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Josh Kanter is by far one of the best Real Estate agents I have ever worked with. He made our dreams come true in Uvita Costa Rica. I was a Senior Sales Associate in Manhattan for one of the largest Real Estate Companies in the city from 1996-2005. After moving to Austin TX, I started a Real Estate Investment Company. Needless to say, it is not easy to find someone their perfect home when they have been in the business for so long. Josh listened to what I wanted or what I thought I wanted and steered me into the perfect home. His knowledge of all the areas was very impressive. He took me to the local restaurants and beaches and really showed me what the areas had to offer. I went from looking at Condo’s and ended up buying a beautiful home overlooking the ocean and surrounded by jungle. Thru his knowledge and patience with an ex-New Yorker, he realized that what I really wanted was a home and not just an investment property. Whether you are looking for a home, an investment property or just land, there is no other agent I would recommend. I met a few down there and it was a no brainer to work with Josh. His first priority was finding me the perfect home not just the sale as so many agents do. He went out of his way sending me listings to look at before I came back to Costa Rica so I was very prepared and felt very good about making a decision. Josh will not only be someone I recommend he will also be a friend for life.

Sincerely,
Julie Stewart
Austin TX

As a business owner, I am acutely aware of how staff can guide a company and make critical impressions to your customers. Any business would be enhanced by the presence of Andres Murillo. Upon meeting Andres two years ago, he immediately conveyed his interest in helping to find the type of property that fit our needs. With his vast and complete knowledge he has orchestrated perfectly the purchase of our Playa Langosta vacation home. Without question he has made the buying experience a truly satisfying journey. His experience and trustworthiness brought comfort to the overseas buying process. Andres professionalism is coupled with his respect for others. While having the patience to show numerous properties he interjected valuable insight for each that helped us to make an educated decision. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Andres and look forward to future transactions with Andres through Properties In Costa Rica.

Barbara Etting
NJ, USA & Playa Langosta
Pura Vida!
April 2014
April 29th, 2014

"I'd like to recommend to anyone who has interest in real estate in Costa Rica to contact Art Guzman. Art is most knowledgeable about the market and has insights that only an experienced realtor can provide."

Dr. Mark Hinkes
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Mr. Joshua Kanter for his precise and impeccable assistance in the sale of our home Sunrise Glory of the Pacific in Lagunas de Baru, Dominical, Costa Rica.

Our ability to move through what can be a tedious process was made easy by his diligence and methodical manner.  His professionalism and ethical approach made the sale both easy and rewarding.  With each step of the process, from the showing our home, to the closing of escrow, Mr. Kanter's assistance was exceptional.  His personable manner enabled us to relax, and more importantly, be assured all legal matters were handled properly and all necessary paperwork completed.

We would highly recommend Mr. Kanter as a representative for any aspect of a sale or purchase of a home.  He exceeded all expectations.  Many thanks to him and the gentlemen in his office for the excellent representation. 

Sincerely,
Lynne and Andrew Lomac-MacNair
Sunrise Glory of the Pacific
Dominical, Costa Rica

“My wife and I first contact with Rod Martin was over the internet. Unlike other requests for real estate information Rod responded quickly and with the answers we were looking for. Even though we saw many properties we were interested in, Rod was the only agent that we felt comfortable with in meeting in Costa Rica.

Even though the property that we though was our dream lot did not turn out that way, Rod did show us another that fit all of our requirements. He guided us through the negotiations and purchase of the property. Referrals for legal assistance, property tests and archirtect continued with the process. Without Rod we would not have found and been able to purchase with little effort our new property for and Costa Rican house.”

Arthur Schinitsky and Ana Restrepo

“Rod Martin sold our property in Uvita for us recently. He managed the whole process for us like a pro. He was pleasant do deal with and made everything quite effortless for us. We received a fair price and sold the property quickly. There are a number of good agents in the area, but Rod also had a steady flow of prospective buyers to view our home. High activity, hard work, professionalism and integrity did the job for us. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.”

Dan and Maryann Morian

“I was first referred to realtor Josh Kanter when I decided I was going to purchase real estate in Costa Rica. I contacted Josh Kanter, and three other realtors in the Southern Pacific region, provided them the parameters of what I was looking for, and asked for information on potential properties to view when I visited. I realized very quickly that I felt comfortable working with Josh, and decided not to continue to use the services of the other realtors. I find the fact that he speaks fluent Spanish an invaluable asset. Being long-time resident of Costa Rica gives him an edge due to his extensive contacts and knowledge of local properties, the people, history, and customs.

From beginning to end, Josh has been, and continues to be; truthful, reliable, honest, prompt with responses, accurate with information, knowledgeable, efficient and to the point, polite, patient, gracious and generous. He has gone beyond the call of duty by assisting with a myriad of additional information unrelated to the purchase of real estate with matters regarding; construction, starting a business, residency, banking/mortgages, and everyday life in Costa Rica.

Because of his diligence and hard work, I found and purchased the mountain/ocean view property I dreamed and plan on moving to Costa Rica permanently in 1-2 years. I highly recommend associating with Josh Kanter in any capacity, whether business or personal.”

Christine Schiferi – Tampa Bay, Florida

“My husband and I were delighted with Josh Kanter as he gave us a grand tour of the Dominical area. We were in search of a vacation home or a lot to build on. With him it was fun and relaxed. No pressure. Josh knows the area intimately and his love for Costa Rica helped me open my eyes to the wonder of this special country.

Josh was very generous with his time as we searched for just the right spot, and after several journeys we found a perfect location.

Now our house is built and we are putting the complete management of it in his capable hands. I have complete faith in his ability and conscientious attention to the many details of property management.

I highly recommend using Josh to help you find your dream in the amazing hills of coastal South West Costa Rica. You will have a wonderful time!”

Rebecca and Jack Finney – Washington, USA

July 2013

"We have known Arturo since 2003 and have bought 2 properties and sold one through his company. I doubt that anywhere in Costa Rica you would find an agent more competent than Mr. Guzman
 
We first met through an ex-pat's website and Arturo took us to see some properties. The first day we saw only condominiums and were a little disappointed because we were interested in a private home. I noticed, however, that Arturo was really listening to what our needs were and the next day, the first private home we viewed was the one we bought that visit.
 
That is the key to his success, learning and responding to the client's needs. When we listed our home, exclusively with Propertiesincostarica, friends told us we were crazy, list with multiple agents they said, sell it yourself. Our home sold in a few weeks, our friends' homes are still on the market.
 
To sum up Arturo Guzman is the consummate realtor, fulfilling needs and then making sure that everything goes smoothly right up to closing."
 
Gary Chanowich
July 2013

"Thanksgiving time 2005 I and my wife visited Costa Rica for the first time. We had read a very interesting article in the Travel Section of New York Times. Prior to the visit I had been looking for a realtor to give us an orientation of the condominiums available in the central valley or more precisely the Escazu- Santa Ana area.

We found Properties in Costa Rica and contacted Art.

The day after arrival Art took us around and had arranged for us to see a number of attractive places.

Next day we had narrowed this down to three that we visited again. The same afternoon we left for the Arenal area and experienced an earthquake late that night. We had prior put in a bid for the beautiful condo we later bought. At 2.30 in the morning Art called us in the hotel room and asked if we were still interested, and if so he would go and check out the apartment in Villa Vento, which he also did and found no damage. Beginning January 2005 we came back and closed the deal.

We had no intention to act this fast, since we knew very little about the country, but with Art's way of presenting and understanding our needs and also inhaling the beauty of the country our decision was easy to make.

We have visited and spent time a great number of times in our place, but also had the condominium rented for periods of time. Nobody could have done a better job arranging this than Art.  We live far away in New York and it feels very good knowing that we have a friend and professional realtor to lean on.

Art covers a substantial area of the country and can basically fulfill anybody's need in the realetate market.

I highly recommend Art to anybody who plans to look for property in this great country. You will be in good hands."

Kjell Wikestam

In August, 2012, my wife and I decided to look into a move to Costa Rica. We found propertiesincostarica.com on the internet. This was indeed fortunate. Not only were the listings of properties extensive, offering a wide variety of choice, but the other information was really helpful. Office staff were courteous and helpful, and responded promptly and informatively to our many questions by phone or internet. If they did not know the answers immediately, they would find out. If they said they would get back to us, they did. This, of course, makes good business sense, but such behavior is not always to be found, when dealing with property rental. If promises were made, they were kept. They also stood in the gap for us linguistically. Neither my wife nor I are Spanish speakers. But communication with the office was always clear and unambiguous. This was a great help.

The advice we received was excellent and well-founded. When we decided upon a property, the necessary paperwork was quickly forthcoming.

Although all the office staff were extremely courteous and helpful, I must single out for particular praise, Michel Reynoard. His wonderful personal qualities ensure that he is affable and a pleasure to deal with. But he went far beyond the usual professional courtesies. He personally put himself out to facilitate our move. He went round himself to the property we were interested in, so that he could the better answer our questions about it. He provided us with information about the locality in general, information that was not on the web-site, or any web-site that we could locate. He spoke from his personal experience of the place, which he generously shared with us. He also facilitated our transition from the United States to Costa Rica by informing us of the many cultural differences that we would encounter. Some of these we were prepared for, but others we could never have known about without his help.

Once we had arrived he helped us to obtain utilities, telephone, and internet access. He gave us information on local transport and shopping. When we arrived he personally greeted us, and made sure we were happy and settled. He has taken pains to ensure that our transition to Costa Rica was as painless as possible. This has been marvelously helpful. I truly do not know what we would have done without him. He was extremely sensitive to local issues, and to the problems we might encounter in our move.

This write-up goes way beyond the mere business report on such things as the accuracy of information, the helpfulness and accessibility of staff, etc. The issue revolves around the fact that we were not treated as mere clients needing a business service. We were treated as people. The information we were given was essential to the smoothness of our relocation. But when you consider it, the helpfulness we have encountered is good business sense on your part. This is the best business sense. It arises from the fact that you understand that you are not dealing simply with properties in Costa Rica, but with people. And that has made a real difference. Would I recommend you to others? The answer is a big yes.

Thanks you, Michel, for all you have done. And to the company that has made this possible.

"I don't often feel compelled to offer business testimonials but my experience with Art Guzman and his real estate firm, Properties in Costa Rica, really warrants a statement of support. When I decided to sell one of my properties in Costa Rica, I engaged Art's services because he and his firm were highly recommended to me by my trusted friend and Costa Rican attorney. I  was very impressed with Art's professionalism, sales planning and promotion of my property.  He did not just "list" the property, he actively marketed it in multiple ways.  Art was able to secure a purchaser for my property within a short period of time and the entire process was very easy for me.  I highly recommend Art to anyone looking for North American style professionalism for Real Estate services here in Costa Rica."

Neil Magneson
April 5th, 2012

 

October 19th, 2011

"Thank you for a very positive Real Estate Purchase experience

We want to take the opportunity to commend Arturo Guzman and the entire staff of Properties in Costa Rica how lucky we feel in having made that first phone call that connected us with your company to initiate the process that culminated with the purchase of our home in Costa Rica. All our apprehensions of doing such a potentially risky and complicated transaction began to ease from the moment that we exchanged information with Arturo by phone. Their obvious knowledge of the market and professionalism helped to ease our concerns.

We were shown a diverse sample of the housing inventory in Atenas and surroundings that covered the type of home we had tried to describe. With patience and willingness, Arturo educated us about the process of buying and owning Real Estate in Costa Rica. We learned the history of local development, the quality of construction, the plans for Atenas and the community we were selecting. Once we settled on a specific property, we went back home with the peace of mind that we had certainly selected an ethical and trustworthy Real Estate Company that would protect our interests through and past the closing.

Properties in Costa Rica was involved at every step of the way facilitating the long and tedious process of negotiations, meeting requirements, connecting us with a great legal firm, using a well trusted Title Company and reputable banks. Once we completed the purchase and arrived in Costa Rica to take possession, Arturo Guzman was there personally to meet us at the airport and after driving us to the house on a late dark night, he helped us in the orientation and settlement process.

Buying a house in a foreign country can be a daunting experience. For that reason, without hesitation, we strongly recommend Properties in Costa Rica and Arturo Guzman to those who are contemplating the purchase of a property in Costa Rica.  You will receive personal attention in addition to knowledge, professionalism and support. You will be able to feel comfortable and confident that things will be handled correctly and with transparency."

Thanks for everything
Pura Vida!
Carlos and Dagmar Agüero
New Jersey, USA

"As Sales and Marketing Director for the project Colinas de Miramar in Costa Rica, I would like to highly recommend the services of www.propertiesincostarica.com to those who are looking for real results and efficient service, both on the project/development level as well as on individual home sales.

We have used the services of PropertiesCR since our launching of sales and they have become a key element in our marketing campaign when it comes to advertising, and lead generation services. We have always found them to be highly efficient, with excellent response time. In terms of cost-effectiveness vs. number of lead sources, they have out-produced most of the more costly affiliate websites that we use to market our project.

For anyone trying to ramp up a marketing campaign, or sell an individual property, again, I would highly recommend their services."

John Podesta
Sales and Marketing Director
Colinas de Miramar
Costa Rica

"Hi Freddie, well, I am back. the flights went well without a hitch, and I got home about 7pm, welcomed by rain. I had a great time and want to thank you and karin for your tremendous hospitality. I know you don't have to spend all that time with your clients but for me it was great!! it certainly gave me very good sense of what life is like there in pavones and was so very much better than what any other agent has ever done. I feel like I now have not just a great agent in pavones but also a friend. that makes a huge difference in the whole experience because it adds the one intangible that is so, so hard to find nowadays......trust. again, thank you. Pavones and the surrounding area is truly "paradise" and far and away my favorite of all I have seen in Costa Rica. like I told you...."I want to be there". "

Ed Rahal

"Serve these lines to patenting my thanks for the very professional and diligent way that your company handled the sale of my apartment in Monte Olimpo located in San Rafael of Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica. This helped  to materialize the operation in a reasonable time, during which I was very kindly treated and kept informed of how your company was handling all the possibilities of finding the buyer. Thanks again and congratulations to all the staff of Properties in Costa Rica."

Yours sincerely.
Luis Arturo Zaldivar

"It has been a wonderful experience working with the team at www.propertiesincostarica.com  on our Internet Marketing campaign by placing a banner on your website. Arturo has been very enthusiastic about every detail and has strived to do the best job possible. His insight and creativity has translated into an incredible number of qualified leads. Most importantly, they deliver the results that they promise.  Thank you Arturo and the whole Properties in Costa Rica team, we look forward to future campaigns" 

Juan Ignacio Pignataro. Sales Director. Hermosa del Mar, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste

Extract from the Clay County Democrat:

"I came to Rector Realty hoping they would be able to point me in the right direction," Ferguson said. "They certainly did that and so much more."

Ferguson was able to meet with Costa Rican realtor Arturo Guzman via a video conference set up by Rector Realty owner Jasa Haney-Hollis. Haney-Hollis and Guzman helped make arrangements for Ferguson's trip to Costa Rica. Not only did they arrange much of his travel, the realtors also were responsible for booking his hotel reservations. A telling sign in the quality of Ferguson's accommodations during his stay from March 24 to April 2 is the fact the same hotel he stayed in also hosted vice-president Joe Biden during his recent visit to Costa Rica.

"It was like a movie," Ferguson said. "They had a car waiting for me at the airport to take me to the hotel. They were with me every step of the way. Properties in Costa Rica was very professional. I can't say enough about how well I was treated."

Ferguson was shown a number of properties. First, he and Guzman visited the various homes for sale. Then, to provide a different view, Ferguson was flown over the areas in a helicopter.

"From the air, I was really able to get a better feel of how the properties were laid out," Ferguson said. "It was also an enjoyable feeling, flying over so much of the country. It was quite beautiful."

Ferguson made a point of enjoying the native beauty of Costa Rica. Located just 12 degrees above the equator, Costa Rica enjoys a nice, tropical climate. It's also home to natural splendor, featuring rain forests and beaches.

"It's such a beautiful place," Ferguson said.

What really attracted Ferguson to Costa Rica, however, was the weather.

"Basically, I'm trading four seasons for one," he said. "The sun comes up every day at 6 a.m. and goes down at 6 p.m. They don't have fall or winter there. They do have a rainy season, but it's all sunshine for seven months out of the year."

Ferguson says he plans to hold dual citizenship in both Costa Rica and the United States. He also plans on returning to visit Rector from time to time.

"I really like that region," he said. "It's a rural area, but it's also developed. They have a lot of their infrastructure in place."

"I wanted to work with just one company if I could," Ferguson said. "With Properties in Costa Rica, I've been able to do that."

I heartily recommend...

I have tried so many way to advertise my properties to potential buyers. Some worked for a while. Others never worked. But one website has given consistent results. PropertiesinCostaRica.com has produced an average of 5 or 6 inquiries each week and probably about one per week has been a serious buyer. I heartily recommend Arturo and his company. They are dedicated professionals and they will treat you with respect and produce results.

David Rushton

The service was amazing

After several hit and miss attempts with other brokers and websites, I decided to list with PropertiesInCostaRica.com. The service (something sorely lacking in Costa Rica) was amazing and I had a contract on my home weeks after signing up! I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking to buy or sell Real Estate in Costa Rica.

Chris R. in Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Los Suenos Vacations in Costa Rica!

When arriving at Los Suenos Resort, everyone in our party agreed that we had just entered "Fantasy Island." It was like being transported to a land of beauty and tranquility. Then, when we entered the Colina condo, again we were quite pleased with the high quality, beautifully decorated home! If you want a reasonably priced delicious meal go to the Hook-up; breakfast, lunch & dinner are all wonderful. The pool and patio areas are splendid and don't forget the swim up bar! Some people who made our stay a breeze include: Omar, our driver (very knowledgable, helpful, kind, and funny), Santos, at the Marriott reservation office (he helped us on a daily basis to book tours & taxis), and our wonderful cleaning ladies who took such good care of us by cleaning the condo each day! If you come to Costa Rica you must go to the Turu Ba Ri canopy tour. They serve a delicious lunch after doing both sitting canopy and SUPERMAN style canopy rides across the rainforest! Also, you must do the Amigos del Rio river rafting tour. The ride to the river is as much fun as the rafting itself. The lunch after the day of rafting and waterfall was very tasty! Thanks also to Arturo for providing us with such comfortable and luxurious accommodations. YOU MUST GO TO COSTA RICA!

Craig and Jennifer Boynton, California, USA

Wonderful vacation and Costa Rica experience

March 07:

Arturo, Ellyn and I want to thank you and Rod P. for helping provide our family a most wonderful vacation and Costa Rica experience. The house was beautiful and served us well but also a special thanks goes to a delightful and profession person, Lucia Munoz. She was fantastic in providing a warm welcome and constant assistance in helping us plan our daily activities. Additionally, pool maintenance and housekeeping support by Hilbert and Geraldine (not sure on spelling) was the best.

Ellyn and I look forward to coming back to Costa Rica and the "Hilltop House" again in the future. You may use us for a reference concerning this rental if you desire.

Most Sincerely,

Robert and Ellyn Cooley

1st Class Service!

There is no other phrase for the personalized service I have received from Properties in Costa Rica in general and Arturo Guzman specifically. Before coming to Costa Rica I did some on-line research and talked with people who had a variety of associations with Costa Rica. This prompted me to vacation here with the idea of potentially purchasing property for retirement. I had contacted Properties in Costa Rica through e-mail on numerous occasions and this eventually led to having a staff pick me up at my hotel, for viewing of specific properties. The final property Arturo showed me has resulted in the following: - I questioned why I was continuing to live in Canada when I hated the winters, I decided to retire, I bought the property, I handed in my resignation, I sold my loft in Canada, I moved to Costa Rica, - all within 3 months. At no time in the past year have I had any doubts about these decisions.

The services provided by Properties in Costa Rica were not limited to the showing and selling of property. Information was provided on the benefits of establishing a Costa Rican corporation for the property and a referral to a real estate legal firm. When I arrived here Arturo met me at the airport, took me to arrange a car rental, showed me where to purchase household items and groceries, he then took me to my new house.

Throughout my interactions with Arturo, he has consistently demonstrated honesty, integrity, professionalism, and a dedication to his clients that endures past the cashing of the final check.

Rodney Peterson, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Susan & Kjell, we bought our dream home

We had done our homework prior by investigating websites selling and renting property in the Escazu area. We had great expectations for our journey but never thought we would place a bid on a condominium during our first visit. We found the perfect home in Santa Ana and we still are very happy with our purchase. We found Arturo Guzman and "Properties in Costa Rica" to be professional to deal with and always willing to help out. We would highly recommend them to everybody for their real estate dealings.

Joe and Sonia Trent, NY, USA

We would like to thank Properties in Costa Rica and Arturo Guzman for all the valuable assistance in finding our second home in paradise. Your kind attention and human approach made it easy for us to trust and rely on your expertise since day one. We are now living and enjoying the colors of the sun, the sea and the sky. The beauty of nature, the joy of life!

 

 

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