We are a Team
When you partner with us, your team will include experienced, brokers, negotiators, marketers, transactions coordinators, and top-notch licensed agents


Hawaii Real Estate Team is a new kind of brokerage, built with the goal of providing a better way to buy and sell homes.
We can all agree that it shouldn’t cost 6% of your home’s value to sell it. We’ve rebuilt the real estate brokerage model from the ground up to provide savvy homeowners with a modern, fair way to sell their homes for half the cost. It’s not a discount, just a better way of doing business.


Hawaii Real Estate Team provides you all you  expect from traditional brokerages and a whole lot more than other discount real estate agents


We handle all contracts, paperwork, negotiations, repair amendments, etc. We help you every step of the way and help you negotiate to get the best offer on your home. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service with the lowest commission.


The internet has fundamentally changed how people buy and sell their homes.


Full Service
Technology has made it less expensive and easier to market, negotiate, and close real estate transactions. The Hawaii Real Estate Team passes the commission savings on to our clients! Unlike most agents, we don’t lock you into a contract or charge you any upfront fees.


Are we a Discount Realtor?
Yes and no. Yes, in the sense that we charge less than a traditional real estate firm. No, in the sense that there is no sacrifice in the quality or range of our service.



Full Service For Less…
” Most brokers say: “I charge 6%. Take it our leave it.” If you know to ask and are willing to push, some agents will reduce their fee.


Our view is different. You don’t have to twist our arm to get a more reasonable fee. the Hawaii Real Estate Team offers a more reasonable commission that does not compromise the level of service needed to generate the highest possible sales price.


Some agents claim that if you pay less in commission, you will get substandard service, which in turn could lead to a lower sales price – the Hawaii Real Estate Team has proven otherwise.


Many real estate companies have to spend your commission on: large and fancy offices, franchise fees, brand advertising on national TV and print media (the generic agent standing in front of the generic house), in addition to paying executive perks and upkeep at the corporate headquarters. What does this have to do with you and your house?


The Hawaii Real Estate Team doesn’t have to pay any of these extra costs, so we can — and do — put more money towards the tasks that matters most to you: promoting and selling your house! And we charge thousands of dollars less in commissions.


The bottom line benefit to you is thousands of extra dollars in your pocket.


Marketing Plan


First Meeting
We will tour your property and make recommendations for getting it ready for the market.


Comparative Market Analysis
We do an extensive study of recent comparable sales as well as properties currently on the market that could be competitors.


We have the most up-to-date technology at your service to make the sales process more efficient and effective, from contract to closing.


Yard Sign
We will place an attractive sign on your property with rebate advertised to attract buyers.


We will coordinate all showing appointments and follow up with feedback from perspective buyers.


A large source of potential liability to a seller is in the area of disclosure. Aside from providing the most current statutory disclosure forms, We go several steps further in making sure that my sellers are protected. These steps could include supplementary disclosure forms, general and specialized professional inspections, and written narratives.


Multiple Listing Service
Once listed, information about your property is immediately available to over 8,000 agents with qualified buyers throughout Hawaii. Just like traditional offices, we share the commission with MLS agents, so they have the same incentive to sell your property as all other properties in the MLS. The cooperating agents earn the same selling commission they are accustomed to receiving because the Hawaii Real Estate Team absorbs the “discounted” portion of the total commission.


We create an online showcase for your home with professional photographs and detailed description.


We make your home showcase accessible through all the major search engines, including Realtor.com, Zillow, local and national real estate companies, creating multiple property websites, social media and videos and syndicate to over 850 additional real estate portals with our private syndication system.


It’s part of our commitment to market your property in the right way to the broadest possible audience of home buyers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Multiple Offers
While there is no guarantee that we will generate multiple offers on your property, we have a track record of doing just that. Each property is different and market conditions can change quickly. But we will set the stage to create a real “buzz” about your property.


Using our own analysis, as well as the services of mortgage brokers and lenders, we make sure all buyer prospects are pre-qualified and realistic.


We are expert negotiators. Many years of experience gives us the edge to assure you the very best possible price and terms from the buyer.


Contractual Diligence
We keep diligent watch over details of the contractual terms, disclosures, contingency deadlines, and overall buyer performance.


We work tirelessly on your behalf, and you can be assured of our availability 24/7 via cellular phone, office phone, e-mail and fax.

Closing Coordination
Working with the Escrow and Title Company, we arrange for the payoff of any existing liens/loans against the property, and deliver instructions for final disposition of seller proceeds. If you expect to close on another property concurrently, we provide the additional coordination as needed.


Signing of Final Papers
We will be with you at the closing to make sure that all final documents are correct before signing.


Simply Stated


Sure you can pay 6% or more, but why would you??

The Hawaii Real Estate Team has proven that premier service doesn’t have to come with a premium price tag. Our focus is to offer full professional service comparable to or exceeding that offered by the best of our competitors, but to charge thousands of dollars less in commission!


You get the expertise traditional real estate agents offer—without the decades of inefficiency the traditional real estate process can create. In fact, we’ve created an environment that brings out the best in agents because they are free of the administrative tasks that get in the way.


Lower fees doesn’t mean lesser service. EFFICIENCY means lower fees and HIGHER service. Higher volume means more experience. More experience means better agents.


The Hawaii Real Estate Team provides full-time professional, full-service real estate services as a client service dedicated team. Driven by a core group with a passion for real estate, our experienced agents and sales coordinators provide you with stellar service and thousands of dollars in savings.


Contact us to save thousands
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Latest News

  • Jun 23 2022

    Why choose Us?

    Hire a Team, not just an agent
    Hawaii Real Estate Team provides full-time professional, full-service real estate services as a client service dedicated team.

    Driven by a core group with a passion for real estate, our experienced agents and sales coordinators provide you thousands of dollars in savings.

    We provide 100% full service, The only difference between the Hawaii Real Estate Team and all the big franchises, is they charge you three times as much.

    Contact us to save thousands!

  • Super knowledgeable & responsive & excellent people skills. Sent countless listings and the realtor was top of the line. Overall satisfied with my experience with this company.
    – sheemie07

  • Ben was my realtor in buying my dream home, then a year later assisted me buying the lot next to my house to make beautiful gardens and expand my property. He is reliable, knowledgeable, timely in his responses, and an excellent advocate for me, as the buyer.

    I highly recommend Ben and have referred several friends and family his way.
    – Mary Rose Love

  • When I chose my realtor Ben Tabios it was because he was highly recommended to me by a good friend whom he also served. I didn’t know anything about 50 % rebate. It’s a great feeling to look down on the closing summery and see that credit. Cheeehuuuu!!!

  • Hawaii Real Estate Team and their Buyer Rebate programs is best and most profession service. This is the second property I have purchased with these folks. They are awesome! Each time they sent me a rebate for a few thousand dollars, that ended up covering all my fees.

    I highly recommend them.

  • Ben Tabios did an excellent job and my house sold for Full Ask 17 days after listing. First offer came in 5 days after listed on the MLS. I saved thousands and received more attention than I have ever had with Full rate brokers. The entire transaction was 3.5 %! I highly recommend Ben Tabios and the Hawaii Real Estate Team!

  • Mark did an amazing job with helping buy our first home in the big island. Not only was he always available, but he has a huge team of realtors who are also willing to help. He really took his time to explain to us all the details of the process and his patience with our MANY questions was great. We got a great deal on the house and he and thanks to him we were able to pick our home based on a more long term plan than we had thought of.

  • I used this company for my sale and my subsequent purchase. Because the purchase was contingent on the sale, I was very anxious. It was a complex situation that required great expertise. Both my agents from this company, Christian on Maui and Tauno on Oahu, were professional, very communicative, patient through my anxiety, great negotiators and really listened to me. This was my 8th sale and purchase. I would use no other company. Why pay 6% when you can pay 3%. I saved thousands of dollars. I am thrilled with my new home. Thank you Christian and Tauno!

  • Great with communicating status. Always quick to respond or reply. Great family guy. Knows the area and market. Usually knew the question and answer before I even asked. Great anticipation. We had a pleasant experience. He understood our timeline and met it, plus pushed the process when needed. And saved thousands.
    -James Barnett

  • I am very happy with the quick and uncomplicated sale of my house. Tauno was always prompt with responses. Unlike another realtor I used who over promised and under delivered, Tauno set realistic expectations which helped me to be prepared. I got exactly what I wanted!
    -Mena Nordkvis

  • Tauno is very experienced in the local real estate market. His understanding and attention to detail provided me with the tools needed to close on my house with a bidding war.

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