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My inspiration to become a professional real estate agent comes from a commitment to help others in the largest financial decision process in people’s lives. The home buying process is an exciting process that can come with a great deal of angst at the same time. The process is best served when you select a full time professional who is there to help you through this time consuming and potentially stressful process. My clients have commented that I am the agent who takes every bit of time to listen to their needs, teach about the whole process and be there every step of the way. Others have said that the price is not the issue with Elena. "From a small condo to a multimillion dollar property, Elena is always there for us. I refer Elena to everyone I know!"
While my clients, who become friends, are committed to me it is most important that I am there for you every moment of the real estate process, from the first contact to years after the sale.
I am ready to provide you with the latest means of real estate information, whether in person, my website or electronically. You can determine what works best for you.
I ask that you try my website our web site http://elena.roud.locationshawaii.com/
or follow me on http://www.facebook.com/Elena.Roud.Oahu.Reltor
I would be honored if you would give me the opportunity to assist you in all your future real estate needs.
"We have worked with Elena numerous times. She is hard working and will get the job done. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. The Marx Family "
"Ms. Elena Roud provided us with the most professional service possible. She came to us with high recommendations from a colleague at work; she proved very confident, capable, and comfortable with the work ahead of her, and she was very successful in helping us to sell our home. I'd definitely recommend her to fellow workers and others seeking a real estate agent. Thanks for providing us with an opportunity to share our thoughts with you about your agent Elena Roud. Christopher & Emma Kern." SELLER/ EWA BEACH
"We like Elena's up front candor of the current housing market. She worked diligently to get us our home at a fair price and helped us to completely understand the forces of the current housing market as well as walking us through the whole process with a high level of professionalism. Maribelle Meno" BUYER/ SALT LAKE
"Over the years, we have had many agents. Elena Roud is the agent we have always dreamed of. We were humbled to think that she would spend so much effort to help and remind us with every little thing on such a small property. Larry & Gay Yamamoto" INVESTOR, OAHU
" Elena listened to what it is that we wanted and did not fight us by trying to show us properties we were not interested in. It is rare to find an agent who does actually listen to their clients. We will definitely recommend Elena to anyone we know who is looking." David & Lizbeth Logie" BUYER/ SELLER
"Will definitely use Elena again to sell another unit, she went over and beyond the call of duty, Joey Carreira" SELLER / WAIKIKI
"Elena Roud is extremely professional, knowledgeable and truthful. She told us the good points and also the bad points about each property - she did not try to put lipstick on a Pig - after providing us with the information she let us make our decision - she did not attempt influence us, rush us or try and force a property on us. She was patient and thought provoking. She was always on time for the meetings. She is at the top of her game amd really enjoyed working with her. " Grace & Rodney Boyson" WAIKIKI / BUYER
"We used your agent for the 4th time. She is doing an excellent job! We already recommend her to our friends and colleagues. We hope to use her service again. Boro & Nada Stipanovic." INVESTOR , OAHU
Fellow military member: At the request of Ms. Roud, I will pass on some of my home-buyer lessons in hope that they prove helpful to you:
-Buying a home in Hawaii is very feasible. Yes, houses in Hawaii are expensive, but OHA is so high that one stands a much better chance of having a mortgage payment below OHA than in San Diego, Seattle, etc. Military housing is nice (in general) but congested and sorely lacking in the island experience.
-Permissive TAD/TDY for house-hunting is extremely valuable. Even if everything goes right, the closing process takes two or three months. The base housing office (at least the Navy’s) is aggressive about getting you into base housing. You will get 10 days TLA if you’re lucky. If you turn down their first offer, you have 5 business days to be out of TLA, however you accomplish that. So if you do want to buy a house and you don’t want to move twice, the second time at your own expense and effort, you will need to be ready to close and move in almost as soon as you arrive. One week on-island is plenty of time to see houses in your “zone,” with time to return for a second look at the finalists later in the week. Like many had told me, once we walked into the house we wanted, we knew it emphatically and almost instantly.
-There are nuances in the Hawaiian market such as lease/holds,, more realtors per capita than anywhere in the U.S., many of them part-timers, and strict permitting regulations. It is my opinion that the wisest course is to find a brand-name professional and trust them to do their job. One can surf the web and find all kinds of properties, but you are likely to waste time and effort on dead-ends and non-starters. Additionally, once you find a home and move to close and complications arise during the process, you will quickly see the difference between well-trained and motivated professionals and part-timers or hacks.
-Although she didn’t ask me for it, I happily endorse Ms. Roud. I can’t imagine working with a better realtor and I am extremely grateful we lucked into her services. Same goes for Wells Fargo on the financing end. After 22 years with Navy Federal as my only bank, I am disappointed to report that Wells Fargo made the VA loan process several orders of magnitude simpler and faster than NFCU. Email me or call me and I’ll be happy to tell you more details.
Thanks and Best of Luck,
LT Allan Howard, USN, Makakilo"
"This is our first time buying a home and Elena made pretty easy for us. Thank you again!" -
-D&V Gomez, 91-2015 Kaioli
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