Yelena went above and beyond to make sure that our family was able to close on the home we wanted. She was extremely friendly, attentive and patient throughout the entire process. There was not one moment where she lacked sincere interest of our personal welfare. Thank you Yelena!
October 2013 we listed our home for sale with a realtor. It sold immediately but...fell out of escrow within a week of closing. We were told to leave the house upon showings. We didn't understand or care for the realtors demand. After the nine month protection clause was exhausted, we hired yet another realtor.
The replacement realtor was very reasonable and thought that since we designed and owner built the home that we would be more than sufficient to show the house for the potential buyers. Many showings...many tourists and one offer that was $100,000 less that the asking price. Decided to take the house off the market, with a very short protection clause.
In 2015 we decided to put a "For Sale By Owner" sign in our front yard, where it remained for three years. We decided to go FSBO due to the lack of communication from most realtors...After many upon many realtors desiring our listing, along came Yelena Okhman! We believe that she had set the standard for FSBO. She phoned us for a showing (actually two showings in one day) and we set it up. When she mentioned her percentage, my response was, "this is the amount that we want, all you have to do is add on your %". So she did. Following the showings she mentioned that we should be expecting an offer the following day. She listened! The offer was exactly what we wanted and she received just what her % was to be.
The process was new to her and she handled it with grace and total communication. I believe that Yelena has set the standard for FSBO and realtor. We were included in all process and communication. It almost felt like she was our realtor, although her priority was the buyers. Whenever we came face to face with Yelena and the buyers, it was a pleasant experience. A comradery we will never forget!
You want a great realtor, we recommend Yelena Okhman. Above and beyond the call of realtor duty.
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Yelena is very proficient with all the necessary documentation and schedule. She ensures the timeline is met.
Selling our CA home was quite easy compared to buying a home in Kauai. Here, the process is similar, however, inventory limitations and very strict VA lending adherence added difficulties and work for Yelena to endure. I do not believe that another agent would have worked so hard for so long on our behalf. Yelena must have expended hundreds of hours over months, trying to help us find the perfect home. If she were on an hourly rate, she certainly did not make bank helping us, but that is not what Yelena is about. People are what she is about. Her knowledge and expertise in this market are what got us to the finish line. She also recommended a local lender, which made the financing process very convenient and personal. I could walk into the local office to sign papers and meet the nice people there too.
We recommend Yelena very highly. We trust her implicitly. I have never met a person in any field who works so hard for their clients. She is not out to make a fast buck and get another sell onto her success list. Her sincerity is obvious from the minute you meet her. That energy and never give up attitude is the reason we are comfortably in this nice home today. A home we feel so right being in. We feel extremely fortunate that we called her months ago instead of someone else. If you need a real estate transaction in Kauai, HI, then you need to call Yelena. She is calm, cool, and collected in demeanor, with a lot of laughter as well. She adjusts her strategies based upon the challenges and gets the job done. She will also become your friend during this process. Yelena is a wonderful and interesting person to know outside of being your agent.
We had moved off island so relied heavily on Yelena to guide us. She was thorough, patient, knowledgeable and went the extra mile for us. We always felt we were in good hands.
After dealing with several other agents for over the past two years attempting to sell my unique ocean front property, I was just about ready to throw in the towel and give my property away.
While other agents encouraged me to drop my asking price, consider remolding or entering into precarious financing deals, Yelena Okhman quickly identified that my original asking price was reasonable and the condition of the property was sufficient as it was for the sale.
The challenge was finding the right buyer and Yelena worked diligently to that end. She professionally coordinated showings so not to disturb my renters while coaching me to be patient for the right opportunity.
Yelena Okhman was totally committed to closing this deal and never once lost confidence. When she identified the right buyer she was creative in working out the fine details that guaranteed the perfect match. No pressure, being very personable yet very professional in working both ends of the sale, she managed to develop trust between both parties.
Masterfully executed sale by a true professional.
Yelena is great. She represented me in the purchase of a home on the north shore of Kauai. She is very attentive to the details and helpful in guiding her clients through the hurdles that come up. She's right there to handle everything with you from small incidentals to major roadblocks.
We could not have found a better agent to help us fine our condo in paradise. We was always available when we called or texted her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate expert to help them with their Hawaii dream.
Yelena represented us when we were shopping for a house on Kauai. She found us the right house at an incredible price. Initially it was not a house we were interested in, but she persuaded us to check it out, and now we absolutely love our house. Yelena is an excellent agent - professional, sincere and honest. When we sell, she is the person we will call to represent us.
Yelena recently sold our home and we cannot thank her enough. She knew exactly what she was doing and we highly recommend her. She was always available to answer our questions or concerns and she guided us through the whole process. She has very good rapport with the other agents on the island. Yelena showed up on time whenever we had potential buyers to look at the property. Not only is she personable but she has excellent negotiating skills. She is very trustworthy as well.
Yelena is a fine real estate agent and a lovely and personable professional who obviously enjoys her work and is knowledgeable about the real estate field in general and the customs and culture of the island. She is very easy to work with and is reliable, forthright and honest in her advice and dealings with her clients.
Yelena, was diligent in locating my dream home, she is honest and sells homes all over the Island not just Kapaa. Yelena's responsiveness was wonderful, she stayed in contact with me from the time I first talked with her until I closed. Yelena's negotiation skills are so honed that my home closed in less than two months, very unusual for Hawaii. Yelena is also a very nice person and I highly recommend her.
Yelena Okhman is the best agent I have ever work with. Yelena showed me a lot of homes until I found the right one. Yelena helped me buy and close in less than two months which is very unusual for Hawaii. Yelena stayed in contact with me from the start to the finish, which I really appreciated.
I retained Yelena as a Real Estate Agent to sell a property. She was professional, honest, caring. She followed the deal through from beginning to end. After my association with her I wish I had more property to sell. She is creative, positive, knowledgable, available and fun
Yelena was intuitive and conscientious in facilitating both the sale of one house and the purchase of another for me. She is honest, patient and direct.
Yelena worked in a very conscientious and intuitive way to facilitate the sale of my home. She is honest, hard working, and direct. I wholeheartedly recommend her.
Yelena is the hardest working realtor on the island, who actually takes the time to understand, what would fit you as an individual. Look no further! You will save time and money with this wonderful person, who is an absolute joy to work with. Far from just trying to make a quick deal, Yelena always shared her opinion on what would not work for me, based on her extensive experience.