GoDutch Realty has a new Costa Rica real estate website
by Ivo Henfling
Hallelujah, our new Costa Rica real estate website is born. We went through a 2 ½ year pregnancy but finally our baby looks pretty healthy, on first glance at least. But we had to go live with it, one way or the other, so here it is.
I am sure we will all find many shortcomings in this new site but we will try to correct everything as soon as we can. So if something on the site doesn’t work, don’t despair, just hang in there.
I apologize for any mistakes in the property search system, the blogs and the site’s navigation system. Since the disappearance of our webmaster Alvaro Duran over two years ago, when he was surfing in the North Pacific, we have had an uphill battle with our website for a long time.
We had old systems that did not function right, we have had many hacker attacks on the websites turning them in a mess and we lost the scripts written to update the properties between the GoDutch Realty website and the American European real estate website due to those same hackers. Unfortunately, the huge data base behind these websites was not easy to transfer to new and functional systems. We apologize for all who suffered with us, especially the sellers.
Finally, thanks to Sebastian Horton and his Skedge team, we figured almost everything out and got it going. We tried to make the website more user friendly, with a much better navigation system and though we are still working on getting the properties right, we expect to have it all corrected in the next couple of weeks.
The blogs will be easier to find for everybody and soon you will be able to leave your comments and you will not have to battle with the comments as before. We are still working on getting the backlinks (links to other websites, other blogs on our site or links to the different properties) in Ivo’s blog corrected.
The way the properties show when you do a property search is different than it was before. The first search results, when you look for a certain type of property like homes or land, will show you a long list of properties (just like you can see below), with a photo, a short description, the type of property, the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms and finally the price. You can all sort these options by clicking on it.
Click on the photo or on the title of each property in that screen and you will get to see the listing with the pictures and the main information on the property on top and the “overview” of the property below. Instead of “overview”, you can also choose “details” or “features” to get more information on the property for sale.
On the right of your screen you can see who the listing agent of that particular property is, with the agent’s contact information. There are still some mistakes there but we’ll fix that very soon.
We certainly hope you will all enjoy our new website and invite you to buy your next property in Costa Rica through us, GoDutch Realty, your Ultimate Costa Rica real estate experience. Contact us now to see properties.
I DO want to remind our readers that we appreciate any referrals you can send us. I know you all meet people on the plane, in the supermarket, at yoga, at the gym, at the Blooms ladies club, at the potluck organized by your community. Please remember the GoDutch Realty agents when you talk about your home in Costa Rica, when you meet someone who wants to purchase one, we appreciate it.