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Top Honolulu real estate agents

A top real estate agent can save you significant time and money. Honolulu, HI has 3,801 active agents, and HomeLight compares data on all of them to identify the top performers. The city’s top 3% of agents do 78.0% more deals yearly than the average agent, move homes off the market 41.2% faster, and save their clients more money — sellers save 2.8x more and buyers save 1.6x more.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Honolulu 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.

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

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Single Family Home Transactions
10
Condo Transactions
9
Townhome Transactions
0
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!

Condo Transactions
25
Townhome Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
20
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
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Mikiko Terahira
Coldwell Banker Realty
About Mikiko

Mikiko Terahira is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Realty in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mikiko's coverage area includes Honolulu, Hawaii Kai, Aina Haina, Pearlridge, Kapolei, Ocean Pointe, Ewa Gentry, Waipahu, Makakilo, Aiea, Mililani and Waianae. HomeLight ranks Mikiko as one of the top 10% of agents in Ewa Gentry for successfully selling homes and as one of the top agents for selling homes fast. Our database shows that Mikiko has completed 36 transactions since 2009, representing the buyer in 72% of those transactions and the seller in 28% of them. Mikiko has transacted in Ewa Gentry more than any other area helping to buy or sell 9 homes including a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom single family home on August 26, 2011 which sold for $585,000 and a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom single family home on September 15, 2011 which sold for $602,000.

Mikiko's reviews

"Awesome Realitor! Very nice and always willing to go out of her way to help. Thank you Mikiko."

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Single Family Home Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Cherie H. Dang
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties
About Cherie H.

Cherie Dang, born and raised in Honolulu and graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, started her real estate career in 2007. Prior to joining real estate, Cherie had a successful career as a Xerox sale representative and also served as a Youth Counselor and Case Manager working with at-risk teens. Cherie’s wide range of experiences has contributed to her current success in helping her clients today. She is 100% committed and focused on achieving the best for her clients and experienced in negotiating the best price for every sale. Cherie has a strong work ethic and believes in integrity and client satisfaction. Cherie’s dedication to excellence will be evident during your interactions with her as she strives to represent the best in the Real Estate industry. Her personal touch to every transaction is what has resulted in a clientele that returns for service. She also holds a Senior Real Estate Specialist designation and specializes in helping seniors downsize and transition to a new home. She understands the many issues that families face when dealing with an elderly family member and strives to help ease the transition for them. Cherie is also experienced and skilled at working with VA buyers/sellers, 1031 exchanges, short sales, luxury properties, multifamily, probate, trust sales, and, first time home buyers. Cherie is involved in the following organizations: • National Association of Realtors® - member • Hawaii Association of Realtors® - member • Honolulu Board of Realtors® - member • AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America) - member Some of Cherie’s hobbies include tennis, hiking, helping coach her son’s tennis teams, and volunteering her time helping with organizations that help children and families.

Condo Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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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
REALTOR®
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Melody Rutherford
Locations LLC
About Melody

My personal philosophy is to keep respect and compassion at the forefront of every transaction, work hard for my clients, negotiate the best deal possible, and make sure the buying and selling of property goes smoothly for everyone. I will use my creativity and extensive advertising and marketing expertise to ensure my clients receive all of the benefits the Internet and print media have to offer. After receiving my B.A. degree and completing graduate school, I worked for an L.A. advertising firm where I handled their top clients, including Ford and Frito-Lay. Later, I became director of Internet Services at EarthLink and director of Innovation at Visa, Inc. My husband George and I first came to Foster Realty as buyers. Impressed with their integrity and knowledge, we joined the Foster Realty team as agents. We live in Makaha where we enjoy the pristine beaches, beautiful sunsets, and wonderful people of the Wai'anae Coast.

Condo Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
17
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jeff Char
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty
About Jeff

Jeff Char is a top-producing agent who combines excellent service with a consultative approach to real estate. He is recognized among the Top 2% of 12,000 Better Homes agents nationwide with over $32 Million in sales. Jeff specializes in serving members of the military and senior communities. He is a native to Oahu, a graduate of Kamehameha Schools (Kapalama). Jeff enjoys staying active: surfing, paddling outrigger canoe, and cycling.

Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Brad Kaneshiro
List Sotheby's Int'l Realty
About Brad

I believe that the key to being a great agent is to be able to relate with all your clients. With my diverse background I am able to connect with all kinds of people on many different levels, which allows me to be an effective agent and to meet my client’s needs. I have my own personal team of professionals working alongside me. The team business model helps ensure that I can provide the best possible service to my clients even while handling a large amount of business. This model has also given me the opportunity to spend more of my time focusing on my clients, getting to know their individual needs, negotiating on their behalf and working to help them achieve their investment goals. The journey here has been a fascinating one, and my experiences have taught me invaluable lessons. Beginning in my early years, surfing and real estate investing were my main focus. I did very well on the surfing tour, traveling around the world, meeting many different people and expanding my world view. Surfing has given me a competitive edge and a desire to excel in whatever I do. The best part of my success is that I have been given opportunities to give back a portion of my earnings to charitable organizations which I wholly support. I donate 10% of my earnings to support various charities. I believe that my principles of honesty, fairness, and integrity are the most valuable of all that I have learned throughout my life. In this market, it’s important to work with someone who is willing to give you sound advice and honest answers. I would be honored to assist you or any of your family/friends with your real estate needs. Thank you for your time and God Bless! Brad B Kaneshiro

Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
1
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Honolulu

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

In Honolulu, in general, homes sit on the housing market for 81 days. Out of the 3,801 active real estate agents, the average agents only work with 31 properties while the top 3% of agents work with 139. See how top real estate agents in Honolulu compare on other aspects of the real estate business.

Top Seller's Agents

The top 3% of seller's agents in Honolulu sell 1.8x more homes in the same area as an average agent. They also make 4.4% more on their clients' home sales.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

When you hire a top Honolulu buyer’s agent, you’re getting the highest level of experience: They help 76.7% more buyers than the average agent, and save buyers $61,293 more.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
3 stars

Top real estate agents in Honolulu score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Honolulu agent who scores only 3.0 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Honolulu and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Honolulu neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Honolulu, top agents are frequently doing deals in Waikiki, Ala Moana, and Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu.

Waikiki

Active Agents1,489
Time on Market105
Avg. Sale Price$462,367

Ala Moana

Active Agents1,305
Time on Market108
Avg. Sale Price$927,897

Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalu

Active Agents1,025
Time on Market94
Avg. Sale Price$478,538

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 Honolulu?
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 Honolulu?
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 Honolulu, HI.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Honolulu?
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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu?
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 Honolulu real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Honolulu to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Honolulu 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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