Thoughts From The Outfield #1

I was standing in the outfield at the Saturday Softball game in Uvita, when the feeling hit me. It was the warm feeling you get (and I’m not referring to the direct sun variety) when you are with a group of people having fun. In a word: community. We have a special one down here in the Southern Pacific Zone of Costa Rica. Perhaps it is the international mix of….

Sales Process Overview Part I

Part 1 of the Costa Rica real estate Sales Process

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Down and Dirty:

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Sales Process Overview, Part II:

Part 2 of Costa Rica Real Estate Sales Process

This is part 2 of a 4 part series. Click for: Part 1 || Part 3 || Part 4

Go and View Properties:

Once we have identified the purpose that the person(s) have in looking to buy land in Costa Rica, the agent will consider this as he directs them to the available properties that suit their interest.

I have always found it interesting to watch the process of land selection. I think that we all come down to Costa Rica with some preconceived notions of what we want, and for most of us, these change after we’ve stood on a few properties. Our marketplace is, for the most part, coastal mountain terrain. It’s hard to arrive here knowing what these properties are like; they are quite unique, even on a global scale.

Throughout the consultation and property viewing, the buyer is asking questions, getting informed, and making decisions. They are considering the various value-affecting features of the property such as: the view, the access, proximity to neighbors, proximity to the beach, waterfall, how much breeze there is, the jungle, and so on.

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Interested in Costa Rica real estate as an investment. They primarily live somewhere else, but they own property in Costa Rica for the asset appreciation potential as well as possible rental income. Some just buy and hold (land-bank). For developed properties, the investor has a vacation home to visit as desired.

Migrators spend a regular amount of time in Costa Rica during each year.

Re-locators are those that are looking to move to Costa Rica from wherever they are. They will live full-time in Costa Rica.