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Top real estate agents in Kailua, HI

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents & REALTORS®.

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

Top real estate agents in Kailua, HI have 163.7 more transactions than average agents in the city and they tend move homes off the market in 50 days. The average Kailua real estate agent only moves 44 homes, and each of those stay on the market an average of 79 days. See how top Kailua agents compare on other metrics.

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See how 8 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Kailua stack up

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.

Sissy's reviews

"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
7
Condo Transactions
5
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  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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
10
Condo Transactions
25
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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.

Tom's reviews

"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
2
Single Family Home Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
10
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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
17
Townhome Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
18
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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.

Kurtis's reviews

"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
4
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
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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
1
Condo Transactions
10
Single Family Home Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Sean Takamori
BHGRE Advantage Realty
About Sean

I take great pride in putting the needs of my clients first while providing the very best service possible. Born and raised on Oahu, I utilize my extensive knowledge of local neighborhoods, strong negotiation skills, dedicated team and technical expertise to help my clients reach their real estate goals. Whether you are buying or selling, my team and I will do everything we can to make the real estate process a smooth and stress-free experience, and more importantly get you results.

Condo Transactions
14
Single Family Home Transactions
13
TIC Transactions
0
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Colin Lee
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty
About Colin

Colin is recognized as one of the Top 100 Realtors in the State of Hawaii and Top 50 on the island of Oahu in terms of most home sale transactions. This places him in the Top 1% of all realtors on the island. His team is also ranked in the Top 1% of all Real Estate Teams in the Nation with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate. He has been voted “Best In Real Estate” by Honolulu Magazine 8 years in a row and is also an Aloha Aina Award Nominee for 8 years in a row. As a former Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA*), Colin is able to use his past professional financial and accounting experiences to help both Buyers and Sellers with one of their biggest financial transactions of their life.

Townhome Transactions
7
Condo Transactions
7
Single Family Home Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
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Top Kailua real estate agent stats at a glance

In Kailua, HI, the top 3% real estate agents buy and sell homes 80.8% faster than their competitors. HomeLight compares real estate agents in Kailua using their objective sales data to identify the top performing agents.

Top Seller's Agents

In contrast with the average Kailua real estate agent, the top seller's agents sell 105.32 more homes, close deals 29.66 days faster, and earn sellers an extra 3.6% on each home sale.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Top Kailua buyer’s agents help 1.8x more buyers than average agents, and save their buyers 55.3% more money.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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

Top Agents
4.5 stars
Avg. Agents
1 stars

Top real estate agents in Kailua score an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Kailua agent who scores only 1.0 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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Earl F.
Hawai'i Development Group
Jun 12, 2021

“Lailan Bento has been amazing and nothing short of EXCEPTIONAL in my assessment of her professionalism, skills, knowledge and ability to understand the local market here on the Big Island of Hawaii. You can trust her skills and knowledge to sell or purchase your dream home. She has demonstrated ...“

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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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Son Tran
Hawai'i Development Group
May 30, 2021

“Lailan has helped our family twice now and I have recommended her to all our friends and all who ask us for a professional Realtor in Kona and on the Big Island. We are very happy with Lailan and her team, their energy, professionalism, and their vast knowledge and resources. Thank you Lailan. We lo...“

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Jake Styner
Hawai'i Development Group
Jul 22, 2021

“Highly recommended! Lailan helped us every step of the way in the process and made sure that we were taken care. Especially with the current market conditions, you need someone who is experienced and knowledgeable to be successful in getting what you want for the right price. We came across her t...“

"HomeLight sent me a great agent, who could also refer me to a high quality mortgage provider, and everyone worked together to make buying a house as easy and enjoyable as possible."

Matt H.

HomeLight Client

"I would like to express my gratitude to Homelight for recommending the best agent in the Milford area to list my property... I had been trying to sell my condo since 2013 without any luck... in less than 60 days I completed the sale of my condo. "

Danielle O.

HomeLight Client

"HomeLight not only picked the right guy to get the job done but helped by providing a list of questions for me to ask regarding listing and selling a property. From list date to closing was 50 days, well below the average in the area right now. I am very grateful and thankful!"

Victoria P.

HomeLight Client

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Kailua?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Kailua?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Kailua, HI.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Kailua?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Kailua to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Kailua is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Kailua?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Kailua real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Kailua to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Kailua real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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