What others say about Ryan:

2022 BHHS Award | Chairman's Circle Diamond Level

Dear Ryan E. Sanada,

Congratulations!  You've put in the hard work, the long hours, and stayed committed to achieving success in 2022.  On behalf of the entire network, we want to sincerely congratulate you on your award-winning performance.

Our vision is to become the best-recognized and most highly respected homeownership services brand worldwide - your competitive spirit, knowledge and dedication are what will help us achieve this.  We look forward to recognizing your outstanding achievements at Sales Convention 2023.

The 2022 Chairman's Circle - Diamond Level is the highest award given to Sales Professional Teams and/or agents in our entire network.  

If you have a question regarding your award, please contact your Company Awards Coordinator directly.  Your awards certificate should be available to download from REsource Center.

Congratulations again on your 2022 success and we wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2023!

2021 CB Realty Award | International President's Elite

Dear Ryan,


I am pleased to recognize you for being named one of the Coldwell Banker® 2021 International Award Designation winners. Your Coldwell Banker affiliation places you in the company of many of the best brokers, agents, and teams in the world. This designation award earns you a prestigious standing in the network and industry – truly among the best of the best.

On behalf of the Coldwell Banker Leadership Team, thank you for your exceptional contributions and for allowing Coldwell Banker to be part of your extraordinary success story. Your continued dedication to providing an unparalleled level of service to your clients is an inspiration to us all. I am excited to see what you accomplish next, and I look forward to partnering with you to surpass your goals in 2022.

M. Ryan GormanPresident & CEO

Chris and Kim G. | 2377 Beckwith St.

We worked with Ryan on the purchase of our home in Manoa at the peak of the housing market frenzy. Having come from a frustrating experience selling our condo with another realtor, we were very weary about the home buying process, but upon the first meeting with Ryan, we felt very reassured. He came prepared with questions, not only asking about what we were looking for in a property, but what we were looking for in a realtor and partner. He also shared his expectations and what he needs from us in order for the relationship to be successful and a great fit. Not a lot of people take the time to look at that and it was much appreciated.

Throughout the search, Ryan was never afraid to tell us "no" to a property we liked, and why not. He didn’t let us jump at the first property we saw so he can have a quick payday. Instead, he worked very closely with us in order to make sure that we ended up with a property that we would be very happy in, and is a great investment. We never felt rushed to settle on a property and we appreciated his vast knowledge about locations and potential issues we can expect from each property we viewed. He was very patient and was actually more discerning than we were, making us feel very secure that he will not let us make costly mistakes and that we are not being taken advantage of. That is rare for someone in the line of sales to discourage the buyer from purchasing because they think we deserve better and they know that they can get us that something better.

We also had a few things happen along the way that made us question our decision to purchase and that caused us a lot of doubt and stress. In every instance this happened, Ryan just made himself available, sat us down and spent as much time as was needed to address all our concerns. He never made us feel that we were bothering him or taking too much of his time. He truly became a friend when needed, very genuine and really invested in us and our well-being. He almost functioned like a therapist at times and he never led us astray. I think faith in a person is the biggest factor in a relationship and it felt wonderful knowing that we can fully trust his judgment and that he had our back the whole way.

He went above and beyond what was expected and made the entire home buying experience much more pleasant than we could’ve expected. Sure enough, we landed a home that we are truly very happy with and excited to move into. And he made sure that it was something we can realistically afford but not have to settle for. We’re already looking forward to working with Ryan again to build our real estate empire. And if you get lucky enough to have the privilege of working with him like we did, then know you are in the best possible hands. Thanks again Ryan!

Darryl F. | 1111 Kaumoku St.

Letter of Appreciation for Ryan Sanada

I would like to commend and highly recommend Ryan Sanada for his professional expertise as my real estate agent.  I was referred to Ryan to help me sell one of my properties and when I met with him he immediately understood the situation I was in, came up with an excellent game plan and executed very quickly.  Ryan is also an attorney and with his legal experience and background, the transaction went really smoothly and without any legal roadblocks.

Ryan was always available to answer any questions I had.  He is honest, trustworthy, and has the contacts to get things done.  Above all that, he was very understanding, empathetic and a good listener.

I would recommend Ryan to anyone needing a realtor as I have dealt with numerous realtors in my lifetime and Ryan is clearly a step above the rest.  

Kellee T. | 411 Olomana St.

Aloha Ryan,

Thank you for assisting us with selling my parents estate.  This was the first time I was a part of selling a home and you took a lot of the anxiety away from me.  This was really emotional for me since they purchased this home when I was a baby.

Not only that, you made sure we received top dollar for the home and only the best offers.  My family and I sincerely thank you for all that you have done and your guidance. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone looking for an awesome Realtor.

Kellee T.

William R. | 98-1213 Pakalana St.

I was in unfamiliar territory and needed to sell the home that I inherited with my brothers but had lived in for over 40 years.  Every day was a dread as I was worried and stressed about selling the house and moving. Then Ryan Sanada was recommended to me. When I met him for the first time, one of Ryan’s first words to me were “I understand what you're going through and I'm here to help you”. I felt a bit skeptical because I never met him before and a lot of realtors say things they don't really mean, but I decided to trust him and I am very glad I did.
He talked with me and listened carefully to the situation I was going through, then offered advice and solutions for getting the house ready for sell and avoiding possible problems with the sale of the property.  Through a co-listing arrangement with my brother’s realtor, we agreed to list the house for $850k, but Ryan told me not to worry about the price because he was confident he could get me offers much higher than the listing price.  Sure enough, Ryan and his people got me several better offers and in the end the property sold for nearly a million dollars. I am so pleased and appreciative for the services provided and amount received.
People make and hear promises all the time but Ryan actually was true to his words “I'm here to help you”.  Not only did he get me more money than I ever expected for my house, he also took away a lot of the stress I thought I was going to have going through the home selling process.  After going through this experience of selling a home, I feel if you want the best price and simplicity in selling your property and an honest realtor that will truly look out for your best interests, there is only one realtor to call and that is Ryan Sanada.

Colleen Y. | 45-031 Lilipuna Place

My testimonial for working with Ryan Sanada, RA.

Selling our property was the most difficult and emotional thing for us to do and at a most difficult time, but it was made easier because of Ryan Sanada.  Interest rates were rising and the housing market was slowly turning out of our favor.  Pressure was felt.

Ryan worked tirelessly to help us achieve our goals of getting a deal done.  And, he actually sold our house at above our asking price of $5 million.  We also had a difficult situation with multiple owners having to agree upon every detail of the transaction through discussions, messages, and lawyers.  Ryan and his team was consistently there for questions, concerns and obstacles - which were many and from all directions.  Ryan handled our transaction very professionally and I appreciated his candor, kindness, and thoughtfulness when needed.

I want to sincerely thank Ryan and his team very much for helping us with the sale of our family property.  Thank you again for everything, Ryan.

Sara L. | The Collection #1103

I met Ryan through a close friend and we spoke casually about my price point and what I was looking for. I explained to him my frustrations with the soaring prices, unsafe past living conditions, and eagerness to live independently in a walkable community.  I had a personal friend who wanted to be my realtor and I almost used him.  However, when I met with Ryan, his empathy, confidence, and professionalism convinced me to work with him instead to find my dream home. 

In a time when it was completely a sellers’ market and most were unsure about buying, I had my doubts about making a successful purchase within a year. However, told me not to worry and that he would get my my dream home in my dream building.  Sure enough, within a month, Ryan secured a showing for me at unit in my dream building!  He walked me through the buying process so smoothly, that I cannot think of a single criticism that could’ve improved the process - it was perfect!  Ryan’s experience and instincts kept me focused on my goal and ultimately landed me my perfect home.

A year later, and I am still so happy with my purchase. I am glad I listened to his advice. Ryan’s passion and priorities in helping people improve their lifestyle and living situation is what sets him apart. I highly recommend working with him for all your real estate endeavors!

Colette H. and Geoff H. | 949 Prospect #209 & 1167 Kahului St.

It was a real pleasure working with Ryan and his team. He was very knowledgeable, extremely responsive, and did a fantastic job selling our condo and upgrading us to a house.  In a hot real estate market, thanks to his expert negotiations and relationships in the real estate community, our first offer was accepted within 4 days of the house being listed and we beat out several other offers.  We are so thankful to Ryan for his hard work and highly recommend him!

Dan C. | 215 North King St.

I hired Ryan because I needed to sell a condo quickly and for a reasonable price.  After meeting with Ryan and discussing my plan, he quickly prepared the property for sale, obtained all necessary paperwork, and sold the property at full asking price within a few weeks of listing it.  Ryan's experience and preparation made the entire process go very smoothly and efficiently.  Since he's a lawyer, he was able to explain and address certain issues from a legal perspective which was very valuable.  I highly recommend using Ryan for any real estate transactions.

Mark N. | Evergreen Terrace J302 & Streamside at Launani Valley F206

Mahalo on making it possible for me first in selling my property at the highest price in the complex and then a few months later when I was ready to buy a new place helping me buy one to my satisfaction even when this world is in a constant flux you made it happen quickly and so smoothly.

Carol and James T. | 2620 East Manoa Rd.

It is with sincere appreciation that I write this unsolicited letter of recommendation for our Real Estate Broker, Ryan Sanada. At our first meeting, Ryan told us his approach would be to represent both my sister and me equally and fairly to market our shared Honolulu property. He also said that reaching our goal would require effective communications within a reasonable time frame.

Throughout various negotiations to ready our property for sale, Ryan was knowledgeable, resourceful, experienced and sensitive, avoiding unnecessary expenses to save us worry, time and money.

When the spread of Covid-19 led to unanticipated offer withdrawals, Ryan advised patience while continuing to speak with new prospective buyers. He ultimately found our perfect buyers who chose to restore rather than demolish our parents first home as they plan to live there.

We enjoyed working with Ryan, finding him honest, dependable, intelligent and trustworthy, a person of integrity we recommend without reservation. Mahalo nui loa, Ryan, for your professionalism, leadership, sound guidance, kindness and sense of humor.

Nathaniel and Adriana H. | 7719 Waikapu Loop

We entered the market in a very turbulent time to purchase a home.  I watched as co-workers and friends struggled to get offers accepted or worse, to end up purchasing a home with a mountain of issues.  I knew if I wanted to purchase a home that was both a safe investment and the right fit for my family, I needed an adept real estate expert to help us navigate through all the potential pitfalls.  Ryan’s legal background and highly regarded reputation prompted me to seek out his assistance.

In my first meeting with Ryan, I was impressed by both his decency and professional demeanor.   Ryan was forthright and honest with the challenges we faced in searching for a home within our price point yet in the neighborhood we desired.  However, he was confident that if we trusted his approach, we would find the right house for us.  He kept us positive through the process, assuring us that patience for the right home would pay dividends.  Ultimately, he delivered… We were able to stay within budget while purchasing a home that checked all the boxes.

I cannot overstate how much credit I give to Ryan and his capability to deliver.  He helped me secure a lifetime financial investment and serene home that will pay dividends to my family over the years.  I know of so many others who ended up overextended or were unable to even find a home in this challenging market.  If you are looking for a home, make the right first step.  Sit down with Ryan and you will see as I did, that he is the honest hardworking professional you are looking for to help secure your future here in Hawaii.

Danica and Craig S. | 2098 Ala Mahamoe St.

We have to settle our grandparents estate and have Ryan as a realtor to sell the family home.  It was a complicated matter dealing with different owners and attorneys, fortunately Ryan handled our situation very well.  With his experience, he has thoughts of different situations and planned the agreements ahead of time without delaying the sale of the house.  We sold the family house within a few months and finally settled our grandparents estate after 3 years of differences.

Phil M. and Aya P. | Moana Kai #203

We could not have asked for a more thorough and professional agent than Ryan.  His comprehensive knowledge of the Oahu market was indispensable during the home search process, and his knack for strategic thinking ensured our offer stood out amid strong competition.

Ryan's personal touch was also a huge help as he easily and happily accommodated our somewhat offbeat preferences and irregular schedule.  Naturally, we can only give him the strongest possible recommendation!

Randy M. | 99-785 Holoai Street

We were looking for our first home for six months with a family friend realtor and was getting no accepted offers, it was becoming very frustrating and we were about to take a break from it all. I told Ryan about our frustrations and he convinced us to have a sit down with his team to see if we would be interested in using him and his team for finding a home. We decided to give him a try and we were not disappointed, they showed us a neighborhood that we never knew existed and instantly fell in love with it. Within a few weeks we had an accepted offer in this neighborhood with a home that had everything we wanted and within our price point. Ryan and his team did an excellent job throughout the whole process from start to finish, from the communication, negotiating setting up appointments providing excellent lender options and insurance contacts. We recommend Ryan and his team to everyone we know who are trying to buy a new home because I know they will Go above and beyond just like they did with us.

Daniel C. and Jeongha L. | Keola Lai #2003

Ryan was the upmost professional when helping us find our first home. Being stationed in a different country, Ryan took the time to meet our schedules and time-line and conducted virtual open houses for us. Ryan is extremely knowledgeable of the market and he'll provide his expert opinions on properties. Any potential client is lucky to have him as his realtor because he'll help you find your perfect home.

Thank you for everything you did for us.

Sean S. | Moana Kai #303

Through Ryan's extensive knowledge of market trends and negotiation expertise, we were able to close on our ideal home for well under the asking price in a highly desired development.  Ryan's prediction that our equity would increase very quickly was also spot on.  In just three years, the value of our property has literally increased over 19%.  Thank you Ryan for your client-centered attitude and for giving us the confidence and security we needed to become first-time homeowners.

Mitchell and Kellie N. | 3734 Crater Rd.

Ryan really helped our family through a difficult and contentious purchase of a family home.  Family members were fighting and lawyers were involved, so having Ryan represent us with his legal and real estate background really helped us claw through a very tough situation.

At the end of the day he helped us save the house and keep it in the family which meant a lot to us.

I certainly don’t wish this experience on others, but in my trade I often hear of horror stories like this, I just didn’t think I’d have to go through one myself.  Ryan helped us through not just the technical details and documents and such but he was also there for us through the personal and emotional turmoil and guided us through it all.

We’ll always be grateful to Ryan for what he did for us professionally, and we are happy to now be able to call him a friend as well!


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