Embarking on his Hawaiian adventure in 1999 with a 3-month return ticket, Scott Startsman was captivated by the unique and enriching quality of life on the islands. Deciding to set roots in paradise, he resolved to carve out a successful future here. Over 20 years later, he still has that return trip ticket he never used and has become one of the most successful Realtors on Oahu as well as the creator of the HiEstates Team.
His remarkable journey in real estate was recognized in 2011 when Pacific Business News acknowledged him as one of the promising young business leaders in the state. Scott's extensive experience is characterized by diverse achievements and proficiency in all facets of residential real estate. His comprehensive approach to buying and selling real estate on Oahu, rooted in his deep knowledge and complete concierge service, has garnered him a loyal client base and significant recognition from his peers. As a consistent Top 100 Oahu sales agent, Scott has successfully completed over 400 transactions since 2003, representing a broad spectrum of clients, from first-time homeowners and military personnel to Wall Street executives, hedge fund owners, billionaires, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and savvy investors.
His entrepreneurial spirit has been instrumental in the creation of 5 successful real estate-related ventures and the development of JS Development, a residential and multi-family investing and development company on Oahu. Under this company, he has helped develop a 2 unit Single Family Home CPR in Ewa Beach, a 2 unit single family home CPR in Hauula, a long term hold multifamily development near Diamond Head and multiple investment flips. Additionally, Scott's participation on condominium association boards for 15 years has prepared him to successfully create new condominium developments and associations and allows him to help buyers and sellers navigate the often-complicated condominium documents and budgets and processes.
Through JS Development, Scott has gained invaluable insight into building codes, construction processes, and costs, an expertise he generously shares with his clients.
Scott’s passion and support for entrepreneurship was evident when he became the youngest owner-associate of Kahala Associates Realty in 2005. He swiftly embraced the challenges that came his way, serving on the board of directors, leading the technology committee, and managing an investment portfolio of approximately $40 million. Scott also helped build out the company's corporate and individual relocation program, helping hundreds of families and companies like Home Depot, Microsoft and various defense contractors relocate their employees to and from Hawaii. This involvement has further honed his skills in assisting clients with the complex process of relocating to Hawaii, offering them a seamless, stress-free experience with his premium service.
Scott has sold properties in nearly every neighborhood on Oahu, from $70K leasehold condos in Waikiki to record breaking oceanfront land on the north shore and everything in between. Scott's goal is to provide the highest level of knowledge, experience and service to each client he works with.
A North Carolina native, Scott is an alumnus of Appalachian State University and UNC-Charlotte, where he was a scholarship soccer player. He honed his strategic acumen during an internship with Interealty Corporation, where he identified real estate trends and impacts. A passion for real estate was instilled in him early on by his family, which has a 40-year legacy in real estate investments and development. When he's not immersed in real estate, Scott enjoys travel, outdoor activities, cooking, and oil painting.
"My years of experience and my passion about real estate led me to become a student of the real estate industry. I take great pride in constantly learning and improving, growing and being able to add more value and services to my clients across a broad range. I look forward to earning your business and assisting you with your real estate needs."
Scott Startsman embodies the spirit of the islands – a blend of tranquility and ambition – offering unparalleled expertise, commitment, and passion for the real estate industry in Hawaii. His diverse achievements and unwavering dedication to his clients make him an exceptional choice for all your real estate needs.
Founded by Scott Startsman, the HiEstates Team is the most sought-after real estate team on Oahu. We are helping people improve their lives by connecting our clients' lifestyles to their Hawaii real estate goals. Driven by a passion for superior knowledge, experience, and service, Scott has assembled a team of top Oahu Realtors while shaping HiEstates into the industry standard for excellence. His vision extends far beyond traditional real estate services, leveraging a unique, client-focused approach that perfectly balances lifestyle needs with real estate goals.
We understand that finding a home goes beyond the four walls - it's about fostering happiness in your surrounding community. With decades of combined real estate, investing, development, and relocation experience, we are proud to provide personalized strategies, exceptional customer service, and an unmatched depth of knowledge. Our team of top-performing Sotheby's International Realty Realtors, all recognized as Top 100 Realtors for sales volume and transactions, each has over two decades of knowledge and experience across a host of specialized areas of Oahu residential real estate. They stand ready to make your home buying journey stress-free, informed, and enjoyable. By working with us, you will make better, more informed decisions, have an easier, less stressful process, and have fun making new friends along the way. We look forward to helping you with your Oahu real estate needs.
Are you looking to buy a second home or a vacation property in Oahu? Or are you planning to move over the next few years? Or maybe you're only interested in brand new properties? These launch points will help you get started with exploring the website. Our team's local knowledge, excellent service, and keen understanding of the market ensure a seamless buying and selling experience on Oahu.
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