Raphael Taparra

    Raphael Taparra

    As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

    Find Your Next Home
    You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

    Sell a Home
    When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

    Consult on Home Selling Tactics
    Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.

    My Client Testimonials

    The Taparra Team was always available, courteous and professional - I would not hesitate to recommend them to family and friends. ~ Dave Martel, Waipahu Hawaii
    This is my 4th purchase with Raphael Taparra. I would never consider anyone else. I always feel confident that I have a realtor looking out for my best interest. He is my realtor for life! ~ Kainoa
    Not living on the same island as my home for sale, I was worried that it would be complicated but it turned out great. C21H not only answered any questions that I had, but did so immediately and with utmost satisfaction. I truly am blessed to have C21H sell my home. Got more than 20 offers and got way more then the asking price. Would recommend Raphael and Team Taparra to anyone who would like to sell or buy a home or even an investment property. They are the BEST! ~ Norman Beter, Kea'au, Hawaii
    Because of our excellent past experiences, we hope to utilize Team Taparra in the near future for other investment opportunities. ~ Mark & Joh Waipahu
    From the time we saw the "Open House" sign by our house and meeting Raphael and Justin and buying that home, to closing on our first investment property, we can easily say the the entire process went so smoothly and streamlined that we are not afraid to keep going and investing in to new properties and securing our future. A class act from start to finish from the sale of our old home to upgrading and purchasing our new home- appointments, docusigning, meeting up with them, late phone calls and all the in -between stuff, they never failed to pull through on anything. We can honestly say that we wont go to anyone else for any of our real estate needs, as they have a one-stop shop that does it all. And now that we purchased our first investment property through them, it really does seem possible to have a side hustle that could potentially pay for all our expenses. They make it so easy! If you read this far down you need to look them up and give them a call. It will change your life I promise! ~ Harrison Luna, Honolulu Hi
    Very good to work with and very knowledgeable. ~ Jesse McBrayer
    Similar to previous transactions with Raphael Taparra, the service provided by Mr. Taparra has been outstanding. He is best in the business in all aspects. Highly recommended to all in need of Real Estate services as he has proven success in making dreams come true. ~ James Baloaloa
    Raphael and son Justin came to our house about a month prior of sale of our home. His explanation of sales process was clear and concise. The pricing of our property was spot was spot on. Being in our advance age Raphael made everything smooth with no stress at all. We would definitely recommend and use Raphael again. Mahalo Again ~ Newton L. Akiona 1850 Alewa Drive
    Excellent Agent, polite, and knowledgeable. He was always there whenever I had a question and always looking for ways to accommodate my needs. Thank you Mr. Raphael Taparra your hardwork and diligence made eveything easier and I cannot wait to buy my second investment property with your services. ~ Reynaldo - Woodwinds
    Raphael is a very knowledgeable and personable realtor. He responded quickly to our questions and has helped us learn about real estate investing. We have already sent friends to him and highly recommend him and his team to our friends and family. ~ RT
    This was a great experience in purchasing our first home and we thank Raphael Taparra for everything he has done for my family he professional and knowledgeable in sights in reality is the best much mahalo. The Lozanos ~ Edward Dejesus Lozano
    We were recommended to Raphael Taparra by our father in law. I've met him on prior occasions, mostly at golf tournaments. Because this is our 1st house purchase, we were naive to the whole process. Raphael Taparra thoroughly explained to us how the industry works. He was very patient and answered all of our question. We were looking for almost 3 years, came in 2nd bidder on numerous occassions but it never deterred Raphael Taparra and his commitment to us. We highly recommend Raphael Taparra because of his expertise and knowledge, not to mention the respect and admiration of others in the real estate business. We are truly blessed, grateful, and humbled by the whole experience. Thank you for making our dreams come true!!!!!!.......Mark and Carly Diego ~ Mark D. Diego, Mililani Mauka
    Raphael and Justin were very professional and my fiance felt very comfortable with them from the get go. They had a marketing strategy for renting our home as well as for selling it and in the end we ended up selling. Our home was on the market not even 2 days and we had an offer at our asking price of $420,000. From there everything went smooth and his wife Shannon also did an amazing job on the financial side of the sales. From beginning to end it was very professional and I would recommend them to my friends and family ~ Harrison Luna, Maili
    Raphael is amazing. He was able to market and sell my home within a relatively short period of time, where other brokers with listings in my neighborhood failed. My confidence in him and his brokerage are unwavering. Not only did he sell my property, but he recommended a realtor in the Las Vegas area - that realtor helped me find a new home that I will soon occupy. Thank you, Raphael, for your support and friendship. ~ Gerald Welch - Las Vegas, NV
    We had an excellent experience working with Raphael to buy our first home. He was very professional and efficient. Raphael and his team made our home search as easy as possible. They were very experienced and organized, and made us feel like important clients. We would highly recommend Raphael and his team!! ~ Nicole Y., Honolulu
    Very professional, polite and friendly ~ Jojo Bongolan, Ewa Beach
    Raphael was amazing to work with, professional and polite. He found us the perfect listing and my family and I are so happy here! We were able to close in just over a month, thanks to all his hard work! ~ Andrea Malczewski, Ewa Beach
    Thank you. Great job. ~ Keith Matsuoka Honolulu, Hawaii
    Great friend treated like family. Explain every step of the way what was going to happen. Staff very professional, complete services offered one stop shop, convenient. Raph, knew what our situation was, did not hesitate to start with the finding searching process. New what the expectation was and followed thru with execution from beginning to end. Raphael has built the business from ground up, he can and has an appreciation for all those who are in need of any assistance. He has been always able to listen, learn, assist, every person that he has been in contact with. His dedication to his craft, combined with hard work has enabled him to grow his people and his business. He and his staff are available 24 - 7 and know what they are doing. He is a strong support to the community as well as those he associates himself with. Strong networking looking for opportunities to help, you will not find a person so giving of himself. Biggest respect and mahalos!! ~ Ross Reyes // Pearl City, Hawaii
    Rapahael and his staff were excellent and very helpful. All were patient, responded quickly and efficiently to any needs or questions. Very professional and great to work with. ~ Monica Schmidt. Kapolei
    Raphael was very professional, he made us feel comfortable and confident in our choice to use him. He was always on time with meetings and always returned our calls right away. His staff was just the same. We were sent weekly progress reports and always knew exactly where we was during the selling process. His sales experience and marketing strategy got our house multiple offers and we sold above listing price. Raphael took good care of us and because of this we were able to buy our dream home. Without a doubt he has made our quality of life better for me and my family. I would not hesitate to recommend him and his staff and will always use him should we ever sell or buy again! Truly satisfied! ~ Drew A.
    We had total faith in Raphael Taparra, as our realtor. It was a great pleasure meeting and having Ralphael as a guide, to finding the perfect home for us. Ralphael took very good care of us, as his clients. He made sure our needs and details were met, in finding a home, which was well suited for our family. We would definitely recommend Raphael Taparra, to our friends, family. Raphael Taparra showed professionalism, made all efforts from the start to closing of escrow. We appreciate everything he's done, his friendship and we are very thrilled to be new home owners. ~ Phillip, Roseann Medina Aawa Dr. Ewa Beach
    I heard Raphael was the BEST in the business, so there was no other option!! The entire process was much easier than I thought it would be. They always kept me informed about everything that I needed to know from beginning to end. Raphael is very responsive, knowledgeable, friendly and great at what he does. Dolly and Lisa are just as awesome!! ~ Lindsay C, Kapolei, HI
    Raphael Taparra and his assistants (Dolly and Lisa) went beyond the call. They were always available. We had to text them a few times after hours and somebody always got back to us. Selling a home had its kinks here and there. That's to be expected. We were glad we had a team that was always there when we needed them, and had our backs. ~ T & Mieko, Mililani
    Great service and very professional The entire staff was friendly and helpful made the process painless. I highly recommend Raphael Taparra and his company to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home. ~ Kehau Desha Mililani, Hawaii
    From beginning to end, Raphael Taparra's team of professionals ensured that every transaction was executed smoothly. We also appreciated the constant communication of status updates. The efficiency that the Century 21 Homefinders team provides is extraordinary. I've never dealt with such a professional group of individuals. Our family will always be greateful to Raphael and Shannon Taparra for helping make our dreams of home ownership come true. They worked diligently to make our purchase smooth and stress-free! ~ Benson & Jamelle Galicinao Ewa Beach, HI
    Mr. Raphael Taparra is a very courteous, helpful and knowledgeable realtor in the real estate market. He will go the "extra mile" to take care of his clients and always keeps them informed of the process necessary to expedite the sale of the house. I would highly recommend his services to anyone selling or buying a house. He is a realtor that really cares about his clients. ~ Maxine McBrayer, 99-195 Kalaloa St., Aiea, Hawaii 96701
    Raphael sold me this same property years ago so I called him again because of his professional & positive previous experience ! Here is a great asset & an excellent realtor ! ~ Wayne Frantz
    My family and friends have used Raphael Taparra in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Outstanding , very quick service. Professional staff kept me informed the whole way. ~ Paul Stover
    it was a great experience working with Raphael and Shannon it went smoothly and fast thank you both ~ Trebor Kang
    He negotiated a reasonable offer of our Waikele Property to the buyer. ~ Daniel Ramos / Waipahu
    Raphael Taparra made an impression on us when I asked to send an offer for the Royal Kunia residence even though it was on a Saturday. I told him that I didn't want to wait until Monday because the residence was going to have an open house on Sunday. And someone might make an offer and have it on escrow right away. He obliged and understood my excitement. ~ Daniel Ramos
    Simply the best! Timely responses, excellent follow up and market knowledge. Never a dull moment, positive attitude. Great experience. ~ James Baloaloa


      My Experience

      • I have won numerous awards that have made me an excellent realtor and have benefited my buyers such as: "Centurion" Sales Associate- Received in 1994, ranked in the top 1.5% of 70,000 Century 21 Sales Associates in the world. Highest achievement one can receive. Over 5 million in sales per year. "Certificate of Achievement"- Awarded by the National Relocation & Real Estate Magazine for being in the top 5% of all Realtors in the nation for sales. "Who's Who Award"- Awarded by The Heritage Registry of Who's Who in 2004; a New York based biographical publication that selects and distinguishes individuals throughout North America who have attained a recognizable degree of success in their field of endeavor. "Maiki'i Award"- Awarded by the Honolulu Board of Realtors, as a Nominee for the Aloha Aina Award. Recognizing excellence in the Real Estate Industry. "Quality Service Producer Award"- In 1998, the only Century 21 agent on Oahu to receive the pretigious award in recognition of superior customer service and loyalty. "Masters Club Certificate of Achievement"- Received in 1995 in recognition of consistent high production, quality service, and dedication to the Century 21 System while achieving the level of the Masters Emerald Club. "VIP Sales Associate Course Certificate"- In 1992, I was recognized for one's pursuit of knowledge and excellence in the real estate profession and commitment to provide the highest quality service. "Rookie of the Year"- Awarded by Centry 21 Homefinders in 1989, for placing over one million dollars in escrow during my first six months in the Real Estate Industry.

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