Where do Maui's Buyers Originate: Top 5 States

Posted by Courtney M. Brown on Monday, April 10th, 2023 at 5:30pm.

Maui Real Estate Market Overview and Buyer Statistics: 2022

Many Sellers want to know where buyers of Maui County real estate call home (in this case, their legal residence).  Historically, buyers originate largely from the state of Hawaii.  In total, there were just 38 sales to foreign nationals out of 2067 in 2022, accounting for just 2% of the sales volume (number of sales) and 4% of the dollar volume ($).   Buyers from the US represented 98% of the sales volume and 96% of the dollar volume.

The majority of Maui's buyers are Hawaiian residents, representing 67% of the sales volume (number of sales) and 56% of the sales volume ($).  California runs second with 15% of the sales volume and 19% of the dollar volume ($).  Washington follows as a distant third with 4% of the sales volume and 7% of the dollar volume ($).

There is often a misperception that the majority of our foreign buyers come from Asia.  While this might be true for Oahu's market (particularly Honolulu), it hasn't been the case for Maui County, which includes the two outer islands islands of Molokai and Lanai. 

Island Sotheby's International Realty has 1075 offices worldwide in 81 countries and territories with over 26,000 sales associates.  Their websites and exclusive online partnerships provide unmatched exposure for Sellers of Maui real estate in their key feeder markets.  If you are thinking of selling and would like more information, Contact Courtney

Each year, Title Guaranty, one of Hawaii's most reputable Title and Escrow Companies, provides us with Buyer statistics.  


In 2022, we saw a similar pattern of where Buyers of Maui real estate originate, both from abroad and the mainland US.

When looking at statewide statistics, the top five countries where buyers originate are Japan, Canada, Korea, China and Singapore.  However, Canada continues to be the primary foreign feeder market for Maui Real Estate. 

The feeder markets for Maui within the US are Hawaii, California, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Florida.

Maui Real Estate Statistics


When looking at our mainland markets, the largest mainland feeder markets are California, Washington and Colorado. This particularly holds true in the resort markets in West Maui (Kapalua, Kaanapali) and South Maui (Makena, Wailea, Kihei).  

Maui Buyer Stats by Area 2022

Read the full reports for each county's Year End 2022 Buyer Statistics here:
Maui County
Oahu County
Kauai County
Hawaii County

Please feel free to contact me any time with questions or for more detailed information on a market that interests you.


Courtney M. Brown, R(S) & Team
Vice President
Island Sotheby's International Realty


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