Chuck and Karen Ghoorah | Washington, DC
Like many mainlanders, my wife and I love to vacation in West Maui (Kapalua). When we got serious about purchasing a second (vacation) home, we began our search online reviewing properties, photos and pricing. It was during this process that we fortunately came across Chris Haigh. I reviewed his impressive background on Linkedin and contacted him. What I assumed would be an initial, perfunctory “screening call” to determine if Chris was the right realtor for us turned into an enjoyable and insightful 60-minute conversation. Chris has an easy yet purposeful rapport. He followed up quickly via email with all the information I requested. The things that struck me right away about Chris is that he is highly analytical (“numbers and data”) and detailed oriented. That was important to us. He was earning our trust despite the fact that we found him online and had not met him in person at this point. A couple of months later, we landed on Maui to vacation plus check out condos/homes with Chris. His market/product knowledge was apparent as we walked properties, pointing out important pros and cons we would have never even thought of ourselves. His work ethic is exactly what you want in a realtor. He picked up the phone at all sorts of different hours of the day and returned calls/texts/emails quickly. When there was extra research to be done, he did it in a thorough and efficient manner. After we successfully negotiated the purchase and flew back to the East Coast, Chris stayed deeply involved all the way to Closing, finding us a top-notch inspector. He made sure that what could have been a frustrating experience — a “remote” close with an 6-hour time zone differential — seamless. Chris is honest and plain spoken. He holds your interests as his own without putting any pressure on you. We strongly recommend that you contact Chris if you are considering purchasing property on Maui.
Kirk and Bonnie Anderton | Cedar City, UTBonnie and I met our real estate agent, Chris Haigh, online after making inquiries about several real estate properties in west Maui. We were very interested in acquiring a second home in the Ka’anapali area. We had grown to love it there after making yearly trips to Ka’anapali for over a decade. I’ll admit that our online approach in trying to find a property without assistance wasn’t getting us anywhere. We were all over the map. With Chris’ assistance, we were able to narrow our focus and really pinpoint what we were looking for and what would best meet our real estate needs, in a way that was within our financial framework.
Chris helped us find a beautiful condo at Honua Kai with a fabulous view, great amenities and comfortable yet beautiful living accommodations. Once we located the property and were able to successfully negotiate the purchase, Chris was of further help in recommending a bank to assist us with our purchase. In summary, in a short period of time, we were under contract for a property that we had never visited, with a realtor we had never met. I must say that our experience with Chris Haigh far exceeded our expectations and the purchase of our second home was seamless. Chris was there for us from start to finish. He held our hand (online), helped us find a quality inspector, lender, rental property manager and we were able to do all of this from the mainland. Chris made our closing process a breeze.
Although our investment was more than we had initially planned to spend, due to the rent potential we were able to acquire a nicer property than we thought possible at a monthly rate that we could afford. Our new home far exceeded our expectations. Once we met Chris in person, Bonnie and I realized that meeting Chris online had been a blessing. Thanks to Chris, what could have and would have been a stressful experience became, in fact, quite the opposite. The experience has been a rewarding one. My wife and I give Chris our most heartfelt thanks and our unconditional recommendation for anyone considering buying a home or condominium on Maui.
Robert & Kristen Allen | Sun Valley, IdahoWhen my wife Kristen and I wanted a home in Kapalua we were so lucky to meet Chris Haigh. Chris is the consummate real estate professional. He has a thorough knowledge of the local market, great insight into the needs of his clients, and a commitment to conducting business at the highest ethical level. I must have called Chris thirty times during the course of our transaction. He was always available, always calm and friendly, and always willing to be helpful and reassuring. His attention to detail was impressive. When he inspected our property he found all the small items that needed attention and had them fixed, so that when we finally took possession of the home everything was complete and perfect. In addition, he found us a great loan that made it all possible. Chris made a difficult process happen, and we are very, very grateful.
Tracey & Doug McCord | Oblong, ILBuying a home in Maui is not an easy task. When we made the decision to begin looking at real estate, we thought that making a choice would be easy. We were mistaken. There were so many beautiful homes to choose from in so many different locations, all with much to offer. It quickly became an overwhelming task to keep them all straight and to try to decide – again – what it was that we really wanted in a Maui home. But lucky for us, we had made an excellent choice in a realtor. Chris was not shaken at all by the difficulty we had. After all, he had been through the selection process countless times and had seen it all before! He set about his task of getting to know us better and clearly understanding what we wanted in our home in a very calm, focused manner. At no time during this process did we ever feel that we were being pressured or led in the wrong direction. Instead, we felt comforted that Chris knew the island, knew the market, knew the properties that were available, and was quite determined to know what it was that we were looking for in our home. Chris was instrumental in helping us find our dream home. As our search progressed, he had a very clear understanding of who we are and what would make us happy in a home for years to come. He was just as concerned about what would really work for us and make us happy for years to come as we were. His patience, skill, and persistence led us to the home that we now own and dearly love. We will be eternally grateful for his help in this process as we will be enjoying our home for many years to come. Looking back, we cannot imagine going through this process without Chris by our side. He was a blessing to us on countless occasions. If you are beginning your search for a piece of Maui paradise, Chris is without a doubt the person that you want to guide you through this process. Chris is honest, hard working, and straight forward. It was very obvious to us when encountering other professionals that he had earned the respect of his colleagues. He is extremely knowledgeable about his market and he is always pleasant and professional in his interactions. Chris has our very highest recommendations!
Al & Lori Cho | Philadelphia, PAChris was great to work with in finding a condo. We met him at an open house when we were not actively in the market and were impressed by his knowledge of West Maui real estate, and this made him the first person we called when we were ready to buy.
He did an outstanding job of helping us find the right property, both by advising us remotely often illuminating online listings for us with additional photos, videos, and commentary after visiting the properties himself and by taking us around to properties in person. Chris had a good understanding of what we were looking for, and we felt that his insights were tailored to our situation. He’s also very well connected, which smoothed the entire search and purchase process.
If you are looking for a friendly, thorough agent who will work hard to find you the right place at the right price, Chris is your man.