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How to pick a real estate agent in Costa Rica

San Jose has many agencies to choose your realtor from. The question is, which is the best choice for you? Gap Real Estate understands that purchasing or selling a home can be one of the most important transactions a person can make.  Therefore, it’s essential to choose the best.


Here is our list of how to pick a real estate agent in Costa Rica and protect yourself from the wrong agent that could ruin your transaction:


  1. The agent works part-time in real estate.

Work with an agent that’s primary focus is the mission at hand or miss out on potential opportunities. You will want an agent that actively tracks the market. If you’re looking to buy, you will enjoy an agent who can react to new listings quickly and present them to you. Or, if you’re a seller, you’ll want somebody available to showcase your home to potential buyers. Both require a full-time investment from a professional.

  1. Avoid feeling obligated to go with a recommendation.

Just because somebody has a friend who could assist you doesn’t always mean it’s the best option. Your friend’s husband’s, cousin twice removed, that just got their real estate license, may not possess the know-how you need. This can be the same case for “the local realtor,” many of whom claim to have the most listings in the area but could also be biased.

  1. Your circumstances exceed your agent’s capacity.

If your agent usually works with $150,000 properties or less, your property valued at $1,000,000 will not work with their client base or marketing strategies.

  1. Lacks negotiation skills.

The difference between getting a deal of a lifetime or overpaying market value is at the mercy of your agents’ timing and negotiation ability. Ensure you have the best with a solid team behind you, like Gap Real Estate.

  1. Recommends the highest possible price.

Overpriced properties are overlooked and do not inspire interest to drum up offers.


With over 20 years of expertise and a remarkable track record, you can be confident knowing you have made the right decision with Gap Real Estate behind the helm.


NOTE:  if you spend $200,000 USD or more on a property, you qualify for your investor category residence.

Call now to talk to a professional and get the process started.


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+506 8500-2085

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