Art is an experienced broker and the co-co-founder of Properties in Costa Rica. He is committed to excellence in dedicated service and the success of a skillfully executed real estate transaction. Having been born and raised in Costa Rica, Art appreciates the beauty and energy of his country. Art started his career in real estate as a sales manager for a family construction company, where he worked for three years.
There, he quickly learned about the construction process, the importance of the right staging, and how to design and implement marketing campaigns to attract buyers. He assisted clients throuth each step of the way, from obtaining financing through closing.
Having discovered real estate as his passion, Art founded Properties in Costa Rica in 1999. He attended courses at the National Association of Realtors as well as seminars and conventions throughout the country in search of more knowledge and experience, all the while growing his network of contacts.
"My wife and I are both Costa Rica nationals living in Texas and we used Art Guzman to help us buy a vacation condo/rental in Escazu in November 2016. We did not know him prior or have any recommendations for him. We got in touch with him via internet searches and his website and could not be happier that we did. He is extremely knowledgeable about the process of buying, areas in the metropolitan San Jose and many other tips that are invaluable. We had very limited time to view and he showed us several properties that were exactly what we had described on our wish list. We had an extremely difficult seller for the property we bought and i cant stress enough how much and well Art did as a "mediator" and handling all the roadblocks the seller kept coming up with and getting us a great deal. Truly a professional at his craft and we were highly impressed. He will walk you through step by step, is always accessible and is extremely receptive to your needs and wants.
If you are accustomed/expecting USA standards in an agent, Art is your guy. We will use him again for any further buying/selling or renting needs. Highly recommend him!"
Alberto & Marjorie
"In the crazy sea of Costa Rican real estate, finding and working with Arturo Guzman was an island of sanity. When we decided to sell our property we contacted many realtors that we had heard had a good track record but their customer service was lacking. They expected us to provide all the information and photos and then they simply copy and paste the information and then hope they get a looker. Arturo on the other hand came to our home, took his time to take photos and wrote up the listing and handled all showings professionally. When he said he was going to do something he would do it, it was never the next day that can happen so often here. I would highly recommend Arturo for his honesty, integrity and professionalism. We feel that Properties In Costa Rica is the best company in Costa Rica to list your property or home with."
Rita and Steve DeVore
"Prior to going to Costa Rica I tried to contact a few real estate companies, and I found Art at Properties in Costa Rica to be the most responsive of them all. We arranged a phone call, and Art listened to our requirements and asked appropriate questions to learn more about what our needs were. We spent one morning with Art looking at properties, and he had done research and actually gone to see a couple of the properties, which we very much appreciated. He also sent us pictures and videos of the properties before we even arrived in Costa Rica. I would very much recommend working with Properties in Costa Rica if you are not a Costa Rican, but are looking to buy a property there."
"With great dedication Art Guzman, our broker, was marketing our house. The result were promising showings, and recently we were able to sell our house. Art was literally taking us by the hand, and leading us through the very complex process of negotiations of the sale of our house. Every step for us was smooth and easy thanks to his outstanding skills. In a very short time we were able to close the deal, and could do the next step in our life. We highly recommend Art, and thank him very much for all his great work."