Buyer Services and Representation

We will get you familiar with real estate on Maui. Whether you’re a resident of Maui, relocating to the island, or looking for a second home or rental property – you are going to need to know the types of property and rules that may be unique to Maui. Even the locals don’t know all the ins & outs and market trends.

Here’s what we do for you at Aloha Group Maui:

Provide property search consultation.
Make sure you see every possible property on Maui and never miss even one.
Schedule showings and see properties with you.
Make sure you get the best price and value.
Make sure you don’t overpay.
Make sure there is nothing wrong with the property.
Provide advice regarding rental management.
Make sure you work with the right lender.
Follow up with you after the sale.

Provide property search consultation. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or are just starting to imagine your dream of owning on Maui, we have a unique process that is easy, fun, and leads you to the best possible outcome in finding a property that is just right for you.  (no confusion) And, if you are a little confused or not absolutely sure, our process can help you and your spouse or partner(s) get clarity so you can make the best most confident decision.

Make sure you see every possible property on Maui and never miss even one.  Anyone should be able to show you everything that’s listed in the MLS. Not everyone has the relationships, credibility and skill to dig and call and network to find properties that may be for sale, but are not listed in the MLS. And, if that doesn’t work we have a system for working neighborhoods or condo complexes to find owners that do want to sell but are not yet listed.

Schedule showings and see properties with you. We’ve learned through experience and research that it’s not just about the house or condo. With condos, sometimes one side of the building may be more desirable than the other for reasons that won’t necessarily reveal themselves during a showing. There are similar considerations with homes. Local knowledge could make a difference in your buying decision and value.

Make sure you get the best price and value. Whether the market is hot or cold, whether the seller is motivated or not, your initial offer is going to be critical in ensuring you are successful. Negotiation is critical. Negotiation is a combination of art and science. Years of training, successful experience, market knowledge and knowledge of the “players” helps us position your offer to get the best price and terms possible.

Make sure you don’t overpay. No matter what the market conditions are you never want to pay more than you have to. We have market tools that are only available to Realtors and we know how to use them. This is not a Zestimate. And if you are getting a loan in addition to our internal valuation, you will also get a professional appraisal.

Make sure there is nothing wrong with the property.
A. The team of inspectors we use are some of the best on the island and they are painfully detailed in both their inspections and reports. If they do find issues we will negotiate to get repairs or credits or both.
B. Our escrow partners do title searches to make sure there are no liens and ensure you receive clear title. If you are buying a home we get a survey to make sure there are no encroachments and, if there are, that they are handled to your satisfaction.
C. You get a termite inspection, and treatment if necessary. If there is an association, and every condo has one and most housing projects do as well, we’ll make sure you get all the association documents and financial information to help you avoid any unpleasant surprises.
D. Leave you ways of getting out of the deal if something isn’t right, and making sure you don’t lose your deposit. Hand in hand with making sure there is nothing wrong with the property is making sure you have protective terms and conditions written into any offer that you make on a property.  These are called contingencies and can help you to get out of a deal if necessary.

Provide advice regarding rental management. If you are buying a rental property, short term or long term, we’ll help you understand how rentals work, especially the one you’re buying.

Make sure you work with the right lender. Just like real estate agents, some loan officers are better than others. Lenders making mortgage loans in Hawaii must be licensed in Hawaii and not all Hawaii lenders can loan on all types of property or offer every possible lending option. There are more financing options than you might realize. We will find the right lender for you and your property so that we don’t have any nasty surprises come closing time.

Follow up with you after the sale. With your permission, we want to stay in touch. Are there any issues that we can help with? Is the property meeting your expectations? Did you get your tax assessment and did you file for your homeowner’s exemption? And, as your professional real estate expert, we like to do an annual checkup, kind of like your physician, financial planner, tax advisor and other professionals. We do a quick review of market conditions and trends in Maui, in your neighborhood and for your property.

These are just a few of the details that can help make owning in Maui a true paradise.  As your Buyer's Representative, we look out for your interests and best of all, it costs you nothing.

 

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 Please contact us if you would like us to help you find your perfect Maui property or to know more about buying real estate on Maui.