"This review is LONG overdue. Frankly, I'm embarrassed that I neglected to share sooner. Upon meeting the HI Roots fellas, we instantly knew they would be our team when the time came. Sean shared a wealth of knowledge, were very genuine in their individual conversational styles and what did it for me was their "Aloha Spirit" local vibes. They weren't pushy in the slightest. In fact, our first experience was such a positive one, it prompted us to accelerate our home hunting plans. The process from there all happened pretty rapidly. As in within a month!! With open dialogue, the team helped us to narrow down the area we ultimately wanted to end up. They sent us digital listings to view, followed by a scheduling in-person viewings. Luckily, 1 day is all it took for us to find the one!!!!! This boutique sized organization is who you want if you're seeking authenticity during your house hunting journey here on O'ahu. Their dedication, thorough communication and professionalism are unmatched."
- JJ 2023
"If you are looking for a company to manage your property or sell/purchase, this is the company to go with! We trusted them completely and they took great care of us! We've referred them to friends before and will continue to do so because Aaron, Sean and the whole HI Roots family really cares about taking care of their clients and always giving top notch service!"
- Keith and Elena 2023
"We wouldn't have gotten our dream home without the HI Roots Realty family! Sean and his team are the best realtors that we could have asked for, who has now become our friends. It took us a while to finally get our house but they stuck with us all the way...providing top service, helping us through the process, and giving us the best experience. Highly recommended!!! Thanks so much again! You guys are seriously the BEST :)"
- Ann D 2023
"After years of failed attempts to purchase our first home, relocating to a more affordable state became a common talking point. With homes getting multiple offers and bidders offering well above the asking value, my wife and I didn't feel confident that we would raise our family in Hawaii. Luckily, we got a second wind and decided to contact Sean He was very friendly and easy to talk to from the start. We didn't feel pressured to do anything we weren't comfortable with. Any questions that we had, were responded to promptly. Once we found a place we wanted to give an offer on (it got accepted ), Sean and his team guided us through the entire process. The escrow period was stress-free. If you are looking for a realtor that will hustle, but still treat you like a friend, give him a call. I'm glad I did."
- Chase A 2022
"Unmatched service, super responsive and a pleasure to work with I'd recommend these guys for all your real estate needs!"
- Eunhye L 2022
"If you are looking to purchase a home, I cannot urge you enough to look no further. Trust us when we tell you that you are in only the best of hands because you've found the perfect local boutique real estate company to help you find that perfect HI home! They genuinely care and you can feel it. We cannot speak highly enough of Sean and his team! 6 stars!!!"
- Lex J 2022
"This team has been the best experience I've dealt with. From buying my home six years ago, to selling my home last week! These guys are true professionals and will give you the top service anyone would expect in any home transaction! These guys are awesome! 10 stars if I could give them that! Thanks again hi roots team! You guys are the BEST!!!"
- Zachary 2022
"LOVED working with HI Roots and Oahu-Homes for our real estate needs. We first contacted them as we were looking for a realtor to sell our townhouse in Makakilo in Summer 2020. Aaron was our realtor and with some help from Peter, our townhouse was listed and then in escrow within 6 days! Our place was staged beautifully - I had no idea that's what's my townhouse looked like in pictures and the listing was executed well. We later decided to invest our profit from the sale into a bigger home. We asked Aaron to also represent us to look for homes. He paid attention to what we wanted and was more than willing to help us through the process. We found our dream home which we now have and I can honestly say I don't think we would've got here without Aaron and HI Roots. When we were originally looking for a realtor, we interviewed both HI Roots and a bigger realty company. I am so glad we went small and local! We had such a great experience and I don't think a bigger box company would've catered to our needs as much as HI Roots did. Would definitely recommend HI Roots for all your real estate needs - you will not be disappointed!"
- Briana 2022
"As a new father and small business owner my life can be very hectic but the team at Hi Roots made my transition of buying and selling very seamless. Everything from beginning to end has been very stress free and they have been very accommodating to my specific needs. I have done several transactions in the past and needless to say...these guys are the best! I look forward to continuing to build our relationship together! Thank you!"
- Jason 2021
“Aaron is more than just our realtor, he’s our friend and now our neighbor! From the very first call to the final signing, he was there every step of the way for us. This being our first real estate transaction of any kind, we were very nervous and had so many questions along the way. There was never a time where Aaron wasn’t able to put our minds at ease! His attentiveness not only to us, but to all the details we would never have thought of are what sets him apart, thanks again Aaron!”
BM – 2018
“We were referred to Aaron by a friend of ours who worked with previously. In the past we’ve worked with realtors who were a little tough to reach at times, that was never the case with Aaron. No matter the time or the day, Aaron was always available for us… that made the whole process so comforting. We would highly recommend Aaron and his team at HI Roots Realty for all of your real estate needs!”
BS – 2019
“You won’t regret working with Aaron Kanno and his team at HI ROOTS! We needed to sell our home and move into another one in just under 2 months. It didn’t seem possible, but Aaron assured us that we would be OK, and he was right! We were more than just OK, he helped with everything from moving and cleaning our old place to helping with delivery and set up at our amazing new home. It was that and all the little things along the way that made us so grateful to have chosen Aaron to work with on this process. Oh by the way, we also got over asking price on the sale of our home. GO AARON!”
DG – 2020
“Working with Aaron was so easy. The thing I appreciated most was that he was always there to answer any of our questions or talk to us about any of our concerns along the way. He made buying our first house so fun! We were definitely pretty nervous about it all going in, bust he ushered us through every hurdle and we’re so thankful to have trusted him.”
CS – 2021
“This is my third time working with Aaron, and I can’t imagine going through my home buying, or selling process with any other realtor. He’s so on it! Every deadline was met, and when things were uncertain, he was always proactive. After going through a few real estate transactions in the past, I’ve come to realize things don’t always go exactly as planned. It’s so important to have a realtor that is transparent and flexible – Aaron is both of those and more. I would and have recommended him to all of my friends and family!"
AY – 2020
“Aaron was so accommodating through the entire process. This was my first home, and he made me feel so comfortable the entire time. He was attentive and responsive to all my questions. I'm so glad I decided to finally buy a home in Hawaii, and that is all possible because of Aaron.”
JG – 2020
“Our Agent listened to all of the elements we were looking for in our condo and he not only kept them in mind by not wasting our time pulling up other condos that did not meet our needs (experienced with other realtors) but he seemed to be on it with finding the hidden Gem condos that met our needs perfectly! Even after we purchased the condo, he followed up with us a few months later and helped us with an equipment issue we had with the sink, going above and beyond our expectations! We'll definitely be going through Aaron once we're ready to upgrade into a larger home as our family grows!”
GP – 2018
“Aaron Kanno exceeded every expectation that I had for a realtor. I was extremely impressed with his commitment on finding the perfect home for me and my son. One of the many things that he excels in, is his communication skills. WOW!!! Was I impressed! Not only as a realtor, but in general! When Aaron said he will return my phone call with answers to my questions, not once was I worried that he would forget. He would return my calls in a timely manner and answer all my of questions without missing any information. He made the transaction of purchasing a home extremely smooth. One of the things that he went above and beyond for me was helping me set up a pest treatment. When I had the termite inspection for my new home, the inspector mentioned seeing roach droppings and that I could do a treatment before moving in. I know that Aaron didn't have to do this, but he set up the appointment for me and made sure everything was done. Another thing that he went over and beyond was trying to find me the lowest rate possible for my mortgage. Even though I was approved with one mortgage company, he looked to see if I could get a lower rate with another mortgage company. What realtor does that?! Aaron Kanno! He is truly for the people of Hawaii.”
MT - 2019