Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your last home; relocating to Oahu via the military or as a civilian, or have lived here all your life, Sesame Realty is here to make the transition and the transaction go as smoothly as humanly possible.
What makes Sesame Realty stand out from other brokers is our professionalism, personal service and friendly demeanor. While technology is an essential tool in the real estate industry, we prefer to get to know you and build personal & professional relationships with you. Your concerns and needs, and keeping you informed so you can make informed decisions for your future is at the heart of Sesame Realty, LLC.
Our philosophy is to take the time to address clients’ concerns and provide them with all the information they need to make informed decisions. While technology is an essential tool in real estate today, at Sesame Realty we get to know our clients on a personal level. They realize that buying or selling a home is a significant step in anyone’s lives and their approach reflects that.
Sesame Realty specializes in mainland relocations including military assignments to Hawaii as well as first time buyers, down-sizers, up-sizers, folks looking for vacation homes, and luxury home buyers.
Lydia Bishop - Realtor Associate (RB) with 19 years experience
Specialties: Military, Relocation, Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent (Sellers), Relocation, Short-Sales, First Time Buyers & Sellers
- "My services are free, my experience & guidance are priceless and my caring is real."
- Lydia is a top notch real estate professional who earned the designation of Best In Real Estate 2016 & 2017 Honolulu Magazine, WEBOR REALTOR of the Year Award for 2008 and earned the distinction of NJAR Million Dollar Sales Club for the years 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, the Burgdorff ERA President's Club in 2001, and the RE/MAX 100% Club 2004-2008. She was also nominated for the Aloha Aina Realtor Award in 2015, 2016, and 2017, which honors and publicly recognizes 10 Realtors each year who excel in the real estate profession and provide exceptional service to their clients and colleagues.
Lydia has been a REALTOR® Associate for over 19 years and is now a REALTOR® Broker/Owner of her own company.
- Her clients included such notables as a well known Sports Illustrated writer & his editor, Broadway stars, corporate VIPS, college professors, CPA's, investment advisors, first time home buyers, seniors (parents of other clients referred to Lydia), just to name a few. In addition, Lydia was quoted in the New York Times, January 9, 2005 issue in an article titled, 'Incredible' Houses, Limited Demand, which discussed the luxury contemporary housing market. Having a diverse professional background including Labor & Delivery, RN in Washington D.C. & Castle Hospital in Kailua; securities regulator and public arbitrator on Wall Street; home renovator and landlord, Lydia has insights and skills that directly benefit her clients throughout a transaction.
Education & Certifications
Lydia is a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with a BA in Finance. She paid her way through GWU by working night shifts in the Delivery Room as a Registered Nurse in Washington D.C. area hospitals on weekends. She has earned the following certifications & designations during her career: Graduate Realtor Institute GRI, Certified Military Relocation Professional, Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES); Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR); REOTrans Platinum Certified; Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE); e-Pro, GREEN Certified, Military Relocation Professional Certified, & Residential Construction Certified (RCC). Lydia is a member of the 2018 class of the Hawaii Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy.