Buying a home in Hawaii is no small feat when you live off island and are not familiar with all of the specifics that come with the territory such as: residential condo property (CPR), photovoltaic system and the vast climate differences that can occur within a few short miles. Any realtor in Hawaii is familiar with all of these things and more, but you really need an advocate and someone to explain these nuances to you. Brad and his team at Wailea Realty were just that for us. Even though this was our 3rd home purchase (first in HI), there were challenges that we hadn’t faced before and Brad and Vivian really worked hard to keep the purchase on track. They were patient with all of our questions and concerns and were the frontline we needed. They even took care of arranging some services on our behalf so that we didn’t have to worry about them from the mainland. Even though we have now closed, surely we will need direction from time to time and know that Brad and Vivian will always be there with answers to help us along. It feels good to know that we now have friends on Maui and look forward to seeing them very soon!
My wife and I have bought and sold several homes over the past 30 years and we have never had such a great experience as we had with Brad MacArthur and his assistant, Vivian Dames. The quality of their service, their knowledge and their rapid responsiveness is pretty amazing. They even helped us with tasks not normally part of the real estate purchase. If you are considering buying or selling a home on Maui, we strongly recommend that you get in touch with Brad. You’ll be very glad you did.
We hired Brad to sell our home in South Maui. From the beginning, he was very professional and helpful with the process. He assisted us with getting the house ready. We also are very impressed with his marketing skills and reaching out to potential buyers. He is very familiar with the Maui market. His assistant Vivian was a pleasure to work with. Always reachable and responding to our questions. Selling a home can be a very stressful time, so we are very thankful to Brad and Vivian that they made it way more pleasant.
We recently had Brad assist us in the purchase of a condominium unit in the Wailea area. He identified appropriate properties for our consideration and arranged showings in an efficient manner so that we could narrow our choices in a fairly short period of time. He was very responsive to our questions and requests for additional showings. When we identified a property, he assisted very professionally with the negotiations and contract exchanges. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Wailea area and the current property values. His assistance was exactly what we had hoped for in this transaction.
I have known Brad MacArthur for many, many years. Brad & his company Wailea Realty Corp. have helped me and my family acquire and sell various residential properties in the Wailea area over several decades. Brad is the ultimate professional. He has a vast market knowledge of Wailea & surrounding Maui areas. He is an expert in negotiating great terms for me and my family in our transactions. Brad, Vivian & his team are most helpful in not only putting great deals together, but also in closing them in a timely manner. I highly recommend others to select Brad as their agent!
Brad and his staff at Wailea Realty first helped us when we purchased our oceanfront home on Kamaole Beach in 2002. Through that transaction, Brad helped us evaluate oceanfront properties island-wide before we settled on our first beachfront home. We have now bought and sold a total of over $30 Million oceanfront properties from the South to the North Shore of Maui – all of which were successful sales for us. In all transactions, Brad’s commanding experience and keen understanding of county codes and necessary permits associated with the Shoreline Management Area facilitated smooth escrows. We consider Brad a professional and would recommend his services for clients considering buying or selling oceanfront property. His network of Brokers both locally and globally was instrumental in marketing our home.
My experience with Brad has been nothing less than professional and effective.
We decided to list our home with Wailea Realty because of their track record on oceanfront property, integrity and ability to maximize exposure of our Keawakapu home to the luxury market.
Brad handled a tricky, multiple offer transaction with experience and a steady hand and quickly brought the deal to closing in a very short time. His experience and knowledge were an asset to our transaction.
I would happily recommend Brad MacArthur as my broker of choice.
Brad has represented me on two almost simultaneous transactions. One transaction was on the purchase of my condominium in the Royal Mauian. Since there were no listings in the Royal Mauian at the time I wanted to buy, Brad assisted me in a letter writing campaign to the owners. After finding an owner whom, wanted to sell his most beautiful unit, Brad assisted in structuring and negotiating the offer and counters on my behalf. In the same time period, he handled the second transaction by listing my house on Kamakoi Loop. He did a wonderful job of marketing the property and within 24 days the property was in escrow. Brad worked with a most difficult buyer and broker. I as the seller, was also difficult but Brad worked patiently through all the difficulties and closed both transactions within a month of each other. I do recommend this most knowledgeable and patient broker.
As we compared Brad’s skills and personality to other realtors in the area, it was obvious that we wanted to work with him to sell our condo. His knowledge of the market and willingness to “think outside the box” worked to our advantage. The photos and marketing were top-notch and we immediately had sustained interest in our listing. In a somewhat stale market and listed higher than any of our comps, we quickly had strong buyers willing to pay top dollar. Brad did a great job of seeing to every little detail involving off-island sellers and buyers and the deal closed smoothly with everyone pleased.
The fact that you helped us jump right in and snap that wonderful place up right away was amazing.
We understand that we knew nothing about Hawaii Real Estate purchasing when we started the process and you guys walked us through it with great calmness and attention to detail.
Working with Brad and his team to sell my luxury home was a great decision. He definitely lives up to his reputation as one of the best on Maui with his excellent local knowledge and professionalism.
My favorite part about working with Brad was his honesty, giving me the truth about selling my home, and not just telling me what I wanted to hear. I am looking forward to working with Brad and his team again on my next project, whether I’m selling or buying.
From the moment my husband and I saw how well Brad and his company presented our property in its very best light, and kept us informed, we knew we had the best representation.
Working with Brad was wonderful! He made the experience a smooth and personal one and took care of us with sincere kindness and expertise. Mahalo Brad!
Brad kept me grounded and focused on what mattered. He is very professional and principled.
I benefited greatly by letting him guide me.