Maui Relocation Community


Maui Relocation Community

Finding a job.  Shipping your household goods. Flying your pets.  Finding a home.  There's a lot to know and do before you make the jump to the world's most remote island chain.  Let the MSB Maui Relocation Community help answer your questions and guide you in the right direction.

Location: Kihei, HI
Members: 20
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2013

Discussion Forum

Bringing a small amount of personal treasures

Started by Sandra Stuart. Last reply by Courtney Hutton Jun 6, 2012. 9 Replies

I have called and searched for who would be the best to ship a small amount of my treasures with us.or after we arrive, the cost to ship furniture is not even worth it as we scaled down already to…Continue

Job and moving tips for prospective Mauians

Started by Ron Lunan. Last reply by Sandra Stuart Apr 30, 2012. 2 Replies

Finding a job in general is a tricky, time consuming activity.  To add fuel to the fire you're trying to find a job on the most remote island chain in the world, probably from at least 4,000 miles…Continue

Pet Transport

Started by Ron Lunan Apr 27, 2012. 0 Replies

I thought this was interesting.  I'd never heard of Pacific Pet Transport ( before.Continue

Tags: cargo, dogs, relocation, pets

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Comment by Kim Ortiz on February 13, 2013 at 10:31am

Hi Maui Friends,

So after a year of convincing my husband to move to Maui in the future, he finally is on board. So it will be quite a few years but we are starting to plan now. I am so so so happy that one day we will be in Maui.

Comment by Erik Blair on April 30, 2012 at 11:47am


Kim, that book "So you want to live in Hawaii" was mainly written for the Big Island of Hawaii.  I know because I read it too.  You'll find that much of the data isn't relevant to Maui.  

Take Jeff's advice and try to bring over 6+ months of savings to help you get settled.  

The two job markets I feel are totally saturated here on Maui are Real Estate Agents and Photographers.  Both a great if you can stand WAY out in a crowd and that usually means you've established yourself here in a highly positive manner.  

Comment by Sandra Stuart on April 30, 2012 at 11:20am

Yes I agree ..lots of great tips...I am already finding that to ship some of our things would cost $$ and I am just being sentimental..


Comment by Jeff Graves on April 13, 2012 at 7:09pm
Kim yes real estate can be an excellent career here, it takes some time to get established. You know it is often recommended that you have 6a months of income set aside, I would say that is true here too.

Even though you are licensed in another state you would need to pass the Hawaii State portion of the exam. Depending on the status of the license you have in another state may determine whether you have to take the National portion of the exam also.
Comment by Kim Ortiz on April 13, 2012 at 6:04pm

Finished reading "So you want to live in Hawaii". It was an excellent book and great resource.

Comment by Kim Ortiz on April 13, 2012 at 6:03pm

Jeff, is real estate a good career to have in Maui? If a realtor is licensed in another state, do they have to get licensed in Hawaii also?

Comment by Jeff Graves on April 4, 2012 at 4:12pm

Sounds like a good plan.

Comment by Kim Ortiz on April 4, 2012 at 3:19pm
I have a sign in my wall that says Believe and you will achieve. It's all in the planning. I plan on paying off my 400k house in 7 years and selling everything we don't need. Just bring my camera, lens, husband, car and dogs.
Comment by Jeff Graves on April 4, 2012 at 3:14pm

Kim,  My wife read So you want to live in Hawaii before we moved here...I believe there were some valuable nuggets she got from it.

Think it, Believe it Achieve it!

Comment by Kim Ortiz on April 4, 2012 at 3:06pm

I did a speech at my Toastmasters club about my future move to Maui. I can't stop thinking about it. I am even making a visual board so it can become a reality.


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