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Sissy Sosner
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties
About Sissy

Sissy is a licensed real estate agent in Hawaii and is currently with Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop. in Honolulu. Sissy's coverage area includes Honolulu and Kaneohe. HomeLight ranks Sissy as one of the top 4% of agents who sell homes fast and as one of the top 1% of agents who sell homes for top dollar. Our database shows that Sissy has completed 88 transactions since 2011, representing the buyer in 57% of those transactions and the seller in 43% of them. Year to year Sissy ranks in the top 5% of O’ahu agents, her experience comprises of transactions with high-end luxury homes to first time home buyers, and rest assured you can count on her professionalism, integrity and discretion.

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"Sissy was extremely professional and assisted with the sale of our property, making the long-distanc..."

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Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
10
Condo Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Larry Chun
BHGRE Advantage Realty
About Larry

Larry is a top 1% producer for the Better Homes and Gardens network nationwide and has worked on buying and selling properties from $59K to over $3 million. Larry has also received the prestigious Best of Zillow designation awarded to only 6% of all agents nationwide based on customer experiences. Agents with the Best of Zillow are shown to close 40 percent more often than other agents meaning that whether you are looking to buy or sell you are in great hands. Larry has experience in transacting on a vast range of properties including single family homes, condos, townhouses, apartment complexes, parking stalls, and even storage units. Whether the home is a brand-new penthouse unit or a fixer upper home, Larry has a vast vendor network that can assist in prepping your home for sale, quantifying issues discovered during escrow, or completing repairs and renovations after purchase. An experienced professional in the public and private sector, Larry brings a "people first" attitude to everything he does. His strengths in negotiating and market analysis coupled with his professional customer service are proven and will be an invaluable asset when representing you during your transactions. His business acumen developed through complex contract negotiations, vendor management, due diligence, and inside and outside sales make him a versatile agent whether he is representing you as a seller or a buyer. Contact him today and get the concierge level service you deserve!

Townhome Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
25
Single Family Home Transactions
16
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jaymes Song
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty
About Jaymes

Jaymes Song is one of the Top 100 agents in the state of Hawaii. He is committed to providing the highest level of service, professionalism and client care. Jaymes has closed more than $100 million in transactions in the past 3 years alone. He leads Team Song, a highly-select group of five licensed agents. In 2018, Hawaii Business Magazine honored Jaymes as one of the Top 100 Realtors in Hawaii in both sales volume and transactions for the second year in a row. He is consistently ranked the Top 1% of all Better Homes agents nationwide and earned the Emerald Elite Award for his production, the highest honor given by BHGRE. He was twice named “Hawaii’s Best” Realtor (2014, ’13) by readers of Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the largest newspaper in Hawaii. He was also named “Best in Real Estate” by HONOLULU Magazine (2019-14). Jaymes is the real estate columnist for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. A native of Seattle, Jaymes was introduced to real estate at a young age by his immigrant parents, who invested in real estate to provide a better life for their children. Jaymes moved to Hawaii in 1997 and now lives in the Portlock area with his wife Becky and three children. Their children attend Punahou School and Mid-Pacific Institute. Jaymes is active in the Rotary and the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce and other organizations. A former journalist, Jaymes was a reporter at The Orange County (Calif.) Register and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, quickly rising thorough the ranks to overseeing news and operations for Hawaii and the Pacific Rim for The Associated Press. He covered everything from deadly natural disasters to presidents, making his mark as an aggressive, innovative, award-winning newsman. Jaymes is committed to keeping the same philosophy as he educates clients with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information so they can make the best and most informed decision.

Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
3
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Tom Presler
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Tom

Tom Presler has been a full time Realtor on Oahu since 2007. He specializes in assisting investor clients from all over the world achieve their investment goals with commercial and residential properties. As a US Army Veteran and relocation specialist, He also enjoys helping military families with their real estate needs. With a highly successful track record, his professionalism, commitment to client service, and market knowledge has consistently earned awards throughout his career. He was born and raised in Iowa and have gained a great deal of insight into the unique characteristics of Oahu’s neighborhoods since moving to Oahu for military service in 1995. He credits the great experience he had with his first real estate purchase to his Realtor at that time. He strives to provide that same pleasant experience to each of his clients. Prior to his commitment as a real estate professional, he honed his customer service, financial analysis, sales & marketing, and negotiation skills at Bank of Hawaii, General Electric, Frito Lay, and the US Army. He utilizes the knowledge, experience, and lessons learned at those industry leading organizations to help his clients succeed in achieving their real estate goals. His clients, in all price ranges and property types, rely on him for his experience, attention to detail, care, and confidentiality. He believes strongly in giving back to the community. He is a volunteer instructor at the Hawaii Home Ownership Center, a regular donor at the Blood Bank of Hawaii, and regularly donate to other community organizations.

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"Tom helped me to find and buy a condo. He took the time to understand what is important for me and m..."

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Townhome Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
9
Condo Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Mathew Ngo
BHGRE Advantage Realty
About Mathew

Mathew Ngo is a licensed real estate agent in Hawaii and is currently with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty in Honolulu. HomeLight ranks Mathew as one of the top 7% of agents in Honolulu for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for single family homes. Our database shows that Mathew has completed 280+ transactions since 2006 totaling over $140+ million in sales volume, representing the buyer in 40% of those transactions and the seller in 60% of them.

Condo Transactions
22
Townhome Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
19
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Wendy Tenn
BHGRE Advantage Realty
About Wendy

A strong work ethic rooted in local values is what makes Wendy Tenn (RA) successful. Wendy is passionate about her clients’ goals and dreams, and works as hard for them as she would her own ohana, whether it’s a first-time buyer purchasing their first apartment or a seasoned veteran looking for an investment property. She considers her clients part of her extended ohana, and is known as one of the friendliest, kindest, and hardest working people in Hawaii. Wendy’s real estate career began at a small firm in 2003. She perfected her craft and joined Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty, then known as Prudential Advantage, in 2010. Now, she manages the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) Kailua Office and has achieved National Award Gold Level status, recognizing the top 3% of BHGRE agents nationwide. She has been nominated each year for HONOLULU Magazine’s "Best of Honolulu” Real Estate category, and was nominated by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for "Hawaii’s Best 2020” in Real Estate. Wendy leads Team Tenn, supported by her husband Kenny Tenn, a realtor and retired fire captain, and Jennifer Robinson, a skilled client relations specialist. Together, they help clients navigate every detail of the home buying and listing process. In her free time, Wendy enjoys playing and coaching soccer, where she channels her competitive energy. She often volunteers as Team Mom at the sporting events of her two teenage sons. Born and raised on Oahu, Wendy is a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools. She resides in Kailua with Kenny, their two boys, and a chocolate Labrador retriever named Roscoe.

Single Family Home Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
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Michael Styring
Hawaii Realty International
About Michael

Michael Styring is a real estate agent with Hawaii Realty International in Honolulu, Hawaii. Michael has completed transactions in several areas including Kailua, Honolulu and Kaneohe. HomeLight ranks Michael as one of the top 19% of agents who sell homes fast and as one of the top 1% of agents who sell homes for top dollar. HomeLight has information on 177 of Michael and his teams transactions since 2016. Michael and his team typically represent both buyers and sellers. Michael and his team sell homes island wide and have been particularly prolific in Kailua including representing the seller of a single family home that sold for $879,000 in one transaction and a buyer of a single family home that sold for $3,500,000 in another.

Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Kurtis Becker
Coldwell Banker- Island Properties
About Kurtis

A University of Hawaii graduate who has lived in both Hilo and Kona, Kurtis began his professional career in construction, spending the better part of a decade as a project manager in Utah. His extensive knowledge of construction and carpentry are invaluable resources for clients seeking to maximize their real estate investments. Prior to becoming a licensed real estate agent in Hawaii, Kurtis also spent time working as a marketing specialist for Realogy Corporation. As a REALTOR®, Kurtis has developed a strong knowledge of both single-family home sales and condo sales. Since joining Clark Realty, he has listed and sold properties in Holualoa, Honaunau, Kailua-Kona and South Kohala, including his first Luxury Portfolio listing and sale in August 2017. Kurtis has dedicated himself not only to studying the Big Island real estate market but also the land and culture of Hawaii. In his spare time he acts as an independent adventure guide. When you are ready to pursue your property search or sale, Kurtis is ready to assist you every step of the way.

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"Kurtis was an outstanding agent. We are on the East Coast of the U.S. and he is of course on the Big..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
9
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Sherrie Au
Locations LLC
About Sherrie

It's really simple. I want my clients to have the best possible real estate experience. So I devote myself to doing what it takes to be the best real estate professional, so that when you need real estate services, I am your best choice. For over thirty years I’ve been working in a profession where my success is dependent on my ability to understand my clients’ needs, deliver on time, and in the process make them happy they’ve done business with me. Ultimately, the only true measure of my success at being the best is my clients’ happiness. On a more personal note, I've lived on Oahu since 1979. Married, two grown children and two grandchildren. My daughter is a flight attendant with Hawaiian Airlines and my son is a firefighter with Honolulu Fire Department. Grandchildren are 17 and 13. We have a 19-year old Cockatiel named Popoki (yes, that's a bird named "Cat"!)

Single Family Home Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Erin Evans
Century 21 Island Homes
About Erin

Erin is the Broker & Owner of CENTURY 21 Island Homes, with office locations in Kapolei, Ewa Beach and Kailua to conveniently meet up with clients. She has been a consistent top producer on Oahu, in the Top 10 Agents in Hawaii from 2017 to 2020 (of 9000+ Realtors). For the highest level of experience, knowledge, and customer care, Erin is your top choice!

Single Family Home Transactions
6
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Kailua

Why you need a top real estate agent in Kailua, HI

Why settle for any average agent when the top 3% of real estate agents can help you save $78,104 more on a home purchase and move a home 1.6x faster than the local average? Top Kailua real estate agents are more experienced, work more transactions, and make more money on home sales.

Top Seller's Agents

The top 3% of seller's agents in Kailua sell 1.8x more homes in the same area as an average agent. They also make 3.6% more on their clients' home sales.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Top buyer's agents in Kailua help home buyers purchase 1.8x more homes when they're measured against the average real estate agent in Kailua. Top buyer's agents also save clients $141,111 on transactions.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Kailua, HI

Top Agents
4.5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.3 stars

Top real estate agents in Kailua score an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical national average agent who scores only 3.0 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Kailua and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Kailua real estate agents and REALTORS

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Don't Need To Know
Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop.
Jul 19, 2021

“It's obvious that she is only interested in making money. It really doesn't have anything to do with actually helping people. She would be great at lip service, but when it came time to taking action, it was non-existent. Her promises were empty and unfruitful. It boils down to you giving up and f...“

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Stephanie Salomonsen
Hawai'i Development Group
Mar 09, 2021

“Lailan and her team were nothing short of exceptional from start to finish during the purchase of our home. She not only listened and understood our wants and needs, but, she cared deeply about helping us find a home that fulfilled them. Attention to detail and a proactive thinker, we were always t...“

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Jennifer McFadden
Hawai'i Development Group
May 05, 2021

“Lailan was a great agent. She help us sell and buy in Hawaii us being from the mainland, she was a huge resource. We have never meet Lailan in person but she went the extra mile for us to make sure we were well represented. I would recommend Lailan to anyone purchasing in Hawaii, she’ll have your back! “

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Alma Ricks
Elite Pacific Properties
Mar 11, 2021

“Dan Schuenke and Greg Mroz are the Real Estate Dream Team! We were looking to sell our townhome and didn’t know where to start. A trusted friend gave us an ecstatic referral and that’s how we came across shuenkemroz.com. From our initial consultation to the day of our sale closing, they were tran...“

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Alma Ricks
Corcoran Pacific Properties
Mar 11, 2021

“Dan Schuenke and Greg Mroz are the Real Estate Dream Team! We were looking to sell our townhome and didn’t know where to start. A trusted friend gave us an ecstatic referral and that’s how we came across shuenkemroz.com. From our initial consultation to the day of our sale closing, they were tran...“

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Active Agents1,643
Time on Market78
Avg. Sale Price$510,000

Frequently Asked Questions

How is my mortgage rate determined?
Mortgage rates are a pretty complex business with many different factors influencing the rate you’re offered on a given day. Some of these factors are outside your control, like economic data and market forces. Other factors that lenders look at are based on your financial history and the details of your home purchase, including:
  • Your income and credit profile
  • Down payment amount and cash reserves
  • Any other assets
  • Property location and type
  • Loan type
  • Type of interest
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What’s the difference between fixed-rate and adjustable-rate?
A fixed-rate mortgage means your rate and mortgage payment will remain the same throughout the life of the loan (though your taxes and insurance can go up over time). With an adjustable rate mortgage, you start out with a lower introductory rate for a period of time and after that period ends, your rate adjusts with the market periodically.
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How do I evaluate lenders and choose the right one?
If you’re looking to save money on your mortgage, it’s important (and easy!) to do some comparative rate shopping. Getting five quotes can knock an average of 0.166% off your rate, and it only takes a few minutes. Here’s how to do it: Reach out to five prospective lenders and make sure to have the following information on hand: the home’s purchase price, your down payment amount, and your estimated credit score. Pro tip: Make sure to request a closing cost breakdown so you can see what kind of lender fees each company charges. Lender fees are one of the biggest ways buyers are surprised by higher mortgage costs than they prepare for. Once you’ve got your lender quotes, it’s time to crunch some numbers and compare:
  • Rates
  • Lender-specific fees (examples: origination fee, application fee, credit report fee, broker fee, rate lock fee, points)
  • APR
These three pieces of information should give you good context for comparing lenders. Though keep in mind, rate isn’t the whole story. Your lender should meet your other needs too. Are they communicative and do they get back to you quickly? Do they have a strong presence in your local market? Perhaps they boast some of the fastest closing timelines in your area? Don’t be afraid to ask questions and feel out different communication styles before landing on a favorite.
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How do I get the lowest rate? Is the lowest rate always best?
The lowest rates are typically reserved for the buyer with strong finances, a credit score of 740 or higher, and a down payment of at least 20%. Of course, most buyers don’t tick all those boxes. To get the lowest rate possible, improve your credit score, make a larger down payment, and keep your debt-to-income ratio low. And don’t skip shopping around for rates! But what if you’re nowhere near a 20% down payment, or your credit score isn’t quite where you’d like it to be? Talk to a lender. You might be more ready to buy a home than you think. Sometimes waiting to improve your situation so you can score a lower rate isn’t worth it, especially when home prices are escalating faster than what most buyers can save. Plus, low rates aren’t guaranteed — market forces could send them climbing at any time.
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Should I look at APR or rate? What’s the difference?
APR is the total cost of financing your home. It’s your base mortgage rate plus any lender fees and finance charges on your loan. Because APR factors in lender fees, it’s typically a better, more all-inclusive indicator of your loan costs than looking at rate alone.
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Why does a 15-year fixed mortgage have a lower rate than a 30-year?
APR stands for annual percentage rate. With a 15-year loan, you’re only paying interest for 15 years instead of 30, so you’ll enjoy a lower rate and pay significantly less interest over time. That said, your monthly payments will be much higher with a 15-year loan, because you’re paying off that balance in a much shorter time frame. Most buyers opt for a 30-year fixed loan so their monthly payments are more affordable.
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What’s the deal with points and credits?
Points allow you to “buy down” your mortgage rate by prepaying some of your interest. Usually, one discount point costs 1% of the loan amount and lowers your interest rate by 0.25%. Some lenders also offer credits, where you can pay a higher rate in exchange for cash to cover some of your closing costs. Credits are considered negative points, and a 0.25% increase in rate will usually give you 1% of your loan amount in cash to offset closing costs.
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What mortgage terms do I need to know?
  • Mortgage rate: Your mortgage rate is the interest you pay on your home loan.
  • APR: Your APR is the interest you pay on your home loan plus lender and financing fees, all rolled into one all-inclusive rate.
  • Fixed-rate mortgage: A fixed-rate mortgage has the same mortgage rate over the entire loan term and the payment amount never changes (except taxes and insurance can go up over time).
  • Adjustable-rate mortgage: An adjustable-rate mortgage features a lower introductory rate for a period of time, followed by periodic market rate adjustments.
  • Monthly payment: Your monthly mortgage payment is the amount you pay each month for your home loan, typically including principal, interest, taxes, and insurance.
  • Principal: Principal is the initial loan amount.
  • Interest: Interest is what the lender charges you to borrow money.
  • Points: Points allow you to lower your mortgage rate by paying the lender some interest upfront.
  • Closing costs: Closing costs are the fees you pay to close on your new home. They include lender fees and other third-party fees like property taxes, title insurance, and escrow.
  • Rate lock: Most lenders offer the opportunity to lock in your rate for period of time — typically between 30 and 90 days — while you close on your new home.
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