“Getting into the Hawai`i real estate market in these uncertain times can be very daunting, so having someone not only representing your best interests but also being your staunchest advocate is a rare combination…and a Blessing.  Tina Marie Garcia is the consummate real estate professional who is not only a subject matter expert in a highly competitive housing market, but also a genuine, caring person that wants to make sure that you purchase the home you desire within your means.  As I discovered within this 45 day transaction moving from Maui back to O`ahu, for Tina it’s not about the sale but always about the person/family she is representing.  Even in these difficult times for many families, the market was still vibrant as many housing options were in pending status within a week or two in the market.  Tina was able to hone in on a number that made my offer as a VA Loan buyer competitive amidst multiple offers the Seller had on the table, which to my shock and surprise was accepted within 24 hours.  During the process up to closing, Tina again demonstrated her mettle when the home inspection identified a significant repair issue with the central air system which could have been a deal breaker.  The Seller wanted to offer a credit for repairs, and Tina felt that was unacceptable and negotiated to have the unit fully repaired which ended up costing the Seller a few thousand dollars but still kept the sale intact to closing. If you are a service member in a PCS move to or moving from Hawai`i, Tina will ensure You are fully aware of your VA Loan benefits and options.  From personal experience in active duty US Army, Texas Army National Guard, and now back home in the Hawai`i Army National Guard, I have known so many military families getting enticed by the housing market only to lose their home.  Tina will ensure you make a responsible, sensible home purchase that more than meets your wants/needs.  If you are re-locating to Hawai`i, kama`aina, or kanaka maoli, then Tina truly emotes respect and being pono and will truly represent You with Aloha.  Tina Marie Garcia `oia`i`o loa…truly the Best!” 

~John Alamodin, June 2020

“Tina was everything you could want and MORE from a realtor. As first time home buyers we went through the normal uncertain emotions of our decision to buy a home. But from the very beginning Tina not only made us feel like family, but CONFIDENT in our decision. Tina showed us facts and compareables  of homes on the market. Those statistics alone were enough proof that we were making the right decision. Tina was SO patient and after putting in offers on two other homes and getting rejected, she went right back out there on the hunt for our home. She was so understanding, knowledgeable, helpful, professional, approachable, and everything else we could’ve hoped for. Within the next 30 days of us starting our process my husband was deploying and Tina and her team made it their MISSION to get us closed and into ou r new home before he left. That meant the world to the two of us, because it was a memory we could never get back. To top it all off, when we arrived at our new home for closing and the keys, Tina had us a few house warming supplies, and a beautiful custom cutting board that said Welcome Home with the latitude and longitude of our home. I WILL recommend Tina and her team to anyone in search of a home here in Hawaii. Mahalo to Tina, and you’ll never know how grateful we are for you in this memory in our lives!”

~ Courtney Barajas, February 2020

“Tina was amazing during our home buying experience.  Very professional, reliable and full of knowledge. She makes it very clear that she loves her job. Buying a home can be a hard and stressful task. But Tina has a way of making sure that is also fun.  She became apart of the family during the  experience and we are extremely grateful.  I would suggest her to anyone.” 

~Glaudia and Michael Derian December 2019   

“I was on Island first for our family and was contacted by Tina after showing interest in a property on realtor.com. She responded very quickly and once my wife arrived, she and Tina were talking on a daily basis. Tina befriended my daughter and felt like part of the family rather than our realtor.  She was always upbeat and happy which made meeting with her a pleasant experience each time we looked at a home – and we looked at plenty! My in-laws were with us at the home we finally purchased and after Tina left, they said, “she’s so nice and friendly with all of you”. We said “yeah, she’s always like that”, and they replied “our realtor wasn’t anything like that, but wish we had her then”. So, Tina may have future clients! Tina was so patient with us and made the home search a truly pleasant experience. We highly recommend her! “

~Turner Ohana, June 2019 

“Tina was helpful and patient (not pushy and aggressive) with me through out the house hunting process and trying to decide whether to rent or invest in purchasing a home and my change of preferences. She was knowledgeable about the area and real estate market here in Hawaii.” 

~ Mary Ann Clayton, June 2019 

“We attended a VA lending seminar at which point we obtained the woman who would handle our loan process. At the time we hadn’t looked for or chosen a Real Estate agent. Tina was recommended by our lender. We were able to meet Tina during an open house she was having for another client. Immediately we noticed how educated she was about the housing market based on where we chose to live and what we were looking for. Tina was in constant contact with us as well as our lender. Tina was never left out of the loop on anything. She was dedicated and kind, as well as extremely generous with her time. Her hard work is one of the main reasons we have a home that we love! Tina always made it clear that she would never want to see us “house-poor”. She would have helped us for as long as we needed to get a home that we would be able to afford and be a happy place for our family. Knowing that we have young children, Tina was always accommodating with our timeframes and limited ability to drive far. We never felt as if we were becoming a hassle. Our experience with Tina was amazing!”  

~Melanie and Thomas Simmons, March 2019

“Tina is simply an amazing realtor!!! She is so down-to-earth and really went out of her way to help me purchase my very first home. She explained everything to me many times over and was never too busy to answer my questions or do an impromptu viewing. She is super thoughtful and I could really  tell that being a real estate agent is not just a job for her. She is very genuine, and super thoughtful. I recommend her a thousand times over! Even after I closed, there was a small issue with the home and she was able to help me out by reaching back out to the listing agent and sellers. She is a true professional and an all-around great person!” 

~ Juanita Chaney, January 2019

“If I could give Tina 10 stars I would! I was just browsing for houses on the internet and sent an inquiry about a property in Kapolei. She called me almost immediately! In the beginning I wasn’t 100% sold on buying a house but external factors began settling and we found a lot of potential  properties! She listened to my wants and needs and we collaborated and began the hunt! She was so patient and understood my home expectations! She convinced me to look outside my wish list area and we found gold! We put in offer the same day and within days we had an accepted offer!

She and her assistant Sarah (GREAT TEAM!) made sure that the timeline was on schedule and sent me all the information I needed to close on time. Sarah (SHOUT OUT) was great at coordinating everything and making sure i really didn’t have to lift anything except for a pen to sign or a click for an e-signature.

Tina made sure that I was informed of the process the whole way through. She sat with me through everything so I knew I was getting the best house possible that was in my budget.

If you need a dependable, hard working, informative, honest, well connected, great communicator, and personable, then look no further. 

You are in good hands with Tina and she will get the job done no matter how long it takes!”

~ Natasha Trakynak, December 2018

“Ms. Tina Marie is hands down one of the BEST REALTORS IN THE AREA!  She helped me purchase my first home! She worked countless hours making sure that she found me something that I loved and did not stop until she did. She answered any and every question I had no matter what time it was! Not once  though this buying process I felt alone . She assured me and reassured me every step of the way. I feel like buying a home with Ms. Garcia couldn’t have been easier! She is truly amazing . She’s not just a realtor, she’s someone you can count on and trust! Ms. Tina Marie Gracia is super knowledgeable, professional, reliable and dependable and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND her to anyone in need of a Realtor!!”

-Alexandria Hardy, November 2018


“We were searching for a new realtor when Tina contacted us back immediately after we had inquired about a property on Realtor.com. She took us out the next day to see quite a few properties, one of them that so happened to be one of our super favorites on Realtor.com. A few more viewings and a day later, we pitched our offer on that same house and we got it! Tina is an amazing get-up-and-go kind of gal, and her knowledge of the real estate market, the comps, the surrounding region and how it relates to appreciation value is quite impressive! We are so grateful for her perseverance through our transaction, and her diligence in assisting us thereafter. When it comes to remarkable realtors here on Oahu, Tina is second to none!!”

~ Dave & Esther, 2018


“Aloha, my husband and I met Tina a year ago when we first got to the island. We knew we wanted to purchase a house but needed time to see the effects of being dual military overseas.

We reached out to her a few months ago about being ready to start looking for our Hawaiian home. At first, I was a bit drawn back because we weren’t finding the home we wanted, but she kept working with us. I have to be honest, if it wasn’t for her amazing personality and the fact that my son fell in love with her, I would’ve given up on house hunting. She was persistent and determined to get ‘Us’ the home that I wanted. Tina was amazing from start to finish, and worked well with our crazy schedules. I would recommend her to my family, friends and coworkers. If I could give her 100 stars, I would do it for a job well done. Thank you Tina!”

 ~The Gandy Family, 2018


“From start to finish, Tina was the person to go to. Once me and my wife were ready to find a home, we were admittedly lost. We contacted other realtors but they either didn’t respond in a timely fashion or didn’t make time for us. However, Tina was the exact opposite. She wasted no time getting back to us directly as soon as she could. 

During the initial consultation she took us through this guide book on what to expect when purchasing a home. She walked us step by step, and any questions we had she quickly answered. She talked to us about location, asked us questions to gather a general idea about what homes we are looking to purchase, set us up with the MLS browser, and wasn’t afraid to give suggestions and opinions on any matter. At the same time she introduced us to the mortgage broker, who also was very professional and gave the same level of information as Tina did. They quickly gave us an estimate on the budget we could most likely afford and from there we began to preview homes. Tina would send us emails on available homes from locations we had previously chosen as often as we’d like. Once me and my wife had a list of a few homes we contacted Tina and she quickly set us up with viewings. She worked around my hectic schedule to make sure me and my wife were able to view all the homes were were interested in. 

Her local knowledge was outstanding, everywhere we went she seemed to have some type of prior knowledge about the neighborhood. Tina quickly adapted to me and my wife’s personal preferences when it comes to homes, and would suggest homes that perfectly fit our descriptions. Like I said before, she wasn’t afraid to offer her own honest opinion if we asked for one, which came in handy once it was time to decide on our home. After we found the home of our dreams, we went into escrow. That was a grueling month of documents. As a first time home buyer, I am grateful to have had a realtor as knowledgeable as Tina. When we were reading and signing documents almost every other day, she was always there ready to answer any questions we had, even if she did not know it herself she would make an effort to contact the correct representatives to make sure the process went smooth and we received our answers. 

Up until the very final days, Tina was there every step of the way. Even now, she still keeps in contact with us to see how things are, checking up on me and my wife to see how we are enjoying our home. It’s that combination of professionalism, knowledge, and personal commitment that I would recommend her to anyone searching for a top tier realtor. 10/10.”

~Leonardo & Kat Salazar, 2018


“Aloha! We met Tina at an open house and we fell in love with her energy right away! Tina searched for months for the perfect house for my husband and I. When we started to get disappointed as the search went on and on- she never waivered with her professionalism and determination to find us our dream home. I would recommend Tina to my family and friends in a heartbeat. She will listen to you and work so hard for you. Thank you Tina! We will always appreciate you and are so happy we have remained great friends as well.”

~Todd & Mary Zielsdorf, 2017