"Kaleo made first time home buying easy. Working with Kaleo from the Aloha Tony team was a great experience. He is a very professional, considerate, and reliable realtor who took the time to explain many aspects of the house buying process and was not pushy. We didn’t know the lay of the land in Hawaii but his expertise in the market allowed us to make an informed home purchase. Since moving into our home, we feel extremely fortunate to have a home for the right price and in a location that fits our lifestyle. We will definitely work with Kaleo and the Aloha Tony team again when we are ready to buy our next home."
"Chelsea and Team Aloha Tony were such a great help to us in our move from Germany to Hawaii. Chelsea worked with us closely prior to our move and really understood what we were looking for in a home. She took us house hunting as soon as we landed on the island and worked with us tirelessly to find exactly what we were looking for in the location we wanted. I am so grateful we contacted Team Aloha Tony. They made the process of finding and buying a house smooth and hassle free! I highly recommend them! —"
"We recently purchased a home and Chelsea was our realtor. She is absolutely amazing, the whole team made the experience of buying our first home super easy! It was such a wonderful experience, everyone at Team Aloha Tony is awesome. You are definitely in good hands. Whether buying a home or selling one Team Aloha Tony is the best way to go. Thanks Chelsea for helping us find our home. ????"
"My husband and I worked with Chelsea to buy our first home. She was incredibly easy to work with and spent several weekends with us (and our sometimes fussy 6 month old) visiting open houses and scheduled viewings. As a military family new to the island, Chelsea answered all of our questions and eased our concerns buying in an unfamiliar market. She was very knowledgeable of VA loans, and put us in touch with a great lender. We had nothing but a great experience and highly recommend working with Chelsea and the Aloha Tony Group."
"Tony and Chelsea were amazing to work with! They were great at explaining everything involved in selling our home and communicated promptly throughout the sale. I absolutely recommend working with this excellent team!"
"Tony and Chelsea have been superb to work with and came highly recommended from a coworker. I in turn have recommended them to a friend. We have found them to be very responsive throughout this whole process. True professionals with an easy bed side manner. They have given us great advice and have aggressively negotiated on our behalf when needed. The value they add isn’t simply in their reduced commissions, they add so much more with their extensive knowledge of the market and their commitment to you when you become their client. If we were to ever need a realtor in the future we would definitely seek out Tony and team aloha!"
"Simply put…Tony was fabulous. My wife and I took a gamble that many military families are familiar with, we bought a house in a market that we didn’t know. I found Tony through his website while I was deployed. Most of our interaction with Tony took place while we were still on the mainland, we came out ahead of our move for a week of house hunting. I found Tony and his staff to be warm, honest, responsive, and most importantly to me, informed. He leverages technology to reduce many of the burdens associated with the time and distance challenges of doing mainland to Hawaii business. We won’t know for several more years if buying our home was the “right” decision, but we like it, and feel like we went into it wide-eyed due to Tony’s sage counsel. In the real estate business, everyone you talk to has a guy/girl, well from here on out Tony is my guy."
"My wife and I searched for an agent to sell our house before we moved to the mainland. We searched the web and Aloha Tony kept coming up as a top realtor so we called him. He was on vacation with his family in the mainland, picked up his phone and talked with us about our home and his services with sincere interest. We were very impressed that he took the time to answer his phone and even followed up with a few emails shortly after. We invited him over to the house and we got to meet him. Tony is warm gentlemen, soft spoken and very intelligent. He was confident that our house would sell fast and gave some detailed tips on staging our home in preparation for showings. Tony had a professional photographer come to the house and took beautiful pictures that showcased our home very nicely. Tony built a strategy around showing the house and creating some excitement by having multiple buyers see the house at the same time. Within 3 days we had our first offer, one day later we received our second offer which was pretty much at asking pricing, 5K under. As Tony promised, we were able to go into escrow within a few days of listing the house. Tony was in touch with us every step of the way and never missed a beat. We were moving to the mainland and was very busy, we really appreciated Tony’s forward communication and proactive thinking to keep us ahead of the game. We closed while we were 3,000 miles away and it felt like Tony was right there with us. Everything closed and our check was deposited, almost too easy. When we searched for an agent, we wanted someone who sold a lot of houses to make this transaction fast and easy. We got that and much much more with Tony. If we ever move back to the islands, Tony will be the first person we call when we need a property. Tony has the local, aloha flair but very professional and focused, sometimes hard to find that combo in Hawaii. Thank you Tony for your great service, you really went over and beyond and won us over as customers and friends We wish you and your business the most success and extend an heartfelt Mahalo Nui Loa for all you did to make my wife and I’s transaction easy and profitable."
"Tony has helped my wife and I find a couple homes and both processes were really enjoyable. I’ve worked with other realtors who frankly felt like they were trying to have me just pick a home as quick as I could. Tony’s laid back approach is wonderful. You can see very quickly that he knows the business, the area, and the real value of properties. His advice was great and he always worked to get the best situation for us. Tony is very helpful, caring, and fun to be around. The combination of expertise and great relational ability is a rare thing. Anyone looking for a home should absolutely use him."
"My wife and I have known Tony since we moved to Oahu from the mainland in late 2009. Tony helped us find our condo in Kaneohe, and is working with us now to find our dream home in Kailua. We initially chose to work with Tony after interviewing a few other realtors, and we really we’re fortunate to choose him. He is a hard worker, very knowledgable about the market and has a great moral compass- all great attributes for the realty business! We highly recommend Tony and have very much enjoyed working with him. You can’t do any better if you need a great realtor who really cares about finding the best match for your housing needs."
"Tony is the best realtor I ever worked with. He’s exactly what Rob B wrote. Plus he’s super nice, honest and understanding. He was there for us every step of the way as well. Every inspection, signing, meetings…everything. The realtor we used a couple of years back (before we knew Tony) did half as much for us."
"Tony is absolutely the most professional and personable real estate agent I have ever worked with. He is attentive to every detail, amazingly responsive, and truly cares about finding you the perfect home. I think he was just as excited about finding our new home as we were. That’s when you know you have found someone special. Having a passion for what you do makes all the difference in the world. Tony does not disappoint."
"Best home-buying experience ever! EVER!!! This was our second home purchase, and Tony absolutely set the standard for any other real estate transaction in the future… there’s no way I’d use anyone else! He was super patient, he always got back to us lightning-fast to answer any questions we had or show us a home, he listened to what we wanted, and he got us a better deal than we could ever have imagined. To say we were pleased with Tony would be the biggest understatement of the year. He’s amazing! If you could combine the feeling of home-shopping with the feeling of being at the spa, that’s what I’d say it felt like to work with Tony ???? He’s the man! Do yourself a favor & let him help you through the biggest purchase of your life. Mahalo, Tony!!!"
"I will recommend you to everyone!!!"
"Tony did an outstanding job for us. We visited Oahu for 1 week to look for a new home. Tony listened to exactly what our needs were, searched everyday and showed us every house available in our price range. After seeing about 10 houses and only 1 day left before returning to California, I was disappointed that I was just not feeling that "ah ha, this is the house!" feeling, but Tony never gave up and called again about another house already in escrow, which he felt we should see it because it didn't have a strong buyer. The second my husband and I walked in the door we knew it was the one. Tony explained how a back up offer works, then we made an offer and returned to California. I was very busy with the sale of our house in California as well as preparing for the big move to Hawaii. Thankfully we were in good hands having Tony take care of the entire process of buying a house in Hawaii. He eased our minds through all the bumps and curves. We only walked in the house one time, so we depended on Tony to do everything for us. Tony is an outstanding Realtor and a pretty cool guy too! "
"My husband and I want to thank you for the super job you did selling my mother's condo. It went quickly and smoothly and the buyer sounds like the perfect person for the place. We are looking to buy a condo here in San Francisco and it's a slow process, not at all like our experience with you."
"Tony is the best real estate agent we have ever worked with. He is honest, professional, prompt, and friendly. He provided total customer service to us. It is very rare to see such professionalism today. We highly recommend Tony to anyone who requires his assistance. They too will be very pleased with his services. We thank Tony for finding our great place in Hawaii Kai."
"We knew Tony was the realtor for us when he said not to talk ourselves into just any house. From day one, he was patient and straight forward, and made us feel like we were his only clients. He was very quick to respond to phone calls and emails - often within minutes, usually within an hour. There was no way we would have been able to purchase our awesome house without his attentiveness or advice, since we placed our offer literally hours after it went on the market, ensuring that our offer would stand out. Without hesitation, we've already recommended him to our friends and family, and wouldn't even think about using anyone else in the future. HE.IS.AWESOME!!!"
"PRAISE GOD! Thanks for all your help and PATIENCE!!! Of course I will send anyone I know looking to buy your way. We are so glad this house came up on the market and you were persistent we see it. We feel so blessed."
"Our experience with you as our realtor was wonderful because we could tell that you clearly had our best interests at heart, and you didn't apply any pressure for us to "hurry up and buy." Because of that experience, we give your name to anybody we know who says anything about real estate. It was great to have an experience like that, and now to have you as a friend."
"As a local lender I work with realtors all the time. Tony sets himself apart by really going above and beyond for his clients, doing everything possible to make the transaction smooth and easy. His use of the latest technology and excellent communication style make it a pleasure doing business with him."
"I could not have asked for anyone to take care of me as well as you did!"
"I like working with you because you answer your phone when I call you. All the other Realtors I worked with wouldn't answer their phones."
"Tony knows the business... he got the job done effectively from 3000 miles away."
"We needed to move across the island quickly. Thanks to Tony's efforts we sold our house fast and above market value, while other homes in our neighborhood sat on the market for many months. On the same day as we accepted the offer on our house, he found us the perfect home to buy in our new neighborhood, and helped us get it for an excellent price. We'd recommend Tony to anyone."
"Tony you're my guy and I never want to use anyone else!"
"I definitely will be offering up your name to anybody that I hear about with real estate needs here at Tripler. I was able to sell my house at a ridiculous profit, and purchase an awesome, essentially brand new condo. Not only do I really appreciate your help with the properties, it was a great pleasure to work with you and meet your family."
"We weren't sure how you refer to yourself .. but "real estate agent" just wasn't descriptive enough - you're soooo much more than that!
If we had to do it all over again ... we would want Elaine Van de Zande to continue as our real estate relocation specialist! We were mainland clients when we "met" Elaine via the internet. Being first time home buyers wanting to purchase a home in Hawaii was very intimidating for us - especially long distance! Elaine made the whole experience very easy and stress-free! Her experience, real estate knowledge, relationships with people in the islands and her calming style, made our Hawaii home purchase a very pleasant and rewarding one! We will be referring any of our friends and associates who want to buy a home in Hawaii, to be sure to give Elaine Van de Zande a call for the best possible home-buying experience!"