Very highly recommended, US military friendly. Leburta was introduced to me by a friend. I was a first time buyer on deployment overseas and had no knowledge of the area. I gave her some vague parameters and when I visited Hawaii later, she showed me several places that all resonated with my taste and budget. I had to go back overseas but she worked with me from 8000 miles away to set up the mortgage and close the deal. In fact, I was injured at one point and she kept the process moving for me on the place I really wanted, and when I came out of surgery she called to inform me of success! She was well connected and helped maneuver through the subsequent banking and titling obstacles of a purchase from remote. Given her experience and contacts, all snags were anticipated and solved before I even knew of them. She also interviewed tenants and rented the place out for me to save me some cash while I was still overseas, without me lifting a finger. She put a lot of premium personal touch into the overall experience -- when I finally moved into my place, the curtains I wanted were up, the internet was activated, everything was turn-key. When I came back to Hawaii for a short leave not long after the purchase, she even put an air mattress, towels and soaps, a tv, and some snacks in the empty condo so I could have the satisfaction of sleeping in my new home. It was white glove service with extra kindness from start to finish! I will only go to Leburta for any future real estate needs.
Sold a Condo home in 2003 for approximately $300K in McCully-Moiliili, Honolulu, HI.
I have been a client of Leburta Kanno for over 30 years. She had helped me with both residential and commerical properties. A true professional with vested knowledge and important contacts of the real estate markets, Leburta is wonderful to work with and is someone I trust. Her invaluable advice over the three decades had led me to some very profitable investments I recommend her with no reserve!
Bought a Condo home in 2006 for approximately $300K in Downtown, Honolulu, HI.
By the time I was ready to purchase my first home, I knew several realtors, but wisely chose Leburta. She quickly assessed my needs and wants and found properties that were within my budget and met the needs and wants. She never pushed me to spend more than what I was comfortable with, nor did she rush me at any time.
When it came time to close, she assisted with a glitch in the closing costs. If this matter had not been resolved in my favor, I would not have been able to buy this home. Leburta knows the market, the area, and the system. I know several other people who have worked with Leburta. I would not hesitate in recommending her (and have done so several times already).
Sold a Condo home in 2009 for approximately $625K in Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI.
Leburta is very professional in every way. Her expertise as a broker is impressive as she is able to handle any issues that may arise. Her interpersonal skills lend to smooth transactions. I would highly recommend Leburta Kanno for your real estate needs!
Bought a Condo home in 2003 for approximately $125K in Honolulu, HI.
Leburta Kanno was indispensable to me when I decided to purchase a new property. She was professional, understanding, honest, well prepared, diligent and thorough. Leburta's vast knowledge and experience with Hawai'i real estate was clear as she showed me various properties, narrowing down my choices after we spoke about what I was looking for. It was through Leburta's expertise, patience and assistance that I found the property that was suitable for my needs. Subsequently, I utilized Leburta's services toward purchasing an additional property and toward selling an existing one. All of my transactions with Leburta went smoothly and quickly. Leburta made the possibly harrowing experiences of property purchasing and selling satisfying and profitable experiences. Leburta is trustworthy and highly skilled as a Hawai'i real estate agent. To date, I have recommended her to a beloved aunt and various friends and co-workers. I would highly recommend Leburta Kanno toward anyone's real estate needs.
Leburta Kanno has expertly demonstrated her ability to facilitate realty sales and purchases on numerous occasions. Her professionalism and expertise allowed me to make my first realty purchase while I was on an extended business trip abroad in 2007. She provided me with detailed information on the property including its history, location and photos, which gave me the knowledgable confidence to make my first realty purchase. Since then, she has also assisted in introducing many new properties for investment and has always provided sound professional advice. I genuinely respect and trust her. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to purchase or sell properties!
My wife and I have worked with Leburta on two home purchases and one sale over the last 8 years. She is incredibly diligent, detail oriented, very easy to work with and knows her job well. When we purchased our first apartment with her 8 years ago we had no idea what to expect. She was very patient with us, explaining how the Honolulu real estate market worked and what to expect. By listening to her advice and following all her recommendations we ended up getting a fantastic deal. When it came time to sell the apartment, she once again stepped up and was able to get us our asking price in a difficult market.
I highly recommend Leburta Kanno and feel she would be an asset to anyone looking to sell or purchase real estate in Hawaii.
In 2003, our daughter was a student at Hawaii Pacific University. We needed to find an affordable condo in Kailua for her to live in. Leburta found just what we were looking for. She negotiated a wonderful deal for us and professionally handled all the financing and closing requirements. Subsequently, a year later she assisted in our locating a bigger unit in Kailua, closed that deal and quickly and efficiently listed and sold the original condo. We are now in our second home in Hawaii Kai (the fourth Hawaii property).
I guess if you count the purchases and sales, Leburta has handled seven transactions for us in Hawaiian real estate. The quirkiness of Hawaiian real estate transactions has made us very aware of the need for a knowledgeable' hardworking representative to always watch out for our best interests. We would recommend Leburta Kanno to anyone who is looking for the very best in professional real estate assistance in Hawaii. Randy and Maureen Ketelsen
Leburta helped me sold the condo I inherited from my family's estate.
The condo was at a prime location in Honolulu, but had not been renovated for decades. The kitchen and its two bathrooms all needed to be completed upgraded from its 70's look. The estimated renovation costs ran in tens of thousands, which was not something I could afford. There was also some confusion about the title of the associated parking slot which needed to be cleared before the escrow could go through. A dispute with the condo association about a repair job for some railings also threatened to add about ten thousand dollars to the bill.
Into this mess came Leburta and helped put things in order. She worked tirelessly for months; helped me hired lawyers to sort through the legal tangles; tracked down the previous owner who had to sign off on the parking slot title; found me buyers (not just one, but several) who were willing to buy the condo AS IS, without any costly renovations upfront; and negotiated on my behalf for the best sell price in a depressed market.
I was a first time home-owner unprepared to handle the mortgage payment, the skyrocketing condo maintenance fee and other bills, and I was running out of money fast. I wanted to sell the condo, but the legal entanglement on the parking stall and the dispute about the repair bill made it impossible to proceed. If not for Leburta, I would be a bankrupted ex-home owner (who had her property foreclosed upon) by now, instead of a happy carefree person who is enjoying the benefit of having a nest egg.
Throughout the whole process, Leburta was around to provide gentle handholding through the mountains of paperwork. Her knowledge and experience made me felt really safe and secure. I am so grateful to have Leburta as my agent. She is a wonderful, loving, and honest person. Hope you'll like her too.
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 in Blue Springs, MO.
Leburta is an incredible agent. She dealt with us thousands of miles away yet was only an email or phone call from contact. She was versed in the area and with all situations regarding the sale of the unit . Leburta was more of a friend than an agent and took extra steps and went the extra distance for all concerned. Too bad a 5 star rating is the highest we could give because Leburta is a "10" !