One of the first steps in purchasing real estate in Costa Rica is making an offer. In Costa Rica it’s really not all that different than any other place in the world. Each case might vary a bit, but what you can and should expect when you have found the property you want to purchase is having your realtor place a formal written offer which is typically accompanied with some sort of deposit held in escrow........
I often hear of clients making informal offers requesting me to ask the seller if he would accept X amount. Negotiations simply don’t work that way. Serious buyers need to perform as such, and serious buyers take the time and steps to show they are ready to move quickly and appropriately. Presenting a formal written offer, along with demonstrating you already have funds in the country not only proves to a seller that you are a serious buyer, it also provides leverage in which your realtor can negotiate. The real estate market in Costa Rica continues to see some great buying opportunities, however many of those are not discovered until someone is willing to step up and make an offer. If you would like to learn more about the purchasing process in Costa Rica or would help finding a property in Costa Rica please contact David Karr for more assistance.
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