The Brenda Starr Advantage
Brenda has lived on Oahu since 1996 and has been a realtor associate (RA) with iProperties Hawaii since 2011. She specializes in helping first-time homebuyers. Brenda also has experience with new developments, reserved housing, investors, sellers and clients who want to downsize or upgrade to a larger home. She is a member of the Honolulu Board of Realtors (HBR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) which adhere to the highest ethical standards and practices.
One thing that sets Brenda apart from most other realtors is that she is an expert in the field of Psychology. She earned both masters and doctorate degrees from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Over a span of 15 years, Brenda has provided a wide range of psychological services, including individual, family, and couples counseling, in diverse settings, both in Hawaii and on the mainland. Brenda has also facilitated several support groups and educational workshops in the areas of stress management, loss, conflict resolution and couples/relationships.
Buying or selling a home typically triggers some level of anxiety, especially when one is not familiar with the home buying or home selling process. Major life events, such as a serious illness, death in the family, marriage, or divorce, only intensifies a person’s stress level. Fortunately, Brenda’s training and experience has given her the confidence and skills that are needed to effectively manage these very challenging types of circumstances. Brenda’s commitment to always acting in her clients’ best interests, positive mental attitude, as well as skills in effective communication, negotiation, and quick problem-solving, have particularly helped her clients who experienced highly stressful, time sensitive deadlines.
Brenda enjoys working for iProperties because she receives guidance from Abe Lee, who is not just the owner and broker of the company, but is highly respected and well known by his agents to be one of the most helpful, knowledgeable, experienced, and caring brokers in Hawaii. Real estate in Hawaii is always in flux, so agents at iProperties Hawaii receive training to stay current on our local market. Brenda also values continued learning and personal growth so that she is able to provide her clients with the best services possible. Brenda’s hope and vision is to offer unsurpassed services, to become a trusted advisor, and a true friend for life.