Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty - Honolulu4211 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
"We would recommend Brad Kazuo Dang, R to our family and friends because Brad will get the job done and will always keep you informed along the way!"
Ben and Miki Ponciano, Kailua, HI (Seller) Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:16:30 +1000
"My wife and I both agree that Stephen Nikkola is an awesome realtor and a great guy.
He was always available, even when out of town.
He is friendly, knowledgeable, caring and patient.
We had an excellent experience purchasing our new home with Stephen's help."
Brian Dunkel and Kimmerie Jones, Honolulu (Buyer) Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:10:20 +1000
Wendy Akai, Rarecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"Wendy Akai was highly recommended by friends of the family.
We could not have asked for a better agent. Wendy worked very hard to bring the house to a condition where it could be sold quickly and for top dollar. She was extremely professional, timely and accommodating to my father who, at his age, could not perform as many of the sale preparation tasks as he would have liked. We would highly recommend Wendy Akai to anyone looking for a successful,hard working, professional and personable agent."
E. Lund - Pearl City, HI (Seller) Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:41:10 +1000
"Tahiti was extremely helpful while we were buying our home. She took the time to understand our needs, and did everything she could to get us the home we wanted. Our lender was a little slow in getting things done, and she did everything she could to push them through the process. We we reached an impasse with the seller, she even worked with the seller's agent to get a closing cost credit that helped us purchase the home. She is very highly recommended, and she is definitely the first person we would call if we had any other real estate needs on Oahu!"
John T, Kailua (Buyer) Tue, 08 Oct 2019 07:29:00 +1000
"I highly recommend Joshua Mun."
Regina Nguyen Waikiki, Hawaii (Buyer) Fri, 04 Oct 2019 10:58:32 +1000
"Joshua was great from the very beginning. We weren’t really sure if we wanted to buy a home yet, but he was very patient with us and just wanted to give us information first. We were then pre-qualified to go house hunting and Josh was amazing! We had to look at over 17 places and he accommodated our busy schedule with his. He made anytime work, and was so easy to work with! He was very informative and knowledgable about the home buying process and what we would need to do for renovations if that’s what we preferred. He was very helpful all around. We had a few issues with the seller’s agent and other tenants/property manager, but he made everything go smoothly for us."
Caitlyn (Buyer) Wed, 02 Oct 2019 15:44:42 +1000
"Myron and his crew were always on top of the situation and or problems as they occurred"
Toby Allen, 7312 Kauhako Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825 (Buyer) Sun, 29 Sep 2019 08:51:49 +1000
"I don't know what I would have done if I didn't get the help I needed from Myron Kiriu and staff . I would have been left in the dark to figure out things . So truly grateful for their professional, hard work and no stop attitude along with knowledgeablity and understanding , respectable as well . Again above and beyond and again getting the price I was looking for. Again truly Amazing to Myron Kiriu and Staff. Highly Endorse and Recommended."
Newton Lin Honolulu (Buyer) Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:42:28 +1000
Kim Balisacanrecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"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
"Francis and Michelle made the home buying process painless.
They always responding to emails right away and if they didn't know the answer they would fine out"
Brandon, Kapolei (Buyer) Sun, 22 Sep 2019 03:38:09 +1000
"Karen Lar Rieu is bright, articulate and especially hard working. She genuinely cares about her clients and helping them achieve their goals with minimal disruptions. She is a great agent, but more importantly, she became a friend through our transactions."
Larry Harrington Honolulu (Seller) Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:17:57 +1000
Daniel Lee, Rrecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"Daniel went beyond my expectations to get the job done. This was the easiest transaction I’ve ever experienced. I’m really happy that we chose him."
Sean Jonick Maui (Seller) Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:29:13 +1000
Mathew Ngorecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"I wish all real estate offices in this country could employ a Mathew Ngo. Priceless and effortless."
James Leis, Seattle, Wa (Buyer) Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:28:13 +1000
"I couldn’t be more impressed with the professionalism of our agent Jeff Char. His hassle free approach made our home buying experience very enjoyable and exciting. He took the time to explain everything in detail, in words and terms that I, a first time home buyer could easily understand. Jeff was as honest as honest can be and I never felt that he was pressuring us just to make the sale. Once we found our perfect home, he really went out of his way to make sure that we got exactly what we wanted. His knowledge of this business really shows. I would highly recommend Jeff Char and Better Homes and Gardens Advantage Realty to anyone that is looking to buy or sell their home."
Troy Yamada - Kaneohe, HI (Buyer) Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:49:08 +1000
"Mathew was fantastic from start to finish. It was clear that he was experienced and had a good marketing plan in addition to having multiple contingency plans if the house was on the market longer than anticipated."
Corey Mossop, Philadelphia (Seller) Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:44:21 +1000
Eathan Ozawa, Rarecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"We are pleased to describe our experience with Eathan Ozawa, Realtor Associate. He is consistent, considerate and highly professional in working with us. He stayed engaged and kept us informed at every step of the sale of our property. He had previously assisted and supported us in other real estate transactions, both as buyers and sellers, so we were well-aware of his abilities. He is warm, friendly, and sincere in his approach to buyer and seller, and very knowledgeable of all aspects of real estate transactions. We are very comfortable in having him represent us in our real estate dealings. He represents your company very well and is commended for his excellent work! We recommend Eathan to all our friends and acquaintances without hesitation! Thank you!"
Walter Ozawa, 250 Kawaihae Street, Apt 1A, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825 (Seller) Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:35:18 +1000
Glenn Ikeda, Rrecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Glenn is always my top choice, and for local people or for malihini who need local knowledge and connections, Glenn is my top recommendation!
The overall excellent rating here is not an accident: if I ever buy another home, or someone asks me if I know a good realtor/broker, I will choose/recommend Glenn."
Corey96744 (Buyer) Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:02:35 +1000
Sean Takamori, Rarecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Sean and the rest of his Team did such an amazing job throughout the entire process. A home purchase is such a stressful ordeal from beginning to end and their knowledge and professionalism helped me each step of the way. This home purchase for us is most likely our "forever home" and we thank Sean and his team so much for their extraordinary hard work. This listing was only on the market for a few days, before we put in an offer and Sean and his team did such a great job in such short notice and we couldn't appreciate it more. Thank you again for your dedication and hard work to make this happen for us!"
Mark Tsuchiyama (Buyer) Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:44:15 +1000
"Mathew Ngo exceeded our expectations with all him and his team did to sell our house. We cannot say thanks enough for all the extra time Mathew took for going the extra mile with the last minute issues. We were out of town and Mathew and his team were doing everything to ensure our property was ready to close on time.
If you are looking for a great realtor I recommend Mathew Ngo, to anyone who's looking for a professional realtor. Mathew will ensure your house will sell and he will take care of every little detail, i.e. cleaning."
Julio E. Gordon Jr. Mililani, HI (Seller) Thu, 12 Sep 2019 04:32:09 +1000
"Jeff was an asset during the entire search and purchase experience. His knowledge of the local market, the history of the properties visited, and his drive made this a relatively painless experience.
He was always prepared for the viewings of properties, and when I put in my initial offer on a short sale property he was engaged with the sellers agent to enable the process. When a different property became available Jeff was able to rapidly shift to supporting the purchase of the new property. I appreciate that dedication in supporting my property purchase.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Jeff to anyone who is looking to purchase a home in Honolulu. His friendly and engaging personality made the drudgery of looking at properties and going through the purchase process a lot less onerous."
Matt Zahn, Honolulu (Buyer) Sat, 07 Sep 2019 09:13:10 +1000
"Mei Pang’s selection of the buyer and the speed of the sale and closure was
Exceptional. I really appreciate the good job done."
Gary Tome Waipahu Hawaii (Seller) Sat, 07 Sep 2019 04:34:43 +1000
"Tahiti Reed provided us above and beyond service by making the process stress free---the best service ever!!"
David O. Concey (Buyer) Fri, 06 Sep 2019 04:09:30 +1000
"It was a real pleasure working with a real estate professional like Stephen Nikkola. His knowledge of the market & keen sense of timing, made this sale an easy one! Our unit was placed on the market on a Friday, with Open House plans for Sunday... Stephen started to receive inquiries within hours. By Sunday’s Open House, there were already a handful of serious potential buyers! It was an exciting time! In the end, we were very please to settle for nearly $20K over our asking price! We’re so happy to have followed Stephen Nikkola’s professional advice! Mahalo, Stephen! We’re definitely satisfied clients!"
Jesse & Anita Choi, Wailana At Waikiki (Seller) Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:30:02 +1000
"Daniel was absolutely helpful during the home buying process. He is really good at what he does. He is very knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy, kind and always available to respond to any questions. I would absolutely recommend him to others as well as contact him again in the future for additional business. Thank you so much Daniel! -Winnie"
Winnie R- Honolulu (Buyer) Wed, 04 Sep 2019 02:26:17 +1000
Joseph Castanedarecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"Joseph put us at ease with the sale of our house. Not only did he accommodate the staging and cleaning, but he thoroughly walked through every aspect of the selling process, whether we were familiar or not with it. He was always in communication and we could easily reach him at all times. He and his team were present at every critical point of the promotion and sale of the house.
If I could give higher marks, I would! Joseph was always accessible and thoroughly explained every aspect to us at each step.
We had many moving components prior to the sale of this house. Joseph accommodated us and lessened our stress level prior to and during the transaction. We trusted him and his team to do the very best for us. Joseph is honest, understanding, responsive and hard working."
Michele Lau, Kaneohe (Seller) Sun, 01 Sep 2019 03:20:09 +1000
"As an off island purchaser, Joshua was my eyes, ears and brain in the search for the perfect apartment. He never disappointed, the perfect amount of information and space for consideration. I would work with him again and happily refer him to anyone who’s interested in buying a home on Oahu."
Donna S. Waikiki (Buyer) Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:13:54 +1000
"Team song rocks dats wut dey do"
Tc. Manoa (Seller) Wed, 28 Aug 2019 05:58:50 +1000
"Mei Pang did excellent work in an usually difficult situation with a seller located in Europe (me) and an overseas buyer recently moved to Hawaii who had some ¨to be expected¨ challenges in establishing local banking arrangements. Mei handled all the consequent delays and issues well, especially in keeping me informed and making suggestions in the many areas where I did not have a clue on what was going on. She went above and beyond the call of duty in suggesting how the how could be renovated (it had been in my family for over a century and was in need of considerable work) and finding an excellent renovation contractor who was flexible in accommodating payments from overseas (transferring funds from Europe is not easy). I would certainly work with Mei again, and would not hesitate in recommending her to others, especially in unusual situations."
Wayne Lau, Geneva, Switzerland (Seller) Sun, 25 Aug 2019 16:08:53 +1000
"I highly recommend working with Jaymes for all your real estate needs. Jaymes is good at communicating, easy to work with, and highly capable of handling any kind of complex transaction. He was perfect for helping me from out of state."
Rebecca from Placer County, California (Seller) Sun, 25 Aug 2019 05:59:48 +1000
"I highly recommend Sean Takamori and his team if you're considering selling a property. Before I hired Sean, I listed a beautifully remodeled investment property in the heart of Waikiki which sat on the market four months with no offers. Once Sean and his team took over, I had an offer and was in escrow within two weeks. Sean and his team's efforts helped save my investment allowing me to turn a solid profit on this project. There's no doubt I will be using Team Takamori's services with my next property."
Chad Nelson, Hawaii Kai (Seller) Fri, 23 Aug 2019 03:31:52 +1000
"My wife and I were first time home buyers and didn't know where to start. We were nervous and clueless when we walked into the office of Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Advantage Reality and was met with Jeff Char. Jeff was very personable which made us immediately feel comfortable and less nervous. He introduced himself with a smile on his face and showed us around the office before even sitting us down to talk about the process of looking for a home. He was very thorough in his explanations and knowledgeable about the steps of buying a home.
My wife and I were so impressed that we asked him to be our realtor and to help us find the perfect place. Jeff made sure that we got all the latest listings specific to our needs and wants and even drove us to see the places that sparked our interest. He would walk us through the pros and cons of each property we seen and would always make sure we were well informed.
When we finally found a place we really wanted, Jeff started the process of placing an offer and printed out how the timeline would go from that point on. Jeff kept in touch with us the whole way through and was available to answer all of our questions even when it came up late in the night and after his work hours. He would always give us courtesy calls to see how we were doing and to ask if we needed help with anything, which we appreciated.
He would show up to our home inspections to make sure everything went well and even helped us ask questions to benefit our decision, we truly believe he had our best interest at heart.
As first time buyers we couldn't have asked for a better realtor and we're glad we chose Jeff. The whole process was flawless and Jeff was there in the end to hand us our keys with a big bow placed on the front door. He found us our perfect forever home."
Ron & Angie L., Aiea, HI (Buyer) Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:49:23 +1000
"She is an excellent, well informed and responsive realtor."
Diana Chang, Honolulu (Seller) Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:51:48 +1000
"Myron's team members made a difference in how we felt about using BHGRE. Great teamwork, hard work by everyone, keeping commitments, making the process easier, such as pick up of checks/documents was very crucial - especially for us as busy professionals with kids to take care of."
Corey Fujii (Seller) Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:19:47 +1000
"Cheryl went above and beyond in every aspect! 100% satisfied.
Cheryl is the best!"
Russell Mccluskey Hawaii (Seller) Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:57:53 +1000
Larry Chunrecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"After interviewing Larry I was confident he would help make the process go smoothly based on his commitment level. I was so glad I made this choice. It was my first time selling a property and he did an excellent job and I was completely satisfied with my decision"
Nicole, Honolulu (Seller) Wed, 14 Aug 2019 04:40:21 +1000
"Daniel was a blessing to work with. As a first time homebuyer, I had all kinds of anxieties about the entire process. But Daniel was the calm that I needed to guide me through the process. At our first meeting, he patiently walked me through the various documents and timeline that I would be dealing with once I identified a prospective property. Once I did find a prospect, he went through the documents again meticulously and he even did it while he was on vacation overseas! I was not only impressed but extremely grateful for Daniel’s expert negotiation skills and due diligence, helping me tread the waters through various issues or potential issues that might arise. Even after closing, Daniel helped me mediate a particular issue – he is truly dedicated and of high caliber. I don’t know if other realtors would do what he did. I hope to work with him again in a future real estate transaction. Meanwhile, the best that I can do is voice my opinion here and hope that others have the opportunity to work with him as well!"
Anna, Hawaii (Buyer) Sun, 11 Aug 2019 14:50:59 +1000
"Mathew Ngo provided a very viable sales plan. He was very pleasant, courteous and helpful throughout the sales process. He kept us informed of the status, provided weekly updates re open house, and made very good recommendations. We definitely will use him again in future sales and will recommend him to others."
Alex Uyeda , Honolulu HI (Seller) Sun, 11 Aug 2019 04:16:40 +1000
"My daughter and her partner selected Colin when they bought their condo. He went above and beyond so they could secure their new place. I was impressed!"
Mary Ann Adams, Honolulu, Hawaii (Seller) Sat, 10 Aug 2019 06:05:22 +1000
"She went above and beyond what she needed to do to make us feel comfortable that this was the house we wanted. She was patient and flexible as my schedule was so busy but she never made me feel rushed to find the place"
Kyleigh, Honolulu (Buyer) Sat, 10 Aug 2019 04:38:57 +1000
Tetsuji Shintani (Seller) Sat, 10 Aug 2019 04:35:20 +1000
"Sean Takamori is a real professional in the real estate business. We chose him to help sell our home based on his marketing strategy and appreciation for the details making our home unique. The marketing campaign was awesome! The sale took a lot of work, but Sean was able to get information and answers to our questions and those of the buyer. Sean and his team were always courteous, friendly and available. He took the time to hear our expectations, make and explain his professional recommendations, then make a plan and act on it. I would recommend Sean Takamori and his team to anyone selling or buying a home!"
Tom Trotter. Honolulu HI. (Seller) Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:29:31 +1000
"Having lived the majority of the last 14 years in Kailua, I was familiar with real estate agents in and around the Windward Passage tower. I had 3 agents in mind, but my daughter-in-law, Lucy suggested I invite Myron to my unit to give me his opinion. He won the deal and the rest is history. This transaction was completed by telephone and Internet. Appreciated receiving the documents in a timely manner and getting answers to any questions promptly. Sherrie Sasaki was especially kind and understanding. Thank you Sherrie."
Eleanor Chelini (Seller) Mon, 05 Aug 2019 04:18:48 +1000
"Selling the home you have countless memories in was so much more emotional than I imagined. Jaymes helped me through the entire process not just with his expertise, but also with genuine empathy. After working with him, I cannot work with anyone else. I cannot emphasize his integrity enough."
F. Fukutomi, Honolulu (Seller) Sun, 04 Aug 2019 11:00:41 +1000
Rolanda Racoma, Rarecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"I don't have enough words to describe the appreciation I feel for Rolanda and her team. Through out this entire process there was communication, timely responses, and she was always available to me. She answered all of our questions, reassured us when our first potential buyer backed out, and got it back on the market immediately. Not once did I feel like she didn't have our best interest at heart. The entire team was amazing, patient, and so nice! The personal connection was super important for me and she far surpassed the expectations we had of how our first time selling a home would go. This is the dream team!"
Amanda Gauthier, Honolulu (Seller) Tue, 30 Jul 2019 04:42:00 +1000
"Steve was so patient with us as we searched and searched for the right home for our family. When we finally found the right home, Steve gave great advice on negotiating with the seller. He’s got lots of experience so when things went wrong, he was easily able to problem solve having seen it all before. For example, when our financing fell through using a lender on the Mainland, he found us a local lender who worked super quickly so we were still able to make our closing date. Steve is so hard working and really understands the local market. We wouldn’t be in our home today if it weren’t for him."
Mike K, Honolulu (Buyer) Sun, 28 Jul 2019 05:07:03 +1000
"Very professional and loved his attention to details. Local knowledge helped me not just in the purchase phase, but in home ownership too (i.e., local repair man, termite companies , etc)."
Frank Tan (Buyer) Fri, 26 Jul 2019 05:52:28 +1000
Tim Tengan, Rarecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Tim nailed it! He totally understood our needs and requirements and found us a great house in the perfect location. Tim was alway accessible, knowledgable, and super friendly...and funny!! He made our Hawaiian home buying experience a breeze."
Daniel Lutz, Kailua (Buyer) Thu, 25 Jul 2019 03:01:46 +1000
"We never had a moment of doubt in our home purchase process. He is on time, reliable, professional at all times. .
Myron not only met our expectations, he truly exceeded them.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
All the best always!"
Melody & Jona, Pearl City, Hawaii (Buyer) Wed, 24 Jul 2019 08:09:42 +1000
"I can't say enough about how smooth Sean and the team made our sale! Throughout the entire process they were efficient, professional and knowledgeable. This was the first time I sold a property so I was grateful that Sean and Melissa could answer all of my questions and confidently guide me through the process. After open house, we got an offer within 2 days and Sean was able to negotiate a price extremely close to what I was asking (which was better than I had anticipated when putting my apartment on the market). Couldn't have done this without Sean and his team!"
Ashley, Honolulu (Seller) Sun, 21 Jul 2019 03:38:49 +1000
Sachiko Yanagihararecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"Sachiko was always beside me and thinking about me.
I really appreciate her."
Masami Spaulding. Makiki (Seller) Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:24:34 +1000
"Colin was an excellent agent, he was always available to answer questions and eager to help. Highly recommend Colin for all real estate transactions!"
Scott Baker (Buyer) Sat, 20 Jul 2019 04:39:39 +1000
"We were impressed with the way Myron & his team handled our property. This is our fourth transaction & we have high Regards for him & his highly competent team."
George Berean, Honolulu (Seller) Sat, 20 Jul 2019 03:29:56 +1000
Soo Mi Crooksrecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"I dealt with Soo Mi & Alan Crooks previously and had a great experience then, and again this time. They make a great team and went above and beyond for me. Look forward to working with them on my next home purchase!
I highly recommend them!"
Lori T. Honolulu, Hawaii (Seller) Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:41:28 +1000
"Mei thoroughly understood the needs of my parents and I and was very patient with dealing with all of us. She was always happy to explain all the details in my sale. Mei truly exemplies the values of honesty and trustworthiness. Will definitely recommend her to all my family and friends!"
Jeanette Wong (Seller) Sat, 13 Jul 2019 04:28:37 +1000
"We live on Maui and the property sold by Francis and Michelle is located on Oahu. We never had a face to face meeting, but I felt totally comfortable working with them."
Roen Hirose, Kahului Maui (Seller) Sat, 13 Jul 2019 02:29:00 +1000
"Cheryl Nekota was a pleasure to work with. She made selling our house easy as she took care of every detail and communicated along the way all our options and gave great advice. I appreciated her attention to detail, quick turn around time and her professional resources who could take care of any issues we had along the way. I would highly recommend Cheryl Nekota if you are looking to buy or sell a house."
Liane, Honolulu (Seller) Wed, 10 Jul 2019 05:12:38 +1000
Glenn Ikeda, Rrecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"If you're looking for a knowledgeable, well-connected, honest, hard-working and effective LOCAL real estate broker, Glenn is the best IMHO!"
Corey Grinder, Honolulu (Seller) Sat, 06 Jul 2019 06:52:23 +1000
"We first met Colin Lee several years ago. He was holding an open house in our neighborhood. Although Colin was new to the real estate business then, he impressed us with his knowledge of real estate in the area and with his apparent marketing skills. When we decided, years later, to sell our condo, Colin was who we thought of first. He did not disappoint. Colin had our condo sold in record time and at the highest price ever for a unit in our neighborhood. Thank you Colin, for a job well done."
Gordon Wilkerson, Waikele. (Seller) Fri, 05 Jul 2019 06:55:12 +1000
"It was a pleasure to work with both Francis and Michelle. They really work hard and quickly got my property sold. Their personal touch is like working with a friend. From the first meeting through closing we felt very secure in our decision to use Francis. His knowledge of the market and advice was invaluable in getting the best price for our condo."
Gavin Goon, Honolulu (Seller) Tue, 02 Jul 2019 19:45:55 +1000
"Could not ask for a better agent!!! Professional, thorough, knowledgeable is what makes Joseph successful. Joseph and his staff made us feel comfortable and confident working with them. I would recommend him to all home buyers."
Vernon Lee (Buyer) Sun, 30 Jun 2019 03:57:56 +1000
Brett Aka, Rarecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"Brett Aka and his team are outstanding. He and his team are meticulous, always available, and work harder than any others I've known. They were always on top of everything. Top notch!!! Brett's understanding of the island property trends and knowledge of statistics are amazing.
He is the hardest working person I know. Sometimes I work long hours and on weekends - he was always super accommodating. He and his team work really well together and they have it running like a well-oiled machine. Whenever we needed a specialist of some sort they always knew who to call and arranged it for us in a timely fashion.
Brett is "good people." He won't just sell you any old product just to get a commission. He takes time to analyze your style and what fits your needs. Don't let his calm, nice demeanor fool you - when it comes to bargaining, he won't back down!"
Kahealani Rivera (Seller) Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:39:48 +1000
"Brett Aka, Ra and his team made my first home buying experience a very memorable and exciting adventure. The communication was excellent, and the team made sure that any questions I had were answered promptly. Everyone on the team is fun to be around and we made sure to have a good time with the experience. There were parts of the process that I thought I would have to worry about on my own (i.e., electrical renovations, pest control), but Brett and the team ensured me that they would help out in any way they could. Brett even recommended furniture stores and gave advice on how to save a ton of money! The team was extremely knowledgeable in prospective areas I would want to buy based on my wants and needs in a home. Buying real estate isn't always just fun and games, however. Fortunately, Brett and his team ensured me whenever there was any discrepancy that they were behind me in whatever decision I made. This was important to me because having a real estate agent who looks out for you and puts you before the sale is reassuring and makes the whole experience feel much more comfortable and pleasant. Overall, I would highly recommend Brett and his team."
Eugene Moniz, Aiea (Buyer) Fri, 21 Jun 2019 04:36:03 +1000
"After years of renting we needed to move out of our home because our landlord's son was moving back to Hawaii and was going to stay in the house we were in. At first, we looked at renting a home, but the cost to rent was ridiculous! We thought we should look into buying a place but had no idea who to hire as an agent. My son and his wife recommended Brett Aka and we are so glad we took their recommendation!
To say Brett was knowledgeable, professional and accessible is an understatement! We felt that his expertise and training in the financial field was a plus in determining what we could afford; whenever we had a question he responded almost immediately!
This being my first real estate transaction in over thirty years, I was apprehensive and not sure about how to proceed. Thank God we were referred to Brett! Out of the many favorable impressions Brett made on us, the one that stood out to me was when we widened our search from Oahu to the Big Island and we actually found a home in Hilo we really loved. After having our offer on the Hilo home accepted, we had second thoughts being that our family was on Oahu. I called Brett to ask him about getting out of our offer and he patiently explained our options without any predisposition or bias; I knew then that his desire was not to make a sale but to help us do what was best for us. Every other aspect of working with Brett, Kandace and Katherine was like that; we never felt that our home search was anything other than finding the right property for us!"
Ray Oda Honolulu, Hawaii (Buyer) Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:10:37 +1000
"We saw an open house sign and met Joseph Castaneda who was the showing agent. We loved the property and, after talking with Joseph for the first time , my wife and I knew that we wanted Joseph to represent us as buyers. Joseph was consistently professional in that he was passionate about his role, patient with our questions and always researched an answer if he didn't know the answer, friendly, cordial, a great communicator, listens well, assertive when needed and all the while maintaining the demeanor of a knowledgeable and approachable realtor. My wife and I cannot say enough positive things about Joseph. He is an absolute joy to work with and a great representative for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty. I would highly recommend Joseph Castaneda to anyone interested in buying or selling a property and to work with his team and representatives of Better Homes and Gardens. It was a most positive experience as his entire team and contacts were just as efficient and professional; Matthew Ng, Kristi Hasegawa and Jason Lai to name a few. Real Satisfied? You Bet! Aloha, Barney and Doris Tsuruda
Joseph is the PERFECT real estate agent. He was a complete stranger when we met him but now feel that we have a trustworthy agent to relate to for future endeavors in real estate.
I've bought and sold over my lifespan so far at least 6 times and this was by far the best experience I have ever had."
Barney Tsuruda (Buyer) Mon, 17 Jun 2019 03:21:57 +1000
Kim Balisacanrecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"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
"Krisztina Kollo's sense of humor and commitment to our real estate questions and requests have made us very comfortable with pondering future real estate transactions.
It is comforting to know that we have someone like to Krisztina Kollo to place our trust in."
Carole. Honolulu, HI (Seller) Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:12:32 +1000
"My wife and I worked with Francis. He "LISTENED" to our wants, needs, and concerns. He acted as a filter multiple times keeping harassing emails and phone calls in check. He made sure to keep us in the loop with all housing and contracting statuses throughout the entire process."
lawrence and Anna Bergeron, Honolulu Hawaii (Buyer) Tue, 11 Jun 2019 03:11:13 +1000
Dianne Bosworthrecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Dianne is very proficient in understanding clients needs in searching for a home or investment property!"
Mary Ann Arakaki, Honolulu Hawaii (Buyer) Mon, 10 Jun 2019 04:27:06 +1000
Karen Lar Rieurecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"I have purchased over 20 homes in my lifetime and have never before had such a seamless experience as I did with Karen Lar Rieu. She was there for us every step of the way from our first contact until the closing and even after that. She is honestly the best realtor that I have ever dealt with. Tremendous person as well!"
Chuck Premone - Las Vegas, NV (Buyer) Mon, 03 Jun 2019 03:09:29 +1000
Sue Jorecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"Sue Jo provided us with excellent service. The team at BHG worked diligently to make sure everything flowed in a timely manner. Sue works hard and is persistent about keeping the lines of communication open. I will definitely be referring Sue to friends & family as she is diligent & dedicated looking out for your best interest."
J & D A. (Seller) Sat, 01 Jun 2019 17:38:04 +1000
"Colin was awesome! He took us to all the places we wanted to see and answered all of our questions. He made sure to keep us in the loop on what was happening with our purchase and he went the extra mile to make sure we got an exceptional home. I would definitely use him again when we’re ready to sell!"
Alicia Meyerink (Buyer) Sat, 01 Jun 2019 15:44:14 +1000
"Rolanda and her team were very helpful with what my wife and I were looking for. Even through the many changes of our requests, her team never gave us an attitude. Always professional, always friendly and always go above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of. This was our first buying experience and Rolanda and her team took the time to break down everything for us to understand. It was a joy working with Rolanda and her team. I would highly recommend especially if you are looking for someone to treat you like family. Thanks again for all your hardwork in getting us into our first home!"
Michael and Hyemi, Ewa Beach (Buyer) Thu, 23 May 2019 09:33:58 +1000
"Mei Pang and her team have represented me as the seller on more than one occasion. They are professional from start to finish. Their service product is unique as it was tailor fit for each of my homes. Communication and timelines a crucial to me and both items were spot on. I have the utmost confidence in them when it comes to my real estate needs."
Roger S (Seller) Thu, 23 May 2019 09:04:47 +1000
"Cheryl Nekota is an excellent real estate broker. She went above and beyond in providing guidance on getting our property ready for sale. She met with the rental tenants as our representative to explain the process of having them move out and removing all of their property and cleaning up as they had a lot of debris. She gave them information on other rentals in the area to help with their transition. She helped us secure the property by getting someone to install a fence and gate around the premises. She spent time in meeting with us to explain the sales process and answering our many questions. She was always very patient and would return our calls immediately. She continued to update us regularly on the interest in the property and expedited the sale. My husband and I were extremely satisfied with her real estate expertise, professionalism, hard work, patience and dedication to the job in getting a positive and quick outcome for the sale of our property. We would recommend her to others looking to buying or selling property. In summary, she is very easy to work with because she is excellent in all aspects of her job!"
Janice Yamada, Kaneohe (Seller) Wed, 22 May 2019 04:06:32 +1000
"Rolanda Racoma is a personable, knowledgeable RA. We did not encounter any problems with her handling of this purchase and appreciate her familiarity with Mililani. We would be happy to recommend her to others should the occasion arise."
Carol Lundgren, Mililani (Buyer) Tue, 21 May 2019 12:04:43 +1000
"Worked with Colin on a previous property and like last time, we went back and forth on negotiations. Colin was understanding of my concerns and requirements.
Colin goes gbove and beyond in following up on items that need attention and looks out in/for the best interests of clients. I was off island for the whole duration of the contract and even on vacation for a couple weeks. Everything went pretty smoothly. I mean, off island and on vacation - not many people can excute a project like this simultaneously."
Ed Martinez (Buyer) Thu, 16 May 2019 08:51:05 +1000
"I knew Myron Kiriu is a superstar in real estate business he has a team force for his business, but I did not know the real meaning of his advantage of his way of business with his team. Each member of Myron's team has high specialty. However, Myron Kiriu himself has the highest quality of each of all specialties and each specialist (member) has very good communication with Myron Kiriu and with me. He not only hired specialists but also trained his members to be sharpened and he himself can concentrated on the critical transaction in person. On both of selling and buying my properties, Myron Kiriu and his team members were willing to respond many of my requests and concerns. As a result, it took only just 2-months from the first open house to moving to my newly purchased condo! (March 13 to May 13) Traditionally one individual real estate agent takes care of everything, which limits the scope of quality and specialty of business, but Myron's way of doing business with his great team is epoch making difference from the traditional way of this real estate business. I really think I am lucky I knew Myron Kiriu and he produced great result more than I had expected that was really high since I had known Myron Kiriu. Thank you, Myron!"
Mitsuo Kishi (Buyer) Thu, 16 May 2019 06:25:15 +1000
"We met Colin Lee at the homebuyer's conference that was held at the Convention Center late in 2018. Our daughter met with Colin when she decided to look for a townhouse. He built a rapport with her and with the rest of the family, which led to our selection of Colin when we decided to sell a property we had inherited.
Colin provided clear, accurate information about the process; he provided full support to arrange and oversee services with third parties (termite fumigation, cleaning, staging, property survey); he made recommendations based on his experience, then gave us the space to make a decision.
He was responsive when we had questions and kept us informed when new information was available. He ensured the process was as painless as possible for us. He did an awesome job of handling our transaction!"
E. Oliveira, Mililani (Seller) Mon, 13 May 2019 13:53:37 +1000
Ray Suganumarecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Ray Suganuma, RA is a GREAT REALTOR! I highly recommend working with him on your purchase/selling needs.
Ray listens to your needs\wants and really works with you to find the perfect fit! Ray understands what an important decision this is for you, and works hard to make sure you are highly satisfied with your outcome!
Ray is knowledgeable and has excellent communication with you throughout the whole process to help ease your mind and answer any questions. Ray is trustworthy, follows through on what he says he will do, and lets you know each step of the way you are working with someone who has your best interest in mind.
You feel confident and comfortable working with Ray on one of the biggest decisions you will have to make. Ray is honest, trustworthy, reliable, and sure to get back to you in a timely manner. From my experience, it also helps that other realtors enjoy working with Ray which is sure to help move the process along to a successful outcome."
Alika Horner, Oahu (Buyer) Sun, 12 May 2019 11:54:15 +1000
Allan Crooksrecommended by Seller view agent's profile
"Allen & Soomi,
Thank you for being a part of our family and hearts. Be blesses always and keep the most important thing important!
Thank you ;)
Scott & Cheryl Nishiki"
Scott & Cheryl Nishiki (Seller) Tue, 07 May 2019 15:40:27 +1000
"We’ve worked with Stephen multiple times both busting and selling. He has been wonderful. He is professional, knowledgeable, and very helpful. We would highly recommend him."
Bold (Seller) Tue, 07 May 2019 08:18:27 +1000
"Daniel helped me to find evidence of particular parking stall with my unit, and negotiate with escrow put parking stall on the deed."
Bonnie (Buyer) Fri, 03 May 2019 17:19:52 +1000
"Mathew goes the extra mile And delivers what he promises."
Larry Kloenhamer (Seller) Fri, 03 May 2019 03:32:20 +1000
"Cheryl Nekota was my agent that assisted me in purchasing the home that I sold, so I was already acquainted with her. When I considered selling my home, I immediately contacted Cheryl. There was no other broker/ agent that I would have chosen, as her work ethic is unmatched. Cheryl Nekota understood my intent and she executed them flawlessly. During the process, I had my personal doubts about whether my home would sell because the market was beginning to be saturated with similar style properties for sale. I had all of the confidence in Cheryl's ability to get it done. She reassured me that we would sell, and she delivered. I would highly recommend Cheryl Nekota to everyone that is in the market to buy or sell a home. She is pleasant to work with, very knowledgeable of the market, and has many years of experience.
Thank you Cheryl for hard work, passion for your job, and the wonderful experience in selling my home. Whenever I decide to purchase again, I will choose you to be my broker/ agent."
Darrin Gibbs (Seller) Thu, 02 May 2019 04:48:47 +1000
"Joshua was an excellent help with providing us with options. He understood our budget and knew the areas that would work for us. Joshua made our first home buying experience an educating, and enjoyable one. I would recommend Joshua because of how easy he made the process for us. we were a little intimidated of the process hearing stories from family that purchased homes and got a little worried. Joshua made us comfortable and there were no problems."
Mahlon Kapule Jr (Buyer) Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:43:31 +1000
Kimberleigh Villasenorrecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Kim was very patient and answered all my questions. She made me very comfortable with my purchase and showed concern when I felt unsure about documents."
Devina Maples, Makaha (Buyer) Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:05:11 +1000
Jimmy O'Donnell, Rarecommended by Buyer view agent's profile
"Jimmy is an outstanding professional and has earned our trust. He is a family man with family values. We continue to maintain a positive relationship which is reassuring to us that he performed his duties On the basis of his values."
Jerrod & Shelly Avegalio 47-140 Hui Oo Pl Kaneohe (Buyer) Thu, 25 Apr 2019 04:55:25 +1000
"Rolanda was great! She attended to all our needs with a great attitude. We tried using another realtor which just sent us listings to go look at. Rolanda and her team was there throughout the whole process. Highly recommended!"
Chad Ogata, Mililani Hawaii (Buyer) Thu, 25 Apr 2019 03:13:11 +1000
"Colin Lee is an exceptional real estate broker. He goes above and beyond to ensure that your needs are met. I highly recommend everyone to utilize Colin's services."
Amy Sangiolo, Newton, Massachusetts (Seller) Thu, 25 Apr 2019 03:12:43 +1000
"Jaymes and his team came into my life during a really terrible time—I had never owned a house or sold a house, and I was unfortunately thrust into doing it after my dad suddenly died. I was scattered and grieving and living 1,000 miles away, and Jaymes quite literally treated me like family, talking me through the smallest, dumbest aspects of repairing, cleaning, listing, and selling the house. He was available by phone or email any time of the day (I wasn’t able to fly to Hawaii even once) and was one of the most trustworthy people I’ve ever worked with in any capacity. He and his team did literally all of the work for me—they found repairmen, cleaning services, and landscapers, they worked with my attorneys, they literally cleaned out the entire four-bedroom house by themselves (without AC, mind you), and managed to find and save a box of old photos I didn’t even know existed. I really, truly wish I could convey just how much they saved me—they turned a horrible period of my life into the best possible experience. I’m so, so grateful I found Jaymes, and honestly want to buy a house just to have him sell it again."
Chloe, NYC (Seller) Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:51:14 +1000
"Colin made a great first impression when we first met. He had a strong marketing and sales plan carefully prepared and presented to me the first time we met. Since that point hiring Colin was a no brained and he continuously exceeded my expectations and provided the highest level of service I could have ever hoped for!
Colin made the home selling process very easy and stress-free, especially for a first time home seller like myself. I would highly recommend Colin to all my friend and Family looking to buy or sell! You can be confident Colin will not only meet but exceed your needs throughout the entire process!"
J.r Santodomingo, Honolulu, HI (Seller) Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:11:55 +1000
"The sale of our home was a tough one. Through the process of all the incidents that came up, Brad stuck with us and we helped each other go through the process of preventing more damage and reconstruction of the home. Not sure if any other realtor/broker would do the same, but we are definitely happy having Brad by our side during the whole process."
Jon Ewa Beach (Seller) Sun, 21 Apr 2019 01:49:50 +1000
"We’ve purchased a total of four homes and sold two in the mainland m. Francis is clearly the best realtor we’ve ever worked with. We would recommend home to anyone."
Scott Birnside, Kailua, HI (Buyer) Sat, 20 Apr 2019 18:13:00 +1000
"Michelle is my niece so I might be a bit biased."
Mark Doo Honolulu (Buyer) Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:41:42 +1000
"Myron Kiriu is the agent everyone needs - trustworthy and professional.
Myron's vast professional experience offered great advise and led us to multiple offers after the first open.
Myron's Team has been amazingly helpful in every aspects throughout the entire process. We had the smoothest sales transaction ever completed!
Having worked with Myron on multiple transactions, we would recommend Myron Kiriu without hesitation."
Peter & Magda, Hawaii Kai (Seller) Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:22:02 +1000
"We met her accidentally at an open house - we had no realtor yet. Simply browsing homes at this point. She greeted us and immediately was so friendly and inviting. It stood out to us very well. It helped that she was also local and lived in the area we wanted to purchase. We have dealt with very pushy and rude agents before, Rolanda was different. This is why we picked her, and we couldn’t be happier!
Thank you and your team for treating us as a priority even though our purchase was very small.
She’s perfect the way she is! I hope I can have her again in a few years when we decide to upgrade!
Collena was amazing as well! Such great advice, I wouldn’t have thought about otherwise. Thank you so much for everything!"
Kris, Hawaii (Buyer) Fri, 12 Apr 2019 04:10:41 +1000
"Krisztina Kollo very down to earth, easy to talk to realty agent. Very motivated and was willing to meet us o. New Years Day to fill out paper work and get things rolling. Very impressed the first open house had four offers. Very glad and happy with the outcome and very relieved that the house was sold to a very nice family ."
Mrs. Ruby M. Shobu 2177 Kaululoa Place (Seller) Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:40:52 +1000
"Brad Kazuo Dang followed up with my former tenant to access keys, etc. He stayed on top of repairs that were being done to assure completion in a timely manner. The sale moved much more quickly than I had expected. Being an off-island owner, I was very satisfied with all that Brad did to keep me informed and to sell my property in a very timely manner."
Barbara Gilman, Guam (Seller) Mon, 08 Apr 2019 06:29:03 +1000
"Excellent real estate company and great service with a smile from everyone working there !
Richard Cervino, Crescent Park, Waikiki (Seller) Tue, 02 Apr 2019 03:22:54 +1000
"Hats off to Brett Aka and his team for their GREAT assistance in my purchase of a unit in
downtown Honolulu. They let me know what was available, worked with me on my questions in terms and language i understood (not the document lingo). They also
guided me in my decision to choose what mortgager i wanted and what options I had
regarding down payment and corresponding interest rates. They worked around my
busy work and home schedules; met me at my office 12 miles away , kept their office
open after hours. The people at BHGAR were always polite and friendly when you
stepped thru their door.
I certainly would recommend Brett and his team to anyone looking for a RA. They
stand out in their knowledge , comprehension of my needs and see you thru completion
of purchasing your new home.
Thanks Brett and Kandace!!"