Charlene Tongg
Charlene Tongg

Charlene Tongg

Central Oahu, Kapolei/Ewa • License RS-65559

Charlene Tongg owns and leads tongg+partners of Keller Williams of Honolulu, along with her husband Rustan. Charlene was an escrow officer for 4 years and brings a vast wealth of knowledge and experience to the table regarding the escrow process. Seven years ago she decided to transition into real estate sales. They are a highly seasoned and dynamic team who have extensive experience in working with both sellers and buyers. Short sales, traditional equity sales, and/or probate, they have helped sellers on all sides of the spectrum. Whether it’s first time home buyers, buyers that are moving up, empty nesters, or savvy investors they have also helped buyers on all sides of the spectrum. They specialize in VA Buyers and have held the #1 position in the State of Hawaii for representing VA buyers for the past 2 years. In 2014, they formed a team and did 78 transactions. In 2015 the team did 81 transactions, In 2016 the did 101 transactions and in 2017 they are on track to close 145 transactions for volume of $82 mil.

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What My Clients Say

Stephen B.

Buyer
‟Rustan and Char did an awesome job helping us find our house. At the time ”

Ava Z.

Buyer
‟we were trying to get in on the USDA federal deal to get us a house which had a limiting deadline and they were able to give us a good selection of homes to check out. No matter the hour ”

Chris S.

Buyer
‟they were thorough in giving us immediate response times especially since we had the deadline. I think we only looked at houses for a month or two. In the end ”

Lula B.

Buyer
‟we ended up getting a planned community home ”

Michael K.

Buyer
‟but they were still there to make sure we handled all the paperwork and gave us the confidence (especially for my wife) ”

Rachel M.

Buyer
‟that we would be able to close in on the house and meet the deadlines of all the parties involved. We will definitely be looking to them for our next home (hopefully soon ”

Holly A.

Seller
‟guys)! Thanks for the awesome job and follow through! ”
Buyer
‟Rus and Char are the best realtor we have met ”
Buyer
‟they are very professional and patient with all of our request ”
Buyer
‟helped us found the right house. If ever we will buy a house again ”
Buyer
‟we will definitely have them help us again ”
Buyer
‟I strong recommend Rus and Char to anyone wants to buy or sell. ”
Buyer
‟Rustan and Charlene are FANTASTIC realtors!!! As a power couple in the real estate business ”
Buyer
‟they truly care about what is important to me and took very special care to show me properties that fulfilled as many of my needs and wants as possible. They were extremely patient with me as I was taking my time to not only see properties ”
Buyer
‟but also learn the area and understand the dynamics of the neighborhood that I was considering. I never felt rushed ”
Buyer
‟always felt cared for ”
Buyer
‟and was given very good advice regarding the value of the property against the price that is being asked ”
Buyer
‟future value ”
Buyer
‟and identifying other considerations that I never would have thought on my own. In the real estate business ”
Buyer
‟these two are as connected as you can get. Even though I came with a pre-qualification letter ”
Buyer
‟they connected me to one of their lenders (Veterans United) ”
Buyer
‟and I was able to attend an educational seminar about financing in a no-pressure environment AND a significantly better financing package than I had when I started the process. In the title and escrow arena ”
Buyer
‟Rustan and Charlene connected me to First American Title ”
Buyer
‟and the entire process was run smoothly and effectively throughout. Each time action was required of me ”
Buyer
‟Rustan and Char always provided several options and gave me a recommendation ”
Buyer
‟and I have been pleased with all of the choices and recommendations that they provided. As a first-time home buyer ”
Buyer
‟I enthusiastically recommend Rustan and Charlene Tongg ”
Buyer
‟and I can't wait to work with them again next year. ”
Buyer
‟Char and Rustan are amazing. They made buying our first home a great experience that I will never forget. In our situation ”
Buyer
‟my husband was around for the beginning of the process. He was in Afghanistan for the bulk of it. Char and Rustan always did their utmost to make sure we were all on the same page - no matter how annoying it could be at times with different time zones and lack of ability to contact my husband during his many moves within the deployment. They handle d every question with respect and full disclosure. They seem to have a limitless supply of patience. They even came to our new home after I moved in to help me program and install various remote controls for the garage and ceiling fixtures! The care they showed me I won't forget. They were fantastic to work with and went above and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend them to anyone interested in buying a home” Read More ▾
Buyer
‟especially to anyone new to the real estate game like me. They know how to make the process flow nicely and give you a sense that you are in good hands the whole journey. ”
Buyer
‟Rustan and Charlene made the home buying process as smooth as can be. As a first time home buyer ”
Buyer
‟I naturally went into the process a bit worried about how complicated the entire process was going to be but Rustan and Charlene made everything a walk in the park. I was amazed at how quick the transaction was completed and how they were always so patient with the questions we had. The best thing about these two were that they were still helping o ut with home repairs and furnishings even after the transaction was complete. Rustan is one of those rare” Read More ▾
Buyer
‟genuinely kind people you find in a business where you really have to trust who you're working with. I would definitely recommend all my friends and family to do business with them because of the wonderful experience I had with them. Thanks again Rus and Char! ”
Buyer
‟My husband and I purchased a short sale property for our first home and I had fully prepared myself for a stressful home buying process ”
Buyer
‟(especially given the stories I'd heard from friends and family about their own experiences with other agents.) Working with Rustan and Charlene was nothing like what I had expected. From our first meeting at Starbucks to the day we closed and got the keys to our first home ”
Buyer
‟the level of service and commitment they showed us was absolutely outstanding. PROS-Paperwork was always filed on time. -Communication was constant and clear between everyone. -Questions were always answered and explained thoroughly. -They were both patient and truly listened to our needs and wants. CONS-If I think of one ”
Buyer
‟I'll be sure to list it. The only hiccup we experienced was when my husband ended up having a last minute mission and got stranded in Guam during our signing date. I ended up having to sign all of the closing documents by myself with a POA. Rustan and Charlene made sure they were there to guide me through the whole process and essentially ”
Buyer
‟hold my hand. They really took the time to address all of our concerns and never ”
Buyer
‟not once ”
Buyer
‟did they make us feel like anything less than their number one priority. If you're looking for just any realtor ”
Buyer
‟there are definitely plenty out there to choose from. If you're looking for a realtor that listens to you ”
Buyer
‟knows the market and the facts ”
Buyer
‟utilizes the current technology ”
Buyer
‟brings you 1st class service and treats their clients like family ”
Buyer
‟then Rustan and Charlene Tongg are your only choice for Hawaii Real Estate. You will not regret your decision. ”
Buyer
‟Rustan and Charlene are two of the finest people AND realtors we have ever had the pleasure of working worth. I can honestly ”
Buyer
‟and without reservation ”
Buyer
‟say that they go above and beyond giving 110% to each of their clients. They sold our home in 8 days. They kept our stress and nerves at almost zero level and were always available to answer questions or go over things whenever we needed. If you are EVER in the market to buy or sell a home on Oahu ”
Buyer
‟give them a call. ”

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