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Our experience with Hidden Coast Realty has been absolutely amazing! It was our absolute pleasure to work with Joost. He found us the most beautiful property to purchase right by the gorgeous beach in Hacienda Pinilla at a wonderful price.
He also really went the extra mile and connected us to all the contacts we needed to make the purchase as seamless and convenient as possible
-considering we did everything from Canada!
He took such great care of us, sent us all the pictures and communicated really well throughout the process. It made the whole experience so effortless on our part. Joost is also very well-connected so it really helps if you’re looking to build your dream home. He even helped us find the perfect rental property to live in as we wanted to rent something while we build our dream home.
We highly recommend Joost – you are absolutely going to love working with him and you’ll be in great hands!
I had an excellent experience with Hans and Joost when procuring property on the Nicoya Penninsula. They Communicated very well and made the processvery easy. I would recommend these guys to handle any real estate transaction.
Highly recommend – great service! Knows the area, has great listings, and helped us find a great place in Tama very quickly.
Joost and his team has helped me purchase 2 apartments and a luxury home in Costa Rica. It really helps to have the European professionalism mixed with the years of experience with the Pura Vida. Investing in Costa Rica really requires someone who knows the ropes here, this is still an emerging country and it has it’s share of pitfalls. You need to work with someone you can trust.
This team is the real deal.
Bruno and Joost @ Hidden Coast Realty are a pleasure to work with! If you are ever in need of a short or long term vacation rental or even looking to purchase a new home these are the go to guys in Costa Rica!!! They have helped me settle in my new home and made the transition super easy! Thanks again Team!
Bruno at Hidden Coast was the most helpful agent that we found whilst trying to find a long-term rental in the Tamarindo area. He responded quickly to all of our queries, immediately found us a selection of appropriate houses to view, assisted with getting utilities set up and went out of his way to assist us when some major problems came up out of hours. We found that he went far above and beyond anything that we would expect from someone helping with lettings and we’ll definitely be talking to both Bruno and Hidden Coast again soon. Coming from the UK it was completely novel to have a real estate agent actually try and help us – rather than work against us. It was genuinely the first time that we felt we had someone on our side trying to help us get the property we wanted. We briefly worked with Joost at the office when Bruno was away over a weekend and found him to be just as helpful.
We’ve bought through Joost already and he’s one of the best agents ever. He goes above and beyond what is normal, and will do everything possible for your happiness and peace of mind. On top of all that he’s a wonderful human being and friend. Will continue to use Joost for all our dealings.
Both Stevie and Joost were professional, trustworthy, personable and had excellent follow through. I would not hesitate to do business with them again and would not go anywhere else for purchasing a home in Costa Rica. I’m very appreciative that we got our dream property!
While on holiday in Tamarindo we would rent a car and venture out, explore the area and do some informal reconnaissance on properties for sale. A friend and long time business owner in Tamarindo suggested calling Joost if we were serious about finding a home.
It wasn’t until we had been back in Toronto that we decided to follow our friend’s advice and call Joost. Without a doubt the best thing we have done to make our dream come true. We wouldn’t have found the ideal home and property without Joost’s knowledge of the area, personal service, commitment to following through from start to finish. The process was extensive yet Joost held our hand each step of the way with patience and an open mind.
Thank you Joost for your incredible support. We wish you continued success and would say to anyone looking for their dream property, “You should call Joost”.
Chris & Anastasia,
Toronto (Oops! Not anymore)
La Josefina, Tamarindo
I am taking the time to send you this overdue note regarding the outstanding services we received from Ms. Bucknor, during the recent purchase of our new home. Her personal touch and attention to details is most responsible for making our dream become a reality.
As you are aware, we toured several homes, with both of you, during our previous visits to Costa Rica but when none of those homes was to our liking, Mercedes asked us for an updated wish list for our “Dream Home” and promised she would continue looking to find the ideal home for us.
After six months, we assumed Mercedes had become occupied with other responsibilities and was no longer actively trying to find us a new home. Therefore, we decided to keep and continue remodeling our condo. However, to our surprise, during our February return visit to CR, Mercedes contacted us and said she had finally found our dream home and that it met all our must haves, previously outlined to her.
After touring the home, on its first day of listing, we immediately realized that Mercedes not only met but exceeded our expectations in the home. As a result, we put in an immediate offer and she quickly acted to secure the property for us, blocking other interested buyers from out bidding us. Throughout the due diligence period and escrow process she continued to work tirelessly, in our best interest. She coordinated with our attorney, home inspector and listing agent to ensure we had all required information to make an informed decision about continuing with the purchase.
As a result of Mercedes dedication and focus on providing consistent quality service to her customers, we are now proud owners of Casa de Vida!! Please recognize her for her excellent work and know that it is with great satisfaction that we have and will continue to refer her services to our friends and family.
Gracias Y Pura Vida!!
Jason & Carla Ralph
When we decided to sell our house, we had no idea how difficult it could be to realize this deal. But with excellent professionally help of Joost we could realize a deal with success. At any difficult situation, he always has a good proposal to resolve the current problems. For us Joost was the most trustworthy person in Costa Rica. We would recommend Joost each time to any seller or buyer.
Cecilia & Boris
Joost was great in managing the sale of our property in Costa Rica. Because of the “unique” nature of our property, it took a while to sell. Joost stuck with the process and ultimately identified a qualified buyer that resulted in a successful transaction for both parties. Not only is Joost a high quality real estate agent, but he also brought excellent professionals (lawyers, surveyors et al) to the task. They all responded well and in a very timely fashion. I would certainly highly recommend Joost to any buyer or seller.
When my sister and I took a Costa Rican vacation, we certainly did not expect to become Costa Rican property owners! However, during the last week of a three-week vacation, we decided to indulge a fantasy of becoming international house owners and decided to “window shop” for property in Tamarindo. Someone highly recommended that we use Hidden Coast Realty; there we met Joost and Mark, who, with humor and expertise, made what could have been a very stressful process quite pleasant.
They were incredibly patient, and provided sage advice throughout the entire process. Even after we returned to the United States, they were very communicative and ensured that we fully understood the Costa Rican real estate market, and applicable Costa Rican real estate laws and requirements.
Ultimately, we were delighted with our purchase, and would enthusiastically recommend Hidden Coast Realty to anyone considering purchasing real estate in the area.
When we first arrived in Tamarindo my wife and I already had a realtor lined up. After meeting Joost and his team we began looking for a property with them instead and are very happy we did.
They were able to help us find the perfect property, made the purchase process dead simple and helped us sort through every issue that popped up.
I highly recommend Hidden Coast Realty if you’re looking to purchase a property!
From the moment I received word that a buyer was interested in my beautiful land in San Juanillo, Costa Rica, Hidden Coast Realty took charge and covered every detail with efficiency and expertise. Joost and Stevie were always available by phone or email, and as I did not travel to finalize the deal I had confidence that all was taken care of in a professional manner. They not only represented the buyer but very kindly and with care, made sure my legal responsibilities were also covered. In close communication with their team of lawyers and assistants, every step was documented and communicated to me in a timely manner. I felt safe and secure in their hands as the process continued over a relatively short time. Thank you Joost and Stevie for a job well done.
Our family moved to Costa Rica on July 1st. We traveled around the country with two kids and two dogs. Needless to say it was pretty stressful. We decided on settling down in Tamarindo. Tamarindo had a very small selection of rental homes and condos and places were dissapearing as fast as they were on the market.
We worked with Bruno and found that he was responsive, got our taste and budget and offered the best of what was out there. He was on time and respectful of our concerns and needs.
I would work with Bruno again and recommend him.
It is one thing to purchase real estate in the United States. It usually can be a stressful event and you never know what kind of problems may arise. Now you decide to purchase a piece of property out of state. Then you add the problems of different state laws. Each state has their own little rules and the manner in which the transaction will take place.
Now you are considering purchasing a piece of real estate in a Foreign country where you do not even speak the language. Insane! Most people would say that. However, my son Bret and I did purchase a condo in Costa Rica and with the help of Hidden Coast Realty it went very well. Joost and Mark were great and any issue we had was solved and our supposing insane idea of buying real estate in a foreign land did not happen. It was a positive experience and I would say if you are interested in Costa Rica do not be afraid and go with Joost and Mark and Hidden Coast Realty. You will be pleasantly surprised.
We really enjoyed working with Joost and his team at Hidden Coast.
They made the whole process easy fast and streamlined.
Our relationship went way beyond closing with Mark also helping us with furniture appliances and renting … and Joost sharing his solid and trustworthy subcontractors and attorney to get incorporated within days.
One stop shopping here with help in everything we needed 🙂
Joost came highly recommended from multiple friends in the area. We were loosing hope when we decided Joost was the answer to our problems and hired him as our realtor. Joost was positive he could sell our beachside duplex and we never looked back. It was a journey to find the right buyer, but Joost persisted and came up with many different scenarios to find that buyer. We had some very unique issues arise during escrow and Joost provided full service from start to finish to sell our property. If you are looking for a problem solver, Joost is your guy. His drive, honesty and positivity is more than you can ask for. We couldn’t be more thankful for his loyalty and hard work.
These guys are fantastic!
We found them accidentally and glad we did. Their team have been incredible through the entire process. Very professional, courteous and follow through with their promises.
They have exceeded our expectations, and frankly could teach my realtors in the USA a few things. I would highly recommend 🙂 Pura Vida!
We had outstanding service provided by Bruno.
I’ve spent time communicating with my husband and I via email before we relocated to Tamarindo.
After we arrived he was able to give us a tour of the available properties in the area. After we selected one, he went to step further and helped us move in. Thanks again.