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Real Estate – June 7, 2013

Top 100 Realtors 2013

How We Create the List

Welcome to Hawaii Business magazine’s Top 100 Realtors for 2013. This is the only objective ranking of Realtors in the state. The information was compiled using the Multiple Listing Service databases from the Honolulu Board of Realtors, the Realtors Association of Maui and Hawaii Information Services, which manages the MLS data for Hawaii Island and Kauai.

Our research partner, PKF Pacific Hawaii LLP, a tax, audit and advisory firm, compiles the 2012 data and ranks each Realtor by total sales volume in the home resale market for single-family homes and condominiums. Realtors under consideration are then contacted, and their totals are verified. Realtors may dispute discrepancies.

The criteria we use:

  • Only MLS transactions in Hawaii are counted.
  • Only residential sales are counted; land-only and multifamily sales are not. See a separate list on residential vacant land sales on page 40.
  • New-property sales are not included.
  • No original or new-development sales are counted.
  • Primary listors receive full credit for the transaction; co-listors do not receive credit.
  • Each side in a transaction – both the seller’s agent and the buyer’s agent – are credited with the full selling price of a home.
  • If a Realtor represents both buyer and seller, that agent is credited with twice the selling price. In such cases, the Realtor would also get credited for two transactions.

Many business models are represented in this list, including discount and fee-for-service real estate agents. We have also included Realtors whose companies conduct business only within a single community and have the exclusive right to operate an office within that community; Hawaii Business included these agents on the list because home sellers and buyers can, and often do, use outside agents for their sales and purchases within these communities.

¡ This 2,153-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 3-bath home on Diamond Head, with separate one-bedroom cottage, sold for $1.785 million in 2012. The home, built in 1952 and remodeled most recently in 2006, features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, granite wrap-around countertops and a custom copper hood in the kitchen. Tracy P. Allen of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties was the listing agent; Bryn Kaufman of Hawaii Homes International – No. 5 on the Top 100 Realtors – represented the buyers.

Top 25 Realtors By Sale

Rank Agent Firm Island Transactions Total Sales
1 Rob Kildow Hualalai Realty Hawaii Island 26 $83,436,250
2 Myron Kiriu Prudential Advantage Realty Oahu 79 $71,095,105
3 Carrie/ Nicholson Kukio Properties Hawaii Island 8 $56,020,000
4 Neal Norman Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Kauai 15 $48,342,000
5 Bryn Kaufman OahuRE.com Oahu 75 $46,717,326
6 Patricia Choi Choi International Oahu 28 $45,490,972
7 Yvonne / Khouri-Morgan Mauna Lani Realty, Inc. Hawaii Island 17 $42,517,665
8 Sachiyo Braden Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties Oahu 33 $42,479,000
9 Stephen  / Hurwitz Windermere/C & H Properties-Waimea Hawaii Island 17 $42,304,145
10 Richard / Cricchio Help-U-Sell Honolulu Prop. Oahu 70 $40,715,376
11 Tracy Allen Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu 13 $38,716,000
12 Mary Anne Fitch Maui Estates International LLC Maui 12 $37,749,388
13 James / Schneider Kukio Properties Hawaii Island 5 $33,970,000
14 Daniel Ihara Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu 58 $33,461,459
15 Mary / LaVoie-Olson Elite Pacific Properties, LLC Oahu 17 $31,611,000
16 Suzanne Olson Kukuiula Realty Group LLC Kauai 11 $29,889,000
17 Edward Rapoza Island Land Company, Inc. Hawaii Island 13 $29,408,500
18 Sue Murray Island of Lanai Properties Maui 17 $28,655,000
19 Damien / Zanolini Coldwell Banker Island Prop(S) Maui 4 $28,164,000
20 Margaret / Murchie Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu 22 $27,943,999
21 Corinda Wong Prudential Locations LLC Oahu 38 $27,865,890
22 Adrienne Lally RE/MAX Honolulu Oahu 78 $27,799,523
23 Tom Tezak Wailea Realty Corp. Maui 27 $27,652,500
24 Dolores / Bediones Prudential Locations LLC Oahu 25 $27,050,500
25 John Tyrrell Jack Tyrrell & Company, Inc. Oahu 15 $26,887,000
¡ This Koko Kai home with expansive views of Maunalua Bay and Diamond Head sold for $2.305 million in 2012. The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with in-ground swimming pool sits on a level, elevated 11,000-square-foot parcel at the end of a cul-de-sac. Listing agent was Myron N. Kiriu of Prudential Advantage Realty – ranked 2nd on the Top 100 sales list and 1st on the transactions list – and the buyers’ agent was Dolores Bediones of Prudential Locations.

Top 25 Realtors By Transactions

Rank Agent Firm Island Transactions Total Sales
1 Myron Kiriu Prudential Advantage Realty Oahu 79 $71,095,105
2 Adrienne Lally RE/MAX Honolulu Oahu 78 $27,799,523
3 Bryn Kaufman OahuRE.com Oahu 75 $46,717,326
4 John Miller MacArthur & Company Sotheby’s International Realty – Kona Hawaii Island 72 $15,623,280
5 Richard / Cricchio Help-U-Sell Honolulu Prop. Oahu 70 $40,715,376
6 Daniel Ihara Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu 58 $33,461,459
7 Nathalie / Mullinix Nathalie Mullinix Realty Universal, Inc. Oahu 54 $25,921,799
8 Tracey Anne / Stott Kelley Stott Real Estate, Inc. Oahu 52 $25,025,150
9 Ivy Kumai Ivy K Realty LLC Oahu 50 $18,440,500
10 Vincent Lao Five Star Realty, Inc. Oahu 46 $21,678,700
11 Julie Black Kauai Dreams Realty Kauai 45 $16,508,051
12 Corinda Wong Prudential Locations LLC Oahu 38 $27,865,890
13 Roger Pleski Coldwell Banker Island Prop(S) Maui 36 $16,884,000
14 Trevor Benn Benn Pacific Group, Inc. Oahu 35 $19,450,500
14 Bob Hansen Maui Estates International Maui 35 $21,674,800
16 Sachiyo Braden Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties Oahu 33 $42,479,000
16 Daniel Marsh eHawaii Realty Oahu 33 $22,345,800
18 Stephanie Chan Prudential Locations LLC Oahu 32 $18,304,500
18 Nicole Choi Prudential Locations LLC Oahu 32 $22,451,000
18 Hanako Hata Starts International HI, Inc. Oahu 32 $20,942,700
18 Brandon Lau Prudential Locations LLC Oahu 32 $15,110,000
22 Courtney Takai Vesta Hawaii Real Estate Oahu 31 $14,780,075
23 James Foster Chase ‘N Rainbows Real Estate Inc. Maui 30 $15,111,710
23 Robert Myers Coldwell Banker Island Prop(L) Maui 30 $25,254,000
25 Herwin Hung Properties of the Pacific, LLC Oahu 29 $14,379,000

Top 10 Companies By Sale

Rank Firm Sales
1 Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop.  $1,160,320,351
2 Prudential Locations LLC  $1,086,472,259
3 Century 21 All Islands  $462,181,189
4 Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers  $401,340,492
5 Prudential/Advantage Realty  $229,527,277
6 East Oahu Realty  $204,340,132
7 Coldwell Banker Island Prop(S)  $198,829,709
8 RE/MAX Honolulu  $153,973,168
9 Windermere/C & H Properties  $148,466,252
10 MacArthur and Company Sotheby’s International Realty  $128,231,253

Top 10 Realtors By Transactions

Rank Firm Transactions
1 Prudential Locations LLC 2,222
2 Coldwell Banker Pacific Prop. 1,889
3 Century 21 All Islands 1,062
4 Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers 659
5 Prudential Advantage Realty 376
6 RE/MAX Honolulu 336
7 East Oahu Realty 307
8 Keller Williams Realty 282
9 Coldwell Banker Island Prop(S) 250
10 Prudential Orchid Isle Properties 240

Alphabetical List of Top 100 Realtors By Sales

Agent Firm Island
JoAnn Aki Emerald Club Realty, Inc. Maui
Danette Andrews Century 21 All Islands – Princeville Kauai
Trevor Benn Benn Pacific Group, Inc. Oahu
Julie Black Kauai Dreams Realty Kauai
Myra Brandt Kahala Associates, Inc. Oahu
Caron Broederdorf Caron B Realty International Oahu
Rob Burns East Oahu Realty, Inc. Oahu
Brodie Callender MacArthur and Company Sotheby’s International Realty Hawaii Island
Patricia Case Case Properties International Oahu
Stephanie Chan Prudential Locations LLC Oahu
Beth Chang Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
Vernon Chock Vernco Properties, Inc. Oahu
Nicole Choi Prudential Locations LLC Oahu
Kathy Christiansen MacArthur and Company Sotheby’s International Realty Hawaii Island
Meghan Clair Coldwell Banker Island Prop(S) Maui
Harold Clarke Windermere/C & H Properties-Waimea Hawaii Island
Robert Dein Maui Real Estate Advisors LLC Maui
Wanaao Eldridge Choi International Oahu
James Farmer Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
James Foster Chase ‘N Rainbows Real Estate Inc. Maui
Jeffrey Fox Kahala Associates, Inc. Oahu
Glen Fujihara Prudential Locations LLC Oahu
Kathy Grindle Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
Margy Grosswendt Margy Grosswendt RE Agency LLC Oahu
Bob Hansen Maui Estates International Maui
Hanako Hata Starts International HI, Inc. Oahu
Iku Honda Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
Maria Hsu Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
Herwin Hung Properties of the Pacific, LLC Oahu
Diane Ito Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
Tony Kawaguchi Hawaii Homes International Oahu
Rebecca Keliihoomalu MacArthur & Company Sotheby’s International Realty – Kamuela Hawaii Island
Jeff Kerr Gold Coast Real Estate Inc. Oahu
Ivy Kumai Ivy K Realty LLC Oahu
Annie Kwock Trinity Properties, LLC Oahu
Vincent Lao Five Star Realty, Inc. Oahu
Brandon Lau Prudential Locations LLC Oahu
Ronald Lee Real Estate Incorporated Oahu
David Liscio Island Sotheby’s International Realty Maui
Thomas Loratta Hualalai Realty Hawaii Island
Dan Madden East Oahu Realty, Inc. Oahu
Daniel Marsh eHawaii Realty Oahu
Miki Matsumoto Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
Kai McDurmin Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
Johnny McElree Hawaii Luxury Listings Hawaii Island
John Miller MacArthur & Company Sotheby’s International Realty – Kona Hawaii Island
William Moffett Moffett Properties Maui
Marshall Mower Prudential Locations LLC Oahu
Nathalie Mullinix Nathalie Mullinix Realty Universal, Inc. Oahu
Robert Myers Coldwell Banker Island Prop(L) Maui
Jason Nishikawa Marcus & Associates, Inc. Oahu
Anne Oliver Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
Vincent Palmieri Island Sotheby’s International Realty Maui
Keahi Pelayo KU Realty, LLC Oahu
Anne Perry Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
John Peterson Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Kahala Oahu
Kathryn Petty-Tubman RE/MAX Resort Realty Maui
Roger Pleski Coldwell Banker Island Prop(S) Maui
William Robillard Chaney Brooks American Homes Oahu
Richard Rocker Richard B. Rocker,  REALTOR Hawaii Island
Jeffrey Samuels Jeffrey Samuels Real Estate Oahu
Dano Sayles Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Maui
Frank Schenk Windermere/C&H Properties-Waimea Hawaii Island
Jeff Simon Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Maui
Baldave Singh Kapalua Realty Co., Ltd. Maui
Hannah Sirois Kauai Heritage Properties Kauai
Tracey Anne Stott Kelley Stott Real Estate, Inc. Oahu
Courtney Takai Vesta Hawaii Real Estate Oahu
Beth Thoma-Robinson Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Hawaii Island
Gavin Toguchi Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
Hollace Turl Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Oahu
Nicole Vincent Island Land Company, Inc. Hawaii Island
Volker Weiss Coldwell Banker Island Prop(S) Maui
Artie Wilson Artie Wilson & Associates Oahu
MaryWorrall Mary Worrall Associates Oahu

This year, Hawaii Business ranks the state’s top 10 Realtors by vacant land sales, using criteria similar to our Top 100 Realtors. We only counted sales that are identified as residential vacant land sales in the MLS database. We also contacted each Realtor to confirm their total.

We understand that many of the vacant lots on the Neighbor Islands are zoned for agriculture, but we did not include lots zoned for agriculture.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please email feedback@hawaiibusiness.com.

Top Agents for Residential Land Sales

Agent Firm  Total Sales 2012 Island
Carrie Nicholson Kukio Properties  $31,394,900 Hawaii Island
Ben Welborn Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers $13,705,000 Kauai
Neal Norman Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers $13,350,000 Kauai
James Schneider Kukio Properties $11,550,000 Hawaii Island
Suzanne Olson Kukuiula Realty Group LLC  $6,750,000 Kauai
Joni Metzler MacArthur & Company Sotheby’s International  $6,125,000 Hawaii Island
Robert Kildow Hualalai Realty  $5,925,000 Hawaii Island
Thomas Loratta Hualalai Realty  $5,675,000 Hawaii Island
Robert Cella Coldwell Banker Island Prop(W)  $5,450,000 Maui
Richard Littlefield Coldwell Banker Island Prop(W)  $5,450,000 Maui
¡ This home designed by Warren Sunnland, called Hale o Ke Kai Hulali, sold for $14.2 million (including furnishings), the highest price paid last year on Hawaii Island. It sits on a 27,235-square-foot property and features lava rock walls, a double-pitched Hawaiian-style roof, salt-water infinity swimming pool, lava shower and courtyard with freshwater pond and streams. The 4-bedroom, 4-bath home has 7,045 square feet under cover, including 5,357 square feet of interior living space. Listing agent was Robert Kildow of Hualalai Realty, No. 1 on our Top 100 Realtors list; the buyers represented themselves, working with Thomas Loratta, another Hualalai Realty agent.
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