• Having received education and lectures given by a duly accredited real estate school and keep up to date with the latest information of the property market.
  • Request the legal documents, plans and other property information, check them and report any visible defect of the property. He must also have personally visited the property.
  • Advise clients on prices, mortgages, market conditions, and other related information.
  • Conduct price review of properties in a particular area in order to compare the properties and determine a competitive market price for the property of his client owner.
  • Generate property listings, with details such location, price and features.
  • Promote the properties through advertisements, his website, activities for clients and list it on the MLS-CR (www.mls-cr.com) also known as “Bolsa Inmobiliaria de Costa Rica”.
  • Take the potential buyers or tenants to see the properties that meet their requirements and register them with the client seller.
  • Submit a written formal purchase offer to the client owner.
  • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
  • Ensure that all terms of the signed contract of sale are being complied with by monitoring them and reporting to the parties involved.
  • Provide the necessary documents for the process, such as loyalty contracts, agreements of sale, purchase and sale options, etc. as appropriate.
  • Submit periodic reports to the client and inform him of any offer or situation affecting the transaction.


The Costa Rican Chamber of Real Estate Brokers (CCCBR), is a non-profit association, born 38 years ago with the purpose of ensuring clear rules for real estate transactions in Costa Rica. The CCCBR is the first and largest association of real estate in the country, thanks to the recognition of its work in favor of the real estate market of Costa Rica, it is known as the Official Chamber.
There have been big changes brewing the real estate industry, such as the Real Estate Brokerage Act, Real Estate Auction, the property price index
(IPP), partnerships with banks and other institutions that have to do with the real estate industry.

The CCBR has positioned the country as an active member of the International Federation of Real Estate (FIABCI) and of the Federation of Chambers of Real Estate in Central America, Panama and the Caribbean (FECEPAC) and of the National Association of Realtors NAR. (U.S.) It also brings together the best real estate professionals in different specialties: consulting, valuations, sale, purchase and rental of houses, villas, lots, condominiums, apartments, developments, industrial, trade, and tourism estates. These professionals are distinguished by their training, guaranteeing clients a greater degree of safety and the best professional services, since membership is only achieved after meeting
many requirements of respectability, training and etc.

Please keep up reading our Newsletter surprises where, you’ll learn about this diverse country…beach, mountain, lake, city, and country living. Costa Rica offers something for everyone including low-cost quality healthcare…

Everybody is so accepting. It’s so social. We’ve made more friends here in 16 months—Costa Rican and expat—than we did in 10 years in Alberta.”

Rick and Peggy were looking for an escape from cold weather…and Costa Rica fit the bill.

But it wasn’t just the tropical climate that convinced them to move—this nation ticked a lot of other boxes too. It’s safe, affordable, First World comforts are available—as are nice homes at good prices—and they could have an active social life.

Perhaps most importantly, though—thanks to its 30+ years as a popular retirement destination—Costa Rica is already “set up” for expats. Rick and Peggy say they enjoyed a quick-and-easy adjustment period. And that meant they were enjoying retirement very soon after they made their move.

Today they are living better than they ever did in Canada. And after renting for two years, they recently bought a home with incredible views just outside the village of Atenas in the Central Valley region for well under $200,000. And this wasn’t an uncommon “special deal.” This is typical of the good value real estate you’ll find in this region, as well as other parts of Costa Rica.

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Ivan Madrigal #exitosoivan #ticomagnate ..is a costarican, meaning that I live in Costa Rica. Graduated as an industrial engineer and later worked for my father businesses before having the great opportunity to have a small internship in England, at the company Vinten Broadcast that manufactures equipment for the broadcasting industry. After that I decided to learn another language and tried French. However the unstable labor market here forced me to try other career paths like sales and marketing, which I now self-study or implement. Also developed more experience in Customer Service at several Call centers like at IBM Business Transformation, working as Payroll manager for a company that downsized me, named Dana Corporation... later at Fujitsu, where its big account BellSouth, moved to other country.. and finally Hewlett Packard within their biggest account: Pfizer. Because I didn't want to miss my experience at UK dealing with broadcasting, I studied this career at INA which graduates high level technicians for Central America. Nevertheless, I am trying to make multinational companies recognize my degrees, and get in a position were I can be more productive and creative. But the truth, the best way to show my potential is by owning my business and create presence by networking with people. That´s why I am here, because I need to move on, leave my country for many years, and challenge my skills using new languages that I can learn gradually. There seems to be many obstacles for me to achieve this, but I will deal with this using time management and other tools. I wonder, when will be the time when I recover completly from my motorcycle accident and win the trial, before walking normally with a cane and finally dance... dance with the wolves. The wolves that are in MySpace and Facebook, for example, where I am profiled.