So you’ve made the decision to buy on Maui! Whether you’re considering a primary residence, vacation home, or investment property, professional representation to protect your best interest should now be foremost on your mind. A good agent will know and understand the marketplace and work hard to find a property that meets or exceeds your expectations--with the most favorable terms and at the very best price possible.
The first step in the process will be the interview, during which time your agent will ask questions to identify your long-term vs. short-term goals, and very carefully listen (and even take notes!) to what it is you’re trying to accomplish. Perhaps you’re looking for a comfortable home for your family near schools and shopping; maybe a beachfront condo as a second home; or even an investment property with positive cash-flow and a strong upside to satisfy a 1031 Exchange. In any case, as your personal advocate, your agent will assure that all options are considered.
By working together as a team with your agent, your time searching for the perfect property can be maximized--with plenty left over to still enjoy your vacation! The key to good time management will depend on how much communication and preparation can be done with your agent prior to your arrival. With proper planning and guidance, your home-buying experience will be a pleasant one here on Maui.
Mahalo nui loa,
Michael Blaz, ABR, CRS