Testimonials

 

Some of us choose realtors by walking through a door. Others go through one of the many services that guarantee to match you with a top realtor in your area. Many of us pick someone we know or who was referred by someone we know. Regardless of how we get to the place of choosing the person who will steward something as critical as buying or selling a home, it should be acknowledged that this choice has far reaching consequences, especially if you are the seller. I am fortunate because I have known Forrest Arnold for over a decade. I have been blessed by getting a real and detailed behind the scene look into how he conducts himself in almost all aspects of life. How so you might ask? Well, Forrest and I share much in common. We have attended weekly men’s group meetings since 2010 where we go deeply into what it is to be men of integrity and service in the time we now live. We are both aikido students, Forrest earning his back belt after turning 55—an extremely difficult task. Forrest and I are also trained hospice volunteers with many hours devoted to loving and caring service for those in need. Because of this and more, I feel quite confident to give Forrest my highest recommendation as both an exceptional human being and a top-notch realtor. When I decided to sell a home that I purchased at the peak of the market in 2006, I suspected it would be challenging to recoup my investment, even 12 years later. I had made several improvements to the home that were outside the every-day-features that buyers are generally seeking. For example; I added an off-grid solar system with lithium ion batteries; a whole property water filtration system, complete with a water structuring unit; I added dozens of exotic fruit trees to the property that most people have not even heard of; and I built several non-conforming structures on the property including a micro-house. I knew all of these additions added value, even though the system of appraisals and inspections generally ignores them. Because if this, it was critical to find a realtor with enough vision to see these unique value additions. After all, it would be the job of this realtor to convey that value to all interested buyers. After walking Forrest through the property and sharing my vision with him, I could tell from his comments that he, too, saw the value of the property. From the moment I decided to sell my home I knew I wanted to choose Forrest because of his integrity. But, being a man who likes to hedge his bets, I told Forrest I was going to have four realtors assess and value the property and his assessment would help me decide who to pick. In other words, Forrest did not know that I had already decided to engage him. Amazingly, the recommended selling prices and comps varied by over 20%. The lowest agent recommended listing the property for $630,000 with plenty of comps to support her position. The highest listing price was offered by Forrest who supported a price of $774,000 using a different set of comps. Interestingly, when I added what I paid for the house to the improvements it came to exactly $774,000. So, I decided that Forrest was likely spot on with his estimate of value. The proof that he was spot on is the fact that the house sold for exactly that price with zero days on the market. Many people have told me (including a few of those other realtors who recommended the lower prices) that I was lucky. I do not think so. I think I chose the right realtor. So, if you are interested in connecting with a man who possesses great skill in his field, as well as a high degree of kindness, integrity, and passion for service, Forrest Arnold is the realtor for you.
- jim@gogracefully.com


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


Danielle is the very best realtor we’ve worked with. She was superb in every way, her knowledge of BI properties, the market, the other realtors and how they work, and negotiating a great price for us. And she is so very patient, she did all the legwork and found us our dream oceanfront home on the BI. Go with Danielle and you will be so pleased!!
- Prakash Bhatia


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


Raphael has been my exclusive agent on Maui for the last 15 years. He’s always been very easy and enjoyable to work with. He always shows outstanding service and has never failed to act in my best interest – even when it’s meant that he would lose a sale. Raphael has a deep knowledge of the Maui market as well as understanding to view properties from an investor’s perspective. He listens to his clients’ needs and melds that with a great ability to look creatively at a deal to make it work out with the best outcome for his client. Raphael lives the Aloha spirit and always goes above and beyond my expectations before and after the purchase. He is wonderful to work with, and I cannot recommend him highly enough for anyone looking to buy or sell real estate on Maui. Steve Tschudy – St. Louis, MO
- Raphael Wellerstein


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.


Forrest goes beyond expectations -- understanding the nuances of making agreements and the priorities in sustainability. He is extremely knowledgeable about real estate on the Big Island, about Hawaii culture and most importantly about how to manifest elegant solutions that are win-win for all parties. Several times, I could not see a solution to an issue that came up and Forrest provided excellent suggestions and implemented them with effectiveness and grace. I am thrilled to call Forrest a friend.
- Christina Magar


Towards the end, when it really mattered, our realtor, Forrest Arnold, came up to the plate and hit a home run. On several occasions the escrow could have easily fallen through, were it not for Forrest's perseverance and professional management of a complexity of issues.
- Von Kobzev


We worked with Forrest long distance for over 6 months to close on our dream farm. He hung in there with us patiently answering all our questions until we finally closed! Since then he has been a local resource to us even though we are off island. You will have a friend in Forrest even after you close.
- David Wallenstein


I have been highly satisfied with Danielle's assistance throughout this rather complicated land sale and 1031 exchange. She is attentive to detail, quick in her follow up of related issues or concerns and is a good communicator. I highly recommend her to others.
- Marlene Hapai


Being my first time in selling a family home, Danielle has been most helpful, very knowledgeable and offering valuable suggestions. She's aggressive with real estate values but sensitive to sentimental value. Danielle is very efficient in doing business, very prompt, follow ups, always on top of things to get the job done!
- Leah WahYick


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


"Martie Law is exceptional and sweet. We love working with her!"
- Noelani K. Lopez


I was so lucky to have Danielle answer my inquiry. Her contractor knowledge was extremely helpful in purchasing an older home on the Hamakua coast. She was very knowledgeable regarding construction and whether it was done correctly. Danielle is very honest and gives your accurate information. She always responded to my emails and texts in a timely manner. We were dealing with a difficult seller but her patience, negotiating skills and "never give up" attitude made the sale happen. I highly doubt I would have been able to purchase my home without Danielle. I HIGHLY recommend Danielle to any buyers. You won't be disappointed!
- Vernice Vasquez


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.
- DH


"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."
- dhenry24


"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


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!
- BB


"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."
- steiconi


We chose Danielle based on all of these amazing reviews, and we were not disappointed. I feel like we won the Realtor jackpot! From the first email Danielle was on top of everything! We had limited time in HI but were able to find an amazing property. Negotiations went smoothly and we couldn't believe how seamless the whole process was. This was all due to Danielle! We cannot recommend her highly enough!
- Carolyn and Luke Martyn


"Kaleo made first time home buying easy. Working with Kaleo from the Aloha Tony team was a great experience. He is a very professional, considerate, and reliable realtor who took the time to explain many aspects of the house buying process and was not pushy. We didn’t know the lay of the land in Hawaii but his expertise in the market allowed us to make an informed home purchase. Since moving into our home, we feel extremely fortunate to have a home for the right price and in a location that fits our lifestyle. We will definitely work with Kaleo and the Aloha Tony team again when we are ready to buy our next home." - Consumi R.
- Consumi R


"Chelsea and Team Aloha Tony were such a great help to us in our move from Germany to Hawaii. Chelsea worked with us closely prior to our move and really understood what we were looking for in a home. She took us house hunting as soon as we landed on the island and worked with us tirelessly to find exactly what we were looking for in the location we wanted. I am so grateful we contacted Team Aloha Tony. They made the process of finding and buying a house smooth and hassle free! I highly recommend them! —" - Claire A.
- Claire A.


"We recently purchased a home and Chelsea was our realtor. She is absolutely amazing, the whole team made the experience of buying our first home super easy! It was such a wonderful experience, everyone at Team Aloha Tony is awesome. You are definitely in good hands. Whether buying a home or selling one Team Aloha Tony is the best way to go. Thanks Chelsea for helping us find our home. ????" - Paulina C.
- Paulina C.


"My husband and I worked with Chelsea to buy our first home. She was incredibly easy to work with and spent several weekends with us (and our sometimes fussy 6 month old) visiting open houses and scheduled viewings. As a military family new to the island, Chelsea answered all of our questions and eased our concerns buying in an unfamiliar market. She was very knowledgeable of VA loans, and put us in touch with a great lender. We had nothing but a great experience and highly recommend working with Chelsea and the Aloha Tony Group." - Sydney M.
- Sydney M.


"Tony and Chelsea were amazing to work with! They were great at explaining everything involved in selling our home and communicated promptly throughout the sale. I absolutely recommend working with this excellent team!" - Yvette R.
- Yvette R.


"Tony and Chelsea have been superb to work with and came highly recommended from a coworker. I in turn have recommended them to a friend. We have found them to be very responsive throughout this whole process. True professionals with an easy bed side manner. They have given us great advice and have aggressively negotiated on our behalf when needed. The value they add isn’t simply in their reduced commissions, they add so much more with their extensive knowledge of the market and their commitment to you when you become their client. If we were to ever need a realtor in the future we would definitely seek out Tony and team aloha!" - David R.
- David R.


"Simply put…Tony was fabulous. My wife and I took a gamble that many military families are familiar with, we bought a house in a market that we didn’t know. I found Tony through his website while I was deployed. Most of our interaction with Tony took place while we were still on the mainland, we came out ahead of our move for a week of house hunting. I found Tony and his staff to be warm, honest, responsive, and most importantly to me, informed. He leverages technology to reduce many of the burdens associated with the time and distance challenges of doing mainland to Hawaii business. We won’t know for several more years if buying our home was the “right” decision, but we like it, and feel like we went into it wide-eyed due to Tony’s sage counsel. In the real estate business, everyone you talk to has a guy/girl, well from here on out Tony is my guy." - Cody G.
- Cody G.


"My wife and I searched for an agent to sell our house before we moved to the mainland. We searched the web and Aloha Tony kept coming up as a top realtor so we called him. He was on vacation with his family in the mainland, picked up his phone and talked with us about our home and his services with sincere interest. We were very impressed that he took the time to answer his phone and even followed up with a few emails shortly after. We invited him over to the house and we got to meet him. Tony is warm gentlemen, soft spoken and very intelligent. He was confident that our house would sell fast and gave some detailed tips on staging our home in preparation for showings. Tony had a professional photographer come to the house and took beautiful pictures that showcased our home very nicely. Tony built a strategy around showing the house and creating some excitement by having multiple buyers see the house at the same time. Within 3 days we had our first offer, one day later we received our second offer which was pretty much at asking pricing, 5K under. As Tony promised, we were able to go into escrow within a few days of listing the house. Tony was in touch with us every step of the way and never missed a beat. We were moving to the mainland and was very busy, we really appreciated Tony’s forward communication and proactive thinking to keep us ahead of the game. We closed while we were 3,000 miles away and it felt like Tony was right there with us. Everything closed and our check was deposited, almost too easy. When we searched for an agent, we wanted someone who sold a lot of houses to make this transaction fast and easy. We got that and much much more with Tony. If we ever move back to the islands, Tony will be the first person we call when we need a property. Tony has the local, aloha flair but very professional and focused, sometimes hard to find that combo in Hawaii. Thank you Tony for your great service, you really went over and beyond and won us over as customers and friends We wish you and your business the most success and extend an heartfelt Mahalo Nui Loa for all you did to make my wife and I’s transaction easy and profitable." - David B.
- David B.


"Tony has helped my wife and I find a couple homes and both processes were really enjoyable. I’ve worked with other realtors who frankly felt like they were trying to have me just pick a home as quick as I could. Tony’s laid back approach is wonderful. You can see very quickly that he knows the business, the area, and the real value of properties. His advice was great and he always worked to get the best situation for us. Tony is very helpful, caring, and fun to be around. The combination of expertise and great relational ability is a rare thing. Anyone looking for a home should absolutely use him." - Nathan S.
- Nathan S.


"My wife and I have known Tony since we moved to Oahu from the mainland in late 2009. Tony helped us find our condo in Kaneohe, and is working with us now to find our dream home in Kailua. We initially chose to work with Tony after interviewing a few other realtors, and we really we’re fortunate to choose him. He is a hard worker, very knowledgable about the market and has a great moral compass- all great attributes for the realty business! We highly recommend Tony and have very much enjoyed working with him. You can’t do any better if you need a great realtor who really cares about finding the best match for your housing needs." - Warren P.
- Warren P.


"Tony is the best realtor I ever worked with. He’s exactly what Rob B wrote. Plus he’s super nice, honest and understanding. He was there for us every step of the way as well. Every inspection, signing, meetings…everything. The realtor we used a couple of years back (before we knew Tony) did half as much for us." - L C.
- L C.


"Tony is absolutely the most professional and personable real estate agent I have ever worked with. He is attentive to every detail, amazingly responsive, and truly cares about finding you the perfect home. I think he was just as excited about finding our new home as we were. That’s when you know you have found someone special. Having a passion for what you do makes all the difference in the world. Tony does not disappoint." - Terrel M.
- Terrel M.


"Best home-buying experience ever! EVER!!! This was our second home purchase, and Tony absolutely set the standard for any other real estate transaction in the future… there’s no way I’d use anyone else! He was super patient, he always got back to us lightning-fast to answer any questions we had or show us a home, he listened to what we wanted, and he got us a better deal than we could ever have imagined. To say we were pleased with Tony would be the biggest understatement of the year. He’s amazing! If you could combine the feeling of home-shopping with the feeling of being at the spa, that’s what I’d say it felt like to work with Tony ???? He’s the man! Do yourself a favor & let him help you through the biggest purchase of your life. Mahalo, Tony!!!" - Jermaine S.
- Jermaine S.


"I will recommend you to everyone!!!" - Lori Cenicola, Hawaii Kai seller
- Lori Cenicola


"Tony did an outstanding job for us. We visited Oahu for 1 week to look for a new home. Tony listened to exactly what our needs were, searched everyday and showed us every house available in our price range. After seeing about 10 houses and only 1 day left before returning to California, I was disappointed that I was just not feeling that "ah ha, this is the house!" feeling, but Tony never gave up and called again about another house already in escrow, which he felt we should see it because it didn't have a strong buyer. The second my husband and I walked in the door we knew it was the one. Tony explained how a back up offer works, then we made an offer and returned to California. I was very busy with the sale of our house in California as well as preparing for the big move to Hawaii. Thankfully we were in good hands having Tony take care of the entire process of buying a house in Hawaii. He eased our minds through all the bumps and curves. We only walked in the house one time, so we depended on Tony to do everything for us. Tony is an outstanding Realtor and a pretty cool guy too! " - Theresa Z, Hawaii Kai buyer
- Theresa Z


"My husband and I want to thank you for the super job you did selling my mother's condo. It went quickly and smoothly and the buyer sounds like the perfect person for the place. We are looking to buy a condo here in San Francisco and it's a slow process, not at all like our experience with you." - Gratefully, Winifred Roderman
- Winifred Roderman


"Tony is the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. He is honest, professional, prompt, and friendly. He provided total customer service to us. It is very rare to see such professionalism today. We highly recommend Tony to anyone who requires his assistance. They too will be very pleased with his services. We thank Tony for finding our great place in Hawaii Kai." - JD & Pat McHenry
- JD & Pat McHenry


"We knew Tony was the realtor for us when he said not to talk ourselves into just any house. From day one, he was patient and straight forward, and made us feel like we were his only clients. He was very quick to respond to phone calls and emails - often within minutes, usually within an hour. There was no way we would have been able to purchase our awesome house without his attentiveness or advice, since we placed our offer literally hours after it went on the market, ensuring that our offer would stand out. Without hesitation, we've already recommended him to our friends and family, and wouldn't even think about using anyone else in the future. HE.IS.AWESOME!!!" - Jermaine and Sandra Speed
- Jermaine and Sanda Speed


"PRAISE GOD! Thanks for all your help and PATIENCE!!! Of course I will send anyone I know looking to buy your way. We are so glad this house came up on the market and you were persistent we see it. We feel so blessed." - Britt and Eris London
- Britt and Eris London


"Our experience with you as our realtor was wonderful because we could tell that you clearly had our best interests at heart, and you didn't apply any pressure for us to "hurry up and buy." Because of that experience, we give your name to anybody we know who says anything about real estate. It was great to have an experience like that, and now to have you as a friend." - Cliff & Jeanne Hogue
- Cliff & Jeanna Hogue


"As a local lender I work with realtors all the time. Tony sets himself apart by really going above and beyond for his clients, doing everything possible to make the transaction smooth and easy. His use of the latest technology and excellent communication style make it a pleasure doing business with him." - Patty St Germain, Bank of Hawaii
- Patty St Germain


"I could not have asked for anyone to take care of me as well as you did!" - Marcella B., Mililani HI
- Marcella B.


"I like working with you because you answer your phone when I call you. All the other Realtors I worked with wouldn't answer their phones." - Aaron J., Kailua, HI
- Aaron J


"Tony knows the business... he got the job done effectively from 3000 miles away." - Jon Dinsmore, Hawaii property owner living in Colorado.
- Jon Dinsmore


"We needed to move across the island quickly. Thanks to Tony's efforts we sold our house fast and above market value, while other homes in our neighborhood sat on the market for many months. On the same day as we accepted the offer on our house, he found us the perfect home to buy in our new neighborhood, and helped us get it for an excellent price. We'd recommend Tony to anyone." - Matt D., Hawaii Kai. HI
- Matt D.


"Tony you're my guy and I never want to use anyone else!" - Frank L., Santa Clarita, CA
- Frank L.


"I definitely will be offering up your name to anybody that I hear about with real estate needs here at Tripler. I was able to sell my house at a ridiculous profit, and purchase an awesome, essentially brand new condo. Not only do I really appreciate your help with the properties, it was a great pleasure to work with you and meet your family." - Ron P., Hawaii Kai, HI
- Ron P.


"We weren't sure how you refer to yourself .. but "real estate agent" just wasn't descriptive enough - you're soooo much more than that! If we had to do it all over again ... we would want Elaine Van de Zande to continue as our real estate relocation specialist! We were mainland clients when we "met" Elaine via the internet. Being first time home buyers wanting to purchase a home in Hawaii was very intimidating for us - especially long distance! Elaine made the whole experience very easy and stress-free! Her experience, real estate knowledge, relationships with people in the islands and her calming style, made our Hawaii home purchase a very pleasant and rewarding one! We will be referring any of our friends and associates who want to buy a home in Hawaii, to be sure to give Elaine Van de Zande a call for the best possible home-buying experience!" - Mr & Mrs. M Kunia, Oahu
- Mr. And Mrs. M Kunia


"Chelsea and Team Aloha Tony were such a great help to us in our move from Germany to Hawaii. Chelsea worked with us closely prior to our move and really understood what we were looking for in a home. She took us house hunting as soon as we landed on the island and worked with us tirelessly to find exactly what we were looking for in the location we wanted. I am so grateful we contacted Team Aloha Tony. They made the process of finding and buying a house smooth and hassle free! I highly recommend them! —" - Claire A.
- Claire A.


"We recently purchased a home and Chelsea was our realtor. She is absolutely amazing, the whole team made the experience of buying our first home super easy! It was such a wonderful experience, everyone at Team Aloha Tony is awesome. You are definitely in good hands. Whether buying a home or selling one Team Aloha Tony is the best way to go. Thanks Chelsea for helping us find our home. ????" - Paulina C.
- Paulina C.


"My husband and I worked with Chelsea to buy our first home. She was incredibly easy to work with and spent several weekends with us (and our sometimes fussy 6 month old) visiting open houses and scheduled viewings. As a military family new to the island, Chelsea answered all of our questions and eased our concerns buying in an unfamiliar market. She was very knowledgeable of VA loans, and put us in touch with a great lender. We had nothing but a great experience and highly recommend working with Chelsea and the Aloha Tony Group." - Sydney M.
- Sydney M.


"Tony and Chelsea were amazing to work with! They were great at explaining everything involved in selling our home and communicated promptly throughout the sale. I absolutely recommend working with this excellent team!" - Yvette R.
- Yvette R.


"Tony and Chelsea have been superb to work with and came highly recommended from a coworker. I in turn have recommended them to a friend. We have found them to be very responsive throughout this whole process. True professionals with an easy bed side manner. They have given us great advice and have aggressively negotiated on our behalf when needed. The value they add isn’t simply in their reduced commissions, they add so much more with their extensive knowledge of the market and their commitment to you when you become their client. If we were to ever need a realtor in the future we would definitely seek out Tony and team aloha!" - David R.
- David R.


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."
- hafagirl56


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


"It was wonderful having Jolene as our realtor as we were purchasing our home. Jolene assisted us throughout the entire process and was readily available to answer questions and provide us with support. We were very satisfied with her services and highly recommend Jolene!"
- Kathy


"Jolene and her team were extremely responsive and timely as to all of my needs throughout both the search and closing process. Jolene was highly knowledgable on all aspects of the Waikiki market and her advice throughout our search was very central to our decision making in selecting a property for purchase. I also thought that the buyer resources maintained on her website were highly useful in navigating the property selection, offer/negotiation and closing process."
- Brent


Chuck, you are my angel! Thank you so very, very much!
- Bonnie Cameron, CRP, Corporate Procurement Specialist, AIRES


"It was very enjoyable working with our realtor Jolene Irvine. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market. She and her daughter Tawni provide excellent service, always respond to our inquires fast. We are very satisfied with this transaction."
- Tao


"Jolene & Tawni are incredible agents. They are always available and made sure the entire home buying process was seamless. I would highly recommend to anyone that is looking to purchase a home. Couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable experience."
- Sheng


"This was our first time buying real estate in Hawaii, and our situation was complicated by the fact that we were doing it from Washington, DC! Jolene and Tawni were fantastic. They walked us through the process step by step, and were there for us whenever we had questions or concerns--not an easy feat, considering the 6-hour time difference! Highly recommend them!"
- Paul


"Jolene and Tawni were very nice to work with and patiently helped us search for quite a while to find our home, even when the sellers weren't so accommodating."
- Roy


Aloha :) My name is Rebecca and I am from California. I have thus far purchased two Oceanfront condominiums and and 3 ocean front homes with Eric. I can be somewhat high-strung at times and Eric was/is my Anchor during both purchases. He is Calm, Consistent, Efficient, Patient and Sincere. He Knows his stuff and if he didn't have an answer he found out WITHIN 24 hours and got right back to me ALWAYS. He has a Passion in what he does and that is what makes all the difference between just a Realtor or "MY REALTOR" concept. Eric has more than earned the title of "MY Realtor" for life. His Passion and Full Dedication to his clients are what makes the difference. Respectfully, Rebecca
- Rebecca Gullick


I appreciate Danielle's knowledgeable presentation and the fact she is a straight shooter. She is so helpful and you can tell she loves sharing the aloha experience with everyone she meets
- Holly Pippin


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.
- laurenoleary73


Mr Shropshire was helpful, knowledgeable, and prompt. He provided service that was beyond the norm. For example, he brought his own personal drone to show me the gulch side of the property so I could have an aerial view to better the shape and layout of the property. He is easy to work with and I would recommend him to friends and family.
- Alex Mansour


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 joined Elite Pacific Properties because of their commitment to empower agents to serve clients with the highest level of professional integrity. Working under this philosophy has built strong relationships with top Elite Pacific Properties agents on all the islands.
- John Lyle


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


After completely changing careers, I started my real estate career with Elite. I have surpassed friends that have been in the business for much longer than me. I attribute this to Elite's enthusiasm for trying new things and staying at the forefront of technology in this business. They have given me tools I would not have gotten anywhere else, and it has completely paid off.
- Pamela Reader


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.
- T.M.(Owner)


"Danielle listens to what you want or need. We described what we were interested in, she took us to those properties. She has a vast knowledge of real estate, construction and property investment. Plus she's very smart, if you have a question she usually knows the answer, if not she gets back to you immediately."
- Angela and Ron Gipson


Forrest is a true professional. He is an expert in the Kohala real estate market having lived and worked there for many years. Forrest was very aggressive in marketing our property and networking with other agents to make sure our house was always prominently showcased. One of Forrest's best qualities is his honesty. He will tell you exactly what he thinks is necessary to make your property more attractive to potential buyers. We can wholeheartedly recommend Forrest as your Kohala real estate agent. Bob & Daz Hendrickson. Former owner's of 55-1076 Kaauhuhu Homestead Road, Hawi.
- Bob & Daz Hendrickson


Awesome agent. I bought my first property in Maui with Mark as my agent. He is extremely knowledgeable about the market and guided me through the process. I only had to visit the island 2x to finalize my transaction. He went above and beyond to add properties that interested me, including some that were not even listed on the MLS. Even after I closed the transaction, he helped me to get it setup and provided excellent contractor contacts. If you are looking for an agent in Maui, don't hesitate to contact Mark! A+++
- Kihei1810, Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Kihei, HI


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.
- zuser20140310172918919


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.
- dylehma


"From the time we listed our house to the time we sold, it was six days. During that time we received four, full price offers. I think we accepted the final offer three days later. We lived in a particularly sought out neighborhood, so it was important to price our house correctly the first time. I feel we did exactly that and it resulted in the four full price offers. I personally feel because of this our house was bid up to a price above our asking price. In my opinion, Melanie Vitale is a force of nature. She keeps you hopping during the entire process from the listing to the closing, and nothing falls through the cracks. Her organization and paperwork is meticulous. If you want to sell your home get with Melanie, listen to her, do what she says, and you will achieve your goal" Tom & Mary Vellani
- Tom & Mary Vellani


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


Jennifer consistently goes above and beyond to take care of her clients and is always amazing to work with. We have worked with her as a buyer and seller and she is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend consulting Jennifer for all your real estate needs!
- Ruey Hwu, Engineer


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


Ms. Lazo was referred to us by her company representative. She immediately contacted us. At that time we were exploring purchasing a home in Maui. She accurately assessed our needs through several conversations and immediately began forwarding properties that met our needs. Through this process, she narrowed down selections for us. Through our discussions with her, we learned details necessary to purchase property in Hawaii. We found Ms. Lazo to be remarkably knowledgeable, professional and personable. When we expressed interest in one particular property, she carefully outlined the step-by-step process needed to acquire the property. She informed us of all the local and island economics, social and cultural details to help us make an informed discussion. This included tax policies, home owner's insurance, homeowner association rules, title insurance and banking needs. Once a property was selected for purchase, Ms. Lazo acted as our buyer agent. In addition, she represented us, as we were not on the island at the time of closing. She was our eyes and ears during the purchase process. Ms. Lazo provided valuable advice for home inspection and walk-through process. We accepted all of her recommendations which were all in our interest. As a negotiator, she identified specific items that saved us a substantial amount of money. Having sold and purchased several homes, Ms. Lazo is clearly best buyer's agent we have worked with. Given the different time zones, she was able to maintain contact and immediately respond to our requests at our convenience. Ms. Lazo facilitated the entire complicated process, making it feel smooth despite the 6000-mile distance. We highly recommend Ms. Lazo's services and as well as the professionals she recommended
- Tony & Nancy, Wailuku HI


Patti Kam was the listing agent for our house. Four attributes stand out that should appeal to anyone looking for an agent. Patti is... Knowledgeable - we were impressed by her understanding of the market and how our property would appeal to buyers. Competent - she brings a complete marketing kit to maximize the property’s appeal; has an infectious confidence and manages all the details. Effective - we had multiple offers within a few weeks; Patti negotiated a full price sale. Personal - she is fully involved, a joy to work with, terrific personality. Richard Deily
- Richard Deily


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.
- user9638503


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.
- kkjlfumiko


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.
- TerryGross3


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.
- dkicker


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.
- rbecker8


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.
- user527604


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.
- sylvia42


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


Jenn really goes out of her way to ensure her buyers needs are satisfied. She is an advocate for you and makes sure all transactions are in your best interest.
- Angela & Brad Simmons, Straub Medical Center


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.
- usaguiny


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!
- user5526988


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.
- user5415703


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


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
- bigk919


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


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.
- user32271295


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.
- jasonaubuchon


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.
- user43081532


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!
- sallyb1987


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.
- leannelafrance


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.
- powell89


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.
- zuser20140625150505559


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.
- zuser20140611233754207


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.
- powellberger


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.
- jamesswygard


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.
- bobrooks62


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.
- user4504155


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!
- hsiag001


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.
- zuser20140625101736427


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


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!
- rdrnnr


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.
- tgries


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.
- user9940982


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!
- cfberlin


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.
- rapozo2001


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.
- user32271295


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 ).
- joycepat1


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.
- pattytbo


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.
- RuhiShah


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
- oloughlin76


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.
- baker22


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!
- Lynda MARTIN-LAWLEY


Debbie was exceptional to work with when we bought our home. She made us feel confident and comfortable throughout the entire search and purchase experience. She was always available to discuss the various options and intricacies, which is where her experience and knowledge truly made it invaluable for us. Patient, honest, professional, and thorough, are just a few attributes that come to mind when we recall our experience with Debbie.
- korystrona


Debbie is one of the most professional and thorough people I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. She’s wonderful at keeping you informed every step of the way. She does very professional brochures and flyers on your property, unlike the cheap paper ones that most realtors use. It was truly a pleasure working with her on the sale of our Maui home.
- sharonrozic


Wow! Debbie and her team were absolutely wonderful to work with! She patiently worked with me to find the right home, (I can be a little neurotic that is not an easy task) with absolute patience and ease. The team was incredibly knowledgeable about the properties and worked to make sure all the details and paperwork happened in a timely manner. The best thing about working with Debbie and team was I really felt I could trust their expertise. I highly recommend them!!
- perlawolf


Debbie is THE expert for the south Lahaina neighborhoods. She is extremely responsive and great to work with. She has a lot of knowledge on valuations in the area and personally knows many of the builders and landowners. It was such a pleasure working with her. A great bonus is the quality of her website which has a lot of great features for exploring available lots and land in the area. We highly recommend using Debbie for purchases or sales.
- brianmacdonald0


Fantastic! Like I told Debbie, I wish I had a realtor of her caliber to sell my property in Florida. She is always available and responsive. The first word of my review really sums it all up.
- k1volvo


Debbie was a true pleasure to work with. Being a Maui resident for many years and born in Hawaii, she fully understands the market and inventory. She has helped us sell homes and land, and was great to work with both times. She also has great connections in the area if you need help with local contractors, etc. We found her to also be a strong and fair negotiator when dealing with other agents and potential buyers. And, most importantly, we trusted her as she also always gave great advice and worked hard on every sale. We highly recommend Debbie!
- wmwiest1


We found Debbie Arakaki very connected with the community, knowledgeable, realistic, honest and understanding of your needs. She simply educated us enough to make a decision. I ended up listing our lot with her as well due to facts listed above.
- fredgolestani


I’ve worked with Debbie on more than one occasion over the years, she knows Launiupoko better than anyone listing properties on than hill right now. She doesn’t over sell or over promise, I’m always glad when she is part of my real estate transactions.
- Todd Boyd


We worked with Debbie Arakaki at Elite. she is knowledgeable, friendly, professional and absolutely a “no pressure” broker. Very highly recommended! she worked hard to make herself available, and when she was not able to break away, provided information and made arrangements for us to be able to continue working in her absence.
- bn100


Debbie worked with us for 2 years before we bought a home. She was patient, knowledgeable and very professional. We went through a couple escrows, they were very emotional and challenging. She stayed upbeat and optimistic through each transaction. We are grateful for her expertise. Thanks for your help Debbie!
- user0477035


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Debbie Arakaki on two real estate endeavors over the past 9 years. Her knowledge and friendly professionalism representing me both as buyer and seller are unmatched. From selling my ocean front property on Maui to purchasing my 26th floor condo in Honolulu, Debbie was top notch!
- shannona333


We bought our home through Debbie 7 years ago. We could not be more pleased with her services during the purchase. She is honest, intelligent, knowledgeable & extremely responsive. We never had to wait for return calls or emails. She went out of her way to facilitate the purchase. She also made sure that once we were here she continued to answer questions about the house and neighborhood and made us feel very welcome. So happy to be here,
- David & Chrissy


After seeing an abundance of potential homes we finally found our Maui dream home. With some last minute challenges presented by the seller, Debbie was able to negotiate and facilitate the closing of our home like no other on Maui could. She then continued to help our family transition into the community with introductions and helpful information that was invaluable. We truly believe that our move to Maui would not have been successful without the help and hard work Debbie provided.
- islandiv20


Debbie Arakaki listed our house and sold our house. She was creative in organizing a fundraising event to benefit MCC Culinary Program at our home, inviting neighbors, family, friends, and other realtors. It was a success in many ways. She is energetic and friendly. Tops in our book.
- glaird3


Debbie is an outstanding asset to have when selling a home. Her professionalism and expertise in market conditions pave the way to a swift sale. Working with Debbie makes the process of selling a home feel seamless and the process of looking for a new home a joy. We can always count on Debbie to be honest and forthcoming with her knowledge of the Maui real estate market. Working with Debbie is like working with a dear friend, someone you can count on and trust to guide you through the process of buying and selling a home.
- mckinleydevelopment1


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.
- clerdal


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!
- ritsonv001


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!
- walkerceleste


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.:-)
- bclayton77


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.
- dkimura9


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.
- user4137746


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.
- sci2850


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.
- pjpelletier


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. :)
- stgooda


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!
- user9942449


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.
- user89501501


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.
- user4358648


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.
- user7295752


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!
- radgrifn808


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!!
- lisaln7777


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!
- cpan4343


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.
- newcyle


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.
- kapuaiki


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.
- yutopiya


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.
- ns3213


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.
- carsar56


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.
- Paul808


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.
- user10706511


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!
- user0050087


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.
- user9290460


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.
- anonuser1


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.
- ginatheorganizer


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!
- ltamayo888


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.
- user9996473


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!
- user71270078


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.
- jonclausen1


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.
- weeebster


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.
- chuckyhi


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.
- simpsonaquarium


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.
- paulnjojo


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!
- laranda8


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!
- user92755423


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!!
- MichaelIrons


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.
- user0035608


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.
- user125573


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.
- johnboutell


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!
- lilytep10


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.
- michele056


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.
- cindydifiore


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.
- gngwallen


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.
- jlbeachound


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.
- artflambe


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!!
- dianneako


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.
- zooomin


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.
- MarkLiberman


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.
- tothegrayz7


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.
- user6615247


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.
- user684354


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!
- user6362185


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.
- kiwi4life


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.
- doratseng


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!
- oxford136


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.
- jstanford1250


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.
- lmestba


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.
- Darasage


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.
- yeoun


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.
- emibrady


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.
- victor52


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.
- pukarick


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.
- user1498252


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.
- davidllyman


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!
- mayapueo


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.
- zuser20140429050731561


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.
- jgarz1146


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
- gkgarza


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.
- SusieMerson


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.
- user81188583


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
- toolohana


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.
- bildefon


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.
- amberhawaii11


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
- tlo130


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.
- user7294774


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.
- drdreon


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.
- bobc04


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.
- annbjchen


My wife and I did numerous real estate transactions before. We bought a condo at Hawaii Kai through Cathy. She is the best. She is not pushy. She patiently worked with us, and in the process, understood what we wanted. When an ideal unit came up, she swiftly nailed down the deal in spite of other competing offers. She helped us even after the escrow closed. Her service was way beyond the call of her duty. Best of all, working with her was fun. She is very personable. She is just like a friend, not a realtor.
- kl chen2002


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


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


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.
- kpylman


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.
- kelsymnygren


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.
- mart2803


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!
- labonnet


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.
- dibard18


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.
- cathy1509


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.
- joannicha9


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!
- bkcoker48


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!
- kellisophiatolmie


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!
- dallawncare


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.
- user4348942


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!
- brunaa 123


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!
- dhelpflcma


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.
- user4744495


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!
- jogerrior


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
- lbene95586


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.
- sioux_saloka


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.
- user56730711


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.
- user5650968


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.
- user8957489


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.
- hillie


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.
- co2000


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
- Rconrad


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!
- user5129845


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.
- mikecq


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!
- bostwick1


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!
- user4016393


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.
- caribbean8


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.
- user3927527


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.
- user08098273


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.
- user65990365


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.
- pec conte


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.
- kailuasace


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.
- hwslewis


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.
- oliviadpt


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!
- guillaumesadeler


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.
- johnez


Over the past 40 years I have had the opportunity to be involved in several real estate transactions of both buying & selling of real estate. My last transaction was with Robert Myers & I was very pleased with his handling of my purchase with 1106 @ the Masters. Nobody is more knowledgeable than Robert, when is comes to purchasing or selling at the Masters. I place him at the top of all the realtors that I have done business with. He is also the most ethical realtor & and has a great attitude!
- user5112759


Robert helped me bid for and ultimately buy what I believe is the best located condo in the west Maui / Kaanapali area. He has great instincts and knowledge of the area. When I began bidding too aggressively, he held me back, told me to be patient, and saved me over $250,000 in the end. I will likely buy more property in Maui in the coming years, and I’m sure I will use Robert again. I would recommend him unconditionally.
- efeinberg


Best Real Estate experience we’ve had to date and we’ve had a considerable amount of transactions. Robert Myers brings his expertise, finesse and tenacity and we’ll continue to look to him for help in our future transitions as Real Estate is concerned. Many Thanks for another job well done.
- user701945


Robert helped us find and purchase our dream home in Kaanapali. He has an extensive knowledge of the area, the Hawaiian real estate purchase process and broad knowledge of Maui and network of contacts. Robert listened to our wants and needs and guided us in our selection and purchase. He was able to smooth our transition to the island including having the house ready for us when we arrived after a 20 hour flight from Phoenix with our 2 cats!
- user2709862


Robert was proactive and tenacious in the listing and sale of our previous home and also in locating our current residence. We have dealt with Robert for some time now and always find him readily available to make our real estate needs his number one priority. He had our home listed, sold and closed in about 30 days. His honesty and frankness are refreshing and we feel we are being dealt with as “Ohana” or family in the best sense of the word. We have recommended Robert to several friends and would gladly do so again. You’ll not find a more professional and informed Realtor on Maui.
- user1720820


An honest reliable expert real estate professional! Robert will take as much time as necessary to find the right home for you and make sure you are happy. He is such a pleasure to deal with and in the end you gain a friend. We would highly recommend him to help find or sell your place in paradise.
- Mo F


Robert has represented us in two transactions; once as the Seller’s Realtor and once as the Buyer’s Realtor. He saved us time and money in both the sale and purchase processes.
- EdVClark


Pam Reader was our Realtor and I really can’t say enough good things about her. She has helped us in getting to know the island with lots of helpful information, as well as helping us find the perfect place for us. I think the most stand out for us was that she didn’t push, she didn’t try to convince us about any property. She was more patient to find us the place that really is perfect for us than I was. Honestly, I wasn’t crazy about Realtors from other dealing I’ve had. But Pam is so down to earth, natural and helpful she’s changed my view.
- user7205559


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.
- JeanetteCartwright


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!
- zuser20140612151807685


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.
- coachjoe khs


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.
- phillipb001


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.
- cammiejane


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.
- jessieparmley


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!
- jrezents


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!
- zuser20140621161704509


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.
- zuser20140922212302451


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.
- joannag64


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.
- user2706212


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.
- linrobark


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.
- jgaynor597


Hello, my name is Robin Higa, and I just want to tell anyone that is reading this, that Melanie Vitale is by far one of the best realtors Hawaii has to offer. She has made my dream come true, today I am proud to say that I am a homeowner because of her. The first time I met Melanie she already had a house In mind for me and it was first home that she showed me. We put an offer in and found out the next day that my offer got accepted. Went into escrow and 30 days later we closed escrow. Thank You Melanie Vitale!!! You have made my dream come true!!! And I will definitely recommend her to anyone out that needs a Realtor. She will make your dream come true too!!! Aloha, Robin Higa
- Robin Higa


Melanie Vitale is the best Realtor on Maui. We can't back that up with statistics, but we can say that she is very hard working and caring. She listened to what we wanted and worked hard to make it happen. She had an adundance of resources at her disposal and helped us get a better mortgage and save us money on home owners insurance. This was the first time we bought a house and she really was there for us every step of the way. She made us feel like we were her only clients. I am happy to say that with her help she was able to make our first home, our dream home come true. Mahalo Nui Melanie!
- Mike & Michelle Angell


"Tawni and Jolene are exceptional real estate agents who have provided our family with a service unlike any other. Our journey began in October of 2015, we had a plan to find an agent who would help us get into our “forever home”, the home in which we will raise our family for years to come. We had been through 3 agents before meeting with Tawni, all of which we felt lacked in communication and were clients that would close on a property ASAP. In meeting with Tawni, we felt comfortable right away and were happy with all the communication we were getting. Whether it was through email, text message, or phone calls, Tawni keeps us well informed and answered every question we had. Tawni also brings a level of enthusiasm that is contagious and a positive attitude that worked well in getting through some rough patches we had through the process. We had viewed 3 homes before deciding on waiting for the Hoopili project and we didn’t feel any pressure to pick any of the homes that we did tour, which we appreciated very much. We were supported wholeheartedly with our decision to wait on the Hoopili project. Tawni has even gone above and beyond by showing up on a few early mornings to the Hoopili sales office in hopes of the announcement of a release to secure a home for us. Overall, Tawni and Jolene have treated us like family. We are very appreciative of their support. Not only with the home buying process, but helping to keep our 2 year old daughter occupied as we looked through homes, signed papers, conducted our home inspection, etc. I hope you will consider our wonderful experience with Tawni and Jolene and recognize them as we do – hard-working, dedicated, patient, and honest real estate agents."
- DJ & Roxy


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!
- R.J. (Guest)


Danielle defines the “real” in Realtor.” My brother and I had a great experience working with someone who is 100% honest, upfront and “real” about the nearly 30 properties that we looked at. Since I was 15 years old, I dreamt of purchasing a home in my 20’s. I thought that was impossible! However, she helped us find the right home, for the right price and made it possible! She drove from Honokaa to Hilo multiple times for us. She promptly answered our phone calls, e-mails and fulfilled all of our requests. Being that she is a co-owner of a design and drafting company, she shared a lot of knowledge regarding the county planning and building codes. She literally guided us from start to finish! Danielle was like the older sister that we never had. We learned a lot from her! When selecting a realtor, honesty & integrity; knowledge of the purchase and loan process; patience; responsiveness; knowledge of the real estate market; good communication; negotiation skills; sense of humor and passion are a must! Danielle has it ALL!
- Jason Maltezo


Danielle is professional, knowledgeable, here negotiator, and diplomatic. She is accessible ALMOST 24/7. She has an abundance of proactive energy. I would trust her with any transaction. She has become a trusted ally.
- Bonnie Brown


"Our realtors provided us with outstanding service, going above and beyond our expectations to sell our home in Aiea. Mahalo nui loa. "
- George & Danielle


"Jolene and Tawni were readily available whenever I had concerns during the sale of my property. They also helped navigate the pros and cons when faced with multiple buyers. I would recommend their services again. "
- Heather


Jolene and Tawni were readily available whenever I had concerns during the sale of my property. They also helped navigate the pros and cons when faced with multiple buyers. I would recommend their services again.
- Heather Philiposian


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.
- user43081532


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!
- rdrnnr


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!
- Lynda MARTIN-LAWLEY


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.
- clerdal


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. :)
- stgooda


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!!
- lisaln7777


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!
- ltamayo888


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!
- laranda8


"Tawni Harwood and Jolene Irvine were very friendly and answered all our questions. They were available to show us houses after hours and also quick to answer emails as well. They were also there for the inspection when we couldn't be there, also contacted the city for documents that we needed for our new home. Overall we received outstanding service from Tawni and her team. We feel they went above and beyond. We wouldn't hesitate to contact them again or refer them to friends and family."
- Sean & Minhye


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


I have bought 3 homes with Mr. Waite and have had the most amazing experience ever. I would highly recommend anyone buying a house to first call Mr. Waite. He goes above and beyond to make sure that his client is satisfied. He is very knowledgeable and also a very hard worker. Thank you Mr. Waite for all the help, look forward on doing more business with you in the near future.
- Andy Azadzoi, Los Angeles, CA


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.


Forest helped us secure our dream home and is very experienced as a realtor. His local style and friendly nature as well as his advise on securing a loan officer made it all possible. We appreciate him and recommend him for anyone looking to buy a home on the Big island!
- Kauakea & Geno


We are so thankful we had Danielle McKim as our agent in purchasing our dream home . Danielle's solid knowledge of the Islands and professionalism exceeded our expectations . She worked tirelessly , was always available , remained dedicated and involved to the end . She really made it happen! We found Danielle to be a person of the highest moral integrity and would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.
- Valerie and Derrick Goo


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.
- user1146145


We highly recommend MaileLani C. Lazo to assist your real estate needs. She was committed to assisting our every need when looking for that special place. Being an island girl of Maui, she displayed her local knowledge in all community areas we showed interest in. With her years of experience, she managed to negotiate a property in which we were able to submit an offer in a timely manner and secured it. We are living happily in a central location in Wailuku.
- Cynthia Damo, Wailuku HI


I cannot say enough about Mailelani Lazo. From beginning to the end of our condo purchase, she was extremely professional, knowledgeable, tactful, smart, available and even-keeled. She negotiated and led us through a tangled process of selling one home and buying our dream, an oceanfront condo in Maui! On several occasions, she completely saved the day when she caught deadlines that others had missed. She literally saved me tens of thousands of dollars. Literally. She also went above and beyond to make herself available to handle emergencies. She was a clever negotiator making sure we got the best price and deal we could. I will NOT use any other agent for future purchases in Hawaii! And we plan to purchase more!!
- Heidi Allen, Sacramento, CA


Maile has an outgoing, sunny personality that is a perfect match for Maui real estate sales! Maile is a sharp negotiator with a keen insight into the Maui market, and represents her clients very well. She is from Maui, which is an asset, because she has the local contacts to assist a potential client in getting the details done during and after the sales process. Working with Maile results in an excellent, stress-free experience in what could be otherwise.
- Ken K - Wailea & CA


"Jolene went with us to over 30 showings to help us find our dream home over the course of a year. She would meet us any day any hour to help show us all those houses. She really listened to what we wanted and liked to the point that she knew whether or not we would like the house before we even showed up. She was patient with us and encouraged us when we thought the house we wanted didn't exist. She and her daughter, Tawni actually were the ones that suggested we go take a look at the house we ended up buying. My husband and I had seen it online and didn't think we were even going to look. But they knew what we liked better then us! When we arrived we knew we finally had found the house we were looking for. We are so thankful for Jolene and Tawni's help and they definitely went above and beyond for us. "
- Rachel & Doug


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


"Jolene & Tawni - exceptional mother-daughter team. Excellent in communication and speed. Very good advice given. Sold my place above my asking price!"
- Yao


After listing our home in the Volcano Golf Course Area over a five year period with only one showing, we were fortunate enough to meet Patti Kam ! We quickly realized that Patti was the agent that we needed to market our home. Her dedication to her clients and marketing skills are outstanding, Her attention to detail and problem solving abilities are beyond all expectations, We had a rapid sale and smooth transaction through closing thanks to Patti's efforts, After fifteen years of serving as the Director of Sales and Management for Century 21 of the South i found Patti to be the most professional Realtor I have ever encountered, LUCKY YOU !! VAN ROBERSON
- Van Roberson


I have dealt with Patti for the purchase of 2 different homes in the last few years. From the Mainland, my husband and I were able to develop a relationship with Patti before we even came to the Big Island to look at properties. Always kind and gracious, she guided us in viewing many homes. She was quick to respond to our numerous questions and truthfully explain the virtues, or lack thereof, regarding properties that we were considering for purchase. Once again, she is now helping us with the sale of one of those properties. If you are looking for straight talk from a knowledgeable and experienced source, then Patti Kam is the agent for you! Teddi Osburn
- Teddi Osburn


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


Mark was very helpful throughout the entire process, from searching and viewing properties, to contracts and closing. He was very responsive to questions. I would definitely use Mark again and recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home on Maui.
- KTEW, Kihei


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.
- GBHajim


"Jolene did an excellent job of working with us to get the most out of our sale in an incredibly short time. Despite the bumps in the road that arose, she persisted and helped us get to the best end state. "
- James


My experience working with Melanie was outstanding. I tried to sell my home as a For Sale by Owner. There was so much stress and work involved with that decision. Finally, I decided to hire a Realtor. I was fortunate enough to get Melanie Vitale as my Realtor. She was very knowledgeable, professional and efficient. She was even able to get me $10,000 more than my asking price. My whole experience was very smooth, quick and stress free. She even gave me some of her amazing homemade cookies! I highly recommend Melanie if you would like your home sold quickly and for top dollar. Regards, Michael
- Michael V


Melanie was super efficient, supportive and informative in every step of the transition of selling my home. Jerome Porter
- Jermone Porter


I really enjoyed working with Melanie this summer to find a condo in Wailea, Maui. Owning a condo in Wailea has been one of my priorities for years. I was introduced to Melanie by our mutual friend. She was very proactive in terms of feeding me whth the market information as well as the selected listings based on my appetite. So when I went to Maui in July, she had about a dozen specific properties tha I should see. Very well prepared. Actually, I ended up buying one from her recommended list of properties. Throughout the process, she was very helpful by introducing me to various relavant parties, including escrow, insurance agent, inspector, property manager, etc.. Without her help, it would have been far more difficult for me, especially I live far from Maui and cannot make frequent trips. One of my observation is that she is very well connected on the island and knows people well. When I decide to look for another property on Maui in the future, I am very happy to work with her again on such transaction.. She is great! Jun Daikuhara, Investor
- Jun Daikuhara


"Jolene provided great service along with outstanding patience with me and my family during emotional times during the sale of our house. "
- Travis


I am a very satisfied client. She not only has much knowledge from years of experience in Maui, but also she works very hard. First of all, she stressed many times and made sure that the decision I was making was the best decision for me. Myself being an out- of- state buyer meant more paperwork along with time constraints. She made sure everything was done right and on time. She is honest, personable, easy to communicate with. Her working with the seller's agent made my part much simplier. When she did not have the answer, she didn't waste time to find it. She was easily accessible and always let me know when and she can be reached. I highly recommend her. Ryo Essig
- Ryo Essig


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!!!
- braddahcrab


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


Melanie was awesome in helping us to locate the perfect vacation home for our family. Although it took us some time to find the right home, she was extremely patient and dedicated the entire time we searched. She helped guide us through the process of finding the right area of Maui and then the perfect house!!! Melanie is fabulous and will always be our agent!!! Todd & Cati Adams
- Todd & Cati Adams


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


We just closed on our forever home on Oahu with Jennifer Lucien as our agent. All I can say, is that she was exactly what we were hoping for in a real estate agent. She was efficient, compassionate, and dedicated to the highest level of collaboration. Having moved our whole family from the mainland (2 kids, one being an infant, a dog and all of our belongings) the stress levels were through the roof. Jenn was amazing. Her professionalism and her knowledge of the market in East Honolulu was exceptional. I wouldn't classify my wife and I as ''easy'' clients. We had a very specific vision of what we were looking for and Jenn made it happen! I wouldn't hesitate a minute in recommending Jenn, to help you find your perfect home. Thank you Jenn, we are excited to truly live the Hi life!
- Daniel & Hedi Barrett


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.
- gregorya001


We couldn't be more pleased with Melanie's service in helping us sell our Kahului home. She was prepared with current market data to help us set a price that allowed us to sell within the time frame we needed and kept us on track during what can be an emotional and stressful time. Even though she was out of town during a portion of the time our home was on the market, we never felt abandoned. Melanie made sure to keep in touch with us and even had another agent to stand in her place while she was away. We appreciated Melanie's calming influence, approachability, honesty, and expertise and would definately use her services again! John & Julie Zaner.
- John & Julie Zaner


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.
- freshpack


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)


Jerry and I would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt Thank You for all the time and hard work you put into the deal of our property and the purchase of our condo. Your patience and perseverance definitely helped get us through all the escrows and details needed to finally make it happen. We really appreciate your positive attitude, communication skills, staying calm under frustrating circumstances, and for being tuned in to our personal goals and wishes. We are pleased with your professionalism and how you represented us as the sellers. We would be happy to recommend you to our friends and associates.
- - Kim and Jerry


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


Patti Kam is the greatest realtor I have ever worked with and I have worked with many, She so very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate, from laws to inventory of housing to locations and neighborhoods. She really cares about buyers/ sellers, sensitive to their needs, wants and works tirelessly to take care of them.Thumbs up Patti Kam. more power. Michael Booker
- Michael Booker


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


Forrest was our agent representing us as the Buyer on a recent transaction. From start to finish Forrest was not only very responsive to any questions or concerns we had, but also quick to reply on all matters. To date he has been the most responsive of any agent we have worked with. He pointed out something that we had overlooked even as an experienced buyer and we greatly appreciate that attentiveness to our needs.
- -Greg Nasby


Melanie Vitale in one word is AWESOME! She is exactly what I wanted, asked for and more.....Melanie is honest, fast, and trustworthy. We told her what our price range was, what type of home we were looking for, and where we wanted to live and she made things happen. Melanie kept me informed every step of the way and alsways had time for me and my millions of questions. I never had to wait to get an answer from her. Melanie always had our best interest at heart and she showed it. She is a women of integrity, and you don't find too much of that around now days. Melanie treated us like family and I am blessed to have her as our Realtor. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Her patience, attention, and the fact that she was comfortable to speak with allowed me to stress less because she was always there every step of the way. Thank you Melanie for your hard work in making our dreams come true. Aloha, Carmen & Henry DelaCruz
- Carmen & Henry DelaCruz


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.
- linrobark


Patti, is an excellent realtor. My property had a lot of challenges but she helped me through each one. At every step of the way she helped guide me through with good advice and good ethics. When it came time for the sale, the buyer was so impressed with how we had handled the situation that he asked his realtor to let us know that he was impressed with our ethics and came up to our full asking price. I am so glad I went with her! Keala Thompson
- Keala Thompson


Very knowledgeable and professional agent that works around the clock and knows how to get a deal closed, which is the most important part. Details beyond just searching for a property which is so much more important. Tony Gallina
- Tony Gallina


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


Forrest was very helpful with negotiating a purchase of property in Kohala. He helped with the price agreement and the disposition of sellers personal property on the premises. As part of a more complex exchange transaction he helped us negotiate a delay in the close of escrow as well. He knows the the area and people and is willing to investigate issues like easements and boundaries. He is very easy to deal with.
- H. C.


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!
- bostwick1


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


Jenn was wonderful to work with. She was timely, computer knowledgable and professional throughout the entire process which was appreciated since I live on the mainland and was not available in person to sign paperwork. If I were to buy or sell other properties I would always utilize Jenn's expertise.
- Kris Quinn, Retired


Jenn is the perfect compliment to today's financial climate and real estate market. She is the calm before, during, and after the storm. Her wealth of knowledge is only exceeded by her warmth and passion for real estate and people. In one sitting she was able to instinctually determine my needs, honestly outline my limitations, and thoroughly present all my possibilities with excitement. Throughout the process I felt as if we were a team working towards a singular goal, never yielding, always positive and never pressured. Often benefiting greatly from Jenn's calming nature, I was doubly impressed by her tenacious negotiating capabilities as well as her quick problem solving. In the end, Jenn was able to help me find, negotiate, and buy my dream home. This is my first, but most definitely not my last time working with Jenn.
- Lee Queza


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


"Jenn helped turn Mike & me into first-time home/condo-owners after almost 17 years as renters. She was the best & truly looked out for the needs of a growing family, so anyone looking for a Hawaii-based realtor...she's got my two thumbs up!!!"
- Della Au Belatti, State Legislator


"Jenn, Your knowledge, enthusiasm, & follow-up was unbelievable and I'm so happy I go to work with the best."
- Kenny & Karelyn Lee, CPA/Auditor


"We'd worked with a few agents before in the past year and never felt completely comfortable. As soon as we met Jenn, we knew we'd found our agent. She is honest, professional and above all, understood what our needs were. She is fantastic. Highly recommended."
- Ken & MT Sogabe, Attorney


"I have always been impressed with the professionalism and thoroughness with which Jennifer has approached each potential project, taking time to know and present as much information and insight possible. I have recommended her in the past and fully intend on doing so in the future as a sincere, hardworking, creative individual that is always looking for projects that meet my criteria."
- Ethan Hare, General Contractor


"Jennifer recently delivered a very tricky and fast-paced deal for my home purchase. There were a few curveballs thrown at us during the process, and Jenn not only reacted swiftly, but she magically turned them to our advantage and I ended up with an amazing deal in a hyper-competitive market. I was willing to give the farm away, yet Jenn's business savvy ended up saving me tons of money, not to mention made me feel entirely comfortable during the most stressful project of my life. Her service continues to amaze me after the deal as well. Jenn is a top-shelf agent wrapped in aloha, and I can't recommend her enough."
- Carter Townsend, Faculty Member at Eaglebrook School


"Jenn has been the first real estate agent that I have been able to fully trust. As a buyer, she worked diligently with me to understand my wants and needs, and I never felt any pressure in pulling the trigger to make an offer. I feel very fortunate that she represented me in my recent purchase, and I think her hard work ethic and willingness to go the extra mile in a competitive bid situation rewarded me the opportunity to own my current home."
- Lisa Clossey, Systems Engineer Manager


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


Done deal! Forrest Arnold has the ability to be aggressive and yet sensitive to the needs of the seller and buyer. When I told Forrest what I was looking for, in less than one week he showed me the property I have been looking to find for years and I bought it. Then in selling my home, it was about the same, he moved quickly and positively to find a buyer who wanted what I was selling and this too is a done deal. Thanks for your good work.
- Mike


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!
- user4016393


Dear Forrest: We want to offer you this testimonial to express our appreciation for the excellent service that you provided my husband and I. We have purchased numerous properties over the years and dealt with realtors of all levels of experience, including brokers. In view of our past experience we would like to congratulate you for being the best and most reliable realtor with whom we have worked with.
- Joan & Stan Schiffer. Fremount, California


Thank you for providing the best services for my transferees.
- 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)


Forrest, Thanks so much for all of your assistance and excellent communication. And now you are still providing excellent service through locating the house plans. We will certainly refer you to anyone who asks about real estate on the Big Island. Aloha.
- Diane & Jim C.


I have bought multiple lots/dwellings over the years and I can say without hesitation Forrest is among the best I have ever worked with. Forrest was responsive and really worked the process well since this was a long distance purchase on my end. Throughout the process I felt he could be trusted and had all the best intentions in helping me secure my purchase.
- J.


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


We have been looking at real estate in three different states for over 10 years. While we did find a few interesting properties, we never found a realtor that we were completely comfortable with, someone who really understood that WE were looking for and who was really looking out for our best interests. That was until we met Forrest. We fell in love with North Kohala the first time we drove through----and we clicked with Forrest right away. He was exceptionally patient and helpful in driving us around and not just showing us property but talking about the history, the community and the people along the Big Island's north coast. It wasn't long before we found the perfect place. Forrest then helped us navigate the home buying process and was truly the honest broker in handling all the issues. We're now very happy owners of a small piece of paradise in Kapaau, and it wouldn't have been possible without Forrest.
- - Swatland


My wife and I worked with Forrest Arnold of Elite Pacific Properties over the last several months to find just the right property in North Kohala. Forrest is personable, professional and knowledgeable about the area. He really took the time to understand the needs and interests of my wife and me. Forrest found just the right house, and he worked extremely hard to help us complete the purchase within a short period of time. I highly recommend Forrest for your real estate needs in North Kohala.
- Hendrickson, CEO and Owner of Paniolo Adventures


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