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Hvar Away co-founder Matt Szczerbinski takes a video with his iPad showing the roof condition of a property on Hvar he is viewing on behalf of one of his Property Search & Acquisition clients.

Discover Hvar real estate the easy way.

With our comprehensive Search & Acquisition service, we specialise in assisting international clients to find their ideal Hvar property for sale, from ideal holiday homes to a lucrative investment properties. Leveraging our extensive local expertise, firsthand knowledge, and valuable connections, we guide you through the process, expertly steering clear of the pitfalls frequently encountered by less experienced buyers in Croatia.

If You Want To Buy Property On Hvar...

... you're not alone. Visitors to this beautiful island sometimes imagine that buying property on Hvar will be a pathway to effortless profits through rental or resale, along with the added perk of free accommodation for their vacations. While the Hvar real estate market offers remarkable opportunities in an undeniable paradise, many obstacles await the overconfident and underprepared.


Navigating the intricacies of purchasing property on Hvar – and Croatia generally – involves a distinct set of legal and regulatory processes, rife with potential challenges where even a small oversight can result in immense stress and disappointment. And unfortunately, one cannot rely on traditional real estate agencies to have completed full due diligence for the properties they represent.


Introducing Hvar Away's Search & Acquisition service. Led by our co-founder Matt and supported by a team of Approved Solicitors and experts, we serve as your knowledgeable guides from the inception of your property search on Hvar through to the final legal acquisition – and without question, always prioritising your best interests throughout the journey.

How It Works

Our 6-step process clarifies how we find your ideal Hvar property for sale, guiding you from initial exploration right through to the keys in your hand, ensuring a smooth process throughout.

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2. First Consultation

We'll then arrange our initial consultation, either in person on Hvar or through a convenient video call.


During this meeting, our primary focus will be to ensure a thorough understanding of your requirements beyond the questionnaire responses, provide answers to the questions you will have, and enable us to best deliver your ideal Hvar property.

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1. Profiler Questionnaire

We begin by sending you our detailed Property Profiler Questionnaire, comprehensively analysing your preferences and objectives – whether it's a personal holiday home on Hvar, an investment property, or a harmonious blend of both.


Clear understanding is paramount as we strive to fulfil your requirements completely.

An icon representing the Property Portal created by Hvar Away for each Search & Acquisition service client.

3. Property Portal

With the search initiated, we revert to our extensive contacts and insider knowledge to explore Hvar property for sale that aligns with your criteria, including those not officially listed on the market. Once a preliminary selection of properties is compiled, they are uploaded to your personalised Property Portal. This dynamic platform provides real-time updates, ensuring you stay informed as new information becomes available. Upon reviewing the options in your portal, you can indicate those that you wish to consider further. Our Approved Solicitor will step in, conducting essential due diligence to scrutinise the properties' ownership.

An icon of a thumbs up and a price tag represents the price negotiation phase of Hvar Away's Search & Acquisition service.

5. Price Negotiation

If you decide to move forward, we will present an offer to the seller on your behalf, bringing all of our Hvar real estate market expertise to the negotiation process.


With our on-the-ground connections, we can typically identify the best way to achieve the sale at the best price. This is a significant advantage you would be unlikely to attain without our assistance. Unlike traditional Hvar real estate agencies, where the dynamics may differ, our primary objective is to secure the lowest price for you. We relentlessly strive to have your offer accepted on terms that meet your best interests.

An icon showing a magnifying glass over a property represents the search phase of Hvar Away's Search & Acquisition service for properties on Hvar.

4. Viewings & Reports

After the first due diligence process, the number of options in your portal is typically refined, resulting in a curated shortlist of remaining Hvar properties.


Subsequently, an in-person visit is carried out at the shortlisted properties to gather comprehensive information and prepare a detailed Property Report. This report, with extensive photography, video content, and including drone footage, provides you with a comprehensive insight into the property.


Once uploaded to the portal, we await your feedback and, if desired, can arrange an on-site visit for you to explore the property firsthand.

An icon showing two hands shaking represents the completion of a property sale facilitated by Hvar Away's Property Search & Acquisition service.

6. Completion Assistance

Upon offer acceptance, our Approved Solicitor conducts final due diligence, ensuring nothing is overlooked. Subsequently, he may present a purchase pre-contract agreement, which will be agreed as a purchase proposal. In cases where this is not required, the solicitor will move straight to drafting the purchase contract. Upon the contract's completion, the solicitor initiates the necessary procedures with the land registry to facilitate smooth transfer of ownership.


Throughout this final phase, we continue to oversee the entire process. From monitoring change of ownership submissions to ongoing contact with the solicitor, we are on hand to resolve any last-minute issues until the keys are in your hand. Time to celebrate!

Our commitment extends beyond the sale. Should you require assistance with property renovation, within our range of services we offer project management and handyman installations including HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. Looking ahead, our property maintenance packages guarantee that your new home remains in excellent condition for years to come.

Ongoing Support

Hvar Away co-founder Matt Szczerbinski looks straight on at the camera dressed sharply in a suit against a traditional Dalmatian stone wall.
An illustration of a pen signing a contract on a clipboard represents the formal engagement of Hvar Away's Search & Acquisition service.

Retaining Fee

A one-time payment of €500 is required upon instruction and prior to commencing a search, valid for up to 6 months. This retaining fee is fully deductible from the success fee.

An icon showing a set of keys laid out in a hand represents the successful completion of a property purchase facilitated by Hvar Away's Search & Acquisition service.

Success Fee

Upon the legal completion of the sale, a success fee of 1.9% of the purchase price is applicable. If savings have been negotiated between the documented asking price and the final purchase price, then the success fee is instead calculated as 12% of the savings – if that represents a greater value.

Our Fees

Our transparent pricing structure for Hvar property Search & Acquisition is set out below.

... by booking a consultation with Matt.


First, we'll email you over our Property Profiler Questionnaire so we can have a more detailed conversation about your unique requirements, answer your questions, and provide personalised guidance tailored to your needs.


Whether you're seeking a luxurious holiday home or a lucrative investment opportunity, our first consultation will set you on the path to realising your Hvar real estate aspirations.

Take The First Step To Find Your Ideal Property On Hvar...

Hvar Away co-founder Matt answers a call to one of his property search clients.
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