About Jaymes

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Meet Jaymes

He is a top-producing agent in Hawaii, committed to providing the highest level of service, professionalism and attention. He has closed more than $100 million in sales in the past 3 years, putting him in the highest 1% of the agents on Oahu. In 2018, Hawaii Business Magazine honored Jaymes as one of the "Top 100" Realtors® in the state in both categories of dollar volume and transactions. He was twice voted "Hawaii's Best" Realtor® in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's People's Choice Awards (2014, '13) and voted "Best in Real Estate" by Honolulu Magazine for the past four years. Jaymes is consistently ranked in the Top 1% of 12,000 Better Homes agents nationwide. He has been widely quoted by several news organizations as a residential real estate expert in Hawaii and has his own real estate column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser entitled "Keeping It Real." Jaymes is a native of Seattle and lived in Southern California before moving to Honolulu in 1997.

He lives in the Portlock area and enjoys being dad to his 3 children Dylan, Sophia and Sawyer. In his free time, he coaches youth sports and is a member of several community organizations such as Rotary International. Before real estate, Jaymes was an award-winning reporter at The Orange County Register, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and The Associated Press. He made his mark as aggressive, innovative reporter and quickly rose through the ranks at AP, the world's largest news gathering organization, where he eventually went on to manage news and operations for Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Jaymes is committed to educating his clients and communicating to them the most up-to-date and comprehensive information so they can make the right decisions.

Professional Excellence

  • America’s Best by RealTrends, Top 1.5% of all teams nationwide – 2022
  • A-List Top Producers by the Asian Real Estate Association of America – 2022
  • Hawaii’s Top Performers, Hawaii Business magazine – 2022, ’21, ’20, ‘19
  • Top 100 Realtors® in Hawaii (Volume), Hawaii Business magazine – 2018, '17
  • Top 100 Realtors® (Transactions), Hawaii Business magazine – 2018, '17, '16, '15
  • Emerald Elite Award, Top 1% of Better Homes and Gardens agents nationwide – 2021, ’19, ’18, ’17, ’16, ‘14
  • Platinum Award, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – 2020, ‘15
  • Voted "Best in Real Estate" Honolulu Magazine – 2022-14
  • Voted "Hawaii's Best" Realtor®, Honolulu Star-Advertiser People's Choice Awards – 2014, '13
  • Prudential Real Estate Leading Edge Award – 2013, ‘12
  • Real estate columnist for Honolulu Star-Advertiser

National Designations and Memberships

  • Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS®)
  • Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®)
  • Military Relocation Professional (MRP®)
    • LuxBHGRE certified
    • National Association of Realtors®
    • Honolulu Board of Realtors®
    • Hawaii Association of Realtors®
    • Asian Real Estate Association of America
    • Asian American Journalists Association


  • Youth baseball, basketball coach
  • Rotary International
  • Honolulu Police Department 6th Citizen’s Police Academy
  • Volunteer and donor to numerous local non-profit organizations

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