Building & Renovating on the Island

The norm on Martha’s Vineyard is that the vast majority of owners build and renovate from afar. We've worked with many buyers who fit into this category and have a wealth of local knowledge and real estate insight to help you in your experience.

Projects vary in scope from new builds to significant renovations and expansions, to simple cosmetic repairs. On-Island companies (and there are many) may specialize in or sub-contract work. They are comprehensive "hands on" in the building process, helping owners navigate legal permitting, architectural planning, engineering, land clearing, framing, finish work and landscape design.

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful as you plan your building or renovation project on Martha’s Vineyard:

  • Browse current listings to see land for sale on Martha’s Vineyard. Click "Save Your Search" on that page to sign up for automated email updates as new land listings become available.
  • Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank – This land preservation agency was set up in 1986 to help protect and preserve land on the Island for public enjoyment as the pace of real estate development began to grow. To find out how this may affect your real estate plans read more here.
  • Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Market Data – Read our latest insights about local market activity on our Martha’s Vineyard real estate Newsletter page.

After the Build: Managing Your Real Estate Investment

Once your project is complete, the work of arranging for property maintenance, ongoing caretaking and leasing your vacation property makes distance ownership a reality. Coldwell Banker Landmarks agents are “boots on the ground,” and can help guide you in managing these various aspects of your real estate investment.

Please contact us to learn more about planning your Martha’s Vineyard property renovation or building project, from the early stages to completion - and beyond.