Some Clients Say.......
Our experience with Hawaii Living realtor Tracy Yamato was superb! He is conscientious, very knowledgeable, patient with our many questions, extremely responsive, and when we asked his opinion, he told us what he thought politely. One could not have a better realtor for Oahu and Honolulu! Bravo Tracy!
William L - Home Buyer, Kakaako
"....works for you 24/7
You won't be able to find a better realtor than Tracy. He works for you 24/7 and responds very quickly to your questions and requests. He is very knowledgeable and well-connected in the community. On top of it all, he is a very caring person that is fun to work with
Boris M - Home Buyer, Kakaako "....dependable and efficient."
"Tracy is a top notch realtor. He communicates well, answers questions thoroughly, and keeps the buyer informed during every step of the purchasing process. Overall, he’s personable, highly dependable and efficient."
Sharlene C - Home Buyer, Kakaako "....wealth of knowledge...."
We looked up agents prior to our trip to Honolulu, with a serious intention of buying an apt there. We did a google search & were impressed by his reviews. Tracy has a wealth of knowledge in real estate & , with his contacts, was able to arrange many viewings at short notices. Being unfamiliar with Honolulu, he was able to guide us to the appropriate area which really impressed us. We ended up liking the area so much that we decided to purchase another project which we were made aware of, by Tracy. He got us in at the right time!! We were privileged to have encountered Tracy Yamato.
JM Kwok - San Francisco, CA "....true expert...."
Tracy is a great realtor, true expert for all high-rise condos here.
Dehai Tao - Honolulu, HI "....a lot of extra insight...."
Tracy helped me purchase my first condo and he could not have made it more simple or smooth! Additionally Tracy is an expert in Hawaii real estate and was able to provide me with a lot of extra insight I may not have received from another agent. THANK YOU Tracy for all your support in locking down this awesome purchase! Mahalo - Tyler B
Tyler B - Home Buyer, Kakaako
"....knowledge how things really work
Tracy is an absolutely exceptional realtor. One the one hand, he's very professional, making himself available at many hours throughout the day, quickly responding to text, phone and email messages. At the same time, he's also a really nice local guy, who is easy and comfortable to talk with, loves to surf, and loves the islands and our culture. He obviously loves his work, and has made a lifetime study of the real estate business, and real estate in Hawai`i in particular - he has extensive knowledge of how things really work, and the ability to explain things so that his clients can easily understand and work smoothly through every step of the buying and selling processes. He listened thoughtfully to our needs and wants, tirelessly showed us places we might like (sometimes at a moment's notice), and then based on our reactions, honed in on finding the place that was exactly what we wanted. He also gave us guidance about how to find excellent people to do the property inspection, pest inspection, plumbing work, and other projects, and shared his ideas about DIY things he felt we could handle ourselves. Now that we've moved, it's a no-brainer to decide who we want as a realtor to sell our old place - Tracy has earned our trust and our respect.
Kenny H. - Home Buyer, Wilhelmina Rise
"....gives you all pertinent facts
Tracy is our go to real estate agent. He was our agent when we bought our house in Hawaii Kai and most recently, a condo in Waikiki. He's also currently looking for property for us in the Aina Haina area. He is extremely well informed on the various properties on the island as well as local rules, regulations and laws that might be relevant to the property you are interested in. He has great referral sources and insight on pros/cons of a prospective property. He doesn't try to sell you on a property, just gives you all the pertinent facts so you can make an informed decision. Great guy, easy going and most importantly, keeps your best interest in mind.""
Rich S - Home Buyer, Waikiki and Hawaii Kai
"....assisting with drop off
Tracy accommodated my schedule by assisting with drop offs and pick ups when certain transactions occurred during my work hours. He also took care of some minor adjustments after the sale to insure my satisfaction with my new home.
Eliza I - Home Buyer, Kakaako
"....honest and seamless way
Tracy was excellent, very prompt, honest and integral. He kept wonderful notes and provided the expertise needed for purchasing a house in Hawaii. His long-standing and ethical service was needed. I recommend having Tracy as your realtor because not only will he get the job done but he will do it in an honest and seamless way. Aloha!
Craig F - Home Buyer, North Shore
"....truly is the full package
I conducted extensive research (sales track record, optimal pricing strategies etc.) before deciding to work with Tracy to sell our condo. Whether it was the research or pure luck, Tracy turned out to be an excellent choice. First of all, he is very thorough and responsive. As for marketing: a) the staging of our vacant unit was spectacular, b) he uses an excellent photographer, c) he knows which demographic to prioritize for the location/type of residence etc. and d) he is well-connected in the real estate community. Furthermore, his years of experience in various market conditions really helped in setting a good price during a transitional time in the market. Having bought and sold a few other properties in CA and HI, I'm convinced Tracy's expertise enabled us to not only receive multiple offers within days of listing the unit but also to get the best price possible. He truly is "the full package". Mahalo Tracy!
Edwin Noma - Home Seller, Kakaako
"....he knows A LOT about this industry
If you are looking for a real estate agent, Tracy Yamato is the one my wife and I would strongly recommend. We were first time home buyers and our knowledge on home buying was very minimal. We first met Tracy at an open house. He was very friendly and easy to talk to so we asked him if he could be our agent. We were glad that we asked him because he knows A LOT about this industry. He would always notify us on what’s coming ahead and kept us on our toes on places we might be interested in. I mean, this guy doesn’t know when to rest! That’s how hard Tracy worked for us and he always went the extra mile. He was very easy to work with and continues to work with us even after we bought our home. I don’t think there is a whole lot of people out there who would take the time like Tracy to make sure that we understand each step of the way because it can get pretty stressful with documents and information you are not familiar with. But, with Tracy’s expertise and professionalism, our home buying process went really smoothly and we are really glad that we had the chance to work with him!
Wes & Sonia A - Home Buyers, Kakaako "....understood what I wanted...."
Very professional and knowledgeable. Tracy understood what I wanted and how to work with me.
Susan S - Home Seller, Kakaako
"....cool, collected and very organized
During the purchase process, Tracy was cool, collected and very organized. He made sure that we knew what was going on and that we understaood some of the most complex issues. And he let us know where stress points might be, although we pretty much avoided all of them. My wife and I say that it was the most stress-free purchase ever. That’s mostly due to Tracy. We met Tracy almost by chance. He showed us an apartment that we were intrigued by and something clicked. Tracy was different from the other agent. He was receptive to our questions, honest in his responses and there was no sense of crass calculation by an off-key salesman. He was very human, understanding what we were looking for, and patient. He warned us about the negatives of different places and suggested what work would be necessary. He also addressed our questions about potential resale in the future, which is a challenging issue in a market that risen so fast. He also shared his excitement about certain places, and it came across as very genuine. After we found a place that we liked, he took us to another house because he knew it would fit our needs. It was of great interest, but we stuck with the place that we had put a bid on. And that helped to confirm to us that the place we had found was the place that we wanted. It was the opposite of an agent who drives people to buy NOW in a frenzied market.
Eric P - Home Seller, Maunalani Heights "....outstanding staging skills...."
Tracy Yamato is fantastic agent! Prompt response, outstanding staging skills, energetic, a lot of connections, kindness, and many more. I was lucky to find him! Thank you so much."
Yuko K - Home Seller, Kakaako
"....always responded to my calls and text messages immediately
Tracy Yamato is an outstanding Realtor in many ways. The purchase of a home is a multifaceted process that often a buyer does not fully anticipate until he/she is in the midst of it. What I really appreciated about Tracy is that from the very beginning to the very end he was with me every step of the way guiding me with his knowledge and supporting me with his attention and care. When I look back on the last 6 months, I do not think I would have been able to continue being a single parent, running my own professional practice, and doing a lot of volunteer work connected with my child’s activities, all while buying and moving into a new residence if Tracy had not been my realtor! Tracy has extensive market knowledge as the result of being a Realtor for 24 years and from performing many other roles that relate to real estate (project salesperson, investor, property manager, landlord). Not a day went by without Tracy giving me many options to consider buying, and when we did walkthroughs of the potential properties to buy he was quick to point out how each of them could be improved. When it was time to put in an offer to purchase a home in the condominium building that Tracy had originally recommended, Tracy worked hard to secure my home for me because another offer came in at the same time for the same dollar amount. The documents in connection with the purchase of a home are overwhelming, even for an attorney like me when I am trying to run my law practice. Tracy helped me through this onerous process by highlighting deadlines and documents that I had to pay attention to. Throughout the buying process, the moving process, and the settling in process, Tracy always responded to my calls and text messages immediately (or as soon as he was available if he was meeting with another client). As a family law attorney, I am used to being the professional who helps clients through rough times. Tracy really helped me to see from a client’s perspective how a conscientious, go the extra mile, approachable, and caring professional can make all the difference in what would otherwise be an overwhelming experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Tracy Yamato of Coldwell Banker to anyone who is considering buying or selling a home. Not only is Tracy Yamato the ultimate professional who you want on your side, but he is also a great friend!
Jacqueline K - Home Buyer, Kakaako
"....makes himself available litterally any time
Tracy gets it done! My wife and I just bought our first home and we COULDN’T BE HAPPIER with the outcome. We were complete “newbies” to the real estate game, and Tracy put in the effort to go the EXTRA MILE for us from the get go. He makes himself AVAILABLE LITERALLY ANY TIME and responds to inquiries typically within 15min, even when he is on the road. From the moment we started working with him, Tracy hooked us into his real estate website and began daily (if not more frequent) UPDATES with changes in the market. He will BEND OVER BACKWARDS to get clients out to see properties as quickly as possible, and has an extensive NETWORK with other agents, which makes facilitating negotiations a breeze. We ended up getting our place for 50k LESS than what we had originally bid. Tracy has been doing this for a long time on Oahu and it shows in his ATTENTION TO DETAIL and SPEED with which he gets things done. I would definitely work with Tracy again, should we ever decide to leave!
Joshua J - Home Buyer, Palolo
"....phenomenal job on a tight schedule
Tracy Yamato did a phenomenal job on a tight schedule. We were simultaneously coordinating not only the sale of our home in Hawaii, but also the purchase of a home in San Diego. Tracy and Tammy helped get the Hawaii transaction closed in time so that I met important deadlines for the San Diego escrow. Tracy’s referrals and staging services also were terrific–the home was fixed-up and showed beautifully, and we received a lot of positive feedback and multiple offers. I will be calling Tracy again if/when it is time to purchase an investment property in Honolulu.
Zachary & Laura G - Home Sellers, Kakaako
"....telling everyone needing someone
Tracy Yamato did a GREAT job for us. We are telling everyone needing someone to handle a real estate transaction that they must meet Tracy Yamato!
Joseph & Dorraine K - Home Sellers, Kakaako
"....very knowledgeable in his field
Tracy was very instrumental in listing, showing & selling our family home at Pacific Heights. He is very knowledgeable in his field. I would recommend Tracy to anyone selling or needing to purchase a home
Tina Pia - Home Seller, Pacific Heights
"....excellent results whre largely due to his fantastic staging
I have worked with Tracy on two purchases and two sales all with excellent results. The latest situation involved the very difficult timing of the sale of one apartment with the already contracted purchase of another, contingent on the proceeds of the sale. In addition, he was able to negotiate the sale to allow me to stay in the sold unit until the new unit was ready! Tracy was able to accomplish this through his experience, knowledge of the market and through very hard work. I am sure the excellent results were largely due to his fantastic staging of the apartment, photography, preparation of beautiful sales literature and continuous marketing efforts. He is dependable, extremely responsive and great problem-solver. He also made sure to keep me informed and answered any questions I had regarding the process. I would strongly recommend Tracy to anybody buying or selling.
Richard B - Home Seller, Kakaako
"....very talented in home decor and with colors
The following is my review from selecting and working with Tracy Yamato as my real estate agent for the recent sale of my Hawaii property. I could not be happier with the real estate services received in working with Tracy Yamato from prior to listing to close. Tracy took the initiative to enter my home while I was away, obtained an excellent handyman to do minor but important work to prepare my home for going onto the market and for needed granite cleaning/polishing of master bathroom countertop important for the sale and beautifying of my home. He then took a lot of time and added beautiful decor items to my existing furniture which attracted many prospective buyers to my home for showings immediately upon photographing and listing. Tracy is very talented in home decor and with colors, which I appreciated as it maximized my home’s beauty and market value. He is, also, very efficient and always available in taking care of multiple matters that arise, which minimize the stress involved in selling a home. Tracy, also, was right on target with range of sales prices, and his lowest price quoted for my property was higher than another agent’s highest price. He provides hands-on involvement above and beyond the norm and works to the maximum to ensure that the sale goes through from beginning to close. For all of the foregoing reasons, I highly recommend Tracy Yamato as an agent for real estate services. He excelled in providing my real estate services and achieving results above my expectations in record time for which I am very thankful.
Dr Carol M - Home Seller, Waikiki
"....sincere, caring, and trustworth
I write this with great pleasure. Tracy Yamato possess the depth of experience and wealth of knowledge that’s invaluable in today’s ever changing and challenging real estate market. Tracy represented me on the sale of a condominium in Honolulu. While acting as my agent, he proved himself to be diligent, creative, and dedicated in marketing my property. He is a true professional with exceptional local knowledge. Before listing the property for sale, we had several pre-sales meetings and planning sessions. Tracy patiently guided me through the marketing and sales process necessary to achieve a successful sale of my property. Because of this preparation, I received two (2) offers immediately after our first open house and chose a full price offer with a 30 day close. From the onset of the offer to the days before the close of escrow, Tracy would keep me informed and communicated all the necessary steps and procedures towards the closing of the sale. He also worked with the buyer’s agent with same diligent and professional manner in keeping an open line of communication so there wouldn’t be contractual issues or misunderstandings, thereby avoiding any difficult situations. Having the experience of working with Tracy Yamato, I can attest that he is a very sincere, caring, and trustworthy person providing a dedicated service to his clients and profession.
Sheldon L - Home Seller, Kakaako
"You will not be dissapointed
I’ve been a client of Tracy’s since 2001 with several purchases and sales of real estate. He’s always been an amazing realtor with a great understanding of the Honolulu market, good insights, and excellent and prompt communicator. But he really out did himself with my last condo sale in March 2018. He did a spectacular job of staging my rental property. When I saw the photos, it looked like they were photos from some home and design magazine. He went above and beyond by helping to get contractors to fix things needing repairs (and done at below market rates), getting the unit staged and ready for market quickly, and finding tenants to temporarily occupy the unit while it was being sold. There was another similar unit (with same floor plan) being sold a few floors up from me. But even though the price of the higher unit was similar, many prospective buyers were interested in my property more, which I credit to the staging. So in the end the buyer bought my unit, even though a higher unit was similarly priced. I highly recommend Tracy as a real estate broker. You will not be disappointed.
David K - Home Buyer & Home Seller, Kakaako
"....down to earth and does an amazing job
Just closed on a property. Tracy was as good as it gets. Honest, dependable, followed up on all details. Helped with small things that made our purchase transaction easier. He is down to earth and does an amazing job; cheerful and fun to be around too. We were able to close on time even though we were not in Hawaii at the time of closing.
John & Marla M - Home Buyers, Makakilo
"....abundance of useful knowledge
Tracy did such an outstanding job helping me purchase my first home, I recently used him again to purchase my second home. Being a first time home buyer I had no clue where to start. Tracy helped guide me through the process and made it so simple for me to understand. He has an abundance of useful knowledge and experience to help you find the right home. If you are looking for a reliable and trustworthy agent, Tracy is the right fit for you.
Dana T - Home Buyer, Kapiolani
"....above and beyond any regular responsibilities
Tracy Yamato has been our realtor for approximately ten years now. He helped us purchase our first property in Oahu. He paved the way in establishing contacts starting from someone representing us in the offer to purchase, to mortgage companies, and last but not the least the rental agents. Presently, he helped us with selling our condo unit. He staged the entire unit, making it look really attractive to potential buyers. As a result, it was seen by a buyer who has been looking for a property for a couple of years. They were ecstatic that they have finally found a property that is in line with their expectations. We believe that it was Tracy ‘s planning and strategy that brought about this transaction. Once the offer was brought to our attention Tracy continued working hard thru the process until it reached its completion. We think Tracy to be a special realtor who would work with his clients above and beyond any regular responsibilities. In addition to the above mentioned transactions, he is now helping us purchase another condominium unit. As usual, he is looking after our interest. We would have missed a couple of steps, because the seller missed to inform us, if he was not as involved as usual. We believe he will see us thru the end of this purchase completely satisfied again. Mahalo Tracy for your endless help.
Herbert Y - Home Buyer & Home Seller, Kakaako
".....amazed and pleased with the outcome
Like many homeowners who are contemplating downsizing but are unsure and hesitant, we decided to meet with Tracy Yamato who was recommended to us as the most knowledgeable condo expert in Hawaii. His insights and experiences showed us the possibilities and we gained a new perspective about the real estate market. We were enthused to make the move and tasked him with meeting our specific needs. Tracy Made us feel comfortable and confident about our decision to sell our home and simultaneously purchase a new home. He was straightforward in explaining what we should anticipate, thorough in answering our questions, and patient in showing us properties. He never ‘gave up’ on us as clients, nor did experience any pressure to make a decision. During the process of selling our home, Tracy kept us in constant communication to ensure all matters were handled properly and in a timely manner. He provided guidance on the ‘de-cluttering’ of our home and personally staged the property for the open house showings. We were amazed and pleased with the outcome. Issues arose during the negotiations of the two transactions but Tracy immediately advised us as what needed to be done for each situation. He contacted the appropriate individuals to address the concerns and made certain that everything was properly documented. Tracy was always available to answer our questions and soothe our frazzled nerves. He kept us updated throughout the processes. Upon the sale of our home and transition to our new home, Tracy made all arrangements to professionally clean the home for the new owners. He was definitely there to minimize any problems and stress for us. To further ensure the enjoyment of our new home, Tracy purchased Home Warranty coverage for our appliances and home systems. We are very happy with our decision and we know that Tracy is responsible. His service and commitment to his clients are commendable. His professionalism and integrity in handling the sale of our home and purchase of a new home are exceptional as Tracy went ‘over and beyond’ what one would expect from a Realtor. Tracy truly embodies the attributes of an exemplary Realtor for the 21st century.
Wilene and Alison L - Home Buyer, Kakaako & Home Seller Waipio
".....staging our property beyond our expectations
Tracy is the absolute BEST realtor we have ever worked with! He walked us through every step of the process and maximized our potential for sale by staging our property beyond our expectations! By the time the property went on the market, we accepted an offer HIGHER than the asking price within the first week, setting a new high-price record for condos in the entire 19 year history of our building!!! If you’re thinking of selling, Tracy is definitely the only call you need to make. He’ll take it from there and you’ll know he will get you top dollar! Jim B - Home Seller, Kakaako