What did my clients honestly think
of their experience?
Here are REAL, unpaid, reviews straight from my past clients.
"Buying a home, especially a first home, can be an incredibly stressful experience, and it involves so many moving parts. We really couldn't have done it without Sue. She guided us through the process with patience and humor, she clearly cares about her work and her clients. Her knowledge of the market, neighborhoods and homes was incredible.
Sue was never afraid to ask tough questions to make sure we were well represented, and she also made sure to explain things clearly to us every step of the way. She took the stress out of a stressful experience and truly made it a joy to look for a new home. From day one, Sue understood what we were looking for in a home and worked relentlessly to help us find it, and we couldn't be happier with the home she helped us find.
Now that we have found a home, we miss going to open houses with her! We're looking forward to working with her again in the future and would emphatically recommend Sue to anybody looking for their next home."
"This was my first time selling a home and I am forever grateful to have Sue on my team. I always felt like she was looking out for my best interest and making sure I was protected and comfortable.
I had previously listed my home for sale on Zillow as a FSBO, but after weeks of minimal interest, I decided to enlist the help of Sue. She acted extremely quickly in marketing my home, making minor improvements, and staging the interior. Within a few days, I had an all-cash over-asking offer. She was also extremely thorough in reviewing documents with me, specifically how my condo's upcoming pipe project and loan assessment may affect potential buyers. Even though my little condo was a pretty small sale, she treated me as if I was selling a million dollar property. Sue Jo is SOOOO GOOD!"
"I cannot say enough about Sue Jo. She is amazing and I plan to work with her in the future.. She is on top of everything and is extremely knowledgeable about the market and what needs to be done."
"Working with Sue was a great experience.
She was knowledgeable about the local market and patiently answered all our questions. When we ultimately found a place that was right for us, she led us through the entire purchase process. Even when an unanticipated issue from the seller arose, she handled it well and it was resolved satisfactorily.
Throughout our search and escrow, Sue was constantly available and was always there for us. I'd recommend working with her."
"Sue is so patient and knowledgeable. She always kept us in the loop and made sure we knew all of our options. Sue always did what was best for us. Thanks to Sue, this sale went fast! Thank you for all your hard work! Amazing!"
"Sue is the absolute best.
Not only is she super knowledgeable about the real estate market in Hawaii, she’s also super thoughtful and genuine. Sue helped us to buy our first home. We were so nervous but Sue was so patient and made a scary process actually enjoyable. A couple of years later, Sue helped us to sell our first home for above asking price!! She has a great eye for design and I have no doubt that it was her staging that helped our home to sell above asking.
We are so thankful that we met Sue."
"Sue Jo is simply the best out there. Her work ethic is unparalleled to anyone in the business. She was always well prepared for every showing and answered all of our questions. Though we took a while to find a place, she would be so supportive the whole time and she would never give up on us. With out her help I don't think the whole process would have been so easy and enjoyable.
As new homeowners the process was very intimidating to us, but with Sue Jo's help, the process was so much less stressful because she helped us through the whole process and let us know what was coming up.
We absolutely loved having Sue Jo as our agent and would recommend her to anyone and everyone we come across."
"I am a repeat client of Sue’s. She helped me sell my condo in town in 2018.
Her undeniable service-minded attention to detail in the local housing market allowed a smooth purchase of my home in Aiea. It felt like a miracle to find the home that I wanted in today’s market.
Sue’s calm yet passionate demeanor reassured me of every step in the process. We all know buying an older home can be nerve racking; but Sue knew who to contact, when to contact them, and kept me informed throughout. I always highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a responsive and attentive real estate agent that 100% has your interest at heart."
"Sue Jo has gone above and beyond any expectations we ever had for a realtor.
She was so knowledgeable about the homes in the area. The stock of homes on the market was so limited, so she set up appointments with homes that were not currently showing just so we could get an idea of the different layouts of the various homes in the area.
We only had 10 days for our house hunting trip and we didn't expect to walk away with a contract during this short time frame. We looked at several homes on our first day and decided to put an offer on our potential dream home. We won the contract! She also set up both the home inspection and AC inspections while we were still on our house hunting trip. She anticipated every question we had and immediately contacted whoever she needed to for answers. She is also very quick to respond to any texts and emails.
She stayed in contact with us every step of the way reminding us to sign documents and relaying/ explaining everything related to the contract. She was quick to act in our best interest and inquire about things that she wanted clarification about from the sellers.
We also wanted to make some renovations before moving into the home. She set up contractor estimates with several different companies to get us quality workmanship at a great price. Her background in art and graphic design has made it so easy to trust her judgement when helping us pick out our paint colors and flooring.
Like I said, she has really gone above and beyond her expected duties and seems to truly enjoy helping us get everything we want and need. She had made this traditionally stressful process a breeze. I couldn't say enough great things about Sue Jo!"
"Sue is a miracle deliverer--we were able to find our "forever" home and negotiate a winning offer to obtain the house of our dreams...all in the worst housing market in the history of America! Sue is a truly fantastic realtor with an unparalleled work ethic and compassion--she listens and truly cares about her clients needs. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home, you won’t regret it!"
Sila Pang (Buyer)
"She is an exceptional agent and human being. She is incredibly knowledgeable and extremely resourceful. I’ve dealt with many agents and none hold a candle to the customer service she provides.
Sue Jo made the experience of buying a home on an island I was completely unfamiliar with feel like a vacation. She planned everything perfectly and her attention to detail is amazing!
We had an urgency to find a home quickly on an island we were completely unfamiliar with and Sue led us through the entire process ensuring we saw a variety of places in a short time efficiently and comfortably. She considered every single detail that was important to us in finding a home and helped us land solidly on exactly what we wanted. She’s continued to extend her help after the purchase and move in date on connecting us to all the most amazing people from our contractors, electricians, pool and landscape, etc. Its no surprise that those she works with and trusts are equally as wonderful and helpful as she is. I’m grateful and fortunate as I’ve heard stories of others not having had the same wonderful experience with their agents on the island. Sue Jo is a treasure and if you’re fortunate enough to work with her you’ll know why immediately! Thank you, Sue!"
"More than anything, I found Sue Jo to be trustworthy, friendly and helpful. She bent over backwards to get me through this historic seller's market and out of her way to uncover suspect or hidden issues. Even before I was in her time zone, she was assisting me virtually with complete dedication.
Her attention to detail is second to none. Sue found discrepancies and noted issues that I had not even thought to ask about or even knew I should care (I'm not a rookie to buying a home btw.) She went through ALL my contracts step by step (and multiple times in this seller's market). Answered the same questions, multiple times with such patience. Sue is "beast mode" when the time comes to negotiate price. She went to work as if she was buying the home herself. She is absolutely THE best asset and provides the quality of service that demonstrates the value of the real estate agent. She is not only a credit to her brokerage and BHG Realty, but also to the real estate industry at large. Sue Jo will work tirelessly for her clients. She is wonderful! Enthusiastically recommend and thank you Sue!"
"Sue! She is the best.
Sue was recommended to me by a family friend. Everything but praise from him for Sue.
She was not our first realtor and I could tell by far that she was the best. Sue made sure that we get the best fit for our budget and especially for our family. It only took her a little less than 2 weeks to put us on escrow! Everything worked out for us because of her. She made it so seem so easy and effortless, tho I’m far away and my wife is also a first-time homeowner. And she never missed a phone call! Lol, that is very impressive. She made sure that we understood every line item on our documents, took her time to explain everything. Additionally, she never pushed us to do something that would just benefit herself, it was all about my family getting the best deal with this current market. Thank you so much, Sue, this review is not even close to how great of a realtor she is.
Please do yourself a favor and have Sue as your realtor for your future home."
"Sue Jo is the best agent I could have asked for! She is extremely service oriented and met every need I had in the sales of my property.
It felt as though Sue knew exactly what would work and anticipated every detail of the sales transaction. Her knowledge of the market was critical in the successful and timely sale, which proves she is an outstanding agent!
I cannot express strongly enough the positive impact and high level of service and commitment that Sue and Team Kiriu have for me as a client. If anyone is looking to buy or sell property, I would recommend Sue without hesitation!
She is a top notch real estate agent!"
"Sue was the best realtor that we could've asked for - she's very friendly and easy to talk to. She was very patient and was quick to respond when we had any questions. We knew that she would be willing to stand up for us. We would definitely recommend Sue to anyone looking for a home!"
"If you are looking to sell/purchase a home and are worried about the stress of it all, then look no further! I can promise if you work with Sue Jo, she will take the stress out of the process, her knowledge of the market, and most importantly open line of communication will make your experience an absolutely positive one! I can not THANK her and her team at Better Homes and Gardens RE enough.....beyond satisfied with the service I received!!!"
"Sue is an excellent real estate professional. She will go beyond and above your expectations. I just closed a first deal with her and I couldn't expect any better services.
I've used one of the cheap $5000 flat fee agents and experienced terrible service from him which I'd never do again.
Sue will be my agent for life on all of future real estate business .
That's how much I appreciated her professionalism. She will review every documents and surrounding information and will provide you back ground information and recommendations so you can make an informed decision.
She is the BEST real estate professional i have experienced in Hawaii."
"I met Sue at an open house she was hosting and was very impressed with her professionalism. I knew that I could work with her in the future. This is the fourth property I've purchased in my life, and by far the most professional and knowledgeable of all agents. I have recommended her to acquaintances and would work with her again.
Prior to the selection of the house I purchased, I looked at 15+ houses with Sue, most were her idea. She had a good understanding of my needs and priorities. Her support AFTER the sale was phenomenal. She helped me pick contractors for renovation of the kitchen, bathrooms, and replacing the floors. Sue's contacts and thorough knowledge of the vendor database AND her in-depth knowledge of timelines helped me set a realistic schedule and move in with little / no fuss."
"Sue has been outstanding with everything from helping get our house marketable to the final inspections!! I would absolutely give her the highest recommendation possible!!
Sue was absolutely flawless with every detail from the paperwork, to closing!! She made sure that everything was in perfect order through each phase!! Sue made things happen that we thought would be impossible! She worked tirelessly until everything was complete, and way above satisfaction!!
Everyone that Sue linked us up with at Better Homes and Garden was amazingly professional, knowledgeable, friendly and kind!! We couldn't have asked for anyone better to work with!! Thank you Sue and Better Homes and Garden for everything!!"
Dan & Amy (Seller)
"We are so blessed that our friends recommended Sue for this journey. Sue has the qualities that a homebuyer needs on his/her side when engaging this competitive market. She won our trust and confidence with your knowledge, dedication, timely responses and love for people. We watched Sue deal with a diverse set of agents representing sellers and she kept us grounded and well informed. We also valued Sue’s advice even more than the advise from our colleagues and friends. I was particularly impress with her attention to detail in ensuring inspectors were doing their job and also ensure I was properly informed on the specific documents prior to obtaining our signatures. We also watched Sue crawl under homes and watched climb ladders to inspect attic spaces with inspectors. That was impressive and I have never met an agent that is so engaged in ensuring their customers are obtaining the best service. Further, Sue was quick to share her views based on learning about my wife's likes and dislikes and that was very valuable. We may have to buy a second home in order to have Sue around again; however, she will be in our corner if we sell. Sue provided a first class service and in the Hawaii Real Estate market, she is the world champ! Sue is the best!"
"We were impressed as we watched our son and his wife both buy a home AND sell their condo through Sue. She was knowledgeable, interested in our unique needs , had great ideas and an excellent eye for staging the property. She remembers everything and follows thru. She maintains excellent contact through out the sale process. Her contacts for repair people etc was also invaluable.
Sue has given us our best sales experience ever."
Dave & Eula (Seller)
"5 stars are simply not enough - on a scale of 1 to 5, Sue is 100!
When my wife and I decided to put our condo on the market we lived on the East Coast and were concerned with the challenges associated with selling property from over 5,000 miles away. I can honestly say that from the moment we connected with Sue, we knew our property was in the right hands as it was clearly evident she keeps her clients’ best interests as her number one priority. She made the entire process completely stress free - coordinating with our property manager to transition the unit from recently vacated rental to move-in ready listing. Whether it was coordinating/planning and overseeing renovations, listing the condo, or our virtual closing, Sue took every opportunity to meet our needs, at times anticipating them, and addressed all our concerns with her flawless communication style and selfless dedication. Despite the 6-hour time difference, Sue was ALWAYS available to discuss updates and options, or walk us through dry real estate documentation, line-by-line. She provided expert recommendations every step of the way to guide us, making this the most seamless real estate transaction we’ve ever experienced. Sue Jo is one of the best in real estate, she knows her business and will always exceed the highest of expectations."
"I wish all agents were as dedicated and professional as Sue.
Everyone need Sue."
"Sue Jo is the absolute definition of ‘above and beyond’.
She is an absolute joy to deal with and raises the bar for her entire industry. If you are buying or selling a home on Oahu, stop reading reviews right now, and call her.
When I bought my first house, I didn’t have a Sue Jo, and the experience I had with my agent made me question what real estate agents get paid for. When it came time to buy our home in Hawaii, we were fortunate enough to meet Sue, and now that we have successfully closed, in the world’s craziest market, I question how I will survive life in general without her! Her due diligence is second to none (consistently identified items that the inspectors missed), she ‘knows someone’ who can evaluate or help resolve seemingly anything, she knows the legalize and the local real estate market like the back of her hand, and she even watched our kids so my husband and I could tour houses during covid!
I trust her judgement without hesitation and know you will too. As happy as I am to have our new home, our life feels a little more empty without the daily chats with Sue.
I hope we will be in our home for a very long time, but if we ever think of moving again, she will be my very first call."
A. Ahrens (Buyer)
"She never pressured for any sale. She did negotiate the price if the property below asking price and it was accepted at our original entry offer even though it was below asking price and there was another buyer. To get a home below asking in Hawaii Kai is unheard of, she is a miracle worker!"
"Sue is very friendly. She made the process of selling my home of 25 years less stressful. I was very overwhelmed with how much work and stuff I had to get rid of and pack. Sue helped me pack and even sent her family to help move all the big items. I am extremely grateful for how much Sue has gone above and beyond for me. I would not have been able to do it all by myself! Sue even gave me lots of advice and was very knowledgeable. My house sold in a month!"
"Sue Jo is an awesome Realtor Agent. She was very thorough & professional and made sure all info was provided and understood. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to buy/sell their property. Thank You for your excellent service! We are enjoying our home."
"Sue is really awesome! She has been very helpful in selecting my home.
What I like about her is she goes though all the documents with you. From the beginning to closing, she is with you all the way! I also like how she finds the right questions to ask to the other parties. She’s always thinking ahead. As a first time buyer, I felt at ease with her constantly involving me in everything that’s happening throughout the process. Communication to a realtor is a key to a very successful transaction.
I could not have a better realtor than her. She’s fantastic and so much energy!
Thank you for all your help!"
"Sue Jo provided us with excellent service. The team at BHG worked diligently to make sure everything flowed in a timely manner. Sue works hard and is persistent about keeping the lines of communication open. I will definitely be referring Sue to friends & family as she is diligent & dedicated looking out for your best interest."
J & D A. (Seller)
"Sue Jo was very helpful throughout the process. She was honest and forthright. She kept us informed throughout the whole buying process. We would use her again.."