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Costa Rica real estate testimonials part 3This is real estate testimonials part 3. We like to publish real estate testimonials from all our Costa Rica Real Estate buyers and sellers. Some people don’t believe in real estate testimonials as they think there are invented. Well, ours are not, as it will show in the real testimonials we receive.

Feel free to check out part 1 or part 2, our earlier testimonials.

These pages are a testimonial of the seriousness and knowledge of our realtors. I also want to thank both buyers and sellers, no matter if they gave us a testimonial or not, a big thank you for your business.

Real estate testimonials

An incredible resource became a friend

We are pleased to write a testimonial for Marián.

We first met in 2015 when we rented Villa Clara in Roca Verde, Atenas for a month.  Mariam was the property manager, and we were immediately impressed with her caring nature and attention to detail.  She made herself very available to us any time we needed a recommendation, advice or something at the home.

It was a wonderful experience being in Atenas and living in this lovely home in Roca Verde, so in 2016 when we decided to look for a second home in Costa Rica, we immediately contacted Marian.  We wanted to be in the Atenas area and had very particular locations and amenities we were looking for.  Marian picked us up at our rental three different mornings and drove us all over the area showing us some very nice homes….two of which were good possibilities, but not quite what we had dreamed of.  Then on the third morning, she took us back to Roca Verde to a home under construction that she had a feeling we might like.

I knew the minute we walked in and saw the glorious view that we were “home”!  She certainly got it right!  There was so much to do in purchasing the house, finishing construction, furnishing the house, finding contractors for special upgrades, finding an attorney, a bank, security system, cable company and so much more.  Marian was always there to make a recommendation and lead us through the process.

She is incredibly knowledgeable of the area, and people.  So after three years of ownership, we decided our next chapter would be taking us in a different direction.  We contacted Marian about putting the house on the market, and she had a buyer for us within three weeks!  She is an incredible resource, but so much more, she has become our friend.  Without reservation, we recommend Marian Veltman to anyone looking to buy or rent a home in Atenas, Costa Rica.

Wayne Bookout

Very knowledgeable

We wish to express our gratitude for all the help Marian gave us in purchasing our property in Escobal.   Her knowledge of the Atenas area and her guidance through the purchasing process made the transaction very comfortable.  We have known Marian since first renting a property she managed in 2017 and knew that if we did end up purchasing a property in the Atenas area, that we would use her services for managing the property.

Joan & Gary Randlett


Dear Ivo,

I want to commend you on hiring Brooke Bishop to represent your company in Grecia, Sarchi & Naranjo. She is an exemplary human being as well as a fantastic real estate agent.

I have had the privilege of working with Brooke over the course of the past 9 months. She helped me find the perfect lot in San Luis de Grecia and I am in the process of building my new home. She has cheerfully assisted me with translation when needed and has even accompanied me on shopping trips to look for tile, etc. for my new home.

Besides being a knowledgeable professional, she is also witty, fun and a joy to be around. But don’t let that fool you! When necessary, this little 4-foot-nothin’ gal can be a pitbull and straighten out anybody who thinks they’re going to intimidate her!!

To say “I just love this girl” is an understatement. She’s like my little Spiritual Daughter, and I consider her a forever friend. Anyone I’ve ever talked to who’s dealt with Brooke has said the same thing. She is DA BOMB!! We wouldn’t think of working with anyone else to buy or sell a property, and we all happily recommend her to all who ask for a referral to a good agent.

Thank you for having the good sense to hire this firecracker!! I wish you unparalleled success and hope you both enjoy a long, satisfying working relationship.

Maggie W.

Great guidance

Because of Brooke’s quick responses, we were able to view the house two times during our vacation. Also, her guidance and information during the entire process made it possible for us to make this big decision in a relatively small timeframe.

Brooke really knows the Grecia area, houses available, the different towns nearby, companies who can help, shops and other facilities.

Buying our house was a very good experience. Of course, it’s always a stressful time, but Brooke was there to help us communicate with the sellers, agree on terms and many more things. She was always available via phone, WhatsApp and email, which really helped us.

Also, Brooke is always available for questions and helps where needed when we are not around ourselves.

Mariette and Jose

Cooler with cold beers

Brooke Bishop knows the geography and real estate property available in the Grecia, Sarchi, Naranjo, Palmares, and San Ramon areas very well.

My experience during the purchase process was very informative and easy to understand thanks to the knowledge that Brooke Bishop shared with me.

All services before and after the purchase were superior.

The only way Brooke Bishop could have made the purchase process better would have been to have a cooler filled with cold beers to share during our meetings.

Tom Rosenberger

She’s a gem!

I am writing to tell you how much we loved (and love) working with Marian.

She represented us in our recent purchase of a beautiful home in Atenas. As we live in the U.S., most of our communication was via email, text, and WhatsApp. At every turn, Marian was quickly available to answer our questions, advocate for the best possible outcome for our purchase and worked diligently with our attorney to iron out all the technical details with documents, etc.

During our visit to close on the house, she went out of her way to ferry us back and forth to all the necessary appointments, pointed out areas of interest in Atenas and surrounding areas, helped facilitate Internet connections and utilities, and generally acted as our interpreter, as our Spanish is still quite basic at this point.

We feel so fortunate to have connected with her. Marian is not only highly professional but her warm personality makes her instantly likable and easy to work with. She’s a gem!

Best regards,

Sheila Collins and Mark Schulman

Positiva y tenáz

Vivo en Atenas Alajuela, y hace unos días concluí la venta de mi casa. Está venta la hicimos a travez de la empresa que usted representa.

Debo decirle que tuvimos una excelente persona, como agente. La Sra Marian, que puso mucho trabajo, fue constante, positiva y tenáz. Realmente estamos muy complacidos con el servicio que nos brindó. La recomendamos sin ninguna duda. Su trabajo fue excelente.

Walter Soto S

A delightful person to work with

Hello Ivo,

I just want to write to tell you how much I enjoy working with Marian.

She has been a stellar buyer’s agent and is proving to be equally adept at helping me set up and manage my new property in the Atenas area.  She is incredibly efficient, focused, and responsible, as well as a delightful person to work with!  You are so blessed to have Marian on your team, and I look forward to a fruitful partnership with GoDutch.


Alice Despard
Connecticut, USA

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