Real Estate Broker, MBA, CLHMS, SRS, SRES
Aloha! I’m Tom Presler
I have been a full time Realtor on Oahu since 2007. I specialize in assisting investor clients from all over the world achieve their investment goals with commercial and residential properties. As a US Army Veteran and relocation specialist, I also enjoy helping military families with their real estate needs. With a highly successful track record, my professionalism, integrity, commitment to client service, and market knowledge has consistently earned awards, and more importantly, referrals from satisfied clients throughout my career.
I was born and raised in Iowa and have gained a great deal of insight into the unique characteristics of Oahu’s neighborhoods since moving to Oahu for military service in 1995. I credit the great experience I had with my first real estate purchase to my Realtor at that time. I strive to provide that same pleasant experience to each of my clients – Whether first time buyer or seasoned investor.
Prior to my commitment as a real estate professional, I honed my customer service, financial analysis, sales & marketing, and negotiation skills at Bank of Hawaii, General Electric, Frito Lay and the US Army. I utilize the knowledge, experience, and lessons learned at those industry leading organizations to help my clients succeed in achieving their real estate goals. My clients, in all price ranges and property types, rely on me for my integrity, experience, attention to detail, care, and confidentiality.
I believe strongly in giving back to the community. I’m a volunteer instructor at the Hawaii Home Ownership Center, a regular donor at the Blood Bank of Hawaii, and regularly donate to other community organizations.
Take the time needed to understand my clients current situation and long term plans, allowing me to help them find the best property to fulfill their immediate real estate needs and long term financial goals. Build life-long client relationships by providing excellent service with integrity and confidentiality.
Institute For Luxury Home Marketing, CLHMS Guild Member, April 2020
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – Completed the educational requirements for the designation and working towards the completion of the portfolio requirements of the designation.
University of Hawaii, Executive MBA – Asian Markets Focus, 2005
US Army Officer Candidate School (Fort Benning, GA), Commissioned Officer, 1994
University of Iowa, BA – Political Science and Russian, International Business Certificate, 1991
In the spirit of gratitude to my clients and community, I donate a portion of my commission to the community. I also volunteer teach at the Hawaii Home Ownership Center and regularly donate at the Blood Bank of Hawaii.
“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.”
Jerry & Katherine Brocklehurst
“Over the past 15 years, my wife and I have bought and sold many properties. From our first contact with Tom to the final closing, Tom was one of the best agents we have ever worked with. He lined up and showed us a number of properties that met our criteria, then helped talk through the various pros and cons of each unit to narrow our choices to make a decision, and then went “above and beyond” to help review and point out important terms and conditions in all the homeowners documents – house rules, financial statements, buy-laws, etc. Throughout the process, Tom was very communicative and worked diligently to resolve any and all concerns to our satisfaction. We highly recommend him!”
Dennis Fox & James Gray
“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.“
Sharon & Jim Thomson
“We used Tom twice, when we were first looking for a house in Kailua and used him again three years later when we moved back to the mainland and needed to sell the house. He was fantastic for both transactions. We have bought and sold many houses over the years due to career moves and Tom is by far the best realtor we have ever worked with. He is a straight shooter, extremely professional at all times, totally responsive and always goes beyond expectations. Seven years later and we still compare every sales person we deal with to Tom, and no one can top him, he is simply the best.”