"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!"
"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."
"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."