First-Time Buyers

First-Time Buyers

As my company's first-time buyer specialist agent, I thrive in helping people become homeowners for the first time, which allows them to build wealth in ways they could never imagine.

Gabrilyn specializes in relocation, whether it be through the military or just a new home.


Whether you are relocating to the island due to military orders or are simply moving neighborhoods, I am happy to be your resource in your next big move, whether it be upgrading or downsizing.

Gabrilyn also assists in helping investors identify cash flow properties for the short or long term.


Real estate is one of the safest and most rewarding investments. I help seasoned and first-time investors to identify cash-flowing properties, whether it be for the short or long-term.

"My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Gabrilyn Lee! As first-time homebuyers, we definitely had a lot of questions and worries, but Gabrilyn helped guide us every step of the way. We are so thankful we had her on our side throughout our home buying experience and now as a friend."

"If I could give 10 stars I would!! Gabrilyn is THE BEST real estate agent for many important reasons:

1. She's organized- something you need to look for in a good agent - no one wants to work with a hot mess

2. She's personable- Gabrilyn is truly so friendly, accommodating and the sweetest soul!

3. She's Excellent at her job- she's knowledgeable and can answer all your questions or find the answers you are seeking.

4. SHE CARES - she walked us through the entire buying process, always ensured we were happy and looked out for our best interest.

5. The relationship didn't end when we closed the deal on our house- it's been half a year since we bought our home and Gabrilyn still sends updates for sales in our neighborhood and checks in on us every now and then!

You seriously can't go wrong with her! She was born to be a realtor."

"We would not have our condo in Waialua if it wasn't for Gabby's expertise and persistence. Gabby is a friendly, caring, trustworthy professional that performs at the highest level. She is dependable and knows the Oahu real-estate market. I highly recommend that you have Gabby work with you to find your dream home on the island. You won't be disappointed!"

"I could write good things about Gabrilyn for hours. I am a first-time homebuyer and I can honestly say the experience has been fun, educational, and above all - very satisfying. I urge you to make the same choice I did because you will not regret it. If you're looking for a knowledgeable, trustworthy realtor with a great reputation who will make the home-buying process simple and comfortable, look no further."

"Gabrilyn, thank you so much for all of your help! Hard to believe, but I finally have the home of my dreams and I owe so much to you. Thanks for your enthusiasm, expertise, tireless work, and encouragement!"

"Working with Gabrilyn made our experiences as first time homebuyers easy and painless. Every time I was stressed about our process she was nothing but always professional, knowledgeable, informative and always positive. She definitely goes out of her way to make sure everything is taken care of and she definitely always keeps in contact with us every single day just to check in. I love the fact when we always had doubts, she puts our needs first and always addressed our feelings. I can't express enough how much of a true person she is not only professionally but now as a friend. Our only regret is not being able to meet her in the beginning.  Even after our process of purchasing a home, she still always keeps in contact with us to see how we're doing.
I highly recommend Gabrilyn especially for a first time home buyer's she will definitely make it all come true because without her we wouldn't have the place we have today."

"As first time homebuyers during a pandemic and a crazy competitive real estate market, my husband and I COULD NOT have asked for a better experience than what we got with Gabrilyn. Gabrilyn is professional and friendly, and very considerate of what we were looking for and our budget. This is huge as no one likes to feel pressured or insecure about their budget! There were certain stages throughout the process that we texted Gabrilyn TONS of questions and she got back to us promptly and with the TRUTH. On top of that, I was so grateful that Gabrilyn worked with our lender that we had connected with through a referral. At first I wasn't sure how that would work since they'd never worked together, but I felt like we had the dream team!

At the end of this experience, (I think we got really lucky) and found a great place that now feels like home."

We learned so much about purchasing a home and could not have done it without Gabrilyn. We will definitely be working with her for future home buying needs. Please contact her even if you're just starting to THINK about MAYBE buying a place....she will help you from start to finish.

"Gabrilyn is amazing, I'll never stop recommending her because she was heaven sent to us. Right when I thought our home buying journey was impossible, she reassured us and took care of us the whole way through. She was always positive, personable, and so thoughtful. Gabrilyn was efficient, and super quick with responding no matter what time of day it was. She was also knowledgeable about houses and immediately picked up on our style. She has 5 star reviews for a reason!! We really can't thank her enough. We have a realtor for life!"

"I reached out to Gabrilyn around 2017 when my wife and I were looking to buying our first home. We stayed in contact for more than a year and she was always there to provide listing opportunities and answering questions. As most locals know the Hawaii housing market is challenging and insanely competitive which we now know has only grew worse. We felt buying a house in our home state would be impossible. But it was always our dream to set roots in the place we grew up. At that time it was considered to be a "seller's market" making the process even more competitive. I still remember family and friends convincing us not to buy and wait for the Hawaii housing market to trend down. I had been in contact with Gabrilyn for almost a year by that point and she was always there to answer my questions and send my home buying opportunities whenever they presented itself.

Finally one day we decided to look at homes just for the heck of it and ended up stumbling upon a home we really fell in love with. We were still anxious about everything but she was always there to guide us. We took her advise and it was one of the best decisions we could've ever made. She made us realize that buying a home here in Hawaii was not impossible and made our dreams a reality. Also, in only a short amount of time our home value increased by more than 20%! Most importantly we love our neighorhood, it truly is home. Her knowledge and passion is infectious and she treats everyone like family. We are so thankful to have worked with her through our home buying journey and even now 3 years later we still keep in touch. We can't thank her enough!"

"Gabrilyn is a very professional agent, and an amazing person! We loved working with her to find our first home!

She was managing the rental we were in and we knew she was the right person to ask when we wanted to buy. We were so happy with the whole process.

She is very friendly and helpful when you have questions. She got us into showings easily and was very knowledgeable about the whole process. We felt very relaxed knowing she was on our side.

Thank you so much Gabrilyn! We are so happy in our very first home."

"My husband and I were looking to buy our first place a few years ago and we were referred to Gabrilyn by a friend. We were so lost and confused in the whole process but Gabrilyn made us feel so comfortable and at ease. She was also very patient and accommodating which made the experience great and even fun! So if you are looking to buy your first home but don't know where to start, please consider reaching out to her. She is so sweet and personable.
If I could give her 10 stars I would!! She is amazing."

"Gabrilyn made purchasing our first home stress free! I knew her through my uncle and referred me to her since he knew we were interested in buying a home. When she first contacted me I wasn't ready yet, so for almost a year she would email me listings  I finally decided that it was time to buy a house and I'm so glad that I still had her email. She was very helpful, genuine, patient, thoughtful and flexible. She had the answers to my questions and she made everything easy for me, I was only 25y/o and knew nothing about home buying. Working with her felt like I was working with a friend! It's been almost 2 years since we bought our home and she still check up on us every now and then."

"As first home buyers, we were lost and confused, and didn't even think we actually were able to buy something.  One thing we knew was our budget was very tight. She answered every questions I asked no matter of how silly they were. (We had lots of questions !) She walked us through every step of the way, she was always on top of everything, and kept us informed of any updates.  Gabrilyn definitely made the process fast, easy and less stress. If it was not Gabrilyn we are not standing where we are today. No words can express how great she is. When we are ready for upgrade we will have Gabrilyn as our realtor for sure!"

"Gabrilyn is extremely knowledgeable and answered every single question (I had a lot!) immediately. She took away all of my worries and fears while never being pushy and paying great attention to what we liked/wanted for our first home. Gabrilyn was always there for us and made the entire first time home buying process stress-free. When our home inspector had a medical emergency the night before our home inspection, she was able to find another inspector immediately. Gabrilyn not only has great connections to inspectors, but also lenders, insurance agents, etc. - she has all the bases covered.

We recommend Gabrilyn to all our friends and family and always will. I wouldn't want to go through this process with anyone but her!!!"

"I Dm'd Agent Gabrilyn on a Friday night asking her if she had any connections with brand new home developments. I never met her before. She replied instantly saying yes she has and if I could come down tomorrow morning to see a first come first serve home in Hoopili. That was all she wrote. That afternoon we were signing papers to start the process on this beautiful brand new home!! That is how efficient and dedicated Gabrilyn is!!! Throughout the process she was only positive and kept us well informed!!! No matter the stress levels she always kept our hopes up!! A must go to real estate agent!!! Thank you Gabrilyn!! You hit it out the ballpark!!!!"

"As first time home buyers Gabrilyn walked my girlfriend and I through every step of the way of purchasing our very first Town-home in Ewa Beach.  After searching for properties for almost a year, Gabrilyn was able to secure us "the one" after receiving 5 other competitive offers.  She was always available to us and has great connections to other Lenders, Inspectors, & Insurance professionals.  I never felt pressured and she was very helpful in explaining everything every step of the way.  Everything was done on time or ahead of schedule with a 30 day close.  I would definitely buy again with her in the future!"

"Gabrilyn became more than just our realtor, she became our friend and our family! She made our house buying process fast, easy and stress free!! She helped us get our home at a good price at a good location! One day we will use her service again! Even after we closed on our home we still remain in close contact!!! If you are looking for a home for your family, Gabrilyn is the one to go to!"

"Gabrilyn helped my family found a perfect home. She’s knowledgeable, she explained a lot of things that I did not know about. She responded real quick! I appreciate everything that she has done for my family."

"She was absolutely excellent. She was always responsive to all our questions all times of the day. She was more than willing to show us properties at our convince. She even facilitated a FaceTime showing when we were out of town! Gabrilyn is excellent and I recommend her to everyone."

"I love my new place! Thanks very much for "talking me down the ledge" when I almost cancelled the deal. Appreciate your wise counsel and thank you for such good recommendations and for your work coordinating with the various people who were working on my unit. You've saved me a lot of time and I really appreciate it. Thanks again for all of your help!"

Agent Gabrilyn Buying or Selling Real Estate on Oahu

Buyer's Blurb

My blog for buyers covers all topics related to purchasing real estate on Oahu. If you are looking to purchase a home on Oahu and not sure where to start, please contact me or visit my Buyer's Blurb Blog for in-depth information about the buying process. If you are a first-time buyer, read my First-Time Buyer Series for helpful information.

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I look forward to hearing about your real estate goals and how I can help you with a new home purchase on Oahu! To start your journey, call or text me at (808) 220-8527 or send me an email at