The Ultimate Costa Rica Real Estate Experience

Costa Rica real estate testimonials part 4

Costa Rica real estate testimonials part 4This is real estate testimonials part 4. 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, part 2, or part 3 of 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

Sharing tribal knowledge

GoDutch has been a great resource in helping us find a home and sharing their tribal knowledge about navigating everything a gringo might encounter in this pura vida land. My husband and I knew we wanted to be west of San Jose but where exactly, we didn’t know. . . Escazu, Santa Ana, Grecia, Atenas? On very short notice and within a 4-day visit from the States, Ivo showed us multiple options within their respective locations. All were punctual, personable, very knowledgeable, and uniquely entertaining to spend time with. Ivo runs the organization and has curated a highly competent group of realtors who are fluent in English and Spanish, with some also speaking French and, of course, Dutch. They also help with post-house purchase tasks like setting up electricity in your name and escorting you on a day of furniture/appliance shopping. I later found out that Ivo has affiliates across the country so I recommend reaching out to Ivo no matter where in Costa Rica you plan to house hunt.

Amelia Firsching

Extremely helpful and professional

Hi Ivo!  Our names are Gina and Rolando Chaves.  We recently closed on a property in Santa Eulalia de Atenas.  Marian sent me your email to share our experience with you.

I can’t remember exactly how we stumbled across Go Dutch Realty, but we are so glad we did.  We immediately noticed that the website was easy to navigate and up-to-date with available properties.

We worked with Marian.  She was extremely helpful and professional.   Our search spanned over several months and two geographic locations and  Marian was responsive to our questions and spent countless hours with us on home tours.  We cannot thank them enough for the time they spent with us and the knowledge they were able to share about each home, location, and community.

Finding properties for sale in Costa Rica can be a daunting task if you don’t have someone helping you in your search.  We would highly recommend Go Dutch to anyone looking for or selling properties in the Central Valley.  They are top-notch and so are the professionals they work with such as attorneys, inspectors and escrow services.

Warmest regards,
Gina and Rolando

Another happy seller

We would like to thank Marian Veltman of GoDutch Realty for her excellent work in selling our house in Atenas.  As a couple who have bought and sold many houses over the years, we were extremely pleased with her work on our behalf.

Marian is a consummate professional – always giving helpful suggestions, always working closely with us to schedule showings at convenient times, and following through with every detail for closing.  In addition to her professional skills, Marian is very pleasant and friendly.  She was always cognizant of safety precautions during Covid and we felt very safe and secure during the entire process.

Marian also is extremely well acquainted with people, places, and things in the area! There’s not a question she can’t answer or a problem she can’t work with!  We highly recommend Marian.

Susan and Fred Chalek

Marian is very personable

Overall we were very happy with Marian’s work on our behalf. We had our house on the market for two and a half years and Marian was one of our most active realtors doing many showings. Whenever she had a client that she wanted to show our house to, she was always considerate of our time and gave us plenty of notice for us to have our house ready.

She’s a very good communicator and kept us informed if there were any updates or schedule changes. Then after the showing, she would give us some pertinent feedback on any issues that we could address for future showings.

After she found the clients that bought our house, she was on top of all the details and kept us informed throughout the sales process. She made the whole experience very pleasant and less stressful. She’s very personable, always happy, and has a very good attitude.

It was a pleasure having Marian as our realtor and we’re so happy that she was the one who found the right buyers for our house sale.

We will highly recommend Marian as a realtor for any of our friends who choose to move to Costa Rica. Many thanks to you, your company, and Marian.

Pura Vida,

Angus & Agnes

The sale closed without a glitch

I have had a wonderful experience working with Marian Veltman with a property I owned in Atenas for the past 8 years. I was living in the U.S. and she handled everything that ever came up concerning the property. She gave me a monthly accounting of every dime that was spent, and she has a network of workers to call when things would need attention. She kept in touch with the tenants and kept in touch with me, so I never had to worry about the property falling into disarray. When it came time for me to sell the property she found a buyer and handled all of the preliminary work and the sale closed without a glitch. I highly recommend her services, and you can be confident that she is an honest and diligent worker.,

Marian, I have had property managers with other properties I have owned in the states, and most were so incompetent and unreliable that I sometimes had to sell the property because a good manager is so hard to find. You really do exemplify what a good manager should be. I wish you continued success in all that you do.


Negotiated a price I could afford

Marian did an amazing job in helping me navigate the intricacies of becoming a homeowner here in Atenas. She kindly agreed to take me to visit and revisit the house several times to help me feel completely comfortable with my decision. She patiently answered my many questions and very skillfully negotiated with the sellers to reach a price I could afford. Very grateful!

Claudine Bertin

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