Have a Question?
Finding your island home
Congratulations. You are ready to buy a property on Martha’s Vineyard.
Choosing the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard as a place to begin a legacy for you, your family and future generations is exciting. We realize how important this decision is and we want to ensure that you have all the tools and resources needed as you move forward. We are honored that you are considering working with Tea Lane Associates.
Here are some helpful questions to consider:
What purpose will the property serve?
A summer retreat, a year-round home, a retirement property, a rental rental, an investment, or any combination of these?
What kind of setting do you desire?
Up-island, down-island, North shore, South shore, rural, in town, historic neighborhood, association, close to the beach, water view, pond front, or oceanfront?
How much work do you want to do?
Build, renovate, or just turn the key?
Where do you want to be on the island?
Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury, Vineyard Haven?
Often these answers take a while to evolve. We are practiced in introducing clients to different parts of the island and we welcome the opportunity to show diverse properties to help you gain a sense of confidence and knowledge about Martha's Vineyard real estate.
Understanding the Market
Tea Lane Associates takes the time to educate our clients about the Martha’s Vineyard real estate market.
We share how zoning, permitting, and planning vary from town to town and within home associations, districts, and coastal areas. We advise when properties require further expertise and will facilitate consultations with engineers, attorneys and other professionals when needed.
Many of our clients have a history of summering here, others are new to the island, while some have lived here their whole lives.
Tea Lane Associates recognises that our clients needs and desires may change over the years and values enduring relationships.
See our Market Review.