One of our wonderful buyer brokers in Costa Rica, Becky Clower, had this to say about working with agents. These are good points, so thought I’d repost some of her comments:
I want to sum up my years as a Realtor here in Costa Rica and kindly remind those out there to have courtesy and understand the following points:
Costa Rica Realtor Becky Clower
- There is NO mandatory licensing in Costa Rica. There are, however, a few reputable organizations with voluntary licensing such as CRGAR (Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors) and CCCBR (Camara Costaricense de Corredores de Bienes Raices). Being a member of either or both of these shows that the Realtor that you are working with considers ethics, morals, networking with other agents and a future MLS system important. Very few agents in Costa Rica hold active real estate licenses in their home country. Even fewer of those worked as agents before coming to Costa Rica.