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Real Estate Testimonials

Any Costa Rica real estate buyer and seller want to know who they are dealing with. How can you find out if the real estate agent you are planning to hire is any good or not? That is what testimonials are for.

It is impossible to make every client happy, now and then we hit on a difficult one. A good real estate agent asks, after a closing for a testimonial from the buyer as well as from the seller, depending on who hired the agent. Those who were not satisfied with the service, will probably not hand out Costa Rica real estate testimonials so easily. I have never seen negative testimonials. So this is not a perfect way for an agent to show how good he or she is, but at least these testimonials give you an idea on how special a certain agent is:

What our clients are saying about us: real estate testimonials and customer reviews from our clients.

Shell is the consummate professional, a pleasure to work with, market knowledgeable, honest and reliable. After we had bought our home, Shell continued to go beyond the “Call of Duty”. This was by helping us find skilled trades people to assist us in some of our renovations.Edith and I will continue to recommend your company to anyone interested in buying property in Costa Rica. However, Shell Johanson is the “ONE” agent to be in contact with in the Cariari area.
by Stephen and Edith Golden
Thank you, Alan, for representing our property and making our selling experience as stress-free as possible! Alan provided excellent professional representation right from the start. The photos he took of our property, the posting to the website, and the explanation of the process were all done in a very professional manner. His knowledge of Puriscal, his ability to communicate in both English and Spanish, were all very helpful throughout this process. Alan was prompt at keeping us updated on any leads and was very helpful in scheduling showings and appointments. Alan’s sense of humor and calm demeanor made our experience a very positive one. We highly recommend Alan without hesitation
by Ty & Cindy
Ivo’s services were absolutely an important factor in our decision of moving to Costa Rica. It has been a wonderful experience to work with Ivo Henfling of Easy Properties Costa Rica who has expert knowledge of the Costa Rican real estate market. Ivo made it as easy as it could be. He has been an ongoing guide for us even after our move to CR. We are more than satisfied! We bought a condo in Escazu and a farm in Dota from Ivo and he has been able to re-sell our farm again. The only way it could’ve been easier is if he had written the purchase check.
by Sherrie & Scott Robinson
Fort Worth, Texas.
Xinia Salazar sold our house recently and it was an absolute pleasure working with her. She sold the house in a very short period of time and only brought by qualified buyers. She is bilingual and speaks perfect English, which was a plus for us, as we are not that proficient in Spanish. She was available at all times to take us through the selling process. She was on top of the situation at all times and took care of every little detail from beginning to closing. An excellent real estate agent. “5 STARS”
by Lee & Sharon Harris
San Francisco de Heredia
Xinia always gave us advance notice of when she would show the house for sale. After the showing she reported back to us what the prospective buyers liked and didn’t like about the house. Based on this feedback we made a few small changes to the house and were able to sell it in a difficult market. We have become friends with the buyers. They told me from a buyer’s prospective that Xinia was the best and most professional realtor to work with. She listened to their requirements and was able to show them several houses that they liked. If you work with Xinia Salazar you will not be disappointed.
by Daniel and Patricia Wittkopp
My wife and I cannot say enough good things about David Karr. His professionalism and going the extra mile to help in anyway certainly was way above and beyond the call of duty. His quick response since we corresponded from different countries and to when we finally arrived to search out properties. He was there 100% everyday we were in Jaco helping with our search till we found our dream in Jaco and we FOUND it thru David Karr. Our hats are off and kudos to Mr. Karr.
by Donna and Rob Adair
Jaco property owners
I can honestly say that we would not have bought a house at this time if we hadn’t been working with someone as competent, helpful and fluent in English as Shell Johanson, the affiliate member of the American European Real estate Group for the area of Cariari. It was not our original plan to buy Cariari real estate this soon, but once we found the house for sale, he (and Roger Petersen)made the rest quite easy. We really appreciate that, and I would not hesitate to recommend Shell for any Costa Rica real estate to others in our position.
by Chuck Gleason
In fact, due to Ivo and Brooke’s diligence, we did end up buying a house in the Grecia – Sarchi area and are absolutely thrilled! We closed on the house a few months ago but remain in constant contact with both Brooke and Ivo. We finally met Brooke on our more recent trip and the services she provides continued: she took us to look at appliances for our new home, constantly suggested places for us to check out for one thing or another, and generally continues to be a great source of advice.
by Debi & Jim Gerling
When we moved to Costa Rica 6 months ago, Brooke, our realtor was the only person we knew here. We purchased our house in Grecia before moving. Brooke handled everything including a driver to pick us up. Brooke went with us to get our bank acct and utilities as well as a rental car. And she still encourages us to call her with any questions or problems. Just the other night another expat said he couldn’t say enough good things about Brooke. Everyone agreed. She helped all of us get settled. And our friendship continues. That girl is the smartest and kindest person we’ve met in CR!
by Kevin Crosby
David Karr is an outstanding Jaco Beach Realtor and I’m extremely secure in knowing he represents my interests in Costa Rica. He’s honest, hard working and does a great job communicating in real time. He and goes the extra mile to market his exclusive listings via numerous print and electronic media outlets. He knows the market, laws and processes necessary to ensure a solid transaction. While some things can be a bit confusing in Costa Rica, David makes it simple.
by Allison Ager
At a time when it was hard to sell houses in Atenas, Marian provided us with prospective buyers and finally was able to find a buyer for our house. She did an amazing job supporting us with all the paperwork that came with it and provided us with a lot of useful advice. Thank you marian. You are the best!
by Antje & Alex Horst
Several years ago I bought two parcels of land in Costa Rica. I had the good fortune of working with Peter Marte who brokered the deal for the owners and myself. I have worked with many realtors over the years in the U.S. and I have to say that I have never  worked with an agent as professional, knowledgable and avialable as Peter.  I am now developing my property and have relied on Peter many times already. He has provided me with much valuable information, advise and contacts of other reliable professionals. To sum it up Peter in my book is a consumate professional who incorporates honesty and integrity in dealing with his clients.
by Dr.Henry Korn
New York
I would like to thank Mike Newhouse of the American European Real Estate Group for showing us Condo Roble in Santa Ana. We love our newhome in Santa Ana, it couldn’t have been better. The treatment we got from you to purchase and the great treatment we have got from David and the rest of the staff has been first class. We had a few minor problems but were taken care of. I would recommend you and Condo Roble to any one.
by Buck Kirkland
Santa Ana
Our family and friends used Peter’s services for four real estate transactions. He was always very helpful, honest and responsive in all our interactions, assisting us at every step of the process, and providing his help and advice extending well beyond his duties. We will continue to use his services, and we highly recommend him to everyone who is seeking help of a trustworthy Samara beach real estate professional.
by Alexei
I’ve gotten to know my way around Cost Rica pretty well and the more I know the more I love. Blu’s vast knowledge, kindness, patience, professionalism, and his network of professionals who can help with anything I need have made this journey such a pleasure. From approximately 5:15 am to 6 am while the sun begins to rise each morning the sky is so beautiful. And when the sun sets in the evening, it’s pure heaven – and everything in between. Playa Hermosa is its own paradise. I know that Blu didn’t create the skies/the sunrise or the sunsets, but he guided me to make my best decision for our investment and I continue to look to him for guidance in Costa Rica.
by D. Barnett
Dear Mannie, I want to thank you for the invaluable services you have provided to us over the years. Your Caribbean beach real estate and property management services have made it fairly simple to buy and rent property in Costa Rica; you have taken excellent care of us. Thanks so much!
by Joy Freeman
I will also say the lawyers that they have referred me to. They are not perfect (some are slow to respond, or have other Costa Rican traits,) they are HONEST and that is the most important feature. When you hire Caribe Sur to overlook some things, to make sure certain bills are paid etc, they get the job done right.So yes, you would be in excellent hands with Caribe Sur and I can definitely give Manuel and his team the best of Caribbean Beach real estate testimonials possible.
by Geoff Lucas
San Francisco, USA.
Daveed was patient and caring in his efforts to build our trust and introduce us to competent English speaking professionals who guided us through the process from start to finish. Daveed has provided us with fantastic after sales services and has gone out of the way to make us feel comfortable about owning our beautiful lot that is so far away. As an aside, we had the pleasure to meet Daveed’s lovely Costa Rican wife Vanessa and adorable son at his home. We are as excited about eventually being neighbors of this lovely family as we are about our plans tomove to Costa Rica.
by Peter and Diana Franzone
Toronto, Canada.
We had a very good experience with our Santa Ana real estate agent Mike Newhouse. We are delighted with the property we bought.We have no complaints at all, everything was handled very professionally.The post sale service was excellent and we were also very happy with the legal advice we were offered. We were entirely satisfied with Mike’s service and would recommend him to any future potential clients.
by Tom and Tina Dalby
from Sweden
There are many things I like about Daveed. With respect to investing in the area around Dominical: First and foremost, he lives and makes his home there with his wife and son. He is a very honest, straight forward individual and I consider him my friend. Daveed has been a tremendous asset to me in this endeavor and I would not consider getting involved in a project in Costa Rica (or Panama) with out his help.
by David Rehak
Columbus, GA USA
Several months ago we contacted you about looking for a home in several parts of Costa Rica. You put us in contact with Marian in Atenas, Brooke in Grecia, and Aaron in San Isidro del General. We met with all three and and have nothing but the highest praise for them. They were professional, knowledgeable, and very helpful. When we finally decide on which area we want to live in, we will definitly us one of them to buy our dream home.
by John and Kit Loesche
We couldn’t be happier about Brooke’s post-sale services. Brooke has kept in touch with us and helped us arrange various services we will need. She is helping us manage the property and make sure it is well cared for until we are able to make our final move to Costa Rica. We have 100% confidence in her and trust her implicitly. This was the best real estate experience we have ever had. We’re happy to give Brooke one of the best Grecia real estate testimonials she has ever received!
by Arlene and Steve Sievers Hill
I couldn’t have asked for a better or more prepared agent. We have bought and sold over 20 properties with various agents and hands down this was the best!!! Ivo Henfling, the affiliate realtor for Escazu and Santa Ana facilitated the entire process from purchase to loans to closing on our Escazu commercial real estate. They even made sure our taxes were paid for the first year so that we wouldn’thave to worry about where to go and who to pay! Ivo is the only realtor I know who continues post sales help– for us it has been two years and still if I have a question I can call Ivo’s office and they are prompt and friendly with help.
by Irene and Bob Kraas
Houston, Texas.
Ivo. Thanks for your explaination about the FATCA article. I want to take a moment to inform you of what a great agent Peter Marte is. He knows everyone in the Samara area and is more helpful than any realtor I’ve ever encountered.Brooke is incredibly helpful as well, but Peter surpasses all others that I have come into contact with.
by Thomas Rosenberger
Manuel Pinto’s philosophy is to my opinion the only correct. It is certainly the smartest one: treat clients well and fair and you will create loyal customers and build a good and solid reputation.His reputation in this area of Costa Rica is indeed a very good one. I can and will recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell Caribbean beach real estate.”
by Tom Keller
Finca Chica. Puerto Viejo, Cocles.
We are pleased to give our highest recommendation to Marian. She was patient and professional and by far the most aggressive to find us a buyer for our home.She communicated well with us and always gave us enough “heads up” time when bringing prospects. Marian gave us honest feedback and advice on preparing and marketing our home for sale.We would recommend her to anyone who is selling a house or lot or building.
by Mark and Nancy Van Patten
One of Ivo’s most remarkable qualities is his excellent follow up. He keeps you informed daily via the internet and by phone as he works with you to find the right Costa Rica real estate. You can trust Ivo completely and count on him to smooth the way. I am happy to recommend Ivo and give any Escazu real estate testimonials that can show you the way. I am confident that he will assist you in achieving all your real estate goals – and – you’ll be very happy with his outstanding service.
by Doug and Ginny Wells
Charlottesville, Virginia.

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