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Honest and very competent. Karen went above and beyond in handling all aspects of our home purchase as a military family buying from the mainland! We were struggling to find a home online. Karen quickly understood our requirements and worked to find a home in the area we desired. Karen represented both the buyers (us) and the sellers in our transaction and did an excellent job of balancing this role.

Stephen handled the sale of our house in Waialae-Kahala late last year. Six months earlier, before we were even ready to launch the listing, he outlined for us who he felt would become our “best case” buyer: a young professional family, with kids, who wanted to move into the Kahala school district. Stephen’s subsequent advice on what to do to prepare the house for sale was also spot-on. We could have spent a great deal of money upgrading the older, more traditional island home with all sorts of bells and whistles — but he felt that would be unnecessary. None of that prevented Stephen from proposing an aggressive asking price — one which even I thought might prove too optimistic. But… by evening of the first day the listing went “live,” we had an offer OVER our asking price, and a signed contract shortly thereafter. 45 days later, we closed escrow on a completely seamless transaction! The buyers? ..the very same young professional family, with kids, that he had visualized for us eight months earlier!

We have done 4 real estate deals with Debbie, 3 as the seller & 1 as a buyer & she is one of the best Agents on the west side of Maui! She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, a joy to work with & with 2 of our sales, her innovation & superior rapport with the other Agents, keep our deals together & brought them to fruition. I cannot recommend Debbie highly enough for ANYONE thinking of buying or selling on the West side, you will not be disappointed!

Kristin Counter is working with us to find a 2nd home on Oahu and has been a completely wonderful resource. Kristin grew up on Oahu and knows the neighborhoods of that island like the back of her hand. She is interested in understanding her clients needs as well as enthusiastic in gaining knowledge of how the real estate market and over all re-development is changing on Oahu. I learned quite a bit from her over the course of the week I spent with her touring and reviewing the prospective properties that were available in our price range. Kristin and I still talk regularly over the phone and via email. She is always prompt and timely in getting back to me no matter the time difference. I tend to want answers right away and she has never disappointed me! I can recommend more highly Kristin if your looking for a home on Oahu.

Bridget is an outstanding real estate agent. She kept in touch till I was ready to buy and walked me through everything. House buying is stressful as it is. She took care of everything that She could take care of, that was not a requirement for me to handle. She followed up after closing and still keeps in touch for questions concerns and recommendations too. :)

My purchase transaction with Linh Lopez was swift and seamless from start to finish. She more than exceeded my expectations throughout the process with her level of professionalism and expertise, not to mention the fact that she negotiated an amazing deal on my condo. Linh was very accessible regarding any concerns/inquiries and was quite helpful post-transaction with my renovations as well. She actually assisted me in selecting my kitchen cabinets, countertop and tiles. Linh has proven to be highly competent, thorough and knowledgeable in real estate. I will certainly utilize her services again for any future transactions. Linh did a wonderful job, going above and beyond!!

Even though we sold our condo during a seller’s market in a prime location we wanted to leverage a great real estate professional to get the optimum value in a short period of time. My husband and I did our due diligence by researching on-line and asking for referrals. After identifying three potential agents, we interviewed each of them. Greg and his business partner, Lisa, were head and shoulders above other candidates. Greg came prepared with a customized presentation that showed he had thoroughly done his homework on understanding our property and what we could sell it for. It was a no pressure presentation where he left the material for my husband and I to review. Without saying he demonstrated professional expertise and credibility. His outstanding and impressive customer service continued long after we signed on with him to represent us. We’re glad we worked with Greg. As an example here are just a few of the great customer service he gave us: he worked with our very strict condominium managers to build good rapport to get permission to hold frequent open houses; he used best in class and professional photographer/videographer to make our property stand out for online viewers; he used his knowledge and soft negotiating skills to get the buyer and his agent to accept our counter; and he offered to help us do last minute move-out and cleaning because we had to tend to an out of town matter the week that escrow closed. Honestly, it was like having my mother support us throughout the sale process — total trust and care from Greg Mroz! This was the 5th home we sold and in each instance we have always sought out a real estate professional that had a track record of getting optimum price a in a short sale period of time. Although we’ve had great experience with more seasoned sales agent in the past, Greg brings a personable and innovative approach — he has raised the bar for future real estate agents that we hire. One last thing, when we put our condo for sale, there were 3 other units similar to ours for sale in the same high rise and we closed within a month for top price per square foot!

“… he has raised the bar for future real estate agents …”

Gretchen is the best! She impressed me during the whole process of buying my house. I loved how calmly she took care of things but never letting anything slip by her. She had done her homework on the property I wanted which made me feel secure every step of the way. Thank you Gretchen!

Karen is the best! She goes over and beyond and really follows through and thinks “outside the box” and with integrity and kindness! She is always available no matter where she is and always gets back to you promptly. She does most everything herself, not sending in associates to do her job, and customizes your needs to make sure the job gets done. You will be happy you picked her!

I have purchased a home, and sold a home using the services of Stephen Cipers. I have found him knowledgeable, honest and practical. After interviewing several realtors Stephen was chosen and has given the service He promised. A pleasure to work with.

Debbie was exceptional to work with when we bought our home. She made us feel confident and comfortable throughout the entire search and purchase experience. She was always available to discuss the various options and intricacies, which is where her experience and knowledge truly made it invaluable for us. Patient, honest, professional, and thorough, are just a few attributes that come to mind when we recall our experience with Debbie.

Kristin is great, she goes above and beyond her job! She helped my husband and I buy our first home and we couldn’t have done it with out her! She was there for us every step of the way and still continues to be extremely helpful even after we have all ready moved in! I highly recommend her!!
Jessi Maclean

Mrs. Townsend was the most knowledgeable realtor that I have had and made the process extremely smooth and comfortable; especially when it came to finding the area and price range that I was comfortable with. She never failed to keep me up to date with any changes or dates, or even questions. She was extremely capable of answering any questions that I had or ones that I didn’t even know how to ask!!

My husband and I purchased our home after renting for over ten years. This was a huge step for us, and throughout the ups and downs Linh was a constant source of support, knowledge, and professionalism. She has excellent communication skills and she knows how to follow through. Above all she was on our side throughout every step. We have nothing but gratitude for our favorite realtor!

Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $750K in Downtown, Honolulu, HI. · Local knowledge: (5 stars)· Process expertise: (5 stars)· Responsiveness: (5 stars)· Negotiation skills: (5 stars) My experience with Mr. Greg Mroz was absolutely outstanding throughout the entire process of selling my condominium. Greg’s help was invaluable from market analysis, preparation of the property, listing including multi-media promotion and advertising, to final negotiations and selling of the property. Greg was always available and would show my property at anytime to prospective buyers and then follow up with their agents to answer any questions or reshow the unit. Greg was professional and ethical in all aspects of his job and with his hard work I was able to obtain top price for my unit. I would highly recommend Mr. Greg Mroz to anyone wishing to buy or sell property.

I could find my property in short term because Gretchen learned and understood my complicated request. She has a sufficient knowledge of general US real estate, local area features. It helped me very much to select out the candidate properties. Seller of my property was not gentlemanlike attitude in some situations, but she handled very well and negotiated them, the deal proceeded smoothly. I could not have make the deal done without her help. She served me very well even after the deal was done. I strongly recommend Gretchen to the people who want to acquire the properties in Hawaii.
shigeki x yoshitoshi

Karen is incredibly professional and provided very sound guidance throughout the process. She has tremendous experience and knows the Hawaii market exceptionally well. I look forward to working with her again in the future.
jmcconnell home

Stephen has built a very nice business and really works to serve his clients. He gets very impressive listings and has extensive knowledge of the area. He helped me find my current home 5 years ago and has kept in touch with me ever since.

Debbie is one of the most professional and thorough people I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. She’s wonderful at keeping you informed every step of the way. She does very professional brochures and flyers on your property, unlike the cheap paper ones that most realtors use. It was truly a pleasure working with her on the sale of our Maui home.

Wonderful agent! Kristin walked us through the entire process in a simple straight forward manner, making the sale a snap. She was always ahead of the game in planning, staging and arranging for repairs so we ended up with offers and sales price above our asking price. A pleasure to work with, bright energetic and hard working. She staged private showings as well as open houses so the apartment sold super fast. Could not have wanted anything more in an agent!

“… (She) thinks “outside the box” and with integrity and kindness …”

Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Federal Way, WA. It was a pleasure working with Bridget Townsend. Bridget was very professional, responsive and enthusiastic about finding the home we wanted and within our budget on Oahu. She was easy and fun to work with and I would highly recommend her as a real estate agent.
Kevin P. Henry

Linh processed the sale with exceptional expertise in handling all sort of situations with the buyers and processors. She took the time in fine detailing of the unit in preparations for each showing. She took time to understand the buyers needs and at the time working with the seller without compromising the sellers requests.

Professional ? Experienced ? Patient ? Involved ? Greg Mroz is all this and more. He takes initiative and communicates almost immediately with any queries we had. He always provided a well balanced opinion on properties, making sure we saw every pro and con. Our satisfaction was his first primary concern. We were very particular with what we wanted, so though it took us close to a year to find our perfect home. He kept us optimistic never lay pressure on us to buy. Most times he would bring to our notice something we totally missed. He takes pictures so he can show us what he felt about the property without being overbearing. In today hot market here on Oahu Greg kept us focused. He made sure we knew and saw every listing that came on the market which was within our needs. When we felt we wanted to make an offer he always provided data of the sales prices in the area so we could make an informed offer. Very often I felt guilty for taking up so much of his time, but he always obliged never once made us feel we were being difficult. If you are in the market looking for a knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy person who follows rules to the letter please put your trust in Greg. He will NOT let you down. A true professional like him is very hard to come by. If I have to sell this beautiful home Greg would be our man!

Gretchen is currently helping my husband and I find a condo in Honolulu. She has been amazing: friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and always punctual. She is the go-to person in Honolulu!


Karen is extremely knowledgeable, and goes well beyond the ‘second mile’ to help her clients. Friendly, efficient and hard working, she knows how to accomplish your goals, whether you are listing a property, or making a purchase. She is especially helpful to those clients who are trying to navigate the market in Hawaii for the first time, as my husband and I have been. We have always appreciated Karen’s top notch service and friendship.

Stephen took the time to drive us around to show us “the lay of the land.” He and his staff were quick to respond to all our questions. He provided us with the pros and cons of purchasing a single family home vs. condo to ensure we made the right decision to suit our needs.
Barbara Coughlin

Wow! Debbie and her team were absolutely wonderful to work with! She patiently worked with me to find the right home, (I can be a little neurotic that is not an easy task) with absolute patience and ease. The team was incredibly knowledgeable about the properties and worked to make sure all the details and paperwork happened in a timely manner. The best thing about working with Debbie and team was I really felt I could trust their expertise. I highly recommend them!!

Kristin Counter recently helped us purchase a beautiful home in Kailua, and we are so grateful that she is our agent. When we first met with her she spent time listening to us assessing our goals in home ownership. She kept in touch by sending listings that matched our criteria, and was very quick to show us homes that we were interested in. Finally, she recommended the house to us that we did eventually buy and was incredibly helpful during the whole purchasing process. She has a great eye and being a local, is full of priceless information and vital contacts. Kristin is sharp and personable and was a real joy to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to friends. In fact, I already have!

Bridget worked harder than I could have ever imagined to find my perfect home! I am a first time home buyer, so the process was extra scary for me, but she really made the whole process easy and stress-free. The most important thing in this whole process is communication and Bridget was always available to answer my calls and emails, no matter what time of day. I couldn’t have asked for a more hard working and knowledgeable agent! Thank you so much!

Linh is the best realtor in town! She is kind, personal, considerate, informative, and professional. Although my husband and I were first time home buyers, we did not need to worry about not understanding the whole purchasing process. Linh took the time to explain all the questions that we had, even at afterwork hours. She was also never pushy and we never felt that she only wanted to make a deal. She, on the other hand, put herself in our shoes and desired the best for us (and for my unborn child at that time). She gave us all the time that we needed to think through our options and respected our decisions. Because I did not drive, Linh would drive me around to see the units I wished to see. She would even help us drop off checks so that we did not need to worry about mailing them. Her many extra services had indeed made the house purchase a very happy experience. Not only did we find our new home at the end, but also did we make a true friend. I miss talking to her. I am grateful for her service and friendship. I would recommend her to anyone who wishes to buy a place.
wingsze lee cheng

Greg was wonderful in helping us through our entire transaction. As an out-of-state buyer, Greg’s knowledge of Hawaii’s realty laws and potential impacts to us as buyers was invaluable.
jf group HI

“… extremely professional, responsive, very knowledge…”

We were very fortunate to have Karen Mayer as our realtor. We had looked on Oahu for many years as we were unsure of what we wanted to purchase. Karen was very professional and patient, taking us all over the island showing us all of our real estate options. What matters to Karen most is finding you the best home possible that will suit you, your family and lifestyle. She is very knowledgeable and honest and one of the kindest people we’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

Went though many showings in our house hunt as a buyer with Stephen. Made about 6 offers, got all the way to an inspection that made us change our mind and cancel, and then finally purchased another home. All through the process Stephen was patient, un-pushy, and his sole concern seems to be that we got exactly what we wanted for the price we were willing to pay. His area and inventory knowledge were perfect, we were viewing homes sometimes BEFORE they came on market. I really couldn’t ask for more and now that I’m getting ready to upgrade, he is sure to get my business selling my home and buying my new one!

Debbie is THE expert for the south Lahaina neighborhoods. She is extremely responsive and great to work with. She has a lot of knowledge on valuations in the area and personally knows many of the builders and landowners. It was such a pleasure working with her. A great bonus is the quality of her website which has a lot of great features for exploring available lots and land in the area. We highly recommend using Debbie for purchases or sales.

Working with Kristin was truly a great experience. Not only was she patient, but she helped us understand step by step in the process of buying a home. If it wasn’t for her, we would not have find our perfect home.:-)

Bridget is by far the most professional, knowledgeable, reliable and effective agent we’ve ever seen. We’ve bought and sold a few houses in our lives and she is hands down the best we’ve every worked with. Not only does she know this market and its trends in and out, but has made a professional point to know personally other realtors here. Many realtors simply get their license and try and sell a house here and there. Bridget runs a tight ship who’s work ethic allows her to service a multitude of clients simultaneously, while still giving each the personal attention they need. With as much as we called her, I don’t know how she had for anyone else, but she did. It also goes without saying that her professionalism, courteous nature and enduring patience were wonderful. Our circumstance was such that we needed to sell our house and get into another simultaneously. Bridget is a miracle worker that not only found us solid buyers after our first open house, but was also able to work with the sellers of our new house to get us moved in early, in order to avoid a hotel stay. This was no small task, for those who know. I must also sing praises to her support team. Elite Pacific Properties has the best real estate website I’ve seen in HI. But more importantly, their support to Bridget was professional, timely and never failed to impress. I hope she doesn’t mind, but I also need to mention that Bridget had a baby while working with us and never skipped a beat! The day she had the baby, her office was readily available with answers to questions or to facilitate paperwork. But, Bridget was back on the phone for us immediately afterward. Finally, we got to know Bridget personally and feel we owe her our confidence and friendship. I have to honestly say that there is no reason for anyone to use another realtor on this island. Trust me.

Throughout the listing and sale of the property, Linh demonstrated knowledge and support to the Board members of A.J.Lopez Sons Inc. involved. Update of offers and then of actual buyer information were consistent via email or phone calls. During negotiations of offer, Linh took lead with ease. Questions were answered immediately. If she didn’t know the answers, she consulted with other Realtors in the Firm ensuring that everything was performed with precision and accuracy. Without doubt, I would recommend Linh to anyone else that may be thinking of buying or selling a home.

Greg was prompt with all responses. He anticipated questions and had answers ready. I was trying to sell a condo but the market isn’t where I wanted it to be. Instead of pushing to sell now and accept my losses, he recommended to rent to tenant for now and wait until the market picks up again. I would definitely recommend him.

Karen is very professional and easy to work with. The whole process and transaction went very smooth because of her care for detail and ability to get things done. I would recommend anyone to have her represent them.
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“… THE expert for the south Lahaina neighborhoods …”

For elite Honolulu – whether the international executive and socialite or the local businessman or professional with family, Stephen Cipres and his team at Elite Pacific are the go to firm. A classic high end small business that is nimble and service oriented and prides itself on knowing their market and their customers. But as is all so important in Hawaii nei they know the land the nuance of location and style that reflects where a client will be able to bond. I have worked with them as buyer and seller for over 5 years. Stephen in particular knows Diamond Head, Blackpoint and Kahala like his backyard. He knows virtually every house, contractor and local weather or terrain issue.

Fantastic! Like I told Debbie, I wish I had a realtor of her caliber to sell my property in Florida. She is always available and responsive. The first word of my review really sums it all up.

I am a single mother of 3 and a first time home buyer. Knowing absolutely nothing about real estate, I could have easily been duped into purchasing something I would regret later, so I feel very fortunate that I was in good hands. Kristin is a wonderful person and realtor. She was so patient with me. She explained everything – every single step, paper work, and small, but important details. The entire process, from the offer to closing, flowed so well, it was almost stress-free. I am beyond pleased and satisfied with her services and my purchase. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.

Bridget made our house hunt and buying process smooth and stress free especially, since we live in Virginia. She never tried to sell us a home that’s not fit for our family, she assisted us in our purchase and protected us against making a bad investment. We were never rushed and she encouraged us to look until we found our dream home. She uses DocuSign, which is a service that enabled us to electronically sign all documents (except the final Escrow papers that are required by law to be signed in person). This saved us, and everyone else involved in the transaction, a lot of time and travel hassles. Also, when it was time to sign the Escrow papers they used a mobile notary and our lender covered that expense, Bridget made sure of this =). If you are looking for someone who will tailor a search for a property that you will be happy with, someone who will provide you with the latest information on that property, and someone who will represent your best interests in the negotiation and purchase process to the utmost, Bridget comes highly recommended.

Linh has helped us many times over the years with various real estate transactions in Honolulu and there is a reason why me and my wife use her as our realtor. She is a true professional; she isn’t just about making the sale but she really cares about getting her clients into the right property! She is extremely responsive — she will literally have an answer to your questions in minutes — and Linh is really trustworthy — I really feel comfortable working with her because I genuinely feel that she has our best interest in mind.
Colin Yu

I have bought and sold several properties over the years. I had several different realtors and Greg was the best of them. He was always willing to go above and beyond what normal realtors would do. He sold our house for full price and took care of everything for us. I would recommend him to anyone selling or buying a property.

When I choose an agent, I am of course looking for local knowledge, negotiation skills, responsiveness, etc. But when I find an agent who is ALSO a genuine pleasure to work with and get to know as a person, that’s a WINNER. Karen is an amazingly hard worker, a gem of a person, and someone you’ll likely count as a friend and plan to hire again. I can’t say enough about my positive experiences with her. For our home sale, we had a contingency that ultimately didn’t work out, but absolutely nothing to do with Karen’s service. Next time we think of selling, we will certainly call her back.

My experience working with Stephen Cipres was top notch. He was always there to lend a helping hand whenever I needed one. He was very professional and was really easy to talk to. He even kept in touch after the sale of the house to answer questions I had or to lead me in the right direction. Stephen recommended me to a very good loan officer by the name of Duncan Hsia. He worked really hard to close my deal and move us into our new home in a month. The Elite Pacific Team was unbelievable throughout the whole process. They are definitely a company I will work with on a future purchase and one I will gladly be willing to recommend to friends and family.

“… made our house hunt and buying process smooth and stress free …”

Debbie was a true pleasure to work with. Being a Maui resident for many years and born in Hawaii, she fully understands the market and inventory. She has helped us sell homes and land, and was great to work with both times. She also has great connections in the area if you need help with local contractors, etc. We found her to also be a strong and fair negotiator when dealing with other agents and potential buyers. And, most importantly, we trusted her as she also always gave great advice and worked hard on every sale. We highly recommend Debbie!

Well, how do I begin? Fate (if you believe in that stuff), yes, it was fate that lead me to choose Kristin Counter over the other thousands of Realtors out there. And I’m lucky I did, because it was Kristin who lead my wife and I to our first home; a home I got for a steal by the way. Down to earth is what comes to mind when I think about Ms. Counter. There’s no formal facade you get from other RA’s. Nope…She’s Kristin is real, she’s honest, and she will fight for what you want because she has your best interest at hand; and that’s hard to find in this business, well any business for that matter. Did I mention she’s honest? Well even though i did its good to mention that honesty goes a long way, and the long way leads to better results. Buying or selling a home isn’t easy, but if you have the right guide to lead you it can turn from stress to success. So if you’re lucky, and fate is on your side, maybe you’ll get to work with Kristin and posse.

Bought a home in 2013 in Makaweli, Kilauea, HI 96796. Bridget was very professional in all of her dealings as well as very personable. We enjoyed spending time with her and she was always giving us good advice. We bought from out of state and as soon as we landed she met with us and started showing us houses right away since we had a limited time. I would recommend Bridget to anyone looking for a home on Oahu.

We have worked with many realtors in the past, and Linh is one of the best! Her knowledge of the real estate market in Hawaii was a tremendous value to us and because of her personal work ethic, we knew we could rely on her recommendations and advice. Linh was incredibly responsive, detail oriented, very proactive, hard-working, honest and trustworthy. We really appreciated that she was very easy to work with, quick to schedule viewings of the properties we were interested in, and was very accommodating to our schedule. Her Hawaii Home Surfer website was super helpful too! I loved that I could pick the kind of properties I was interested in and it would send me an email every time a new listing came up. Often times the really good properties go really quickly so it was super helpful in scheduling a viewing right away before someone had already made an offer. I would happily recommend her and would definitely use her again.

Greg as been our agent for two years. He has helped us buy and sell in Hawaii. We live in California and he really made both transactions go smoothly. Greg Mroz is an honest and thorough agent. He always goes above and beyond his job as a real estate agent. Highly recommend him to my family and friends. We are looking forward to having Greg represent us in the near future with more Hawaii real estate.

“… Her knowledge of the real estate market in Hawaii was a tremendous value …”

Karen was phenomenal! She genuinely cared about finding us the right home, she listened to what we were asking for and was able to find a place quickly and close even faster. I would recommend her to anyone and would use her again if we needed to find a new home.

Elite Pacific Properties and co-founder Stephen Cipres get a 5 star rating from us. It has been 4 years since we purchased a property in Kailua, Hawaii. Stephen knew what we were looking for and found it in a ”hot” market ! Stephen notified us of the property prior to it being listed. Recommended a certain $$ figure and suggested we make an offer immediately . We followed his advice and our offer was accepted . The property has increased in value 30 % since that time . Bottom line – Stephen and his team treat you like family . They know the Hawaii market backwards and forward . You could not find a better realtor to deal with . Sincerely , JJ ( Tokyo ).

We found Debbie Arakaki very connected with the community, knowledgeable, realistic, honest and understanding of your needs. She simply educated us enough to make a decision. I ended up listing our lot with her as well due to facts listed above.

Kristin was amazing. I was buy property for the first time and she made it effortless. She was friendly and was so knowledgeable and was never pushy, she worked with you at your speed. When I am ready to get my next property she will be the person that I go to.
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Bridgette listened to exactly what we wanted, and was never pushy. She’s very knowledgeable with the entire process and was great at explaining everything to us throughout the entire time. She also gave us great advice, and was great at anticipating the needs of the sellers which made every transaction smooth and easy. I truly believe that she wants to do the very best fr her clients, and she delivered on every promise or commitment she made. If you’re looking for someone dependable, and motivated, Bridgette will make a great realtor for you!

An highly skilled and qualified professional who will develop and masterfully execute a marketing plan, is detail oriented and has strong interpersonal relationships in the field. I was very impressed by Linh’s integrity and commitment. Property was sold swiftly, smoothly and for above asking price.

Greg is extremely diligent and intelligent. His local knowledge of the market is great. He’s done a lot of in-depth research beyond what I expected and presented it to me in a clear way that really helped me to evaluate the market. He’s generous with his time and effort, very professional, and a helpful nice guy. If you want someone smart, hardworking, organized, and on top of things I would absolutely recommend Greg to be your realtor.

Karen is extremely professional, responsive, very knowledge and friendly and most of all did a wonderful job ensuring she did all she could to find out and meet our needs. We’ve been blessed with our dream home!

“… made both transactions go smoothly …”

Being from Maui, my husband and I were not real familiar with Oahu real estate. We wanted to be close to our family that had recently moved there and Stephen helped us to find the perfect home in our price range.

I’ve worked with Debbie on more than one occasion over the years, she knows Launiupoko better than anyone listing properties on than hill right now. She doesn’t over sell or over promise, I’m always glad when she is part of my real estate transactions.
Todd Boyd

Kristin is a very competent and professional agent. She is a good listener and takes all of her client’s needs into consideration. She will assess the situation, thoroughly research all options and take the time to explain them to the client. No question or request was ever treated as insignificant or unimportant. She is not afraid to tackle challenges and is very responsive. She keeps the client well informed. The property she listed and sold for me was very challenging however, she approached it in a very positive manner. She explained all the challenges and what the options were. She had a refreshing approach which took into account “the good and the bad” enabling me to make well informed decisions. I would definitely recommend Kristin to others.

My wife and I wanted to explore the possibility of purchasing a second home on Maui. Made contact with an agent through the Elite website. With a few phone calls and emails, the agent was able to set up search criteria that allowed us to identify properties to review when we arrived in Maui for our annual vacation. As the agent began to show us different properties, we were impressed with the agent’s knowledge of the Maui market and patience in listening to us/exchanging ideas. When we decided on a property, the agent worked up the comps and we made a fair offer. The offer was not accepted, but as I write this review, the property still has not sold and the price is dropping closer to what agent felt it was worth. Eventually, we found the perfect place. The agent continued to support us through escrow, did the final inspections and picked up the keys for us since we had to return to the mainland. The entire process of reviewing properties through purchase and escrow were completely supported by our agent. Was completely satisfied with this agent and would recommend Elite Pacific Properties.

I was 2,000 miles away on the Mainland and I could not have had a better real estate agent than Linh. After one trip to look at properties Linh knew exactly what I wanted. She kept me informed regarding all new listings and with her advice I was able to buy the exact property I wanted. (I’m very picky!) Also, her team was fantastic. I deal with a lot of real estate and Linh and her team did not disappoint my high demands.

“… listened to exactly what we wanted, and was never pushy …”

Our agent, Greg Burns, made the whole process so easy and was always quick to answer our emails and text as we live in California. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of purchasing property on Maui to consider using Elite. Paul and Joann Barich.

I worked with Karen Mayer of Elite and found her professional, knowledgeable and a delight to work with. She’s smart and calm throughout all the hullabaloo that can be in a real estate transaction – she just never gets flustered. As for the company, she had the resources behind her to make sure everything flowed smoothly, from an escrow agent to make sure we stayed on track to her assistant and co-agent to catch all the balls as they flew around.

Working with Elite Pacific Properties was a very pleasant one. Their helpful staff was always there to lend a hand whenever I needed them. The people at the office were always looking after my needs and were very respectful and courteous. I will definitely work with them again and recommend them to family and friends.

We worked with Debbie Arakaki at Elite. she is knowledgeable, friendly, professional and absolutely a “no pressure” broker. Very highly recommended! she worked hard to make herself available, and when she was not able to break away, provided information and made arrangements for us to be able to continue working in her absence.

Kristin was very instrumental in helping us find the perfect apartment in the Diamond Head Apartment building on the Gold Coast. She was very resourceful and helpful, after the purchase, in providing assistance with the renovations. Kristin’s assistance, which we thought was above and beyond the ordinary, was very important to us as our main home is in Canada and we had no experience with buying an apartment in Hawaii, or with local renovation contractors.

We made contact with our Elite Pacific agent, Jorelei Castaneda-Payne, online via her Internet site. We lived on the mainland, but always wanted to move to Hawaii. She quickly responded by email and over the course of many months she sent us new listing and kept in touch. We were getting Internet listing from many agents, but Jorelei’s emails were always written professionally and with an encouraging note. When we made the big decision to move to Hawaii, Jorelei picked us up on our 2nd day after arriving on the island (BTW she is ALWAYS on time or a little early). She prearranged for us to see 6 homes on the west side of the island and 6 more the next day on the east side. Because she was born and raised in Hawaii she had lots of insights to share about areas of the island and the local life. As we drove from home to home Jorelei got to know us better asking us questions and honing in, even more, on what we would like in a home. Jorelei was very persistent watching for new homes on the market, calling listing agents for more information and quickly arranging for us to see each home. After 3 weeks on the island and seeing 23 homes, Jorelei arranged for us to see one more. The home had just listed and we were the first couple to see it. Jorelei anticipating we would love it, worked the night before and prepared the offer paperwork. She was absolutely right. We loved the home instantly and she submitted the offer paperwork online to the agent while were we standing in the kitchen viewing it. Within 2 ½ weeks all the inspections and real estate documents were completed and we owned a home in Hawaii! Jorelei is patient, professional, always available, responsive, and persistent in a friendly way. When we tell our story about closing in 2 ½ weeks, people can’t believe it. I say, Jorelei and the Elite Pacific staff are the reason. You will want them if you’re selling or buying a home in Hawaii!”

I had just moved to the mainland and needed to sell my townhouse in Kaneohe, Linh was recommended to me after another agent fell though. Linh was able to get to work on the sale on short notice and had the property ready for the first open house a week before I expected. She then had five offers ready for me the day after the first open house, one of which was well over the asking price. I give her a lot of credit for having such a wonderful business acumen, she prepared and staged the property perfectly. Her hard work made a big difference, and Linh was the primary reason it sold fast and for as much as it did. Thank you Linh, when I move back to Hawaii I would be happy to work with you again.

We had a very positive experience buying our new home with Elite. An Elite agent helped us identify potential new homes in the area that we were considering, including visiting open houses over multiple weekends. We also put in several offers that weren’t accepted, but are ultimately happy with our new home and the overall purchase.

Karen devised a terrific plan for our home search in Hawai’i and it worked perfectly. She worked tirelessly to help us find our home. Once we found it her suggestions for negotiations were right on target. In the end, we obtained our home, and everything we asked for. Karen is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I commend her to anyone looking to do real estate transactions on Oahu.

Stephen takes the time to understand the client’s needs. He understands market dynamics well. He is always willing to go above the beyond what is required. He is friendly, warm and easy to work with.

“… extremely diligent and intelligent …”

Debbie worked with us for 2 years before we bought a home. She was patient, knowledgeable and very professional. We went through a couple escrows, they were very emotional and challenging. She stayed upbeat and optimistic through each transaction. We are grateful for her expertise. Thanks for your help Debbie!

This is the second house where we used Elite Pacific Properties. Very satisfied. Kelly has been great at helping us every step of the way. She even helped with my rentals once we moved out.

She makes your dream come true! She is dedicate, strategic, tenacious, and determined. Leana finds your home as if it’s for her own, and makes the seemingly impossible dream really come true! She’s our trusted family realtor and I can’t even imagine anyone else to buy or sell property for our family!!
Yeoun Varley

I had just moved to the mainland and needed to sell my townhouse in Kaneohe, Linh was recommended to me after another agent fell though. Linh was able to get to work on the sale on short notice and had the property ready for the first open house a week before I expected. She then had five offers ready for me the day after the first open house, one of which was well over the asking price. I give her a lot of credit for having such a wonderful business acumen, she prepared and staged the property perfectly. Her hard work made a big difference, and Linh was the primary reason it sold fast and for as much as it did. Thank you Linh, when I move back to Hawaii I would be happy to work with you again.

Thomas Wilson of Elite assisted me in closing out two transactions in a record time and made sure that I had the key to my property handed to me the day I came back from a lengthy trip thus avoiding me the hassle of staying in hotels. The team was attentive to all the details and made sure there were no surprises during the process. Looking forward to more real estate purchases with this team!
david sagherian

Karen was a delight to work with. She was knowledgeable, prompt, and easy to work with. She went above and beyond what I have experienced with other realtors! My husband and I are very happy with her service. Wonderful, highly recommended.

My dealings with Stephen were excellent. He was readily available for me with answers to all my questions all the time. He has a local knowledge one can only squire from a life lived in the Islands and he is truly a man of his word. Integrity and dedication to client happiness are rare attributes today and he has them both. I would work with Stephen again any day.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Debbie Arakaki on two real estate endeavors over the past 9 years. Her knowledge and friendly professionalism representing me both as buyer and seller are unmatched. From selling my ocean front property on Maui to purchasing my 26th floor condo in Honolulu, Debbie was top notch!

We planned to move to the mainland and try to sell our condo before we left. Referred to Kelly by a friend. She was so helpful in helping us looking for buyers. There were cash buyers among them too. For some reason my sons changed their mind and decided to stay back in paradise so we ended up keeping our condo. I feel so bad for Kelly because she did a lot of work to help us sell. I will highly recommend her and will ask her to help in our future buying or selling. She is professional and had patience with us. Very very good agent.

Leana was simply outstanding as our realtor throughout the entire process of the sale of our vacation rental in Waikiki. These properties by their nature are not easy to sell, but her persistence, professionalism, and thorough understanding of the local real estate market got the job done. We were extremely satisfied with her services and would not hesitate to work with her again on another real estate transaction.

My agent did an exceptional job helping me through the process of buying my new home. She took the time to show me a lot of open houses in different cities and never did pressure me into buying. She took her time explaining things that I didn’t understand. She came with me at closing for which I’m very thankful. Her name is Cathy Bridges

Linh did a fantastic job on the sale of our home. She knows how to listen to her clients and goes beyond just putting the house on the market. She provided us with advice on everything from new paint color to curb appeal and landscaping. These simple and low cost changes sold our home higher than the listed price. Can’t say enough about Linh. She Is very professional and a trusted real estate agent.

Pam Reader was our Realtor and I really can’t say enough good things about her. She has helped us in getting to know the island with lots of helpful information, as well as helping us find the perfect place for us. I think the most stand out for us was that she didn’t push, she didn’t try to convince us about any property. She was more patient to find us the place that really is perfect for us than I was. Honestly, I wasn’t crazy about Realtors from other dealing I’ve had. But Pam is so down to earth, natural and helpful she’s changed my view.

Karen was a delight to work with. She was knowledgeable, prompt, and easy to work with. She went above and beyond what I have experienced with other realtors! My husband and I are very happy with her service. Wonderful, highly recommended.

My dealings with Stephen were excellent. He was readily available for me with answers to all my questions all the time. He has a local knowledge one can only squire from a life lived in the Islands and he is truly a man of his word. Integrity and dedication to client happiness are rare attributes today and he has them both. I would work with Stephen again any day.

We bought our home through Debbie 7 years ago. We could not be more pleased with her services during the purchase. She is honest, intelligent, knowledgeable & extremely responsive. We never had to wait for return calls or emails. She went out of her way to facilitate the purchase. She also made sure that once we were here she continued to answer questions about the house and neighborhood and made us feel very welcome. So happy to be here,
David & Chrissy

” … I will highly recommend her …”

We Planned to move to mainland and try to sell our condo before we go. Refer to Kelly by a friend. She was so helpful to help us looking for buyers. There were cash buyers among them too. For some reason my sons changed their mind and decided to stay back in paradise so we end up keeping our condo. I feel so bad for Kelly because she did a lot of work to help us sell. I will highly recommend her and will ask her to help in our future buying or selling. She is professional and has patience with us. Very very good agent.

Leana displays professionalism at all situations, follow through on details and works with urgency. She did an excellent job for selling our apartment by finding potential client for us.

Cathy was wonderful . She made us both feel like family. She brought her local knowledge of the area to help us find a real Hawaiian home. She understood what we were looking for, had faith in us and proved a real advocate in finding and closing our place. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in Hawaii

Linh helped my husband and I buy our two property rentals in Mililani. She was very good at negotiating a special cash deal with my first property and for the second, was able to refer me to a wonderful hardworking local mortgage company as well. They worked extremely well together. Not only that, she helped secure tenants as well! With her background in finance, she brings more to the table then other realtors ive worked with. Linh is so very thorough, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and caring. She will make your house buying experience an easy one!

This is our second home purchased using Mary Lavoie Olson of Elite Pacific Properties. Not only is Mary second to none in recognizing value and opportunity, she and the team at Elite are fantastic at the closing process (thanks to Leana Berwick) making sure the whole of the transaction runs smoothly and professionally. In addition to using Mary as our agent for the purchase, Megan Arita and Rex Matsuo manage our properties as we are off island. We are able to take great comfort in knowing our properties are looked after by people that genuinely care.

My family and I moved from the Mainland back to Hawai’i, Karen Mayer was invaluable in the process. She was knowledgeable about the areas we were looking to buy in, she responded very quickly to calls, texts and emails. I had one thousand questions and she patiently answered all of them. I didn’t feel pressured to buy something I didn’t like when looking at real estate with her and most impressive of all is she steered me clear of buying in places where the school district was bad or the commute to work would be hectic. She really cares about her clients and wants to see them happy. This was not the first home I have purchased and in my past experiences I have had high pressure agents in a hurry to close for their commission, Karen is not like that at all I would highly recommend Karen to anyone wanting a honest, caring and reliable real estate agent.

“… went above and beyond in everything she did …”

Stephen was very patient with me. I started looking at houses 3-4 years ago. Looked a lot of houses with him. When I finally found one that fit my criteria, he was very helpful with advice, though process/approach towards my goals in real estate, and supportive throughout the whole process. He is even keeled and pleasure to work with.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Debbie Arakaki on two real estate endeavors over the past 9 years. Her knowledge and friendly professionalism representing me both as buyer and seller are unmatched. From selling my ocean front property on Maui to purchasing my 26th floor condo in Honolulu, Debbie was top notch!

Elite Pacific Properties, specifically Kelly and Munro is handling the rental of our Condo in Kihie. Their professionalism and ability to find the most appropriate tenant for our condo was key. I greatly appreciate their efforts and enjoyed working with them. Highly recommend Elite for both purchasing or leasing.

We feel very fortunate to have listed our home with Leana. It was reassuring to have her advice and support throughout the process. Beginning with the initial listing and the open house that followed, Leana went above and beyond in everything she did. When the offers began pouring in, she provided sound advice to guide us in choosing a buyer. Just prior to closing, she handled a few very unusual requests made by our buyers. This had the potential to create tremendous stress for us. However, Leana’s grace and tenacity resolved all of the hiccups and our closing stayed on schedule. I have already recommended Leana to friends!

First of all, she did many things for me more than as my agent. even after she finished her job, still helped me out in many way. I moved in Hawaii from New York city, the same US but there’re differences in every way, especially about process of buying properties. She gave me a great support. I was comfortable with her during and after buying a property. And this is a very important point. I explained to her what I was looking for. She very quickly got my point/request on my dream house. I didn’t have a lot of time. She showed me many properties, almost all of them were what I was looking for. She is polite and casual at the same time. She is a prompt, reliable agent.

Linh helped us with purchasing our first home and made our experience super fun and enjoyable. She was very professional and always very responsive to our emails and phone calls. She was very patient with us throughout the process because we asked so many questions and needed so many things to be explained to us. Because Linh is very responsible and was on top of each step of the process, everything moved along very smoothly and there were no unexpected surprises. We always knew that Linh’s primary goal was to help us find a place that we would be happy with and not to just get us to buy something. My wife and I really enjoyed working with Linh and would definitely like to work with her again if another opportunity came up.

Kimi, thank you so much for your absolute professionalism. You outlined the strategy of listing the home to achieve maximum price. Your follow through was exact in meeting all the objectives we agreed were needed to present our home to potential buyers. This was a three week escrow and a lot needed to be done in a short time period. Because of my schedule it was impossible for me to be present during this entire process. You handled everything for me perfectly. This not only included the normal real estate transaction needs but moving out the furniture, coordinating last minute repairs and the final cleaning to provide a good home for the buyer. I have been in the real estate business myself for the past forty years. This Is one of the most professional transactions that I have seen. Best part was I was on the receiving end. Mahalo

Karen is cool, calm and professional through all aspects of the transaction. In our most recent deal, I was out of the country, and she and her team stayed on every detail, making sure nothing fell through the cracks. When things got sticky, as they can in real estate, she calmly and thoroughly ran it to ground and got it back on track, often before I even knew of the hiccup since I was still asleep in another country! I know many, many realtors on Oahu, and I count Karen among the best.

Diane is a very positive force with a great smile and personality. I have bought 5 homes in the past . . . and Diane is at the top of the list of the realtors I have worked with.

“… Her enthusiasm is contagious and her dedication is distinct …”

After seeing an abundance of potential homes we finally found our Maui dream home. With some last minute challenges presented by the seller, Debbie was able to negotiate and facilitate the closing of our home like no other on Maui could. She then continued to help our family transition into the community with introductions and helpful information that was invaluable. We truly believe that our move to Maui would not have been successful without the help and hard work Debbie provided.

First, Kelly took all the stress away. She has the most wonderful, optimistic attitude. Second, she staged my condo so beautifully . Third, and lastly, she sold it in quite a quick time at a price that was very advantageous to me. I have the highest regard and Respect for Kelly. You’ve got a Winner!

Leana is a trusted and devoted Agent who is committed to her work. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her dedication is distinct. Leana has been a loyal business associate and friend that I can always depend on. Those who are fortunate to work with her will see these great qualities too.

I would definitely recommend Cathy! She has been very helpful in our search for a vacation home. We have not yet purchased a home, but she has always done her part! It has only been our busy work schedule that has prevented us from buying.

Linh did an outstanding job from start to finish with getting my condo listed and sold! We initially met to get her assessment of my condo and what it could reasonably list at based on the market. She also suggested some quick fixes I could do to help my unit stand out from other listings. I agreed to make the (mostly) cosmetic fixes, and within a few days of completing my work, she brought in furniture to stage the apartment and took professional photographs for the listing. With her suggestions and the staging, the unit looked AMAZING! My fiancé kept asking why the condo didn’t look like that while we were living there. Linh’s efforts really made a difference as we were able to accept an offer within the first week of listing ABOVE asking price. She also helped to guide me through the escrow process and was involved with each escrow meeting to ensure everything went smoothly. Overall, Linh was an extreme pleasure to work with and I could not have found a better agent. Her professionalism and communication with me throughout the process was fantastic. I would not hesitate to use her again and encourage all prospective buyers and sellers to consider using her as your agent.

I sincerely enjoyed working with Kimi Correa. She quickly responded to my questions and listened to my concerns with respect. Kimi went beyond my expectations in negotiating and her local knowledge and attention to details were very valuable to the fast sale of my property.

Working with Karen was a wonderful experience! She knows the market and is extremely thorough. She provided the expertise and guidance we needed in purchasing our dream vacation home. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients!
shonda newman

“… goes above and beyond for her clients …”

I have worked with a number of realtors over the years both in buying and selling real estate. I found that Diane’s effort on our behalf was well beyond our experience with other realtors and exceeded what we believe should be expected from a realtor.

Debbie Arakaki listed our house and sold our house. She was creative in organizing a fundraising event to benefit MCC Culinary Program at our home, inviting neighbors, family, friends, and other realtors. It was a success in many ways. She is energetic and friendly. Tops in our book.

l Have known Kelly for over 15 years. She is an excellent realtor and professional. She’s easy to work with and very accommodating of her clients’ schedule. She listens to your needs and provides many options to help you find the best for your situation. She is very knowledgeable of the island market, especially in Oahu. Although, I have not been in the market to purchase a property, many of my friends have used her as their realtor and have been very happy working with her.
nelda androus

Leana worked very hard on the sale of our house. She made sure our house was staged very appealingly and that the online listing presented the property in an attractive way. She showed a lot of resourcefulness as she worked around various small problems that came up from time to time during the listing and escrow periods due to circumstances beyond her control. She always maintained a positive and yet realistic outlook, and her persistence and patience were rewarded when the house sold. We would highly recommend Leana Berwick to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and energetic realtor who works hard for her clients.

Cathy is very outgoing, helpful and a pleasure to work with. She is very patient. She listens to her clients very attentively in order to figure out what type of property best fits their needs. She is never pushy and allows the buyer room to explore what is available on the market thoroughly. Cathy always makes herself available and makes you feel like you are her only client.

I was recommended to Linh Lopez by a friend and business associate of mine who stages homes for sale for other realtors. There aren’t enough stars here to represent how happy we were with Linh. She is a real Professional in Real-Estate . She helped us through what is a very emotional process and made every piece of it run smoothly. She did an amazing job marketing our home and was there for every every step, including the photo shoot, the repair process, assessments and to meet with professionals to give estimates. I didn’t have to do a thing . She took care of every thing. She had the foresight to look ahead and was prepared in every step of the process. She staged our home, and made excellent choices in preparing our home before our first opening. She also recommended service pro’s to do some of the repairs that needed to be done. She works closely with her husband Sean who is another professional in Real Estate and was there to ensure that every thing was going smoothly. We had a hurricane watch and I came home to find Sean out in my yard putting away my outdoor furniture and any thing that would fly away!!! And he was not only at my house , but was going to all their client homes . That is service with Aloha! Linh is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the sale and very personable and honest. She was so easy to work with and I felt like we became best friends. She matched the perfect family for our home and we had a fast and smooth sale. I am over- joyed with working with Linh and would highly recommend her to any one who is looking to buy or sell their home.

Kimi was very personable, attentive, respectful, understanding, helpful, and considerate for meeting special requests and needs. She was very willing to check out various alternatives to help us relocate to a new residence so the closing could occur promptly. She helped coordinate storage of personal items and obtain discount storage rates. She also kept a professional courteous attitude through the entire process. She seemed always willing to go the extra mile to process the sale. Comfortable to work with. Followed up on requests. Very good realtor.

Beverly takes the time to get to know you and it really helps give peace of mind. She really made it an easy process and found a lender who also gave the feeling of aloha. It was a great experience for us buying our first home and we would recommend her services to friends and family.

Diane came as a recommendation from a family in Honolulu. She worked with us consistently and professionally via telephone and email since we resided on the East Coast. She arranged to show our apartment and insured that it was presentable at all times without us there. We had used a previous realtor who didn’t sell for us over a year. Diane accomplished our sale in about a month. She is easy to work with and reliable.

” … (she)  is an outstanding asset to have when selling a home …”

Debbie is an outstanding asset to have when selling a home. Her professionalism and expertise in market conditions pave the way to a swift sale. Working with Debbie makes the process of selling a home feel seamless and the process of looking for a new home a joy. We can always count on Debbie to be honest and forthcoming with her knowledge of the Maui real estate market. Working with Debbie is like working with a dear friend, someone you can count on and trust to guide you through the process of buying and selling a home.

Kelly Arita is a pleasure to work with. She was so helpful in showing us a variety of property in Hawaii Kai and was very knowledgeable about the area and provided us with important information about purchasing there. Although we have not yet purchased she continues to keep in touch and sends new listings to keep us up to date with the market. I would highly recommend Kelly and we look forward to owning a little piece of paradise.

We took 3 years to find a place right for us and Leana stuck with us through the entire time. She showed us a number of places over the three years and as our broker made sure the price we paid was worth what was paid for the house/property. Comments such as “upgraded electrical and upgraded plumbing” was foreign to us but throughout the time she educated us so we were able to determine what we needed for our family. I highly recommend Leana and if ever going through this again I would utilize her services again.

Cathy Bridges recently helped us purchase a condo in Oahu. It took us a very long time to decide where to purchase. Cathy was extraordinarily patient and good-humored, even when we abandoned one search area entirely and switched to another. The biggest stumbling block was the sale of our house in California, which was delayed by an ineffective agent. Cathy researched the situation and recommended three new California agents for us to interview. The new agent we chose sold our house in six days for more than we were asking. Cathy is clearly willing to go the extra mile for each of her clients, regardless of the size of the transaction. When problems arise, she quickly steps in to fix them. She listens well and doesn’t try to influence client decisions. Her knowledge of all parts of Oahu is both extensive and growing. Her judgment of current market conditions is excellent. We are pleased with our final purchase and very grateful for her professional help. Larry and Joann Tool

I worked with Elite Pacific Realtor, Linh Lopez, on 2 properties – one she sold for me and one she found for me to buy. When I was renovating the one she sold for me, she gave me tips on the type of ceiling fans, pendant lights, and other fixtures to install. After the renovations were completed, she artistically staged the home w/ contemporary furnishings and beautiful accents. Because of her extensive marketing strategies, we received an offer for the property within just a few weeks. She was a wonderful communicator throughout the entire closing process. With the many delays in the Buyers’ loan approval process, she was an excellent advocate for both the Buyers and me, the Seller, and kept me well-informed of the status updates. After we finally closed on that property, she showed me numerous properties over several months and submitted many offers until we finally got one accepted. Because the property had to go through probate, she kept me abreast of proceedings. She again, advocated for me so my team could access the property so they could give estimates for the rehab and draft plans to initiate the permitting process. She supported me and gave me encouragement throughout the long, arduous probate process. Even after we closed, she attended the Blessing conducted before starting the rehab. Linh Lopez goes over and beyond expectations. She deserves commendations not only for her expertise and skills, but also for her service. Maika’i!
may m akamine

We have used Elite Pacific in selling two houses and buying two others in the course of a year. While there are other reputable firms around, I always felt I was being dealt with openly and frankly in terms of the state of the market and realistic pricing of properties. Our agent was of course the most important link to the firm but I also felt I was being helped by a whole firm as opposed to just an individual and our agent was always quick to utilize the extensive resources of the firm, including drawing on the expertise and experience of other members of the firm.
Beagle castle

Kimi was extremely nice, efficient, and proactive in helping us buy our home. I can’t imagine the buying process being any easier on us, and it was all because of Kimi and the loan officer she recommended for us.

Beverly has been truly exceptional in providing her real estate expertise and service to our family. She genuinely cares about her clients and offers tremendous knowledge in the area of real estate, her customer service is the highest caliber I’ve experienced and would recommend her to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home in Hawai’i. Her greatest quality throughout the sales process has been her deliberate care and effort to ensure our needs were met. Professional, quality customer service, and exceptional industry knowledge!

Diane was a HUGE help when I needed to sell two Waikiki properties that had belonged to my parents and I did not live in Hawaii. I staged both places, she got them listed, and within two weeks we had a full price offer on one and close to asking price on the other.

Alecia and Moana were extremely helpful in our relocation to Oahu. They found us the perfect short term furnished rental and are continuing to work with us towards buying a home.

“… an outstanding above excellent job in selling my property …”

Our experience with Kelly Arita was nothing short of outstanding! Kelly was knowledgeable of the market, professional, and patient. Although we did not purchase at the time, Kelly was very accommodating to our schedule and (changing) interests. Kelly answered all of our questions, provided expert advice and had a no pressure approach. When an agent can combine all of the above and make you feel that you are working with a friend, then they have been truly successful! When it comes time to look again, Kelly will be who we look to.

She’s the best realtor one can ever imagine. She’s determined and extremely attentive. Most of all, she makes things happen. You tell her what your dream home is and she will get it for you no matter how impossible it may look. She looks for your home as if it’s her own. After going through so many incompetent realtors, we luckily found Leana and now my family and I are going to stick with her for the rest of our lives for buying and selling properties.

I highly recommend Cathy Bridges. She did an exceptional job helping us buying our new home. She’s very patient, she’s shown us many open houses in different cities, she’s not pushy, she’s very sincere and she helped me understand the pros and cons of buying a home. She was with me all the way till closing. I highly recommend Cathy Bridges to my friends and family.

Mary Farkash did an outstanding above excellent job in selling my property located at 2930 Kahawai St. in Manoa Valley island of Oahu. She conscientiously went beyond and above with her duties as my realtor, as she listed and sold my property. She focused and gave attention to every detail of every step I needed to take. Mary was “on it” during the time that it took to sell the property from my distant location on the mainland till it closed, Mary took care of everything…… meaning all the details owners on the mainland cannot do in person. We listed at $1,225,000 and it was sold on 3/30/2015 for $1,175,000. Zillows estimate was $1,015,000. I highly recommend Mary….. With Trust of Mary’s Special Touch, David Laamaikahiki Lyman.

Very professional, knowledgeable and detail oriented. Kimi evaluated the comps in the area, let me know what needed to be done to my home before renting and then even assisted in moving out some of the items.

I called Diane because I was interested in finding a fixer upper at a reasonable price. Within a couple of weeks I was able to purchase a fairly nice house in a very nice neighborhood. Diane went above and beyond the call of duty, that’s just how she does things. She got all the information that I wanted as soon as I asked for it and she did it right away. Her professionalism was just outstanding and she always went one step beyond what was needed. The most outstanding service she gave me was when my mother was ill in the hospital. We had to sign papers within a period of time and Diane came to the hospital to meet with me under these not so great circumstances. She brought with her some beautiful flowers, but what really touched me was her compassion. She has a heart of gold!

As a first time property buyer I was not sure what would be necessary or required of me. However, Beverly understood my particular situation and was willing to spend all the time necessary and showed me the proper steps it took to close. Mahalo Nui Loa Beverly.
coachjoe khs

Cathy has been terrific with the help for a perfect place! She knows the neighborhoods and listens to my specific objectives. In addition, she is super responsive as every email and phone call is returned promptly. I recommend Cathy to anyone looking for a great agent!

“… (SHE) was Smart, Professional, and Genuine …”

Alesia was Smart, Professional, and Genuine. Three qualities that were hard to find in and agent. She took her time and was not pushy. Alesia knew how to negotiate for us and get the best outcome possible. In a market that is competitive and fast paced, she helped us get our first home without feeling pressured or rushed. Amazing Lady.

Mary is the most kind and patient agent ever! She kept in mind our desires yet had the creativity to see potential in properties we wouldn’t have otherwise considered. She was available and attentive, and eager to help us find the perfect house!

I was interested in a particular house in the Wahiawa area. Bill was our contact person. It was very late at night when I emailed him inquiring about the house. I didn’t expect to get a response till the next day, but was pleasantly surprised to get a response back within a few minutes and a call back. Although the purchase did not go as planned, I was very impressed with Bill’s knowledge of the real estate industry and his professionalism. I felt very comfortable talking to Bill and asked lots of questions and if he didn’t know the answer, he would do some research and get back to me with answers. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family when purchasing a home.

Sean is the consummate professional, going above and beyond to assist us with our real estate needs. He has identified targeted opportunities, provided excellent insight into the local market and guided us diligently through the process. He has been a pleasure to work with we greatly appreciate the assistance he has provided.

Cathy was absolutely wonderful! I was a first time buyer and she made me feel very comfortable and confident. I was looking for a place in Waikiki or downtown and she admitted that she did not have much experience there. Within the first few days I felt like she was an expert in that area. Cathy was very attentive to all my questions and needs, no matter how small they were. She also gave me advice on activities and things to do in the area. I would absolutely use her again encourage others as well.
daniel j allen

We choose to go with Lydia as our buyer’s agent because of her expert local knowledge of the housing market. She kept us abreast of available houses and navigated us through every step of the process. Lydia also has a keen eye to investment opportunities. We would certainly recommend Lydia if you are buying or selling your home or looking for income producing properties.

I found Donna to be most ethical and professional in her approach to my family selling our condominium. Donna spent considerable time in guiding and helping our family, not only find a buyer, but also assisting in the repair of the unit in preparation for sale. I found Donna to be most trustworthy and would recommend her skills at any time to any one. Ron Conrad

You couldn’t find a better Team than the Duryea Team. There wasn’t one time that they didn’t respond in a timely manner. They were very positive on any of our suggestions and followed through to the best of their ability. Hard working Team and you as a sell/buyer are always #1.

Robert has represented us in two transactions; once as the Seller’s Realtor and once as the Buyer’s Realtor. He saved us time and money in both the sale and purchase processes.

“Her desire and heart to help us find the right place was over the top. When it looked hopeless she kept us going forward with hope to find the perfect place. Thanks to Kelly we now have a place we call home.”

Kimi is an amazing agent. She helped us prepare and sell our Kailua home better than we ever expected. The whole experience went smoothly because of her professional expertise and attention to detail. We received multiple offers above asking price over the open house weekend. Once in contract she was very attentive throughout the escrow process and ensured any issues were resolved quickly and correctly. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Hawaii.
Rebecca Krispin

If I were going to purchase another residence, I would not think twice about calling Diane. Diane doesn’t stop until she has found just the right place. She was incredibly responsive 24/7 and listened really well to our needs (and we’re not easy to please!). She took the time to continually talk with us so that she understood in detail what we were looking for in all aspects of a residence and within a certain price range. Her follow up and maintaining contact with us has been incredible — we’ve been very happy and could not have found just the right place without Diane as our agent. Easily a five-star agent!

“… A great person to know and to keep …”

Beverly was very helpful. Whenever we had a question or concern, she was always there with an answer/solution. She was very quick to return our phone call or text.

A few months ago I had the pleasure of house hunting with Cathy Bridges in Kailua/Kaneohe. We quickly developed a good rapport as Cathy is easy to talk with. As we have looked at homes she has been quick to point out features, or lack there of in some cases, as it is so easy to become carried away when shopping for a home. I trust that Cathy, with her expertise, will find me the perfect home to fit my needs when I am ready to enter the market seriously and finally buy a home. Although, my quest for a home is ongoing I know that I have a great realtor to assist me every step of the way.

Friendly, Passionate, Professional, Open minded by understanding our low budget to buy our first apartment. Alesia was absolutely fantastic with an awesome Aloha spirit and “savoir faire”. She knows the market extremely well, and was able to guide accordingly! “Not pushy” at all, and really understood our demands. We didn’t feel any sort of pressure… She was extremely patient and did her best to satisfied our needs. I will for sure request her expertise for any further purchase we might have soon. A great person to know and to keep!

I’m looking to invest in property and have had an excellent experience working with Mary from a distance and visiting properties with her when I get to travel to Hawaii. She is very kind to offer me services and go out of her way. She has a very honest and good work ethic that’s why she is my only point of contact for Hawaii. I would recommend her as an agent if you are looking for someone that has experience, knows the business, and spends her time at it. She also knows exactly what I’m looking for so I am able to really focus and not waste my time. Hoping to buy not before long! Aloha
nadege h

The friendliest most diligent, tenacious real estate agent I’ve ever known. If you are looking for a home and or need to sell yours, Bill knows this business in full detail and will dedicate all of his efforts to helping you achieve your goals. I watched him study and dive headlong into this career that is tailor made for him. His personality, patience and understanding of the market and the islands make him uniquely qualified for excellence in this field. Hire him!

We now consider ourselves Kauai experts as well as Sean Ahearn experts! We are about to conclude our 3rd transaction with Sean at the helm. He has guided us as complete novices beginning over ten years ago to finding our dream home – twice! He has kept in touch over the years and when an even more perfect property came on the market recently, he let us know and navigated us to purchase a house we love even more. He is so knowledgeable about all things Kauai. He knows everyone on the island and everyone knows and loves Sean. He goes the extra mile time and time again. I can’t even list the multitude of times and ways he’s gone above and beyond what even a typically great real estate agent might do. Sean is really one of a kind and we continue to be grateful for his expert, professional advice and service. He is totally trusted and we are always confident has has our best interests at heart. He’s a great negotiator, super responsive and has the island wired! If you are buying property on Kauai you could not do better than having Sean as your real estate agent.

Cathy was excellent in making us feel comfortable purchasing a house. She was very knowledgeable and had a lot of time and patience for us, which gave us the confidence we needed to pull the trigger on buying a new home. She is confident and honest. She is very easy to talk to, and she always had time for us. I highly recommend her!

Lydia was my realtor when I purchased my house a little over a year ago. She helped me through each step of the process, kept the sale alive a few times when it could have fell through, and saved me about $50,000 through excellent negotiations. When I found my house I immediately fell in love with the house but the seller was asking above market value. I didn’t want to lose it and was ready to offer full asking price but Lydia helped me to negotiate a lower price. This was important because if the house didn’t appraise high enough I wouldn’t be able to get the loan. The owner was very proud of his house so we had to be careful not to insult him while still getting the best price. The appraisal came in a little lower than our newly negotiated price and I was worried that I couldn’t afford to make up the difference so I wouldn’t be able to get the loan and buy the house. Lydia once again helped to negotiate with the owner a lower price in line with the appraisal. Once the price and the appraisal were aligned we were able to get the loan approved and I was able to buy the house. Lydia recommended Derek and Jodie at Pacific Rim Mortgage and they were wonderful too. They helped me through every step of the mortgage process and saved me money too. I highly recommend Lydia to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. She has great customer service, excellent negotiating technique, knows the Hawaii real estate market, and works harder than anyone should have to.

When you are in need of a real estate professional in Hawaii, you naturally look for someone who is highly experienced, knowledgeable, trustworthy, motivated, hard-working and supportive of your goals. If so, then you are looking for Donna Rice, RB. There may be other brokers around, but there are none better. Save yourself a lot of time and energy and call Donna first.

The Duryea Team were the dream team for us. From the moment we met Donna Duryea, she exemplified what a professional and highly motivated Realtor is. With a “can do” attitude, she was knowledgeable, thorough, insightful-sharp, highly competent, accommodating and a joy to work with! This also applied to her team of Realtor professionals as well. She was confident that she was going to sell our property which not only included a custom, cedar home but also a nursery shadehouse and warehouse sitting on almost 15 acres. Her professional expertise came into play when we went through the escrow process as first-time home sellers. The advise and knowledge she shared were excellent. She had the ability to communicate with a multitude of people from various multicultural backgrounds and walks of life and was able to negotiate, inform and coordinate the details in a tactful, professional and personal way. Having been born and raised in Hawai’i, Donna has the innate sense of culture, respect and the true Aloha Spirit. Her experience on the Continental U.S. and abroad adds the added bonus of her ability to relate and treat everyone with genuine kindness. We love the Donna Duryea Team – the Dream Team and so will you!

Over the past 40 years I have had the opportunity to be involved in several real estate transactions of both buying & selling of real estate. My last transaction was with Robert Myers & I was very pleased with his handling of my purchase with 1106 @ the Masters. Nobody is more knowledgeable than Robert, when is comes to purchasing or selling at the Masters. I place him at the top of all the realtors that I have done business with. He is also the most ethical realtor & and has a great attitude!

We were very impressed with her knowledge of the market , the effort she put into understanding our needs and help us find a house to our liking in this very unique market. She goes the extra mile and makes herself available at all times of the day and all days of the week. We found her attitude very professional and is part of a network of professionals that came in very handy when we had to deal with a complication.

This guy rocks. He really knows his market and is good at going the extra distance to get your transaction successfully closed. He lives in the area and knew the history of most of the properties. He also had current inventory information readily available. I felt very comfortable that my property was being handled in a professional manner.

Very knowledgeable agent who knows the Oahu area like the back of his hand. He gave us the opportunity to check out a couple of homes in the Diamond head area that sparked our interest and also knew of a few places that were not yet on the market. I highly recommend this agent if you are looking for luxury homes in the Oahu island.

Our Elite Pacific Properties realtor was excellent! She positioned our condo to sell and helped us find the right single-family home. She knew her stuff and worked hard for us. We got the second home that we bid on — and it was so much better than the first one we thought we wanted. We love our home and the location. With a very few exceptions, it’s pretty much exactly what we had in mind when we started the process. We’ll always be thankful for Elite Pacific Properties and their top-of-the-line staff.

They helped us find and purchase a high end condo that met all of our needs as well as rent it out when we are not on island. We were helped with a showing, help negotiating, understanding the choices and areas in the islands. They have helped us market and set up our place for better and more frequent rentals.
bill colton

We were relocating our family from Los Angeles and wanted to live in East Oahu. Kelly helped us find a home in a very tight market and was a big part of making our transition an easy one. With our children changing schools and starting a new job, timing was everything and we could have missed out on a great opportunity if it wasn’t for her expertise and market knowledge.

What an amazing experience. Kimi is a very calm and experienced real estate agent. Everything we asked about or needed was taken care of. Kimi also sold our house in Portlock Honolulu and that transaction was smooth as well. If I was in the real estate market I would highly recommend Kimi for acquiring or selling my home..

She not only helped find a place for my son and I to live she helped us make repairs to the condo I was selling to meet buyer expectations and found me a beautiful unit with two bedrooms. The consummate professional.

“… I always felt we were working together as a team …”

My wife and I were planning to move from the mainland to Kailua. We had to make a quick move due to an immediate job opportunity. We were having a very difficult time finding a suitable rental. Cathy met us locally and spent an afternoon with us and gave us some great leads. We ultimately found a place online while back on the mainland. I offered to pay Cathy to check it out and meet with the landlord and basically represent us. She declined any payment but agreed to help us out with whatever we needed to secure the rental. We could not have done this without her. We are now living in a great home and owe much of this to her and her generous help and knowledge of the area. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a local real estate professional! Torry Lozano

I am currently relocating back to Hawaii from Seattle. I was born and raised on the island of Oahu and have decided its time to move back, this time with my family. It can be very nerve racking trying to buy a house while out of state, so I decided it would be best to make a quick trip to Oahu to get in touch with local realtors in person. I decided to start at an open house down the street from where I grew up. This is where I met Alesia. It took less than five minutes for me to decide to go with Alesia. She is extremely approachable and easy to work with; which is very important to me because I will be buying from out of state. I was also extremely impressed with her local knowledge of current listings and areas that would be suitable to raise a family. She is extremely easy to get in touch with and returns emails fast. I cannot begin to express how much pressure has been lifted off my shoulders working with Alesia. I would recommend her without a doubt in the future.
pec conte

Mary Farkash is a superb Realtor. She was easy to work with, knowledgeable, well connected and I always felt we were working together as a team. I was looking to buy a home on Oahu as I moved from Boston to Hawaii, but not really able to do a lot of looking around. In very short order, Mary had me pegged in terms of the types of places I was interested in, and tailored her search strategy and networking to my needs and priorities. I have bought 3 homes in in the past, and it has never been easy. But this time, with Mary Farkash, it was – even though largely done from a distance. This sale too required some strategy, as the bidding was out of control. Mary assessed the situation wisely, and got us in good position, and when the first (overly-promising) buyer flaked, I got my dream home – all thanks to Mary. I can’t say enough good things. She is easy to work with, cares about what YOU want, and obviously is in the business largely to make her clients happy, and see good outcomes for all. If you are looking for a Realtor who will look out for you, make it easy, and increase your odds of success in getting what you want, I absolutely would recommend Mary Farkash. She’s the best.

We are so pleased with the work of Bill Ward. His knowledge of not only the real estate market of the North Shore, but also his knowledge about this local culture is simply superb. We are working together on the purchasing of a very difficult home, and the way he’s handling everything is really comforting. He’s a great negotiator. At first, the deal seemed it wouldn’t happen. Then he suggested ‘seller’s financing’, which I didn’t know about it, and now everything worked out great. Thank you so much Bill- I’ll always recommend your services. Great job!

What can I say about Sean….. A really great guy – truly personable and absolutely trustworthy. He is an Island expert and has a great combination of mainland professional and local “laid back”. He is absolutely on the ball and is willing at any time to get you on the road cruising the local market (even the so- called ” tear downs if crazy clients like me insist!). You can be guaranteed that Sean is really that kind of real estate guy who has his client’s best interest at heart. A few months after Sean had gotten me into my…ahem… ” fixer” ( at a great price too I might add ) I was tearing off the old shake roof and laying down the new one when who should happen by, cruising down KaHaku road? Yup, it was Sean – he pulled over and hollered up to us up on the roof ” looking’ good up there – need a hand?”. Now ask yourself… How many real estate agents do you know that would ever dream of doing that? I truly felt like I had a great neighbor as well as real estate agent. Thanks Again Sean.

Cathy is a one of a kind realtor who goes above and beyond your expectations! She keeps you well informed during the entire house buying process. Makes sure that if you have any questions they are answered in a timely manner most likely within 10 minutes. You will not go wrong picking this realtor! Highly recommend!

As a first time home buyer in Hawaii I was suspicious and unfamiliar with the process, Lydia Bishop made the situation simple. What I did not understand she explained. Lydia responded with extreme promptness to all of my questions. She fought tooth and nail for me and I believe truly represented my interests. I highly recommend her services, and will be using her again. Without Lydia I would undoubtedly still be looking and evaluating properties instead of trying to figure out paint combinations for the new home. Truly, she is valuable member to have on the team, and I am very happy to have met her.

Over the last 12 years I have dealt with 12 real estate brokers in several states. I have been doing business with Donna for over 10 years and have completed 4 transactions as a buyer and seller. No one comes close to her level of professional service representing both buyer or seller. In selling your property, Donna makes great recommendations to maximize the value of your property and works tirelessly to get it sold. In buying a property, Donna makes sure you know what you are buying and not just looking for a transaction. I have found too many brokers representing the buyer, will tend to unintentionally not give you the true picture so they can make the transaction. I would trust Donna.
Mike Chinquee

“… wonderful manner when communicating with prospective buyers …”

We had the pleasure of working with Donna last year when we bought our first home in Hawaii. She was with us every step of the way, and went the extra mile at the end to ensure a smooth closing. I recommend her to all of our friends!

Robert helped me bid for and ultimately buy what I believe is the best located condo in the west Maui / Kaanapali area. He has great instincts and knowledge of the area. When I began bidding too aggressively, he held me back, told me to be patient, and saved me over $250,000 in the end. I will likely buy more property in Maui in the coming years, and I’m sure I will use Robert again. I would recommend him unconditionally.

Our Broker, Kelly Arita, went above and beyond our expectations. She listened to our needs and concerns regarding our home and was able to execute the sale in a smooth and professional manner. Kelly Arita was extremely attentive, experienced in her field and very dependable. Kelly was a delight to communicate with, and had a wonderful manner when communicating with prospective buyers. Kelly exhibited intuitive sales approaches that lead to a quick sale of our home. We would highly recommend Kelly Arita as a go to broker. She made the sale of our long time home a less stressful experience and gave us peace of mind at the same time. Kelly Arita’s dedicated attitude, experienced knowledge and trustworthy morals and values together helped us to quickly sell our home while still upholding all our expectations.

Kimi has been even more than everything we were looking for in a real estate agent. Our bar was set high because we were buying a home in Kailua while still in California. We wanted someone who is not only business savvy, knows the housing market well, but also one who is pleasant to interact with. Kimi is not only pleasant in her genuine sweet voice, but she really cares in advising us in decision-making that are beneficial to us, very ethical, always gets back to us right away when we have something to discuss with her (like no other agent we’ve experienced working with, and we’ve worked with 4 other agents in the past), and we never felt judged or uncomfortable with her for any reason. I don’t know how she manages to be so focused and dedicated when she works on our case, as if we are her only clients! We met as strangers 3 months ago and now we call her our friend.

Cathy Bridges represented our family during my most recent purchase in Hawaii. We are a military family that relocated from Washington, D.C. and were a bit unsure if we were going buy/rent in Hawaii. Cathy was great! Having a military family herself she really understood how tough of a move it was to relocate to Hawaii. Also, she knew how to take advantage of Temporary Housing while we looked for a place to purchase. She was very patient and responsive and promptly returned phone calls if she was busy. We would definitely recommend Cathy to any potential home owner military or not. Out of the three homes we own Cathy Bridges happens to be my number one Realtor.

Donna assisted us with the purchase of another agent’s home (agent was also in her office). She was wonderful throughout the transaction – very knowledgeable about the market, very professional throughout and very familiar with the process to get us easily through the close. Since we live off-island, it was very important to us to have excellent representation, and Donna provided it all along the way.

My family worked with Kimi Correa to sell our house in Kailua, HI. She was knowledgeable, hard-working, and overall a wonderful person. Real estate can be stressful and Kimi made the experience go smoothly. Everything from prepping the home, open house, home inspection, appraisal, to closing. Kimi was very engaged and organized. We would highly recommend her services to anyone buying or selling in Hawaii!

“… truly and outstanding professional …”

We worked with Cathy for over 3 months to find the right home for us for our budget and needs. She was terrific, patience, and extremely knowledgeable of the market. There were some challenges to overcome during the process which, without her, we would have not been able to overcome… truly and outstanding professional and we highly recommend her for your home purchase. We will definitely be working with Cathy in the future when we are ready to move on. Will list with her and have her help us with our next purchase.

Donna was great in helping us get the price we were hoping to pay and negotiations went very smoothly. This was a great real estate purchase transaction for us and we are pretty experienced buyers. She helped us line up contractors to meet with and architects and even a rep from the homeowners association so we could better plan for the future renovations. Donna really knows the market in Princeville very well.

First, I would like to say Cathy is an amazing realtor, with a wealth of knowledge and a willingness to share that knowledge. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a realtor. I would like to thank her publicly for helping us find a house and with such ease. Cathy’s knowledge of the system and different locations, expedited our home buying process faster than I had expected. Cathy knew every step of the process and informed us well in advance so as we could complete each step. Not only did she make the experience quick but she also responded quick and not to mention a blast to talk to. Her communication was uncanny, I remember one of our first conversations on the phone, before we met, she was hiking and she did not say I will call you back she just took care of business right then and there. We could not have been happier to have such a trustworthy individual guiding us through the process. Thank you again Cathy and we hope to do business again or recommend business your way.

My fiancée and I have been so pleasantly surprised and appreciative of Kimi and her wonderful advice, guidance, and support along the way as well prepare to move into our new home together. Kimi provided advice as we navigated through the process of making an offer and what we needed to complete to be on track. Her guidance throughout the entire process was genuine and made us feel so comfortable and confident. But, her support for us, as I had a medical condition in the middle of getting ready to close, set her apart from others. She helped in ways that were above and beyond what she was suppose to do for us, and that made me really appreciate all that she has done. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Cathy and her partner are an exceptional team…always available when you need them, not “pushy” like other realtors, and take a personal interest in their clients. They gave excellent advise on staging, which ultimately got above asking price. Highly recommend them.

Donna Rice has been our agent for many years and helped us buy and sell three properties on the island of Kauai successfully. She gets 5 stars for her knowledge, expertise, responsiveness and negotiation skills. We would highly recommend Donna to anyone thinking of buying or selling on Kauai. Besides all of her real estate skills she is also a very caring person.

Kimi goes way above and beyond her job to help her clients. From helping clean our house, to transporting our dogs, Kimi is not afraid to help out in any way to show that she truly cares. Kimi is very knowledgeable in her field and works diligently at making sure we always had the information we needed in a timely manner. I am extremely pleased after working with Kimi, and I highly recommend her as a realtor!

“… truly looked out for the best interest of her client …”

Cathy has been an amazing realtor to work with. She truly looked out for my best interest as her client. She was always readily available to answer questions and I felt extremely comfortable working with her. She especially understood our needs looking for a home as a military family. I highly recommend Cathy!

Donna instills a sense of confidence in all her working relationships. She is the epitome of honesty, reliability and patience. Her trustworthy experience is valuable beyond measure and she exemplifies the highest standard of real estate service. Over a 6 month short sale negotiating span we had many doubts as to whether our deal would be completed and through it all Donna kept us moving forward and we are so grateful she did.

Since the moment I contacted Cathy she was super helpful. She knew the neighbor we were interested and showed us properties that fit our description of what we wanted. She was not pushing us to buy anything, she wanted us to find the perfect fit. And we did. We couldn’t be happier about our choice. And we had all the help we needed. We took the time we needed and it all worked out. Thank you very much Cathy! If we ever need help again we will for sure contact you!
brunaa 123

Kimi assisted us in selling our townhouse in Hawaii Kai under adverse conditions. Kimi was very patient and understanding with our personal issues. Kimi followed through with her promises and at times went above and beyond her duties as an agent. Kimi is very knowledgeable in the real estate field and has the resources to complete every aspect of the sale. I would highly recommend Kimi to anyone selling or buying property. Mahalo Kimi for your help!!!

Very competent. Guided and managed the home sale process to a successful conclusion. The market was difficult and still recovering from the downturn. Our house had a number of things working against it, but Donna “packaged” it in a way that found just the right buyer.

We live in California and Cathy helped us for over a year with sorting through properties and neighborhoods. We got a list of properties we wished to view and Cathy set it up so when we flew out to view them we still had plenty time to vacation. Although we did not buy a property on Oahu we did find one on the big island and Cathy set us up with a great contact there and we are in escrow now. Cathy also set us up with a mortgage broker. We highly recommend Cathy.

Both my husband and myself found Kelly to be very professional in handling our real estate transaction. She was always available to listen to our concerns, find answers and get back to us promptly. We would not hesitate to contact Kelly again, should we need to sell another property. It is rare to find a sincere and dedicated professional like Kelly Arita.!!

“… very professional in handling our real estate transaction …”

Kimi was great. She was super patient while we searched for a house over the course of 8 months. When we found one that interested us, she was quick to get us a showing. When we chose one, she made sure everything was taken care of and was very patient with us as first time home buyers. I’d use her to buy/sell a house again.

Cathy is a likable whiz! She works hard, stays in contact, gets to know her client’s needs, and is indefatigable. Cathy works with other agents and brokers easily, has a lot of personal experience with real estate, and as I’ve already said in other ways has the energy to get any job done, and be ever-pleasant about it. Her local knowledge is augmented in a practical way by her years away from Hawaii, both personally and professionally! She and her entire family’s interest in surfing, paddling, and enjoying the great Hawaiian outdoors is a bonus. Professionally she is up to date, and up to about any task you could throw her way. She’s a great one!!

Donna is the very best. We would recommend her without reservation. She is the ultimate professional–efficient, responsive, helpful and very personable as well. She is very trustworthy, extremely honest and of the highest character. She is very patient, answers all questions and responds in a prompt and timely manner. She generates confidence and is available throughout the process.

Kelly is great to work with. She has represented us in three transactions as both buyer and seller. She has sold both of my properties for over asking price. When we bought our house she did an amazing job to get my family the house we wanted. Kelly is very personable and she has always been available when I needed her. I look forward to working more with her in the future.
phillipbarker j

We were so pleased with how Kimi managed and helped us through the process of buying a home in Kailua. It is not an easy thing, and she was there every step of the way to help us understand the process and move us along in the right direction. Kimi is not pushy and never pressured us to make any hasty decisions. I felt that she fully supported us and was there to be a help and guide when we needed it. Even after months and months of looking at many properties, she did not seem discouraged to work with us or ever suggested that we give up in the process. I also really appreciated her responsiveness to all of our needs. There was never a phone call or e-mail that was not returned quickly. She put us in touch with people that were very helpful to us and went beyond what I felt was her job description. We would most definitely recommend her to others, and look forward to working with her in the future.
erin shaha

Cathy did much more than an agent should do for the customers. We purchased the property without seeing it first and Cathy checked out everything in details for us. We are so happy with the condo we bought through her. The deal was done in May, 2014 and she still helps us. We highly recommend her to anyone who wants to have a pleasant time purchasing a property in Oahu.

Alesia Barnes is extremely warm and charming. Her sincerity and calm confidence makes you comfortable in your search. Easy to communicate with, listens to our opinions and answered all of our questions. An ideal agent.

Mary is very diligent and works hard at getting a property sold. She does her homework and is skillful at suggesting the right price and strategies to list or buy a home.(we have used her for both selling and buying property). She also has no qualms about asking the opinion of other brokers both within and without her firm. She seems to be well connected within the local broker community. We have used her twice to list a home and twice to buy a home and have been very happy with her level of professionalism, expertise and commitment to our interests.
Beagle castle

“… (She is) well connected within the local broker community …”

She has been true professional, which means stands above the rest. High standard in every aspect. Educated classy manner, kind, very helpful, positive and most of all she is trustworthy. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for agent to sell or buy. She is the Best.

If you are looking for a real estate agent who gets the job done then you’ve found the right one. She was so impressive. I’ve bought and sold my home many times before and Lydia was the first Rep who put aside all the pushy salesmanship and simply got it done! She helped me sell my home in NJ years ago! I was newly divorced and quite confused and a bit nervous. She was efficient and personable, and I never felt like I was being lied to or pushed into anything. She was honest and told me what needed to get done to sell my home and then proceeded to help me with getting it done. She then helped me look at so many homes to buy until I found the perfect home. She had a wealth of referrals for contractors, plumber,etc and they all turned out perfect! I recommend her highly…..I wish she hadn’t moved so far away….any residents of Hawaii…you are very lucky! You will not be disappointed
christine frole

My goal was to retire in Kauai. This would require finding the right house in the right location and moving across the Pacific. I was not familiar with Hawaii Real Estate Laws. Throughout the process she assisted with educating me. Most noted has been her continued availability after Escrow closed. Moving across the Pacific required more coordination that other moves I had made. Not only did we find the right house which met all my expectations, but also her assistance with things I was not familiar with resulted in my retirement dream coming true smoothly.

Best Real Estate experience we’ve had to date and we’ve had a considerable amount of transactions. Robert Myers brings his expertise, finesse and tenacity and we’ll continue to look to him for help in our future transitions as Real Estate is concerned. Many Thanks for another job well done.

Kelly is just great to work with. She represented us in two transactions, as both buyer and seller of our Hawaii Kai marina home. She was extremely effective in locating the perfect property and securing the deal. When it came time to sell, she marketed the property and brought in a buyer in a matter of days. A year later I suggested to my mainland friend that she use Kelly to sell her waterfront Hawaii Kai condo. Kelly more than stepped up to the plate and got it sold. Our friend was extremely happy. We can’t say enough good things… and yes this testimonial is real.

Kimi is a realtor who knows her “stuff.” Her insights regarding the upgrades that my home needed as well as her expertise in “staging” my home enabled my spouse and I to sell our family home with relative ease. In addition, Kimi is easy to relate to and provides the seller with more than ample info regarding the sale of a home.

Kathy walked us through each of the steps required when purchasing our home. She took the time to explain why & how each step is important. When we made our offer Kathy negotiated without questioning. She was very accommodating. She showed a lot of patience, especially when we had concerns or question about the property. She made sure that we fully understood each part of the buyers responsibilities and process. If I ever have the need to buy another home or, to sell a home I would not hesitate for a moment to chose Kathy Bridges as our represented. A big Mahalo (Thank you) to Kathy for making a process, that could have been frustrating, a very good and educational one. Also, Mahalo Kathy for going the extra mile for us. Louis Benedict

“… (with) knowledge of every aspect of buying and selling a home …”

First and foremost, Alesia cares about her clients like no other real estate agent I’ve ever met. Many of her clients (including me!) have become close friends. From the first meeting, I knew she would do whatever she could to find me a home that met my needs and budget. She has the ability to see potential with every property we viewed and noticed the smallest of details both good and bad when showing them to me. She provided suggestions on how properties could be improved along with estimates of costs. Her input was invaluable. I will be making another housing change in the near future and I wouldn’t select any other real estate agent in Hawaii to list my home with, or to purchase my new home from. She is honest, knowledgeable, friendly, and generous with her time.

Working with Mary Farkash has been wonderful and I would highly recommend her services to anyone. She is a true professional whose knowledge of every aspect of buying and selling a home made our experience stress free. Mary truly listened to what we wanted in a home and covered a lot of territory in showing us the Big Island so we could narrow our search. In the end, she helped us find our dream home in Volcano Village which is more than we even imagined. She was always available and responsive to any questions we had. She explained everything in simple terms that we could understand and reassured us every step of the way. My husband and I are so grateful to her for her help and professionalism in making our move from California to Hawaii a smooth transition.

The experience with this team has been altogether a wonderful thing. The level of professionalism and the results oriented style leaves one comfortably relieved in knowing that the job has been more than well done. I would recommend them to anyone, anytime and look forward and intend to work with them again. Please feel free to contact me personally if I can answer any question in particular about the superior functioning of this fine team

My wife and I bought our first home from Lydia and were extremely impressed with her knowledge, skills, and service. We started the home buying process while in North Carolina, and only because of our trust in Lydia. My wife was extremely anxious about starting paperwork without seeing the house in person, but Lydia thoroughly explained the process, skyped with us to show the house, and reassured us that we would have the chance to cancel if necessary. The house is perfect for us, and we could not be happier with how it all unfolded. Why should you use Lydia? She communicates quickly, thoroughly and consistently. Due to the time difference, email and text proved to be the best mode of communication at first, but Lydia consistently called if we texted or emailed her with a concern that felt like a crisis to us (which in retrospect, really weren’t). She is extremely knowledgeable about the home buying process. This was our first time buying a home, and we feel like we actually understood everything we signed. She was never pushy when it came to us making decisions-she simply provided the facts, and her experiences-but only if we asked. Once we came to a decision and informed her, Lydia took the time to explain the next steps based off our decision. She is by far the most professional and honest realtor we spoke to when first looking for agents. Lydia explained and completed everything by the books, and her actions proved that she truly believes in doing the right thing for her clients and customers. It is very rare to find such an honest, hardworking and thorough agent. Call Lydia today, you will not be disappointed!

Donna and Tom made the selling process almost a joy. They sold our place at the asking price in the real estate slump. Their knowledge of the island is the best that we’ve encountered. They went beyond our expectations in miminizing our inconvenience and maximizing the ‘showing’ of our home. As an example of how Donna puts the client first, Donna put off a surgery on Oahu to show and close on our house. That is the kind of effort that Donna expends of the client’s behalf. When we buy again on the island, Donna will be our first choice for an agent!

Robert helped us find and purchase our dream home in Kaanapali. He has an extensive knowledge of the area, the Hawaiian real estate purchase process and broad knowledge of Maui and network of contacts. Robert listened to our wants and needs and guided us in our selection and purchase. He was able to smooth our transition to the island including having the house ready for us when we arrived after a 20 hour flight from Phoenix with our 2 cats!

Kimi was thorough and took charge of everything regarding the sale of our home, which was helpful to me as I was out of state. She evaluated, suggested improvements, and generally took care of everything as if it were her own house. Mahalo Nui Loa Kimi.

“… She is just like a friend, not a realtor …”

My wife and I did numerous real estate transactions before. We bought a condo at Hawaii Kai through Cathy. She is the best. She is not pushy. She patiently worked with us, and in the process, understood what we wanted. When an ideal unit came up, she swiftly nailed down the deal in spite of other competing offers. She helped us even after the escrow closed. Her service was way beyond the call of her duty. Best of all, working with her was fun. She is very personable. She is just like a friend, not a realtor.
kl chen2002

Kimi Correa was extremely professional and knowledgeable from our first meeting. She demonstrated a lot of patience as she dealt with our issues with each house that she showed us. When we finally put it an offer on a house, she went out of her way to protect us as the buyer. We are now in our dream home and we feel that we have a friend for life. Thank you very much! Chris and Arlene

My experience with Cathy was excellent…When my wife and I began looking for a home we decided to use a family friend as our agent…However, it just so happened my wife began looking at different properties on Oahu on a website in which it listed Cathy’s number. My wife called Cathy and asked if she could make an appointment to see a home listed on the website. Cathy was out of state, but set up the appointment for us to see the home. At this point we were still going to use our friend as our agent, but once again my wife called Cathy to see if she could show us another home. Cathy met us at the home and upon meeting her she was friendly and seemed very down to earth. After looking at the home with Cathy we decided Cathy was going to be our real estate agent she was very knowledgeable about stuff my wife and I did not even think to ask or look for. How many agents do you know would get down on their knees in a dress to look under the house with you? Throughout the whole home buying process Cathy was there to answer any and all questions we had. Cathy is great and when we finally closed on our home we were glad Cathy was their to share our happiness with us. We strongly believe that people come into our lives for a reason and Cathy is just one of those people you will be glad to have met and crossed paths with…Thank you Cathy…You are an awesome real estate agent…Another plus is Cathy can relate to military families…Our experience was wonderful, among the best!!!
wright jamaal

Kelly helped us buy a house in a very desirable neighborhood, in a very hot market, where we were just one of five bidders. She helped us put together a very strong, yet reasonable offer that helped us get the house of our dreams.

Kimi Correa is a very knowledgeable and faithful realtor. She worked hard to find a house that fit my specific requirements. The real estate market in Hawaii is competitive and can be frustrating for someone used to mainland practices. If you are looking for a realtor who is client-focused and extremely hardworking, she’s your gal!

Cathy is an amazing realtor! She had houses lined up for viewing within a day of us arriving. She understood that we were new to the island and had young children we had to bring along for showings. Cathy lined up a great variety of houses with all our needs and wants. Mrs. Bridges knew the island very well along with all the various subdivisions. Not only did Cathy find us a wonderful title company she also found us superb loan agency and home owners insurance company. Overall we are very pleased with our service from Cathy Bridges. Our family is very grateful to have found a wonderful home in an excellent community and this is all thanks to Cathy.

“… She is the perfect real estate professional who truly listens …”

I have worked with Ms. Barnes previously on real estate. I have found her very knowledgeable, engaging and fun to work with. She has great people skills and is very intuitive as far as her customers wants and needs

Buying a new home can be an emotional and stressful event in anyone’s life, and having an experienced, knowledgeable, caring and easy to talk to real estate representative is essential. Mary Farkash is that person! My wife Glorianne and I recently moved from our California home of over 30 years to the island of Hawaii. The selection process was not easy as Mary showed us beautiful properties from the Hamakua Coast to charming Volcano Village where we ultimately found and purchased the home of our dreams. Mary was patient but determined to find “just” what we were looking for. She was also responsible for helping us find a beautiful and reasonable rental in the Village while we were on the hunt. Once she helped us find the perfect home, Mary was instrumental in every aspect of our purchase, through her clear, constant and insightful communication. Needless to say, Mary’s kindness and reassurance provided us with great comfort as we embarked on this huge change in our lives. She is the perfect real estate professional who truly listens and cares about her clients’ needs and wishes. We are so grateful to her for making this a smooth and exciting transition. Mahalo — Joe Garza

I had submitted a request on Zillow for an estimate of what my home was worth, and to my surprise, I received a knock at my door with a detailed folder showing other homes for sale in my neighborhood, a snapshot of what my home was worth (based on information available to the public), and a friendly and warm smile! I have not regretted my decision to have Cathy Pierce list my home since moment 1! Cathy is exceptionally dedicated to her clients, and very thorough with the whole process. I had a million questions, and Cathy had a million answers. She returns all of her phone calls and emails very promptly, and always makes you feel like a priority to her. Once you list a home with Cathy, you will want to take her with you everywhere you move!
amy r cozort

Lydia replied within minutes of my inquiry on a property on Oahu. She was very professional and informative, answering all of my questions and offered options and suggestions that would help me make a better decision.

Pretty much can’t say enough about our experience. Nobody’s time was wasted and our questions were addressed IMMEDIATELY. Communication was frequent and we were never left wondering. Often my wife and I felt as though we were their only client. Style was key…NO pressure at all ever…end of story. Willingness to show us many more properties had we had the inclination. Experience was off the charts positive. Frank and Cathy Parrino. Moloka’i
Frank Parrino

Robert was proactive and tenacious in the listing and sale of our previous home and also in locating our current residence. We have dealt with Robert for some time now and always find him readily available to make our real estate needs his number one priority. He had our home listed, sold and closed in about 30 days. His honesty and frankness are refreshing and we feel we are being dealt with as “Ohana” or family in the best sense of the word. We have recommended Robert to several friends and would gladly do so again. You’ll not find a more professional and informed Realtor on Maui.

When buying and selling in upscale Oahu neighborhoods, (Diamond Head, Kahala to Portlock, Hawaii Kai) we have personally used Kelly many times over the years since 2004. Since moving here from Calif. we have moved 6 times doing “fixer uppers”! Kelly has been so wonderful since she is so professional and knows all the good homes. She has all the contacts in the great areas and can also sell homes fast and at the best price, in our opinion. Also, she can showcase a home very nicely and has super decor advice. She is just so sweet and such a nice person, but very savvy, that we feel it helps the negotiation process greatly. When we had an unusual, super “difficult” escrow, she helped us through it and made it work. Honestly, we can’t recommend her highly enough for any level of client, she can do it all.

“… always been timely at taking care of problems …”

Kimi has been our property manger for several years now. She has been excellent to work with. She has found renters for the property that not only paid on time, but have taken great care of our property. Kimi routinely checks in with the renters and alerts us to problems immediately. She has always been timely at taking care of problems and our renters have always held her in high regards. We are so luck to have her overseeing our house. I would highly recommend her to a friend.

My husband and I bought our first home with Cathy. We talked with several Realtors and heard all the horror stories, so we wanted to meet with several before picking THE one. Cathy offered to meet us in person at a coffee shop. She understood that we had a busy schedule and was willing to literally drive all over the island to look at homes. We looked in Kailua, Kaneohe, Mililani, Northshore (no further than Pupukea), and Kapolei. She understood that we weren’t interested in Ewa and she avoided that area. She responded to emails, phone calls, and texts quickly. She was always reachable. She understood the housing market well and that good homes sell quickly here. Even after we bought our home I can still call her for advice on upgrades to our house. She still makes time for me even though I am no longer her client.
Alaysa Thygersen


Mary Farkash is an absolute professional with a wide knowledge of her craft. She listens with a keen ear to the needs and desires of her clients and does her utmost to meet those expectations. I found comfort in knowing I was being supported and guided every step of the way in selling my home and finding my new one.

Ms. Pierce is a consummate professional and possesses a true wisdom when it comes to real estate and dealing with people. She truly cares about what happens to you as a consumer and does everything in her power to make things move in your favor. Ms. Pierce is someone I hope to know for many years to come and she will always have my loyalty and be my realtor in Hawaii. Choose Catherine Pierce and you will not be disappointed – I guarantee it because she is simply the best.

We were very pleased with Lydia’s service. Her knowledge and willingness to help, made it easy for us to work with her. I would definitely recommend Lydia for your real estate purchasing needs.

Donna Rice was an absolute God send when I sold my Kauai property. It was not your every day sale and she was on top of it from start to finish. Choosing Donna was the best decision I made. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market and every bump in the road created by me…she handled like a champ and helped me handle it too. She went above and beyond the call of duty, that’s for sure, and I would recommend her to anyone.

“… has exceptional skills in staging and presenting a unit for sale …”

An honest reliable expert real estate professional! Robert will take as much time as necessary to find the right home for you and make sure you are happy. He is such a pleasure to deal with and in the end you gain a friend. We would highly recommend him to help find or sell your place in paradise.
Mo F

Kelly Arita provided excellent services as a realtor both for selling and buying units. She has exceptional skills in staging and presenting a unit for sale. Her efforts led to full price offers after just one open house. She used her thorough knowledge of comparable and market conditions throughout her representation, which proved immensely helpful in negotiations over the purchase price. I greatly appreciate the time, effort, and skill Kelly devoted to representing me in these transactions, not to mention her sunny disposition which made working with her that much more enjoyable. I highly recommend her services.

Kimi had taken care of our house for the last two years. She had always gotten us tenants. Currently she has helped us a great deal with water damage to our home. She took charge and protected our investment. My husband and feel safe and secure with Kimi watching over our home.

My husband and I are currently in the process of finding our first home while taking advantage of the VA loan. Cathy has guided us through the fast-paced Kailua market with expert knowledge of the area. This guidance has allowed us to understand the market and to make informed decisions about what is best for our growing family. She has spent many hours searching homes, arranging contractor visits to ensure a sound home, and negotiating on our behalf. Cathy has exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend her to anyone searching for a home in this competitive market.

Great Real Estate Agent. Personable, Completely Dedicated on my search for a home, Very Well Knowledgeable about all areas throughout the process. Very Happy , Highly recommended.

From step one of the home buying process Cathy made my husband and I feel confident and excited to search for and buy our perfect first home. Cathy showed us all properties we were interested in seeing, regardless of time or distance. With her knowledge and experience she was able to assist us in narrowing down our search to our favorites. She has answered every phone call and every email quickly, every time! Working with Cathy you truly discover her passion and interest in her job, through her persistent hard work. She was on point with everything down to the last day of signing papers. We are now living in the condo of our dreams in downtown Honolulu with a gorgeous ocean view and we couldn’t be happier. Not only do we have a trusted real estate agent, we now have a great life long friend.

“… We would recommend her to everyone we know …”

If you want a personal touch, someone who listens, and goes above and beyond to find “YOUR” house, Lydia Bishop is your Realtor. We would recommend her to everyone we know! Why we liked working with Lydia: * Lydia was always honest with us and answered all of our questions and believe me there was plenty! She was truly motivated to help us find the perfect home. She provided great tools for us to assist in selecting homes to go and see. * When we first started, we were all over the place with our requirements, as we started to see houses, she helped us refine and define what we really wanted. * She often anticipated our desires to see homes. Her experience helped us to find the right house, get a good price, and close quickly. * Lydia was always available by phone, text or email whenever we needed to speak with her on any issues and would always promptly respond to email /texts/calls. * She did not push us into homes nor did she push us away from homes. Instead she asked us how we felt about the home after each visit and let us come to our own decisions. If we were unsure, we asked her for her personal/professional opinion and only then would she influence our decision. If we didn’t like the homes we saw, she would go back and find new ones. That’s one of the important things we liked about Lydia. No pressure. If the home you see isn’t what you want, look at some more. * It is easy to get emotional and react to various situations during the process, especially when it involves purchasing something so expensive. Lydia helped us to focus on our end goal; to win the bid and then close on the home. She recommended the strategy/approach we needed to take in dealing with the seller’s agent and often helped keep us grounded. * Purchasing a home is a business transaction, but some of the other agents that we interviewed before Lydia treat the entire process as purely business (very impersonal and all-business). Our experience with Lydia while professional was also very personal, we got to learn about Lydia, her family and likewise she got to know us. She made us feel like family. And I would like to think we have a friend for life. * We loved that she held several traits that were near and dear to us: Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty. We chose Lydia Bishop to be our buyer’s agent and had a great experience. If we are going to sell our house and or buy another, Lydia will be our first and only choice! We recommend her and hope you have the same experience and service we received from having Lydia as our agent.

I had an excellent experience with Donna Rice – Donna is quite capable and knows Her territory well. Donna started with our thoughts and desires and worked out options until we found the property that we loved.
Robert Rucker

Kelly was very helpful in our long process of searching for a home. We looked at various properties with her for almost a year, and even though we weren’t extremely serious in the beginning she was always available to help us. When we finally found the house we wanted she aggressively worked with our mortgage broker to seal the deal. It was a competitive sell and Kelly got the deal done! We are very thankful for her hard work and efforts.

As a first time buyer in Hawaii, I turned to Kimi for her honesty, trustworthiness, knowledge, and expertise. Kimi was amazing and helpful through the entire process and made sure I was in the know with the buying process. She took the time to make me feel comfortable throughout and was always available to answer my questions and concerns. Kimi made herself available at all my appointments (showing, home inspection, loan signing, etc.), so I always felt like I had a friend with me. She called on a couple of her contacts (plumber and contractor) to come in at the last minute to give us quotes on repairs and to look at potential structural issues. This was awesome because I didn’t have these types of contacts, but it was Kimi to the rescue! I would not hesitate to list and buy another home with Kimi in the future, and I will recommend her to all my friends and family!!

Cathy has always been appropriate, timely, and very thorough. She has always provided us with more than enough homes in our price range and she was very sensitive about the needs of our family and the desires we expressed in our choices. I have referred Cathy in good faith to others, and will continue to do so. I believe she has integrity, and honesty, and she does not place the sale of a home in front of the needs of the buyers!!!! She is a great Realtor and has become a great Friend!

There is only one way to describe our experience with working with Mary. “PERFECT” From start to finish there was never a lose end, or any ambiguity on what needed to happen next and how it was to happen. The process. was seamless and when there are simply hundreds of items to get done from prepping the house, or taking care of the teams of people that need to take care those small last minute items before bringing your home on to the market, Mary simple knows what step leads to next and she was there every step of the way, personally taking charge to ensure things got done and done right.

Mrs. Pierce is very Professional and provides world class service! She made buying my home a smooth and nearly seamless process. Additionally, she was always quick to address my concerns and requests. I will whole heartedly recommend Cathy to all my friends, family, colleagues and anyone else in need of real estate related services.
dion wigfall

“… very responsive and kept me up to date on the process …”

My girlfriend and I were in the market looking for a home when we met Lydia Bishop at an open house. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We decided to make Lydia our realtor. We met with Lydia and she went over every aspect of getting a home; from the things we needed to provide her to specifying our search criteria and even what to expect during each phase of the process. The way lydia presented the information was very organized, clear and easy to understand. She really hustled in providing us with lots of options to choose from, as well as setting up open houses. She used her experience and knowledge to find us the perfect home, and did everything she could to ensure that all our needs were met. Even with all our busy schedules Lydia kept in constant communication and was able to deliver all necessary documents on time, which is very critical when trying to close the deal. The process of getting a home can be very stressful, so it really helped having Lydia on our team. We couldn’t be happier with our new home and I would definitely recommend Lydia Bishop to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. With Lydia, you’re not just a client, you’re family!

Donna far exceeded expectations. She was very responsive and kept me up to date on the process. I had a tough property to sell where hardly anything was moving and she came through. The property was classified a condo-hotel during the melt down and banks were keeping a far distance, but she got the property sold. She kept me informed as to what the market was doing, on a regular basis.

Kelly Arita has acted as our Real Estate agent and Property Manager. When it came time to sell our Oahu home Kelly and her team were focused and professional in their approach to selling the home. Kelly understood our product and the prospects most likely to buy. As a result she brought, what we believed to be, the right prospects to the home to maximize our chances of selling within a reasonable period time. Kelly’s property management skills where also an asset during the selling process. She made sure the home was kept clean and in top working order for showings. When a Flood occurred in the early stages of listing and showing the home Kelly stepped up and took charge of managing the remediation expertly. Kelly was a pleasure to deal with!

We would highly recommend Kimi Correa. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and goes out of her way to help. Purchasing our home in Hawaii from a distance was very stressful. Kimi was always there to assist us in every way. We would ask her again if we decided to purchase or sell our home. Great Lady!

Cathy is a gem! Not only professional and knowledgeable but what a delightful person! She went out of her way to help us find the right place for US. At the time I was sick and 5,000 miles away and my husband was at sea in the navy….and she still made it work! She responds immediately and genuinely cares about you….not just as a client….but as real people.

Mary was very responsive to our needs. When I first met her I wasn’t sure what I wanted but over time I became educated, thanks to Mary. She was instrumental in getting us our property, and even went around afterwards to talk to the neighbors for information about access to our property. She has always been willing to walk the extra mile for us. She is pleasant, knowledgeable, and hard working. She is a great find in a person.

Awesome realtor to work with. She responds quickly when providing answers to questions. Made first-time home buying experience an educational and smooth one :)

Kimi has been a marriage savior through this whole proses, which can be a very stressful time for a family. She even took the initiative to get our dog registered for us!!! Above and beyond any past agent we have worked with. She answered any question we had in a timely manor. Thank you for all your hard work.

“… knowledgeable and savvy …”

Cathy Bridges is one of those unique realtors that doesn’t come along that often. She is knowledgeable and savvy, along with being sensitive and kind. I could not have asked for a better realtor. Cathy listened to what we wanted and showed us what we could afford, and, pursued the properties we were interested in. I bought a condo, sight unseen, which I only could do because I trusted her judgment in knowing what we wanted. I highly recommend her and would work with her again in a heartbeat!

“Mary is an excellent Realtor. She was creative, inventive & efficient! No glitches! She worked tirelessly to promote my property – not an easy challenge during the economic downturn. We look forward to her service for our next real estate transaction.”

Lydia Bishop is highly professional, knowledgeable, hard worker and great realtor. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a realtor. She was a joy to work with when helping us find our home.

Donna Rice has been our agent for many years and has helped us with two successful sales and three purchases of homes on Kauai. She is very efficient, knowledgeable and experienced. We were very impressed with her professionalism, care and people skills from the first time we met Donna.

Ms. Pierce is highly motivated, highly dedicated, and highly intuitive when it comes to serving her clients, whether it be buying or selling real estate. I would not hesitate a second in recommending Cathy Pierce! After listening to my dream list, Ms. Pierce not only secured my dream property in LESS than 24 hours, but also brought an over-the-list-price offer to me before even having the first open house on my listed property. In other words, she helped me both sell and purchase property, and, did this double duty FLAWLESSLY. This woman is amazing; there is nothing she will not do to help buy and sell properties for her clientele in a timely and utmost professional manner.

Lydia is the consummate professional. She impressed us when we traveled to Hawaii for our house hunting trip last year. A huge binder was made for us with weblinks, maps and neighborhood information. She had us lined up for house showings every day of our trip. She showed us dang near the whole island! We left no stone unturned. She always kept in contact with us back in Virginia and provide rock solid real estate advice. We were so thankful to have her as our realtor. Mahalo Lydia!

Donna is outstanding in every way. As a realtor in a resort area, I expected the best, and my expectations were greatly exceeded. Donna has excellent command of the local market. She understood our goals and quickly adapted as our search became more refined. At every stage she offered excellent advice and was prepared at every step of the process. I would recommend her to other Kauai home buyers without reservation.