"This was my first purchase, so I literally had no idea what to expect other than what I found through internet searches. Brett walked me through every aspect of the process from beginning to close to get me comfortable with what was going on. He took me to see many open houses to get a feel for what I was looking for (I wasn't sure myself, all I knew is that I wanted to live in town to avoid the morning commute). We went over the pros and cons of each of the places we looked at, and started zeroing in on certain areas and buildings that fit me. I finally found the apartment I wanted, and during and after the closing process, Brett was very involved. I always felt like I knew what was going on. Both he and his broker-in-training, Kandace, helped me figure out what kinds of maintenance/repair work I wanted to do and how I would go about doing it (more worthwhile/cheaper to do myself, hire a contractor, etc.). They also helped coordinate times with contractors and helped me open up and close my apartment when I couldn't get away from work, which I really appreciated.
It was a great experience, I will recommend Brett to all of my friends, family and coworkers."
"Brett Aka helped me in so many ways not only sell my apartment but also feel confident and relaxed throughout the entire sale process. This was my first time selling any type of property and I was initially a little overwhelmed by how much time and energy would be involved. However, from day one, Brett had a plan and walked me through the process step by step. It was such a relief to know that he had my back through tough decision making and the seemingly endless amounts of paperwork during the process. I would definitely recommend Brett Aka to anyone looking for a great realtor with a ton of positive energy, patience, and enthusiasm and a lot of experience to back it up. He did such a great job and works so diligently, I would like to nominate him for the Aloha Aina Award! It's been great working with Brett and I am proud to not only have him as a realtor but also as a lifetime friend"
"My wife and I were incredibly fortunate to have worked with Brett in our search for a house. We were new to Honolulu and also first time homebuyers. He helped familiarize us with suitable neighborhoods based on our requirements and expertly guided us through each step of the purchase process, from offer to inspection to closing. Although we looked at dozens of houses over the course of two years, we never felt even a hint of impatience from him. His only concern was in making sure that we found the best house for our needs, within a time frame and at a price point we were completely comfortable with. Brett is professional, organized, friendly, honest and incredibly knowledgable about real estate in Honolulu. I can't praise him highly enough, and sincerely hope that this review helps others benefit from his tremendous services."
"My wife and I were first time home buyers facing an aggressive housing market in Honolulu. We had been looking for a very long time with no luck. Everything changed when we met Brett Aka, he immediately set up a time for the three of us to sit and talk about OUR concerns and wants. Next thing we knew we were on the road with Brett sometimes twice a week looking at homes that were not yet open to the public. Brett went above and beyond never loosing motivation or over looking our needs. Brett was able to find us the exact home we were looking for and with out him I'm positive we would have never found it. Brett has an excellent local knowledge and a very keen business sense that not only got our home for below asking price but put our minds at ease about our home not only being a home but an investment."
"Brett proved an excellent choice for selling my condo. Pricing the property correctly (to sell within 30 days, but maximize price) was challenging, because recent renovations far exceeded comparable sales. Brett researched the competition (e.g., Kaka'ako) and explained the logic for maximum sales price. With two offers (one at, one below listing) presented the first day, I'm convinced his recommendation was spot-on. Brett also only accepted offers to present to me after the second open house. This strategy worked beautifully, as we received two offers that first day, providing critical information and a stronger sales position. Brett's marketing strategy was great, from producing a video tour (including the sunrise view) to targeting potential buyers. His social media marketing resulted in one of the two offers. The competing agents intended to take a traditional list-open house-wait approach, which I seriously doubt is as effective in reaching younger buyers. Finally, Brett was most responsive (even answering emails in the middle of the night), honorable, and dedicated to this sale. He coordinated excellent staging and appliance repairs, and even pitched in to help clean the property before final walk-through. I not only would recommend Brett and the team to my friends - I already have! Thanks, Brett"
"Brett Aka has been an available asset to the whole process of us purchasing a property in Honolulu. Even though there were some issues and speed bumps along the way, we were able to get through all of this and made the final process complete. Brett and his team were very helpful from start to finish and all questions that we had were answered in a professional and timely manner. Thank you for everything."
"Brett Aka was our realtor for the purchase of our first home. When we first met Brett at an open house over 2 years ago, my husband and I were just starting to look at homes. We were immediately drawn to his warm, friendly personality and willingness to help a clueless young couple. Brett patiently and enthusiastically took us through every step, from researching different neighborhoods, to choosing between a condo or house, and learning what characteristics were important to us. He gave us countless hours of his time and never expected anything in return. Throughout the 2 years we worked together, not once did Brett make us feel rushed or pressured into making any decisions. We did eventually find our dream home. Brett knew it was the one, even before my husband and I saw it! He knew us that well. Once we decided to put in an offer, Brett's true strengths came into light. His negotiating ability and interpersonal skills were critical in navigating a time-constrained, tricky, and competitive situation. Without his direct efforts, which went far beyond what is typical in the industry, our offer would not have been the winning one. Brett Aka is a model of integrity and hard work. He has gone above and beyond our expectations of a realtor. I would recommend him to my closest friends and family members. Anyone looking to buy a home would be in good hands with Brett."