With over 40 years representing clients in their real estate sales and purchases, Steve Sawaii is one of the Westside’s top agents -- uniquely knowledgeable about property, market conditions and the intricacies of today’s transactions.
What’s more, he is a problem solver and astute negotiator who is excellent at finding solutions and delivering results that exceed expectations.
Steve is known for his honesty, integrity and expert advice. “Whether you’re selling your home or buying a new one, you are involved in a complex financial transaction with long-lasting results. A home is likely to be your single most valuable asset – a significant personal investment in your future and your family’s security,” says Steve.
Steve’s dedication, commitment and professional skills are widely acknowledged and respected by his clients, his peers and the real estate industry. His sales production consistently places him among the highest-ranking agents on the local, state and national levels.
Clients appreciate Steve’s attention to detail and full-service approach, helping them to avoid problems, make informed decisions and find solutions that are tailored to their needs. His proactive manner also has saved many clients time, energy and money. It’s that expertise and professionalism that leads so many Los Angeles Westside sellers and buyers to Steve.
In fact, Steve’s work on behalf of his clients is so effective that 90 percent of them refer their friends and family to Steve or return to him for their subsequent sales or purchases.
Born and raised on the Westside and a third-generation Japanese-American, Steve attended local Catholic elementary and high schools, Santa Monica College, UCLA, and Cal State Northridge. He currently lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife and three children, Justin, Spencer and Bianca.
★★★★★"Steve is... personable, honest, hard-working, upbeat, savvy, experienced, customer-oriented, full of integrity, sophisticated... the best!"
- Sand & Susan Jacoby - Professor
★★★★★"It would be impossible to say how happy we were to have Steve Sawaii as our agent. He was SPEC- TACULAR! He showed us an excellent selection of houses. Including the one we now live in which we love more and more every day. Throughout the process of ﬁnding a home he provided us with EXCELLENT advice - pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of all the houses we looked at. He then negotiated an excellent deal for us. Finally, he gave us invaluable help in securing insurance and guiding us through the complexities of escrow. Through all of this we came to trust and genuinely like and respect Steve. He is an outstanding Realtor and an outstanding person. We never expected to have anyone like him helping us to ﬁnd a house. We would unequivocally recommend him to anyone in the highest possible terms."
- Chuck & Candy Goodwin, Professor
★★★★★"We were referred to Steve in 1982 by a friend and he helped us buy out ﬁrst home as newlyweds. We have since referred several friends to him over the years who have all been extremely pleased with his services. We feel that without a doubt, Steve is one of the most friendly, hard-working and knowledgeable agents in this area. We salute his honestly and professionalism."
- Bob & Kathy Slattery, Corporate Attorney
★★★★★"Steve Sawaii is a professional in every (positive) sense of the word. He is friendly, thoughtful and experienced. We always felt he had out best interest at heart and that we were his priority when we met. We enjoyed working with him and we will be when we are interested in moving again!"
- Dan Tirtawinata, Producer
★★★★★"Not one day goes by when we do not pinch ourselves ! Lety’s father passed away a few weeks ago and thankfully, as a result of us moving here, she was able to visit him several times a week since he lived in Santa Monica. This happened because you both made it happen for us. Steve and Lety are able to visit Steve’s 80 year old mom who also lives in Santa Monica, several times a week, and know she is just minutes away because both of you made this happen for us. Our 3 adult “kids” have really bonded together and we are all able to share in this DREAM! We are amazed."
- Steve and Lety De la Torre
★★★★★"Steve Sawaii is knowledgeable, efﬁcient and most important of all... honest. I have referred him to several friends and colleagues already, and I plan to use his services again the next time I move."
- Ruth, Professor of Sociology