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This is the second home we sold with Donna Duryea as the listing agent. She was very attentive to our needs and did an excellent job of listing the property. Her husband is a professional photographer and took outstanding pictures of the house which I think is so important as the main introduction to the property is almost always on the internet, and a picture is worth a thousand words as the saying goes. She did an excellent job of staging the house, and working through the labyrinth of difficulties presented by the pandemic. Donna is really good at what she does. She sells property. In addition, we received excellent help from her associate, Meg. We have no reservations in highly recommending her as a real estate agent who gets the job done and in the most professional manner.


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

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 for Paul

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

Ryan for Paul

Congratulations & much appreciation to Jason Carey, Stephen Cipres, and their team at Elite Pacific Properties for completing the sale of my Honolulu house and property in July 2020. I especially appreciate this considering the difficult market we’re in this year. I couldn’t be happier with the level of effort that Jason, Stephen, and the entire Elite Pacific Properties team put into preparing the property for sale, market analysis, marketing, staging resources, and even looking after the place in my absence. Jason even spent several hours of his personal time hosing down the house exterior and sidewalks to keep it looking at its best for showings. I am confident that they did not miss a single sales lead; they were most tenacious up to the actual sale. I have used Elite Pacific Properties for three real estate transactions since 2016 and every time, the process has been efficient, hassle free, and most pleasant. If you’re planning to buy or sell a property in Hawaii, I highly recommend using Corcoran Pacific Properties!

Mike Sumrow, Louisiana

Congratulations & much appreciation to Jason Carey, Stephen Cipres, and their team at Elite Pacific Properties for completing the sale of my Honolulu house and property in July 2020. I especially appreciate this considering the difficult market we’re in this year. I couldn’t be happier with the level of effort that Jason, Stephen, and the entire Elite Pacific Properties team put into preparing the property for sale, market analysis, marketing, staging resources, and even looking after the place in my absence. Jason even spent several hours of his personal time hosing down the house exterior and sidewalks to keep it looking at its best for showings. I am confident that they did not miss a single sales lead; they were most tenacious up to the actual sale. I have used Elite Pacific Properties for three real estate transactions since 2016 and every time, the process has been efficient, hassle free, and most pleasant. If you’re planning to buy or sell a property in Hawaii, I highly recommend using Elite Pacific Properties!

Mike Sumrow, Louisiana

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

"Jade was very patient, professional and accommodating during our whole home purchase. She was quick to respond to questions and a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable about the market, the area, and the home buying process, as we were first-time home buyers."


"Jade, was amazing to work with. Jade, made it very clear from the start that we were her priority. Jade was very knowledgeable and helpful in a very stressful process of buying a home in Hawaii from Colorado. Jade was a very personable and really all-around good human being that cares for her clients. Jade definitely went above and beyond for us. Not only will I use her in the future and recommend her to others. I also consider her a newfound friend."

lani rasmussen

"In October of 2019, my husband and I began the process of looking for a house to buy in Hawaii. We first visited with Kristi on the phone and she was able to help us dream of what we wanted in a home, and to prepare us for an actual visit. This was done by Kristi sending us multiple listings to start creating a list to look at when we visited that December. Kristi helped us answer questions such as desired house size, neighborhood logistics, travel estimations (GPS and real time driving on island are totally different due to tourism). We visited in December and was able to make a decision the first week we were there. I believe we were able to do this because Kristi listens well, ask the right questions, and knows her way around island, and took the time to get to know us before we even arrived. Once we arrived Kristi had organized our week so that not one day was wasted! Lastly, another bonus, she called to check in even after we moved into our home, which is usually unheard of once the sale is final. Do yourself a favor and give her a call, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!"

eandbfree 75-6094 Kaanee Pl, Kailua Kona, HI 96740

"Jade Halama provided exceptional service throughout the entire purchasing process. She is knowledgeable, reliable, and professional. Communication with Jade was phenomenal. She always kept me in the loop, answered all of my questions, and replied to my messages within minutes. There was never a time where I felt worried or unsatisfied during this process. My experience with Jade exceeded my expectation. I highly recommend Jade and we definitely use her service for future purchases."


"Jade was our first and will be the only realtor we work with. She was extremely punctual, helpful, and she was there for us as new homeowners. She explained everything in full and watched out for us along the extremely smooth process! She’s a local, she’s super friendly, and she’s a gift to us!"

Alika & Shaila

"We had the pleasure of working with Stephanie twice, once when our loan was pulled and the second time when we were able to buy our home. In our first experience, when our loan was pulled at the last minute due to change in job status, Stephanie did everything she could to help us with our situation. At the 10 o’clock hour, she was working to help us. We were so impressed with Stephanie that, when we got our necessary requirements in order, we knew we wanted to work with her again. In our second experience working with Stephanie, she was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE to work with. She negotiated on our behalf and got us our very own piece of heaven here on the Big Island. I would recommend Stephanie 10 fold!"

D Marez

Jade is great relator who saw us through the whole process in purchasing a home. She made it so easy from sending us listings to showing us the properties itself. Once under contract she stayed in touch and made sure that whatever the seller said they would do was done. If you are looking for someone who will stick with you and help you through the process, look no further. Call Jade, you will not be disappointed.


"Jade was a huge advocate for us in getting the home we wanted. Because of her we were able to get our home at a really fair price. We are very grateful that Jade was our realtor in the purchase of our home and do highly recommend her for your real estate needs."

Chu Hing

We had the pleasure of listing, and quickly selling, our Waimea home with Dana. We chose Dana because she has a VERY good understanding of the market, she is very responsive, and extremely professional. Our decision paid off big. Dana convinced us to list our home for $50,000 above the recommendations of 3 other realtors. We accepted an offer, just below asking price, 7 days after listing because Dana truly understood current market conditions. I highly recommend Dana if you are interested in quickly selling your home, maximizing your return and ending up with a lifelong friend.

Alan & Camille D.

I could not have been happier working with Kristi to purchase our dream home on the Big Island. Kristi was so easy to communicate with, and tracked down the perfect place for our family while we were still on the mainland. Once we came to see it, Kristi took care of every part of the purchase for us, and kept us so well informed of all the specific parts of owning a home in Hawaii. I could not recommend working with Kristi enough-especially if you are trying to purchase while still on the mainland.

Emily Sundman

Five stars says it all! Kristi is a realtor's realtor. You couldn't find anyone better to help you find that perfect house. And, after you find that home, Kristi will guide you through any possible difficulties in escrow. She is smart, pays attention to details, responsive to your needs, and is a consummate professional.

M. Stehula

Five stars says it all! Kristi is a realtor's realtor. You couldn't find anyone better to help you find that perfect house. And, after you find that home, Kristi will guide you through any possible difficulties in escrow. She is smart, pays attention to details, responsive to your needs, and is a consummate professional.

L. Hunyadi

"Made my Purchase in Hawaii easy, took care of all aspects of the home purchase due to me being a out of state buyer. Dropped by the house to help answer questions my family had about the water filter system, while I was out of town. Great help and follow through. Thank you!"

Aaron W

Rich has been my property manager at the home I’ve rented for about a year now and has continually exhibited exceptional service and support to me as his tenant. He is readily available whenever I’ve needed assistance or had questions about the home or maintenance/repair requests. He often reaches out just to check in to make sure we’re living happily and comfortably, which is something I’ve never experienced from other rental managers. I don’t just feel like a dollar sign or a nuisance, but rather a genuinely cared about individual. I recommend him to any person trying to rent their property and can attest to the fact that he provides great service as a manager to his tenants. Regards, Sunny Platt

Sunny Platt

If you are looking for an agent, Rich is the Realtor for you. He will work with you to market your property and get is sold. He will work hard to make sure the paperwork flows so nothing will stop your closing. As a buyers agent, he will work with you to get the property for a fair price.

Sharon & John

Aloha Aina Nomination for Suzie Kimhan Transaction Close Date: 2/26/2020 Nomination: From the first time we met Suzie, she was most interested in what WE wanted, instead of showing us what was available. She listened very attentively, asking a lot of questions about the lifestyle we imagined for ourselves. Before showing any homes, she spent an entire day driving us around so we could get a feel for Kailua and the surrounding areas. Hours were spent educating us and talking about the lifestyle and amenities for each area. With Suzie’s help we were able to narrow down the areas we wanted to live and start the process of looking at homes. Suzie contacted us every day, signed us up to receive email listings and updates of all the properties, and attended every open house with us on Sundays - every one of them! She was tireless, positive and always encouraging, even when we didn’t think we would ever find our home. When completing the Buy Sell she guided us through making a reasonable offer, and when the Seller responded with a higher counter-offer, Suzie educated us so we could make our own decision on raising the offer, or not. She gave us all the facts without trying to sway us one way or the other. Her information was extremely valuable to us and we made the right decision. The escrow process was smooth, uncomplicated and professional (because she made it that way), When the Seller's realtor was less than professional, Suzie stepped in and took the lead, always keeping us on track and protected. A realtor who keeps her clients protected is a special realtor. We’ve purchased many properties, and never felt the level of protection that we received from Suzie. We didn’t need to worry about anything - she had it all covered, no matter what. We can’t say enough about Suzie. She worked constantly for over five months, doing everything possible to help us find a home and close escrow. Most realtors would have given up, and we may have never found our place in Kailua if it wasn’t for Suzie. She is professional, experienced, kind, caring, honest, conscientious, diligent, persistent, punctual, and an expert in her field. But most importantly, we now consider her our friend.

Kurt & Karen Thornburg of Kailua

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.


"Jade is an amazing and professional Agent who listens and understands my needs. I met her through a guy named Mark Douglass and ever since 2017 I've been working with her. Would recommend her to anyone! She went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations. If anyone would ask me if I knew an agent She would be the first person I would recommend. What an amazing experience!"


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.

I took ownership of a 2bd condo at Fairway Terrace in Waikoloa after a year of looking for the perfect place for me. I would like to thank Mahealani Gambill for all of her help during the home buying process. She’s an awesome real estate agent and it was a pleasure working with her. Mahea is very professional, courteous, patient and always looked after my best interest. She was always very informative and knowledgeable, timely regarding documentation, punctual for every appointment and like I mentioned above always looking after my best interest. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a property, she always went above and beyond what’s expected from a realtor.

Roberto J. Salkeld Garcia

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.

I'd like to take this opportunity to say again for both of us what a pleasure it was working with you. You were fast and efficient, with a great attitude - not always an easy combination to find. You may rest assured that we will enthusiastically recommend you to anyone in need of real estate services. All the best and big mahalos!

Sandy & Al B.

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

Very helpful, always available and knowledgeable.

Joseph and Lacey Bustillos

"Jade went above and beyond all of my expectations! She was determined and dedicated to finding me the perfect home. Jade took so much time showing me different neighborhoods and really took the time to understand what I was looking for."


I will have no hesitation to recommend Kristi if the opportunity arises. We really appreciated Kristi's local knowledge of the market and the excellent communication of herself and her team. We found the perfect condo based on our discussion with Kristi and are very happy with the end result.

T. Humen

Kristi was wonderful to work with! She listened to our "wants" and "needs" and found the perfect house for us! She was there for us every step of the way. Kristi is highly knowledgeable and responsive.

C. Evasick

"Communication was amazing! Her compassion and drive to help me was beyond what I expected. "

Dee N.

My husband, Paul King, and I have known Mike for over 30 years. Paul and Mike were kids together in Lanikai. Kailua is a small town, and there are many, many friends of ours who are realtors. But when we were looking to relocate to the Lanikai neighborhood after spending 12 years on Kaneohe Bay, we knew Mike was the one to call. First, we knew we could trust him and that he would always act with our best interests in mind. Second, Mike’s connections to the islands and to our desired neighborhood in particular meant that he was the only one that would be able to find us the house we wanted. Foremost, we knew Mike would be honest with us always even if it wasn’t something we wanted to hear!  We were looking for a house on the ocean with a large yard that was basically move-in ready but with room to expand or remodel. Unfortunately there was nothing on the market at the time that met our needs. Within a couple weeks, we got a call from Mike letting us know he had made some calls to people he thought might be interested in selling! Because Mike made the effort to reach out to those folks, we are now living in the house we dreamed of living in! We mentioned in passing to our other realtor friends that we were looking and gave them our criteria. Their responses amounted to a dismissive 'Good Luck' and a chuckle. Mike didn’t let the fact that there were no homes on the market that we were interested in stop him. He worked hard and found us the house we wanted!  Now it was time to sell our home. Of course Mike was our choice for realtor! He worked really hard to get our home sold to help us close on the new home. We sold our home in less than six months and set a record for the highest sale in our neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods! We highly recommend Mike Dilks as a realtor. His professionalism and work ethic are unbeatable. His knowledge of the market and connections to other real estate professionals give him an incredible edge over other agents. Mostly, Mike’s honesty and desire to make sure his clients are more than satisfied with the outcome is truly evident in everything he does. 

Susan and Paul King

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

"Linda went above and beyond to get us the best deal, and to make the transaction as smooth and pain-free as possible. Experience, integrity and a pleasure to work with, I really can’t recommend Linda enough."


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.

"Perfect and highly recommended! Jade is friendly, fast and efficient. She answered my many e-mails within minutes and explained every step very well. We closed in 24 days! Thank you very much."

D. G.

Kristi was instrumental in helping us secure our current home here in Kailua-Kona. She had a strong knowledge of the area and knew our preferences. We were Chicago transplants to the big island and needed to secure a home quickly. We were very lucky to have Kristi to help us land our current home which was in a very hot market and wouldn't have been it long. We had an offer within one week. Thanks to Kristi to make this happen.

R. Hinz

"Me & my husband bought a beautiful house with the help of Jade Halama! Thank you Jade, you were wonderful we couldn't have done it with out you. Jade answered all our questions & concerns in a timely manner & notified us with any information. She is so awesome."

Lisa Roasario

"When you first meet jade it's not about selling u a house or lot it's getting to know you and see what you are looking for and taking the time to make the right contacts to try and fulfill what your needs and wants are until she find the right house you make all the decisions and she will take the time to take you to every house she finds to show you so you can choose your home and be happy with what you are buying and comfortable with so don't wait call jade and make an appointment with her so you can own your dream home" joshuarosario1985

Josh Rosario

Kristi helped us buy our condo in Hawaii this past April and we were very impressed and pleased with her responsiveness, knowledge and ability to take care of everything remotely since we were handling the transaction from Los Angeles. We never felt like we were unaware of what was going on during the process, and came away feeling that we had the best advice in terms of making an effective (accepted) offer etc. Navigating all the paperwork and things that needed to happen during escrow was easy, with Kristi's help-everything was done efficiently and remotely over email in a few weeks and we are now the proud and grateful owners of a beachfront property in Kailua-Kona!

A. Kostich

We have bought two houses from Kristi and sold one. She is really easy going, and never pressures you into anything like a normal sales person. She is very knowledgeable about the local real estate market, and she always responded really quickly to all of our questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an honest, reliable real estate agent.

Jenny R

"Ms. Branco is friendly, cooperative and cheerful to work with. She responds quite quick from all of our questions and provided us very informative answers from the start until the end of the escrow. She is very accommodating that she even sacrificed some of her time during weekends just to work with us. She never let us down. I highly recommend her services to my friends and acquaintances as she inspires us and made it possible to get the house that we wanted in a good deal."

Reynalyn C.

"OMG! This is my third house and fourth transaction with Jade in selling and buying properties on the Big Island, and she is the BEST! Personable...knowledgeable...responsive...friendly and sincere. I live on the mainland, and negotiations and viewings can be tricky, but Jade keeps things moving along smoothly and efficiently so I do not have any downtime or wasted efforts in my search and purchases. My questions are answered quickly and correctly and this allows me to make informed decisions as I maneuver through the purchasing and selling process of the Hawaiian housing markets. Honestly...I could not do it without her. Her assistance as a broker and trusted ally is invaluable. Use Jade Halama, she is smart as a whip...or suffer the consequences! LOL! CraigC Phoenix, Arizona"

Craig Christian

"If you are looking for someone with dedication and integrity Jade is whom you need. She will constantly keep you informed on the work progress of your situation. A Very committed individual from start to finish."

Keith & Gail Enanoria

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

Judy Howard has been an amazing realtor for us. She is knowledgeable, efficient and highly effective. We have relied on her expertise in finding our dream house as well as her ability to help us then close escrow. She has been extremely supportive and kind through our entire journey. We couldn't be any more pleased with our realtor, Judy Howard and would highly recommend her to anyone needing a realtor.

Charlie and Sherry L.

"Stephanie was extremely easy to work with and very knowledgeable. As first time homebuyers, Stephanie really held our hand throughout the process. She was quick to respond to every question I had, day or night which really put my mind at ease. Most importantly, I really felt she had our best interests at heart."

Naureen F.

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

"Stephanie was very easy to get along with. She got to know what I was like and allowed me to make my own choices without being pushy. Her expertise of being a people person is why she is excellent at what she does! Thank you Stephanie for making this first time home buyer confident!"

Gloria S.

Stephanie Branco is a beautiful woman. She was so efficient, knowledgeable and so fast to respond to any questions that we may have had. She went beyond our expectations as our realtor. We consider her our friend.

Lori N.

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.

Aloha, I worked with our agent Donna Duryea with the purchase and sale of my primary home and sale of my beach house. She is knowledgeable in Hawaii real estate and very pleasant to work with. Got several offers on first day and sold within a month. I’m thankful for her service and quick turnaround. She’s amazing.


Donna is the best real estate professional I have ever worked with. She is knowledgeable, extremely competent, and responsive. I have both bought and sold homes through Donna and she made the deals I wanted happen every time.


Stephanie is truly the best agent I ever met and worked with concerning purchasing property. She's patient and understanding and quickly answers my questions and concerns about my expectations. I will recommend her to everyone that has interests in purchasing property. Mahalo plenty Stephanie

Alan B

Stephanie Branco was so prompt an professional with her own touch of personal. I loved working with her. She helped in to many ways to count. I never felt I was interrupting or bothering her with questions and I had a lot. She knows her stuff and listens to your needs to try and make the right fit. Thank you so very Much Stephanie. We will be in touch again.

Michelle B

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

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

I have done many real estate deals (both buying & selling) over my life and few have gone as smoothly as my recent property purchase for which Rebecca was my agent. Her knowledge and professionalism are unsurpassed all the while being unflappable and working out any problems quickly and effectively. I would not hesitate to hire Rebecca again for appropriate transactions or recommend her highly to my friends. Mahalo Rebecca for a smooth transaction.

Steve Kittel

Rebecca is the hardest working real estate expert I have ever met. She will work diligently and aggressively around the clock to represent her clients and has an outstanding reputation in Hawaii. Her network is so large, she sold my property within a few days of speaking with her. In my opinion. there is no better agent in the state of Hawaii.

Lisa Vann

I have worked for years with Rebecca. She has superb local knowledge of the real estate market and she and her team have been energetic and creative in marketing my own residential properties.

Jerry Hiatt

Stephanie was really a life saver this transaction. It was a total crisis in the making, Stephanie stepped up to bat and hit a home run to get this contract signed, funded and recorded. What a great professional agent.

Bill T.

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

When we decided to sell our home, it not only was a thought out process involving our whole family but an emotional one as well. When the final decision was to go with Donna Duryea, we couldn’t be happier. Donna from the start went above and beyond to help answers all of our questions and to ease our worries about selling our home. She helped us with the unknown hurdles that are faced when selling. Donna is a great communicator, and extremely knowledgeable. She worked side by side with us explaining every step of the way. Not only did Donna show professionalism, she truly showed she cared about us as individuals. Donna Duryea knows her profession, understands the real estate market. She didn’t just list our home; she sold it within 5 days! If you are looking for a professional realtor, yet someone who truly cares then Donna Duryea is that realtor! We highly recommend Donna Duryea, for she is the best in her profession.

P. Weber

We were fortunate to have Rebecca as our agent when we began our search for a home on the Hamakua Coast. She promptly responded to all of our needs, and her local experience gave us a decided advantage in negotiating our purchase. Any agent could have shown us around the Big Island, but few have assembled such a capable team. Thanks to Rebecca, we had immediate access to the best mortgage underwriters, the best home inspectors, and the best consultants. That made our decisions easier and simplified our transaction, despite the fact that most of it was done while we were off-island. We’ll certainly be recommending her to our friends.

Ron & Lori Johnson

Working with Susie was a dream! I never thought selling a home could be so seamless but Susie made that happen! During one of the most emotional and times in my life, Susie was always available to answer any questions I had and offered suggestions and input on things I would never have even thought of such as; how to marketing the home, when to have open houses for the general public vs realtors and what things should be painted/repaired to help the house show better. Her staging skills are impecable, the house looked absolutly beautiful! Susie made the entire process stress free! She knows the area very well and she was able to get the price we wanted within 3 weeks of listing! Her relationship with the buyers agent was great too. Working with Susie is like working with a dear friend! I recommed her 100%! Sincerely Cyndi Seller of Kailua Home

Cyndi Sheehan

Susie is fantastic. She is very knowledgeable and smart on the Hawaii real estate market. She TRANSFORMED our house and helped us get the best value. She tirelessly worked with us and was always available with sage advice. She has my highest possible recommendation ! Neil Seller of Kailua home

Neil Sheehan

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

Jason was an absolute pleasure to work with and a real professional. His attention to detail and willingness to do whatever it takes sets him apart from other agents. I would recommend Jason and an use him again for any future transactions.

Vas Podorean

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.

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.

Over the years I have had numerous clients use Kathleen Tezak as a real estate agent and they have always come back to me with glowing reports of how professional, efficient, thorough, knowledgeable and that she always goes way beyond what is expected of an agent to finalize their transactions. They have all told me that they would highly recommend her and that she has been the best real estate agent that they have ever dealt with. I would highly recommend her. " Thomas R Cole attorney Wailuku Maui Hawaii

Thomas Cole

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.

YOUR INTEREST 1ST! To whom it may concern, I have had the pleasure to work with Kevin Kennedy over the past few years on numerous real estate transactions. Being a mortgage and financial professional and having worked with many realtors over my career, it is with great honor to state that Kevin Kennedy is one of the best I have ever worked with. His business practices, knowledge, compassion, and service model separate him from others in his field. He values his clients and keeps their best interests in the forefront of his practices. I am most impressed with his ethics and his work ethic. I would recommend his services to any and all looking for real estate information, purchasing, or buying a home of any magnitude. Thank you Kevin for the opportunity to work with you. Sincerely, Jared Bigby

Jared Bigby

PROFESSIONALISM HE'S GOT! Dear Kevin, Just a short note to thank you very much for all your effort that resulted in the successful sale of our house. The whole transaction, thanks to your expertise and skill, went through without a glitch in a very rapid time. Maureen and I enjoyed working with you. Personally, I admired your professionalism, trusted your advice and respected your knowledge of the Real Estate market. I recognize that I am not the easiest person to work with, but your diplomacy and level head helped to keep my impulsive temperament "in check"! Please convey our appreciation and thanks to your co-listor as well for her contribution to making this sale a success. Kind regards, Franco Mancassola

Frank Mancassola

SOLD OUR WATERFRONT TOWNHOME HOUSE AND BOUGHT US OUR NEW GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE HOME!FROM: JOHN LUNDIN To whom it may concern; We do not consider ourselves novices in the buying and selling of a home, but we again learned the importance of having a good real estate agent -- and we found a great one -- working with us and for us! Of the many, many letters we received from agents asking to help sell our home, one stood out for its detail and thoughtfulness. It was from Kevin Kennedy of East Oahu Realty. We met with Kevin and his presentation measured up to his letter. Most important, with Kevin, we sold our townhouse and closed on a new home -- all within six months in this terrible market for sales! On the selling side, Kevin staged our townhouse and with showings and open houses, we had a qualified buyer within about a month's time. Kevin walked us through the negotiations and all the details of the sales, always defending our interests in a process that can be traumatic for the seller. With our townhouse sold, we could look seriously for our dream home. Kevin learned what our interests were and took us through the looking process. What impressed us most was that Kevin had a serious interest in what we wanted and what was in OUR best interest! He reminded us of issues we needed to ask about and asked good questions himself as we looked at properties. The decision was ours and Kevin would facilitate any decision we made, but his thoughts were always helpful in the process. He made sure that we got into houses we wanted to see almost immediately. And when we found our dream home, Kevin made sure that our interests were defended in the purchase process. Selling and buying a home, is both an exhilarating and a traumatic process. There are moments, especially when selling a home, that one feels like one doesn't ever want to go through this again. In the end, we don't miss our old home and are really excited about the new one! Thank you Kevin Kennedy!!! John & Li Lundin

John & Li Lundin

Dana Asis was extremely professional and knowledgeable during our very speedy transaction. She coordinated every aspect leading up to our listing. Working with her was a delight. I highly recommend her,

P. Ryan

"On my first call to Kelly, I introduced myself as a "mission impossible". Her reply: "Oh, that's my specialty" ! She was right about that, and I have purchased the perfect home for me. As a first time home buyer, I had lots of questions. Kelly was always available. She was unflappable through all the complications we encountered in the process. To say I wouldn't have made it without her, is a huge understatement! She is diligent, thorough and worked hard to make this happen for me. It is a pleasure to work with her." alikona 76-5821 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI 96725

Allison Engle

"Katrina and Erick obviously worked very hard to have this enormous place ready for our move in. For a place that was being rented for the first time I can appreciate what a challenge this is, as I did the same with my house before moving to Hawaii. Both Erick and Katrina are easy to work with and their help was much appreciated."

Daniel J. Fairbanks

"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

Judy was a fantastic resource from the very beginning for us! We are first time homebuyers and had no knowledge of the process, so we had a TON of questions. Judy took the time to answer all of our questions, even before we were actively looking to purchase a home. During our journey to becoming homeowners, Judy was mindful and explained every step we were going to be taking together. When we had questions, she always had a prompt answer for us and kept us in the loop every step of the way. She brought up issues to look into that we had never thought to look at. We connected with Judy from the very beginning. Her knowledge of the island, experience and love for the island let us know we had someone always looking out for us. Judy is an invaluable person to have on your side when buying a home.


"We interviewed Donna, along with two other agents that were recommend by friends who had recently sold homes. During the initial interview she was knowledgable about the local market, was very personable and honest, and had the substantial organizational weight of Elite Pacific Properties behind her. We selected Donna 9 months before we actually listed the property, but she had it as a pocket listing during that time. 3 months before listing we met with Donna and she introduced us to her new partner Sunita, this was done with the understanding that, if we didn't "click" with Sunita, Donna would handle us solo. Sunita was equally as personable and professional, so we now had a team working to sell our home. (With a bonus of Donna's husband Randall who is a great photographer and drone video guy.) We all worked on the listing description together and listed it Jan. 10th, 2018. One of them was present at every showing, and the promoted it vigorously via every available avenue. They even retained a very skillful outside web consultant to assist with that process. Donna and Sunita walked us through the Hawaii contract form from our first offer and answered ALL of our questions. (There were lots!) The first offer didn't work out, so we kept showing it. We received a much better offer after 7 weeks on the market. Unfortunately, this was during a serious family emergency and everyone graciously gave us time to deal with the situation. After a few counter, we all accepted the offer and escrow began. Again, Donna & Sunita, bird dogged the process and kept us informed. Donna accompanied us to our closing doc signing, which she usually does. Her and her husband Randall even came and helped us host our Aloha (goodbye) Party after escrow closed, fulfilling a promise made months before."


Stephanie was a wonder to work with, always super responsive and made the process incredibly easy. A++++++

Andrew K

"Donna was amazing through the whole process, her knowledge of the area and local towns was invaluable . She showed us several properties that were exactly what we were looking for. We would highly recommend her to any of our friends or anyone who is looking to purchase a home on the big Island. She was totally amazing!"

dah 66

She was absolutely wonderful. She kept us up to date, and really went the extra mile with us being first time sellers. I couldn’t be more happy. She was very knowledgeable about real estate where as other agents simply list and hope to sell. I really appreciated that she told us what we needed to hear instead of what we wanted to hear when choosing a listing price which would have lead to our house just sitting on the market. She’s a real go-getter!

Timothy M.

Judy Howard is fantastic! She was super responsive and patient with everything. Her experience, knowledge, and attention to details helped warn us of potential problems. She definitely was in our corner. I would not dream of doing a property deal on Hawaii without her. Ohh! And she is a very, very nice lady!


"We bought our house with Donna, and then years later, she sold it for us. Both were great experiences. Donna led us through every step of the process with patience and good humor. Her photographer takes Fabulous pix, making ours look better than any other on the market. If we buy another house here, we would go straight to Donna again."


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

"I whole-heartedly recommend Donna. I decided to sell my rental house in Volcano but had some concerns; my house was rented, I knew that Volcano could be a difficult market, I lived on the Mainland and it was the holidays. I found Donna listed on the Top 100 Realtors in Hawaii. I contacted her and we discussed various options for listing my house. She and her co-realtor Sunita convinced me it was an excellent time to list and the whole process could be done via email, phone and DocuSign. I was impressed with their enthusiasm, knowledge of market, professionalism and flexibility with my circumstances. I couldn’t be more pleased with my decision. From the time I signed the contract to closing was a little over 90 days. Since I was not on island, Donna and Sunita went above and beyond to deal with an uncooperative property manager, arranged for repairs to be done and coordinated directly with my great tenant. They provided advice when appropriate and kept me updated through the entire process."


Dana was great ! I was living in another state during the entire sale process so Dana had to handle everything - maintenance, repairs, all aspects of the sale - and she did !

Mary McDonald

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.

Ronald from California

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

Bonnie Cameron, CRP, Corporate Procurement Specialist, AIRES

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

This is the second home that Donna Duryea has helped with. The care, communication and expertise was excellent for both transactions through the finish.


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

Elite is beyond amazing in every way! They took me under their wing and not only did I gain a tremendous amount of invaluable knowledge and experience, I went from having $0 to $6M in sales in my first year. The Elite Ohana has continuously inspired me to expand my horizons by attending HARLA and volunteering to be on the Board of Directors for HIR. The support, services, and tools Elite provides its agents are unparalleled and have sky-rocketed my career to levels I didn't know were possible. Joining Elite is the best decision I ever made!

Ellen DesJardins

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

It has only been a year but the integrity, support and the leadership of this company is like none that I've EVER experienced before. I have worked with the corporate real estate companies as well as with smaller real estate companies, and I can say I have never had a better experience than with this company. On another note.... the training that I have received from our leader Margaret has been life-changing! I feel as if I have my own private coach. I know that if you choose to join Elite Pacific you will be grateful, happy and definitely amazed to be associated with a group of people at this caliber.

Joyce Wright Funk

The Elite system is awesome! I can’t say enough about how well tailored it is for their agent’s needs. I am now more productive and proficient than ever before. The Elite team is constantly developing products and services that is unmatched, and gives me the edge I need over the competition. The entire Elite support staff is always available, right up to the leader of the company. Elite Pacific Properties has gone above and beyond my expectations.

Robert Wilkinson

After a productive decade with one of the highest regarded firms and top brands on Kauai, I took a leap of faith to Elite Pacific Properties - suffice it to say that I have experienced the two most successful years in my career since doing so - both in productivity and personal income. Elite’s forward-thinking business model allows me to do more for less, spend less time doing more, all while generating positive results for my clientele. Elite is an organization on the move - it’s flat hierarchy gives you access to everyone, the support is second to none and it’s a refreshing, ego-free and transparent environment where the greater whole is invested in your success - I’m very pleased where my real estate practice stands today, and more importantly, so are my clients.

Sean Ahearn

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

Elite is by far the best Brokerage Firm I have worked with, and I have worked for a few! I didn't know a Brokerage firm could be so generous, supportive, encouraging, affirming and fun too! Elite continues to amaze me with their philosophy of supporting the agents to be the best we can be in all ways: professionally, personally and financially.

Donna Duryea

We have had the pleasure of having Mark manage our property at Hualalai for three years. If giving him a grade, it would definitely be an A+. Mark never disappointed in taking the utmost care of our home and at the same time generate a significant income rental. We trust Mark unequivocally--from his wise decision making, to his business acumen, to his overall trustworthiness with our home and rental finances.


Donna Duryea has represented us in all real estate matters since 2008 when she listed our home. She has always been extremely willing to supply us with any real estate information we needed and has shown us multiple listing she thought might interest us when were simply exploring the market. This year she listed and sold a vacation rental for us very quickly. This was our first real estate transaction in several years and the process was far more complex than we expected and she guided us through it with exceptional expertise. We will certainly be using Donna for any future real-estate sales or purchases.


Donna is very friendly and helpful and looked after all aspects of the sale of our home. She made it an easy, less stressful experience and was respectful of our needs.


We chose Jason to represent us in selling our first home. His knowledge and expertise helped make the process one of ease. He is not only extremely responsive but also puts his heart into what he does. Our experience with him was by far the best out of anyone we had considered or worked with previously. Not only did he help us sell our first home and get asking price, he has also helped us through the process of buying a new home. Representing us with new builders and navigating through all that it entails. There is no doubt in my mind that I will recommend Jason to friends and family. He is sharp, friendly, honest, hard working, and always has a genuine smile on his face.

Colleen Sciarra

We interviewed several realtors before listing our home with Donna Duryea. Donna saw the actual value of our home, when other realtors were trying to "low ball" our home for a quick sale. Because Donna was willing to "go the mile" with us on our sale and knew we were actually priced right, we ended up getting a full price offer just after two months which we accepted. Had we went with the other realtors we would have lost at least $180k on the sale of our home. Additionally, Donna had chosen to be an agent with Elite Pacific Properties, Hawaii's most professional broker that lists Hawaii's finest homes. Their process for sellers as well as buyers is thorough and is done consistently with many of the tasks automated, without losing the personal experience between agent and buyer/seller. Donna offered to do as many "Open House" dates as we felt necessary to boost our property. Donna also has her own personal and professional photographer; Randall Duryea, that really set our home apart from the rest. The pictures were outstanding, offering potential sellers an exquisite representation of our home to potential buyers. This was really important to us, as you only have a few seconds to catch the attention of a buyer. Thank you Donna and Randall for such personable and professional service, that afforded us a very successful and quick full price sale!

kontiki hawaii

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

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.


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.


Kristin is great, she goes above and beyond her job! She helped my husband and I buy our first home and we couldn’t have done it with out her! She was there for us every step of the way and still continues to be extremely helpful even after we have all ready moved in! I highly recommend her!!

Jessi Maclean

Wonderful agent! Kristin walked us through the entire process in a simple straight forward manner, making the sale a snap. She was always ahead of the game in planning, staging and arranging for repairs so we ended up with offers and sales price above our asking price. A pleasure to work with, bright energetic and hard working. She staged private showings as well as open houses so the apartment sold super fast. Could not have wanted anything more in an agent!


Kristin Counter recently helped us purchase a beautiful home in Kailua, and we are so grateful that she is our agent. When we first met with her she spent time listening to us assessing our goals in home ownership. She kept in touch by sending listings that matched our criteria, and was very quick to show us homes that we were interested in. Finally, she recommended the house to us that we did eventually buy and was incredibly helpful during the whole purchasing process. She has a great eye and being a local, is full of priceless information and vital contacts. Kristin is sharp and personable and was a real joy to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to friends. In fact, I already have!


Working with Kristin was truly a great experience. Not only was she patient, but she helped us understand step by step in the process of buying a home. If it wasn’t for her, we would not have find our perfect home.:-)


I am a single mother of 3 and a first time home buyer. Knowing absolutely nothing about real estate, I could have easily been duped into purchasing something I would regret later, so I feel very fortunate that I was in good hands. Kristin is a wonderful person and realtor. She was so patient with me. She explained everything – every single step, paper work, and small, but important details. The entire process, from the offer to closing, flowed so well, it was almost stress-free. I am beyond pleased and satisfied with her services and my purchase. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.


Well, how do I begin? Fate (if you believe in that stuff), yes, it was fate that lead me to choose Kristin Counter over the other thousands of Realtors out there. And I’m lucky I did, because it was Kristin who lead my wife and I to our first home; a home I got for a steal by the way. Down to earth is what comes to mind when I think about Ms. Counter. There’s no formal facade you get from other RA’s. Nope… Kristin is real, she’s honest, and she will fight for what you want because she has your best interest at hand; and that’s hard to find in this business, well any business for that matter. Did I mention she’s honest? Well even though I did, it's good to mention that honesty goes a long way, and the long way leads to better results. Buying or selling a home isn’t easy, but if you have the right guide to lead you it can turn from stress to success. So if you’re lucky, and fate is on your side, maybe you’ll get to work with Kristin and posse.


Kristin was amazing. I was buy property for the first time and she made it effortless. She was friendly and was so knowledgeable and was never pushy, she worked with you at your speed. When I am ready to get my next property she will be the person that I go to.

Krazy Kirby 13

Kristin is a very competent and professional agent. She is a good listener and takes all of her client’s needs into consideration. She will assess the situation, thoroughly research all options and take the time to explain them to the client. No question or request was ever treated as insignificant or unimportant. She is not afraid to tackle challenges and is very responsive. She keeps the client well informed. The property she listed and sold for me was very challenging however, she approached it in a very positive manner. She explained all the challenges and what the options were. She had a refreshing approach which took into account “the good and the bad” enabling me to make well informed decisions. I would definitely recommend Kristin to others.


Kristin was very instrumental in helping us find the perfect apartment in the Diamond Head Apartment building on the Gold Coast. She was very resourceful and helpful, after the purchase, in providing assistance with the renovations. Kristin’s assistance, which we thought was above and beyond the ordinary, was very important to us as our main home is in Canada and we had no experience with buying an apartment in Hawaii, or with local renovation contractors.


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.


Greg was wonderful in helping us through our entire transaction. As an out-of-state buyer, Greg’s knowledge of Hawaii’s realty laws and potential impacts to us as buyers was invaluable.

jf group HI

I have bought and sold several properties over the years. I had several different realtors and Greg was the best of them. He was always willing to go above and beyond what normal realtors would do. He sold our house for full price and took care of everything for us. I would recommend him to anyone selling or buying a property.


Greg is extremely diligent and intelligent. His local knowledge of the market is great. He’s done a lot of in-depth research beyond what I expected and presented it to me in a clear way that really helped me to evaluate the market. He’s generous with his time and effort, very professional, and a helpful nice guy. If you want someone smart, hardworking, organized, and on top of things I would absolutely recommend Greg to be your realtor.


Our agent, Greg Burns, made the whole process so easy and was always quick to answer our emails and text as we live in California. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of purchasing property on Maui to consider using Elite. Paul and Joann Barich.


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.


Thomas Wilson of Elite assisted me in closing out two transactions in a record time and made sure that I had the key to my property handed to me the day I came back from a lengthy trip thus avoiding me the hassle of staying in hotels. The team was attentive to all the details and made sure there were no surprises during the process. Looking forward to more real estate purchases with this team!

david sagherian

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.

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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!!!

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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.


The Duryea Team were the dream team for us. From the moment we met Donna Duryea, she exemplified what a professional and highly motivated Realtor is. With a “can do” attitude, she was knowledgeable, thorough, insightful-sharp, highly competent, accommodating and a joy to work with! This also applied to her team of Realtor professionals as well. She was confident that she was going to sell our property which not only included a custom, cedar home but also a nursery shadehouse and warehouse sitting on almost 15 acres. Her professional expertise came into play when we went through the escrow process as first-time home sellers. The advise and knowledge she shared were excellent. She had the ability to communicate with a multitude of people from various multicultural backgrounds and walks of life and was able to negotiate, inform and coordinate the details in a tactful, professional and personal way. Having been born and raised in Hawai’i, Donna has the innate sense of culture, respect and the true Aloha Spirit. Her experience on the Continental U.S. and abroad adds the added bonus of her ability to relate and treat everyone with genuine kindness. We love the Donna Duryea Team – the Dream Team and so will you!


Over the last 12 years I have dealt with 12 real estate brokers in several states. I have been doing business with Donna for over 10 years and have completed 4 transactions as a buyer and seller. No one comes close to her level of professional service representing both buyer or seller. In selling your property, Donna makes great recommendations to maximize the value of your property and works tirelessly to get it sold. In buying a property, Donna makes sure you know what you are buying and not just looking for a transaction. I have found too many brokers representing the buyer, will tend to unintentionally not give you the true picture so they can make the transaction. I would trust Donna.

Mike Chinquee

We had the pleasure of working with Donna last year when we bought our first home in Hawaii. She was with us every step of the way, and went the extra mile at the end to ensure a smooth closing. I recommend her to all of our friends!


Donna assisted us with the purchase of another agent’s home (agent was also in her office). She was wonderful throughout the transaction – very knowledgeable about the market, very professional throughout and very familiar with the process to get us easily through the close. Since we live off-island, it was very important to us to have excellent representation, and Donna provided it all along the way.


Donna instills a sense of confidence in all her working relationships. She is the epitome of honesty, reliability and patience. Her trustworthy experience is valuable beyond measure and she exemplifies the highest standard of real estate service. Over a 6 month short sale negotiating span we had many doubts as to whether our deal would be completed and through it all Donna kept us moving forward and we are so grateful she did.


Very competent. Guided and managed the home sale process to a successful conclusion. The market was difficult and still recovering from the downturn. Our house had a number of things working against it, but Donna “packaged” it in a way that found just the right buyer.


Donna is the very best. We would recommend her without reservation. She is the ultimate professional–efficient, responsive, helpful and very personable as well. She is very trustworthy, extremely honest and of the highest character. She is very patient, answers all questions and responds in a prompt and timely manner. She generates confidence and is available throughout the process.


I am currently relocating back to Hawaii from Seattle. I was born and raised on the island of Oahu and have decided its time to move back, this time with my family. It can be very nerve racking trying to buy a house while out of state, so I decided it would be best to make a quick trip to Oahu to get in touch with local realtors in person. I decided to start at an open house down the street from where I grew up. This is where I met Alesia. It took less than five minutes for me to decide to go with Alesia. She is extremely approachable and easy to work with; which is very important to me because I will be buying from out of state. I was also extremely impressed with her local knowledge of current listings and areas that would be suitable to raise a family. She is extremely easy to get in touch with and returns emails fast. I cannot begin to express how much pressure has been lifted off my shoulders working with Alesia. I would recommend her without a doubt in the future.

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Alesia Barnes is extremely warm and charming. Her sincerity and calm confidence makes you comfortable in your search. Easy to communicate with, listens to our opinions and answered all of our questions. An ideal agent.


First and foremost, Alesia cares about her clients like no other real estate agent I’ve ever met. Many of her clients (including me!) have become close friends. From the first meeting, I knew she would do whatever she could to find me a home that met my needs and budget. She has the ability to see potential with every property we viewed and noticed the smallest of details both good and bad when showing them to me. She provided suggestions on how properties could be improved along with estimates of costs. Her input was invaluable. I will be making another housing change in the near future and I wouldn’t select any other real estate agent in Hawaii to list my home with, or to purchase my new home from. She is honest, knowledgeable, friendly, and generous with her time.


Alesia was Smart, Professional, and Genuine. Three qualities that were hard to find in and agent. She took her time and was not pushy. Alesia knew how to negotiate for us and get the best outcome possible. In a market that is competitive and fast paced, she helped us get our first home without feeling pressured or rushed. Amazing Lady.


Friendly, Passionate, Professional, Open minded by understanding our low budget to buy our first apartment. Alesia was absolutely fantastic with an awesome Aloha spirit and “savoir faire”. She knows the market extremely well, and was able to guide accordingly! “Not pushy” at all, and really understood our demands. We didn’t feel any sort of pressure… She was extremely patient and did her best to satisfied our needs. I will for sure request her expertise for any further purchase we might have soon. A great person to know and to keep!


I have worked with Ms. Barnes previously on real estate. I have found her very knowledgeable, engaging and fun to work with. She has great people skills and is very intuitive as far as her customers wants and needs.


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.


Alesia and Moana were extremely helpful in our relocation to Oahu. They found us the perfect short term furnished rental and are continuing to work with us towards buying a home.


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!


Sean is the consummate professional, going above and beyond to assist us with our real estate needs. He has identified targeted opportunities, provided excellent insight into the local market and guided us diligently through the process. He has been a pleasure to work with we greatly appreciate the assistance he has provided.


We now consider ourselves Kauai experts as well as Sean Ahearn experts! We are about to conclude our 3rd transaction with Sean at the helm. He has guided us as complete novices beginning over ten years ago to finding our dream home – twice! He has kept in touch over the years and when an even more perfect property came on the market recently, he let us know and navigated us to purchase a house we love even more. He is so knowledgeable about all things Kauai. He knows everyone on the island and everyone knows and loves Sean. He goes the extra mile time and time again. I can’t even list the multitude of times and ways he’s gone above and beyond what even a typically great real estate agent might do. Sean is really one of a kind and we continue to be grateful for his expert, professional advice and service. He is totally trusted and we are always confident has has our best interests at heart. He’s a great negotiator, super responsive and has the island wired! If you are buying property on Kauai you could not do better than having Sean as your real estate agent.


What can I say about Sean….. A really great guy – truly personable and absolutely trustworthy. He is an Island expert and has a great combination of mainland professional and local “laid back”. He is absolutely on the ball and is willing at any time to get you on the road cruising the local market (even the so- called ” tear downs if crazy clients like me insist!). You can be guaranteed that Sean is really that kind of real estate guy who has his client’s best interest at heart. A few months after Sean had gotten me into my…ahem… ” fixer” ( at a great price too I might add ) I was tearing off the old shake roof and laying down the new one when who should happen by, cruising down KaHaku road? Yup, it was Sean – he pulled over and hollered up to us up on the roof ” looking’ good up there – need a hand?”. Now ask yourself… How many real estate agents do you know that would ever dream of doing that? I truly felt like I had a great neighbor as well as real estate agent. Thanks Again Sean.


You couldn’t find a better Team than the Duryea Team. There wasn’t one time that they didn’t respond in a timely manner. They were very positive on any of our suggestions and followed through to the best of their ability. Hard working Team and you as a sell/buyer are always #1.


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.


Jason, hands down, is one of the most dedicated Real Estate professionals I have ever dealt with. His attention to the details, listening and advocation for us, made this sale seem easy. Jason makes himself available for his clients at all times and really focuses on what we wanted to do. The research and work he puts in before truly shows in the results and most importantly, the experience. It's nice to know, I don't have to go anywhere else for my real estate needs!

Tony S.

Mark the property manager, was quick to respond to any questions we sent him by text and was gracious enough to walk us to the beach showing us the easy trail down to a pretty secluded, beautiful beach. Thanks for a wonderful first visit to Hawaii!

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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!


We have had several real estate transactions over the last 40+ years, and this one with Dana was far and away the best we've had. I can hardly say enough good things about our experience with her. She showed great initiative and creativity in dealing with a changing and complex set of circumstances, always with our interests at the forefront. I would not hesitate to give her the highest recommendation to anyone I knew who was interested in real estate in our area.

Peter Berg

Dana is a joy to work with. She is smart, knowledgable, easy to talk with, good at explaining the more technical details of real estate, and an all around great person. She seems to understand exactly what I am looking for, knows the area well, and keeps me abreast of new properties, often before they even come on the market. I feel very confident in her abilities and highly recommend her!"

Sara Ackerman

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

Jason is a great HONEST realtor. He took my wishing list serious and let me know promotly when one listing was available. He gave me a feeling that he was literally looking for a unit for himself or a family member. He was diligent, efficient, prompt and happy to answer any questions I had. He always communicated every detailed findings and updated me on a daily basis(if not hourly). I trust him again to ask him for my next home buying adventure. Thank you so much, Jason!!!!

Farnaz N.

Our relationship with Donna has now involved two sales. First, when we were new to the area, her patience and resolve helped us find our unique mountain chalet. This was not easy. It involved exploring several communities and viewing maybe 20 houses until we located this perfect home. She then deftly helped us through a maze of county regulations and negotiations. Four years later, understandably, Donna was the first one we called when it came time to sell and move on. She was always open to marketing ideas and was enthusiastic and highly motivated. Her persistence prevailed. Within four months she brought us qualified buyers who loved this house as much as we did. We're very satisfied with the sale and recommend Donna to anyone serious in either buying or selling on the Big Island. She's not only a pro--she's now a friend.


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

"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

Nomination for the Aloha ‘Āina REALTOR® Awards Program™ by John Stefan: "Having sold a number of homes in my life, we’ve experienced both good and bad Realtor’s. We know what good service, bad service and exceptional service looks like. Susie is, by far, the best Realtor we have ever seen. We mean that in all seriousness. It was not that she was always ahead of the curve with whatever the next thing we needed to do was, although she was. It was not her ability to take a technically complex and very emotional evolution and make it approachable, simple and as stress free as possible, although she did. What made Susie so special to us was her investment in us and what we wanted to achieve. Superior technical skills and amazing local knowledge coupled with genuinely caring, a genuine investment in what we wanted to do, well beyond anything we could have asked for, makes Susie a genuine one-of-a-kind professional in our book. I think, in all honesty, non-real estate professionals can wonder if Realtor’s really earn their pay; we know that in past transactions we have. Susie earned every cent, and more, in this transaction. She did not have to work as hard for us as she did. We will be forever grateful for Susie and what she did for us. We can honestly say this sale would not have taken place without Susie. We needed more than to just sell our home though, we needed to help reshape our lives and she did that for us and from what we see, she does that for all her clients. We know there are very, very few Realtor’s like Susie and we consider ourselves blessed to have had her shepherd us through one of the most important and complicated evolutions we will ever go through."

John Stefan

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

Donna is the real dealer! She will put in 110% for you! She organized not only the sale, but the staging and excellent photos of the property! We got a good price and she and her team troubleshooted any issues in a timely manner.


Donna and her team are dedicated in getting the job done, no matter how long it takes. They are very busy, but respond when needed - a great team and I would highly recommend them!

Cosette bonjour

Donna is amazing!! She has completed two transactions for me and both of them closed on time or early with no issues. I can't explain how much I appreciate Donna's knowledge, expertise and most of all her caring nature for everyone! Donna is the best in the business!!!


There were some complications and setbacks during our transactions and Susie went above and beyond to set things straight. she has excellent communication and negotiating skills . Her expertise and knowledge of the Real estate market and building has helped us to reach our real estate goals! We have had many successful transactions with her , we cannot say enough great things about Susie's Professionalism! - Dean and Haleloke Ford

Dean and Haleloke Ford

My wife and I worked with Jason Carey to find the perfect home in Haleiwa, HI. We had worked with a few realtors in mainland before moving to HI a few years ago and expected it to painful, time consuming, and expected a lot of dead air in communication. NONE of that happened! Jason was incredibly responsive, made great recommendations every step of the way, and we were under contract within two weeks of our first showing, and settled a month later! We couldn't have asked for a smoother process! We felt like his only and most important client the whole time, though we're sure he's super busy. We highly recommend Jason, and would definitely go straight back to him if we ever need to buy or sell.

Ron Howell

I've worked with other realtors for different transactions and realize the benefits of working with an agent that knows his market. You ultimately get a good selling price. His network and support staff at Elite Pacific made my transaction quick in the utmost professional manner. I highly recommend his service if you don't already have one.

C. Wong

Donna and Jessica were so helpful in the sale of my house. Any time I inquired with a question I was answered quickly through email or a telephone call. Their knowledge of the area was so helpful in recognizing the value of my home. When there was a discrepancy in the assessment they took the time to document why it was not accurate.


This is the second time that we have worked with Donna. She is a true professional. She has helped us to buy a home and to sell a home in Hawaii. She is always on top of everything and made both our purchase of a home and sale of a home very easy. We highly recommend Donna if you are intending to buy a home or have one listed in Hawaii you cannot go wrong by having Donna. She is extremely professional and ethical. Donna knows that time is of the most urgent matter when buying and selling out ready to move quickly when necessary.


My husband and I began searching homes on Zillow before we were married and after a year and half of looking had narrowed down our ideal spot. We decided to start doing open houses and requested a showing off Zillow. We were contacted by Jason Carey and immediately recognized his professionalism and attention to detail. He had asked over the phone what we were looking for and had questions for the listing agent we hadn't even thought of. We were first time homebuyers looking for our dream home rather than a first home. Our list of requirements was long and with few items we were willing to forgo. We looked at the inventory in our desired location and price point and decided to hold off. Some homes had potential but nothing had that "feeling". Jason didn't give up on us though. He stayed in contact, updating us on new inventory and changes in the market. He even managed to get us a showing on a house that had been impossible to get into, because he had previously worked with the selling agent a few times. Again our expectations were exceeded as he was able to put the sellers reservations at ease and secure us a private showing. This home ultimately became ours. Through the whole process Jason guided us always explaining each step, staying in close contact, working crazy hours or driving all the way across island to meet our crazy schedules and never once seeming inconvinced. Jason's staff at Elite Properties made our whole transaction seem less and easy. Jason will forever be our realtor in the islands and I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

M. Stanton

We love this condo and we strongly recommend renting from Mark. We have had many great experiences with Hualalai rentals from him and his team. This was yet another in a long line of great family vacations for us at our favorite place in the world.

Ron (Guest)

I have done many real estate transactions over the years with several different agents. Jason was the best one I ever had. He is thorough and always follows through. his team is very professional and a pleasure to work with. He truly loves his work and will deliver as promised

T. McKinstry

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

I have purchased many homes in my life and none were as pleasant an experience as finding and buying a home on Maui with Kathleen. Not knowing a lot about Maui when I started looking, I scoured the internet and found all kinds of "good deals". Kathleen patiently showed us all the houses we had selected while at the same time listening to what I really wanted. During the whole process Kathleen kept a big smile on her face and made the whole thing a pleasant experience. Kathleen then suggested some houses and found several options that was what I really wanted. After making an offer on the final house, her follow-up was amazing and she helped guide me through the whole Maui process of purchasing a house. She arranged for the inspections, set up all meetings with the inspectors and helped make the entire process as painless as possible. Working with Kathleen through the whole experience is the way purchasing a house should be in a perfect world. Not only was she great at finding exactly what I wanted, but her pleasant nature and big smile made it a wonderful process. David Burlingame, P.E. Principal

David Burlingame

You couldn't find a better Team than the Duryea Team. Their wasn't one time that they didn't respond in a timely manner. They were very positive on any of our suggestions and followed through to the best of their ability. Hard working Team and you as a sell/buyer are always #1.


To Whom It May Concern: In July, 2014, my Mother and Step-dad passed away leaving a house in Kihei, Hawaii. Residing in California, I asked Maui locals for real estate agent references. I arranged interviews with four real estate agents. Kathleen Tezak was the only agent to show on time (five minutes early to be exact). She got the listing. Promptness is NOT Kathleen's only attribute. The house was ill-maintained. Kathleen didn't hesitate to roll up her sleeves to assist with the overwhelming preparations to ready the house for sale even helping to rearrange some heavy furniture. Her petite figure belies her strength! Since I was unable to do all the work required, Kathleen scheduled competent contractors to include painters and a carpet professional at very reasonable costs. She worked with the homeowners association to assist with the exterior of the house even getting them to move an ugly portable tiolet from across the street. Kathleen also went above the normal real estate agent duties to include providing me with rides to and from the airport during my six trips to Maui. The house was finally ready for sale in November, 2014. After numerous first class "open houses" conducted by Kathleen at her own expense, the house sold in January, 2015. In my humble opinion, Kathleen is not just the most dedicated, competent, hardest working real estate agent in Maui, she's the best real estate agent I've ever met. Sincerely, Don Murphy

Don Murphy

Jason was extremely helpful. We ended up purchasing one of the homes that Jason showed us. My wife and I are now very happy living in our new home in Oahu.

C. Norten

The Duryea Team ... the dream team for us ... We had immediate results - within 1 week of posting the MLS we were getting showing requests; in less than 3 weeks we received several serious offers. From the moment we met Donna Duryea, she exemplified what a professional and highly motivated Realtor is. With a "can do" attitude, she was knowledgeable, thorough, insightful-sharp, highly competent, accommodating and a joy to work with! This also applied to her team of Realtor professionals as well. She was confident that she was going to sell our property which not only included a custom, cedar home but also a nursery shadehouse and warehouse sitting on almost 15 acres. Her professional expertise came into play when we went through the escrow process as first-time home sellers. The advise and knowledge she shared were excellent. She had the ability to communicate with a multitude of people from various multicultural backgrounds and walks of life and was able to negotiate, inform and coordinate the details in a tactful, professional and personal way. Having been born and raised in Hawai'i, Donna has the innate sense of culture, respect and the true Aloha Spirit. Her experience on the Continental U.S. and abroad adds the added bonus of her ability to relate and treat everyone with genuine kindness. We love the Donna Duryea Team - the Dream Team and so will you!


Although we have known Kathleen since 2012, we wish we had met her sooner. We have bought and sold dozens of properties over the last 40 years and have worked with as many realtors. Kathleen is definitely one of the best realtor’s we have ever had the pleasure to work with. Kathleen listed our property at 51 Kapu Pl. in Kihei, Maui. Because we were living in California at the time, Kathleen took on a lot of responsibilities beyond those required. The house was listed for several months. During that time, she made sure the property was always presentable and ready to show. Kathleen kept us updated on the market and was always encouraging in spite of the fact that the real estate market was down. Kathleen was diligent and responsible for us receiving close to asking price. Kathleen’s attention to detail is to be commended. We felt comfortable signing all documents as we knew she carefully reviewed them prior to us receiving them. Aside from being intelligent, honest, hardworking and competent, Kathleen places her client’s best interest above her own. She is an individual that we would recommend with complete and total confidence. Sincerely John & Angela Lucia

Sincerely John & Angela Lucia

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

We met Kathleen in 2006 and started working with her when we were looking to buy property on Maui. We worked with her again when selling 8 years later. The buying & selling process seemed overwhelming at times, especially since we live over 4000 miles away! But, we felt very reassured by Kathleen’s knowledge, experience, organization & patience, which was so impressive. She tirelessly went above & beyond while guiding us through every step of the endless paperwork! Since we live so far away, communication was also extremely important to us. Kathleen was quick to respond to our numerous emails and always made herself available to talk on the phone. We love her genuine kindness & honesty balanced with such a high standard of hard work! It has been an absolute pleasure working with Kathleen and getting to know her. We would highly recommend Kathleen Tezak to anyone looking for real estate needs. Sincerely, Marta Nagy & Stuart Tweedlie

Marta Nagy & Stuart Tweedlie

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

We had the pleasure of working with Donna last year when we bought our first home in Hawaii. She was with us every step of the way, and went the extra mile at the end to insure a smooth closing. I recommend her to all of our friends!


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Weichert Relocation Resources, Inc.

I can't say enough amazing things about this villa or working with Mark. Absolutely everything was handled and made our family vacation perfect. From assisting us with renting baby gear (we have a 6 month old), to setting up surf lessons and having groceries in our refrigerator on arrival, it was taken care of. The villa itself is gorgeous and perfect for families or couples.

L.W. (Guest)

When we decided to relocate from the Mainland, we chose Rebecca Keliihoomalu to assist us because she was recommended to us as a highly qualified real estate agent. It was a smart decision. Rebecca helped us find our Big Island dream home in only 2 days.Rebecca is very knowledgeable about real estate on the Big Island. She understands the process of buying a home and is very accommodating and efficient. She knew that our time was limited, but she was still able to show us numerous excellent properties. Rebecca listens well and tries to provide the best possible alternatives from which to choose. If you are looking for a home on the Big Island, call Rebecca.

Christine & Gordon Pfeiffer

Rebecca Keliihoomalu is a true real estate professional. We recently contracted Rebecca and her company to sell our residence in Waimea. Within one week, we had an offer and a week later, a back-up offer. We interviewed several real estate agents who came with the usual "comps". a smile and a hand shake. Rebecca came with the usual, and additionally, more valuable information; and she made us feel as though her company was behind her for more support. She recommended a sales price thousands above the others for which we are thankful to Ms. Rebecca. She had a feel of the market. She is diligent, hard working, a good listener, responsive, and made us feel as though we were her most important client. In the future, if we need real estate resources or help, Ms. Rebecca Keliihoomalu would be our first contact.

Mel & Lois

We recently had the opportunity to have Rebecca Represent us in the Purchase of a home on the Hamakua coast. Rebecca was a professional throughout the transaction, always on top of keeping us apprised of progress in escrow and deadlines we needed to meet. Couldn't be more pleased with her and the whole process which went so smoothly. Mahalo nui loa!

Miles Mason

Rebecca Keliihoomalu embraces me as a personal friend from the moment we met. For the last five years, she has worked tirelessly for me in the course of several transactions and has guided me with insight and expertise. She is a lovely woman and a consummate professional, with an intimate knowledge of the Big Island. I look forward to working with her again.

Penelope Naylor

Rebecca made our home sale a breeze we anticipated a few months but it took her less than a week. Rebecca is very professional, her knowledge of the market her our home sale quick and easy. She was always available and answered any questions in a very timely manner. It was a pleasure to work with Rebecca.

Aliti & Piet Wigmans

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

I was so fortunate to have found Rebecca to navigate the sale of my house. Little did either of us know that we were entering a time of crisis in the housing market and this would require some extraordinary insights and maneuverings to do what seemed almost impossible at the time. I learned to depend on Rebecca’s experience, intuition and wisdom when it came to making decisions on lowering the price, accepting or rejecting integrity, discretion and intuition in all matters relating to my house sale. She made sure that every “i” was dotted and “t” crossed, well ahead of time, so there were no surprises down the line. When the buyer finally arrived Rebecca was in a dual-agent position, but she was more than able to handle the delicate negotiations and was actually able to use it to the advantage of both buyer and seller. She had total mastery of the situation. There were some very difficult situations to deal with during Escrow but she rose to the occasion time and time again, always finding solutions where no one else could see them. I am so grateful I found her, the sale of my property was long and challenging and she went the extra mile for me. She so earned her commission!

Sarah Wood

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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