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Tom Presler



Diamond Head Office 614 Kapahulu Avenue, Suite 200Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 732-8580

Buying a home is the largest financial transaction many of us will ever face. For many people the process is intimidating and confusing.  I remember how scared I was when I bought my first home in 1998!  Fortunately, I was working with an awesome real estate professional who made sure I understood the process and was comfortable every step of the way.


My goal is to make my clients feel as confident and comfortable as I did when I bought my first home.  Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor, I will make sure you understand the process and feel confident every step of the way.   When you're moving into that new home or depositing that first rent check, I want you to have a big ol smile and think of me!


The best compliment I can receive is a referral from a satisfied client.  I will always make time to speak with friends, family, and those you care about when they are considering their real estate options.  I would like to sincerely thank those of you have trusted me to help the people you care about.


In the spirit of gratitude to my clients and community, I donate a portion of my commission to the community.  As a member of the Locations Foundation, 1 % of my commission from each transaction supports various community organizations - see below for a link to the Foundation.  


Fumi Matsushima, Home Seller

Tom went above and beyond through entire process.


Oskar & Joy Ramirez, Home Buyers

It must be said that Tom is the epitome of professionalism and dedication. Providing us with great customer service and practically 100% access to information and up to date details on properties and our process is just the beginning of a long list of details and courtesies that Tom extended to us. He took care of and made sure that our buying experience did not become a nightmare. When necessary, Tom became a sounding board and walked us off the proverbial ledge as we negotiated this very complex process. in the end we feel like we got the best deal, the best service and the best realtor and realty company.


Patrick & Dayna Matsumoto, Home Buyers, Repeat Clients

The seller's realtor said that it was because of his history with Tom, we had the edge over competing offers. It was because of Tom we were able to buy our dream home!


Sheila Schneiderman, Home Seller, Repeat Client

We refer to Tom Presler as the over-achiever. Even though we had a difficult to sell property, Tom was persistent and very thorough in his approach to getting the property the most exposure possible to the correct audience. We have already recommended him to others and he currently has my mom's property listed. We will continue to recommend him to others.


Marco Alfaro Jr. & Simona Alfaro, Home Buyers

From day one of our house searching, Tom was very accommodating to our needs and exceeded our expectations. He was always available to talk and answer our questions and concerns at any time of the day or night by email or over the phone. He went above and beyond to ensure everything was always taken care of by other parties involved. He made us feel very comfortable knowing we were in good hands, he took all the worries out of purchasing a home. He is very knowledgably of the market and was always honest with us. His experience and advice were of great value. Highly recommend Tom to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!!!


Sheila Schneiderman, Home Seller

He did more than was necessary for a real estate agent to do.


Brandon & Jennifer Bera, Home Buyers

Tom is the best around. Very attentive to client needs and well informed about the market.


Sandy & Jim Barker, Home Buyer

Tom was a great agent. He was very knowledgeable of both the areas and the properties we looked at.


Christopher & Tiana Brennan, Home Buyers

Tom was Awesome! Very helpful and knowledgeable. Wish I could use him with every state that I move to. He went out of his way, at anytime, to make sure our needs/wants were met. I would rate him a 10 out of 10!


Patrick & Dayna Matsumoto, Home Sellers, Repeat Clients

Tom was the perfect realtor! We encountered unforeseen problems that caused challenges and delays, but Tom provided peace of mind and Walked us through the process to overcome them. As a result of Tom’s support and guidance, we were able to recover all addition costs and more. Cost conscious people may look for discount realtors, but they receive nowhere near the value we received by working with Tom. If we ever need a realtor again, there’s no doubt we’ll call Tom Presler.


Christopher & Meghan Nielson, Home Buyers

Everything about our experience with Locations LLC and Tom Presler was very positive! Tom was always very patient and detailed. He really made the house buying experience a good one for us.


Christopher Tam & Sandy Tam Li, Home Buyer

The service I received from my agent is great. The Locations is also fine. However, I don't usually recommend services to friends & family members.


Donielle & Eli Comeau, Home Buyers, Repeat Clients

Tom was very professional, responsive, and patient with us throughout our entire selling & buying process. We will highly recommend him to everyone we know!


Kyle & Shayla Genegabus, Home Sellers, Repeat Clients

Tom is very knowledgeable and professional. Throughout the process of selling our home, he kept us updated and informed so that there were no surprises or questions. Tom made this experience extremely easy and stress free. If we ever return to Oahu, he will be our first call when looking for a new place.


Jason & Nina Mainor, Home Buyers

Tom was very professional and we enjoyed working with him. He helped to find the property that met all of our needs.


Kevin & Coraleen Robinson, Home Buyers

Tom did an excellent job and went above and beyond to help us or make the transaction smooth. He definitely represented our best interest in the transaction and provided useful information to help us make our decisions.


Robert Conolly, Home Buyer, Repeat Client

Tom is a great agent, returns all my calls, very easy to talk to and knows what he is doing. I feel he is willing to go out of his way to help me.


Donielle & Eli Comeau, Home Sellers

Tom Presler is an excellent realtor. It is apparent that customer service is a top priority for him. Very professional and friendly, he was always responsive to all our questions and contacted the listing agents of our properties of interest in a timely manner. He is obviously very experienced in this field, as he would usually have notable insights regarding various aspects of properties, contracts and negotiation procedures. Tom also took the time to understand our needs and wants in a location and never tried to pressure us to look in areas outside our specified geography boundaries or to consider properties that did not meet our criteria. One very interesting observation we had was that whenever we told other agents that Tom was our realtor, every one of them spoke highly of Tom and commended us for finding such a good agent. It really speaks volumes when a person has that much respect from others in his profession. We will definitely recommend Tom to all our friends the next time they are looking for a realtor- and plan to contact him in the future for any of our personal real estate transactions, too!


Anabel & Evan Minamishin, Home Sellers

We had a great experience selling our condo. Showing and sale went very quick and very fast!


Jerry & Vanny Clay, Home Buyers, Repeat Clients

We like working with Tom Presler. He is a reliable, professional and smart agent!


Anne Horiuchi, Home Buyers

Buying a home was scary, but Tom gave me the information I needed and guided me every step of the way. Excellent service from start to finish!


Jordan Wrenn, Home Buyers

Tom was the best part of our home buying experience. He went above and beyond on several occasions and we knew he truly cared that we were happy with our home and the process. I will recommend Tom to anyone looking for a home. Thanks so much Tom!


Danielle & Andriy Villhauer, Home Buyers

Tom was fantastic to work with! He meticulously guided us through our first home-buying experience, and made sure all of our questions were answered at every step. We greatly appreciated the fact that he was primarily focused on making sure we found the right home that suited our needs and budget, and he didn't try to push us in any particular direction. During property showings, we were very grateful for his keen eye that helped us spot potential problems with prospective homes. When it came time to bid on our future home, he gave us the information and advice we needed to make a winning offer at a great price. Throughout the home-buying process, he also shared his wealth of local knowledge with us that helped make our transition from the mainland to Hawaii much smoother. We would heartily recommend Tom as a superb real estate agent, and we will certainly seek his services for our future real estate needs.


Dunhill & Kelly Patlingrao, Home Buyers

Tom made everything easier for us and made sure we understood every step of the home buying process. He is a true asset to Locations, LLC!


Kristeen Hanselman, Home Buyers/Sellers, Repeat Client

The tracking system on key events and activities is very useful. Locations LLC reviews all documents to ensure agreements are constructed appropriately and catching any variations that may create issues in offers and closing. This is a good system and increases confidence in the process of buying or selling a property. Having done real estate sales on the mainland in recent years, the service aspect of both the agent and company were significantly more user friendly. In Tom's case his administrative assistant is very much on top of the documents and reminders.


Rebecca Reaney, Home Sellers

I'd like to thank Tom Pressler again for the amazing job he and the staff he worked with did helping me to sell my home. He took time to make sure I was on board and up to speed each step of the way.Great Job!!!


Dawn Kubota, Home Sellers

Tom Presler was timely, diligent, and stayed on top of the transaction at all times. He assisted in the "regular" process with efficiency but he also personally handled other unexpected details and obstacles to help ensure the sale successfully closed as soon as possible.


Tom Shughrue, Home Sellers

Tom Presler picked up the agent role for my real estate sales transaction due to the prior Locations agent having conflicted listings in the Ilikai. I had told the prior agent that I wanted the replacement agent to be knowledgable and responsive. Tom exceeded my expectatyions on all fronts; being highly professional, responsive, knowledgeable and in his ability to execute. I was extremely happy with him representing my property and also in the end result. Tom is a talented real estate agent that I would recommend.



Barbara Nakamura, Home Sellers

Tom was very professional, always kept me informed about each step in the transaction and always told me to call him anytime about questions or concerns. When I left a personal item behind, he even went back to the buyer to retrieve it. He is a great agent!


Jerry & Vanny Clay, Home Buyers, Repeat Clients

Tom provides service that goes beyond expectations.


Dave Miyamoto & Michelle Guda-Miyamoto, Home Buyers

We couldn't have asked for a better real estate agent to have worked with. Tom truly exceeded our expectations, and we would recommend him highly to our friends and family. He is most definitely an asset to the Prudential team!

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Layla & Russ Connelley, Home Buyers

Tom was excellent. He was very responsive to us and a pleasure to work with. We would definitely use Tom again.


Dan & Amy Ritch, Home Buyers

Tom is a consummate professional! He really took the time to understand our wants and needs. He kept us informed through every step of the process, and was always willing to answer questions. Tom is a genuine person and operates with Aloha and integrity. We know that Tom will be our agent for any future real estate actions, and we always recommend him to our family and friends.


Peter & Michelle Valenti, Home Buyers

Tom was great to work with and demonstrated considerable expertise and professionalism in keeping a challenging deal moving along.


Shana Masullo, Home Buyer

Mr. Presler exceeded my expectations in every area when it came to buying my second home here in Hawaii. He is thorough, caring and knowledgeable about all things related to buying and even maintaining a home on the island. I have repeatedly recommended him to colleagues and friends already.


Robert Conolly, Home Buyer

Tom was easy to work with and very detailed oriented during the contract process. He has a great team. Would use him again.Even after the deal was done, he still called me to see if there were any problems or anything he can do to help. I use to be an agent, and if I had to compare, he is way better than I was. That's why he is in it still, and I'am not in it.


Carynn Takushi & Hapaki Ueoka, Home Sellers

Tom was so easy to work with. He is very proactive, professional and just absolutely fantastic at what he does. He goes out of his way to ensure you are well taken care of while at the same time not pressuring you. Thanks Tom!!


Phil Fiore, Home Buyer

I was referred to Tom by a mutual friend and wasn't disappointed from the first conversation, to receiving the keys to my new home. Tom set me up to receive emails for property updates because I was doing my searches from Rhode Island. Tom took the time to explain the market in Oahu as compared to the mainland and was always immediately available to respond to my questions by email, text or phone. I know that Tom will continue to be there in the future to assist with any of my concerns or needs for my new home or next real estate purchase.


Daniel & Ana Rankin, Home Buyers

Tom has been an incredible asset to u throughout this process. He is extremely proficient and professional. His dedication to our satisfaction and educated decision making made this complex transaction seamless.


Sunsette & Takeichi Miyahira, Home Sellers

Tom is a great realtor and I'm so glad to have been referred to him by my co-worker.


Shayla & Kyle Genegabus, Home Buyers

Tom made buying our home a fun and stress-free process. We will be sure to use him again if we sell or buy.


Danny & Sue Sheard, Home Buyers

We are so grateful to have had Tom Presler as our agent. He made our first purchase in Hawaii so easy as we found the process a little complex. Tom is the most professional businessman we have met in Hawaii. We could not be happier with his service.


Jim & Sharon Thomson, Home Sellers, Repeat Clients

Our agent Tom Presler did a supreme job of keeping us informed during the entire transaction. His marketing was also top notch. He has been diligent, highly professional and thorough.


Patrick & Dayna Matsumoto, Home Buyers

Tom did a fantastic job of helping us from start to finish. He was great in communicating with us and the seller and helped us through a transaction which had more complicated matters than we anticipated. Our only issue was with the website. It has challenges when entering search parameters (such as building names) in the search box. It seems to have a lag in pulling up the options (via Java script), causing problems if the search button is pushed.


Mokihana & Darren Quirouet, Home Buyers

I must say, Tom Pressler is the pinnacle of professional excellence and should be the "poster boy" of a strong contributor to good business conduct and building ethical trust for Prudential Locations LLC! While Tom displays his pride in work, it went hand-in-hand with placing high priority on Prudential's quality reputation. While there are many agents in the market selling themselves, Tom gave proper recognition to the company first; proving genuine respect for the company in which he works. This alone gained our trust proving he is a person of integrity; committed to excellence and showing professional concern for quality work. I give Tom Pressler the highest recommendation as a real estate agent and commend him on excellent service! His knowledge is multi-faceted and not only do I believe he is able to do more but, I KNOW he will do more than the average agent! While Tom is very client-focused, we never felt that we were just a client. We felt 100% that his actions were all about us and understanding our needs. And he proved so from the very beginning to the very end with his sharing of knowledge and expertise of the industry, market, island anomalies, sound advice, care, concern, support and sacrifice! Tom always displayed a strong personal commitment and as busy as he is- we truly felt we were treated as the most important client he ever had. He definitely gives the job his all and follows up on everything! He always offered practical insight with intelligent reasoning to all of our questions and concerns; proving his extraordinary level of expertise. He always took prompt action without undue haste or delay in approaching matters that were of concern. Tom goes beyond what is expected even when there are no expectations. Tom Pressler is a highly focused true professional who displays a stable, patient, steady, relaxed, confident, polished, poised, pleasant demeanor coupled with a high degree of integrity in perfect balance with his hard work, challenge and drive!!! Prudential Locations LLC, you have a true advocate and asset with Tom Pressler!!! We are so thankful he was referred to us and we will refer him to everyone!!! Sincerely, Darren and Mokihana Quirouet


Jerry & Vanny Clay, Home Sellers, Repeat Clients

Tom is patient, knowledgable and pleasant to work with!


Karen Hu & Family, Home Sellers

I was not satisfied with Tanya McGraw at American Title. Our questions about seller costs regarding bpp and property tax were either dismissed with a "that's the way it is " response or left unanswered. It was truly a pleasure to work with Tom Presler. He was professional, patient, and responsive as he explained and updated each step to my siblings and me.


Lilian Ing Trust, Home Seller

Tom is an exceptional agent that conscientiously assists his clients in a courteous, prompt and candid manner.


Mike Okai and Leanne Sugawara, Home Buyers

Tom was very helpful and always willing to help us. He definitely worked hard for us and it is truly appreciated.


Glenn Sugawara, Home Seller

Tom conducts himself in a very professional manner. He is kind, polite, and always accomodating. He follows up clients questions/requests in a timely fashion. He shows dedication to his customers and is friendly and easy to talk to.


Dennis Fox & James Gray, Home Sellers

Tom, was the ultimate professional. It is only the second home out of 10 where the commission was worth every penny. Cudos to Tom and the title company for the complete communication throughout the selling process.


Kekoa Cassady & Arielle Alcosiba, Home Buyers, Repeat Clients

Tom is awesome.


Darcy Hu & Family, Home Buyers

Tom was informative, and especially when we needed it, gave some great advice (as we were in the throes of formulating details of the offer). We truly appreciated his 5am text! We also really appreciated his calm, even personality and patience, which I think helped us better resist the panic that can sometimes pop up in very brisk markets. At times, Tom may have assumed that we knew more about the process of real estate shopping and buying in that market than we did, so in the spirit of providing potentially helpful feedback, I'd suggest checking in with the client periodically if that may be the case with others. On the whole, our dealings with the company were good and efficient. There were occasional glitches (that may have stemmed from computer or firewall issues at our end; just really don't know), but typically, Tom would step in and make sure we got the document or clarified things for us. We very much appreciated being able to use the Kailua office for my dad (one of the buyers), who does not have email access.


Daryce Matsuda, Home Buyer

Being a first time home buyer, Tom really took the time to explain things to me and made sure that I understood what was happening. Also, he was very responsive to my emails, phone calls and texts and was able to answer my questions. I also valued his opinion about places I looked at due to his experience in real estate. Overall, it was a pleasure working with Tom and I will be happy to refer my friends to him in the future.


Susan Constantinides, Home Seller

I really can't say enough about the incredible experience I had in listing and selling my home with Tom Presler. I'm very particular and it's difficult for me to find trustworthy professionals that meet my standards. Tom exceeded my expectations in every case. His excellent communication and deep knowledge of his industry and the real estate market on Oahu, strong relationships with service providers, attention to detail and quality, super-hard work ethic, and empathy were more than I could have imagined. He is the consummate professional and I'm truly grateful that I met him and entrusted him with my transaction, I could not have asked for more. Besides that, he is a super-nice guy and wonderful person. Thank you so much to Tom for everything.


Andrew Bayers & Jane Kim, Home Buyers

We are truly blessed to have met Tom Presler. A buyer could not ask for more. His expertise and professionalism far exceeded our expectations during every facet of our home buying experience. Tom always took the time to ensure we understood every aspect of the transaction. Tom also remained very patient with us throughout the process. I will definitely recommend Tom to every person I encounter whom is either buying or selling a home. Tom is the best!!


Murray & Yvelise Hixson, Home Buyers

Tom is very professional and did a great job.


Kekoa Cassady, Home Buyer, Repeat Client

I felt very safe with Tom. He was very thorough in showing me the ins and outs, pros & cons of any potential transactions, even if it detrimented the purchase of that property. I felt 100% that he was looking out for my best interest.


Kimi Kamiyama, Home Buyer

It was a pleasure to work with Tom. He was always helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely work with him again and recommend him to others,.


Lou Marines & Linda Jensen, Home Buyers

Tom and Leanne provided exceptional service: responsive, efficient, professional. We were fortunate to have them as our advocates and the facilitators of our process.


Jerry & Vanny Clay, Home Sellers, Repeat Clients

Tom was professional, efficient, dedicated and represented our interests at the highest level. We will be using him again in the Fall to sell another property and will always recommend Tom to friends and acquaintances.


Mike Kuykendall, Home Buyer

Service beyond the call of Duty. Mahalo Tom.


Creighton & Dianne Litton, Home Buyers

Tom Presler was a tremendous asset in our search for a home, and I don't see how we could have done this without him. Professional, knowledgeable, available, pleasant and an all around great guy. I will definitely recommend him to others.


Barry and Tess Redmayne, and Romy Parangan, Home Sellers

Tom is very professional, and detail orientated. He made the whole process painless.


Matt & Connie Carreras, Home Buyers, Repeat Clients

I wanted to express my gratitude for the time and effort Tom dedicated to helping my wife and I find a house. We worked with Tom for 2 1/2 years and the service provided was always Timely and helpful. Thank You Tom!


Francie Boland, Home Buyer, Repeat Client

Tom was great to work with. He's very supportive, always available, nice to everyone, smart and although he's right there when he needs to be he's not pushy at all. I will recommend him highly and will feel lucky to have his help in my next real estate transaction. Thank you Tom! FB


Beverly McCreary & Chris Ann Moore, Home Sellers/Buyers, Repeat Clients

Tom was very helpful and patient. He was always available to answer our questions no matter how big or small.


Corrine Agno, Home Seller

Tom was very efficient and always followed up. Excellent marketing - Broker's opens, post cards, setting up appointments, open houses. It was a pleasure having Tom as our Realtor! Thank you, C. Agno


Andrew & Pan Cochran, Home Buyers

Tom worked with us for three years to help us find this home. He is a consummate professional and cares more about doing the right thing than making money. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone I know who is interested buying property here in Hawaii.


Ed & Mikka Magauran, Home Buyers

This guy is a gem. I'm a pain in the ass at times, he was unruffled, unhurried, no pushing, did everything I asked, reasonable or not, on time. Superb. Don't lose him. Next time we buy or sell, Tom is our guy.


Jim & Sharon Thomson, Home Buyers, Repeat Clients

Tom did a pefect job on keeping us informed and working with all aspects of the transaction. Thank you Tom.


Jaimme & Wade Hayakawa, Home Buyers

Great Agent. Went over and beyond our expectations.


Alan and Barbara Linhorst, Home Buyers/Sellers, Repeat Clients

Tom did an outstanding, professional job and we want to thank him very much for his patients, understanding and help during our relocation


Julia Chen, Home Buyer

I would like to thank Tom Presler as an excellent professional real estate agent. From the first initial contact to end of the transaction, Tom is always very prompt with his response and contact. With every offer I made, Tom has written extraordinary cover letters for sellers to favor in me. His carefulness and professional manner has gained my trust and confidence in him. He always made himself available when the showings were requested. His work conduct and ethics were truly representing well for Prudential Location. As a new comer to Hawaii, I am truly impressed with Tom's professionalism and the excellent organization of Prudential Location. Your up to date web site is excellent. I have gained the first hand information in any listing from your web site. I certainly will pass Tom's name and Prudential Location to all of my friends especially those off island investors. Thank you for providing me the wonderful experience in Hawaii's Real Estate. Sincerely, Julia Chen


David & Brenda Tilley, Home Buyers/Sellers, Repeat Clients

Tom did a wonderful job of helping us find the house that was right for us. He put in the extra hours, sometimes late at night, to conform to our schedule.


Auli’I George & Travis Dudoit, Home Buyers

We met Tom through the Hawaii Homeownership Center and thoroughly enjoy working with him. He is patient, professional, and articulate. I was also pleased with the Prudential locations program which provides us update to date information about where we were in the escrow process. Thank you Prudential and Tom for finding us a home!

Steven McDonald, Home Seller

Both Prudential and Tom were great.  This was my first time involved in the selling of a home.  Tom far exceeded all of my expectations.  I have recommended both Tom and Prudential to others and, if asked, will continue to share my recommendations.  While I do not expect to be involved in another transaction, if I do, I WILL call Tom and seek his guidance and recommendations.

Jim & Sandy Barker, Home Buyers

Tom is a very professional, conscientious and diligent real estate agent.  He established an excellent relationship at our first meeting by discovering exactly what type of property we were looking for and thoroughly researched the properties he took us to beforehand.  This research saved us time and the frustration of going to properties that were not what we were interested in purchasing.  His insight and knowledge of the areas where the properties were located and the property market itself were invaluable for us.  We highly recommend him as a real estate agent and will certainly use him in the future when we need to sell or buy property.

Mare Dianora & Claes Brondal, Home Buyers

We were so pleased with Tom. It was such a pleasure working with him from the first phone call (and I spoke with so many agents prior to him but knew I was finished my search one I spoke with him) to after our closing when he followed up. We have nominated him for the 2009 agent awards (and have outlined there exactly how he took our fear away from buying an apartment we had never seen 5000 miles away. We hope he wins, he deserves it!




Jonathan Myrick, Home Seller (in response to award announcement)

Mr. Higashi,

 I cannot say I am surprised to hear of this.  Tom has demonstrated clear knowledge of the process and a pro-active attitude, which was extremely helpful as this was my first experience in selling a house.  He was always available and explains things without being condescending or impatient.  With Tom, I always knew he had my best interests at heart and would offer suggestions, but always deferred to my preferences.

 My target closing date is 16 April and I have no doubt that with Tom's guidance and support, he has certainly saved me time and money while allowing me to focus on moving on with the new opportunities in my life.  I am also especially thankful at the comfort level I felt with Tom handling my business affairs while I am off-island.  The attention he gave me made me feel that I was his only client. 

 All in all, the promises he made in his initial pitch were carried through without reservation.  My only misgiving is the knowledge that I will compare the level of expertise and satisfaction I recieved from Tom Presler to other agents I may encounter in the future.

Tanuvasa Moe, Home Buyer (in response to award announcement)

Thanks for the email.  Tom Presler is an amazing asset to your company.  I have had nothing but professionalism and going above and beyond the call of duty from him.  I am glad that he has gotten recognized for his hard work and with a work ethic like that I am sure of nothing but success for him and your company in the future.  As far as help my wife and I are squaring everything away as of now and will be contacting Tom when ready to purchase.  Thanks alot. 

Francie Boland, Home Seller/Buyer, Repeat Client (in response to award announcement)

 Scott -- Thanks for letting me know.  I'm not at all surprised that Tom is being recognized.  He's smart, demonstrates integrity, and is a joy to work with.  FB