It is already hard enough to pack everything you own and uproot yourself, your family, your pets and current life routine when you have orders to PCS (Permanent Change of Station) to a new destination. You are expected to adjust and live for a minimum of 3 years in a place you most likely have never been. With Covid-19, travel bans & the constant feeling of uncertainty, my military clients have expressed that it now seems completely overwhelming planning for the move. Even though the government has suspended all military travel until May 11th 2020, the need for preparing has only grown. My heart goes out to you and I want to help. Last year, more than half of my clients were military personnel that I assisted with their relocation to Oahu. At this point, I can confidently say that I specialize in facilitating Military relocations — and I am honored to be a resource for you.
My goal is to make this transition for you always — and especially during this pandemic — as easy as possible. With everything you do for our country, worrying about real estate should not be an added stressor. I want to take as much stress as possible out of your life regarding this move and help you find a home that will be a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable place for you and your family. In a nutshell, I want to make your life easier.
Here are my top 3 reasons you should hire me as your Hawaii Realtor:
1. I’m experienced.
I know the island, the neighborhoods, and the best areas to live when commuting to base. Traffic can be brutal, and the last thing I want is for you to move to Oahu and live in a neighborhood that will increase your time spent in traffic (and away from your new home and loved ones!). Also, Oahu is neighborhood-specific when it comes to appreciation value. If you are going to stay for 3-5 years, I’d like to help you purchase a home in a neighborhood where, when you sell, you will be more likely to grow your investment and your bank account.
2. I’m on top of my business.
I am extremely responsive and try to make myself available to my clients far outside a simple 9-5. I am originally from the East Coast and when doing business, I am on a “New York minute,” so to speak. This helps tremendously in real estate. I don’t hesitate to jump on a property that fits all of your needs, call the listing agent, build rapport, find out how much action has been occurring on the property, find out the reason why they are selling, see how motivated the sellers are, and finally, do a full analysis of the value of the home and study the comparable sold properties with a quick turnaround. I want to negotiate the best price and make a strong offer. In the current Hawaii market, I know that we have to move fast and make clean, solid offers.
3. I’m accustomed to working remotely.
I’m lucky enough to have been able to spend some time traveling and have learned how to successfully work via email and virtually. Last year, I spent a total of 3 months in Italy and was able to facilitate and close on 3 homes while abroad. Some of those homes, my clients made offers “sight unseen” because they were moving from a base in Japan or on the mainland. They trusted me to give my honest feedback and present them with a detailed analysis of the home. With Covid-19, viewing homes in person might not be an option for the time being. However, I can preview the home for you, as well as jump on a zoom or facetime call to show you the home and do a comprehensive virtual tour. All of our offers are written and signed via DocuSign electronically. After getting our offer accepted, I will set everything up for behind-the-scenes, such as the home inspection, escrow, & title insurance. Escrow documents can be mailed to your current home with a mobile notary for closing purposes. We can get everything done upfront so you and your family can plan on a close date, arrange movers for furniture, and make your transition to the Aloha state as easy as possible.
Orders to Leave Hawaii?
The market is still strong, and homes are selling under 30 days. With my affiliation with Luxury Portfolio and Leading Real Estate Companies of the world, I can assist you with your relocation to your next destination.
If you are reading this and thinking about your upcoming PCS, don’t hesitate to reach out to me, I can’t wait to help you have the easiest transition possible.
“Ashley made my VA home buying process very simple. I am active duty and I was new to the whole idea and wasn’t sure how it worked, she kept me well informed. Any advice or questions I had she was able to answer in a very timely and professional manner. I ended up buying a condo in Mililani close to base. It was exactly what I wanted. She knows the island well and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell property here in Hawaii!” – David King, Army, Honolulu
“Ashley helped us find and purchase our new home recently. We are military and pre-approved through Veterans United, had been looking on our own for about 3 months and knew generally what we wanted. When we contacted Ashley, she took the time to listen and get a better understanding of our wants and needs. She explained the processes involved in purchasing a home, immediately gave us listings for both open houses and personal showings that were within and outside of our budget. This gave us better insight to the housing market on Oahu. It also helped us to really hone in on what we wanted and didn’t want. Properties go fast here in the budget range we were working within. She got us lined up, put an offer in, and had the paperwork signed and locked in very quickly once we found the ideal place. Ashely worked with our lender and kept us informed in every aspect of the process. Thanks to her we were ahead of the rest and purchased the perfect home under the market value! This, in itself, is miraculous! From start to finish she answered all of our questions and had tools outside of the common apps/ websites that most use when looking for condos and homes. We highly recommend working with Ashley! She will look out for your best interests, be tenacious in finding the perfect place for you, and will be there for you every step of the way! Ashley has integrity and honesty that is very refreshing to find in today’s world! Mahalo Nui Loa Ashley! You are phenomenal!!” – Craig and Jen Wicke, Navy, Honolulu