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Email received: Nov 29th, 2016

"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
Email received: Aug 30th, 2016

"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
Email received: Mon, Aug 17th, 2015 at 6:06 AM:

"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."

Lisa Frankel
Email received: Tue, Jun 9th, 2015 at 11:04 AM:

"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."

Marita and Eb D.
Email received: Tue, Jul 9th, 2013 at 1:54 PM:

"We have known Arturo since 2003 and have bought two properties and sold one through his company. I doubt that anywhere in Costa Rica you would find an agent more competent than Mr. Guzman.

We first met through an expat's website and Arturo took us to see some properties. The first day we saw only condominiums and were a little disappointed because we were interested in a private home. I noticed, however, that Arturo was really listening to what our needs were and the next day, the first private home we viewed was the one we bought that visit.

That is the key to his success, learning and responding to the client's needs. When we listed our home, exclusively with Art, friends told us we were crazy, list with multiple agents they said, sell it yourself. Our home sold in a few weeks, our friends's homes are still on the market.

To sum up Arturo Guzman is the consummate Realtor, fulfilling needs and then making sure that everything goes smoothly right up to closing".

Gary Chanowich
Email received: Tue, Jul 9th, 2013 at 7:11 PM

"Thanksgiving time 2005 I and my wife visited Costa Rica for the first time. We had read a very interesting article in the Travel Section of New York Times. Prior to the visit I had been looking for a Realtor to give us an orientation of the condominiums available in the Central Valley or more precisely the Escazu- Santa Ana area.

We found and contacted Art and the day after arrival Art took us around and had arranged for us to see a number of attractive places.

Next day we had narrowed this down to three that we visited again. The same afternoon we left for the Arenal area and experienced an earthquake late that night. We had prior put in a bid for the beautiful condo we later bought. At 2.30 in the morning Art called us in the hotel room and asked if we were still interested, and if so he would go and check out the apartment, which he also did and found no damage. Beginning January 2005 we came back and closed the deal.

We had no intention to act this fast, since we knew very little about the country, but with Art's way of presenting and understanding our needs and also inhaling the beauty of the country our decision was easy to make.

We have visited and spent time a great number of times in our place, but also had the condominium rented for periods of time. Nobody could have done a better job arranging this than Art. We live far away in New York and it feels very good knowing that we have a friend and professional realtor to lean on.

I highly recommend Art to anybody who plans to look for property in this great country. You will be in good hands."

Kjell Wikestam, NY.


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