"Kim Balisacan is an excellent, knowledgeable, and trustworthy real estate agent.
Having recently moved to the mainland, Kim handled all aspects of the sale of our property, from suggesting improvements on the home to increase the sale value, to connecting us with reliable contractors who did the home improvements. Having to work from the mainland, Kim handled all the contacts and work with the the home improvement contractors.
She met with each contractor, helped us negotiate the price, met the contract at our property to see that the work was done in a professional manner, and completed on time.
Kim was there to guide us and help us with any and all unexpected issues that arose during the sale of the property. As the seller, we did little to no work, as everything was left in the capable hands of Kim B.
Kim handled the contract negotiations with all potential buyers, allowing us to settle on the most competent buyer at the best price.
During escrow, Kim kept us abreast of events as they happened in real time, and worked with both sellers and buyers, escrow, financing, legal matters, etc to insure that all parties and demands were met and satisfied upon closing.
Kim goes above and beyond what she had to do as our real estate agent and helped us navigate the intricate, and often confusing process of selling one's property. Kim is absolutely amazing. Thank you!"
F. Yokoyama, Sacramento (Seller) Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:23:04 +1000
"Kim was the agent when my neighbor sold ... I find her professional, energetic, knowledgeable and really a delight to work with. AND patient and very accommodating
re: getting together for whatever purpose."
Peg Garland Honolulu (Buyer) Sun, 22 Sep 2019 14:42:38 +1000
"Kim not only handled all the transactions efficiently, she had such good judgment about the potential buyers. Her experience in understanding the personalities of the bidders on my home paved the way for choosing just the right one. Then she gave me and my buyer advice and coaching throughout the transaction on how to handle several concerns on both sides. At the conclusion of the sale both the buyer and I were happy with everything we negotiated. When I would call, text, or email her I almost always got an immediate reply unless she was on the road. She checked in with me regularly if I had not been in touch with her. She had good contacts with contractors to do repairs and for re-carpeting of my house prior to putting it on sale. I was pleased with the price and quality of that work. She also got advice from an attorney associated with her firm to help me with my transition to a new house. Kim is not only a competent, experienced realtor, but she is friendly and personable. She understands how to work with people and negotiate reasonably and effectively. I have nothing but high praise for how Kim handled every aspect of my sale."
Bob Tam, Honolulu (Seller) Sat, 15 Jun 2019 05:41:08 +1000
"Kim did an outstanding job in helping us to sell our house. We were happy to work with her again in the purchase of our new home.
Kim is always accessible -- she is ready, willing and very able to help.
Very knowledgeable and on top of things. Her help was most welcome and appreciated
Wonderful experience -- I'd gladly recommend Kim to my friends."
L Ginoza, Aiea (Buyer) Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:55:22 +1000
"Kim made the selling process bearable from start to finish. Couldn't have asked for better service. Kim was always positive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with."
Leslie Oorloff Hawaii Kai (Seller) Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:54:10 +1000
"Kim Balisacan came highly recommended by a friend. I was impressed by how quickly she got in contact with me and how responsive she was to my needs. Kim was very professional and actively involved in the entire process. We appreciate how she was so accessible to us. She went above and beyond in making our sale a positive one. When ever something needed to be done Kim took care of it for us. She is very knowledgable and insightful. We were thrilled with the level of service that Kim Balisacan provided us and recommend her highly to others."
Laura GInoza MIlilani (Seller) Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:03:33 +1000
"Kim handled everything. We were confident she knew what she was doing and always kept us informed. Referred by another family member. Would definitely recommend to anyone with hesitation. Lots of experience. Great contacts to refer when we needed to hire companies for cleaning, carpeting, etc. Always gave us quick responses and always kept us updated. Everything was handled quickly and efficiently. The sale went through quicker than expected. Kim guided us through every step of the way.
She’s the Best!"
Nora Teraoka, Pearl City (Seller) Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:50:43 +1000
"Kim was very helpful in helping me pick out a property that suited my needs and was very insightful when negotiating with the owners. Her experience and professionalism helped make this transaction much easier and I gained a vast understanding of how negotiations work regarding marketplace and comps. Kim was timely, understanding, and persistent when we hit any bumps in the road. I recommend her to family and friends in a heartbeat!"
Pat Kelly, Honolulu (Buyer) Sun, 02 Sep 2018 01:57:14 +1000
"This is the first property we bought in the Honolulu market and had several difficulties getting to the closing point. We had encroachments, unpermitted additions of a deck and a carport but Kim persisted. We were able to get them permitted after the fact and working with Kim made everything so easy. In the end we got the house we wanted."
William Limmer (Buyer) Tue, 10 Apr 2018 03:56:54 +1000
"Kim Wong Bslisacan is very knowledgeable as Broker and very personable to all her clients and whomever she deals with, she will always take an extra mile for them.
She did a fantastic negotiation on both Units #505 & #2111 at Honolulu Park Place.
I will recommend Kim Wong Balisacan to my family and friends who need a real estate agent."
Beverly H. Wong, Honolulu, Hawaii (Buyer) Tue, 02 Jan 2018 11:18:37 +1000
"Kim was very professional and very focused on selling our property. With multiple sellers she did well in keeping in mind the end result of selling the property. And with multiple sellers her job was not an easy task, as always, when many are involved. And being off island we appreciated her hands-on help in the coordination of preparing the home for sale along with her assistant Michelle."
Linda (Seller) Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:20:36 +1000
"A true professional with a wonderful personality. Kim understood my needs and accommodated my requests. She went above and beyond to market our house and these efforts yielded great results. Excellent communication and her responses were timely and accurate. I have bought and sold a few homes over the years and this has been the best experience so far."
Birgit "Tilly" Dyer, Littleton, Colorado (formerly Ewa Beach, Hawaii) (Seller) Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:27:59 +1000
"Working with Kim has been delightful. She has been professional, efficient and real estate savvy; but more importantly she takes a genuine interest in her clients. Kim and her staff went above and beyond to meet our needs from opening to closing. Kim and her team's thoughtful coordination helped make every step of the process from staging the open house to finalizing the sale go smoothly. She is able to handle the complexities with a graceful ease and I would highly recommend Kim in today's fast paced real estate market."
Carolyn Flacco, Kapolei (Seller) Sun, 10 Sep 2017 05:51:11 +1000
"Kim is energetic, positive, and a joy to work with... she's so good at what she does!"
Lynn W (Seller) Mon, 29 May 2017 09:02:43 +1000
"Kim Wong Balisacan is the real deal when it comes to a realtor. Kim is honest, caring, respectful, and there with you from start to finish. As a first time home buyer in my mid 20's and a female, I had met with other realtors who did not take me serious. You could say that I felt alone in my goal and dream to buy and own a place of my own. It wasn't until I met Kim, and I knew that all that she wanted from me was for me to find a place the I would love and be able to call home. Kim was there for me and helped me to see the pros and cons of the places we looked at, things I wouldn't have thought or noticed. Kim was always patient with me and I'm a very indecisive person. Even when my many offers were turned down by the owner, Kim was always there to encourage me not to give up. I have been living in MY place for now 6 months and I have no regrets on my purchase and my experience with Kim and Joseph."
Renni Fay Iwasa, Honolulu (Buyer) Tue, 16 May 2017 08:14:41 +1000
"Kim and Joseph are great at what they do! They are always available and respond very quickly. They helped to make the processes go as smooth as possible and kept me updated at each step in the process. I couldn't have asked for anything more!"
Brandie Ota, Honolulu (Buyer) Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:35:54 +1000
"The sale of my condo went better than I could have hoped, from beginning to end. Both Kim & Joseph went above and beyond what I thought real estate agents do for their clients. Completely satisfied. Looking forward to working with them on our future home/condo purchase, when and if we do."
Matt & Lori Miyashiro, Makiki (Seller) Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:57:03 +1000
"Kim Balisacan was excellent to work with: she was very easy to work with, flexible in arriving at joint decisions, has a very pleasant personality and a good sense of humor, and overall i felt that she would do her utmost to achieve a good result for me."
Gregg W Robertson, 1862 Halekoa Drive, Honolulu, HI 96821 (Seller) Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:25:32 +1000
"Kim Balisacan and Joseph Castaneda are the best agents we've ever worked with. We always felt confident they were doing their best for us. They were conscientious, on top of every detail of the transaction, and a real pleasure to work with."
John & Paul, Honolulu (Buyer) Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:11:01 +1000
"I feel very fortunate that I'm able to afford and purchase a home in Honolulu, especially as a local-born Millennial. I cannot begin to celebrate without sincerely thanking Kim. As a first-time home buyer, I expected the decision-making and purchasing process to be overwhelming and a challenge to navigate. My experience was everything but overwhelming, in truth it was enjoyable. I trusted Kim's understanding of my needs from day one, she embraces life and was very perceptive to my concerns. When the opportunity to purchase arrived, I knew she would secure the home for me.
Mahalo Kim, Mahalo for your thoughtfulness and expertise."
R Omura, Honolulu (Buyer) Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:38:34 +1000
"Kim and her team are amazing to work with, responsive, and always on top of things. Kim knows the market and was willing to work with us on making everything win/win. She's down to earth and always has her client's best interests in mind.
Joseph managed everything, even going out of his way to handle items at the most convenient times for me and personally taking care of items that I didn't have time to follow-up on. That's customer service!
Everything they did kept our best interests and our convenience top of mind and I always felt like they were looking out for us. Amazing team."
Jason Aldridge, Honolulu (Seller) Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:32:34 +1000
"Kim Balisican provided me with excellent service and I would definitely use her again for future dealings. Other members of my family recommended her to me because of the excellent service she provided. She is so friendly and helpful. Anyone who needs a house bought or sold should use Kim."
Alisa Avery, Honolulu HI (Buyer) Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:24:51 +1000
"Kim is the epitome of a professional. She was perceptive of our needs and really interacted well with other realtors. She was truly our advocate in this process. We loved working with her."
Kenric Murayama, Honolulu (Buyer) Sun, 05 Jun 2016 04:09:49 +1000
"Kim Balisacan is THE realtor to buy and sell your home with. She knows the residential market in and out, has built great relationships with the top professionals in real estate (at each stage of the process, from knowing the best inspectors to who can help with repairs, if needed), and has a keen eye for identifying desirable properties and for staging properties to sell. We bought a condo and sold a condo with Kim, and she helped us through both processes by answering all our questions and helping us pay attention to key details and steps. As a first-time home buyer and detail-oriented person, I was grateful for how willing Kim was to answer all the endless questions I had, and how clearly she explained the home-buying process. In this market where so many people can easily get their real estate license, I think it's extremely important to find a highly experienced and professional agent like Kim."
Emily Lee and Daven Hee, Honolulu (Seller) Mon, 23 May 2016 12:36:29 +1000
"Kim was amazing throughout the process and her entire team was stellar in their performance. They kept us up to date the whole way through, and they not only answered questions but went out of their way to make sure we were well informed and track down some difficult answers. They saved us a ton of time, were very organized, and I highly recommend Kim."
Jason Aldridge, Honolulu (Buyer) Tue, 10 May 2016 11:07:58 +1000
"Kim has always been so personable and caring in my interactions with her.
She is very knowledgeable and was able to find me a property that was within my very small budget, which was challenging. She was patient and was with me every step of the way: from showing me units, to the escrow closing. She did a great job of knowing how much to bid so that we would get the unit even though we were not the highest bid, and she was able to negotiate a discount after the inspection as well.
Kim is an excellent agent with all the right qualities to be reassuring, professional, patient, and trustworthy. She made it fun to view units and I always felt that she was very frank about the state of the units and the pricing. Her advice/suggestions/tips were always on point and well reasoned. She has been most helpful in giving me help with how to get through this process, and even with how to fix up the unit now that we own it. She is a full-service agent and I would recommend her to anyone and would definitely use her again!
Kim and Joseph were a dream to work with. They made the process so easy and clear. Kim often sang the praises of Advantage Realty and how much the office helps and supports her. She is very happy with this company and her satisfaction really shows in her work and made me confident that I made the right decision to work with you.
Kim and the staff at Advantage Realty made this a pain-free experience. They worked very hard to make everything go smoothly. They definitely have the customer's needs and comfort as their goal and succeeded in exceeding my expectations.
I would highly recommend Kim Balisacan and Advantage Realty!"
Nora Garrod, Honolulu (Buyer) Mon, 22 Feb 2016 04:13:29 +1000
"Kim was always available to answer any questions we had. Both Kim and Joseph know their stuff."
Daven Hee Kahala Location (Buyer) Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:41:11 +1000
"Kim is a great agent! She kept me informed all along the way and guided me to make the right purchase.
Kim is great! She answered all my questions and showed me all properties I was interested in. She also gives her honest opinion and I really appreciate that."
Tracy Saturno, Honolulu (Buyer) Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:45:25 +1000
"Kim Balisacan is an awesome real estate agent. She is helpful, experienced, well informed and always made herself available in a timely manner to assist me with my questions and concerns. As a first time home buyer, I was nervous. But Kim was thorough in explaining the process to me and I felt well informed and very confident in her abilities to handle the closing process in my best interest. She was good about pointing out things of concern that I may have missed and did an amazing job of handling all my negotiations. She set me up with a great inspector and escrow agent who were wonderful to work with. Kim or her associate Joseph Castenada were always with me at every single one of my inspections and signings. She and her team took really good care of me and I really trusted her. I would highly recommend Kim Balisacan to anyone looking for a real estate agent."
Maria, Waipio (Buyer) Mon, 09 Nov 2015 13:30:02 +1000
"I would use Kim in future transaction and would recommend her to friend and family."
Matthew Tang, Honolulu Hawaii (Buyer) Fri, 23 Oct 2015 22:13:50 +1000
"Kim always puts my interests first, which is very important for me as a first time home buyer. She walked me through many details and consistently anticipated my questions and concerns. Because of this attention to detail, Kim was able to advice me on many home purchase issues in advance. I would highly recommend Kim to my family & friends, but more importantly, I would definitely be working with her again on my next home purchase!"
Sophia Liao, Hawaii Kai (Buyer) Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:39:04 +1000
"I enjoyed working with Kim Balisacan. The transaction ran smoothly and she negotiated a "credit" from the Sellers for some plumbing repair work.
She kept me updated and the transaction closed on time (even with a VA loan).
I will definitely use Kim again for my next transaction and will refer her to my friends and relatives."
Ro (Buyer) Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:22:34 +1000
"In our very first meeting, Kim made us feel secure that she would be there to guide us the entire way. She gave us realistic views and never over promised. Sh always let us know what the next step would be so there were never any surprises.
Kim is amazing! She is very organized and will do anything to help her customers. She is all about satisfaction. I hear horror stories from others on their experience with other Realtors that have been all about the money. That was not Kim. She was all about customer service and making sure we were okay every step of the way. If we had questions she would get back to us instantly. I would recommend Kim to anyone wanting to sell a home."
Lisa Gima, Kaneohe, Hawaii (Seller) Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:05:21 +1000
"Kim had helped us previously and I knew she would give our property her full attention and effort. She did a fantastic job of staging the apartment and in general was very helpful.
Great personality. Patient when explaining questions. Prompt with responses."
SIdney Lynch (Seller) Thu, 18 Jun 2015 03:44:52 +1000
"Kim Balisacan was most helpful from the very beginning of the process! She was attentive and approachable and always available to help. This was especially important for me since this was my first experience with real estate. Within a very short period of time, Kim was able to weed out properties that I would not have been interested in and concentrated on properties that she knew that I would like in areas that I preferred and in my price range. If asked, I would have no problem with referring anyone to Kim and if I found myself in the position of needing another realtor, I would have no problems with reaching out to Kim."
Carl in Honolulu, HI (Buyer) Fri, 01 May 2015 16:25:33 +1000
"Kim always returned our many calls right away. If she wasn't able to answer our questions she was able to research it or find the answer right away. She was patient and helpful to find the right condo for us. I would highly recommend Kim to our friends and relatives."
Evelyn Ho (Buyer) Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:11:37 +1000
"Working with Kim was amazing. She knows her stuff and it really comes into play when looking for a house. She puts your needs first, and isn't just trying to sell a house. She is trying to put you in your home, the home you will be in for the rest of your life. Thank you so much Kim for all of your help!"
Joel Avery, Honolulu (Buyer) Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:03:55 +1000
"We absolutely became the most fortunate buyers around when we met Kim Balisacan (who was the agent for the seller)
Kim is all of the above positive descriptive terms x 10!
Kim was extremely reassuring, understanding, warm, friendly, knowledgeable, reliable and made us always feel very comfortable during every step of the process.
How do the youngins say it..."Kim was the bomb"! Cloning copies of Kim Balisacan for any business would instantly make that business the most successful in the universe! We must have done something very right in our pasts to be so fortunate to have Kim Balisacan work with us."