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About Us - GoDutch Realty

The leading real estate company in the Central Valley of Costa Rica

GoDutch Realty - About Us

Allow me to introduce ourselves and tell you more about us. We are GoDutch Realty, a leading real estate agency in Costa Rica. We sell real estate & help you relocate to Costa Rica.

I started selling Costa Rica real estate in the 80’s, and I still love it!
Ivo Henfling
Founder, Godutch Realty

Since we formalized our business as GoDutch Realty in 1997, we’ve aimed to simplify the real estate process. With agents serving vibrant communities on the west side of the Central Valley, GoDutch Realty is the only real estate brokerage covering such a large area of the country professionally.

Our agents are location oriented, so they travel less and have more time for advising their clients. Therefore, our clients can always receive expert local assistance when buying or renting property in any location.

We pride ourselves in our thorough knowledge and experience in transacting real estate in Costa Rica and completing the process with ease. Each member of our team is highly educated and experienced within their area of expertise.

Our Mission

Our ongoing mission is to provide the highest level of service to our clients to assist them when buying, selling or renting. We aim to assist you in making the best real estate decision possible based on your needs.

Real Estate Licensing

Real estate licensing is not mandatory in Costa Rica. You’ll find that everybody in Costa Rica thinks he/she is a realtor. You will find taxi drivers, attorneys and builders offer incredible deals on property for sale in Costa Rica. We do insist that you deserve professional attention when making one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. Don’t buy a property from a taxi driver.

West side of the Central Valley

We are a proven resource for real estate on the west side of the Central Valley where we have years of proven track record. Our expertise covers a wide real estate collection in ideal locations for living in Costa Rica, retiring or investing in Costa Rica. We specialize in residential properties. Check for the areas that we cover here.

From coast to coast

Our real estate office in Costa Rica was one of the partners in the American European Real Estate Network, which was the first real MLS Costa Rica. Are you interested in having a look at other areas outside the Central Valley? Then discover Costa Rica here.

Expert agents

Our most prized asset is without a doubt, the agents that make up our team. Our agents are well trained, knowledgeable and experts in the location they cover.

Allow me to introduce you to our team:

Agent , Cariari and Belen real estate and Costa Rica golf property specialist
Our Cariari real estate agent, Shell Johanson, also covers Belen and golf properties for sale....
Marketing and Sales assistant , Godutch Realty - Real Estate for Costa Rica
Luis is bilingual Spanish – English and assists the GoDutch agents in listing their...
Santa Barbara de Heredia real estate specialist , Godutch Realty
Laurel, our Santa Barbara real estate agent, came to Costa Rica in 1977 as...
Escazu & Santa Ana real estate specialist , Godutch Realty
My name is Jesse Biesanz and I am covering real estate in the Sabana...
Real Estate Specialist , West-side of San Jose real estate, covering Escazú and Santa Ana, Rohrmoser and Ciudad Colón
Are you looking for a West Side San Jose real estate agent? Then you...
Hire the best Atenas real estate agents for your search for a retirement home...
Agent , Godutch Realty - Santa Ana
Meet Andres Henfling, our Santa Ana real estate agent. Andres covers the whole west...
Would you like to do business? Then contact us now. We look forward to hearing from you!
Jesse Biesanz
Jesse Biesanz
August 22, 2022.
Great people to work with!
Dan Sheaks
Dan Sheaks
May 20, 2022.
Well run Dutch real estate company in atenas. Didier is a new multi lingual Frenchman with a good approach and great selling skills
sally Faulkner
sally Faulkner
March 27, 2021.
Moving to a country where you don’t speak the language is always stressful. The one thing that drastically reduced that stress was working with Ivo from GoDutch Realty Costa Rica. Ivo was with us every step of the way, not only with all the complicated red tape involved with the purchase, but how to navigate all the complications which we had never even considered. He was available to answer all our questions and point us in the right direction, even helping us get Costa Rican phones, find a lawyer to help with the legal requirements of purchasing land and applying for residency. It can be quite intimidating when your grasp of the language and customs is infinitesimal, but we always knew that Ivo could answer all our questions or point us to someone who could help us. We have our new home and are settled in, but will always consider Ivo a friend. Even now we know that he will answer any questions which pop up because he and the other GoDutch Realty employees are just that kind of people. The best decision we ever made was moving to Costa Rica, the second best would be working with GoDutch.
Jorge Zuniga
Jorge Zuniga
March 23, 2021.
Don Ivo es un excelente profesional con muchos años de experiencia capacitado para atender al público de habla hispana y anglosajón. En su portafolio tiene variedad de propiedades y en lo personal puedo decir que es todo un caballero.
Cheryl Ewing
Cheryl Ewing
March 23, 2021.
I've known Ivo Henfling for years. He's the best! Always someone you can trust and count on.
Douglass Hatcher
Douglass Hatcher
March 22, 2021.
GoDutch Realty was able to sell our house in Escazu despite being in a very difficult market. We were able to close while out of the country thanks to our attorney’s and our agent’s efforts. Highly recommended.
Erik Reinhold
Erik Reinhold
March 21, 2021.
Ivo knows what he is talking about. He has a LOT of experience and is a very realistic realtor who will tell you what the real deal is and will go ALL the way to get the best deal for you.
Dom Porto
Dom Porto
March 21, 2021.
Godutch Realty has been there for us over the last 11years, We purchased a home for our residence and two investment properties that were also sold through Godutch. We are very pleased with Ivo and his staff of realtors, who were a part of all our transactions, that included rentals. Ivo also keeps us updated with his blog giving essential info about local laws and taxes which are necessary to know for foreign owners of real estate. THANK YOU IVO

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