We offer our exclusive Showing Feedback System designed to maximize the chances of getting valuable feedback from your showings.
This feedback is critical as it could mean the difference between selling and not selling, especially if you notice a pattern in the feedback.
One exclusive feature of this system is seeing all the homes the agent sold representing a buyer.
This information allows you to see the agent's experience and how many buyers they are working with that are buying.
We follow up with the buyer's agent using text messages. We found text messages are more likely to get a reply than emails. We ask if they feel you are priced right and if they have any other comments.
If they won't reply to the text messages we send, then Bryn Kaufman, Broker at OahuRE.com, personally emails a follow-up request to them.
This is a secure system as it will only email and send text messages to Realtors listed in the MLS.
The feedback you get is confidential and only can be viewed by you and OahuRE.
This security feature allows you to use a lockbox as full-service Realtors do, and you can be confident your lockbox code does not get into the wrong hands.
Our Showing Feedback System will automatically text and email you each time there is a showing request, so you are on top of who is requesting a showing and for when.
Another exclusive feature of our Showing Feedback System is you get the email address and cell phone of every Realtor who books a showing.
This is helpful in case you need to reschedule the showing for a more convenient time or you want to ask some questions after the showing.
There are only two ways to do Real Estate showings. One is with a lockbox, and the other is in person. This is true for both full commission options and our Flat Fee option. If you prefer the 2nd option, see below for our exclusive in-person showing option.
The video below shows how easy it is for Realtors to use our Showing Feedback System.
We offer you a four-person Client Care Team that works late into the evening helping our clients. Most Realtors have one assistant.
Using our four-person Client Care Team, we cover more hours and are available seven days a week. One assistant can't work the same hours as four assistants, and they probably do not work seven days a week too.
Our Client Care Team is fast in responding to emails and works late.
They have processed over 1,000 transactions, so our team has more experience than most Realtors on Oahu.
Here are some summary quotes from our testimonials that would not be possible without our Client Care Team.
"You & your team basically held my hand every step of the way through the entire process. I was impressed. Thank you!"
"I enjoyed working with your employees and sense their expertise, friendliness, and helpfulness."
"Even on holidays and weekends you guys were on top of replies!"
"I loved how responsive everyone was."
"We really appreciated how quick you and the team were at answering any questions and having a link to videos or information for us to go over."
"Second, the OahuRE Team replies fast, try to give their professional advice whenever possible."
"You guys always get right back to us when we have a question."
"I really love working with your team, you always respond so quickly, unlike others I've worked with in the past."
"What I liked was the near instant email response from someone on your team. I've had to wait days and follow up with other realtors."
"I truly appreciated the around the clock help. It seems as though you all work 24/7. This was a major positive, as I was able to get a response almost immediately after having a question."
"We were surprised to receive your client care and your emails after regular work hours!"
Experience is critical to ensure you do not fall out of escrow and to reduce your liability after the sale. No one wants to hear from an upset buyer's attorney after the sale has closed, and from our experience, we have learned to do everything possible to prevent any issues after your property is sold.
We are the #1 Listing Team on Oahu. This quantity of real-life experience allows us to adjust our procedures to prevent problems and see red flags immediately to eliminate them before they become an issue.
Below are 1,000+ homes we have sold shown on Google Maps.
The National Association of Realtors has researched and concluded that homes that have superior photos sell for more.
Also, VHT Studios conducted a study and found homes with professional photos sold 32% faster.
OahuRE uses a professional photographer that has photographed over 10,000 homes for over 1,000 Realtors. Then he takes these High-Resolution Photos and put them through an Exclusive Photo Treatment process to make them look even better.
No other agents on Oahu post photos that are the same size, resolution, and quality.
As proven in the National Association of Realtors study, this will help you sell for more.
The enhanced photos bring out true colors even better. The sky becomes bluer, the grass greener, flowers brighter, cabinets richer looking, flooring better looking, etc. The samples below show the enhanced photos on the top and the not enhanced photo below it.
The exclusive OahuRE Custom Website shows an unlimited number of high-resolution photos that have gone through the exclusive OahuRE.com Photo Treatment. This website is linked to from over 1,100 websites that download data from the MLS.
The National Association of Realtors also found that only 1% of buyers find their home via print and newspaper ads. Most buyers find their home online or through their Realtor, who also is online, so we focus on online marketing where 99% of the buyers are.
Use this calculator to get an idea of your total closing costs.
It includes a break out of the different fees you will pay.
It also helps you see how much money you can save working with OahuRE.
Simply enter the amount you want to sell for and the property type, and the calculator does the rest.
Many photos can benefit from a text description about what the buyer is looking at.
Using the Exclusive OahuRE Photo Commenter you can add text comments to any photo.
We will put your comments on your photos, and your photos will be going out to over 1,100 websites and show in high resolution on your Exclusive OahuRE Custom Website.
Comments are a fantastic way to call attention to what was upgraded or what nice features your home has.
They are also a great way to tell buyers what they are looking at. For example, what room that view is from, or what bedroom or bathroom they are viewing in that photo.
Here are some sample high-resolution photos with comments to give you a feel for how comments on photos can help sell your home.
Photos are so important to selling fast for more money, you want to make sure your best ones are viewed first. We will order your photos and then send you a link to the OahuRE Photo Sorter. Inside the OahuRE Photo Sorter you can easily drag and drop your photos into any order your desire. Once you are done we will use that same order for the 25 photos we upload to the MLS.
If a buyer is not represented by a Realtor, you do not have to pay the buyer's agent commission. We can represent both sides without charging any commission on for representing the buyer.
|Sold Price||Buyer's Side 2.5% Commission Savings|
This section allows you to tell buyers about the best features of your property with no MLS restrictions on the number of words. A sample Seller Highlight's screen shot is below.
1. Have you done any upgrades?
Yes, we have remodeled the entire home.
To include, every bedroom, all the bathrooms, the kitchen, the garage, belt driven garage opener, keypad entry for the garage, solar water heater, floors, light fixtures, window blinds, installed ventilation fans in all the bathrooms, built in bookcase into the wall, even a water feature in the backyard.
2. What things do you like most about this home and living here?
Home: Everything. Recessed lighting in kitchen. The marble bathroom. The guest bathroom.
The yard. When you are in the yard it's like a private getaway.
Photovoltaic allows us to run the AC while keeping the electric bill low.
Plenty of parking, the driveway can hold another 3-4 cars in addition to the 2 cars parked in the garage.
Easy access to shopping, i.e. Walmart (24 Hours) Times Supermarket, Safeway, new mall opening and only 10 minutes away, Waikele Shopping Center. Close to Hickam AFB/Pearl Harbor (even with traffic only takes 30 minutes) 10 minutes from Schofield Barracks.
Walking path, dog friendly, the community park has basketball courts, tennis courts, kiddie playground and a big field to run around in.
3. What factors influenced your decision to move here?
The size of the yard. Commute time to work is relatively short compared to other areas. Shopping nearby.
4. How is traffic in and around the neighborhood?
We haven't experienced any traffic in and around the neighborhood.
5. How is your commute to work?
Depending on when you leave 30-35 minutes max. Even when I leave work during rush hour 230pm-1830pm takes only 30-35 minutes from my job to my garage at home.
6. What do you like best about your neighborhood?
Safe! HPD Officer lives next door. Friendly neighbors.
Pride in ownership for all those that live around me.
Pet friendly. Just down the street from Queens Hospital. Plenty of shopping nearby.
Close to North Shore. Takes me 20 minutes to reach Haleiwa.
7. What are your favorite nearby restaurants and places to shop?
Waikele is minutes away and features the only outlet center on the island of Oahu.
Plenty of name brand shops at discounted prices. Walmart and Times Supermarket is 2 minutes from the house. Walmart comes in handy as it's open 24 hours.
Thai Village and Aunty Pasto's are good nearby restaurants, there is also a Subway, Wendy's, McDonalds, Jamba Juice, Starbucks, Chinese Restaurant and many more in Kunia. Buffalo Wild Wings, Safeway Supermarket a few minutes down the road in Ewa. Pho & Company, Thai Lao, Costco, Home Depot to name a few in Kapolei.
8. Are there any events in your neighborhood that a new buyer would like to know about?
The community center host Taekwondo and Zumba Classes. Events can be found on their website.
9. Are there any other attractive features about this home or neighborhood that we have not covered?
Awesome place to live!
Using our exclusive Escrow Timeline tool, we generate a timeline of all the critical contingencies. Then we send you a link to this calendar and a file you can import into any calendar. This way, you have all the escrow deadlines inside your favorite calendar app, including Google Calendar, Outlook, etc.
Using our app, you can check off tasks when completed, so you know exactly what is done and what is left to do in the escrow process.
Also, every task has a link to our help section, which explains that task in an easy-to-understand way.
Below is a screen clip from our Escrow Timeline showing the first eight tasks in a typical escrow.
Location, location, location is a common mantra in real estate. That is excellent advice, and we will put together an exclusive video that shows how long it takes to get to up to 6 places near your home so potential buyers can understand the advantages of your location. Please view a video example.
We will provide a PDF document with 350 tips that will help you get your home in top condition. You can review it and decide what makes sense for you to do.
It is a great checklist to use to help maximize your selling price and minimize the time it takes to sell.
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.