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Top real estate agents in Honolulu, 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 Honolulu, HI

In Honolulu, in general, homes sit on the housing market for 81 days. Out of the 3,803 active real estate agents, the average agents only work with 31 properties while the top 3% of agents work with 142. See how top real estate agents in Honolulu compare on other aspects of the real estate business.

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See how 10 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
6
Condo Transactions
5
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • 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
Condo Transactions
26
Single Family Home Transactions
10
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.

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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
2
Single Family Home Transactions
5
Condo Transactions
12
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
15
Townhome Transactions
4
Single Family Home Transactions
16
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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
1
Single Family Home Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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
9
Townhome Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Ed Chong
One Pacific Realty Inc
About Ed

Ed has been in the real estate space over 30 years, working as an independent realtor, with a large local firm, a Kapiolani Residence team member, and now as founder and principal broker at ONE Pacific Realty. A recipient of multiple top awards including the Mahalo Award, Leading Edge Award, Excellence Circle Award, and Honolulu Magazine's "Best Real Estate Professionals" Award, Ed is a proven agent with a deep knowledge of local neighborhoods and the Hawaii market. Whether assisting first-time buyers, luxury clients, or astute investors, from new developments to existing re-sales, Ed gives every buyer or seller the personal attention they deserve. Known for his timely communication, skillful negotiations and step-by-step guidance throughout the entire transaction to closing and beyond. Ed comes highly recommended and respected by his clients and colleagues alike, while constantly working with integrity, heart, and a genuine commitment to each client's success.

Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
11
Single Family Home 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
6
Condo Transactions
6
Single Family Home Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
NAR Certifications
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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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Lianne Higa
Jan Higa & Company LLC
About Lianne

Lianne Higa brings a wealth of knowledge and over 20 years of experience to the Hawaii real estate market. Her areas of expertise include residential sales, high end residential project management, commercial leasing, and property management. She understands the local market and stays abreast of the ever changing industry standards and trends. In early 2020, Lianne earned her Master’s degree in Real Estate from Realtor University, helping her differentiate herself from other realtors. She has a passion for assisting her clients in achieving their real estate goals and is committed to understanding her client’s needs, delivering quality service and professionalism to clients, other realtors, and professionals in the business. In addition, Lianne has strong negotiating skills and a solid understanding of the purchase contract. She also works with contractors, handymen, and other vendors and coordinates any repairs or updates needed to prepare your home to sell. Lianne prides herself in exceeding her client’s expectations. Whether you are a first-time buyer or have purchased properties before, Lianne is your agent!

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"From the initial contact, Lianne inspired confidence and continually and consistently exhibited a hi..."

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Top Honolulu real estate agent stats at a glance

Honolulu, HI has 1.7x real estate agents, so how do you know who’s right for you? HomeLight looks at each agent’s historical performance data to identify those that will get you the best results. Honolulu’s top 3% of agents do 142 real estate transactions per year. Compare that to the average agent who does transactions a year — the top agent completes 78.2% more transactions! And that level of experience pays off for buyers and sellers alike.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Honolulu work with 1.8x more properties, gain sellers 4.4% on sales, and move homes off the market 33.32 days quicker when compared with average seller's agents.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

The top real estate agents in Honolulu help buy 1.8x more homes than average agents in the same area. Top agents, on average, also save home buyers $104,262 during the buying process.

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.

Recent reviews for Honolulu real estate agents and REALTORS

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John Ricks
Elite Pacific Properties
Oct 07, 2021

“Greg Mroz and Dan Schuenke did it again! We had such a great experience with them selling our townhome that they were the obvious choice to help us search for our forever home. Due to this crazy real estate market of 2021, I’d like to mention that we went to OVER FORTY home viewings and put in NIN...“

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Ricky Mae Toro
D & D Realty
Sep 30, 2021

“We were very satisfied with the full price, all cash, close in 30 days offer Richard presented us for his buyer for our condo. Richard handled the inspections professionally. He kept us informed of the process along the way. There was one small title change that was quickly addressed and did not hin...“

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Laura Brown
Coldwell Banker Realty
Jul 13, 2021

“We switched from a highly-recommended agent to Kayla after losing two properties on a technicality and not receiving good communication and no real assistance in finding a property. It was like night and day when we switched to Kayla. We had a fairly narrow filter and she immediately focused in on...“

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Find the best 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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