Buying a home is one of the most important Financial - and Personal - decisions many of us will make in our lives. Whether or not it's our first time, we all begin the home-buying journey with a vision, a picture in our minds of a place that looks and feels like our idea of home. At the Villa Group, we are committed to helping you turn that vision into reality.

The Home Buying Process

Step One: Partner with a professional

The team at Villa Group is committed to representing you and your interestes. They will assist you with all aspects of the process, from handling paperwork to bargaining for the best deals. Their agents will keep you informed about the latest market trends and opportunities, including properties that are not publicly listed. Additionally, their services come at no charge to you as the seller will pay the full sales commission, which is then divided between the seller's and buyer's agents.

Step Two: Prepare Your Financial Profile

To determine your budget for purchasing a home, it is advisable to obtain pre-qualification. This process helps you to estimate the price range that is feasible for you. Interest rates are typically fixed for a predetermined time, typically spanning 30 years. By knowing what your payments will be in advance, you can make informed decisions about any offers you wish to make. Moreover, sellers may be willing to make concessions if they are aware that your financing is secure.

Step Three: Start conducting your search

As you begin your search, we will assist you in refining your vision of what you are looking for by analyzing the real estate market, determining your budget and location preferences, and creating a preliminary timeline. We will arrange several services for you, including email notifications for homes that meet your search criteria, subscription to Open House Guides List, and scheduling of private showings that are convenient for you.

Step Four: Going From offer to contract

When making an offer and signing a contract, it is crucial to rely on your agent's expertise and knowledge. Our agents are skilled negotiators and will recommend an appropriate offer price based on factors such as recent comparable sales, property condition, and days on the market. Additionally, we will help you gather the necessary documents to include with your offer, and we will present your offer in person to the listing agent.

Step Five: contract to close

During this phase of the home buying process, our team will aid you in gathering the remaining required documents and completing any necessary approvals. After your offer is accepted, we will help you navigate the escrow process.

Step Six: The home stretch final walkthrough

Our team will deliver copies of any available seller reports and disclosure for a given home and determine inspections & arrange contractor walk-throughs.

The Villa Group Difference


The Villa Group makes themselves available before, during, and after your purchase.


The Villa Group is a team of experts in the Maui Real Estate Arena. They can help in areas where other agents may fail to recognize any problems or concerns.


One of The Villa Group's strengths is their ability to negotiate. Their goal is to get you the best deal possible on the property you choose to purchase. This is crucial when buying a home on Maui.


We have a seven person team. This allows us to be 100% focused on you and your needs. We will be there to guide you for every step of the process.

What Our Clients Say

Frequently Asked Questions

In the Maui market, we recommend searching at or below your maximum budget. In order to be competitive in multiple offer situations, you need to look comfortably below your maximum budget in order to have the ability to bid over the list price.
We recommend reaching out to us immediately to learn a specific home's showing instructions. Together we can decide on the most convenient time for all parties.
Yes. Finding a home is a collaborative process. As one of our services to you, we set up alerts directly from the MLS. You can respond to those or send us links from your favorite home search sites.
Sellers typically pay an agent's commission.
A closing time frame is typically anywhere from 7-45 days from the date that an offer is accepted, depending upon if you are obtaining financing or paying cash. 30 days is most common in our market.
Closing costs can vary depending on your loan. For the most accurate estimate, contact your lender. One thing unique to Maui is the transfer taxes, which are part of the closing costs and vary by location.

Your Vision, Your Home.

With a personal approach that puts you first, our agents are here to help you find your way home.

The next move is yours.

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We listed our home earlier this year with Patrick, he is very professional and was incredible to work with. He was always just a phone call or email away. He is an expert in marketing, I was very impressed with how he marketed our home. The video, photos and brochures he made were just beautiful! When he found a buyer for our house, it was a very smooth transition and we were very happy with the closing process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Patrick, we would certainly use his expertise again.
Kento was great to work with. He was very proactive in helping us find our property in Hawaii, which really means a lot when it comes to real estate agents. Many of them simply add you to their email list but never personally follow up. Kento identified the right property, let us know about it, then assisted us throughout the buying process. He's also very nice and easy to work with and is backed by a very reputable brokerage on the island.
As first-time buyers in the maui condo market we had myriad questions about the whole purchase process,rental options,etc. Luke was incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the business and answered many questions we had not even thought of. He made the purchase simple and led us through the process with timelines and updates on a regular basis. He is an astute and friendly realtor who can always be reached and worked extremely hard on our behalf. Mahalo Luke.
- Gary @ Pacific Shores
Patrick is superb! I have worked with several other real estate brokers, both in Maui and Colorado, and Patrick is by far the best. He really knows Maui real estate. He is always professional, straightforward and candid in his assessments - informing you as to what you need to hear - not just what you want to hear. He is second to none with respect to his negotiation skills and truly works hard and efficiently to get the job done. His confidence in getting the deal done is well earned. He communicates extraordinarily well and is simply fun to work with.
Our experience with Luke for the sale of our home in Haiku, HI, was top notch. His knowledge of the market allowed us to bring in the best possible offer and his communication skills made closing a seamless process. He was always available to answer our questions & help to find solutions to seemingly impossible tasks related to the sale. We highly recommend him to all potential future buyers or sellers.
-J.N. @ Haiku, Maui