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OahuRE helps pay for your closing costs with our rebate

We give you 20% of our commission to help cover your closing costs. You do not have to fill out any rebate paperwork. Your rebate is put on your settlement statement as a credit towards your closing costs. For example, with a property price of $1,000,000 we would give you $6,000. We have rebated over $2.2 million back to our valued clients.

Please keep in mind we still offer full service. When we left one of the big brokers where they took over 50% of our commission, we decided giving 20% back to our clients would be a nice way to say "Thank You". One reason why a a big agency agent can't offer a rebate is they are already giving so much back to the agency.

We save you money and help you get the home you desire

The OahuRE Team represented more buyers than any other agent or team for the last 5 years. According to MLS statistics, 85% of all agents represented 2 buyers or less last year.

You should be aware that experience is critical for various parts of the home buying process. This is probably the largest purchase you will make and working with the wrong agent can be very costly.

Awarded to the OahuRE Team from Hawaii Business Magazine

Don’t overpay for your desired home

We help make sure you don't pay too much, nor lose your dream home. An inexperienced agent can unintentionally set you up to over pay on your home by $10,000 to $20,000 or more. An experienced agent will help you negotiate the best price while still making sure you are able to get your offer accepted.

Don’t lose your dream home if problems come up during the purchase process.

Another area where experience is critical is in getting the home you desire. Everyday many homes fall out of escrow and buyers lose their deposits, or offers to purchase are rejected and an agreement is never reached. There are hundreds of these situations with inexperienced agents and those buyers do not get the home they wanted.

An experienced agent will maximize the likelihood of having your offer accepted and minimize the chance of falling out of escrow, thereby making sure you get your dream home.

Our experience can help you find the perfect home

OahuRE.com carries all the listings, but sometimes you might overlook a listing. Perhaps it was just outside your price range or area, or perhaps the photos did not catch your attention. Many times our experienced agents recommend a home that was not on a buyer's list, and that is the one they end up buying. Our experience can help you find your perfect home! Less experienced agents may not be able to give you that opportunity.

The chart below shows the total average sales per agent for 2012 from the Honolulu MLS. As you can see, OahuRE.com offers far more experience per agent.

Love it or leave it buyer's guarantee

If you don't love your new home, OahuRE will sell it and take no commission for us. This means you pay us 0% commission to market and sell your home. While we hope you will love your new home, it is nice to have a 3 month guarantee in place in case you decide you do not like it and want to sell. You would still pay the buyer's agent 2.5% commission plus the normal escrow fees and tax when selling.

Contact us to get started

To get the benefit of our experience when making one of the largest purchases in your life, please contact Bryn Kaufman. He will connect you to the right OahuRE agent who covers the area you are looking in.

10% Off Purchases up to $10,000 at Lowe's

When you are ready to remodel please let us know. We would be happy to send you a 10% off coupon good at any Lowe's store on Oahu.

Please see our Knowledge Base for more information on the buying process.

Reviews and Testimonials from Buyers

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!

Thank you Bryn and Elaine. 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.

Bryn and Wanida, 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.

Wanida and Bryn, 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.

Bryn and Wanida, 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.

Bryn and Wanida,

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.

Bryn & Wanida, 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.

Thanks, Bryn & Wanida. 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!

Hey Elaine, 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.

Hi Bryn and Elaine, 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.

Bryn and Wanida, 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:)

Bryn/Wanida, Thanks for everything, we're really looking forward to putting down roots here!

Hello Julia and Bryn, 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.

Aloha Bryn/Wanida, 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!

Hi Elaine, 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.

Bryn, Wanida, and Mannie, 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 :)

Thank you Bryn, Wanida, Mannie & Grischa!! 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.

Big Mahalo!

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.