Our Testimonials

Testimonial – Lee O. -- Feb 2018

“Even though we were looking at the least expensive properties on Oahu, Carole gave us her full attention. She had a great knowledge of the history of condo/hotels on Oahu that was very helpful. She drove us all over Waikiki in her own car and figured out all the parking which was a great help. She made time for us when we could go to Oahu, never rushing us or saying she had other appointments! We asked if she enjoyed her job and she just said how much she loved helping people. She listened and understood us, finding exactly what we wanted.”

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Testimonial – Lois & Sam S. -- Feb 2018

“Judy Sobin was an absolute pleasure to work with. She priced the house perfectly, marketed it will and it sold in four days! She managed the process with the buyer’s agent and the buyers themselves flawlessly in what was less than a perfectly smooth transaction. This was our fifth house sale and Judy was the BEST agent we have ever worked with.”

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Chris B. -- Jan 2018

My wife and I came to Honolulu from Northern California for a 6 month getaway. We had planned on
buying a piece of real estate to buy, fix up and sell during our stay. We interviewed 5 agents when we
arrived. Our last and final meeting was with Ada Mark, who was the best candidate for the job. She was
quick to establish our needs and communicate clearly and effectively. We found a run down Condo in
Diamond Head that was in a very desirable area that was in need of major renovation. Ada was able to
negotiate a great purchase offer that saved us $40,000 under the original asking price. She got us into
contract and closed on it quickly. Once closed, we remodeled the entire unit and put it back on the
market 2 months later. Ada did a great job staging the unit and hiring a professional photographer. After
her 1st open house, we received a full price offer. We negotiated with a few other interested buyers and
ending up working with a cash buyer. She did a wonderful job dealing with the other agent and closing
the deal after several hurdles we encountered with a picky buyer. Ada was very diligent with her
disclosures and paperwork trail making sure we were protected in the long run. At the end, we were
very happy to have had the pleasure of dealing with a trustworthy agent like Ada. We’d recommend her
services to anyone on the island.

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P and M Fujioka for Ada Mark -- Jan 2018

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that your agent, Ms. Ada Mark (who helped us in the sale of our home which closed on December 31, 2007), did an outstanding job as our Realtor®. We were very impressed with her knowledge, skills and tenacity to handle what turned out to be a difficult transaction. This was a very emotional period for us but Ms. Mark made us all feel at ease and we really appreciate the care and attention that she gave us every step of the way. But what stood out the most was that Ms. Mark was not just looking to ‘make a sale’, she was keeping the Fujioka’s interests as her first priority. As we look back since we first met Ms. Mark, we are very thankful to have had her as our agent and a trusted friend. We would definitely recommend Ms. Mark to friends and family for all their real estate needs (selling, buying or just general information).

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information regarding Ms. Mark and why we consider her the best…a true professional!

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A. Fitzgerald – Ada Mark -- Jan 2018

I would like to commend your agent Ada Mark who has sold our house at 189 Polihale Place of Triangle, Hawaii Kai, with great diligence, and care. She staged it with beautiful artwork and furniture which enhanced our home and ultimately resulted in selling it at a very good price. She kept us informed closely about the market trend, she always presented the facts and did not pressure us in any way!

Ada practices her job with great integrity, patience, and HONESTY!! I truly can trust her with all my real estate needs. I don’t hesitate to recommend her to all my friends and family.
-A. Fitzgerald

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Barbara, AJ and Dana – Ada Mark -- Jan 2018

Words cannot express how thankful and appreciative we are to have you in our lives. Going through this process of selling the house and finding a new home has been such a learning experience for ALL of us! We would not want to have gone through any of this with anyone else but you! From crazy, unreasonable neighbors to going to court to dealing with new owners, you have been there through it all. Your support and prayers for us always gave us that extra strength we needed to keep us going when we were feeling weary. Your positive attitude and encouraging words made things go smoothly and we know that we could not have done any of this without you! There is peace of mind knowing that mom  will be closer to us and in a safe place she can call home.

Thank you for EVERYTHING you’ve done for us!! You will always have a special place in our hearts. May God continue to bless you and your family!

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“…..so  wonderful to work for a company that gives you the freedom to work the way you want, and the outstanding support to help you achieve your goals.”  The only place I have ever worked where I walk through the door with a smile on my face, knowing it will be reciprocated, because I am truly appreciated.”
Sincerely,  Catherine Ostrem, RB

I’ve been a Realtor for 25 years, and was affiliated with fine companies. When I signed on with East Oahu Realty, I was so impressed with the organization, sales activity, community involvement and support staff. Everyone is helpful (and cheerful about it). The weekly meetings are informative and current. I try not to miss a single session!
Jackie D’Orazio
Realtor, East Oahu Realty

  • Truly a world class organization
  • Ongoing educational weekly staff meetings
  • Friendly, helpful supportive staff
  • Spacious facilities
  • Generous commission splits, unheard of commission split


“East Oahu Realty is not only a great company built on family values, they have become part my family!  I can’t imagine working anywhere else!”
Melissa Lehna, Realtor

I was so grateful to be accepted by East Oahu Realty.  The welcome was warm and enthusiastic.  Being a team player of a company with such an awesome reputation of integrity and concern for both agents and the individuals who they assist to find the right property was so important.
Marilyn Hamada, Realtor Associate

“What a great company to work for or to be represented by. Skilled, ethical professionals from staff members to Agents/Brokers. Friendly environment, great team work where we try our best to help each other. I wish I had joined East Oahu Realty sooner.”

Susana Poulin, RB

“East Oahu Realty is more than a real estate company.  It is a home for agents who want to work together in harmony.  I love working there and have been with these wonderful people since 1997!”
Joanna Myers, Realtor, ABR, ePro, SFR

As a new agent at East Oahu Realty, I immediately felt as if I was in the presence of family, the staff and agents are all one of a kind, and the training program is wonderful !! Choosing this company is a decision that I will never regret..
Malia Alice Akiona, Realtor Associate

My real estate career began in 1986. I started with a large company that provided excellent training and inspiration. I had a wonderful manager named Jodee Farm who taught me the importance of customer service, real estate and market knowledge, and the significance of detailed documentation throughout a transaction. By the time I was in my 13th year of real estate and felt more independent, I moved to a small company for a few years. During this period my business took flight and I soon realized I required a professional real estate team. This began the process of researching other larger companies. My goal was to find a company that was in sync with my administration needs, had media and market presence, a firm knowledge base and state of the art technology. Through my soul searching, I found I also wanted friendly and helpful staff and a solid Principal Broker. During my real estate career I made many calls to East Oahu Realty and I always felt a sense of welcome from the voice on the other end of the line. That was the first plus on my list. I then met with Principal Broker, Cherie Tsukamoto. The pros definitely outweighed the cons and I finally found my new real estate home and family.  The rest is history! By the way the friendly voice belongs to Jane Davis, who is still welcoming everyone who calls East Oahu Realty.

Koby Berrington, Realtor

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