Carlin Yamashita Real Estate Agent at Island Life Homes

Carlin Yamashita

Real Estate Agent at
Island Life Homes

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Luxury Specialist

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Carlin has great Condo experience - having sold 91 more condos than the average agent.
Carlin is a SFH expert - working with over 76% more single family homes than the average Honolulu agent.

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More about Carlin Yamashita

At Island Life Homes we believe your Real Estate is one of your largest financial assets; we liken our profession as your Realtor as similar to the significance of your physician. Who you choose as your Realtor does make a difference in more ways than you realize. GREAT care from experience needs to be placed on the entire purchasing and selling process! We utilize a team approach with team members: Carlin Yamashita, R; Full Time Lead Administrator; and Full Time Transaction Manager; to ensure that we are able to provide the in person presence, home staging, and experience from over 200+ successful transactions to handle the entire process with excellence on your behalf! Carlin brings value to his clients in having knowledge in the following areas: Home Remodeling, Home Staging, to get Top Price for your Home, Newest Internet Marketing Strategies for Real Estate, and 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges. Carlin understands that important decisions like this happen over time, not overnight.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Top Agent Units & Volume KW HNL 2017, #71 Agent Ranked in # of Trans. Oahu, 2009 and 2010 he was ranked #11 and #19, amongst all Oahu Realtors, 2008-2012 Top 100 Honolulu Board of Realtors, 2013 Honolulu Magazine Best in Real Estate-based on a poll of 10,000 Oahu homeowners and Oahu real estate professionals

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Carlin Yamashita

  • Carlin helped me buy a home

      Carlin’s extensive knowledge of all aspects of the Real Estate business, plus his organization & negotiating skills makes him the best Realtor on the island ! He’s always energized & willing to go the extra mile to get you the Property of your Dreams ! This is our 2nd property purchased through Carlin, so whether it’s your primary Residence, Investment property, or both, Carlin and his assistant Laura is the team to have ! Laura was there, by our side the entire time, giving us support, guidance, & a Friendly smile when needed ! Her great communication skills kept us up to date & informed of all the necessary details! Buying a Home can be very Stressful, but with the guidance of Carlin and his assistant Laura, Purchasing a Home is effortless !!

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    • We contacted Carlin and he was immediately responsive. We had several meetings with him before we actually went house hunting. He made several presentations on the process of buying a house, making sure we understood, with power points, and handouts. He gave us questionnaires to fill out on what we were looking for in a home. From there, we looked at local listings and discussed the pros and cons of different properties. Within the week Carlin had houses lined up for us to look at. He emailed us with new listings and set up appointments within days with homeowners. We looked at 2-5 houses a week for months. Carlin was very popular with other realtors and we always got positive feedback on how good he was at his job. After months of looking we were getting discouraged. All the houses were too expensive or fixer uppers. We werent finding anything that was just right. We were at a point where we were ready to settle. Ill never forget when Carlin talked us out of settling, and told us to hang in there and we would find the right house. Sure enough, within a few weeks we found our home. It was perfect, everything we has been looking for. Carlin quickly negotiated a deal for us, before the first open house, and we were locked in! There were much higher offers at the open house, but it was ours!!! Carlin walked us through the buying process and connected us with competent, friendly people who helped us with a low mortgage rate and home insurance. Carlin was amazing and is still our friend to this day .We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a realtor! You will not be disappointed.

      - – sharilee, Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.075M in Kuliouou-Kalani Iki, Honolulu, HI.
    • I had Carlin sell one of the Ala Moana Condo-hotel units in no time; despite the other two real estate agents said that it wouldnt be easy to show the unit since the room might not be always vacant at the time for show and required to get the hotel permission to show. He was prompt to respond, kept me with the update throughout the process, and treated the business professionally. I referred him to my daughter when she and her husband were looking for an agent.

      - – hellosachi, Sold a Condo in 2007 in Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu, HI.
    • We were about to give up on purchasing a new home, after we had lost out on 2 other houses. We saw a house for sale that appeared to be out of our reach. Thought we would go look at it to try & get a better idea of what we wanted. We went to look at the house and thats how we met out soon to be realtor, Carlin! Carlin seemed to know what kind of house fit our needs and wants in the first 5 minutes of meeting us. The house we just bought is the perfect match. Carlin was able to make our dream home a reality! Carlin took care of every detail, including those that would be needed in the future. He took our fears & doubts, filling the space with confidence, knowledge, & trust. Carlin not only guided us through the entire purchase process, but his wife Mai was at his side and ours assisting all the way! The Yamashita team eased our stress and worries. Seeing their big & bright smiles at every encounter/meeting made the pressures of buying a home seem a little bit less. We feel very grateful and blessed to have the Carlin/Mai team as our realtors! We told him on day one what we wanted & he negotiated with the sellers until we got it. He incessantly looked for breaks, deals, and discounts to help bring down our costs! Carlin helped us get into a home we thought would never be possible. He was poised, insightful, and reassuring. He made us feel confident that we had the right person looking out for our needs in making our home buying dream a Reality! Call and contact Carlin and Mai Yamashita for your next home purchase! We cant recommend them enough!!!

      - –hitonebug, Bought a home in 2015 in Makaha, HI 96792
    • We used Carlin to purchase a home. Carlin was honest and knowledgeable and guided us through the purchase, loan and closing. We were so impressed with Carlin, that we used him to sell our condo. I suggest listening to what Carlin says, because he will guide you in the right direction. Carlin is an excellent negotiator and got us a good price on our existing home and a good price for the condo. Carlin used his expertise and negotiating skills to help us achieve our goals. We highly recommend the Yamashita Team for your real estate needs.

      - -BillJones, Sold a Townhouse in 2016 in Kaneohe, HI