Hawaii Starts Here is the best resource for home buyers in Hawaii. Put together by one of Hawaii’s only real estate agents with a residential mortgage lending and finance background, this site offers a wealth of information for both the 1st Time Home Buyer as well as experienced buyers who have completed multiple transactions.
Meet the agents behind Hawaii Starts Here, Team Castaneda, put together by Joe Castaneda. Team Castaneda is a team that is part of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty firm.
Founded in 2004 with eight locations on Oahu and Maui, and more than 140 affiliated real estate professionals, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty is an award-winning, full service residential real estate firm.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.
The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes more than 10,000 affiliated sales associates and approximately 300 offices serving home buyers and sellers across the United States, Bahamas and Canada.
In 1978, Meredith Corporation, one of the nation’s leading media and marketing companies and publisher of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, launched the former Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Service. Meredith Corporation owned and operated the company for 20 years and grew the business into a highly respected name in the real estate industry. Meredith Corporation sold its real estate business in 1998, but retained long-term ownership of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand name. Then, in October 2007, Realogy announced a new, long-term agreement to license the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand from Meredith Corporation. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate officially launched its new franchise system on July 23, 2008.
The company's success is based on a commitment to a "client first" approach to real estate. By utilizing the latest technology, an unparalleled training program, local expertise and the national network strength of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, their real estate professionals effectively service each of their clients based on their unique needs and help them reach their real estate goals.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty is honored to receive numerous awards and accolades over the years including:
2019 Best Places to Work
Top 250 Hawaii Business 4 Years in a Row!
Voted Hawaii’s Best Real Estate Firm 10 Years In A Row!
Voted Best of Honolulu Real Estate Firm 7 Years!
National BHGRE Excellence Award 4 years in a row!
Recognized as one of Hawaii’s Most Charitable Companies 5 Years In A Row!
Pacific Business News Fastest 50 Growing Businesses award, 5 years
Voted Best of the Best Real Estate Firm 2 years in a row!
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