Recommendations

Apr 15, 2022 at 2:02PM
Sharon Honda recommends Keahi Pelayo

Keahi Pelayo is an excellent realtor!! He is very knowledgeable, professional, and easy to talk to. He has excellent negotiation skills, and he knows how to resolve issues!! He is really good about getting back to his clients on a regular basis. We would highly recommend Keahi!!
We recently closed on a 1031 exchange. Keahi Pelayo was our realtor for the buyer’s portion of the exchange. He started to send us multiple listings early in the exchange. We looked at many places, some of us using FaceTime. Keahi helped to resolve an issue on the sellers side. If not for him, we would still be looking for a place. We were able to close on Oahu a week after we sold our property on Maui!!
We would definitely recommend Keahi for any of your real estate needs!! View More Info at Reach150.com

Jan 12, 2022 at 12:38PM
The Kitashiro Ohana recommends Keahi Pelayo

Keahi and his assistant, Susie, are top notch. It was difficult for our family to list our home that we grew up in and that our father had worked so hard to build, but Keahi made sure we were comfortable with each step of the process. His experience and understanding of the real estate market is incredible, along with his compassion and understanding of his clients. We highly recommend Keahi - hands down! View More Info at Reach150.com

Dec 30, 2021 at 12:49PM
Matthew Meagher recommends Keahi Pelayo

Spectacular Realtor! Keahi helped me find an amazing condo in Hawaii. Very knowledgeable and great attention to detail. Would recommend to anyone! View More Info at Reach150.com
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Nov 2, 2020 at 6:20PM
Gayle Griffith recommends Keahi Pelayo

Retired

When my friend, Joan, died suddenly in 2019 I found out that I was named as administrator of her estate which meant I would be responsible for selling her condo in Honolulu. (I was living in Philadelphia.) Joan had worked with Keahi before and I knew she would be happy to have me work with him. We started the process of selling in March 2019 which, unfortunately, coincided with the emergence of COVID. Between the State of Hawaii and the condo HOA there were lots of restrictions. It took a long time with barriers to cross, but Keahi and his team made my job so easy, taking care of everything. I couldn't be more satisfied and highly recommend Keahi. View More Info at Reach150.com

Jul 17, 2020 at 2:13PM
Adele M Barres recommends Keahi Pelayo

President of Fiddlesticks Too, Inc.

I really enjoyed working with Keahi. He worked really hard to make the sale of property as smooth as possible and was always available for questions. His staff was also extremely helpful. He is also a very nice guy. View More Info at Reach150.com

Jun 2, 2020 at 5:34PM
Keebong Jhang Jr. recommends Keahi Pelayo

Satisfied Client

It was my first time selling a property so I was a little apprehensive. Had my first meeting with Keahi, and all my worries were taken care of. He answered all of the questions I had, and also anticipated others that came up. During the process of putting the property on the market all the way to closing, the thing I appreciated the most was Keahi's communication. Every week he would update me on the status of the sale. Sometimes he would call just to say hi and make sure that I didn't have any problems and was comfortable with everything. Being that it was my first time doing anything with real estate, he took the time to explain the process and any of the jargon I didn't understand. If I'm ever in the position to buy or sell a property again, I would definitely go with Keahi. 110% recommend!! View More Info at Reach150.com
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Apr 14, 2020 at 1:49PM
David C. Farmer recommends Keahi Pelayo

Attorney

I have known and worked with Keahi for almost 15 years with great success as well as personal satisfaction. He is thorough, professional, and a pleasure to work with for our mutual benefit. He has a complete grasp of the tools of his trade, and he brings them effectively to the tasks at hand. Keahi and his team are highly recommended. View More Info at Reach150.com
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Mar 31, 2020 at 4:09PM
Alana Miranda recommends Keahi Pelayo

I am grateful for a successful and timely 3-4 month process on the sale of our family home. Keahi kept me posted on all aspects of the sale, had knowledge with trusts, and has a team of professionals who were quite pleasant to work with on listing, lockbox and signage, viewings, open houses, offers, inspections and escrow. Land Court was something I was not familiar with, but all was handled in an orderly fashion, no guess work, all his expertise and experience provided us with a smooth transaction. I am happy to provide a professional recommendation for Keahi Pelayo and KU Realty. Sincere mahalo to you and your team, Keahi. It has been a wonderful experience to work with a caring, professional team in the sale of our family home of nearly 70 years, with many so many good memories. We wish the new owners many happy memories in their new home! View More Info at Reach150.com
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Mar 10, 2020 at 8:24AM
Edward Blaser recommends Keahi Pelayo

Retired DOD

Keahi and Susie were the best reality I have every had they went that extra mile to get my house sold always keeping me informed on everything, every week letting me know what the status is. If there was a rating on one to ten I would definitely give them a ten the most knowledgeable people I have known in reality business that I have known. Again thank you Keahi and your staff View More Info at Reach150.com
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Feb 13, 2020 at 12:39PM
David R recommends Keahi Pelayo

Property Owner

We were recommended to Keahi by a local Honolulu legal firm with which we had done some business related to the property. They said Keahi was the best of the best. They were right in all respects. Professional, knowledgeable, and with a level of patience and customer service that is unparalleled in my opinion. He is on top of everything, he always keeps you in the loop, never drops the ball, and JUST DOES HIS JOB, exactly as he says he'll do it. Can't say enough about how good he was for us. View More Info at Reach150.com

Nov 21, 2018 at 12:03PM
Dennis Hanshew recommends Keahi Pelayo

Keahi and is staff handled the marketing of my Honolulu condo. As I now reside in California, it has been a rental income property for many years. I could not have been more impressed or pleased with the attentiveness and professionalism of Keahi and his office. Everything went through without a hitch. View More Info at Reach150.com

May 12, 2018 at 12:51PM
Kent Swenson recommends Keahi Pelayo

Real Estate Broker

Keahi is an intelligent and ethical broker. If you are in the market to buy or sell, he will certainly keep you educated and updated about inventory and market trends. View More Info at Reach150.com
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May 7, 2018 at 1:01PM
Diane Muri recommends Keahi Pelayo

Keahi is a very good person to work with if you are buying or selling real estate. He is very thorough and goes over all the "paperwork" with you so you can ask questions and understand what you are signing. He is also a pleasant person with whom to converse. His several years of experience are helpful in guiding you through the process. You will enjoy meeting him.














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Apr 30, 2018 at 8:28AM
Vicky Santana recommends Keahi Pelayo

Broker Owner

I would highly recommend NextHome KU Realty. Keahi is a very knowledgeable broker. Their office provides excellence in customer service and has the latest technology to provide consumers with an advantage in the home selling and home search process. If you are looking to Sell or Buy in O'ahu and the surrounding areas NextHome KU Realty should be first on your list. View More Info at Reach150.com
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Apr 23, 2018 at 10:49AM
Rob Barber recommends Keahi Pelayo

Owner/ Broker NextHome Altitude

If you're looking for that special home in Honolulu you can’t go wrong with Keahi Pelayo at NextHome KU Realty.
His vast knowledge of the real estate market will benefit you in your home buying or selling experience. I’m happy to know that if I have clients making the move to Hawaii, there is a dedicated professional that I can refer them to and know that they will be in good hands. View More Info at Reach150.com
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Apr 20, 2018 at 7:27AM
Ken Anslono recommends Keahi Pelayo

Principal

If you are serious about finding a home on O'ahu or the Hawaiian Island chain you owe it to yourself to contact Keahi Pelayo before you start out on your own. Keahi is a generational Hawaiian resident w a heart for people & for Hawaii. Given that w his knowledge & experience in the local real estate markets makes Keahi an ideal addition to your transition team. Laki maikaʻi & Aloha! View More Info at Reach150.com
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Apr 20, 2018 at 7:22AM
CHRISTIE HouseTheaux recommends Keahi Pelayo

Owner/Broker

Professional, on top of the current trends of the market and his commitment to his clients and community make working with Keahi a great choice. View More Info at Reach150.com

Apr 14, 2018 at 10:36AM
Jon Brumer recommends Keahi Pelayo

Owner

Met Keahi and chatted a bit. Great broker and wonderful person. Would definately recommend him and his team for you #nexthome View More Info at Reach150.com

Mar 19, 2018 at 1:17PM
Janie recommends Keahi Pelayo

Manager, Kalo Terrace

Keahi’s expertise and insight into the market were invaluable in helping me select just the right Honolulu condo to complete my 1031 exchange. He and his assistant Susie were very responsive and professional in all aspects of securing and closing the deal. They kept me well informed regarding the negotiations with the seller and the details of closing escrow. Even after closing, Keahi continued to advise me. I really appreciated his enthusiasm and concern for my plans to rent out the property after the close. He provided me great advice about finding good tenants, and referred me to great vendors and resources to help me prepare the property for rental. Keahi is a consummate professional who I would highly recommend to anyone interested in buying or selling property in Hawaii. View More Info at Reach150.com

Jan 8, 2018 at 10:59AM
Carie Leach recommends Keahi Pelayo

Whether an experienced buyer/seller, or a first-time seller like myself, always look for the best. Keahi is the ultimate professional. He is always looking out for your best interest and walking you through the process. You can rest assured, he is there for you. View More Info at Reach150.com

Dec 27, 2017 at 4:36PM
Gregg S. Kawamura recommends Keahi Pelayo

founder of TheKawaGroup

I met Keahi 20 years ago when we both had the same coach. Right then I knew that Keahi was committed to learning and having an excellent life. Over the years when I have questions about business or life I reach out to Keahi and he always has an ear to listen, a heart to help and a great mind to see and solve problems from a great deal of different perspectives.

A great coach can ask you just the right questions and challenge you to step out of your comfort zone to become the best you can be.

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Dec 19, 2017 at 1:50PM
Kathy Baker recommends Keahi Pelayo

Principal, KB Consulting Solutions

I have the pleasure of working with Keahi to build his business and provide the best tools, resources and support for professional Realtors in the market. His dedication to provide an exceptional work environment and opportunity provides tremendous value. His passion to Mentor and develop the next generation of real estate professional is amazing. The market is moving and Keahi Pelayo is a force to be watched and followed. View More Info at Reach150.com

Dec 18, 2017 at 1:47PM
Maggie Rose recommends Keahi Pelayo

First Time Buyer

As a first time buyer, Keahi took the time to walk through a few scenarios, highlighting the possible pros and cons of an investment property in Honolulu. After we chatted for about an hour, we determined it was not the right time for me to buy. I hope to work with him in the future if my circumstances change. I encourage you to call him for a quick chat. He knows the market and has YOUR best interests in mind. View More Info at Reach150.com
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Dec 12, 2017 at 12:37PM
Judith Kalbrener recommends Keahi Pelayo

Broker/ Owner

Keahi is a great coach and mentor. His discipline and work ethic are outstanding! Any agent would be lucky to work with him. View More Info at Reach150.com
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Dec 12, 2017 at 6:36AM
Mar Prestera recommends Keahi Pelayo

Broker/Owner Prestera Real Estate, Inc

I have had the privilege of having know Keahi both professionally and personally for over18 years. Keahi truly is the epitome of what a real estate professional is and should be. Commitment, honor, integrity, professionalism and service drive his real estate business! Keahi is, and continues to be "The" Realtor of choice in Hawaii.

Even after all of these years of real estate, Keahi, is still an astute student of the industry, staying ahead of the trends, looking for opportunities to grow his Mastery in serving his fellow professionals, clients, and the industry as a whole. Keahi, thank you for setting and maintaining such a high standard, and level of performance, it is a tremendous representation of what the best of our industry has to offer. View More Info at Reach150.com

Dec 5, 2017 at 1:34AM
Angel Devlin-Brown recommends Keahi Pelayo

Realtor Salesperson

I met Keahi Pelayo more than 27 years ago when he was my realtor.He was outstanding then and he is outstanding now.When I decided to become a realtor,Keahi was one of the first people I called for advice.His direct communication style,his willingness to listen and ask questions,and his wealth of experience in both business and real estate has made him a valuable mentor and friend.He is someone that can be trusted and looked to for solid guidance and business practices...a true coach and mentor. View More Info at Reach150.com

Nov 30, 2017 at 3:11PM
Ron & Vickie Parker recommends Keahi Pelayo

Both retired, US Army

Truly outstanding performance from KU Realty's principal broker Keahi Pelayo and RA/office manager Susie Morgan. Two top-notch pros who did an extraordinarily good job for us - starting from our first conversation, through property preparation, the marketing/sales process and all issues through closing. Keahi and Susie earn our very highest recommendation to on-islanders, DOD/military and off-island buyers and sellers like ourselves. View More Info at Reach150.com

Nov 24, 2017 at 8:50AM
Corky Sponcey recommends Keahi Pelayo

Army Aviator

Keahi is a tenacious and conscientious agent. Keahi was able to find buyers for my condo within a week. He will always be direct with you and tell you the truth of what to expect in a deal and he will work tirelessly for you until everything is complete. He is an excellent mediator and negotiator. If these seem like the qualities you would want in your real estate agent, then Keahi is your man! View More Info at Reach150.com

Nov 22, 2017 at 12:51PM
Jill Brandin recommends Keahi Pelayo

Keahi and his assistant, Susie, were professional and very effective in helping me establish a price for my condos and in dealing with the buyers. I do not live on the island and they took care of every detail and repair at a reasonable cost. They should be your realtor whether you are looking to buy or sell!! View More Info at Reach150.com

Nov 13, 2017 at 12:49PM
A Sean Aguilar, CCIM recommends Keahi Pelayo

Private Banker for the Real Estate Investor

Aloha,
I recently completed a property re-positioning assignment for a Hawaii based investor involving 6 transactions, 5 asset classes, 4 Cities, 3 States, some with leverage and some without and all using the IRS Code 1031 Exchange.

To perfect the client's last property exchange, I purposely sought out Keahi Pelayo to source our final opportunity to execute the last leg of our strategy.

I will leave it at this, regardless of your level of sophistication allow yourself or someone you know to be represented by Keahi. He is everything one should want in a Realtor and the next time you want a favorable outcome pick up the phone and call him.

I did and my client is better off because I did. View More Info at Reach150.com
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Nov 7, 2017 at 9:58PM
Michael McCulloch recommends Keahi Pelayo

Trustee

I met Keahi several years ago when I was showing a trust property as a For Sale by Owner. Ever since that initial introduction he would periodically call to inquire if I had any other properties held in trust that he might be able to assist with in selling.
He has always impressed me with his tenacity. It took several years but I finally had the right situation that required his problem solving skills. He wasn't deterred by the poor condition of the property, he just rolled up his sleeves and organized a competent group of craftsman to make the property presentable and effected the sale which we closed on October 31, 2017. I think anyone represented by Keahi would be well served. View More Info at Reach150.com
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Oct 27, 2017 at 1:33PM
B. Chong recommends Keahi Pelayo

Media Executive/General Manager (retired)

What a special privilege it was to work with Keahi.

My property needed extensive work before a sale. I live in New York City and had limited time. Not only was Keahi and Susie's comprehensive experience invaluable, but their readiness to help with issues was truly remarkable.

Professional, resourceful, completely reliable--Keahi is unrivaled.
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Oct 20, 2017 at 3:30AM
Nathan Lau recommends Keahi Pelayo

Account Manager

Keahi is a true professional and it really shows in his approach from the beggining of the processs, to the end. My wife and I have worked with him on all 3 of our previous homes and the trust and relationship is there, and we know what we’re getting with Keahi and Susie. We highly recommend Keahi and Susie’s services, and do know that they will get the job done. View More Info at Reach150.com

Oct 19, 2017 at 5:32PM
Fred G Kennedy recommends Keahi Pelayo

Colonel, USAF (retired)

When you make a decision to sell your home, one of the most difficult and important decisions is the selection of a realtor. In our case, that decision was easy. Keahi Pelayo was our choice. Keahi had kept in contact with us over the past 8 years. He was always providing current market conditions and provided answers to many real estate questions we may have had. Our home was sold very quickly after listing and the process went smoothly. We highly recommend Keahi and his team. View More Info at Reach150.com

Oct 19, 2017 at 2:02PM
Tim O'Leary recommends Keahi Pelayo

Sales Manager

Keahi has been our Real Estate Agent for 17 years. He has helped my family with both our homes and investment properties. In all cases, my wife and I have always felt Keahi works in our best interest & always anticipates the right move while in a transaction. He is a Realtor ‘in business’ and has a complete and successful strategy to 'win' for his clients. View More Info at Reach150.com

Oct 16, 2017 at 12:10AM
Brad Totherow recommends Keahi Pelayo

Vice President

Keahi helped my wife and I find our family home over 19 years ago. He has also help us find investments properties and understands the Hawaii real estate market. I have no hesitation recommending Keahi to family, freinds and clients. View More Info at Reach150.com

Sep 28, 2017 at 4:20PM
Kenneth Silva recommends Keahi Pelayo

Fire Chief, retired

Keahi helped my wife and I fulfill a dream that we have had for many years. We recently purchased a beachfront property that we will build our dream home upon. Keahi is the consummate professional with a firm grasp of the real estate market on Oahu. I would highly recommend him for anyone that is looking to buy or sell real estate. View More Info at Reach150.com

Sep 26, 2017 at 4:42PM
Jessica Conklin recommends Keahi Pelayo

Keahi and his team were wonderful to work with. Being outside the area of Hawaii, I was able to use email for most interactions and the response time was superb. He never once failed to update me on the status of what was going on throughout the process, being my first home sale, he thoroughly provided answers to all my questions, even ones I hadn't thought of. He was knowledgeable and I would certainly work with him in the future on a home sale or home purchase. Easiest Transaction I've had in 18 years in the United States Navy. View More Info at Reach150.com