"One of the best, not in Hawaii, but probably the whole USA"
"Packed with so much information which typically is hidden by other Realtors"
"Every time I use OahuRE.com I shake my head and smile"
"Provides data we like to see * User friendly and the most informative"
"It's better than perfect * Referring your Website to many"
"Insanely great * Best Realtor Website on the Internet * Knowledge is power"
"I love your site. No doubt it’s not only the best in the state it’s the best in the world! I wish you had a site for every state and foreign countries"
"I really like your website and have spent hours going through the listings. You have done a great job at putting that together. Thank you for all your help."
"We love your website and have found it to be one of the best real estate sites we have ever used."
"thank you...this is awesome. I just got my first notification today. I love it. I pray that a home that meets my needs will become available."
"I just wanted to compliment you on your fantastic real estate website. Well done. It's been a big help!"
"You have a link on OahuRE that asks for ways to improve the website. My response is leave it alone… it’s better than perfect."
"Thank you sooo much for this information. As a concerned Mortgage Broker on a constant quest to make sure that people are being given the absolute best possible rate and fees I really was impressed when I ran across this information you posted while entering my own FSBO.
My husband is an Appraiser and he too is consistently disappointed at the inflated prices that flippers offer their properties while stating “someone will pay” when in fact nothing has been done but a slap of paint over termite eaten areas… it simply takes advantage of the unknowing… goodness, I (we) could go on…
I just wanted to send an Aloha and thank you again. I will be referring your website to many of those that I am in contact with…."
"My mom and I have been watching your site. We REALLY appreciate the effort and the risk you've taken to crack open the mysterious real estate market. You provide all the data we like to see. She is thinking about moving here, and we bought our first home about 8 months ago. If we move in about 5 yrs we'll be utilizing you for sure!"
"Your web site is unbelievable! I'm preparing to purchase a condo for my daughter (she's presently renting). Your site is very complete - sort parameters, commuting, goggle map, pics, comparisons. These are all the item that are important to narrow our search and it's apparent you fully understand the business from the consumers viewpoint. Thank you for the time and effort you put into such a wonderfully interactive site."
"I am appalled to hear you were fined for showing too much information on your web site. I did not find your web site until after we had purchased two properties in Hawaii. We just have a quarter acre on the Big Island and a small condo in The Rosalei.
I don't remember how I found your web site but I refer to it each time I want information on properties there on Oahu. You have the very best real estate site!"
"I wish you luck and promise I will contact you if I am lucky enough to buy an additional property in Waikiki."
"Hey Mr. Kaufman, just wanted to let you know I am very thankful for this wonderful website. I spent three and a half years in Hawaii and have now been away for almost a year now. It is now one of my goals to someday own real estate in Hawaii, it seemed right as I was deciding that in my mind, your website popped up."
"I have tried learning about real estate for a little while now, and although I feel I have the fundamentals I still felt overwhelmed by all the data there is to collect. Your website brings all sorts of resources right to people's fingertips.
"One of my absolute favorite features is the google map, it makes things so incredibly easy. Your website will undoubtedly be the tool that will help me find my dream home on Oahu......(those ones around Tantalus are eye catching)"
"In the words of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs...."this is insanely great"
"Dear Bryn and Wanida...Sorry to learn of the fines imposed by the Honolulu Board of Realtors. Without a doubt your informative web site is the best real estate site that I have ever visited.
The objective information that you provide to real estate consumers is truly to be applauded. The old adage states that knowledge is power, and the in-depth research that you provide is of tremendous value to everyone who is in the market for a home on Oahu. Thanks for all of your invaluable hard work."
"I just wanted to say thanks for the awesome website, it is by far the best RE website I have come across, I really appreciate your effort to offer this info........and for free!"
"I love the entrepreneurial spirit. If OahuRe.com wasn't superior to anything out there no one would be complaining. My guess is realtors are in their office looking at your site when the boss isn't around :)"
"I know you have heard it many times already, but your website is the bomb. Keep up the killer work. Naysayers are wrong. You are completely helping the local RE market. More info leads to more interest and activity. Best of luck to you. You are pioneers."
"You guys have put together the best real estate search site I have ever seen. I’ll bet the MLS is trying to fine you! It has been invaluable in our home search. Great work and keep it up."
"There will always be a need for a savvy, well-connected agent to assist in the process of buying or selling a home. What many consumers need is not someone to search the listings for them in the traditional sense, but rather someone to bring the skills, contacts, and perspective to the table in order to facilitate the buying/selling process."
"Your website is awesome! Keep it up!! The board of realtors are being ridiculous!! Your website is better than that other MLS one…"
"Just wanted to drop a note letting you know how wonderful this site is. it is packed with so much information--which typically is hidden by other realtors. i appreciate the openness and look forward to working with you when the time is right to purchase a second home."
"First of all, I just wanted to tell you that your website is awesome. You make it absolutely effortless to search for homes in Hawaii. Especially for people like me who do not live there."
"I was unaware of your website until a friend told me about it yesterday..it's just plain fantastic..thanks."
"I love the website. It's truly helpful for the prospective buyer. It gives all the info I need so that I can view the comparables! If it weren't for you and your site, buyers would be taken to the cleaners!"
"You have a great site --I sure wish you did ALL OF THE ISLANDS! I live over here in the Big Island (Kona) and wish there was a section on your site for other islands. Maybe someday, huh?"
"I was "sent" to your article in PBN and I want to say that the whole thing is a shame, and a sham!!! I, for one, have so appreciated the info available on your site, if for no other reason than to see how the market is going, particullarly in my area. Most of us can ultimately do nothing without a realtor, or two, so keeping "ownership" would not seem to be too much of a problem, all your web site means is better educated buyers and sellers."
"I want to thank you for your web site and tell you that you are appreciated! I must admit I've been afraid to tell many people in the fear that it might go away, I guess I was right! I do, and will, however, tell people about you all. Thanks again."
"The new email format ROCKS. No more trying to figure out what has changed in the listing to trigger the notification and having to dive through extra screens to get the info you want. Way to go."
"I just wanted to make a few comments about your website. I'm sure you get comments often but just wanted to pass mine on. I am a computer person myself and can really appreciate the work that you have put into designing your webpages and your DB queries to give meaningful, easy to use, data. It really makes it easy to see what is available in the different areas of the island without having to rely on speaking with a realtor.
I don't want to waste anybodies time since I don't really know how serious I am about buying a new house so it just works out great for me to be able to browse everything. My wife and I are somewhat interested in buying over the next couple of years and aren't in a hurry and are more looking for the "perfect" house rather than needing to find a house to move into immediately.
Anyway, your site is perfect for us. Great Job and thanks!"
"I just wanted to say THANKS! for your pioneering efforts to let the public view MLS information on your website www.oahure.com. Information is power and the realtor monopoly is still trying to deny public access, but your efforts are a huge benefit to people interested in real estate. If only the Realtors could understand that more information helps smart buyers make better informed decisions. (and maybe helps them avoid some lawsuits). Mahalo nui loa!"
"Bryn, thank you so much for your website. Your site has made me a much more knowledgeable and informed buyer and seller of real estate. Finally, I have the tools to make me more realistic and objective in the real estate marketplace. I hope your marketing concept spreads to more locations."
"Thanks for making your sevice available. I felt you offered a very professional and efficient process to home selling/buying."
"I missed that. Every day almost, I notice inhancements in your web site. You are probably tired of hearing this ---but your Oahure site is more informative than any I have seen---anywhere, and it gets better all the time--if that were possible."
"Thank you for your time, and your website is hands down the best anywhere!"
"Whatever we decide to do, I will certainly go through you. Your website is an incredible resource for information. More than I've ever seen anywhere, from Texas to Connecticut to California. I'm glad that I found it."
"Thanks for your great work. We chose the right agents at the right time with the right contacts. We consider ourselves fortunate to have sold so quickly in a slowing market. Also thanks for your website. It was useful before we met you and will be very helpful to us in the future as we watch the market to see when it's the right time to buy."
"Thank you Bryn for ALL of your help. You have been wonderful."
"I mentioned your site to one of the housing blogs that I read and the response is "it's awesome". One reader really likes the flippers section since he is planning to move to Hawaii."
"Now that's a great site! The best one on the market, no kidding."
"Thanks, I might add that your website should be the model for all Realtors. Most give very little information - fishing for you to call - wasting time for everyone. we will buy in Hawaii and we will use your company."
"I must say, out of all the other real estate web sites I've visited, I think yours is set up the best. I really like the search filters you have and all the information that is available as well."
"Wow-- what great expedient service and communication! Thank you for the link we will most definitely be setting up a watch list-- so we don't miss out on any further deals like this one. If they are taking more offers in the future please keep us in mind. Thank you Bryn and Elaine once again for your professionalism and immediate response!"
"I've spent countless hours browsing oahure. I'd love to one day own a home in HI and your site allows me to look further into the real estate market there than any other real estate site ever could. Thank you, immensely, for opening up access to the vital information that educated consumers seek. Whenever the time is right for my family to make a move there, we will be using you to represent us as our agent."
"First of all, I'd like to thank you for your great web site, oahure.com. It's without a doubt the best web site for researching the market in Oahu. You must have the other agents very irritated. Other agent's system seems to be to make it impossible to get info without out contacting them and letting them dole it out.
When we finally decide to buy, we will most definitely be contacting you to arrange the transaction. That probably won't be until sometime this summer, at the earliest. In the meantime, I'm studying, studying and studying."
"First of all, congratulations on your website, it's simply the best."
"Aloha Bryn, your website is almost PERFECT. It eliminates so much wasted time of calling agents for information."
"Dear Bryn, Many thanks for your guidance last night. I really appreciate it. I would like to add to the numerous accolades of your website. It is the best thing that has happened to the real estate market - especially to buyers and sellers alike."
"I have been watching your website for months. It is the best on out there and I love it!!!!!!"
"By the way, your website is Best In Class. All the hard work put into the design and maintenance really pays off. Knowledge is power!! Thanks for helping me learn so much about properties for sale in Oahu."
"Whew Hoo! Superman and Batman need to pay attention when Bryn is working!! They would get a good lesson on how a superhero really does his magic."
I want to thank you for your incredible service to the Honolulu/Oahu real estate market. Your philosophy of "more factual transparency = increased market activity" couldn't be more true. I have experienced so much misinformation from your competitors, that it has to affect the marketplace in a disappointing way. Honolulu/Oahu is such a distance from prospective buyers world-wide, that your business philosophy will eventually win over your competitor colleagues.
One can argue that Oahu, due to its many advantages, may be some of the most valuable real estate on earth! I think so, and I will invest there again. My best to you and your staff.
First of all, you and your website is highly recommended -from the people I worked with, friends, and even in my TAPs Class !!(Transition Assistance Program) for the military. So, I've been browsing your website a lot lately, and I agree. You have been providing in your website the most comprehensive and realistic info out there about real estate. Great job!
I appreciate what you do. All of my clients use your website! (from a well known Oahu Real Estate Broker)
I want you to know your web site is the best one out there by far. I have been in and out of it sporadically for a couple of years so I kind of feel like I have been taking up your time even if you didn't know it!
Thank you ! There is perhaps no better website for property search in Hawaii than OahuRE. I believe most people and even realtors, including those in Coldwell Bankers, use your site to search property.
This makes you the number one person in the business. Thank you for serving people through this wonderful service. We have moved to the new house day-before-yesterday. Thank you !
"I love your site. It is an invaluable resource and I recommend it to friends all the time."
"We especially are thankful for your Website, which enabled us to "shop" from California, Quick and thorough responses to all of our many questions, Efficient handling of details during the transaction - from offer to closing, And the use of electronic signatures, which was very easy to use and enabled us to quickly submit all the necessary paperwork."
"I love your website! I have been on it almost every day for 9 months."
"I am a mortgage specialist and I just discovered your OahuRE.com and it is AWESOME! Thank you for developing the most user friendly and the most informative site regarding Oahu Real Estate. I will definitely recommend this site to my clients."
"I want to thank you for putting together the best real estate website I have ever used. It has made me an informed buyer The wealth of information you have pulled together is simply unbeatable."
"The internet has changed business processes in many fields and real estate is no exception. Knowledgeable consumers scare the Honolulu Board.
If they think that by imposing fines or restrictions on you they will stop the spread of information they are mistaken. They would do well to encourage and work with, rather than against, this development."
"Your site is one of the best not only in Hawaii but probably the whole USA. It's been very useful since I'm planning to buy a home again. But now, I could not believe that the Honolulu Board of Realtors (HBR) restricts you from providing "true" data and doing good service to the citizens of Hawaii."
"Just to let you know I love your website, I like fact that your listing are updated, shows when the listing started and how long its been for sale, pictures of it too. No really I like everything about it."
"I find your website one of the most, if not, THE most informative in the real estate market. – including Miami & Las Vegas!"
"Thank you for your detailed information. Your website is what i was looking for. It is absolutely THE BEST!"
"I have signed up for for you watch list and I am thoroughly impressed. I presently do not have a realtor as yet, but when I (we) really do zero in on some properties, we will be asking you to represent us. Your site is the most thorough and complete as I have ever seen and I've been searching for the past two years. Thanks you for your service."
"I want to say that you folks have done a great job with this website. All the information is at consumer's finger tips. With an easy navigation, you have made it extremely accessable for anyone to check listings in Hawaii. Best of luck!!!"
"A friend of mine showed me your site about two months ago. It is amazing and must have taken a lot of time to create... I'm sure it takes an equal amount of time to maintain. Good luck with your dialogue with the Board of Realtors and know that you have helped (and are helping) a lot of people wade through the mire of Hawaii realty!"
"Just wanted to compliment you on creating a great site that is informative and useful. It is clear from using the site that you put a great amount of effort and thought into it. Good luck in your fight with the Honolulu Board of Realtors. If I should buy another piece of property in Oahu in the future, it will be your site that has decided what Realtor I would use."
"Love your site…it’s easy to navigate and offers concise information. I use it all the time to find out what’s going on in the market place. My house is for sale and I use your site to see if I’m competitive and what I can afford to buy."
"Hi, I live on Maui but, just wanted to tell you what a great web site you have !!!!! All the information is unbelievable & so well thought out---The MLS online search is a wonderful tool for potential clients as they can sit at home & see photo's get all the details & then make contacts----Good job !!!"
"fantastic website...best real estate site i have been on in hawaii...very informative...thanks"
"I am not a serious buyer at the moment, but I must tell you that at all the realtor website's I have ever visited by individual agents, yours is by far the best I have ever seen. Thank you for providing such an outstanding website."
"I visit your site daily to see how the real estate market is doing. It is a great place to visit... it is just like a one stop shop!"
"Love your site. Fantastic job (and this from a fellow programmer!)"
"I just found it a couple of hours ago, but compared to every website with RE info, yours is by far the best, I can see why the RE association doesn't like you folks sharing this, it is so complete that it levels the playing field for us non agents."
"I have recently began looking for property on Oahu and have just discovered your page. It is the most useful resource I have found to date and as a prospective home buyer, I cant believe the absurdity of an association penalizing you for performing an outstanding service to the community. That is just ridicules. Keep up the good work and thanks."
"I am a realtor in Vancouver BC and I love your website and I think you should keep up the great job you're doing by providing us with information about real estate in Hawaii."
"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."
"I stumbled upon your website while searching craigslist. Yours is a GREAT website. I have been following the market on the mainland and sold my house 2 months ago and made a hefty profit. With two kids and not much saved for college or retirement, I thought this was a good move; hoping the market in Hawaii would go down so my husband and I could buy once again.
I have met so many BS realtors, and their advice is so off I can't believe it. I really love your website, I have shared it with my friends and they love it as well. I plan to wait it out, thanks for providing people in Hawaii a truly INFORMATIVE website."
"Good morning the best website by far retired military looking to buy came across your website, LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE IT!"
"I know I don’t need to say it but your site is a breath of fresh air. My wife and I can only dream of owning a place right now, but your site has allowed us add a bit of reality to that dream. Keep on trucking and tell the HBR to concentrate on helping the little guy instead of kicking him around."
"I just found it a couple of hours ago, but compared to every website with RE info, yours is by far the best, I can see why the RE association doesn't like you folks sharing this, it is so complete that it levels the playing field for us non agents."
"Your site is very helpful. I believe that making MLS info avaliable to potential buyers is beneficial to everyone, regardless of what the MLS may say....."
"Thank you. Your continuing efforts and comprehensive web site is a much needed community service. You have a given the average citizen empowerment through the education of choice. We no longer are at the whims of greedy realtors who love to hear the sound of their own flatulence."
"Hi...I am in New Mexico and considering looking to invest in Hawaii in the very near future... we are small business owners and visit your paradise at least twice a year...we have just started looking for both homes and a small business...we think your site is awesome! to get fined for too much info is a bit over the top, as yours is the main site we are using now that we discovered it on craigslist!...
We will also be contacting you when we find something that seems to suit us...just wanted to let you know that I tell anyone interested in Hawaiian properties about it, keep up the great work!..."
"I've been using your website for years now. It has been an absolute godsend in a Hawaii real estate world where potential buyers were often intentionally left in the dark for so many shady reasons. Thanks so much for your hard work and fearlessness."
"OahuRE is a terrific site and very resourceful. Keep up the great work."
"Just wanted to say thanks for the great job with the mobile web page. I've been using the great MLS search for a while and the mobile page is even greater. I know your husband was in the web business before so please tell him "great job!"
"I have been watching my uncles condo listed on your website for a few weeks, I have to say I am sooooo impressed by this site, it is the most informative and impressive website. Layers and layers of great info, I just had to send my compliments!!!"
"We used your site to find our house last year. Used your suggested technique to get the seller to pay 2 points and get our interest rate down to 5.5. The lender paid a bunch of other costs and we used the VA for a nothing down loan. We put down $500 earnest money and got about half of it back at closing. Thanks for the help. Your site was what we needed after looking for about 4 years with no savings and the prices just barely out of reach."
"Forget that PBN article! They have it all backwards! You and your wife are doing buyers AND REALTORS, your competitors by the way,a huge service. They should be thanking you!!! Your website is just completely and totally awesome...its better than all the other "home" shopping sites by far! Just wanted to say keep doing what you are doing---and I will
continue to tell all my friends about OAHU RE!!!!"
"Great site! By far the best we have seen. My wife finds it a bit counter-intuitive sometimes but loves it anyway. In contrast, I find it very intuitive and so must think like your site designer. We will both be using the site religiously prior to our Q1 2009 arrival in O'ahu. Aloha and thank you!"
"Your site is the best structured Real Estate site in whole Hawaii. Have you thought about expanding this to other states/country's and other adding other languages?"
"Great Site...Finally the Hawaii MLS data becomes useful instead of protected like Fort Knox."
"I want to compliment you on how fabulous and useful your website is. I'm a first time home buyer searching for a house with help from my realtor. I discovered your website about 2 weeks ago after reading the article about you in the Honolulu Business magazine. I love how easy it is to access so much information in one website."
"Thanks for informing the users of your site about the HBRs impending rule change to obfuscate valuable information regarding "withdrawn, expired, or pending" data of a listed home. Your site embraces the information age and that's why I will be calling on you when I'm ready to purchase a home on Oahu after completing my medical residency training in a few years."
"I've been a big fan of your website for many years. I am shocked that the Board of Realtors has been so foolish as to stifle such a great resource. Homebuyers not taking the time to educate themselves is part of what got us into the whole housing crisis, and for the Board of Realtors to take away one of the best tools we have as non-realtors to stay informed and knowledgable is criminal and should be brought up to congress."
"Thank you for what you guys do. THe information on your website has been absolutely invaluable to me and my family as we made the biggest purchase of our lives. The wealth of information was not something I'd ever have been able to navigate without the ease of use and tools your website creates.
No information my realtor could have presented would have provided me with the confidence and depth of knowledge I got from being an oahure user."
"Just read your note about how the MLS is trying to limit what you can publish about home sales. They should not be able own or control that type of information. Just wanted to let you know that my friends and I appreciate all of your hard work to help level the playing field for the average home buyer & seller. Even though we bought our house in Kaimuki 2 years ago, I still use your website weekly to monitor the market in my neighborhood. Keep fighting the good fight!"
"You have the BEST and most thorough website, introduced to me by my son-in-law, also used by all his friends at work."
"My friend just showed me your site and I am amazed at the features you have. I will be looking at your site for years to come."
"I just wanted to let you know your website is a great resource for me. We're currently looking for property and I continually watch your site for the latest & greatest happenings in the real estate market. It helps me as a consumer to be well knowledged about what is going on in the marketplace & helps me feel more confident that I know what fair market value is of homes."
"In my opinion, you have regularly improved your website --almost on a daily basis. There is no website on real estate, anywhere, to equal yours, and I am talking about anywhere. If you would like me to write a more succinct letter ,that you want to publish--please let me know."
"Just doing some very tentative searching right now but I wanted to say your site is fantastic. As an appraiser it is so nice to see the sold data for the buildings I am looking at and the link to the tax assessment office."
You guys are the greatest.. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to my friends. Your website gave me tons of information that gave me the added edge. I hope you don't get in trouble for putting out too much information. thanks again...
"I read about your fine and feel its unjust. Your site includes only data that is obtainable from various other public sources and is a great tool for buyers and sellers. Perhaps you are cutting off some ones nose, but as a fellow realtor from Australia all you are doing is providing great information for the public. Congratulations."
Frist off, let me say congratulations on your website. We've been looking at homes on Prudential and Hawaii Life for months in anticipation of our upcoming move back to Hawaii. I'm so relieved we found your site, it's absolutely head and shoulders better than the rest. I clicked the G+1 on your site, hope you get back to the top of Google, as folks really should experience your site.
You have got an EXCELLENT website for browsing real estate. It’s the ONLY site my wife and I use to search for properties
First, let me say that I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE! Second, since we have moved from Hawaii 5 years ago, you just continue to improve and adjust this to a perfect tool. Last, is there any chance you will be branching it out to other MLS systems in other states? I am in the Dallas, Texas area and LONGING for a great real estate tool like what you have created. Congratulations on a job well done.
"I just wanted to tell you what an awesome job your doing with your site. It is the BEST I have ever seen. Don't let the Honolulu Board of Realtors push you around. They are just angry because buyers are now able to tell which Realtors tell buyers the truth and which ones don't."
"Sorry to hear about the fine for posting "too much" information on your website. I think you have the right idea and the Oahu realtor organization is living life in the slow lane. I heard they turned down Google's offer to put their MLS on the Google site. Their loss."
"Just to let you know I love your website, I like fact that your listing are updated, shows when the listing started and how long its been for sale, pictures of it too. No really I like everything about it."
"Just a note to thank you so much for both of your websites. As a buyer, it makes the decision process lightning fast when you have access to all the information that is out there. Having access to the information won't take the place of using a realtor, you still need additional knowledge that only a realtor has through years of experience. This will actually make it easier for the realtor because it allows the buyer do do their homework on CMA's, taxes, etc.
I'm referring folks to you and your website for future sales. Thanks for allowing buyers and sellers to see the total picture and be informed."
"This is the best realtor website on the internet. Wonder if you would do me a big favor. My son-in-law who is a realtor in Oregon would like me to design a website like yours. Can you tell me who is your web designer so that I can contact him/her to see what program he/she uses to build this website. Thanks"
"Absolutely fantastic site. You provide a tremendous resource to buyers, sellers, and the real estate community of Oahu, keep up the great work!"
"Bryn, I absolutely love your website. I was first licensed here in 1990 and it wonderful to finally see a real estate website built by a programmer, so I can stop cursing the crap out of the old fashioned one offered by HBR. I worked for Homeseekers.com as QA Tech Specialist back in 2000-1 so appreciate it very much."
"By the way, I’ve emailed your site to numerous friends for them to use. To me, the ultimate compliment to your website was learning that you were fined by fellow realtors for the information you share.
Thanks to your website I am sometimes a step ahead of my own realtor. Mahalo again for creating such a helpful website."
"Sounds great. You are the most responsive company in implementing suggestions that i have and probably will ever see. Keep up the great work. You're site is such an invaluable tool for local real estate. Have you thought of implementing something around the rental market?"
"Just learned that you have been fined for providing too much information to the general public - yet we claim to be a democratic country. We absolutely love your site for the fact that it is educational. Let's face it - the market of professioanls out there need to be very competitive and some survive by lies and deceits. We were presented with a property that "just came on the market on its second day" and of course it was presented to us as a "find" and a "secret-not-yet-out-too-long".
Come to find out from your site, the property was a "hard-sell" and it was actually on the market for quite some time - just that its most recent listing had just expired and it was relisted again."
"Thank you for your site, it has made investing in real estate fair to the public. You never know, you might have single-handedly saved the real estate market on Oahu from going through an "Enron" type scandal. Thanks for being loyal to your profession."
"Your website not only very informative but take an honest stand about the housing market in Hawaii. You displays the facts and we make our own decisions. There are very few reliable sources today where we can get an honest opinion."
"You have created a tool for Hawaii that will change real estate here forever. I have spent so much time finding permit history ,sales history etc in the past that every-time I use oahure.com shake my head and smile ...."
"I just had to write to thank you and say what a great site you have - As a licensed contractor/broker here in Oregon, I applaud your altruism and great attitude regarding information sharing."
"Your website is amazing and it provides so much information and cross references. Thank you so much for all of the hard work that went into setting up this website that, again, provides so much information to the public."
"I mentioned your site to one of the housing blogs that I read and the response is "it's awesome". One reader really likes the flippers section since he is planning to move to Hawaii. I hope that I did not create too much traffic on your site."
"I also wish to thank you for this wonderful informational tool that you are sharing with the public. The realtors I've worked with made such a big deal about revealing the information that you make readily available."
"Thank you so much for helping to take the "mystery" and B.S. out of hawaii real estate!!! Is it true that the realtors assoc. wants you to limit our access?"
"I just wanted to say ---great job with your site. I live in Portland, OR and have bought two condos in the last six months. We already had a broker (or I would have given you the business), but your site allowed me to search for exactly what I wanted. Our broker sent us listings to see, but unless you personally are searching the database, ones needs are often lost in translation.
I knew what I wanted and looked at a thousand or more units and found the right ones. Our broker is very good, but didn't uncover what we bought---we did through your site."
"Your site is terrific, definitely the best for Oahu RE."
"I just finished reading about how you got a fine for your site... Damn the man! I love your site and it has helped me so much with my house hunt... ( that is still underway) I hope you can keep up the good work and if people start taking information off the internet then we might as well be living in China. Information is power and its hard to try and find a place to live on this small rock- a site like yours helps so much! Aloha and Much Mahalo."
"Just wanted to say that I am, to put it plainly, appalled at how information the Honolulu Board of Realtors requires your site to withhold. Past sales, expired and terminated listings, heck even addresses. Isn't all of this information, when it comes down to it, information that is publicly available?
If so, the board would seem unable to block how people choose to use/display the information. It just doesn't seem to fit, in this day and age of information and the internet, that such information is not available."
"We are mega- impressed with your company, and look forward to doing business with you in the near future."
"Hi-keep up the good work. So sad the website is not what it used to be. Even though I bought a house, I still liked to go on and see what the market was doing. Your website was such a powerful tool in giving me information that no realtor would. I poured in many hours of my own time and was even able to find the listing of the home I purchased before my realtor using the activity watch tab.
I also loved the SOLD information and would refer to those listings often. Things are different now and it's sad. I sent the letter below to the HBR. I am thoroughly disgusted by their pettiness."
Letter to Honolulu Board of Realtors
"I am now a homeowner that found the website Oahure very helpful when searching for my house. The information was so useful and I feel it gave me more bargaining power against the seller and even my own realtor. I had my own realtor who was not apart of the website. I can't imagine not having that tool to househunt. There are far too many unscrupulous and lazy realtors out there and it helps to be able to do one's homework when making the biggest purchase of one's life.
The HBR is being petty and greedy by not allowing Oahure to disclose all information. I for one will refer any friend, family, and co-worker to work with the Oahure team as they have shown dedication to the everyday househunter. They put in hard work to build a wonderful and easy to navigate site only to have the HBR pretty much ruin a great thing. Shame on you."
"We have found a home, thanks to your site and some open houses. Your site is the best. I have to tell you that every time we went to an open house and the realtor would ask us how we heard about the open house, they would grumble a little bit, You give so much information out that you really help the buyer make some intelligent choices. I think that the fact that you share your commissions with the sellers/buyers, and you have so much information on your web site that other realtors are just a little jealous. Thanks the great site."
"Btw, It’s a disgrace what the HBR is doing! I have been a loyal follower of your website for 4+ years already and the information you provide in invaluable! Keep up the good work!"
"Just a note to let you know that your web site is terrific! Sorry that you are having so many hassles, but you provide a wonderful clear service."
"Too bad the MLS is so kludgy compared to Oahure.com. And too bad they are being so anal. Good luck, I use your site everyday."
From Underwriting Manager at well known bank:
"I’m really sorry to see that the board has taken this stance. For me your website has been invaluable for my work and I really appreciated all the work you put into it."
"It's a crying shame that the Board puts a restriction on facts that help the private citizens decide on the price to sell as well as to buy."
"Thank you for the work around. When we looked at an item that came in today we noticed the link in order to view additional information. We really appreciate all that you do to provide information for consumers as we are not realtors- just regular folks looking to possibly sell or trade our place in the future."
"I am just writing a personal note to thank you for the oahure.com website you developed. As a potential buyer, it really helped me to educate myself about the real state market. In another word, it helped me to make the right decision when I bought my first home. Its very user friendly as well. Thank you again."
"First of all, I must compliment you on your www.oahure.com website. By far the most informative real estate site I have been too, and my first source for information. I was researching homes and saw your message that “The Honolulu Board of Realtors has fined us for displaying Pending, Withdrawn and Expired Listings, so this listing is now blocked.”
I find this disturbing that they would do this, but it shows that they want to control the amount of information that consumers have access to and buyers at a disadvantage. I’ve had more than one realtor tell me that when a house sits on the market for more than a few months, they will relist the home to make it appear that it just came on the market. Why? To get top dollar for the place.
If the buyer knew the house was on the market for a long time and had many expired listings, the buyer would offer the seller much less. During the real estate bubble, we also had appraisers that were inflating the true value of homes as well just to keep the sales price high. I thank you for your website, though.
It has educated me a lot about real estate and kept me informed. I just hope someday the federal government will change the laws so that the MLS database is open for consumers to research.
To make an informed decision, and offer a fair price, consumers need all the information, not the filtered information the board of realtors wants us to have which always stacks the odds against buyers."
"I enjoy looking through your web site on Hawaii properties very much. It is my opinion that your web site is the best I have seen concerning the Real Estate information for a specific location. It is especially very helpful for a location like Hawaii because most buyers are from locations far away from Hawaii. I am not a real estate professional but I like to educate myself on the value of Hawaii properties in case I want to buy a property there.
It is a shame that Board of Realtors are not happy with some of the information you share with your potential client. I think you have help the sales of Hawaii properties more than the Board recognized. I was wondering will it be possible to create a sign up list so that it will not violate the Board rules when you share the information with your potential client. Thanks for doing such a wonderful job on your web site."
"Yes, I am using your terrific website daily to check on postings. I just love your website, it is so complete, easy to use, and I am still amazed at how you can put everything together!"
"Bryn, Your site is great. Lots of information. Feel like I have a personal realtor 24/7. Thanks."
"Your site is invaluable. If and when I find the right property to purchase on Oahu I will contact you. I'm so P.O.'d by the new rules. Good job in finding a way to get around them. So many realtors just want to sit back and collect the check and when I do all of the research (with your site's help ;) that isn't going to happen!"
"You have the best real estate website of any I have ever seen. It is incredibly informative and I use it constantly to check for homes for sale, comparables etc. I am not a realtor but a homeowner who is interested in market conditions.
I believe it is inexcusable for the Board to take this type of action. It is definitely not in the interest of the consumer. Is it legal ? Is there a way this can be challenged or publicized so that consumers know exactly what they are doing ? I have a strong sense of distaste when an entity tries to control what information I can see."
"Thank you for the very quick response. I just wan to say that you have the best website out of any real estate web sites I experienced and believe me I saw them all. I will contact you shortly with a list of mls numbers soon when I do some more research."
"I am a real estate broker in Sonoma County, CA who lives off and on in Hawaii. I just want to say your site info is awesome. Do you know of any site like this for Sonoma County, CA?"
"Aloha! Just re-visited your web site and read about the changes imposed on you by the Board. I wanted to let you know that if it was not for your website as it was I would never have bought my place in Marine Surf. I KNOW I can get information from any broker but to have the information within my reach was invaluable in my research. What is the difference between having the information out there and having to go through a realtor - I still have to have a realtor to purchase the property in the end!? Screw the Board! You’re doing home buyers / sellers and the Island a favor by putting the information out there. I am now looking for a second property and if it was not for you or your current efforts I would probably not be looking in Hawaii. Thank you for your effort and service!"
Wow, I have not tried using HiCentral in ages. What a botched website and service. The Honolulu Board of Realtors has made it almost impossible to search on your own. What idiots! I have been using OahuRe exclusively. Your site is head and shoulders above all others.
I really love your service I don't do the Google registration stuff but if you care to use any of this is part of an endorsement please do.
Please don't use my email address rather you could say a Kakaako Fan.
I think your service is amazing. Before your website and organization came on the scene there was nobody else the public or anyone interested in searching homes and condos and land on the one who could find so easily and without bias or obligation.
No obligation aspect is really fantastic and that's what I love.
However I believe that many would pay for your service whether it be a donation or something because some there's nothing like it .I want to see the service continue and I for one would gladly pay 2-3 dollars a month easily or 24 to 36 dollars a year. With a subscription service you could even have it where if you list your home or buy something services are wave to her and you even get money back in the form of reduced commissions which you already have.
Thank you. Your website is the best of its kind I've ever seen. Fantastic.
Your website and service is awesome! Already got a showing on this request today. You came recommended and your info and tools you have set up are top rate. Thanks!
My husband and I use your website often, and we also used Oahu Re when purchasing our home last year.
I have been so impressed with all the services your company offers. And now, offering educational emails? That is truly a company that cares about its community and clients.
Today, it seems most realtors and real estate companies prefer not to have transparency- with access to property information, nor do they want clients to be be able to understand all they do- less information to the client means greater job stability for them, but I love that you help people to understand the home buying process, contracts, and with use of your website become a very knowlegeable buyer.
Thank you for such a great website. I practically look at homes on your site as a hobby. I have often considered getting my license, and if I did, I would want to work for company like OahuRe.Mostly, I just want to say thank you, and let you know how much I appreciate your website and, now, education emails.
It was while reading a review of Real Geeks on GeekEstate when I came across your website. Having just reviewed (in detail) over 300 websites within the past two weeks, I have not seen anything close to your design and available (and useful) content. Your site is truly a work of art.
Yours has been the best real estate website by far! I only look at your website. Thanks for making it available even when the Board of Realtors do not want it.
I stumbled across your web site about a year ago and I think it is by far the most comprehensive and best real estate search engine I've come across. Congratulations on a job well done!
I wish to thank you for your website and the excellent content that it provides. I have been able to make good use of the valuable info that you render on your site. I fully realize that a lot of the brokerage firms in Honolulu are more than likely not too keen on what you are providing the public, but, it is info that should be open and readily available to the buying and selling public.
I must commend you on your efforts to provide an excellent resource at no cost. We used a variety of information and comp data such as days on market and % off above asking for sold listings within the days on market to help use structure our offer. As you know the asking price is simply not enough, it's a bidding war and a sellers market. With your data we were spot on on our offer and was able to secure the house of our dreams.
Thanks for taking the time to explain the process. More importantly, thank you very much for the service that you provide through your invaluable real estate website! As a real estate investor, I am searching your website multiple times throughout the day. Thanks again for your service to the real estate community!! Blessings to you and your company!
Wanted to say thank you for the info! Although I'm not a realtor I'm always perusing the active listings looking for anything good so the info provided is very useful. Your site is the best!!! MLS can learn a thing or two from you guys! Fyi you can print that...
I can not thank you enough for not only the OUTSTANDING website you provide but the way you answered my question. What a great job and i hope one day im able to buy a home and when i do i use your service so that you can somehow be comlensated for all your hard work.
I think your doing a fantastic job informing the people that do not know much about real estate. Many of the real estate companies like to keep their clients in the dark to have the upper hand. However your website and yourself want to educate the individuals so they can make better choices in the future. Thank you for your services.
Sorry! But I do follow your website and it is AMAZING!
That’s actually how we got our house because of your immediate alerts :-)
Houses on the North Shore disappear in less than 24 hours so we were able to jump on it as soon as we got the alert that it was active.
It if it wasn’t for your website we never would’ve gotten our current home we are in now so thank you soooo much!
(- And we would’ve gone through you but we are already committed to a realtor locally who had been working with us for years before we had found your website so I apologize but again we are really grateful to your firm and your whole website it truly is unbelievable that such a thing exists. (I’m originally from New York City and forget it- there’s nothing like it there-LOL).
Easy to use, seems comprehensive, and makes it easy for buyers to find properties that would interest them and for sellers to keep track of comparable prices.
Ability to access all relevant selected data on one page...brilliant.
The up to date information. The picture quality. The ease of see past history.
The information is free. No personal information is ever asked for. Also, you advertise that you give buyer credit on the commission.
I think it is the best website and really find it thorough and informative. You do a great job ! Thank You ! Wish you had an office in Hilo so I could utilize your services. In the past when I was unable to get the information on your website, I emailed you and the problem was fixed by you and you emailed back appreciating that there was a problem that needed fixing..and fixed it right away !
User friendly website
Easy to read listing and photos
Ability to browse MLS information without the hassle of contacting a realtor.
Another reason I appreciate what you do with your site... You are so responsive and open to suggestion.
Ease of use and LOTS of info!
Can't say exactly. All things considered... everything just works.
The quantity of information.
Everything a buyer needs to know is on this website. Love it!
I love OahuRE,- especially how easy it is to search
Ease of searching and filtering out unwanted properties. The past sales are very helpful. The record withdrawn/relisted etc is helpful. Then the photos and links to the city and county assessors office records.
I've followed OahuRE right from the beginning. I love the complete information that is provided as if I were a realtor.
All the information provided @ your fingertips. Good pictures too.
Broken down into many different search criteria and ease of use.
Easy to find REAL information.
The huge amount of information on any property for sale- it's a one stop shop paradise!
Everything.. the amount of info available, the ways to search for it and view it, etc.
The Big photo of the properties and there's a lot of info also!!
That is difficult to respond to like that because overall I like everything about it because you have so many pertenient options in housing hunting that are right at my finger tips. But if I have to choose the one that I use most is MLS search that gives you all the data you need about the property.
Comprehensive, authoritative,accurate,and timely.
Access to all re data.
Lots of good information and easy to read.
Very informative. Lots of information, including short sales and foreclosure information.
I don't mind bringing (hopefully) helpful/illuminating points to your attention; oahure.com is by far the most useful RE site for Hawaii, so I'd like to keep it that way
I use it for newest on the market homes. the rubust search options are awesome as well.
Definitely my favorite website. Easy to navigate, lots of choices to narrow down my options. It's an amazing website that gives me a lot of information. I think one of the most important items is the history at the bottom of a properties' page. It has helped me out a ton. Thanks for having such a great website!
A lot of objective info concerning the appraised and requested values of the homes. Clear info on the technical aspects of the properties (easements, flood zones, et cetera) make comparison much easier.
Everything. Comprehensive and easy to navigate.
Sold and pending info
Detailed history of property transactions, photo quality and links...
Easy access to what's currently available! i check it out regularly!
The thorough information, organized in a useful way. A true real estate geek cornucopia.
I love the service you do for the public with your web site! I direct anyone interested in Hawaii real estate to it whenever I can. :)
The sales history,price drops, google street map, and mostly the listings status is updated asap. The others dont update the status if sold.
Fast overview, hard facts to sort
Availability of information. Its awesome! From the links to previous history of sales, to all the activity on the property and the filtering capability so that I can screen for price range, size, number of bedrooms or bathrooms, location, etc. Love being able to see what listings sold for in the end just to aid in giving me a feel for values. Couldn't ask for more.
Being able to track the status of neighborhood comps
It is very comprehensive, and kept up to date. It's free, and you don't have to "sign up" and then be bothered by agents!!! You allow us to come to you when ready. No other site or company can compare here. Thank you!
Access to extensive data.
Being able to see all activity on each property and watch list updates.
Simple, easy to use and understand website layout, not cluttered or slowed by unnecessary graphics or animations
I like that i can find out a lot of info. that i normally would have to ask my realtor for such as: history of sales, how long the house was on the market, etc.
Lots of pertinent information.
Got all the info at the click of a mouse.
Free, quick access to comps and listings. I like that you go against the HBR and stand up to them. Still the best site around, I recommend to everyone.
Free current accurate easy intuitive
Access to the whole MLS, with history, previous MLS's, photos, links to tax/parcel data, previous sales, Google maps, searchable neighborhood maps with icons and links, and photos.
Up to date, lots of information, candid advice to newcomers on unfamiliar aspects of Hawaii real estate such as the drawbacks of leasehold properties
Thank you for your support ! What a journey! We appreciate all the endless support that you and your entire team continuously provided for us.
This experience was almost equivalent to the learning curves we encountered as graduate students many years ago. Thank you for everything.
What we liked most about your service:
1. Bryn, as team leader, you have been blessed with wonderful and dedicated professionals.Your entire team was amazing throughout the numerous emails, they never once failed to make themselves available to us.
2. The access to unlimited informational videos and articles was one of the best educational tools available to assist us in understanding each step of the way.
3. Our realtor, Wanida, was exceptional and always prompt and in control. Although there were periods when we were quite anxious, confused and sometimes clueless, Wanida was always calm and reassuring.
We are thankful that you were the team that assisted us in meeting our goal.
It would be hard to say anything bad about selling a house, for a good price, in the middle of the most uncertain economy in our lives.
That said, Tom and Don would have made it a positive experience in ANY situation.
We were absolutely thrilled with their work from the beginning to the end. We love Tom and Don.
We love OahuRE and the options they provided for us as sellers.
The cool thing about OahuRE is that "affordable" doesn't mean "cheap."
I liked the ease at which everything flowed from listing to closing and the advice Wanida had about the strength of an offer and the likelihood of it going all the way to closing.
I believe that OahuRE has a really nice platform to work through and with, especially with a great and positive realtor like Wanida. Thank you so much!
Miranda did a fabulous job, she did her homework, she prepared, and she listened!
We are thoroughly impressed and would recommend her to everyone! We could not be happier!
Tom, Don, Cathryne and the rest of the OahuRE team is an epitome of excellent service.
As you know Tom and Don helped me buy that unit and I didn’t have to think hard to seek their assistance in selling it thru them.
I like our straight forward discussion, they find time to call back or answer call at once when I needed them.
The guidance in what to do and expect that is readily available on your site is very informative and helpful.
Cathyrine is on the dot of providing updates and requirements.
We are on the process of looking for a house in Colorado and meeting different realtors. I can’t help to compare your team. I can confidently say that you are one of the best realty company in the country. I even wish that you branch out here in the future and help both buyers and sellers here. You guys rock and more power!
Fee is great!!! Also most importantly. Staffs working as a whole, right on track from start to finish. I will definately come buy and sell with oahure team again! See you near future!!! Thank you for everything!
I think you guys did a great job.
What we liked most;
1) Practical approach to selling the condo. Of the realtors we talked to, Wanida was the only one who recognized staging the condo with different contemporary furniture is a bit like putting lipstick on a pig when you have green carpet. She also recognized that anybody buying it was likely to completely remodel so it didn’t make sense to redecorate it, sell it as is. All this is exactly what Cindi and I were thinking.
2) Efficient team. You guys knocked off the documents pretty quickly. It was clear the volume of sales you have has refined your processes.
3) Experience. You have been exposed to a lot of different situations so our situation with the Trust wasn’t foreign to you.
4) Contacts. You helped us locate competent help, the Attorney, getting rid of the furniture and other stuff, appraiser….
As I said at the beginning of the email, you did a great job. I look forward to working with you again in a few years.
Wanida was a great agent and helped us with each step of selling our townhome.
The commission rate was very low for the full service!
The online guides were helpful, too.
Wanida was the best. Nothing but the utmost praise and respect for all she did for me. She is a keeper. Your entire staff did a fantastic job.
Wanida and the team were great. I have relatives who are realtors and felt bad about not using them. However, I plan to use Oahure again when Iits time to sell the next rental. I will also continue to recommend Oahure to anyone.
Tom and Don have to be two of the most professional realtors I’ve worked with.
I was still half-asleep this morning when Tom called to give me the good news about the closing, but I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their great communication and attention to detail.
I hope we can work together again when we resell my other Waikiki condo on Kaiolu Street.
OahuRE is one of the most innovative RE firms I’m aware of, and definitely, #1 in this state.
The OahuRE Web site is certainly a lot of work, but it’s a terrific, unique resource, and if Tom and Don are any indication, you’ve assembled a great team of agents to support the full-commission side of the business.
Sorry that I can’t provide more useful feedback, but I’m pretty happy overall with this deal.
Thank you Bryn! I had nothing but great experience with OahuRE.
At first, I was apprehensive about using your company at first since I have never meet your team in-person, but after everything was set and done, it was a easy and pleasant experience.
If I was to purchase or sell another property in Hawaii, I would definitely use your company again without any hesitation.
I do not think there is anything more they could have done to make this any better. Thanks again Oahure!
It was great to meet you; we look forward to working with you!
Thank you for putting us at ease right off the bat with your warm personality and for being honest and up front with us, sharing your knowledge so easily.
Thank you also for allowing us the time to ask questions, it is very important (huge) for us not to feel rushed, you gave us the time and you were very easy to talk to.
In our house, we value honesty and are constantly disappointed with people who talk the talk but, who don’t walk the walk; we feel that you will walk the walk.
Hey Bryn, GREAT recommendation in Wanida; she will do excellent work for us.
What we liked most about OahuRE's service was the quick turnaround.
Employees respond to emails/questions promptly, the communication was excellent.
Getting our house listed, and processing all paperwork on-line was extremely efficient and easy.
This process is very cost effective for a seller and was a positive experience from beginning to end.
The OahuRE team was a pleasure to work with!! We would highly recommend your services to anyone. Please feel free to put us on a list if you have one. Thank you and happy holidays!
As we digest the experience and compare it to previous transactions we are outright satisfied. Your responsiveness, answers to our questions and more importantly professional and ethical guidance is above and beyond.
Cathyrine and Mannie support throughout the process is by far the best we have ever experienced. There is really nothing you can do to improve your service.
Your website is by far the best resource for all. I was also informed that “other realtors” utilize the detailed information as well.
From a pricing standpoint, can't be beat. Thank you again for a fabulous experience. Is there anywhere else we can provide feedback for others to see? We would like to do that.
I appreciated your responsiveness, patience and ethics!!! I have zero suggestions for improvement!!! You guys and your team were AWESOME!
Tom and the team did an excellent job in facilitating a smooth transaction, including helping with a rent-back agreement.
Also, your website is the best!
We were very happy with the service provided by Tom and Don.
When we met them, we were impressed with their warmth, friendly personality and honesty.
What attracted us was their willingness to accept less percentage for them as well as the Buyer’s representatives.
This feature of accepting less commission was a big factor in Being chosen to represent us.
We decided to communicate by email. All questions and concerns were addressed in timely fashion by Tom and affiliates.
We were always updated by Tom to let us know what was happening.
We also didn’t expect to close so soon, but we were impressed with their focus to keep on top of things and informed us of the possibility of an earlier closing.
Also, We didn’t know too much about listing the price for our parents’ home and asked Tom and Don for their recommendation. We decided to go with the asking price that they recommended, which was a very good price.
Thank you very much for everything!
1. What we liked most about your service:
- quick resolution and notification by you, Tom & Don regarding taking over the sale
- the fact that Tom & Don came over to the house to personally meet both Jeff and I right away
- Tom called us frequently with updates and kept us informed throughout the process
- email updates/showing requests so we knew what was going on and when
- we were able to save some money by going with your company
2. We don't really have any suggestions for improvement. We are very happy.
Just wanted to say a huge Mahalo to you and your team.
We've come full circle: you helped us buy the house and you helped us sell it!
Your advice and watchful eye over the various communications was appreciated as was the incredible speed, efficiency and awesome communication of Mannie and Cathyrine (LOVE the videos; so helpful).
As for Wanida, there really aren't enough words. Her sunny personality, great work ethic and absolute can-do attitude were instrumental in making this process as easy as possible.
We will be sure to recommend your awesome team to all of our friends. Mahalo to everyone!
I really enjoyed working with the OahuRE.
They explained everything and had all of the documents ready when needed.
I did not have to micromanage them at all, and fr someone with a bit of OCD like me, that is saying something.
Wanida is a very hard working individual who kept me constantly updated.
I really appreciate the effort made by OahuRE team in working with escrow to check on progress made on closing.
The entire OahuRE team are professional and a pleasure to work with.
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.
Thank you :) Wanida was amazing! her guidance, support, knowledge and patience in who she is as a person and realtor is outstanding.
I would defiantly recommend Oahu Realty with gladness.
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 for your team excellent services. I like your team environment of working.
Everyone has expertly of helping and expand acknowledge and efficiency.
Special thank for Wanida and others who help me try out my idea and update me in some way.
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.
Hi Bryn, Thank you and Wanida for helping us to sell our home.
We appreciate the time and effort that Wanida and OahuRE put into the process.
It was nice to sign all of the documents digitally and to accommodate us when we were in Rhode Island for the final signing.
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.
We did have a great experience, even though we had to go through the process twice. From our perspective Tom went out of his way to handle all issues for us as absentee owners. We also appreciated his follow up and keeping us constantly updated. In addition, Tom's up front work on pushing the offer price paid off in the end. In the end, we could not be more pleased with the outcome.
First of all I would've not chose you guys if we were not satisfied 12 years ago when my parents bought their home. Service was smooth, easy, and constantly getting updates in any movement in the process. I would definitely choose you guys again if I ever buy or sell house again. Thanks again to everyone especially to Wanida who was really hands on even when she was on vacation.
Everyone was always great about letting us know what was going on, every step of the way, which made the whole process so smooth.
Great and thanks again for your help. I am happy to be a reference for any future buyers/sellers that are interested in using your team. Your business model makes complete sense for the Hawaii market and your website is by far the best out there!
Jolene was readily available whenever I had concerns during the sale of my property.
She also helped navigate the pros and cons when faced with multiple buyers. I would recommend her services again.
Jolene did an excellent job of working with us to get the most out of our sale in an incredibly short time.
Despite the bumps in the road that arose, she persisted and helped us get to the best end state.
Our realtors provided us with outstanding service, going above and beyond our expectations to sell our home in Aiea. Mahalo nui loa.
Jolene provided great service along with outstanding patience with me and my family during emotional times during the sale of our house.
Jolene made the whole selling process very painless. She took good care at keeping me up to date with everything that was going on, from the viewings to the offers coming in.
This was extremely helpful as I am currently living on the mainland so I couldn't offer as much help as I would have liked.
She was able to get my apartment sold in no time for a very good price. I could not have been more happy with the service she provided and would not hesitate recommending her to anyone looking to sell or purchase property in Hawaii.
Hi Bryn, Jolene, Tawni and Cathyrine, Thank you very much on helping me sell my condo.
You guys made it very easy even though I was out of state living on the mainland. I like the communication and transparency as things moved through the entire selling process.
As Joline hopefully told you, I've used your website for years and have really appreciated both the information it contains and its utility.
So thanks very much for that. Joline was very pleasant and capable in this transaction. Overall, I give my experience with Oahure high marks. And I really appreciate the extra money in my pocket from the $4.5% commission. Every little bit helps.
I am in the process of buying a home in Portland, Oregon, so will be giving up my 17 plus year hobby of perusing the Hawaii real estate market.
Thank you to you, Abigail, and Mannie for your support.
I think we've found our realtor for life in Wanida.
Thank you for accommodating our every request, responding to every question, and for guiding us through yet another significant event in our lives.
Like last time, the seamless coordination, the responsive team, ability to complete the transaction online, super website, and guidance are the reasons we hope to continue our relationship with you all.
Looking forward to our next transaction!
Thanks Bryn! Words can’t express my gratitude for the time and guidance you’ve shared.
You may not realize it, but you’ve been instrumental in getting us out to Hawaii.
I mentioned in a previous mail that we bought our Windward Passage condo through your company and it was a great experience.
We were sitting in our Oregon home surfing through new listings on your website one night.
We came across the Windward Passage condo for sale, booked a flight for Hawaii the next day, met your realtor at the property and it changed our lives forever.
I hear the same from other transplants: you have the best real estate site they’ve ever seen.
Heck, even the listing agent for the house we’re planning on making an offer on told me that today.
So a big mahalo for making it easy for non-realtors like myself to dream, learn and make life-changing decisions through the tools you’ve built.
I have been working with Wanida for almost 10 yrs now. She is just wonderful.
This particular transaction has quite a bit of ups and downs, and she gave me very practical solutions every time. Wonderful team.
Thanks so much for your and Wanida's and the rest of the Oahure team's help in making this purchase. From start to finish, working with Wanida was a pleasure.
Her experience and advice were exactly what we needed to help us feel comfortable making this purchase.
Her negotiating experience was directly responsible for saving us the cost of a new roof, and the entire process went smoothly even when minor delays or issues cropped up (for us, this was just a delay from the bank in funding our loan due to high application volumes and a short time to close).
We appreciate it!
Thank you for your help! We really do appreciate your oahure website. I would check it periodically to look for a unit, it’s very user friendly.
We enjoyed working with Wanida during this house hunting process!
We were supposed to buy another unit and that fell through due to loan funding and Wanida didn’t seem bothered by it at all.
I like what you are doing with the real estate game! Shake things up and change how it works. Thank you again!
Thank you! Your team is great!!
We always received quick responses from your team, even on weekends and late at night. They are very efficient!
We love the e-signing, it is very easy.
Your team makes the purchase process very easy by helping us set up all the appointments, sending us reminders on the timeline, sending us web-links to guide us and what to expect during the process.
Thank you! We are still floating in boxed up stuff but, we are grateful.
The home is beautiful. The experience and support was more than expected.
Miranda was supporting our many questions sun up to sun down.
She was always professional, responsive, supportive, and sought out answers externally when she was uncertain and provided a response.
Her behavior reduced our anxiety through the process. We appreciated that.
The website search/ query function is good, and I liked the automated updates.
The only thing missing was a crystal ball to know the sellers expectations for bid prep.
I believe that our offers put together by the Team were reasonable, and wise. Ultimately after a lot of team effort, we ended up in the right spot.
A Big Thank You!, and Happy Holidays to Miranda and the OahuRE Team
Thank you very much, Bryn and Wanida! We very much enjoyed working with the entire OahuRE staff.
What we liked best is the availability/responsiveness of the OahuRE team as well as the wealth of information on the website and at time of closing process.
I can't think of any areas for improvement and hope my own business will attain your level of efficiency! Happy Holidays!
Thank you and OahuRE for your services.
Wanida went out of her way to accommodate us when we wanted to see a property over the Christmas holidays.
She provided valuable information about contractors and information about market conditions along the way.
We actually made several offers before we succeeded with this one, and she helped us in all of those processes. Thank you Wanida.
We liked the way we were able to do much of the paperwork online, and for the detailed instructions provided us on the Docusign process. Can't really say where we noticed a need for improvement. It has been a smooth process and we are thankful. Blessings
I don't have much experience (actually any) in buying a house with a real estate agent, but I will tell you my experience with Wanida was awesome, and I really like all the tech behind your website and listings, and all the follow up from the office.
I can't imagine it being much better. It seems as if you have put together a first rate system, and I have already recommended you to others.
Thank you Ellen & Bryn! Ellen was very helpful during our home searching process, answered any questions we had, and was very good with communication.
It was a pleasure having her help us through the process!
My experience was great! I really felt OahuRE empowered me with all of the information I needed.
I liked the convenience of working digitally and the nice rebate.
Wanida was very helpful, positive and patient throughout the process.
The client care team was responsive, efficient and professional. Keep doing what you're doing!
Thank you and your team very much for helping us through this process.
We very much look forward to working with you folks again very shortly, as Miranda helps us sell the condo we currently live in.
To answer your questions, the things we liked most about your service was the professionalism, diligence and sense of urgency your staff has.
Whenever we needed to meet with, talk with or text with Miranda, she was always available and always helpful.
The office staff behind the scenes was the same way. Anytime we needed a question answered, or a document revised, they were quick to act and always courteous about it.
Another thing we liked immensely about the process was the professionals you folks maintain as contacts and continue to do business with. Our home inspector was top notch, the finance folks you recommended probably saved this deal, and Miranda's relationship with the seller's agent was a huge help.
I can only believe the quality folks who will help us sell our current unit perform just as professionally; cleaning service, general contractor, staging group, photographer, etc.
Thank you again, and thank you for assembling this group of professionals on your team, and making contacts with professionals within the industry that are at client's disposal. It certainly helps the buying and selling process
PHEW! We cannot thank you enough for working to make this process as painless as possible for us!!
It took a tad longer than either party anticipated but we especially loved that we didn't have to worry about what steps to take next.
As first-time home buyers, we definitely came in blind and the guidance OahuRE provided was thorough, non-questionable, and easy to understand.
We appreciated that all of the resources provided came in layman's terms as any kind of legalese would've overwhelmed us.
The resources helped to break down the process and the paperwork that came along with it; so easy, they eliminated the need to ask questions.
We are so excited to embark on the new year ahead in our new home!
We hope all of you at OahuRE know how magical you are and that you're so appreciated. We couldn't have hoped for a better way to ring in the holidays. Wishing you all a safe and wonderful holiday season!
Thank you so much! And a big shout out to Wanida, my Realtor, and to the entire OahuRE Client Care Team for helping to make this long-overdue dream come true! Not only for me, but for my entire family!
This effort is really in honor of my parents, who commemorated their 50th year anniversary here on Oahu this past November by renewing their vows.
The haunting memory of living here in the 80’s and not purchasing something then has finally been put to rest, for as we all know…Hawaii is a very spiritual and magical place.
My experience with OahuRE really was great, and for more reasons than one.
Firstly, you, Wanida and the entire Team have been very responsive communication wise in all aspects: over emails, via text messages and also through phone calls.
This, I truly appreciate, as I am up during the wee hours of the night and early morning frequently…reading, researching on the internet or simply doing whatever.
I emailed a hand full of folks initially to view property, and you all were the first to respond to my inquiry.
This I truly appreciated, because some of the replies were days later.
Plus, from what I experienced, the OahuRE Team operates in perfect balance of East Coast urban hustle mixed with Aloha island warmth and spirit.
Secondly, I really liked the analytics, online tools and quantifiable metrics that were and are used to furnish statistical, factual, real-time results and analysis.
This for me marked proof of a well-oiled, thoroughly tested, repeatable business process that is effective, efficient and resulted oriented for creating the highest customer satisfaction, as the numbers are the proof in the pudding and speak for themselves.
I literally arrived on island 2 months ago and I’m still amazed by all that was achieved, but always had faith that this real estate business endeavor was in good hands with good, well-intended, benevolent people.
Thirdly, what also made this a great experience for me was that you provided those 2 referrals for the reputable estate planning attorney practices.
After watching too many Suzie Orman episodes to count, creating a trust and the many reasons for it is something that has been discussed at length with the immediate family members. After 2 decade of talk talk talk, the moment has arrived.
Fourthly, I *loved* the fact that many of the documents could be signed digitally while online using that Docusign software when providing needed signatures.
This was a major concern because of the lack of resources to print out or scan in documents at some of the temporary lodging locations that I stayed at and in.
These are a few of the highlight that I’ve enjoyed and are a few of the reasons why I am so grateful, especially as a first time property owner, that I chose Oahu Real Estate to help me with my real estate needs.
A big, warm Mahalo to You and your entire Team as well!
Many thanks Bryn, Wanida, Mannie and everyone else on the Oahure team.
You folks were true professionals and went the extra mile in a ridiculously complex transaction.
Outstanding performance including: very rapid response to questions; well-coordinated teamwork; insane work-hours and near-constant availability, including weekends and evenings.
Intelligent and quick assessments of various scenarios as they unfolded. Surprising, generous, intelligent and kind involvement of Bryn as Broker and Founder of OahuRE; Excellent on-line reference materials including lists of talented advisors; routine provision of timely reminders for most aspects of each step of the deal.
We can't thank you enough for going the extra mile on this deal. Outstanding performance!
We loved the responsive step-by-step process that your team used.
We were always in the communication loop after the offer was accepted and knew exactly what to do next via email communication.
The fact that everything could be signed and processed online helped tremendously.
Lastly, nothing beats having a rebate from your service during closing! Everything was great. No negatives we can see!
Thank you! What a relatively stress free process this was.
Through the emails and care team but most critically, how Miranda truly cares about the work that she does and because she cares we were able to close on this home never wondering what's going on.
Love the website and the interface, love the innovation OahuRE is driving into the marketplace, it allowed us to efficiently find what we wanted to look at so we didn't have to waste our time, the seller's time, both the buyer and seller agent's time, etc.
We would definitely be back the next time we go through a real estate transaction and highly recommend Miranda at OahuRE.
Bryn... What I liked most was being able to do everything on 'DocUsign' + Great Client Care Guys! No need to improve, Service was perfect!
( Bryn... Easy to communicate with you - Do you ever sleep? ( Purchased the Property while in the Philippines, so... Sorry about the E-Mails at odd hours. ) Good job helping me with everything. Thanks.
Working with Miranda and your team was easy and quite seamless.
Hands down, access to and availability of information and direction on the OahuRE website has got to be one of the best things we appreciated along with Miranda's attentiveness and responsiveness in her communication with us.
Thank you for the support and assistance with our purchase.
Thank you Bryn!!
We are so excited and canâ€™t wait to move into our new home!!!
From the first call to you...the response time has been so greatly appreciated!! In our past deals..nobody would call us back! Very frustrating!
You got in touch with Jinny and Jinny responded right away too. Itâ€™s been such a pleasure working with Jinny!! She is caring, committed and so helpful in tough situations. No matter what time it was, Jinny would get back to us right away with an answer or letting us know she will find out.
Keith and I have loved you site for years now!! Always letting the Buyer and Sellers know past history, estimates and just knowledge to make the right choices.
Thank you for your great staff..always keeping us on track with timelines, information and knowledge for a smooth outcome!! Thank you again Jinny for being our agent! We will pass your name to anyone we hear buying or selling. MahaloðŸ¤™ðŸŒº
Aloha Bryn, Wanida and the entire OahuRE Team, Your website is the best.
There is more information on properties for sale than other realtor websites.
Wanida and the entire OahuRE Team was fantastic. We love the rebate at closing. No other realtor offers that.
We can't think of anything that could have been better.
Thank you and Happy Holidays to all of you.
We were very well pleased with our Agent Wanida!
Our move from South Florida back to our favorite State might have been a cumbersome experience, but Wanida worked hard to make it easy.
We would be pleased to recommend her to anyone we know who is searching for a terrific agent! Warmest Aloha
Thank you! We loved working with OahuRE, we would recommend you for sure to others.
Wanida is tops. I have bought and sold many properties over the years and her knowledge, sense of urgency, and service has been at the top.
Communications from the rest of the team have been great as well.
What I like most is the flexibility you offer in lieu of one size fits all.
I frankly cannot think of any advice I can offer as to what to improve upon. I think you have a great thing going at OahuRE. Mahalo
Your team is very organized and very efficient. As a first time buyer you have guided me, step by step from the start up to the end.
Your team is proactive. They tell me what to expect and do next.
Your on line reference is very informative and clear. There is no need to attend seminars because it is worded simple and no jargons.
Your outright rebates is effective marketing tool for buyers and sellers as well.
Using e-technology is way to go. Docu-signing is very convenient for people on the go like me.
Mahalo to you, Tom, Don and the rest of the team. You guys are awesome! I would not hesitate recommending you to my friends.
Thanks for all the help and good work you and your team did.
We appreciated everything we went through with the whole process.
We originally had a realtor, but we figured we wanted to try this out to see what it's like and we liked everything about it.
What we liked best was the prompt service your team had provided.
Wanida was quick with all replies and she was able to meet with us at anytime or make her schedule available to meet when we needed to.
With our realtor, we would get bombarded with emails about several places that might interest us but they were way over our price range.
With this process, it gave us the flexibility to look up properties on our own with specific filters that meet our requirements. And with that being said, your team was just a phone call or email away to get the ball rolling.
I can't really think of anything that could be improved on, since we really didn't run into any issues.
But again, thank you guys for all you did and we'll keep in touch for the next property.
Thank you very much!
We really appreciated to all your staff, with their hard work and effort, we eventually get this wonderful property, we are so happy and so grateful.
OahuRE is a very good team, is of the good reputation.
With the help of OahuRe, we bought two properties in ten years (one is in 2009, one is in 2019), it can be explained that we are satisfied with OahuREâ€™s service.
We really like OahuREâ€™s procedure instruction, that provide the detail information and related website links for each step; we also like OahuREâ€™s reminding services when the procedure is forwarding, these services let us clearly know where we should to go and how to do, minimize our misunderstanding and confusion.
Wanida is a very experienced agent, she knows our concerns and takes care of our concerns, she provides us many helpful suggestions, without her strong support, we would not be successful to get this property.
She is very good at dealing with clients, know clientsâ€™ needs, set up the friendly relationship with clients. We sincerely appreciated with her tolerance and patience.
We expect OahuRE to serve more and more clients in future, to improve the communication with served clients.
We are looking forward to cooperating with you, Wanida and the entire OahuRE team again in the future when we decide to sell our house that we currently live. Thank you so much!
Thank you Tom, Don, Bryn and everyone on the OahuRE team! WE DID IT! This experience of finding, purchasing and selling a home within a couple months time has been a journey (to say the least), but we could not be more pleased with everything you guys have done for us.
Tom and Don did an excellent job on keeping us in the loop every step of the way, letting us feel at ease during some of the more stressful times, sharing their knowledge of the real estate world and the process of it all, and they made us feel like we were the ones making decisions and they were just there to help guide and support us in whatever path we chose. We felt like we were taken care of from the beginning and that was very important to us (mostly cause we had no clue on what to do).
To Bryn and the rest of the OhauRE team, you guys also did a great job on the quick responses to e-mails and setting up all of the paperwork for us to quickly review and sign all within a few hours notice. Regardless if it was a holiday, weekend, weekday, late at night or early in the morning, you guys were quick to respond and it allowed us to have more freedom with our busy schedules and it didn't make us feel constricted to when we can communicate with our team. That kind of dedication and hard work proved to us that we made a great choice with the OahuRE team and made us feel like we were in good hands.
I don't have any bad things to say about the OahuRE team. We were just very lucky to have you guys guiding us and backing us up in our decisions and are forever grateful for everything you have done in helping us obtain our forever home.
We will be sure to recommend the OahuRE team to friends or family who are looking to purchase or sell homes in the future. We cannot thank you enough for all the hard work you guys have done and we really appreciate each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts.
Thank you so much for your help with this purchase.
I really like the knowledge and experience that you two have about real estateâ€¦ and the website is still my favorite real estate website, that is why we are repeat customersâ€¦
I believe, this is our 4th property with you guys. Anyway, thanks again.
i last bought property in 2002. if asked, what characterized that experience was the sense of uncertainty that surrounded the process.
your team, starting with wanida, and including cathyrine, mannie, abegail, dino, have made the process this time around, seamless.
your team has been quick to respond, and the follow-up has been superb!
wanida has been a great advocate for us, and has managed to make us feel well taken care of, despite having executed this transaction from so far away.
nothing to improve in terms of your team, practice and support of clients.
the 20% rebate was also much appreciated. glad to have worked with you.
mahalo for everything.
Thank you Bryn!
The entire staff there is fantastic and I am so grateful to everyone for all the work you did.
To answer your questions.
1. Great communication. As a buyer, the process is always confusing and daunting to me. The staff at OahuRE provided a steady stream of useful info about what to expect and what I needed to do next.
They'd answer my questions, no matter how ridiculous, at all times of day and night.
Your videos and tips were also extremely helpful in demystifying the process.
2. I honestly can't think of anything. Every interaction with you guys, from Wanida showing me around the island in January, to the final details this week were flawless.
Thanks again to you, Wanida, Cathyrine, Manny and everyone there. We may do this again in a few years :)
Working with the OahuRE team has been wonderful.
All contact has been timely and everyone seemed to go above and beyond to answer any questions and fulfill our needs.
Finding your web site and using it to research listings was a true blessing.
We are very happy and I've been working hard getting the painting done so we can move in.
Mahalo to the whole team for everything!
Thank you for your support! You, Wanida and the client team were great. Very knowledgeable and quick to get back to us.
We had a few hiccups, primarily due to the seller and their agent not being on island and not experienced.
Wanida had to step in more than once and go above and beyond.
Having the listing agent related to the seller will be a red flag for me in the future.
OahuRE has a good business model, particularly for savvy buyers/ sellers who are willing to step outside the normal realty process.
Your website offers a trove of valuable advice, and your database is one of the best I’ve seen.
We are still pinching ourselves we are so in love with our new home!
You guys were on top of the process every step of the way and yet provided patience and support when needed!
We are incredibly grateful for the Rebate too... we had to stretch to get in as our other home is not on market yet ... which we will be having you list for us shortly.
Can't thank you enough and all I would say is it's hard to improve upon perfection.
I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that your team is doing an exceptional job at assisting buyers, like myself.
We've only been working with you folks for a short period of time, and our experience with you folks have been so positive and exciting.
We understand that it's not easy working with customers of various demands and needs, and your team and Jinny have been extremely helpful, kind, patient and understanding in the process.
And you folks are so quick in responding so we really appreciate that as we understand that with some properties, we must act fast.
So, thank you! We always look forward to each house showing ... in hope to find a suitable one for the family.
We worked with a different company back then when we purchased our condo, but your service superseded other companies by far.
Thank you again for all that you do thus far.
1. The cost is what made me seek your service, and Wanida is why I choose to list my home with OahuRE.
2. All the people that assisted in the sale of my house are very knowledgeable and proficient.
Everyone kept me informed step-by-step, which made the process very comfortable, and trust was formed.
Your service was excellent, and you have nothing to change! Thank You Very Much.
Thank you for your congratulatory message on our recent purchase.
Before we answer your questions for our feedback, we owe you our thanks for assigning Wanida as our agent, as well as the able supports we received from Mannie and Cathyrine.
It took us a little time to realize that you have set up a team where each person have her defined roles and responsibilities for the entire purchase process.
Once that was clear to us, we were able to determine who to direct our questions. And their responds were always prompt and to the point.
We truly appreciate this coordinated team effort in making our purchase an enjoyable one.
In particular, we would like to thank Wanida for her dedication as an agent in meeting our needs.
Before we arrived at Honolulu, per our request she inspected a list of 7 potential properties taken from OAHU.com listing and gave us an assessment of each based on the criteria we set. Her inputs were closely in agreements with those of my wife.
As a result, we were able to make an offer within three days after our arrival.
She was very responsive to our questions, guided through every step of the purchase process, and reminded us ahead of times about each transaction that we should be preparing for.
She went beyond her call of duty to provide us assistance in every way.
These includes the following:
- Assisted us to find a hotel with parking during our month's stay in Honolulu.
- While the condo was in escrow, at her suggestion, opened the apartment for our son to visit the day after Thanksgiving.
- Helped us to select the agent to inspect the condo and had him explain fully the specifics on the areas of concerns.
- Did the final walk through in our place and reported to us the results as we could not be present.
- Was kind enough to keep the keys to the condo until we are able to come back to Honolulu.
Now to answer your first question, my wife and I find your team to be professional, dedicated, considerate, and patience throughout this process.
The provided documents were extremely helpful and put us at ease to know exactly what to expect in every steps of the way.
Finally, we would like to thank you for the support you and your team gave us. It has been a fantastic experience working with all of you.
The communication level was the number one and met our expectations.
Jinny & the supporting team have surpassed our expectations when it comes to our Real Estate transactions.
Jinny & the team were quick in handling the transaction & provides the highest level of real estate updates on daily basis & advises to our needs.
My three recent real estate transactions with OahuRE each presented unique and unexpected circumstances which required creative solutions.
Your staff provided the expertise, professionalism and patience necessary to overcome obstacles in order to successfully acquire and sell my properties.
I recommend your company regularly without hesitation.
It was a pretty painless experience. Thanks for your service. You're still our favorite realtor in Hawaii.
Sorry for the delay, I went off island after closing. We had a great experience with Tom & Don, they are an awesome team! We will definitely recommend them.
The OahuRe.com website is brilliant in making searching for a home easy and the timely updates were instrumental in getting us at our new home's open house so we could bid early.
We wanted to thank the entire team at OahuRE.com for their outstanding service and support. As first time home buyers, the process was overwhelming for us but we felt so confident in the expertise of your team.
Wanida is an amazing agent and always made herself available to questions and concerns, even after hours. We really appreciate having her fighting for us to get us into our dream home.
The updates from the team kept us on schedule with the tasks we were responsible for and gave us a clear outline of the timeline. Thank you all again for all your help! Being in this home is life changing for us!
It was nice to work with Tom and Don as well as the rest of the team, keeping me informed throughout the process.
The messages from Cathyrine were helpful but the video explaining the messages she sends would be most helpful in the beginning for me.
I would recommend this company for anyone looking for property.
The three best things are working with Wanida she's the best. She really helps us choose the best property for us at the right asking price. The another best thing is your website that allows us to search out properties we are interested in and knowing when they have open houses. Another great thing is Mannie keeping us informed about things that need to be done, their time lines and when they are completed. Great team work that continually strives for improvement.
As always your group is very efficient, professional and friendly.
Absolutely love your website and I always tell people about it if I know they are in the market. The rebate is an extra plus.
We will definitely use Wanida and the rest of your team for our next purchase. Thank you again.
Thank you for all the work throughout this process. What I did like most about Oahu RE is the excellent customer service provided from the beginning to the end. Bryn was the most responsive among the places I inquired about. I truly believe OhauRE's business plan is excellent. 1) Best real estate website I used for Hawaii. I've been using your website years before this purchase. 2) Bryn is very responsive. Bryn answered all my inquires every time within 24hours whether its short or complicated questions. 3) Matched with a perfect realtor. I already had a realtor in mind, another one offered her service and even said will match or beat the buyer's rebate from Oahu RE but once I got to talk to Jinny on the phone, I knew I had to work with her. Jinny was on top of it, very quick at work and I could contact her anytime. 4) Oahu RE Teamwork kept me up to date. I could always see where we at during the buying process. Very informative information such as what my contingencies are, reminders and helpful suggestions. Cathyrine is very responsive too and always answered my questions. I appreciate customer service and I felt your team is top notch from all the people I worked with. Bryn, keep up the excellent culture in OahuRE. 2) Where could we improve our service? I honestly can't think of any while I'm writing this. Just keep up the great customer experience service you provide to tour clients and potential clients. Special thanks again to Jinny, we had a few hurdles but I felt better and optimistic every time I discuss an issue with you.
Your website is unparalleled. It makes house searching as easy as possible, or as complex and focused as desired. As a detail-oriented guy, who puts a lot, and I mean a lot, of research into purchases, I really appreciated all of the different data points you guys offer. The search tools allowed me to focus down as much as I wanted, and the daily automatic updates by email allowed me to stay on top of the market. You, Bryn, also personally responded, very quickly i might add, to several questions I had in regards to the website, and the tools you offer. Tom, Don, and Cathy were very helpful throughout the process. Tom in particular was always available to answer my questions, and show Jari houses. Throughout the short sale process, we felt like Tom was our advocate, making sure that our best interests were being looked after. Overall, we wish the short sale process could have went smoother, especially in regards to the sellers and the selling agent. But, to be fair, I've heard that short sales are pretty much always goat-rodeos.
Tom Malloy has been great to work with both selling our old place and the long process of buying our new Home. Getting the Keys todayâ€¦ Your website is probably your greatest advantage.
It was a pleasure working with Jolene and Tawni. They are both warm, easy to talk to and knowledgeable. If not for Jolene urging us to check on available parking spaces that day, I would still be looking for parking on the street! Cathyrine and others on the team were very efficient and made sure everything was completed timely. Oh and of course the rebate was very much appreciated!
Over all very happy customer. Have been using your website on and off for few years, and start getting email update about 2 yrs ago when looking at buying new home. Wanida is doing a very good job as well. Your website sure is the major selling point, and Wanida is not too far behind it.
Thank you. It feels great to be a homeowner! Mark and I would like to express our thanks to you. We were very impressed with the speedy and thorough manner in which Jinny and your staff addressed our concerns. Jinny was professional and courteous to us (the buyer) and to the sellers representative throughout the entire process. It was a great experience to be working with a company that was so organized and fast!
Thank you Bryn, Wanida and Mannie! It was a smooth transaction. We really liked signing all the documents online, very convenient. Mike also mentioned his appreciation of your informational website links.
Thanks to you, Jolene, and your team for your great service. We really appreciated how responsive your organization was to meeting our needs, including finding us Jolene. She was very helpful to us throughout the process.
Hi Tawni, Thank you for doing the final walk through. She called me awhile ago and said everything checked out and we're good to go. Thank you for all your help and dealing with us remotely. Tomorrow morning we'll be signing the papers and the closing will be complete this Friday.
FYI, we'll be in HNL April 10 hopefully we'll have a chance to meet up. You have been very helpful throughout this long process. Thanks again.
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!
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.
Every person that helped me throughout this purchase has been absolutely amazing.
I couldn't have imagined achieving the results I did without Miranda guiding me along each and every step of the way.
Each member of the OahuRE team on the backend that processed each form and document did so with speed and quality.
I never once felt that my needs were not met, even if it required a response on the weekends or during hours typically not worked.
I felt taken care of and the management of my anxiety throughout this process was a tremendous help.
I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with OahuRE during the purchase of my first home.
Our family sincerely thanks each and everyone.
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.
I really liked the easy of site and the process. Although my situation had many issues along the way. I am glad that Tom and Don stuck with it and we made it to the finish line.
All I can say is that your staff, especially Wanida, was very responsive and always available when we needed help.
I'd say Wanida is a great resource concerning process and extremely patient as well.
Coming from the east coast, we find Hawaii's real-estate process a little disconcerting in comparison.
I'm not sure what you could do to explain Hawaii's process more proactively.
In any event, Wanida did a good job helping us understand the process.
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.
We happened upon you guys by chance via Zillow as you were listed as agents for a property we liked.
We initially stuck with you guys because of the advertised rebate and also asking around at work, people generally said good things and that you had a good search engine.
Miranda was great to work with, and we appreciated her recommendation for an Allied loan officer since she knew we were using a VA loan. She is always quick to answer questions and accommodating with her schedule. Overall happy working with your company, mahalo!
(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.
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 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,
I liked the quick sale and Tom and Don's quick response time when I first contacted your team. I also appreciate all of your team's and your quick responses.
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 Mannie 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.
Miranda and Client care team did a great job from start to close, it was a very pain free positive experience, I am glad I reached out to you.
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 â€œthe oneâ€.
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!!!
First, I would like to say that Tawni and Jolene have been exceptional real estate agents!
From the excellent communication, showing up early to the Hoopili office in hopes of a release, to keep our 2 year old daughter occupied as we looked through homes, signed papers, conducted our home inspection, etc.
Team Irvine has been awesome and have treated us like family in every step of the way.
Second, your website is freakin awesome! We used it when we purchased our condo and appreciate all the info/metrics/tools you make available, especially the data on the sold properties.
Third, the rebate! Helped us cover remainder of our closing costs, so we just needed to show up with our down payment!
Tawni and Jolene are exceptional real estate agents who have provided our family with a service unlike any other.
Our journey began in October of 2015, we had a plan to find an agent who would help us get into our â€œforever homeâ€, the home in which we will raise our family for years to come.
We had been through 3 agents before meeting with Tawni, all of which we felt lacked in communication and were clients that would close on a property ASAP.
In meeting with Tawni, we felt comfortable right away and were happy with all the communication we were getting. Whether it was through email, text message, or phone calls, Tawni keeps us well informed and answered every question we had.
Tawni also brings a level of enthusiasm that is contagious and a positive attitude that worked well in getting through some rough patches we had through the process.
We had viewed 3 homes before deciding on waiting for the Hoopili project and we didnâ€™t feel any pressure to pick any of the homes that we did tour, which we appreciated very much.
We were supported wholeheartedly with our decision to wait on the Hoopili project. Tawni has even gone above and beyond by showing up on a few early mornings to the Hoopili sales office in hopes of the announcement of a release to secure a home for us. Overall, Tawni and Jolene have treated us like family.
We are very appreciative of their support. Not only with the home buying process, but helping to keep our 2 year old daughter occupied as we looked through homes, signed papers, conducted our home inspection, etc.
I hope you will consider our wonderful experience with Tawni and Jolene and recognize them as we do â€“ hard-working, dedicated, patient, and honest real estate agents.
Jolene went with us to over 30 showings to help us find our dream home over the course of a year. She would meet us any day any hour to help show us all those houses.
She really listened to what we wanted and liked to the point that she knew whether or not we would like the house before we even showed up.
She was patient with us and encouraged us when we thought the house we wanted didn't exist.
She and her daughter, Tawni actually were the ones that suggested we go take a look at the house we ended up buying. My husband and I had seen it online and didn't think we were even going to look.
But they knew what we liked better then us! When we arrived we knew we finally had found the house we were looking for.
We are so thankful for Jolene and Tawni's help and they definitely went above and beyond for us.
Tawni and her team which consisted of Jolene Irvine and Catherine De Asis were very friendly and answered all our questions.
They were available to show us houses after hours and also quick to answer emails as well.
They were also there for the inspection when we couldn't be there, also contacted the city for documents that we needed for our new home.
They work for a company that is really great as well. The OahuRe site is the most user friendly site and I used it constantly while searching for houses.
It has a ton of information regarding properties and it makes the buyers life that much easier. They also offer a rebate which is a plus as well.
Overall we received outstanding service from Tawni and her team. We feel they went above and beyond. We wouldn't hesitate to contact them again or refer them to friends and family.
We would like to nominate Jolene Irvine for the HBR 2017 Aloha Aina Realtor Awards Program. It was a pleasure working with Jolene.
She was always available whenever we had questions about the process of purchasing a home.
It had been over 30 years since we purchased property and a few things have changed since then. Her prompt responses put us at ease and we were impressed with her knowledge and professionalism.
We never felt neglected even though she was busy helping with her daughter's wedding which happened shortly before we closed.
One thing that was extremely important to us was that we needed to secure another parking space.
If it hadn't been for Jolene's assistance, we might still be looking for street parking every day. For that we are ever so grateful.
Jolene Irvine & Tawni Harwood are outstanding professional Team, they made this whole closing process very smooth and painless for me and my wife. Whenever we had questions to be answered or issues to be addressed they got back to us in a timely manner. We were very impressed and extremely happy with their outstanding performance. They will always be our go to realtor in Honolulu should we have any real estate questions. They will always be highly recommended by us to our friends & relatives.
It was very enjoyable working with our realtor Jolene Irvine. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market. She and her assistant Tawni provide excellent service, always respond to our inquires fast. We are very satisfied with this transaction.
Jolene is a magnificent realtor. We have used her twice in the past two years. In both instances, we achieved our goals of buying condos.
Jolene is the perfect buyer's agent. She is knowledgeable of the markets and completely frank in giving her perspective.
She was quick to understand what my wife and I were looking for. Once an option that fit our needs came on the market, she provided a reasoned and analytically based perspective on what it might cost.
Once we made our decision, she fully represented our perspective. She must have been persuasive because in both instances, we got just what we were looking for in the deal.
Movement toward closing was very easy with her regular reminders of steps we needed to take. I will always recommend Jolene as the best buyer's agent I have known.
attentive responsive got answers and was both prompt and courteous
Jolene and her team were extremely responsive and timely as to all of my needs throughout both the search and closing process.
Jolene was highly knowledgable on all aspects of the Waikiki market and her advice throughout our search was very central to our decision making in selecting a property for purchase.
I also thought that the buyer resources maintained on her firm's website were highly useful in navigating the property selection, offer/negotiation and closing process.
We enjoyed working with your staff. They provided excellent service and the escrow video updates were great. Your website is easy to navigate to check on current data.
Buying a property is a big commitment, and at times an emotional and challenging process.
Having Tom and Don and the team at OahuRE helping us was the best move we could have ever made!
They were truly invested in our success, dedicating their time, effort and vast knowledge to help us find the property for our needs, wants, and possibilities.
We have enjoyed our home for six months and we are loving it!
When situations that needed their input came up , they intervened in a very quick and professional manner, defending our interests and procuring us the best deal.
In fact, when negotiations following the home inspection were jeopardizing closing, Tom and Don stepped up and with a significant effort from their part, made closing possible... we wouldn't be enjoying our beautiful home today if it wasn't for them!
Thank you guys!
Thanks Bryn. Great service as always.
I think this is the 3rd or 4th transaction that we've worked with OahuRE on and we are very satisfied customers.
We absolutely love the service that Tom and Don provide.
Talk about going the extra mile for the customer... they're GREAT!
Between the affordable rates, the rebate system, and the great service, it's easy to see how OahuRE is at the top of the real estate game on Oahu.
We were surprised the moment we saw 'OahuRE' on an open house sign.
We didn't know OahuRE for anything else than the pretty-cool website where homes were listed, similarly to the MLSs we had seen in the past.
In fact, we found OahuRE site to have a lot more helpful information.
Making the decision to purchase a home is a big one, and OahuRE site provided us with more than enough information to feel we were making sound decisions.
In regards to Don and Tom and their services, It's as they say, first impressions are super important and Don and Tom were helpful from the day we first met them.
From the very beginning, Don and Tom were different from other realtors conducting open houses, they were engaged!
We walked into that open house and they took the time to talk to us, explained things about the home (which showed they truly were knowledgeable about the house), and we instantly felt like they took every potential client that came through the door seriously.
It was a complete positive and engaging experience.
We were so happy when they reached out and continued helping us in our home search efforts, they remained engaged throughout the whole process, seemed to understand our wants and needs and kept that in mind throughout.
Each time we had questions, they were there to help us, there was never a time when they didn't reach out to us and kept communication lines open and available. This was immensely important for us.
Working with this team has made the entire process a great experience from start to finish.
One of the things we loved most about OahuRe team is the collective knowledge about all aspects of the services, the convenience of a 'one stop shop' sort-of-speak, and the fact that any time we had a question or looked for guidance, it was readily available and offered to us.
We have no reservations about referring OahuRE to our colleagues or friends in need of realtors.
Thank you for such a wonderful and positive experience!
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Tom and Don. Tom has a sixth sense of knowing what his clients like and don't like when showing properties.
He and Don were always available in a timely manner to show properties, and Tom could pick out details of a property - positive and negative - that Barbara and I could easily miss.
Even relatively early in the morning, Tom was always very responsive to phone calls and text messages. After the closing, Tom has been very responsive in contacting the sellers' agent to find out details that we needed to know.
Working with these two, I cannot think of any improvements to your service that I could suggest. We are very pleased clients.
Thanks. We're happy that it got done. What did we like most? Initially, we found you guys because of your website. That was very helpful.
The other thing was that Tom and Don were just great. We felt we could trust them, and they were willing to answer any questions we had in the process.
We were especially appreciative of this given that the purchase is probably one of the smallest they'll do this year.
The process was a bit unusual because my wife spent a ton of time looking at various websites to see what was out there so for the most part she found the units we looked at, but Don and Tom were great about vetting them and helping us decide that our eventual unit was the one for us.
I would be remis if I did not express our gratitude to everyone involved with helping us close on our home in Hawaii Kai.
From patiently assessing our prospects with careful detail and consideration (Tom & Don) to -- proverbially -- handholding me every step of the way during financing (Jennifer "Tai"), keeping track of every nuance of signing (Liane, Misha, Darin)...and of course, I cannot leave out OahuRE's awesome Client Care team who cranked away on all the DocuSign(ing) requirements and sending me helpful guidance tips throughout the process (Abegail, Cathyrine, Dino, Mannie -- what a crew!).
Each and every one of you made this whole experience unforgettable, and mere words on this email is so diminutive to what we are feeling right now.
We did not plan nor expect to purchase a home during our holiday trip back to Hawaii, but the Hawaii Kai property was "the one." I knew it when my wife walked into the first open house.....based on her meticulous walk-through and poker face.....got into our car to leave, and then she said, "I love this place....this is the one."
As a dutiful husband, I called Tom immediately afterwards, and it was off to the races.
OahuRE.com, HawaiiVALoans, and First American Title are the trifecta of perfection. Three distinctively different businesses, but the one thing in common, you all are consummate professionals who truly care for your clients. This message is the testament.
With that said, a Big Mahalo for caring about our interests and making this homebuying experience one that will always be a part of our fondest memories. Thank you all so very much.
I've been meaning to write this for a while, but now that I'm all moved in and somewhat settled, I wanted to drop you a line.
Thank you so much for your service and all of the assistance that you provided along the way.
As a person who is relatively inexperienced at this type of purchase, you guys certainly made it easy for me.
At the start, I was in a tight situation to find a place, limited time and looking for a very specific product.
I had been using the OahuRE website for quite some time, just to look around. But when I actually needed to buy a place, I wondered if OahuRE provided Realtor service and on a whim checked the website and sure enough, I found the links that led me to Tom and Don.
These two guys made it so easy for me. I never really had any stress during the process. They kept me informed and were and were actually people and not just salesmen.
I really appreciate everything you guys did, from the reminders, to the convenience of online signing, it was perfect for me.
I would definately recommend this service to anyone looking to buy real estate.
Hi Bryn, Thank you for helping me with the purchase of this property.
I chose OahuRE initially when I was helping my daughter sell her Makakilo Cliffs unit back in late 2019...which I ended up being the buyer through you...which saved her a lot of fees.
I chose OahuRE this time because I had a great experience with that unit (everything went smoothly)...and additionally OahuRE offered the buyer incentive.
I liked OahuRE's communication and great prompt communicating team the first time and now the second time.
Tom and the OahuRe team was on top of all issues (there were many) at all times... till the end to make sure everything was being taken care of and in timely manner.
I am very happy to have chosen your team. I do not have any improvement recommendation on your service. Thank you for a great service. Hope you and everyone have a safe and peaceful holiday season.
I cannot express and gratitude from me and my family have for Tom and Don expertises and their team of experts.
Being a 1st time buyer and using my VA loan can be daunting and confusing. They have helped us guide through this process and literally walk through and remind me of deadlines during COVID 19 pandemic especially using DocuSign while I am away on business.
Their communication is impeccable and meeting deadlines are on point with the help of my lender (Jennifer tai Gustafson) too. I would highly recommend Tom and Don for those of my soldiers who will be using their VA loan for the 1st time.
Thank you Tom and Don for their assistance from establishing my family future. Great appreciation to OahuRe. Godspeed.
Hi Bryn! Thanks for your message!
We're extremely happy with the level of service that we received from OahuRE, and couldn't be more pleased to have had the help of Tom and Don, and the team.
We loved how the team kept us in the loop with each step of the process, and how seamlessly all of the documents were prepared and transmitted for us!
Keep up the great work. The great attention that your team provides, as well as the regular and timely e-mail updates and reminders were terrific, and will be happy talking point for us.
Thank you Bryn. And my thanks to Tom and Don and your entire Client Care team for making this happen.
It's been a pleasure working with everyone at OahuRE and I appreciate their attention to the transaction details and the quick responses to my questions.
Sorry for the delay. Tom & Don have been great to keep on top of the purchasing process.
Days before closing, it looked like the maintanence were going to be $40+ more, which was an unpleasant surprise, but Tom investigated & found it was the electric bill (which I had asked early in the process how is the electric split among units, but didn't have an answer).
Tom went further by letting me know that it shouldn't have been charged to me & was kind enough to reimburse me (he said it was easier than redoing the paperwork).
I also appreciated the 20% rebate, which helped me, as FHB loan costs were a bit higher than I had planned for, but since they were the only lender who would loan to me, I had no choice.
Overall, I appreciated the frequency of contact with Tom, he wasn't overbearing, so it was a perfect match of his style of realtoring (I know I'm making up words) to my style as a buyer!
I've watched your website (which is also my fave, the layout, all the info provided, the ease of navigating, etc) for years & I'm glad to have finally made a purchase that fits my needs and wants.
Mahalo nui loa
Thank you Bryn! We really enjoyed working with all of you, especially Tom and Don!
The service, professionalism, wealth of knowledge...everything was top notch.
Out of 3 real estate transactions, this being the first with OahuRE, this one was above and beyond the best.
Mostly due to how organized and on top of things Tom and Don are, as well as the other areas listed above.
Plus Tom always responded to my calls, emails and texts quickly which I really appreciated.
They answered all of my questions, found the answers if needed, and gave sound advice and guidance.
The ladies were wonderful too! They kept us on track with signings and deadlines and corresponded quickly. They made it so easy as well!
We are very happy that we got to work with you folks, especially since Iâ€™ve been using your website for years and years.
Thank you again! And we will work together in the future!