Testimonials


Testimonials
Read what others are saying about my services. Helping buyers and sellers buy or sell Hawaii real estate on Oahu is what I enjoy doing. My goal is to make sure you feel very comfortable working with me as I help guide you throughout the whole buying or selling process. I would like to personally thank all of you for having your trust, loyalty and your commitment throughout all these successful transactions. Please inform your friends, relatives, and anyone you know before they buy or sell Hawaii Real Estate to check us out. Make sure they mention your name as I will personally send you a nice thank you gift at closing. A referral is the highest compliment I can receive from my past clients. I am very proud to be selected as an Aloha Aina Award Nominee for the year 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013 which is one of our most prestigious awards to have in our business. Much mahalo’s to all of you!

Aloha, Dan Murakami (RA) ePRO

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We really cannot say enough about our outstanding experience of selling our home with Dan Murakami of Nalu Realty when I recently accepted a transfer with my company.

Not only was he having to deal with two very stressed-out people who were trying to arrange to move out of state but he also had to deal with the relocation company who was facilitating the move.

Dan calmly and efficiently dealt with the NUMEROUS (and sometimes duplicative!) requests from the relocation people as well as our scatter-brained questions just like the consummate professional that he is. Dan’s huge amount of patience and knowledge is always so reassuring.

In fact, not only did Dan ultimately get an above-asking price for our home, once we listed-we got a number of offers within just a couple of days. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, we actually closed almost 2 weeks ahead of schedule since he had everything ready to go for us!

We would most definitely recommend Dan as the best real estate agent around!

We feel fortunate that not only do we have Dan as our Hawaii real estate agent for life but a good friend as well.

Michelle & Noki L. – Tacoma, WA

My husband and I have been married for about 1 year and it was time to take the next step of home ownership. Given the huge financial commitment, finding an honest and trusted realtor who had the buyer’s interest in mind was a huge task. We were introduced to Dan Murakami by a colleague and friend who had just bought her first home. After she had contacted him, he contacted us that same evening. It may be cliché, but first impressions have lasting impressions and our first impression of Dan that evening was of promptness, timeliness, professionalism, and someone that was easy to speak to. My husband and I are both professionals in health care, but the home buying process is convoluted with what seems like foreign lingo. Needless to say, we were property virgins needing a lot of education in the process, coaching in knowing what type of home and location we wanted, and ensuring we stay in a price range we can afford. Dan had walked us through the entire process with patience and was highly organized providing a personalized binder that explained the different phases of buying a home. He had also provided a printout of all the properties we wanted to see with the comparables and provided an itinerary at every showing. During these showings, Dan always prompted for feedback: what we liked, what we didn’t like, if the property was a place we could see ourselves long term, etc. Dan had also provided such constructive feedback. We had initially wanted a high-rise condo in town and along the way, my husband and I developed different ideas on what type of home we wanted. Dan had offered so many great advise along the way, some of which had prompted decisions being made more on long-term goals vs. decisions made on current lifestyle. With this, my husband and I had finally agreed on a beautiful, centrally located single family home.

During the next phase of home-buying, Dan had provided a spelled out calendar of when certain documents were due. He had continued to stay on top of all deadlines and contacted us, as well as the seller’s agent, on a regular basis to facilitate the completion of these documents. There were some hick-ups along on the way with the seller’s agent but Dan had handled those obstacles diligently and professionally with his buyers’ best interests in mind. He had also referred us to a lender who, herself, guided us in every step to ensure our mortgage loan would be approved.

It’s been about 3 weeks since we’ve moved into our home. We have a lot of work to do to personalize the home, but Dan continues to be such a great help. He’s become a really good, surrogate family friend of ours. He had changed all of our front locks and arranged for installation and continues to offer his help in renovations.

My husband and I recommend Dan Murakami to any prospective buyer (and seller) with no reservations. The process of buying a home is a huge commitment with many obstacles along the way. Having a trusted, seasoned, and easy to work with realtor makes such a huge difference and we were so blessed to have Dan guide us through each process.

Sincerely,

Oliver & Lorena De Ausen

Dear Dan,

I just wanted to thank you for helping me find the perfect condo! It took several attempts, plus a lot of faith, and the right one finally came along. I appreciate you picking us up and also bringing the paperwork to me to sign, what was it like, THREE times?! You made the process so easy, convenient and enjoyable for me. Your diverse knowledge of appliances, minor plumbing repairs, and connections with all kinds of handy people, also put my mind at ease and helped me even after my purchase. Thank you again for all that you’ve done.

Aloha,
Wendy Nguyen

Dan is the man when it comes to your real estate needs. We just sold our townhouse and we would highly recommend Dan as your Realtor. His numerous professional contacts and “hands-on” attitude helped us get our place in pristine condition. His extensive knowledge of the real estate business and his professionalism got us an offer above our selling price. He also kept us up-to-date on the entire process from start to finish.

Thanks Dan!!

Dwight M. and Janice M., Ewa Beach

I’m writing this letter of recommendation in appreciation for Dan Murakami. I was very apprehensive when I decided to sell my Townhouse because of the nature of the Real Estate market in my area. At the time there were four units for sale.

Dan researched the competition and gave me his recommendation to prepare for the sale of my Townhouse. To my surprise, I got an offer during the first open house which closed and recorded as planned. The best part was that I got more than my asking price.

The whole process was a very positive and a fun experience, therefore, I would highly recommend Dan for his real estate knowledge and professionalism.

Lorri M.

Mililani, Hawaii

Working with Dan from the beginning to the end was a lot of fun. I really didn’t have to do any dirty work. It was between my brother Jon and Dan. Dan has so many connections with any contractor from tiles to painting and carpet laying. Dan has a list of them that can help you in anything you need. What I liked about working with Dan was that he keeps you up to date. The best part was after our final closing we went to this small hole in the wall to celebrate. Thanks a lot Dan for all your hard work and time you put into the selling of our place.
God Bless You and Take care,
Cindy and Jon
Mililani, Hawaii

Dan Murakami has been of invaluable service to my family when it came time to sell our condo. His professionalism, knowledge, and advice made a stressful situation manageable. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to both my family and friends.

Sincerely,
Jonathan Satow

Mililani, Hawaii

I have worked with Dan both in the selling of my house in the past as well as purchasing a house very recently. All I can say in my experience with Dan is that all the transactions that took place went very smooth. He gave expert advice on staging my old house for sale during a very difficult and highly competitive market while selling at top dollar. Recommendations with the new purchase went quite well too, especially with a highly stringent qualification process. I always had confidence in his real estate knowledge, but more importantly was his honesty in every aspect of the process. He stayed on top of things, communicated well and would highly recommend him for your real estate needs.

Lloyd S.

Mililani, Hi

We spoke with a couple of long-time realtors about selling Grandma’s house and they both told us that we ’re crazy to try to sell in this market no matter what the asking price.

Then we talked to you and you took on the challenge with MUCH better than expected results!

You’re positive “can do” attitude and absolutely stellar service is something we will always remember. We tell all of our friends and family about the top-notch service you provided and how very special you made us feel throughout the entire process.

You are truly on the job that is right for you!!

Many many thanks!!

ML and ohana

Haleiwa, Hi 96712

Dan Murakami,

I and my family want to take this opportunity to personally thank you for all the hard work you have done in helping us acquire our home. I appreciate the information and advice you have so diligently given us, as well as the personal relationship you have shared with me and my family. Your knowledge of real estate has been priceless to us during the whole home buying process. I appreciate you breaking down the sophisticated terminology into everyday understandable English that we could relate to. I also want to thank you for keeping us informed throughout the whole procedure, from the loan process, insurance requirements, inspections, surveys and the search process. Whether it was through emails, phone calls, faxes or door-to-door, you kept us in the know. I’m glad that you were looking out for my family’s best interest when it came to the selection of our new home. I am very glad to have you as a Realtor and I would recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell the property. We have truly enjoyed working with you.

Again, mahalo for the five-star service you provided.

malama pono

Al, Judee, and Aolanee. Ewa Beach Hi

Dan,

Thank you very much for making the entire experience of being a first time home buyer very pleasurable and easy experience. I truly enjoyed your “first time home owner” binder, and website. Thank you for walking me through every step in the 30-day process to becoming a homeowner. You have gone beyond the duties of a Realtor and I will recommend you to family, friends, and co-workers. I truly believe that all future homeowners and/or sellers should use your expertise, easy going attitude and professionalism to conduct business.

Sincerely,

A.S. Waipio

Dan,

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication in helping us sell our condominium. Due to your careful planning, diligent research, and home improvement advice, we were able to sell our unit after only one showing and realize a net profit well above our initial expectations. We are especially grateful for the fact that during the transaction process, you repeatedly contacted the buyer’s agent to remind him of critical deadlines in order to ensure that our closing date would not be compromised. You are truly a full-service real estate agent who treats his customers like a friend.

Thanks again,

M.T. & L.T., Honolulu, HI

ps – Your numerous contacts in the home improvement industry (from carpenters to appliance dealers) proved invaluable when preparing our unit for the initial showing.

Dear Dan,

Thanks for saving us thousands of dollars in listing fees. You made selling my home seem so easy. Your professional service was much appreciated and I will recommend you to my brother who will be looking to buy a townhouse in a few months. We enjoyed working with you and will keep in touch.

P.S. Thanks also for the cool bottle opener.

R.H. & K.H. Kapolei, Hi

Dear Dan,
We are all moved in and very happy with the condominium you found for us. You provided a very professional, patient, and accommodating service. Best of all you did not charge me anything for your services. I will be recommending you to a co-worker who is almost ready to buy. Please give her the same deal and service. I will appreciate it.

Thanks a lot!

D.S., Honolulu, HI

To Whom it may concern,

Dan’s services were exemplary. He went beyond the expectations of an agent…very courteous and personable. He is caring and easy to work with. I first listed a cheap discount broker but was not very happy with his service so I dropped him. Dan provided top-notch service while cutting his fees to save me money. I am very satisfied and will use him again.

Sincerely,
J.P., Mililani, HI