My broker, Lisle Head, just put together a great summary of tips to look for when choosing an agent. You can see the original post here Real estate investment is one biggest investments most people make in there lifetime. Not only does it involve lots of money but it is usually a long term investment. The best way to invest in a Costa Rica real estate is to hire the services of a professional real estate agent. Here are a few tips to choose a good real estate agent in Costa Rica : [...]
Choose A Local Agent – It is advisable that you choose a local agent for buying a property as they have in depth knowledge about the market. It is no point of hiring an agent from New York if you plan to invest in Costa Rica. They can get you Costa Rica real estate for the best price.
Agent Must Have An Office – Don’t work with agents who don’t have an office and work from home. Do not trust agents based on telephonic conversation. If they don’t risk investing on a office, you shouldn’t invest on them.
Opt For Full Time Agents – Many people make the mistake of buying property in Costa Rica through taxi drivers, waiters etc. and suffer later. Opt for a full time real estate agent and never do this mistake of opting for part timers.
Choose Agents Over Franchises – A good franchise somewhere else need not be good in Costa Rica. It is better for you to opt for an agent while investing in Costa Rica real estate than a franchise. While a Franchise in a good place to start you still want to interview the agent.
Check For Referrals – Check for the referrals posted on the agent’s website. Check them out as they will give you a fair idea of the agent’s track record. Ask questions that are relevant to your Costa Rican real estate search to these people.
Work With Someone You Like – If you don’t like the Costa Rica real estate agent don’t work with them. The agent’s work doesn’t end with sale and you will require a lot of after sale services. It is thus important that you work with an agent who offers to assist you with everything.
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