PALM REAL ESTATE
Mari helped us purchase our dream property. Mari was very patient with us and always presented herself in a professional manner. Even after she sold us a property, she has been there for us.
Thank you Mari.
Li and Randy. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
I have dealt with many real estate companies in Costa Rica over the last ten years. Palm Real Estate has been by far the most responsive and professional. Mari made herself available even on a moments notice and the whole process went very smoothly. My seller and I didn't speak the same language but Elizabeth did a great job making sure we both understood everything as we went which is important when you are in a foreign country and don't speak the language well. By closing I was confident that all the paperwork was in order and well organized. Even after the sale the staff has been very helpful in getting me settled into my new home and has helped me to understand the way the bills are taken care of and helped me ot open a foreign checking account. I can't say enough positive things about my experience. I will definitely use Palm Real Estate for my future transactions in Costa Rica. -
Gary Peach C.E.C.
I greatly appreciate your assistance yesterday in the transfer of the house at
I was referred to Mari Brenes in the fall of 2011 by another realtor. I can tell you I was not disappointed. I was looking to purchase a condo in Coco Beach and Mari certainly worked hard in assisting me with this purchase. She provided me with excellent service and helped me get the best buy with the budget I had to work with. As well she provided attorney recommendations and helped me through the entire process.
I bought the condo site unseen from Canada and without Mari’s hard work, honesty and commitment it would not have been possible...
After the sale I must also commend Mari and her colleague for assisting me with contacting local contractors for a couple upgrades that I wanted to do to the condo. Mari’s team at Palm real estate is top notch and I would certainly recommend them.
I have dealt with several real estate agents in Canada over the years and I can honestly say the best realtor to date I have dealt with is Mari Brenes at Palm Real Estate in Costa Rica.
"What can I say about Palm Real Estate.... The nicest, most helpful and honest people I have had the pleasure of doing business with in a long time. They made what can be a stressful event (buying a home), into the real pleasure and joy that it should be..... they have remained friends long after the papers were signed, and are always there to help with anything we need"
I had two properties for sale in Coco for almost 2 years listed with several real estate agencies but was unable to sell them. It was then very fortunate that I met Mari Benes of Palm Real Estate in El Coco. The Palm Real Estate team took a very proactive and thorough approach to the marketing and showing of my townhouses and within 6 months we were able to get an offer which I would accept and I was able to sell both of them a short time later, with the closing process taking one day. In the future I will only use Palm Real Estate for selling or purchasing real estate in the Guanacaste region.
I have both purchased and sold property with Mari at Palm Real Estate. Mari has an array of world class properties to choose from at the best prices, and when it comes to selling, once she agrees to a price Mari will execute promptly through her extensive network of professional contacts. Aside from that she is the sweetest and most beautiful woman in the business. In my book Mari is a saint.
"I have owned vacation properties in Ocotal for six years and have used several different property managers and realtors during that time. It has been my good fortune to work with Mari Brenes and her team at Palm Real Estate for the past two years. My properties are well-cared for and are rented on regular basis. Mari is extremely professional and diligent. She knows the market better, and works harder, than anyone I know. Mari makes buying, selling and owning property in Costa Rica a pleasurable experience. If you are looking for someone to manage or sell your property, or if you are considering a purchase in Guanacaste, Mari Brenes is a great choice".
Daniel G. Wall
"I am Jim Ross. I had been planning to retire in Costa Rica and had been looking around the country for the right place finally deciding on the Playa Del Coco area. I started to look at real estate on the internet, contacting real estate agents, putting in offers and winding up empty. I contacted Palm Real Estate and met Miss Mari Brenes. She was a very nice lady who bent over backwards to help. Finally through her efforts I found a place I could afford but needed help on the buying process. I work in Afghanistan so conducting business is hard form here.
She set me up with the legal people who were very nice to deal with as well, and conducted a lot of the transactions needed. I also wanted a motorcycle to get around on, and she and her father who is a real class fellow helped me out with that as well. In my view, you could not team up with a better real estate agent who will help you in any way she can. Thanks for all you do".
Hi Mari! Thank you for your heip! Your Palm Real Estate - the best in Coco. Your are faster and really buscar houses. You are good business partner. All my russian friends think so. Some of them already addressed to you under my recommendation. In absentia it is glad to acquaintance. Apparently you the good person. Can doesn't worry - To your house - we will concern as the own. Sorry for my English.
Mari Brenes was our real estate agent when Jim and I bought our condo in March 2011. She was very pleasant to work with and showed us just what we wanted to see. Now that we have our condo, Mari and Jose have provided exceptional service in taking care of the condo when we are not here, and, when we are in Costa Rica, in finding us people to do the work as we made small improvements and providing information on rental cars, etc. The entire looking and buying process was pleasurable and professional, and went very smoothly. We highly recommend Palm Real Estate.
James Webster and Janis Barron
This year our family decided that it was time to buy the beach house we always dreamed of and, thanks to Mari Brenes and the staff of Palm Real Estate, our dream came true. They looked for options which fitted our budget but also complied with our wish-list and, in a couple of days, they found what we were looking for: a home near the ocean. We thank Palm Real Estate for their help and, without a question, we recommend their services!
I have rented with Palm Real Estate many times. I have used them for both short term rentals and long term rentals. Every time I have worked with them they have been GREAT!!! I currently have a long term rental in Playa Ocotal and Mari has taken very good care of me. She is a pleasure to work with. Everyone at Palm Real Estate has been very helpful and professional. They are quick to respond to any questions or concerns. They are very nice people and very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend Palm Real Estate for any of your real estate or rental needs.
I really appreciate your professional services and honesty and patient. You really tried to find everything I need, even when I met some difficulty with my choice, you always help me to find the right solution.
Thank you so much.
Mr. Claude Gauthier
We have been long-term rental clients of Palm Real Estate. Mari Brenes was recommended by a friend here in Costa Rica. What a stroke of luck for us! We had specific requirements which Mari satisfied perfectly, including being a great value. We have spent 7 months living in a lovely setting, in an pleasant condo, probably the best one in the complex, among many delightful people, many long-term renters as well as condo owners from aboard as well as some Costa Ricans. Beyond that, however, Mari and Anabelle have been our mentors and guardian angels, helping us in a a myriad of ways to live here comfortably and as quickly as possible. In addition, and extremely important, is that any time there has been any issue with the apartment maintenance, Mari has had a very competent repair person here, literally, within a couple of hours to fix it! This is a level of attention to clients that is truly exemplary anywhere.
We will be back next year. We would not dream of dealing with anyone except Palm Real Estate who will can count on to take care of us as if we were family!
Charlene Butler and Michael Davis, Retired Couple, Seattle, WA
Hi Mari: As we show our friends what we purchased and how in-expensive it is there is a lot of interest. I am sure you will hear from them soon.
PS: I am having great success renting out my unit for a week here and a week there. My first guests arrive at the end of April and I have a renter for July too!
If anybody ever asks you for references I would be more than pleased to recommend you and your team. Karen and I cant thank you enough for all the assistance your office provided to make our dream of having a home there a reality.
All our best
Russ and Karen Anderson
Thank you Mari Brenes and Palm Real Estate for making myfirst home purchase and stress free and simple process! Mari spent much time finding me exactly what I was looking for in my price range. A little bit worried about being in Canada for half of this process, she took care of everything for me very promptly and I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in Costa Rica. I will use her for any real estate needs in the future.
Thank you kindly!!
Hace 20 años, me prometí que en alguna etapa de mi vida viviría en este maravilloso país que es Costa Rica. Y aquí estoy, cumpliendo mi sueño y disfrutando de él.
Encima he tenido la grandísima suerte de encontrar una agencia inmobiliaria como Palm Real State. Mi relación con ellos empieza en España, a muchos kilómetros de distancia. La atención que recibí desde el primer momento, fue excepcional. Mari Brenes, a la que agradezco muchas cosas , se ha portado desde el primer momento como si fuese un familiar mío. Se gano mi confianza desde la primera conversación que mantuvimos, gracias
a su profesionalidad, amabilidad y simpatía. Anabelle y Elisabeth, las conocí ya en Playas del Coco y tengo que decir de ellas, que son exactamente iguales que Mari Brenes, profesionales al máximo, muy amables, dispuestas a ayudar en todo. Un encanto de personas.
Mi opinión es que las empresas son buenas o malas, dependiendo de la calidad humana de las personas que las dirigen. Y en este caso, el equipo humano y profesional de Palm Real State es de primera categoría.
Mi consejo a quien lea este testimonio, es que confíen en Palm Real State al máximo. No se equivocará en ningún caso.
Y para Mari, Anabelle y Elisabeth solo tengo que deciros que muchas gracias por ser como sois y que os debo una………………….
Thanks for your business with us!
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