Brett Schenk - Hawaii's "easy to be GREEN" Realtor

Honesty, Integrity and Results beyond expectation
Brett Schenk


Graduate Realtor Institute
Certified Residential Specialist
Equal Housing Opportunity



Raised in the Midwest, Brett moved to Hawaii in 1987, attracted by the beauty of the islands and the active lifestyle they offered. Aside from enjoying various water sports and hang gliding, Brett also obtained his real estate license in 1999 and his broker's license in 2007. He is a member of Certified Residential Specialists (CRS), and holds a Green Realtor and GRI (Graduate REALTOR Institute) certificate. Brett is also a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers.

Early on, Brett noticed that people relocating to Oahu often lacked the support and guidance necessary to allow for a smooth transition to island life. Determined to make moving a pleasant experience instead of a chore, Brett started his relocation service in order to go beyond the basic function of selling or renting real estate. Brett lives the Aloha spirit and passes it on to newcomers, while providing a reliable and high level of professional service.

Allied to his real estate experience is Brett's keen interest in environmental issues such as land management , conservation, and the application of new technology in these areas. This combination of interests has led to his objective of using his real estate transactions to further promote green attitudes, for example, through the installation of solar energy powered systems (e.g. water heater or photovoltaic) and many other environmentally friendly home projects such as Aquaponics and Rain Water Collection systems.

Contact Information:
Mobile Phone: (808) 222-3366
Office Phone: (808) 396-4117
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Office Name & Address:
Ridge Properties LLC RB-19840
1164 Bishop St Suite 1208
Honolulu, HI 96813


Testimonials ...

Putting the whole package together, Brett Schenk is without question the best of the many real estate agents I have worked with over the past 20 years. Based on his performance in helping me find a rental property three and a half years ago, I sought Brett out again when I was ready to find a home to purchase last year. Brett is very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate, and in particular has an in-depth understanding of the residential market on Oahu. He is extremely hard working and always very thorough in his approach to every transaction. But most of all, he is a complete gentleman and an absolute pleasure to work with. I can't give anyone in any field of business a higher recommendation than Brett.

Bradford Burton, MD October 2007

We bought a house in is on the Windward side of the island.  Paul works in Aiea.  It takes him about 25 min to get to work but doesn't really run into any traffic which is great. We are so glad we bought....this is a first for us.  I am going to HIGHLY recommend that you contact the person who did miracles for us.  He is a fantastic realtor who I cannot say enough good things about…It is too hard to do by yourself from so far away.  We bought this house sight unseen, if you will, while we were in NY....people thought we were nuts but it turned out to be such a great decision....Next to the Lord, we owe it to Brett....he took about 100 photos of the place so we really felt like we were there looking at it.

Paul and Dawn

"THANK YOU for everything!  Jason and I are fans of yours!  Our group effort really paid off.  We have very high standards and you truly floored us with your professionalism, responsiveness and incredible attitude. You really opened doors for us that would've remained closed, otherwise.  Nearly every property manager and potential landlord we encountered knew and respected you. Even the Mercedes dealership in town said "Brett's the best!"  I highly recommend your services to anyone interested in navigating the competitive rental market with ease.  You're a gem!

Kristin  and Jason
June 2004

"Contacting Brett was the smartest thing we did in preparing to move to Oahu. Within 24 hours of arriving on island, my wife and I knew which locations we wanted to live, and how those places would affect our work commutes. In a way, contracting Brett was like 'buying a friend' who would be objective in helping us decide where to rent in an unfamiliar place. We have no regrets for using the services provided by Brett in our first days in Hawaii."

Jon Scott and Peg,
June 2003

My family and I are getting ready to make the big move from the cold grip of Canada to the warm waters of Hawaii.  You come highly recommended from other Canadians that have used your services in the past.  We will be coming down in the near future for our House Hunting Trip.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Colin & Patty
Ottawa, Canada

I want to express my sincere satisfaction with Brett Schenk and the service he provides. Through him we were not only able to interview for appartments with no hassle at all, he was also the primary reason we secured the appartment we wanted. This is an invaluable tool for newcomers and locals alike, it takes all the hassle out of searching for a place, and dramatically improves your chances of finding exactly what you want. I can recommend Brett Schenk 100%, especially for people coming here for the first time from abroad, as finding a new place can be a big task, and I will be using his services again in the future.

Arne Solvang, Norway

"You are so great! We are both very impressed with both the level of service and the wonderful companionship you offered us yesterday....we have worked with many, many people over the years and can say that you are the cream of the crop. Thank you so much for your insights, your experience and mostly your easy, relaxed demeanor and terrific sense of humor!!! made all the difference between us loving our first day here or winding up spinning in circles!

Thank you, merci, danke and mahalo again, Brett!!!! Kim and Mark"
February, 2003

Brett has twice provided me with superb service in finding accommodations in Hawaii. As a new arrival to the island Brett's in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and numerous contacts proved to be an invaluable asset as we accomplished in one day what would have taken me more than a week had I attempted the search alone. Certainly well worth the fee and I would recommend his services to anyone.

Trent Cunard December 2002

Thank you for all your support and help. Thank you for making me look inside this apartment that day. It has been a wonderful experience staying here. I couldn't have asked for more.

Abby Barker

Dear Brett,
Now after finding a place and signing the lease, Pat and me would like to say a huge THANKS to you. It certainly wouldn't have been possible to find an apartment so quickly without your help. You helped us a big chunk more than your service offer promised. That was and is amazing and saved us lots of hassle. Thanks again!

Patti & Volker. July 2002

Brett Schenk asked if I might write you regarding his service especially as it applied to my case as a worried parent when my daughter took off to go to Hawaii. She had decided she needed to try her wings and spend some time away in a place she was fond of and had visited with her family on several occasions. She was 19. To call me a worried father would be putting it mildly. I made multiple calls asking lots of questions of many people. Several avenues led to Mr Schenk. He understood my fears and did a great deal of problem solving both in terms of lining up several options for her to see and in arranging some temporary housing for a week until she had decided on a place. He understood my concerns and from my perspective treated her as his own daughter. I can recommend him without reservations.

Jeff Reinking, July 2002

You won't find anyone as sincere or as willing and able to assist in your house finding needs than Brett. My wife and I spent about 8 months in search of that perfect home. All was futile until we meet Bret. It was particularly difficult for us because we have a dog. Brett went the extra mile to find the house that suited ALL our needs, not just some. He got our "foot in the door" through his network of agents and that's all it took. I most highly recommend him.

Aloha, Rick July 2002

Ron and I both agree that hiring you in our rental search was a great thing to do.

Ron and Sue Gibson, June 2002

Brett, Many Mahalos to you for helping us find a home. We were desperate and a little worried about what were going to do until I remembered your ad. You were a life saver and went way out of you way to help us. Your work and friendly way was/is still greatly appreciated. We will have to keep in touch. Your small fee was nothing compared to what we would have spent just driving in circles trying to figure out the street names :) I Would highly recommend you to anyone and plan to. If you ever need to give any one references use our name and phone. We will both be very happy to help you out as much as you helped us.

Mahalo, Becky and David Cooley, RSH Clients, April 2002

Woodstock Properties was the linchpin that made my relocation to O'ahu a pleasant, successful experience. I sent in my wish list and within a week had an extensive list of rentals. I arrived in Honolulu on Thursday. Friday morning Brett brought me up to speed on the realities of the market and by Friday evening I made a deposit on an apartment that met my requirements. I can recommend Woodstock Properties with confidence. It was money well spent.

Trish Winston, Information Systems Consultant., RSH Client, July 2001

I previously lived on Oahu so know first-hand how difficult and time-consuming it is to locate acceptable rental property. Now that I'm relocating back to Oahu, I decided to give Rental Search Hawaii a try and I found that the service is well-worth the cost. Brett found a wonderful apartment for me within a few days, saving me a lot of time. Rental Search Hawaii makes the process hassle-free ... I highly recommend it!

Kevin Steiger, RSH Client, August 2001 

I would not have found this place without you as I wasn't even looking in that area . . . I consider your fee well worth it.

Vee Richardson, RSH client, May 2001. 

The most important thing for me was to find somebody whom I can trust and the second most important thing was to find some place to live. I found both and beyond in Brett Schenk and the (Woodstock Properties, Inc. service) Rental Search Hawaii. Thank you!

Mihir-Electronic / Software Engineer