Buying Advice

How to Sell and Buy at the Same Time

Aloha Dear Friends,

I have worked with many clients who had to sell their home at the same time as buying a new home, for either relocating from the mainland to Hawaii and or moving to another area in Hawaii.

Selling your home and buying a new home at the same time can be very stressful and the coordinating process is an art in making sure all your ducks in the row.

You always want to be a step ahead; it’s like playing chess, you always need to understand your moves and what the outcomes may be.

It’s important to have a positive attitude and breath through the anxiety and stress. Trust your intuition, and know everything happens for your highest and best good.

Here are 4 tips on how to create a smooth process:

1. Know the Market

Know the market, especially these days we are in a seller’s market. I feel it’s important to focus more on what you are going to buy first and get that ball rolling. Then put your home up for sale.

2. Be Prepared

Be prepared and have plan B just in case your sale of buying a home falls apart. In buying a home you may want to keep your feelers out for another home that you love just in case the one you have in contract does not happen.

And/or you may want to take a little vacation while you wait for more potential properties come on the market and or find a rental property in the time being.

3. Have Your Finances in Order

Have your finances in sorted out. Most people need the capital and equity from the sale of a home to make the new home purchase happen.

Make sure you have enough financing for your down payment and also speak to a local loan officer to see what you are qualified for, if you are going the route of getting a mortgage.

4. Understanding the Moving Logistics

Especially relocating to Hawaii, it’s actually easier than you think. Here are  2 popular shipping companies that ship containers from the mainland to Hawaii:

  1. Matson – Shipping to Hawaii
  2. Pasha Hawaii Shipping Containers

Remember to stay in the moment and do what feels best, it’s a fun journey and may be  a good time for you to clear out old unwanted “stuff” when moving. Stay grounded and if you are moving with your family keep it FUN.

Looking for your dream home? Contact me today and let the magic begin, it’s easier than you think

One Life
Satori Ebedes
808 333 2127

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Satori Ebedes

Satori Ebedes is a REALTOR Salesperson with Hawai'i Life. Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible. Satori understands that real estate is more than just a transaction, it’s a life changing experience here in Hawaii. She takes great pride in the relationships she builds and always works persistently on clients behalf to assist them achieve their real estate goals through her exceptional and personalized service. With two decades of experience, Satori specialized in the high end luxury real estate market in South Florida, property management and vacation rentals. Satori migrated west from South Africa over 20 year ago to South Florida, through Sedona and ultimately settled down on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she fell in love with the “Aloha Spirit”. She has also travelled to over 15 countries and brings a global perspective that guides her to unite the gap in the diverse real estate market in Hawaii. On her journey she has discovered how important it is to bridge a healthy lifestyle by living in a beautiful environment. Satori is focused on luxury lifestyle properties and her motto is “One Life”. You can email me at or via phone at (808) 333-2127.

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