May 162012
 

Has the Costa Rica real estate market hit the bottom? As realtors in Costa Rica we frequently get asked this question, so we decided to share our thoughts on why there are signs pointing toward a positive answer. Regardless of what we think, more and more people are retiring, relocating, and investing in Costa Rica real estate. Thanks for watching and if you have a minute, please comment in the section below and “Like” this video on YouTube. The “Like” helps us reach more people interested in buying and selling Costa Rica real estate.

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Apr 282012
 


 

The Guys In The Zone discuss the state of the Costa Rica real estate market in Uvita. What does an abundance of property options–lots, large parcels, houses, and commercial–mean for buyers? Why are so many families and retirees relocating to Costa Rica? Drawing on nearly 15 years of experience, Ben and Rod answer these questions and more.

Mar 012012
 

We often get asked, “What is “The Zone?” Loosely defined, The Zone is an area in the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica. The geography, the wildlife, the ecotourism, and the real estate opportunities in The Zone are unique to Costa Rica. We tell you why and hope this video inspires you to visit us real soon.

Feb 042012
 

In this episode, we start with a Q&A session and share a few tips for those retiring to the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica. We also share specific ideas about property features that may not be on a buyer’s radar. Whether you are ready to relocate and retire or, like many of our Canadian clients, simply want a warm and sunny place to escape to when the weather turns cold, this Talk Show provides basic information and (hopefully) stimulates your desire to visit. Pura vida.

Nov 102011
 

Even though we call it Talk Show 15, this is indeed the 16th Episode of the Guys In The Zone Talk Show. This episode delves into the topic of construction in Costa Rica. Ben, the founder of Guys In The Zone, interviews Matt Callero of Mango Construction (mangoconstruction.com). Matt offers some answers to the popular questions– Is it difficult to build? How much is construction per square foot? And, what trends he foresees unfolding in the southern Pacific zone. Enjoy!

Jul 182011
 

This is our mid-year review of real estate in the Southern Pacific Zone of Costa Rica. With tourism numbers up 11% in Central America, Ben and Rod discuss how this trend points to a brighter future for The Zone.


Costa Rica Real Estate – Talk Show 13 by GuysInTheZone

Jul 142011
 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”  – Steve Jobs

I bet your wondering how that idea relates to real estate in Costa Rica?  Well, simply put… if there was ever a time for property owners and real estate agents in this marketplace to be “innovative,” it’s now.

LISTING IS ONLY THE FIRST STEP

Here’s how listing a property usually unfolds in The Zone—

  • Step One: Call up The Guys and set up an appointment to preview the property.
  • Step Two: Determine if an Open Listing or a Modified Exclusive Listing is appropriate for you.
  • Step Three: Wait for The Guys to bring you a buyer.

We all need to think outside the box...

The problem is that Step Three is taking much longer than most Sellers anticipated.

LOOKING BEYOND PRICE

We all know reducing the list price is the easiest way to increase property showings, offers, and sales.  However, if your property is in the ballpark of current market value and it is being shown but not selling, there could be other reasons limiting the sale.

Here at the Guys office, we continue to ask ourselves what can we do to speed up the sales process?  At the risk of sounding trite, one answer is: “think outside the box.”  Here’s an example of how The Guys have applied this idea.

Ben started his Costa Rica blog in 2003 (before many of us knew what a blog was) Continue reading »

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.