Maybe you’re making the move to the Big Island of Hawaii due to your career or simply because you’re ready to escape to a place where you can relax, de-stress and simply enjoy life. No matter what the reason for the move, it’s important to find the perfect home. When you live on the mainland and aren’t all that familiar with the island it can be a daunting task to find the ideal home. Not to worry; our real estate professionals have a few helpful tips that will make the process a lot less stressful!
You’ve found a listing online of a few homes you love, but buying a home from a distance is a frightening prospect. Of course you’ll want to travel to the Big Island to see the properties you’re interested in first hand, but that even seems like a daunting task. The good news is that when you work with the right Realtor it’s easy to get all of the details coordinated so you can take a tour of the properties you’re interested in right away, have a rental reserved if you need to stay for a few days to learn more about the island, and develop a convenient, efficient itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Having someone who knows the island can be a great help in coordinating your trip.
Today’s technology is a huge plus when you want to begin your search before you ever step foot on the Big Island. With tablets, smartphones and other devices that let you access listings online, it’s easy to check out available homes from thousands of miles away. Most Realtors include virtual reality tours in their listings so you can actually “tour” the properties you’re interested in inside and out, nearly as good as being there in person! What’s great about these detailed tours is that you can get a good idea of which estates, homes or condos you like, and those you don’t like at all. This helps your real estate agent better understand what you’re looking for, which saves tremendous time and effort.
Choosing the right Realtor is key to success. Moving to Hawaii from thousands of miles away involves a lot of planning and work on your end when it comes to the actual move, switching banks, coordinating when utilities will be shut off and many other details. You will have greater peace of mind when you work with a Realtor who takes care of all the details at the other end such as document preparation, home inspection, making sure the bank has everything necessary so closing isn’t delayed, and more. Your Realtor should be much more than someone who sells you a home!
Yes, moving to the Big Island takes a lot of effort, planning and time – but it’s definitely worth it when you dream of your own little piece of paradise! At Mauna Kea Realty – A Hawaii Life Company our Big Island luxury real estate professionals work personally with those in the market for a home to make the process as streamlined and convenient as possible. Call us today!