COLIN IS EXTREMELY PATIENT AND MAKES THE PROCESS AS STRESS-FREE AS POSSIBLE
I highly recommend Colin to anyone looking for a realtor. He is incredibly responsive to all questions and very knowledgeable. He’s very trustworthy and will give honest feedback and advice. To those new to the process, he is extremely patient in explaining real estate terms and answering questions. He definitely puts his client first and is never too busy to assist at any stage in the process. He makes the home purchase or selling process as stress-free as possible.
- Sarah E
FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL, DEPENDABLE, AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, EFFECTIVE.
Colin and his team were a dream to work with.
I was a first time home buyer and he made the experience as seamless as possible. I had a ton of questions and Colin was always incredibly responsive, proactive, and helpful. I also appreciated his forthrightness and honesty - I never felt like I was at a sales presentation or like I was being pushed. He always kept in mind my goals and was aware of the obstacles along the way, and he did a great job in helping me navigate the home-buying process.
I have literally never left a review in my life, but I felt compelled to write one for Colin. He, Mika, and Chelsea all helped me achieve my dream of owning my own home - at a great deal! They were friendly, professional, dependable, and, most importantly, effective. I very, very highly recommend Colin.
- Roxanne K.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND COLIN LEE
We highly recommend Colin Lee. His experience and professionalism completely eclipsed our experience with previous realtors. He was recommended by a trusted friend, and he exceeded those expectations. Very professional, prompt, action-oriented, easy going, and patient. We liked that he had a team working for him. As a former CPA, his consult on pricing, policies, and figures was accurate and clear. He has set a new standard of quality service for us.
- Matthew I.
EXCELLENT REAL ESTATE AGENT
Colin Lee is an exceptional real estate broker. He goes above and beyond to ensure that your needs are met. I highly recommend everyone to utilize Colin's services.
- Amy S.
COLIN SUPPORTED US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
Met Colin at an Open house early in our search for our forever home. He gave us great advice right off the bat and he then guided through the 4-5 month long journey to our perfect place. He responded right away to every text message....and there were lots. "How about this place?", "Wait how about this place?" Always available and there when we needed him. The market is crazy right now and Colin supported us every step of the way.
- David C.
THE RIGHT TEAM TO HELP US
Colin and Chelsea were the right team to help us sell and buy in this high demand marketplace. I really like how responsive they were. They were always available to answer any questions we might of had. Their knowledge about the market and professional advise helped us sell our place for over $100K of the asking price. They also were there when we were looking for a place to buy. They were patient with us and showed us allot of options in our price range and we actual found the perfect place for allot less than what we initially budgeted for. Even after we bought our place they were there to help make suggestions on things we might want to do and had a list of contractors that could helps us. I would highly recommend Colin and his team.
- Michael H.
COLIN IS AN EXPERIENCED, DEDICATED, AND KNOWLEDGEABLE REALTOR
Colin and his Team recently helped me close on a place as a first time home buyer. I was pretty intimidated by the whole process and that is where having an experienced relator really helped.
At every step of the buying process, he was there to help and provide direction, from suggesting a mortgage officer, to negotiating the price with the sellers agent and getting my offer accepted. After that, he made the escrow process as simple as possible, recommending inspectors, scheduling an appraisal, and helping to explain and review the piles of documents I'd have to sign. Colin was always accessible and willing to accompany me to an open houses, go over paperwork, or help with questions I had throughout the sale. I never felt uncomfortable or overwhelmed throughout the entire process.
Even when Colin was off island, he was able to coordinate with members of his team to schedule a showing for me, and prepare an offer, all while technically on 'vacation'. That is the kind of dedication, I feel is above and beyond what you'd get from just any realtor.
In the future, when I am ready to to sell or upgrade to a new place, I will definitely be using Colin as my realtor and have already recommended him to friends who are looking.
COLIN AND HIS TEAM WERE AWESOME
We met Colin Lee at the Better Homes booth at Hawaii Convention Center back in 2018. From there we exchanged information and set up an appointment at the Kahala office to get an introduction to home buying. He was highly informative and really nice. We kept him in mind since then and gave him a buzz when we were ready to enter the market - fast forward to 2021.
Colin was very resourceful and utilized many new technologies to make the process simple for us. With his team, he shared and made intuitive the vast amount of information for us first time home buyers. He was able to find us homes that met our lifestyle.
He and his team were awesome! They were prompt, professional and personable. Their knowledge was helpful and they made all this information simple for me and my wife to understand. It was incredible working with them to get us into a home during this challenging market. We really appreciate them for their efforts to make it happen and we hope to work with them again on our next future investment.
Team Lee and all those they work with were good to work with. Needless to say me and my wife are happy customers.
- Adrian T.
COLIN AND HIS TEAM IS PROFESSIONAL AND COMPETENT IN A COMPLEX PROCESS
We were very pleased with Colin's team's professionalism and competence in advertising, staging, and managing the selling process. This was a complex process, but he and his team made it straightforward and successful.
- Joel N.
WE COULDN'T HAVE GOT OUR DREAM HOME WITHOUT THE SERVICES AND SUPPORT FROM COLIN AND HIS TEAM
Colin is THE man. He has the experience and skills to make your real estate dreams come true.
I met Colin back in 2015 through a CPA professional association. Upon learning that he was a realtor, I made a comment about how I wanted to own a home but didn't think I could afford one. Colin followed up with me the next business day and just mentioned that he could go over the process with me and see what we're working with and go from there. A few months later...I was a first time homeowner that was paying less with my monthly mortgage than I was paying for rent.
Fast forward 5 years. Colin kept in touch with me through out the years by giving me a pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas. After living with my boyfriend for three years (who was paying rent for his apartment), when Colin was dropping off the Christmas pie, I mentioned that we were considering buying a place but weren't sure we could find a place that met all of our "must have" criteria and would be affordable. Plus, I barely could remember the home buying process and needed a refresher. Once again, Colin listened and addressed these concerns promptly.
He set up a meeting for us to discuss the home buying process and started helping us look for properties. Immediately after this meeting, my boyfriend and I started looking and whenever something caught our eye, we texted Colin, who would set up a showing ASAP.
The market was super competitive for buyers since interest rates are so low. There were a few properties we couldn't even see because they were in escrow in less than a day on the market. While this was disheartening, we knew what we were going into since Colin was very realistic with us. He warned us that this would be tough, but its doable and he would be with us every step of the way.
What we really appreciated about Colin was how he remembered and cared about what we wanted in our home. For example, we told him that we wanted to have a German Shepherd one day, so when looking at apartments, one of the first things Colin asked about, without prompting, was the pet policy.
We went to about 4 different showings before we saw our dream apartment. It met all the "need to have" criteria and we could afford the monthly payments. We knew we had to take the shot and put in an offer. Colin prepared the offer the next morning and walked us through the document and the strategies he would use to get the offer accepted. He also went over the risks with this property (due to COVID, the seller couldn't ask the current renters to leave) and the difficulties with trying to get the offer accepted (i.e. multiple offers, an offer with an amount much higher than asking and we can't counter). The next few days were a tough waiting game. We had many calls with Colin as he heard back from the seller. They received multiple offers. The seller countered our offer. We accepted the counter...
Three days after we made an offer, Colin called and told us...we are now in escrow. I was ecstatic. The next 46 days went by in a blur. Colin, as promised, was with us every step of the way. He and his fantastic team made sure we met every condition and due date stated in the offer. He worked with our loan officer to ensure that we were on track to close on time. As soon as he heard we would need more time to close due to the loan, his team was on it to submit the necessary documents to extend. If I had a question, I could call or text him and he would promptly respond. When we had to review all of the condo documents, he set up a call so that he could go through each document so that we understood what each document was telling us and what we were signing off on. Even after the close, I still called Colin with questions about the home exemption for real property taxes.
We couldn't have got our dream home without the services and support from Colin and his team. We are forever grateful for them. Anyone looking to buy or sell their real property, I highly recommend Colin Lee.
- Taryn L.
WE FELT 100% COMFORTABLE WITH COLIN IN WHAT, TO DATE, HAS BEEN OUR BIGGEST FINANCIAL DECISION
I contacted another well-known realtor in the area and she never even replied to my email. Colin however texted me within minutes of me submitting my initial inquiry. At our initial meeting at the Kapolei office, Colin walked us through the process, provided comps to look at and introduced us to his team. We knew from that point we’d found the partner we needed to sell our home.
Between Colin and Kim, their communication was great. They presented everything clearly, not assuming we understood industry speak, so we were able to make the best decision at each opportunity.
Due to having tenants in the unit and an eviction moratorium in place, this was an unusual sale process and really presented some challenges in showing the unit and getting access to it.
Once we had a buyer, the transaction moved nearly at light-speed. Again, Team Lee was there helping answer questions and keep us on track.
Colin is a very approachable and easy to talk to professional. He knows local style dealings and how to “talk story” with us and mix in enough non-business conversation that really just shows he gets us and understands our needs. We felt 100% comfortable with Colin in what, to date, has been our biggest financial decision.
Kim, Chelsea and anyone else supporting Team Lee was amazing. They kept the process moving, we’re quick to reach out at various times when a question was asked or information was needed. It’s evident that Colin and the team has worked well and executed numerous transactions together.
- Mark C.
ADVISED US WELL EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
My husband and I worked with Colin and his team to purchase a condominium in Honolulu. Colin and his team were incredibly responsive (typically a return text or phone call within the hour, if not in minutes!), and were quick to relieve any anxieties we had about the homebuying process. They were attentive to our needs, showed us units that matched our budget and preferences, and advised us well every step of the way. Colin was very honest and forthright with his advice, and we completely trusted his assessment of the various units that were shown to us.
In a very competitive market, Colin and his team helped us to secure an amazing unit that met all of our preferences. Once we closed on a unit, the entire process was seamless, and they even helped us fast-track to closing a week early! We are so happy with our new home. Thank you Team Colin Lee!
- Kim I.