kevin focused on what our retirement home requirements were and Kevin knows Kailua Kona and the Big Island very well. My wife and I highly recommend giving him a call if you are looking for a pleasant experience with a trusting Realtor. Aloha!

Antonio V. Oxnard, CA

Our son and his wife moved to the Big Island permanently in October of last year. Kevin helped them close a very complicated transaction. There were easement and right a way issues to be resolved before the parties could agree. Kevin did a great job at getting that done. We made a trip to visit our family and found a house that we had an interest in. Of course, we called Kevin Walmsley to help us. We were told that the house was already under contract and returned home. The next day, Kevin called and let us know that the contract had fallen out and the property was available. We jumped on it and Kevin and his team got the offer accepted and closed on time. Communication was outstanding with the entire team. It is a pleasure to have such a great person representing us.

Tom W. Texas

After four years of vacationing in Kona, we decided to buy our own little piece of Paradise. We were blessed to find the best real estate professionals in Kailua-Kona. Kevin and Laura Walmsley are the 'go to' real estate couple for the Kona Coast on the Big Island. Knowledgeable, caring and conscientious, patient and considerate, they took a personal interest in helping us find the absolute perfect home. They looked at our list of 'must haves' and 'if possibles' and checked all of the boxes. We always felt like we had their complete time and attention. When our condo came on the market, they were as excited for us as we were. We made an offer and knew we had the best realtors to negotiate and close. Considering that we closed from the mainland, there is no one we trust more than Kevin and Laura Walmsley. We highly recommend them for a simple, straightforward and stress free real estate experience.

Cindy A. Olympia, WA

I'd decided some months ago that I should finally create an opportunity to make a change from my long residency in the Northeast. Hawaii, and specifically the Big Island were most appealing. I began a long online search for the Island's region that best fit my needs. Finally, Captain Cook, generally about an hour south from Kona-Kailua seemed best - close enough to the "city," but with plenty of natural beauty. I found a listing of a gorgeous house in Milolii and contacted Kevin Walmsley. From the start Kevin was professional, knowlegeable and courteous. I had numerous questions for him and after a few e-mail exchanges we scheduled a conversation. It's very easy to speak with Kevin. He was brought up on the island, really loves his life here and his enthusiasm is ever-present. Having carefully listened to my needs and wants, Kevin was happy to show me his Milolii listing but thought I might also like homes for sale in a slightly more established subdivision called Kona Paradise. I booked flights for a three day visit this past January. Kevin had set up three viewings and we spent four carefree hours making our way south and viewing those homes, all the while talking about life on Hawaii. Almost immediately I decided on a charming smaller house he'd shown me in Kona Paradise. I write this now from that very house - with its stunning west-facing Pacific Ocean view - on a brief visit. Of the many valuable things Kevin offers his clients, standouts for me are his familiarity with this side of the island and the great contacts he's amassed. Several times I asked him for service-provider recommendations that may have been outside his normal duties. He cheerfully complied and everyone he recommended has worked out beautifully. Further, I found him to be a very thoughtful negotiator. When it came time for a second round of offers, Kevin voluntarily and very smartly did an analysis of comparable sales on a dollar per square foot basis. With that information I lowered my next offer. Seller and I quickly came to agreeable terms that undoubtedly saved me a couple thousand dollars. I feel lucky to have stumbled upon Kevin Walmsley. He's a thoroughly nice, hardworking and immensely qualified Realtor. I'm very glad to know him - I'm certain you will be, too.

Park D. Shelter Island Heights, NY

“I met Beth several years ago at one of her open houses. I kept her contact info knowing I would require her services in the future. I am sure that everyone knows that she is very knowledgeable and efficient, but what most impressed me was her honesty. I has several occasions in my past where realtors exaggerated details to make a sale to later change their words when it was too late to renegotiate the sale. So Beth's straightforward honest attitude made an impression on me. I know I will continue to use her services in the future.

Joan O

"Jeanne Dunn was very friendly, and professional. We have already recommended her to our friends. Keep up the good work!"

Gerry and Jeannette Somers

At the time I enlisted Kevin's services I had an unusual situation where I live 6,000 miles from the property being sold. Kevin's commitment to selling the condo for sale was outstanding!! I was kept informed at all times and never felt I was "in the dark" about what was going on. He consistently explained each step of the process and what I should expect next. The list goes on and on. I was privileged to have Kevin as my agent handling this transaction. Kevin is head and shoulders above all other real estate agents. His work style and work ethic is demonstrated in the results.

B M. Worcester, MA

Kevin is one of a handful of Realtors I spoke to when my husband and I were considering moving to the big island. He is the only one to take the time over the phone to not only find out what we were looking for but to tell me a bit about what living here is like, he spent at least an hour. When we came over on vacation he showed us some properties despite the fact that many people never actually move here. When we sold our house on the mainland he knew we were serious lol. Despite being in mid wedding planning he helped us find a condo we love and when there were issues while he was on his honeymoon he still kept on top of them. He grew up on the island and has a good knowledge of the different areas. I highly recommend him!

Maureen N. Yerington, NV

Jeanne was great to work with. She was always there to answer question that I had. She was also very helpful with information. Loved working with her.

Heather Branch

Kevin is extremely knowledgeable of the purchasing process. He goes way beyond the duties of a Realtor to make sure the process goes smoothly and makes sure the client feels comfortable in the decision they make. We have used other Realtors on the Big Island and they can't stand up to Kevin. If you want someone that will stand by you through the buying process and more. Kevin is the Realtor to use.

Steven G. Los Angelos, CA

“Beth was amazing from start to finish. With her hard work and talent she staged my condo perfectly. She educated me on selling it and gave me great tips. I will recommend her to family and friends. My condo sold very quickly and for above asking price. I have friends who are real estate agents who I could have used but after meeting with Beth I knew she would the right choice and she definitely was. Mahalo Beth

Rich S.

“Beth was great to work with! She was knowledgable, helpful, and always readily available. She made our first home buying experience go smoothly even when we sprang this house on her with very short notice. Thank you Beth!

Sara V

In that week I searched all over the windward side . Pauline got to know me, and where and I wanted to live and within my budget. Long story - short- I found a home. Pauline held my hand the whole way - From making the offer, agreement, title work, finance etc. all the way up to setting up some new essentials that I would need until my furniture arrived. This women was contentious, hardworking, and genuinely wanted me to feel Hawaii was my new home. And she did it! Really, I can't say enough about her efforts and I have moved more than once in my lifetime. - Want a great realtor? Call Pauline.

Holly Steel

“We have used the services of Beth Makanani on several transactions and she has always been so efficient and courteous throughout the entire process. Ms. Makanani is also a very professional and knowledgeable agent who represents your company very well!

Richard A.

“One of the most professional and knowledgeable realtors we could have used! Thank you Beth for all you did for Tim and I during the sale of our home. You made this experience as stress-free and pleasant as possible. We will be sharing your name with anyone who may be in need of your services. Mahalo!

Tim and Annette M.

Beth is a very knowledgeable, efficient, and effective agent. If it wasn't for her reputation and relationships with other agents, we probably wouldn't have gotten the property we really wanted. She i s definitely an asset to your organization!

Richard H.

“Beth was a GEM. In less than a week, she not only helped me to find a dream home, but provided amazing help after my offer was accepted. Her support with l enders, inspectors, and title companies made the entire experience less stressful. I am very pleased with my new home and would refer Beth to friends without hesitation.

Mary L.

First, I would to start with congratulate Locations to have Kim Shimonishi as superb professional agent under your organization!She has been the stellar agent since I had spoke with her for the first time regarding sale of my home. Her advise were up-to-date accurate with current market assessment to detail. She gave us a confidence that she will help sell my home in a short period which she has done. Her sales strategies were excellent in methods bringing multiple potential buyers into my home and able to close in a "heart beat." If I ever come back to Hawaii, I will for sure to ask her to find our dream home.Kim, thank you for ALL your hard work to make sale of my home in a short time for our family to relocate in a short notice back to Maryland.Wish you the BEST with your career and hope to see you later down the road once more for your professional assistance! Sincerely,

Daniel and Yunsu Yi

Kevin was amazing as he took the time to really understand our needs and.found us a beautiful home that had everything on our must have list. The location is perfect for us near schools and shopping. We could not have asked for a better real estate agent. I recommend him highly!

Rhonda S. Kailua-Kona, HI

This was my second time working with Beth we bought my first home and then sold that same home. Beth is professional and knowledgable i n every way! Beth helped to show the place and design it in order to make it more presentable, she also arranged for carpet/house cleanings which took away a lot of the stress of selling the home! Beth is an amazing organizer and a master communicator. Beth was great helping to understand the contract before signing and made things easy!

Charles P.

“Elizabeth Makanani was extremely efficient and knowledgable in every aspect. She was always timely and very responsive whenever we had a concern or question! I felt like I could trust Beth and take her advice and recommendations as if she were buying the home herself. I felt confident with Beth's advice throughout the process. We have been and continue to be very pleased with Beth and all she does!

Oliver s

Beth was beyond helpful and went above and beyond to find the perfect home for our family as well as continue to help us with getting our home just the way we want it. We are so glad that we have the privilege of working with Beth and i f given the option again we would choose her over and over

Nicolas M.

A pure pleasure working with Beth. She kept us informed, on tract and understood the emotional roller coaster we were riding. Beth's local Mililani knowledge and input was key to the successful sale of our home.

Randall L.

“Beth Makanani was amazing to work with! We connected with her when we were visiting open houses (just for fun at that point, since we weren't ready to make any offers, but she was always upfront and willing to provide information as needed). She made such a great impression each time we saw her and we felt an immediate connection with her. While friends had recommended several agents, we disregarded their recommendations and asked Beth to be our agent -- best decision we made! Will most definitely recommend her to anyone who is in the market! Thank you so very much for everything---truly made this home buying experience the best we've ever had!

Patrick r.

“Beth Makanani has been our realtor for 15 years now. We always give our family and friends her name when they are in need of a realtor. She knows her "stuff". Whenever we have a referral, we tell them to be ready because Beth will either find them a home or sell their home in record time. My family and I are blessed to have a trusted realtor like Beth Makanani

Wayne D

Binh was not only professional and knowledgeable, but she was also very kind and honest. She helped me understand the market and explained how our offer and counter offer might be received. Her expertise resulted in me buying my first home for a great price. After two years, Binh also represented me in the sale of the same home and we were able to get it sold quickly and for the price I wanted! I definitely recommend Binh for all realtor services.

Brandon Lam

Kevin Walmsley was great to work with from start to finish. He understood what are wants and needs were and showed us properties that matched our requirements. We found a house that had everything we were looking for in the geographic area we wanted. The house was a short sale and we were the successful bidder. Kevin understood the process for acquiring a short sale property and gave us excellent advice to complete the sale. He provided us with good information for property inspectors and insurance. After the sale he provided us with the contact information for a great contractor who was willing to work with us in renovating the property before we moved in. We would highly recommend Kevin Walmsley as a Realtor for any real estate transaction. He really went the extra mile for us.

Gary E. Kailua-Kona, HI

Kevin is the real estate agent everyone hopes to find when they want to market their property!! We found Kevin to go above and beyond what is expected of a real estate agent. He was dedicated to pursuing everything he possibly could to market our home. We were located over 30 miles from town which made it much more difficult to find a buyer. When another agent was going to be showing it, Kevin would personally take the time to drive down to the house to open the curtains, windows and make sure everything was in order. He was in constant touch with us and handled the sale in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Kevin to everyone and will, without a doubt, contact him when we sell our current residence. We would not consider anyone else!

Byron S. Kailua-Kona, HI

Selling a home can be a daunting prospect even under the best of circumstances. Having to sell a home under the duress of having lost a beloved father WHILE caring for and moving our disabled mother SHOULD have been even MORE challenging....but it was NOT! Beth's confident and calm reassurances were KEY in making us feel that our family home AS WELL AS our family were in good hands all the way! From our initial meeting with her we felt nothing but RELIEF that SHE was going to manage this sale in the most professional manner. She is a savvy woman who has truly mastered her business and we feel very fortunate to have had her "on our side". ALL our future real estate needs will most DEFINATELY be handled by Beth!!!

Thomas A.

Thank you for providing the best services for my transferees.

Weichert Relocation Resources, Inc.

“We were very thankful and appreciative of Beth's knowledge and connections that expedited the sale even through major complex obstacles where Beth followed up quickly with a solution. We made the right choice and are very grateful with the outcome.

Bert E.

“We had a great deal of apprehension about purchasing a house from 5000 miles away. After talking to a friend, he referred us to Beth Makanani. After only a few phone calls, our doubts waned and we felt comfortable that Beth knew exactly what we were looking for. She went above and beyond to ensure we had all the information necessary to make a big decision and purchase the right home. We would (and have already have) recommend both her specifically in the future. I cannot imagine a better home buying experience.

Jeremy U

I cannot recommend Beth enough. She made sure everything was perfect for showing and her knowledge about the market was essential to our property being sold in such a timely manner. She was very prompt in every aspect of communication and making sure EVERYTHING was in order for the final sale. Our trust in Beth to prepare our property for sale helped our peace of mind as we are stationed millions of miles from Hawaii. Danke schon and Mahalo Beth for ensuring the best for our condo! We will definitely be seeking your expertise upon our return to Hawaii after we settle from the Army!

Mark s

“Beth went above and beyond what we expected. She arranged painters, repairmen & staging for us to sell our home when we were too busy. She was available 24/7 & gave excellent advice with both buying our new home & selling our old home. She made this very stressful process turn fairly smoothly.

William M

Beth was wonderful throughout this transaction. Her professional knowledge, ability to coordinate and communicate with our tenants and her keen 6th sense allowed her to anticipate problems and i n many cases guide the buyers agent as the transaction matured. Beth deserves kudos for her efforts. We will certainly refer her to our friends.

James m

Beth's time commitment to helping us with the sale of my husband's childhood home spanned ten years! We originally sought her help in 2001 and because of personal family matters the sale of the property could not be accomplished. Ten years later, Beth graciously accepted the challenge to assist Alan in a troubling partition/settlement action. Without her dedicated efforts, the sale of the property could never have happened. She took on all of the unpleasantness of working with two attorneys and orchestrating the sale with conflicted family members and reluctant tenants residing on the property. She kept constant communication with us - all while Alan remained in Indiana comfortably away from the resulting turmoil. We owe her a debt of gratitude. Devoted, dedicated, hard-working, caring, WONDERFUL - these are just a few of her attributes. We cannot praise her enough! Please convey our gratitude. She is a shining example of customer service at the very highest level!

Alan F.

Our agent, Beth, went above and beyond anything we have experienced with other agents. Anything we needed, Beth was there to provide it. She helped us to pick out new appliances for the kitchen, and she was present for their installation. She helped us pick out new flooring, and she was there for the installation. She told us what was necessary for us to get a good price on our property, and she set a price that was neither too high nor too l ow. We are a ex-military family who have bought and sold a few houses in our lifetime, and Beth is head and shoulders above all the other agents we have used. She is a true asset

Michael H.

We called Beth out of the blue one afternoon as we had her card from an open house she conducted. We were quite frustrated with our current agent at the time as phone calls and messages were not returned and we missed out on a house we were interested in. We called Beth one afternoon and we had listings sent to us that evening. She was fast, kept us informed, answered our questions and we've been very happy. Beth is able to translate legalize into plain English which is greatly appreciated. We would recommend her to anyone.

Marco c

Thank you for continually going above and beyond the call of duty to insure our home was given maximum exposure during the selling process.

RELO Direct

This process was very new to me. I felt very comfortable with Jeanne even though I hadn't met her in person. Once I did, I was not disappointed. She made me feel so comfortable and I really enjoyed my interaction with her. My transaction was effortless on my part and my experience was wonderful.

Elizabeth Navejas

"Jeannie is very thorough. She is accessible and knowledgeable. Positive."

Dale and Angie Kennedy

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