How could this page be better? I personally respond to every idea, suggestion, and complaint.
Bryn and his wife Ellen, their kids Zachary and Jazmine, and dog Snowy.
Real Estate is a true passion for me. The investment you make when purchasing a home is one of the best investments you can make. It is also normally your biggest investment. I understand this first hand, and I am glad to be able to help others make this important investment.
My goal is to be the best Realtor I can be for you. I will put my extensive business, technical, and customer service experience to use for you.I graduated from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a dual major of Marketing and Management.
From January 1985 through September 2000 I was Founder, Chairman, and CTO of CMPExpress. I put together a great team that grew CMPExpress to $70 million in sales with 150 people. We raised $4 million in Venture Capital and were acquired by a public company in September of 2000.
At CMPExpress one of the things I was most proud of was our customer service. We received literally thousands of unsolicited written compliments from our customers. I bring this same level of customer service to you for your Real Estate transactions.
Some awards I have won while running CMPExpress include:
Small Business Administration's Administrator's Award for Excellence
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 1999
Theadore Grayson Award for Outstanding Alumni - Wharton Business School
I am a member of the Friends of Hanauma Bay and I am also a member of the Hawaii Chapter of the Sierra Club.
I am a member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors, the National Association or Realtors, and the Hawaii Association of Realtors.
In addition to working as a Realtor, I enjoy spending time with my family, Windsurfing (see Video & Photos of me Windsurfing on Kailua Bay), Kayaking, Snorkeling, Hiking, and walking on the beautiful beaches of Oahu.
I am always looking for ways to improve OahuRE.com. I personally do all the development and updating of OahuRE.com and this allows me to quickly make improvements. This speed gives me an advantage over the large Brokerage Website's as their development time is much longer and they do not make frequent improvements.
My goal for OahuRE.com is to make it the best resource for Oahu Real Estate.
You can reach Bryn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryn & his wife Ellen
Big Brother Zachary & Baby Sister Jazmine
Bryn & Wanida, thank you for all of your efforts to get us sold in such a short time. Bryn, we are impressed with your efficiency and service even if we did not get to see you face-to-face. Mahalo again
Hi Bryn & Wanida, Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will recommend Oahu Realty Executives to friends and family that may need real estate services in Hawaii. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm off to San Antonio, Texas to start a new chapter in life. Aloha and Happy trails!
Bryn, 214 e-mails + 2 Escrows + numerous offers = 1 Satisfied Client! Thanks for all your help and work during this sale. I will definitely recommend you to friends and come back for our real estate needs. Mahalo Nui Loa.
Yes, thank you for handling the transaction there while we were away. I am very glad and relieved that it is over and that we can move on with things here. In the not too distant future I will probably be posting a complaint on the BBB about the lender with that hopes that it might spare future home sellers/buyers some of the unnecessary grief that we went through. But yes we are very glad, and I would recommend you to people in Hawaii since your site and your process was always very informative and helpful.
Hi Bryn, Thank you so much for the excellent service! I only wish that I had known it was this easy, I would have put my home up for sale sooner! You're professionalism and knowledge allowed my brother and I to settle matters quickly even though he was out of state. The digital signatures were amazing and simplified the process "to a tee"! I will recommend you to everyone I know, you folks are outstanding! Thanks again!
Bryn and Wanida, thank you both so much. Bryn, it was really a pleasure to work (electronically) with you. We'll definitely recommend you to friends and family. Mahalo!
Today after a little delay, ever thing fell into place and we completed the signing. It's been a long but enjoyable journey looking for that special place that we will soon call home. Of course your informative web-site had been a great tool for us, thanks for sharing all this information on your web-site. Now that the hunt has finally ended, the next step is to get the house in order for us to call it HOME!
Thank you both for helping us sell the condo. Your professionalism, experience, and use of technology to expedite the sell made the process simple and easy. For a customer, that’s valuable. Mahalo!
I want to extend my thanks to you as well you were there for us concerning all issues we had and you answered all of our question. I would look forward to doing business with you in the future thanks so much and have a great weekend.
Bryn and Wanida, Thanks again to both of you for all your good advice in what turned out to be a difficult sale. I've almost lost count, but I think this was the 3rd escrow (and final) we went through.
And I've definitely lost count on the number of offers. And as it turned out, I basically got the price that I wanted and thought was a fair market value, even with the credit to the buyers.
So it sometimes pays to hold out in the long run rather than going with the first offer; I believe the realtor's mantra is "the first offer is usually the best."
Since I was a repeat client, you can tell that your services and system must be working.
However, I am a "techie" and consequently I was thoroughly impressed with the way that you use the Internet to conduct business. I still believe it takes a real estate agent to close the deal, but the "foreplay" before that is the value that the Internet is providing to clients, and probably buyers' agents as well.
Most agents still don't get that and I suspect they are losing out in the long run. I realize that past relationships with clients help build a business, but marketing is still marketing, whether it's oneself or a product, i.e. a listing. So overall you're doing it right and I can't think of any suggestions right now for improvement. Therefore you've managed to have another very satisfied client. Thanks very much and best wishes to both of you.
Thank you Bryn for doing everything so expeditiously. We were amazed with the process and are glad that we were able to complete everything in front of our computer and in the comfort of our home. We are also thankful that we didn't have to pay an exorbitant fee as charged by other real estate companies.
Thank you Wanida and Bryn so much for selling our house! We are so relieved that the house sale closed without any problems (and without us having to dig up that tree!) We are very happy to have chosen your company as our Realtor and are especially appreciative of the ease of communication and timeliness of your responses whenever we had questions. We also thank you for all of the advice you’ve given us along the way, advice that has no doubt contributed to closing the deal successfully. We are so pleased with your service that we will definitely recommend you to anyone else seeking a realtor.
Dear Elaine, Thank you for helping us with the sale of our condo - especially for all of the work you put into it after it sold! We greatly appreciate it.
Thanks Bryn. It was a real pleasure working with your team. Wanida was an excellent resource throughout the entire process. A true professional with a wonderful personality.
Bryn and Julia, thanks so much again for all your professional help and your personal demeanor in all of this. For us we know that we need to have confidence both in our property and the sales team , and you both were great. I just received an email from a former college colleague who wants to meet about potential HI living when she and her husband retire from our college here , so you might be getting a call in the future God bless you both and I hope our paths cross again This was a blessed sale.
Bryn, thank you so much. Couldn't believe it could go so smoothly. Very glad we chose you. First American Title was also great to work with and very nice to get your discount. Our best and thanks to you and Wanida.
Thank you Bryn. Thanks Elaine! We couldn't have done it without you. Thanks for all your hard work. This wouldn't have been possible without you.
Thank you so much for linking me up with Elaine. I can say without hesitation that she is the finest real estate agent I have ever had the pleasure to work with here in Hawaii and she is a tremendous credit to your team. Kim and I were very anxious when we made the scary decision to short-sale our condo. Elaine had the perfect mix of professionalism, expertise, wisdom, and most importantly empathy to painlessly guide us through the process. All the behind the scenes work she did with the lender and buyer's agent to quickly close this short-sale truly freed me up to focus my attention on the more important issues in our family's life and at work. We are truly grateful and blessed for all of the time, effort and words Elaine invested in our lives to help us move beyond our past financial mistakes to a brighter, wiser financial future.
I also want to commend you and your company for being a true counter-balance to the greed driven, high-pressure, mind-control of the real estate industry. I was immediately impressed by OahuRE's website a few years ago and found it refreshing that a real estate agency was willing to share comprehensive housing market data that others in the industry jealously guard as proprietary. I appreciate OahuRE's tireless efforts to freely educate the public so people can make better real estate decisions. Had there been more companies like OahuRE ten or twenty years ago, we probably wouldn't be in the economic mess we are in right now. Keep up the good work! Give Elaine a promotion! I will definitely refer OahuRE to everyone I know who is contemplating a real estate move and needless to say, I will be calling you again when Kim and I are ready to purchase a house in the next few years.
With much gratitude and warm regards
Bryn, First of all Congratulations on being a Dad... Kids are what gives meaning to life and makes what we do for a living have a purpose... I do want to thank you for the work you and Wanida did in regards to our house... If I ever get the chance to recommend anyone, I'll definitely send them your way...
Thank you very much for all your help Bryn and Wanida! You made a complex process as smooth as possible and we definitely appreciated the rebate as well. :-) We will definitely refer you to friends looking to buy in Hawaii.
This is great news. Although it took a while to get that first offer submitted, I'm thoroughly pleased with completing the sale within a 6 month time period of listing. I am also pleased with your team's attention and company services offered. In particular, the electronic signing process and automated showing request/comments kept me in touch via email even though I live in CA.
Thank you so much. Elaine is a remarkable person and a joy to work with. She really went above and beyond to make our experience in selling our home as worry-free as we could have imagined. We definitely look forward to working with Elaine again in the future!
Thank you for your help, we couldn't have done it without everyone's hard work. Thanks to God, now we can relax and enjoy our vacation.
"Thank you so much for selling our home. We appreciate all that you have done to close the sale. As you mentioned in your earlier email, it was touch and go for a while. Kinda sketchy at times.
Now that we've sold, it gives us great joy to know we were working with two capable and hard working agents. She did a great job showing the house that one Sunday, and you did a great job scheduling the showings and helping us get past contract issues.
What we liked most about your service was that it was very convenient. We thought the digital signatures were very quick and efficient. That was nice. Also that we were able to view feedback from buyers. Not only did it help us understand what people thought about our house, but also what they thought about our asking price. We also liked your "no pressure" approach which made it easier to make decisions on our own, although you did provide us with good information when we did have questions. Thanks for the wonderful service.
We actually didn't think there was any thing unsatisfactory about your service. We knew when we signed the listing agreement with you that there was only going to be one open house and one brokers open. And with a minimal amount of advertising, you and her were able to sell our house for a really good price. We had two other brokers look at the house prior to us signing with you. They both thought 925k max, 60 to 90 days on the market, 3% commissions. So for you to get us 960k at about 30 days on the market was remarkable! Great job!
Thanks for both of your help through the process! We all experienced some bumps and it took a lot longer than anyone expected but you guys were able to get the deal done. Kerry and I really appreciate your work and it is a relief to be able to actively look in Portland. Please also extend our thanks to the person that helped with the showings.
Congratulations Elaine on the great job you did on selling my Pearl Ridge unit. Your enthusiasm, perseverance , timeliness, and expertise have contributed to a successful conclusion. I can't thank you and Bryn enough for all your hard work. I highly recommend your agency to anyone selling and or buying properties. Oahu R.E. is definitely 5 Star.
Bryn, that is great news, thanks for all of your help and patience with us in this long process. We had a great experience in both buying and selling our house with you and your business. I will recommend your services to everyone I know that is considering buying a house on the island.
ALOHA AND THANK YOU! It was a pleasure working with Elaine for the last 8 months on our Short Sale, although the process was hard and frustrating at times. She made it easy to get things accomplished even when I felt like giving up. This is a bitter sweet moment for us, but we are certainly glad it is over. We appreciate Elaine's fervor, tenacity, care, and support. We couldnt have done it without her. We will DEFINITELY refer clients to you!! Again, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Thanks Bryn, Wanida & Mannie. This was by far the smoothest sale Rick and I have ever had. No issues or hold ups whatsoever!
Thanks for your handling of the sale from the marketing of the property through the the prolonged closing. I appreciate your proactiveness and professionalism throughout the entire process. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
We just closed on the sale of my house today. I wanted to let you know that I was very satisfied with your company and particularly your associate Elaine Zande. Elaine very professionally handled the sale of my home from the initial marketing through to a very challenging closing. She always kept me informed with each phase of the sale process and responded to and researched questions in a timely manner. When there were issues with the lender, she fully represented my concerns and advocated for me on my behalf. I would without hesitation recommend Elaine to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
I wanted to personally let you know about the wonderful agent you have in Elaine. My wife and I experienced the best service and attention possible during the entire process of selling our house from afar. From my initial contact with her while living in Japan, through our PCS move to Michigan, Elaine was there to help us through the entire selling process. We experienced many highs and lows getting our property ready to sell, working through our property manager. Elaine felt every joy and pain during this entire period. From our granite countertop installation that had to be redone 4 times by our property manager, to the light that broke 3 days before we were scheduled to close that Elaine helped us to get replaced, Elaine was there every step of the way. Please know that you have the best of agents in Elaine. She is a star in an industry that is very competitive. I would highly recommend her for any person trying to sell their home. Thank you Elaine for all the help that you gave us. I'll miss what was becoming almost daily calls and wish you and your family the very best!
Thanks for a smooth and fast sale. It was a pleasure working with you.
Thanks so much for your help. It was a really good experience. The online stuff was great. Docusign rocks. The website is awesome, I look at it all the time. Wanida is awesome. So quickly responsive and on top of it. 4.5% commission is great. Fast responses are priceless. Thanks again to everyone.
Both my lovely bride and I have become very close to Elaine Van de Zande during the time of helping us sell my Dad's property. Elaine stood by us, through out the entire process of getting the legal stuff worked out, so we could sell my Dad's property. She's jumped through hoops, to help us and we can't begin to thank her enough. She's become a member of our extended family.
Thank you for all you've done. You've made a big difference in our lives. We will let you know when we have the keys.
Thank’s so much for making this such an easy sale. You all were great.
Thank you, Bryn, for your advice and help with this sale. I was very surprised at how quickly an offer was received. Your staff is great especially Mannie. She is always on top of things and kept me informed of what was happening. She is an asset to your company!! Thanks again for your help.
THANK YOU!!!! :-D :-D :-D Thank you to EVERYONE who has worked on this. You've all been BEYOND wonderful! I hope today, and every day to follow, is wonderful for all of you! :-D :-)
Bryn, I appreciate it, and thank you to you and the the rest of your team, especially Wanida. This was my first time selling and you guys made this way too easy. If I end up staying on island I'll be giving you guys a call again. Best regards,
We would like to thank you & your staff especially Elaine Van de Zande for making this transaction a smooth one. Everything went well from beginning to end. We appreciate all the assistance that was provided to us! We will definitely contact your office for future services.
Thank you all! It finally happened! I really appreciated all of the hard work that made this complicated process more easy for me.
Thank You and Wanida is da Best
aloha! thank you for the wonderful efforts your entire team made in making this a positive experience for us. cathyrine is a wonderful administrator and was consistently timely in getting documents & information to us. your photographer was very expert & talented in making our house look large & inviting. this is our second experience working with Elaine .. when we bought our house and when we sold our house .. she is always the "calm in the middle of the storm" .. making every real estate experience a very positive & professional one. we wish you all continued success .. may you have many blessings of wealth, health & happiness.
Bryn/Wanida/Mannie, Thank you ! You have a fantastic team and I really appreciate all the great work and attention by everyone at OahuRe. I've told folks I know about your company as you've made a somewhat complicated process painless and seamless. Thanks again !!
Thank you very much to your whole team. Jinny--Great Job! Sorry I was so difficult, but there were so many issues with the buyer. I'm glad Jinny was still very patient with me.
Mannie helped me not to do something stupid. She was very helpful and understanding. You guys are really lucky to have her.
Bryn--Thank you very much for your professional advice and ALWAYS getting back to me. I really liked how you always remember to use "out of office" reply. It helped me to know that you were out and can't get back to me right away, which made my life much less stress!
Thank you also for giving me the $2000.00 credit and glad that you keep your commissions low to help those that don't have much $$$! I really do appreciate this! There is not too many firms that would do this. I'm glad it closed!!!! I hope that you will still accept me as a client in the future. Yes it was touch from both sides, but in all, I had a satisfactory experience and would recommend others to use your company. Mahalo
Thank you to all at OahuRE. Your use of technology to move us through the selling process is awesome. Using docusign saved much time and no doubt reduced the number of days to close our sale. Wanida was terrific. She kept in timely communication during the 45 day closing period. Finding a strong buyer (and back up offer) as quickly as you did was amazing. Although we're sad to sell a condo we enjoyed living at for years, we are glad to have had your assistance.
Anyway, thank you for you and entire team's hard work, especially Wanida. I'll spread some words on your great services. We're satisfied not only about the competitive fee rate but also with your great service. Thank you. We appreciate all of your jobs so far. We'll choose Oahure again next time.
Yaaaayyy! It’s finally done! My sincerest appreciation to you, Wanida, Abegail, & Mannie for your assistance, the awesome photos, patience, guidance, and more patience on getting this deal done.
Hi everyone. I received the funds into my account today. Just want to thank everyone for making this as possible as possible. I'm very happy with your services and your fees, especially since I'm here in the mainland. A big mahalo to everyone!
Thanks Bryn, You both did great work and thanks for getting it done so smoothly and over asking.
Thanks again Bryn to you and your team. It helps to have a great property but it is even better to have such great support.
Thank you to you and your team for helping us along the way!! Much appreciated!
The reduced commission is of course a huge plus. Professionally, your group responded quickly to every call for assistance. We liked that--We really appreciated it.
We both thought your entire team performed their jobs professionally. We really do not have anything critical to say or any recommended improvements.
You ask what I like most: I would have to say, the 5 star service provided, I am so impress with the service and response time. And where could you improve your service: I am not sure what you could do to improve, just keep doing what you are doing.
We received the closing documents via FedEx this morning and are very pleased with the expertise of your team along with the personal attention given to our sale.
To answer your questions specifically, we like the "one stop shop" team work. Additionally, the reasonable, negotiable percentage rate. Lastly, working almost seamlessly with us when geographically separated was appreciated.
Wanida and your entire world team are pros.
Thank you for your services of your entire team. I am very satisfied with how quick everything went and for the price which we got. What I liked most about your services was how you kept me informed every step of the way and the convenience of signing most things online. I can not really thing go anything of where you could improve your services. You all did a great job.
I really love that you folks really take advantage of technology. From communication with email / texting and being able to digitally sign my documents, everything was really fast and convenient. Jolene and Abegail were really great with getting back to me quickly and keeping me up-to-date. Also your site is pretty amazing. The timeline and the appendix you created is pretty awesome. I would definitely use you folks again and or recommend to my family & friends.
What I liked most about your services was quick responses to my calls. Your overall services were great.
Wanida was a sales rep who provided excellent support and service to two seniors who requested documents be delivered for our signatures. She also aided us in completing the very lengthy, nitty gritty Disclosure Statement. All this done with a smile and professionalism. Remember we are two illiterate computer users who were unable to sign online! Then too, we prefer doing business in person the old fashioned way! We were also pleased with the large photo shoots of the unit.
We like the system you have. Your website is very professional and really helpful for home buyers and also sellers. Also Wanida is very special for us . All other your staffs are very professional and trustful. Thank you again.
Aloha Bryn, Wanida, Mannie, and Abby!
Thank you so much! We are so grateful for the professional, cordial, and timely customer service that you all provided throughout the entire process of helping us to sell our townhouse. Your detailed email messages that included links back to your website and the videos were so helpful for us to understand each step along the way. You even replied directly, and almost instantaneously, to some of the email inquiries that we had. Wanida's expert guidance with listing the unit "as is"; pricing, acceptance, and maintenance touch up recommendations; along with her accessibility by phone, text, or email; solidified our confidence that we selected the right person/team to help us with this significant life event. There's no doubt that we got the best result possible thanks to your entire team.
That's a "brief" summary of what we liked most about your service. There's nothing that we can recommend to you for improvement.
The event of selling our first property was stressful for us in and of itself, though your team helped to ease the stress factor exponentially. We've been using your website for years and will continue to dream build through it going forward. Still appreciate you answering questions many years ago when we first looked at selling the unit.
We look forward to working with you all again, hopefully in the very near future!
With sincerest aloha and gratitude,
I cannot express in words how thankful I am for Tom and his team. It was so wonderful to work with Tom as his communication made the different in my overall experience. Tom is very trustworthy and I really felt he was always protecting my best interest as his client. I could not have been more thankful! Be sure that I will recommend his services as I was so pleased with it.
Bryn, Tom, and the OahuRE Team: You did an outstanding job and I want to thank you for everything. What I liked the most is that everything was done thru emails and quickly. Also, Tom was always there when I needed. To improve your service: I can't think of anything now. Everything happened as planned and you were always helpful. Thank you,
We were very happy with your service and will definitely recommend your services in the future. We really liked the price of your service! But we also liked not having to deal with the hassle of scheduling meetings with a selling realtor. It was nice to be able to sell Our unit exactly how we wanted to. I also really liked how available your team was and how quickly you all responded. Sometimes we needed a push and I liked how your team would follow up and even text us to confirm things.
Hi Bryn, Happy Holidays!
Thank you again for assisting me with first home purchase.
I especially appreciated Elaine’s advice, diligence with calling me back, and referrals. I felt that Elaine was very professional, knowledgeable about the market, and I didn’t ever feel pressured.
I would recommend Elaine to all my family and friends, because she makes the time and effort to come early before a house showing, she returns my calls and emails on a timely manner, she gave me professional referrals for the home inspection, cleaning company, and loan officer, she informed me of up coming procedures and explained the process of closing in a detailed manner.
As a first time home buyer, having the patience and understanding for someone like myself was greatly appreciated.
Bryn, your website was a huge load off of my back when it came to researching places. I really liked the fact that it was constantly being updated and it listed every a variety of places on the island. I knew that if I had to individually look for places, the process would have taken longer.
Thank you for being an advocate and a voice for me when it came to the owner approving my offer.
I really appreciated that your followed through and had someone fix the air vent in the bathroom, the disposal, and the pipes.
All in all, I was very impressed with your service and I will recommend your site to everyone I know. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
We have purchased 7 homes over the years and we view our experience with Jolene and your team as the most positive we have had. Jolene was candid on all matters related to the purchase. She held no punches and gave us the full perspective on what we faced. When we had any questions of the sellers, she immediately passed our questions on.
You folks have truly helped to make this process of buying my first home a positive one. I appreciate your diligence and quick response to questions and concerns.
We are very pleased with our purchase, as it is what we wanted --- period. We would not have it were it not for you and the OahuRE Team.
Jerry and I wanted to thank you for all your help and support in helping us to land our home. I wanted to share this with you:
In the beginning, before we'd started house hunting, I went to church to ask Him to tell me if the time was right to purchase one. If so, to give me guidance because we were going to be treading in uncharted territory. I also prayed for peace of mind and peace in our family knowing that buying a house, for the first time, could prove to be a daunting task.
Shortly after that, my brother stepped into the picture and shared your website with us. What a blessing that turned out to be! It was so easy to navigate thru; couldn't have been any easier. After traveling to view about 6 homes listed, we'd decided on purchasing the house we'd eventually landed. Now, I'm not completely sure about why or how all the credits and rebates came about, but, that in itself, was a HUGE blessing because they took care of the points and the closing costs. Also, the repairs I'd requested were taken care of at no cost to us; another huge blessing. The timing, also, couldn't have been more perfect because, the lease in our current place ends at the end of May.
Even though I've had to take a crash course in home buying 101, and still don't completely understand all the terminology and lingo, or what happened during the 'whirlwind', He has blessed us with a home we were looking for.
Again, we wanted to thank you because you 2 were very instrumental in making all of this unfold before us. Without your guidance/assistance, none of this might've happened.
Hi Bryn, It has been a great experience all around. You have both been so helpful and kept the process really hassle free for me.
By the way, I'm not sure I officially thanked you for the superb job you did to take us through that last transaction. Wow, we did a lot in 3 weeks, but we're so grateful for all your skills and pleasantness to work with us. Really, Mahalo and Bravo for a great assist.
I just want to say thank you so much for getting back to me. And Elaine was very helpful in showing me the property on Awini. I have tried to work with other RE Agents in town and they have not been this helpful. I really appreciate your work.
Thank you both for taking care of us the last month or so. As we talked we could not think of anything negative to say. You both took great care of us. Communication was on going. Not one time did we have to wait to get in touch with either of you. Not once did we feel pressured or hurried. Thank you both for all you did for us.
Just want to let you know how much I appreciated your help in assisting my wife and I in getting our home. You really know your job. Your website is amazing. I think it should be the required method to buy houses in Hawaii... and in the world. You were all about customer satisfaction, no matter what. You always made me feel at ease. Never intimidating. I really like the emailing of documents and the click to sign. You put a lot of thought in making home purchase easy. Your program is the greatest I've ever seen.
It truly was a pleasure working with you both. What did I like about your services? EVERYTHING!
I had been monitoring your website for a few months looking for the RIGHT one to come along. Your website is awesome. So easy to navigate, so informative, so many ways to look for what you want/need. Kudos to your webmaster.
Bryn you were always there with a quick response when we had a question. It seemed that no matter what time of the day or night that we asked a question, you responded almost immediately with an answer.
The people that you recommended that we work with for the house inspection and other things were great too.
Your knowledge and you willingness to go the extra mile were obvious.
Thank you both again for making finding and buying our HOME much less stressful than I had anticipated. Again, it was a pleasure working with you both. You can count on me recommending you to ANYONE who is looking for a new place to live.
We are extremely appreciative of all your services related to our recent real estate purchase.
Thank you for everything that you have done...We have dealt with many realtors in the past, whether we were selling a home or looking for one and you go way and beyond the call of duty. We appreciate you guys tremendously.
I would like to thank you for all your help in assisting us in finding our home. Your patience and dedication was greatly appreciated. When you told me I could make an offer of $240,000 on a place that was $269,000. It open my eyes to all the available places there were. So I want to say thank you very much for your insight. When people ask me for a good realtor, you and Bryn will be the first words out of my mouth. I wish you great success in the future.
We can't think of anything that needs improvement. We would be happy to recommend you to our friends and will definitely contact you in the future for any real estate needs.
Thanks for your help.
‘A’ole pilikia. If and when we ever decide to sell it, we’ll contact you.
Thank you Byrn, you were the most critical link that started our purchase, that made our dream come true. If not for you, your website, and the referral to Duncan, we would probably be still renters today. You made our life path change, and we're looking so forward to a better future from here on.
Thanks for Helping us through the process. You both were great. I learned so much about the real estate market from your website and felt more confident in making our first home purchase. This has been our best Christmas ever.
We have the keys and are happily starting our renovation work, Thanks for all the help!! You two have really been helpful and I will certainly recommend you to my friends.
Vince and I would like to thank you for your guidance, expertise and advice in helping us own our first home. Being in the ARMY for the part 17 ½ year, we lived in many states, rented houses, apartments& even lived in a military duplex. But we never owned a home. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication for making it possible. If we ever need your services again, we will surely use you in a heartbeat, and also refer you to our friends + Family.
Once again Bryn, You have been very helpful! Any time I have some one looking for a house, I will refer them to you! As this is our first buy, not sure if other agents are as helpful and accommodating!
Thank you so much for your help in finding the perfect house. You & Bryn made the process so much easier than we thought it would be since we were so far away. You went out of your way so many times , taking picture s and answering all of my email so fast. The two of you were huge blessing.
Thank you very much for all your help. I was preparing myself for a long and drawn out process because I am on the mainland. My hats off to you for making this process so streamlined and efficient. Thanks again!!
I may have already said this but this whole experience has been extremely positive. Between your web site having all the information we needed to make an informed decision and your excellent service as a realtor, this transaction went very smooth. My hats off to you!!
Thank you Bryn. I really do appreciate how attentive you are to your clients.
It was awesome working with you guys. :)
Thank you both very much for sticking with us for such a long time!!! Many thanks for setting up numerous showings. We'll soon enjoy our new home.
We really love the house. We are currently moving stuff in and unpacking. Thanks very much for all your help. It was very challenging, but we're glad you helped us along the way.
Thank you, we are very pleased with the excellent service we received. We have already recommended Oahu RE to other potential clients. It was a pleasure doing business with you. We'll let you know when the housewarming party is on.
(Clients) 25th birthday was the 20th and this is a great gift! I appreciate all your hard work on his behalf :-) Aloha and God bless you all!
Thanks, Bryn -- sounds like Darren will be able to sign it from there after lunchtime. Thanks again for all of your help in getting the house -- it's been a really smooth process overall, and we've appreciated all that you have done!
Thanks for the reminder. I just turned the tax exemption certificate into the Wahiawa Satellite City Hall. We are really enjoying our new home. We're all settled in now, and have pretty much adjusted to living in Mililani. It's been great here and we love having our new place. Once again, thank you for the reminder and all the help you gave us.
Hi, Bryn, I am so grateful for your help, specially for me as the first-time homer buyer, you are patient to answer my question and inquiries. Thank you very much.
Thank you so much for everything and getting the keys for us yesterday. The cable guy just left and we have cable & internet! And yes, this was one heck of a cliff hanger! If we ever buy again in Hawaii, we're going with a local lender (and with you of course). We learned our lesson...the hard way. But it all worked out! Thanks again.
Thanks Bryn, you really have gone above and beyond for us and we really do appreciate it! We do love the house that has a strong offer already, but, I know so often deals fall through and that may be our chance to get our foot in the door! We do understand it is a long shot, but we are praying! Thanks again for incredible service to us! We have worked w/several other agents before and your business is impeccable, so really thanks again for all your time w/us so far!
Thanks for everything. This won't be the last time we talk. You were both highly professional and friendly. No doubt, we will use your services again. We've already recommended your services to several of our friends. Thanks again.
Hi Bryn, Thank you very much! It has been a great experience working with you. Thank you for your many great advises and effective communication. You can be sure that I will recommend you folks for any future real estate needs! Aloha!
Hi Bryn, Again, I am totally blown away by your efficiency. In all of the real estate transactions that I've been involved with, and there were lots, this is by far the most complete and well managed I've ever seen. Thanks much,
Thank you so much for all of your hard work during the last couple weeks. We really enjoy our new home. We are painting and decorating the house yesterday so we little busy. This is a great gift for us at this Holidays Season. Anyway, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you all.
Dear Bryn, What an ordeal. Thank you very much for your creative solutions to the many problems we encountered and for your patience. If there is a medal of honor that is given to a real estate agent for service above and beyond the call of duty, you certainly deserve this medal. It was a pleasure working with you from the very beginning. We appreciate very much what you sacrificed in order for both buyer and seller to agree on the final purchase price. The format that you have in conducting your business is innovative and so efficient , I would recommend it to anyone and everyone buying or selling real estate. Your immediate responses and replies to phone calls and e-mails are unbelievable and surprising, knowing that very, very few people conduct their business this way. Your website is awesome. It is extremely comprehensive. You must be the envy of a lot of people in the business. This Christmas will be very special for our whole family.
We both enjoyed working with you. We thought your work style suited us, where you wouldn't crowd us when we were looking at properties but instead would let us look around and afterwards would tell us what we needed to know. Though I don't know if this style would work for everyone. We also liked the electronic signatures, we felt that it made the process a lot cleaner and quicker. Thanks again for all your help.
I would like to add my thanks to both of you for your expertise, your hard work and your patience! We have been very pleased with your service, both with the Condo purchase as well as with the sale of our parents home. And if/when we purchase another home in Hawaii, you will be our Realtors! Thank you for all you have done for us. Best Regards.
It's nice to wake up early morning in Sydney and read your warm and gracious message. Yes, your quick response to everything we've asked is commendable and showed how much hands on you are with your business. I am certain it could not have happened smoothly particularly in those times when we were traveling somewhere in the Pacific, I here in Sydney and you guys in Hawaii. Thank you for showing us various properties and giving us your insight on property angles and concerns that provided us with information leading to a more informed decision. Bryn, you were terrific in your handling of all the legal and other institutional issues. You have nicely divided up the responsibilities of working with buyers between you. Thank you again.
Thanks for helping us buy our first place and for having such a great website! We really appreciate all your help. Mahalo
Great! Than you so much. I really feel like we are in very good hands with you and Elaine.
Greetings... Thank you for the GREAT job you did with this transaction! Also, Thanks for the $$ Rebate... that is a real 'attention getter' when looking for Real Estate. ( I actually thought I would get little support with that $$ incentive, however, You gave me more support than I have ever had before in a Real Estate Sale. ) I have no suggestions for your operation... everything worked great and doing the 'Paperwork' on the internet really saves time... no going back and forth to your office. So, Thank you both and although we have remodeling to do, I think we got a good deal... we like the House and the Location! Good Luck to you with your future Real Estate work and success to your Firm.
Thank you Bryn. Although we haven't met face to face it seems like we already know you. It has been a great experience working with both you, who really took good care of us, were so efficient and just so professional in what you both did to help us make our dream a reality. Aloha
We have received keys to our new house and would like to thank for all your help. Not only your website is far superior to anything we have encountered, but also the level of your personal service is unparalleled. You have provided excellent communications channels, with phone calls and e-mails unfailingly answered within a few hours, more often immediately. Your knowledge of the market, as well as the procedure of complicated RE transactions, is excellent and you have met all the challenges with vigor, skill and sense of urgency that we enjoyed enormously. Thank you again, and we will have no reservation to ask for your help whenever we might need assistance with a real estate transaction.
It has been my pleasure as well! I thought buying a home at a distance like this would be a nightmare. It's been a dream. No stress at all. If there were questions, you were right there with an answer and dealt fabulously with the sellers. It really put my mind at ease.
Indeed we were far away but the process went smoothly due to your responsiveness, wise counsel and the trust we developed in you. Thanks very much for everything. We won't hesitate to call on your services again in the future.
Much thanks to both of you for your efforts. I really appreciate the support that you provided on both transactions. Again, thank you for helping me to navigate a very long process. I'll be sure to send everyone I know to you two when they need help. Aloha
Thanks, that's great news. Towards the end, I had my doubts if this would happen. I really appreciate everything you've done to help us get this home. From submitting the offer, to working with me as the lender decided whether or not to accept the offer, through to the final inspection(s), you've been very supportive. I feel very fortunate that we were able to rely on your expertise. Owning a home in Hawaii isn't something that I take for granted. Ever since I was a young boy, I've wanted to own a home in Hawaii. This house will have a significant impact not only on our family, since we can now return to Hawaii, but also our extended family as we now have a home in which to hold our family gatherings. To be able to buy this house, is truly a dream come true. Thank you very much for helping make this dream come true.
Thank you so much for the time and effort in helping us achieve our dream of home ownership! I really appreciate the flexibility you've shown, answering my emails and phone calls promptly and during weekends. Thanks too for being available at a moments notice to show us all the homes we wanted to see. Bryn, I especially want to note that I appreciate oahure.com, as well as being able to sign documents digitally. I'm more of a technical oriented person and I really appreciate the way technology is being applied. Mahalo from the both of us.
Thanks for the call. I'm sorry that I missed it! It's rare that I get to talk to you on the phone. Thank you so much for everything! It was nice working with you. Thank you for making it happen for both selling and buying of our homes at the same time. That was great! It worked out as we wanted! Thank you so much! I liked your quick responses with emails and text message services for the showings. Thank you and best wishes!
It has been a pleasure doing business with you and Ms. Le. I will definitely recommend your services to our friends here on the island. Your efficiency and professionalism are top notch. Thank you.
We got the keys to our new condo and everything is fine. We just fixing minor stuff and getting place ready to move in. It was a pleasure working with both of you. Thank you for all your help.
Thank you for doing a really great job handling our transaction, and being really professional and giving us good recommendations and tips. Thank you for the rebate. It was a pleasure working with both of you, and I will let you know when the house is finally ready after our repair work is done.
Dear Bryn, Thank you very much for your creative solutions to the many problems we encountered and for your patience. If there is a medal of honor that is given to a real estate agent for service above and beyond the call of duty, you certainly deserve this medal. It was a pleasure working with you from the very beginning. We appreciate very much what you sacrificed in order for both buyer and seller to agree on the final purchase price. The format that you have in conducting your business is innovative and so efficient , I would recommend it to anyone and everyone buying or selling real estate. Your immediate responses and replies to phone calls and e-mails are unbelievable and surprising, knowing that very, very few people conduct their business this way. Your website is awesome. It is extremely comprehensive. You must be the envy of a lot of people in the business. This Christmas will be very special for our whole family, especially for my wife. She saw her dream come true.
I too enjoyed working with you both and thought you guys are awesome to work with. i'm just glad the glitch was corrected quickly and was behind us. i personally liked how automated the whole process is (look up properties online, signing docs online and so on), how quickly you responded to my inquiries, and your ablity to give something back to the customers but still provide the same level of services as other full commision brokers, that I'll definitely share the good experiences with friends and people i know of. thank you!! and have a great holiday season and a very prosperous new year!
Thanks both of you. Yes, I also enjoyed working with you, especially in these last two to three weeks. Without Mike's consistent efforts and pushing, it may have taken much longer to close. I learned something from this purchase, certainly the holiday season is not a good time for closing, and it is better to use local lender. Most important is using the right realtor. You guys are great. Thanks
I would like to thank you and your staff (realtor Elaine Van de Zande) for helping me purchase my first house. I first started looking for a house in Nov. 2009. I had no knowledge in the house buying business but I was determined to buy a house that was being sold as a short sale. I had it set in my mind that it was a lower price than what the housing market was asking. I searched the internet for all the information that I could find. I went to your competitor and was told to forget short sales. They are a waste of time. So I stumbled upon your website. Wow, so much information, I could do my own research which is what I wanted. After e-mailing you, you recommended Elaine. What a great choice. Whenever I wanted to see a potential house, I would call Elaine and she would do some research on the house to see if there was any problems. She would always schedule the showing at my convenience and not hers. If I liked the house she would write up the offer in less than two hours after I say I wanted to buy the house. Electronic signing is the best. She works seven days a week and has a huge knowledge of information as a great realtor should. She never pressured me to buy in a hurry and always made sure that I was very comfortable with the house that I was buying. She even got me an excellent mortgage company that gave me a 4 percent interest rate. After looking at many houses for almost a year with Elaine and playing the waiting game for short sales. Just wanted to say that I couldn't have bought my house which was a short sale at a very good price without Elaine.
When my husband Steve and I first started looking for houses, we did not have a great experience with a certain real estate firm and agent that shall remain nameless. They made us feel rushed and were not very warming and comforting during the whole process. As faith would have it, a few circumstances came up and we put our house hunting on hold for a year. When we were ready to get back in the swing of things, a friend recommended Oahu Re. As first time home buyers with a young child, we wanted to make sure that we were going to be able to purchase a home that best fit within our means and made us happy at the same time. We contacted Oahu Re when we seen a property of interest to us. They referred us to an awesome agent named Elaine Van De Zande. With her help we were able to find our perfect home. She was very patient and made us feel extremely comfortable through out the entire process. Elaine is one of the few people in real estate that genuinely care for their clients. She made us feel at ease and really wanted to see us in a home that we truly loved. We are forever grateful to her for making one of the most memorable experiences of our lives as smooth and welcoming as she has. My husband and I are definitely recommending Elaine and Oahu Re to all of my friends and family.
Thank you for choosing Elaine to represent us on the purchase of our Kailua property. Our experience as clients of Realty Executives couldn't be more pleasant. The qualities of a Real Estate agent that Elaine possesses are very genuine. I've never met anybody in sales that really had the patience that she had with her clients. What I respect about Elaine the most is that she's never been the pushy type and she is extremely patient. I've experienced other agents that you know the minute you go to showings that they are only in it for the quick commission. She really made an effort to make sure that we find the right place and never pressured us to make any type of decision on a particular property. I don't really think Elaine wanted us to jump on the Kailua property initially because you could see in her eyes how much work the house really needed to upgrade to current standards. It's these type of assumptions from agents that really give you the feel of how genuine they truly are. She really made us feel that she was more of a family friend than a real estate agent. Me and Maddie can't thank her enough for all her hard work. We've experienced many different situations from the current real estate market and believe me it was very interesting. Without Elaine we wouldn't be experiencing the American Dream of home ownership.
Thank you for providing the time and expert guidance that made finding and buying our condo possible. Your web site was a pleasure to use. Your rebate covered all of the closing costs, so it was nice just paying for the actual cost of the condo. That is a first after five real estate purchases! We have recommended you to our friends, and will continue to do so in the future. We are looking forward to moving in our home in a few years. Thanks again for your outstanding service.
We would like to thank your realtor Elaine Van de Zande for helping me purchase my first house. We first started looking for a house was being sold as a foreclosure or short sale because it was lower price than the others. However, the agent of the other competitor dosen't recommend us to choose that because of lots of paper work & watse time. But Elaine is really a very professional realtor.She not only hardworking , but also generous in giving help. She never feel annoying even though we asking her to write a lot of offer.She really help us to buy such a desirable home that we loved.Just wanted to say that I couldn't have bought my house which was a very good price without Elaine:)
Thanks for everything, we're really looking forward to putting down roots here!
Thank you so much for all your assistance and for your well wishes! Congratulations to you as well, Bryn, on your newest blessing! It was a pleasure working with you both. I'm sure once things settle with the new baby we will be in touch again soon. Thank you so much.
Hi Bryn! Thank you and thanks to the OahuRe Team! Home ownership is part of the American dream and I had the best assistance getting here. Aloha!
Thank you, Julia and Bryn, for your great work! We are very satisfied with your service. I even recommended you to a friend at work who may be doing what we have done in the next couple of years.
Mahalo for the nice card and dropping off the keys/gift today. Bryn, you made this a breeze and were on top of it all the way through. Thank you for your professionalism. Mahalo and aloha.
Bryn Thanks so much! It was a great experience all around, Elaine is awesome! She was very responsive and helped a great deal throughout the entire process, we're so happy that we chose to work with OahuRE and Elaine. Eventually we'll have to leave Hawaii, and when we do, we'll definitely be calling again to sell the property!
Great, thank you. It's been a pleasure working with the both of you. Thanks for all your help, especially for taking care of things outside normal business hours, I really appreciated it.
Working with the both of you was an excellent service experience. You guys made every step of the way so easy, fast and efficient and you delivered with a lot of Aloha. We particularly loved how easy it was to place an offer online, that saves so much time and effort on everyone's part. We will highly recommend OahuRE to any and all we hear shopping for a home.
Thank-you both for all of your work and support! Sue and I had complete trust in you both throughout the process. Your team of support personnel were exceptional and proved we were right to place our trust in you. The most helpful feature of your services is the website. Sue and I used it regularly to look at new listings and open houses. Having watched the site for over 6 months before making an offer I'm not sure how well I like some of the more recent changes, e.g. having extra clicks to narrow neighborhood searches or all of the extra things at the top, but overall it was wonderful to have all of the information available so quickly
Apologies for the tardiness of this thank you! We wanted to express our sincere thanks for all of your help and your prompt and quick responses during this whole process. This was a different experience for us being that most of the communication was through email! And we thought it was great - especially when we were away on vacation, we were able to stay in touch. We really appreciate both of you being flexible and advocating for our concerns, questions, and requests as buyers. We also want to state how impressed and amazed we are by your website and how useful and innovative it is. We love how it is well maintained, contains up-to-the-minute updates, and the wealth of information it provides allowed us to make a life-changing experience with both eyes open. Your web site is truly the best real estate site for Hawaii and certainly is a prime example for other states/countries to follow! We also greatly appreciate the reference to Bonnie at Territorial Savings. She was extremely professional and efficient and made the whole process very smooth. We have been non-stop busy at our new house! Fixing this and that, painting, etc. and updating it. Our hope is to make this a nice home for us. It's exciting, for sure, and all this is thanks to you and your team. It was indeed a pleasure working with you both and mahalo nui loa for all your hard work and help!
Hi Bryn, Thanks for everything. We are now moved in and getting settled. I liked that we were able to sign everything digitally. My emails were always responded to promptly, so that was a plus. Overall, a great experience. Thanks!
We completed the purchase of the condo in Makaha. I just wanted to thank you and Elaine for all the help. It made the purchase of this property easy. I would like to say again that your real estate site is the best in the nation. It allows one to research the property making it possible to make an intelligent offer. That helps both the buyer and the seller. We have plans to purchase additional properties in Hawaii, and look at your site daily. Thanks again.
It's was amazing working with you guys with the level if professionalism , responsiveness and personal attention. You guys have hundreds of customers but we always felt like we we were getting undivided attention. We are thrilled. God bless.
We just got the keys to our beautiful new home! We truly believe that if it had not been for Elaine’s skill we would not have gotten our “dream house”. Elaine got our offer accepted despite other higher offers, and we closed in under 30 days thanks to Elaine’s collaboration with our mortgage broker. You really have a gem in Elaine! We will recommend Elaine and Hawaii Homes International to anyone in need of a Realtor. THANK YOU!
Thank you Bryn!!!!! I'm breaking into my home right now!! XD This has been a wonderful ride! And I know who to trust....You guys!! Was so fearful during the first weeks....but got comfortable knowing you were there every long waited step in the process. Thank You!!!!!
Thanks so much Bryn and Julia. You guys have been great. I really appreciate all your patience and cooperation during this long (and sometimes arduous!) process:)) It has been a pleasure working with you both as well. I can't believe I own a house - still in shock!!
Thank you for guiding us through this process and making it as smooth as possible for us! We are so glad you created oahure.com which allowed us to do our own research and find the home that fit us best. And a big thumbs up for using Docusign.
Thank you Bryn and Wanida for all your help. It was a long haul and you guys performed admirably.
Aloha Mysterious Stranger! Funny we have never met and yet your website and digital everything saved me so much time and effort--the entire processs was GREAT. I'll be sure and place a good review in your website. THREE YEARS plus I've been surfin your website--since late 2008 and constantly since 2009. I bid on a couple other places with other realtors and had to go into the office and hand do EVERYTHING and it was a royal pain in the okole. your site is great. I've e mailed people on the mainland (military) looking to buy here before they arrive and given your website out a lot! you deserve the success that is yours too! Much aloha!
I looked for three YEARS for my perfect home and Bryn answered every e mail no matter how crazy the question, helped me with bids until I eventually figured out how to do it right, and assisted in the bidding on the place I KNEW was right after many false starts. I had access to EVERYTHING I would ever need on the website--the crime stats, sales, neighborhood and school data--EVERYTHING in one place. It made my daily internet searches easy. Even with a list of everything I needed in the process- including finding the right banker to cover a 'fixer'. I tried several other realtors and had to go into their offices and sign offers in person and it took TIME and was a tedious process. With Bryn and his team--EVERYTHING is digital and takes SECONDS to complete--from the initial bid, counters... the entire process id FAST AND EASY. Wanida was a great help showing places I got interested in, patient to the core with my 'newbie' questions, and shared my joy when I finally settled and found my PERFECT home. MAHALO!!!!! 4 everything Oahure.com team!!!
THANK YOU BRYN! We appreciate all of your time, advice, and hard work to help us to buy this wonderful home. We enjoyed working with you and are thankful for your constant attention to all of our issues and needs along the way. You certainly made us feel secure that all issues would addressed quickly and I had full confidence in the process. a big mahalo from us!
it was a difficult deal to complete, but i am so happy that all the extra effort by all involved has paid off.
We have our dream house and thank you so much for your assistance in attaining this property.
I am so excited that we are finally closing this Friday. This could not have happened without all of your hard work. Thank you so much for everything you all have done for my family and me. We will forever be grateful.
Yay! Thank you so much for making this such an easy process. I have nothing but great things to say about you all. I look forward to one day working with you all again.
Yes, Wow! Thank you for all this extra extra work, really glad it all ended up well for us! Actually I recomended your office/website to few my coworkers. One of them has a house, but agrees your website is the best I ever encountered.
Thank you. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for all you have done for me over the past 8 months and particularly the past few weeks and days. You have all been incredible and I feel very fortunate to have been referred to Wanida. I can’t imagine having gotten this done with any other team. Thanks for working so hard for me especially over the holidays to make this happen.
It certainly is a great way to start the New Year. Thanks again for all of your help. Don't have any suggestions on how to improve your services as it was a pleasure working with you and the web site was great with all of the properties listed. If we have any furture real estate needs, we will definitely consider you and will recommend you to others.
I wish I could do this in person with you all, but as you may guess things are hectic now with owning a new home and I am leaving the island again soon. But I wanted to thank you all for your help, patience, and understanding throughout this whole process. As a first time home buyer, I must say, though it was difficult at times, I feel you all made it as smooth as possible for me and probably with me being away in remote locations, it was my fault for any hold ups. It was a pleasure, so again thank you all very much. I love my new home, and I don't think it would have ever been possible without all your experience and professionalism.
Thanks to all of you for your patience and help with assisting us buying our Hawaii home - just in time for our new edition who is due 26th January. We now have some reno work to do before we get to move in but we are very excited to have a place to call our own and not have to pay rent anymore! Mahalo!
Well, we received the second set of keys today. It looks like the sale is complete. Thank you for being there, literally and figuratively, for us through the purchase of our little piece of paradise. We learned to trust you early on - our favorite things were your honesty and attention to detail. Plus, you were quick to pick up on our needs. We couldn't help but notice that we did a complete 180 degree turn from what we originally told you we were looking for in a condo location. You sacrificed a pair of your stockings to help us figure out that Waikiki was a little too much city/sooty for us. We appreciated and needed your support through this rare, right-brained adventure which was far outside our typical math teacher/ science teacher behavior. Thank you for everything. You have been wonderful. You are amazing! We will arrive at the condo the first week in April and will give you a call to let you know how we are doing. We will be spending the month of August there, as well, and probably most of the year when we retire in 18 months. We will seize the opportunity to recommend you to anyone we talk to who is interested in Hawaii property.
Thank you so very much for everything that you have done to help us get "our home". Ryan and I appreciate your patience, helpfulness, and being accommodating to us throughout this whole process. It was stressful at times, but a great learning experience for us as 1st time home buyer's. Yes, even though we had delays along the way...it was still worth it!! We would definitely recommend your services to our family & friends in the future :)
All of you have helped us through some crazy stuff the past year! We are so thankful for your professionalism throughout every worst case scenario. Glad to say we have the keys and are moving in at this very moment! I took our shih tzu, Chewy, to the house this morning & she loved running around. I'd say she approves, lol! She is just as happy as all of us. Well, we will definitely stay in touch as we consider all of you part of our extended ohana! We have already recommended your services to everyone we know looking for a house. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts!!
Thank you all for your hard work. This last week was stressful, but I am glad that everything was resolved. We appreciate your services & have enjoyed working with you. Personally I really liked being able to do almost everything online or through email. It made the process feel seamless and fast, but still being able to keep a "paper trail" of what was signed.
Thanks to your website for helping us to find all information we needed about home buying process. In addition, we would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to Elaine who helped us with our first time home purchase. Although there were lots of problems and delays from the seller's side, with her knowledge and efforts Elaine helped us to resolve those problems & complete the purchase. She also followed up after closing to make sure everything is OK.
Bryn & Elaine, We just want to thank the both of you, and we appreciate all the time and effort that you guys put into making our dream of owning a home come true. Thanks,
Thank you! Your team has been wonderful! We will be telling all of our friends about you and Wanida...
Thank you. You and your team have been great. You are all very professional and knowledgeable. I do not have any improvements for you and would be happy to give a recommendation.
Thank you, Bryn, Wanida, and Mannie for all your help and support. We hope the challenges we faced in buying this short sale home will help us prepare for future purchases. We also hope that next time we will also meet you and Mannie personally.
Thank you Bryn, Wanida, and Mannie. It was very stressful, but I will say we learned a lot. We have an idea now on what it takes to purchase a short sale. There were many times we wanted to quit but good advice from yourselves kept us in it. Next time we know what to expect. Thanks again.
Hi Bryn: Thank you! It's been wonderful working with you and your team as well. Thank you for everyones efforts and patience...this was no easy transaction! Couldn't have done it without all of you :) Thanks again!!!!
Hi Bryn, Thanks, that’s great news! What a journey this has been, thank you for taking it with me. I’m very grateful for all your team has done.
Hi Bryn, Thank *you* so much. It is I who am grateful for your patience. It wasn’t easy and I’m sorry I put you guys through it, but in the end it was what I needed to do and thanks to all of you for getting me through it in really good shape. Best of all I am so excited about the Kailua home. If there’s any chance that I will fall in love with living in Hawaii, I couldn’t have found a better place for that possibility. When the dust settles I’ll finally get around to that testimonial on your web site; it’s going to be hard to keep it short given all that you did! Thanks,
It has really been a pleasure working with you folks. From start to finish you all have been so very helpful and forthcoming regarding the whole process. It made a very stressful situation bearable and gave me confidence that everything would work out... AND IT DID! I can't thank you all enough! I will definitely recommend you all to anyone in the market.
Aloha Bryn, Wanida and Mannie are fantastic!! They both made this experience go very smooth. Purchasing a property by long distance could have been a major hassle, but it turned out to be a pleasure with their help! Your web site is great, too! It is always up to date with the latest listings and status changes. I especially like the filter parameters to narrow my search to specific areas and features. And the Daily Watch list feature is a wonderful time saver. During my trips to the Islands the Open House search was very useful, too. From time to time I looked at other Hawaii real estate websites, but none of them compare to yours in its timeliness and usefulness for serious shoppers. I will definitely recommend OahuRE to anyone else looking for property on Oahu. Mahalo nui loa
We really appreciate your great services. I had done about six real estate transactions in the past years and all of them were with Prudential Locations. I want to let you all know that your company is better than Prudential Locations. Great job!
Thank you so much for being instrumental in the purchase of a new home for our family, And for offering the best real estate website in Hawai`i, OahuRe! The OahuRE website allowed us to search online for and buy our dream home. Thank you also for the OahuRE rebate! We remain incredibly grateful,
Thank you, Bryn, Wanida, and Mannie, for helping my find and purchase this property -- it was great working with all of you! Thank you for making the buying process easy and efficient!
Hi Bryn, Thank you! I found my new home on Oahure.com. You referred me to Jinny and she brought Chris. Working with Jinny, Chris (and Quinn) was terrific. As a team, they were always on top of things, very responsive and terrific to work with. I will count on them in the future as my needs, both personal or investment grow or change. I also enjoyed working with Mannie and the rest of the Oahure admin staff. I particularly liked the fact that Jinny and Chris were a complete package. I only had to talk with one, and both were up to speed and providing me with great service, info or action as needed. Thank you for referring me to Jinny, she was great to work with. I also enjoyed the surprise at closing when I got a part of my fee returned. A very nice surprise! Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Anyway, I just wanted to wish you and your family a happy new year, and I want to thank you for all of your hard work and help in getting us our first home! The experience was nothing but pleasant. Thank you so much!
Thank you for your service. We appreciate your professionalism and expertise and staying on top of everything. We will definitely recommend you and your company and will call on you again in the future.
Thank you, Bryn. It was nice working with you, too. Your website is great. Even before we decide an realtor, everyone was talking about oahure.com And your recommended contractors were also great. Kit and State Farm - Larry. And Wanida's recommendation Duncan is also nice guy. Hope you have great sucess in this field. We'll post very positive review on yelp.com. Thanks
Hi Bryn, I just wanted to take a moment and thank you and your team for an amazingly smooth transaction. Jinny, Manny, and your team were a pleasure to work with. I heard so many horror stories from other people regarding their real estate agents whom they hired based on friendships or other personal relationships that I decided to go with an experienced team instead and I'm so glad I did. I have and will continue to recommend you and the OahuRE Team and when the time is right I will call upon you again.
Please especially thank Jinny again for me, she is a terrific person with a winning personality, an asset to your team, and a great front-line representative for your organization! Jinny and Manny were always available and responsive and that makes all the difference because there's nothing more annoying and nerve racking than not being able to get in touch with someone when you are making one of the largest transactions of your life. Mahalo!
Thank you again for all your help and for making the purchase process so smooth.
Jinny, Thank you. You were the critical link to our very successful "first-time-home-buyers-story". You did the "dirty-work" for us by showing us houses, explaining all the details, provided us answers whenever we need them, and most importantly, you made us understand a lot of things about real estate buying. You were there whenever we need you, even if its raining "cats and dogs". You made our experience calm and really eased the stresses we're having. Inspections, schedules, services, counter offers (cleaning and fixing repairs-that's huge!), paper work, etc. Above all, you provided the critical liaison between us and the sellers thru their listing agent. The service you provided to us was above outstanding. On top of all of these help you provided, you guys provided me a rebate! You are such a hard worker. Mabuhay Ka Jinny! God Bless you and your Family.
This is the second property we have bought through you and Elaine and it has been a real pleasure. Don't ever let your web site die it the best in the business by FAR!!
Thanks. I've been working with Wanida for about five years and changed my mind several times, so it's about time I actually found somewhere and closed...haha. You were all very helpful and made everything easy, keeping me informed every step of the way. Unless something comes up I missed, I think you guys covered everything and left me feeling comfortable with every move. Thanks a bunch, and special thanks to Wanida!
Thanks Bryn. We have passed on the good word about our positive results with cutting edge real estate agency O`ahu RE.
Great job and thanks a ton again! I really did enjoy your site, I think its one of the easiest real estate sites I have ever used.
Big thanks to the OahuRE team for their efficient responses and hard work around the clock! Nothing but praise and good comments to say about Wanida. I had a great time working with her. Looking forward to working with you all again.
Elaine at Oahu Realty was always quick to answer or get answers to my questions. She was always in a positive up beat mood. Elaine was very patient even when I was not. It was a pleasure working with someone with such a friendly professional stature.
You, Wanida, and your team did an exceptional job, Thank you. And thank you so much for all your hard work, especially with negotiations and after hours work.
You guys are great! Working with you was the best! Thanks so much!
Thanks for all the hard work, we can't believe it actually happened after all the craziness that happened. Sent from my iPhone
Hello to All the Oahure People! We want to thank you very much for making our dream of home ownership come true! All of you are excellent!
I thought the entire experience was incredible!
It changed the way I view the real estate industry.
You have an excellent team and I would recommend your services to anyone
Totally agree. We were really pleased with all of the communication and support your entire team provided.
Your team is really professional. We always felt like we could trust you to support our best interests. That is not said lightly in this business.
Wanida felt like a friend from the moment we met her. We feel really lucky that we were 'set up' with her and hope to continue the friendship. We are just so grateful.
The house is amazing. I can't think of better words to describe it. Just amazing. We feel really happy that everything worked out so amicably and well. We look forward to lots of happy times here with our family.
Bryn, You have a truly amazing company. The outstanding service provided, level of data and analysis provided, pricing, and the little extra things you and your team do to ensure a smooth transaction puts you light years ahead from what most real estate brokers provide. Thanks again.
Dear Bryn et. al., THANK you all for working in speed of light to come in this level. I have never seen such a working team -- everyone just on their own spot to provide help! Now we are hoping the rest will be in place to go through the whole process. Mahalo!
Thank you for the support from OahuRE in what was a 19-month process. We would like to thank Mannie for her always prompt service, and we'd especially like to thank Wanida for her perseverance and dedication to our home quest. A lesser realtor and professional would have given up on us.
Thank you so much ! You have a superlative team and it's been great doing business with OahuRE. You guys are awesome !
Thank you all for everything you have done for me to get to this point. Couldn't have asked for a better team on my side to keep me educated as a first time buyer and on the right path to find the perfect home for my family. My heart is bursting to have finally made it to this point. I can't thank you enough. Mahola Nui Loa!!
We can't say enough good about the service we received from Elaine, Cathyrine, and Oahure.com!
Elaine was tireless from the start of our six-month quest for a home on Oahu. She showed us several homes, but the one we wanted was an unfinished house, which required alternate financing. Elaine referred us to lenders who worked with us to finance the purchase.
Her expertise and resourcefulness were invaluable to us and to the seller. She demonstrated patience and professionalism with the seller and their representative, at times guiding them through the steps to do what was necessary on their end. Elaine referred us to a reputable contractor who agreed to be our general contractor right when we needed one.
Even after the sale, Elaine has remained engaged and interested in the progress of our completing the house.
Cathryine consistently provided flawless, professional service in expediting electronic paperwork and facilitating various communications throughout the entire process!
The Oahure.com web site is the best of all the sites we searched! It is easy to navigate, and the filters on the site provide numerous variables to find whatever kind of house or property one wants.
Previous reviews from satisfied clients did not exaggerate their satisfaction level with the web site or with the service they received from Oahure.com. We would be glad to speak personally to anyone who wants more information about our positive experience.
Hi Bryn and your team ! Thank you very much ! We have received the keys from Wanida this morning. This is a very happy moment for us. Buying a house is not an easy thing; but this became relatively easy for us because of you and your team. You took care of every situation very promptly and professionally; that's why everything went through quite smoothly. Thank you again!
A big Mahalo to YOU -- Bryn, and to rest of the OahuRe Team for making our dream came true. Thank you for the beautiful flowering plant, quite unique. We enjoyed looking at the gorgeous color. Wanida, thank you for taking care of us in all details.
Dear Bryn, Wanida, Mannie, and Abby, It was such a great experience working with everyone in the OaHure team! Everyone is so helpful and we especially appreciate everyone's prompt reply to our questions and inquiries!! We also want to thank Wanida for your patience and always being available whenever we made our requests, and Bryn for your "extreme" knowledgeableness; there is nearly no question you cannot answer!! We feel really fortunate working with you guys!! Mahalo!
Thank you very much for your professional work. We really impressed how you managed the selling process. we will certainly recommend you to my friends when we have chances. Wanida is so sweet , not aggressive but determined lady. Thank you again. Congratulations for your another successful transection. There's no doubt that your professional work helps many many unexperienced home seller/buyer.
Hi Bryn, I had a great experience working with Wanida and everyone in OahuRE team. Thank you very much for walking me through the whole process. I really appreciate your inputs and info. Thanks everyone for helping/working with me to get my first home :)
Bryn, Thank you for your revolutionary approach to home buying - and for the professional excellence of you and your team. I am grateful for the value added you provided during this process.
Bryn, Appreciate the note. We were very impressed by the overall support that we received from the OahuRe Team throughout the entire process. It was handled very professionally and efficiently. We will certainly recommend your Team to others! Thanks again.
Thanks for all of your help! I can't think of anything that could have made the process any easier. Wanida was great to work with throughout the entire process and was always accessible if we had any questions. Thanks again!
Dear Wanida, Bryn, Abegail and Mannie, you are a terrific team! Thank you so much for helping us finding and closing this lake front property transaction.
We love your website. We got what we wanted!
Thank you. Our experience with OahuRe was very positive. We appreciate all the support we received from Jolene and the rest of your staff.
Sorry guys, been busy moving. :-) My body hasn't been this sore in a long time. Haha. Thanks again for all your help and will look forward to doing business with you guys again!
Much Mahalo! You, Wanida,Mannie,Abby and other members of your team have done a great job. You are very knowledgeable and you have a very professional team. We are very satisfied with your service. Once again, Thank you very much!
Thank you Bryn, Jolene, Mannie and Abby. It was a pleasure working with all of you and I have no suggestions for improvement.
Hi Elaine, By the way - I really appreciate your advice and our brainstorm call today. I was a solo attorney for a few years in upstate NY and I worked closely with a local Realtor association, so I have an idea of what its like to be in your shoes. I have great appreciation for any Realtor who really puts their client's interests first and I feel that you are one of those gems
Thank you all. We have enjoyed working with all of you We'll be sure to send you an invitation after we finish renovations.
Thank you! My only suggestion is you keep on doing things the way you are doing them now and do not change a thing. I could never compliment Jolene enough for all the work she did to make this deal happen. Almost everyday it was another issue, sometimes a nightmare, and she just continued to handle everything without breaking stride. Again, I just could not be more pleased in the way in which you do business and I am sure Nancy echoes my thoughts!
Your very welcome Elaine. I always try to send people I know looking to buy your way. I believe the service you provide is top-notch. Another guy I pointed to oahure to shop around. When he is ready he should contact you. Again thank you and your staff for making our buying experience pleasurable.
Aloha Bryn and OahuRE Team, We want to thank Jolene Irvine, our realtor for her hard work, dedication and keen insight as to what we were looking for in a Condo purchase, maintenance fees and price range. The location, view, amenities, traffic noise and parking was perfect after looking at all the other properties. You and your OahuRE Team facilitated the whole process for us to purchase a home very efficiently, made it simple to understand with the email tutorials and information on OahuRE web for buyers to review not to mentioned all of the links and data available for the buyers/sellers to research what's available or sold to make a better sound decision when choosing “the one”. Also, thank you for the rebate towards our purchase. We want to thank you all very much for the great experience, service, professionalism and Aloha. We will highly recommend OahuRE Team to our family and friends. Mahalo nui loa!
Thanks Bryn, well it has been quite a journey but we did manage to buy our new home and sell our existing house all within a span of 2 months. Thanks to Wanida, the OahuRE team, and to you for all of the help in transacting these multiple and sometimes challenging actions. Your website was also a great tool to have in the process.
We would like to thank the OahuRE team for all of their hard work that helped us buy our very first home. Elaine was very accommodating, gave us great advise, and walked us through the buying process. We never met Cathyrine, but she did a great job of getting documents to us in a timely manner. Your website is hands down the best out there. I looked at many websites and found that OahuRE was the most accurate and up to date. We will highly recommend OahuRE to our friends and family. Again a big thank you to the entire OahuRe team.
Thank you for your service and support. My family and I are entering a transitory period in our lives and your team made this portion of that experience seamless. The entire process was effortless, aside from the manual labor and greased elbows. I chose OahuRE because I had been using your website since 2007. It has been the most functional MLS provider by far and I was correct to assume that those details would translate over to your services.
Rebate was a big factor, we tried contacting the guy who does fixed-price, but he seemed unwilling to be helpful, so this was the next best option. Jolene was a quality agent to work with, and your company was very responsive. DocuSign was very convenient, if only you could make other places use it!
Thanks. I think the best part working with Ms. Wanida was that she didn't persuade us to buy, and acted very professionally. She is very kind and whenever we needed some info, she always responded quickly.
Thanks so much for Jolene and your OahuRe team, our transaction had done so smoothly. We love OahuRe.com so much, the DocuSign is very convenience and Jolene is a very good professional realtor. Keep the good works! Hope we will have another transaction in the future and see you again.
The links made it so easy to find comparable, what they sold for, permits issued (why waste time to pursue a property that hasn't been properly permitted?) The history. It raises a red flag if a property goes in and out of escrow or expires, and is useful to know what it sold for last. There is so much more useful information that saves time in the house hunt than any other website I've ever been too. The Service. Fast service, fast replies and answers and a personable realtor that understood us. I really can't say enough.
We really liked working with Dallas, she was flexible with our schedule and available to show us listings and make calls to sellers agents to get answers for us quickly. Communication with her was good and we just felt very comfortable with her. We also really like your website. Easy to use and has a lot of good information
As we look back to the day when we started to search for our new home, we are reminded of the excellent service that OahuRE management & staff have rendered. Every member of the team is dedicated, persistent and hardworking. These qualities have resulted to the smooth process of property acquisition, prompt and professional service delivery. As far as service improvement is concerned, the team just have to continue examining each element of work that has been done and always find a way to exceed performance and expectations. Special thanks to Jinny who is very friendly and delightful to work with. Congratulations for having the best and award-winning real estate website in Hawaii.
I've been a fan of your website for years, and I decided to use one of your realtors for this purchase. I found Jolene great to work with. She was very responsive, and it was very easy to manage the purchase process. We are planning to use Jolene again when we sell our current residence.
Thanks to all of you. Without you help, we can't close this transaction smoothly. I love to use Oahure, the amounts and depths of information in the website are amazing. I learned a lot of real estate knowledge from this site. All my properties were found from the site. The reason why my real estate investments can be successful, is because the Oahure database and staffs' support. Thanks again and I will continue support this site.
The whole Oahure staff has been very helpful and patient with us throughout the entire process. Very professional and courteous! Thanks a bunch!!!
Our rep, Jolene was Excellent! Service was all we hoped for and we honestly cannot think of anything you could do better. We look forward to doing business with you in the future.
Thanks Bryn! We are very happy customers! I think what we liked most was the ease and convenience of doing most everything online, and having people who know what they're doing behind the scenes making it happen. Special thanks to Jinny - she was wonderful to work with! Where you can improve I'm not sure. We had a very good experience, we were quite lucky that things went smoothly and we were always able to get quick and accurate responses when needed - so keep that up, would be my best feedback. Thanks again everyone!
Jolene has a lot of knowledge and she is patient.
Thank you all sooo very much for all your guys help!!! without your team I cant get this place. Your guys were awesome!!!
Thanks. We have enjoyed working with Wanida-- very professional and dedicated. (She's worked a long time for this-- since 2009 or 2010, I think...) (Today is 7/5/16) No advice, but want you to know-- assuming she's still in the real estate business when we decide to buy or sell again in HI, Wanida will be our first choice for an agent.
I liked your service because you are the most efficient and friendly service. Even if any issues arise, it is resolved quickly and in the best interest of your customer. It is good overall. I am not sure what else better can be done.
We would like to thank you, Wanida and the all of the OahuRE team for all your hard work and patience over the course of our 7 plus year house hunt. I will continue to use your website to monitor the prices and market conditions on Oahu. If we know of anybody interested in property in Hawaii we will certainly recommend your firm.
Thank you to everyone who had a part in getting us the home of our dreams, especially you, Wanida, Abigail, Mannie for checking and re-checking everything twice. Also, thanks Bryn for the wonderful rebate! It came at the right time!
Thank you Mannie! My wife & I would like to thank Oahure who have provided us more than 110% excellent service to reach our real estate transaction to the finished line without major problems. From the front people like Jinny Cloward and to the supporting casts like you. We can't thank enough but say Bravo & thank you so much to all of you at Oahure. Excellent job!!! I would definitely refer Oahure to many people out there & look forward to our next real estate transactions.
Our experience was great! We like the most that Jinny worked really hard and was very patient and understanding. We also liked your website that gave us details we could find nowhere else and we like your rebates. Thank you!