Debra Soto (Seller)

"I would entrust Rachel for any future needs for myself, family or friends."

Michael Betts, Honolulu, HI (Seller)

"Rachel is someone you want on your side. She fights for what you want and is a strong negotiator."

Wendy C., Kaneohe, HI (Buyer)

"Rachel has helped my family with 3 other real estate transactions in the past 5 years and I know she is the absolute best. She goes above and beyond and walks you through each step of the process so I felt confident in my decisions. Buying my first home (while off island and during the pandemic) was made easy because of Rachel’s expertise and dedication to her work and clients. I feel so lucky!"

Chuck & Tori Mills - Kailua (Buyer)

"Rachel Barnette, R, Bic - is an EXCELLENT Realstate Agent.

Rachel is a great listener, which is crucial. She is also very friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and was “available” to us (we have crazy schedules).

We will be recommending her to our friends!

We have bought and sold many properties on the mainland. Hawaii was a bit different...Rachel walked us through everything. The purchase was completed with NO problems for us!

We are very satisfied.

We Are Happy homeowners. If we want to buy another property or get a larger place...we will be contacting Rachel Barnette, R, Bic"

Tony Perry (Seller)

"Rachel Barnette was overall amazing start to finish. She fought for us when hurdles came up during escrow. She did an amazing job staging the place to be shown. She walked us through every step and gave us a detailed schedule of milestone to be aware of during the process. Would defiantly use again and highly recommend if you are looking for an agent on Oahu."

Bruce Juselis, United States Air Force (Retired) (Seller)

"Rachel did a fantastic job selling another house of mine quickly and at a great price in 2015. I did not consider any other realtor when putting my current house on the market.

Rachel is extremely patient, polite and understanding especially in stressful situations (i.e. during consideration of counter offers). Because of her Outstanding Market Knowledge, I put my complete faith in her opinion. 100% of the time I will go with Rachel's recommendation!

Rachel also worked with my son who was transitioning from Hawaii to the Mainland, which was well beyond the call of duty but was instrumental in making this transaction happen. Additionally, she assisted with "house staging", bringing in a few of her own items that made the first open house a smashing success. Rachel doesn't go the extra mile....she goes the extra 100 miles!!! Rachel provides unbelievable service and value without equal.

Absolutely Outstanding!!!

I currently live in Virginia and Rachel made a 5,000 mile home sale transaction go smoothly and effortlessly.

In the last 4 years Rachel handled two home sales for me valued at almost $2.5M and both had fantastic outcomes!

Rachel is the only Real Estate Agent I would ever use in Hawaii.

Rachel is the Best!"

Ron Boersma, Kaneohe (Seller)

"Rachel Barnette did a wonderful job selling our apartment .

She made all the paperwork go smoothly.

She gave me clear suggestions what we should do to prepare to sell, but at the same time she wasn't pushy.

Within 1 week of the open we had 7 offers and sold 28K over asking.

Without Rachel's help I am sure we would not have gotten such a good price."

Meaghan Halford - Kailua (Buyer)

"We couldn't have done it without Rachel! As first time homebuyers we were pretty overwhelmed to begin with. But Rachel helped put us at ease right away! We could tell she was genuinely invested in us and had our best interest in mind throughout the process. She was incredibly patient with us and our many (MANY) questions, and even welcomed them! She also went above and beyond. Rachel was present at every inspection and every signing. Anywhere we needed to be, Rachel was there too. She even went so far as to go out and purchase a new door knob and locks for us, and monitor the installation of a new door in our place when we were unable to.

I can't recommend Rachel enough! Her integrity, attention to detail, and genuine care of her clients are qualities that are hard to find. It is obvious that really loves doing what she does, and we loved being her clients!"

Ron Boersma, Kaneohe Hi (Buyer)

"When we started the process and started looking at houses Rachel was always on top of thing and always available to show us any property we wanted to see.

We worked with Rachel before. We trust her and respect her to keep our best interests as her goal rather than to just make a sale.

After we found the house we wanted Rachel continued to help us in the loan process. Without her help in finding the correct lender I don't know if we would have been able to get the loan.

Rachel continued to update us and walk with us through every step of the purchase process."

Dr. Hannon, Honolulu (Buyer)

"Our family is growing and we needed more space. We had been looking for a home on the Gold Coast for the past 4 years and after looking at nearly 30 homes all over Oahu we finally found what we were looking for. Rachel has been showing us properties for the better part of 2 years. Her patience, perseverance, and understanding of our needs and desires played a huge part in us finding the perfect home. The sale was very smooth, although we had a couple of issues come up Rachel was quick to find the solution. Her professionalism and experience was very apparent throughout the negotiation and sale. For example during the inspection she pointed out several things that were in need of repair. She negotiated these items to be repaired prior to the sale. Rachel is always available for questions or clarification. Her network of loan officers, home inspectors, termite inspectors, surveyors, were each a pleasure to work with and operated on the same professional echelon as Rachel. This is the second property I have purchased through Rachel and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home. Thank you Rachel you have made our dreams come true again!"

Ronald Boersma Kaneohe (Seller)

"Rachel Barnette is an excellent realtor. From our first sit down till final closing she was available for all my questions and made the entire experience extremely smooth.

Rachel helped with everything from asking amount, to cleaning and staging. She took care of the walk through, termite inspection, as well as the final cleaning. We actually got several offers offers the first week. ( 2 above asking )

All in all I wish I had another house to sell with Rachel."

Ron Boersma, Kaneohe (Buyer)

"Rachel found us the perfect place without a lot of running around looking at places that did not meet our requirements.

I have already enlisted Rachel's help in selling another property."

Franjk Tanaka Kaneohe (Seller)

"Thanks Rachel, good job and we'll be doing business again!

Much aloha & mahalo,


William B., Kailua Oahu (Seller)

"If anyone needs a knowledgeable realtor on Oahu,

I would without hesitation refer them to Rachel Barnette.

Rachel surpassed our expectations!"

William B., Kailua Hawaii 96734 (Buyer)

"Rachel Barnette guided my wife and I throughout the entire process of our transaction. Without Rachel's help we would of been overwhelmed. I would recommend Rachel Barnette due to the outstanding results we received through her negotiating skills and her knowledge of the numerous complex steps involved in our transaction."

R Tanaka (Buyer)

"This is the second home we've purchased with Rachel and we couldn't be happier. She is the ultimate professional and took care of the process while my wife and I were in Europe. This is especially impressive because the seller's agent was difficult to deal with. I'm so glad we had Rachel taking care of us as it allowed us to relax and enjoy our vacation. There is no one I trust more than her and recommend her to anyone that's looking. Thanks so much!!!"

David Starbuck in Kaneohe Hawaii. (Seller)

"Rachel provided us with exceptional service at all times. She went the extra mile for us on several occasions including helping us re-locate our dogs. She is dependable, very accessible and exceedingly trustworthy. I recommend her highly!"

Ron Inouye, Pomona, CA (Seller)

"Rachel was well aware of market and instrumental in obtaining a sale price close to the listing price. She was able to work with tenants in the property and helped in closing within a little over 60 days from the date of listing."

Tiare Eastmond, Kailua (Buyer)

"Rachel helped us find our dream property in Hawaii. She was not daunted by our unique requirements and helped us navigate the perplexing issues related to agricultural zoning and purchasing a large piece of land.

Rachel is very organized and makes the property buying experience easy, even for those buyers that don't have a lot of time to keep after every detail.

Thank you Rachel!"

Bruce J, Kaneohe HI (Seller)

"Rachel Barnette did an outstanding job managing the sale of the home from day 1 to closing. She went above and beyond the call of duty to assist the Sellers with quality referrals to help with staging the home, aerial photography, punch list recommendations, arranging cleaners, and facilitating last minute repairs to the property caused by exterminators.

Rachel is an Outstanding and Knowledgeable professional that fights hard for her clients. I have bought and sold homes before myself, but I would have to say, going with an expert that knows the market helped us get top dollar for our home in a reasonable amount of time. In talking with other relators I was amazed to hear that even her competitors had great things to say about Rachel, indicating that she was a tough but fair negotiator, that keeps her cool in stressful situations. And there definitely were stressful situations that had to be dealt with tactfully.

If I had tried to sell this home on my own, I estimate that I would have settled for $80,000 to $150,000 less than what Rachel ended up selling the house for. Based on my initial market value assessment which was low and negotiations where I would have accepted a lower offer but was advised to conservatively counter by Rachel.

Other relators gave me appraisal estimates that were up to $400,000 dollars less than our listing price and over $300,000 less than what we sold it for. If we went with a competitor, we would have received hundreds of thousands of dollars less for the home than we got by going with Rachel.

Selecting Rachel Barnette as my real estate agent was the best business decision I have made in my lifetime.

Rachel is spectacular by every measure but more importantly she delivers exceptional results for her clients!"

Lee-Jake, Christina, Thor and Gizmo - Kaneohe (Seller)

"Prior to working with Rachel on our original purchase in 2010, the realtor that was recommended to us was not very personable and did not respond to communications in a timely manner. When we met Rachel at a different listing and saw her friendly personality we knew she was going to be an awesome choice. So we switched to her (thankfully!!).

Since then we have been nothing but happy with our decision. Her recommendations have been spot on! Her knowledge of the Honolulu market and her understandig of the whole sale/purchase process from beginning to end has been a great value to us; and we are also thrilled to be able to call her a friend!

We will continue to be stark-raving promoters of hers and continue to recommend her and Advantage Realty-Honolulu to anyone we know that is looking to sell or buy."